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ok, now im f'in pissed.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    as of like 3 days ago, invision is no longer open source.

    no big deal.

    the thing that pisses me off the most is that they closed their member-helping-member forums.
    in order to get ANY kind of support- even from some other webmaster like me - you have to f'in pay for it.

    thats fucking bullshit.

    I totally understand, if i want suppport from the board owners/wrtiters, that i should pay for it. but closing down an open support forum?

    thats just fucking wrong.

    im pissed.

    there's nowhere to get good info anymore. and i don't feel like dumping $399 to register this fucking thing each year.



    fucking gay.










    time to make my own? :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
     
  2. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    So Invision's has gone closed source, which imho is a bad idea. they will loose a big customer base just on that fact alone, some other software will become better due to ll the coders moving to a different project.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    well, it was never "open source" like, here's the CVS login info. it was a company, who made the shit, and made money off it by supporting it. Linux is the same deal really- its free to DL and use- but if you want the cds, its going to be $40, and if you want help from a source, your gonna pay for it too.

    still, it pisses me off. why can't you have a member help a member?
    all thats going to do is spawn 23213 20-member sites for support.

    gay.

    2005, pissedoffbbs.org :)

    lol
     
  4. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you are gonna develop your own bbs software? that would be interesting...

    cant you create a subdomain off this site, and spam it everywhere as a new member to member help section for invision?
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    theres already 2341234 of those... liek i said, all with 20 members each. its gay.

    but yeah, im really considering writing my own.

    i just gotta learn this templating shit a little better. its real fucking confusing.

    Code:
    <!--IBF_GROUP_START:Feedback-->
    <!--IBF_START_FUNC|findform|$select-->
    SOME HTML CODE HERE
    <!--IBF_END_FUNC|findform-->
    <!--IBF_GROUP_END:Feedback-->
    that template will parse a php template file that looks something like this:

    Code:
    function find_form($select) {
    global $ibforums;
    return <<<EOF
    SAME HTML CODE HERE
    EOF;
    }
    
    which has a drive file like this:

    Code:
    
    <?
    // feed back forum 
    
    
    $idx = new Feedback;
    
    class Feedback {
    
      var $output  = "";
      var $base_url = "";
      var $html   = "";
    
      var $moderator = array();
      var $forum   = array();
      var $topic   = array();
      var $tids   = array();
      
      var $forums  = array();
      var $children = array();
      var $cats   = array();
      
      var $upload_dir = "";
      
      var $topic_id  = "";
      var $forum_id  = "";
      var $post_id  = "";
      var $start_val = 0;
      
      var $modfunc  = "";
      var $mm_id   = "";
    
      
    
    // Constructor -> load words, load skin, print the topic listing
     
      function Feedback()
      {
      
        global $ibforums, $DB, $std, $print, $skin_universal;
        
        //-------------------------------------
     // load template and language files
     //-------------------------------------
     
     // $ibforums->lang = $std->load_words($ibforums->lang, 'lang_modcp', $ibforums->lang_id);
     
     $ibforums->lang = $std->load_words($ibforums->lang, 'lang_feedback', $ibforums->lang_id);
        $ibforums->lang = $std->load_words($ibforums->lang, 'lang_topic', $ibforums->lang_id);
    
     //$this->html   = $std->load_template('skin_feedback');
    
     require ROOT_PATH."Skin/".$ibforums->skin_id."/skin_feedback.php";
        
        //-------------------------------------
        // Check the input
        //-------------------------------------
        
        if ( intval($ibforums->input['forum']) )
        {
        	$ibforums->input['f']  = intval($ibforums->input['forum']);
        	$ibforums->input['CODE'] = 'showtopics';
        }
        
        $this->forum_id = intval($ibforums->input['f']);
        $this->start_val = intval($ibforums->input['st']);
        $this->topic_id = intval($ibforums->input['t']);
        $this->post_id  = intval($ibforums->input['p']);
        
        $this->base_url = $ibforums->base_url;
        
     // start the output
        
        $this->output = $this->html->feedback_start();
    
     switch ($ibforums->input['CODE']) {
     	case 'members':
      $this->find_member();
        break;
       default:
      $this->show_manager();
     }
    
    
        if ( count($this->nav) < 1 )
     {
     	$this->nav[] = "<a href='{$this->base_url}&act=feedback'>Feedback Manager</a>";
     }
     
     if (! $this->page_title )
     {
     	$this->page_title = $ibforums->lang['feedback_manager'];
     }
      	
      	$print->add_output("$this->output");
        $print->do_output( array( 'TITLE' => $this->page_title, 'JS' => 1, 'NAV' => $this->nav ) );
    	}
    	
    	
    	function feedback_start() {
     $this->output .= $this->html->feedback_start();
    	}
    
    	function show_manager() {
     $this->output .= $this->html->show_manager();
    	}
    
    	function find_form() {
     global $std, $ibforums, $DB, $print;
    	
     if ($ibforums->input['name'] == "")
     {
     	$this->mod_error('cp_no_matches');
     	return;
     }
    	
     //---------------------------------
     // Query the DB for possible matches
     //---------------------------------
    	
     $DB->query("SELECT id, name FROM invision_members WHERE name LIKE '".$ibforums->input['name']."%' LIMIT 0,100");
      if ( $DB->get_num_rows() )
     {
     	$select = "<select name='memberid' class='forminput'>";
     
     	while ( $member = $DB->fetch_row() )
     	{
      $select .= "\n<option value='".$member['id']."'>".$member['name']."</option>";
     	}
     	
     	$select .= "</select>";
     
     	$this->output .= $this->html->find_form($select);
     }
     else
     {
     	$this->mod_error('cp_no_matches');
     	return;
     }
    
    	}
    }
    
    ?>
    

    yeah, thats what i did at work last night :(

    its owning me hardcore.... and 80% of it is re-used code from the board already.
     
  6. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    sooo what does this mean now? you cant update hondaswap anymore?
     
  7. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Can you close an open source program? Is that possible? Ya can't exactly hide the source code to something that the world has had the chance to see.

    Well, I guess that the Invision users will just take the source they have and improve upon it themselves... and Invision will most likely make theirs incompatible to try and garnish more revenue.

    God I hate code forks.
     
  8. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    what he's saying is that the help groups used to be an open forum, now they want $$$ for any help with invissions coding etc...
     
  9. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'm pissed too...I don't know why you're pissed because thats all crap to me...but I'm pissed cause I'm stupid.
     
  10. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAA!!!
     
  11. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    and Loco is the king of the world. His automotive knowledge makes everyone look like a fucking retard when it comes to engines.


    There you go :ji: another one for your signature.
     
  12. JDMilan

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    I resent that remark, right there.
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    perhaps you could bunjee jump from his nutsack a little more????????




    BOING!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :roll: i wasn't bungeeing from anyones nutsack in the first place.
     
  17. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    :) My ego grows in proportion to my signature. :)
     
  18. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    hahaha you ego is already big enough, it has nothing to do with your signature.
     
  19. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    your sig is bigger than E's masterbation problem
     
  20. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    what problem??????

    i dont have a problem :angry:

    :ph34r:
     
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