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  • number6
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    Forums have been upgraded.

    Please report any problems as comments to this post.

    If you are unable to post, use the "contact us" link to send us an email.

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  • Dark Tangent
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    Forums have been updated! New features and fixes:

    Blogs
    The grid view has been added to the Blog Listing. This works similarly to the grid view on Groups. In addition to this, sorting functionality has been added to the Blog Listing.

    The display of notices in the page header has been improved. The Notifications link is now a drop-down menu that lists the number of each type of notification. This list will also include Reported/Flagged and Unapproved posts for moderation purposes. When the user also has vBulletin Messenger active, this list will update automatically between page loads.


    JavaScript
    Several JavaScript files have been extensively refactored in order to provide updated and more concise code. During the refactor, deprecated code may have been removed. If you experience issues after installing this version, you should refresh the browser cache to make sure that all files are updated properly. If the issues persist, please let us know by filing a bug report.

    Additional Resolved Issues
    • Pagination for Social Group member lists have been fixed.
    • Users can now select multiple emoji in the editor without having to reopen the panel for each one.
    • The online/offline status icon has returned to the post bit.
    • Resolved an issue that could cause publish dates on edited articles to advance by one month.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented the merging of Photo Gallery posts.
    • Improved date handling for non-English languages.
    • The system now shows a proper error page if the user doesn't have permission to download an attachment.
    • Private and Invisible Channels will no longer be displayed in search results. Private channels are channels the user does not have permission to view. Invisible Channels are those with a display order of 0.
    • An option was added to the search module in order to filter Unapproved Posts from the results.
    • The layout of all Message Center pages has been updated so they work better in Responsive mode.
    • Resolved an issue so vBulletin Cloud administrators should no longer receive "Invalid Node ID" when accessing the Page Manager within Site Builder.
    • Improved caching of phrases within local storage.

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  • number6
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    A bug was reported on creation of events which was broken as a result of security headers directing browsers to block xml communications between clients that support it and the server. DIagnosed, and fixed the header. This lead to another bug where event calendar for selecting a date had CSS issues making the font color close to the same as the background color, making it mostly unusable. This was also fixed. A few other security issues have been fixed.

    A new item: we configure forums to host all javascript from the forums itself to avoid metadata data mining by google and facebook. Even with this, the "Facebook Like" image/link appears to include a request for clients to download JavaScript from facebook.com .
    The good news is Jeff publishes headers to direct browsers to only download Javascript referenced by forums to client from forums and not from facebook, so most browsers may show an "error" when the browser has the debugger enabled and the facebook image/link appears near a post or thread, but failure in browsers to load that JavaScript and run it does not appear to break anything on the forums.

    Please let us know if you see other issues with the forums.

    Thanks!

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    Comment here.

  • number6
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    Forum maintenance completed.
    Running through some basic tests to see if I can find anything broken.
    Please let us know of any issues you find.
    Expecting to return to service at 9pm pacific time.

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  • number6
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    Another issue after it was reported: in Some Chrome and all Chromium I tested, the "preview" button for a post did nothing, and the color of the text in box you type your replies contained black text on dark gray background. Both of these appear to be fixed. Please let me know if you see any other issues.

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  • number6
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    One of the recent header changed broke login. Ooops! Sorry about that.
    (Existing logins continued to work fine.)
    Changed headers to be less restrictive and allow login to work.
    Please let us know if you see issues with new headers.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by number6; 3 weeks ago.

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  • number6
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    Some forum headers have been altered, or displaced.
    We have tested many forum functions which still seem to work.
    If you encounter a forum function which seems broken, please let us know!

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  • number6
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    Changes made to web server configuration, which may cause problems , even though we have not found any.
    Changes have been made to styles for forums which should only impact moderator and admin content and not break other content, and more.
    If you encounter problems, please let us know here, or if you can't post, email us at forum@defcon.org and only if that email is broken, then as a last resort, email defconforums@gmail.com

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  • Dark Tangent
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    Heads up!

    I am experimenting with the way we display the header art at the top of forums, so there will be a few random changes as it gets worked out.

    I am trying to configure so each area in forums, like groups or election security, can have a more custom feel by having their own art.

    This is on the road to a redesign of how defcongroups.org and the forums tie together.

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  • number6
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    Forum maintenance completed. Upgraded to a new version. Many bugs fixed. Most significant feature with upgrade is better support for UTF8.

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  • number6
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    Forum Maintenance again tonight, starting around 6pm pacific time.
    Best estimate for down-time is less than 2 hours, but because unpredictable problems are unpredictable, it may take longer.
    Thanks!

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  • number6
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    Originally posted by Dark Tangent View Post
    We are getting ready to disable http/1.0 support for the forums, about 11% of traffic. Our suspicion is it is mostly old crawlers and bots, as no modern browsers or proxies default to 1.0.

    If you experience any issues please let us know!
    This is now live. HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2.0 should both work, but for now, HTTP/1.0 won't.

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  • Dark Tangent
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    We are getting ready to disable http/1.0 support for the forums, about 11% of traffic. Our suspicion is it is mostly old crawlers and bots, as no modern browsers or proxies default to 1.0.

    If you experience any issues please let us know!

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  • Dark Tangent
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    The latest update to the forums software redoes the way announcement and notice banners are displayed. I'll be working on implementing the changes and adding some new banners to make things look nicer and create a more custom look.

    If you are running a a DEF CON Group and want custom art for your section just ask.

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