State of the Brontos

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Grath » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:24 pm

Lady wrote:Y'all okay? okay good.

I'm not, I'm tired and sick. I demand you fix this.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:26 pm

*Lady bops Grath on the head with an oversized cartoon hammer*

"Enjoy your beauty sleep!"
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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Lady » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:03 pm

*bops heads etc*

I did review logs and find out that bots had pommelled fossilized last month to the tune of 5gb of bandwidth, so I went ahead and added a robots.txt (blocking yandex, baidu, etc) to it as a preventative measure. It's not so much that we have a bandwidth cap, but hitting dynamic server side scripty type pages over and over really fast tends to spike up the CPU usage, which is what I think some of the load errors you guys see periodically come from.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:16 am

Lady you are a shining star

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Lady » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:40 am

I got a request via IRC to enable HTTPS for viewing, so that is an option if anyone wants to be relatively securer. The catch is that some things that are loaded on fora pages (namely third party images such as anything you lot are posting, but also some of the theme assets, for some reason I can only guess is related to the third party tool Mothra uses to make it look nice) are *not* encrypted. The take away is that now the government(s) maybe can't intercept the things you read and post, but they will be able to tell that you looked at that cat gif or whatever. Still a net improvement, imo

if you wish to try out this brave new world, please update your bookmarks to https://brontoforum.us/

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:35 am

oooOOOoooh!

This is super nice.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Kayma » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:05 am

I approve of this!

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Friday » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:40 pm

Mothra I just want to say your banners at the top of the site are amazing and you get an A++
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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:52 pm

I am most proud of the Mobile Game Adventures feat. Romosome banner, which looks fucking amazing and links to a project that got like 4 posts in before stopping completely forever

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Friday » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:01 pm

yeah but that's because Romo is a fucking slob who never finishes anything
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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Joxam » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:54 pm

fuckin potheads bro
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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Grath » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:46 pm

It's been a while since I whined about it, any chance of the whole "return to forum" button being changed to stay visible on tall narrow screens (like phones) where it would be extra useful? I occasionally browse Bronto on my phone from the train.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:07 pm

I probably can pull that off, I just have zero bajero time right now. I'll see if I can free up some during the weekend to look at it.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby TA » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:17 pm

It seems like it isn't hugely complicated to add webm/mp4 embedding to phpBB forums anymore. Is this applicable to these boards? Is that something that could be added without it being a huge undertaking?
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:00 pm

TA wrote:It seems like it isn't hugely complicated to add webm/mp4 embedding to phpBB forums anymore. Is this applicable to these boards? Is that something that could be added without it being a huge undertaking?

Done - check post toolbar for "webm".

I'd test it out but I dunno where you even get a webM video these days.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mongrel » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:04 pm

imgur hosts a lot of stuff as webms that would otherwise be way too big as a .gif.
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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Grath » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:16 pm

Mothra wrote:
TA wrote:It seems like it isn't hugely complicated to add webm/mp4 embedding to phpBB forums anymore. Is this applicable to these boards? Is that something that could be added without it being a huge undertaking?

Done - check post toolbar for "webm".

I'd test it out but I dunno where you even get a webM video these days.


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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:48 pm

Danng, that works nicely.

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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby TA » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:09 am

Mongrel wrote:imgur hosts a lot of stuff as webms that would otherwise be way too big as a .gif.


I think Imgur mostly hosts animated stuff as .mp4. The same html works with "video/webm" changed to "video/mp4", so an mp4 tag might be doable?

Actually ...


Okay, yeah. The type="video/webm" part of the html might just be meaningless, at least as interpreted by Firefox. Same tag works for both.

Since the possibility exists for these embeds to have audio, though, I wonder if it might be possible to disable autoplay by default, and maybe turn it on by argument?
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Re: State of the Brontos

Postby Mothra » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:14 am

If you've got one with audio, and a general gist of what I can change in the script, I can give it a shot:

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<p>
<center>
<video controls="" autoplay="true" loop="true" style="max-width:1000px;">
   <source src="{URL}" type="video/webm">
</video>
</center>
</p>

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