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Admin Updates & changes

Discussion in 'Admin Shout Box' started by Bombardier, May 10, 2017.


  1. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    On or around the 20th May we will be updating our software in the following 3 areas.

    Media Galleries
    Forums
    Showcase reviews

    This will mean that we will have a downtime of about 15 minutes.
    The updates will not provide any new functions but increase the stability and security of our site.

    Thanks for your patience

    Mil-smile01
     
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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    We are also in the process of setting up our security certificate which will change our Http:// to https://
    This lets all viewers and members know we are a trusted site running on a secure server.
     
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  3. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    We are now fully HTTPS ready, if you have any issues let us know.
    As small a thing this seems to be it is a huge step forward, thank you
     
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  4. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Now we are https enabled all personal information such as passwords are encrypted.

    We at MI.Net take the security of your information however small very seriously.
     
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  5. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    It would seem that the change from http to https has affected the numbers in our twitter, Facebook and Google + display. I think security of personal information goes way beyond that and as such I am happy enough.

    mi.net https.jpg

    We had at least 247 on FB and 47 on Google+ before the change
     
  6. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Doesnt seem I will be able to correct the Social media share counts as they are controlled by the relevant social media sites. :confused:

    Now that we are a secure site you will see the following on any page where your personal details need to be enetered.
    In most cases this is simply your username and password

    secure https.png
     
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  7. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Edit to the above, I am learning more about security as I go along...
    You should see the secure text on each and every page, that said if you do not it is because an image has been posted that does not have the HTTPS prefix rather it has been posted using the HTTP prefix. This does not mean our site is not secure, just that a photo has been inserted from a non secure site.

    I noticed the change when I posted a photo from my imgur account using http, it would seem Imgur allow http & https so when I changed the prefix the page was shown secure again.

    It is not a huge issue just thought I would explain it in case anybody was wondering?..... or am I the only geeky nerd around here :confused:mil-smile08
     
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  8. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Here is one update completed today. Banned members will be easily recognisable now with this replacement avatar

    banned user.jpg
     
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  9. BravoZulu Australia

    BravoZulu Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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  10. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Forum and Media areas now upgraded


    Having some minor issues with the new upgrade but nothing to worry about

    Thought I would let you all know that you should (if all works well) be able to drag and drop photos into your posts now, just highlight up to ten and drag them in. Give it a go and let me know if it worked for you. This will likely only work if you have an up to date browser
     
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  11. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Minor issues now sorted all is well at MI.Net Mil-smile01
     
  12. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Thanks for all your patience with our upgrades conducted this month.
    We now only have our review section to upgrade which I believe we will have done within the next 10 days.

    Its good to see some of you using our new Resource feature and in time it should be a very useful facility.

    Bombardier OUT!
     
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  13. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Review section now upgraded (thank god ;) )

    You will see I have added a review slider to the main forum page, if anybody thinks that this is too much let me know, Im not sure about it yet
     
  14. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Well this is probably the last update for this month (Probably?)

    I have now created a Keyword management system

    What will this do?

    I can create tooltips for any word as below
    Keyword

    or create a link for any word as below
    keywords

    I will be building a list of keywords with changes (either tooltips or links)in the next few days.
    One option to assist with server fees etc is to sell a keyword but that is for the future.

    There are lots of settings to choose from but I am still getting my head around it at present.

    Keyword replacement will only occur within the forums, not in the media section or reviews

    I have started to compile some keywords

    keyword management.jpg

    If you would like me to create either a mouseover tooltip or a link for any words just let me know here

    If tooltip provide word and text required
    If link provide word and link

    Anybody wishing to buy a keyword to link back to their website, thats possible too :)
     
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  15. Bombardier

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    I have set the system to only convert x2 of the same Keyword per post, saves having too many links for any given Keyword
     
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  16. Bombardier

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    I have increased the size of uploaded media in the 'Media Galleries'
    As such I have created a Media Gallery for desktop Wallpapers, this is something that I have been asked for on a number of occasions.

    The gallery is here https://www.militaryimages.net/media/categories/desktop-wallpapers.70/

    Im off to work now so no time to upload any myself, feel free to populate the gallery as you see fit.
    In time when more wallpapers are added I can create sub categories suchs as Aircraft, Tanks,Soldiers and the list goes on.

    Speak soon hope you all have a great day ;)
     
  17. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    On Tuesday 19th we will be updating our Military review & Forum software. This is essential work and will only result in a few minutes unavailability.

    sometime within the next 12 months
    We will be moving Mi.Net to a dedicated server, this will increase site speed due to better hardware and also increase our bandwidth allowance and Storage Space.
    It is also our intention to increase the presence of Mi.Net on the www via an advertising program.

    Why within 12 months and not right now?, saving my pennies to make it happen ;)
    We are and will always be 100% free to use
     
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  18. BravoZulu Australia

    BravoZulu Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Brilliant stuff @Bombardier, a great way forward for the site mate
    BZ
     
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  19. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Thanks Bud, As I have said before "Its a labour of love" and its important to stay up to date not only for security reasons but also because there are new features being released with our software on a yearly basis. I aim to make this one of the greatest military communities around, with all your help of course. Mil-smile01
     
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