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This forum has been moved to phpBB3

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:06

The new forum is located at: http://reciprocal.systems/phpBB3/

Please update any bookmarks you may have to point to the new forum. The existing forum has been ported to the new site and converted to phpBB3. Instructions to log in using your existing username are here:

  • Log in to the site using your username with your registration email as your password.
  • Click on your username (top right).
  • Pick "User Control Panel"
  • Select the "Profile" tab
  • Click on "Edit Account Settings"
  • Enter a new password, confirm password, and your email for the current password.
  • Click Submit.

If you do not remember your registration email, you can use the "I forgot my password" link to get a temporary password, which you will then have to use instead of your email password.

I am being strict with passwords, as spamming is getting ridiculous (the new forum wasn't even up 2 hours before a spammer showed up). New passwords must contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Any posts made to this forum (the Drupal forum) from this point on will not be ported. Please use the new forum.

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE USE THE NEW FORUM FOR ANY DISCUSSIONS. NOTHING HERE WILL BE SAVED.

Thanks!

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The New phpBB3 Forum is up and ready for use!

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 17:22

The new phpBB3 forum is now up and ready for use.

http://reciprocal.systems/phpBB3 (the "Forum" tab up top will take you there).

Please update any bookmarks, then log in to the new forum and reset your password:

  • Log in to the site using your username with your registration email as your password.
  • Click on your username (top right).
  • Pick "User Control Panel"
  • Select the "Profile" tab
  • Click on "Edit Account Settings"
  • Enter a new password, confirm password, and your email for the current password.
  • Click Submit.

If you do not remember your registration email, you can use the "I forgot my password" link to get a temporary password, which you will then have to use instead of your email password.

I am being strict with passwords, as spamming is getting ridiculous (the new forum wasn't even up 2 hours before a spammer showed up). New passwords must contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation.

Any posts made to this forum (the Drupal forum) from this point on will not be ported. Please use the new forum.

Thanks!

If you have any login problems, please reply here.

 

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Upgrade to phpBB3 status

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:45

I am making progress in the conversion. I have a test system up here: http://reciprocal.systems/phpBB3/ if you want to try it out. NOTE WELL: any changes made to the phpBB forum WILL BE LOST when I do the "real conversion." I was able to write a dynamic conversion system from this active site/forum, so we can continue to use this forum safely until I "throw the switch."

Some notes:

  • Users: able to copy basic user information except passwords, which are encypted differently in phpBB. If you want to log in and try out the phpBB forum at the above link, your phpBB password is your email.
  • Equations (done in LaTeX here) are not yet converted to images, as they are here. They remain in LaTeX form until I can find a bbcode plugin that will perform that conversion.
  • Images will still display, but they are not yet attached to the corresponding posts (they still link back to the rs2theory site).
  • Attachments are not attached to any posts.
  • phpBB does not seem to have support for HTML tables, so the tables appear as bbcode tags and are not formatted.

You can play around with the new phpBB3 site and let me know if you find any other problems. I am currently working on getting images and attachments ported over, but phpBB's attachment system is drastically different from Drupal's.

What I have noticed is that these popular programs have very poor database design to them--I don't think ANY database features are actually used, such as transactions or foreign keys for relational integrity. It also looks like the idea of "normalization" has been completely lost... when you make a post to phpBB, you have to finagle the usernames and subject lines in about a dozen places. Not much is actually linked back to the user_id. What is causing the conversion delays is that copying data is basically "pot luck," since there is little documentation on how to load the tables correctly. The trial and error approach is very time consuming, but I am working through it.

Couple other things that I would like to get input on:

  • A theme for the phpBB3 site (open to suggestions). There are lots of them on the phpBB site here: Board Styles.
  • A logo for the new name, Reciprocal System Research Society.

Reply here if you have any suggestions. Thanks.

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Categories: RS2 Research

Emergence theory

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 17:04

This group is doing some intresting work that seems to dovetail well with rs2:  http://www.quantumgravityresearch.org/emergence-theory-overview/

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LIGO

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 14:27

Now Science news says LIGO has found primordial black holes. RS theory says there is no such thing as a black hole. But since RS has no definition of time and space then I can see why a place like a black hole [where time and space don't exist] makes perfect sense!

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The Reciprocal System Research Society

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 16:59

ISUS, the International Society of Unified Science, has decided to change its name, mainly because ISUS sounds a bit too much like ISIS. I just completed the paperwork and we are now the Reciprocal System Reserach Society (RSRS or RS2).

I'll be doing some major site upgrades in the near future to address this, so I can make some changes.

Question: is this forum structure (Drupal 7 "advanced forum") adequeate, or should I switch over to something like phpBB3, which is software designed explicitly for forum use? Let me know your thoughts.

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