This afternoon I did a long overdue forum backend system update, so wanted to share here in-case anything started to work funky and I missed it. Please use this topic to let me know! Doing it on Xmas Eve is not a great idea, but you play the cards you get dealt.
The changes include:
Lazy loading (it’s Christmas afterall) of images to try to help bandwidth use for both you and us. This may or not not work properly. I think it does.
On mobile a new full height swipe menu for your tiny hands.
Some gubbins to do with security and cross site scripting. The visible impacts should be none, but lots of changes underneath.
Trimmed down topic list a bit, in that the ‘Category’ label (what normal people would call sub-forums) are pack in a little tighter on the topic list underneath.
Let us know any issues, and I’ll try to ignore them till New Year. Have a good one all, and thanks for contributing to Mudspike and the Mudspike Forums. This site is what you make it.
We recently crossed a milestone of 10 million page views here on the forums alone. The main articles site and Chuck’s guides actually get most of the traffic, but for our small corner this is still amazing. As I said to @BeachAV8R repeatedly, running a forum in the world of reddit, discord and the like is an absolutes fools game, and I was of course completely wrong.