IdleRich

IdleRich
Is anyone else having a problem with the functionality of the posts in that all of the icons are greyed out and unavailable?
 

suspendedreason

Well-known member
Heads up I program for a living, I'm sure there are many others on this forum, but in the offchance such skills are shorthanded around here, would be more than happy to help with anything
 

sufi

lala
Threat... as in, some kind of controversy measurement? Pretty sure they did that in GTA V online. Wild players appeared on the map as red dots, whereas the meeker fellows were yellow or something.
yes that's pretty much exactly what i had in mind
a simpler thing might be indicating how many members on line or something, but a widget indicating the likelihood of conflict would be 🔥 ✊ :cool:
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
As tantalizing as that may occasionally be, might it also fuel a kind of edgelord sensibility that, as far as I can tell, this place is thankfully lacking? Or maybe it could be integrated in such a way that other members could rate how successfully edgy you are. That is, you'd have to strategize and whatnot.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
@sufi (or anyone obviously) I have a problem with posting pictures. It's weird cos, in most of the sub-forums or whatever they are called I can post a picture by clicking on the icon that looks like a picture. It then gives me an option to choose between two ways of selecting a picture. The first method is to "drag and drop" a picture I have saved on my laptop or wherever, if I choose this option then I can just click on the save picture and it gets uploaded to dissensus, all good. The second option is to select the URL of a picture which is online and paste that into the handy space for it in the box that appears when I choose to display a picture by that method. Also this works.
But... if I am in the "events, releases etc" subtforum when I click on the icon, it only offers me the second option ie I can only share pictures via their URL.... but I really want to just share from my laptop into that forum, how can I do that? Please....
 

sufi

lala
@sufi (or anyone obviously) I have a problem with posting pictures. It's weird cos, in most of the sub-forums or whatever they are called I can post a picture by clicking on the icon that looks like a picture. It then gives me an option to choose between two ways of selecting a picture. The first method is to "drag and drop" a picture I have saved on my laptop or wherever, if I choose this option then I can just click on the save picture and it gets uploaded to dissensus, all good. The second option is to select the URL of a picture which is online and paste that into the handy space for it in the box that appears when I choose to display a picture by that method. Also this works.
But... if I am in the "events, releases etc" subtforum when I click on the icon, it only offers me the second option ie I can only share pictures via their URL.... but I really want to just share from my laptop into that forum, how can I do that? Please....
wtfffffs!!!!
after a complete re-build of this place from the very foundations solely in order to overcome @IdleRich's difficulties uploading images, nooooooooooooooooo! this cannnnnotttt beeee happenning to meeeee! :sick::confused:o_O etc

(actually i think someone made a change to settings a long time ago in order to prevent spammers posting images in that sub-forum, so it's not personal to Rich - Thanks for botherng to write up the issue neatly!
unfortunately I'm not sure where to change that setting back, but I'll see if i can work it out,
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Thanks for looking at that Sufi... not the end of the world of course but i really want to put pictures of our lovely record when it comes out (less blurred than these).
 

Attachments

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Can you not just upload them to Imgur or wherever and use the URL? I thought we were supposed to be avoiding uploading stuff to save server space anyway.
 

suspendedreason

Well-known member
That's true, Sufi do you pay per storage amount used? That's a good reason to only use externally hosted files on my end, and go through Imgur or somethin
 

sufi

lala
Thanks for looking at that Sufi... not the end of the world of course but i really want to put pictures of our lovely record when it comes out (less blurred than these).
I was wondering if a workaround would be to post the attachments in a different forum and link to them from there but ffs i changed the setting, if we get swamped with crap then we'll re-think...
happy to help with that :)
 

sufi

lala
Permissions maybe? Doesn't seem to be merely hidden in the CSS, seems fully missing from the toolbar
yep the proper way to deal with it would be to create a new user group of "registered users who have made a few posts" and not allow attachments for brand new accounts, but zzz
 

sufi

lala
Heads up I program for a living, I'm sure there are many others on this forum, but in the offchance such skills are shorthanded around here, would be more than happy to help with anything
xenforo has themes and plugins that's the ecosystem https://xenforo.com/community/, i'm not exactly sure how you'd code them but it's all LAMP & php,css,js. hacking the core cms itself is possibly not a great idea, though there's some sort of system to protect customisations from future updates i think

what would be a good laugh would be some mysql database queries that aren't built into the system such as:
  • users' word counts
  • widest vocabulary
  • frequency of key terms
  • i thought up a few more and made a list somewhere
do you do that sorta progamming at all?
 
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