Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5

The Boogaloo Strikes Back

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Let's talk about the site and other things!

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Site/Off-Topic Discussion Thread 5, Brought to you by Austronesian Morphosyntactic Alignment 118 Comments [5/14/2017 5:00:10 PM]
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Submitted By: shy

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I tried different combos since you explained the whole thing like your namesake.
Thanks a bunch, SomeApe!

I meant to write in cyan but it's some sort of pinky color. I guess I used the wrong guide. I'll search the web for the right one.

I'll do more!....

How plummy!
Bein' Green!
Tickled Pink!
It worked! WOOHOO!

It works on some but not on others (like 'Papyrus'). I should find a chart of what fonts work.

Here's Size 23!

KEWL! I've mastered this!



9/28/2017 11:11:00 PM



You're welcome.
Some time ago, some FSTDTer described your posting style as colorful.
I guess this gets even more apt now.

9/30/2017 6:44:29 AM





I also LOVE Rainbows!....

....and the color PINK!....

....and kitties!

9/30/2017 9:51:47 AM


I suspect that a certain Tadpole has returned...:

...or it could be Chopurcockov. Either way, the above requires the Mjolnir treatment. But at least this retard's BS is quoteworthy: in RSTDT.


Looking 20% cooler already! /)^3^(\

10/1/2017 3:22:17 PM


I just removed some spammer. His IP was not a number. It was "lol fail". How is that even possible?

10/2/2017 6:21:20 AM


Seems that a certain Amphibitard is needing his dose of Mjolnir again.

10/4/2017 4:40:36 PM


Sorry for not replying to the comments! I've been checking them every day and taking care of stuff that needs to be fixed if another mod hasn't already.

Also, I am about to redo the database indexes from scratch in a last ditch effort to speed things up for the last 3-4 months we're still here with the old host and code. I've got indexing as close to as optimized as it can be without using up all the database space we have (or being so super-indexed that the time spent keeping up with the indexes negates any performance gain), but there are still a few other things I can do. The site may be a bit slow (even by its current standard) in the meantime.

Edit: Done!! Things should be at least a little bit faster now. Searching for quotes by Fundie, Board, and Comment Author is quite noticeably faster on my end at least, despite still being pretty slow — and I'd like to know if searching by those things is faster on your end too, as well as whether the rest of the site in general feels any snappier.

10/7/2017 12:16:36 PM


How is that even possible?

That was not a rhetoric question, by the way.

10/10/2017 7:45:47 AM

I am fairly certain that this quote is a joke post from a bisexual person. It's making fun of biphobia, not bisexuals.

10/12/2017 11:35:08 AM


@2104541: Deleted.

@SomeApe: Sorry I didn't reply to this sooner! I edited this cretin's comments to say the opposite of what they originally did, and I changed its IP address to "lol fail" to prevent it from editing them. I banned its actual IP before I changed it. I have a juvenile mind.

IP addresses are stored in the database as strings of text, so I can use a little SQL magic and change them to whatever I want, provided it's less than 16 characters. The FSTDT code doesn't mind as long as I don't try to ban strings that are not IPs. If I try to do that, the banhammer code throws an error because it doesn't know what to do with an IP address that contains something other than digits, periods, question marks, or asterisks.

(The question marks and asterisks are called "wildcards." They let me banhammer a range of IPs without needing to add all the IPs in the range manually. The reason I don't let other mods use this is because I'm afraid they'll be overzealous with it. I'll add code to the new site that lets mods use wildcards, too, but limit the range they can ban to the last three digits of an IP.)

@Everyone: We're making progress on the new site, but we're going to miss the planned November release by probably a couple months. I was way too indecisive about what programming language to use. I ultimately decided on Elixir with the Phoenix web framework because Pyro has awesome taste in programming languages, but I've had to spent a lot of time learning it. Initializing databases and writing queries using Ecto is completely new to me, so is letting the regular code do that instead of using raw SQL, so I've been trying to adapt to it. I'm still probably going to initialize the new database with a plain SQL script, though.

10/12/2017 6:31:50 PM


Ah, that explains a lot, shy! Thanks!

I wish you all a happy ! Don't let superstition force the decisions you make in life! Like those idiots who build hotels without a 13th floor or cruise ships without a 13th deck. That's really stupid. Don't do that. 13 is a number like 12 and 14 and we mustn't discriminate it. ;)

10/13/2017 12:41:57 AM



13 is a number like 12 and 14 and we mustn't discriminate it

Ah, but 13 is not like 12 and 14. 13 is prime, so we discriminate it in the best way possible.

10/16/2017 8:48:06 PM


Ha! Good one :)

10/18/2017 6:18:55 AM


Could we get the top 100s back for each individual site section?

Two additional suggestions:

Could we get a top 10 quotes a month for each section? Each month we could have the top 10 list would reset.

Could we get a similar top 25 list for each section?

The reasonsI suggest these are because it would allow the top 100 list (or top 250 list if we keep it) to be more dynamic as it would allow newer posts to receive more attention, increasing their chances of making it to he top 100 or 250. It would also make voting on the top quotes of the year easier if a backlog of these top 10 and 25 lists is kept.

10/20/2017 1:39:41 PM


We have quite a special visitor:

ETA: *high-fives Anon-e-Moose*

10/24/2017 7:57:07 AM



10/30/2017 9:16:50 PM


We have an Exceptional Individual:

Time to test Mjolnir on a certain Croat Scroat's testicles. >:D


2Spooky4him. And that's just George Papadopoulos. >:D

2Spoopy4me. /)^3^(\

10/31/2017 3:55:01 PM


@Everyone who reported "It": Thank you for reporting It. I'll let It stay a little while longer. The filter already ate some of Its posts, as did the banned IP list.

@dxdydz: Already got something like that in mind for the elusive new site I keep talking about. Give me a few months.

@Everyone: Gonna sit down and (hopefully) do some serious coding this week. I have Thursdays, Fridays, and the weekends free. When I have work, I come home bone tired (at least mentally) and don't really feel like doing anything, meaning whatever I churn out will be half-assed shit anyway. You guys can check out the progress (and code!) at our GitHub repository. (It's mostly full of test stuff right now.) If you want to help out, see here.

When I get off of work today, I'll throw up a couple of metaposts: one explaining all of this and another for nominating categories for the 2017 FSTDT Awards.

Edit: Got the metapost for the latter up! Will add a link to it to the main page when I get home from work. But if you're reading this, feel free to go ahead snd start commenting.

11/1/2017 12:38:56 AM

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