[07-MAR-2016] Current status of BLF upgrade process

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Oh, also looks like signatures may have been truncated to 255 characters. I’m not sure what the old limit was, but apparently it was at least slightly longer than that.

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Looks like you’re still editing the site code. It’s almost mesmerizing watching the PHP error types and line numbers change. Smile

Glad someone is getting a kick out of it! Smile I am definitely the world’s worst coder, and Drupal definitely has fantastically awful documentation. :-/

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Thank you SB. Great job, gorgeous result.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Oh, also looks like signatures may have been truncated to 255 characters. I’m not sure what the old limit was, but apparently it was at least slightly longer than that.

I think I got it raised now. But unfortunately old signatures have been truncated, and I couldn’t figure out any way around it.

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Thanks SB.

Time for a Beer

 

AARRGhhhhhh!!  where's my Beer gone??!!!??!

 

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Thanks SB.

Time for a Beer

 

AARRGhhhhhh!!  where's my Beer gone??!!!??!

 

I snagged it right out of your hand. Trust me, I need one. Smile

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lol – the first one was for you, but I guess you need a couple! Wink

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lol – the first one was for you, but I guess you need a couple! Wink

Back at you sir! Beer Beer

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Ahhh! that’s better Beer

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Looks great, thanks SB!

I remember a time, when I searched for lights to fit my needs. Now I search for needs to fit my lights.

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Sorry, here is one more TO-DO:

Every time I open a thread with Toykeepers signature in it I get a Request:

AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED

A username and password are being requested by http://toykeeper.net. The site says: “forbidden use of bandwidth — view http://toykeeper.net/leech.txt for details”

About to be very annoying.

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Looking good, glad to be back in business! Thanks, SB

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sixty545 wrote:
Sorry, here is one more TO-DO:

Every time I open a thread with Toykeepers signature in it I get a Request:

AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED

yep, same here

A username and password are being requested by http://toykeeper.net. The site says: “forbidden use of bandwidth — view http://toykeeper.net/leech.txt for details”

About to be very annoying.

Same here

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I noticed that too. I’m sure she’ll tweak her server rules soon to support the new IP address.

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Thanks for the hard work. BTW it’s not only my dns that is slow:

$ dig @ns3.ramnode.com budgetlightforum.com
[…]

ANSWER SECTION:
budgetlightforum.com. 14400 IN A 23.226.225.231

whereas:
$ host -a budgetlightforum.ddns.net
[…]

ANSWER SECTION:
budgetlightforum.ddns.net. 60 IN A 170.75.162.59

So I guess something went wrong somewhere. Wink
Oh and If a newbie like me can ask for a search box…

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sixty545 wrote:
Sorry, here is one more TO-DO:

Every time I open a thread with Toykeepers signature in it I get a Request:

AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED

A username and password are being requested by http://toykeeper.net. The site says: “forbidden use of bandwidth — view http://toykeeper.net/leech.txt for details”

About to be very annoying.

Same here- just close the pop-up and keep going. LOOKING GOOD SB!
Phil

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Thanks a lot to everyone for their encouragement and appreciation!

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New engine seems fine, thanks for the hard work. One question tho, is there any way to get old PMs back or they are gone for good?

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Seems like the signature line needs to be aligned at the bottom.

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DanielM wrote:
Seems like the signature line needs to be aligned at the bottom.

I think it’s just that some users have empty lines in their signatures.

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sixty545 wrote:
Sorry, here is one more TO-DO:

Every time I open a thread with Toykeepers signature in it I get a Request:

AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED

A username and password are being requested by http://toykeeper.net. The site says: “forbidden use of bandwidth — view http://toykeeper.net/leech.txt for details”

About to be very annoying.


Sorry about that. I had budgetlightforum.com on the whitelist but not budgetlightforum.ddns.net. So, if you were using the temporary address it didn’t recognize the referrer.

It’s fixed now. At least, I think it’s fixed. Please let me know if it’s not.

The site uses a HTTP Referer check because most of my bandwidth was being used for hotlinking on random people’s blogs. At first I tried serving up a different image, an animated gif of Kermit the Frog humping a stuffed bunny, but that didn’t really help. It was funny, but didn’t improve the bandwidth situation. So instead I redirected those requests to a password-protected directory. That worked. The downside is that I have to add every domain (like BLF) to a whitelist if I actually want to host images from other sites.

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Easyrr wrote:
One question tho, is there any way to get old PMs back or they are gone for good?
Scared me for a second. Click the “all messages” tab and you should see them.
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Easyrr wrote:
One question tho, is there any way to get old PMs back or they are gone for good?
Scared me for a second. Click the “all messages” tab and you should see them.

Thanks for reminding me about that, I put a big notice on the first post in this thread.

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Aaahhh. BLF and a cup of coffee. What a great way to start the day! THANK YOU.

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Everyone likes a Free Upgrade Smile

Thank Yo for all your hard work!!!!!!!!!

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BTW, if anyone is interested, I’ve mostly updated the BLF stylesheet for the Chrome “Stylish” extension.

This basically re-themes BLF to make it a little easier on dark-adjusted eyes — a dark theme instead of the default bright white theme. I put the files up here:
http://toykeeper.net/torches/css/

… and here is an example of how it looks (click for full size):

It’s not complete yet, but it’s getting there. There are a bunch of little details I haven’t chased down, like why there’s a big blank spot at the left side. Someone else wrote this originally, I updated it a bit, then after today’s site upgrade I had to update it quite a bit more. So, I’m not totally familiar with every line of CSS… but it mostly works.

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Thanks a lot

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That big blank spot is where the ad should be. Are you running an ad-blocker?

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I’m apparently having DNS issues. In my work computer and phone on wifi (home and work wifi) the “slow dns” link just redirects back to the same “we’re back” splash page. I can’t get to blf at all.

On my phone on LTE everything is working perfectly

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