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Posted by Jerry HAugust 03, 2012 - 09:36 pm
One other note. I installed the new raw version entirely into a new guestbook folder, (Renamed my guestbook temp) made sure permissions were set and tested it with no modifications other than setting the config file with site and email etc... Still would not send email or get past Ajax.

Posted by Jerry HAugust 03, 2012 - 09:32 pm
Hi Andrea. I have been using your free guestbook for well over a year now and for the most part it has been great and I really appreciate what you did with it. Just a couple days ago I purchased the enhanced version hoping it would help solve the couple problems I'm having, but unfortunately the results are the same.
First the email has never worked even tho I have the proper address in the config file.
Second the Ajax Verification has never worked for me and even with the new version it still doesn't.
I run the program on a seperate computer using XAMPP Control panel as my server using Windows 7. I have given the entire drive being used for my website and guestbook read and write permission. I verified all folders contained within also have the rights.

I have been overrun with spambots and at least with the enhanced version I can now view posts before posting, but this will, as you know stop people from seeing their post until i can get home and review them.

Everything thing else has worked great, even captchas and i really Love the guestbook. Even if we can't get it sorted I will still continue to use it as it is.
Here is my guestbook: http://eaglesnest.dyndns.biz/guestbook/guestbook.html

Any help would be much appreciated.

Posted by leroymcqyAugust 03, 2012 - 11:01 amleroymcqy@live.com
i am actually wondering what it would look like when we post a post

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Posted by sterredagJuly 30, 2012 - 10:31 am
Well I solved the problem, it was something with the code I needed to put in the template file, somehow it got missing, lol.

One question still. Is it possible to change the date format in the posts?

Posted by sterredagJuly 30, 2012 - 08:43 am
That explains what you ment by checking the JS. My problem is, I can't leave the guestbook.html file alone, because I work with a .php website that works with templates.

The guestbookpage must therefore be a .php file because it needs to include the websites template also and must fit in my DIV's.

It took a lot of work to transfer the correct coding from the guestbook.html to the correct .php file at my website.

I transfered the Head /Head code to the template file and the body code to the .php file, that worked fine. I don't know why it just doesn't work anymore, but then maybe I do need to start all over again to figure it out. It's just a shame that there is no instruction on how to implement the guestbook.html to a .php template / div's website. I did just test the clean guestbook.html at my webspace that seemed to work.

I just still wonder what could trigger the message of suspisious activity, what does this guestbook see as suspicious activity? Is there a file where I can read the conditions of the message suspicious activity?

Posted by AndreaJuly 30, 2012 - 08:07 am
Sterredag, a page called guestbook.html is provided with the download. This contains some JS that is needed for the guestbook to work properly. When implementig your own guestbook page, I generally recommend to start from guestbook.html, so that all the required JS is there and you don't have to copy paste. Instead, you leave the JS alone and edit the rest, to turn guestbook.html into your own page.
So now, I am not sure which problem you are having. To test if it is a JS problem, you can temporarily replace your guestbook page with the provided guestbook.html, as it is. If the provided page works well, then you can work on your own page and try to "fix" it. If everything works with the provided, default guestbook.html page, then there must be a problem in the code, possibly the JS, of your own customized page.
Is this helping somehow? Best - Admin

Posted by sterredagJuly 30, 2012 - 07:39 am
Hi, after receiving this answer: Double check your page JS, ... I asked how I would do that. I never ever touched any JS stuff on my website.
Unfortunatly I didn't get an answer to this question. Could someone please help me with this?
Note: JS can't be written in full, because when posting it still gives an error message

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Posted by AndreaJuly 15, 2012 - 09:58 am
John, I do not recommend the script for 10000 pages. I would say it is fine in the tenths or hundreds range, not thousands.

Posted by JohnJuly 15, 2012 - 08:40 am
Does this script need to be configured for every page? I have a 10000 page website. Will it maintain separate comments for each page?

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Posted by AndreaJuly 11, 2012 - 08:23 pm
Steve, if it happens again try to clean your browser's cache and repost. Glad you solved it anyway

Posted by SteveJuly 11, 2012 - 07:28 pmsteve@ussperry.com
Problem solved
This may be helpful if others receive the same problem

Form processing halted for suspicious activity

I executed the guestbook from one of my other network computers and added a record without a problem. Went back to my laptop and problem was corrected
Many Thanks

Posted by NicoJuly 11, 2012 - 05:15 pm

Posted by AndreaJuly 11, 2012 - 01:33 pm
Steve short answer is no. If you always get this error, then you have a problem in the page javascript. On some rare instances, it can result from particular configurations of internet explorer. The ajax validation mechanism relies on cookies being accepted, also. Hope this helps.

Posted by SteveJuly 11, 2012 - 01:25 pmsteve@ussperry.com
Thanks Andrea

Another question
Form processing halted for suspicious activity

Can this error occur as a result of making numerous entries from one location
Thanks again

Posted by AndreaJuly 11, 2012 - 11:05 am
Steve, you can indeed for example replace the posts file with one that you create, as long as the format is correct (including the post id field). Hope this answers your question.

Posted by SteveJuly 11, 2012 - 06:34 amsteve@ussperry.com
can I import a guest file if I follow the controls of the post.txt file such as post_id:1;name:Chet Kozlowski;email: etc

Posted by sterredagJuly 03, 2012 - 05:52 am
I found out the error message I get while posting here. It just seems when I write JS. full I can't post a message. Weird?

Posted by sterredagJuly 03, 2012 - 05:51 am
Hi Andrea,

I could try to make the page all over again, but that is a lot of work, because I needed to integrate it in my div, php, template website. Besides that, what, how, where do I need to check with my page JS???

Posted by sterredagJuly 03, 2012 - 05:49 am
that worked, so now the original message again in parts?:

Hi Andrea,

Well I did nothing to the guestbook after the last correction I made and it worked perfectly. So for me it is all of a sudden :)

Posted by sterredagJuly 03, 2012 - 05:49 am
Hi Andrea,

I was writing a message, but got this error:

The post appears to contain banned elements or your IP is invalid, please please go back and try again. So now I'm trying to post a simple message to check if it works.

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Posted by AndreaJuly 02, 2012 - 12:27 pm
Hi sterredag, rarely something happens "all of a sudden". Double check your page javascript, try replacing your present page with the original provided test page and see if this one works. Hope this helps.

Posted by sterredagJuly 02, 2012 - 11:33 am

Posted by AndreaJune 30, 2012 - 06:18 pm
Ren, this answer I gave a while ago to another user is relevant for you:

Depending on the memory allocated to PHP, there is a limit to the number of messages that can be handled by the script because the size of the database file grows in time, until it will reach the allowed memory limit set by your web host.

So you need to take some posts out from the messages database and maybe archive them in static form. If you look at the bottom of this page you will find the links to my posts archives, so you get the idea.

Here's my suggestion to create an archive file:

- backup your posts/posts.txt file, make a copy

- download the posts.txt file. In the file each line corresponds to a message. You should edit this file by using a source code text editor ONLY, for example Komodo edit is a great free one.

- Select from the posts file the lines corresponding to the messages you wish to archive, say the first 2000 lines for example.

- copy these lines to another text file, call it posts2.txt

- upload the posts2.txt file in the posts folder

- change the name of the old posts file to something else, say posts_full.txt

- change the name of posts2.txt to posts.txt

- go to admin/configuration, select the option to have max 10.000 posts per page. So that now all the posts will go in a single page

- save configuration.

- Go to the html guestbook page (that will now contain all the posts to be archived, in a single page) and save it as archive.html

- put the lines of the posts.txt file that you wish to keep in the guestbook (the ones you did not put in the posts2.txt file), in a new file, call it posts3.txt. Mind that THE LAST LINES OF YOUR POST FILE MIGHT NOW BE CORRUPTED because you reached the memory limit, so have a close look in particular to the LAST LINE and delete it if it does not look right

- Replace the posts3.txt file with the present posts.txt file in the server, upload and rename posts3.txt to posts.txt

- change permission of this file to 666

- upload the archive file and link it to your guestbook page

- you are done. To update the guestbook with the new, smaller posts database you need now to either make a post or save configuration.

Let me know. First thing, make a solid backup of your posts.txt file.

Also consider replacing the log.txt file with a new, empty one (backup the old one first), and then again ge sure to chmod to 666.

Posted by RenJune 30, 2012 - 04:21 pmpinkypussykat@yahoo.com
I couldn't locate the problem.. What is it?
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /home/gihtrust/public_html/Post/include/functions.php on line 253

Posted by tamyaJune 27, 2012 - 06:23 am
After the last question the guestbook worked. So I'm happy, but now all of the sudden I only get this:

*Form processing halted for suspicious activity*

I let someone else try who never tried before, he also got this message.

I tried using a valid emailadres (my own), made a complete sentence like: I'm testing if this guestbook workds. And filled in my name.

Don't know what goes wrong now. Could use some help.

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