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Discussion in 'News' started by ManeSix, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    I've seen it also among new members who've posted in the thread asking about their backer privilege. But when I went back there they had the 1 message on their users that's why I used a pic from the off topic section.
     
  2. CamTSB

    CamTSB 死の匂いか?
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    The case you just posted is someone who only has a post in off-topic. This is intended, not a bug.
     
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  3. Anukan

    Anukan Three Worn Words
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    et al.

    As Cam mentioned, posts in off-topic section don't count towards the user's total. System might also take a couple minutes to update post count if the server is getting hammered, or it might be a bit of stuck cache on browsers. If post count for posts not made in off-topic keeps going up and down repeatedly (Without the user making or deleting any posts), then that'd be a bug, so if you catch that happening, please report that one.
     
  4. Cyberfox VII

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    ...So, um... my Windows 7 computer updated last night, and now the hexagonal avatars are no longer working in Chrome. Anyone else seeing this, or is it just me?
     
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  5. Anukan

    Anukan Three Worn Words
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    Mhm. I'll investigate when I have some free time... which might not happen for a couple weeks at least. So long nothing major also breaks, should be able to hold on 'till then.
     
  6. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    Here's one I found on Chrome on mobile.
    Screenshot_2016-12-26-20-31-55.jpg
     
  7. Anukan

    Anukan Three Worn Words
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    I'll take a look into it, but having no mobile device to see the site myself, I confess myself a bit lost at what I'm looking at here, so details of where and when will help narrow down the scope.
     
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  8. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    Sorry,
    front page, scroll down to the latest post section, then press on your user icon which opens that mini menu on the right side.
     
  9. Anukan

    Anukan Three Worn Words
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    Still happening?; Been trying to reproduce it, checked on a couple phones, but things are looking normal.
     
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  10. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    It's fine now.
     
  11. Anukan

    Anukan Three Worn Words
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    Self repairing bugs are best bugs.
     
  12. Firekirby

    Firekirby Star Warrior
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    Well how about persistent, constantly reappearing bugs? You know, the roaches of the bug world? Because, uh...
    upload_2016-12-29_16-44-7.png
    Personally running Chrome on Win10, both currently up-to-date.
    Honestly, I don't consider the avatars broken, but it is certainly off-putting when the six-sided pentagons were kinda one of the forum's little "gimmicks." Though I can only imagine the back-end nightmare it is to implement and routinely fix such an issue. XD
     
  13. Anukan

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    It's less reoccurring and more "I've not had the time to search for the issue/implement a proper non-ducttape fix". 's one of the disadvantages of browser-specific CSS with a constantly changing "standard".

    It's also on bottom priority right now, (as mentioned before) what with beta/release getting ever closer and most of my time occupied in more closely game-related issues. Next game, we need to get ourselves a web admin. And a business admin. And a golden reindeer statue.
     
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  14. OCisbestungulate

    OCisbestungulate Always watching you
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    Preferably that last one.
     
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  15. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
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    I know the current make over today is just temporary but just wanna inform, whoever it may concern, that the site is laggy on Chrome android mobile. Weirdly it works smoothly when I click on "Request Desktop Site".
     
  16. Ethaes

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    Nah, you can just delete this thread now. The forums cannot be improved any further after this latest update.
     
  17. Redness

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    This is the best update in a loooong time! :D
     
  18. Anukan

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    It's a 2-hours hackjob, so not entirely surprised. If you continue having issues, the footer bar has a toggle to the regular theme. My guess is tiled gif on mobile OS.
     
  19. Rich Jammer

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    Ok it's working fine now on Android mobile after the rein of terror. But weirdly, now when I go to style switcher and choose the tiled Velvet animated gif style on mobile it works fine and doesn't lag. It was probably something else.
     
  20. Anukan

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    Messing with things today; There might be brief intermittence of service and/or downtime over the evening. Starting with a forum backup, in case of accidental nukes.

    Hang on to your (lobby) hats.
     
  21. Rich Jammer

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    Screenshot_2017-04-11-07-53-48.jpg

    Been getting this error message when editing a post and then choosing "More Options".
    Happens on both mobile and desktop.
     
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  22. NeoTensai

    NeoTensai Twitch Streamer, Amateur Shoutcaster...
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    Flair is stretched on the phones. Checked in different threads as well.
    Screenshot_20170411-085521.png
     
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  23. Anukan

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    Ah, narfit. That's gonna be a tricky one. Chrome just updated their xss auditor, which is causing issues when you have HTML-Formatted content getting sent via POST. I'm hearing news that it might be fixed in the next chrome build (currently the dev build), but I'm gonna take a look anyways, and might just flat out call for backup depending on how it goes. No fix ETA on this one, unfortunately.

    This one I know, though. I'll have it fixed in a jiffy.

    EDIT: Fixed second one. First one's on my task list, but as said, it's gonna require some looking into. Also, please use spoilers when adding large/long images. Thanks.
     
  24. Anukan

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    Well, I've got news on this front. I looked into things, traced it to xenforo's editor. Went for a look in their customer support forums, and guess what?; Known bug, and basically no good solution to it. It was reported to google as well, and they tagged it as "won't fix", because it happens to have the same pattern that a vulnerability would have. Which is fine and all, since their priority is security, but puts people using it legit in a bit of a bother.

    My options are basically this:

    a) I write a plugin to detect the specific scenario and make it forward chrome users to the full editor instead. "Best" solution, but it's time consuming. Probably too time consuming. I'm hoping someone with more time and experience on this flavour of thing gets on it and I can patch xenforo with their stuff, because right now, it's just not viable for me to spend the time fixing it myself, with BB coming really soon.

    b) I mess with things to disable the auditor. It means stuff will be back on "business as usual" mode, but it might not stick for long (or at all), and it's insecure as hell. I'd be basically tying the guard dog to a lamppost with a one foot long leash. It prevents it from biting the mailman, but it also prevents it from biting the guy looting your house. I like this plan least of all.

    c) I disable in-line editing completely until we get a hold of XF2, which I'm told has enough changes in its structure to make this bug irrelephant. XF2 will happen at some point "in the future"; this means that every time anyone, in any browser, needs to edit a post, they get sent to the full editor. It's a slight loss of functionality, and not something I'm keen on, but if I need to choose between faster editing and safer users, I'm gonna have to go with the later.​

    I'll be flipping the switch to disable inline edition in a bit, then. Hopefully a plugin-based fix comes soon and we can make it so chrome degrades gracefully instead of erroring out on people.
     
  25. Nemea Lion

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    Just arriving on the forum, and the first thing I realize (and firefox nags me about) is the lack of ssl/https support. So, are our credentials sent in plain text?, Is this something that's gonna be fixed?
    (I made a quick search to see if anyone had mentioned this, but it seems not)

    Coming from a IT security background this makes me a bit anxious....
     
  26. Darknesskight

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    The problem has been resolved since about a half hour after you posted. Due to a maintance error last sunday, http was not redirecting to https. This has been fixed. I was concerned as well and made a post on it in the general chat to just alert people. This is the response I recieved.

     
  27. Nemea Lion

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    Yup. Fixed now, also, I hadn't noticed the two factor auth support, is this also new?
     
  28. ManeSix

    ManeSix The Powers that Be
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    Nope, It's been there and optional since day 1 of the forums.
     
  29. Liam

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    Totally missed this thread at first!
    Oops.

    @Anukan

    Can the threads from the Backer Lounge be added to the list of threads that appear in the "Recent Posts" / "What's new?" section.
    I would love to have all site activity sorted in the same spot.
     
  30. B. D. Turtle

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    Speaking of the backer lounge; is it up yet? Because I don't see it.
     
  31. ManeSix

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    Yes. For... a year or so now. Your account's flags look correct. If you can't see it in the homepage, throw us a screenshot and we'll investigate. Second report we get on this and the other one turned out to be a false alarm, so... getting weird now.
     
  32. ManeSix

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    Some more new "smilies" for you guys to play with.

    Figure the people in the beta sections will be using these more often for now, but still letting everyone know!

    :atkatk: :atk:

    :A::B::C::D:

    :AirOK::Grab:

    :7::8::9:
    :4::+::6:
    :1::2::3:

    :[4]: :[6]:
     
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  33. Saki

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    Ooh. Excited for this, will make the BnB thread I have going really nice looking
     
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  34. Redness

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    This will be nice for explaining moves to people! :D
     
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  35. Borin

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    This awesome!, there a way we can get jump icon too?
     
  36. Shadow of Death

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    Well, you can basically just use the 'up' icon, no?

    But yeah, it's good stuff to have. I could have used it a couple of days ago when I was posting my potential bug. I'm not a fighting genre person, and I dunno what the 'air OK' symbol is supposed to be for. For when attacks need to be executed in midair or something?
     
  37. darahalian

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    Yeah, I believe that just means an attack can be used either on the ground or in the air.
     
  38. Anukan

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    More toys for you guys to play with.

    :ollieface::ollielove::olliegrin::olliebigsmile::olliesmile::olliesmile2::olliesad::olliesilly::olliecool::olliemeh::ollie>:c::ollie=O:
     
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  39. Redness

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    I love this! :ollielove:
     
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  40. Anukan

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    Cow overload.

    :arishock::arisad::arimeh::arishock2::arimad::aricool::arigrin::arigrin2::arilove::arismile2::arismile::arisilly::arismile3:
     
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