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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #100 on: August 05, 2015, 01:41:22 PM »
Aha, I just checked using Chrome, and that browser (I hardly use it :tellme:) does reserve the embedded-frame-space, but still doesn't show anything of the YT video, as it does when accessing DC using http.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 05, 2015, 05:31:47 PM »
will youtube videos be back? it seems we have none at the moment

I persist. There is not a single YouTube video. Get me right: There are videos, but not [you>tube]YouTube[/you<tube] videos.

Oh, it's not you. Well, then it's me.

32-bits Windows 10 Pro, Firefox 39, Shockwave Flash 19.0.0.124 enabled.
Why, oh why?
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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 06, 2015, 12:08:20 AM »
Try the new beta site curt (msg me for access if you don't have the info), and see if you can see the videos (youtube and vimeo) on the youtube test thread.  That uses the new html5 frame embed method.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 06, 2015, 03:18:51 AM »
will youtube videos be back? it seems we have none at the moment
I persist. There is not a single YouTube video. Get me right: There are videos, but not [you>tube]YouTube[/you<tube] videos.

I now feel sure the culprit is the new firewall in Windows 10.

When I open one of Donationcoder's video containing pages, there are no YouTube videos to see in any of my browsers. But in the two Microsoft browsers (Edge and IE 11) a little info box will pop up and tell that only safe content is being shown, giving me the choice to click "Show all content" - and the videos are ready! I guess this is safety, so it probably is okay. The problem is that this info/question/multiple choice box does not show up in Firefox, so I cannot change anything - and Firefox 39 has very few settings to do, almost everything is already determined for you me. Furthermore, I have found no way to interact with - or even find! - Windows 10's safety programs, other than hoping it first will contact me like today to give me a choice.


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #104 on: August 06, 2015, 03:42:13 AM »
Try the new beta site curt (msg me for access if you don't have the info), and see if you can see the videos (youtube and vimeo) on the youtube test thread.  That uses the new html5 frame embed method.
Well, you'll only be able to really test it on a https accessed host, and the DC test site doesn't have https, afaics.
You might want to embed similar html5 code in a post here at DC, to see if it works? Or add a temporary certificate on the test site (browsers should be able to ignore the wrong hostname in the cert)?

(Sorry to keep pounding on the https/http thingy :-[, but it does make the difference)

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #105 on: August 06, 2015, 03:48:42 AM »
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Well, you'll only be able to really test it on a https accessed host, and the DC test site doesn't have https, afaics.
agreed about testing the https part of things -- but one can still check out the basic new approach to embedding the videos, which should work for everyone.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #106 on: August 06, 2015, 08:54:06 AM »
I am (even more) confused by this talk about https; this post is including the "s": http://www.donationc...386364;boardseen#new

modified:
oh, sorry; you said the test page


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #107 on: August 08, 2015, 04:12:09 AM »
Hey Mouser,

could we have Tapatalk on the new forum?

It would make it so much easier for me and others to follow the forum when I can have it on my mobile! :)
Regards, Brahman

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #108 on: August 08, 2015, 10:51:36 PM »
tapatalk -- i'll look into it. anyone else use that?

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #109 on: August 08, 2015, 10:51:59 PM »
By the way, it's been decided -- the official forum upgrade will take place on September 1st.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #110 on: August 09, 2015, 08:54:12 AM »
tapatalk -- i'll look into it. anyone else use that?

Not personally, but I know it's been around a long time.  Dunno about how many users it has or what it really does though.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #111 on: August 10, 2015, 03:02:23 PM »
By the way, it's been decided -- the official forum upgrade will take place on September 1st.

Looking forward to it! :Thmbsup:

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2015, 08:37:49 PM »
New update:
After the forum upgrade I will begin the site migration to a CMS.
I had previously said the decision was made to use Drupal.  I think that idea is canceled.

I'm now looking hard at Joomla...
I haven't looked under the hood much, but so far i'm very impressed with the gui and how clean the default stuff is.  Seems like Joomla has come a long way since I first looked at it many years ago.
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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2015, 09:25:30 AM »
So far I'm still feeling good about joomla  :up:

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2015, 01:31:17 PM »
tapatalk -- i'll look into it. anyone else use that?

I do (occasionally). It's easier because it remembers my password on a smartphone.

Regarding Joomla: Eww. Joomla and Drupal both have awful security statistics. Sadly.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #115 on: August 12, 2015, 03:30:04 PM »
I have a feature request: Ignore all topics (current & future) started by a certain user.
I'm not a fan of that kind of functionality here - it does run the risk of fragmentation (especially if extended to "ignore everything from <user>" later on), and I think it kinda clashes with my idea of DC as a friendly and respectful place where nobody needs to block anybody; I reckon your interest in the feature is from "I'm just not interested in that stuff" rather than "zomg, that dude is such a jerk", but still :)
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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #116 on: August 12, 2015, 03:52:24 PM »
I have a feature request: Ignore all topics (current & future) started by a certain user.
I'm not a fan of that kind of functionality here - it does run the risk of fragmentation (especially if extended to "ignore everything from <user>" later on), and I think it kinda clashes with my idea of DC as a friendly and respectful place where nobody needs to block anybody; I reckon your interest in the feature is from "I'm just not interested in that stuff" rather than "zomg, that dude is such a jerk", but still :)

Just to be clear: I don't have a problem with being able to see threads made by person X or any posts by person X, so it's not a matter of "totally ignore person X" that I'm asking for. I just don't want threads started by person X to show up in my unread posts feed.


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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #117 on: August 12, 2015, 08:11:01 PM »
For CMS...Bolt is a new player and looks to be a contender.

Joomla isn't too bad, once you get how the back-end and internal structures work. Most people don't give a hoot about this, add crappy modules to it to "make it easier" and from that moment they entered into a mess, security wise.

At least Joomla is in active development...

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #118 on: August 12, 2015, 08:24:14 PM »
For CMS...Bolt is a new player and looks to be a contender.

Joomla isn't too bad, once you get how the back-end and internal structures work. Most people don't give a hoot about this, add crappy modules to it to "make it easier" and from that moment they entered into a mess, security wise.

At least Joomla is in active development...

Shouldn't be a problem fr DC...mouser hates modules :P

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #119 on: August 12, 2015, 08:44:38 PM »
CMSMS is good too, in some ways, not exactly for a blog though

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #120 on: August 13, 2015, 02:42:41 AM »
Security shouldn't be an issue for us -- we are really using just the very basic features of joomla, without a bunch of 3rd party modules -- but more importantly -- users will not be able to register and have accounts on the cms, other than a handful of admins editing the pages.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #121 on: August 13, 2015, 02:47:40 AM »
That's why you use the existing admin account instead.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #122 on: September 02, 2015, 03:56:10 PM »
Why does this topic not show up right at the top of the search results when I search for 'cms' on advanced search sorting by newest first (even though it contains the word cms)? First result is a topic from Feb. 2014.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #123 on: September 02, 2015, 04:06:51 PM »
Ok, was searching this thread because I wanted to make a suggestion: how about we come up with some original content to celebrate the switch to a proper cms. Was thinking about stuff like reviews, short stories, new SW, member discounts, whatever.

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Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread
« Reply #124 on: September 02, 2015, 04:14:30 PM »
phitsc, your post probably belongs on upgrade bug report thread -- it appears like the search is only returning a few of the search results, and only those where the word "cms" is in the topic.. it may be because of short letter length of the word cms.