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  1. I'll have a look after I fix changing/setting signatures being broken. I'm not sure how much we can do about it, though. :/
  2. Hm, I'll have to look into it. I'm working on an email link issue right now, I'll see about fixing signatures next.
  3. Mega Thread The Banned Game

    Banned for not eating pizza of your own free will.
  4. Post your Desktop

    Simple, calm, abstract, and slightly low-res for the monitor unfortunately. ------------------- There's so many good backgrounds here. @Wannabrony I love the pinkie there. @Annie Sims 2 was best Sims. It was a solid upgrade over 1, and I found 3 a bit disappointing (though the architecture improvements were nice). Then by 4 they just got greedy.
  5. Mega Thread The Banned Game

    Banned for excessively derogatory manner.
  6. 2018-01-31: Removed the e-commerce integrations from the VM - apparently when I copied over the database, I got all the posts but also the the module that bills people… which was set to bill people. Now that the initial shenanigans are over, things seem to actually be quite quiet on the sysadmin front here. Updates come down the pipe from Invision occasionally, and I upload them to MLPF. I'm starting a new job tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have more time to poke around and fix some of the long-term issues we've been having. My predecessor(s) left me very bad notes, and I'm worried that we've lost a lot of experience of how to modify and fix the forum software. In addition, my dev VM doesn't actually work very well right now. (I guessed, badly, how to get the forum up and running when I set it up.) So while I can view the home page with the dev vm, I can't actually click through to any sub-forums or posts. Only the admin panel seems to work—which is enough to test the updates—but not enough if I'm going to reproduce and fix our standing issues. I guess the next things I'm going to work on are: - figure out what's broken - file them as bugs in the internal bug-tracker - properly remake the dev vm from the ground up, now that I know what I'm doing I have made some good progress documenting mlpf in the internal wiki, so the next person to come along won't be starting from scratch. There's still a lot more to go, though. I swear, 80-90% of software is just talking to people or writing things for people to read.
  7. Mega Thread The Banned Game

    Banned for not colouring Canada green in the quoted image.
  8. I agree. That behaviour definitely seems… suboptimal, to say the least.
  9. Thanks! Good to hear it's all working well. @Hieroklicious That's a good muffin. Kinda buggy though!
  10. 2018-01-11: Did a routine upgrade of the forums. Everything went quickly and smoothly, without issue, both in the VM and here in production. "So this is what it's supposed to be like…" I also added cron job to the VM, so it should actually do its background processing tasks now. Set the default editor to Vim.
  11. Hi everyone, I've upgraded the forums to the latest version. It should be much smoother this time, but as always let us know if there's any issues! Thanks!
  12. Just randomly popping over to say thanks for doing all you do for us user-class mortals. Y'all sysadmins are the best. :muffins:

    1. DDR


      Oo! Just saw this now - Thanks, Duality! ^_^

  13. Maybe add attachment by clicking the "choose files…" link at the bottom of the editor might work. Yeah; same here. @Feld0 is working on it, but we're not sure what's causing the issue yet.
  14. ~some chaos later~ 2017-12-20: Well, the forums are upgraded. I started the day trying to get my dev environment to display the admin control panel. It had insisted that it was going to, come hell or high water or the three switches I flipped - force an https link. I didn't have https set up in the dev environment, so it didn't work. It turned out to be surprisingly simple though - I uncommented two lines in the Nginx config file, added an exception in Firefox, and the page loaded like a charm. And I was worried! @Feld0 renewed our ipBoard license, and a few addon licenses, and I upgraded all the things. This broke some of the things, as you may have read about. The core forum upgrade took about 40 minutes. Other than scaring our ops team when mlpf went down for the upgrade, things went quite smoothly. It took about 40 minutes total, and another 5-6 hours to deal with the aftermath. The forum had some glitches which were quite worrying to see, although I think I've patched things up fairly well now with some horrible, horrible CSS. I was assuming the upgrade would be quieter, so I actually ended up spending a lot of time telling people what was going on while it was still ongoing. One thing that did take us by surprise is that the new ip.board reaction system installed enabled. We had assumed we'd have to check a box somewhere to enable it when we were ready. Work on the reactions system, probably to replace the brohoof system with something more meaty, is ongoing. I figure that if no major bugs crop up, the next thing to look at are the character pages. This is a bit of a long shot, however, as it's currently broken and I don't understand at all how that part of the system works. But nonetheless, worth a look.
  15. Ah. Thank you. Yes, that makes sense. Honestly? Maybe. 😬 I'm not that familiar with the forum software yet, but we'll see what can be done. You raise some good points. Thank you. One solution to the frown reactions problem we were considering was to simply remove the negative reactions entirely. It is a blunt yet effective approach, don't you think? ----- Anyway, I'm going to have to get some rest now. Catch y'all later!