Hey Everybody!!! Forum Software Upgrade in the Works

chomsky

Well-Known Member
As soon as I learn to log in, post, quote and send a PM, all will be well with my little DF world. :D

Same here! by now all is well with my little DF world...and I got to keep my avatar...Wow...and to think that's what I change on an almost daily basis on my FB account...Thank god I still get to use it!
 

chomsky

Well-Known Member
Same here! by now all is well with my little DF world...and I got to keep my avatar...Wow...and to think that's what I change on an almost daily basis on my FB account...Thank god I still get to use it!
I'll take that back...I was on page one and hadn't realized there were 5 more! I guess it's going to take a while!!!
 

DL

Well-Known Member
Also, there are a lot of safeguards in place in DF now that we learned about the hard way -- things like the prohibition on use of the word re-fresh, like delays between posts and searches etc. These are things that were potential forum-breakers and that are in place now as a safeguard, because of the hard work and vision of the mod/admin staff here.

My $0.02. :cool:
Just checking:

refresh

(I understand why there was a technical problem here, but it always seemed to me a soluble one, and I wonder now how the new software does.)
 

Lioness

Well-Known Member
It seems everything else same, just seems the quality of avatar photos got blurry, not as high quality as before. Otherwise it is easy to follow.
I assume that's because the image criteria for the avatars have changed...I can't remember what it was previously, but right now it's minimum 200 pixels, and it resizes to fit. If your avatar is 100x100 or 150x150, the software might be stretching it a bit.
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
Just checking:

refresh

(I understand why there was a technical problem here, but it always seemed to me a soluble one, and I wonder now how the new software does.)

Those restrictions were put into place after one day when the mod staff sat and watched, mostly helpless, while a bot logged in and generated so many spam posts and spam-post spawn so fast that it brought DF to a standstill in a matter of minutes.

I assume that, if we're able to use refresh, these days, there's something in place in the software to filter our input and prevent melt-downs. OTOH, I will never forget the afternoon and evening I spent watching that bot taking over the site. Nor will I forget he helplessness I felt.
 

raindance

Well-Known Member
Is there a way to adjust the frequency of alert/update emails we get? The old forum used to have an option to just get a weekly email summarizing updates to a watched thread. Now I am getting an email for each new post, and I don't see how to adjust that. (It will quickly get overwhelming for threads that are active to get an email with each post, but I want to be able to see when things I'm watching get reactivated, so I don't want to turn it off completely.) Thanks.

Still getting used to the new format, but liking it overall.
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
Is there a way to adjust the frequency of alert/update emails we get? The old forum used to have an option to just get a weekly email summarizing updates to a watched thread. Now I am getting an email for each new post, and I don't see how to adjust that. (It will quickly get overwhelming for threads that are active to get an email with each post, but I want to be able to see when things I'm watching get reactivated, so I don't want to turn it off completely.) Thanks.

Still getting used to the new format, but liking it overall.

I didn't see an option to just the frequency, just an option to turn alerts on or off (Mine are off. An alert for each response seems a bit much.)
 

DL

Well-Known Member
Those restrictions were put into place after one day when the mod staff sat and watched, mostly helpless, while a bot logged in and generated so many spam posts and spam-post spawn so fast that it brought DF to a standstill in a matter of minutes.

I assume that, if we're able to use refresh, these days, there's something in place in the software to filter our input and prevent melt-downs. OTOH, I will never forget the afternoon and evening I spent watching that bot taking over the site. Nor will I forget he helplessness I felt.
The ability to "sandbox" user-generated content is a pretty fundamental site requirement.

It's also a tricky problem, but one that can be solved. Even for experts however, truly correct solutions can be surprisingly challenging. To wit:
http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2012/08/content-hosting-for-modern-web.html
 
Thanks for your help and patience everyone. I think we are pretty stable now. There is more to be done, but at least we have people talking amongst each other and its working. :)
 
The Tapatalk on my iPod touch does not seem to work with the new forum. It seems to be stuck on the copy of the forum around Sept 13. Any other Tapatalk users? (I DO hope this app can be made to work!)
 

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