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GeN4 1.0 Beta Released
October 27, 2010

Hello,

Thank you for your patience and support. GeN4 1.0 Beta is now ready for download in your client areas :). Hundreds of hours have gone into creating this new version and we hope you love it as much as we do. We appreciate you being a part of this project, allowing us to make the dream of owning an online business a reality for many. This release is thoroughly tested on live sites and is stable.

Special thanks to Robert and Stefan for all the hard work that they did on this :).

The feature list for this version is below:

Major New Additions
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)Added Featured advertisements and featured links systems.
)Added Paid to Sign Up advertisements system.
)Integrated Liberty Reserve payment processor.
)Turned the forum into a fully featured bulletin board.
)Completely secured and stabilized all systems.
)Created campaign systems for all advertising types, including banners.
)Added a lot of security options for admins.(SSL integration, advanced banning, traffic control, user sorting, etc.)
)Added tons of functionality to the admin area. Including a file editor from the admin area(WYSIG).
)Added options to help with stabilizing and promoting sites.(Pioneer memberships, limiting registrations, etc.)

GeN4 Admin Area
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) Give new members a signup bonus on registration (rental balance)
) Give new members a signup bonus on registration (account balance)
) Give new members a signup bonus on registration (advertiser balance)
) Redesigned/Organized/Separated the entire GeN4 admin area
) Drop down list added to country banning for easier selection
) Drop down list added for header color changing
) Redesigned the admin/index (admin home) to better suit owners (added necessary statistical information)
) Added enlarged/green/URL to the pending orders (if there is 1 or more, it will show larger, green, and link to the pending order when clicked on)
) Added database backup feature (can also email to your desired email address when you run this backup)
) Added Warning message on admin area home if install directory is still on your server
) Added server monitoring features (checks for gd image library, mcrypt library, server up-time, server load, amount of home directory used, memory usage, and apache info)
) Added ability to ban a $SERVER_HTTP_REFERRAL (banning traffic from a domain/site)
) Added server blocking (basic and aggressive protection types)
) Ability to change the quote background color of forum posts
) Ability to ban members from the forum if admin/mod rights
) Ability to turn on/turn off the contact information box
) Added requirement of checkbox indicating that no duplicate support ticket has been sent in past 24 hours on contact
) Added admin area login logging for success and failed logins
) More then three failed attempts at login, will now ban for 10 mins.
) Display duplicate user information (passwords, email addresses, payment email addresses, liberty reserve account)
) Modified account search feature (added inactive, passwords, email addresses, PayPal addresses, AlertPay addresses, liberty reserve account)
) Now you can set your payment processor referral links, these will replace the existing link which goes to each payment processor when clicked on
) Now there is site under construction and forum construction. (both auto whitelist admin ip, both display image in header to notify admin they are in mode)
) Now you can control your sites growth by limiting new registrations per day (IMPORTANT FEATURE)
) Now you can view/edit those who are banned from the forum
) Now you can view/edit those who are suspended from your site
) Added ability to view/edit those who are pioneer status
) Added stats for PTSU, featured links, and featured ads
) Now can limit logins of members to their registered country (prevents hacking and use of proxys)
) Give users pioneer status from users/edit user area
) Now you can filter ports used to access your website. (connection port filtering)
) Added optional discount on upgrades on pioneer memberships
) Added display of useragents used by members
) Added paid to post on the forum with the option to credit what account you would like to, and can choose to credit on the 50th, 100th, 200th, 300th, 400th, 500th, 750th, and 1000th post
) Added selection of earning calculator
) Added ability to make admin/moderator/pioneer/member/upgraded only forum
) Ability to turn off home page news/payment processor images
) Ability to turn on/off cashout display
) Added optional display of users online with linking to forum profile
) Added held cashouts page which is when a auto cashout does not pass for any reason, it will now go to a held area till cleared by admin
) Added select all/check all to support ticket system
) Added subject line to ticket system
) Added text editing in admin area which is activated when using textarea
) Added post limiting on the forum
) Added banned forum rights image options
) Added ability to turn off forum search
) Added optional forum post approval system
) Added SSL support and configuration.
) Added optional framebreaker.
) Added logging of more information of members.

GeN4 Libs Area
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) Cron update now removes direct/rented referrals who are over the limit from when a user upgrades and then the upgrade ends

GeN4 Themes Area
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) Completely redesigned themes area
) Display min amount of characters needed to send a support ticket (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save bandwidth)
) Added required checkbox in order to send a support ticket (“I have waited 24 hours before submitting a duplicate support ticket”) disabled submit till checked
) Added subject line to contact tickets
) Divided the personal settings and forum settings to open the possibilities of customization and to better separate account functions
) Added referral links to each payment processor image (set via your admin area)
) Added re-captcha (login, contact, register)
) Added nu-captcha (login, contact, register)
) Reduced number of MySQL connections
) Added featured ads (display on homepage)
) Added featured links (display on homepage)
) Added PTSU ads (manage, view declined, edit, delete)
) Now too many failed login attempts will result in 10 min. banning
) Liberty reserve is now added as a payment processor
) Liberty reserve is now added as an instant payment method
) Added tooltips throughout the script for ease of explanation of inputs
) Added campaigns display to logged in area to help track running advertisements
) If mail is in pm box, now will show green
) Added extra statistical banner options
) Added earning calculator
) Changed menu to better link to advertise areas
) Added member selection of use of earning calculator
) Added forum profile page where members can display information such as website.
) Added cookie system to login area which makes is so users can select the amount of time till auto logout.
) Added subject line to private messaging.

GeN4 Forum Area
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) Display min amount of characters needed to forum post (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save bandwidth)
) Display min amount of characters needed to forum reply (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save bandwidth)
) Display min amount of characters needed to edit (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save bandwidth)
) Display of users online status
) Display of all users online status on footer
) Different colors for admin/mod in forum status in footer
) Pm members from forum
) Forum links to facebook, yahoo messenger, myspace, gchat, youtube, delicious icons per member
) Added pioneer membership tag
) You can now ban members from the forum
) Added moderator area of the forum
) Added forum profile area
) Added optional statistical information based on forum info
) Added moving of topics to new/different categories
) Added mouse over/pop up of users country
) Added proper count down on post deletes
) Added option to add forums for upgraded, admin, moderators, pioneer members, members.
) Added ability to report posts to an admin.
) Added ability for members to add friends.
) Added [h][/h] BB code tags for larger header text.
) added [youtube][/youtube] bbcode, put the code after http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
) in between these tags added [color=][/color] bbcode, type HTML value color after the = character

GeN4 Bug Fixes
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) Buyupg.php -> Fixed SQL injection vulnerability
) mailer.php -> Fixed timeout/errors with mass mailer
) historysettings.php -> Fixed missing setting to turn on/turn off history showing to members
) ads/chk.php -> Fixed small box which appears when ads are clicked on
) view_topic.php -> Fixed bug where members could flood the forums and post in closed topics.
) cron_update.php -> Fixed automatic free recycling.
) forum -> Fixed several injection/flooding vulnerabilities.
) Tamper data vulnerabilities completely patched site-wide.
) All injection attacks have been protected against.

GeN4 1.0 Sale!
October 18, 2010

Hello,

We’ve lowered prices for all GeN4 licenses temporarily.

New Prices:

Annual: $90 (Down from $150)
Lifetime: $190 (Down from $250)
Ultimate: $990 (Down from $1200)

Feel free to also use our 1.0 Pre-Order coupon for a further 5% discount on your entire order! The coupon is 1.0PRE-ORDER.

This is a temporary sale and it will end once GeN4 1.0 is released. You can see the user and admin demos of GeN4 1.0 by visiting http://ptcpay.com/gen4_demo.php. The official release will have more features than the demo.

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

GeN4 1.0 Bux/PTC/GPT Script Available
October 15, 2010

Hello,

You can now purchase GeN4 1.0 from our store and take advantage of our pre-order 5% coupon code: 1.0PRE-ORDER. The coupon also discounts add-ons! Release for GeN4 1.0 is scheduled for October 25th.

New Features: http://ptcpay.com/forum/announcements/6022-gen4-1-0-feature-list.html
Demo: http://ptcpay.com/gen4demo/ (Default user and admin are not yet enabled. You can register.)
Test Site: http://showmeurgoods.com/ (Runs a newer version than the demo, development site.)

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

GeN4 1.0 Feature List
October 11, 2010

Hello,

Below is the feature list for GeN4 1.0. You can pre-order it from http://ptcpay.com/store.

GeN4 New Major Script Features
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) Added PTSU system. Complete with stats, campaign system, admin area tools.
) Added Featured Ad System. Complete with stats, campaign system, and admin area tools.
) Changed the banner system to work through the campaign system. Added advanced banner stats.
) Integrated all the different advertising methods into one campaign area.

GeN4 Admin Area Additions
——————————————————————–
) Give new members a signup bonus on registration (rental balance)
) Give new members a signup bonus on registration (account balance)
) Give new members a signup bonus on registration (advertiser balance)
) Redesigned/Organized/Separated the entire GeN4 admin area
) Drop down list added to country banning for easier selection
) Drop down list added for header color changing
) Redesigned the admin/index (admin home) to better suit owners (added necessary statistical information)
) Added enlarged/green/url to the pending orders (if there is 1 or more, it will show larger, green, and link to the pending order when clicked on)
) Added database backup feature (can also email to your desired email address when you run this backup)
) Added Warning message on admin area home if install directory is still on your server
) Added server monitoring features (checks for gd image library, mcrypt library, server uptime, server load, amount of home directory used, memory usage, and apache info)
) Added ability to ban a $SERVER_HTTP_REFERRAL (banning traffic from a domain/site)
) Added proxy server blocking (basic and aggressive protection types)
) Ability to change the quote background color of forum posts
) Ability to ban members from the forum if admin/mod rights
) Ability to turn on/turn off the contact information box
) Added requirement of checkbox indicating that no duplicate support ticket has been sent in past 24 hours on contact
) Added admin area login logging for success and failed logins
) More then three failed attempts at login, will now ban for 10 mins.
) Display duplicate user information (passwords, email addresses, payment email addresses, liberty reserve account)
) Modified account search feature (added inactive, passwords, email addresses, paypal addresses, alertpay addresses, liberty reserve account)
) Now you can set your payment processor referral links, these will replace the existing link which goes to each payment processor when clicked on
) Now there is site under construction and forum construction. (both auto whitelist admin ip, both display image in header to notify admin they are in mode)
) Now you can control your sites growth by limiting new registrations per day
) Now you can view/edit those who are banned from the forum
) Now you can view/edit those who are suspended from your site
) Added ability to view/edit those who are pioneer status
) Added stats for ptsu, featured links, and featured ads
) Added captcha on ads (option) for added security(optional)
) Added Instructions for new features.
) Now you can limit logins of members to their registered country (prevents hacking and use of proxys)
) Give users pioneer status from users/edit user area

GeN4 Libs Area
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) Cron update now removes direct/rented referrals who are over the limit from when a user upgrades and then the upgrade ends

GeN4 Themes Area
———————————————————————
) Completely redesigned themes area
) Display min amount of characters needed to send a support ticket (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save kb)
) Added required checkbox in order to send a support ticket (“I have waited 24 hours before submitting a duplicate support ticket”) disabled submit till checked
) Added subject line to contact tickets
) Divided the personal settings and forum settings to open the possibilities of customization and to better separate account functions
) Added referral links to each payment processor image (set via your admin area)
) Added re-captcha (login, contact, register)
) Added nu-captcha (login, contact, register)
) Reduced number of mysql connections
) Added featured ads (display on homepage)
) Added featured links (display on homepage)
) Added ptsu ads (manage, view declined, edit, delete)
) Now too many failed login attempts will result in 10 min. banning
) Liberty reserve is now added as a payment processor
) Liberty reserve is now added as an instant payment method
) Added tooltips throughout the script for ease of explanation of inputs(User side and admin side.)
) Added campaigns display to logged in area to help track running of all advertisements.
) If mail is in pm box, now will show green
) Added extra statistical banner options
) Added earning calculator
) Changed menu to better link to advertise areas

GeN4 Forum Area
———————————————————————-
) Display min amount of characters needed to forum post (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save kb)
) Display min amount of characters needed to forum reply (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save kb)
) Display min amount of characters needed to edit (counts down, displays done when complete – loads only on that page to save kb)
) Display of users online status
) Display of all users online status on footer
) Different colors for admin/mod in forum status in footer
) Pm members from forum
) Forum links to facebook, yahoo messenger, myspace, gchat, youtube, delicious icons per member(Members can fill their forum profiles if they want.)
) Added pioneer membership tag

GeN4 Bot Script
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) Completely redone/new script style
) Now runs differently with a new options/more options
) Thoroughly tested with 50,000+ registered users and on 4 sites.
) Displays stats of bot activity

GeN4 Bug Fixes
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) Buyupg.php -> Fixed sql injection vulnerability
) mailer.php -> Fixed timeout/errors with mass mailer
) historysettings.php -> Fixed missing setting to turn on/turn off history showing to members
) ads/chk.php -> Fixed small box which appears when ads are clicked on
) TAMPER DATA VULNURABLITIES HAVE BEEN PATCHED SITE WIDE
) ALL INJECTIONS/XSS TYPE ATTACKS ARE PATCHED
)Added data filtering for all input and output.
)Fixed hundreds of other small bugs.