Admins forum (in Changelog)


AdminJonathan March 27 2007 3:46 PM EDT

So I finally hacked the ancient forum code here to add a private forum for admins.

Admins, you'll probably want to add this forum to your overview page in Settings.

Non-admins, don't get too disappointed yet -- here's what's in it for you. See, a lot of this forum code dates as far back as 1996, which is basically the Dawn of Time as the Web goes. I'm not really 100% sure that I've made it completely private. So if you want to poke around, I'm offering bounties here:

- 100k if you can show me a place that non-admins can see the new forum name
- 200k if you can show me a place non-admins can see threads in the new forum
- 1M if you can show me a way non-admins can read a thread in the new forum

Consolation prize in case I really did do a good job securing it: 1M to the best suggestion for improving forums _that is made in the appropriate thread in General_. I'll be the judge of "best" but we'll do a poll and I'll take that into consideration.

(Really obvious features like file uploads will be considered but aren't likely to garner the Best award. :)

bartjan March 27 2007 3:54 PM EDT

I've found a way to access the admin forum, while not being logged in ;)

QBJohnnywas March 27 2007 3:55 PM EDT

You can see that you've made a test thread in the (admins only) forum by going to your user page but that's as far as I can go.

bartjan March 27 2007 3:57 PM EDT

D'oh! I feel stupid.

QBJohnnywas March 27 2007 4:05 PM EDT

And that's 'yours' as in yours Jon!

I can't see what's in the admin only forum, and I can't read the responses. I don't know yet if google would show me what they say..

AdminJonathan March 27 2007 4:06 PM EDT

$300k to JW. (And fixed.)

(The 100k and 200k prizes are still available for different holes.)

Adminedyit March 27 2007 4:06 PM EDT

i think its broken.

QBJohnnywas March 27 2007 4:11 PM EDT

Nope, it's not visible to me now Ed. Aren't you an admin though? Shouldn't you be able to see it? ;)


Thanks for that Jon!

Adminedyit March 27 2007 4:13 PM EDT

thats what i meant when i click on the link it says The requested URL cannot be accessed due to a system error on this server.

Mikel March 27 2007 4:13 PM EDT

Server Error when I try to change my settings to see what I can see :)

QBJohnnywas March 27 2007 4:15 PM EDT

Yes, I forgot you could set the forum settings in settings. My 'settings' page is doing the same, nice error message!

AdminJonathan March 27 2007 4:18 PM EDT

both server errors should be fixed now

Mikel March 27 2007 4:18 PM EDT

Unauthorized
You are either not logged into Carnage Blender 2 or not authorized to view the Admins only forum. http://cb2.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a.tcl?topic_id=10

QBJohnnywas March 27 2007 4:21 PM EDT

Still getting a server error on the settings link and also on the 'statistics' link on the forums>general (etc) pages.

AdminJonathan March 27 2007 4:21 PM EDT

I take it you added it to your overview list in settings? I thought I had that one accounted for...

Mikel March 27 2007 4:23 PM EDT

No, I just manually typed that in, until I found the correct ID number for the Admin log.

AdminJonathan March 27 2007 4:24 PM EDT

ah, ok. 100k to Mikel.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] March 27 2007 4:26 PM EDT

uber "Server Error" when going to settings right now

bartjan March 27 2007 4:28 PM EDT

RSS feed doesn't work for this forum, but I guess we can live with that ;)

AdminJonathan March 27 2007 4:29 PM EDT

fixed

AdminLamuness March 27 2007 4:29 PM EDT

"Server Error" page will go away once you log out and log back into CB again.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] March 27 2007 4:37 PM EDT

aww i saw mikel posted it, but yea, http://carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a.tcl?topic_id=10

nothing for 7 and 8, but the 10 is for the admin forum.

Tyriel [123456789] March 27 2007 4:42 PM EDT

You also get:

"Unauthorized
You are either not logged into Carnage Blender 2 or not authorized to view the Admins only forum."

If you edit the URL of a topic, like this:

http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002494

And just changing the ending. Not sure if it's important, but I just felt that I'd point it out just in case. :P

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] March 27 2007 5:21 PM EDT

This reminds me of that one endless online puzzle. Figured it was worth noting.

Kudos to those that have found holes!

Maelstrom March 27 2007 5:24 PM EDT

Not a hole, but here's a pretty-looking error message:

http://carnageblender.com/bboard/rss-topic.tcl?topic_id=10

[T]Vestax March 27 2007 6:24 PM EDT

Wish this was around beck in the day. Still, good for the admins.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 29 2007 6:33 PM EDT

Damn. I just lost a long standing bet with G Beee. ;)

AdminShade March 30 2007 12:04 AM EDT

Which was?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 30 2007 2:58 AM EDT

That there already was a secret Admin Forum. ;)

bartjan March 30 2007 4:15 AM EDT

How naive, to think this is the only admin forum ;)

QBJohnnywas March 30 2007 5:06 AM EDT

I'm surprised you need a forum at all, considering such things as telepathy.....

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 30 2007 4:16 PM EDT

"How naive, to think this is the only admin forum ;)"

That there already was a secret Admin Forum in CB. ;)
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