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lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on May 06, 2003 17:31
So, Shadowclaw, I have set a new password for you by manually changing the database. I've PM'd the new password to you in the other forum.

For what concerns recent changes to Postlīne, I have made it highlight forums holding new threads or posts, and I have implemented messages' preview before posting. Those things seem to work fine, so far.

I'll keep updating this thread as changes go by...
written by Shadowclaw on May 06, 2003 20:35
Thanks Alex.
written by Cryoburner on May 07, 2003 00:14
I like the message preview, and it seems to work well from what I can tell. I also noticed that chat hides the password if you type it when not needed, which is good. You might also just have it completely hide all messages that begin with /login, since it just clutters up the chat. Also, I think that the whole server@anywherebb.com> statement before login and logout messages just clutters things up as well.
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on May 07, 2003 01:24
[q:Cryoburner] You might also just have it completely hide all messages that begin with /login, since it just clutters up the chat.[]

I've cut it short
I've removed the login and registration possibilities from the CLI. Use only the forms.

But see the other thread, "postline concerns", for further news...

whoops, I mean, it's this thread
i didn't notice... oh, well, here we go then.

I have added a command to change the password, for those who accidentally revealed it while logging in throught the command line. The command is

/chpass pass="old password" new="new password"

Then I've tightened several identity checks, checked code here and there, in a nutshell I should have made it safer than before. Oh, and moderators may now kick members out for 5 minutes with...

/kick "target nickname"

Administrators may now also ban/unban whole IP address blocks, but the new "Override" field in the login form allows to relogin if you aren't the member that the admin intended to ban (if you can prove that, that is...)
└> last changed by Alex on May 07, 2003 at 01:30
written by Peterpaul kl h on May 07, 2003 07:43
Hi Alex, first of all: this is looking good!

I thought this is the place to mention glitches: I cannot edit my message i posted yesterday (in the linoleum forum). That was just a test message, and so i thought, let's edit it. I read through the introduction of Postlīne, and could this be that Postlīne checks the IP adress, instead of the loggedin user? Since i'm mostly posting from university, i'm using a different IP all the time...

Again congratulations with another great HSP-product!
written by Murrmurr on May 07, 2003 07:58
Only a tiny gripe, but if you delete your avatar, then upload a new one, it just brings back your old one. You have to wait, like a minute (sorry, I'm impatient), before it properly deletes your old one. Anyone else get this? (Or even understand this)
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written by Alex on May 07, 2003 10:55
Post edit delay raised to 1 week.
This means:

- you can edit your posts within 1 week since you posted them.

- you can delete your posts within the same time limit *and* if the post is the last one of a thread

- you can retitle a thread you started, and change the eventual poll's options, if the post is the first one of a thread, and within the same time limit

- that said, moderators can still edit, delete, retitle, change polls at any time, and even if they're not the owners of the target post
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on May 07, 2003 11:10
Update: site host account expanded to 800 Megabytes.

Therefore, c-disk expanded to 250 Megabytes.

Have a nice upload time!

[q:Murrmurr]Only a tiny gripe, but if you delete your avatar, then upload a new one, it just brings back your old one.[]

Uhm... I tried to reproduce the situation with no luck. It seems to work fine, both if I directly overwrite my existing avatar and if I delete it then reupload another one. It may be something to do with expire times for the browser's cache, but the server-side version of the avatar looks always up to date as far as I've tested it.
└> last changed by Alex on May 07, 2003 at 11:44
written by Fop on May 07, 2003 11:54
Sounds like you are using the browser from hell, Murr. The problem should be fixed by using a proper browser like Opera or Mozilla
written by Murrmurr on May 07, 2003 12:04
By "The Browser From Hell", I presume you are reffering to the lovely IE?

Well, as I have said before, I can't install a different browser, I'm at work...
(No Alex, I won't do it). :p

BTW, Fop, use : and small p for :p .
Not capital P. :p
└> last changed by Murrmurr on May 07, 2003 at 12:05
written by Fop on May 07, 2003 12:08
I don't like the icon
written by Murrmurr on May 07, 2003 12:26

Ho ho ho!
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written by Alex on May 07, 2003 21:26

- added a couple "chronology" virtual folders to the c-disk's root, showing which files have been uploaded in 24 and 48 hours.

- optimized templates, images, stylesheets, mostly for faster page loading, the buttons lost their simil-3d edges but that's because those edges caused troubles around radio buttons and switches with IE and Opera.

- told the overall Postline configuration to disable file write verifies, this may sometimes fail to report errors but improve the performance even more, and besides if there were no errors til now... I think it's safe to bypass verifies. But if something weird begins to happen it takes no time to re-enable that.
written by Cryoburner on May 07, 2003 22:48
Heh, PeterPaul posted nearly the exact same thing that I did in the welcome thread. Increasing the edit time limit to a week is better for noticing and fixing typos in posts, but it still won't help at all for links of files and sites that get moved or otherwise broken. An extremely good example is how I found just last night that the server space I had been using for the last year had been cancelled. Now there are a multitude of dead links and images that don't show in the main forum, many of which are in active threads, like MurrMurr's game thread, Leniad's Felisian Font thread, anything dealing with my art or projects, and numerous others. Without the ability for me to fix or temporarily remove these links, and notify readers that I did so, everyone would be directed to that same page you saw earlier today when attempting to get Leniad's font. Since phpBB provides an unlimited edit time limit, I can simply remove and update the links as I find a new home for them. If that were to happen here, then I would be required to notify a moderator and have them fix every single broken link for me, which would obviously not work well at all. I still see absolutely no good reason why any time limit should be imposed on the editing of one's own post. All it will lead to is headaches in the long run. Granted, having 250 megs of server space set aside for members should allow for more files to be locally hosted. However, anyone who has their own server space would much rather provide a link to it there, rather than uploading it a second time here. Other links may be to sites or files not owned by forum members. To wrap this up, Get Rid of the Edit Time Limits on Posts! Delete restrictions are good to have, but restricting the ability to edit just causes far more problems than it resolves.

Edit: I just noticed that smileys are automatically turned into their emoticon equivalent. Is there any chance of adding an option to disable smileys by default? I personally don't use smileys all that often, and when I do, I prefer using the text version of them.
└> last changed by Cryoburner on May 07, 2003 at 22:55
written by Fop on May 08, 2003 12:08
I think private messaging is cool. I want private messaging.
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