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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:11 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:Easy, easy. Take it one day at a time. All the functionality is there, we just need to get used to the new interface. Have faith in Monk Ed and Paul, eh? They know what's going on and what issues remain, so give them a chance to polish things up and make the site look like it ought.


Besides, the old forum software was likely riddled with security issues just waiting to blow up in the admins' face (I mean, old phpBB fora have some serious holes in them...). So an update once in a while is probably a good thing.
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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:30 am

For everyone's information the user in question has apologized for and retracts his remarks.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:19 am

View Original PostNemZ wrote:Being able to fine-tune the forum without having to make a gazillion theme options would be fantastic. :toothy:

I can't promise; but I've seen it elsewhere, and would like to replicate/steal the idea if I can.
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Postby Bagheera » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:22 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:I can't promise; but I've seen it elsewhere, and would like to replicate/steal the idea if I can.


It's not clear to me what this is referencing.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:45 am

Oops, I missed the page flip - quote added.
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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:11 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Change in behaviour -- external links used to open in a new tab; now they open in the same one.

Fixed.

Proof.
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Postby Bagheera » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:19 am

Awesome!
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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:47 am

If the server behaves slowly for a while, nota bene that I'm running a long convert-in-place on the test database.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:53 pm

Somehow I've ended up with

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showing even when I've read them all (it goes up to [2] if I get a new PM); and no obvious mechanism to switch read/unread state to try and jog it free.
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Postby TehDonutKing » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:56 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Somehow I've ended up with

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showing even when I've read them all (it goes up to [2] if I get a new PM); and no obvious mechanism to switch read/unread state to try and jog it free.

I had the same when a message was sent to me, then deleted by the sender. I had to delete it from my inbox too for it to go away.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:03 pm

In this post which contains a timg element in a spoiler, opening the spoiler causes its contents to be written over the material below it, rather than pushing it down.

Also, timg displays are no longer a link to the full-size image.
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Postby Monk Ed » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:35 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:In this post which contains a timg element in a spoiler, opening the spoiler causes its contents to be written over the material below it, rather than pushing it down.

I'm not seeing this behavior. What I did see though was a broken page layout caused by the post above it having improper BBCode closing tag placement, which I then fixed.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:46 pm

The difference might be browser-based in that case. I'm using Opera (based on Chrome's Webkit engine), and I suppose you are using FireFox which is the current #1 outside institutional use. In any case, your fix has cured my issue with it as well.
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Postby Seele00TextOnly » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:23 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:In this post
When I try to open this link, I have to go through a security clearance both in Mozilla and Chrome. In Mozilla Firefox the connection is 'untrusted' and in Chrome the connection is 'not private'. This is the first time since the changeover I've tried clicking on such a link to another thread or post. The same is persisting with other ones as well, testing shows.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:31 pm

The links use https, and I guess you are still browsing using http. As in the previous forum, the certificate is self-signed, and so you will get warnings until you tell the browser to accept it anyway (the means varies between browsers). This is a pain (though an infrequent one) - but the alternative of buying a certificate from an established certificate authority would add materially to the cost of running the forum for very little gain.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:34 pm

^ Aaaaand, my signature, which I thought I'd fixed, has gone double-spaced again. I need to work out where that's happening, and whether it's down to me or Monk to fix it!
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Postby Seele00TextOnly » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:58 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:the alternative of buying a certificate from an established certificate authority would add materially to the cost of running the forum for very little gain.
I guess I'm not sure how this is going to do affect new forum comers, people who don't even bother to register but just want some answers (and maybe later would register) and instead get deterred by all this supposed unsafe site nonsense. Are SSL certificates really that expensive? Could the site run a fundraiser to pay for it, or put an ad somewhere?
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Postby NemZ » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:23 am

From what I've seen with a quick google search it would be in the neighborhood of $150/year. The wiki and commentary might need their own copies as well though, not sure.
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Postby pwhodges » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:25 am

The old site had a self-signed certificate and https links as well; we're just noticing now because the certificate is different and so has to be trusted again. You can buy a single certificate to cover multiple sites, but it costs more (they can be explicitly listed or use a wildcard *.evageeks.org, which costs more again).
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:39 am

It looks like I can double-post for some reason.


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