• Re: ecwebv4

    From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to DesotoFireflite on Saturday, January 29, 2022 21:15:03
    On Sat, 29 Jan 2022 15:51:54 -0500
    "DesotoFireflite" <desotofireflite@VERT/VALHALLA> wrote:

    Hi EC

    My Register function on webv4 is not in tune with the bbs. It works
    fine for registering new users, but the required items don't match my
    system. The only thing webv4 is requiring is the Name, Password, and
    Email, but I require on my system Street Address, Birthday and a few
    other things. Is there a special file that I need to sync these
    things up.

    Do people really give their details up? I guess these days it's easy
    enough to look someone up on the internet, and before the times of
    email for verification, there had to an alternate way. I feel the days
    of collecting true, authentic user information is in the past.
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to echicken on Sunday, January 30, 2022 09:53:53
    Re: ecwebv4
    By: echicken to DesotoFireflite on Sun Jan 30 2022 05:08 am

    My Register function on webv4 is not in tune with the bbs. It works
    fine for registering new users, but the required items don't match
    my system. The only thing webv4 is requiring is the Name, Password,
    and Email, but I require on my system Street Address, Birthday and a
    few other things. Is there a special file that I need to sync these
    things up.

    It's meant to respect the new user questions you've specified via SCFG. (And this worked the last time I checked.) Required fields should show up with an asterisk or something beside them, and the form shouldn't submit without them being filled out.

    Yes, I understand that, but the asterisk is only showing up on the Name Field, and the Password Fields, and EMail Address Fields, none of the others, yet in SCFG, most are required for new users.

    If you remember correctly, I am running webv4 off of my other
    website, and you and I worked to get it so it worked fine by
    changing a few things in modopts.ini. But at that time, you said all
    the modules may not function

    whatchanges you made to modopts.ini?

    modopts.ini..Not sure if we made changes to modopts.ini, but if we did
    I believe these were it...it's been awhile

    brand_link = http://bbs.valhallabbs.com/
    web_directory=../webv4

    sbbs.ini
    [Web]Web (HTTP) Server
    RootDirectory = ../web/root

    my index.html pointing to webv4
    http://bbs.valhallabbs.com/webv4

    in the web/root directory, we added a webv4 directory and put webv4 root directory there, containing the api, bootstrap, css, error, immages directories, and the index.xjs and index.xjs.ssjs files. Then we added the webv4 other directories under sbbs/webv4 containing the following directories components, lib, pages, and sidebar.

    It's all been working fineit registers people fine, but it's only req name, password and email, all other fields can be blank. why is it not seeing the other required fields from scfg. sorry for repeating myself.

    Does your webv4 installation have a lib/locale/en_us.ini file, and in that file is there a [page_register] section, and in that section is there a 'stat_suffix_field_required' entry? If so, what does it say?

    Yes it's there
    stat_suffix_field_required = required

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to DesotoFireflite on Monday, January 31, 2022 11:19:38
    Re: Re: ecwebv4
    By: DesotoFireflite to MRO on Mon Jan 31 2022 08:16 am

    why do you even want that info? what if your system is compromised
    and their data is stolen? they can sue you no matter what disclaimer
    you put up.

    Well, I just want complete info. I want the City and State because I want to know where callers are from, and it leaves a blank spot in my last ten callers list, and I want the Age for my adult section, and the rest is for demographics.

    I don't really see a need to ask users for things like their address or phone number. I could see those things possibly being useful if you're running a BBS with adult content and want to do your due dilligence to verify user age etc.. but for the most part, I don't think that information is really necessary.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to DesotoFireflite on Monday, January 31, 2022 15:17:15
    Re: Re: ecwebv4
    By: DesotoFireflite to Nightfox on Mon Jan 31 2022 02:53 pm

    I don't really see a need to ask users for things like their
    address or phone number. I could see those things possibly being
    useful if you're running a BBS with adult content and want to do
    your due dilligence to verify user age etc.. but for the most
    part, I don't think that information is really necessary.

    I guess I don't, but I'm from the old school of BBSing, and I guess It's a hard habit to break. I guess it's not really needed. At least it's working now, and I can decide. I just perfer to run my system the old way.

    I ran a BBS from 1994 to 2000, and I don't think I had my BBS ask for users' addresses back then. Only their phone number, since I used a callback verifier at the time.

    When I saw a BBS ask for a mailing address, I think it was often for BBSes with adult content where they might want to contact you for verification of your age.

    Nightfox

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 16:30:00
    On 01-31-22 08:34, DesotoFireflite wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Yes, I'm planning on trimming down the required questions to what I
    really want and need. I still want the city and state, age, alias, real Name, and email and password, the rest I don't really care about. Now
    that EC solved the issue, I can get things squared up.

    I find city/state antiquated without country, given everything is globlly accessible. And those are pretty much the details I'm interested in as well. Alias and "real name" are needed for using the system, including much of Fidonet, email is an alternative point of contact, and password is obvious. :D



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