Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

You never know, something important could happen.
User avatar
Whatever4
Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:16 am
Location: Mainly on the Plain

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#301

Post by Whatever4 »

PERFECT! I can read the board again. Foogy rocks! :rockon:


Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess, it becomes foolishness.
—Theodore Roosevelt
User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 8018
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:06 am
Location: Texoma and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation:: Retired mechanical engineer
Contact:

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#302

Post by Volkonski »

Whatever4 wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 2:25 pm PERFECT! I can read the board again. Foogy rocks! :rockon:
:yeahthat: :thumbsup:


“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#303

Post by Foggy »

OK, if Az and W4 are having a better experience, I am a happy forum admin.

Sometimes ya gotta knock directly on mah headbone to get my attention. :smoking:


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
Whatever4
Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:16 am
Location: Mainly on the Plain

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#304

Post by Whatever4 »

Foggy wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 4:25 pm OK, if Az and W4 are having a better experience, I am a happy forum admin.

Sometimes ya gotta knock directly on mah headbone to get my attention. :smoking:
With a clue-by-four


Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess, it becomes foolishness.
—Theodore Roosevelt
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#305

Post by Foggy »

If this Custom Header Logo extension does what it claims (they don't get approved unless they do what they claim), that's going to relieve a massive headache for me every time they upgrade the forum software. Adding the Active Topics and Unread Posts links to the top and bottom of every page is difficult, but I've done it so many times now that reading the code is almost second nature.

But the coding for the logo gets tricky. I think this is going to take that over for me.

Oh yeah, and some poor ol' rooster news - I couldn't find a class I liked at my gym for Wednesday mornings, but this year my insurance covers the Y, so I joined the Y, and I'm going to Cardio Kickboxing at 8:30 a.m. on this glorious May morn.

But first, custom header logos. Cats are fed; Kittybear has taken up residence in the garage; Johnny Bento is on the prowl; no sign of the MooCow yet. She will surface when her mom is up.

Let's do this thing. 8-)
Edit: Umm ... needs fiddling. After covfefe. Didn't break the board anyway. Moar will be revealed ...


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 5869
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:16 am
Location: Switzerland, near the Alps

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#306

Post by RTH10260 »

Feedback. With prosilver my Samsung phone recognized the larger font setting for mobile. The tablet still is standard :(


User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#307

Post by Foggy »

I shall alert HiFiKabin. I believe the threshold is 700px, if your tablet is high resolution congratulations you have a very good machine but the Large Font doesn't think it's a phone. And I can't change the threshold.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#308

Post by Foggy »

 ! Message from: Foggy
There is a new version of the phpBB Media Embed extension ... you know, the thing that makes it possible to put YouTubes and tweets and stuff in our posts. Super important extension here on Fogbow, where embedding media is how we live our lives.

So in the morning, when I do my weekly forum maintenance chores (clearing out old logs, optimizing and backing up the database, etc.), I shall update the phpBB Media Embed extension, and our lives will improve by THIS MUCH. :?


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
bill_g
Posts: 2867
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:52 pm

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#309

Post by bill_g »

That means I can quit using crayons on the monitor. Wonderful news. I was almost out of Windex.


User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#310

Post by Foggy »

No thanks are necessary, I do it for the children. :biggrin:

Here's a thing:

This is the full list of sites from which various media can possibly be embedded. Some are really weird. I haven't enabled them all, if you have one that isn't enabled and is on the list, just ask. I don't know that any more will be included in the new version, but I will check on that.

For the geeks who get into the weeds.

Here's the screen I see on my Admin Control Panel, and here's a link to the full size image (1401 x 1055 px).

.
mediaembed_small.png
mediaembed_small.png (85.11 KiB) Viewed 845 times


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 5869
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:16 am
Location: Switzerland, near the Alps

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#311

Post by RTH10260 »

Activate Odysee, a bonafide Youtube alternative. Many Youtubers keep a backup there in case YT has a hissy fit.


User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#312

Post by Foggy »

Done.



We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 5869
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:16 am
Location: Switzerland, near the Alps

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#313

Post by RTH10260 »

H/T


User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#314

Post by Foggy »

Doesn't seem to be working. I submitted it to phpBB support.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#315

Post by Foggy »

Oh noes, they released a new version of the phpBB software.

Tuesday, July 12. :oldman:


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#316

Post by Foggy »

 ! Message from: Foggy
This morning I updated the software that runs this forum from phpBB version 3.3.7 to version 3.3.8.

Successfully, I might add. But if you are missing anything (no, I didn't take your beer), report problems here.

Yes, board styles and extensions will need to be updated. That will happen as we wander down the road ...


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#317

Post by Foggy »

 ! Message from: Foggy
So I got started on the various board styles.

First, I fixed Prosilver, the default style and the one used by most of you.

Then, I looked at how many are using which of the other board styles, and of course X-Creamy has way more users than the next most popular one, which is Prosilver Dark Edition.

I looked at X-Creamy and I can understand why it's a hit, but I can't find anything missing.

Links for Unread Posts and Active Topics, check.
Custom Fogbow logo, check.

Moving on.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
Uninformed
Posts: 1739
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:13 pm
Location: England

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#318

Post by Uninformed »

Thanks, Foggy. :thumbsup:


If you can't lie to yourself, who can you lie to?
User avatar
raison de arizona
Posts: 9302
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:21 am
Location: Nothing, Arizona
Occupation:: bit twiddler

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#319

Post by raison de arizona »

Thx Foggy :thumbsup: and as a user of x-creamy, I can verify that I see nothing missing and no problems.


"Take these seeds and put them in your pocket, so at least sunflowers will grow when you all die here."
User avatar
northland10
Posts: 3380
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Location: Northeast Illinois
Occupation:: Organist/Choir Director/Fundraising Data Analyst

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#320

Post by northland10 »

I was on for a brief bit around 6am CDT this morning. If I had not needed to log back in, I would have even noticed there was a change. Everything was where I remembered it in GraandNew. The biggest issue I have experienced was trying to remember the name of the style for this post.


User avatar
Reality Check
Posts: 840
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:46 pm
Contact:

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#321

Post by Reality Check »

It happened at 4 AM for me. Never noticed anything. I didn't even have to log in again.


mojosapien
Posts: 268
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:44 pm
Location: 02910
Occupation:: Desktop support

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#322

Post by mojosapien »



Ping me not.
User avatar
keith
Posts: 1583
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Location: The Swamp in Victorian Oz
Occupation:: Retired Computer Systems Analyst Project Manager Super Coder

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#323

Post by keith »

I tried doing something last night but you were down at the time, so I checked back later. Then site seemed to be up, but there was the "I updated it, be patient" message.

I tried to leave a message that you didn't break the yellow theme (what ever its called) so all is forgiven, but the message didn't 'take'. You must have had complaint posts turned off or something.

Whatever, it looks good. :thumbsup:

Thanks.


According to Woody Allen, Drew Barrymore sings so badly, deaf people refuse to watch her lips move.
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#324

Post by Foggy »

About to turn off the board very briefly, the extension for the Advanced BBCodes has been updated, this is really simple and will take less than 5 minutes. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Edit: Done, everything is now up-to-date.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4900
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#325

Post by Foggy »

Just so ya know, on the Board Index page you can collapse the various headings, there's a little button on the top right.

More info here, it's not a thing that will change your life, but it's an official phpBB extension and for some it might be nice.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: deciduous
Post Reply

Return to “Announcements”