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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #300 on: 02/05/2014 02:19 AM »
It would be great if additional file types were allowed for upload on the forum (or remove the restriction on file extension entirely). File extension restriction is only an "idiot" check to prevent people uploading .exe files or something anyway.

A main missing video type is .mkv files. Some others might be .mts or .dv files that are common from cameras, also .m4v. For audio there is .m4a and .flac

(Mods, if this should not be its own thread, feel free to move to an appropriate feedback thread.)

Best in the feedback thread....

So, previously - if a file extension, such as .mkv - is required to be added to the upload attachment list, it can be requested. That's how we've always done it.

Can you post a high priority list as I can add them for attachment privileges via my admin powers.

And yeah, I think I remember Mark ensuring it wasn't "any" extension, to avoid .exe or something that could be nasty.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #301 on: 02/05/2014 08:40 PM »
And yeah, I think I remember Mark ensuring it wasn't "any" extension, to avoid .exe or something that could be nasty.
Wouldn't be better to do a negative list? Dangerous extensions couldn't be that many.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #302 on: 02/05/2014 08:44 PM »
No, because I can only add.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #303 on: 02/11/2014 08:03 PM »
And yeah, I think I remember Mark ensuring it wasn't "any" extension, to avoid .exe or something that could be nasty.
Wouldn't be better to do a negative list? Dangerous extensions couldn't be that many.

Also if you're concerned about security, negative lists should never ever ever be used. This is generally drilled into you in any computer security course or lecture.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #304 on: 02/11/2014 08:07 PM »
Can you post a high priority list as I can add them for attachment privileges via my admin powers.


The ones I listed I would consider reasonably "high priority", or more so, they're all relatively equal priority, if not high priority.

.mkv .mts .dv .m4v .m4a .flac .aac
« Last Edit: 02/11/2014 08:08 PM by mlindner »
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #305 on: 02/11/2014 08:14 PM »
.mkv added

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #306 on: 02/11/2014 10:03 PM »
I have wondered though about indicating which members are L2 members. I appreciate that for privacy reasons maybe that would have to be opt-in, but it may encourage more people to join L2 if there's another visible reminder of it. Especially if, as I suspect, L2 members tend to make higher quality posts.

We'd like to think we do! Jury is still out in my case though.
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #307 on: 03/13/2014 03:45 PM »
I find the "Tags" section unusable since the changes. In the "old days" it was in alphabetical order, which made it easy to find the tag you were looking for. Now it seems to be in order of importance, which makes it very hard to find a specific tag.
Is there any way to change this?
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #308 on: 03/13/2014 04:19 PM »
I find the "Tags" section unusable since the changes. In the "old days" it was in alphabetical order, which made it easy to find the tag you were looking for. Now it seems to be in order of importance, which makes it very hard to find a specific tag.
Is there any way to change this?

Still perfectly usable. Just got to the tag page and control and F and then type in Mars or whatever and it'll find it.

Yeah, I'd prefer it back to how it was, but it was hardly used and everything still works per the above.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #309 on: 03/13/2014 05:33 PM »
I find the "Tags" section unusable since the changes. In the "old days" it was in alphabetical order, which made it easy to find the tag you were looking for. Now it seems to be in order of importance, which makes it very hard to find a specific tag.
Is there any way to change this?

Still perfectly usable. Just got to the tag page and control and F and then type in Mars or whatever and it'll find it.

Yeah, I'd prefer it back to how it was, but it was hardly used and everything still works per the above.
Thanks for this hint!

If you prefered it how it was, then why change it? Software issue?
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #310 on: 03/13/2014 06:11 PM »
I find the "Tags" section unusable since the changes. In the "old days" it was in alphabetical order, which made it easy to find the tag you were looking for. Now it seems to be in order of importance, which makes it very hard to find a specific tag.
Is there any way to change this?

Still perfectly usable. Just got to the tag page and control and F and then type in Mars or whatever and it'll find it.

Yeah, I'd prefer it back to how it was, but it was hardly used and everything still works per the above.
Thanks for this hint!

If you prefered it how it was, then why change it? Software issue?

New software. Didn't even allow tags at first I think, so what we have right now was a good save, as I use it a lot.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #311 on: 03/14/2014 07:44 PM »
Don't know if anybody else is noticing this - but my timestamps have been off by an hour since the U.S. switched to DST.  Right now, my offset from "forum time" is -3, which isn't a value I'd expect.  (Out of curiosity, what is "forum time" based on?)

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #312 on: 03/14/2014 08:22 PM »
I thought the forum time was GMT/UTC, however that would put the offset at -4.  Mine is also -3 for EDT and it's fine, however, my times are spot on.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #313 on: 03/21/2014 03:12 AM »
The Recent Forum Posts links in the sidebar (which are loaded in an iframe from http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/forum.php) are inside divs that are styled such that it looks as though you can click anywhere on them (i.e. .post:hover {cursor: pointer;}) but you can only click on the post title.

I’ve included the current CSS below, along with a version that I fixed.

(Also, I had to use <pre> instead of [code] because [code] is slightly broken as well…  >.>)



Current CSS:

body {
   margin: 0;
   padding: 0;
   font: 12px Arial, sans-serif;
}

.post {
   background: #f0f0f0;
   -moz-transition-property: all;
   -moz-transition-duration: 0.2s;
   -moz-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
   -webkit-transition-property: all;
   -webkit-transition-duration: 0.2s;
   -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
   transition-property: all;
   transition-duration: 0.2s;
   transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
   border: 1px solid #cccccc;
   border-radius: 10px;
   -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
   width: 255px;
   height: 32px;
   padding: 4px 7px 4px 7px;
   overflow: hidden;
}

.post:hover {
   cursor: pointer;
   background: #fff;
}

a {
   color: #373737;
   text-decoration: none;
}

.author {
   width: 280px;
   height: 15px;
   text-align: right;
   font-style: italic;
   color: #373737;
   margin-top: 3px;
   margin-bottom: 10px;
}




Fixed:

body {
   margin: 0;
   padding: 0;
   font: 12px Arial, sans-serif;
}

.post {
   background: #f0f0f0;
   border: 1px solid #cccccc;
   border-radius: 10px;
   -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
   width: 269px;
   height: 40px;
   overflow: hidden;
}

.post a {
   padding: 4px 7px 4px 7px;
   display: block;
   width: 100%;
   height: 100%;
   -moz-transition-property: all;
   -moz-transition-duration: 0.2s;
   -moz-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
   -webkit-transition-property: all;
   -webkit-transition-duration: 0.2s;
   -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
   transition-property: all;
   transition-duration: 0.2s;
   transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}

.post a:hover {
   background: #fff;
}

a {
   color: #373737;
   text-decoration: none;
}

.author {
   width: 280px;
   height: 15px;
   text-align: right;
   font-style: italic;
   color: #373737;
   margin-top: 3px;
   margin-bottom: 10px;
}

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #314 on: 03/22/2014 04:43 PM »
I thought the forum time was GMT/UTC, however that would put the offset at -4.  Mine is also -3 for EDT and it's fine, however, my times are spot on.

Weird… The server reports its time as GMT, but says it’s 16:43 as I’m writing this – which is an hour behind what it should be. (Also, it doesn’t automatically adjust for DST, which would be much appreciated.)

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #315 on: 03/29/2014 04:30 PM »
Looks like the server clock has just skipped one hour since 17:00 UTC using my own time zone offset. What's going on?  :o
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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #316 on: 03/29/2014 05:21 PM »
Daylight Saving Time will be in effect in many parts of the world starting the next night, so I would not "fix" anything before that has gone through.

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #317 on: 05/09/2014 10:59 PM »
I did not easily find anything to do with bookmarking the specific post where you stopped reading a specific thread, using this forum's software. Does that capability exist?

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #318 on: 05/09/2014 11:23 PM »
Possible to "Like" posts using the mobile version of the forum?

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Re: New NSF Feedback Thread
« Reply #319 on: 05/10/2014 06:41 PM »
Possible to "Like" posts using the mobile version of the forum?

Desktop version only, I believe.

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