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 From:  "David Kitchens" <spider at webweaver dot com>
 To:  "'Alex M'" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>, "'Monowall Support List'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [Forged Sender] RE: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
 Date:  Sat, 6 Jan 2007 01:29:27 -0500
If I could program my way out of a corner, lol, I would be glad to help, I
can read code and understand what it does but creating code is not my strong
point. I will help with any testing or ideas if I can. Chris B, what forum
are you planning to deploy? I will do any research that I can to help make
this work, I've thought for a long time that it was a good idea but the
author of megabbs didn't see it, he is one that doesn't like lists, lol.

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex M [mailto:radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net] 
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 10:30 PM
> To: 'David Kitchens'; Monowall Support List
> Subject: [Forged Sender] RE: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
> 
> Ok since I was mentioned, and since it went deep enough, I'm 
> gonna write a PHP script that sinc php actions to email and 
> vice versa, I'm doing 3 other project as the moment so I cant 
> do integration in phpBB so I will need some one to volunteer 
> so we can do the project togathere....
> 
> Also this will require (at least) to add vatianle at the end 
> of the MialMen emails subject to we can sinc email replies to 
> probe topic something like
> RE: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?{*1234*}, or we cab 
> add that somewhere in email as footer if your mails server 
> would allow it.
> 
> Any way any ppl that wanna volunteer to help me?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kitchens [mailto:spider at webweaver dot com]
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 9:40 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
> 
>  Yes, most forums do but that means all list users must go 
> and signup on them and choose that option. With the division 
> of people that like or dislike forums, that would not be too 
> feasible to expect. I had two replies to my last post about 
> this, Alex M said he could try to sort something out with an 
> add-on to phpbb and Brandon was also going to work on 
> something. I really think it would be the best solution, 
> hopefully Alex or Brandon will chime in here and let us know 
> if they were successful?
> 
> Dave
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tom Anderson [mailto:tom at haremail dot net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 9:28 PM
> > To: David Kitchens
> > Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
> > 
> > Doesn't most forum software give users an option to subscribe to 
> > forums or threads? Couldn't those who want their info via email 
> > subscribe to the relevant forums and receive email 
> notification when 
> > there are new posts?
> > 
> > David Kitchens wrote:
> > > As a fan of both forums and lists, I had an idea a while 
> back that 
> > > someone here was going to look at but I don't remember
> > offhand who it
> > > was. That was to have the "forum" be a "list member", it
> > would need to
> > > be able to accept a list message, post itself to the forum,
> > and then
> > > any replies would also go to both the forum and list. Doing
> > this would
> > > allow the forum to be constant with the list, if someone
> > posted on the
> > > forum, the forum would send it to the list or vice-versa. I have 
> > > worked extensively on the development of MegaBBS from
> > www.pd9soft.com
> > > but it is .asp based and the list is likely running on
> > linux. I have
> > > no idea how to make .asp talk to sendmail or majordomo, 
> but I would 
> > > think one of the linux based forums in .php would be able
> > to be tweaked to do this.
> > >
> > > Dave
> > >
> > >   
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com]
> > >> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 6:54 PM
> > >> To: Mono Wall list
> > >> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
> > >>
> > >> (quoted below was sent to me directly, intended for list)
> > >>
> > >> On 1/5/07, lgrant at adamscon dot com <lgrant at adamscon dot com> wrote:
> > >>     
> > >>> I'm of mixed feelings on the list vs. forum issue.  I think
> > >>>       
> > >> I prefer
> > >>     
> > >>> forums when I'm there, but if you contribute to a lot 
> of forums, 
> > >>> making the rounds of them all can be a real pain.  The list
> > >>>       
> > >> comes to you.
> > >>     
> > >> Yeah, I've noticed myself lately preferring to have a
> > forum available
> > >> for software I'm messing with, because forums are generally 
> > >> substantially easier to browse through the archives of 
> than lists 
> > >> are.
> > >>  But, as a contributor, I much prefer lists.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>     
> > >>> Nonetheless, I wanted to point out a liability of forums,
> > >>>       
> > >> and that is
> > >>     
> > >>> spammers.  If you do not require login to post, you will get 
> > >>> innundated with spam posts for anti-depressants, 
> viagra, and sex 
> > >>> videos.  It's a little better if you require registration
> > >>>       
> > >> and sign on,
> > >>     
> > >>> but that is no longer a panacea.  There is a program
> > called XRumer
> > >>> that the spammers use, which advertises that it can do 
> automatic 
> > >>> registration, even responding properly to CAPTCHA codes
> > (the little
> > >>> pictures of numbers that you have to type in...the ones 
> that are 
> > >>> supposedly readable only by humans).  I have seen this in
> > >>>       
> > >> use on one
> > >>     
> > >>> of the forums I am on.  The spam is still less than if 
> you didn't 
> > >>> require registration, but someone's still going to have to
> > >>>       
> > >> prune out the spam posts.
> > >>     
> > >> I run the pfsense forum and this really hasn't been a
> > major issue.  
> > >> It does pop up from time to time, but it's quite rare and
> > things were
> > >> tweaked along the way to prevent it from happening.  
> It'll be the 
> > >> same as wiki.m0n0.ch, I had to continually change things
> > on it for a
> > >> while to keep the spammers out.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>     
> > >>> I'm also a little concerned about having to check both
> > the list and
> > >>> the forum. On the other hand, if the newbie posts tend to
> > go to the
> > >>> forum, this might be a good way to separate out the posts
> > >>>       
> > >> that say "I
> > >>     
> > >>> want to install M0n0wall.  Tell me how to do it."
> > >>>
> > >>>       
> > >> If you're searching for an answer, your best bet now and in the 
> > >> future would be to Google for whatever it is and append
> > site:m0n0.ch.
> > >> That'll search the list archives, documentation, and forum
> > whenever
> > >> it exists.
> > >>
> > >> -Chris
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>     
> > >>> In any case, I am really happy that the list exists, in
> > >>>       
> > >> whatever form
> > >>     
> > >>> it may become.  I have learned untold amounts of things about 
> > >>> M0n0wall, and networking in general, from following the list.
> > >>>
> > >>> Be well...
> > >>>
> > >>> Lynn Grant
> > >>> lgrant at adamscon dot com
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>       
> > >> 
> > 
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