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General => Wittenberg => Topic started by: Wittmeister on December 03, 2019, 01:59:20 PM

Title: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Wittmeister on December 03, 2019, 01:59:20 PM
Hello everyone,

welcome to RTWittenberg, the newest iteration of our beloved forum, now entirely hosted on our own servers. From now on, you can register and begin posting.

Please use this thread to post feedback, questions, requests and similar stuff concerning the new forum. I will use this thread to post notices and updates on this forum's functions.

Lüc, probably-Wittmeister-to-be (?)
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: GV on December 03, 2019, 04:59:11 PM
How do we archive this board?  I would love native functionality to be able to make an archive of the whole of this Witt each week and in a format that is non-proprietary.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 03, 2019, 05:04:35 PM
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Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 03, 2019, 05:10:10 PM
How do we archive this board?  I would love native functionality to be able to make an archive of the whole of this Witt each week and in a format that is non-proprietary.

There is no native backup functionality from inside this forum, but it's as easy as making a backup of the database, which has to be done from my own end sadly.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 03, 2019, 05:10:40 PM
Am I right that there's not a facility for "liking" posts on this forum?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 03, 2019, 05:12:13 PM
Am I right that there's not a facility for "liking" posts on this forum?

You are correct, but there are mods for that and I have found one that should work fine. However, it somehow conflicts with the theme we're using or something, so once that's sorted out that function will be made available.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: GV on December 03, 2019, 05:20:46 PM
How do we archive this board?  I would love native functionality to be able to make an archive of the whole of this Witt each week and in a format that is non-proprietary.

There is no native backup functionality from inside this forum, but it's as easy as making a backup of the database, which has to be done from my own end sadly.

Ugh.  Is it possible for me to have admin rights limited to making such backups?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 03, 2019, 05:28:03 PM
How do we archive this board?  I would love native functionality to be able to make an archive of the whole of this Witt each week and in a format that is non-proprietary.

There is no native backup functionality from inside this forum, but it's as easy as making a backup of the database, which has to be done from my own end sadly.

Ugh.  Is it possible for me to have admin rights limited to making such backups?

I might be able to do you one better and set up an autobackup with a link you can just grab every week. I'll get back to you on this.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 03, 2019, 05:34:36 PM
Can we renew the "latest unread (59) posts" feature?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: GV on December 03, 2019, 05:35:29 PM
Can we renew the "latest unread (59) posts" feature?

+1
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on December 03, 2019, 06:08:16 PM
No shoutbox?

Is there an option to access the BBCode or is everything supposed to work without it?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: GV on December 03, 2019, 06:09:30 PM
How do we archive this board?  I would love native functionality to be able to make an archive of the whole of this Witt each week and in a format that is non-proprietary.

There is no native backup functionality from inside this forum, but it's as easy as making a backup of the database, which has to be done from my own end sadly.

Ugh.  Is it possible for me to have admin rights limited to making such backups?

I might be able to do you one better and set up an autobackup with a link you can just grab every week. I'll get back to you on this.

Sounds good.  I want both me and you (if you are willing) to be on this with saving the database every week.  If you like, I'll add you to the Royal Archives staff officially for this specific purpose.

If you could put through a backup today or tomorrow and get the link to me, that would be excellent.  I want to see how the files work and are arranged.

One thing is interesting, in URLs, "topic"-numbers in our forum don't start at '1'.  Topic number one resolves to a 404, and your first post on the main forum is numbered '4'.  Far more problematic is the lack of subject-lines being in thread URLs.  Also, I see no direct links in individual posts, though in my archving of Witt XI, I always ignore individual post-links, anyway.

You have put in a ton of work on this, already.  Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 03, 2019, 06:26:04 PM
Very nice interface.  I've not looked on desktop yet, but on mobile this forum is a huge improvement over the old one just on the eyes alone.

Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 03, 2019, 06:27:41 PM
No shoutbox?

Is there an option to access the BBCode or is everything supposed to work without it?

Do we need a shout box? Old Witt didn't always have one, it's only been a feature the past few years.  I could live without it.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 03, 2019, 06:35:25 PM
I don't like the Shoutbox because it doesn't leave a record. It seems a very efficient way for people to talk miéidâ about other Talossans without leaving a permanent record. If Lüc wants to set up a "Chat room" of some other sort, I'm fine as long as it leaves records.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: GV on December 03, 2019, 06:36:36 PM
I don't like the Shoutbox because it doesn't leave a record. It seems a very efficient way for people to talk miéidâ about other Talossans without leaving a permanent record. If Lüc wants to set up a "Chat room" of some other sort, I'm fine as long as it leaves records.

+1
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on December 03, 2019, 06:48:34 PM
Also, there is no icon in the mobile version telling me which boards have unread posts.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Audrada Roibeardet on December 03, 2019, 06:52:38 PM
I'm here!

Thought I logged in but I guess not. Anyway, Azul!
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 03, 2019, 06:54:15 PM
^^^^ Zat you, Audradâ?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Audrada Roibeardet on December 03, 2019, 06:56:06 PM
Yes, it's me.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: GV on December 03, 2019, 06:59:09 PM
I'm here!

Thought I logged in but I guess not. Anyway, Azul!

Wazzup!
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Miestră Schivă, UrN on December 03, 2019, 07:09:54 PM
Can we have the ability to embed videos, pretty please?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 07:09:54 AM
How do we archive this board?  I would love native functionality to be able to make an archive of the whole of this Witt each week and in a format that is non-proprietary.

There is no native backup functionality from inside this forum, but it's as easy as making a backup of the database, which has to be done from my own end sadly.

Ugh.  Is it possible for me to have admin rights limited to making such backups?

I might be able to do you one better and set up an autobackup with a link you can just grab every week. I'll get back to you on this.

One thing is interesting, in URLs, "topic"-numbers in our forum don't start at '1'.  Topic number one resolves to a 404, and your first post on the main forum is numbered '4'.

That's because topics 1 to 3 were for testing. 1 was SMF's default welcome post, 2 was a sticky post I made to see how SMF handled it, and 3 was a locked post (same purpose). I deleted them before opening for registrations.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 07:21:55 AM
Can we have the ability to embed videos, pretty please?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imbGdfzckrI
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 04, 2019, 08:51:46 AM
I don't like the Shoutbox because it doesn't leave a record. It seems a very efficient way for people to talk miéidâ about other Talossans without leaving a permanent record. If Lüc wants to set up a "Chat room" of some other sort, I'm fine as long as it leaves records.
I kind of liked a place for ephemeral conversation that won't be preserved and scrutinized.  Ian and I have had a lot of good chats about stuff in that format.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Sir Alexandreu Davinescu on December 04, 2019, 10:58:59 AM
I'm getting a weird skew on my profile pic at the top of the page.  Maybe turn that off, since it's warped and skewed different ways over the past couple of days and doesn't seem necessary?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 04, 2019, 04:59:20 PM
I'm getting a weird skew on my profile pic at the top of the page.  Maybe turn that off, since it's warped and skewed different ways over the past couple of days and doesn't seem necessary?

That's odd. Maybe try force refreshing (CTRL+F5)? I did change the code for that bit to accomodate longer nicknames and take away a weird rounded edge effect, but that skew is just not meant to be there.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM on December 05, 2019, 07:46:29 AM
Well I’m here and ready!
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Eðo Grischun on December 06, 2019, 02:02:40 AM
Does anybody know the correct bbcode format for adding borders to tables?  And, also how to make colspan work in tables?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Sevastáin Pinátsch on December 06, 2019, 06:38:10 AM
Also, there is no icon in the mobile version telling me which boards have unread posts.
I see the coloured globe for new replies in sections, and a "New" tag on the individual threads, just like with the desktop version.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Ian Plätschisch on December 06, 2019, 08:14:23 AM
Also, there is no icon in the mobile version telling me which boards have unread posts.
I see the coloured globe for new replies in sections, and a "New" tag on the individual threads, just like with the desktop version.
Luc added those after I made that request.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Amada Merþedes on December 08, 2019, 10:43:56 AM
Can we have the blob emojis from android on this? The default ones are meh
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on December 08, 2019, 11:38:11 AM
Can we have the blob emojis from android on this? The default ones are meh

The emojis are definitely going to be replaced soon-ish, along with the other editor stock icons. Can't say much about what style I'll pick. (Talossa-themed emojis are definitely a possibility.)
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Flip Molinar on December 12, 2019, 02:57:43 PM
Am I just missing it, or is there not a way to change your display name?
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial on December 12, 2019, 03:16:06 PM
Am I just missing it, or is there not a way to change your display name?

Click on Profile in the top bar and then on Modify Profile > Account Settings
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Flip Molinar on December 13, 2019, 01:14:59 PM
Am I just missing it, or is there not a way to change your display name?

Click on Profile in the top bar and then on Modify Profile > Account Settings

Thanks. I didn't see that under that section yesterday for some reason.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on January 23, 2020, 04:33:59 AM
Since apparently we are doing immigration on an unofficial forum, registration has now been set to admin approval. I am looking into giving immigration-related permissions to the Government before the required regulations are in place, together with the Chancery.

It's not a good look when the government is warned of something being illegal, and the reaction is "Oh yeah, my bad, imma continue though".
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on January 24, 2020, 05:34:51 AM
- All citizens are now in the Citizen group, which gives full posting permissions.
- All immigrants will be put in the Prospective Citizen group by Immigration officials, which now have permissions to manage accounts.
- Registration will be set to automatic approval again. This does not give any permissions; people still have to be verified and manually added to the correct group for people to be able to do basically anything.
- Still looking into locking down further: Prospectives should not be able to modify their own profile, non-Citizen/Prosp/Guest should not be able to see immigration and Chatroom threads

Ideally, the immigration workflow should be:
> account created and auto-approved
> Immigration officials (currently only Eðo) verify the profile and move it in the Prospective Citizen group; also manually set custom title, avatar
> Immigration period takes place
> Grant is issued
> Chancery officials move the new citizen to the Citizens group.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on January 24, 2020, 05:36:30 AM
Note: I have moved all citizens in the Citizens group, but I have not done anything to the Prospectives (short of approving the accounts, which again does nothing from now on) because it's up to the MinInt to decide and verify and assign by himself.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Eðo Grischun on January 24, 2020, 11:31:45 AM
as above 2 posts

All received.  I've had a quick look at my moderator dashboard, but I can't see the "prospectives" group on the group pages.  Just "citizens", "global mods" and "admins".
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: luc on January 24, 2020, 11:42:02 AM
You mean this page, right? https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=moderate;area=viewgroups

I can see Admin, Citizen, Global Mod, Immigration and Prospective.
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Eðo Grischun on January 24, 2020, 11:49:47 AM
You mean this page, right? https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=moderate;area=viewgroups

I can see Admin, Citizen, Global Mod, Immigration and Prospective.

Check your phone, I'm sending you a screenshot
Title: Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
Post by: Eðo Grischun on January 24, 2020, 12:16:28 PM
All fixed. 
Thanks Luc.