Today, we’ve added a polling system to this platform as a way of gaining traction via simple predefined answers. Polls can be used for all sorts of activities, such as choosing your favourite operating system or flavour of Linux. Have fun, be creative, and enjoy.
It’s been a while since I checked in here. Plenty going on - mostly around rectifying small pockets of resistance between light and dark modes, plus the addition of new features such as an enhanced reputation system and the ability to create polls. Plus, there are several changes going on under the hood which are completely transparent to users or the operation of the platform.
However, some changes mean that the platform does need to be restarted for code changes to stick and function correctly. I tend to do this during non busy periods, but sometimes, it’s unfortunately inevitable. The good news is that in most cases, a full restart takes only 20 seconds.
Looking at the pre and code blocks today I realised how difficult they are to read when you switch from light to dark / dark to light mode. Can’t have that ! I’ve now fixed this so that it looks the part when viewed in either mode.
As code / markup is used extensively here, it’s important we get it right 🙂
I’m pleased to report that the issues with stability have been resolved. For no apparent reason, the platform’s underlying technologies suddenly refused to start and restart on demand, so a temporary fix was needed to provide a “band-aid” for this issue until we could find the root cause.
After significant research, and with the assistance of NodeBB themselves (special thanks to @gotwf), instead of ./nodebb start we are now using a systemd service.
This has resolved the issue. We continue to monitor site stability and will advise if any further action is required.
@gotwf The REGEX match should not be greedy - for example, I have it configured so that it only executes on case-sensitive. Admittedly, it may be flagging other words, and may not be perfect, but it’s a WIP presently and beneficial to those joining who may not be familiar with the abbreviations or acronyms I frequently use.
I’m excited to announce that a new blog section has been added 😛 The blog is actually using Ghost and not NodeBB, and also sits on it’s own subdomain of https://content.sudonix.com (if you ever fancy hitting it directly).
We’ve moved all the blog articles out of the existing category here, and migrated them to the Ghost platform. However, you can still comment on these articles just like they were part of the root system. If you pick a blog article whilst logged in
Then choose the blog article you want to read
Once opened, you’ll see a short synopsis of the article
Click the link to read the rest of the post. Scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll see a space where you can provide your comments ! Take the time to read the articles, and provide your own feedback - I’d love to hear it.
The blog component is not quite finished yet - it needs some polish, and there’s a few bugs scattered here and there, but these will only manifest themselves if a certain sequence of events is met.
There’s still some very minor bugs in the two themes (light and dark) but these will be resolved in the coming days. Some are specific to firefox, and well require special attention, but will still be resolved nonetheless.
@crazycells Yes, you should install the app that is offered when you access the site. I’ve had mixed experiences with this though. It seems to work fine with Chrome and Firefox, but it’s a bit hit and miss with Apple devices because of their closed ecosystem, and the inability to access the push service directly.
Android is completely different in the sense that the service is open for usage, meaning hooking into the pusher is simple. For Apple, it is closed source, so probably won’t work.