Minor Miscellaneous Forum Bugs

This thread is for minor bugs only. These are faults that don’t actually impede your or anyone else’s ability to use the forum.

If you’re experiencing a problem that you believe should be fixed sooner rather than later, I suggest you make a new topic for it.

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I was just composing a reply and noticed that, in the preview pane, the avatar for the person I was quoting was incorrect:

Note that Crayfish’s avatar is shown instead of INovaeKeith’s on the right hand side.

The correct avatar is present in the actual post.

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This is a bug that was confirmed on the official Discourse forums yesterday so hopefully they should have a fix for it soon, thanks for the post!

The incoming links(the arrows above the “reply as new topic”) to a post seem to disappear after some time.
I kept linking to this post in a few other topics but the incoming arrows never stayed there for more than a day before vanishing.
The outgoing arrows seem to be working though. I think.

That’s probably to prevent a pile-up of incoming links over time.

As a separate issue, on the thread listing page some of the threads don’t have that blue circle saying how many new posts there are despite there being new posts.

Yeah I’ve noticed that and I think it’s a caching issue. Discourse recently changed a bunch of their caching stuff around but I can’t upgrade our forums to the latest build yet because it currently completely breaks our custom login functionality. I’m working with them to resolve the issue.

Noticed htat too, wondering whats up.

This is not a bug per se, but could we get a link at the top pointing to the actual main site, instead of the forum page, please? The alternative would be the addition of a new link while keeping the current one as well.

Yeah, it’s been on the TODO list for a long time

for some reason my name is uncapitalized on posts but on my profile page its properly capitalized. whyyyy

I think because you have the capitalized version set as your first name and the uncapitalized version is set as your username.

I am able to report that for the first time since first visiting that the default avatars now appear on Firefox for me. It was usually a broken image, but now I can actually see them.


Is anybody else noticing the unusual lighting of Flavien and Gene’s avatar? One seems to appear having a high contrast ratio while the other a faint shade of gray.

None of our pictures were taken under identical lighting conditions. We all live around the world and took our pictures separately.

They weren’t like this up until approximately a month ago. Your avatar is actually colored just the same as Andre’s but Flavien and Gene’s avatar is black & white, and as stated, Flavien’s has a look of high contrast and Gene’s is gray-ish, almost white to where you cannot see him clearly. Maybe it’s a bug within my own system. : )

Not so much a bug as a feature, but on editing one of Kichae’s graphs from this post:

into this post (directly above it):

it seems the System automatically edited my post to use a locally saved copy of the image.

Why am I posting about this here when it’s so obviously a feature? Well, as I said I got the image, and it’s link, from Kichae’s post. Pretty sure it was locally saved then, too. Seems kind of silly to double the storage and bandwidth used, even if it really doesn’t matter much.

Currently both your post and Kichae’s post point to the same local image. (Both the scaled down version and full size)
Unless you’ve edited it, it seems Discourse doesn’t duplicate images it retrieves.

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Huh. Wonder why it edited it, then… oh well.

Because when you edited your post to include the image, the link in Kichae’s post was still to the external source?
When the image fetching job ran (it runs periodically) it found links to external images in both your posts.

It would have processed one before the other (not sure which order because your post was earlier but your edit was later) and when it found the second one it would have seen that it was an image that had already been fetched and edited the post to point to the same local image.

When I first copied it looked like one of the internal links, but I admit I did not pay particular attention to it or note it down.