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Author Topic: Simple Machines Forum  (Read 9366 times)

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #120 on: January 16, 2014, 03:54:20 PM »

Nevermind, apparently Vanilla has core support for friendly urls, including ones that involve your username.  God only knows what a carat, hammer and sickle, or exponent number would do to that.

So, there's one limitation so far, unless somebody uncovers a plugin to fix that cleanly.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #121 on: January 16, 2014, 04:20:45 PM »

STOP CHANGING YOUR NAMES.

I'm sorry! I have to! :;_;:
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #122 on: January 16, 2014, 04:46:57 PM »

FYI, Vanilla isn't set in stone yet.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #123 on: January 16, 2014, 04:55:56 PM »

It's fast.  I like that it's fast.


...can I see the admin panel?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #124 on: January 16, 2014, 05:15:44 PM »

You can now.

You can also change your avatar.  Apparently brontoforum.us was missing a package.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #125 on: January 16, 2014, 06:16:48 PM »

It's fast.  I like that it's fast.

Do we think that'll change once we make it not-so-barebones?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #126 on: January 16, 2014, 06:20:30 PM »

Okay if this thing really won't support offsite/gif avatars via at least a plugin then I'm going to need another suggestion, stat.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #127 on: January 16, 2014, 06:31:45 PM »

Out of curiosity, what's the issue with having only hosted avatars? Bandwidth? A general indication of a lack of/difficulty with customization?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #128 on: January 16, 2014, 06:58:38 PM »

Image uploads were used in the past to screw with our shit, and they're redundant given that anyone can get a webspace here and host their images the normal way, un-GD-fucked.

Also, they apparently break animations, though I think in certain cases people might not complain too loudly.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #129 on: January 16, 2014, 07:01:50 PM »

Also, they apparently break animations.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #130 on: January 16, 2014, 07:03:52 PM »


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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #131 on: January 16, 2014, 07:11:52 PM »

Just checked the Discourse sandbox, it apparently has the same restriction.  There might be a way to change it but given that the MOD EVERYTHING solution does not actually mod that, I'm not holding my breath.

I think we can use this as a first test to eliminate everything but SMF and phpBB most options.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #132 on: January 17, 2014, 12:55:25 AM »

FYI, Vanilla isn't set in stone yet.

Mostly I'm pointing out that we had a discussion over changing usernames just a few posts previous ("on the last page" in Thad-annoying parlance), and I had quipped "I don't see what the problem is" considering I haven't changed my name in approximately ever.

I mean, there was that time where everyone got turned into Robot Masters, but I can't remember any other time this community has known me as anything but R^2.

And now there's a tech restriction and are you really going to install a custom namespace package for one guy that's absurd so I'm going to have to pick something else to go by. That's funny to me.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #133 on: January 17, 2014, 02:38:27 AM »

Just checked the Discourse sandbox, it apparently has the same restriction.  There might be a way to change it but given that the MOD EVERYTHING solution does not actually mod that, I'm not holding my breath.

I think we can use this as a first test to eliminate everything but SMF and phpBB most options.

RIP all cool things.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #134 on: January 17, 2014, 03:00:11 AM »

I mean, this sounds like something we could plugin even if we had to do it ourselves. They make it difficult because, well, unlike us most web forums limit your avatar to small sizes. Which is harder to do when you don't process the file before it goes up.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #135 on: January 17, 2014, 03:56:18 AM »

And now there's a tech restriction and are you really going to install a custom namespace package for one guy that's absurd so I'm going to have to pick something else to go by.

Make that two though, it chokes on my cedilla as well.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #136 on: January 17, 2014, 04:47:39 AM »

Man, the up arrow is not exactly a special character, it's actually on the keyboard fer chrissakes.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #137 on: January 17, 2014, 07:19:55 AM »

Nevermind, apparently Vanilla has core support for friendly urls, including ones that involve your username.  God only knows what a carat, hammer and sickle, or exponent number would do to that.

So, there's one limitation so far, unless somebody uncovers a plugin to fix that cleanly.
Caret would be easy to escape. Shit like the hammer and sickle can probably be escaped for URLs via percent-encoding its UTF-8 representation.

Exactly how to do that is left as an exercise for assholes with special characters in their handles.

There's probably a Vanilla module/setting for international names. I imagine it should cover UTF-8 in general, which will include your hammersicklebidness.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #138 on: January 17, 2014, 07:43:57 AM »

That's confusing. There's no special characters in my username, but there is in my display name. Is the URL going to use username or display name? Or are they the same vanilla? If not, is there a separate display name plugin?

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #139 on: January 17, 2014, 07:45:01 AM »

Make that two though, it chokes on my cedilla as well.

Considering the cedilla is a legitimate word modifying thing, there must be a way to enable it, so let's not fully discount vanilla yet. But yeah, I can't do "˝" either.
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