Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5

The Boogaloo Strikes Back

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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 14 Comments [5/14/2017 5:00:10 PM]
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Submitted By: shy

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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


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


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


5/15/2017 10:59:31 AM


@shy How's Saturday sound?

5/15/2017 4:59:51 PM



5/16/2017 1:03:48 AM


I think someone logged in as me.


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


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


@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


The link is broken.

5/18/2017 8:21:39 AM


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


@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


Someone is in need of death: internet, at least:

Pharaoh Bastethotep

1488 appears to be our old "friend" the Croatian Motherfucker Wannabe

Wouldn't surprise me if '88' was He Who Must Not Be Named.

He's certainly in need of more than mere 'Threats'.

Just drop Mjolnir on him from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. [/"Aliens"]

5/24/2017 6:41:36 PM

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