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Message 511 of 529 (863148)
09-21-2019 10:50 AM
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09-21-2019 8:38 AM


Faith writes:

AbE: Now I've lost all the time and date information. It wasn't posting at the top right -- time page loaded etc. -- and now it's not posting anywhere.

Google's on a "mobile friendly" kick, and Google claims the EvC webpages are not mobile friendly, which means we get down-rated in searches. I've been making modifications trying to make them mobile friendly, and one of the casualties was the times in the banner: load time, session begin time, and current time. I hope to add them back in at some point.

If you know how to get to your control panel then I can tell you how to find out what OS version you're running.

If you have an iPhone be sure to upgrade to iOS 13 - it has a dark mode that will be very easy on your eyes.


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Message 512 of 529 (863149)
09-21-2019 11:04 AM
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09-21-2019 10:50 AM


iPhone update
The advice going round is to wait a few days for iOS 13.1 which will hopefully fix the worst bugs.

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Message 513 of 529 (863151)
09-21-2019 11:49 AM
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09-21-2019 10:50 AM


Is that why all the commas in the header?

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Message 514 of 529 (863152)
09-21-2019 12:21 PM
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09-20-2019 6:37 PM


The Do Nothing button isn't doing nothing today - i.e. it's doing something.

The other things I mentioned were all working fine until a couple of days ago. I always use IE.


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Message 515 of 529 (863197)
09-22-2019 8:54 AM
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09-21-2019 11:49 AM


Our chat room supplier, AddonChat, went belly up a while back. The URL continued to be valid, but no chat room would appear. Now even the URL no longer works, the cause of the commas. When I find time I'll find another chat room supplier.

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Message 516 of 529 (863214)
09-22-2019 11:53 PM
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09-21-2019 10:50 AM


Can't seem to find anything labeled "Control Panel." How about "System" or "Device Manager" or "Computer Management" or "Settings?"

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Message 517 of 529 (863217)
09-23-2019 7:16 AM
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09-22-2019 11:53 PM


Those are all items in the Control Panel. Click on System and it should show the information.

My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios     My Website: My Website

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Message 518 of 529 (864865)
10-17-2019 6:38 PM


Release of Minor Changes
To see the full effect of the changes you'll need to do a hard reload - read upthread for instructions. Changes:

  • Any missing image should now be replaced with an "Image Not Found" image.

  • The [code] dBCode has changed. A code region is now placed in its own display area that includes horizontal scrolling when lines are too long. This change was needed in order to become more mobile friendly. Example (actual dBoard code):

      if (!empty($MessagesThisPage)) {

    // Add a field to $MsgsInfo (whose elements $MessagesThisPage points to) that
    // is a vector reference. Each vector location is itself a reference
    // to information about a single reply to that message.
    $smallestMsgID = $MessagesThisPage;
    foreach($MsgsInfo as $_) {
    $thisReplytoMsgID = $_[4];
    if ($thisReplytoMsgID >= $smallestMsgID) {
    // Save msg ID and number
    if (isset($MessageIndices[$thisReplytoMsgID]))
    $MsgsInfo$thisReplytoMsgID]][15] = array($_, $_[8]);
    }
    }

    if (!$BD['MsgOrderChrono'])
    $MessagesThisPage = array_reverse($MessagesThisPage);

    foreach($MessagesThisPage as $message) {
    $threadHTML .=
    RenderMessage($message, $MsgsInfo, $MessageIndices, false, $alternateTableRow,
    $modPower, $mbrID, $forumID, $threadID, $closed, $F['dBCodeEnabled'],
    $firstMsgNdx, $lastMsgNdx, $memberMessageMode, null, null, null,
    $modPower);
    $alternateTableRow = ($alternateTableRow == $altTableRow1)
    ? $altTableRow2
    : $altTableRow1;
    }
    }

Please report problems here.

Edited by Admin, : Correct misspeak: line => long


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Message 519 of 529 (866416)
11-10-2019 8:15 PM


Change to URLs in Messages
I've just released new behavior for inserting URLs into messages. A bare URL entered like this into the message box:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/11/10/mercury-cross-front-sun-monday-last-time-until/

Used to be rendered like this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...sun-monday-last-time-until

But is now rendered like this using the actual title of the webpage as the link text:

Mercury to cross in front of sun on Monday for last time until 2032

The same is true when using the [url] dBCode in this way:

[url]https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/11/10/mercury-cross-front-sun-monday-last-time-until/[/url]

The other form of the [url] dBCode where the user provides the explicit link text continues to behave as before. This:

[url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/11/10/mercury-cross-front-sun-monday-last-time-until/]Mercury to Pass in Front of the Sun[/url]

Would render like this in the displayed message:

Mercury to Pass in Front of the Sun

There is one downside: Because fetching webpage titles takes more time, this feature will cause messages with URLs to take longer to preview and post. Please post reactions to this change to this thread.


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Message 520 of 529 (866421)
11-10-2019 10:11 PM
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11-10-2019 8:15 PM


Re: Change to URLs in Messages
Why did the new formatting work in Message 33?
But not in Message 34?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 521 of 529 (866443)
11-11-2019 12:41 PM
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11-10-2019 10:11 PM


Re: Change to URLs in Messages
Thank you for finding a bug. I've fixed Message 34. The Get Religion link won't title because they've blocked access from EvC Forum.

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Message 522 of 529 (866520)
11-12-2019 12:02 PM
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11-11-2019 12:41 PM


Re: Change to URLs in Messages
I have discovered that Amazon and Facebook detect when it is a website accessing them instead of a browser. Amazon returns "Robot Check" and Facebook returns "Update Your Browser | Facebook". I'm investigating whether there are any solutions. They both have APIs, but there would potentially be more APIs than I could keep up with, e.g., Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo, etc.

Edited by Admin, : Typo.


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Message 523 of 529 (866529)
11-12-2019 12:36 PM
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11-10-2019 8:15 PM


Re: Change to URLs in Messages
There is one downside: Because fetching webpage titles takes more time, this feature will cause messages with URLs to take longer to preview and post. Please post reactions to this change to this thread.

I don't think this is a necessary change.

Enjoy


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Message 524 of 529 (866627)
11-13-2019 10:11 AM
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11-12-2019 12:36 PM


Re: Change to URLs in Messages
RAZD writes:

I don't think this is a necessary change.

I want to move the board in a positive direction and avoid moves in the wrong direction, but this doesn't give me much to go on. Can you be more specific?


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Message 525 of 529 (866628)
11-13-2019 11:03 AM
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11-13-2019 10:11 AM


Re: Change to URLs in Messages
I like the change. It gives people an idea of what the link is as opposed to a url that is truncated and meaningless. I rarely use url= because of laziness. This way most links will get a description.
I hope you keep it.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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