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    Upgrade for forum software completed. Changes of interest to users:

    Photo Gallery
    When uploading images to a Photo Gallery topic, users can now enter a title for each image as well as the image description. This will enhance the searchability of images within these topics.
    Note: There is a known issue that you cannot add a title when uploading images during the creation of a new Photo Album within the user profile. You can edit the Photo Album and add titles as a workaround.

    Additional Issues
    • Attachments will now show in the Latest Activity streams when using the Web Client.
    • Resolved an issue with username links in Pinned Topic Answer posts. These links would not work properly on subdomains.
    • Resolved an issue where clicking "More Smilies" in the editor would result in smilie selection disappearing.

    Other items not mentioned above may be enabled for testing and possible inclusion in the future.

    As usual, please let us know f you find new issues. If you can't post, then use the "contact us" link at the bottom to send us an email message.

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    System upgrade completed which should have no impact on forum software or add any features. Please let us know if you see new issues. Thanks!

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    New forum upgrade has been completed, here are the release notes:

    Answered Topics

    Topics can now be marked as "Answered." This is a special status applied to a specific post within the topic. The post that is marked as the Answer will be highlighted and show directly under the starting post in the topic. The ability to mark posts as the Answer in a topic is controlled by permissions. There are three different permissions to control this. Usergroup and Channel Permissions both support the "Can Set Answer" permission. Within Channel Permissions, there is also a "Can Set Answer on Own Topics" permission. The last permission is under Moderator Permissions to control which moderators can set answers. After upgrading, all of these permissions will be set to No. If you leave the permissions in this state, the feature will be disabled.

    The Channel Display module has been updated to allow users to filter by answered status.
    Photo Gallery


    The ability to manually re-order images uploaded in a photo gallery topic has been added to the system. This can be accomplished by drag and drop when editing the images during upload.
    Additional Issues
    • Resolved several filter issues with Blogs.
    • Users with custom HTML titles can update their settings without breaking their titles.
    • vB Messenger should load new messages quicker. However, the update rate will slow down with inactivity.
    • Tag searches are no longer case sensitive.
    • Users no longer need permission to post to create flag reports.
    • When uploading a new site logo in Site Builder, it can now be properly applied to all styles.
    • If the site is configured so that the user's birthday is optional, it is no longer required when updating the user settings.
    • Information from inline images should no longer appear in the meta description of a page.

    We will be testing and enabling the Answered Topics feature this week and next, and then post about it when it is ready for everyone to try!

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    Minor upgrade applied to forums. Please let us know if you see new problems. Thanks!

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    Work towards another round of upgrades is underway. After 4 hours (7:00pm PST November 9, 2021) if you notice new problems, please let me know.
    Upgrade and testing completed.
    Please let me know if you see new problems after November 9, 2021 at 6:30PM PST.

    No other maintenance planned on forums in the near future unless new problems are found.

    Thanks!
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    Last edited by number6; November 9, 2021, 19:29.

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    OS, DB, web server, kernel etc. upgraded on forums. Testing posting
    Let us know if you see new problems with the forums since this upgrade.
    Thanks!

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    Minor upgrade to forum software completed earlier today. No problems found. Please let us know if you see issues.

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    Minor maintenance. Please let us know if you see problems on forums.

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    More forum maintenance completed. This was more significant than the last upgrade. Please let me know if you see issues.
    Thanks!

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    Some maintenance completed on the forums server. Please let us know if you see new issues. So far, no problems have been found.

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    Minor forum upgrade. Please let us know if you see new issues since this upgrade. If you could post before and no longer can, please let us know by email: forum@defcon.org

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    Minor change to cookies. Your old session/auth will no longer be valid forcing you to login again.
    Let us know if you see issues.

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    Upgraded a system service on the forums server. Basic testing has not shown any problems with this upgrade, but testing will take a few hours.
    Please let us know if you see problems on the forums. If you are unable to post, you can send us an email about the problem you have encountered by using the email address which sent you your forum registration process or using the "Contact Forum Account Support" link at the bottom on the page.
    Thanks!

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  • Dark Tangent
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    Minor tweaks:
    • brotli dynamic compression default changed from 6 to 7
    • Remaining static files compressed with brotli level 11
    • Finished switching off gzip compression now that we are using TLS and can exclusively use brotli
    • Headers adjusted to disable Google FLoC user tracking
    • Working on getting more consistent artwork in different sub forums

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