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Bill Kochman
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JohnJr and t3ln3t, while I appreciate you both taking the time to offer these suggestions, the real point that I am trying to make here is that we should NOT even have to resort to such roundabout methods in order to receive email notifications when a new user signs up.

 

Look, if the phpFox software can automatically send an email address verification notification to a new user when they sign up, then it most certainly can send an email to the site admin when a new user signs up as well.

 

My gosh, scripts of various types -- such as javascript, perl, php, etc. -- have been able to perform this simple email notification function for literally decades now.

 

For the record, I am an old school, pre-Internet guy who used to run both a BBS, as well as an old school messageboard. Even my messageboard cgi  -- which I still run for the heck of it -- can automatically send out automated email notifications.

 

So the larger question in my mind is WHY phpFox can't perform this same basic function which has been available for many years.

 

If you are a longtime phpFox admin, you will already know the answer to this question. Do I really need to spell it out for you?

Yesterday, 6:11 am

Just a quick update being as I just received an email notification regarding John's above comment. I am still using PHP 7.4.32 without any problems. I have no intentions of upgrading to PHP 8 any time soon. As they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! Why look for trouble?

BTW, I have no intentions of upgrading to phpFox 5 either. It is just not worth the upgrade expense, or the trouble and the additional expense I would incur with updating my iOS and Android apps. Besides, my phpFox site is so dead with barely two dozen members now, I may just end up shutting it down in coming months anyway. Every month I delete more users who haven't logged on in six months or longer. Getting new users is hard. Retaining users and getting active participation is even harder. Too many folks are beholden to the major social networks.

January 11, 2023 7:52 pm

Well, Vinny, I can't say that I am surprised by your response. Over the months, I have made a number of feature requests -- as have other members here -- and yet it seems that none of them -- or at least very few of them -- are ever really implemented. These are features which, in my view, should ALREADY be a part of phpFox by default. Yet to have these basic features implemented, we are always reminded about custom work. That mantra eventually grows old and tiresome. Personally, I just can't see investing any more money in phpFox at this current time.

August 17, 2022 12:20 am

John, while I do have a macOS "Numbers" file -- Numbers is the macOS equivalent of an Excel spreadsheet -- where I  store phrases changes, when it comes to solutions like this one which often involve more than one step, I have a folder called "phpFox How To's" where I store BBEdit text files. Each text file contains step-by-step instructions for how to perform a particular task, or achieve a particular objective. The name of each of these text files begins with "How to" and is followed by a brief description of what the instructions contained therein will do. It is a simple, straightforward, easy system which helps me to remember how to do certain things.

June 24, 2021 3:40 pm

Yeah, I already started a spreadsheet a while back, as you had suggested to me. 630? Man, that is A LOT of time-consuming work if you need to reinstall! I know that there are probably a lot of phrases and such that I should edit, because they are written in poor English, for reasons we both understand. But, I'll tell you, just making the time to do it, and the monotony of it all. I dislike monotonous, repetitive, tedious tasks. I can only handle so much before I have to stop before my brain fries or my patience runs out.

But as far as all of those settings are concerned, while I have saved some text files with settings listed in them, what I mainly do are mySQL backups just about every day if I remember to do them. And, I keep multiple copies of my mySQL backups: on the server machine itself, on two backup drives connected to the server machine, on my work machine, and on two backup drives connected to my work machine. I just don't like to take chances. And soon I will be getting better quality line voltage regulators, and two UPS systems, one for each iMac.

June 24, 2021 1:30 am

I'm sorry, but what exactly is a PWA?

My iPhone and Android phone apps are a vital part of my phpFox site, the reason being that according to Google's statistics, close to 80% of traffic coming to my main website is from people using mobile devices, and only about 20% comes from people using desktop and laptop computers. What a huge difference compared to even ten years ago.

June 14, 2021 3:53 pm

this is disheartening as all of this is above me. Ive had this script since the beginning and it has been ran into the ground in my opinion. nothing is editable by me anymore. sure my fault for not learning I guess but back in the day I was adept enough to customize whatever I wanted. now I cant do anything. 18 files for the same thing all over the place..

cant even find a phpfox "developer" that wil answer back even after buying their teme 3 days ago..

May 23, 2021 5:14 am