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Posted: 28 February 2013 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Misty Whisky - 28 February 2013 04:54 PM

oh, so that is ulf.  hmm, my kobolds could use a version

I much prefer Adzan’s HiroGens myself. Fortunately Jepe has a pack for that one too. smile

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Posted: 01 March 2013 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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OK, I think I solved it.  I checked my DSL modem and my router settings.  I didn’t modify anything on the DSL modem but I did modify the firewall settings of the router.  I had recently (about a month ago) gotten paranoid and enabled all sorts of filtering through the router.  Today I tried to check my lottery ticket and was unable to get into the NY State lottery website.  Being unable to determine if I was a millionaire was the panic button that prompted me to get off my butt and get serious about solving this.  So, I went back in to my router control panel and completely disabled the router firewall and, viola!  I now have access to both “maleposerotica” and “dpreview”, as well as the all important lotto page. Yea! grin

However, running without a firewall scares the pants off me, so I re-enabled the firewall without changing any of the individual settings.  But contrary to my expectations, I can still access those sites!  8-o I’m sooooo confused….  Perhaps getting access once was enough to lay down a path or set cookies or something but for now I’m pretty sure it was firewall issues that originally kept me from working.

I may have to reboot the computer and experiment some more to finally determine why I was blocked but for now I’m taking a guess that it was the filtering of JAVA that was the original cause of the problem.  I’ve now gone back into the router control panel and disabled the filtering of JAVA. I still have access to those websites but I’ll watch this situation for a few days and through several reboots to see if the problem is really gone.

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…  But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 01 March 2013 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Misty Whisky - 28 February 2013 04:54 PM

oh, so that is ulf.  hmm, my kobolds could use a version

I much prefer Adzan’s HiroGens myself. Fortunately Jepe has a pack for that one too. smile


i might prefer it too if i knew where to find it smile

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Posted: 01 March 2013 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Misty Whisky - 28 February 2013 04:54 PM

oh, so that is ulf.  hmm, my kobolds could use a version

I much prefer Adzan’s HiroGens myself. Fortunately Jepe has a pack for that one too. smile


i might prefer it too if i knew where to find it smile

At maleposerotica under freebies

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Posted: 03 March 2013 06:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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waiting for them to approve my login to look at the gallery. ... if they do. sigh

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Posted: 12 March 2013 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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still no love from them.  all my Lord Oberon renders and nowhere to drop them. rolleyes

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Posted: 14 March 2013 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 01 March 2013 09:38 AM

OK, I think I solved it..

At least a part resolution, hope it stays fixed for you.

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Posted: 14 March 2013 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Drew Zanti - 14 March 2013 01:40 PM
LeatherGryphon - 01 March 2013 09:38 AM

OK, I think I solved it..

At least a part resolution, hope it stays fixed for you.

Well, it’s been almost two weeks and the problem hasn’t returned. grin

 

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…  But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 14 March 2013 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 14 March 2013 05:35 PM
Drew Zanti - 14 March 2013 01:40 PM
LeatherGryphon - 01 March 2013 09:38 AM

OK, I think I solved it..

At least a part resolution, hope it stays fixed for you.

Well, it’s been almost two weeks and the problem hasn’t returned. grin


And obviously coming back in here after 2 weeks meant you didn’t win did you? wink

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Posted: 14 March 2013 07:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Oh boy I didn’t even know this thread existed!!!!

Ok, I guess this may help everyone to understand what is going on.

MPE II - the former Maleposer*t*ca, was hacked in August 2012.  A huge chunk of the data was damaged beyond repair, and around 200,000 bogus accounts were somehow pumped into the databases, and had to be removed.  In addition, somehow via the content management system (CMS) which was running Joomla, as the store and site front end, the hackers managed to get into the actual server space and literally wiped out every single file there was in there.  Programs, download files, images, everything.

As I was travelling in Spain at the time, I was not aware this had happened until a user in Barcelona asked me what was going on with the site and why couldn’t he buy anything.

I was not at the home office where all the data was stored, and returned 2 weeks later to find out that the hosting provider did not have a rolling backup of the database nor of the server space itself.

My backups of the store and galleries were older than the last updated modifications to the system and the store, which did not allow me to restore or enable the site to fully functional health.  I was stuck between a rock and a hard place and had to quickly make a decision as to what to do to get the store up and running.

I went out and purchased an expensive store software which is the same that RDNA is running, and managed to pull all the store sales data and customer data and product data from the parallel database which I maintained for testing on another location.  I had to eliminate the bogus 200,000 customers and weed through all the bogus users in the system, they were inserted ALL OVER the database, not just at the end.

Keep in mind, I am not a software programmer or developer, but a photographer and 3D graphics artist, I have been flying by the seat of my pants to get things up and running.  First thing that was absolutely necessary to do was to get the Galleries back up to help others keep in touch and present their works and share comments etc.  I managed to completely rebuild the galleries without losing a single image or user (who had actually posted or commented or voted on anything, lurkers were not kept for safety’s sake).

The new store site I am building up carefully and restoring everything from the Vendors, to the Products to the Customers, keeping their linked information intact… which is a hair-raising job, considering I am not a programmer.  I had asked the community for help, and to date no one has offered to share their knowledge of Web programming (PHP/MySQL/HTML/CSS) and so I have been doing it all on my own.

I have the store restored and rebuilt into a brand new layout and look with brand new software to about 90% at this point, and will be releasing it soon, but in between there was a big interruption—I and my company moved to Berlin, Germany, and that took time and effort to get everything moved and re-setup.

The move to Berlin is now complete, and the system here is setup and I am now moving forward with the relaunch of MPE.

The site name will be changed, mainly to protect the innocent (from seeing those evil words banned by Microsoft’s Blacklist Search Engine:

Male
Poser
Erotica

Apparently the word male is a bad word, and Poser apparently has roots in Pr0n.  And well Erotica is self explanatory.

So the site will maintain its nickname which was the abbreviation: M P E

And since its the third iteration of the site, and we are all doing 3D stuff, it was appropriate to name it MPE3D.

The site will be completely newly branded as well.  New logo, new site, new stuff, etc.

The various community parts are split up, to protect the store in the future from what happened before… So the Galleries are separate and on a completely different server.  But a subdomain of the main site location.

Simply use the word “galleries” and a dot prior to the name of the site to find it.

For the galleries, again, you will need to re-signup if you never posted or don’t have an album there or if you never commented or voted on an image in the old system.

And yes——- I am manually turning on accounts.  Every day the gallery software is being pumped full of bogus accounts, it seems that all sorts of Open Source software is being subjected to hackers, and Coppermine Gallery is no exception.  So I am weeding through the registrations by asking all who are HUMANS to write a text into one of the fields and to tell me what type of 3D stuff they are interested in, as the hackers simply flood the fields with garbage.

Its a pain in the butt but I have at least got everyone setup who is human.

Hope that clarifies alot for you all… and yes, some of the supporting products created by Jepe are available on PoserAddicts if you need them, however, there are NO product images on there that would be deemed offensive to the payment processing services.  So to see that stuff you’ll need to use the old URL to see the Blog site and look at the product listings.

Hope this helps.

Greetings,
Antonio (aka ProFotograf)


PS: if anyone needs their account to be turned on in the galleries feel free to email me about it, telling me your nickname on there, and I will take care of it for you.

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Posted: 15 March 2013 04:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Last evening I went thru and eliminated over 250 spam/garbage accounts with bogus email addresses and only garbage in the question fields.  I found everyone who kindly stated where they were from and that they were human, in those fields.  And activated around 38 new gallery users last night.  I emailed everyone with the fact they were activated.

I’m sorry it took longer than planned.  The main PC with all the database query data was taken apart and I am pulling the routines off of individual hard drives, by using a SATA Drop-In hard drive reader.  Moving all this stuff after 12 years of operations has been a royal pain.

If anyone has skills in PHP or MySQL and would REALLY be interested in helping, just let me know..

Anyhow, everyone should be up to date, and registered.

Greetz,
Antonio

 

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Posted: 15 March 2013 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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ProFotograf - 15 March 2013 04:44 AM

Last evening I went thru and eliminated over 250 spam/garbage accounts with bogus email addresses and only garbage in the question fields.  I found everyone who kindly stated where they were from and that they were human, in those fields.  And activated around 38 new gallery users last night.  I emailed everyone with the fact they were activated.

I’m sorry it took longer than planned.  The main PC with all the database query data was taken apart and I am pulling the routines off of individual hard drives, by using a SATA Drop-In hard drive reader.  Moving all this stuff after 12 years of operations has been a royal pain.

If anyone has skills in PHP or MySQL and would REALLY be interested in helping, just let me know..

Anyhow, everyone should be up to date, and registered.

Greetz,
Antonio

Thank you for all your efforts.  I know it’s a monster job doing things manually.  10 years ago I could probably have helped but I’ve been out of the game for so long that I don’t even know the new programming and scripting languages.  I used to be able to build simple read-only HTML websites but got out of that business when CSS and FLASH and PERL and interactive sites were what people wanted.  My old brain just doesn’t grok things like it used to.  :-(  I tried though.  I shelled out $400 for a copy of DreamweaverCS4 to try to automate some of the process but the culture shock was too much and I gave up.  It’s what finally convinced me that I was getting old.  Want a copy of DreamweaverCS4 on the cheap?  I can transfer the license.

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…  But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 15 March 2013 07:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Guten Tag. 

adding thanks, too.  Friendly galleries are a ++ to our cosmos.  smile

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