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Mike Message #77236, posted by MikeCarter at 17:03, 1/7/2006
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...all the dodgy links on this pages coments before moss sees them: http://www.acornarcade.com/features/previews/id/

[Edited by MikeCarter at 17:04, 1/7/2006]
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Jeffrey Lee Message #77238, posted by Phlamethrower at 18:32, 1/7/2006, in reply to message #77236
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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Hmm :o
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Phil Mellor Message #77250, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:34, 1/7/2006, in reply to message #77238
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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And here!
http://www.acornarcade.com/news/viewcomments.php3?item=1137014916
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Ed Willson Message #77254, posted by eddyosaysyo at 07:13, 2/7/2006, in reply to message #77250
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I would say "Leave it to me" but I'm just flying to Barcelona - Bye!
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Phil Mellor Message #77337, posted by monkeyson2 at 18:38, 3/7/2006, in reply to message #77254
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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The new software and software update sections on the TIB front page is a bit spammy too :(
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Richard Goodwin Message #77407, posted by rich at 14:01, 6/7/2006, in reply to message #77236
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Comments disabled for Acorn Arcade.

(I just set $comments=false in the footer file ;))
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Richard Goodwin Message #77424, posted by rich at 14:41, 7/7/2006, in reply to message #77337
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The new software and software update sections on the TIB front page is a bit spammy too :(
This has now been completely re-written.
* You have to be logged in to post
* it uses the database to store the data, so old stuff doesn't get dropped
* HTML allowed in the main description (although linefeeds are automagic)
* stuff like who posted and from where are logged properly.

Oh, and instead of four files to do all this, it's one file that uses a little Apache redirect magic to handle everything. The front page lists are handled by a single function now too.

I've also done some work recently on the RSS (etc.) feeds; instead of having large scripts with many duplicated bits of code, and grepping their data from a text file (latest.txt), they now all use a common chunk of code which grabs data directly from the database. I also pushed them through validators (e.g. W3C) to make sure they're 100% working (although you might see problems an automated script can't ;)). Atom 0.3 is supposedly outdated, so I'm working on a new Atom 1.0 version.

You can probably see where this is going... RSS feeds getting data from DB... new software now in DB... RSS feeds of new software coming up, maybe?

Edit: Done [3:33pm]. Pretty simple now that everything's in one file...
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Richard Goodwin Message #80379, posted by rich at 14:31, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #77424
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Back to the original problem, which was comment spam in AA. I noticed that there was a load of comment spam for news articles on AA. After disabling all comments and manually removing the junk, I debated whether to leave it like that or not ;)

Eventaully I re-wrote most of comment.php3 to have better sanity checking (the code was showing it's age), and a spam filter. You also have to be logged in, and your "realname" is used (but "email" is disabled), so no anonymous posting.

I'd post this on AA but... meh.
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Sion Message #80380, posted by blasts of the xtre at 14:37, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #80379
blasts of the xtre
Suppose you were an idiot. Suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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I find it a shame that AA is no longer updated. :(
All it needs is a few minutes to write an article or two.
There is quite a bit of games news so there isn't a shortage of news to write about.

[Edited by blasts of the xtre at 14:39, 19/9/2006]
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Richard Goodwin Message #80381, posted by rich at 15:09, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #80380
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There is quite a bit of games news so there isn't a shortage of news to write about.
LOL!
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Sion Message #80382, posted by blasts of the xtre at 15:27, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #80381
blasts of the xtre
Suppose you were an idiot. Suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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AcornGamez is regulary updated with games news.
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Andrew Duffell Message #80391, posted by ad at 18:14, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #80382
ad

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AcornGamez is regulary updated with games news.
New AcornGamez logo
New forum look
Added a new section to the forum
Games article on RISCOS.info

...and then old, or uninspiring news.

Good luck
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Jeffrey Lee Message #80392, posted by Phlamethrower at 18:27, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #80391
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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I will (eventually) update AcornArcade, but don't hold your breath!
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Sion Message #80393, posted by blasts of the xtre at 18:29, 19/9/2006, in reply to message #80391
blasts of the xtre
Suppose you were an idiot. Suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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There's some new games releases once in a while.
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