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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:53 am

The site went down for a while due to a DDoS attack on the data center housing the Linode, Linode has informed me.
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:46 am

I have a notification that will not leave, even when I viewed its source
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Postby Monk Ed » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:48 am

Weird. I haven't changed the notification code. What is the notification a notification of?
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:51 am

This
post/822416/The-headcanon-thread/#822416
I even marked them all read and yet it's still there
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:03 am

Sounds like the same thing that has left me with a fixed [1] PM notification, even when I've read them all.
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:08 am

And now its suddenly vanished :huh:
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Postby Bagheera » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:33 am

I dealt with the PM thing by clicking the "mark all messages read" option.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:26 am

Maybe it's just mobile but clicking the EvaWiki link does nothing today.
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Postby Bagheera » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:09 am

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Maybe it's just mobile but clicking the EvaWiki link does nothing today.


It works at it should on my desktop (using Firefox).
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:02 pm

Yep, EvaWiki link on mobile still just goes to/stays on the forums. :huh:
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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:32 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Yep, EvaWiki link on mobile still just goes to/stays on the forums. :huh:

Works for me. I'm on mobile right now. Maybe your browser is rejecting it because it's an https link using a self-signed certificate.
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Postby Bagheera » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:10 pm

I just tested it on my phone and can conform SSD's claims: the wiki link does indeed take me right back to the EGF homepage.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:11 am

Any of EGF's self-signed certificate stuff I have to give the OK on mobile or laptop so I don't believe it's that.
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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:33 am

:headscratch: Both of the browsers on my phone have no trouble with the link. What's everyone else using?
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:02 pm

I can confirm the issue on my phone; later this evening I'll have a look to see whether it's a consequence of my rearrangement of the main menu, which frankly seems the most likely cause - I've taken almost no account of the "responsive" part of the theme coding which rearranges stuff on small screens, so I could easily have got something wrong in there, or just plain missed it.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:14 pm

Something I noticed by chance: Trying to unsubscribe from a topic (Topic Tools next to Post Reply) gave me an AJAX error. Don't believe I get email alerts for topics these days so I'm not sure if unsubscribing via email link would work, anyway.

EDIT: Looks like it fixed itself? Leaving post here in case anybody else runs into this problem.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:13 pm

Some of those tools come up with an "insecure redirect" message and a page full of supporting diagnostics -- those have worked, but stumbled at the last hurdle trying to get you to an updated page.
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Postby Monk Ed » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:57 am

The URL rewrite extension I created doesn't play nice with some other pieces of the software, such as the AJAX stuff (a subject I don't know yet to boot). I once tried to figure out why it was breaking the moderators-only quicktools but gave up after hours without progress. It was hard enough to get working as it does now that I haven't been willing since to dive back in to try to figure out why it's breaking these other things.

Also so everyone knows in case I forgot to mention it anywhere else publicly, I'm on family vacation until the 9th. I'm actually posting from the condo we're staying at right now.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:29 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Some of those tools come up with an "insecure redirect" message and a page full of supporting diagnostics -- those have worked, but stumbled at the last hurdle trying to get you to an updated page.
Basically, if you get this sort of thing (many file/line/call records omitted), whatever you did worked, apart from getting you to the page you wanted

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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:29 pm

pwhodges pointed out to me a case where a topic page breaks partway through, causing a very obvious visual anomaly. It's the second instance I've seen of what turns out to be a result of closing BBCode tags in the wrong order. If you have a quote box that encloses a spoiler box, close that spoiler box before the enclosing quote, or it'll break the page.
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"That sounds like the kind of science that makes absolutely 0 sense when you stop and think about it... I LOVE IT." -- Rosenakahara


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