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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    oldtodd33 said:
    Wow, I thought it was imported automatically. That's a ton of work considering all of the new sets they bring out each year.  
    It's not that bad -- I just have to download a file and upload it to the server, which can't be automated due to login requirements at BrickLink.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,821
    The main site isn't recognising me as existing. Is there an issue on the main site or is it just me?
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    Just you I hope!
    Redbullgivesuwind
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,923
    @Redbullgivesuwind works for me, logged in and out too and no problems here.
    Redbullgivesuwind
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,821
    @Huw I am sure that is the case so you don't have a heart attack! @snowhitie doesn't seem to have issues so it looks like it's just me. I'll try again tomorrow.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    ^ How do you know someone currently visiting from the US isn't an EU citizen? ;-)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    It doesn't matter, if they're in the US they're not covered by GDPR, regardless of where they're from.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    Fair point, I checked again and you're right :-)
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,467
    @Huw I found an incorrect word on the main site. I believe the word "to" in this line should be "do".   
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    Thanks, will fix with the next update.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,074
    edited July 2018
    On quite a few occasions, I have typed out a comment on an article on the main site, but when I hit "post comment" the text disappears from the editing box and no comment is posted.
    omnium
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 800
    edited July 2018
    Mr_Cross said:
    On quite a few occasions, I have typed out a comment on an article on the main site, but when I hit "post comment" the text disappears from the editing box and no comment is posted.
    That problem is as old as the moon itself :-)

    I *think* it happens when someone else posts between you loading the page and you posting your comment. But Huw was never able to reproduce it. And with software, if you can't reproduce it, you can't fix it.

    Before clicking Post, I always do "CTRL-A, CTRL-C" to select all and copy it to the clipboard. That way, when it gets lost, I can CTRL-V and hit post again.
    Mr_CrossBaby_YodaRecce
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    It's a matter of session timing out (don't know if it's that short or you just read very slowly ;-))... it's the same when I leave a set page open for days, then click "I own this" - the change is not registered (but the session is reinitialized) .. when I click again, it does work.

    I assume it's the same when you post a comment after you timed out. Quite annoying, that's true.. but I mostly have it when I open the review/article in a new tab, then do other stuff, then come back to read it, then try to comment...
    Mr_Cross
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,703
    edited July 2018
    ^ Apparently Lazarus is no longer updated, so it's not working on newest versions of FF (not sure about ESR). As a security-minded guy, I would recommend this alternate rather than roll back to an old version of FF:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/form-history-control/
    Mr_Crosssid3windr
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,753
    edited July 2018
    Should this be happening? I’m using the mobile site, and should be logged in...
    Huw said:
    Yes. That's necessary for GDPR for the affiliate network that Lego uses. It's only shown to visitors from the EU.
    Is Australia in the EU? Or is @iliketoast actually not in Australia?
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    sid3windr said:
    It's a matter of session timing out (don't know if it's that short or you just read very slowly ;-))... it's the same when I leave a set page open for days, then click "I own this" - the change is not registered (but the session is reinitialized) .. when I click again, it does work.

    I assume it's the same when you post a comment after you timed out. Quite annoying, that's true.. but I mostly have it when I open the review/article in a new tab, then do other stuff, then come back to read it, then try to comment...
    Correct. If you open the page, but don't submit your comment before the session has timed out it'll be lost. Sessions remain active for 20 minutes.
    Mr_Crossomniumsid3windr
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    It is a real shame the way the comments on the DB5 lead to the thread being locked.


    I thought it was a fairly unbiased and comprehensive review, showing the positives but mentioning the downsides. I also thought the statement from CapnRex "The price of £129.99 or $149.99 is a little higher than would be ideal but is not entirely unreasonable in my opinion." is fair as it is an opinion on the price, even if he didn't have to pay for the set.

    However, there is one line (in fact a single word) in there that I feel oversteps the mark between being a review and being an advertisement.

    "It's available now from shop.LEGO.com priced at just £129.99, $149.99 or 149.99€"

    The inclusion of that one word - JUST - makes it sound like the words of an advertising agent rather than a review. Were those the words of brickset staff or does LEGO insist that they are included that way? It is worded differently in the Voltron review: "Voltron will retail for US$179.99 / £159,99 / 179,99€ / 1499DKK / AU$ 289,99 and CA$ 229.99 when released to VIPs on 23rd July and everyone else on 1st August". 

    If it was a factual "It's available now from shop.LEGO.com priced at £129.99, $149.99 or 149.99€" then I see no cause for complaint. But including that word just makes it sound like these are LEGOs words, and it goes against what was written in the previous paragraph "The price of £129.99 or $149.99 is a little higher than would be ideal ...". Ending the review on the "just £X" makes it sound like the reviewer is saying forget the negatives, this is good value at the price.




    sid3windr
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    edited July 2018
    Those are my words and written before Chris had commented on the price.
    ShibCCCdmcc0
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 288
    Is Australia in the EU? Or is @iliketoast actually not in Australia?
    iliketoast is definitely in Australia...
    MaffyD
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,467
    @Huw  I am cataloging minifigures and seem to have run into a new one from BL. It is ext001a. The ext001 seems to be the main figure but the oo1a is the variant and you don't have it in the BS inventory. 
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    @Astrobricks The GDPR also applies within the EEA, but Australia isn't in that either. We're still under the Commonwealth o' Nations with the UK, but that's the only relevant connection I can think of, and I don't think the GDPR has anything to do with that.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 774
    Just realised that Argos and Smyth's no longer apear in the UK buying section of the site anymore. Is this because they don't have affiliate schemes or something else?
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    The Smyths affiliate scheme has been discontinued; the Argos scheme is in a state of flux and the data feed is not currently available.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,287
    I’d noticed the Argos one being there sometimes and not at others, hadn’t noticed Smyths. I guess with TRU gone they feel safe cutting back on some of their advertising.
  • MCAdventureCityMCAdventureCity Virginia, USAMember Posts: 9
    The affiliate feed for LEGO [email protected] seems to be down, as there are "no results found" when I click on this link: https://brickset.com/buy/country-us/vendor-lego/order-dateadded
  • AlabamaShrimpAlabamaShrimp EnglandMember Posts: 2
    Just had to do that gdpr thing and now I've got a blue button stuck on the mobile site. Is there any way to get rid of it?

    Also, it might be related and it might not, but when I said no to it all my homepage was changed to Asda from Google...


  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    I've made it a bit smaller. Not guilty on the home page change!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,154
    @Huw Thanks, it is much better now.
  • AlabamaShrimpAlabamaShrimp EnglandMember Posts: 2
    Thanks really appreciate you making it smaller. Better if it went away altogether but still thanks alot :-)


  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    @Bumblepants, are you in the US or EU at the moment? It should only be seen by those in the EU to whom GDPR applies.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,154
    edited August 2018
    I live in the EU, I get back to the US only every other year or so for short periods.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,015
    @Huw - I'm currently unable to insert photos in PMs. The photos in question are small - only 400kB to 600kB. I can select the photos OK, but nothing happens (they don't appear in the PM).
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,074
    ^ I have experienced the same thing.
    Legopants
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    It seems the hash tags are not linking again. Also, anyone else notice that their comments are not being 'shaded' in blue to stand out in the thread?
    Mr_Cross
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    Yep ^
    Mr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,753
    It seems the hash tags are not linking again. Also, anyone else notice that their comments are not being 'shaded' in blue to stand out in the thread?
    Yes, many of us have. There is a thread about it under Forum Operation.
    madforLEGO
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    Comments posted by yourself were given a class that could thus identify them for styling. The class is no longer applied, hence the lack of blue background. I'll ask in the support forum if it's a deliberate omission.
    Astrobrickssid3windr
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,753
    edited August 2018
    Huw said:
    Comments posted by yourself were given a class that could thus identify them for styling. The class is no longer applied, hence the lack of blue background. I'll ask in the support forum if it's a deliberate omission.
    Ahh, sorry I asked about this again on the hashtag thread; didn’t see this right away.

    By the way, I notice that threads started by yourself are still shaded.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,555
    Are they? I see them as white. 

    Vanilla support are looking in to the missing class which is preventing the blue backgrounds.
    madforLEGO
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,753
    Huw said:
    Are they? I see them as white. 
    I may have stated it confusingly. Threads I started are still highlighted in blue for me, but within such threads my posts are still lacking the blue background.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    edited September 2018
    Main site keeps putting me in Slovenia. This on both my home PCs (personal IP range) and at work (work-personal IP range). First I thought something could be going wrong with whatever geo-IP-mapping provider Brickset uses, as my home network is a bit of a special case, but if it happens in multiple locations...

    I can adjust it manually, and Belgium is actually at the top so it seems to be the default choice, and it sticks, but not for long before reverting back to Slovenia.

  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 467
    I still don't see the shaded posts and in the past day or so, I noticed that I no longer see the avatars of the users who've liked someone's post.
    LegopantsMr_CrossBaby_Yoda
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,015
    I still don't see the shaded posts and in the past day or so, I noticed that I no longer see the avatars of the users who've liked someone's post.
    Same here.
    Mr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,753
    Legopants said:
    I still don't see the shaded posts and in the past day or so, I noticed that I no longer see the avatars of the users who've liked someone's post.
    Same here.
    Tritto. I posted about the Like avatars on the Forum Operation forum, and also I still don't see shading of my posts. 
    Mr_CrossLegopants
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,074
    Fritto or Quitto? I miss the little approval hallmarks.
    LegopantsAstrobricks
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    Pentitto?!
    Astrobricks
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    sid3windr said:
    Main site keeps putting me in Slovenia.
    Seems to have resolved itself :-)
    Bumblepants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,154
    sid3windr said:
    sid3windr said:
    Main site keeps putting me in Slovenia.
    Seems to have resolved itself :-)
    So you stopped traveling to Slovenia then?
    sid3windrBaby_Yoda
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    I've just traced the issue back to Maxmind putting my IPv6 range in Slovenia and submitted a correction. The fact that I didn't spot it on Brickset recently is likely accidental ;-)
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