# Bugs and Suggestions for Metabunk.org

#### tinkertailor

##### Senior Member.
I'm a bit reluctant to add more ratings, as there's quite a few already. Maybe if there was more call for it.
I'd be interested.

#### cloudspotter

##### Senior Member.
I'm getting that problem where a few read threads are still in bold looking like they're unread. I've noticed it only seems to happen with threads where the last poster is some bloke called Mick West. The Ghost Balloon thread is one example

#### deirdre

##### Senior Member.
I'm getting that problem where a few read threads are still in bold looking like they're unread. I've noticed it only seems to happen with threads where the last poster is some bloke called Mick West. The Ghost Balloon thread is one example
i'm ok in IE. and Chrome. Windows 7.
is it still happening @cloudspotter ?

#### cloudspotter

##### Senior Member.
i'm ok in IE. and Chrome. Windows 7.
is it still happening @cloudspotter ?

Just viewed this thread in Chrome and IE and it still shows up like this

#### cloudspotter

##### Senior Member.
Just viewed this thread in Chrome and IE and it still shows up like this

And the forum shows like this

#### Trailspotter

##### Senior Member.
I'm getting that problem where a few read threads are still in bold looking like they're unread. I've noticed it only seems to happen with threads where the last poster is some bloke called Mick West. The Ghost Balloon thread is one example
I have the same bug on my laptop and iPhone, both running Safari. I reported it more than year ago, somewhere at page 8 of this thread. @Mick West said it is Xenoforo bug.

#### cloudspotter

##### Senior Member.
I have the same bug on my laptop and iPhone, both running Safari. I reported it more than year ago, somewhere at page 8 of this thread. @Mick West said it is Xenoforo bug.

Yeah it has been ongoing off and on for a while but this is the first I've noticed any pattern to it

#### Mick West

Staff member
I don't know why it happens. However you can flush it out by doing "Mark Forum Read" from within the forum that's showing the problem.

Then you can do that forum, or all of them.

(Which I just did for you, so it will be clear now)

#### skephu

##### Senior Member.
I get "server error" on any forum page when I'm logged in on an Android tablet.
If I'm not logged in or use a desktop, there is no error.

#### Mick West

Staff member
I get "server error" on any forum page when I'm logged in on an Android tablet.
If I'm not logged in or use a desktop, there is no error.

Is this a new thing? Have you used the tablet before and had it work?

#### skephu

##### Senior Member.
Is this a new thing? Have you used the tablet before and had it work?
Yes, it's new. But now as I think about it, it may be related to Chrome beta which I recently installed?

#### Mick West

Staff member
Yes, it's new. But now as I think about it, it may be related to Chrome beta which I recently installed?

Entirely possible. Seems to be something to do with an add-on I have that logs user-agents, which would be affected by a new browser, or possibly a bug in the browser. I'll scan the logs.

#### Mick West

Staff member
I updated the add-on, try it now

#### Steve Funk

##### Senior Member.
Since I moved and changed to Comcast, my internet reception in general has been worse, with a lot of short duration crashes or pauses. Metabunk in particular seems harder than other sites to navigate in, and more likely to freeze up. Is there anything that I can do other than change service?

#### deirdre

##### Senior Member.
Since I moved and changed to Comcast, my internet reception in general has been worse, with a lot of short duration crashes or pauses. Metabunk in particular seems harder than other sites to navigate in, and more likely to freeze up. Is there anything that I can do other than change service?
I have horrible speeds and usually MB is fine even when im running Netflix and playing a flash heavy game. When I do bog up I run my cleaners and reboot. If still slow (server side) I turn off all background programs/extentions I don't really need running and don't open any other tabs besides MB etc.

Back in the day with dial up, you can turn off your graphics (prevent graphics from downloading) but this doesn't sound like something you want to live with.

add: ps my mom has Comcast the biggest package and my stuff works way worse at her house. she had the techs come in and everything. she even got the boosters which did help a bit. but still I'm (my own laptop ) laggier at her house than here. we can't figure out why.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Wireless-Internet-Connection-Faster-(Comcast)

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#### jaydeehess

##### Senior Member.
I am paying for a 15 Mbps connection via Shaw cable in Canada, which shares many infrastructure set ups that Comcast uses. I have no issues with MB. Speedtest indicates that right now i am gett 15.99 Mbps download.

#### Jedo

##### Member
Done!
[TEX] c=\sqrt{a^2+b^2} [/TEX]

LaTeX:
$e=mc^2$

The tex/latex feature seems to be working only for very simple expressions, but even then randomly only.
see
LaTeX:
$x$
LaTeX:
$x=$
LaTeX:
$x=x$
LaTeX:
$x_0=x$
$$x$$
$$x=$$
$$x=ysa$$
$$x_0=x$$
$$E=mc^2$$

can't see what I do wrong.

#### qed

##### Senior Member
The LaTeX facility appears to be broken.

#### derwoodii

##### Senior Member.
um i have been using this link http://news.metabunk.org/ for news as it did open pages of multiple sources but as of late it seems not to work to well,, some pages dont load up is it nqr or can it be tweaked

#### Mick West

Staff member
um i have been using this link http://news.metabunk.org/ for news as it did open pages of multiple sources but as of late it seems not to work to well,, some pages dont load up is it nqr or can it be tweaked

Over the last year most news sites have disabled embedding in frames, so you need to add an extension to your browser to disable the x-frame headers. I use this one:

Fixed!

#### derwoodii

##### Senior Member.

ah not with my skills,,, can you links the patch you made or do best to show how i add it to address i tried a few guess attempts but no joy

#### Mick West

Staff member

ah not with my skills,,, can you links the patch you made or do best to show how i add it to address i tried a few guess attempts but no joy
What browser do you use? All I did was add that addon to Chrome. I don't really know about other browsers, but there should be something similar.

#### derwoodii

##### Senior Member.
What browser do you use? All I did was add that addon to Chrome. I don't really know about other browsers, but there should be something similar.

Browser? um i dont know i did try to add on the string and the page said was Compatible with your device... gimmi a mo Ill get back do my best to learn the how to do later as off to work now

#### derwoodii

##### Senior Member.
ah ha had to press the add to chrome button top right Doh i was cutting & pasting script to address line all fixed much thanks

#### Trailspotter

##### Senior Member.
I stay logged in to Metabunk all time on my laptop and automatically log in back when I restart the computer or browser.
opens a new tab in the same Safari window, in which I have to log in again to reply.
Why is this?

PS If I open other Metabunk pages in a new tab, I am automatically logged in.

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#### Mendel

##### Senior Member.
I stay logged in to Metabunk all time on my laptop and automatically log in back when I restart the computer or browser.
opens a new tab in the same Safari window, in which I have to log in again to reply.
Why is this?

#### Mick West

Staff member
Hmm, the site used to be set to "force www." I shall investigate.

#### Trailspotter

##### Senior Member.
Thanks. Manually adding 'www' to URL got me logged in.

#### Mick West

Staff member
The www/login bug should be fixed now. All URLs will have www automatically prepended to them

#### Mendel

##### Senior Member.
Agent K's post https://www.metabunk.org/threads/coronavirus-statistics-cases-mortality-vs-flu.11154/post-238879 did not make it onto my "latest activity" list. I did get an alert that indicates he had quoted me before he edited that post.

I've seen posts before that "latest activity" did not seem to track, but I always assumed this was because of moderation releasing those late; but Agent K is a regular poster, so I doubt that's the cause.

The post was made 2:18am, last edited 2:30am in my time zone.

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#### deirdre

##### Senior Member.
I've seen posts before that "latest activity" did not seem to track, but I always assumed this was because of moderation releasing those late; but Agent K is a regular poster, so I doubt that's the cause.

There is a setting members can chose ..that disables seeing them in the feed. It's not fixable at this time.. I already 'complained'.
That's why i liked his post about the navy ufo video released... was afraid noone would even know he posted it.

#### Rory

##### Senior Member.
Suggestion: the face that's used for 'funny':

seems a bit much for me - seems too much like 'laughing at' rather than 'with'.

#### deirdre

##### Senior Member.

too american minstrel. i think it would offend some people.

i think anything will continue to be used to mock people. (i didnt think you wre laughing at my fear of my cousins )
this one seems pretty neutral, but when xenoforo updates, wouldnt they all go back to the default ones?

#### Rory

##### Senior Member.
(i didnt think you were laughing at my fear of my cousins)

Indeed. I was laughing at the joke.

#### Rory

##### Senior Member.
Suggestion: Election 2020 is top of the forums list but it's kind of passed now.

Maybe move down or add as a sub-forum of General Discussion/Current Events/Conspiracy Theories?

#### deirdre

##### Senior Member.
might as well just start a political forum, since midterms are coming up!!!

#### FatPhil

##### Senior Member.
Bug: Image scaling in replies

The images in my reply are not scaled to fit the panel, but in the post I'm responding to they are. I think the two should have the same behaviour (and find scaled preferable).

Mendel's HTML and my HTML for the <table> that contains the images are *identical*, so it doesn't seem to be a problem with what's generated, so I guess it's a CSS selector issue where we differ. I can sniff more...