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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2020, 04:49:11 PM »
Thankfully right now we simply don't have HTTPS enabled, as opposed to a bad certificate.

It's enabled, but it's not set to default to HTTPS. Shouldn't be hard to use Let's Encrypt and CertBot to automatically renew the cert for free.
A lot of sites have HTTPS enabled but force the server to only use HTTPS through URL rewrites as part of the HTTPS everywhere initiative. Which, is exactly what the old site had.
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2020, 05:00:04 PM »
im hoping this sites gonna never need to deal with the "bad certificate for 3 months good certificate for 1 month repeat" cycle because that was annoying. and i hope this site doesnt take as long to load because i think it was the spam bots that made old motk take forever to load everything


and hmm, so you have the honor of the first gay trans marriage there. thats pretty epic
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 05:01:38 PM by latiasred »
hi :flushed: :amehiya: :dying: :superdying: :mariss: :lesanae:

i play touhou a lot, notable achievements include:
hsifs normal 1cc (MarisaWinter)
eub easy 1cc (everyone) easy dissonant 1cc (Kasen) normal 1cc (everyone) dissonant normal 1cc (Rin) mof easy nm  might score eub seriously one day idk :flushed:

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2020, 05:00:18 PM »
Oh wow, congrats on everything Ammy. Here's to your future.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2020, 05:08:32 PM »
Thankfully right now we simply don't have HTTPS enabled, as opposed to a bad certificate.
I wouldn't say "thankfully". Passwords, private messages etc. flying across the Internet in plaintext in this day and age is not exactly great. Even an expired certificate is preferable.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2020, 05:11:56 PM »
I wouldn't say "thankfully". Passwords, private messages etc. flying across the Internet in plaintext in this day and age is not exactly great. Even an expired certificate is preferable.

+1

HTTPS and SSL in general is pretty serious these days, plus Google actually punishes sites that do not force HTTPS by default by de-ranking or de-listing them from search results. I'd say it's imperative to get the ball rolling on HTTPS as soon as possible.
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2020, 07:57:19 PM »
As someone who runs a personal website as a hobby HTTPS is definitely a necessity these days. On a forum where people are logging in, sending PMs, and making posts with their profile attached security is paramount. With LE it isn't too hard to do a set-and-forget setup, done properly the admins will likely never see an expired certificate unless the renewal process is changed.

My condolences go out to Helvetica and those that were affected by her passing away. She was a great person to talk to and very knowledgeable with certain topics that interest me, and I'll miss her popping in on IRC to entertain us all. Thankfully her legacy will live on in this new incarnation of the forum, and hopefully we'll all be more acceptant of each other's differences and respect the decisions one makes for themselves.

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2020, 09:27:56 PM »
Feels good to see we're off to a new start!

Btw, how do you use your old avatars? Option to upload custom avatar picture isn't showing up for me. Am I missing something?

Edit: Thanks Karisa, didn't see that thread.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 02:02:39 PM by Piranha »

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2020, 09:35:40 PM »
Btw, how do you use your old avatars? Option to upload custom avatar picture isn't showing up for me. Am I missing something?
You need 1 post. See the top of the info thread.

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2020, 10:37:54 PM »
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e.g., Douchebag in Gensokyo, that drama cyclone about the Touhou Smash Bros fangame, that "dating game" contest...

Geez, I thought I haven't been around for *that* long compared to some others but I can still remember some of these, haha.
I'm sure this forum will see some crazy points too :P
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2020, 10:45:35 PM »
Although I've had an account on the previous incarnation of the forum for a long time, I was barely active. And by barely active I mean I...literally...only maintained my project advertisement thread. Out of the events mentioned I only recall the Touhou Smash drama, and I didn't even witness all of that. I will be trying to be more active here in the future, since the reboot makes the entire forum seem a little less scary.

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2020, 11:50:29 PM »
The cycle of rebirth cannot be ceased.

Although I can't find how to change avatars beyond a few stock ones. Just as I found a new one to use too.

EDIT: Oh wait it seems tied to you making your first post. Gonna miss YOU WA BAN! however.
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2020, 12:05:53 AM »
Yeah there's two things I miss (I realize this site is still super new). One are the roles. I miss having my name be silver, just got so used to it, it's weird being orange again. The other thing I miss are the old emotes, particularly :V. I've grown way too fond of that one.

I saw that Karisa was asking if people were interested in getting the roles back, and I'd have to say yes. Would be cool to reboot the Idiot Hierarchy again since we have a lot of users that joined after those just kinda stopped.

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2020, 01:27:42 AM »
idk what idiot hierachy was, i mustve missed it. it sounds like fun though, im interested
hi :flushed: :amehiya: :dying: :superdying: :mariss: :lesanae:

i play touhou a lot, notable achievements include:
hsifs normal 1cc (MarisaWinter)
eub easy 1cc (everyone) easy dissonant 1cc (Kasen) normal 1cc (everyone) dissonant normal 1cc (Rin) mof easy nm  might score eub seriously one day idk :flushed:

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2020, 02:15:01 AM »
I would appreciate an option to finally use the old gray/orange theme again.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2020, 02:17:23 AM »
I would appreciate an option to finally use the old gray/orange theme again.

I have the old actual theme file for the old grey/orange theme. It's install-able into SMF and could actually be used as an option.
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2020, 02:20:05 AM »
The other thing I miss are the old emotes, particularly :V. I've grown way too fond of that one.
Same. We absolutely need :V back and preferably all the other emotes from MotK 2.0.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2020, 02:31:21 AM »
wait in all of these fake touhou accounts there is no Suwako. where is my frog. did they put the frog down

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2020, 04:07:04 AM »
Suwako's primary purpose for years has been to serve as a non-admin account for me to use to browse the forum on non-personal systems. I will avoid speaking in absolutes, but it is highly unlikely she will be coming back.
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2020, 09:48:57 AM »
EPIC :)

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2020, 12:41:25 PM »
Woo~
why you make me read analog clock, it wouldn't take 3 of my answers
Hope we get HTTPS and the old emotes back, the not having HTTPS in particular makes me feel a little unsafe.

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2020, 07:23:14 PM »
I mean.. It probably would be a good idea to enforce https at least on the login page.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2020, 07:34:19 PM »
Woo~
why you make me read analog clock, it wouldn't take 3 of my answers
Hope we get HTTPS and the old emotes back, the not having HTTPS in particular makes me feel a little unsafe.
I mean.. It probably would be a good idea to enforce https at least on the login page.

https is an important thing for a dynamic website like this. A lot of websites already use Let's Encrypt to do SSL certifications. Thing is though, I'm unsure how Tom is hosting the website, because some hosting providers do not allow Let's Encrypt. The old ShrineMaiden used Let's Encrypt, but that's because helvetica actually had full control over the virtual machine running on Linode and could do so. Some virtual private servers don't let you have full control like this, and the providers do not allow Let's Encrypt. It'll have to be seen.

https://letsencrypt.org/ <-- you get a SSL certificate here
https://certbot.eff.org <-- this makes sure that the certificate actually gets automatically renewed, so you wouldn't have to deal with the 3 month renewal thing that kept happening.

I'd say it's definitely a requirement because of LettyJournal, Passwords and Private messages. It's really easy for someone on the same network as you to snoop non encrypted connections. One more thing, I am connected to shrinemaiden.com via HTTPS, and it's using a self-signed cert. It has the same issue as before where the browser gives a big warning but it's certainly better than plain text.
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2020, 09:59:46 PM »
Solution found, no longer need to use the key guide.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2020, 04:20:29 PM by Tom »

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2020, 10:14:25 PM »
Ohhhh.. you provide the CA cert.. okay that makes things easier
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2020, 10:51:33 PM »
"Born in endless flames... an ever-resurrecting Phoenix...
The Legendary Phoenix grows in strength with each rebirth.
Look at this beautiful danmaku that has been freed from the dark cycle!"
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2020, 10:59:55 PM »
Tik Tok, I beat the clock.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2020, 11:07:03 PM »
Tik Tok, I beat the clock.

Hi cadmas :D
where's your nitori
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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2020, 11:12:20 PM »
Hi cadmas :D
where's your nitori

Bottom of the lake for right now.

Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2020, 12:43:12 AM »
Welcome back everyone. Good to see ya.

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Re: A new beginning for Maidens of the Kaleidoscope
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2020, 12:45:32 AM »
Thank you Tom for yet another great contribution of yours.