Forum News discussion/feedback thread

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by qwed117 » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 03:30

Eventually, we'll all be wondering how we lived prior to the change. I remember hating Wikipedia's switch from Monobook to Modern. Old days
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Lao Kou » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 06:44

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Allow me to rescind this, now that I think I understand what it does.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 10:27

What contact button?

Also, no more post counts?
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Ahzoh » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 11:16

qwed117 wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 03:30
Eventually, we'll all be wondering how we lived prior to the change. I remember hating Wikipedia's switch from Monobook to Modern. Old days
I wish Frathwiki updated to Modern version. The text is large and easier to read. And it has some other interesting features like making popups to other pages when going over a hyperlink or allowing you to go to a footnote by clicking on the number.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by kiwikami » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 22:13

Shemtov wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 02:22
With all due respect, FB has that dark blue theme at the top, as opposed to the sky-blue the current CBB has, which works better contrast-wise. Also, all posters to your wall are in blue, allowing for more contrast, plus FB users are more likely to post images then CBB posters.Wiki has the heading size commonly used throughout the site, and has constant links and pictures, again, adding more contrast. I don't think the problem is the brightness, but the lack of contrast strains the eyes.
Agreed re: the lack of contrast. I don't use FB, and use Stylish to make Wikipedia (and several other sites) "dark mode", with white-on-black writing and higher contrast. The pale blue on white/gray is difficult to read; a darker blue would be much easier...

But, c'est la vie, I suppose. :roll:
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:18

The avatar/banner icon issue is still alive and well on the mobile version. Is that fixable too?

Also, it looks like we can't delete posts in certain threads (maybe all threads, I've only tried once)? Probably a permission thing having to do with ranks or some such?
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by eldin raigmore » Wed 15 Nov 2017, 21:36

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:18
Also, it looks like we can't delete posts in certain threads (maybe all threads, I've only tried once)? Probably a permission thing having to do with ranks or some such?
I just today tried to delete a duplicate post just minutes after posting it, and got told it had already been deleted.
Wasn't told who deleted it nor why.
Could it have been automatic somehow?
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Shemtov » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:15

Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam?
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Frislander » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:40

Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:15
Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam?
What?!

Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain!
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:42

Frislander wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:40
Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:15
Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam?
What?!

Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain!
Maybe not porn spam but there is, currently, an example of spammitude barfed up by some user who just signed on today. This incident has been reported to the Proper Authorities.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Shemtov » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:44

Frislander wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:40
Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:15
Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam?
What?!

Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain!
Porn spam threads made by bots keep popping up in the Conlangs subforum, but the mods are pretty quick in taking them down. I remember when we had a kitchen repair spam flood, but that was probably due to our use of "Kitchen sink". But Porn? I don't get it.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:46

Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:44
Frislander wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:40
Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:15
Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam?
What?!

Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain!
Porn spam threads made by bots keep popping up in the Conlangs subforum,
I spoke too soon!

I just saw an example of the porn spam and was about to report that message when it disappeared into the aethers!

but the mods are pretty quick in taking them down. I remember when we had a kitchen repair spam flood, but that was probably due to our use of "Kitchen sink". But Porn? I don't get it.
Well, thank you to whoever among the Lords of the Instrumentality of this place have so swiftly dealt with the perps!
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Shemtov » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:49

The "Kitchen repair" flood led to a clever member creating a Kitchen sink conlang named after one of the bots, but I can't find the thread. [:(]
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by qwed117 » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:21

elemtilas wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:46
Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:44
Frislander wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:40
Shemtov wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:15
Why, all of a sudden, are we being inundated by porn spam?
What?!

Have I just been ignorant of this because of how fast the mods have been moving or what, somebody explain!
Porn spam threads made by bots keep popping up in the Conlangs subforum,
I spoke too soon!

I just saw an example of the porn spam and was about to report that message when it disappeared into the aethers!

but the mods are pretty quick in taking them down. I remember when we had a kitchen repair spam flood, but that was probably due to our use of "Kitchen sink". But Porn? I don't get it.
Well, thank you to whoever among the Lords of the Instrumentality of this place have so swiftly dealt with the perps!
Hmm, I wonder if this has anything to do with the conlangs backpage (the last page filled with posts/topics that don't exist written by a "Guest") Edit: As in does the cleanup process create that?

Edit: 11:13 PM 11/16/17 (GMT-5) The spam is awful.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 12:26

qwed117 wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:21
Hmm, I wonder if this has anything to do with the conlangs backpage (the last page filled with posts/topics that don't exist written by a "Guest")
Gosh. She joined back in the winter of '69! Had no idea the forum was quite thát old!
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by eldin raigmore » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:55

elemtilas wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:46
.... the Lords of the Instrumentality ....
Have you read Cordwainer Smith's work?
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Shemtov » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 21:27

qwed117 wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:21

Edit: As in does the cleanup process create that?

I doubt it, given that the thread titles are real, created by their real OP, and "opened" around proper dates, with 0 replies. The Guest from 1969 seems to be a glitch (or a Time-Lord).
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » Sat 18 Nov 2017, 02:22

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:55
elemtilas wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 00:46
.... the Lords of the Instrumentality ....
Have you read Cordwainer Smith's work?
No, actually I haven't!

I haven't heard this title being used here on CBB in reference to our most puissant and lordly Mods (bows genteely, with flourish). It has long been used at Conlang, Conculture, the Ill Bethisad Project, etc, etc.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Pabappa » Sat 18 Nov 2017, 03:26

Ahzoh wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 11:16
qwed117 wrote:
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 03:30
Eventually, we'll all be wondering how we lived prior to the change. I remember hating Wikipedia's switch from Monobook to Modern. Old days
I wish Frathwiki updated to Modern version. The text is large and easier to read. And it has some other interesting features like making popups to other pages when going over a hyperlink or allowing you to go to a footnote by clicking on the number.
I think the popups are not part of the skin, but rather a gadget that is installed separately and is unique to Wikipedia. That or we're thinking of two different kinds of popups. Also, technicality, I think Modern is actually an *older* skin, older than Monobook, and Vector is just called Vector.

Anyway, hi. Nice to see you all. I post as Soap on the ZBB. I think I may have joined here a very long time ago, maybe 2007, and never posted. I didnt check though, I just decided to use a new username anyway.

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I wont post much because Im on limited Internet access now and will be for probably at least a year. even gmail is difficult.

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Sat 18 Nov 2017, 06:08

Welcome Pabappa! I’ve read some of your stuff on the ZBB where I lurk but don’t post much. Good to see you here too. [:)]
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