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New tweaks to Fark User Profiles (My Fark)
Posted by Mike at 2007-11-24 10:33:32 PM, edited 2007-11-25 12:22:41 PM (0 comments) | Permalink

Some new user profile tweaks are coming shortly:

- Several sections have been reshuffled vertically, so that the Recent Post history, Recent Submission history, and Favorite Links sections are all next to each other. It also puts the TotalFark status section closer to the top.

- The link formatting in those 3 sections will look more like the main page (topic icons, link icons, etc).

- A few additional editable profile fields will be added. Still working on that one.

- The "hidden" option next to things like email, name, location will grow an additional "show only to other TotalFarkers" option
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Next problem
Posted by Mike at 2007-11-17 1:00:46 AM, edited 2007-11-23 7:44:37 PM (0 comments) | Permalink

OK, now that the connectivity issue is solved, on to the next issue: some people are randomly getting "uh, which article do you wanna read" when trying to post comments. I know generally what is causing this, but not specifically (wow, can I vague that up a little?)... but I THINK this can only happen if you're using Firefox and an as-of-yet-unknown combination of plugins. If you can reproduce it in Safari or IE or Opera I would love to hear about it because that'll help me narrow down where the issue is.

(The issue has to do with the form variable name for the comments box changing a few weeks back -- something somewhere is trying to put comment text in the old variable AND the new one. I've checked the source for our own quote buttons and for Farky, Farkit, Farkode, and can't find any problems in any of them yet.)

UPDATE: Seems to be people using an older version of FarkIt.
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Boobies
Posted by Mike at 2007-11-14 4:39:37 PM, edited 2007-11-26 1:31:41 AM (3 comments) | Permalink

Might as well get my boobies out of the way here in this here blog thingie. This is where I'll be dumping the occasional note about Fark tech stuff.

(For those that don't know, I'm the guy that fixes stuff when it breaks, and sometimes breaks stuff when it's fixed. Usually the latter.)

We also have an outage page over at http://beerspill.fark.com/ for when the more serious tech problems come up (i.e. site down for hours, etc).

First actual order of nerdly business: several people have reported problems with reaching Fark via dialup connections for the last week or two. (Yeah, I know... but some people cannot get DSL, cable, or wireless.) I have a pretty good theory on this but I'm still researching this one to be sure.

[EDIT: OK, turns out my theory was wrong. So was my second one. I did finally find the problem -- looks like TSO doesn't work quite right. Ended up being a device driver bug; I reported it to Intel and they've fixed it]
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