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by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 79
Views: 4112

Re: https certificates?

The https flash YouTube links work on my phone in chrome, none of the others do.
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 79
Views: 4112

Re: https certificates?

Yup - you need to use https on those - it's not going to like mixing insecure scripts with secure web pages. Stardot is enforcing https now as it means you can't send your password in plain text, which means that it's less likely to get intercepted and therefore less likely that your personal inform...
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 79
Views: 4112

Re: https certificates?

tricky wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:11 pm
I've just noticed that all my embedded videos have disappeared since it doesn't seem possible to access our pages with http, only https - I guess I have some editing to do!
Can you link to an example one?

d.
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4634
Views: 311949

Re: Today I received.....

Wow - good work :D
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acorn machine
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Wanted: Acorn machine

The cheapest option is probably the Electron "Elk", and can have most of the beeb add-ons, but I don't really know much about it or the Archimedes range. The elk is "BBC Like" but it really is its own machine - with expansions it can do many similar things, but the hardware is fundamentally differe...
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana Dual 5 1/4 floppy drive
Replies: 29
Views: 832

Re: Cumana Dual 5 1/4 floppy drive

There's a metal plate attached to the drive head by a small piece of foam. The foam deteriorates and the head cover falls off and jams the mechanism. The covers add weight to the heads and it will perform better with them in place. You'll need to work out a replacement for the foam and re-fix ideally.
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 659

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

:lol: We don't know if it works yet! :D

(Thanks! :D)
by danielj
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

Not with the setup we've got (believe me, we'd have put it into action and saved the hassle if it did). Also, posts are viewed pretty much instantly by the various feeds that come out of the forum software. The above really are the only two options on offer. To mitigate though, there's an improved d...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

You can change the frequency of that in your control panel or turn it off completely.

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by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

CMcDougall wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 pm
for mods, if you delete the last post or a thread it asks why, so I put Err (error), or Dup (duplicate)
That's fine - it shows up in the logs.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Och, no need! It's not really anyone's fault other than the people selling the darn things for that purpose - I used one a fair few years back in a tight spot and destroyed an IC - fortunately just a 74LS, but it certainly stuck with me!
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Elminster wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Oh right I don’t tend to use that one to be fair, I use the plunger one, which you hold against the board and the ones that put them in.
That'd be better as it levers against something and won't suddenly "give" :)

d.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Can’t say I have had an issue, I have damage things with screw drivers though. Mileage varies I guess Gently and carefully with the screwdriver and you'll be unlikely to have a problem. JGH summed up why these things are potential chip killers quite nicely: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.p...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

When you edit a post there should be a box at the bottom allowing you to enter the reason for the edit? Or is that only for mods?

d.

Edit: Only mods can enter a reason for the edit - so basically this will just show you where mods/admins have edited a post.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

I'll point out here too - there's a new forum style that can be used to mute the edit line in all situations other than when someone's entered a reason for the edit they've made. Select it in the user control panel:
new-board-style.png
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

OK - you can choose a theme, or style, in the UCP that only shows you the edit line when someone's entered a reason for their edit:
new-board-style.png
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

That was mentioned earlier, but it's a bit of a no-goer really, we don't wish to get into telling people they can't change things. I just checked vcfed - that clocks up an edit no matter what, much as we do here. Let me stick in the new theme and see how it looks.
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

Then we'll get people complaining about there being a hidden setting that lets people view edit counts! (and that will be the complaint even if we put it in a sticky announcement). edit: I realise this sounds slightly flippant, but these are the things we weigh up and toy with up every time we flip ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

I have had a look over lunch, it does seem fairly easy to make a forum theme based on the current one that omits the edited message footer unless someone puts something in the reason box. If this sounds like it would mitigate most concerns then I'll put that into play this evening - it will require...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

I have had a look over lunch, it does seem fairly easy to make a forum theme based on the current one that omits the edited message footer unless someone puts something in the reason box. If this sounds like it would mitigate most concerns then I'll put that into play this evening - it will require ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

I have a set of these for inserting and extracting. https://www.jonard.com/Products/WK-7-IC-InsertionExtraction-Kit I'd strongly advise against using this: https://www.jonard.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?p={1AF7BD48-1DE3-4602-8850-9B22843999A4} I've seen more ICs destroyed by these than removed ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Hi James :) No such thing as stupidity, everything is a learning process. 1) How close was I to completing the original installation before I panicked or was I way off and doing it all wrong? ROM in, connect cable, away you go. You shouldn't have got a beep/flashing cursor, the beeb will still work ...
by danielj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

@Richard - having had a chat with a couple of people, this is my understanding too, and that the behaviour was lost after the hack and upgrade. I'm quite happy to have a look at creating an alternative theme that doesn't show this information (that seems within the bounds of my abilities), but the f...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

MartinB wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:53 pm
No, I'm not clear on this....
Daniel wrote:....we want people to be able to edit any post as they see fit (this is the way it's always been).
That was specifically in relation to a suggestion that we time-limit how long people have to edit posts... We don't want to do that, and we've never done that.
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

That's a top tip! - can the same be done in Chrome?

d.
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

So, there's a poll there now! Please vote! :)
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: Post Edits

I should add, I'm not going to vote in this!
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Post Edits

So far as we can tell here, there are two choices given the way the forum software is currently set up. We appreciate there are other options which involve allowing editing of the head posts and not other posts, but we want people to be able to edit any post as they see fit (this is the way it's alw...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

I should add - it's really not about being not too keen! I think the compromise would be perfect, but without modifying the forum code or writing/modifying a module (which I'm personally incapable of doing as I don't know PHP or anything about the deep inner workings of phpbb, and also don't have th...
by danielj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 671

Re: Post editing

I can, I think, only make them visible to mods and admins - but other people do want to see them too as has been suggested in this thread. It's going to be impossible to please everyone on this one, and I don't think any of us are paid enough to work out a bespoke solution (I note it's already chewe...