Posted by: woberto [x] - (246.110.69.---)
Date: July 11, 2023 08:50AM
DK told me... select a category at the time of upload BUT... won't sort by that category unless another user also categorises your image.
So if 2 users categorise an upload the same, then that becomes the category.

I abused this for years by using 2 logins to mark all of FD posts as stupid or disgusting.

Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 11, 2023 12:17PM
This is why we can't have nice things (*butt*)
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: December 20, 2023 10:58PM
Did you enable the AI plugin?
Giving images a self-generated caption...
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: December 21, 2023 04:00AM
Yeah been playing around with AI image to text. At the moment it's only classed the most recent 5000 images, and of that around 2000 have no description so need to look into that.

Took a bit of work to reverse engineer things to the point where it actually could generate the data, store it and retrieve it. I've played around a bit with placement etc and settled on between the image and the tag box. I've added a cute little eyeball today so try to show it's been automatically done based on content.

edit: Also, an attempt to get more text on the page, especially where there's no comments. Much easier for search engines to index if there's something more useful on there..

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21/12/2023 04:01AM by pulse.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 12, 2024 07:39AM
Fixed the user homepage today. Not that anybody uses it, and the "add friend" stuff is missing and doesn't work anymore etc.. but anybody you added in the past it now correctly shows their images, your top/bottom rated etc.

It was bugging me that every user was showing the same broken image due to a code error which totally 100% DK introduced.

Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 17, 2024 01:50AM
Also added a thing on there to see how many views that person's images have.

Finally, today I went live with the "auto tagging" of all of the images. Each image should have received 3 tags, based on confidence level, with the most generic ones stripped (so that means images like this which only had generic terms received no tags; it's not a bug it's a feature) so hopefully the ones that have remained are marginally more useful than "person", "face" ..

Only thing left to do is turn that on for newly uploaded images now, currently it's just processed all the images on the site as of now. I'll fix that tonight. I don't know why the tag cloud hasn't updated. I'm not sure I care, but I guess I should.
Posted by: pro_junior [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 17, 2024 10:40PM
when there's a new post in the forum the new is missing from the main forum page, but shows on the forum category page..
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 18, 2024 12:33AM
Which is funny, because your post did smiling smiley

There's weird cookie shit going on. But I really don't know if I'll be able to fix it.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: January 18, 2024 05:26AM
Did you swap the [previous] and the [next] buttons around in the gallery? You bastard!
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 18, 2024 12:39PM

As for the new message thingo, woberto's message came up on mine too.

Maybe something to do with the cookie shit?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18/01/2024 12:41PM by pulse.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: January 18, 2024 10:39PM
I am pretty sure that when you view the gallery in desktop/grid mode and then you click on the top RHS thumbnail, you then had to use the [next->] button to go to the "previous" image because DK thought that you wanted to "go to the right" and that's where the arrow was pointing. SO next takes you to the previous image and previous takes you to the next image BUT it all makes sense to me!

Now when you click the [next->] button it actually takes you to the next image and that's just too much conformity man.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: January 18, 2024 10:50PM
And of course, when you view the gallery "pages" this works the same way.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 19, 2024 02:10AM
Just checked by doing a 'diff' on the code running today vs 2021; the only code that's changed in the gallery_render php code is:

1) change all default links from http: to https:, eg
<               $data['thumburl'] = "[]['imgThumb'];
>               $data['thumburl'] = "[]['imgThumb'];

2) change default gallery tile view from 12 to 36 images
<               $gallery_render['images_per_page'] = 36;
>               $gallery_render['images_per_page'] = 12;

3) Handle using cloudflare for front end duties as of 2021
<               $_SERVER['HTTP_CF_CONNECTING_IP']
>               $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']

I can't see how the next/previous would've changed by any of those 3 lines smiling smiley Unless it changed pre-2021 in which case DK broke it.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: January 19, 2024 02:17AM
Maybe I just imagined it or haven't used those buttons in a long long time.

In the gallery clicking [next->] takes you to the previous page.
Open an image and click [next->] takes to to the next image.

Makes perfect sense.

Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 19, 2024 02:20AM
I wonder if I can change the logic.

"Next" should take you towards the newest image / gallery page I think.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: January 19, 2024 04:05AM
Well the latest gallery page is always zero.
And to to go to the [next->] gallery page, 1, you are actually going back in time.
This is logical for a website with infinite pages but humans still prefer to read like a magazine which has finite pages.

This is why doom scrolling was invented (1 across and infinite down) so you could try that on the mobile version of plus613 instead of having the page arrows.
Perhaps not many of us left who use the desktop browser.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 19, 2024 09:50AM
I still massively prefer the browser, I barely use my phone on the site. I think the design is quite clean in browser mode.

Can you even see an image score / rate an image on mobile page? I don't think you can..?

Kinda one of the main points of the site.

I'll be straight up, I have absolutely zero idea how you'd need to change the code to have infinite scroll on it. Such things didn't exist when the core of the site was created. I think it's a pretty massive undertaking.

I'd considered it before when I was playing around with changing the default gallery view from 12 images to 36 (I set it to 90 which kind of feels like infinite scrolling on mobile anyway) but I don't even know where you'd start.

I like the idea of modernizing the site; but apart from tinkering around the edges like I have been I can't see it really happening. If it had more users, could make enough cash to hire a web developer then perhaps. Unfortunately those people don't want to work for internet points smiling smiley
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 19, 2024 09:59AM
Similarly; I always disliked that when you rated the last image it took you back to the first one ("Yes!"winking smiley. It should take you to a random one and you continue on from there.

Edit: Apparently that's just when voting on images. If you click "next" on the last one it takes you to a random one then carries on from there. Interesting. I should change the voting code to do the same thing.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19/01/2024 10:00AM by pulse.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 24, 2024 05:04AM
I've dropped the "Adult" forum today. Since it was around before the porn split; and now even the porn site is gone.

Would anybody miss the other forums? Should I just bin all but plus613 and general chatter?
Posted by: woberto [x] - (210.23.153.---)
Date: January 24, 2024 09:51PM
Meh, not enough users to warrant any kind of forum BUT noticeboards are important for upgrades, feedback and IOTW suggestions!
You could easily cull this BUT keep/reinstate the ability to make polls.

Posted by: pro_junior [x] - (Moderator)
Date: January 24, 2024 10:49PM
I'd say lose the topics for Photo/Art, Entertainment and Definitely the Politics topic...
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: February 11, 2024 04:41AM
Oh, obviously that was done if you didn't notice from all the time everyone spent in them posting. smiling smiley

Polls eh?

I .. hrm. Kinda thought that was here. Interesting.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (240.124.11.---)
Date: March 17, 2024 02:47AM
Still getting the 500 error on newly uploaded images when lurking.
If I log in there is no error, the recent gallery thumbnail will open in a full screen.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 18, 2024 09:44AM
Okay, I'll have to try to investigate. So; newly uploaded image, browsing without login (eg incognito/etc) gives 500; but same image when logged in works?

I just read through my comments here and it annoyed me about the mobile voting; so I've added a new box below the image, which displays on both mobile and desktop, with a group of stars you can select to vote on an image too.

Hoping that means votes will pick up some more as it'll be possible for mobile users to easily vote now. Any thoughts on the placement of the box? Should it be higher, such as above the tags etc? Should it be part of the tag box?

There's a star in the existing tag/etc box which is an "alternate way to vote".. but afaik that hasn't worked for years.

Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 18, 2024 11:26AM
Also I dunno if any of you jerks noticed, but the image title box was always significantly taller than the text within it; and didn't line up with the box to the left (image stats, etc). I've finally figured out how to make that match, so I've done that. I've also set the title to bold text. I tried centring the text within the box horizontally but .. at least on desktop browser I didn't love it.

Any thoughts on the bold?
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 18, 2024 11:38AM
Also, I've added a faint black highlight to the text around the image title, just to increase contrast.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 19, 2024 11:27PM
So I think I can reproduce the issue you're talking about woberto but .. man it's confusing.

It LOOKS to me like if an image is uploaded, you can't view it until a logged in user has viewed it. Then anon/not logged in can.

There must be something that's triggered by a logged in user viewing it.. cache population or something.. which is missing if you're not logged in.

Man. I have no fucking idea where to start on this one. And annoyingly, despite giving an error 500 nothing at all is logged on the server end. Hmm.
Posted by: quasi [x] - (71.215.80.---)
Date: March 25, 2024 07:36PM
When I log in via the little shilouetto of a man (scaramousche, scaramousche, can you do the fandango?) I'm logged back out again when I go to the gallery. Logging in via "log in" on the forum header works fine and I don't hear Queen in my head either.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 26, 2024 07:27AM
Yep. That's a completely known unknown issue.

I have abso-fucking-lutely no idea why that happens, but suffice to say if you wanna login you have to do it via forum.

The site used to have a 'login' box on the left where you could put in username/password too. That also didn't work in the same way. So I replaced it with a link to the forum login page. And THAT doesn't work. You still need to go back to the forum again.

I don't get it; and I don't know what causes it. I also don't know why it logs you out if you click on a link from a tag (eg either in the tag box, or a tag under an image). But then if you click "back" you're logged in again.

There's some stuff that I genuinely need a web developer/debugger for, because that's definitely not me; but i'm not gonna pay for one smiling smiley It's part of the charm of the site? Yeah. Let's go with that.
Posted by: quasi [x] - (71.215.80.---)
Date: March 26, 2024 01:21PM
Works for me. It's like my old car; it's been around a long time, has its little quirks, but always gets me where I'm going (Except for that one time my alternator died in the mountains ten miles from a paved road. That was no fun at all.)
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