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    Thread: Yahoo Group archive
Post: RE: Yahoo Group archive

Awesome. I'll keep you posted on any progress I make, too, if I end up getting a chance to look at this. Thanks!
xorgnz General Setting Discussion 4 81 11-27-2019, 08:05 AM
    Thread: Yahoo Group archive
Post: RE: Yahoo Group archive

Hey, WeirdMachine If you're keen on doing something to translate messages from our archives into a DB, that would be awesome. I've also extracted our archives from Yahoo and have been wanting to do s...
xorgnz General Setting Discussion 4 81 11-20-2019, 02:43 PM
    Thread: Site hacked - change your forum password
Post: RE: Site hacked - change your forum password

Thanks, Todd. I've actually been hosting the site since about 2002 when we moved it off Alan's servers at Kheper! Took six years to get the site management tools from dream to done, though - before ...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 6 75 01-07-2019, 08:37 AM
  Exclamation Thread: Site hacked - change your forum password
Post: Site hacked - change your forum password

Hello, all, You may have noticed strange behavior on the site over the last several days. This was observed and discussed in a separate thread if you to read back through it. The short version is tha...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 6 75 01-06-2019, 07:38 PM
    Thread: Change forum to use HTTPS ?
Post: RE: Change forum to use HTTPS ?

OK. It's now secured. If you find a page without the secure logo on it, let me know. There were a few pages that have mixed content on them (ie, have hard links to URLs with http:// not https://) but ...
xorgnz Suggestion Box - OA forum 5 72 07-13-2018, 09:28 AM
    Thread: Change forum to use HTTPS ?
Post: RE: Change forum to use HTTPS ?

Yes! I shall put this on my to-do list with a big red sticker to get it done ASAP.
xorgnz Suggestion Box - OA forum 5 72 07-13-2018, 03:53 AM
    Thread: The Tohulian Skyships
Post: RE: The Tohulian Skyships

Hey, guys. I fixed the missing attachments - they were uploaded during a brief period between copying files and copying the database, and I hadn't realized they existed to copy manually.
xorgnz Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 399 06-16-2018, 07:47 AM
    Thread: old.orionsarm.com is not accessible anymore
Post: RE: old.orionsarm.com is not accessible anymore

I've re-enabled the old site at http://old.orionsarm.com, and you should now be able to access it in your browser. When you do, it will prompt you for a user name and password - use oa_member / archa...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 9 107 04-03-2017, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Forum Theme update
Post: RE: Forum Theme update

That's the one. It's a free one I've modified from the myBB site, made by someone called Andreas. I guess he's made eight others. :)
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 2 25 04-03-2017, 10:57 AM
    Thread: Forum Theme update
Post: Forum Theme update

Hello, all, While working on backup thing with Stephen, I realized that a few users are still stuck using the old forum theme, which doesn't mesh properly with the new version we upgraded to a month ...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 2 25 04-03-2017, 03:42 AM
    Thread: old.orionsarm.com is not accessible anymore
Post: RE: old.orionsarm.com is not accessible anymore

Not really - most of those pages are static HTML, and re-jigging them so that they check forum membership and status would be a lot of work for very little gain. Probably the easiest option would be a...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 9 107 03-28-2017, 01:37 PM
    Thread: Information leakage from Web forums
Post: RE: Information leakage from Web forums

Easy enough to do. Forum admins - what do you think (I'm largely neutral on forum matters)?
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 7 89 03-27-2017, 04:15 PM
    Thread: old.orionsarm.com is not accessible anymore
Post: RE: old.orionsarm.com is not accessible anymore

If folks really need access to it, I could always re-enable it and add HTTP password access to prevent search robots from finding their way in. But, for now, probably best to get files from Steve. Re...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 9 107 03-27-2017, 04:14 PM
    Thread: Information leakage from Web forums
Post: RE: Information leakage from Web forums

Hey, all, The described behavior doesn't constitute a leak as far as the search engine's concerned. Google can only crawl pages that are visible to non-logged-in members of the general public. Our fo...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 7 89 03-25-2017, 02:35 PM
    Thread: Upcoming Forum Maintenance
Post: RE: Upcoming Forum Maintenance

So, I've uploaded a completely fresh theme. It's similar to the old one, and I've touched it up a little to add our logo to the header. Benefits to this version: - it's completely compatible with ve...
xorgnz The latest from Orion's Arm 13 13,332 02-28-2017, 04:45 AM
    Thread: Upcoming Forum Maintenance
Post: RE: Upcoming Forum Maintenance

Those could be fixable, but I'm not clear on the symptoms. Are you saying the buddy list link on the top is extraneous, or that something within the buddy list itself is extraneous? One of the sympto...
xorgnz The latest from Orion's Arm 13 13,332 02-28-2017, 04:05 AM
    Thread: Upcoming Forum Maintenance
Post: RE: Upcoming Forum Maintenance

Seems the problems lay fairly deep - when this forum was put together, a bunch of customizations were made that make its existing templates incompatible with current MyBB. During the update it appears...
xorgnz The latest from Orion's Arm 13 13,332 02-27-2017, 05:48 PM
    Thread: Upcoming Forum Maintenance
Post: RE: Upcoming Forum Maintenance

Hey, all. You may have noticed that the forums look different. This is because the update we ran to the forum software took it up two major versions and during the time since the old version was rel...
xorgnz The latest from Orion's Arm 13 13,332 02-27-2017, 04:13 PM
    Thread: <ADMIN> Brief outage
Post: <ADMIN> Brief outage

Hello, all, I'm briefly putting the site into maintenance mode while I make some updates to fix a bug in our site admin. The forum will remain up while I'm doing this. It should take no more than 5 ...
xorgnz Website and Content Issues 0 15 12-08-2016, 03:11 PM
    Thread: Tranquility Calendar
Post: RE: Tranquility Calendar

The Tranquility Calendar as currently defined doesn't touch on relativity or leap-seconds. As far as we know, Jeff Siggins didn't factor these into his calendar. Leap years are already vague enough th...
xorgnz General Setting Discussion 9 65 11-29-2016, 05:15 AM