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Messages - Frenzie

The Lounge / Re: MyOpera stock smileys and Tamil's smileys
I could easily put them up since they'd take little space, and making them usable on the forum shouldn't take much effort either, but I should take matters like e.g. copyright into account. In the case of the MyOpera smilies I'll probably keep a copy myself, but weren't there some hidden ones too?
Browsers & Technology / Re: Australis moved on from Fx experimental GUI to regular nightlies
I know, right. People keep saying Chrome is faster or even the fastest, yet Firefox seems to lock the GUI less than Chrome and Opera tended to prevent locking the GUI at all. I'll gladly waste a few ms in total page rendering time, let alone a few µs, if it means a more responsive, i.e. faster GUI. I find it incomprehensible that people generally prefer what I call Chrome-fast.
Forum Administration / Re: Security questions and other spam stuff
This is a very interesting suggestion.
Quote from: SmileyFaze date=1383351450

Quote from: Frenzie
Unfortunately spam bots have become quite adept at answering such questions. Or rather, the spam bots can simply ask Google. But I suppose it's worth a try; maybe I'm overestimating the spam bots. I am sure, however, that they can break CAPTCHAs better than humans.

The best CAPTCHA I ever saw was it's simplicity.

You were asked to convert the word or phrase above.

A Word:


The answer you would need to type in is    example

A Phrase:

uıɐɹʇ ǝɥʇ ǝpısƃuolɐ uɐɹ ʎoq ǝɥʇ       
ʇɥǝ qoʎ ɹɐu ɐlouƃsıpǝ ʇɥǝ ʇɹɐıu

The answer you would need to type in is   the boy ran alongside the train

Fairly simple for a human to comprehend (regardless of state of origin), but not so easy for a logical machine (SPAM bot) to decipher.

You can play making words & phrases...etc...etc.... here..........I can't for the life of me remember where the actual CAPTCHA was used???
Forum Administration / Re: Security questions and other spam stuff
Interesting. Unfortunately the system only allows one answer and is case insensitive. I did see a mod that allows you to put in regexes instead, which would be much more interesting. The version 2.1 currently in alpha is also supposed to feature more functional questions.
Browsers & Technology / Re: Australis moved on from Fx experimental GUI to regular nightlies
Opera has never been super-native either, but somehow it has always been within my comfort range. Chromium feels like a stranger on any platform, possibly including Android.

As for stats… Awstats complains that it's not enabled, and says that enabling it will reset some passwords. Sounds scary. O_o The forum itself logs the IP address, but I don't obviously notice it logging the user agent. I find that somewhat odd.

Edit: typo.
Browsers & Technology / Re: Australis moved on from Fx experimental GUI to regular nightlies
I haven't yet tested Australis, but I can tell you in advance that I like applications that abide by the way I tell them to look, and I don't like applications that think they should go against my preferences.[1] So if I have a theme with rounded tabs, sure, have rounded tabs, but otherwise, abide by my native GTK/Windows/whatever theme!

I do use Thunderbird, which already has rounded tabs. They're better than in Chromium because while they look rounded, on hovering they act like square tabs so you don't have those annoying areas where they don't work.

How much there is to like or dislike other than looks remains to be seen. But having to download an extension just to get a native GTK theme doesn't bode well. On the other hand, on Chromium/Chropera you wish you could download an extension…

[1] I make a slight exception of sorts for Qt4 vs. GTK type issues, but even so I've semi-separately set them up to look the same.
Browsers & Technology / Australis moved on from Fx experimental GUI to regular nightlies
The first thing you'll notice when using Australis is its curved tabs and the clear distinction between foreground and background tabs.

I don't like curved tabs.
However, since it landed in the latest Firefox Nightly, it will most probably be available with Firefox 28 which will launch March 4, 2014.

March 2014 sure is a depressing month in browserland. :P
DnD Central / Re: This is a testing forum
I've received two e-mails from the forum sent to me by string as a test, and I've exchanged a couple of PMs with j7n. Right now it sends it on behalf of my Gmail account, but I should probably set it up as something like which will ignore whatever spam comes its way.
Forum Administration / Re: Attracting new members
I don't think it's a good idea to subdivide forums too much prematurely. Most of them would just be sitting there empty and barren. The Lounge might be worth an exception in order to attract a slightly different public from My Opera, but generically  speaking my stance is that e.g. a Lounge forum shouldn't be created until a more generic forum is getting an awful lot of Lounge-type threads.
DnD Central / Re: Welcome to SMF!
That's an issue with the fonts on your computer. As far as I can tell it's all working fine with the forum. :)
DnD Central / This is a testing forum
This forum is meant to test the software[1], the technical feasibility, and, to some extent, interest.

The goal isn't presently replacement of D&D or migration from D&D. Depending on what Opera decides, it may never be. For now, it is at most a safety net.

Please ask here if you have any questions about this forum not pertaining to administrative issues like forum categories, moderation, security questions, etc.

[1] Does it work, do we like it.
DnD Central / Re: Welcome to SMF!

Thanks to a couple of friends, I'm finally aboard! :)

Welcome. Have a test of international characters:


Sanskrit: काचं शक्नोम्यत्तुम् । नोपहिनस्ति माम् ॥
Sanskrit (standard transcription): kācaṃ śaknomyattum; nopahinasti mām.
Classical Greek: ὕαλον ϕαγεῖν δύναμαι· τοῦτο οὔ με βλάπτει.
Greek (monotonic): Μπορώ να φάω σπασμένα γυαλιά χωρίς να πάθω τίποτα.
Greek (polytonic): Μπορῶ νὰ φάω σπασμένα γυαλιὰ χωρὶς νὰ πάθω τίποτα.
Etruscan: (NEEDED)
Latin: Vitrum edere possum; mihi non nocet.
Old French: Je puis mangier del voirre. Ne me nuit.
French: Je peux manger du verre, ça ne me fait pas  mal.
Provençal / Occitan: Pòdi manjar de veire, me nafrariá pas.
Québécois: J'peux manger d'la vitre, ça m'fa pas mal.
Walloon: Dji pou magnî do vêre, çoula m' freut nén må.
Champenois: (NEEDED)
Lorrain: (NEEDED)
Picard: Ch'peux mingi du verre, cha m'foé mie n'ma.
Corsican/Corsu: (NEEDED)
Jèrriais: (NEEDED)
Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitï): Mwen kap manje vè, li pa blese'm.
Basque: Kristala jan dezaket, ez dit minik ematen.
Catalan / Català: Puc menjar vidre, que no em fa mal.
Spanish: Puedo comer vidrio, no me hace daño.
Aragonés: Puedo minchar beire, no me'n fa mal .
Aranés: (NEEDED)
Mallorquín: (NEEDED)
Galician: Eu podo xantar cristais e non cortarme.
European Portuguese: Posso comer vidro, não me faz mal.
Brazilian Portuguese (8): Posso comer vidro, não me machuca.
Caboverdiano/Kabuverdianu (Cape Verde): M' podê cumê vidru, ca ta maguâ-m'.
Papiamentu: Ami por kome glas anto e no ta hasimi daño.
Italian: Posso mangiare il vetro e non mi fa male.
Milanese: Sôn bôn de magnà el véder, el me fa minga mal.
Roman: Me posso magna' er vetro, e nun me fa male.
Napoletano: M' pozz magna' o'vetr, e nun m' fa mal.
Venetian: Mi posso magnare el vetro, no'l me fa mae.
Zeneise (Genovese): Pòsso mangiâ o veddro e o no me fà mâ.
Sicilian: Puotsu mangiari u vitru, nun mi fa mali.
Campinadese (Sardinia): (NEEDED)
Lugudorese (Sardinia): (NEEDED)
Romansch (Grischun): Jau sai mangiar vaider, senza che quai fa donn a mai.
Romany / Tsigane: (NEEDED)
Romanian: Pot să mănânc sticlă și ea nu mă rănește.
Esperanto: Mi povas manĝi vitron, ĝi ne damaĝas min.
Pictish: (NEEDED)
Breton: (NEEDED)
Cornish: Mý a yl dybry gwéder hag éf ny wra ow ankenya.
Welsh: Dw i'n gallu bwyta gwydr, 'dyw e ddim yn gwneud dolur i mi.
Manx Gaelic: Foddym gee glonney agh cha jean eh gortaghey mee.
Old Irish (Ogham): ᚛᚛ᚉᚑᚅᚔᚉᚉᚔᚋ ᚔᚈᚔ ᚍᚂᚐᚅᚑ ᚅᚔᚋᚌᚓᚅᚐ᚜
Old Irish (Latin): Con·iccim ithi nglano. Ním·géna.
Irish: Is féidir liom gloinne a ithe. Ní dhéanann sí dochar ar bith dom.
Ulster Gaelic: Ithim-sa gloine agus ní miste damh é.
Scottish Gaelic: S urrainn dhomh gloinne ithe; cha ghoirtich i mi.
Anglo-Saxon (Runes): ᛁᚳ᛫ᛗᚨᚷ᛫ᚷᛚᚨᛋ᛫ᛖᚩᛏᚪᚾ᛫ᚩᚾᛞ᛫ᚻᛁᛏ᛫ᚾᛖ᛫ᚻᛖᚪᚱᛗᛁᚪᚧ᛫ᛗᛖ᛬
Anglo-Saxon (Latin): Ic mæg glæs eotan ond hit ne hearmiað me.
Middle English: Ich canne glas eten and hit hirtiþ me nouȝt.
English: I can eat glass and it doesn't hurt me.
English (IPA): [aɪ kæn iːt glɑːs ænd ɪt dɐz nɒt hɜːt miː] (Received Pronunciation)
English (Braille): ⠊⠀⠉⠁⠝⠀⠑⠁⠞⠀⠛⠇⠁⠎⠎⠀⠁⠝⠙⠀⠊⠞⠀⠙⠕⠑⠎⠝⠞⠀⠓⠥⠗⠞⠀⠍⠑
Jamaican: Mi kian niam glas han i neba hot mi.
Forum Administration / Re: Security questions
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Although the point of gaining other members is indeed vital, that's for when the site is ready for it. But as I understand it mjm's comment was not actually a critique on that precisely (sorry for that misunderstanding mjm) but about the question asked to root out auto-spam entries. I like the idea of a question if one can be formulated which could be understood equally well across the world. Maybe In what country is the Eiffel Tower? or where is the great wall  of China? or Enter in letters the sum of 2 and 3.

I've replaced the myopera question with the last question. Let's see if we get any spam registrations.
DnD Central / Re: Forum clock
I'm not a fan of CAPTCHAs, but spam is a serious issue. Unfortunately spambots are better at solving them than humans, making them virtually useless (unless I customized it with a custom blackletter font or something, but some humans might have trouble with that too.)

I believe the option to ask questions is more user-friendly and for now hopefully sufficient against spammers. Specifically questions that can't be easily found with autocomplete on Google. But I'll give it more thought or ask for more input on that matter if I decide this is viable. :)
DnD Central / Re: Is this interesting enough?
I evaluated several options. I can bore you by listing them all if you're interested. :P FluxBB and SMF were the winners from a user's perspective, which for me includes that it should work in pretty much any browser ever made. Unlike junk like Disqus, most forum systems actually passed that test.

Anyway, as a user I preferred FluxBB, but from the admin side of things SMF was the winner.
DnD Central / Re: Is this interesting enough?
I disabled the hostname lookups like I said I would. I'll have to reenable them later to check whether it was that or just some server fluke.