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Makino
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Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:18 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:14 am 
 

It looks like the "Industrial Metal Help Thread" was unstickied at some point. Was this a glitch or maybe due to inactivity?
Here's a link to the thread: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56924

Edit: The same thing happened with the melodeath help thread, so I'm assuming this was all intentional, since the threads aren't very active.
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Makino
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:19 pm 
 

On the Forum Members database, the "Username Begins With __" prompt seems to be broken. When I click the box, nothing happens. Is this happening to anyone else? Here's a link: memberlist.php
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:17 pm 
 

Yup, that's been broken for a while and you aren't the first to mention it. I used to use it sometimes, so I can say with certainty that it has been broken for at least two and a half years.
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Makino
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:05 pm 
 

Oh, I should've dug a little deeper before asking. My bad. Anyway, I hope to see it fixed at some point.
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Dembo
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Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:58 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:21 am 
 

Weird thing: when I read a post right after posting it there was an "i" where i had put an "a", and when clicking on the edit button, it showed an "a" in the writing area. Edited it to "aa" just to check, and the post correctly got "aa" in it. Edited it back to "a" and then the post went back to "i"...

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Sepulchrave
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Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:29 pm
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Location: Pannonia
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:55 pm 
 

For some reason whenever I search "With Fire and Iron" on the search engine, the "no suitable matches found" page turns up even though I made a post with the exact same words myself.
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pale_horse
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Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:36 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:53 am 
 

Not being able to embed YouTunes is a hindrance/deterrence to us checking out what people post.
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Derigin
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Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:20 am 
 

What
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pale_horse
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:25 am 
 

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If anyone wants to share links, just post the raw URL to the Youtube vid. DO NOT EMBED, since it eventually becomes very difficult for many of us to load the page when there are a dozen-plus embedded videos trying to load at once.
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:33 am 
 

That post was made in a thread where people are encouraged to share songs, and the decision stands for circumstances like that. It makes the page nearly impossible to navigate for many of us without newer computers.

And it isn't a hindrance, since embedded videos still need to be clicked once to "open", and clicking a raw URL is one click as well, it just opens in a new tab. Live with it; trying to navigate a page with people dumping multiple embeds to songs is a far bigger hindrance to some of us.
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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:19 pm 
 

Don't know if this is happening on the main site or even if it's just on my end but lately when browsing on my phone the forums have been really unresponsive. Basically nothing will happen when I click on things and I have to close out the browser and reload for it to work properly again.
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TheGrimWombat
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Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:06 am
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:54 pm 
 

I noticed that on band pages that Thomas Vee has two commas with no band listed between them? Is this a bug?
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Scourge441
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:38 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:25 am 
 

Been running into an issue for a while now where my account won't stay logged in even though I check the box for it.

I'm running Firefox 50.0.2 for my browser, but was running into the issue on my older computer which has an older version of Firefox. I do run NoScript and AdBlock Plus.

Is there a browser setting I should look to change?

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Morrigan
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Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:27 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:46 pm 
 

I'm not sure about how NoScript works, but could it be blocking cookies? Maybe you need to whitelist the domain? Adblock shouldn't be an issue since we have zero ads and neither site nor forum cookies are used in adserve-tracking.
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The Crazy Old School Music Fan
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Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:13 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:24 pm 
 

I recommend getting HTTPS for the forums. That way the connection between the user and the server is encrypted and it is less likely that someone can intercept the connection and grab the details of the users.

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hippiedrow
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:38 pm 
 

Embedding Youtube links is unnecessary and not worth the minor convenience in exchange for longer page load time. This feature might as well be disabled entirely.

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Derigin
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Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:21 pm 
 

Not everyone is gifted with an Internet connection that only allows such things to be a "minor inconvenience" to them. You can live with it.
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hippiedrow
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:15 am 
 

I think you misunderstand my position. I am against embedded Youtube links, and would prefer for this feature to be disabled. I am saying that the benefits of embedded videos are not worth the added hassle. The load time of pages with a lot of links is significantly increased for little to no gain.

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Ilwhyan
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Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:51 am 
 

Once a user hits Metal freak (or Metel fraek :scratch:) status, their profile no longer displays the most active topic or subforum. Is this intentional?
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:35 am 
 

hippiedrow wrote:
I think you misunderstand my position. I am against embedded Youtube links, and would prefer for this feature to be disabled. I am saying that the benefits of embedded videos are not worth the added hassle. The load time of pages with a lot of links is significantly increased for little to no gain.


I kinda agree, but it doesn't seem to bother most people. It's only ever a problem with threads where people dump multiple embeds per post, then it can become impossible to navigate and I generally step in and ask people to simply post the raw URLs. Regardless, most people have computers that can handle it, I guess. I have a 2g ram laptop and a 4g desktop, and even the latter struggles sometimes with it.
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DecemberSoul
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Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am
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Location: Switzerland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:33 pm 
 

Hello,
I've just noticed something weird going on on this page:

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ma ... ens/401047

I have no idea whether there's an issue with my computer or that page itself since I'm highly illiterate on such things. Just wanted to inform others and report what appears to be in need of fixing.

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Antioch
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:57 pm 
 

What exactly is the problem you're encountering, DS? The page loads fine on my laptop. Could you be more specific as to what's faulty?
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:58 pm 
 

Uh, how about actually telling us what appears to be the problem?
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DecemberSoul
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Location: Switzerland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:42 pm 
 

Sorry 'bout that, I assumed others would encounter the same problem, which doesn't seem to be the case...
Well, when I open that page, something similar to the Droste effect happens: The same page appears a second time, offcenter, more to the right and downwards, with the album cover image and the panel beneath it popping up time and again, while the blue bar to the far right (used to scroll up and down the page) keeps moving between two positions...very strange and something I haven't seen on M-A before. Might be my old computer though - again, I'm all but an expert on these subject matters, so apologies for the amateurish description.

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Antioch
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:29 pm 
 

Seems like neither Diamhea nor I have that problem. Try another browser, and if the problem persists, take a screenshot* and post here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=78737&start=2360
This thread is for the forum. That one^ is for the main site.

*You can upload your screenshot to http://imgur.com
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Manic Maniac
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:01 am 
 

I've noticed recently today that the embed YouTube videos and their spoilers and whatevs are no longer working. When I click "show", I get nothing but a black square and no video. I had no problem with spoilers before this day. Maybe it has something to do with the site maintenance that happened last night while I was away.
Here for example: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=118264
In that page, the spoilers by thrashinbatman and AcidWorm are not working.
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Lolpah
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Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:32 pm
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:34 pm 
 

Manic Maniac wrote:
I've noticed recently today that the embed YouTube videos and their spoilers and whatevs are no longer working. When I click "show", I get nothing but a black square and no video. I had no problem with spoilers before this day. Maybe it has something to do with the site maintenance that happened last night while I was away.
Here for example: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=118264
In that page, the spoilers by thrashinbatman and AcidWorm are not working.

I also have this problem. At first I thought it was just my shitty computer being shit, but apparently others also have it.

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Oxenkiller
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Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:27 pm 
 

I was gonna post about the embedded Youtube links not working properly, but it looks like you guys beat me to it. So it's not just me then. Oh well, I have faith in the Metal Gods (and Goddesses) that it will get fixed.

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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:22 pm 
 

One polite request: If a thread needs to be closed down for any reason that is not blatantly obvious (i.e. it is not someone blatantly spamming or trolling, or the thread didn't degenerate into a flame war name-calling bitch session) can a forum administrator at least give a courtesy post indicating why the thread was closed? Something like "Too many lists" or "This discussion is pointless" or "There is already a thread about this."

Because there have been a couple instances where a thread was closed seemingly arbitrarily with no explanation and left me wondering what went wrong, or what specific rule got violated. And I am not just some clueless "mallcore kid" who hasn't read the rules- for example I was actually stumped as to why the topic on smoking and metal vocalists was closed down. I'm not arguing against closing down discussions if the administrators feel it is necessary. Rather, I think there are instances like the above example where some more explanation might be appropriate.

Edit: It looks like the aforementioned thread was just re-opened.

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:29 pm 
 

Don't rule out thread necromancy.
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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:51 pm 
 

Whoa, you're right; I just went back and checked and that thread was started in clear back in 2014. I was only looking at the newer posts, and hadn't realized the topic was that old.

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nekrosonic
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Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:30 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:42 am 
 

Hello. I know I'm new here so my observation doesn't mean shit...but shouldn't there be a rule against posting non-metal songs in the "Now Playing" thread in metal discussion? Get your own now playing thread, Tavern!!! :-P

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