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Author Topic: Wittmeister's Feature List  (Read 8445 times)

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #75 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Shoutbox update: unfortunately all mods I found were either outdated, paid or have off-site login.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)
« Last Edit: December 09, 2019, 11:12:44 AM by Lüc »

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #76 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)

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #77 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.

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #78 on: December 09, 2019, 01:26:26 PM »
Can you change the default "stay logged in" time to be 480 minutes instead of 120?
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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #79 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.

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #80 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.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 01:44:52 PM by Lüc »

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #81 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).

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #82 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.

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #84 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.

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #85 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.

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #86 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

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #87 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.
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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #88 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.

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Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« Reply #89 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!