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Has there been any recent changes to the forum? It seems I cannot post replies any more, unless I fake the browser's user agent string to pretend it's Firefox. Never had this issue with the Emsisoft forum before.

User agent sniffing, is really a bad practice.

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Yes, the forum software changed last Friday.  I had to redefine my profile picture!  Since then I've reported a problem [*] with the emails that are sent out (if you turn that option on) when a thread you're interested in is updated.  These email no longer contain the text that someone added to a discussion so for every one of them you have to go back to the forum to find out what was added.  On the example I received on Friday, the links to the changed text did not work.

* - reported in a thread about something else because there seemed to be no obvious place to discuss this.  See:

   

The problem in the links sent out in (I now realise) the plain text portion of these emails is that they look like:

   https://support.emsisoft.com/topic/25756-anti-theft-sms-control-issue/?do=findComment&comment=164241

and the embedded "&"  is wrong.  It should be written as %26 I think.  The link in the HTML version of the email does work.

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Fabian Wosar said:

...due to PHP7 and HTTP/2. Not sure Pale Moon supports the later...

HTTP/2 is fully supported. Also, I wouldn't trust automated tests more than user experience ;)

It could well be the user agent sniffing that causes further unnecessary problems, instead of detecting browser features properly.

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SeaMonkey browser seems slower to open forum posts etc since the forum change.

Just a couple of seconds... but it's there.

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Can you please allow us to change this option?

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I'm suddenly getting tons of mails about threads I have followed. On all these threads I have explicitly chosen not to get mails but only notifications in the forum. But with the forum-update this changed...

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I know it does not fit the topic of this thread but let's just shamelessly convert this to the "new forum-update" feedback thread. :ph34r:

Is there an option anywhere to change the date-format? I really don't like the MM/DD/YY format. DD/MM/YY would be great.

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One issue left: since the forum still uses browser user-agent sniffing, it fails with Pale Moon. There's an old issue with some websites: when they see the word 'Goanna' they believe they are dealing with a 'Goa' mobile device instead of a desktop browser and fail in various ways. In this forum, post replies cannot be added so it becomes unusable.

The forum works fine when using these user-agent strings for example:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 PaleMoon/27.6.2
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.6.2

The forum does not work properly with any of these native Pale Moon strings:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:3.4) Goanna/20171124 PaleMoon/27.6.2
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:3.4) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/20171124 PaleMoon/27.6.2
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:52.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/3.4 Firefox/52.9 PaleMoon/27.6.2

It'd be nice if you could forward this to the forum software guys, so that we won't have to use such overrides. Thanks.

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