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  • number6
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    Forum software (and more) has been upgraded. Please let us know if you see problems.

    Some changes:
    • URL Preview: wen bare URL are included, a preview of the contents fo the URL will be displayed instead of the URL. We may turn this off if people prefer it to not be enabled.

    Bugs the vendors claims as fixed:
    • Resolved an issue that prevented proper resizing video thumbnails in responsive views.
    • Page navigation data will no longer be cached.
    • Added a new method to update a user's password
    • Resolved an issue that could result in PHP Warnings using Style Variable inheritance.

    Again, please let us know if you see issues. Thanks!

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  • number6
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    And another round of maintenance complete. Re-upgraded openssl after earlier downgrade before November 1 release.

    Please let us know if you see issues. Thanks!

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  • number6
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    Maintenance on forum should now be complete. Expect more maintenance on or after 6AM PDT on November 1, 2022

    Thanks!

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  • number6
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    Minor forum maintenance planned for today, October 31, 2022 from 2pm-6pm pdt.

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  • number6
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    Maintenance scheduled for forums, Friday, October 28, 2022 starting at around 11:00pm PDT, expected to be intermittently down for 1 hour.

    Maintenance is complete. I will be testing forums after upgrade.

    Please let us know if you see issues.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by number6; October 29, 2022, 01:20.

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  • number6
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    Forum software has been upgraded.
    One change/feature is the forums supports a standardized URL for ToS: https://forum.defcon.org/terms-of-service
    This is a place-holder which re-iterates over the same items as users see when they sign-up to join the forums. It may be changed without announcement or notice.

    Other changes:
    • Resolved an issue that caused the Upload Attachments button to appear malformed.
    • The system will now remove the "Answered" status flag on topics where the answer is deleted.
    • Resolved an issue with extraneous Name Card data preventing JSON returns. (Not reported to us here.)
    • Private Messages will no longer be put into moderation automatically. (was not an issue for us, but could have become an issue: users are still presently allowed to DM each other without moderation.)
    ​Please let us know if you see any issues. Reply here, or email us with the "Contact Us" link to report bugs and software failure.

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  • number6
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    System upgrade completed. Testing post. Please let us know if you see issues.

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  • number6
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    Forums have been upgraded. Please let us know if you find any problems.

    Changes:

    Vendor claims that NOW the editor should support: Users can now drag and drop images directly into the Editor pane. They no longer need to be dropped on the Attachment pane.

    Vendor claims that bugs with bad aspect ration for inline videos should be fixed, and video control should show up in firefox.

    ​Other fixes claimed by vendor:
    • The Contact Us form now uses the Webmaster Email address as the From address.
    • Poll Voters should show up on public polls now.
    Last edited by number6; August 30, 2022, 21:04.

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  • number6
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    Maintenance on DEF CON Forums planned tonight, 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022.

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  • number6
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    Minor upgrade this evening. Please let us know if you see issues. Thanks!

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  • number6
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    Forums suffered a resource limit issue earlier today resulting in an error for everyone about "Gateway timeout", so I shut down access to the forums, and services related to the forums so I could resolve the resource issue, and then for abundance of caution, complete a repair/check of all DB tables before returning to service. Down-time was less than 2 hours. No data from DB was lost.

    Please let us know if you see issues. Thanks!

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  • number6
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    We have completed another round of maintenance. Please let us know if you see issues. If you can't contact us on the forums you can try email to forums@defcon.org and if that fails, then email to defconforums@gmail.com

    Some changes:
    * webp images are now supported inline: when you compose a post, in the "Advanced editor" should be an icon which looks like a landscape image. Selecting that has allowed you to add in-line images also available at attachments. Up until now, inclusion of webp images would show you the image inline in the editor, but once you posted it, the inline image would no longer be visible, except as an attachment at the bottom for people to download. This change makes webp images included inline stay inline for browsers that support display of webp images.
    * When you create a new thread, you can specify it is a question ("No Prefix" , "Announcement" , "FAQ/Guide" , "Question".) If you specify it is a "Question" then you can choose one of the answers in the replies as "the" answer, which embeds a copy of your selected answer at the top. (New feature from past upgrades.) Vendor added new feature: Search allows you to include searches with answers selected.
    * Vendor removed the See More link on Article previews. This link was causing an issue when the end-user had permission to view the Article Preview but did not have permission to view the Article.
    * Vendors altered Name cards: (When you click on a link for a username, such as in a post, you can see a pop-up name-card:) Name Cards have been updated to remove hover effects on the buttons. The change allows them to work better with touch devices that do not support hover.
    * Vendor updated parsting of hashtags in bb markup [-code-] segments: Hashtags will not be parsed in text posted between [ code ]...[ /code ] tags.
    * New Lines will be maintained in bb markup [-code-] segments
    * Copy-and-paste of images into a post you are composing has some support: Users can now use Copy and Paste to upload images into their posts. Users should be warned that image sizes may not be what they expected on paste. They can control the image size by hovering over an image and using the drag tool in the lower right corner. Users can also double-click (double-tap on a touch device) an image to bring up the properties window to change the size Note: Firefox does not allow pasting multiple images at one time. Firefox also does not support the copy and paste of WebP images.

    Also:
    * This new version appears to have better support for allowing specifying use of more modern image types. Do you have an image type you think should be supported as an attachment? Let us know.

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  • number6
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    Forum maintenance should now be complete. Please let us know if you see issues. Thanks!

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  • number6
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    Maintenance completed with reboot 1 minutes after 3pm. Sorry I was late. A last minute additional upgrade was applied.
    Forums OS and underlying forum software has been upgraded. Please let us know if you find problems with the forums since 3:01pm pacific time today.
    Thanks!

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  • The Dark Tangent
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    Mobile app is happy with the changes

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