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Strumelia
@strumelia
02 Oct 2021 05:14:09PM
3,589 posts

Adjusting forum/activity page?


Using Jamroom

Ok I will turn on that template name in source on Sunday morning (tomorrow morning) then.
This stuff is so far beyond me but i will try!

(Edit- i removed some stuff about adjusting font size on my one site- found out it was just a browser magnifying adjustment issue...sorry)

Will do the template name thing tomorrow and report back here. Thanks.
updated by @strumelia: 02 Oct 2021 06:17:20PM
Strumelia
@strumelia
29 Sep 2021 09:03:36AM
3,589 posts

email from Soundcloud... anything to worry about?


Using Jamroom

Thanks Michael.
I'm guessing my members will simply revert to how things were on Ning- which was that they simply uploaded their sound clips to my site as MP3 or other sound files. Unfortunately over time that will eventually take up more of my server space than simply referencing SC clips.
It's not a 'lot' but it was real nice to have the SC integration for the audio side, much like having the YT and Vimeo integration for the video side. (Long ago when i moved from Ning to JR I was thrilled to be able to disable the 'upload video' option!) Having media clips not uploading directly to my server year after year is a huge advantage.

My members are mostly older and most of them lack the wherewithal to add their audio files to youtube, and then put images to their resulting 'video'... even a static image. Especially if they are still currently adding their audio clips to their SC accounts. So when they go to 'add audio' on my site they will see only the upload option... and that's exactly what they'll do- point the JR page to the audio clip on their computer.... it would not even occur to them to instead create a new YT 'video' out of their audio clip, and it'd be too much fussing to do anyway for them.

I realize this is not the problem of you JR developers to 'solve'... since these problems are being created by SC, on purpose.
All I ask is that maybe you can keep an ear out for if SC changes its policy -if it becomes feasable for JR to utilize your great SC module again in the future.
I'm obviously hoping that the 377 soundcloud clips currently on my site continue to play when clicked on, and i realize that depends on future SC changes. Some of these clips have been very popular ...referred to, discussed, and played regularly on my site over the past 6 years.

Meanwhile, I guess i need to remove my members' ability to see the SC option when adding an audio file. BUT!- i need to keep the currently existing SC clips up and running on my site. I assume that means I do NOT want to simply deactivate the whole SC module, right? I looked around but can't quite remember where to go to just only remove the sc option from view when adding a clip. Can you remind me where that would be please?
Thank you so much for your help about all this.
Strumelia
@strumelia
29 Sep 2021 08:36:51AM
3,589 posts

Adjusting forum/activity page?


Using Jamroom

As you can see from this sample page (flagged by google for not being mobile friendly):
https://fotmd.com/forum/activity/250/dusty-turtle/%3Cdiv%20id=/%3Ca%20href=/%3Cdiv%20id=/p=14
...I currently have things showing all the way back to god knows what date (note that the paginator does not work, there at the bottom)

I'd like to limit this forum discussion activity page to perhaps show only the past two years' worth of a member's forum discussion activity. Am I not understanding how this page works?- is it possible to limit what the page shows while not removing the actual forum discussions it references? I know it's not a 'page' that members would typically be looking at, but google certainly sees it.
It seems excessive to show a member's forum activity going back many years. But maybe it just shows it all because the discussions exist, thus no way to set time or post number limits of what shows on the particular member's forum/activity page? Does it actually NEED to show all existing data going waaaaay back in time?

I'm using a ninja custom clone skin, if that helps.
Not sure where I can adjust the setting for this, much less if it's even do-able.
Thanks!
updated by @strumelia: 02 Jan 2022 09:17:56AM
Strumelia
@strumelia
05 Sep 2021 11:33:38AM
3,589 posts

email from Soundcloud... anything to worry about?


Using Jamroom

Thank you Michael for this response and for looking into it!

So what's the bottom line then?
1) Are you saying my site members will no longer be able to add new SC videos anymore starting now?
2) Will the SC videos i currently have on my site (377 of them, and they are quite popular and still function) likely continue to play/function unless SC changes something else in the future?
3) Will anyone be keeping an eye out occasionally to see if SC makes things easier in the future- i.e. will be able to once again add SC vids and thus consider bringing back the JR SC module?
4) What are folk musicians now using as a substitute for SC and is that a possibility in the future?

--- I hate the idea of having to go back to my members all uploading their MP3s onto my server for me to store for them. Accumulates server space and so many of my members can't figure out how to upload proper sound files.
Strumelia
@strumelia
25 Aug 2021 10:11:52AM
3,589 posts

email from Soundcloud... anything to worry about?


Using Jamroom

The latest email from Soundcloud today, I guess it has something to do with this:
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"In our continual efforts to uphold the highest security standards possible to protect our customers, starting November 1, 2021, we will no longer return a value for the `smtp_password` parameter in GET /domains and /domains/ API calls.

Why we’re doing this
As a security best practice, we are moving towards hashing SMTP passwords, just as we do with all other passwords on our platform. Due to this new standard, we will be unable to show the passwords in plain text once they are hashed and stored in our secure database.

How this impacts you
After this change, you will no longer be able to view the SMTP password in plain text and must store the password on your end – ideally using a secure password manager. Depending on your configuration, any applications reliant on the `smtp_password` parameter could throw errors.

What you need to do
After securely storing your SMTP password, you will need to update any reliant systems. Applications that are expecting the plain text password in the API response will need to be updated to no longer rely on the password in order to function correctly. We’ve created an FAQ to help you make the change."
Strumelia
@strumelia
13 Aug 2021 05:41:33PM
3,589 posts

email from Soundcloud... anything to worry about?


Using Jamroom

Michael, thank you so much for putting in this effort! SC is quite popular on our site.
Strumelia
@strumelia
13 Aug 2021 12:16:10PM
3,589 posts

email from Soundcloud... anything to worry about?


Using Jamroom

Hi, I got the below email from Soundcloud (I only use SC for my JR sites).
Is this anything I need to do something about?:
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"Dear partner / API user,
If you are not calling `api.soundcloud.com` you can stop reading right here. Otherwise, there are a number of updates that might require actions from your side.

At the beginning of July, we announced security updates to our API, mainly how we deal with auth. Please read a blog post to know more about the changes.
We understand that it’s a lot and might require some time on your side to update the systems. We would appreciate it if you could start working on it ASAP, as some of the changes are live already.

Deprecation of `client_id` and the requirement to provide an `Authorization` header for each request is the biggest update. We are planning to start slowly rolling it out in September. Meaning that some percentage of requests will start failing if the header is not present.
If you have no capacity to update your systems in the following 1-2 months please let us know. We will try to find a solution. We definitely do not want to create a bad experience for users.

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. You can comment on this thread, or create a new ticket.
Best,
Soundcloud Team"
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updated by @strumelia: 03 Jan 2022 02:59:49PM
Strumelia
@strumelia
21 Jun 2021 09:48:22AM
3,589 posts

What are your best practices, tips, tricks regarding validation/approval of new members?


Ning To Jamroom

ABCD in Action:There appears to be a couple of issues with our sign up questions not doing what we thought they would, so I definitely need to address those...
Can you elaborate a bit on what those issues might be that are making your signup questions ineffectual? Like a couple examples maybe? Maybe i can suggest improvements, because mine work pretty well in discouraging spammers.

...a couple of ideas I use here: https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/forum/my_posts/39195/how-to-deal-with-human-spammers/search_string=signup+questions
Strumelia
@strumelia
22 Apr 2021 07:50:07AM
3,589 posts

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Strumelia
@strumelia
20 Apr 2021 06:40:11PM
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PageMakers:
Apparently pepperoni rolls were nominated as one of Virginia's official state foods: https://www.today.com/food/pepperoni-rolls-could-become-state-food-west-virginia-t214381
I wouldn't know, I'm from New York. Bagels maybe. ;D
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