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List of chans using LynxChan

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Locked Pinned Bumplocked
NEVER EVER
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how does one add themes? i went into the static/css folder of my frontend and added some themes but none showed up in the theme selector on the site
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Hi,
thx for lynxchan, stuff looks awesome.

Where do I start ? I have to make a chan board in my own language.

Do I need Linux or can I do it on Windows ?
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Add-ons: ELI5
how do?

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wew
>Lynxchan only being used on a bunch of ghost town chans.
>Next not even used on a site that's up.

Both you and Josh failed lmao, go join Parley in dead corner.
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[code]
<html>
<h1><span style="background-color: #00ccff;">GREETINGS</span></h1>

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Hello
Why is that? Lyxconfig says max uploadable files are 50MB.

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LynxChan just completed it's third year and I must say, this project's past year was pretty good. More and more sites running it, including 2 more that migrated and have a considerable amount of traffic. 1.9 and 2.0 fixed it's oldest woes, eliminating slow build times entirely and making the cache much more robust.

Moving forward, I have realized that user-owned boards just didn't caught on. To this day, endchan is still the only LynxChan with relevant traffic that allows it. While I don't think it's worth doing a 180 on how settings and features work to change the focus of the engine, I am going to focus on improving features that benefit sites without user-owned boards. For this, I really encourage chan owners to bring me suggestions of areas that can use improvement for these sites.

I'd like to take this time to thank everyone who contributed this past year. Megamilk, for giving 1.8 and later versions a proper real-world testing. Odilitime for taking his time to test 2.0, which revealed a serious bug. And fapchan for giving a proper migration to be performed, it really helped to pave the way for future migrations.

I'd also like to remember past contributors such as lleaff for giving valuable insight on the very early stages of development, dunecoon for his work with front-ends and doke for designing the face of the project.

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LynxChan Installation Tutorial
This is for debian.

Pre-install: Make sure you've created a user account with sudo rights, and use it for the rest of the tutorial. Do not run lynxchan on the root account.

1. Install nodejs

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential

2. Install Mongodb
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv EA312927
echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian wheezy/mongodb-org/3.2 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.2.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org

3. Install imagemagick
sudo apt-get install imagemagick

4. Install ffmpeg
sudo echo deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free \
>>/etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

5. Clone lynxchan into your home folder
cd
sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/LynxChan.git

6. set up lynxchan
cd LynxChan/aux
./setup.sh
Continue through it, I recommend installing the default front-end at first.

7. run the root setup so 'lynxchan' becomes a command
sudo ./root-setup.sh

8. run lynxchan for the first time

lynxchan

ctrl c to close it

Part 2: Setting up a different front-end
You can either edit the current fe or get another one. Check out the list here.

1. Find the fe that you want
cd
cd LynxChan/src
git clone 'the one you want'

2. Create the root account
lynxchan -ca -l login -p pass -gr 0
where login and pass are the login and password of your choice

3. run lynxchan
lynxchan

4. Head into your account. The default port is 8080
so localhost:8080 or ipaddress:8080 in your web browser
localhost:8080/login.html

login with your newly created root account

5. head into localhost:8080/globalSettings.html
change a bunch of settings, but mostly change the fe to the folder of the desired fe.
example, if you cloned freechMinimalism, change the 'fe' part to 'freechMinimalism'

6. Save, the stop the engine and rebuild
lynxchan -r

Running lynxchan through nginx reverse web proxy

1. install nginx
sudo apt-get install nginx

2. remove apache2/stop apache2
to remove:
sudo service apache2 stop
sudo apt-get remove apache2
sudo apt-get autoremove

to stop:
sudo service apache2 stop

3. change the conf files for nginx
cd /etc/nginx/sites-a*
nano domain.org

paste this
<code>
server {
listen 80;
server_name localhost;

location / {
proxy_pass http://localhost:8080;
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
}
}
</code>

link it

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/domain.org /etc/nginx/sites-available/domain.org

delet the old config
cd /etc/nginx/sites-e*
rm -Rf default

start lynxchan as a service, then start nginx
sudo service nginx start
sudo service lynxchan start

access it from your web browser

--------------------------------------------------

Tell me if you want a https://letsencrypt.org/getting-started/ tutorial for nginx, it's simple though just google it

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Please explain how is engine better than Meguca.

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What is known about this claimed exploit?

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Markdown in /<board>/catalog.json API
Is there any reason that the catalog API json doesn't have the comment in markdown? The API has markdown in the thread views, but not catalog.

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Hey guys, just had a question regarding installation of a 3rd party front end with Lynxchan, upon downloading a front end like 8tailedLynx (https://gitgud.io/obongo/8TailedLynx) and booting up lynxchan I get several broken pages that look like plaintext.

I was told on the irc to run command [code]lynxchan -rfe -r -nd[/code] to rebuild the pages.

When running that command I get the following error:
[code]m@xchantest:~$ lynxchan -rfe -r -nd
Were found issues with templates.
Enable verbose mode to output them.
Full deletion progress: 7%
events.js:160
throw er; // Unhandled 'error' event
^

Error: connect ECONNREFUSED /tmp/unix.socket
at Object.exports._errnoException (util.js:1020:11)
at exports._exceptionWithHostPort (util.js:1043:20)
at PipeConnectWrap.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:1090:14)
[/code]
[code]

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Was the RAM cache a mistake?
Can someone explain me the rationale behind the RAM cache? Intuitively, it feels wrong to (re)implement caching of GridFS files because GridFS/MongoDB already performs some sort of caching in the background. The main benefit seems to be the non-preemptive caching strategy (JIT), which is a big win, but could have been easily achieved without an additional cache layer.
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Issues with Penumbra Lynx
Not totally sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but apparently i'm too retarded to edit a front end

How do I edit the homepage of imageboard, like the title element and footnotes and stuff? Modifying the index.html in the templates doesn't work.

I'm also confused about the overboard, as on other places like mewch it shows recently posted threads on the index, but for me it doesn't work
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When I try to upload custom JS, my browser sends the file with the wrong mime type (application/x-javascript), and it gets rejected by the server. Is this check really needed?

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Deleted posts
Is there anyway to look at posts that have been deleted from Admin view?

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THE SOLUTION TO THE SPAMMING QUESTION
Idea: Registration system. You may think it sounds basic, but it offers a heck of lot of ways to deal with spamming.

For one, it means one can't just pop open a script to flood your site anymore. It adds another layer of authenticity. They need to create a script which can get them multiple e-mail accounts - we can also ratelimit those registrations. More details below.

Generally, the registration system should not exist for the purpose of identifiability on the boards. A tripcode already fulfills this purpose. Although, using a LynxChan extension, we could easily add support for certain flair similar to 4chan.org's since4pass feature, but that is for another thread. The registration system should serve as an anti-spam mechanism.

The registration system should work like this:
-On the frontend, a notice for users that they require an account is displayed if the registration system is turned on. They are forwarded to login.html and told to register or login. They register, verify their email, and then they login.

Now here is where we get into even more security:
-The administrator should be able to restrict what e-mails can be used for registration. We could limit them to cock.li, gmail.com, yahoo.com, protonmail,ch, and protonmail.com. If any of these domains become troublesome, they can be omitted.
-The registration should be restricted by the StopForumSpam database, just as with MyBB.
-Registrations should be able to be ratelimited. If the maximum daily registrations have been exceeded, tell the user. Staff should be able to make these user accounts as they already can do via the Global Management panel.
-Not really required: One can also turn on a mode where all registrations need to be approved by an administrator or moderator. Also known as the "vBulletin hell"

Let me know your thoughts and if this is something that sounds appealing to (You)
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Possible New features
IPFS caching ability
1. auto-uploading all files coming into blazechan, to IPFS
2. create IPFS hash search bar for finding files in an IPFS-sharing board
3. A "delete option" for removing file and IPFS hash caused by DMCA takedowns and CP

IRC/XMPP/matrix server support (one channel per board)
Possible expansions: sub-channels in a board
Please do not use Slack (Discord 8.8/10, not perfect)

ReactJS to make things look sleek and mobile-ready (android apps)
Alternative: Angular (bloated and slow), Vue (less support)
Possible CSS: Bootstrap (Twitter) vs Foundation (less compatibility)
Is licensing an issue?

Something like http://boards.4chan.org/g/catalog#s=tpg
But instead https://lynxhub.com/tech/tpg
Something like https://nerv.8ch.net/tech/cyber/g/sudo/prog/sci/
But instead http://lynxhub.com/tech+g+prog

Misc. Features for individual boards
Automatic banning in certain conditions (for puzzles) https://8ch.net/secretrule/index.html
Ebook, torrent and other file sharing (for /pol/ and /tech/)
https://8ch.net/zundel/index.html
https://8ch.net/pdfs/index.html
In-post commands for games like parliament simulator
https://8ch.net/sen/index.html
GET checker display board (for /sp/)
https://8ch.net/4get/index.html and https://8ch.net/getball/index.html
Dice rolling, deck of cards and others for board games (/tg/)
https://wiki.roll20.net/Dice_Reference

IQDB and SauceNAO support (for image searching)
https://www.iqdb.org/ and http://iqdb.harry.lu/
https://saucenao.com/

Mastadon server support (Pixiv style)
https://github.com/pixiv/mastodon/

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Permasage/bumplock support when?
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May I suggest implementing a feature? I would like to see how long ago a post was made when hovering the cursor over the date the post. This can be done on infinity and is a feature i enjoy.

I wasn't sure where to post suggestions so I'll just leave this here. Lynx is great; thanks.

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LynxChan 1.9 is about to enter beta and introduces a very important feature: JIT caching.

JIT caching is caching pages once they are requested, instead of caching when their content is changed.

This feature should allow for not only a significant reduced CPU usage but also for a more responsive experience for users.

Other from that, this version will also add a few features:
File search on media management
Maintenance images
Ability to restart the unix socket from a GUI
Subject editing
Board locking
Better global board moderation
SSL can be made mandatory
Mass bans directly from ips
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No, the software known as "LynxChan" does not work.


It is objectively bad not because it was made by a Brazilian, but because it was written in Node.js


I have been the Administrator and Owner of "32Chan" for a year now, and I have only used "LynxChan" as the main software. I can guarantee you that it does not work.


It is garbage to be quite honest with you. The file names are an eyesore and you cant forget that it's written in Node.js, one of the worst languages to use when writing image board software unlike PHP.
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Since I can't reply to the locked pinned thread about chans whom use lynxchan, I'll create this thread to inform you that mewch.net/ (https://mewch.net/b/) uses lynxchan.

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Just dropping some front-end / back-end feature suggestions I'd love to see.

Reports should be easily accessible by janitors, moderators, and administrators. Why not have a JavaScript widget similar to 4chan's thread watcher? It allows for janitors, moderators, etc to quickly and easily address reports inline.

Ban requests: On large-scale imageboards, where we can hope LynxChan to be eventually destroyed, you'll eventually need to hire janitors that you can't really trust. For this, I propose a ban requesting system that janitors can use to request for a user to be banned based on a post that they made. This BR would be sent over to the moderators and displayed in-line in the widget.

Viewing reports: Allocate reports to a catalog
Reports could be displayed in a catalog. Many imageboard users are used to using a catalog interface to view posts, so putting reports in a catalog would make the moderation experience more comfortable for new moderators.

Archive: In-line archive that expires after a set period of time. Like 4chan's internal archives.

Restorable deletes: Don't trust janitors to permanently delete content; hide it from the users and only allow the moderators to permanently delete them. Prevents abuse by untrusted rogue janitors. Perhaps make this a configurable option, so for example a role of root could only permanently delete content.

Live-posting: Like meguca, odilitime has already started working on this with his project called megud.

I took these ideas out of multiple imageboard softwares that exist, hopefully they will all eventually exist in a single imageboard software.

Do you plan to eventually write a featurefull, stable, good-for-public-use frontend? I like a lot of the front-ends out there, but none of them are comparable to 4chan's, vichan's (and forks), Infinity Next's etc. I love the engine, and I've been keeping a close eye on it!

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I'm currently using lainchan but was wondering if lynx is worth using it. Would It be an easy migration if I choose to? Have you ever used a tinyboard fork before and switch to lynx? Is it worth it?
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Feature Suggestion: Something similar to vichan's filtering system
In vichan, you could do something like this to globally block a known spammer.
[code]
// $config['filters'][] = array(
// 'condition' => array(
// 'name' => '/^surgeon$/',
// 'body' => '/regards,\s+(the )?surgeon$/i',
// 'OP' => false
// ),
// 'action' => 'ban',
// 'add_note' => true,
// 'expires' => 60 * 60 * 3, // 3 hours
// 'reason' => 'Go away, spammer.'
// );
[/code]

Having a feature like this for lynxchan would be extremely helpful for banning/blocking spambots. Do you think you could implement something like this for lynxchan?
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There's a problem with your CSS making the border around a posts, that is shown by hovering over any linked post, uneditable.
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what file would i need to edit so that IPs are deleted after a post or a few moments after a post?

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Any reason for banning >>>/pol/264? That was a very /pol/ related thread and Zionist memes are a real thing. I say the ban was uncalled for and the topic should be allowed. Endchan got over 200 posts on the topic, all with fruitful discussion about memes, their purposes, and agents used to create them or spam them (like outing Ben Garrison as a Zionist shill).
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[code]
Anonymous:~/Lynxchan/src/be$ ./boot.js --debug-fe
/home/anonymous/Lynxchan/src/be/settingsHandler.js:431
throw error;
^

SyntaxError: Unexpected string in JSON at position 43
at Object.parse (native)
at loadGeneralSettings (/home/anonymous/Lynxchan/src/be/settingsHandler.js:418:28)
at Object.exports.loadSettings (/home/anonymous/Lynxchan/src/be/settingsHandler.js:465:3)
at Object.<anonymous> (/home/anonymous/Lynxchan/src/be/kernel.js:553:17)
at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:579:10)
at Module.load (module.js:487:32)
at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:438:3)
at Module.require (module.js:497:17)
[/code]

I get this error when I try editing src/be/general.json. Happens anytime I try to configure anything from the readme. What am I doing wrong?

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Bumplocking NOW
Hey Lynx. When the fuck you gonna add bumplocking? Srsly. Thx

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LynxChan 1.7
For a while, the mod tools have been rightfully criticized on LynxChan. I have always put mods behind users and admins and it showed.

But now with 1.7 I looked into changing that. This version brings several improvements to moderation:

Better report queue
Now reports display the reported content, removing the need for mods to open the page to see what has been reported. But in some cases they won't even have to open the page, because now you have the option to automatically delete the reported content when you close it's report.
Along with that, two other lesser changes were made to the report queue; the link to visualize the post takes you to the moderation page and you can close multiple reports at once.
Reports are deleted when their reported content is deleted, removing cluster.

More moderation tools
Deletion by IP have been implement for board staff too, so they are able to deal with spam better without relying on the global staff.
Narrow range ips have been implemented, allowing for range bans to use 3/4 of the ip instead of 1/2, giving moderation more control over range bans.

Moderation quality of life
To make bans easier, now ban duration defaults to 5 years and global staff are not required to use the captcha for applying bans anymore.
Integration with the stopforumstam.org database filters a good portion of spam before it is even posted.
Bans no longer require an explicit expiration date, now you indicate a duration in days, months, days, hours and minutes, using any combination of units.


But not only moderation tools have been improved. A number of details have been changed for users too:
Links to download files with their original name now use the "download" property of the link tag, allowing them to just click on the link to download it and save bandwidth if they had already opened the file.
Extensions have been re-introduced to files.
Deletion now tells the user how many threads and posts have been deleted instead of just giving back a success message.
Ids have their background colored.
New threads only give a response after their page have been created, eliminating the 404 after creating a thread.
Added a thread creation form to the catalog.
TOR posting settings have been changed, allowing site admins to require only TOR users to use the block bypass while allowing them to post files.


And some general improvements were made to site administration features:
Added a setting that control the maximum length of posted messages.
Board owners can turn their boards into textboards.
Now its possible to tell the engine to use ffmpeg to generate gif thumbnails for improved performance at the cost of quality.
Flags now have a class added to it when they are location flags, allowing custom board css to make specific changes to specific location flags.
Added a feature that allows to configure how long ips are stored on the posts.
HTML generation optimized with individual HTML caches.
Captchas no longer require a temporary file written to disk.
Temporary directory is now created automatically if possible.





This update will enter beta on October first and will be released 45 days later.

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Stephan can you add my site :)

http://bxy.li

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More testing
Same captcha countdown timer mismatch here?

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Hey Lynx man, Is there anyway to transfer a vichan/tinyboard imageboard over to your Lynxchan engine?
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message

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No cookie captcha
no cookie captcha

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testing
message is mandatory
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Where can I submit feature requests?

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LynxChan 1.8
LynxChan 1.8 main addition is multi-lingual support.
This feature allows site owners to specify alternative language packs and front-ends and associate languages to them.
When an user visits the site, the engine seamlessly picks an available language from the user and serves content in that language.

This version brings some other minor features so far:
-More granular and specific verbose modes.
-A terminal command to perform a clean shutdown of the engine.
-A board setting that allows for a maximum age that threads are allowed to be bumped.
-Improved spammer and TOR ips storage.

This version will be released 03/17.

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CSS
So I know nothing about CSS, where can I find a board template? I have something in mind for my board on 32chan but I have no idea how to do it and no idea how to learn

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filename thread
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Heads up: 1.7.1 released.
It fixes a bug where when using board ip deletion it wouldn't pick the post ip, but the thread containing the post every single time.

So I decided to make it public here, since it could be a little destructive.
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hey Lynx how do I get LynxChan to run on port 80 instead of 8080?
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oymaneko
oymaneko
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Does LynxChan support Youtube embeding?
>> Sérgio

Hi.

Vichan has this feature, and I'm planning to install LynxChan soon.