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JonPurpleHaze

Site Nudger
Staff member
Pinball Nirvana's site addresses and URL's are in the process of being upgraded from http to https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

In the past I didn't think it was important to make the switch because Pinball Nirvana has never had anything for sale and doesn't process credit cards or anything but browsers these days do not like non-https sites and warn users about connecting to them. Search rankings are also negatively affected.

Most of the links have been changed, Pinball Nirvana's home page is now:
https://pinballnirvana.com/
The forums home page is now:
https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php


I suggest that you update your bookmarks and log out then back in using the new links and let me know about any problems, there is a way to force all users to use the new https links but I want to make sure it's working properly before that is attempted.
 

Ike Savage

Froggy like robot
Staff member
Site Supporters
Interesting. Maybe it's the way I have Chrome set up, but I can't actually force any links (PN or otherwise) to start with the prefix "https://." Same with "http," too.

However, I see that with Win10's built-in version of IE, prefixes do show up for me.

No idea what the significance of all that is. Logging out and logging back in made no difference. Maybe I'm indeed in "https" mode and just don't know it, due to some Chrome settings change I made in the past.

Let me know if there's anything else about this you need tested.
 

JonPurpleHaze

Site Nudger
Staff member
I don't use Chrome often and just found this way to display the full address, click on the address bar twice, you should see the information about https and www stuff.


We also lost the www prefix for Pinball Nirvana, it was there from the beginning but it's not needed anymore, wish I could have all of the time back, that I lost in the past, typing www.
;)
 

JonPurpleHaze

Site Nudger
Staff member
We were getting a mixed secure site message in browsers previously.

there is a way to force all users to use the new https links but I want to make sure it's working properly before that is attempted.
I also added code to force all internal links within Pinball Nirvana to switch between insecure to secure, these lines force the browser to automatically update any insecure links to secure links. Browsers should now report the site as secure and will help in web search results.

Mixed Content - Pass
You have no mixed content.

I've been trying to troubleshoot so kindly let me know if you discover any problems.


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  • @ Ike Savage:
    where is the unapprove option, anyway? is that a super mod thing or something from the admin panel?
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    oh wait, I see it
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    true, but they could also be invisible to users and perhaps allow the category to be removed
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Don't know, do know that if you delete a category all files would also be removed so that's bad,
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    seems like we discussed it in some length at one point and came up with the current arrangement, but I don't have a strong opinion on that stuff. the one thing I do like is that I can clear out weaker tables from the main section without deleting them
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Sounds fine to me Ike, can't disagree with ya!
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    is it that you want to declutter more of the resources section?
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    No it's fine
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    also, just to be clear-- the issue with "unapprove" is that you don't know if the table actually gets deleted from the server, right? AFAIK I have no way of seeing where the tables actually lie on the server, so it's something I can't test effectively
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    They wouldn't get deleted from the server, I don't think.
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Can we get back to the subdomain folders/files, the uploads.pinballnirvana.com folder is where uploads would need to be, just wondering what might need to be deleted..
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    do you mind a phone call? probably easier to discuss, save some wear and tear on my hands, too
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    No problems Ike, can't talk now but will try and set this up.
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    okay, well let me know if you need space cleared up across the torrent area, because I have some ideas
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Yeah, noticed a .zip file contains many versions etc..
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Uploading a 1.34 GB Pink Floyd The Wall zip file via ftp to test...
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    The file is actually on the server in FP originals but isn't public.
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  • @ Anthias:
    Um, so, Hi!. What did I miss? (he says as though he ducked to the toilet while the adds were on...)
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  • @ AnonTet:
    Hi guys, I«m asking here as it might have a quicker response. How can I check the ball size used by authors in FP? or at least the default size if anyone knows. Thanks
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  • @ Gimli:
    Most FP authors use the default size and don't know how to use BAM to alter it.
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  • @ Gimli:
    I think it may be 13.8 though
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  • @ AnonTet:
    Thanks. But while I've waited I've looked at a ring around a ramp in LotR that's 26mm so i figure the ball being 24mm. A bit short of real life ball size if that's so.
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  • @ AnonTet:
    of course I could've used my brains earlier and create a table with some carefully spaced guides and check that the ball is in fact 27mm in diameter. Peeking at fp.exe and bam.dll and there's no way to change this. you can set the colour and the id to track it though (but that's known)
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  • @ Gimli:
    With Bam custom ball coding you can create balls of any size...see my titorial
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  • @ Gimli:
    +1
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    @ Gimli: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?threads/bam-feature-how-to-guides.19601/post-120547 +1
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