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Thank you! I hadn't noticed the "details" dropdown.
I had not noticed it either. Great tip and a reminder to look closely to see the awesome results of all the changes, enhancements, etc
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I had not noticed it either. Great tip and a reminder to look closely to see the awesome results of all the changes, enhancements, etc
To be fair, it's light gray text on a slightly-lighter-gray background. Not exactly standing out.
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Listing "topic author" next to the name of the person who starts a thread all the way through each thread. Sometimes it gets confusing as to who asked a question once a "debate" starts in the responses.

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This and sometimes I also miss the contents of the very first post when replying somewhere along a long thread.
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I see the value, but I am definitely not in a position to sign up for human indexing. There's just so much data in our database.

This strikes me as something that the wiki can (or should) be used for, though. It was always the intent that the wiki should take advantage of the many-hands-makes-light-work principal, but in practice, very few people make edits.
Yes, using the wiki for something like that would be awesome. And also yes, it totally shouldn't be you. Something like that definitely should be a group effort.
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New suggestion.

How about removing 'Reviews' from the 'Reference' section of the 'Forum Index'. In 15 years it has only had 27 New Topics started on it.

There is already a 'Reference' section under 'Wiki', so why not simply put 'Reviews' under 'Wiki' and give 'Wiki' it's own title at the bottom of the Forum Index. Or substitute 'Reviews' for something more useful, e.g. 'Maintenance Videos' and link any video clips that have been posted by members into this section.
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How about removing 'Reviews' from the 'Reference' section of the 'Forum Index'. In 15 years it has only had 27 New Topics started on it.
Completely reasonable request. The review section never really got off the ground. Time to put it out of its misery.
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There is already a 'Reference' section under 'Wiki', so why not simply put 'Reviews' under 'Wiki' and give 'Wiki' it's own title at the bottom of the Forum Index. Or substitute 'Reviews' for something more useful, e.g. 'Maintenance Videos' and link any video clips that have been posted by members into this section.
I'll probably just move the reviews back into General Discussion, where they will disappear like tears in the rain. I might move the Wiki Discussion into reference, though. I'll have to think about it.

Also, the admin panel of this website (where such changes are made) has been broken for ages. Almost all the functionality that it used to contain has been moved to more modern interfaces that the mods and I use, except the bit that lets you create, delete, and rearrange subforums and categories. That's how long it's been since we changed the forum organization.

So it should be interesting to see if I can do this modification without the help of the admin panel.
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The "OP" flag is a nice touch!
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Listing "topic author" next to the name of the person who starts a thread all the way through each thread. Sometimes it gets confusing as to who asked a question once a "debate" starts in the responses.
This is now complete. The OP of the topic gets a purple corner-banner-thingy in the upper left corner of the author section.

On mobile layouts, there isn't any room there to use (the avatar occupies the whole left side) so I am using a lozenge (like the "NEW" lozenge) on the right-hand side. The color is the same purple.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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I may not be remembering well. There used to be a time I could attach pictures to PMS. It would be nice to have that back.
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I may not be remembering well. There used to be a time I could attach pictures to PMS. It would be nice to have that back.
We removed that feature. It was way, way too much of a legal and ethical liability. It won't be coming back.
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I totally understand. Thank you for your quick response.
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In the Forum Index, would it be possible to modify the Last Post box to include time as the individual forums do? Another idea could be to make the speech bubbles grey for no new posts or full color if someone has added a new post.

At a glance, you'd know if anything new has been added to a particular forum, and if anyone has made comments to exsisting posts since your last visit. It would save clicks.
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In the Forum Index, would it be possible to modify the Last Post box to include time as the individual forums do?
Yes.
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Another idea could be to make the speech bubbles grey for no new posts or full color if someone has added a new post.
That's already the case. A forum with no unread posts will have gray speech bubbles. (You might have to do hit "Mark All Read" on a few subforums to see this, as even fairly old unread posts will trigger the "unread" status).
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That's already the case. A forum with no unread posts will have gray speech bubbles. (You might have to hit "Mark All Read" on a few subforums to see this, as even fairly old unread posts will trigger the "unread" status).
I'ma gonna do that right now. Thanks!
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The "OP" flag is a nice touch!
I agree! Miguel
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I didn't take the time to search, but I seem to remember him pushing the limits of your patience on this subject. Much like the absurdly and ridiculously and hilariously numerous nested quotes.
I don't recall him being the motivation for removing polls. He did have various episodes where he seemed to go off into the weeds (posting drunk? IDK) but I know (knew) him offline and liked him regardless.

Just like I liked M@. Sometimes, the people you know IRL don't fit into the online world so neatly. It gets sticky really really quickly.
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Man, I miss him and his whacky sense of humor.
I don't think I ever realized that you were such a connoisseur of chaos. How did I miss that?

Hey, I think that might be a candidate for a title.
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Perhaps just can create a how to make modern Vespa better discussion group. When is this going to end? You have been monopolizing the forum for over a month. For good reason but hell is full of good intentions. We need some space. For those people who want modern vespa back
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Perhaps just can create a how to make modern Vespa better discussion group. When is this going to end? You have been monopolizing the forum for over a month. For good reason but hell is full of good intentions. We need some space. For those people who want modern vespa back
I'm not sure what you're asking here, Max. You want me to not participate in the forum?
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I'm not sure what you're asking here, Max. You want me to not participate in the forum?
No hon. I am suggesting that you create a how to make modern vespa better discussion group so we can have our general discussion back to our general members without your monopolizing. Have I made myself clear?
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No hon. I am suggesting that you create a how to make modern vespa better discussion group so we can have our general discussion back to our general members without your monopolizing. Have I made myself clear?
Them new yellow sh*t kickers waders? Razz emoticon
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Wtf? Jealous much?
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ROFL emoticon ROFL emoticon ROFL emoticon Clap emoticon
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Wtf? Jealous much?
I think I could say the same to you, Max. It must be rough not being the center of attention.
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General Max wrote:
No hon. I am suggesting that you create a how to make modern vespa better discussion group so we can have our general discussion back to our general members without your monopolizing. Have I made myself clear?
I believe an ignore/hide thread toggle might be a useful addition.
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I believe an ignore/hide thread toggle might be a useful addition.
I think that should cost 1 roundel.
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How about removing 'Reviews' from the 'Reference' section of the 'Forum Index'. In 15 years it has only had 27 New Topics started on it.
This is now complete. The topics have been redistributed and the Reference section has been re-purposed for the Wiki discussion subforum.
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How much adulation and clamor do you really need? Don't you think it's about time for you to stop. Do your s*** for the software but we don't need to know each and every step of the way.
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In the Forum Index, would it be possible to modify the Last Post box to include time as the individual forums do?
This is now complete. The relative time (such as "10m ago") is now included under the name of the last poster in a given subforum.
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Another wish is to have 'Mark All Read' at the bottom of the sub-forum index alongside 'New Topic".
This has now been restored.
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What should Jess fix next?

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How about a toggle to dark mode so I can read MV in the middle of the night without waking up the missus? It gets hot hiding under the comforter!
Night mode browser plugin will do this for whatever site your looking at. Alternatively, we sleep in separate beds at Casa Adrian so we both sleep much better at night and don't wake one another in the morning. Highly recommended.
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Could image upload be augmented to support SVGs?

The use case I have in mind are the Scooted maps in everyones signatures. Would be cool to have them consistently be the right resolution (with smaller file sizes to boot).
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Could image upload be augmented to support SVGs?
Seems reasonable. I will add it to my investigations list. It might have to wait for the interconnected wysiwyg editor / inline image upload upgrade, as most of the current attachment code will likely get thrown out the window.
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This has now been restored.
Ta muchly.
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Just in case you all were wondering where these suggestions go, they go into my notebook(s). I had most of my MV notes (and there were a lot of them) in my 2020 bullet journal, but that was kind of messy and inappropriate, and it was almost full.

Yesterday I started a brand-new notebook for MV. It's the one on the bottom.
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Am I reading this right? You want to get rid of cookies? Are you looking into something like Keycloak?
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Am I reading this right? You want to get rid of cookies? Are you looking into something like Keycloak?
I knew someone would squint and try to read the details

I did actually eliminate most of the cookies MV uses. We used to have 3 or 4 different cookies for logged in users, and maybe one or two for anonymous users.

Now we have 1 login cookie token for registered users, and zero cookies for anonymous users that have never logged in.

Anonymous users (and crawlers) are tracked only for the duration of their session, and strictly by a combination of IP address and user agent. If two anonymous users are at the same IP address and using the same browser user agent, they are considered the same session. As these are anonymous sessions, it doesn't matter -- there is no differentiation of the data each of them are seeing, any more than there would be if they had different IP addresses.

This helps greatly to comply with the essential-cookies-only part of the EU cookie regulations, as the only cookie used is the single login token.

You can examine the token if you like -- it's just an MD5 hash.
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