Update within 1.x branch (General)

by Alfie ⌂, Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 12, 2008, 12:22 (5121 days ago) @ lmoore
edited by Alfie, Sunday, May 18, 2008, 00:41

Hi Larry!

Does MLF 1.7 have an option that will allow users to delete their own account?

No. And also not in the 2.x-branch (current beta26).
If I remember it correctly, there were some discussions, but the technical aspects were cumbersome. As of 1.7.5 only Admins (not even moderators) may delete users (the respectve section following line 235 of 'user.php' is commented out). If a user is deleted, his/her post(s) remain in the forum, but there’s no more link to the user’s name (though it’s given as plain text).
Even a new user with the same name may register to the forum.

I am not sure if I want to go through an update just for CAPTCHA.

I really would recommend it. For me it was a great relief in terms of SPAM-traffic.

What added features does 1.7 have that the current version that I'm using does not have.

Still I don’t know what’s your version - 1.6-something?
Potential safety-breaches were removed (JavaScript-injection, Session-handling, end-of-line handling and check for badwords in the contact-form),…

Does the "Board View" selection in the Admin setup actually work in 1.7?

Sure, as I remember it did so since 1.4x?

Alfie (Helmut Schütz)
BEBA-Forum (v1.8β)

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