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  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Solid Mean
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    Just FYI

    These are some of the things on my list of things to do I've changed or fixed in the last week. Some you may have already known about, some were little bugs. I'm just documenting them for future reference if something breaks, or to document "why did you do that?".

    1) Removed the chat bar that asked visitors to register or log in to use it.
    2) Moved the chat bar down about 35px to make sure there was room to see the copyright and links at the bottom.
    3) Replaced the "Reply" verb phrase with "Reply w/ Quote"
    4) Replaced the "Comment" verb phrase on members' profile page with "Reply"
    5) Fixed the numbers of smilies displayed on the drop down for the quick reply.
    6) Fixed some cache issues with animated dark smilies. Hope to fix other smilies to work with the dark background soon.
    7) Ditched the CloudFlare CDN service. Things seem to work a little better navigating, at least for me. Haven't seen a Google Chrome error (ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or similar) for a while Re-implemented 3/28 after diagnostics indicated other server related issues.
    8) Changed the "sneakydave" user account to an admin account to be able to reply to reported items more quickly.
    9) Changed from PHP sending email to SMTP account email. The number of non-delivered mail should have dropped, although more investigation is needed to ensure that.
    10) Changed from default PHP GD image processor to ImageMagick. This is temporary for now, to see if ImageMagick is better than PHP GD. ImageMagick can be more processor intensive, but it does support animations that last time I checked.
    11) Upgraded server to be assign more dedicated memory to MySQL and APC. It seems to have improved a the performance of the board. Also changed the XenForo installation to use APC as a backend cache.
    12) Fixed issue with ignored members having their avatar show up in a post when their message was quoted.
    13) Upgraded Forum Runner and Tapatalk add-ons for mobile users.
    14) Switched the positions of "Mark forums read" and "What's New".

    To Do:
    1) Look at moving the "Mark Forums Read" link. This might happen, it might not, depends on how many changes I want to do to the style and then redo them when a new update is released. This is done
    2) Rearrange styles so that they are implemented better and don't require a number of changes to all of them when updates are released. I'll fix this when the next board software upgrade is released. Should be transparent to people hopefully. Done

    If you had an issue that I didn't address on here, please report it here so I can investigate. Thanks.
     
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  2. Hep

    Hep Guest

    More smilies? we dont have an applause one...and Id use it on this thread. So..instead Ill just like ya.
     
  3. SneakyDave

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    I've just added a few, but no applause yet.

    These are new:
    :bye: - Bye
    :buhbye: - Buhbye
    :censored: - Censored
    :coffee: - Cofffee
    :disagree: - I Disagree
    :hug: - Hug
    :hungry: - Hungry
    :juggle: - Juggle
    :nope: - Nope
    :shaggin: - Shaggin'
    :tongue: Tongue

    These have changed.
    :rofl: ROFL
    :rolleyes: Roll Eyes
     
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  4. Hep

    Hep Guest

    You already had Tongue. That one you just showed...and the tongue with the pink bow. So in essence, you had two of those.
     
  5. Hep

    Hep Guest

    And you have 3 tossing a blue ball.:cool:
     
  6. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Solid Mean
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    I think the original tongue one wasn't animated.

    One is "throwball" :throwball:
    And there is a duplicate of playful and showoff for some reason, the playful one interferes with the original tongue one. This is why I hate smilies!
     
  7. Hep

    Hep Guest

    Only need one blue ball. ;)
     
  8. SneakyDave

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    Nope.... :nope:

    There are 3 tongue ones

    :p
    Code:
    :P
    :tongue:
    Code:
    :tongue:
    :mstickle:
    Code:
    :mstickle:
     
  9. SneakyDave

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    :disagree:

    The blue ball smilies represent 2 different paradigms in today's society, can't you see that? It's as plain as day!

    :showoff: Showoff

    :throwball: Throw the Ball
     
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  10. Hep

    Hep Guest

    I see it now, yes. :oops:
     
  11. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Solid Mean
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    The "Mark Forums Read" and "What's New" Links have been switched.
     
  12. Sheryl

    Sheryl Insane Zinger

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    you post/change shit too much that I don't care about, you're giving me a headache. :p

    and those animated tongue smilies seem pornographic or I just have that kind of mind, one or the other.
    :shaggin::tongue: :mstickle::censored: :eek: lol
     
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  13. Buffalo

    Buffalo The Thinking Hat

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    look at them little tongues go! lol
     
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  14. Hep

    Hep Guest

    Thanks for changing the New Topics location. Love it.
    Its kinda not hard to have the mind where yours is, Sheryl, especially coupled tongue smiling with the shag smiley.;)
     
  15. SneakyDave

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    The member list is now no longer viewable by unregistered visitors.
     
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  16. SneakyDave

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    I've made changes to robots.txt and the web server configuration (because I don't trust them to honor robots.txt rules) to block Yandex (Russia) and Baidu (China) search engines from crawling the site. This will decrease the number of online visitors to the site for those interested in tracking that information.
     
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  17. Sheryl

    Sheryl Insane Zinger

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    Seriously, shut up o_O
     
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  18. SneakyDave

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  20. zelda

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    OMG Sheryl, What is the first one doing? :rolleyes:LOL!
     
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