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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Pat » 7 months ago

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7 months ago
Here are some features that were added recently:

- The members' recent activity is displayed on their profile page
- Your age can now be displayed on your profile and on the left inside topics (only your age will be displayed, no one else can see your date of birth)
- Subsequent posts by the same member are now merged automatically
- Pictures that are too large will be automatically resized and clickable (only on PC)
- Dates are now relative ('1 hour ago' instead of '19/1/2018 at 6pm')
- New smileys: :angel: :thumbdown: :wtf: :clap: xD :wave: :eh: :thumbup: :think: :problem: :sick: :crazy: :shh: :shifty: :silent:
- Notifications get displayed in red over website's icon (useful if you use pinned tabs)

Again, if you have some ideas for features you would like to see implemented, don't hesitate, I'll do my best as long as it's in the realm of the possible of course :).
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Rudiger » 6 months ago

Why is this forum crashing so much? It's down for hours most of the weekend.
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Admin » 6 months ago

Rudiger wrote:
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Why is this forum crashing so much? It's down for hours most of the weekend.
I don't see it crash on my end. The only times it crashes is when I execute too many requests and refresh in a short period of time (which is easier to achieve as the webmaster), then I get an error 503 which is basically the website taking me for someone trying to inflict a DDOS attack. I can still instantly access the website from another IP though.

Did you get an error number? Did the connection just time out? Does anybody else have problems with the website appearing down?

The website can support up to 75 (real) connections at the same time, and I've never seen so many people online. I say real because a lot of the "guests" you see online are the inevitable spam bots.

I just checked the website's log and no problem showed up for this week-end (or even before that) so I think it comes from your end, I could be wrong though so if anyone else can't access the forum from time to time, please let me know. @Afro_Vacancy also thought the website was down or crashing and it then turn out the problem came from the connection at his workplace:

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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Rudiger » 6 months ago

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6 months ago
I don't see it crash on my end. The only times it crashes is when I execute too many requests and refresh in a short period of time (which is easier to achieve as the webmaster), then I get an error 503 which is basically the website taking me for someone trying to inflict a DDOS attack. I can still instantly access the website from another IP though.

Did you get an error number? Did the connection just time out? Does anybody else have problems with the website appearing down?

The website can support up to 75 (real) connections at the same time, and I've never seen so many people online. I say real because a lot of the "guests" you see online are the inevitable spam bots.

I just checked the website's log and no problem showed up for this week-end (or even before that) so I think it comes from your end, I could be wrong though so if anyone else can't access the forum from time to time, please let me know. Afro_Vacancy also thought the website was down or crashing and it then turn out the problem came from the connection at his workplace:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11&p=312#p312
Page simply doesn't load, as if I'm offline, of course my internet is working fine for other things. Also I was in different friends houses the past 2 evenings as well as the gym yesterday (so running off 4g) and still had this problem consistently, so it's not just my house.
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

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Rudiger wrote:
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Page simply doesn't load, as if I'm offline, of course my internet is working fine for other things. Also I was in different friends houses the past 2 evenings as well as the gym yesterday (so running off 4g) and still had this problem consistently, so it's not just my house.
I've also had that occasionally, it usually resolves by just reloading the page, but it was probably the first thing you've tried :p. It has stopped doing it for a while now though. If there is a problem and the server overloads, it should show up on the server logs and other members would complain too.

Sometimes it can just be your browser acting out, I get that with other websites on Chrome, and it won't load the website until I close it completely, and by that I mean killing it in the task manager. It can also happen on my Android phone and a similar action gets it resolved: making sure the Chrome app gets fully shut down and opened again.

You could also PM me a screenshot of the error message but since you tell me there isn't one and it just doesn't load, I would just try out the good old "turn it off and on again" I suggested above. I hope the problem gets resolved on your end, tell me if it gets better of if it persists.

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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Rudiger » 6 months ago

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I've also had that occasionally, it usually resolves by just reloading the page, but it was probably the first thing you've tried :p. It has stopped doing it for a while now though. If there is a problem and the server overloads, it should show up on the server logs and other members would complain too.

Sometimes it can just be your browser acting out, I get that with other websites on Chrome, and it won't load the website until I close it completely, and by that I mean killing it in the task manager. It can also happen on my Android phone and a similar action gets it resolved: making sure the Chrome app gets fully shut down and opened again.

You could also PM me a screenshot of the error message but since you tell me there isn't one and it just doesn't load, I would just try out the good old "turn it off and on again" I suggested above. I hope the problem gets resolved on your end, tell me if it gets better of if it persists.
I forgot to add, it also didn't work on my laptop as well as mobile, both here and at a friends (my own laptop, which I had brought).

I also tried it on tablet, on smart watch, on roku, on my playstations (3 AND 4), on my casio keyboard, my sat nav, my microwave, pornhub, my temperature control box, and still didn't work, so what about that brainbox?!

Nah but that first sentence was true.
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Admin » 6 months ago

A new forum style is available. To try it out, go to User Control Panel > Board Preferences > My board style: select SoftBlue.

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As always I'm open to comments and ideas to improve it.

Other new features and bug corrections:

- The @ from the mention function won't "harass" you to be selected anymore when quoting a post
- New smileys: :trolling: :pepe-sad:

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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Pat » 6 months ago

Admin wrote:
6 months ago
A new forum style is available. To try it out, go to User Control Panel > Board Preferences > My board style: select SoftBlue.

new-style.jpg

The banner is a draft that was quickly put together with the ideas I had in mind: using famous paintings (no copyright) and a small discreet font for the title. The paintings may be a bit too suicide-inducing though :p.

As always I'm open to comments and ideas to improve it.

Other new features and bug corrections:

- The @ from the mention function won't "harass" you to be selected anymore when quoting a post
- New smileys: :trolling: :pepe-sad:
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Admin » 4 months ago

After the abuse of the rating system on poor oppressed victim @nameless by oppressive bigot @Exodus, I just hardened the rules of the rating system and applied them. The only change is that after rating the same member 5 consecutive times, you'll have to wait a much longer time before you can vote for them again.

Note that one member can only make up for a certain percentage of the votes of another member, so if you try to "rescue" one of your allies, you're only impeding that self-regulating process, and can end up playing that game forever.

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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by nameless » 4 months ago

Admin wrote:
4 months ago
After the abuse of the rating system on poor oppressed victim nameless by oppressive bigot Exodus, I just hardened the rules of the rating system and applied them. The only change is that after rating the same member 5 consecutive times, you'll have to wait a much longer time before you can vote for them again.

Note that one member can only make up for a certain percentage of the votes of another member, so if you try to "rescue" one of your allies, you're only impeding that self-regulating process, and can end up playing that game forever.
Well that's a lie. Here's what really happened.

Exodus and I have both been abusing the system by down-voting each other's posts whether we disliked each other's posts or not. I swear that Exodus is the one who started it. Then you decided to make it so Exodus could keep abusing the system to down-vote me but I couldn't abuse the system to down-vote Exodus. I complained to you and you said I deserved it because you want me at a disadvantage since you disagree with my anti-bigotry political views and you agree with bigot Exodus's views.

Another poster, who is not an ally of mine, perceived the injustice you created (tying my hands and allowing Exodus to abuse the system to keep attacking me) and decided to take it upon himself to try to correct your biased handling of the matter. He made it possible for me to go on the attack against Exodus (who had been going on the attack against me while you had me unable to fight back) again and that's exactly what I did.

While I got after ninny Exodus he went crying to you about me going after him even though he had been doing the exact same inappropriate thing to me with your blessings while you had my hands tied behind my back. Now you've decided to hamstring evil nameless in new ways with some new rules to disadvantage evil nameless and help ninny Exodus because evil nameless must be stopped. You can't let evil nameless do the same things to ninny Exodus that you've been letting ninny Exodus do to evil nameless while you've kept nameless's hands tied behind his back.

And of course you used bias to make your new decision/change to extremely limit up-voting for my posts while not doing the same thing to ninny Exodus.


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Admin wrote:
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Note that one member can only make up for a certain percentage of the votes of another member, so if you try to "rescue" one of your allies, you're only impeding that self-regulating process, and can end up playing that game forever.
How can it be a self-regulating process when you make/change rules to help your bigot bros if they're in disagreements with other posters? And how is it not part of self-regulation if a poster decides to give someone a bunch of up-votes in an effort to offset your inappropriate and biased actions of making and changing rules to tie a posters hands if he disagrees with you and your bigot bros? You're the one preventing self-regulation by helping your bigot bros at the expense of a posters who are opposed to bigotry.
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by JLBB » 4 months ago

nameless wrote:
4 months ago
Well that's a lie. Here's what really happened.

Exodus and I have both been abusing the system by down-voting each other's posts whether we disliked each other's posts or not. I swear that Exodus is the one who started it. Then you decided to make it so Exodus could keep abusing the system to down-vote me but I couldn't keep abusing the system to down-vote Exodus. I complained to you and you said I deserved it because you want me at a disadvantage since you disagree with my political viewpoint and you agree with bigot Exodus's viewpoint.

Another poster, who is not an ally of mine, perceived the injustice you created (tying my hands and giving Exodus an advantage) and decided to throw me a lifeline. He made it possible for me to go on the attack against Exodus (who had been going on the attack against me while I was unable to fight back) and that's exactly what I did.

After I got after ninny Exodus he went crying to you about me going after him even though he had been doing the exact same thing to me with your blessings while you had my hands tied behind my back. Now you've decided to hamstring evil nameless in new ways with some new rules to disadvantage evil nameless and help ninny Exodus because evil nameless must be stopped since you can't let evil nameless do the same thing to ninny Exodus that you have been letting ninny Exodus do to evil nameless while you've kept his hands tied behind his evil back.

And of course you decided to extremely limit up-voting for me by other posters while not doing the same thing to ninny Exodus. What a biased bastard you are Admin.

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How is it a self-regulating process when you make/change rules so you can help your bigot bros when they're in disagreements with posters who disagree with them? And how is it not part of self-regulating if a poster decides to give someone a bunch of up-votes in an effort to offset your inappropriate and biased actions of making and changing rules to benefit the bigots who see eye-to-eye with you?
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by nameless » 4 months ago

JLBB wrote:
4 months ago
Baby needs his diaper changed
I agree with you. And at first I was going to call Exodus a "baby" too but then I decided to call him a "ninny" instead.
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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Rudiger » 4 months ago

Exo's a babe not a baby 8-)

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Re: Forum features - updates, suggestions and bug reports

Post by Exodus » 4 months ago

nameless wrote:
4 months ago
I agree with you. And at first I was going to call Exodus a "baby" too but then I decided to call him a "ninny" instead.
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