Author Topic: Technical Updates  (Read 35553 times)

Technical Updates
« on: September 29, 2013, 09:23:30 AM »
This thread is going to be where we'll post all the small tweaks to the site. To start off with:

Sands' announcement about the menu for switching subaccounts being moved is below this thread.
You can access this site via HTTPS (self-signed, without images) by requesting
You can access the FAQ via and the glossary via] tag.
Enabled some HTML usage in posts:
Usable Tags
Code: [Select]
<b>, <u>, <i>, <s>, <em>, <ins>, <del>
<a href="">
<img src="" alt="" />
<br />, <hr />
<pre>, <blockquote>
Enabled some CSS usage in posts:
Usable CSS
Code: [Select]
You can add style and class attributes in [hr], [img], [list], [li], [table], [td] and [tr] tags, e.g., [tag class="class_of_style" style="rules"]text[/tag].

You can add some more attributes to [img] tags:
rotateangle, with angle given in degrees
rotatebgcolor, with colours being 3/6 digit hex codes, r,g,b colours or a name
flip, wth direction being horizontal or vertical

No quotes are given for these, e.g., [img rotateangle=degree rotatebgcolor=color flip=direction]image[/img].

You can add border attributes to [table] tags, specifying the width of the border around the table in pixels, e.g., [table border=number]table content[/table].

You also have [div] and [span] tags to add classes and styles for text.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 06:05:55 PM by waffles »

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 06:07:07 PM »
New post because otherwise no-one will read this important information. But check the above post too, especially the HTML/CSS documentation because I think it's pretty neat.

Added a "Spam Sucks" button at the bottom of the Headline (default) theme. It links to a form for spambots to fill out that adds them to a spambot IP database, so don't go filling it out yourself.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 03:46:14 PM »
Fixed the time which was 24 minutes fast for some reason. I don't know how long it's been like this, nor why, but I'm surprised that no-one reported it.

Fixed the time which was 24 minutes slow. I don't know why the forum decided to use the right time recently.

The hide tag is now open by default for noscript so if you have Javascript disabled you can see what's in them without looking at the source.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 08:52:08 AM by waffles »

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 06:42:29 AM »
Site was down for a few hours prior to right now because the database broke. I don't know why. I restored to the previous day's backup, and then restored the posts that were made in the meantime. I don't think there were any PMs sent or any polls made since yesterday at 9AM UTC but if there were then they're gone now.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 09:41:34 AM »

If you're wondering why the index page is going blank sometimes, it's because guest posting breaks the board. I'm trying to fix it but I think I've made it worse. Stay tuned.
Update: I made it better. Patched the forum up a few versions, patched Pretty URLs up a few versions. That seems to have fixed it. I have no idea why it happened but at least it's fixed now.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 10:18:23 AM by waffles »

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 04:21:51 PM »

Turned off the necropost warning since we love necroposts around here.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 11:45:42 AM »
05/12/14: It's clearly that time of the year again because the clock was, what, 29 minutes fast? Fixed it. What the hell.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 03:59:59 PM »
12/04/15: So the server was compromised, apparently. I restored everything (most things - if you see anything amiss, do tell me) from backups, and any posts made after 10AM UTC on Saturday are gone. Sorry.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 12:45:06 PM »
HTTPS re-enabled, kinda. The cert is still self-signed, and you still don't get served images.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 09:44:24 AM »
The PMs were ungodly slow before, because the server doesn't have sendmail but was trying to use it apparently. So I changed some things and it seems(???) to be fixed. If sending a PM is ungodly slow, tell me.

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2016, 03:41:44 PM »
I moved the forum to a new server. Bye Ramnode, hello DediStation. Things should be pretty much the same, they might be a bit snappier. Tell me if anything breaks.
This also means working SSL for everyone, yay.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 05:40:33 PM by waffles »

Re: Technical Updates
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 06:07:19 PM »
... I moved the forum back to Ramnode because Dedi was being very unreliable. Things should all work as before; tell me if anything doesn't. There might be a few messages lost since the last successful backup was on the 14th, thanks to the unreliability.

Re: I am an idiot
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 05:24:38 PM »
I forgot to renew the domain name, so it temporarily lapsed. Everything should be fine now.