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Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby Mikael » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:58 am

Hi all,

This might be a stupid question, but where or how do I disable the timezone and the language settings when people register on my forum?

I understand the reason they are there, but I choose not to have them displayed.

Can I remove them completely (so that the default values are always used), can I hide them or how do I go about doing that?

I appreciate your help.

Thanks
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Re: Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby Mikael » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:50 am

Wow... 400 views and nobody knows? :)
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Re: Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby Mikael » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:38 pm

Almost 1000 views and still nothing :)

Maybe it cannot be done...
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Re: Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby HB » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:38 pm

You could remove them from ucp_register.html. Of course I'm assuming you know basic HTML syntax; if you don't, there are plenty of references on the web. Remember to purge the template cache in the ACP to see the changes.
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Re: Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby Mikael » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:55 am

LOL!!

Thanks Dan. That was incredibly easy to do. I just had to know where to look! Really appreciate it!

Have a great weekend!

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Re: Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby HB » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:27 pm

Glad to hear! Since you brought up the "1000 views and no answer!' comment, I would like to offer one possible explanation:

For what it's worth, leveraging search tools on the phpBB base for the string in question would lead to the language file. From there, you have the key used by the template and the name of the file that needed to be modified. It's pretty rare to ask a question that someone, somewhere hasn't already posed and been answered, or in this case, a crumb trail that would lead to the answer.

On the same note, some other (unsolicited) advice...

As a site owner, there will be times in your own forum where providing an immediate answer isn't the right response. I did that for awhile while my site established a following, but nowadays I hold back so others get a chance to try their hand at answering questions. Truth be told, I think many people enjoy offering advice, but they hesitate doing so in a public forum, especially if they're unsure. That is, as a forum owner, you should consider letting "easy" questions go unanswered for a day or two, if only to give less active members a chance to respond.
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Re: Disable Timezone and Language settings on registration

Postby Mikael » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:34 pm

Hey Dan,

I had actually tried searching for the answer in all the ways I could imagine. However, being new at this I have probably used the wrong words or even if I did find something that would be a clue, it wouldn't seem like it to me since I didn't (and still don't) quite understand the structure of the board.

I remember it being the same way when I learned about Wordpress. Now it is almost second nature but in the beginning I asked a lot of really stupid questions :)


Awesome advice about not answering the easy questions. I have never thought of it that way. I completely agree that most people actually like helping out and answering other people's questions. Makes us feel smart I guess :)

Thanks again!!

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