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Announcements / Spam / Mass Ban
March 14, 2021, 06:03:09 pm
Just a quick notice.

I have reimplemented our spam protection form the older version of our forum, so I'm hoping that will stop most if not all all the spam posts popping up by stopping any spam accounts from even being able to register.

As the protection from this hasn't been functioning as well as we'd like for a while, I have gone ahead and review every account registration since the forum upgrade, over 100 accounts have been banned as they were flagged as spam by our external spam database.

If you or someone you know has been banned as a result of this, please ask them / email technical[at]last-outpost[dot]net from the email address used to register the account and let us know.  All accounts banned as a result of this have the ban reason as 'Spam Bot', if the reason is stated as anything else please follow the standard ban appeal procedure.

Announcements / Re: [15/01/21] Forum Maintenance
January 16, 2021, 08:54:26 pm
UPDATE [17/01/2021 @ 01:53 AM]:

Site integration restored and known permission errors resolved.

If you are still experiencing any issues please let us know either in #support of Discord or here in this thread.

Announcements / Re: [15/01/21] Forum Maintenance
January 16, 2021, 08:17:48 pm
UPDATE [17/01/2021 @ 01:16 AM]:

Registrations have been fixed.  Forum upgrade caused more problems than it fixed, currently working through and fixing all the permission errors and site integration.

If you find something not working right, please report in the #support channel of Discord if it's not already been mentioned.

I will keep this updated as progress is made.

Thank you,
Announcements / [15/01/21] Forum Maintenance
January 14, 2021, 09:50:40 am
There will be short downtime of the forums from 2AM (UTC) Friday 15th January 2021 for a software upgrade.

This is to attempt to fix a major issue with registrations on the forum.

In the meantime if you are wanting to register an account, please email with your email and username you wish to use and I will manually register you.
Engineering / Re: cant see a server
September 27, 2020, 12:08:50 am
Updating this thread for the purpose of keeping everyone informed.

Until the new clients are released you can now patch your clients to fix this issue:

For Ultimate Edition -
For Standard Edition -

Topic locked and marked resolved
Café Pierce Bar and Grill / Re: [Game] Count to 10,000
September 27, 2020, 12:05:07 am
Engineering / Re: TLO 2020 Theme Update
September 27, 2020, 12:01:27 am
With the new theme now out and everything once again running as it should be, I'd like to reopen this topic to everyone.

If you've got any feedback about the current theme then do please leave it below, we want to make the theme work for everyone as best we can.

You may have noticed that it's not just the theme that has changed over here on the forums.  We are now running SMF 2.1 RC2, technically speaking this version is just a release candidate, but it's had a while to mature (a little over a year now) and have the bugs worked out, so I felt it would be alright for us to move over to it.

This new version of SMF gives us some new features to play with, a fair few are back end (the forum is finally supporting IPv6, cool right?) others are front end based, so a few worthy of note are...

Two Factor Authentication - If you wish to enable 2FA for your account you can do so from your account settings -;area=account
Desktop Notifications - You can, if opted in, receive desktop notifications from the site for various alerts
Mentions - You can now mention people in your posts ( @Callum603 for example (breaks site by mentioning himself))
Likes - You can like posts, cause why not...
Calendar Notifications - While we don't use the calendar a whole lot, you can get notifications when new events are added, either by a forum/desktop alert or by email
Search Indexes - If this was in the older version I never saw it.  The board is now periodically indexed to make searching faster

With the notification system having been overhauled I recommend reviewing your personal settings as the board defaults have changed -;area=notification;sa=alerts

As said above, feedback is welcomed and if you spot any bugs please do report them below.

Welcome to the TLO 2020 Theme (I'm great at names  :P )
Website Development (2.0) / Mention & Like Test
September 26, 2020, 11:33:07 pm
Hey @Andzzy I heard you can mention people in posts and that there's like system in this version of SMF.  Dunno if it works though!
Website Development (2.0) / Sticky Locked Test
September 26, 2020, 10:51:48 pm
This is a sticky topic that is locked!
Website Development (2.0) / Locked Topic Test
September 26, 2020, 10:49:25 pm
This topic is locked!
Day 2 completed.

All services for server 1 should now be back up and running.

Should you encounter any issues from the server please do let me know.

That's all the planned maintenance completed now, there should be no further service disruptions, as always, any issues let us know.

A massive thank you for bearing with us during all this.
Day 1 completed.

All services for server 1 should be back up and running now.

Any remaining issues please report them below.  If you are experiencing any issues with the new theme, please hit CTRL + F5 or clear your browser cache before reporting as this may fix it for you.

Day 2 *should* be more straightforward.

Thanks for bearing with us during this.
Engineering / RPG-X 1.55 Master Server Patch
September 17, 2020, 12:28:12 am
Until the next version of the RPG-X client is pushed, I've created a quick "patch" to update the master servers on the current clients.

Ultimate Edition Master Server Patch -
Standard Edition Master Server Patch -

If you reinstall RPG-X before the next version you will have to reapply this work around.

Any issues or questions then feel free to reach out to me either here or email/Discord/PM/etc

If you use Avast as your antivirus you may need to disable to the file shield temporarily to allow the patch to run. This is because the file is unsigned, unrecognised, and making changes to a program on your computer. I would attempt to run it first without, but I'd you get the 'Windows cannot access specified device, path, or file...' error when launching the EXE then do the above.
Engineering / TLO 2020 Theme Update
September 07, 2020, 04:48:34 pm
Hi Everyone,

With the release of the new theme looming (21st of this month so long as the OS upgrades go to plan) I would like to open up the theme for viewing to everyone.

There's still some changes to be made before the release, home page images as an example, but I'd like to ask anyone who's willing to help to take a look and leave some feedback for me.

As the release is quite close, I'm only going to leave this thread open until Friday (11th) to give me just over a week to get everything squared away.

I would ask that no one try to login/register on the alpha build forums, two reasons, firstly I haven't setup an SSL certificate for the temporary website so it's not running over HTTPS and the database it's connected to is a non-live testing copy of the TLO database.

You can view the site here - (Not optimised for mobile viewing, please use a browser on a desktop/laptop for the time being.  Mobile optimisations will not be included until very later in the development cycle but will be available for general release)

Any bugs or tweaks you'd like to see please leave them below, come the 11th I will only work on already submitted tweaks and anything else will have to be looked at after initial release, bugs I will of course try to squash before release so keep those reports coming if you spot any.

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out.
TLO will be undergoing major maintenance on the week commencing 20th September 2020, maintenance is planned to be ongoing for 72 hours with service distruptions to all TLO servers.

TLO's primary server hosting the website, mail, and Minecraft will be the first server to undergo maintenance on the 21st, downtime for the website is expected to be 2-3 hours with impaired service for upwards of 24 hours.

The secondary server hosting RPG-X & Holomatch will be undergoing maintenance on the second day, 22nd, so long as all goes to plan with the primary server.  Downtime is expected of 1-2 hours with impaired service for upwards of 24 hours.

22nd will be for bug fixes and testing on both servers, minor service distruptions may occur on this day.

Server 1 will be undergoing an OS upgrade as our current OS goes end of life in April 2021 and the TLO website will be upgraded to the new theme with the forums also receiving an update to the new version of SMF.

Server 2 will be undergoing only an OS upgrade for the same reason as server 1.

The plan is to upgrade OS not fully redeploy the servers, however, nothing ever goes to plan (:P) so extra time has been scheduled for a full redploy when it all goes wrong (plan for the worst and all that :P )

During maintenance I will keep everyone updated on the Discord server (link to the server is above in the main menu) in the #maintenance2020 channel that will be created on the 20th.

Any questions before hand can be dropped below.