ResetEra Tech Thread - 5/24/19 Site Update (Report Bugs Here)

Fat4all

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Oct 25, 2017
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hello

this aint so much a tech thing, but i figure id might as well ask here

what’s this star mean?



its the first time I’ve ever seen it, but im guessing its a new notification indicator or sommit?
 

Ghos

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Oct 25, 2017
3,120
Bright yellow stars look like they’re marking threads I’ve subscribed to... overboard for the unread feature.
 

Sanox

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Oct 25, 2017
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The star seems pointless when a read alert already has "mark unread" next to it anyway making it obvious you already read it.

Also the star doesn't go away
 

whatsinaname

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Oct 25, 2017
4,925
Isn't there colour coding already? The stars not going away immediately makes it worse than before, not an improvement.
 

Thrill_house

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Oct 27, 2017
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Not sure if this is a browser issue or something on my end but, 95% of youtube videos posted on the site will not work for me unless I click the title of the video and watch it directly on YouTube. I have had entire threads where each and every one will say "Video Unavailable". I have to refresh and watch the vid on youtube itself. Kind of annoying.

On android using chrome.
 

TC McQueen

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Oct 27, 2017
1,560
Not sure if this is a browser issue or something on my end but, 95% of youtube videos posted on the site will not work for me unless I click the title of the video and watch it directly on YouTube. I have had entire threads where each and every one will say "Video Unavailable". I have to refresh and watch the vid on youtube itself. Kind of annoying.

On android using chrome.
I've got this on Windows 10, using Firefox. Dunno if it's something on Youtube's end - I've heard they've done something related to embedding videos at specific time codes, so it might be a side effect of that.
 
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Cerium

Cerium

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Oct 23, 2017
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The search function has been fucking with me for months and I finally caught at least one example in action.
Why doesn't search find the thread I'm looking for? Does it only go back a few months?
This should now be fixed.

Still getting this error today.

Not taking any chances I've activated two-step verification, but the error still shows up. So it's something on your end guys.

Edit: and again (this at the bottom):
Weird, I'm not aware of any changes that would be causing something like this. We'll look into it.

What device/OS is this happening on?
 

ArchAngel

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Oct 25, 2017
495
Since today (30 days of device use for the login were over now) I can't login on my phone with 2FA anymore. I always get this message when using the app and even the email code!
Gladly I'm still logged in on my PC to deactivate it or I couldn't post here anymore *phew*
 

bangai-o

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Oct 27, 2017
4,181
Firefox keeps giving me this message on Era, "The active user has changed. Reload the page for the latest version."
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,842
It shows up for me when searching titles only. Tested on multiple accounts.

When I type sneak peak star wars like you did, it comes up. But that wasn't my search.
When I type sneak peak galaxy's edge, it doesn't.

The thread title is Sneak peak of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, so both should be valid searches, right? But one works and one doesn't.
 
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Cerium

Cerium

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Oct 23, 2017
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When I type sneak peak star wars like you did, it comes up. But that wasn't my search.
When I type sneak peak galaxy's edge, it doesn't.

The thread title is Sneak peak of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, so both should be valid searches, right? But one works and one doesn't.
Okay I see what the problem is. There are two types of apostrophes and, because you weren't using the same one in the title, it threw off the search.



There might be some steps we can take to improve how the search handles this, and we will try. But even if it works we'll need to rebuild the index again.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,842
Okay I see what the problem is. There are two types of apostrophes and, because you weren't using the same one in the title, it threw off the search.



There might be some steps we can take to improve how the search handles this, and we will try. But even if it works we'll need to rebuild the index again.
Weird. How does that work out? Different region keyboard layouts or something?
 

Number45

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Oct 25, 2017
2,521
Weird. How does that work out? Different region keyboard layouts or something?


On this layout there's a single quote ( ' - that most people use I think) on the key to the left of enter (with the @ symbol) and a backtick (`) on the key beneath the escape key. I've seen both used, so I'm guessing that's what is meant here.

A bit more info here too.
 

BriareosGAF

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Oct 28, 2017
887
Hm, after installing latest Firefox 68 (now 68.0.1) I'm not getting unread threads bolded for some reason. At least, I assume that's the correlation, have not tried to downgrade to see. Yeah, Chrome is working fine. I run with private browsing always on, no third party cookies, etc., so fairly secure posture, but nothing like custom Greasemonkey scripts or anything, fairly vanilla beyond that private browsing setup. Let me know if there's anything useful I can furnish to help diagnose.
 

Number45

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Oct 25, 2017
2,521
Hm, after installing latest Firefox 68 (now 68.0.1) I'm not getting unread threads bolded for some reason. At least, I assume that's the correlation, have not tried to downgrade to see. Yeah, Chrome is working fine. I run with private browsing always on, no third party cookies, etc., so fairly secure posture, but nothing like custom Greasemonkey scripts or anything, fairly vanilla beyond that private browsing setup. Let me know if there's anything useful I can furnish to help diagnose.
I have this, but intermittently. Sometimes it seems to be bolded, other times less so (there's still a difference, but it's very slight from the normal font).

Windows 10, Firefox 68.0.1.
 

BriareosGAF

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Oct 28, 2017
887
I have this, but intermittently. Sometimes it seems to be bolded, other times less so (there's still a difference, but it's very slight from the normal font).
On closer inspection it seems to be an entirely different font that is the cause, with very light bolding. No idea how the font got rotated. I don't see anything in the Firefox 68 release notes offhand.
 

AdiGrateles

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Dec 6, 2017
164
How do I sort my search results by starting from the oldest post? Is there a way to sort my search results that way?

I tried using both date options in advanced search, but they both sort results starting with the latest post.
 
Aug 26, 2018
282
This seems to have been a long-standing problem, but I'm not getting alerts most of the time. I came on the site today and had no alerts, when I should've had, like, 6 based on my watched topics. Does anyone know of a fix?
 

Cels

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Oct 26, 2017
1,644
is there a way to get the content to fill the whole width of the page when you hide the sidebars on the left and right? i could have sworn i used to be able to get it to expand all the way. currently, there is empty space on both sides even when i have hidden the two sidebars.
 

DownUnderCoder

Administrator
Dec 15, 2018
70
This seems to have been a long-standing problem, but I'm not getting alerts most of the time. I came on the site today and had no alerts, when I should've had, like, 6 based on my watched topics. Does anyone know of a fix?
By default; Alerts are only sent if you re-visit the thread after each alert. Under https://www.resetera.com/account/preferences#alerts enable "Persistent Alerts Enabled" and it'll keep throwing alerts at you as long as you have no unread alerts for a thread.
 

Mint

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Oct 26, 2017
833
Canada
Is there a trick to using the dark theme and reveal hidden images buttons in the menu on iPhone Safari? Trying to tap those buttons brings up the bottom navigation bar on Safari which makes it impossible to actually hit the links.
 

GameShrink

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Oct 29, 2017
2,667
Firefox keeps giving me this message on Era, "The active user has changed. Reload the page for the latest version."
Getting this too, along with a new error that says "Oops! We ran into some problems. Security error occurred. Please press back, refresh the page, and try again."

This occurs whenever I leave a thread page idle for a minute or two, then try to post. PC/Windows/Firefox
 

Omnipotent

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Oct 25, 2017
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I experience some really annoying rubberbanding when opening a spoiler tag or typing a post where I'll scroll away from either only to be eventually jumped back to the post i was typing or the open spoiler tag i read. This is on android firefox.

Another annoyance is when typing up a post then choosing to delete it the autosave feature makes it persist until you post a different post in tbe thread which is kind of annoying too. Perhaps we could switch that over to a manual function that you turn on and off per post rather than have it be automatic and universal.
 

Pokemaniac

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Oct 25, 2017
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I experience some really annoying rubberbanding when opening a spoiler tag or typing a post where I'll scroll away from either only to be eventually jumped back to the post i was typing or the open spoiler tag i read. This is on android firefox.
This has been happening for me on Firefox for Android for a while, too. It's very annoying because it's easy to lose my place when it happens.
 

Aarglefarg

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Oct 27, 2017
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I've also been getting the message for ages about the active user changing. Firefox, Mac OS Mojave.
 

Shoshi

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Jan 9, 2018
872
Any news regarding fixing the bug on iOS, Safari, iphone 5/SE which automatically enables/pushes the ”reading mode” option available in the upper left corner of the web search field whenever i enter a thread (75% chance)?

I’m on Black Theme and then it becomes black text on white as usual in reading mode, and pictures and certain quores dissappear. I have to wait for the site to load fully and then re-enable non-reading mode.
 
Nov 8, 2017
757
I used to be able to leave a thread and it would come back to the last post that I had not yet looked at. Now when I come back to a thread it assumes I've read all posts on that page and jumps me to the top of the next page. It no longer remembers which post I left off on and assumes that every single post on that page number has been read. This is on Safari 12.1.12 on Mac OS 10.12.6.