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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby David » April 17th, 2017, 10:51 am

I found a bug: On the Edit profile page, the Location field appears five times.

While at it:
On the Edit global settings page, in the My language list, non-ASCII characters are all borked up.
I think it's a character encoding problem.
And it seems to me that this setting does not do anything, the settings page still appears in English even if I set a different language.

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby Falcury » April 17th, 2017, 3:36 pm

It seems I'm building up a list of things to do...
It's theoretically possible that updating the board to phpBB 3.2 will help for the bugs in the forum configuration pages. Maybe we should do that soon in any case.
When we do the update, I could also look at replacing the AJAX chat frame.

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby David » April 22nd, 2017, 5:16 pm

Falcury wrote:It's theoretically possible that updating the board to phpBB 3.2 will help for the bugs in the forum configuration pages. Maybe we should do that soon in any case.

Which version is currently installed? I don't see it anywhere, not even in the HTML source.

BTW, here is a list of new features in 3.2: https://www.phpbb.com/about/launch/
Looks like it finally can "show a link to the quoted post" (without mods, that is).
(Andrew asked for this here and here.)

Example: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... #p14718621

Norbert wrote:The AJAX Chat at the top of this forum is taking up a lot of space.
Yet it hasn't been used by anyone since August 2015.

Maybe because it requires separate login and that's too bothersome?
I don't even remember what my (Chat) password is...
(But I still have the PM with it, titled "shoutbox user/pass". I can log in with those.)

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby Norbert » April 22nd, 2017, 7:39 pm

David wrote:Which version is currently installed? I don't see it anywhere, not even in the HTML source.


Probably not shown publicly for security reasons.

David wrote:Looks like it finally can "show a link to the quoted post" (without mods, that is).


Reminds me of your recent post here.

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby David » April 23rd, 2017, 12:39 pm

Norbert wrote:Reminds me of your recent post here.

Yeah, that's a manual implementation. :)


It looks like the forum does not support non-BMP Unicode characters, for example most emojis.
If I try to use some, I get this: "Your message contains the following unsupported characters:"
HTML character entities don't work, either: 🤴

phpBB's new features page mentioned something about emojis, though...

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby David » April 29th, 2017, 10:58 am

BTW, I wonder what happens to quotes in existing posts when phpBB is updated to a version that links to the quoted post.

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby salvadorc17 » June 17th, 2017, 9:38 pm

No more news since April??

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby Norbert » June 17th, 2017, 11:19 pm

salvadorc17 wrote:No more news since April??


The Facebook and Twitter pages of Princed do not have all news.
Since the last posts on Facebook and Twitter, nine mods were added(*) and two programs got new versions (Total Pack v3.5 and drawmap v0.4).
The www.princed.org main page also doesn't mention that news, and it also doesn't mention poplaun, leapop, etc.
There are also other outdated pages, such as the Princed Downloads page.

People who want to know about news can read this forum or check the www.popot.org main page.

(*) Jaffar Never Dies, Damian0's Levels, Alternate Levels, Army of Clones, The Prince in the Labyrinth, Original Complex Version, The Prince in the Illusion, Flying Prince (2nd), Little Time

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby Falcury » June 18th, 2017, 8:14 am

salvadorc17 wrote:No more news since April??

Would you maybe like to help out with posting news updates? Your help would be most welcome!

For me, catching up on stuff will probably have to wait until the end of August; I'll have more time available around that date.
Edit: Because it is out of date, I've made the Announcements forum a subsection of the General board again, for now.

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby Norbert » June 18th, 2017, 8:40 pm

Maybe phpBB has a plug-in that automatically posts new threads' headlines of a certain board to Twitter or Facebook.
Then if we put Twitter and Facebook feeds on the frontpage (http://www.princed.org)...
...people could just post in the Announcements board.
No admin would ever need to create Tweets, Facebook posts or edit the frontpage again.
Hm, and maybe only allow users with 10+ posts to post on the Announcements board.

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Re: princed.org (phpBB forum + webpages)

Postby Norbert » June 18th, 2017, 11:39 pm

I think when it comes to engagement and attracting (both old-timers' and newcomers') interest and attention, it's unwise to publish 'news' weeks or even months after releases and publications took place. To give an example, a reader might be more inclined to retweet news about something that just happened. I don't think it makes a huge difference for a small community such as this one, but having Twitter stuck on April 2nd, which is 2.5 months ago, makes people wonder if the community is still alive, sometimes literally. :) Of course, not all our news is equally interesting. But forums, email and home pages have become the Internet's alley. Social networking and social news websites are where people hang out. Plus, each time a single new, active person arrives here, the difference is quite noticeable.


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