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XF has been upgraded due to a security risk.

Most importantly, this release includes a fix for a security issue that was reported to us by Julien from RCE Security. The issue was not found within XF code itself, but instead a file which we previously included with XF 1.5.x within the Video JS library. The issue is known as an "authentication phishing" exploit which involves posting a specially crafted URL pointed at the Video JS SWF file. This specially crafted URL, when clicked on or embedded in a page, can include another URL which returns a 401 response and display an authentication prompt. This authentication prompt may trick less experienced users into thinking that it is your site which is asking for authentication when in fact the authentication details entered may be submitted to the attacker instead.
https://xenforo.com/community/threa...ed-includes-security-fix.144255/#post-1231986

XF 2.0.3

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update: Patch release installed

XenForo 2.0.4 is now available for all licensed customers to download. We recommend that all customers running previous versions of XenForo 2.0 upgrade to this release to benefit from increased stability.

Download XenForo 2.0.4

Some of the changes in 2.0.4 include:
  • Prevent errors when CLI jobs run and return a phrase as a status message.
  • Prevent infinite loops when CLI jobs run and resume with a continue date in the future.
  • Fix error on contact form when validating.
  • Cached add-on entries could be used to build the active add-on cache with outdated information.
  • When merging templates, ensure that the version details are updated accordingly, even if the template itself hasn't been changed.
  • Remove unused duplicate method in the upgrader.
  • No longer force avatar dimensions to be no more than two times the opposite dimension.
  • Do not attempt to display content moderators if the associated content handler is unavailable (such as when it belongs to a disabled add-on.)
  • Add new phrase "month" for consistency with other time/date units which have singular and plural phrases.
XF 2.0.4
https://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenforo-2-0-4-released.144383/
 

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Our live chat has been replaced with a more advanced XF Chat system.
https://digitalglobal.com/community/threads/live-chat.13/
(Old URL)

as a reminder:
Live Chat Is Reserved for DG Gold Members.

Here is a list of features:

  • Rooms
    [*]Dedicated guest room with nickname support
    [*]Archive with search criteria
    [*]Top chatters page
    [*]Private conversations
    [*]Sound, desktop & browser tab notification
    [*]Global user commands (21 commands that you can manage and you can also add you own custom commands)
    [*]Custom user commands (Can be used to set predefined messages/responses via command)
    [*]User settings
    [*]User status
    [*]User group permissions
    [*]User sanctions (Mute/Kick/Ban)
    [*]User image uploads
    [*]Style properties
    [*]Lots of admin options to enable/disable certain features
    [*]Bot notifications for new threads, new posts, new users, new Resource Manager resources, new Media Gallery albums/media/comments
    [*]Bot responses that can be trigger by predefined keywords
    [*]Bot messages that are posted automatically at set time/date
    [*]Display notices in rotation (can be edited via the built in rich text editor)
    [*]Display ads in rotation
    [*]Set chat rules page
    [*]Rooms widget
    [*]Top chatters widget
    [*]Active users widget
Room Features:
Conversation Features:
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Most threads created in 24 hours: 50
Threads created in 24 hours: 6

This is a 50:6 post/thread ratio.

forums normally see more posts then threads, simply because people find it easier to post a comment or post then it is too come up with a good topic, which is fine, we obviously need posts, however, keep in mind, we also need more threads; Get those creative juices flowing!!!
 
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Server upgrade: complete
We did a slight upgrade to our server in order to accommodate the new marketplace platform we will be setting up. I am not sure if you will notice any amount of speed increase; If you or don't, then full feel to post a comment in the support section of our forum and lets us know. We are currently using RAID-10 / Complete SSD Solution, more resources on our account, including enhanced server performance, we will see, ROFL.
 

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DG Update:

@DigitalGlobal installed Digital Global Online Marketplace last night, and as expected, he said it is very comprehensive and complex, and we do not expect the DG Online Marketplace will go online within the first 1-3 months, and that can change, and it really depends on what type of learning curve the marketplace needs in order for us to go live with the site, and this will no doubt take some time for us to study the marketplace, and so far he said this is the first time he was actually excited as he was having a hard time finding a quality online marketplace script. Over the next couple months, you may see the store open and close for testing purposes, however, it is not a live marketplace at this time.

I am not expected to be on the forum that much this weekend, so please continue posting high-quality posts and threads as you would on any other forum that you visit, and I should be around Sunday afternoon, or Monday for sure, as we all need to contribute for a great forum.

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DG Forum:

I have somewhat reorganized the forum structure and deleted some categories there were empty, or not currently being used, however, I will be more than happy to add them again in the future as the forum grows. If you have any business category ideas, then let us know what you have on your mind, and if you have other forum ideas, then please make your suggestions in the appropriate thread so we can kick some ideas around.

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update:

our domain authority and page authority has increased! What does this mean to the avg consumer joe? absolutely nothing! However, if you run a website, then you will obviously be monitoring your DA/PA a great deal, even though these stats are reported by moz, and they have nothing to do with google, and I suspect DA/PA become more accurate as the site gains more authority over time; For example, go looking up google's domain authroity, and you will see what I mean, everyone in the world links back to google in some form or fashion, and linking back to google, then their authority climbs higher and higher, and to be honest, google is already at the top of the scale, so can their authority climb any higher?

Digital Global:
Domain Authority: 20
Page Authority: 32

normally pages that have 1 or more backlinks will often have higher authority compared to pages that may have no backlinks at all. Our previous domain authority was 6, however, I can not remember what our previous page authority was, maybe in the low 20s if that, and it can only get better from here, as more and more high-quality sites that link to our site, then our authority will grow, and our site will get more keywords ranked in google, and that is the purpose of the entire process, because if a site could not get ranked, then the site would not get any organic traffic.

When you add these good metrics along with high-quality content, then something wondrous happens! Umm, I'm not really sure, maybe we have not gotten to that point yet; it is something similar; man, woman, marriage = baby, and what does this translate too? Well, it goes something like this; quality posts, quality backlinks, good metrics, and sooner or later, our site will produce results which is traffic, and traffic pays the bills.

read more:
https://digitalglobal.com/community/threads/how-does-seo-trustflow-work.163/

and time, it does take time to see good results.
google simply does not give it up anymore.
We have to work for it!

PS. Even though it is great when you start seeing your domain stats go up, however, it is far too soon to be jumping for joy, this is only the beginning of how SEO works, and we still got along way to go yet, why? Because these stats mean very little if we have zero activity, and this is what this game is all about, putting the effort into making this site great, as there are other sites that have been up years before us, even though I think we got the better domain, but none-the-less; We can have the best domain in the world, but if you do not put the work into making your site better, getting traffic to your site, improving your site, keeping visitors happy, then this great domain means very little.
 
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Forum Theme:

Just received word from @DigitalGlobal that our theme will be updated in the next day or two. The new theme which is called "Tactical" made by ThemeHouse depicts a digital-globe as part of the theme, overall, the theme looks pretty clean, and hopefully, this new theme will be more attractive and engaging. Our current theme that we are using appears to be pretty bland, and not very attractive that would draw any meaningful visitors or traffic to our site, and our goal is to make improvements where can in order to improve our site in order to make it more appealing.

Even though this new theme may not be permanent, and this means that there could be a custom theme made in the future, and this really depends on how our visitors will take to the site, and everyone will have their own onions and feelings about the theme, and if we have to get a custom theme for our site in the future, then that door will always be open, however, for the time being, this theme looks appropriate.

as a side note, I can not say this new theme is the best theme I have ever seen on the internet, but it sure looks far better then what we have now, and if you have suggestions that will help DG Forum grow, then feel free to make your suggestions in the appropriate category.

Keep in mind that our new theme will be responsive, and should display on most or all mobile devices, and this would include desktops, laptops, iPads, or any electronic device that you use in order to access the internet, and if you have any concerns or issues, then please let us know.
 

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XF has been updated: v2.0.5
In this update, you can expect to find fixes and improvements.

Here is the complete list of updates you will find for XF v2.0.5

  • Allow oEmbed loaded embeds to be aligned left, right or center depending on on the text alignment of the content.
    [*]Small phrase adjustments.
    [*]Update LiveLeak site matching and URLs.
    [*]Fix incorrect macro call in the test Yahoo template.
    [*]Change default styling of custom fields to be not spaced.
    [*]The Twitter validator can now accept a URL which will be coerced to just the screen name part.
    [*]Change Facebook validator to allow hyphens which may appear in some group URLs.
    [*]Ensure the InlineMod controller gets all possible actions, including those added by code event.
    [*]Workaround a Zend Feed Writer bug relating to strings which are detected as being "empty".
    [*]Do not support length values for column types which are incompatible with length in the schema manager.
    [*]Number of accessibility improvements.
    [*]Use the correct JavaScript code block example on the BB code help page.
    [*]Prevent an error if the Permission Builder handles some invalid data.
    [*]Move the purchaser validation logic to the purchasable item itself instead of the payment provider.
    [*]Force Stripe API to use a specific API version.
    [*]Match underscores as valid in SoundCloud URLs.
    [*]Ensure we cast certain fields to be SIGNED when updating the database to ensure no errors are thrown if the value drops below 0.
    [*]Display add-on ID of the style property in the style property group view if it differs from that of the group the property is assigned to.
    [*]Ensure "Rich" BB code blocks are labelled appropriately.
    [*]Prevent errors in case the 'LatestComments' getter wasn't set in the ProfilePost entity.
    [*]Display a friendlier error when entering a non-unique content_type / field_name combination when setting up a new content type.
    [*]Ensure the previously added parse_less_color function works correctly even if the output is minified.
    [*]When editing user upgrades, ensure the cost_amount field works better with larger numbers.
    [*]Do not attempt to expire permanent reply bans.
    [*]When tweets are displayed using the BB code media site, use a more cross-platform friendly URL.
    [*]Fixes and improvements to the JS field-adder system.
    [*]Reduce number of queries when viewing a conversation.
    [*]"New threads" widget now links to the base "What's new" page rather than "New posts".
    [*]Massive refactoring of the Stripe payment provider to support their latest changes and fix certain issues that sometimes arose. Note: If you have any add-ons which extend the functionality of Stripe then you should first check with your add-on developer before updating to this version.
    [*]Add some code to workaround a bug in iOS/Safari which makes AJAX requests fall over when the form data includes an empty file input.
    [*]When canonicalizing a URL that contains a hash fragment, ensure any additional params are inserted in the correct position (before the hash).
    [*]When importing development output, do not attempt to input invalid files.
    [*]Fix some invalid template tag usage in some templates.
    [*]When attempting to move posts, display an error to the user if the move is not possible.
    [*]Handle PayPal IPNs from legacy payments when reversing the purchase properly.
    [*]Force a min-width on number inputs on narrower displays.
    [*]Allow JS to set secure cookies if applicable.
    [*]Enable more than two stats graphs to appear on the Admin index page, with a maximum of 2 per row.
    [*]Display a more clear error message when browsing with a browser that blocks cookies.
    [*]New Templater empty() function which mimics the native PHP empty() function.
    [*]Allow user alerts to depend on specific add-ons being installed/active.
    [*]Improve matching of Imgur gallery/album links and Imgur image hosting for sub-reddits.
    [*]Ensure thread prefixes are usable by the moderator when applying prefixes in inline moderation.
    [*]Save avatars at a slightly higher quality.
    [*]Move conversation editing code to a service.
    [*]Prevent development output being written when member stats are cached.
    [*]Display control to show content by hidden users in the watched threads list.
    [*]Improve error messages when validating phrase titles containing a phrase group portion.
    [*]Write out empty add-on data XML files if a data type contains no entries.
    [*]Ensure alerts are sent out for all posts, but only send thread watch alerts if the post is the latest post.
    [*]Remove links from certain moderator log entry text.
    [*]Improve compatibility with keyboard shortcuts when running multiple CodeMirror instances on a single page.
    [*]Ensure the "all" action is passed to the EmailStop system if there are no specific actions.
    [*]If "Run dedicated staff query" is selected for the members online widget, always run that query to ensure no staff members are missed off if they end up being filtered out due to low limits.
    [*]Remove forum "find_new" restriction from the New threads widget.

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SEO/Marketing

@DigitalGlobal says he would be willing to do some SEO/Marketing on DG Forum once we hit around 1000 posts, however, If SEO was to be done on the forum without any type of ROI or end game, then I do not know how effective any SEO will be; normally, when you do SEO, then you have some type of goal in mind, such as ranking an article that may cover some type of product or service, of course, the product or service is your target you would be aiming for in the case of increasing traffic so you can make a sale, in the case of DG Forum, there is no end game, nor will there be any ROI, however, maybe the overall purpose is to increase forum traffic, and if that is the case, then we certainly could use more activity on DG Forum.

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I have had a discussion with @DigitalGlobal concerning the custom theme, and he assured me that it would be awesome, and he said it would be a theme that any brand or professional forum or site should have; He said his theme planning is not complete, as he still find ideas in order to add them to the theme blueprints, keep in mind that DG is not a coder or designer, and he would have to hire or outsource a theme developer. I have some idea what the theme will look like, however, he has asked that I not share any details, damn, I just hate keeping secrets. :) The theme will be in a planning stage for as long as needed, and until we see some reasonable forum growth, and to be honest, that could easily be several months, and maybe into 2018, as growing any type of blog, forum, site, or other can take a substantial amount of work, and DG did mention that he would apply some SEO on Digital Global Forum once we around or close to 1000 posts, and maybe by then, maybe this forum will have something worth ranking, in other words, keep doing what we are doing.

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I have had a discussion with @DigitalGlobal, and he says the forum is ranking in the top 50 for 3 keywords. It does not matter what these keywords are as they are not really relevant to the forum, so DG will not focus on these keywords, and if you have ever wondered why it takes so long for a forum to rank, now you know, back in the day before google come out with all these quality guideline rules, it simply is not that easy to get any type of site to rank these days, however, it will rank, but it does take dedication, and it may take some time as the forum will need alot of content, asthe forum grows, then google will rank more and more keywords that maybe more relevant to the forum so that DG can do targeted SEO, and it maybe more difficult for DG to rank any worth-while keywords anytime soon, why? Because the "money-making" niche is very competitive, and past studies have shown that a site may take up to a year or even longer before much of anything happens, and this is assuming the entire site is up and going, and the only thing that is online right now appears to be DG Blog, and DG Forum, until then, keep posting high-quality content that others may find useful, and we should all focus more on money making topics.

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Forum updates:

XF Media Gallery 2.0.4

Here are some indicated changes:
  • Ensure hourly and daily clean up crons are running at the correct time.
    [*]Fix part of the Setup when upgrading from very old versions to version 2.
    [*]Fix an issue which meant that embed thumbnails were not rebuilt.
    [*]Make it clearer when adding media where you are adding media to.
    [*]Do not display option to send alert when performing certain actions on only your own media/albums/comments.
    [*]Display the correct album owner stats when viewing an album.
    [*]Add missing "move album" alert template.
    [*]Fix display of certain structured data for media items.
    [*]Fix some issues and implement some additional flexibility in the responsive settings of the media/album slider widget.
    [*]Add new "Add without approval" permission so users can have their media moderated on creation either globally, per user or per category.
    [*]Ensure the option to move media to an album is available, even if "Allow personal albums" is disabled.

XF Resource Manager 2.0.3

Here are some indicated changes:

  • Number of accessibility improvements.
    [*]Clicking "Watched" in the navigation under Resources now takes you to your "Watched resources".
    [*]When previewing resource update text, ensure mentions render as expected.
    [*]No longer force icon dimensions to be no more than two times the opposite dimension.
    [*]Improve error handling if errors are encountered while adding a resource icon when adding or editing a resource.

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SEO/Marketing update:

As promised, @DigitalGlobal is not looking into SEO/Marketing for DG Forum, however, I do not know how long he will be doing SEO, or to what extent, and we already know SEO is normally a long-term process, as there is no such thing as doing SEO one time, then you sit back and reap the benefits of SEO as it simply does not work that way. According to Moz, our forum has DA: 19 PA: 24 and TF: 25, and according to DG, the forum/site is getting approx 1000 visitors per month, and we have a number of forum members, however, most of them have not even made a single post, and DG has already banned a few months for spamming, however, their spam never went live since new members are required to make 100 posts before they are upgraded to the next level, and I wish we did not have to do this, but since spammers have no morals, then we have to do what we have to do in order to keep our forum clean of spam/trash posts which could cause the forum to lose any gained rankings due to low quality or trashy posts, and for our other members, then do what you do best.

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Referral Contest v2.0 has now been declared to be a stable release. If you wish to earn referral income, then your member profile link will be your affiliate link that you can use to promote on other websites, which you should be able to see on the DG Forum homepage; In order to earn referral fee, then any members that signup using your referral link must have 100 posts, then you will receive 5,000 DG Credits/coins which can be converted to cash.
 
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