Questions and Confusions

  • Well, after a month of absense I came -- 'what the heck! what did they do to it! awww!'. Being thorough though, I've read stuff and sort of made peace (well, I'll be watching you, right).
    Having read the "Welcome" topic (and then), I've grown curious.
    1, I still can't see the categories structure to fit something: for one, I have a tablet computer... A: It is a computer, so it kinda fits into "computer" - but alas, there's no "Android" there. B: It is mobile - kinda - but it seems to me the devs didn't mean it to be in the "Mobile" section (namely heed the subcategory "other phones" or what it's called). So please consider such devices; they widely run on Android if you know...
    2, I haven't gathered yet how the hell the threads in boards are organised and what those "ago" subtitles actually mean: do they mean to point out when the OP was posted or what? I was expecting it to show the last comment's time.
    (About time, by the way: will it be 1) customisable by time zone? 2) customisable in terms of type/format? For the latter, I very much prefer like this HH:MM type rather than stupid "am" etc. For the former, I'd very much like it to show GMT/UTC/Zulu rather than some obscure local time however I live there physically.)
    Well, back to the order issue -- is it/will it be customisable or will it be improved to appear clearer to the user or will at the very least it be explained???

    Ah! others are welcome to present their confusions here, no doubt.
    (People, don't use the "smilies" button: it hangs my Firefox, for one.)

  • I had to play a detective to manage to post the above post. For those in confusion the white angle pointing to the right in the blue bar above seems to work that way.
    Nor I found any "preview" buttons... ???
    (Still highlighting my text and copying it - in case the angle works some other way this time...)

  • Where's my gravatar!!!???
    Yes, it is another question -- PLEEEEEEEASE? 😕
    Yet another will be: are there just NORMAL smilies still here? My yellow brothers are like family to me! 😛
    (The angle worked the same the second time. Will I risk not copying my text this time? :yikes: )

  • @joshl Your (Gr) avatar should be still there. Did you check Gravatar?
    You can upload it to the forum if you prefer.

  • @joshl on desktops the preview appears automatically unless you disable it. For mobiles there seem to be no preview.

  • @leocg said in Questions and Confusions:

    @joshl Your (Gr) avatar should be still there. Did you check Gravatar?
    You can upload it to the forum if you prefer.

    Maybe I will. The confusion is in the "Welcome" thread it's been stated this thing hadn't been affected by the migration, if I remember correctly.

  • @leocg said in Questions and Confusions:

    @joshl on desktops the preview appears automatically unless you disable it. For mobiles there seem to be no preview.

    Automatically how?
    Technically I'm not on desktop but on a sort of laptop. But it uses same soft etc. ???


    As a new user, you can only post once every 120 second(s) until you have earned 3 reputation - please wait before posting again

    How the heck am I a new user??? Is it a bug??

  • @joshl said in Questions and Confusions:

    @leocg said in Questions and Confusions:

    @joshl Your (Gr) avatar should be still there. Did you check Gravatar?
    You can upload it to the forum if you prefer.

    Maybe I will. The confusion is in the "Welcome" thread it's been stated this thing hadn't been affected by the migration, if I remember correctly.

    It wasn't (at at least wasn't supposed to be). You're the first case where someone claims to have lost it 😉

    After a quick investigation there seems to be a bug in the Gravatar plugin for NodeBB. Your e-mail is not lowercased before calculating its MD5 hash, even though it should, as per https://pl.gravatar.com/site/implement/hash/, hence giving the incorrect hash.

    https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/0d23a67ee5f72031910c5b206343f84a -> lowercased (how it should be)
    https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e0e72eafd30524a882727db80dbeebdb -> not lowercased (how it is now)

    I will file a bug in the plugin and probably fix it myself without waiting for the original developer to step in. If you cannot spare the wait just use the Forum's ability to upload your custom avatar right from your profile page.

    Thanks for catching that bug!

  • @amatczak I'll wait. (By the way, it's a quote from a classic "Angel on my Shoulder" B&W film, delivered by the Smilie character;)

  • @joshl And it wasn't. Or shouldn't at least.
    BTW, my gravatar still works fine here.

  • @joshl Desktop meaning a desktop OS like Windows, Linux or Mac.

  • @joshl I guess the forum software considers users with a reputation below a certain number as new ones.

  • @leocg said in Questions and Confusions:

    @joshl Desktop meaning a desktop OS like Windows, Linux or Mac.

    So it is.

    Though nowadays, they make stuff like Windows for phones or like that...

  • So let me get this straight.
    I have no face, no badge, no postcount, no reputation...
    Shall I chop Suey? Huck! somebody stole my gun!:man_facepalming:

  • @joshl said in Questions and Confusions:

    So let me get this straight.
    I have no face, no badge, no postcount, no reputation...
    Shall I chop Suey? Huck! somebody stole my gun!:man_facepalming:

    Here, take mine: 🔫 :hand_splayed:

    😉

  • https://github.com/julianlam/nodebb-plugin-gravatar/pull/15 - it is a quick and easy fix. Shouldn't take @julianlam long to review it 🙂

  • @amatczak [WHISPER]Those holes are too small anyway, you can't see heck in it. I'll see what it'll look like: most probably it will have to be changed to something less Ayvazovsky and more Malevich... 😞 Like an arse? Well, everybody recognises arse however small the peephole is:crazy:[/WHISPER]

  • About this retaining of all Markdown functions, I just noticed that four initial spaces in a new line doesn't seem to eventually create an example box, or what people here used to use for showing large pieces of code etc.
    Well, it might not be that big a deal per se, but there are older posts where people used those code boxes. Will that be so much big a deal, I do not know: those pieces will be shown as plain text paragraphs... Then again -- certain "non-formatting" will be reverted there... Won't it?

  • Something's missing!..

    Just dug through my profile pages, did not find such thing as "My topics" or "threads created by the user" or something. Only some recent comments.
    We did use to have both -- even in a certain very well visible bar close to the top of most pages. Certainly on the profile page we did.
    Will it appear back here?

  • 🔫?

    On your profile page - below the name and stuff - it lists "Posts made by joshl, And yes, it does say 3.8k posts. If you click on the 3 dots to the right of your avatar, the menu should include both Posts (topics started by you) and Comments (replies to existing threads). Note that both appear as one big list, as you scroll down older stuff gets added to the bottom.

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