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It was last modified on: 2015-12-11
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

Done.

I don't remember the What's New and Description ever being the same...? The What's New is generally not a good description of the page, just pointing out what has changed on the page ("added example" or "modified endgame conditions", for example).

As to why Descriptions historically haven't been easy to edit I can't say, but Fergus seems to have recently expressed interest in changing that.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

Yes, I would like the description for that article changed to "A tutorial on how to create variants with multi-move pieces in them."

Also, I personally think that the old system where the What's New Text and the article description are the same was a much better system. I have no idea why someone decided to separate them.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

The Description field is distinct from What's New; the two are displayed on different index listing pages. The Description is only available to set when you first submit (for now); if you want to change it, let an editor know.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

When I try to update the description for my upcoming tutorial on programming variants with multi-move pieces in Game Courier, the description still reads what it originally said when I first posted the article. It seems like the description is refusing to update even after I change the text in the What's New Text field. Any idea as to what's causing this?


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-19 UTC

I discovered that the page for Game Courier's Top 50 Games is currently not being allowed to be displayed

Okay, that's fixed.


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2020-07-19 UTC

I discovered that the page for Game Courier's Top 50 Games is currently not being allowed to be displayed (I get an error message instead).


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

Okay, I put a slash before the URI, and I wrote a function to calculate the correct URI, since these are not stored for member submitted pages.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

I just posted a comment and, after confirming, it said my comment had been posted to the "Shatranj Kamil (64)" page (a hyperlink.) So I clicked on that link to go back to that page but it gives a 404. It added "index/" into the path before "contests/"


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

Testing. Again. Again. Okay, it looks like the parent comment to a reply will persist through multiple previews.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

Testing again. I had to add ParentID to the valid_column_name() function in database-funcs.php.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC
Testing the ability to leave a reply that updates the ParentID column.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

I have enabled the script to allow the choice of WYSIWYG format. This will turn on CKEditor in WYSIWYG mode. Selecting the HTML format will turn it on in Source mode. Selecting Text or Markdown will turn it off. WYSIWYG and HTML display the same as each other, but one is intended for people who don't want to write their own HTML, and the other is intended for people who do. Markdown will still be the default.

For some reason, this did not save my comment in WYSIWYG mode. I'm now doing diagnostics to figure out what went wrong.

It looks like I did not properly update the allowed values for the Format column in the database. Let's see if this works now.

It has worked, and I have now updated the values allowed for the Format column in the Kibbitz table too.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

Please see the thread "The new editcomment.php script" for discussions around the comment input form.


H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

I share that opinion.

I also don't see a link in the footer to return to the general comments listing. Only to the comments for the particulat page.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-07-12 UTC

Seems like the comment system received an update - an update that removed an option to delete comments that are empty strings, which could be problematic, since there are no easy ways to delete comments now. Also, I do not like the fact that we now have a simple text field rather than an HTML editor. This is a straight up downgrade from the old and much better system, since you now have to enter HTML tags by hand - tags that the old system took care of for you.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-10 UTC

Okay, that's fixed. The problem was the same as with Game Courier and the Logs page.


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2020-07-10 UTC

My (and other people's) Game Courier Settings Files page, linked to on personal info page, is (still) not being allowed to be displayed. Also not displayed is the page 'over 1000 Games' (linked to from the Game Courier home page. I don't know yet what other similar page display problems there might be.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

The problem wasn't the footer. It was that I had copied the slugify function to asciify.php, which slugify.php was including while also having the slugify function in it. I changed the logs page and Game Courier to include asciify.php instead of slugify.php, and that fixed it.

While I'm here in editcomment.php, can I change this comment immediately? Or will it insert a new comment?

Let's try that again. I just rewrote the code to return the new primary key into $itemid.

That should have been $commentid. Let's try this again.

I also had to make sure I used $commentid in the code for writing the form. Once again.

And once more now that it has inserted the comment and should have its id.

That finally worked. Here is one more update.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

The problem wasn't the footer. It was that I had copied the slugify function to asciify.php, which slugify.php was including while also having the slugify function in it. I changed the logs page and Game Courier to include asciify.php instead of slugify.php, and that fixed it.

While I'm here in editcomment.php, can I change this comment immediately? Or will it insert a new comment?

Let's try that again. I just rewrote the code to return the new primary key into $itemid.

That should have been $commentid. Let's try this again.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

The problem wasn't the footer. It was that I had copied the slugify function to asciify.php, which slugify.php was including while also having the slugify function in it. I changed the logs page and Game Courier to include asciify.php instead of slugify.php, and that fixed it.

While I'm here in editcomment.php, can I change this comment immediately? Or will it insert a new comment?

Let's try that again. I just rewrote the code to return the new primary key into $itemid.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

The problem wasn't the footer. It was that I had copied the slugify function to asciify.php, which slugify.php was including while also having the slugify function in it. I changed the logs page and Game Courier to include asciify.php instead of slugify.php, and that fixed it.

While I'm here in editcomment.php, can I change this comment immediately? Or will it insert a new comment?

Let's try that again. I just rewrote the code to return the new primary key into $itemid.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

The problem wasn't the footer. It was that I had copied the slugify function to asciify.php, which slugify.php was including while also having the slugify function in it. I changed the logs page and Game Courier to include asciify.php instead of slugify.php, and that fixed it.

While I'm here in editcomment.php, can I change this comment immediately? Or will it insert a new comment?


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

The problem wasn't the footer. It was that I had copied the slugify function to asciify.php, which slugify.php was including while also having the slugify function in it. I changed the logs page and Game Courier to include asciify.php instead of slugify.php, and that fixed it.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

I was working on fixing and debugging the footer yesterday and did nothing to the logs page. It's funny that this would affect the logs page and not other pages, but I'll look into it.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-07-09 UTC

I have the same problem.

Probably Fergus is working for something new.


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