The Wakaba and Kareha support thread (1000)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-03-09 11:41 ID:l2svyCMe [Del]

This thread is for all your simple questions about installing and running Wakaba or Kareha, that just require quick answers. Please don't create any more new threads for issues like that, post them in here instead.

701 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-21 12:48 ID:Heaven [Del]


and how are stickies helping anything in any way?

702 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-21 13:17 ID:1SH4mL/d [Del]

It doesn't matter. Your opinion has no reflection on our decisions.

If you would like to read up on the arguments for and against sticky threads, then just screen through some of the threads on this board. You'll find people giving obvious reasons why sticky threads would be helpful and then you'll find other people responding with "That's stupid. You're stupid. Stickies are blasphemy and no one will use them in my presence!"

Oh, and don't forget the ever popular "If you have something so important that every user must see it, then add it to the rules.html (and then reupload the .html file and then rebuild thread caches after waiting a minute for the management panel to load because your board has 20 pages of huge threads.)"

To which someone would reply "But what if I don't want to make my post form look bogged down and retarded? Perhaps there is a lot of information I need to pass on to the users and simply making a thread (that can be collapsed forever if you wish) would be the easiest route."

I will say this: It is a matter of opinion, and it just so happens that we believe sticky threads are helpful. The best part about a feature is you don't have to use it but you can if you want to.

703 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-21 19:02 ID:Heaven [Del]

The disadvantage of this form of forum is that I know more about this than you do, and making that post more than one paragraph is useless information.

It sounds like an opportunity for another field that only shows on front pages. Also, your SQL server is really slow.

704 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-21 19:39 ID:Heaven [Del]

I spread it all out real neat like just for you.

I even left cute little "in short" messages like this:

>>I will say this: It is a matter of opinion, and it just so happens that we believe sticky threads are helpful. The best part about a feature is you don't have to use it but you can if you want to.

p.s. gj on knowing more than me about anonymous imageboards.. i guess. did you get a PHD on japanese subculture or something?

705 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-24 12:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

It was awarded by the university of kamiyama mangetu-chan.

706 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-24 14:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

go back to china.

707 Name: WanderingOtaku : 2007-03-24 14:20 ID:mrwM6Wqv [Del]

Im installing a wakaba board, and its going just fine. the only problem is the verification code section doesnt go away.
I have set use constant ENABLE_CAPTCHA => 0; but its still there. I deleted my browser cache, still there. any suggestions on how to get rid of the verification section beyond this?

708 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-24 14:48 ID:Heaven [Del]

did you rebuild caches after making the change? go into your moderation panel and click the "rebuild cache" link.

709 Name: WanderingOtaku : 2007-03-24 15:07 ID:mrwM6Wqv [Del]

Alright, im a dork, I uploaded the file again before doing the captcha change and forgot to set its CHMOD to 755.

710 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-24 16:01 ID:Heaven [Del]

ah, it happens. don't worry about it.

711 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-27 20:05 ID:p7QXc+S6 [Del]

this is probably a really, really stupid question, and I'm sorry if it's been asked and answered multiple times, but I'm growing frustrated. I'm using PHPMyAdmin, and I've created the database, and every time I try to upload the config.php file, it says that I'm not using proper syntax, but I've tried editing it every way I know how. Does anyone have an idea as to what's going on?

712 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-28 06:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

> every time I try to upload the config.php file, it says that I'm not using proper syntax,

what is "it"?

713 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-03-28 06:45 ID:Heaven [Del]

Also, there is no "config.php" file.

714 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-28 11:53 ID:Heaven [Del]

is he talking about setting up phpmyadmin? lol

715 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-28 20:27 ID:ck4bBkv7 [Del]

Hey, I've installed wakaba but I'm having trouble getting it running. It first refused to run at all and output the file as ascii text. Changing the extension to .cgi fixed that. Now all the pages load, but it seems like it doesn't want to write to the database. It is connecting fine and is able to create new tables as after running it for the first time (through sh, mind you) it created the wakaba_admin, wakaba_comments and wakaba_proxy tables. No posts can be made, however, as no rows are ever inserted into the db. The SQL interface in the management panel can successfully exec commands on the db, however. I'm stumped...

716 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-03-29 03:38 ID:Heaven [Del]


You're not supposed to run it through sh, that creates broken HTML. Manually go to the admin page and rebuild caches.

717 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-29 13:45 ID:ck4bBkv7 [Del]

Already done that, several times. It rebuilds fine, but still can never enter new posts into the database.

718 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-03-29 15:07 ID:Heaven [Del]


Are you entirely sure you're doing that the right way? Because it's showing every sign of not being done.

Note that on the front page, the "Manage" link goes to "", but if you go to the right location by hand, it is "" as it should be. This means that the script couldn't find its SCRIPT_NAME variable when it built the pages, but that it can find it when you access it through the web.

719 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-29 22:13 ID:LyaBXHcA [Del]

Hi there, i tried to install Wakaba 3.0.7 on FreeBSD with Apache 1.3.x

I don't get an error 500, Perl execute and all but it seems unable to connect to mysql o_O (says fetch error)

If i go with SQLite, then i get a 500 error + this log from apache:

[Fri Mar 30 00:59:00 2007] Constant subroutine main::CONVERT_COMMAND redefined at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/ line 103.
/libexec/ /usr/local/lib/ Undefined symbol "pthread_create"
[Fri Mar 30 00:59:00 2007] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers: /home/www/xchan/

Any ideas?

720 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-29 23:24 ID:Heaven [Del]


721 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-29 23:37 ID:ck4bBkv7 [Del]

Thanks, I wiped the caches, tooled the .htaccess (used cgi-script instead of cgi-handler, now .pl works, this on apache 2.0.54) and re-ran through a browser. Works now, thanks.

722 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 00:26 ID:LyaBXHcA [Del]


Yes. The server is on another (working) internal host.
The client is also installed.

723 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 02:33 ID:ck4bBkv7 [Del]

me again. it is working, but the file size limit seems to be wrong. It won't allow any file, of any type, that is over 1 mb.

I've tried setting MAX_MEGABYTES as high as 100, but it didn't change anything

724 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-03-30 04:50 ID:Heaven [Del]


Your install of sqlite seems to be broken.


Probably a limitation imposed by the webserver.

725 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 10:16 ID:ck4bBkv7 [Del]

I'll check, but I'm pretty certain it's not. Especially since the error returned is a wakaba page, not an apache error.

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727 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 12:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

MAX_MEGABYTES sets the maximum space that the board will take up in TOTAL space. You want to edit MAX_KB to change the maximum allowed size for files.

728 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 12:33 ID:9ozHT6B/ [Del]

You are right, dunno why just recompiled without thread support and now works like a charm o_O Still dunno why it won't work with mysql but whatever, as long as posts are working i don't mind.


729 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-03-30 12:54 ID:Heaven [Del]


Oh, yes, you are right. I was not paying attention.

730 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 13:18 ID:9ozHT6B/ [Del]

Ok so, (im 728, 719)

SQLite work perfectly. I reinstalled the perl mysql module just to make sure but the same error still trigger:

[Fri Mar 30 16:15:46 2007] DBD::mysql::st fetchrow_hashref failed: fetch() without execute() at line 1835, <FILE> line 3.

Wakaba fails to make the tables in the database. The installed mysql client is version 5 connecting to a v4.1 server (and this is working with a php script).

Any idea?

731 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 13:22 ID:9ozHT6B/ [Del]

Ah im a moron X_X didnt install the right perl module.

sorry to have taken your time.

732 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-30 23:53 ID:ck4bBkv7 [Del]

ah, thanks

733 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-31 12:43 ID:Heaven [Del]

no problem

734 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-05 16:33 ID:RgmHQ8d/ [Del]

Was a solution for this ever found? Because not even deleting the cookie is working for me.

735 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-04-05 19:41 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]


There's really no way to solve an unreproducible problem, so no. For you, though, it sounds like you might be stuck behind a buggy transparent proxy.

736 Name: fulano : 2007-04-06 16:22 ID:uDCueJE/ [Del]

hi, i'm trying install kareha, and i get this error:

[Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] Too many arguments for open at line 500, near "$cachefile) # get modified date and cache contents [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] " [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] [Fri Apr 6 19:18:52 2007] BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 3. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at kareha.cgi line 14.

any idea?

737 Name: nocturnal : 2007-04-07 11:27 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

I'm trying to use FORCED_ANON => 0 on my wakaba but the changes don't seem to go through. Is this setting supposed to remove the name field and set all future posts to Anonymous or not show the name field at all? That is exactly what i want to do but so far it's not working well.

738 Name: nocturnal : 2007-04-07 12:08 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

Nevermind, it works now, i had it on 0 for some reason.

739 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-04-07 14:22 ID:9eHf3znQ [Del]


That error seems messed up and unreadable. Also, it's very confusing. Are you using some ancient version of Perl or something? Or did the files get messed up?

740 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-07 15:44 ID:7z4GmALb [Del]

There's a minor problem with Wakaba's strikeout code in do_spans(). Malicious poster can create constructs like <!--0-<del>->, which may block others from viewing the board.

Patch (probably kinda ugly, but...):

741 Name: nocturnal : 2007-04-08 04:43 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

I've always said there should be a function to rebuild all the html files wakaba has output, the threads. Is that what rebuild cache does? I'm afraid to try it on my live board.

742 Name: nocturnal : 2007-04-08 05:48 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

I'm using kareha now which i find is really nice but i've made some modifications to make it fit into the design of my webpage and pretty much all of this fails because kareha calls directly when showing threads. If it were to just call res/thread-id.shtml as the file is called all would be well for me. How can i make it do this?

743 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-04-08 06:14 ID:ohLE6v34 [Del]




Just edit the template to change the links. mode_image does this already, for instance.

744 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-08 14:25 ID:uDCueJE/ [Del]


I'm running it on a university server that has silly restrictions that say that the the scripts have to be .cgi, they have to be not writable by anyone by the owner, and cannot set uid or gid.

I had to change to kareha.cgi, and I did change the name in the source files. I tried the same thing again with a fresh install, and I got the same error.
And it's running perl 5.8.7 on linux.


745 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-09 07:02 ID:Heaven [Del]

I had to change to kareha.cgi, and I did change the name in the source files.
which files? the only one i see '' in is
if you changed anything anywhere else, that's probably what caused the problem.

746 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-09 23:45 ID:Tf3m0vtC [Del]

I'm sorry if I didn't lurked enough, though I tried. But I'm almost complete noob and I need some help installing Kareha.

  1. I must extract Kareha archive in every folder that will be on BBS, don't I? (i.e. each folder (/music/, /text/, etc) must have its own set of files including and others)
  2. What configuration changes I should make to Apache in order to run scripts from those folders not from /cgi/ or /cgi-bin/ folders? Where those changes should be implemented? How do I make Apache to run those scripts? (Perl is installed and working)
  3. How do I disable HTML formatting? Or even set "WakabaMark" only?

747 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-04-10 04:57 ID:Heaven [Del]


  1. That is the simplest setup. If you have lots of boards, you can do tricks with softlinks to make it easier to maintain, but that's not necessary. Also, you're probably better off not making a lot of boards anyway. (This is something most people miss.)
  3. There's a list of formatting modes somewhere in the config, I forget where exactly.

748 Name: nocturnal : 2007-04-10 05:05 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

I gave up on trying to make kareha ssi and just run it as is. I've translated the template file to swedish though if anyone cares i have a link to it here.

Swedish characters are corrupted somewhere in when building cache. I'll try and find out where but it would be great if someone with more knowledge of the script could fix it. Example below.

749 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-10 05:41 ID:Heaven [Del]

> Swedish characters are corrupted somewhere in when building cache. I'll try and find out where but it would be great if someone with more knowledge of the script could fix it. Example below.

your is sending utf-8 pages as iso-8859-1 instead of utf-8. setting the encoding to utf-8 causes the page you linked to to display correctly. i'm guessing you changed CHARSET in to iso-8859-1 instead of utf-8. if you did, all you need to do to fix the problem is just change it back (or just comment out that line, as utf-8 is the default).

750 Name: nocturnal : 2007-04-10 06:10 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

Thank you! That sure helped, i changed the charset because i was afraid swedish characters would not be displayed properly if i had utf-8 but i guess i was wrong.

751 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-10 19:52 ID:Heaven [Del]

A spam bot was able to create anchor tags linking to the usual random pill sites in a post on one of our boards. How is this possible? It only scares me because if spammers can do it then what's stopping malicious people from.. being malicious?

752 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-11 02:29 ID:Tf3m0vtC [Del]

Thank you!

753 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-11 02:43 ID:Heaven [Del]

if you select html formatting it only allows certain tags.

754 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-11 13:03 ID:Heaven [Del]

for wakaba?

755 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-11 13:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

also, how do i ban an IP range in wakaba?

756 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-11 18:38 ID:Heaven [Del]

i'm pretty sure you can't do html formatting on wakaba boards.


757 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-11 22:14 ID:Heaven [Del]

i said in >>751 that a spam bot was able to create an <a href=""><a> link on the board.

758 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-04-12 05:01 ID:l2svyCMe [Del]


Or use the mask field when banning on the management panel. You need to understand how netmasks work, though.


But was it Wakaba or Kareha?

759 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-12 07:09 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>758 Wakakakakakakaba~

I deleted the post before realizing that perhaps I should check the mysql and see what was in the comment section. I'm at a loss for how they did it.

760 Name: mad93 : 2007-04-13 12:12 ID:qnQU6FgR [Del]

I have installed the new version of wakaba and almost everything is running well, except the wakaba board that uses oekaki, that gives me plenty of errors.

First one is that seems not to recive the comment field, if i only writte the comment field it says that i must writte something...

Another error i get is that if i reply one image inserted with oekaki, of course, as it doesn-t takes the comments i must insert a image, when i use a nickname i get the spam error, if i post it without nickname i post correctly the image.


I have done this to try to prevent the spam filter, i have also tried to leave spam.txt empty, but without success in any case.

Can you give-me some tips to solve this?


761 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-04-13 13:51 ID:Heaven [Del]


Maybe is not updated for the spam trap? You could try copying the right names over from It's been a long time since I did anything with oekaki.

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763 Name: Satan Jr : 2007-04-14 01:47 ID:UutW/2b2 [Del]

Well guys, I'm here to ask a question that quite a few of my friends aretoo timid to ask:

I need a clear rundown with installation. A REAL clear walkthrough. Existing instructions are made by coders for coders, I feel like an Italian kid trying to read Portugeese.

I am not a coder by any stretch of the imagination. I can screw around in HTLM in the most basic fashion. That's about it.
I download the files and I have no idea where to place them. I have this folder full of... stuff. Do I simply upload the folder via FTP and viola, instant wakaba page?

I have a Mac running OSX 10.8 and the '.pl' files do not open in browsers like the instructions say. I can open them in a txt reader and dick with it there.. but then what?.

Oh, I've already been to the Wakaba 'quick start' page.
I get instructions like "Start a database", "install thumbnailer" and "config Wakaba". I click to get details only to be told that 'text does not exist yet'. Not much help at all.

The server side of things is all clear, I know this because a friend of mine is letting me bum space from his domain and he already has a wakaba page... (which he forgot how to install also.)

There are a multitude of others that share my frustration.
This is my plea for getting the secret to getting this thing to work! Help me and I will erect a statue bearing your likeness.

Many Thanks!!!!!!

764 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-14 02:47 ID:Heaven [Del]

create a mysql database

upload the files and required directories (/src, /res, /thumb, /css, and /include)

CHMOD 755 and

edit to reflect your mysql information and preferred board settings.

goto and hope you didn't mess anything up

and that's about it.

765 Name: mad93 : 2007-04-14 06:30 ID:qnQU6FgR [Del]


Thanks for the info ;)

I'm afraid that i don't have the enought time to do this, so i'll disable it, thanks again.

766 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-18 10:22 ID:zTb+kJw+ [Del]

I'm absolutely confused. I cannot install kareha.

Exactly what do I have to do? It'd be really, really nice if someone were to write a simple, step-by-step guide to installing it for those of us who are terribly confused by all of this.

For one, do you have to download MySQL, because I have MySQL databases provided by my webhost?

I don't understand any of what you all are saying, and I guess I should look into it more, but man...

And this is for kareha, not wakaba.

768 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-24 07:11 ID:v2etozWu [Del]

I'm having a weird problem with oekaki.. it seem that it save all drawing using the user ip.. so when the user want to draw another pic, it say can't save file because the filename already exist..

Maybe I misconfigured something?

769 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-24 07:46 ID:v2etozWu [Del]


nevermind, i found the solution.. let wakaba rename the png file..

770 Name: Mike (moved from other thread) : 2007-05-01 18:47 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

How can I add an area in Wakaba which lists thread subjects, like Fchan has? Something similar to what's happening in div id="threadbox" on this board? Thanks in advance

771 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-05-01 18:47 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

You implement it yourself, I guess. There is no such feature in the base version.

772 Name: Mike : 2007-05-02 11:58 ID:u2yUXh0a [Del]

...Yeah, I realize that, but could you give me any guidelines like what files, functions, whatever would I be working with within this script? I don't expect anyone to write out a bunch of code for me, I'm just not familiar with the inner-workings of this script, so I would like to know what I would be focusing on. Thanks.

773 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-02 13:37 ID:Heaven [Del]

Don't alter things if you're not able to read the "code." If you do, remember to keep backups of your original file.

I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but maybe you should learn up on some perl and then start tinkering with the imageboard.

If you wanted to add something like you're asking for you would only need to add a section to Basically the thread list on fchan is a stripped down clone of the threads themselves. All you need to do is copy the thread list code and strip out everything except the thread subjects then add it below the post form.

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778 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-07 01:01 ID:And//cGu [Del]

I have a problem with wakaba and I hope you can help me.

When I make a post I get this:

Method Not Allowed

The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /wakaba/wakaba.html.

Ok, so I read somewhere that if a web host does not support POST then it is pretty stupid. I looked it up and my web host does support POST. The support forum also told me that you can't send POST-data to an HTML-file.

I really don't get it. Isn't the wakaba.html supposed to redirect me to some data-processing perl-file and then send me back to the html-file?

Anyway, thanks for your help!

779 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-05-07 04:05 ID:Heaven [Del]

Is the POST content somehow getting redirected to the html file when the script forwards? That's kind of strange.

Does anything get posted? Does setting ALTERNATIVE_REDIRECT to 1 in the config help?

780 Name: noc : 2007-05-07 12:06 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

How can i make wakaba show the original filename in the thread layout?

781 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-05-07 12:41 ID:Heaven [Del]

You can't, unless you implement that feature yourself.

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783 Name: noc : 2007-05-09 05:48 ID:4EJSzGb9 [Del]

I see, thanks.

So how can i allow people to upload duplicates of pictures in different threads? I couldn't find it in the config file so maybe that has to be implemented to.

I just mean that when you don't have a fast moving board sometimes someone wants to post the same pic that has already been posted in another thread, he can't. I would like to have that protection for threads only, not whole boards.

784 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-05-09 08:08 ID:Heaven [Del]

Same deal.

785 Name: Tiran : 2007-05-10 09:31 ID:u0hzNghc [Del]

Whenever I try to post anything from the manager post section, I get this error:

"Anti-spam filters triggered.

If you are not a spammer, you are probably accidentially trying to use an URL that is listed in the spam file. Try editing your post to remove it. Sorry for any inconvenience."

It doesn't happen when posting normaly.

786 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-10 14:10 ID:znyViU5r [Del]

search the threads here more, i believe that particular problem relates to the names of the fields for the moderator post panel being out dated.

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788 Name: Tiran : 2007-05-10 14:33 ID:u0hzNghc [Del]

Perhaps it's just me being clueless, but I can't find any mention of this problem.

789 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-10 15:06 ID:znyViU5r [Del]


It doesn't explain how to fix the problem in detail but if you know your way around it shouldn't be too hard to fix.

790 Name: Tiran : 2007-05-10 18:44 ID:u0hzNghc [Del]

Typical, I spent ages checking every other thread on the board and diddnt look through this one well enough.
I have no idea of my way around there, but I can hack at it for a while and find my way around, at least I know what file now. Thank you. =-)

791 Name: MrAnnonymous!1YteVPLIbo : 2007-05-15 13:23 ID:Be0vbBQt [Del]

Waha, I know you're not so keen on stickies, but over at 420chan our users keep demanding it, I'm not asking you to implement it into wakaba but if you could point me in the right direction of how to implement it myself that would be great. Link is where I can be reached if you have any time you could spare.

Awesome software man, we've been running it for years with no real problems.

792 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-16 13:20 ID:2ZU2F983 [Del]

How about he justs posts the info here? All of us keep demanding it on this board, too :D

793 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-16 14:04 ID:Heaven [Del]

It's not that hard. Perhaps it's time to get moderators/admin that aren't 15/16 years old.

794 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-16 21:09 ID:Heaven [Del]

if you want that type of board, why not just use phpbb?

795 Name: Nestor : 2007-05-24 17:26 ID:JaZlvV5R [Del]

I added an oekaki to my board, and it seems to work well, except that the captchas you get after you draw are outdated, you either have to remember the captcha in the post before you enter the applet or open another window with the thread so you get a fresh captcha.

I've removed captchas from the board altogether for the time being but I'd rather keep them if I can fix this glitch. Anyone have similar problems?

796 Name: Nakamura (moved from other thread) : 2007-05-27 15:40 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

I'm an administrator of a fairly large new *chan ( and our /b/ and /i/ boards use Wakaba 3.0.7. We have a lot of bugs regarding admin features, mainly due to the fact that the owner (f0rt) isn't fixing it.

The manager post form is the most important feature for me, yet the most broken. First, the manager post form always triggered the anti-spam filters. I found a thread on here that fixed that and f0rt fixed it for me. I'm able to post with it now. However, there remain two major problems:

  1. The board is forced anonymous, and although there is a Name and Subject field in the Manager Post form, my name/tripcode is displayed as "Anonymous" when I type in Nakamura#[my tripcode]. Am I typing in the name wrong?
  2. Whenever I try to add HTML to the post, it fucks up the board completely, and whoever tries to access /b/ gets a message saying PARSING ERROR and points to a tag saying </blockquote>, which I never even added. Then I have to delete the post for /b/ to work again.

Another major problem is the banning system. Whenever I ban someone, I have no control over how long I want the ban to be, and so whenever I ban someone, their IP is unbanned automatically in three hours because that is, apparently, the default ban length.

How do I fix these three problems? They're very important.

797 Name: Anonymous (moved from other thread) : 2007-05-27 15:42 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

Forced anonymous can be turned on/off via editing the If you do not have ftp access to the imageboard directory then you will need to get f0rt to do it.

With regards to the html... I don't really know. What you can do is set:

use constant USE_XHTML => 0;

and to uncomment the following lines in the .htaccess file like so:

#<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
#RewriteEngine On
#RewriteCond %{HTTP_ACCEPT} application/xhtml\+xml
#RewriteRule \.html$ - [T=application/xhtml+xml;charset=utf-8]

That should get rid of the parsing error because it forces the board to display its contents whether or not it is 100% compliant XML.

By the way, there's no such thing as a fairly large and new *chan. You've got to survive longer than a couple years, fight off constant child pornography floods, deal with endless /b/ trolls, and the occasional legal dispute before you can sit down and tell yourself anyone cares about your dime a dozen imageboard. No offense.. that's just the reality of it. There's new (unneeded) public futaba style imageboards opening every other day.

Sometimes I think our communities would fair better if we worked together.

798 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-05-27 15:47 ID:VqDGzUzh [Del]

First, please read the big bold text at the top of the board and don't start new threads that I have to clean up. There is a point why there are single threads for these things, which is to make it easier for people to find information, like you already did.

Second, HTML input in the manager for is dumped straight into the page, and by default it is sent as xhtml, meaning it has to be well-formed XML. >>797 tells you how to turn of the usage of XHTML, though, after which you can use good old tag soup.

Also, forced anonymous applies to everyone, even admins.

Finally, there is no automatic timeout for bans. They stay until you remove them. They most definitely do not disappear after three hours, I have no idea why you think they would.

799 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-27 19:01 ID:Heaven [Del]

why does have &gt;&gt; in it?

800 Name: Anonymous : 2007-05-27 19:02 ID:Heaven [Del]

also, i had to use OMG HAX to put &gt;&gt in that post.
also, 800GET~

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