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Title: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 06:18:58 AM
I'm using this post to keep track of feature requests and to announce progress on stuff.

NOTE: This is all frontend stuff. Administration and the like are under the direction of the Chancery.

Completed features [some of what has been completed since the opening, excluding minor tweaks]:
- Weekly backup function for the Royal Archivist
- "New" icons for boards on mobile - requested by Ian P - Now the "WittGlobe" icons should be visible on mobile.
- "Latest 59" - requested by Miestrâ - The link has been added to the top navigation bar
- Avatar size restriction change - requested by Eðo - Avatars are now only restricted to 100px in width
- Video embed - requested by Miestrâ - Just type a link to a video inline and Witt will do the rest. Supported websites: a ton, including YT, FB (video, image and post), Twitch, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Instagram, any remote direct URL, ESPN, Reuters, Vine, Streamable, Soundcloud, Imgur...
- User tagging in posts - Just type @ and the display name of an user.
- Light theme - You can now select between a dark and a light theme. Go to your profile -> Modify Profile -> Look and Layout (http://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=profile;area=theme;u=2) to try it out.
- "Like" feature - requested by Miestrâ - Will probably still be tweaked a bit
- Table improvements and additional HTML-style tags - requested by various people - Check out this post (https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=13.msg255#msg255)
- Shoutbox - requested by Ian P - The unofficial Discord is embedded on the bottom of the website
- Tapatalk integration
- Anti-forum crash PHP kill cronjob



Wishlist of features:
- CSS tweaks - ongoing tweaking of the interface for Light and Dark themes, as I notice (mostly minor) flaws
- Tweaks to the mobile version (especially the navbar)
- Better tagging - username tagging has been abandoned, but I'd still like to improve the tagging function a bit
- Icon overhaul - replace stock icons for post editing, emojis, etc.
- "Colourful" theme (probably Bicoloreu themed variant of the Light theme)
- "Legacy" theme (mimicking Proboards for PB nostalgics)
- Newsletter - figuring out how to use the forum newsletter function
- WYSIWYG editor - the inbuilt one is a bit buggy
- Mention-style notifications for liked and quoted posts
- Talossan translation of the interface (will need collaboration with Ladintschen) - this is in progress on Github
- Exploring a different Discord integrator for the Shoutbox
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 04, 2019, 06:36:55 AM
Sorry to be a pain.  I've linked to my old heraldic avatar and it's showing up skewed and squashed.  Is this something that can be tweaked?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 06:46:16 AM
Sorry to be a pain.  I've linked to my old heraldic avatar and it's showing up skewed and squashed.  Is this something that can be tweaked?

I'm looking into it. It seems to be hardcoded by the forum software to a 65x65 size, so it won't be as easy as editing some CSS, so I'll have to do some delving.

Edit: whoops, for once it was a matter of editing the actual settings. Fixed now to max 100 width, unbounded height.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 04, 2019, 08:41:21 AM
You're doing a great job!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 04, 2019, 08:48:02 AM
Two things:
1. The link on the website should probably be changed.
2. Because every board is monitored by an officeholder of some kind where applicable, and these are the people to whom those with initial complaints about a post should address themselves (per Lex.J.2), then we should probably list the person(s) in question on each board's description.  For example, the Dean of the College of Arms for that board.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on December 04, 2019, 08:50:13 AM
Thanks for all of this!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on December 04, 2019, 08:54:56 AM
I do not see the Witt globes on mobile
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 09:01:09 AM
Two things:
1. The link on the website should probably be changed.
2. Because every board is monitored by an officeholder of some kind where applicable, and these are the people to whom those with initial complaints about a post should address themselves (per Lex.J.2), then we should probably list the person(s) in question on each board's description.  For example, the Dean of the College of Arms for that board.

1. If you mean the Witt link on talossa.com, that isn't under my purview.

2. Yup, I will definitely do that once people start registering. (Actually, hopefully moderators get listed automatically, I haven't checked that yet)
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 04, 2019, 09:01:33 AM
Sorry to be a pain.  I've linked to my old heraldic avatar and it's showing up skewed and squashed.  Is this something that can be tweaked?


I'm looking into it. It seems to be hardcoded by the forum software to a 65x65 size, so it won't be as easy as editing some CSS, so I'll have to do some delving.

Edit: whoops, for once it was a matter of editing the actual settings. Fixed now to max 100 width, unbounded height.

You're a champion.  THANKS!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 09:02:51 AM
I do not see the Witt globes on mobile
Not sure how to help you on this, sadly. It works for me. I'd tell you to clear your cache so that the CSS is refreshed but I wouldn't know how to do that on mobile off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 09:27:22 AM
We now have a light theme which you can enable from your profile settings (http://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=profile;area=theme;u=2), if you so prefer.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on December 04, 2019, 09:50:04 AM
I do not see the Witt globes on mobile
Not sure how to help you on this, sadly. It works for me. I'd tell you to clear your cache so that the CSS is refreshed but I wouldn't know how to do that on mobile off the top of my head.
I did this and now it works, thanks
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 04, 2019, 01:44:52 PM
1. The link on the website should probably be changed.

1. If you mean the Witt link on talossa.com, that isn't under my purview.

My belief is that the Witt link should be changed once The Switch officially happens. ETA: and we're only at 21 signups, less than half the way there, so it may be weeks.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 04, 2019, 01:46:58 PM
Ha ha, now my arms are being squashed the other way - but only at the top of the page! It was round before.

Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu on December 04, 2019, 03:30:15 PM
Would it be possible to have an "edit count" function?  IE, a tag regarding the number of times a post has been edited?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 04, 2019, 03:53:05 PM
Would it be possible to have an "edit count" function?  IE, a tag regarding the number of times a post has been edited?

+1
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 04, 2019, 04:02:52 PM
Ha ha, now my arms are being squashed the other way - but only at the top of the page! It was round before.
Sounds like it's using a cached image. You may need to explicitly reload the image or clear your cache.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 05:05:19 PM
Ha ha, now my arms are being squashed the other way - but only at the top of the page! It was round before.
Sounds like it's using a cached image. You may need to explicitly reload the image or clear your cache.
Yes, but it's probably the CSS. As I have explained on the other thread, I did fiddle with that part of the page, but it works just fine for me. Try doing a CTRL-F5, Miestrâ.

For reference, (mostly for people who understand CSS), that picture has only a height:40px attribute. The image SHOULD resize, but it doesn't. I'll try adding a width:auto but I don't think that would fix it.

@Miestrâ Schiva, UrN and @Sir Alexandreu Davinescu , what browser are you using?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 04, 2019, 05:08:11 PM
I'm using Firefox on Windows right now.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 05:12:38 PM
I'm using Firefox on Windows right now.

So just like me. Hmm. Well, I've changed that attribute a bit, but I doubt that fixed it.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 04, 2019, 05:13:31 PM
I'm using Firefox on Windows right now.
Ctrl-Shift-R to refresh
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 04, 2019, 05:20:42 PM
Fully functional! Grült méirçi!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 04, 2019, 05:24:27 PM
Fully functional! Grült méirçi!
Happy to help another Firefox user.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 05:32:04 PM
Would it be possible to have an "edit count" function?  IE, a tag regarding the number of times a post has been edited?

I can't find any mod that does that, but I'll add it to the feature list in case I find something in the future.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM on December 05, 2019, 07:51:04 AM
Is it just me or does the thread close entirely after posting?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 05, 2019, 08:04:45 AM
Is it just me or does the thread close entirely after posting?

It does, but (fingers crossed) it shouldn't anymore.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 05, 2019, 09:24:57 AM
Right, we now should have an operational "like" function, which I'm still tweaking to make it blend in a bit more.

Edit: forgot to say, "likes" have been disabled for the Cosa, Senate and Courthouse boards, for the moment. The final call on this will have to be made by the Chancery.

Something that may interest the Government, and that I totally forgot about, is that there is a newsletter function that might come in handy for sending out summaries of Witt activity. This is probably worth exploring when we're fully up and running.
Title: How do I access the board-archive function?
Post by: GV on December 05, 2019, 01:20:11 PM
Stunning work so far!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: GV on December 05, 2019, 01:40:50 PM
Would it be possible to have an "edit count" function?  IE, a tag regarding the number of times a post has been edited?

+1

+1
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 05, 2019, 02:27:36 PM
Can we have the feature of tagging users with "@username"? I've just realised how hard it is to remember the Talossan-language spelling of some people's names without that feature :D
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: GV on December 05, 2019, 02:53:37 PM
Can we have the feature of tagging users with "@username"? I've just realised how hard it is to remember the Talossan-language spelling of some people's names without that feature :D

+1

Off the top of your head, Miestrâ, what is the governing 'authority' on the currently-accepted translations of people's names into Talossan?  I've had the Book of Names for years, but if CUG or SIGN is ultimately the keepers of such information, that would be good to know.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 05, 2019, 02:58:28 PM
There is currently no authority except common usage. Since "Still Into This" passed the CÚG no longer has any standing in law and SIGN doesn't really exist yet.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 05:15:46 AM
1) I'm looking into the mention by username thing, as it requires editing the PHP/JS code.
Update on this: the PHP part is done, I am now on the JS bit (which handles the little list of possible matches when you're entering an username to tag)
Final update: it works (I think)

2) We now have default Bicoloreu avatars like on Witt XI, but I can turn them off if you don't like them as they weren't really requested by anyone.

3) Figured I'd spend a word on moderators, since among the registrations so far we have a lot of people who could already moderate their own board (provincial governors, justices, Ladintschen, civil servants...). This is obviously the plan, but until the Chancery officially sets a policy on that, I'm not going to overreach and give privileged access to anyone.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 08:06:41 AM
@Miestrâ Schiva, UrN trying the new tag function

Edit: omg it works
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 06, 2019, 09:10:13 AM
How does it work?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 09:18:53 AM
How does it work?

Just like on Proboards, the only difference is that the autocomplete is integrated.

Type an "@", then start typing the username (not the display name) of whomever you want to mention. An autocomplete list will then appear and you can select the member you want.

Once you post the message, the @<username> is transformed into a link to the profile and the user is notified.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 06, 2019, 09:21:02 AM
@Lüc
@Eðo Grischun

It works, but we need to know the 'username'?  Someone tagging me would probably type Eov... getting no results, not thinking that my username is eddieg.. 

I can't tag Marcel... I have no idea what his username is  ;D
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 09:27:38 AM
It works, but we need to know the 'username'?  Someone tagging me would probably type Eov... getting no results, not thinking that my username is eddieg..

Well, your username is the same as the one on PB, so most people who tagged you there would know what it is. I agree with Miestrâ that tagging by username is superior - it's immutable and usually simpler to remember than an exact spelling (especially when you start putting titles in your display name).

To check someone's username, just head to their profile page.

Edit: Btw, Marcel's is "M. E. P. Tafial", which I dislike (look at those SPACES!), but oh well.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 06, 2019, 09:31:26 AM
Edit: Btw, Marcel's is "M. E. P. Tafial", which I dislike (look at those SPACES!), but oh well.

The forum made me do it. The full name was too long, M.E.P. looks ugly, MEP reminds me too much of the European Parliament. Process of elimination!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 06, 2019, 09:35:28 AM
Test:

@Lüc


EDIT: Nope.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 09:42:39 AM
Test:

@Lüc


EDIT: Nope.

@Lüc

EDIT: Yep. Careful: my username is "luc", so you'd have to type (at)luc or (at)lu and use the autocomplete thang.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 06, 2019, 09:43:55 AM
It'll be tough for those of us who use initials. My login name is sp, like on the wiki. I'm assuming ad has done the same.

@Sir Alexandreu Davinescu

Edit: Yeah.

Interesting that it uses a BBCode enclosure. If you hover over people's names you can see their user number (u=##). In a pinch, you can find someone's U# and then tag people manually by number, like:
Code: [Select]
[member=21]Sev[/member]makes:
@Sev

(fill in whatever nickname you want between the tags.)
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 06, 2019, 09:47:46 AM
I can't get it to work. @M. and @Miestr do nothing.

EDIT: I also tried @m. and @miestr, still nothing.
EDIT2: I can't see other people's username... uh, help?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 09:59:44 AM
Interesting that it uses a BBCode enclosure. If you hover over people's names you can see their user number (u=##). In a pinch, you can find someone's U# and then tag people manually by number

Yes, that's how the mod works.

1) Search the text of the post for @<username> (the original mod, before my edit, was @<displayname>)
2) For each of those, find numeric ID and real name and replace the <username> bit
3) Send a notification and mantain DB tables with a list of seen and unseen mentions

Of course, if you do this manually, you are doing point 2) only. You get no notification that way.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 10:00:33 AM
I can't get it to work. @M. and @Miestr do nothing.

EDIT: I also tried @m. and @miestr, still nothing.
EDIT2: I can't see other people's username... uh, help?

Miestrâ's username is "garcamalpadert". (Wait, can you see usernames if you aren't an admin? Hmm. Gonna check that now.)
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 06, 2019, 10:03:23 AM
(Wait, can you see usernames if you aren't an admin? Hmm. Gonna check that now.)
No, we can't, so changing from the original mod might have been a mistake...
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 06, 2019, 11:15:24 AM
(Wait, can you see usernames if you aren't an admin? Hmm. Gonna check that now.)
No, we can't, so changing from the original mod might have been a mistake...
Right, and for the life of me I can't seem to find where to change that. I apologise for the inconvenience.

I'm reverting it back to the original tagging-by-displayname, and if needed I can see if I can make the display name autocomplete more helpful.

Edit: Should have now been reverted back.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 06, 2019, 11:33:08 AM
I'm reverting it back to the original tagging-by-displayname, and if needed I can see if I can make the display name autocomplete more helpful
It's really too bad it works either/or. Now it's easier to find my name (@Sevastáin Pinátsch ) or ( @Miestrâ Schiva, UrN ) but the links aren't there. And your name @L... doesn't autocomplete without the accent over the "u".

Overall though, I'm really pleased with the ability to control and customize this space, and very grateful for all the work you're doing on it.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: King John on December 06, 2019, 05:56:41 PM
We found it very useful, a few times, for the Admins of the old Witt to be able to tell what IP address a post had come from.  To do this, we had to insert some code in the board's scripts, which ProBoards allowed.  I'd strongly recommend, if it's at all possible to do this here, that we do.

-- John R

Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 07, 2019, 04:07:15 AM
We found it very useful, a few times, for the Admins of the old Witt to be able to tell what IP address a post had come from.  To do this, we had to insert some code in the board's scripts, which ProBoards allowed.  I'd strongly recommend, if it's at all possible to do this here, that we do.

-- John R

Yes, luckily on this platform IP logging is completely automated. Admins can see the source IP for a post immediately above the signature.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 07, 2019, 03:03:56 PM
Is there a way to place a site-wide limit on signature sizes?  Like a limit to number of lines?  I like seeing the signatures, so don't want to turn off the ability to see them, but someone right now has a signature that literally fills my whole screen, on desktop, on a 38 inch high-res screen!  It's counting as 20 lines of text and space in a fairly large font size.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 07, 2019, 03:58:42 PM
someone right now has a signature that literally fills my whole screen, on desktop, on a 38 inch high-res screen!  It's counting as 20 lines of text and space in a fairly large font size.
It consumes nearly a whole screen on mobile as well.

So yeah, this would be nice, unless it's better defined as a netiquette issue.
Title: Go to your 'profile' in menu at top of screen.
Post by: GV on December 07, 2019, 08:30:08 PM
There, you can turn off signatures and avatars, as I have done.  :-)
Title: Re: Go to your 'profile' in menu at top of screen.
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 07, 2019, 08:53:48 PM
There, you can turn off signatures and avatars, as I have done.  :-)
We don't want to turn them off, just limit them. Twenty lines is excessive. Better to save it for the wiki bio.
Title: Re: Go to your 'profile' in menu at top of screen.
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 07, 2019, 11:38:29 PM
There, you can turn off signatures and avatars, as I have done.  :-)

Yeah.  I don't want to turn them off. I like seeing what people put in the sigs - when people don't take the piss with them.

I'm nearly sure Proboards had a line limit on signatures......went and checked, it was a 500 character limit.  The option probably exists for this forum too. 
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 05:31:09 AM
Yes, I originally set a 600 character limit (2 x the original 300 which was a bit short to account for image URLs and BB tags).

There is a separate line limit as well (which is currently uncapped) and I think a font size limit as well.

I'm happy to change any of those values based on feedback. Any suggestions on what I should set those to?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 05:37:03 AM
I'm reverting it back to the original tagging-by-displayname, and if needed I can see if I can make the display name autocomplete more helpful
It's really too bad it works either/or. Now it's easier to find my name [...] but the links aren't there. And your name @L... doesn't autocomplete without the accent over the "u".

Yeah, that's what I meant by trying to "make the autocomplete more helpful", and also a reason why I preferred username tagging (before I found out that SMF essentially doesn't give a damn about regular username restrictions).
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 08, 2019, 05:48:46 AM
Yes, I originally set a 600 character limit (2 x the original 300 which was a bit short to account for image URLs and BB tags).

There is a separate line limit as well (which is currently uncapped) and I think a font size limit as well.

I'm happy to change any of those values based on feedback. Any suggestions on what I should set those to?
Five lines and twelve point font.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 06:00:45 AM
Off topic, I have tried addressing complaints about table formatting. Now you can do stuff like:

Code: [Select]
[table border=number]table content[/table]
[td colspan=number rowspan=number]table cell[/td]

As a bonus, some HTML stuff is now available for BBCode (note: not sure where you would define a class...):

Code: [Select]
[div class="class_of_style" style="rules"]paragraph with style[/div]
[span class="class_of_style" style="rules"]text with style[/span]

In general, you can use class and style attributes with hr, img, li/list and table/td/tr.

An immediate example would be a "nice" 100% width table with a colspan:

Code: [Select]
[table style="width:100%;" border=1]
 [tr] [td colspan=3][b]BIGASS HEADER[/b][/td][/tr]
[tr] [td]2.1[/td] [td]2.2[/td][td]2.3[/td][/tr]
[tr] [td]3.1[/td] [td]3.2[/td][td]3.3[/td][/tr]
[/table]

BIGASS HEADER
2.12.22.3
3.13.23.3
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 08, 2019, 10:24:05 AM
Ace. Absolutely fantastic.

I'm just going to start calling you Sir Luc from now, in advance of what has to be your inevitable Knighthood.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 08, 2019, 10:26:16 AM
Sir Luc,

I too think something like 5 or 6 lines and 12 to 14 point text size (along with the 600 character limit) would be fine.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 08, 2019, 10:43:57 AM
Five lines and 12 point sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 11:48:15 AM
Thank you for your feedback. The new settings are:
By the way, thank you all for your kind words. They mean a lot to me in terms of being enthusiastic and committed to this job, although they are no good for my ego. (Especially Eðo. I did nothing to deserve a knighthood.)
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 08, 2019, 01:33:34 PM
(Especially Eðo. I did nothing to deserve a knighthood.)

Continued and outstanding service to the nation.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 08, 2019, 04:01:29 PM
If I can get the UrN despite being branded the Kingdom of Talossa's Public Enemy #1 for the first 15 years of my involvement, anyone can, lol

Anyway, back on topic. I get a notification when I'm Mentioned; can I also get one for Likes to my posts, as Oldwitt did?
Oh, I see there already is one, under my avatar - but since you don't see avatars on Latest 59, I don't see that regularly. Can it go in the top menu, near where Mentions is?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 04:20:24 PM

Anyway, back on topic. I get a notification when I'm Mentioned; can I also get one for Likes to my posts, as Oldwitt did?
Oh, I see there already is one, under my avatar - but since you don't see avatars on Latest 59, I don't see that regularly. Can it go in the top menu, near where Mentions is?

There already is a link for likes you receive, but it's hidden - it's supposed to be below "New Posts + Replies" on the header but it's not rendered because the header bar is fixed to 100px height (edit: 60px actually). I've been mulling on a way to move that thing in a clean/pleasant way and I'll try something now.

As per *notifications* specifically, I really want to have mention-style notifications for when you are quoted and liked as well. That is not as straightforward though, but it will definitely go on the feature request list.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 04:36:34 PM
There already is a link for likes you receive, but it's hidden - it's supposed to be below "New Posts + Replies" on the header but it's not rendered because the header bar is fixed to 100px height (edit: 60px actually). I've been mulling on a way to move that thing in a clean/pleasant way and I'll try something now.
Done!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 08, 2019, 05:20:19 PM
If I can get the UrN despite being branded the Kingdom of Talossa's Public Enemy #1 for the first 15 years of my involvement, anyone can, lol
When's the last time anyone was knighted for exceptional acts, long service, anything? The last knight-related thing I recall was a revocation.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 08, 2019, 08:57:32 PM
If I can get the UrN despite being branded the Kingdom of Talossa's Public Enemy #1 for the first 15 years of my involvement, anyone can, lol
When's the last time anyone was knighted for exceptional acts, long service, anything? The last knight-related thing I recall was a revocation.
I think it was probably my knighthood, five years ago.  They are fairly rare.  Prior to that it was the Reunision knighthoods of Litz and Miestra, and prior to that it was Mick's knighthood for Chancery work for his four years of work.  MPF probably would have gotten one for Chancery stuff if he hadn't begun publicly demanding one as his due (only speculating, but that's my guess).
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 08, 2019, 09:00:30 PM
Big anniversary at the end of this month -- I wouldn't be surprised if there were some laurels in the offing, now that we mention it.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 08, 2019, 09:09:07 PM
Big anniversary at the end of this month -- I wouldn't be surprised if there were some laurels in the offing, now that we mention it.
That would be nice. Personally, I'd love to see Glüc receive some sort of nod.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 08, 2019, 09:11:18 PM
I agree.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 08, 2019, 10:23:13 PM
Glüc's done great work, but I'd like to see his predecessor, the longest-ever serving SoS and the creator of our Database system, get something too
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 09, 2019, 07:48:09 AM
Shoutbox update: unfortunately all mods I found were either outdated, paid or have off-site login. For example, there's a nice shoutbox (SMFPacks Shoutbox Pro if you want to look it up) which costs 19$ one-off. Embedding Chatzy also requires a subscription though, which would be as much as 129$ per year (unsustainable).

As standard Chatzy doesn't require to buy Premium, for the time being I have added a redirect under the Chat Room board. We might need to do something custom if we don't want to pay for a shoutbox.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 09, 2019, 08:56:41 AM
Shoutbox update: unfortunately all mods I found were either outdated, paid or have off-site login. For example, there's a nice shoutbox (SMFPacks Shoutbox Pro if you want to look it up) which costs 19$ one-off. Embedding Chatzy also requires a subscription though, which would be as much as 129$ per year (unsustainable).

As standard Chatzy doesn't require to buy Premium, for the time being I have added a redirect under the Chat Room board. We might need to do something custom if we don't want to pay for a shoutbox.

We could embed the Discord server, no?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 09, 2019, 11:08:53 AM
Shoutbox update: unfortunately all mods I found were either outdated, paid or have off-site login. For example, there's a nice shoutbox (SMFPacks Shoutbox Pro if you want to look it up) which costs 19$ one-off. Embedding Chatzy also requires a subscription though, which would be as much as 129$ per year (unsustainable).

As standard Chatzy doesn't require to buy Premium, for the time being I have added a redirect under the Chat Room board. We might need to do something custom if we don't want to pay for a shoutbox.

We could embed the Discord server, no?

Yes, I didn't really want to use Discord because of off-site login and off-site storage. However, there seem to be some cool tools for embedding Discord which also allow for guest access, which would remove the login concern. I'm now investigating this.

Marcel, imma need you to give me permissions on the Discord server (or stay in contact with me while we set this up together)
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 09, 2019, 11:19:00 AM
Yes, I didn't really want to use Discord because of off-site login and off-site storage. However, there seem to be some cool tools for embedding Discord which also allow for guest access, which would remove the login concern. I'm now investigating this.

Marcel, imma need you to give me permissions on the Discord server (or stay in contact with me while we set this up together)

Aucün problüm.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 09, 2019, 11:57:45 AM
Ok done, we now have a shoutbox (which is really just a Discord embed). Further customisation will come in the next few days.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 09, 2019, 01:26:26 PM
Can you change the default "stay logged in" time to be 480 minutes instead of 120?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 10, 2019, 07:48:21 AM
Can you change the default "stay logged in" time to be 480 minutes instead of 120?
Done.

Incidentally, we're having issues with the Discord shoutbox embed, which probably began tonight when the developers answered my request for a CSS slot and messed something up in the process. I'm in touch with them to bring it back.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 10, 2019, 01:24:25 PM
The Shoutbox has been restored to full operation and styled to blend in with Witt's theme. (Incidentally, it probably was a problem with the embed provider's servers which they fixed on their own)

Edit: also for some reason Privacy Badger blocks the Discord CDN so if you don't see the shoutbox avatars that's why.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 11, 2019, 09:26:01 AM
Sadly we have had another shoutbox outage in the last 3 hours or so. If this persists, I have selected an alternative embedder (which seems superior anyway, so we might switch no matter what).
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 14, 2019, 03:30:17 PM
PSA: I'm currently testing an alternate discord embed for the Shoutbox (you may notice a floating icon on the bottom right). This is because the current embed is a bit buggy - last week the embed bot went offline for a couple of hours every day, and now it seems that messages are sent but not displayed until you reload the page.

As far as I know, this alternate embed is not mantained in its current version "v1" anymore, and the developers are working on "v2" which is currently in beta. Perhaps, when it will be out of beta (it still lacks some stuff that is present in the current embed), we can evaluate whether it's worth switching.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 19, 2019, 09:31:22 AM
Interesting that it uses a BBCode enclosure. If you hover over people's names you can see their user number (u=##). In a pinch, you can find someone's U# and then tag people manually by number

Yes, that's how the mod works.

1) Search the text of the post for @<username> (the original mod, before my edit, was @<displayname>)
2) For each of those, find numeric ID and real name and replace the <username> bit
3) Send a notification and mantain DB tables with a list of seen and unseen mentions

Of course, if you do this manually, you are doing point 2) only. You get no notification that way.
Couldn't get this to work like it's supposed to, since selecting the autocomplete filled in the name but didn't make it a link with a notification.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 23, 2019, 07:10:10 AM
Thank you for noticing. I will get on it sometime this week, sorry but Witt-admin activity might be reduced over the holidays.

Three spam accounts have been deleted. From now on, suspicious accounts will be immediately banned from posting while the identity is ascertained, then deleted. (Although this is probably an area where the Chancery should set a policy. Sadly I'm not so confident that we will get to see "official", lawful operation of this forum happen anytime soon.)

We currently have 44 registered citizens and 1 registered prospective.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 23, 2019, 04:36:14 PM
Sadly I'm not so confident that we will get to see "official", lawful operation of this forum happen anytime soon.

The target of 50 registrations was an arbitrary one and can be ignored if the Government decides to do so.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: GV on December 24, 2019, 01:17:10 AM
Sadly I'm not so confident that we will get to see "official", lawful operation of this forum happen anytime soon.

The target of 50 registrations was an arbitrary one and can be ignored if the Government decides to do so.

We were at 49(!!) and then went to 46.  Is someone trying to troll us?  lolz
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 27, 2019, 08:48:09 AM
Not a priority at all, but I noticed that YouTube videos don't resize on mobile. So I'm not sure you can watch them unless you go full screen while on mobile. Just FYI.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 28, 2019, 11:57:52 AM
Sadly I'm not so confident that we will get to see "official", lawful operation of this forum happen anytime soon.

The target of 50 registrations was an arbitrary one and can be ignored if the Government decides to do so.

I was referring more to the fact that we need the Chancery to do its thing, ie take officially control of policy and certify the forum for use, than the Government's goal which is obviously not legally binding.

We are at 49 registered members, of which 1 is Wittmeister, 1 is a prospective and 1 is no longer a citizen. So 46 registered citizens.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on December 28, 2019, 12:05:46 PM
Not a priority at all, but I noticed that YouTube videos don't resize on mobile. So I'm not sure you can watch them unless you go full screen while on mobile. Just FYI.
Fixed!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 29, 2019, 09:22:45 PM
We are at 49 registered members ... 1 is no longer a citizen.

Really weird.  I said a few days ago that I was kind of shocked to see Cresti Caveglhet on the list of striker-outers.  The fact that he registered an account of New Witt right before striking out makes it all the more odd.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 29, 2019, 10:48:11 PM
I said a few days ago that I was kind of shocked to see Cresti Caveglhet on the list of striker-outers.  The fact that he registered an account of New Witt right before striking out makes it all the more odd.

Obviously the compulsory-voting rule isn't actually working to make sure that those who are still interested in Talossa keep voting.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on January 10, 2020, 09:01:20 AM
Wittenberg has been upgraded to SMF 2.0.16, which carries security fixes and other benefits, including GDPR compliance support (we do need to set a privacy policy to be fully compliant though).
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on January 10, 2020, 09:03:53 AM
Oh, and the Mentions mod has been reinstalled, as it was misbehaving.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on January 24, 2020, 09:08:13 AM
Is there a way to have personal messages arranged like they were on old Witt?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on January 24, 2020, 11:31:06 AM
Is there a way to have personal messages arranged like they were on old Witt?
Nevermind, I just found the message settings menu.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on February 06, 2020, 03:23:59 PM
Is there a block function?  I couldn't find one.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on February 06, 2020, 05:05:07 PM
Is there a block function?  I couldn't find one.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=profile;area=lists;sa=ignore;
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on February 06, 2020, 05:51:50 PM
Is there a block function?  I couldn't find one.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=profile;area=lists;sa=ignore;
Ah, it's a dropdown under Modify Profile.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on February 28, 2020, 08:11:51 AM
The Registration Agreement has been updated and it's likely that more changes will happen "soon" as we adjust to using New Witt as the only Witt, particularly quality of life changes and other changes related to the implementation of Wittiquette.

In unrelated news, we've had a lot of spam accounts registering lately, which is a bit of a nuisance but not much of a real issue because 1) they're easy to mass delete; 2) they can do nothing unless assigned to a group by an admin or Immigration. Because of this, though, we have now switched to reCAPTCHA for verification instead of SMF's Visual Verification Image.

Finally, this post (and the Welcome one, which will also be locked) will be moved to the Webspace board soon, with a FAQ post being worked on. As always, continue using this post for feedback, criticism and help.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on February 28, 2020, 09:27:05 AM
The Registration Agreement has been updated and it's likely that more changes will happen "soon" as we adjust to using New Witt as the only Witt, particularly quality of life changes and other changes related to the implementation of Wittiquette.

In unrelated news, we've had a lot of spam accounts registering lately, which is a bit of a nuisance but not much of a real issue because 1) they're easy to mass delete; 2) they can do nothing unless assigned to a group by an admin or Immigration. Because of this, though, we have now switched to reCAPTCHA for verification instead of SMF's Visual Verification Image.

Finally, this post (and the Welcome one, which will also be locked) will be moved to the Webspace board soon, with a FAQ post being worked on. As always, continue using this post for feedback, criticism and help.

Please don't mass delete all those accounts just yet.  2 of them are real accounts that are pending.  I have 2 incoming applicants that I am struggling to verify identity with, so those accounts should remain for the time being until I can make a decision one way or the other.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on February 28, 2020, 09:36:41 AM
Ah, too late.

I see you've mass deleted the recent flurry of spam accounts already.  One of the two "real" accounts has been kept, but one has gotten lost in the mass delete.  Is that account retrievable or does the applicant need to re-register once I can verify his identity?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on February 28, 2020, 02:20:15 PM
It's not retrievable I'm afraid, I'm sorry. At least with reCaptcha we won't have this problem in the future.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on February 28, 2020, 03:18:26 PM
It's not retrievable I'm afraid, I'm sorry. At least with reCaptcha we won't have this problem in the future.

No worries.  If the applicant replies to my last communication and helps me verify who he is then I can just have him register again.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on February 28, 2020, 09:26:30 PM
Is it possible to make polls?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on February 29, 2020, 01:27:27 AM
Is it possible to make polls?

(http://talossa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/newpoll.jpg)
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on February 29, 2020, 08:23:57 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on February 29, 2020, 08:40:01 PM
Some of the Witt globes are still “turned on” even when there are no unread messages.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on March 01, 2020, 04:03:13 AM
I am aware of this and I don't really know how to fix it. Visiting the subboard again seems to correct the issue.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on March 12, 2020, 08:51:21 AM
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.

Additionally, I have added a "Talossan Since" profile field. I may do a round of copying dates from OldWitt this weekend, but in any case everyone is welcome to fill in their own.

I'm thinking about also adding a "full name" field, so people can still display their Talossan name AND retain perhaps a nickname for their actual display name.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on March 12, 2020, 10:07:22 AM

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I'm thinking about also adding a "full name" field, so people can still display their Talossan name AND retain perhaps a nickname for their actual display name.

I think I'd like that.  So, I could have Éovart Grishun displayed as my Talossan name and have a field under it displaying Eðo ?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on March 14, 2020, 06:14:21 PM
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.

Additionally, I have added a "Talossan Since" profile field. I may do a round of copying dates from OldWitt this weekend, but in any case everyone is welcome to fill in their own.

I'm thinking about also adding a "full name" field, so people can still display their Talossan name AND retain perhaps a nickname for their actual display name.
Good job, thank you as usual.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on March 16, 2020, 08:13:38 AM
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.

Additionally, I have added a "Talossan Since" profile field. I may do a round of copying dates from OldWitt this weekend, but in any case everyone is welcome to fill in their own.

I'm thinking about also adding a "full name" field, so people can still display their Talossan name AND retain perhaps a nickname for their actual display name.
Good job, thank you as usual.
No problem. Good to see you back.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on March 16, 2020, 08:17:12 AM
Efforts to curb spam memberships continue. A week ago, a stricter reCAPTCHA setting was imposed, though this weekend saw more spam accounts being created after a brief hiatus.

We have now switched to a secret key verification method; the key will be supplied by Immigration officials to prospective citizens, and current citizens without an account have been provided with an email address they can use to get a valid key.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on March 16, 2020, 12:34:13 PM
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.

Additionally, I have added a "Talossan Since" profile field. I may do a round of copying dates from OldWitt this weekend, but in any case everyone is welcome to fill in their own.

I'm thinking about also adding a "full name" field, so people can still display their Talossan name AND retain perhaps a nickname for their actual display name.
Good job, thank you as usual.
No problem. Good to see you back.
Thanks.  I'll check in again next month, and I'm sure you'll have done something excellent in the meantime :)  You're doing very good work with this forum.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on March 17, 2020, 04:46:52 AM
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.
Unless you're a mod or greater, personal titles isn't something you can set.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: luc on March 17, 2020, 09:27:46 AM
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.
Unless you're a mod or greater, personal titles isn't something you can set.
I am not sure what you are referring to. Do you want to be able to set your personal title? The current system is the way it used to be on ProBoards as well.

Or were you directly referring to my comment - in which case, who can set personal titles doesn't really have anything to do with my tweak?
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on March 19, 2020, 03:25:05 PM
Do you want to be able to set your personal title?
Yes.

The current system is the way it used to be on ProBoards as well.
But seeing as we run the software, does that need to remain the case? If we're trusted enough to be in the Senats or the Cosa, it seems like letting us edit our own title isn't a huge risk.
Title: Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
Post by: Eðo Grischun on March 19, 2020, 03:29:20 PM
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@Sevastáin Pinátsch
But seeing as we run the software, does that need to remain the case? If we're trusted enough to be in the Senats or the Cosa, it seems like letting us edit our own title isn't a huge risk.


Yep.  Especially since any abuse of the system (fake titles and the like) could just be reversed by an admin.