Bugs with the new BBS system

Fixed and deployed now! Sorry about that. cc @Purplecat

wut? \ _ (ツ) _/¯

We have some serious duplicates coming over from the BB side. @sam is looking at it, and he will fix these manually until we come up with a solution.

Every time I’m notified of new posts in the Welcome to BBS thread, clicking on the blue circle takes me to this post from last month. In addition, the blue circle usually indicates the wrong number of new posts. Today I saw a 3 when there was only 1 new post. So far I’ve only noticed the blue circle count be incorrect on that topic.

And while I’m here… from time to time the Unread indicator tells me there’s one more tracked topic with new posts than there really is. So I’ll visit the main page, see Unread (3), click on that, and find only two tracked topics waiting for me.

Edit: Just to note, this is with Firefox 22 on Windows 7.

BBS is now a little bit too wide.

Indeed, #dickbar had too much padding. Removed left and right padding since its width is set as 100%.

I was reading through a topic when I used “quote-reply” to reply to someone (yes, this was before I had read through the entire topic). This pushed me down to the bottom of the topic. I clicked the up arrow to go back to where I was, but when I scroll down it does not load the comments in between mine and those that were already loaded. [In other words, I quote-reply to post #15, thus creating post #77 and pushing me down to the end of the topic. I click on the quote, which leads me back to #15. I try scrolling to read the posts between #15 and #77, but it skips from #20 to #77.]

This should not be happening, right?

info: Firefox 22.0 on Windows 7


So…what is Automattic? I see it’s something to do with WordPress.

I run Disconnect although I generally forget to look at it. I noticed that BBS is pointing a lot of requests my way from that site but if I block it, it all still seems to work fine. So what’s it for?

Avatars through http://gravatar.com. We are working on a change to bring local avatars in for those that prefer it.

@fireshadow and @fiddlingfrog we will look at that. In the latter case, destroying spammers (which removes their posts/topics) can lead to some inconsistencies with unread counts in some cases…

When will it support mobile? The rest of boingboing.net works really well on smartphones.

Search for the word “mobile”, or browse the meta category.

Ok. I guess that’ll have to wait until I get to my desktop.

What device are you on? I can search and browse adequately from my iPhone 5, though there is some manual zooming necessary.

not sure what’s going on here here vis-a-vis the avatars.

Reported bug. @sam knows about it:


@Ajarn @sam no, i don’t care about how small the avatars are, the bug is that they don’t match the proper person. look again. “In reply to Boundegar” but the comment is Jandrese’s. Why would s/he reply to himself? Obv it’s Boundegar’s comment. if you click thru to the permalink (which is why included it) you’ll see that the comment is attributed to J at the top of the thread, too.

This is a bug caused by a post being deleted, @eviltrout can you have a look at it?

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something weird happened to me today in the avatar thread

I made an avatar for WearySky, dragged the files into the reply box and hit reply. then, from that thread, I navigated away from BBS for a while. did not go to my profile, went directly to another webpage. did not pass go, did not collect $200 dollars.

when I came back a while later, MY avatar had been changed to the file I gave WearySky. I opened up my profile and switched it back without any issues. But we both had the same avatar for a while, which is pretty wack.

guess I’ll shout out @zogstrip here, too since I’m inferring he made the avatar upload feature?

Discourse isn’t letting me simultaneously bold and italicize that “MY” i wrote up there like it usually does: but maybe it’ll do it when I post?

Yeah that bold and italic issue is a new parser bug. We changed parsers recently.

The other thing you’re describing sounds like a local-to-your-machine browser file caching freakout, not a Discourse problem.

well, if people suddenly start flagging me because my avatar is one of the images from my pron folder, you’ll know what happened…