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Jeff Hawkins is a Web Guru, Tall Tale Tech Writer and Short Order Cook at Monster Highway Cafe! from Middletown, Va. (The Center of the Known Universe)
Question: Need help on "Error 503 Service Unavailable" error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 39 days ago
- 0 + This happens occasionally on one of my Pligg installs. Take a good look at your database. You might find a table marked 'in use'. You'll need to repair that table.

Baring that, It's possible you have a corrupt php file or two, you might want to recopy a few of the installation's files over again until you find the culprit. This could take sometime if the problem is intermittent.

You'll need to be careful copying over as your setup is in the configuration file 'settings.php' and the database config is in 'libs/dbconnect.php' don't over write those. A real good backup is essential before working on this.

Also, one of my servers winds up with a huge error file and crashes occasionally causing a 503 if I fall behind on clearing it.

Hope something here helps and let us know what you find.
Question: Need help on "Error 503 Service Unavailable" error
Answer: provided by jhawkin 38 days ago
- 0 + Could you elaborate on how the above helped you or what you did to fix the problem?

The only advice I seen on the link provided was to contact the hosting provider which you said you had already done. BTW: The error log wasn't available in your original post and your site still appears broken.
Question: Description
Answer: provided by jhawkin 48 days ago
- 0 + The 'languages' section is one way and the meta.tpl file is another. Here's a write up on the meta.tpl file if you want to go that route.
Question: Description
Answer: provided by jhawkin 47 days ago
- 0 + Right, when I read this I was thinking he wanted a meta-description for Search Engine purposes instead of changing the "What is Pligg" content.
Question: How to export user email list to excel or csv?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 60 days ago
- 0 + That script was written years ago for the older Pligg version which used 'God' as the top level admin. The newer Pligg versions use 'admin' as the top level.

You might try modifying the 'is level = God' test portion to see if it still works with the newer versions.... My guess is it should.

I don't have a 2.0.x version running here except for one production site that I don't experiment with so I'm not able to check this myself. Do let us know if you get it working and what you had to do as this probably should be an added admin feature.
Question: Only Post from Domain Whitelist
Answer: provided by jhawkin 64 days ago
- 1 + You'll need to reverse the logic within whatever file handles the blacklist. Then use either the blacklist as a whitelist or create a new 'whitelist' and reference that in your modified code.

Better yet, add a whitelist, find the code that works with the blacklist. Copy it into the code (again), reverse the logic and reference the new white list there instead.

Make it configurable somehow; either from admin or by adding to the code or 'Rem out' the code that's not needed. and you'll have something there.

Normally you won't use a whitelist and blacklist together as the one renders the other just a waste of resources.

No, I don't know which file to modify off the top of my head, No, I won't do it as I don't need it myself and I am way busy with my own stuff.

You might find someone to build this for you but I encourage you to 'dive right in' and at least try it yourself first.
Question: How to change the background color of a single button in the top navigation bar.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 86 days ago
- 1 + Easy way? Use the Site Inspector in Firefox/Firebug to take a look at the CSS. Then a little looking in the template files, a little editing and you should be done.

Else I'll need a URL so I can use the same tools here to look at your site and possibly help you.
Question: Suggestion box
Answer: provided by jhawkin 87 days ago
- 0 + What's wrong with a paper suggestion box?

Did you want anonymous suggestions? Are the users remote users? Is this going to be on a intranet? Or will this be accessible from the web itself?

Pligg can be customized to do this. If the suggestion requires drawings or added files you'll want to use the upload module.
Question: Community Members Increasing
Answer: provided by jhawkin 94 days ago
- 0 + You're probably getting spammed. Pligg is often targeted by spammers because it's supposed to be fairly liberal about allowing posting and links. And out of the box Pligg installs welcome most any registration.

Tighten up your registration process. Require email verification.

I hope you are not allowing anonymous posts.

Make good use of Pligg's antispam modules.

Learn to block domains within Pligg.

Fliter out words that shouldn't normally be posted anyway.

Consider tweaking htaccess to block certain problematic IP addresses.
Question: How to add analatics code on my sbm pligg website?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 115 days ago
- 0 + I put mine in the meta.tpl file. That's site wide for the Pligg side anyway. You can put the Quantcast tracking code there also if you use Quantcast!

Don't forget the opening and closing literal tags.