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Support / Re: Some kind of warning from Google
« on: June 03, 2017, 03:46:04 am »
I believe this has to do with the SSL encryption that many sites use. If you check to the left of the URL you have in your address bar, if there's a gray circle with a lowercase "i" inside, you can click that and change site permissions (can it access your location, your microphone, etc), how many cookies are being used by the site, site settings within the browser, as well as whether or not the site is secured with SSL. When a site is not secured with SSL, it will say "Your connection to this site is not secure". On the other side, if a site is secured with SSL, the "i" icon won't be there: it will be replaced with a green padlock followed by the text "Secure", then it will show you "https://" in green like that, followed by your URL.

It shouldn't be anything to worry about. :) The only issue might be for users who use the same password across multiple websites, as if a hacker intercepts their connection, it's possible they may obtain that data. It's not a good idea to use the same password across multiple sites, however, even if SSL is enabled.


Addendum: Just a general web browsing tip. It's not a good idea to use credit cards (and especially not debit cards) on pages that aren't secured with SSL. For example, if you use Amazon, you'll notice they have SSL encryption thus your transaction is safe from hackers. Otherwise, you could be leaving yourself open for a hacker to intercept and steal your card number.

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New User Introduction / Re: Afternoon!
« on: June 02, 2017, 07:32:41 pm »
Haha, no problem, it's good to hear you're learning things here. We're here to help if you have questions. :)

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New User Introduction / Re: Afternoon!
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:05:24 am »
Hey Ceekay, welcome to SMFNew! I know we're all happy to have you here, thanks for choosing us!

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Support / Re: Help in my forum !
« on: May 09, 2017, 09:11:43 pm »
Yes, this forum is for forums hosted on SMFNew itself. You'll have better luck at http://www.simplemachines.org as they're more suited for custom help. Good luck! :)

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General Discussion / Re: A real problem
« on: May 07, 2017, 12:30:35 am »
The reason people still use SMF free hosting like SMFNew is because it's a free and simple setup. You don't have to pay anything and you don't have to mess around with setup. I mean, yeah, hosting your own forum on your own server can offer the full control over your forum if you intend to use it as, say, a corporate forum, but using free forum hosting just makes sense for forums based on an entertainment franchise like Pokemon. He probably thinks that because we manage the back end, you have little to no control over how your forum is run. Funny thing is, SMFNew -- particularly SMFNew 2.0 -- offers more customization and control than some hosts do.

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General Discussion / Re: A real problem
« on: May 05, 2017, 08:30:32 pm »
Oh absolutely, I much prefer forums even to this day. Social media is convenient, that's why it's popular. But I still love forums more, and I wish there were a way to rejuvenate them and revolutionize them so that we can make them popular again. I'd say the social network that killed forums the most would be Reddit, since Reddit is like a site where you can create your own forum-like discussion boards for different topics but they're all linked to a central database meaning you don't have to register for multiple different sites and such.

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General Discussion / Re: A real problem
« on: May 04, 2017, 10:42:03 pm »
Yeah, it is unfortunate that social media does overtake forums. I have always preferred forums to social media, personally. But no one can seem to be hassled enough to use forums nowadays when they can use social media for everything. :\ But yeah, if we were to get forums back to the way they used to be, we -- the collective community that loves forums -- would need to do some serious work to make forums more appealing to people. This would require pretty large changes to the way forums work, which I'm not sure everyone would be into.

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Support / Re: How add this
« on: April 30, 2017, 07:30:02 pm »
To do that, you'd need to navigate to Admin > "Registration" (under the Members category) > Settings > "Method of registration employed for new members" > set to "Admin Approval" > Save. After that, all new registrations will require admin approval.

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Support / Re: Change admin stars icon
« on: April 29, 2017, 04:26:14 pm »
Unfortunately, custom images are not currently supported for rank stars. However, you can use the vast library of star/rank bar images that we have by doing as ninja111 explains.

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Show Off / Re: My pokemon go forum
« on: April 26, 2017, 01:55:08 am »
Please feel free to write tutorials to help people with their customization, that would help plenty of people. As for a featured forum thing, thanks for the suggestion! We'll see what we can do. :)

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New User Introduction / Re: Hello
« on: April 22, 2017, 03:35:19 pm »
Hi, welcome to SMFNew and our support forum! I'm Jacob, and I'm the Head of Support for SMFNew. I'm an aspiring tech/media innovator interested primarily in game development/publishing, book publishing, software development and web design. If you have questions/need help, please feel free to ask here on the forum. We hope you'll stick around and enjoy our community experience! :)

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Show Off / Re: My pokemon go forum
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:26:31 pm »
I haven't played Pokemon (any of the series) for quite some time, but I do know there are a lot of people interested in it. Where all have you shared your forum?

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Forum Games / Re: The Your Banned Game
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:30:46 pm »
Banned two-fold: for not understanding big words and for not accepting what was my inevitable return.

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Forum Games / Re: The Your Banned Game
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:11:29 am »
Banned for being redundant with your banning.

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Warm holiday greetings from all of us here at SMFNew! We would like to wish you a merry Christmas and on behalf of the team, I thank you all for your loyalty, your support and your kindness. Your support and love means the world to us, and it makes what we do so much more worthwhile. We appreciate you all!


We hope that you have a great Christmas filled with happiness, fun and family! Thank you all for another great year, see you in 2017!

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Forum Games / Re: What do you think of when I say the word ____?
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:21:30 am »
Physics.

What do you think of when I say, "winter"?

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Forum Games / Re: The Your Banned Game
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:21:09 am »
Social justice warrior. More like cringe warriors. :P

Anyways, banned for not keeping up with the times!

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Forum Games / Re: What am I thinking?
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:20:25 am »
I can safely say that I've never even heard of that word. :o Anyways, mine was Yahoo, they just broke their own record for having the largest security breach in history. It's just sad. Is it weather? No rain here, just a few inches of snow with 13°F temperatures. Whoop-dee-doo. I feel bad for those without shelter. :\

Anyways, here's mine:

C_R_L

Music to do with the season.

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Forum Games / Re: What am I thinking?
« on: December 14, 2016, 10:32:41 pm »
Simple Machines. :P Hmm, you've got me stumped with that one lol

An easier one: _A_O_

Recently affected by a big security breach and is incidentally one of the worst companies in modern technology/media history.

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Forum Games / Re: What do you think of when I say the word ____?
« on: December 14, 2016, 10:24:17 pm »
Scale. Why? Because humans are capable of great good and great evil, and one day all our actions will be judged.


What do you think of when I say the word, "rhetoric"?

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