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This is the place to make suggestions for how Patrick.net can be most helpful to you and to discuss them.

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98   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2019 Mar 5, 8:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tarantula says
Patrick says
The whole purpose of the site is to be able to escape the ever-tightening noose of "politically correct" speech.


Fair enough, but then the site caters to "politically incorrect" speech. This type of content is almost purely racist, nationalist, or sexist. It seems like a somewhat ignoble cause to defend, but to each his own. For what it's worth, I don't think normal folks are offended by the type of content here, but rather find it simply distasteful and silly and just move on.

In the end I suppose that if you base a website on primarily offensive language and ideas, you will end up with mostly low-level content.


I think everyone is offended by tarantulas.
99   mell   ignore (6)   2019 Mar 5, 8:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Tarantula says
Fair enough, but then the site caters to "politically incorrect" speech. This type of content is almost purely racist, nationalist, or sexist.


I disagree. I say that unfounded accusations of racism, nationalism (why should that be a bad thing anyway?), and sexism are used daily by the elite as an excuse for policies which profit themselves and harm everyone else -- namely the export of manufacturing to China and the import of millions of illegals. Both of those dramatically drive down wages and increase the earnings of bosses and owners.


Moreover a nation/society that is not sexist will eradicate itself and die off quickly. Sexism is not a bad thing either, in the right doses. Same goes for some racism which is innate to humans since they are little babies. Fighting any amount of racism and sexism is going against nature and nature always wins thus far.
100   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 5, 8:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Is it some sort of strange setting, or is everyone seeing the word " you " colored red? I'd suggest you get rid of this "feature."
101   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2019 Mar 5, 8:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

SunnyvaleCA says
Is it some sort of strange setting, or is everyone seeing the word " you " colored red? I'd suggest you get rid of this "feature."


You just don't understand why you is such a big deal. Especially to you.
102   ad   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 11, 8:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CovfefeButDeadly says
You just don't understand why you is such a big deal. Especially to you.


Fortunately "you" doesn't get highlighted in red in images.

103   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Mar 29, 12:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@patrick

Make new thread button not showing. Is there a bug?
104   BigFrank   ignore (0)   2019 May 11, 3:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This is the place to make suggestions for how Patrick.net can be most helpful to you and to discuss them.

For the sake of Free Speech, and those of us curious enough to do anything meaningful about preserving it, you should have a way for those of us who aren't easily triggered simple simon Snowflakes to see what the moderators are censoring. Like post #108, if you feel the need to hide it from the public in the name of censoring Free Speech, you should allow the rest of us to click on it and see what was said to judge for ourselves. @Patrick
106   WookieMan   ignore (5)   2019 May 12, 8:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

BigFrank says
Like post #108, if you feel the need to hide it from the public in the name of censoring Free Speech, you should allow the rest of us to click on it and see what was said to judge for ourselves.


@Patrick - actually kind of like this idea. 9 out of 10 times I wouldn't click on it as I likely know what the commenter (especially longtime guys) were saying anyway. But I sometimes see stuff marked personal from people here I would have never have expected to have a comment marked personal. Plus as one of the people that can take stuff down, it would be nice to know the "standard" so to speak that other moderators use to remove stuff.

There's a high likelihood this could completely backfire, but might be a fun test trial like the YOU thing you did.
107   NoCoupForYou   ignore (2)   2019 May 12, 2:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Did Hat get banned? Asking because I'm looking for that "Haha Whitey You will be Replaced despite Us saying for 3 decades you're paranoid and that's not our intent" thread
108   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 12, 2:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yes, he was shitting on the site. Really too far.
109   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 12, 7:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@WookieMan I have actually exposed them all in the past, and not much came of it. Most of the personal comments are pretty clearly personal.
110   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 May 12, 9:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HonkpilledMaster says
Did Hat get banned? Asking because I'm looking for that "Haha Whitey You will be Replaced despite Us saying for 3 decades you're paranoid and that's not our intent" thread


He sounded just like your old friend Kaki reincarnated. And when I pointed that out, my comment got flagged as personal... go figure..

It's getting way past the point of ridiculous with the "thought Police" here...
111   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 13, 6:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yes, definitely a previous user back just to cause problems.
112   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 May 16, 4:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Please allow youtube videos to go full scren
113   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 16, 10:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hircus says
Please allow youtube videos to go full scren


@Hircus Thanks for the suggestion. My earlier comment was wrong, and is deleted now. Wish granted, at least for videos posted from now on!

I actually had a bug where I did not have "allowfullscreen" on the list of allowed tags for the youtube iframe, so they were being stripped out of the html. You helped me fix it by asking why that didn't work.
114   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 May 17, 8:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I often link to images in my posts. I feel 99% of the time, the best thing to do is to upload the image to patnet because if I link to an external url, one day it will likely break, and then people can't see the image anymore. Also, uploads likely help avoid workplace filters. But, it's soooo easy to just link externally, vs it taking a handful of steps to upload, so I rarely upload.

So, I think it should be easier to to do the right thing - which is upload images.

Suggestion:

Add a checkbox near the new post input box, labeled "auto upload external urls found in img tags", and check it by default so most people use it. Then, upon post submit, scan for img tags and grab those w/ external urls, download the image, and replace the url w/ the generated patnet url.
115   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 May 17, 8:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

You're right about images, and I was actually working on that today.

I'm going to let people enter external urls, and then simply upload the image to a cache on my server so that:
1. it won't break if the image goes away
2. it won't show the broken ssl lock when the external image is not from an https site
3. it's really easy for users
4. big threads with lots of external images won't bounce around when loading, because all the image sizes will be known
116   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 8, 9:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Could you make the uploaded filenames more unique?

I have this issue both for files that I upload, as well as for urls that you auto convert to files for me.

If I upload more than 1 image per month that has the same name, I run into duplicate issues. Eg, if both my files are named "image.png", then your generated filename is always:

/uploads/2019/06/126743_image.png

And, auto uploaded files are always named like:

/uploads/2019/06/126743_

Notice, it's missing the end.
117   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 8, 9:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Thanks @Hircus I will work on that tomorrow.
118   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 8, 9:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

btw, I often write greasemonkey scripts to customize sites I use. This is one I use for your site, that makes it easy to paste an image from my clipboard. It skips the whole "save to file, then select the file to upload" steps and lets you just paste raw image data, as well as drag + drop a file. I'll post it here for anyone who wants to use, or maybe Patrick might incorporate it into the site.

https://pastebin.com/vpYjGr47
119   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 9, 9:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@Hircus I deployed a fix for your issue, I think:

https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/commit/3a25449a912d87673fcd32bfad0ada6ead4182cb

So that should make each image upload distinct. I had assumed that no user would upload the same filename more than once, but I guess that isn't true.

Greasemonkey looks like fun. Too bad it's Firefox-only. Could I add that functionality to patrick.net directly?
120   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 9, 10:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Awesome, thanks

They call the idea "userscripts", and they should have an addon for most browsers, perhaps under a different name. They usually follow the *monkey naming convention, eg I use Tampermonkey on Chrome and Opera.

But, ya I think other users would appreciate if that code was built directly into patnet natively. I think if you just run that code as-is via the DOMContentLoaded event, it should work, although you might want to change it - such as just add the css rule directly to your css file, maybe just edit the html file directly instead of using js to manipulate it, etc...
121   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 13, 3:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I'm having trouble w/ profile pics. I've tried uploading various sizes / aspect ratios of my current profile pic, but it always gets presented with very small dimensions, much smaller than other people's. I looked at the html, and it seems I usually get about 16x15 size:

<img src='/uploads/2019/07/126743_2b43_aocrying-face.jpg' width='16' height='15' 'align='left' hspace='5' vspace='2' >

Other people seem to get 32x32 or so. How to get a bigger pic?

Also, there's a syntax error: note it says 'align= but should be align=
122   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Jul 15, 8:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Thanks @Hircus Sorry for the delay, I have been traveling.

I fixed the syntax error (good find!) but don't understand the sizing problem.

Could you email an original of the crying face image to me at p@patrick.net and I'll see if I can reproduce the problem on my development version of the site.
123   noobster   ignore (0)   2020 Jan 15, 6:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I can't seem to start a new thread. I'm new, and logged in. Using brave on mobile.

Where is the "new thread" link?
124   noobster   ignore (0)   2020 Jan 15, 6:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Holy crap, I'm blind, Found it hiding in plain sight... gonna have to change my screen name now to avoid ridicule, haha
125   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 6, 9:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@patrick is there some kinda anti-hotlink protection in use?

I tried to download the first video in this thread (url below)
https://patrick.net/post/1334717/2020-08-28-kneepad-harris-promises-more-riots
but get 403 forbidden


The video src:
https://patrick.net/uploads/2020/08/2217_df9f_kamalaharrissaysthattheriotsarenotgoingtostopeverandtobeware.withasmileonherface..mp4

It might be due to the double dot at the end, but I am able to watch the video in my browser (vivaldi / webkit based) ok, just not download it, nor access the url directly like I am usually able to with internet videos.
126   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 6, 9:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hircus says
patrick is there some kinda anti-hotlink protection in use?


@Hircus Yes, I did that after being threatened by a copyright troll lawyer, even though I comply with the DMCA.

For both images and videos, the "referer" has to be present, and has to say "patrick.net" in an http request, or else you get that 403 forbidden.

But you can get around it in two ways:

1. right click on the image or video and "save as" if your browser supports that
2. if you have the terminal program "curl" you can add the referer manually, like this on the command line:

curl -H 'referer: https://patrick.net' https ://patrick.net/uploads/2020/08/2217_3a4e_yigrioci.jpeg > saved_copy.jpeg

(except without the space after the https, which i had to put it so it shows you the link and doesn't put the image in this very comment)
127   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 6, 10:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ok thanks!
128   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 6, 10:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
1. right click on the image or video and "save as" if your browser supports that


Doesn't happen on my mobile browser. Says download unsuccessful every time. 'right click' downloads on other sites with that browser works just dandy. Using Duck-Duck-Go's browser.
129   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 6, 11:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Wow, they have a browser? Thanks, good tip.

What about your laptop browser? I assume you have a laptop.
130   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Sep 6, 11:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Wow, they have a browser? Thanks, good tip.

What about your laptop browser? I assume you have a laptop.


DDG just has a mobile browser, not desktop/laptop. I can download them from my laptop browser but that is Chrome.
131   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 6, 11:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I don't know why mobile browsers are refusing to let you save an image or video.

At least with an image you can just do a screenshot. Though that doesn't help with videos.
132   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 6, 1:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If the problem is referrer headers, maybe patrick could change it so that images/videos need either a referrer header OR send the login patrick.net username cookie. That way users who've logged in before and still have the cookie are exempt, which should still meet the objective of preventing wild internet hot linking. That would probably be an easy nginx config change.
133   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 6, 2:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yes, that's a good idea.

Need to figure out how to do it exactly though, since the referrer header is checked in the nginx web server first, before it's possible to check whether the user is logged in.

How can nginx know whether a user is logged in?
134   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 6, 5:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Why not just check for the existence of the cookie name via nginx?
maybe like

if ($cookie_patricknetuser ~ "\d+") {...}


or whatever the right nginx syntax is.

A user wouldnt have the cookie unless they logged in at some point. They could spoof it, but it would only gain them hotlink viewing ability at best. I think the goal is really to allow patnet users, not necessarily ones that are currently logged in, and reusing the cookie as a way to say "weve seen this user before because they logged in once" seems convenient, and will still deny the internet at large. They can spoof the referrer header anyway, too.
135   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 6, 8:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@Hircus That's brilliant! Should have thought of that.

I'll try to do it tomorrow and let you know here if it works.
136   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Sep 7, 11:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@Hircus I think I did it. Let me know if any problems.

nginx config is absolutely horrible. I want to switch web servers, but that's a lot of work too.
137   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Sep 8, 7:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@patrick seems to work for me. thanks!

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