Dani 1,700

You can post in our Community Center :)

TheEVOdev commented: Perfect! Thank you +0
Dani 1,700

Hi there! Welcome to DaniWeb! You’re definitely in the right place. :)thanks for joining. May I ask how you found out about us?

Dani 1,700

I suggest that you type in the post, and then click on where it says Preview. It should highlight where the error line is.

Dani 1,700

You probably have some whitespace somewhere else, that is not a code block. Ensure that the only lines in your message that are indented with spaces or tab are code, and they are preceded and followed by a blank line.

Dani 1,700

Davey, can you please send me the original file that failed upload, so I can investigate what might have been wrong with it?

Dani 1,700

Dani, just call your Web Developer and ask what the dimensions are, or give me the number and I'll do it!

Sorry for taking so long to reply. I am, of course, DaniWeb's web developer, having written the platform from scratch.

We do use image processing libraries such as GD or ImageMagik to resize avatars that are uploaded. However, due to PHP limit constraints, we don't have the resources to take a super high resolution image, for example, and shrink it down to 80 pixels. It looks as if the limitations to upload an avatar are 5120x4096 pixels and not larger than 1MB. Allowed file extensions are .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, and .png.

That being said, I don't understand why 490x653 and 171kb wouldn't have worked.

Dani 1,700

So sorry ... I never updated the wording. Thanksgiving went into the Holiday season and then New Years. I'll do it soon, I promise.

CPerron, maybe that's why no one answered you? :-P

Dani 1,700

I think among a techie audience it's pretty obvious that when you see a hamburger menu icon, you can click it for more navigation options.

Dani 1,700

My only comment is that when you go to the home page all you see is a few random posts.

When logged in or out?

Dani 1,700

Meet others? Like the Dazah connections? No clue given.

That's not currently meant to be one of the first impression features.

Hamburger. I run into users all the time and they don't know what the hamburger is.

Do those users have any business on a programming site?

Hamburger into the grinder. If you want to move to a connect with others site

Perhaps in the future, DaniWeb will shift its focus to be more of a connect with others one-on-one site as opposed to a discussion site. However, for right now, I'm content with being a freemium service where we're seen as a free discussion community that attempts to convert you to paying to connect to people one-on-one when you want to submit a new topic and are looking for instant gratification responses.

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There was nothing there that gave me any indication this was a place to go to meet others.

Becoming aware that it's a discussion site with a [Messaging] button doesn't give you an indication that the site is a place to go to meet others? Aren't discussion sites places to go to meet others?

I can hear you telling me to try the hamburger. We're talking run of the mill folk here. They won't know that's where more information is.

I'm not telling you to try the hamburger. But I do think the average DaniWeb visitor is familiar with a hamburger menu. The first time visitor might not necessarily know what is contained in the menu, but they know to click it for more places to go on the site or for additional navigation items.

The Hamburger itself may need to go into the grinder. If you just let it be on screen then you are approaching the Facebook design where it's a meet and sharing place which is the message I've been getting as you take the hamburger menu and tune it to your Dazah goals.

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean here?? I'm misunderstanding.

Dani 1,700

So with that and the two boxes with messaging and start new topic this tells me this is some sort of discussuion site.

That's exactly what I want a first time visitor to notice! My goal for a first time visitor is to notice two things:

  1. That it is some sort of discussion site.
  2. That the headings of each box that have topics such as "Web Development" and "Software Development"

And, for good measure, perhaps also for newbies to notice the purple buttons at the top of the page that say [Start New Topic] and [Messaging]. Those things, all together, pretty much summarize what I want a newbie's first impressions to be ... which are that we're a discussion site about technical topics.

Dani 1,700

The homepage when I look at it does not showcase what DaniWeb has to offer. It's pretty, it has the new look but to a newby I don't see how they would get what this place is.

As a newcomer, what impression do you get from the homepage? I understand that you're saying you think the homepage doesn't showcase what you believe DaniWeb is all about. As a newcomer looking at the homepage for the first time, what would you think it was about? Would you be able to tell it was a site about tech? Would you be able to tell it was a site about programming? Would you be able to tell that there was user-generated content with members posting things?

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  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. What could we do to keep DaniWeb relevant for you?
Dani 1,700

The homepage when I look at it does not showcase what DaniWeb has to offer. It's pretty, it has the new look but to a newby I don't see how they would get what this place is. The stream that I see makes no sense at all. It's a shame there are no user preferences.

Are you visiting it while logged in, or not logged in? You're saying that it's a shame there are no user preferences, but if it's designed for newbies to "get" what this place is, then preferences won't help that problem since they won't be logged in. They need to "get" what the place is before deciding to sign up.

Dani 1,700

I was able to finally discover that the correct endpoint is https://people.googleapis.com/v1/people/me?personFields= where personFields is a comma-delimited list of fields at this website: https://developers.google.com/people/api/rest/v1/people/get e.g. names,emailAddresses

The problem I ran into initially was that you don't get a friendly error message if you don't specify the personFields parameter, so I thought I had the wrong URI.

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I know a lot of the regulars and moderators are unhappy with the content currently on the homepage. In actuality, the homepage is designed to be an overview of what DaniWeb has to offer for newbies, while catering to more active DaniWeb members by only showing articles that are in the user's areas of interest, and have new content since they've been last viewed. The reason that regulars tend to be unhappy is because they visit DaniWeb so often, there isn't enough fresh content for the homepage to show. The Latest Posts button offers a stream of all the latest content that's been posted.

All that being said, I'd like to open this thread up to anyone who has ended up at an article they think should have been on the homepage, but wasn't. In other words, if the homepage isn't showing you the content you want to see, let me know by telling me what content you would have wanted to be on the homepage, but wasn't.

Note the homepage, by design, will always only link to the first post of a thread. This is by design, and is not subject to change anytime soon.

Dani 1,700

As Google+ is being deprecated, I need to migrate my Oauth 2 off of Google+ and into the Google Sign-In authentication system.

So far, I changed the list of scopes from https://www.googleapis.com/auth/plus.login email to profile email.

However, I'm struggling trying to find in Google's docs what to change the endpoint https://www.googleapis.com/plus/v1/people/me to. I'm trying to figure out the URL for the endpoint that retrieves the logged in user's public profile and email address.

The Quick migration guide doesn't seem to be very helpful unless you're using their client library (which I'm not). Their guide at https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/OAuth2 also doesn't seem to show me a list of usable endpoints.

Help much appreciated before everything stops working permanently on January 28th.

Dani 1,700

Because a lot of bots and spam traps tend to use hotmail as throwaway email addresses, so we have a lot of Hotmail emails in our database that are bad. We try to clean it to the very best of our ability, but Hotmail doesn’t like us very much.

Dani 1,700

It looks actually as if Hotmail and MSN have been actively refusing email that we send for the past few weeks. Ugh!

Dani 1,700

Well keep in mind that we are also a tech support forum.

Dani 1,700

OK, you've convinced me to search the database. A handful of 90+!! A bigger handful of 80+. Then it steadily goes down from there.

rproffitt commented: When I started programming we didn't have any of those sissy icons and windows. "Get off my lawn!" +15
Dani 1,700

Entering your birthday is optional, and it's a hidden field, so I wouldn't feel comfortable saying who it was in public anyways. My guess would have been Ancient Dragon before he passed away.

Dani 1,700

We have had a problem with Hotmail delaying email we send out because it gets flagged as fraud. It should arrive in about 24 hours. Otherwise, please use a non-Hotmail email. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Dani 1,700

I used to have a 17" MSi gaming laptop and I really, really liked it. Unfortunately I dropped it in the airport and it permanently damanged the video card. James (DaniWeb's sysadmin) uses it now as his travel machine.

Dani 1,700

This should be fixed now. Thanks for catching this!!

Dani 1,700

But you can get to page 1 just fine?

Can you tell me the specific URL it sends you to when you click on Continue to Step 2?

Dani 1,700

Really?!?! That's what happens when you click on page 2?

Dani 1,700

These are the goals of the user that complement your own goals. For example, if you have specified in your profile that you're looking to mentor people, and this person is looking for mentorship, then it will show up as a complementary goal.

You can specify your goals on Page 2 of the Business Networking settings page. Go https://www.daniweb.com/connect/profile/update and remember to click Continue to Step 2 at the bottom of the form.

John_165 commented: thanks Dani +0
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I just want to add that by sending what should be a private message by editing someone's post, it can be considered using a mod tool in an attempt to circumvent our Meet functionality, and is akin to posting a "fake" signature instead of using the signature facility in your profile. It has many undesired side effects for the recipient and website.