DONATE AND HELP IN OUR SITE OVERHAUL/UPDATE

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Re: DONATE AND HELP IN OUR SITE OVERHAUL/UPDATE

#126 Post by fiddlesticks » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:10 pm

Bravo! I think it looks great.

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#127 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:12 am

Thanks so much for all your hard work!
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[*]The site also keeps track of who participated in certain supplements. So, if you want to find Tony Rayns' commentaries you can search for them here
That must have been quite a job! I can imagine the exponentially growing number of Tony Rayns commentaries crashing any computer attempting to catalogue them just like the situation at the the end of The Andromeda Strain!

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#128 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:54 am

Just looking at the main page on desktop and think it looks just spiffy - I also like that the "list of licensors" field now has info from all the specialty labels, albeit still a work in progress, it's actually one of the features I most value on this site and having it expanded is great! A lot of the other stuff is really exciting, too. Thanks for working on it, Chris!

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#129 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:58 am

I dig the mobile version. I no longer have to use tapatalk which was giving my phone problems. Lots of great info on site. Kudos Chris

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#130 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:52 pm

Ribs wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:54 am
Just looking at the main page on desktop and think it looks just spiffy - I also like that the "list of licensors" field now has info from all the specialty labels, albeit still a work in progress, it's actually one of the features I most value on this site and having it expanded is great! A lot of the other stuff is really exciting, too. Thanks for working on it, Chris!
Yes, I'll be filling this all in as I get more data in, though only where I can verify. I'll also have a page up at some point for visitors/users to make suggestions/corrections to data, including licensing info.
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That must have been quite a job! I can imagine the exponentially growing number of Tony Rayns commentaries crashing any computer attempting to catalogue them just like the situation at the the end of The Andromeda Strain!
This is actually the most time consuming aspect from a data entry aspect, and though I think I've refactored my queries well enough, as the data grows I'll have to keep my eye on things to make sure it doesn't bog down the sites. I know I'm not getting everybody with each feature as well (because this also includes documentaries, interviews, and so on, and a lot is based on what the label lists themselves) but it will build up over time.

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#131 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:55 pm

It looks great, Chris! One suggestion probably far too late to implement, but it took me a while to figure out how to find the packaging pix in your reviews. I don’t know how much your readers use that function, but it does seem kind of buried as it is now

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#132 Post by cdnchris » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:57 pm

Yes, that's something I need to fix (I overlooked that, along with a couple of other things that I will be fixing)

Another thing I forgot to point out is that while screen shots and packaging pictures can be opened in full screen on mobile devices, iOS devices are a bit buggy/spotty at the moment. I've been researching how to fix this.

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#133 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:27 pm

Very pleased you have been able to implement the "https" secure setting. After blocking a number of malware attempts, my virus protection no longer wanted me to access the site!

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#134 Post by perkizitore » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:41 pm

I still get 'connection not secure' on Firefox and I even have HTTPS Everywhere installed.

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#135 Post by cdnchris » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:32 pm

Even if you visit https://www.criterionforum.org directly? I don't have a redirect set up yet so going to the old URL will keep you on the non-ssl site.

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#136 Post by perkizitore » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:33 pm

cdnchris wrote:
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Even if you visit https://www.criterionforum.org directly? I don't have a redirect set up yet so going to the old URL will keep you on the non-ssl site.
It works, it happened because I was using an old bookmark.

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#137 Post by Ribs » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:10 pm

Am I the only one who's seen the site be down *a lot* since the update happened last week? I know it's just part of web management that downtime will happen sometimes but it's been several times a day the site seems to be down for several minutes. Is this something you're looking into, Chris?

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#138 Post by cdnchris » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:14 pm

I know it went down a couple of times as I fiddled with things but haven't seen it otherwise. The forum is going down, too?

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#139 Post by ando » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:24 pm

Thanks for all the years, Chris.

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#140 Post by RIP Film » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:12 pm

I don't seem to be able to create threads for some reason.

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#141 Post by knives » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:14 pm

No one is allowed to.

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#142 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Members are heavily restricted from making new threads. Please add to existing discussion. It is highly unlikely any new thread needs to be created, please do a board search and find an appropriate place to start a discussion. Feel free to PM me or any other mod for additional guidance

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#143 Post by cdnchris » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:13 pm

The site should now redirect everyone to SSL/HTTPS automatically. If anyone experiences any issues possibly around this please let me know.

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#144 Post by The Pachyderminator » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:13 pm
The site should not redirect everyone to SSL/HTTPS automatically. If anyone experiences any issues possibly around this please let me know.
Is this meant to say "should now redirect"? If so, it's not working for me. (That is, I can load the HTTPS version if I manually fix the URL, but the redirection from HTTP doesn't happen.)

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#145 Post by cdnchris » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:37 pm

Should be "now" (and I fixed it).

Odd. Though it shouldn't matter, what browser are you using?

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#146 Post by The Pachyderminator » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:46 pm

Firefox on Android. I can try it on desktop when I get home. However, on a second look, it does redirect properly on the site's home page, just not on the forum.

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#147 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:47 pm

It doesn’t redirect to secured for me on my iPhone using Safari

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#148 Post by senseabove » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:58 pm

Same. Non-forum URLs (bare domain, /Videos, /Calender, info pages for particular releases, etc.) redirect to https, but anything at /forum doesn't. Mac desktop using Chrome.

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#149 Post by cdnchris » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:39 am

OK! I think I figured out the issue with the forum. Please let me know if anyone is still not being redirected.

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#150 Post by perkizitore » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:23 am

I have problems with accessing the site on Firefox, the graphics seem shifted and I cannot click on any threads.

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