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slipstream5s 08-30-2012 10:36 AM

Can newcommers still join the Zenwalk forum?
 
Hi,

I want to join the Zenwalk forum, even though I do find I am getting excellent help regarding Zenwalk here as well.

Every once in a while for the past few months, I try to register to the forum (http://support.zenwalk.org/ucp.php?m...gister&coppa=0) but this is what I get:

Code:

Return to the index page
General Error
template->_tpl_load_file(): File ./styles/bo2Soft/template/captcha_qa.html does not exist or is empty

Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: webmaster@tulipe.kergonna.fr

There is no way to register and I tried contacting the webmaster but got no reply. Anyone is a member and knows who to contact for this issue? Is the forum closed to new members?

Snark1994 08-31-2012 04:41 AM

If they closed the forum to new members, that wouldn't be the way they did it - that's just a misconfigured server (looks like a file's gone missing, or they haven't set up their CAPTCHA properly). However, if it hasn't fixed in a couple of months, and the webmaster's not replying to eir email, it sounds like the community's dead, so joining won't be of much benefit...

slipstream5s 09-06-2012 08:06 AM

Bump!

There is still activity within the forum; as recent as this morning even!!!

But still no way to register due to the template error; basically the bottom half of the form is missing including any save button, and there is no way to scroll down.

Can any members please alert the forum admins. I assume that they have not realised that there is a problem....


:banghead:

Snark1994 09-07-2012 04:50 AM

Who have you emailed so far? I couldn't get any forum-specific email addresses, so I would email someone on http://www.zenwalk.org/modules/tinyc...index.php?id=6 or even go to the IRC channel they mention on that page, and tell someone there.

slipstream5s 09-10-2012 10:04 AM

Hello Snark1994,

I had email a few key people on that email list but got no reply as well (this was a while back so don't remember exactly who and have no time to check right now. I don't remember if I tried their IRC channel but when I have the time I will try that idea. BTW so you are a member of their forum?


slipstream5s

Snark1994 09-11-2012 04:35 AM

Nope... Or I'd have PMed one of the admins myself, or started a thread on it. I use Arch :) Sorry!

flebber 11-04-2012 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snark1994 (Post 4777531)
Nope... Or I'd have PMed one of the admins myself, or started a thread on it. I use Arch :) Sorry!

You emailed webmaster@tulipe.kergonna.fr

Snark1994 11-05-2012 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flebber (Post 4822234)

I did? It's entirely possible, if that was listed on the website... I remember searching for an admin email. Are you on the forum? If so, can you help the OP with eir problem?

flebber 11-05-2012 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snark1994 (Post 4822525)
I did? It's entirely possible, if that was listed on the website... I remember searching for an admin email. Are you on the forum? If so, can you help the OP with eir problem?

No I am not on the forum I found the same error if trying to register.

comet.berkeley 06-21-2014 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slipstream5s (Post 4768370)
Hi,

I want to join the Zenwalk forum, even though I do find I am getting excellent help regarding Zenwalk here as well.

Every once in a while for the past few months, I try to register to the forum (http://support.zenwalk.org/ucp.php?m...gister&coppa=0) but this is what I get:

Code:

Return to the index page
General Error
template->_tpl_load_file(): File ./styles/bo2Soft/template/captcha_qa.html does not exist or is empty

Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: webmaster@tulipe.kergonna.fr

There is no way to register and I tried contacting the webmaster but got no reply. Anyone is a member and knows who to contact for this issue? Is the forum closed to new members?

I am not a member either, but I looked up the dns records for zenwalk.org and sent an email to JP.

Finally I was able to sign up on the forum.

H1p8r10n 02-13-2016 04:51 AM

Hi,

The Zenwalk forum is still up and running, but we have to face more than 5000 new spambot registrations per day.

So, until a new forum is setup, the registration procedure is to create an account, then post 2 small introduction messages in the welcome area, and once they are approved by moderator : you're a member :)

Another solution is to send me a PM.

Sorry for this lame complication, no other choice atm

regards
JP

offgridguy 07-05-2016 09:20 AM

It's not easy to join the Zenwalk forum, I have tried, registered, made some posts, but when I
come back to the site I am unable to login or find my username. I will then register again using
the same username and password, which is accepted as though I never existed before.
When I return again, I find I no longer exist again.
I will try the 2 introductory posts, again.

H1p8r10n 07-05-2016 11:46 AM

Yes, I know, and I'm sorry for this.

The support.zenwalk.org forum takes more than 5000 new spam bot registrations per day, and the cleaning script doesn't really make any difference between a bot account and a new user who haven't posted anything yet..

PLease ask here in LQ : it's a more reliable forum.

btw : I'm looking for someone to take care of this... I have no time to handle forum moderation and all related admin tasks...

JP

offgridguy 07-05-2016 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H1p8r10n (Post 5570850)
Yes, I know, and I'm sorry for this.

The support.zenwalk.org forum takes more than 5000 new spam bot registrations per day, and the cleaning script doesn't really make any difference between a bot account and a new user who haven't posted anything yet..

PLease ask here in LQ : it's a more reliable forum.

btw : I'm looking for someone to take care of this... I have no time to handle forum moderation and all related admin tasks...

JP

Thank you JP, I'm sure you have more than enough to keep you busy:)
BTW I have downloaded and installed the new Zenwalk 8.0 release, very nice, you've done a
good job.

H1p8r10n 07-06-2016 12:44 AM

thanks :)


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