Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5

The Boogaloo Strikes Back

Quote# 127163

Let's talk about the site and other things!

Post feedback, issues, random comments, death threats, etc. here like in all the other Site/Off-Topic discussion threads.

Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5, Brought to you by Austronesian Morphosyntactic Alignment 13 Comments [5/14/2017 5:00:10 PM]
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shy

I let the last S/OTDT go on wayyy too long. From now on, I'll go back to sticking to ~100-125 comments before I create a new thread instead of 255 like last time. I'll also post links to all the previous S/OTDTs a little later.

Also, paging @pyro. We need get down to dev bisness in the IRC one day this week.

5/14/2017 5:06:18 PM

shy

I might actually be able to "hack" Unicode support into the current site using client-side JavaScript. I'm going to look into it today. Basically, it involves hooking into the onclick event of the subbmit button so it looks for any characters whose codepoint is > 255 (i.e. all non-extended-ASCII characters), then converts them to their codepoint and encloses them in a [char] YsCode. After that, call the form's submit() method. I'm almost certain this will work, but I want to make sure it doesn't throw any browsers for a loop, because overriding the default behavior of submit buttons and forms is kind of dirty and naughty.

5/14/2017 10:04:02 PM

shy

φυνδῑς σει θῑ δαρνδεστ θιγγς!

/fʌndiːz seɪ̯ ðiː dæɹndɛst θiːŋɡz/

It's working!! 😁 But it has some trouble with certain emoji, though I figured it would because they use codepoints that exceed JavaScript's maximum possible codepoint value. I'll work those kinks out a little later today. I may have to manually encode emoji or create an emoji YsCode.

I should also fix it so it works backwards when you go back and try to edit your text, but that'll be a bit more work and trickier than working forwards.

Edit: Turned it off for the time being because it's causing problems for some people posting comments. This is why I said messing with form behavior with JavaScript is naughty. I'll probably re-implement this a bit later as a "Convert Unicode" button, so people can still use it without it causing problems.

5/15/2017 12:40:36 AM



ði?

5/15/2017 10:59:31 AM

pyro

@shy How's Saturday sound?

5/15/2017 4:59:51 PM

shy

Sure.

5/16/2017 1:03:48 AM

creativerealms

I think someone logged in as me.

http://www.fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=127191

#2052918

I wish I posted that image but I can't take credit for it.

5/16/2017 5:42:45 PM



Quote #127229 is a repeat of quote #101257. The newer one should probably be deleted.

5/17/2017 10:12:45 AM

Kanzenkankaku

Death threats?

Uhhh. How about, make the new site really pretty or I'm going to slit your throat in your fucking sleep?

lol JK

5/17/2017 5:58:56 PM

shy

@creativerealms: I'm gonna blame this on a glitch in the matrix for now, since I don't see an unusual session cookie for you. But if you see it again, definitely let me know, and we'll change your password. Do you have a roommate or somebody else that might be using your computer?

From the IRC:

[10:52pm] Kanzen: Because that's the only explanation I can think of that wouldn't involve somebody else stealing his password or that sorta thing. Because that would probably have been detected on your end.
[10:52pm] shy: yeah that’s what i am thinking
[10:52pm] shy: …or could it be… THE MANDELA EFFECT???
[10:53pm] Kanzen: dun dun DUUUUUUUUN


@2053380: Fixed. thanks for pointing those out.

@Kanzenkankaku: Death threats will get the new site done in a hurry, but it'll likely be buggy as hell 'cause of it.

5/17/2017 7:43:24 PM

pyro

http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=127259

The link is broken.

5/18/2017 8:21:39 AM

creativerealms

It's possible I was still signed on at work that day. The system does not reset until the next day. I just have to remember that from now. Still I wish I posted that image.

5/18/2017 8:22:35 AM

shy

@pyro: Someone didn't fill out the submission form correctly. fix0red. Thanks for pointing it out. (I know I say that every time, but I really am grateful for you guys pointing stuff out so it can be fixed, no matter how minor.)

5/18/2017 9:16:31 AM

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