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[IMPORTANT] Features going away
« on: March 02, 2019, 06:35:05 PM »
As we prepare to modernize FBG's website and forums, some features will have to inevitably go away, as a part of the software upgrades required to make the websites more secure and relevant to today's standards:

- Profile comments
- Shoutbox
- Media Gallery

Almost every non-essential forum feature. This is because relying on these old, third-party modifications to the SMF forums software, has kept us from making some significant changes. We also realized they are no longer as relevant today, due to the changing nature of the World Wide Web, and especially with social media and things like Discord.

I already removed the Shoutbox, and will officially remove the gallery in 2 months. If you need to save anything from there, please do so. I will take down the gallery in May 2nd, 2019.

Apologies for any inconvenience, guys. And thanks to everyone who contributed to the Gallery and who kept the Shoutbox alive.
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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 08:59:59 AM »

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 06:20:39 PM »
- Shoutbox
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no longer as relevant



I'm sorry! There's a possibility that I can bring it back after the upgrades. I can't guarantee it until I've tested it, though. :( Don't you have a Discord now, though?


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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 08:02:34 PM »
You can take away our profile comments, you can take away the art gallery but the shoutbox? I mean sure it wasn't as active but I'd like to think it was easier to chat then a PM or thread post.

Ok sure, I use the Klei forums and they don't have any of these features but maybe this small forum community could use a bit of uniqueness.

If we can't get it back, it's sad to see it go. There were a lot of good memories in that box :noahtear:

On another note, there's a few member here yet to join the Discord. I don't know why. The Discord's kinda dead at the moment so a bit of activity is definitely what we need.

Psst, da link: https://discord.gg/62g6X4

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 08:37:47 PM »
*takes off hat*

My fellow Freebirdians, it was a pleasure shouting with you.

Spoiler: show
I'm pretty chill about changes but I really hope we're not moving to Discourse

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 02:33:45 AM »
Don't you have a Discord now, though?
Discord is for cool kids with their fancy smartphone thingies.

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 07:19:47 AM »
The shoutbox was sort of dying anyway.
PoisonRabbit is dead, the EgotisticalRaven ate it.

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 02:36:45 PM »
The shoutbox was sort of dying anyway.
If you think about it, we're all sort of dying anyway.

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 06:48:42 PM »
The shoutbox was sort of dying anyway.
If you think about it, we're all sort of dying anyway.
Time to remove the members from the forums!
PoisonRabbit is dead, the EgotisticalRaven ate it.

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2019, 06:58:21 PM »
The shoutbox was sort of dying anyway.
If you think about it, we're all sort of dying anyway.
Time to remove the members from the forums!

Time to rebrand as a kitchen sales forum.

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2019, 07:53:37 PM »
The shoutbox was sort of dying anyway.
If you think about it, we're all sort of dying anyway.
Time to remove the members from the forums!

Time to rebrand as a kitchen sales forum.
The true purpose of the Freebird Forums, and what it will inevitably become. We must stop resisting.
PoisonRabbit is dead, the EgotisticalRaven ate it.

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2019, 08:06:42 PM »
It looks like a lot of image embeds on the forums are broken, e.g. the images in Dragon Mage and Reives' signatures.

I changed my signature image from http to https and that fixed it. So I guess non-https embeds are disabled? Good for security but that will break a lot of old threads  D:

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2019, 11:25:02 PM »
Don't you have a Discord now, though?
Discord is for cool kids with their fancy smartphone thingies.
Are you saying you're not a cool kid with a fancy smartphone thingy?

Pretty bold of you to assume any of us have a fancy smartphone though tbh XD
The shoutbox was sort of dying anyway.
If you think about it, we're all sort of dying anyway.
Time to remove the members from the forums!
RIP, time to delet myself.
It looks like a lot of image embeds on the forums are broken, e.g. the images in Dragon Mage and Reives' signatures.

I changed my signature image from http to https and that fixed it. So I guess non-https embeds are disabled? Good for security but that will break a lot of old threads  D:
I noticed that. I'll try to see if that works.

Edit: It worked.
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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 01:59:42 PM »
social media and things like Discord.

Another one bites the dust.

Does that mean my job here is over?

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Re: [IMPORTANT] Features going away
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 06:15:09 PM »
Just for the record, forums aren't going away! They're being cleaned up and updated, which is mainly for security and performance reasons. The next reason is so that it can be more accessible from modern devices and to a younger and more diverse audience.

Then there's something you need to know if you haven't found out yet: we have an official Discord server now. An announcement will be posted here soon.

Regarding the issue with the image, apologies. A proxy was supposed to take care of the non-https images automatically, but I guess it didn't. I'll take a look. For now, yes, media embeds with "http" must be updated to "https" in order to show. Again, sorry for the inconvenience!


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