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    sadams101 got a reaction from Maxxius in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    I've also added @DawPi's new article comment sitemap:
    https://www.celiac.com/sitemap_comments.php
    Unless I've missed something I believe I now have ALL content in my site mapped in agonizing detail! 😅
     
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    sadams101 got a reaction from Maxxius in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    As of today it has dropped from 148K to 99K:

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    sadams101 got a reaction from Maxxius in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    @DawPi has completed the custom sitemap application that I mentioned which handles all posts. You can see an example of it here:
    https://www.celiac.com/sitemap_posts.php
    but it is modeled after the existing sitemap--but this one handles just forum posts. We were not able to add a minimum word count to this application, as one person suggested, because it slowed things down and put a load on the CPU. We were, however, able to add the ability to exclude certain forums, for example my site has around 25 different forums, so I was able to exclude a general chit chat and a technical support forum that are more or less off the main topic of my site.
    Whether or not this will be a benefit or liability in Google search is an open question, but I'll follow up here with any noticeable changes, positive or negative.
    I believe this will have positive results, simply because we are making it easier for Google to index specific content and allow them to provide more relevant search results for any given query. Currently Google's results may send people to a topic page like this one /page/10/, and the person who searched will still have to fish on it for the specific results of their query. With all posts indexed, Google should be able to send the person directly to the content that answers their query...at least that is my hope here.
    Anyone interested in this app can contact @DawPi
    Here is a screenshot of the admin page:

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    sadams101 reacted to Eudemon in (NB41) Enhanced Advertisements   
    how I solved it was to uninstall then reinstall it
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    sadams101 reacted to Nathan Explosion in Issue responsive mobile sidebar   
    There's your chance, bro...
     
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    sadams101 got a reaction from shiobi in Possible Pagination Bug in Pages for IPB 4.4.10   
    I reported it...
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    sadams101 got a reaction from shiobi in Possible Pagination Bug in Pages for IPB 4.4.10   
    I've not upgraded yet, but want to report a possible bug in Pages 4.4.10. If you have an article with two pages of comments, and you land directly on page two with a link like this:
    https://www.celiac.com/articles.html/study-shows-worrisome-gut-changes-in-seemingly-healthy-gluten-free-celiac-patients-r5315/?&page=2#comments
    or like this:
    https://www.celiac.com/articles.html/study-shows-worrisome-gut-changes-in-seemingly-healthy-gluten-free-celiac-patients-r5315/page/2/
    using the pagination page 1 button, or the previous of first page buttons do not refresh the visible comments to the page 1 comments. 
    This same issue does not affect pages when there are more than 2 pages of comments, for example the pagination works for this:
    https://www.celiac.com/articles.html/the-gluten-free-diet-101-a-beginners-guide-to-going-gluten-free-r1640/page/4/
     
    Since I have so many custom plugins and and skin updates, I am just posting this to see if anyone else can verify this as a bug. I have tried turning off all plugins and used the default skin on my site, and this was a bug.
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    sadams101 reacted to bfarber in Facebook Alert : Graph API v8.0 changes to token requirement   
    We are looking to put out a patch fairly soon to address this concern, however as I noted in another thread the net sum of this change is that user profile photos won't import correctly until the patch is released. You shouldn't notice any other changes in behavior on the community side.
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    sadams101 got a reaction from SC36DC in Facebook Alert : Graph API v8.0 changes to token requirement   
    Is there any update for this?
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    sadams101 got a reaction from SC36DC in Facebook Alert : Graph API v8.0 changes to token requirement   
    Are we pushing this to the last minute for a reason?
    Action required: Mandatory changes to oEmbed functionality     Action required: You need to add the oEmbed product to your app before October 23, 2020 @ 10AM PDT or your app functionality will break.
    There are important changes that will impact your app, Celiac.com Gluten-Free Forum. As part of Graph API v8.0, we are changing our Facebook and Instagram oEmbed endpoints and token requirements. These endpoints will be replaced with Graph API endpoints.
    To access these new endpoints, you will need to add the new oEmbed product in a new or existing app and generate a client or app token on Graph API v3.2 or newer.
    To avoid disruption to your app, you must make these updates before these changes take effect on October 23, 2020 @ 10AM PDT.
    You can also find a complete list of changes in the v8.0 changelog and blog post.
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    sadams101 reacted to Daniel F in Facebook Alert : Graph API v8.0 changes to token requirement   
    We're already aware of this and working on it:) 
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    sadams101 got a reaction from Kjell Iver Johansen in Recommendation to Turn Off Post Before Registering   
    In the last few months I've noticed a sharp uptick in my spam reports from Comcast and other large email providers. When I view the spam reports, 90%+ of them contain this auto-response:
    The number of these reports has been steadily increasing over time, so the risk is that my site/domain/server will be blocked from sending email to many large providers like Comcast.
    What is clearly happening here is that bots are trying to post, and are inserting either random email addresses from a spam list, or simply generating fake email addresses. 
    They are being reported as spam by those who receive them because they are spam...these emails were not generated by the users who are reporting them as spam, they are created by bots who are simply using their emails in an automated attempt to spam using my forum.
    Due to this I've turned off the Post Before Registering feature in the admin CP, and recommend that everyone else do the same, unless they want to be blocked from sending email to large email providers.
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    sadams101 got a reaction from DawPi in Spam Attempts Using Contact Us Form?   
    I solved this by having a plugin developed which allows the built in Question and Answer challenge work with, or separately from Google's Captcha. So you can make certain groups have to answer custom questions before posting. Using these questions does not slow down things at all, and also prevents Google from loading tons of junk and spying on your visitors (yes, this form loading pulls in many dubious scripts, which is why it slows things down).
    Anyone interested the plugin is called (DP44) Combine Antispam System by @DawPi
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    sadams101 got a reaction from IP-Gamers in Recommendation to Turn Off Post Before Registering   
    In the last few months I've noticed a sharp uptick in my spam reports from Comcast and other large email providers. When I view the spam reports, 90%+ of them contain this auto-response:
    The number of these reports has been steadily increasing over time, so the risk is that my site/domain/server will be blocked from sending email to many large providers like Comcast.
    What is clearly happening here is that bots are trying to post, and are inserting either random email addresses from a spam list, or simply generating fake email addresses. 
    They are being reported as spam by those who receive them because they are spam...these emails were not generated by the users who are reporting them as spam, they are created by bots who are simply using their emails in an automated attempt to spam using my forum.
    Due to this I've turned off the Post Before Registering feature in the admin CP, and recommend that everyone else do the same, unless they want to be blocked from sending email to large email providers.
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    sadams101 reacted to Dean_ in Spam Attempts Using Contact Us Form?   
    On 4.5.1, I believe you’ll be able to enable the captcha, versions before you’d have to use a plugin.
     
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    sadams101 got a reaction from JasXPear in Recommendation to Turn Off Post Before Registering   
    In the last few months I've noticed a sharp uptick in my spam reports from Comcast and other large email providers. When I view the spam reports, 90%+ of them contain this auto-response:
    The number of these reports has been steadily increasing over time, so the risk is that my site/domain/server will be blocked from sending email to many large providers like Comcast.
    What is clearly happening here is that bots are trying to post, and are inserting either random email addresses from a spam list, or simply generating fake email addresses. 
    They are being reported as spam by those who receive them because they are spam...these emails were not generated by the users who are reporting them as spam, they are created by bots who are simply using their emails in an automated attempt to spam using my forum.
    Due to this I've turned off the Post Before Registering feature in the admin CP, and recommend that everyone else do the same, unless they want to be blocked from sending email to large email providers.
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    sadams101 got a reaction from Sonya* in Recommendation to Turn Off Post Before Registering   
    In the last few months I've noticed a sharp uptick in my spam reports from Comcast and other large email providers. When I view the spam reports, 90%+ of them contain this auto-response:
    The number of these reports has been steadily increasing over time, so the risk is that my site/domain/server will be blocked from sending email to many large providers like Comcast.
    What is clearly happening here is that bots are trying to post, and are inserting either random email addresses from a spam list, or simply generating fake email addresses. 
    They are being reported as spam by those who receive them because they are spam...these emails were not generated by the users who are reporting them as spam, they are created by bots who are simply using their emails in an automated attempt to spam using my forum.
    Due to this I've turned off the Post Before Registering feature in the admin CP, and recommend that everyone else do the same, unless they want to be blocked from sending email to large email providers.
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    sadams101 got a reaction from DawPi in Pages SuperGrid support   
    I had @DawPi design a plugin that does exactly this, and it also handles forum posts that have been archived. So if you have archived posts, rather than all links to those old posts being gone and no longer available from the poster's profile, there is an "Archives" tab that includes links to all archived posts.
    Here is how that looks:
    https://www.celiac.com/profile/2-scott-adams/
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    sadams101 got a reaction from sobrenome in Pages SuperGrid support   
    I had @DawPi design a plugin that does exactly this, and it also handles forum posts that have been archived. So if you have archived posts, rather than all links to those old posts being gone and no longer available from the poster's profile, there is an "Archives" tab that includes links to all archived posts.
    Here is how that looks:
    https://www.celiac.com/profile/2-scott-adams/
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    sadams101 got a reaction from sobrenome in Redis Memory Allocation   
    I am having an issue where the "cache" reading in Redis is zero...see below:

     

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    sadams101 got a reaction from sobrenome in Redis Memory Allocation   
    It looks like I am allocating too much memory to Redis. Here is a medium busy time:
    Redis 3.2.12    76.29M of 10.00G memory used
    99309 keys stored in db0
    Any ideas as to how much I should allocate? 1G ?
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    sadams101 got a reaction from marklcfc in PageSpeed Insights - Score   
    Some speed issues I've pointed out at more than 2 years ago, both on this forum and in support tickets, are still present. This is why I've gone off on my own path and have worked with people who have overcome most of them. I was a solid 80 on mobile before this new update. This new JS requirement will be harder to deal with, but I'm working with a programmer now to see what can be done. If I find anything out I'll post it here.
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    sadams101 got a reaction from DawPi in Archived content vanishes from member's page   
    So I've had a new application created by @DawPi which does the following (I've always thought that the profile page is set up wrong, especially because I have about 5,000+ articles, many by doctors and other authors, and you can't find their About Me without fishing around for it--the about me tab is nearly impossible to find in the mobile format):
    1) There is an option to add "noindex, follow" meta tags on profiles where all of the poster's content has been archived;
    2) If there is About Me content, there is an option to display that content above the user's Activity Stream, and NOT show the About Me tab. It also removes the About Me tab IF there is no About Me content. You can see this here:
    https://www.celiac.com/profile/2-scott-adams/?tab=activity
    3) If the user has posts that have been archived, a new "Achives" tab will appear on their profile, and when you click it all of their archived posts can be found (currently they are detached from the user forever, and cannot be linked to the user).
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    sadams101 reacted to Adlago in Redis Memory Allocation   
    I also have Redis Cache = 0.
    I made ticket support to my host company. They did an analysis and here's what they answered:
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    " We have reviewed your request and confirm that Redis is being used effectively. We cannot confirm the reason for the administrative part of the site to write "Cache: 0", but we assume that this module sends a request to one of the bases available in redis. The keys and their values are distributed in different bases, such as they are stored, as you can see in the screenshot - many sessions.
    We checked the information directly in the redis port for your user, successfully accumulating objects, and we see that even the cache hit rate is high enough for MISSs:
    keyspace_hits: 147352670
    keyspace_misses: 3603491
    In conclusion - we see that the system correctly uses Redis and from the point of view of the hosting environment there is no obstacle to its optimal use. "
    ====
    I think these analyzes confirm what @bfarber said, ie. no issue with redis cache = 0.
     
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    sadams101 got a reaction from GTServices in NOFOLLOW Changes   
    I think it's a good idea to be more specific, and certainly adding "sponsored" is very important to be able to do, so that google knows a link is sponsored. Now it can be "sponsored" without "nofollow" and still be fine with google. 
    For all my forum links and comment links I decided this was best because it is more specific: "external ugc nofollow."
    Google indicates on that page that forums, for example, can use "ugc" to indicate that it is user generated, which is different than just nofollow, which doesn't tell you anything (it could be nofollow because it is sponsored, so now google cannot tell whether it is sponsored or flagged nofollow because it is UGC).
    Interestingly google also says that for "trusted" users, for example old forum members who regularly post good links it is ok to remove the "nofollow" on them. So there really should be a setting where you can set the default for all users, but then go in and change them for selected users, or perhaps even make it tied to advancing to a certain group, for example those who have over 100 posts will have the "nofollow" removed.
    Just some ideas, but what is clear is that google cannot now tell whether a link is nofollow because it is sponsored, or just UGC, and it is important to tell google this. By adding the UGC tag I've done that.
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