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by davean
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Anti-spam measures (New Users / Denied Posts)
Replies: 61
Views: 84225

Re: Anti-spam measures (New Users / Denied Posts)

SecondTalon wrote:We have people who misunderstand the "Check this box if you are over the age of 13" question and do the wrong thing.



It is a page all to its self! And then they email, irate about it, demanding we not treat them like a child.
by davean
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Anyone else having loading issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 12928

Re: Anyone else having loading issues?

Please upgrade your Google subscription and try again.
by davean
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: New comics after 1132 not showing up?
Replies: 18
Views: 11964

Re: New comics after 1132 not showing up?

If you do a DNS lookup you probably get 107.6.97.98 not 107.6.106.82. If that isn't the case, then you have a bad proxy. Don't know what to tell you - this is pretty much a networking issue on your side that I can't just fix for you.
by davean
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: New comics after 1132 not showing up?
Replies: 18
Views: 11964

Re: New comics after 1132 not showing up?

This would have been an issue with the user's DNS provider. Someone was COMPLETELY violating the 10 minute caching limit.
by davean
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: What-if title doesn't include xkcd
Replies: 1
Views: 2032

Re: What-if title doesn't include xkcd

The <title></title> for what-if doesn't include 'xkcd:' like the normal xkcd Example http://xkcd.com/1118/ <title> xkcd: Microsoft</title> http://what-if.xkcd.com/3/ <title>Yoda</title> Would it help you if it did? If so, could you explain why? Also, what about if it was like <title>What If: Yoda</...
by davean
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Pictures not showing up in today's what if.
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: Pictures not showing up in today's what if.

Sorry about that. Routing issues with a home ISP lead to mistakes.
by davean
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: I can see non-existant threads
Replies: 7
Views: 5145

Re: I can see non-existant threads

Jorpho wrote:Ah, so that must be why styles/subsilver2/imageset/xkcdLogo_transparent.png is kaput at the moment.


Fixed now?
by davean
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9220935

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

poxic wrote:davean must have been up to something.


You sir play a dangerous game.
by davean
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Xkcd heading not a link
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Re: Xkcd heading not a link

BRNMan wrote:When I got on the forums today, the heading to the right of the echochamber logo did not link to xkcd.com. It always did before today. Is this on purpose, or is it some other reason?


Some other intended reason.
by davean
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forum Link Missing?
Replies: 20
Views: 22997

Re: Forum Link Missing?

Azrael wrote:There's the obvious explanation as to why -- the 'What If' link bumped it.


The header is already annoying tall. I'm sure it'll come back in some form somewhere but figuring out how and where is really not a top priority for me.
by davean
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forum Link Missing?
Replies: 20
Views: 22997

Re: Forum Link Missing?

stickler wrote:Assuming I got the joke (and given some of the injokes on here who knows) I accidentally pointed the OP towards a thread mocking posts like the OP - which is a good overall effect. :mrgreen:


We never mock people around here. This will be your only warning.
by davean
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: blank posts when not signed in
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: blank posts when not signed in

Looks to have been a bad cache. Been cleared.
by davean
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Search function problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3125

Re: Search function problem

The (bad) forum search function has a minimum word size. I've already lowered it from the default IIRC but given it's implementation including 2 letter words is unreasonable. Mind you the DB it's self has a fairly decent text search engine built in ...
by davean
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Time display on forum is incorrect
Replies: 7
Views: 5885

Re: Time display on forum is incorrect

Well, theoretically, an 'e' or 'T' should give something other than UTC/GMT if you change your timezone settings, I'd think. But I guess the forum isn't clever enough to feed that through to the PHP Date stuff. I've never cared enough to look into that specifically but it is a sort of annoying issu...
by davean
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Could we have a quote-split ([/quote][quote]) button?
Replies: 7
Views: 3988

Re: Could we have a quote-split ([/quote][quote]) button?

roband wrote:edit: Please don't ban me :(


I'll make sure SecondTalon doesn't ban you for the next day at least.
by davean
Thu May 17, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: general nooby questions
Replies: 125
Views: 18139

Re: general nooby questions

I would pay particular attention to Rule 15: It is not recommended to capitalize "davean". However, I would extend it slightly. If you think you are at risk of misspelling someone's user name, check it and check it again. Some users are more sensitive than others to misspellings, which in...
by davean
Fri May 11, 2012 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: CSS errors
Replies: 5
Views: 3588

Re: CSS errors

Looks fine to me That link gives me a list of 12 errors. Not 200+, but not "fine" (assuming you don't mean that CSS errors in general are fine). It isn't CSS2.1 it is CSS3, and without vendor extensions, it doesn't work for people. Are those really "errors"? It'll happily care t...
by davean
Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: mobile forum theme
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

Re: mobile forum theme

Servant-of_Christ wrote:Would it be possible to create a mobile forum skin/theme, like this site has(scroll to bottom to change theme)
http://averad.com/forums/


Yes, but it won't happen unless someone submits one.
by davean
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037: "Umwelt"

WolfieMario wrote:Or perhaps he just added that comic later and forgot to give it a transcript? :P


The transcripts are provided by the community.
by davean
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Minor issues with new site design
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Minor issues with new site design

The current site design is a work in progress. It was rushed out because comic #1037 needed high quality HTML due to it's width requirements. The removal of SMBC is because Zach is a *beep* or just a matter of how rushed it was. I can't recall, I was getting very little sleep. There are a number of ...
by davean
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

As far as I can tell, the white circle is the "we didn't recognize your browser's User-Agent" comic. Since the User-Agent parsing code appears to be rather fragile, it shows up a lot for me on non-Mac browsers. It isn't. That comic isn't available everywhere and it can come up is some sit...
by davean
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

The really sad part is that no one seemed to care about IE6, and i'd bet my donkey on it that it would receive special attention (probably a mushroom cloud or a post-apocalyptic scene :-) ). Now, where to get an XP preSP1 virus magnet activated machine just for the purpose of visiting 1037 (+ a hap...
by davean
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

You did find a moderate percentage of them! They've all been seen by someone. You're going to *have* to stop being so crazy vague or else I might just get quite mad and throw something. Right, lets try it this way: "You didn't manage to document them all and that isn't because people didn't se...
by davean
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

dsty292 wrote:should include nearly every strip Randall made.


You did find a moderate percentage of them! They've all been seen by someone.
by davean
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I would love to see a flowchart/whatever with all the possible cartoons. I've seen 3 different ones on 3 browsers - northern lights, snake, and earthquake. Personalizing the earthquake one was pretty spiffy. Hahaha. Yah ... That is about 800 lines of a Haskell embedded DSL. You SURE? Amazing but sp...
by davean
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

So now what I posted before isn't working. All the images have moved to a new URL that doesn't follow that nice pattern... Maybe it can help someone else who knows more? Oh my, I completely missed your first post. Does anyone here think Randall would use server resources to randomize the comic pane...
by davean
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 313619

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

solarion wrote:This is actually really cool. It's one of those things where I think "Why has nobody ever done this before?"

Humour's so-so sometimes but conceptually I can't fault this thing. Kudos.


I don't know but when I came up with the idea I knew I just had to do it.
by davean
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using JS
Replies: 11
Views: 9396

Re: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using

A possible solution could be to have the alt-text in a noscript element and a piece of JavaScript that does some DOM manipulation to insert an toggleable hidden element with the alt-text in it into the page for those who have JavaScript working. The DOM manipulation part would at least move the dup...
by davean
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using JS
Replies: 11
Views: 9396

Re: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using

Yes, many mobile devices don't support JS. I couldn't find any way to make it reliably accessible with a default hidden. Suggestions welcome. What about using a URL parameter, so m.xkcd.com/123/ (with alt-text hidden without JavaScript) would have a link to, say, m.xkcd.com/123/?alt=true which woul...
by davean
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using JS
Replies: 11
Views: 9396

Re: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using

I'm not sure how supported CSS is with mobile devices, but there's a pure CSS solution for this. Do something like: <style type="text/css"> .alt-text {display: none;} .alt-text-btn:focus + .alt-text, .alt-text-btn:hover + .alt-text, .alt-text-btn:active + .alt-text { display: block; } </s...
by davean
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: https://
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Re: https://

Try loading https:// version of xkcd.com on chrome. You seem to be pulling your css over an unsecured connection - chrome blocks non encrypted resources by default, leaving your page without style sheets. Also, why isn't there a secure access to these very forums? Yes, the CDN doesn't support https...
by davean
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using JS
Replies: 11
Views: 9396

Re: Alt text on m.xkcd should not be initially hidden using

Yes, many mobile devices don't support JS. I couldn't find any way to make it reliably accessible with a default hidden.

Suggestions welcome.
by davean
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd1k celebration, January 6, 2012?
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Re: xkcd1k celebration, January 6, 2012?

Damn hard drive manufacturers, the lot of you.
by davean
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Fixed link to current comic would be handy...
Replies: 4
Views: 4572

Re: Fixed link to current comic would be handy...

And the JSON contains the rest of the comic info. There is more to a comic then just an image.
by davean
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: DNS record for imgs.xkcd.com too long
Replies: 6
Views: 12697

Re: DNS record for imgs.xkcd.com too long

Im having these issues too. I find that some internet cafe's firewalls block TCP DNS requests. I also find that I keep having intermittent trouble with resolving the DNS on various networks. This was in a starbucks: wyvern:~ jackslash$ dig imgs.xkcd.com ;; Truncated, retrying in TCP mode. ; <<>> Di...
by davean
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Please add a link to the mobile version from main comic page
Replies: 3
Views: 3911

Re: Please add a link to the mobile version from main comic

Yes, I know about the mobile version of the site. However, many people do not, and they almost always send or post links to the main version. When viewing these in an integrated browser (via Twitter, Facebook, etc...) on a mobile device, it's frequently impossible to adjust the location URL in plac...
by davean
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unable to access forums at work
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Unable to access forums at work

Starting at about 10am yesterday (and with a few 503 errors to start with), I've been unable to access the forums from work, with an IP address in the 24.60 block. After those errors, I've just gotten timeouts using Firefox and MSIE on two different computers, and it didn't matter which of the many...
by davean
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz
Replies: 17
Views: 7149

Re: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz

I'm closing this as not having nearly enough support given how I view the negatives.
by davean
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1745627

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that when your sent mail is full (2048 messages) it auto-deletes the oldest ones with each new PM you PM. Thus, in my inbox, early PM conversations suddenly become very one-sided as all my messages get slowly erased from history. davean! Can you increase PM folder sizes?? And, if so ... will yo...
by davean
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz
Replies: 17
Views: 7149

Re: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz

Yah, when I initially saw that title, I pretty much went "And encourage more people who write like you? I'll be right back with my cane ..." That isn't a very fair reaction perhaps but really? Screwing up your writing to try to be cool? (It doesn't seem to make much sense for the title's w...

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