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Anonymous
No.988
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ITT: post any suggestions and issues you have with this sites programming.
Could we possibly change the "save as original filename" function so that it saves it to the last folder you saved something in? I don't know if I'm the only one with this issue or not, but it's been saving the pics to my main images folder: it defeats the purpose of convenience, since I have to
Anonymous
No.989
dammit
>*If I have to move it to my /mlpol/ folder every time I use that option*.
Anonymous
No.990
>>988
Can we add PDFs like 4/tg/ has? It'd be useful for sharing literature and philosophy
Anonymous
No.993
I would like if link related https://mlpol.net/qa/res/800.html

was solved first or got some explanation first.
Anonymous
No.994
1008
>>988
>>988
The captcha was a good idea, especially since it can't be bypassed by shills buying passes.
Sapphire_Star
Admin
!!D3VvbJBKFo
No.1008
1044
>>994
we kicked around the idea of adding Schlomo Train Tickets as 4chan passes early on
>buy pass for ungodly expensive shekels
>get a beautiful star next to your name whenever you post
>enables captcha for you
>post cooldown of 5 hours
>explicitly tell normal users not to buy it because its a shill trap
Anonymous
No.1035
1036 1037 1038 1045 1814
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>captcha
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

It was so comfy
Anonymous
No.1036
1039
>>1035
Do you have to use it for replies?

Anonymous
No.1037
1038 1039
>>1035
It's only for OPs. You don't actually have to do it for replies
MShad
Mod
No.1038
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>>1035
Sorry anon... We need these measures to keep weebshit bots from spamming...
>>1037
This as well. We're attempting to make it as unobtrusive as we can.

Cupcake?
Anonymous
No.1039
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>>1036
>>1037
Am I flagged as weebshit?
MShad
Mod
No.1040
>>1039
No, not at all. Try posting a reply without solving captcha
Anonymous
No.1041
1043
>>1039
It's just there. You don't have to fill it in to post unless you are an OP
MShad
Mod
No.1042
1043
>>1039
Cupkek?
Anonymous
No.1043
1056
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>>1041
That's just rude! I like it. Keep doing that.

>>1042

USER WAS GIVEN A CUPCAKE!!
Anonymous
No.1044
>>1008
Do it.
Anonymous
No.1045
>>1035
Captcha is only for new threads
Anonymous
No.1048
Make stickies actually sticky in catalog. Also, make it possible to actually see replies to replied posts. Right now, I have to click on replies to see if they have replies as well. Plus, quick reply form shouldn't be stretching to fit the filename like it does now.
Anonymous
No.1056
1057
>>1043
Yase, I am your cupcake.
Anonymous
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>>1056

Anonymous
No.1124
1126
Is there a reason I can't post threads?
Anonymous
Mod
No.1126
1127
>>1124
What sort of issues are you encountering while trying to post a thread?
Anonymous
No.1127
1128
>>1126
The post thread button disappears when I press it. O_o
Anonymous
Mod
No.1128
1129
>>1127
Strange that you have this issue. We have tested and works fine when we try to make posts. Have you tried another browser?
Anonymous
No.1129
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>>1128
>on phone
No, but I assume that's the problem tks n sorry
Anonymous
Mod
No.1130
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>>1129
No worries. Always good to hear back from users about potential problems so we can improve the site. I will forward this to the dev team and they will look into it. Hopefully we can find a fix to your problem.
Anonymous
Mod
No.1131
1132
>>1129
>>1130
We have tried iOS (safari), Android (chrome), and Windows Phone (edge) and all were able to make new threads. So I am not sure what to suggest. If the problem persist on your end please let us know.
Anonymous
No.1132
1139
>>1131
>Blackberry
Not the first time I've had compatibility issues
Anonymous
No.1133
1140
.swf upload when?
Anonymous
No.1135
1137
On that note, properly updating indexes when? Sometimes the threads don't refresh with new posts for quite a while.
Anonymous
Moderator
No.1137
1138
>>1135
Could you go more into detail about the problem? Are threads not auto-updating, or is it a problem with the actual board index aka the front page?
Anonymous
No.1138
1141
>>1137
Some kind of weird cache problem? Even when I hard refresh a thread, sometimes new posts just don't appear for several minutes, even though they show up on the main index.
Anonymous
No.1139
1145
>>1132
Site works perfectly on my Blackberry Classic with BB10. The best thing about that phone is you can rename files.
Anonymous
No.1140
1144
>>1133
the problem with flash is files can easly instal multiple types of malware. Plus most users are running a no script anyways. Don't get me wrong its a good idea but not a pratical one
Anonymous
Moderator
No.1141
1144
>>1138
What browser are you using? Try disabling any extensions that you may use, and seeing if the issue persists. Also: What OS are you using? and on what device?
Anonymous
No.1143
A dice roller would be nice, good for CYOA threads
Anonymous
No.1144
1152
>>1140
And here we have an idiot who knows absolutely nothing about flash, and has only read like two chrome-sponsored articles about "OH NO FLASH IS FULL OF SECURITY HOLES"
I have never seen a single .swf file with any virus. Popups, sure. Screamer, sure. Annoying tab-spam, granted. Embedded files (that were used as NES cartridge files and required specifically to be extracted with a .zip). But those don't pop up very often, and it's just a matter of a janitor sweeping it under the rug (just like, guess what, on /f/.)
And yet, /f/ is completely fine, and has been for the last what, ten fucking years? Must be completely infested with oh no bad viruses so much that no-one notices, right?

>>1141
Oldass Firefox 43 on Windows 8.1, and I guess the only addons that could be fucking with it are uBlock Origin and NoScript. I'm not using PonyX or anything. I'll try without for a while, see if it does anything. The issue is pretty rare by itself.
Anonymous
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>>1139
Weird, that's what I'm running. And yeah, the site is fine other than that when I press 'New Thread', it disappears
Anonymous
No.1152
>>1144
More properly flash is a billion years old and dying, who cares?
Anonymous
No.1154
1155
>>988
OP here. I made this thread with the same mindset I used to when I bothered meta-posting on 4/qa/, but does this thread count as a "general"? I realized that the topic was pretty broad..
Anonymous
No.1155
>>1154
There was a discussion in a thread yesterday that implies no one really knows what counts as a general
Anonymous
No.1206
1207
Could we possibly add thumbnails to .webm files? I think a lot of us prefer to know what we're clicking before we view it.
Atlas
Titan
No.1207
>>1206
we can damn sure try
.mp4 support?
Anonymous
No.1419
Could is there any way that this site could support .mp4 files? I get a lot of my /pol/ content from cripplechan, and it's kind of disappointing to get a "not a webm" error when I want to post videos from there.
If not, could anybody explain to me, like I'm an idiot, how to convert .mp4 files into .webm files? I'm almost sure there's a way.
Anonymous
No.1435
1442
Stickied posts don't stay on top in the catalog like it does on 4chan. Now, this is miniscule, but it slightly peeves me.
Anonymous
No.1441
Idk if it's just me, but webms have been opening automatically whenever I enter a thread with one, and I've checked the options and toggled what looked to be the problem off and it still happens. if this isn't supposed to be happening, can you fix it/help me understand how to, if it's only on my end?
Anonymous
No.1442
>>1435
I quite like seeing the catalog in strict bump order myself.
Anonymous
No.1945
1956
Why do some of the threads say "???" as their page number? It's confusing, since that usually only happens when threads have been deleted.
Anonymous
No.1956
1983
>>1945
are you the OP of said threads?
Anonymous
No.1957
1958 1959
Could the file size limit be upped? 20mb usually only allows for a 3-4 minute webm, and most of the good political webms from 8/pol/ are 5+ minutes. It's a real pain in the ass having to break them down into multiple files.

Also, having a thumbnail for webms would be nice.
Anonymous
Moderator
No.1958
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>>1957
What size do you need?
Anonymous
Moderator
No.1959
1962
>>1957
The size limit is now set to 40 mb. If that is not sufficient, try uploading videos of lower resolution
Anonymous
No.1960
1963
.pdf uploading
Anonymous
No.1962
>>1958
>>1959
40MB should do the trick. Thanks!
Anonymous
Moderator
No.1963
>>1960
You should now be able to upload .pdf, .zip and .txt files
Anonymous
No.1964
1965
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>>988
I have issues with some images I try to upload being rejected and labeled "invalid images." This occurs when either there's too much transparency or if there's too much of the same color in the first few rows of pixels, starting in the top left corner and going left-to-right as far as I've noticed. This is annoying and makes me have to crop 5-10 pixels off the top of some of my images to get it to go through. I'll attach an example. I get this error all the time and it's getting annoying, is it a permanent thing or is it possible to fix?
Anonymous
No.1965
1966
>>1964
The "invalid image" error message should occur if it isn't possible to get the image size (corrupted image?) or the image type isn't png, gif, jpeg or bmp.
Please upload an image that gets rejected to an external site (https://void.cat/ or where ever) and we will look further into it.
Anonymous
No.1966
>>1965
Hmmm, it seems the non-cropped image was invalid to my image viewer on my laptop as well, but could be opened in GIMP. Maybe something glitched in the original download, but was fixed when I exported it properly in GIMP after cropping.
Anonymous
No.1983
>>1956
No.
Anonymous
No.2070
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1) When viewing a thread google captcha is called even when no reply will be meade. Perhaps internet etiquette should make the reply fields hidden behind a [New Reply] link which then expands out and then calls captcha only when needed.

This would be simmilar to [New Thread] on the catalog page.

2) The text input box colour of the captcha verification is forced to black where as all the other fields properly allow the browser or theme settings to choose their own colours.

2) My dark theme has dark input backgrounds and white text, please let the theme allow the typed in text in Verification to be also decided by my theme.
Anonymous
No.2196
The archive outta be visible on the top bar and/or homepage, so Anons will see it and remember to vote hallmark threads into the featured archive.
Anonymous
No.2609
The "quick reply" boxes character-counter has been defective since the beginning. It always stays at 6000.
Anonymous
No.3018
Caught fatal error: imagecreatefromjpeg(): gd-jpeg: JPEG library reports unrecoverable error: Not a JPEG file: starts with 0x89 0x50 in /var/www/mlpol.net/inc/image.php on line 481

I'm having trouble posting images. I get this message every time, even when I try to post different images. I've tried refreshing the page too. I've posted some of these images to the board before, so it must be a site issue.
Anonymous
No.3028
3029
Whatever happened to the link to ponyx?
Lotus
Admin
No.3029
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>>3028
It was removed months ago after the rogue mod - who made the ponyx feature - reset it to link to some other page. Evidently it was not a part of the site itself, but seperate
Anonymous
No.3030
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>>3029
Can I have the link to it?
Lotus
Admin
No.3031
3032
>>3030
Here is a copy made by our developers
https://github.com/Equus2/PonyX
Anonymous
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>>3031
Thanks, Lotus. You're the best.
Lotus
No.3033
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>>3032
D'aww, thanks
Anonymous
No.3171
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How do I type in bold text and italics here?
Anonymous
No.3172
3173
>>3171
Control-b
Anonymous
No.3173
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>>3172
Thank you.
Anonymous
No.4042
When you attempt to post a pic that's already been posted to a thread, the error message should tell you where that pic is. That way, it'd make posting 5 pics at a time a lot more convenient, especially for porn threads.
Also, do something about the flag problem.
Anonymous
No.4104
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Not an issue, but I have a question about the Unique ID counter on the Home page.
While allowing for vpns, how precise is the number? I mean, if anon posts in 2 threads (hence having 2 separate thread IDs) does that count for 2 UID #s?
Tl;dr is the UID count relatively 1 to 1, or is it in some way expanded?
>pic unrelated
Anonymous
No.4105
>>4104
It is only counting unique ip hashes. So no matter how many boards or threads you have been posting in from the same ip it will only be counted once.
Anonymous
No.4106
Is the message, "Please be in attendance on Sunday April 1st, 2018 12pm EST for a special Tea With Atlas. So special it'll ride the short bus the rest of it's life," going to be floating around all month? It's distracting, and I'm not sure if there's an option to disable it.
Anonymous
No.4107
4108
How do I redtext?
Anonymous
No.4108
>>4107
YOU MUST ASCEND
Anonymous
No.4111
4120
https://mlpol.net/mlpol/catalog.json works, https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/catalog.json does not.

https://mlpol.net/mlpol/res/126320.json works, https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/res/94875.json does not.

It looks like the api wasn't extended to the archive when it was added in. At the very least it appears that routing wasn't modified.
Anonymous
No.4119
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Some javascript on this site is killing my phone. If I had to guess, I'd say it's that scrolling marquee. What an eyesore too!
Anonymous
No.4120
4130
>>4111
The json files are not copied to the archive so you are getting an 404 not found.

>>4119
Not sure why your phone crashed. The scrolling marquee is purely css, and no js.
If you want to hide it you can add this to the
[Options] - User CSS

.example1 {
display:none !important;
}
Anonymous
No.4130
4131
>>4120
Is there any chance that can be changed and the old threads can get their json generated?
Anonymous
No.4131
4132
>>4130
I will add archiving of json, and look into making a script to recreate json files for those already archived. It might take a little time to make a script to recreate the json files for the already archived threads.
>sadly have some projects that has to take priority
Anonymous
No.4132
>>4131
Cool, thanks.
Anonymous
No.4289
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Y no purpletext?
Anonymous
No.4302
Please add optional OP tag attached to posts submitted by OP
Anonymous
No.4359
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>No page number in the catalog
Come on guys. I was just reading a huge thread when it 404'd. Would have bumped it but didnt know it was on the last page until scrolling all the way to the bottom.