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Forum-related => Forum Administration => Topic started by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-22, 22:18:28

Title: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-22, 22:18:28
@Frenzie

I was wondering, why is it that whenever I Reply to a post....post a response in a thread....when I post it I get thrown out into the Index Page, rather than remaining at the just entered post to review??

Is there an option that can be chosen, on either my part or yours,
to circumvent this troubling 'feature' ?

Thanks (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)

(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ps.gif) ..... On a non-related subject, are all BB Codes available for our use, or must some be turned on/activated by you before we can access them for our forum usage?

I've tried a few from my/a personal list on one of my FireFox toolbars I've used elsewhere that seem inoperative here in this forum/bulletin board.

Thanks again  (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif) 
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ohme on 2013-11-22, 22:44:27

Is there an option that can be chosen, on either my part or yours,
to circumvent this troubling 'feature' ?


Yes there is in your profile > Look And Layout section.
Tick the check box Return to topics after posting by default.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-23, 00:05:38
@ohme

Thank you...took a bit ta see the forest thru the trees, but now it's crystal.(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/A%20OK%20002.gif)

(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-23, 08:36:12
I changed the default, so new users won't have to bother changing this setting. I also changed the quick reply default to "show, on by default".
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-23, 18:45:27
What does those interrogation symbols means?
(https://files.myopera.com/Belfrager/img/Screenshot_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-23, 19:11:34
(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ps.gif) ..... On a non-related subject, are all BB Codes available for our use, or must some be turned on/activated by you before we can access them for our forum usage?

I've tried a few from my/a personal list on one of my FireFox toolbars I've used elsewhere that seem inoperative here in this forum/bulletin board.

Here's a list (http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Basic_Bulletin_Board_Codes) of supported bbcodes. What kind of bbcodes did you try that are inoperative? I'll point out in advance that I'm not especially fond of embedding video instead of linking to it.

What does those interrogation symbols means?

That I meant to select the exclamation mark and never noticed I accidentally missed by one. :P In the case of Barulheira he doubtless means it as a question. If I were to make a custom theme (NB that's merely a far-off possibility for months from now) I'd actually consider removing those because I don't really see the point and they mostly seem to provide visual clutter. I'm open to different opinions.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-23, 22:48:42

(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ps.gif) ..... On a non-related subject, are all BB Codes available for our use, or must some be turned on/activated by you before we can access them for our forum usage?

I've tried a few from my/a personal list on one of my FireFox toolbars I've used elsewhere that seem inoperative here in this forum/bulletin board.

Here's a list (http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Basic_Bulletin_Board_Codes) of supported bbcodes. What kind of bbcodes did you try that are inoperative? I'll point out in advance that I'm not especially fond of embedding video instead of linking to it.


Ahh....ok, being your forum, I respect your decision not to include the same or similar formatting (if available) as we had grown accustomed to in the MyOpera Forums for whatever reasons you believe valid.....though this may be disappointing, I respect your decision(s).

The ones I had problems with I've fixed. I was using the MyOpera BB Code Set (old habits die slow), which -- as you know -- utilizes different key expressions.

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A simple example: 

MyOpera        [IMG=IMAGE URL HERE] [/IMG]
vs. 
Traditional    [IMG]IMAGE URL HERE[/IMG] 



Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-24, 06:19:14
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-24, 14:57:50
Not too much important, just for curiosity...
When do we stop to be "newbies"? then we turn what?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-24, 15:06:16
These are the defaults:

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Newbie 0
Jr. Member 50
Full Member 100
Sr. Member 250
Hero Member 500
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2013-11-24, 20:08:18
Opera used to have levels to define stages of membership (I think it was three levels but I may be wrong). But they stopped it, one would be interested to know the reason for that. Personally I don't really see much point in membership levels; one could imagine it being of some use of there were some form of vetting for new members, but there didn't seem to be any vetting in Opera, excepting the obvious such as spam or vulgarity.

As an aside, my signature on Opera refers to "Rebmem from Wessex". Wessex is obvious, but Rebmem was something I chose in a fit of self-depreciation, when I had sufficient posts, declaring myself a Member but a little backwards.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-24, 21:42:46
Apparently this feature is surprisingly integrated. I can assign members to a non-post based group and then hide their title, but I can't remove the "Newbie" group. I'll have to look into this further at a later date as I don't see much of a point either.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2013-11-25, 06:41:17
On the Newbie thing; can you change the number of posts for transition from one level to the next; if so then the numbers could all be 1..... or 1,2,3   ?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-25, 09:55:57
I have a problem, at Opera I could select a part of a post and use the Quick Quote function and quote just the part I wanted to reply.

I'm sorry but I'm not realizing how to do it here...
Thanks
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-25, 11:13:57
Unfortunately that's not available by default. I should be able to implement such functionality without too much effort, although getting it right (with the link to the original comment and everything) might be a tad harder. Rest assured that I am motivated to implement quick quote.

I could probably throw together a serviceable (but not exactly good) Quick Quote UserJS as early as this week if you like, but getting it as default functionality will have to wait.

@string I'm not sure. Perhaps I can leave this problem to Macallan. :devil:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-25, 12:50:12

Unfortunately that's not available by default. I should be able to implement such functionality without too much effort, although getting it right (with the link to the original comment and everything) might be a tad harder. Rest assured that I am motivated to implement quick quote.

I could probably throw together a serviceable (but not exactly good) Quick Quote UserJS as early as this week if you like, but getting it as default functionality will have to wait.

Thank you Frenzie. It's not fundamental, but many people uses to post large posts and, besides, full of BB Code and emoticons that makes confusing to decompose for quoting just the points one wants to comment.

Whenever you have the time and disposition, it would be great. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-11-25, 14:39:20
Quote from: Boss
That I meant to select the exclamation mark and never noticed I accidentally missed by one. :P In the case of Barulheira he doubtless means it as a question. If I were to make a custom theme (NB that's merely a far-off possibility for months from now) I'd actually consider removing those because I don't really see the point and they mostly seem to provide visual clutter. I'm open to different opinions.
It is ok for me: I've encountered similar markings on some other forums and don't see any troubles at all.

Apparently this feature is surprisingly integrated. I can assign members to a non-post based group and then hide their title, but I can't remove the "Newbie" group. I'll have to look into this further at a later date as I don't see much of a point either.
It is ok for me as it is, too.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-28, 02:26:54
Quote from: Belfrager
I have a problem, at Opera I could select a part of a post and use the Quick Quote function and quote just the part I wanted to reply........


Quote from: Belfrager
....many people uses to post large posts and, besides, full of BB Code and emoticons that makes confusing to decompose for quoting just the points one wants to comment.


The above quotes were both made using a simple lil FireFox Custom Button I just assembled.

This button when pressed uses 2 individual popup prompts.

The first prompt asks for the 'name of the person you are quoting'.

The second prompt asks for the 'text that you are quoting' .

I manually typed in your name into first prompt, but I could have easily pasted it in there, & the for the text I copied it from the post & pasted it into the second prompt.

The only requirement to use my 'Quick Quote' Button is you need to be using FireFox with the Custom Buttons extension installed. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smileys.me.uk%2Fsmileys%2FHappy%2Fhappy0159.gif&hash=a66898d9605c2d2542a17440b9a40ba3" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.smileys.me.uk/smileys/Happy/happy0159.gif)

If you don't have FireFox, I'll provide you with the code I assembled (I'm not a programmer, I just copy & paste a bit, use a little smarts, & sometimes -- God willing -- it works --- like this one.)

Maybe you can install it somehow in the browser you use (guessing its OPERA) & maybe it will work for you too.

Hope that helps ya 'till the Cavalry arrives! (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/chuckle002.gif)  Good Luck (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)

Here's the code:

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var inst = "Add The QUOTES AUTHOR Here:";
var fill = "";            
var name = prompt(inst, fill);

var inst = "Add TEXT to QUOTE Here:";
var fill = "";            
var pop = prompt(inst, fill);



var box = document.commandDispatcher.focusedElement;
var startPos = box.selectionStart;
var endPos = box.selectionEnd;
var selectionLen = endPos - startPos
var text=box.value.substring(0,startPos); 

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


text +="[quote=" + name + "]" + pop + "[/quote]";                 


//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

text +=box.value.substring(endPos, box.value.length);       
box.value = text;                                           

box.selectionStart = endPos + text.length;
box.selectionEnd = endPos + text.length + selectionLen;

    
// =============================================================================


Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-28, 08:49:15
Quote from: SmileyFaze

If you don't have FireFox, I'll provide you with the code I assembled (I'm not a programmer, I just copy & paste a bit, use a little smarts, & sometimes -- God willing -- it works --- like this one.)

Maybe you can install it somehow in the browser you use (guessing its OPERA) & maybe it will work for you too.

Hope that helps ya 'till the Cavalry arrives!


Thanks, yes I use Opera 12.
I'll give it a try, the Cavalry is always late... :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-28, 10:07:09
For basic quick quoting this userscript already works reasonably well (https://files.myopera.com/Frenzie/dnd/dnd.user.js), but I'm still hoping/waiting for permission from xErath.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Barulheira on 2013-11-29, 13:00:18
This may be a matter of preference:
At the forum pages (for instance: "Forum Administration & Future"), the window tab displays the page title correctly, although quite narrow. But the page title doesn't appear clearly anywhere else in the page itself. Sometimes I find myself struggling to find out at what forum I am currently. At the top of the page is displayed simply "DnD Sanctuary", and the forum name is in small characters in the hierarchy line.
Is there a way to display the forum name more clearly?
Thread names are quite OK, I think; they have a special highlighted space for them.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-29, 13:20:11
My stance is that browsers without a titlebar are somewhat broken (http://my.opera.com/community/forums/findpost.pl?id=15000642). *grins*

I made a small change in the code; do you think it could work for you this way? (You might have to switch over to the DnD theme if you're using another.) The specific style of the text is a slightly different matter that'll have to be adjusted.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Barulheira on 2013-11-29, 15:04:35
Oh! I had forgotten that I'm using Opera without a titlebar. I enjoyed the extra space I got for the pages... until now.
Your change is good for me... but the whole website theme's base font has almost doubled... Should I switch something here?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-29, 15:36:45
Are you experimenting with font sizes Frenzie?
As everything seems to have gone very large here.  ???
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-29, 16:14:07
I am a strong proponent of user choice, and I practice what I preach. I changed the stylesheet so that it better takes the user's font preferences into account. If you think it's too large or too small you can adjust it in Preferences > Web pages > Normal font (assuming Opera/Presto).

The default style actually did a similar thing of sorts, but it redeclared fonts too many times for no good reason, which would make user stylesheets harder to write. Also, it went with merely 78% of the user's choice. On most browsers with default settings that'd be 78% * 16px = 12px, but I strongly believe that setting the font size to 78% of the user's preferred font size is Wrong™. Incidentally, the 78% thing is also the reason fonts are often inexplicably smaller in Firefox on other platforms (Mac, Linux) because of rounding differences. Don't believe those who would tell you that it's a safe value to use.

I realize that if you set your font-size to 12px, that might have unwelcome consequences on sites that use this 78% trick. To avoid that there's the minimum font size setting in Preferences > Advanced > Fonts, although I recommend copious ignoring of idiot designer's styles, whether with Opera or a textual browser like Links 2.

A sign of a well-written stylesheet is also that one tiny CSS rule will do to override all font sizes on the page:
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html{font-size:12px !important}
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-29, 16:59:31
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-29, 18:06:56

If you think it's too large or too small you can adjust it in Preferences > Web pages > Normal font (assuming Opera/Presto).

Yes I'm quite aware of that.  ;)
But as j7n says that would affect all other pages so that's getting left alone.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-29, 18:10:02
If I'm gonna adjust the font size, that would affect all other pages.
That's kind of the point. ;)

I recognize that many sites are broken and for some bizarre reason think they should display text in roughly 78%-80% of a user's chosen font size (Wikipedia goes for 0.8 ). Despite this blatant disrespect for the user, if it's widespread enough I suppose you might argue it becomes "broken" to do the right thing. However, many sites do the right thing, so I don't think that argument quite holds its ground.

At the same time, I like a slightly larger font size. You say it's hard to read sitting close to the screen; I say a smaller font size is harder to read leaning back. :P But of it depends on the monitor in question.

JoshL actually requested I stick a quick font size adjuster in the top right or something. That'd be easy. I could attach some localStorage to something like this:
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javascript:void(document.documentElement.style.fontSize='12px')


I think that'd probably be the easiest way to satisfy various preferences.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-29, 18:16:09

JoshL actually requested I stick a quick font size adjuster in the top right or something. That'd be easy. I could attach some localStorage to something like this:
Code: [Select]
javascript:void(document.documentElement.style.fontSize='12px')


I think that'd probably be the easiest way to satisfy various preferences.

Good idea, then we can set it to the size we individually feel comfortable with.  :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-29, 18:35:20
Okay, first I'll implement something that sets the font size on DOMContentLoaded (after dinner). I'll work on the size up/down links later.

Here's a bookmarklet that'll allow you to preset the fontsize:
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javascript:(function(){localStorage.fontSize = prompt('Enter font size', getComputedStyle(document.documentElement).getPropertyValue('font-size'))})();


Of course I think it's easier to just apply a user stylesheet as outlined above (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=10.msg649#msg649). :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-29, 20:23:04
Alright, if you refresh you'll find that I changed the default size to pixels, for I think it's better to be honest about it if we don't quite respect the user's settings than to back-handedly set the text at 80% of the user's preferred font size.

The bookmarklet in the post above this one is now also functional.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-29, 20:59:28
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-29, 21:19:00
I'll switch font sizing to rem, but as a quick fix I switched it to "smaller". rem works in Fx 3.6+, IE9+, Opera 11.60+, and allegedly also in Chromium, so I figure that should be alright.

Why rem hasn't been in CSS since about the beginning is another one of those great mysteries.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-30, 00:03:08
I use the FireFox Extension called NoSquint.

NoSquint (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nosquint/?src=ss) will remember my zoom settings per site, & revert to default if I don't visit in a user specified period of time.....mine is 3 months.

You can also set the default settings (within the extension) to whatever % you wish. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/thumbs/drinkwine10.gif)

(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ps.gif)..... If you disagree with what NoSquint calls a site, a powerful exceptions mechanism lets you split up or group together sites with URL patterns. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/exitstageright.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-30, 09:44:07
That looks pretty clever.
Title: Font size
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-01, 06:45:03
Quote from: Boss
At the same time, I like a slightly larger font size. You say it's hard to read sitting close to the screen; I say a smaller font size is harder to read leaning back. :P But of it depends on the monitor in question.

JoshL actually requested I stick a quick font size adjuster in the top right or something. That'd be easy. I could attach some localStorage to something like this:
Code: [Select]
javascript:void(document.documentElement.style.fontSize='12px')
It is perfectly ok just about right now! :up:
By the way, what does this icon (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/ip.gif) mean?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2013-12-01, 07:46:09
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-01, 07:57:18
What if I click on "Logged (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=helpadmin;help=see_member_ip)"?:)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-12-01, 10:38:16
Quote from: Josh

What if I click on "Logged (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=helpadmin;help=see_member_ip)"?:)

Never, ever, click that button. That's the ejection button...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-02, 12:50:26
[WHISPER=Belfrager]Yeah, and in "testing" I thought of TESTING the reporting feature -- there was a Luxor there... I don't know!;)[/WHISPER]
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 14:55:13
What does the "NOTIFY" button which is below the posts do?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-09, 15:26:54
You can customize the specifics in your profile: https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=notification;u=1
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 17:23:30
Oh, what do these links in the cellar do?
Quote
SMF 2.0.6 (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=credits) | SMF © 2013 (http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/license.php), Simple Machines (http://www.simplemachines.org)
XHTML (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer) RSS (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss) WAP2 (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?wap2)
The very first seems to lead somewhere to the forum itself; among the lowest three the left contains some "validator" and I don't get it, the other two contain the forum's name, so what are they for? Are we able to use this forum by phone or what?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 17:26:58

You can customize the specifics in your profile: https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=notification;u=1
The provided link happened to drop me to YOUR profile buddy, hehe:) How could it come?;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-09, 17:35:15
I thought I'd removed the u=1 part. https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=notification
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 17:44:23
You think too much! :D
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 17:46:50

I thought I'd removed the u=1 part. https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=notification
Aha, I've already been there.
Does this thing mean the same as "Subscribe" on MyOpera?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 17:48:08
If so, are there any inner notifications or is it just for email only?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-09, 17:52:46
Near the top of the page there are these two links:

Show unread posts since last visit.
Show new replies to your posts.

They serve me well enough.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 18:07:33
Me too! ;)
Still, I have a slight suspicion that some such lists don't currently show all the stuff they should. I mean I used some such "new posts" things (especially those from the 'index' page, alonside with the "from the last visit" one): currently they all have one page, seems ok, but then, when check the sections "manually", I find some lower items with "new" flashies... I don't mind it very much currently - mainly because those sinking topics are not of my interest, but - a peculiarity, say...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-09, 18:14:55
There is also a link for all unread posts.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-09, 18:37:58
 When I find it!. ;D
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-10, 02:52:23
All Unread Posts (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=unread)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-10, 09:41:25
Next to "Mark all read"? Yeah, I was doubting that one because of a suspicion it might be a sort of other kind;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-12-14, 09:23:05
Do you run some kind of analytics in the forum, Frenzie?
Are we already menacing Google's world leadership? :)

Visitants from Iran? North Korea?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-14, 09:43:54
In a manner of speaking. GoogleBot probably already mirrored the entire forum by now, but there are also bots visiting from the east:

http://www.baidu.com/search/spider.html
http://help.goo.ne.jp/door/crawlerE.html

Here's the OS stats:
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Windows		86,318	68.5 %
Linux 29,561 23.4 %
BSD 7,352 5.8 %
Unknown 1,430 1.1 %
Macintosh 1,164 0.9 %
Java Mobile 133 0.1 %
Java 2 0 %


In browsers we have mostly Opera (58.9%), followed by Firefox (18.8%) and Chrome (11.7%), but the stats software probably doesn't distinguish properly between Chrome and Chropera. Then there's a bunch of mobile browsers, a normally fairly marginal browser, Konqueror (1.3%), and IE (0.2%) and Mozilla (0.1%) at the very bottom.

Interestingly, not all Opera browsing happens from version "9.80" (i.e. 10 and up), but a marginal amount happened with 9.64 and 9.23. There's also someone who saw fit to try MSIE 6.0 on the forum.

Oh yeah, and there's Elinks--presumably ersi. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-14, 10:00:37
There are hundreds of user agents......List of User Agent Strings (http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/useragentstring.php)

Firefox has an add-on extension called UserAgent Switcher (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/?src=ss)

This enables any user to masquerade as any browser they please---mask their browser's identity.

There are about half a million Firefox users that have this ability----have this add-on installed.

What browser, spider/bot,  would you have me mimic? 

One press of a button.....done. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/exitstageright.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-14, 10:04:13
This enables any user to masquerade as any browser they please---mask their browser's identity.

Sure, Opera comes with that functionality built-in to a lesser degree as well, and it's also easy to do using local proxies like Proximodo/Proxomitron and Fiddler. But I hardly think that's reason to doubt most people on this forum are still using Opera/Presto, and that Firefox is the second-most used browser. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-14, 10:20:04
Quote from: An earlier post by Frenzie
....But I hardly think that's reason to doubt most people on this forum are still using Opera/Presto, and that Firefox is the second-most used browser.


Never said that, just that anyone can portray any browser they wish, for whatever reason they feel they need/want to.

How many unique visitors pass here each day?

I doubt their numbers would/could ever justify a concern. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/thumbs/good.gif)

Only a conspiracy theorist would see any validity in mass usage for deviant purposes. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/skrewball004.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-14, 10:40:12
It says on average 80 per day but I think it might including its rather incomplete stat of "1" unique visitor on December 14. In any case it's something like 80-100 per day over the past two weeks.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2013-12-14, 10:52:20
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-14, 10:53:41
w00t. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-14, 11:48:54
Used FireFox v1.0.8 ..... can never get used to non-tabed browsers again. How did we ever live with them???

..... Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.7.13) Gecko/20060410 Firefox/1.0.8

I used the portable version Firefox Portable Legacy v1.0.8  (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/portableapps/FirefoxPortableLegacy1_1.0.8_English.paf.exe)

Dont see any difference to what I see with the version I am using (Pre-Australishit) now.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2013-12-14, 12:05:25
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-15, 16:11:32
Quote from: Boss
Oh yeah, and there's Elinks--presumably ersi. :)

What's the shit?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-15, 16:14:05

w00t. :P
A question to the administrator: wOOt does that mEEn?:P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-15, 18:34:31

Quote from: Boss
Oh yeah, and there's Elinks--presumably ersi. :)

What's the shit?

If you swear too much. :P But did you have connection problems or something? What do you mean?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-12-16, 00:38:34
Tell me something Frenzie, do you promise that you will never sell our emails, IPs and the such to no one?
Not even under torture?
You never said that... :)

Come on, make a formal statement...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-16, 06:21:51
I don't think it's called selling when it's under torture. :P

If this one (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=23.msg507#msg507) doesn't suffice, some kind of terms and conditions will appear within a month or so. That's about message content, but the same applies to e-mails, encrypted passwords, and IPs.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-12-17, 22:25:52
Uau, now we can quote just the part we want.
Thank you, Frenzie. :)

(I even forgive you that you are an atheist...   ;) )
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-18, 13:26:16


Quote from: Boss
Oh yeah, and there's Elinks--presumably ersi. :)

What's the shit?

If you swear too much. :P But did you have connection problems or something? What do you mean?
(Lose "selected" soon. Nah'ts ok for a while...)
I mean what is Elink? A sort of browser?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-18, 14:46:17
Elinks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elinks) is a text-based web browser. I use Elink as well as Links 2 and Lynx occasionally. If I recall correctly they all handle certain language-related issues better than graphical browsers, like falling back from ø to oe if ø is not available.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-20, 16:22:36
Quote
shortcuts: hit alt+s to submit/post or alt+p to preview
It's nice it exists, but...
When I first played around my current nettop being newly bought, I found that my two Alts have somewhat different meanings/functions, so I further restrained myself from hitting either of them - except in the shortcuts (eg changing keyboard layout). So to say: which of them shall I use? I fear the right one THE MOST! :scared:!!! (PS: I can't see any smilies in the preview mode, Frans!)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-20, 18:03:52
(PS: I can't see any smilies in the preview mode, Frans!)

Are you talking about the rich text editor thingy or about pressing the preview button? I don't know anything about the first, while the second works fine for me.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2013-12-20, 18:26:00
I suppose that could be a glitch, and maybe not even on your side (some underloading of sorts ???).
So what about 'which alt'?
And one more thing.
Quote
« previous next »
at the bottom of a topic's page. I reckon they mean "previous/next topic"? While I, from the very beginning, was expecting to find some "previous/next PAGE"!
Does anybody here use this stuff as it is? For me - it's weird, so I, for one, would like the meanings to be replaced so that they leaf the topic's pages instead of - IMHO - unnecessary what they are... :bu:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-21, 00:48:02
   

« previous next »

at the bottom of a topic's page. I reckon they mean "previous/next topic"? While I, from the very beginning, was expecting to find some "previous/next PAGE"!
Does anybody here use this stuff as it is? For me - it's weird, so I, for one, would like the meanings to be replaced so that they leaf the topic's pages instead of - IMHO - unnecessary


I find them at the top & the bottom of every page, & the first few times I used them I found myself bitchin' & swearin' up a storm, (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/gaah.gif)  because I, like you, thought it would --- like in every forum I've ever been in --- thought it would take me to the previous or next page
in that thread, not into an entirely new freekin' thread I had absolutely no freekin' logical desire or intention in having my
cranky ass transported to in the first place!!!!!   (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FgeelGXJ.gif&hash=83fbc7a2dfe6b466cd50494fe46d3387" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/geelGXJ.gif)   (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/chuckle002.gif)

Since my initial few episodes with that stupid (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/JerkOFF.gif) thing, I've learned to just stay away.....ignore it totally (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ignorea.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-02, 16:53:17
Still, why do I sometimes see "new posts" via the "recent posts" update - while the index page does not show any 'new' at all?
It mustn't be any "delays" or "overlaps", Frans: for example, now I've had such wackoness for quite many minutes, several times moving round&round along the "recent"->"mine"->"Home" route.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/english/new.gif)?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-01-02, 20:03:33
@Frenzie Thanks for the <Previous Next> fix!  (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)       (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FAB6kV48.png&hash=281e09d1984ba9f754a4863370f01bdc" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/AB6kV48.png)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-02, 20:09:58
No problem. I hardly see the point of previous/next topic myself.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-01-02, 23:56:09
I have no more questions to the Administrator.
I think that is time to let the Administrator to rest. He has done a lot of work.
Thank you Frenzie.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-03, 09:20:15

Still, why do I sometimes see "new posts" via the "recent posts" update - while the index page does not show any 'new' at all?
It mustn't be any "delays" or "overlaps", Frans: for example, now I've had such wackoness for quite many minutes, several times moving round&round along the "recent"->"mine"->"Home" route.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/english/new.gif)?
Again!
I have all the boards on the "Index" page (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/off.png) - while in SEVERAL individual boards I have LOTS of (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/english/new.gif)s! >:(
Why!?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-03, 09:46:52
I think that is time to let the Administrator to rest. He has done a lot of work.
Thank you Frenzie.

You're welcome. The place is pretty close to where I want it now in any case.

@Josh
I suppose the "readness" of boards & topics is tracked individually?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-03, 10:00:58
So what? ???
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-03, 10:29:44
So you can have unread topic without having any unread boards?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-03, 10:39:26
Hoowuy!?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: myminpins on 2014-01-05, 18:35:05
Thanks for the "view last post" link in the main boards. I love that feature!!!
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-14, 13:43:38
Quote from: The DnD Sanctuary - Statistics Center
Total Boards:   7

???
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-01-14, 21:17:18
@Frenzie

Might I suggest we have an   "Introduce Yourself"   Sticky Thread in an appropriate Board so newcomers can make their first post (nice if you would suggest that when somebody successfully registers via the success response from DnD), so we can all go there to welcome each & every newcomer.

Nothing breaks the ice better than a shy 'hello I'm a newbie post' (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/thumbs/NEWBIE.gif) ,  followed by a deluge of friendly & warm  welcomes!!!

Makes em feel at home...ya think??

(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ps.gif).....I would also like to suggest that if you decide to make such a sticky thread, that we all (us regulars) make a concerted effort to visit this "Introduce Yourself" thread whenever we sign on....maybe put this thread on our notify, so we get a note saying there were posts there.....just an afterthought.

What do ya think?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-14, 21:56:44
Sure, why not. :) What do you think, Central or Lounge?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-01-14, 22:10:53
.I would also like to suggest that if you decide to make such a sticky thread, that we all (us regulars) make a concerted effort to visit this "Introduce Yourself"

Certainly I'll do it. :)
Even more, I even will introduce myself...

Nothing better, when waiting for new "victims", than to turn ourselves into virgin blood, he he... :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-01-14, 22:28:40

What do you think, Central or Lounge?


Being     Lounge    seems to be all about games, so I think that   DnD Central   would be more appropriate because it's Branded by the Forum Name, & it denotes the heart of the Forum --- where most people who join up will probably be most active.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-14, 22:34:32
Yes, I agree. If you want, you can create the thread and I'll sticky it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-14, 22:54:09
I object.
I thought about a board for homecoming.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-15, 08:22:43
How is that different?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-15, 08:43:08
Functionally.
There are four main boards:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-15, 08:44:30
"Welcome to DnD!", or something like that - for the newcomers,
Think about the moderation issues!
!!!
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-15, 08:59:06
What issues?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-15, 09:04:08
:doh:
You can assign separate moderation/moderators to the boards. I.e., the moderation will differ (the approaches) considering 1) the newcomers and their threads in the DISTINCT 'newcomers' board - and 2) that the moderation in the "settled" boards must be kept "on the full scale", you know? :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-01-15, 10:05:58

"Welcome to DnD!", or something like that - for the newcomers,
Thimk about the moderation issues!
!!!
I used to be thim but now I'm a bit thik so I no longer thimk.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-01-15, 10:17:15


"Welcome to DnD!", or something like that - for the newcomers,
Thimk about the moderation issues!
!!!
I used to be thim but now I'm a bit thik so I no longer thimk.



"Thimk" (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/chuckle002.gif)

Ruský Borscht Boys.....(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FDR8BNZA.png&hash=2a3c1d3dceb720329f84d864152049ee" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/DR8BNZA.png) 
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-15, 10:47:43

:doh:
You can assign separate moderation/moderators to the boards. I.e., the moderation will differ (the approaches) considering 1) the newcomers and their threads in the DISTINCT 'newcomers' board - and 2) that the moderation in the "settled" boards must be kept "on the full scale", you know? :P

I don't wish to make newcomers into pariahs.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-15, 13:27:44
Maybe you're right, maybe not.
What I was thinking about is an introductory board. Where we could maintain a couple of 'welcome' and 'be cautious' topics in pins. And the folks could create topics like "Hi! I'm Steve::D" or something. ;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-15, 13:28:20
And by the way, I've egited that poust!:P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-01-15, 19:52:33
I don't wish to make newcomers into pariahs.


This isn't a question, but I think it needs to be said.

I agree 110%  with the above statement.

We can't be sellin' the place as Friendlyville, where you can sit down, relax, & exchange ideas with friends when they strip search ya at the door, & then insist on a cavity search using a 1936 Buick hood ornament (http://northstargallery.com/cars/car119web.jpg).

Next we'll be sellin' raffle tickets for a chance to win an all expenses paid month at the Molokai Leper Colony (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/last-days-of-a-leper-colony/). (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/BigToothSmile.gif)

All kidding aside, the last thing this budding Forum needs are overbearing levels of rules, regulations, moderation, or lack of transparency. We also don't need any 'NEWBIE Unfriendly' or negative trust issues connected to initial membership.

Hell, a lot of our potential membership will be coming from the MyOPERA forums, & are feeling beat up enough already, they need respect rather than skepticism.

Having a group of firm, but understanding & temperate moderators will easily pacify any 'problem child' if one or two should surface.

The DnD Sanctuary is now, & can continue to be, one of the best damn Forums this side of Friendlyville.......providing we continue to let it be.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-17, 12:44:49
Can I altogether lose this damn thing (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/default/images/default_avatar.png) from my horizon?
Well, both from my forum top and my 'profile card'?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-17, 12:50:25
Is it the very concept of a default avatar or the default default avatar?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-17, 12:56:39
I don't care. Just make it loseable. You can make it non-existing at all by default, can't you?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-17, 13:00:51
 I just turned ALL avatars off in my looks, but 1) I do not just want seeing that exact freaky unwell blue nonface on my screen, existing avatars are ok, 2) that 6ucking bastard still flickers at the top of everything for me:damn:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-17, 13:04:45
I just thought it might be nice to have a default avatar. :(
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-17, 13:16:29
Hey!:)
It might. But you know what?
It is also nice not to have a freaky face flashing upon somebody's eyes - when that somebody has "No" in his avatar setting.(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FAB6kV48.png%2FIMG%5D%2520%5Bimg%5Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FIpaWCmO.png&hash=fbd06173d730cb044d83da8a6832e9c8" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/AB6kV48.png/IMG]%20[img]http://i.imgur.com/IpaWCmO.png)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-17, 13:21:41
Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-01-17, 23:34:21

I just thought it might be nice to have a default avatar. :(

I think it's cute, & see no harm in keeping it as a default.....which can easily be replaced by a more appetizing avatar if one dislikes the default. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/BigToothSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-20, 17:17:21
Frans, what about adding some themes to the site? Just vary the existing with colour: I'd like some green?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-20, 18:22:01
You can actually choose a different theme in your settings, although that way you'd lose out on some of the unique features.

If someone writes some custom CSS I could probably find a way to make a child theme with just the CSS file different, although I encourage UserCSS creation and sharing. ;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-20, 20:33:09
I meant this (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=theme;sa=pick;u=11;eebfc5636=7088dd9f0b037ca2096f01ebb29d4af4). (Er.. Is this a link?)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-20, 21:26:38
Yes, so did I. If you (temporarily) chose Core, you'll see what I mean about losing features.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-21, 07:41:06
 I won't(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FN9HSwvT.png&hash=64641ba6e8eacc8e9bf724b57c4ef0d3" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/N9HSwvT.png)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-21, 16:28:09
But isn't it possible just to change colour of everything? Or of something? ???
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-21, 17:58:36
Of course it is, but such things take time.

Since you use Chrome, you might be able to do something like this

Code: [Select]

html {-webkit-filter: hue-rotate(90deg)}
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-21, 18:01:13
Yes, Chrome - but for now...
Where shall one put this sh.. shtuff?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-21, 18:31:07
I know nothing of Stylish for Chrome. I imagine it should have some kind of function to make a new style for the currently active site.

Also I'm not sure if anything you can do with those filters will be particularly nice looking, but it's the only thing that can be done quickly.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-01-21, 18:45:36
Nah, Chrome is an automated automaton or sorta... Since that, I didn't dig much.. I have "Developer tools" and "JavaScript console", but this is another topic...:left:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-03, 10:41:41
The color change is just a palette I quickly whipped up when Luxor said to me that he likes blue. After working it out a bit, I thought the default just looked so boring. So this is not finished, the colors may change still, etc. but at least it's not the default so we have a bit of a more unique character. I hope you all agree. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-03, 10:48:54
is just a palette
Yeah, it seems the word...
Anyhow, I acknoledge that changing only one (eg background) colour is not an ultimately excellent idea - as long as we have words and buttons placed upon it. Then/thus we might need a couple or slightly more of combinations of 2-3 main colours here in the question. E.g., a background and the now orange buttons... (Well, we have some white fonts as well - not to forget...)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-03, 10:52:44
Nah, the smilies are also orange, and there are posters' markings - way more than just two colours!..:faint:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-03, 10:53:39
...what? Orange is a complementary (http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory).
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-03, 21:18:04
Monsieur le Administrateur, there's any reason for such horrible colors?
Besides hurting everybody's vision it's an attempt against good taste and chromatic harmony...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-03, 21:19:58
Oranje-blanje-bleu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince's_Flag)?

They're not permanent, but horrible is a bit harsh. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-03, 21:36:32
but horrible is a bit harsh.

:) I see, a nationalist thing... you see, it could work (well, with a lot of effort) if you had white, at the same proportion, of blue and orange. There's almost no white.
But you don''t even have real orange... just a sort of brownish-sort-of-orange.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-03, 22:17:06
I think the colors are ok  (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FIAMjnkA.png&hash=75d0d7eea719091c2572795fb09fe4a5" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/IAMjnkA.png), but the orange(??) might be a bit over the top to some....maybe 2-3 shades lighter would be more esthetically acceptable to some out-of-joint mini-minds.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: j7n on 2014-02-03, 23:03:28
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Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 05:59:56
I think the colors are ok 
(oh, shit)
I wanna green. The "shit" was about astonishment at the colour of where I'm typing: some babies have pooed here:yuck:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 08:42:24
I keep seeing (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/on.png) for a board while THAT SAME damn' link AT THE SAME TIME shows "NOTHING" in the board.
F*()ing MULTIPLY!!!
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 09:33:52
The forum looks like a demonstration page for new CSS effects: round corners, gradients, and fades.

It already looked like that, though.


I keep seeing (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/on.png) for a board while THAT SAME damn' link AT THE SAME TIME shows "NOTHING" in the board.
F*()ing MULTIPLY!!!

Perhaps it's on the second page? You could also try "mark all as read" occasionally.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-02-04, 10:08:28
The above shows how difficult it is to design things by committee. There is always someone who does not like one colour and prefers another. Also opinions change with familiarity.

Frans - does the SW allow a menu of schemes to be chosen by the user or is it restricted to just one?

One other thing:

I look at the DnD site quite a bit using a smart phablet (!) and also the nexus 7. I find that whereas in the PC view the delineation between threads is OK, on the smaller screens it becomes a little difficult to see which "last post" icon refers to which subject because the eye can't trace the boundaries between threads that easily across the page. Several times I have selected the wrong one.

Is it possible to accentuate the "horizontal divisions a bit?
Possible alternatives could be:

Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 10:38:00
Frans - does the SW allow a menu of schemes to be chosen by the user or is it restricted to just one?

I don't think there's such an option by default, but it shouldn't be too hard to throw something together in due time. If we e.g. change the colors for summer (spring is probably a bit too soon) it'd make sense to keep the older colors as an alternative color scheme.

Is it possible to accentuate the "horizontal divisions a bit?

I changed a couple of borders from white to dark gray, although it may not quite integrate with the rest of the layout. How's that?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-02-04, 10:48:56
Yes those lines do the trick. Thanks
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-04, 11:54:57
Ok, everybody can play here (http://colorschemedesigner.com/) with colors.
You can see an example of a web page with the chosen set of colors. Useful toy.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-04, 12:02:48
What kind of bbcodes did you try that are inoperative? I'll point out in advance that I'm not especially fond of embedding video instead of linking to it.



It is a sentiment I sympathise with, but I also realised that this has prevented me from porting culture into this forum (http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1820592).

In that thread embedding videos (and conceivably pure audio) is the whole point.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 12:09:42
Perhaps it's on the second page? You could also try "mark all as read" occasionally.
I did. But before that it kept that way!..
There is always someone who does not like one colour and prefers another. Also opinions change with familiarity.
Exactly!
Frans, have you changed something or is it just that myself have got a bit more "familiar"? I entered the tab with the 110% zoom now - the background colour scheme seems not looking so bad as it did that first time when I commented on that...
Title: Question to Belfrager
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 12:13:45
Ok, everybody can play here (http://colorschemedesigner.com/) with colors.
What is exactly this toy for?
???
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-04, 12:19:38

Ok, everybody can play here (http://colorschemedesigner.com/) with colors.
What is exactly this toy for?
???

To see the green you want...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 12:28:06
I want my green - to see green off this site, it is to turn my head left: the Green People on my windowsill rule here!:D
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 12:34:46
Ok, everybody can play here (http://colorschemedesigner.com/) with colors.

That's quite nice, actually.


What kind of bbcodes did you try that are inoperative? I'll point out in advance that I'm not especially fond of embedding video instead of linking to it.



It is a sentiment I sympathise with, but I also realised that this has prevented me from porting culture into this forum (http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1820592).

In that thread embedding videos (and conceivably pure audio) is the whole point.

Fair enough. Unfortunately there is no ready-made solution that's similar to the My Opera syntax.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-04, 14:16:47
If limiting yourself to Youtube (a significant limit, admittedly) you could do something like Skyscrapercity (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=110980428&postcount=7294), where code like this

Code: [Select]
[youtube]KZFiEhStum[/youtube]

turns into this HTML snippet:
Code: [Select]
<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KZFiEhStum8&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KZFiEhStum8&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

That is, just put in the Youtube video in an object (with embed fallback), adding a couple Youtube parametres (https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters), fs=1 and rel=0, fixed size and done.

The My Opera approach is more elaborate and safer (everything redirected to an iframe with domain embed.myopera.com), but as long as the script whitelists the Youtube ids (KZFiEhStum in this case), it should be safe enough. There has to be something like that around.

Whether this is a path worth taking is a different question, but food is delicious.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 14:34:10
I'm just not sure if it's a good idea to make one that's so dedicated to a single site in principle. But yes, I can probably implement something like that without too much effort, using the VIDEO name for future purposes but only YouTube support for now. There are various ones that automatically embed if you paste a link like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8y8Yab9vlQ but I think that's just annoying.

My Opera works like this:
Code: [Select]
[VIDEO=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8y8Yab9vlQ width=620 height=375][/VIDEO] 


But this forum works like this:
Code: [Select]
[video=620,375]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8y8Yab9vlQ[/video]

or this:
Code: [Select]
[video width=620 height=375]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8y8Yab9vlQ[/video]


I'm not sure why it's internally inconsistent like that. I'm leaning toward implementing the latter. Any preferences?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 14:37:57
I'm just not sure if it's a good idea to make one that's so dedicated to a single site in principle.
I could nothing but agree...
Though, about your YouTube embed comment: should one always remember those "heights&widths" or would it be implemented automatically?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 14:41:01
It seems that the [blabla=234,123423] syntax makes it a requirement while the other syntax makes it optional. Perhaps that's the logic behind it.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 14:43:06
Let me try: This way?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 14:43:49
When I said it should be relatively simple I didn't mean it'd take five seconds, or for that matter that I'd started at all. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-04, 14:50:59
Oops.
No, this I just wanted to sharpen my apprehension of the conceptual structurality. (What did I just say? ???)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-04, 15:14:28
From a user perspective, probably something as close to:
Code: [Select]
[video user-params]URL[/video]

as possible, it makes it easy to do by hand, copy/paste URL, wrap it in video markup and done (user parametres should be optional, possibly disallowed).

The problem is on the server side. Before I joined Opera (and in the first years thereafter), I was a great fan of the object element, it slices, it dices. Now, not so much. It easily becomes a headache. If you allow a user to insert an object, it could be anything, especially if the parser is lax.

The SkyscraperCity approach (above) is user unfriendly in that the video tag is hidden and it only allows the poster to enter a Youtube ID, which I haven't checked, but seems to match [a-zA-Z0-9_-] with a typical length of 10 characters (would be reasonable to assume 6-16 characters). Anything else wouldn't be a Youtube ID. However they have several different URL syntaxes for the same ID. A script could be friendly to allow URL syntaxes, but only if they explicitly follow those syntaxes. As you may remember My Opera only allows one (the old v=...), and not the one that Google promotes for sharing.

So I would either recommend to use an existing script that is regularly checked for exploits by competent people, or use one which allows as little as possible (and only safe strings).
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-05, 14:40:36
Okay, I created a basic implementation. It supports these two styles of links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8y8Yab9vlQ
http://youtu.be/Q8y8Yab9vlQ

Code: [Select]
[video]http://youtu.be/Q8y8Yab9vlQ[/video]


Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-05, 14:59:35
:ok:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-05, 19:00:56
......It supports these two styles of links....


Very good. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/awright005.gif)I'm glad you made accommodation for both styles.
It's easier for me because I make some of my own videos on youtube, & that will cut out initial url conversion. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/A%20OK%20002.gif)

                        


Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-05, 19:12:58

http://blackhat.com/tag/you/are/it
http://youtu.be/">

Seems fine (though you also support the https scheme).
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-05, 20:09:10
The actual range of URLs from which a YouTube ID will be successfully extracted is a bit larger and more forgiving. For instance, it'll also work without any protocol or without www, but let's call that undocumented functionality. ;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-05, 21:49:54
Better than My Opera (which breaks on https:). Relative/absolute URLs are no security issue (assuming your expectation of what a relative URL will resolve to isn't completely out of kilter), everything is based on resolved absolute URLs anyway.

As long as no untowards code can be injected in the published code, it's OK.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-06, 11:45:43
Since characters &, ", and > are explicitly excluded , the worst that should be able to happen is that someone posts a video that doesn't actually work. Like you said the alternative is to explicitly include certain characters only, along the lines of [a-zA-Z0-9_-]{6,16}, but I figure that's less future proof.

Some other potentially useful options:

My Opera supports several others I've never heard of.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-06, 12:50:49
I think it is always a healthier approach to whitelist (list what you allow) rather than blacklist (list what you don't allow). Future proof in my book is to proof against future exploits, not to proof against future syntax changes. Both will come, but the former is more devastating. (OTOH the latter could be more work intensive if there is a lot of syntax changes). As long as the next script in the chain knows what it can get from the previous and behaves appropriately, it should work out, but if what it can expect is anything, there could be a lot of things to consider.

E.g. the null byte \0 terminates strings, is a syntax error in XML, and in HTML as well. There is a class of exploits appending \0 where you don't expect it, e.g. inside an URL. With a little luck it could interrupt the script parsing the URL and dump the rest of the string after \0 unchanged.  This is probably OK, but what about the next exploit we haven't thought of?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-06, 13:09:53
As an aside, \w is the same as a-zA-Z0-9_. So if your description of YouTube IDs is correct, it'd suffice (although be potentially less clear) to write [\w-]{6,16}.

Anyway, the Simple Machines people seem to consider the automatic encoding and such sufficiently secure. That is, there seems little point in having the video code more secure than the image code, although I do like the suggested change to the regex.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-06, 14:08:19
That glitch (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/on.png) again. I'm not sure about that last one - now it's for "The Lounge"...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-02-06, 14:26:15
Video in itself should be safe, at least on the weekdays Adobe Flash don't have an exploit. The 'video' tag should thus be safer than 'iframe' which should be safer than 'object' (which is usually implemented as iframe++). (In principle 'video' shouldn't be worse than 'img') All these tags are safe in themselves (unless you mind that they are enabling a GET request outside your domain, but then again, so does [img]), but the scope for trouble if something goes wrong is greater.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-06, 14:47:44
Just to be clear, the iframe is constructed as
Code: [Select]
<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/>>>extracted YouTube ID goes here<<<">


The img is constructed as
Code: [Select]
<img src="basically anything that starts with http(s)://">


In both cases something like urlencode (http://php.net/manual/en/function.urlencode.php) is used to further secure the entered data.

Anyway, what I mean is that unless I'm mistaken, either YouTube will 404 or you'll have "><script>evilFunction();</script> regardless of whether someone tried to use IMG or VIDEO. That being said, I'll exchange the relevant part of the regex with [\w-]{6,16} just in case.

Any opinions on Vimeo or other sites?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-06, 20:05:39
I'm sorry for so many questions, even if much less than Josh's posts, what is the My Bookmarks thing for?
Does anyone wants to bookmark something at DnD?? my posts? rjhowie's? what?

KISS. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-06, 20:28:17
Bookmarks = Greatest thing since sliced bread for keeping an eye on threads you take part in, similar to 'Subscriptions' in MyOpera.

Bookmarks is my base 'Homepage' in DnD.

If there was any recent activity on any of my bookmarked threads, I can click on the 'New' (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FWtWHYAb.jpg&hash=b7cc2e9a90b56a5b7595ce573ebde4d0" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/WtWHYAb.jpg) icon, & I'm teleported to that 'newest' thread post just like the 'Envelope' (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FV4NnHWD.jpg&hash=f9959a67006bd238a7cc061231949649" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/V4NnHWD.jpg) icon did in the 'Subscriptions' page in MyOpera. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/exitstageright.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-06, 21:19:36
Bookmarks = Greatest thing since sliced bread for keeping an eye on threads you take part in, similar to 'Subscriptions' in MyOpera.

Well... I like to see threads I take part and threads I haven't post but I'm curious about.
Some times I even prefer the threads I never posted...

Thanks anyway, I'll use it for a couple threads I have in mind.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-06, 21:40:18
I like to see threads I take part and threads I haven't post but I'm curious about.
Some times I even prefer the threads I never posted...


Ditto ....... I do exactly the same, but for those I search the forums manually, & if one of those excites me, I bookmark it.

If in time the interest wanes, I'll just remove it from my bookmark page .... it's so simple & easy  .... & if during a future manual search I again want to follow it's activity, I can just re-instate it on my bookmarks page at my pleasure.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-07, 07:38:47
All thanks to Labradoodle-360 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=864). ;)
Title: Re: Re: 21st century architecture
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-07, 13:13:57
I regularly receive links to fairly interesting Vimeo videos, albeit the performance impact seems worse than YouTube.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-08, 03:38:30

I regularly receive links to fairly interesting Vimeo videos, albeit the performance impact seems worse than YouTube.


@Frenzie

Just for our (my) information, what is the actual impact/breakdown on the system for say a {video}{/video} tagged  3mb youtube video in one of our posts?

Does the system get bagged for the 3mb video, just the size of the visible image, or both?

Also, what is the forum performance impact, if any?

Naturally the tagging uses different brackets, but as you know the actual tag can't be displayed outside of a CODE tag.

Thanks (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-08, 05:54:33
3mb
Millibits?
Milibands?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-08, 07:29:41
Millibits?
Milibands?


Serious??

Is this the first time you've ever heard of the technical term?

3mb = 3 million bytes

See here   Megabyte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte)


Or are you just breaking balls being pedantic, like you seem to enjoy?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-08, 09:09:42
Just for our (my) information, what is the actual impact/breakdown on the system for say a {video}{/video} tagged  3mb youtube video in one of our posts?

Does the system get bagged for the 3mb video, just the size of the visible image, or both?

In both cases there's a bunch of JS, a Flash player, and a screenshot. So at least the first time it should use something like three to five times as much bandwidth as a simple screenshot, but I imagine every part of that except the differing screenshot will be cached.

I was just talking about playing the video. :) Vimeo uses more CPU for me.

Also, what is the forum performance impact, if any?

Probably negligible.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-02-08, 09:45:23

In both cases there's a bunch of JS, a Flash player, and a screenshot. So at least the first time it should use something like three to five times as much bandwidth as a simple screenshot, but I imagine every part of that except the differing screenshot will be cached.


Thanks for the info (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-09, 10:35:49
 Does the forum have some hidden sections? Two of them?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-13, 14:45:55
Another question.

When I open the forum's home page I can see that I have unread posts at, for example, DnD Central. So, I open DnD Central to see the threads with new posts.
Imagine that I read just half of threads with new posts and return to home page. I have no more indication of new posts at threads inside DnD Central.

Shouldn't the warning of unread posts to maintain while all the unread posts are read?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-13, 15:02:14
I don't think I can change that, but I think this way makes sense too. You looked at the board, so the board is no longer "new"; just some topics in it.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-13, 21:35:23
It doesn't make any sense. Even the old idiotic MyOpera was not like this.

But if you tell me , Frenzie, that it gives a lot of work to change, I accept, forget it.
You've done too much already.

I just posted because it could be just a matter of a simple setting to change, if it is not, let it be. :)
Thanks.

Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-02-14, 07:59:23

It doesn't make any sense. Even the old idiotic MyOpera was not like this.

Maybe I misunderstand, but I don't think there is any difference. In D&D we, or at least I, came via bookmark straight into D&D. Here in DnD I come in 1 level up, equivalent to coming in at the level of Forums in My Opera. If I bookmarked DnD Central it would be the same as My Opera.

I thinks it's OK as it is otherwise we would always get an unopened post indication when we made a visit unless we peered at every single new post every time.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-02-14, 08:21:26
unless we peered at every single new post every time.

Nope, that's what "mark as read" exists for.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-18, 11:16:33
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/on.png) again. In 'The Lounge'.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-25, 14:54:18
After reloading a page, the favicon changed from the cute green to the new blue one. Question: can one set the favicon being one or the other?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-25, 15:04:47
Question: can one set the favicon being one or the other?

Not really. You can designate a local file (favicon) using a program such as AM-DeadLink (http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm) that would do it.
Maybe there are other ways via a script but I can't recall ever seeing one anywhere.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-25, 16:07:40
Interestingly, on start of the browser - and if I BROWSE it - I enjoy the nicety of green:) I like it.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-27, 15:46:42
Frans, would you mind adding a "Buddies" option to "Members" (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=mlist)'s dropdown menu in the navi header?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-02-27, 18:30:52
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/Themes/DnD/images/on.png) again. In "Central".
"Try all unread" helps it out ---- BUT it is still a (minor, though) bug.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-11, 20:24:27
I have a question.
Is it possible to automatically ban posters, as josh for example, that occupies the entire space of my screen with their mambo jambo posts?
I don't use that option of something that we don't see other posts. Ah, Ignore.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-11, 20:27:42
I'm told this does the trick: https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=lists
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-11, 20:30:59

I'm told this does the trick: https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=lists

Sorry, I can't do that.
I'm viscerally against ignoring people.
Couldn't some moderator speak with him and explain what a forum is about? Moderators must have some usage... :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-03-11, 21:24:33
I would imagine that most of us here have rubbed up someone the wrong way at one time or other. I'm sure I'm doing it now.

But that's what we are, a bunch of individuals, each with lots of funny (odd) ideas, that argue with each other on one thread and agree with each other on another.

Give the guy a break folks, we need our resident Russian.

Or did I spell that wrong?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-03-11, 22:31:29
The need for moderators to intervene in trivial matters can be the start of a slide down a very slippery slope.

The strength of a human being is measured by his/her ability to adapt under trying circumstances, but
there is the IGNORE for the weaker of the species. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ignorea.gif)

Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-12, 10:00:58
The need for moderators to intervene in trivial matters can be the start of a slide down a very slippery slope.

Of course.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-12, 13:33:49
What if to introduce a new board? Something about our community - regarding MyOpera, its legacy, and all the relevant stuff?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-12, 15:36:36
This topic (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=203.0) seems to be doing alright without a dedicated board. ;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: mjmsprt40 on 2014-03-12, 15:50:54

The need for moderators to intervene in trivial matters can be the start of a slide down a very slippery slope.

The strength of a human being is measured by his/her ability to adapt under trying circumstances, but
there is the IGNORE for the weaker of the species. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/ignorea.gif)


We just had an "incident" where I as a moderator considered having a private chat with a couple of people here. One the aforementioned Josh, the other-- one of the administrators here, who was behaving in that thread like a mischievous 7-year-old. They both needed to be sent to "time-out" chairs, in my never-to-be-humble opinion.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-12, 16:23:18

This topic (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=203.0) seems to be doing alright without a dedicated board. ;)
Apart from my ignoring it, I meant the emergence of more that 5 fairly specific topics like about MyOpera's legacy, features' alternatives (one certainly in existence and more to come) -- that's separately from 1) 'the Central', 2) the Forum feedback.
You know, I'm not being harsh on the insisting - making you do exactly that and right yesterday:) 1. It can wait no doubt!:) 2. It can be a "child-board" within, say, that same "Central" - why not!:)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-03-19, 05:56:02
Quote from: Josh

....I meant the emergence of more that 5 fairly specific topics like about MyOpera's legacy, features' alternatives (one certainly in existence and more to come) -- that's separately from 1) 'the Central', 2) the Forum feedback.
You know, I'm not being harsh on the insisting - making you do exactly that and right yesterday:) 1. It can wait no doubt!:) 2. It can be a "child-board" within, say, that same "Central" - why not!:)


Has anyone seen where they put the     Browsers & Technology (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?board=3.0)      Board???   :'(   :no:  

Somebody must have taken it, because it seems so, so hard to find??? :doh:  :sarcasm:   :faint:

Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-22, 20:05:35
Dear Administrator(s)

I have a request.
I would like to remain forever as a Senhor Member (Sr. Member) and never be "promoted" to an Hero Member.

We Don't Need Another Hero, says Tina Turner and I agree.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-03-23, 02:14:37
Chew my dust boy.....chew my dust!! (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/chuckle002.gif)(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/taunt.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-24, 22:34:34
I would like to remain forever as a Senhor Member (Sr. Member) and never be "promoted" to an Hero Member.

I'll think about it. :lol:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-08, 15:10:12
Why do we have a thread named "Grammatical Mutterings" - and do not have a "Grammatical Vaterings"?:idea:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-08, 15:12:06
Feel free to start, um, something.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-08, 15:16:35
As soon as Ersi visits the Lounge. :P
:whistle:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-24, 18:38:08
In the header, it looks like there are spaces (room) between these guys: "Home
Help
About
T&C
Search
Profile
My Messages
My Bookmarks
Members
Logout", but you know what?
I can't place my cursor in between at least the last 5 ones (except that I'm on zoom, and there's actually no "in-between" between two of them). I can seemingly push the cursor slightly between the first five - but only moving it from beneath.
It seems to me actually, that merely all of them have an 'invisible' shelf to their right.
:right:?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-24, 19:08:55
Yes, so they did. It hardly seems like an issue, and it's the SMF default, but since it could be done in seconds I fixed it up.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-24, 19:19:33
Fixed what????
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-24, 19:29:04
As per usual, if you haven't yet received the new CSS file press refresh.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-24, 19:32:24
If I do, I'll lose my lovely green favicon.:right:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-24, 19:45:43
Well, then you'll just have to wait. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-24, 19:49:14
I will.:beard:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-05-27, 16:36:14
I hope I didn't miss the answer to this elsewhere, but how come my forum details (on the left side of a post) shows:

OS:
Linux
Browser:
Chrome 34.0.1847.116

None of which is correct by the way!.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-27, 17:30:04
It's an experiment of sorts. More (sparse) details here (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=212.msg20307#msg20307).

Unless you are spoofing your user agent, I assume you are probably running something with a Linux kernel (e.g. Android) based on Chromium. :P And if Android browsers are set to desktop mode, they leave that out on purpose.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Emdek on 2014-05-27, 18:21:56
@Frenzie, you can always experiment with this:
https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=335.msg20404#msg20404
;-)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-27, 20:28:00
Sure, sure, in a week. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-28, 19:00:30
If anyone was wondering about the AVAST hack, here's SMF's perspective on it: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=523094.0
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-06-03, 21:02:29
Has Josh really been banned? Like permabanned or with an option to return once he's cooled down?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-04, 06:54:42
He has not been permabanned, but he will remain banned for a few more weeks to come. I'm afraid he left us no other recourse after continuously flaunting the rules, despite repeatedly being told to knock it off.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Emdek on 2014-06-05, 15:48:05
@Frenzie, any progress on these "experiments"? ;-)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-05, 17:11:54
Well, I did make a small change in some R code (https://github.com/computationalstylistics/stylo/commit/ed0e8da65a010baf6a0fcf6d21c9334240030df1)... I wouldn't count on anything before the 19th, but I suppose it's always possible that I happen to feel like tossing in your PHP in my spare time before then. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Emdek on 2014-06-05, 17:18:19
@Frenzie, another  "busy" week (like these two in activity grid)? ;-)
https://github.com/Frenzie
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-05, 17:35:16
I didn't say I was busy either on Github or coding. Just that I already coded all that I felt like coding. :P I'll probably be spending most of my time tonight reading Others (https://www.librarything.com/work/171087/book/109563557).
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Emdek on 2014-06-05, 17:53:58
@Frenzie, I don't remember when I had some time to read a book (I have one opened on another virtual desktop for some weeks)...
The Invincible (http://english.lem.pl/index.php/works/novels/the-invincible) by Stanisław Lem was pretty good one.

Good luck with finding time to code, I know how hard it could be. ;-)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-05, 19:33:09
You have time for what you make time. ;) Within limits, naturally. Those limits should be expanding a bit for me within a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-06-16, 23:02:07

He has not been permabanned, but he will remain banned for a few more weeks to come. I'm afraid he left us no other recourse after continuously flaunting the rules, despite repeatedly being told to knock it off.

Such a pity he isn't perma-banned.

The forum has been much more pleasant without his constant trolling.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-06-20, 22:09:54
What's the difference between Banned Member and Banned Member [2]?
There's some banned member counter?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-21, 07:35:16
Just a spur of the moment thing. There's no counter. (And if there were, it's a lot higher on account of spam accounts.)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-07-28, 19:27:16
Another question, who reads us?

That's it, we write and write and write. but who reads it?
Old ladies reading clubs that religiously reads our posts? the secret services? half a dozen readers at Vanuatu?

No one but we don't care? :)

Do you have that thing of google analytics or equivalent, Frenzie?
It shows in a world map who's reading us, isn't it?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-28, 19:32:47
I don't know how many of these are real people, but...

Code: [Select]
Network	net	45,889
Unknown ip 26,157
Commercial com 10,270
Poland pl 2,914
Australia au 2,688
Germany de 2,578
European country eu 2,529
Estonia ee 2,217
Belgium be 2,023
Finland fi 1,601
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-07-28, 20:03:56
Oh lá lá... we're a must :)

Unknown ip - those are the secret services for sure... 26,157?? shit...
Title: Unmoderated section
Post by: ersi on 2014-07-29, 05:12:49
I'm still under some shock for the banning of one of our most active members. I came up with this suggestion:

Maybe create a separate section in the Test forum where banned members would still have access. So, banning would not be really banning, but restricting the member from posting and messaging except for the specific subsection.

The purpose of the section would be for the banned member to vent safely apart from others and for the moderators to monitor the member's behaviour until the interaction seems tolerably human again and the member can be allowed to return.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-07-29, 07:58:29
Maybe create a separate section in the Test forum where banned members would still have access. So, banning would not be really banning, but restricting the member from posting and messaging except for the specific subsection.

I disagree.
Such measure would create two classes of members, members of first class and members of second class that are "paying" for their previous actions.
Or, at another perspective, having a kind of a virtual jail here.
Everyone should be a member with full rights posting wherever they want. Either that or nothing.

People are adverted before being banned and have the opportunity to change. If they don't, a ban it's a ban. Dura lex sed lex.
I suppose there are temporary bans. If someone desires to return and follow the guidelines this time I think that it will be not denied.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-29, 09:21:35
I agree with Belfrager. The outside Internet has plenty of space.

People are adverted before being banned and have the opportunity to change. If they don't, a ban it's a ban. Dura lex sed lex.

In this particular case, going from informal nudges to numerous actual warnings over the course of several months.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-07-29, 09:44:32
:'(
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-07-29, 10:23:52
Two questions.

1. Somewhere along the way, thread post numbering has turned up. When the thread displays the first post on every page, the first post is numbered differently on every page. Wouldn't a proper solution be to leave the first post unnumbered (or hide numbering in it)?

2. The IRC command /me seems to work nicely, I just noticed. Are there any other handles that work this way? Is it possible to add '/msg nick' to emulate the whisper function as it was in Opera forums?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-29, 11:03:48
Somewhere along the way, thread post numbering has turned up.

I imagine it's always been there? But yeah, I hadn't noticed the issue. Thanks. :)

Is it possible to add '/msg nick' to emulate the whisper function as it was in Opera forums?

While an amusing gimmick, what's the advantage over PMs?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-07-29, 11:36:48

Is it possible to add '/msg nick' to emulate the whisper function as it was in Opera forums?

While an amusing gimmick, what's the advantage over PMs?

None what I would use :) but at least Oakdale has been asking for it. The only good reason to implement it would be nostalgic reasons - to emulate the functionality of Opera forums.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-07-29, 12:47:30
what's the advantage over PMs?
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=reporttm;topic=10.236;msg=24482)

Multi levels of direct conversation.
I'm neutral.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-29, 17:07:44
The only good reason to implement it would be nostalgic reasons - to emulate the functionality of Opera forums.

Fair enough. However, it also brings along some potential moderating issues though. PMs are private, but whispers blur the line with regular forum posts.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-07-29, 19:28:57
However, it also brings along some potential moderating issues though. PMs are private, but whispers blur the line with regular forum posts.

What's the problem with "bluring lines" Frenzie?

Laissez faire laissez passer. No need for preemptive measures. You don't want to emulate an American government, do you? :)

I remember just one case at the old D&D when someone got irritated with that whispering thingy.
"Potential moderating issues" are not a reason at a free community.

I must say that I never sent a "whisper" to no one (that I can remember) but I always answered to "whispers".
Some were interesting.

As I said, it's not too much important to me but reasons to deny it should be well-founded.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-07-29, 20:58:49
Wouldn't a "Whisper" included in a post remain a more relevant & symbolic bond to the whisperer & the whispered to,  more-so than an unlinked & probably deleted PM?

As far as 'the needs of moderation' --- there will always be a risk of abuse, but if my own past practices are at all evident of the probability, I would have to submit it shouldn't be a realistic concern. Regardless of the heat of debate, I never received nor made an abusive "whisper".

For some reason unknown, but appreciated, "whispering" did not contain the caustic retorts that open debate sometimes brought to bear.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-30, 07:13:40
What's the problem with "bluring lines" Frenzie?

Laissez faire laissez passer. No need for preemptive measures. You don't want to emulate an American government, do you?  :)

I remember just one case at the old D&D when someone got irritated with that whispering thingy.
"Potential moderating issues" are not a reason at a free community.

The problem with blurring lines is perhaps primarily technical, but there are definite implications for privacy. PMs are private, but to what extent would we expect whispers to be? For example, all moderators have the right to edit posts, rarely exercised in practice. Perhaps these aren't "potential moderating issues" so much as "potential privacy issues involving moderators (and administrators)."

As I said, it's not too much important to me but reasons to deny it should be well-founded.

The unspoken aspect is first and foremost, why do I want to spend my time on this? Implementing a basic whisper tag probably wouldn't take too much time, but there are several complications like quoting and moderator editing. Even though I have significantly more spare time at the moment than back in April and May, I'd probably rather spend it reading Moby Dick and brushing up my French. :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-07-30, 09:36:34
Even though I have significantly more spare time at the moment than back in April and May, I'd probably rather spend it reading Moby Dick and brushing up my French.  :)
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=reporttm;topic=10.242;msg=24536)

You could have whispered that... :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-07-30, 23:29:45
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FIAMjnkA.png&hash=75d0d7eea719091c2572795fb09fe4a5" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/IAMjnkA.png)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-08-01, 21:42:20
Can we have elections? when?
I'm feeling democrat today.

(Democrat at the Greek's sense, not the American one, for them I'm a Republican even if I am a Monarchist...)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-08-13, 14:25:46
I'm picking this up a bit late (whispering) but some interesting comments there. SF's remark about whispering is true in my experience - it was always more polite, possibly because it is at a closer level of intimacy than are the more anonymous open posts.

I must confess I used to enjoy whispering, it added a little bit of spice sometimes and a little clarity in others if one was afraid of someone taking a robust reply as a personal attack.

I think also think Frenzie's comment about it potentially blurring the line between privacy and moderation is a good one and particularly his remark about it taking up time.

Perhaps one way would be to have a policy of Moderators only reviewing whispers if the recipient of the whisper reported it. That would reduce the work overload to practically zero and act as a brake on miss-use of the facility while allowing it to continue without undue concern about privacy unless one was intent on bad behaviour.

Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-08-13, 14:33:05
On two other matters.

Another way of approaching the post number thing is to have posts numbered within a thread, if this software will allow that. It has it's advantages for reference.

On the subject of anonymous users accessing DnD, it might be an idea (if it can be done) to

o  have people register before they can read the forum
or
o  have access, without registration, to the first page only of any  thread

It may be, if we have some non-registered users using DnD, this might encourage them to join us.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-13, 17:55:53
Perhaps one way would be to have a policy of Moderators only reviewing whispers if the recipient of the whisper reported it. That would reduce the work overload to practically zero and act as a brake on miss-use of the facility while allowing it to continue without undue concern about privacy unless one was intent on bad behaviour.

That behavior would also be the most straightforward to implement. Only showing the whisper to the intended recipient(s) in regular post display is simple enough in principle; practice might throw up some unexpected obstacles. However, anyone with the ability to edit a post (i.e. the poster and any moderators) will be able to see the entire content of a post while editing.

o  have access, without registration, to the first page only of any  thread

I've come across that a few times. I'm more inclined to close the page than to register.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-08-13, 18:45:23
On the subject of anonymous users accessing DnD, it might be an idea (if it can be done) to

Why wouldn't anonymous users being able to read DnD at its full glory?
I see no reason for restrict anyone's access for reading it. This is not a private club or a place where our posts are supposed to generate financial revenue that could be menaced by people reading it for free.
Free the Internet.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-08-13, 19:06:44
No Bel - that was not my intent, it's all about getting more people to post here which they can only do if they register. I thought that some way of encouraging them to register would be good.

By the way - Guests can't read this thread.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-08-13, 20:09:21
I understand what motivates you String, but if people already reads and don't (register to) post, how preventing them from reading would make them post?

We do our best, from the highest levels of philosophical analysis, religious polemic and political combat, right into the frontiers of hallucination - we do everything in order to provoke our audience... and nothing happens. What a bunch of zombies.

Either we start discussing tv celebrities and the such or better getting used to the idea of being a small group of active posters.

Maybe if we put a sign - You are forbidden to post, they will make a queue waiting for their turn...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2014-08-14, 00:54:15
Maybe if we put a sign - You are forbidden to post, they will make a queue waiting for their turn...


How about they get paid for their first 10 posts of 100 words or more........ say 5 per post? .....
                                                                                    Pssssst...<whisper>  send the bill to RJ (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/chuckle002.gif)  </whisper>
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2014-08-18, 09:01:44
In my opinion it is reasonable that mods/admins can read and change whispers. They relate to the thread in question, much of the time anyway, and within their domain of responsibility. Also it was useful when modifying posts. The sensored part was put in a whisper with no recipients, which meant that only somebody with editing rights (the author and the mods) could see the whisper. That meant that we could have a manual trace record of what had been going on. If the post had merely been edited or deleted, the original content would be lost, which would make it harder to determine e.g. if someone really should have been banned.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-08-27, 19:39:08
In my opinion it is reasonable that mods/admins can read and change whispers. They relate to the thread in question, much of the time anyway, and within their domain of responsibility.

I've been thinking about that whisper thing (that seems to me a curious ethical problem) and I disagree with you.

If people asks for the whisper function (as I said before, to me it's indifferent if we have it or not) it's because they feel the need for a multi level kind of communication.
At the same time - not having to send a pm - they want to make a public and also a private statement directed to someone in particular, not the rest.

If it's private, there's no place for "moderation". Moderated whisper it's an "half whisper", something no one asked for.

Now you tell me, ohh but they can be whispering terrorist things and the sort. Yes, they can, it's a price that respect for privacy a free forum has to pay.

You evoke "domain of responsibility". Simple, make a disclaimer.

That resumes my vision about it.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-08-30, 15:10:55
An advantage of a whisper is that it is available at the time that its recipient is reading the post about which you are whispering; as in;

[whisper]I know my post is not what I wrote to you before about Men being no good at cooking, but since Putin came out as a transvestite things have changed a lot[/whisper]

I have to admit it's disturbing to know that others may read the whisper but [whisper] just between you, me and the moderator[/whisper] this is not a problem with the normal posts and unless one thinks that whispers are for corrupt and outrageous secret messages having international repercussions, I don't actually see a difference
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-30, 15:53:47
In any case, whispers can't be kept secret while editing a post.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: string on 2014-08-30, 16:26:47
I added a whisper to a poster once in D&D who replied to me having copied the whisper text helpfully for all to see. I never whispered to him again.  :doh:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-10-30, 12:40:54
Beginning a month or so ago, I don't have the Quick Reply form open any more. It used to be open by default, but now it's closed. To open it it requires JS which I don't have in Elinks. Now I can only reply via Reply and Quote options. Or by using a JS-enabled browser.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-10-30, 13:14:08
It's a setting under look and layout (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=theme). Nothing changed on the site though.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-10-30, 13:40:44
Yoohoo, "on by default" fixed it :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-10-31, 20:18:50
On some other forum I saw a cool option to download specific threads. Remembering that we had to vacuum up My Opera forums, is there a way to do it to these forums when some doom begins to approach? Is there a way to download parts of the forum as per interest? Specifically

- the posts of a specific thread?
- the posts of a specific user?
- the posts of a subforum?
- and all posts, not stats or other pages?

And if these are possible, what kind of format is it? Plain text? HTML like online? HTML as a single page?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-11-01, 12:42:52
The print link will give you all posts in a topic. Other than that I don't think there's anything particularly convenient.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-11-06, 16:34:08
How about a My Topics button/link? i.e. is there a link where I can see all threads I ever posted in? I know about all my posts, but is there a similar place to see all my threads?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-11-06, 16:53:44
You might want to take a closer look at the "Show Posts" page. ;)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-11-06, 17:10:20

You might want to take a closer look at the "Show Posts" page. ;)
You mean this? https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=unreadreplies

Indeed, I never looked at this before. Looks like it does what I wanted, even though it seems to omit the admin board.

Thanks :)

I normally access this forum by https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=unread and this shows the admin board too.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-11-06, 17:23:10
I meant this (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;sa=topics;u=14) (you can choose between messages, topics and attachments), but I just realized it shows topics you started rather than topics you posted in. But the new replies thing is usually probably more useful regardless.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-11-06, 17:33:55
Nah, looks like action=unreadreplies only shows threads I haven't visited. As soon as I go there, they disappear from the list, so it's not a true history of threads where I posted.

Another question. At Manjaro forum (also powered by Simple Machines) there's action=recenttopics that gives the list of most recently active topics. This seems not available at our forum. Is it possible to activate it?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-11-06, 20:10:35
I suspect it's custom-made, similar to how I put together a few things like the quick quote, the video bb tag and the (clearly slightly broken for ELinks) browser/OS display. There's a mod that adds the functionality, but it hasn't been updated in years and it's incompatible with release versions of 2.0.x.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2014-12-14, 17:10:56

...(clearly slightly broken for ELinks) browser/OS display.

Elinks says, among other things, this: "Use " " if you don't want any User-Agent header to be sent at all. URI rewriting rules may still include parameters that reveal you are using ELinks." This should mean if you have a good script, it should be able to identify Elinks even if I have not set the user agent string at all.

Anyway, I think I altered my user agent string in Elinks at some point from whatever it was by default into: ELinks/%v (textmode; %s)

%v is supposed to expand into Elinks version and %s into opsys. I dropped some other things it wanted to reveal, and maybe rearranged the parentheses, not sure.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-14, 19:32:39
This should mean if you have a good script, it should be able to identify Elinks even if I have not set the user agent string at all.

I don't think "good" is quite the right word to use there. :lol:

Anyway, the icons are just for fun.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-01-28, 17:40:50
An embarrassing thing, but I have forgotten my password for this site. I cannot change it, because the change requires email address. The email address I registered with was opera.com, now defunct. I cannot change my email address in the profile, because to change it I have to give the password...

I am able to log in only by taking care of precious cookies in all the browsers I use. It may work indefinitely, but who knows. Is it possible to recover my password? I think that whatever my password was, I would like to keep it :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-01-28, 18:09:11
Recovering your password is nigh impossible unless you used a weak one. Maybe if you told the NSA you were a dangerous terrorist it'd take only a few weeks to brute force it. ;)

I can, of course, change your e-mail address and/or password to something else.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-01-28, 18:15:23
My vivaldi.net email address is obvious. Can you change the email address in the profile?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-01-28, 19:32:34
Done.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Freeman on 2015-02-04, 01:39:51
Where can I select timezone for my profile?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2015-02-04, 04:01:02

Where can I select timezone for my profile?


Welcome ........ Try Here (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=theme;u=9) & adhust the time offset appropriately. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Freeman on 2015-02-04, 04:26:53
Okay, found it. Also made it less annoying for me.

SMF is not a simple forum engine, despite his name, just like all countries named as democratic, are not democratic by fact, DPRK or DRC for example.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-02-04, 05:07:15

Okay, found it. Also made it less annoying for me.

SMF is not a simple forum engine, despite his name, just like all countries named as democratic, are not democratic by fact, DPRK or DRC for example.

True. And Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is not really simple either.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-03-10, 08:14:13
So much Russian spam and it's not getting any better over time. It's the curse of Josh :insane:  :no:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-03-10, 10:31:40
:lol:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-03-27, 04:23:31
Is there a way to apply alt text to images in these forums? If not, could this be implemented? https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=411.msg37479#msg37479
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-03-27, 08:26:54
You can do it with bbCode like this:

Code: [Select]
[img alt=Mac thing]http://www.everymac.com/images/cpu_pictures/apple_imac.jpg[/img]


(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.everymac.com%2Fimages%2Fcpu_pictures%2Fapple_imac.jpg&hash=1fedb618a9b9b6068f3c680150ae9339" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.everymac.com/images/cpu_pictures/apple_imac.jpg)

Or you can just use regular HTML:

Code: [Select]
<img src="http://www.everymac.com/images/cpu_pictures/apple_imac.jpg" alt="Mac thing">


<img src="http://www.everymac.com/images/cpu_pictures/apple_imac.jpg" alt="Mac thing">
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-03-27, 10:27:36
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-04-02, 20:32:37
Was the Quote button changed at some point? I think it earlier took to the Reply-like interface. Now it takes to the Quickquote box. I liked the Reply better.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-04-02, 21:37:19
There might be a profile setting that affects it, but in your case I think it's probably more likely to depend on whether or not Javascript is enabled. You can always use "preview" to enter the full reply page.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-05-20, 13:59:55
Is it so that there are no external links possible in the quote tag? Any chance they could be implemented (or any reason why they shouldn't be implemented)? https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=474.msg40047#msg40047
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-05-21, 09:00:14
Is that an accepted syntax? It'll work with just the link. Alternatively you could always just stick it inside or outside the quote as a link.

Quote from: http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/watch_apple_watch
bla
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-05-21, 10:15:01

Is that an accepted syntax? It'll work with just the link. Alternatively you could always just stick it inside or outside the quote as a link.

The "alternatively" is what I have done until now. The problem with it is that it looks pas chique.

I tried a few syntaxes, aiming to produce the URL as the embedded link and the name as the link text. This would be chique. But evidently not working, and from what you are saying, looks like not intended to work either.


Quote from: http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/watch_apple_watch
bla


This is also no cool. The best would be the name as the link text and the URL embedded.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2015-05-22, 00:01:25
I like it the way it is........for my money it's perfect! (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-05-22, 09:29:21
The problem with it is that it looks pas chique.

I think the improved clarity of source is très chic. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2015-11-07, 22:29:15
Frenzie, do you have access to something similar to what existed at the Opera Blogs that we could see a map of the world with the people's location that were visiting one's blog? It was google something if I'm not mistaked.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-11-08, 08:17:27
It'd probably just say that most "visitors" are from Russia or Ukraine. The server ought to be storing some stats somewhere, but there's no Google tracking or anything of the sort.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2015-11-08, 21:44:06
Russians? That's strange. Or maybe not.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-11-09, 11:49:44
The vast majority of attempted spam nonsense seems to originate from Ukraine and Russia, that's all.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2015-11-09, 23:03:13
The vast majority of attempted spam nonsense seems to originate from Ukraine and Russia, that's all.

I was not refeering to spam.  We must have some normal people visiting us, I suppose...  :irked:
No? not normal people?  :eyes:
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2015-11-09, 23:25:27

We must have some normal people visiting us, I suppose...  :irked:

Impossible request :D
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-11-10, 16:12:00

The vast majority of attempted spam nonsense seems to originate from Ukraine and Russia, that's all.

I was not refeering to spam.  We must have some normal people visiting us, I suppose...  :irked:
No? not normal people?  :eyes:

Maybe if you ignore all of the "Russians" and "Ukrainians" you'd get a reasonable indication? Who knows. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2015-11-21, 17:47:26
Quote
7 Guests, 1 User
Users active in past 5 minutes:
Belfrager

It's always like this each time I log in.
Me and the Seven Guests.

Guest 1 - CIA
Guest 2 - KGB
Guest 3 - Chinese Intelligence
Guest 4 - Germans working for the CIA
Guest 5 - English working for CIA
Guest 6 - SIS (Portuguese intelligence system services). Also working for the CIA
Guest 7 - Jaybro forgot again his password.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-11-21, 20:02:34
You forgot about Google. :)

(There's also some Asian search engine that likes to visit.)
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2015-12-16, 08:04:52
Baidu?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-12-16, 08:53:29
That's certainly the biggest, but iirc not the only one.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2017-11-12, 09:29:12
Are we on the new version now and it has no bookmarks?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-11-12, 19:17:05
No, same old version for now. Did I accidentally overlook your usage of the feature? @jax, @Luxor and I had some bookmarks but none of us were actually really using them. Therefore I disabled them a few weeks ago because it's one less thing to keep track of.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2017-11-12, 21:24:10
I was accidentally using bookmarks, yes. What is there to keep track of in that feature?
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-11-13, 09:43:14
Would you like me to look for a backup of the bookmarks? It might be a touch outdated. :(

What is there to keep track of in that feature?
That it continues working when upgrading, that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2017-11-13, 10:42:44
Okay, you brought the bookmarks feature back, but they are empty now. Let's forget it. I'll try to live without them.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-11-13, 11:26:09
They should be back now.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2017-11-13, 15:54:21
Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2017-11-13, 17:05:04
Many details I like and some I dislike with Skyscrapercity (https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/world-population-in-extreme-poverty-absolute) as forum software. It's a heavily customised vBulletin. 

One, which is gone now it seems, was a view over liked posts. I don't think it is worth the cognitive overhead to bookmark posts, but there is a great overlap between posts I like and posts I would like to return to one day. Sure, there can be some interesting posts I don't like and posts I like that have no lasting value, but most would be both. It leads to more honest liking as well, I like this because I think will have lasting value to me, not merely that it amused me or that the poster is nice. 

Not worth the overhead though, particularly not with active bookmarks.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2017-11-13, 17:36:03
...there is a great overlap between posts I like and posts I would like to return to one day.
For me it works differently: There are threads I tend to return to. Regardless of liking. Bookmarking is useful for finding those threads when nobody else posts in them.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-11-13, 19:05:32
@jax We have it in any case. https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?action=profile;area=showlikes;sa=given
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2018-02-13, 10:49:34
Is there a way to add things like HTML title attributes in the forum posts? I don't mean in literal HTML language, but some bbcode that works like HTML title attribute.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2018-02-13, 16:01:53
I don't think so, which is indeed kind of lame, isn't it. :P
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2018-10-25, 22:07:01
Is there any thread about "What's going on in South America"?
We have "What's going on" threads about almost the entire world but couldn't find anything about South America
The search function is very rudimentary. It should have a way to search by thread's names so we don't create another one if not necessary.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2018-10-26, 04:34:49
I don't think there is, but we do have what's going on in the Americas (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=230.0).
The search function is very rudimentary. It should have a way to search by thread's names so we don't create another one if not necessary.
While not technically thread title only, if you tick "Search in topic subjects only" in advanced options I think it's close enough to be useful, and probably more useful in most cases unless you happen to know the exact title.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2018-10-26, 05:41:29
Did you move to South America, Belfrager?

There's also Bookmarks on this forum, useful for threads that you use often or that you would like to return to but that have unsearchable titles (all too common or unmemorable words).
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: jax on 2018-10-26, 07:10:24
Yes, I named that thread "What's Going on in the AmericaS" for that reason. That thread is US-heavy, but doesn't have to be.

Later, with greater activity (ha!), we could fragment further, like what's going on south of South America.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2018-10-26, 08:31:10
Secret leftover Nazi bases? I sense a C-movie plot coming...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Belfrager on 2018-10-26, 15:10:59
Did you move to South America, Belfrager?
Nope, feeling fine at South Europe. Lived at Rio de Janeiro for a couple years back in the seventies.
es, I named that thread "What's Going on in the AmericaS" for that reason. That thread is US-heavy, but doesn't have to be.
Ok, I'll use that one.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2019-01-12, 07:48:30
Are Mobileread forums based on some earlier version of vBulletin or a completely different software? I cannot find where they point it out...
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: Frenzie on 2019-01-12, 08:49:08
It's definitely vbulletin (search for vbulletin in the source) but I don't know if they say so anywhere.
Title: Re: Questions to the Administrator
Post by: ersi on 2019-01-12, 12:34:57
(search for vbulletin in the source)
Why didn't this occur to me?  :doh:

Thanks :)