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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Yup, it works now!

Cheers,
Hien

12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

*cough*cough* works in Firefox..

I mean't to say it worked at home with no problems (on firefox) excepting my hamster there is old and tired, so it took ages to open. But at work under macrohard it didn't do the new window thingy.

Secondly, there is a 'User's Chatting' area, so you can see who is online there. Not for the forums yet - a slightly more complex task unfortunately, but will be done sooner or later

Ah, ok, thanks. It was the second part I actually mean't, as at the moment unless there are already people in the caht, it's hard to find out who is actually online to maybe ask to chat with (if that makes any sense)

And yes, you should have a sound alert when someone joins the room and you are on a different window.

Sorry, my fault. No soundcard at work, and i keep the speakers off in general use at home, so i didn't hear it. Any chance of a flashing tab or something visual...?

I missed a chat yesterday as i was in alone waiting randomly but doing something else, and when i flipped back the last i saw was the end of a conversation, poeple logged out and Hein saying bye to me. I missed the whole thing as i didn't realsie somebody had logged on

13. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Sorry, the quoting went wrong above - the 1st/3rd/5th bits are suppsoed to have been quoted, the rest are my words

14. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

I missed a chat yesterday as i was in alone waiting randomly but doing something else, and when i flipped back the last i saw was the end of a conversation, poeple logged out and Hein saying bye to me. I missed the whole thing as i didn't realsie somebody had logged on

It's ok, Rich. I thought you dozed off at work!

It seems the Quote problem is still there. I wanted to edit it by rearranging the quotes and lump them together into one so that it doesn't look weird, but I think it's better that Peter have a look at it and fix it. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

Is there anything that I can help there, Peter?

Hmm... I think using the words "Originally Posted by XXX" is not so appropriate. If somebody modifies it intentionally, the contents would not be the right or "original" anymore. There's no validation taking place. But if you say "Quoting XXX", the poster is quoting another member, and he/she could have misquoted the member (just like what always happens in the press when a politician said something wrong). Anyway, just a thought.

Cheers,
Hien

15. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Hmm, yeah, didn't take into account multiple quotes in a reply when I was testing.. whoops!

How good are you at regular expressions, Hien?? Not exactly my strongest point. ;) Will be revisiting again!! Good idea on the "Quoting XXX" as well. My system was just copied from other sites, but I'm happy to be different and your point makes sense.

Peter

16. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

righteo, I barely even know how I did it, but the quoting seems to be fixed! Just a case of removing a ? Of course, something else is probably broken now, so see what you can make of that!

By the way, in the process of all this (I actually did it last time I was messing with the code), I removed the function that automatically made urls clickable. You can however use the code to do the trick.

And finally, another small change made today; the urls now include a rel="nofollow" attribute, which is designed to stop search engines from crawling that link (one reason spammers post here). It's something they introduced a few weeks back specifically to stop comment spam on blogs, so we might as well hop on the bandwagon I figure!! :)

17. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

How good are you at regular expressions, Hien?? Not exactly my strongest point. Will be revisiting again!!

Regular expressions? Not my strongest point too! :( As a matter of fact, it could very well be one of my weakest. Need more time to refresh my memory on that as the last time I used it was err... back when I was still in college!

By the way, in the process of all this (I actually did it last time I was messing with the code), I removed the function that automatically made urls clickable. You can however use the code to do the trick.

Hmm... Why remove it? And use "the code", what code?

And finally, another small change made today; the urls now include a rel="nofollow" attribute, which is designed to stop search engines from crawling that link (one reason spammers post here). It's something they introduced a few weeks back specifically to stop comment spam on blogs, so we might as well hop on the bandwagon I figure!!

Aha! Now I know what that rel="nofollow" is for! Hehe... :)

Cheers,
Peter

18. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting Hien

Quoting Peter

How good are you at regular expressions, Hien?? Not exactly my strongest point. Will be revisiting again!!

Regular expressions? Not my strongest point too! :( As a matter of fact, it could very well be one of my weakest. Need more time to refresh my memory on that as the last time I used it was err... back when I was still in college!

By the way, in the process of all this (I actually did it last time I was messing with the code), I removed the function that automatically made urls clickable. You can however use the code to do the trick.

Hmm... Why remove it? And use "the code", what code?

And finally, another small change made today; the urls now include a rel="nofollow" attribute, which is designed to stop search engines from crawling that link (one reason spammers post here). It's something they introduced a few weeks back specifically to stop comment spam on blogs, so we might as well hop on the bandwagon I figure!!

Aha! Now I know what that rel="nofollow" is for! Hehe... :)

Cheers,
Peter

Yeah, those Regular expressions can be a bit of a pain. Figured it out though.

As for the automatic activating of urls; the problem was that it my code ended up processing them twice if they were in fact in a [url=xx.com type tag. And it broke when people were posting urls with multiple variables. 'The Code' that people can use is the [url=xxx.com

that's all.. and there's no need to close the tag either now. I noticed a lot of people weren't and see no reason why that should be a problem .. it's not XML after all!

Anyway, I might revisit those automatic activating URLS / emails at some point - too much bother right now ;)

19. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Thank you Peter! I love using the live chat

20. Posted by Edebarudo (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

But why aint someone joining the chat?!! :(

Btw.. Good job Peter and Hien..

Cheers,

Ebbe