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Started by DJ Omnimaga, November 12, 2014, 07:18:29 am

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DJ Omnimaga

March 02, 2015, 11:26:52 pm #435 Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 11:41:40 pm by DJ Omnimaga
@Cumred I am surprised that Omninet would not work with Omninet, because many people on Omni used to play Minecraft and run servers. However Omninet derped quite a lot lately so that might be why. I had to ask Juju and Street to restart WalriiBot at multiple occasions because it kept disconnecting from Omninet.

@Eiyeron Omnom started in 2010, not 2014, and you would need to remind Sorunome, since he's mostly the one working on Omnom right now and since the last 2 years or so. I think he is unable to fix the issue because he doesn't have any lag. I am thinking that OmnomIRC just requires some ports to be open and some ISPs probably don't like that.


EDIT: On top of that the last Omnom update overwrote our custom CSS O.O. That didn't happen with the previous one. Good thing I kept a backup.

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

@DJ Omnimaga I know about the creation date but I get lqg if death since 2014. And welp about the custom CSS :S. What has been destroyed?

DJ Omnimaga

March 03, 2015, 03:40:38 pm #437 Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 05:16:02 pm by DJ Omnimaga
Oh I don't know then, because I had OmnomIRC lag since it reached version 2.0 in 2011 or so. However on Omnimaga there were times where lag was much less noticeable. It became worse after their December hosting maintenance, although far less bad than it was on CodeWalrus. One thing to note, however, is that CodeWalrus runs on a much cheaper single-core VPS, while Omni runs on a multicore host (I forgot if it's cloud or VPS) and they use CloudFlare. It isn't because of SMF 2.0 upgrade because SMF 1.1 was much more resource-demanding.


As for the CSS, I mean the Omnom CSS. When we updated to 2.8.0.7 our CSS remained intact, but the 2.8.0.8 upgrade reverted OmnomIRC to its default blue state. Fixing this was easy, though, since I have many site backups, so don't worry :P


EDIT:
-It is now possible to switch between WIRC and OmnomIRC at will via your profile. Just join or leave the new group called "OmnomIRC mode" via the Group Memberships option and you're set.
-When you register, you now have a subscribe to e-mail/newsletter option, which is checked by default. So you can now disable it before your account is created if you don't want such e-mail.

DJ Omnimaga

March 04, 2015, 05:01:23 am #438 Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 07:07:29 am by DJ Omnimaga
The link to the official store has been retired from the navigation and the Bandcamp page reverted back to its previous design, since I have withdrawn from the music industry. It might be brought back up if one day there is a merch store on the site, but from now on it will become an alternate download link via sub-menus.

EDIT: Moved to submenu.

DJ Omnimaga

In case of funny spam topics and for 0.0001% extra transparency, the thrash bin, where posts automatically land when deleted, is now visible to all members that have at least 5 posts instead of just staff. It will remain invisible from certain recent posts sections and in read-only mode.

CKH4

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on February 28, 2015, 12:40:45 am
That looks nice, although it would probably be better to include the C behind the Walrii and maybe make Walrii occupy more space. I personally prefer Cumred icon, though.

Cumreds is much better than mine, it just seemed to have funky transparency.

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 06, 2015, 05:09:38 am
In case of funny spam topics and for 0.0001% extra transparency, the thrash bin, where posts automatically land when deleted, is now visible to all members that have at least 5 posts instead of just staff. It will remain invisible from certain recent posts sections and in read-only mode.

I really like this. It may be very interesting.


DJ Omnimaga

I am curious if we will ever get spambots advertising walrus recipes from Alaska? <_< (like that lobster spam on Omni back in the days)

That said, if we ever get a forum games section, the funny junk topics might be moved to that subforum instead. It's just that in order to get a forum games section I want to write a script that limits its growth to like 5% of the entire CodeWalrus postcount so that it doesn't draw too much attention away from the rest of the site.

DJ Omnimaga

March 06, 2015, 07:54:44 am #442 Last Edit: March 06, 2015, 07:56:20 am by DJ Omnimaga
MAJOR UPDATE:

Good news! Check the site portal/home page: For those who liked that feature that Omnimaga had before their 2014 upgrade, there is now a forum navigation in the right sidebar, so you can reach your favorite sub-forums much faster now. :)

Not only that, but thanks to SiNaN from Simpleportal website, the code used for this list is dynamic. This means that when we add sub-forums, we will not need to manually update the portal navigation like I had to do back in the days on Omni (most people in charge usually forgot, including myself at a few occasions). The only drawback is that it currently looks a little weird.

Source: http://simpleportal.net/index.php?topic=1532.20


I also edited the CSS so that SimplePortal block images (such as Karma/Top poster avatars) are smaller.

DJ Omnimaga

Bump: I added in the "urgent" section something about Telegram bot. Basically, it would be nice if we got a bot that relays the IRC channel content to the Telegram usergroup and vice-versa. The main reason why our IRC channel is not that active is because the entire CW staff or former staff seems to prefer Telegram IM and group chat client for some reasons. Being able to communicate with IRC users would be nice, in such case.

By doing this, this would also allow Telegram users of the group chat to get notifications about new forum posts.

Snektron

Legends say if you spam more than DJ Omnimaga, you will become a walrus...


DJ Omnimaga

Do you mean the navigation menu on the front page or the Telegram linking? :P

Snektron

Legends say if you spam more than DJ Omnimaga, you will become a walrus...


DJ Omnimaga

Oh ok. Apparently Telegram has an API so perhaps such bot is possible. The question is more if someone would be willing or have enough time to write one :P

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

You're really wanting that not, aren't you? :p

DJ Omnimaga

Well, it would help reviving the IRC channel and possibly give Telegram users incentive to check the forums more often. A lot of the people who started using Telegram almost completely stopped using CodeWalrus IRC channel since the staff or former staff can easily chat directly from their IM client. At least with such bot the staff would be able to interact with the users again on IRC on a more regular basis.

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