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Anyone notice any DP Site Irregularities?

We updated the DP's software last night to a version that should be less resource intensive, i.e. faster. We did a lot of testing, but apparently we didn't catch everything.

One consequence is that the "Who's Online" block on the front page doesn't count visitors anymore. That's kind of sad, but it is a trade off for more power.

Neverquit also noticed that the ReCaptcha isn't working on the signup page, which effectively means that new registration is down until we figure out what's up with that.

(I'm not taking that Captcha off, because the site would be overrun with spam bots instantly. Can you hear them, chanting at the gates of the DP? "Viagra! Cialis! Cheap Rolex!")

Bigmike noticed something too, and I'm wondering if anyone else has. If you notice anything weird, please report it here. And if you'd like to help keep this huge electronic billboard on the side of the global information superhighway glowing, please donate to the cause here.

Many thanks to you all.



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Yeah, as a matter of fact....

I just noticed that one of my posts ("The Virtual Conspiracy")was just "updated" when I know I didn't do anything to it.

Would that count as an "irregularity"?

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I opened it back up for comments

at Liberty_Belle's request. All the old posts got locked last year when I had kind of a disastrous site upgrade done by a contract programmer.

Occasionally I get requests to open up the new threads; LB emailed me - that's the only thing I changed.

Just curious - how did you know it was 'updated?'

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Michael

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probably said in red "updated"

like most pages do...except the chrono...oops

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/tracker is where I saw it

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see

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/153883#comment-1626995

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Something

I noticed was that my photo under my account is not showing. I may have just screwed it up though, I don't know.

Also, I am wondering what happened to this post: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/153326

Thanks for all you do to keep this place in order!

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I appreciate your contributions to the site

And even though the DP now has the Off Topic area, some topics are not appropriate for that area either.

Among such topics are religious evangelizing, which I interpreted that thread to be, so I unpublished it. It was similar in nature to this thread of yours:

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/153517

Really, the Daily Paul is not the place for this, or the four self bumps you gave your own thread.

Again, this is not the place for religious evangelizing.

Thank you for your understanding. I would appreciate it if you would not make similar such posts in the future.

He's the man.

I just saw this

So please forgive that last bump.

I understand, your site, your rules.

One last thing... I speak of the Law. Religious evangelizing is not my intent. I do however intend to declare the Law. The original thread was made to compare laws, and my challenge is for you as well...

And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? ~ Deut 4:8

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Yeah,I got an issue

Because I am on dial up the DP was slower than for most,I could hit a link and had time to go get a cup of coffee or go to the bathroom while the page changed.LOL!I can no longer do this,It is screaming along for me now.Fantastic!thanks Mr Nystrom!

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Ha!

That is great news.

He's the man.

ATP, you know trucking

Some one here was a cat skinner out your way (AZ I-65).

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Paul?

A "Cat skinner" is a dozer operator,I know of a few but I am up in I-40 area.I have done a lot of repair work on "Yellow iron"though.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I was looking for a reputable tractor-trailer mechanic

My brother-in-law is and independent and he has not developed many contacts on his new Florida/California routes.

Last I heard he was pulling reefer of fish through to the mountain. Told o'Lady, I would check.

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I'll email Paul

I'll email you,give me just a bit,Or email me.the only ones I know of besides myself would be in west Az or east Ca on I-40.

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here is a cup of coffee to you!

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Good morning Legal

Just wanted to let you know that they have found that coffee is actually good for you.You good?

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yes it's good

minerals for the brain...& helps me with my job as a moderator on daily paul.

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Well

Well this is good to hear my friend.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Big smile here

first day back on the job...feels really good.

For now it will be probably just Sundays/weekends...

and hey did you see Liberty Poet banner on the right side on Daily Paul?

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after thinking about it

I don't like the fact that the counter of visitors is at zero all the time. It takes away from the excitement of knowing there are 400 or more eyes watching what we are saying. I did not realize it but every time I logged into the dp I would look at that counter. It is an important measure of the daily activity of the site. Be careful on changes. When DIGG did the version 4. I bailed. I used to goto DIGG as much as the dp. Now I have not been to DIGG in weeks. Hate the new "feel" of the site.

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I don't like it either

We're working on some kind of workaround.

I hate the new Digg, too. I think everyone does. But I stopped hanging around on Digg after they banned the DP ages ago. I like Reddit much better.

He's the man.

I miss the times

I miss the times when we had over 1000 guests...hope those times come back soon when Ron runs again.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Takeaction?

My first thought was how does it look to a visitor to the site to see 0 visitors?Sometimes first impressions are the most important.If it looks unpopular?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

yep

it looks bad...hope that can be fixed soon.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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drupal hidden captcha

i suggest giving this a try, drupal hidden captcha, http://drupal.org/project/hidden_captcha.

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Not an "irregularity", but...

...on a somewhat related note: Most password protected sites on the web can be accessed while only allowing your browser to accept "session-only" cookies and blocking all others, and I have had my computer set this way for years with no problems, but here at the DP it is apparently necessary to allow first party-cookies when signing in.

Unless this has been changed, if you attempt to sign in without enabling cookies, it just brings you back to the same sign-in page as though nothing had happened. No error message or anything to explain what you need to do. It is very aggravating until you figure out what the problem is, and maybe others figure it out quickly, but it took me (the dummy) a while. Once I finally got signed in successfully, I wasn't sure which of the many things I had tried was the thing that made the difference, and was so frustrated that I didn't even bother trying to log in for a while. By the time I would feel like trying again, I couldn't rememeber what I did the last time that worked, and as a result I posted very infrequently for the first few years.

Lately I have been participating a lot more because I finally got it down to a system where I not only know what I need to do, but remember what I need to do, and I can change my settings back and forth with relative ease, and it is really nice to have discussions with like-minded people (on most subjects), but I was wondering if it is really necessary to require users to accept any cookies besides session-only cookies? Could it be changed so that all you need to allow in order to sign in are session-only cookies?

Maybe you could at least give people who are blocking cookies an error message so they know WHY they are stuck in an endless sign-in loop and how to correct it?

Thanks, and thanks for a great site.

in vegas right

Now and using my new android phone to read. The counter was always fun to look at. But if it has to be gone so be it. The site is super fast on my phone. Awesome!!! Will kick you down some cash as soon as I get home Monday.

Good work...

All I've noticed so for is a general speed up in page loads.

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