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DavidK

Member since May 2013 • Last active Nov 2016
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One of the founders of Microcosm.

I run LFGSS, which is one of the largest cycling forums in the world. I have also run forums about music, local affairs, and helped a lot of other communities set up their own forums.

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  • in How do I?
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    I've now fixed the editing of events too, though this updated a JavaScript file and you may have to CTRL+F5 or the equivalent to see the latest version.

  • in How do I?
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    Oh, and the way this works... we still render HTML giving the UTC information as this provides metadata to Google and other search engines so that things like this eventually happen (when you have enough events): https://www.google.com/search?q=site:htt­p://www.lfgss.com+type:event

    In theory, we tell Google that this is all UTC, and Google shows search results in the local time zone to their users... which means they'd see the correct local time.

    What that means is that we need to work out the local time of the person looking at the page and change how we present the dates and times so that it's correct for them.

    We do that with JavaScript... reading the UTC time, and then asking JavaScript to tell us the date and time according to the browser locale, which should be derived from the system locale.

    So... as long your clocks on your computer are right (with your local timezone) then the correct time is shown.

  • in How do I?
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    I have fixed the display of times.

    However, editing an event currently resets the form to UTC, so I will address that next.

  • in How do I?
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    That seems like an obvious bug, I'll push it to the top of my todo list.

    Yes, the events store the date in UTC, which happens to be the same as GMT.

    It would appear that whilst I thought the code detected the offset of the web browsers' clock and saved the correct UTC, that it does not.

    I'll revisit the code now. I suspect I'll have to make a few changes to fix this.

  • in How do I?
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    Presently that requires us to do it for you. That's not ideal, but given that it changes so infrequently we focused our dev effort to the things that change frequently and more people interact with.

    If you email me at david@microcosm.cc with the site URL that you own, and a list of up to 10 links that you would like to be on the nav bar, then I will add those for you.

  • in Questions
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    Well in that case, a French translation can be top of the list along with the Danish one.

  • in Questions
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    We haven't started.

    It has increased in importance now that we have our first non-English forum onboard, a Danish one.

    We chose Django for the front-end templating to make the localisation an easier process, and we'll get started on it very soon.

    I'm not sure we have a French site too, if we do which one is it? I'll increase the priority even higher if we already have more than 1 non-English forum.

  • in How do I?
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    Ah, the cache hadn't flushed it through, but it's now visible here: https://cch.microco.sm/microcosms/382/me­mberships/

    And on the membership groups page for every forum.

    Not a PITA, happy to help out.

  • in How do I?
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    I'll also caveat, that we'll add the means to do this to the admin dashboard soon, but until then I strongly suspect that changing theme colours will reset the favicon.

  • in How do I?
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    This has been done, but due to our caching this may take a little while to show.

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