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  • #51
    Is there a way to click "Mark all posts as read"?

    Would like to remove the spam from my unread topics without having to view them.

    Thanks!

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    • #52
      The "what's new" section getting all the Spam ads is frustrating. Would like that ability to have those Spamers posting to the site removed. ( I know , Easy to say but hard to do)

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      • #53
        Originally posted by Thriller View Post
        The "what's new" section getting all the Spam ads is frustrating. Would like that ability to have those Spamers posting to the site removed. ( I know , Easy to say but hard to do)
        Seems like you could force a "new post start" to copy the text in a picture like other sites do to stop the search bots / automatic posters from creating these bogus posts?

        Or have an administrator approve all new posts before they get activated?

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        • #54
          Is there a way to do a poll? Could not find one.....

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          • #55
            Originally posted by Wildcat Dad View Post
            Is there a way to do a poll? Could not find one.....
            There is a poll button on the left side when you create a new thread. You'll see 4 icons, a Camera (for pics), a Chain Link (for hyperlinks), a Poll, and a Calendar (for events). Hit the Poll button - and ask your questions at the top, and fill in potential poll answers at the bottom.

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            • #56
              Thanks, Ryno. It was so easy I should have figured it out on my own!

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              • #57
                Ok, I'm embarrassed that it took me this long to find the site. Had a reminiscent thought of PGU today, searched for "pointguard u" somewhat for nostalgia, and discovered this...

                On to feedback: nice template, slick gridding. I would suggest adjusting the anchor tag color scheming as the burgundy on deep, deep dark red is a graphic designer's nightmare.

                Also, you serve up the website over https, which is great, but then you make an insecure _GET request, for your Google font 'Open Sans', which in many cases will be blocked as a result (blocked for me). All you need to do is change http to https in the <link href=""> of your head where you import the font. The unintended consequence of this is that the site degrades to a default font based on the user's browser.

                Once you have this baby finalized, definitely minimize your js and css to improve loading times.
                Last edited by catzfan; 10-30-2017, 05:02 PM. Reason: Additional clarification for the insecure font request

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                • #58
                  I got an error message from Malwarebytes that this website was blocked due to coin-hive.com. I added the site beardowncentral and the coin-hive.com to my exclusions but I'm not sure that adding coin-hive.com was the best thing to do. Plus it took me forever to log back into the site. Now it says it is connecting to coin-hive.com not beardowncentral.com. I am really worried that I let in some virus. I also sent an email to the site administrator. DT4 got the error message as well.

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                  • #59
                    Originally posted by LJTucson View Post
                    I got an error message from Malwarebytes that this website was blocked due to coin-hive.com. I added the site beardowncentral and the coin-hive.com to my exclusions but I'm not sure that adding coin-hive.com was the best thing to do. Plus it took me forever to log back into the site. Now it says it is connecting to coin-hive.com not beardowncentral.com. I am really worried that I let in some virus. I also sent an email to the site administrator. DT4 got the error message as well.
                    So I was able to get to the site, but every time I visit it, or go to thread, my antivirus says it is blocking a virus from coin-hive.com.

                    LJ, you may want to remove that from your exceptions in Malwarebytes. My antivirus is blocking what ever coin-hive is trying to put on my laptop. Having it you exceptions may give them access to your computer.

                    I have a screenshot of my antivirus giving me the warning, but i'm not at home. I'll add it here tomorrow.

                    BTW, I'm using a MacBook and Chrome browser.

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                    • #60
                      Originally posted by DT4 View Post

                      So I was able to get to the site, but every time I visit it, or go to thread, my antivirus says it is blocking a virus from coin-hive.com.

                      LJ, you may want to remove that from your exceptions in Malwarebytes. My antivirus is blocking what ever coin-hive is trying to put on my laptop. Having it you exceptions may give them access to your computer.

                      I have a screenshot of my antivirus giving me the warning, but i'm not at home. I'll add it here tomorrow.

                      BTW, I'm using a MacBook and Chrome browser.
                      I'm still getting the warning anyway. I am very confused about this.

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                      • #61
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                        Here is the warning I'm getting saying that the infection has been blocked.

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                        • #62
                          Originally posted by LJTucson View Post

                          I'm still getting the warning anyway. I am very confused about this.
                          LJ, what kind of PC are you using? Mac or windows? And what browser, Chrome, explorer, or Firefox?

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                          • #63
                            I did a little research, and basically this coin-hive is a javascript that could be run through an ad (unknown to the site owner), or placed purposefully by a site owner on their page. The java script uses the person's computer power to mine bitcoins, or other virtual currencies.

                            There is something on this site that is trying to run that javascript and is being blocked by my anti-virus. Here is what i've read about the javascript.

                            This seems to be a new trend that site owners are adding to their sites in place of ads, as adblockers are becoming more popular. There are apparently Coin Blocker extensions now that will stop these javascripts from running on sites. https://cryptofeed.me/2017/10/02/how...ive-web-miner/

                            Someone trying to explain it on Reddit: "CoinHive is a new cryptocurrency mining script that runs in the background of websites and uses OUR CPU to mine Monero (1 Monero = about $100). This was made becuase people are using Adblocker, so this was supposed to be an alternative. Well the problem was is that people are setting the scripts to max speed which decreases the life of your PC, make sure your fans run full power, and could potentially kill an underpowered device. Very few websites have this set to a Low mining speed so it only uses a portion of the CPU. Honestly it sounds like a great alternative to ads, it’s just executed very wrongly. CoinHive is not a virus, malware, or anything, it was just an advertising alternative that doesn’t really work."

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                            • #64
                              Update:

                              I usually run an ad-blocker extension on Chrome, but always allowed ads on BDC to at least the site owners can make a few pennies off of me. However with these new javascripts on websites using your CPU to mine for currency it is advised to not only make sure you have your adblocker enabled, but to make sure you have Cryptocurrency filter enabled.

                              Most ad-blocker extensions are adding Cryptocurrency filters to their services, however they are not enabled by default and you need to turn it on. Once I turned on this filter I no longer am getting the warning from my antivirus software that the javascript is trying to run.

                              Here is what the Cryptocurrency filter looks like on my ad-blocker extension:
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                              Last edited by DT4; 11-15-2017, 08:06 AM.

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                              • #65
                                DT4 I use a PC with Windows 10; Firefox and Privacy Badger.

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                                • #66
                                  Well, i would see if Privacy Badger has something like Ad-Blocker has that stops Currency-mining. And maybe remove Coin-hive from your exception list.

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                                  • #67
                                    Hey guys, so sorry about not putting something up here about trying out coin hive. We have been averaging about $0.40 to $0.60 per day in ad revenue for the site (just enough to keep the lights on). Tried using coin hive yesterday to see if there were better returns, no luck sadly. Was planning on having a way to opt out of it if it did work well. I just removed it so no need to have worry about adding an exception to your ad blocking service. Thanks!

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                                    • #68
                                      Originally posted by TommyJ View Post
                                      Hey guys, so sorry about not putting something up here about trying out coin hive. We have been averaging about $0.40 to $0.60 per day in ad revenue for the site (just enough to keep the lights on). Tried using coin hive yesterday to see if there were better returns, no luck sadly. Was planning on having a way to opt out of it if it did work well. I just removed it so no need to have worry about adding an exception to your ad blocking service. Thanks!
                                      Thank you Tommy. Sorry it didn't help but I am glad to see it go.

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                                      • #69
                                        Yea, noticed on my MacBook right before I removed it that it does kick up the fans a bit. My iMac yesterday I didn't notice any performance issues. Def would go even if it did make some money since it would be annoying asf!

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                                        • #70
                                          Can someone update the Title of the UConn Game Day Thread to say Thu instead of Mon? thanks

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