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Can someone give me a definitive list of what *can* be embedded or added or stylized in the HAD.io website.
ie What can be embedded for example youtube?
What HTML tags can be used in projects example < iframe > ?
What are the accepted codes for the rich text editor and what plugins are installed for it?
Are there other wordpress plugins in use?
Are you sure? yes | no
Seeing daily SPAM advertizer now. They use HaD to move themselves up on google search. Until these post and accounts are deleted as soon as they show up, they will keep coming back because there is only a 30 minutes or less window before google bot catalog new contents on this site.If the contents are not removed, then you are just encouraging them and more will come.
Pretty easy way to deter them:
- automated script to ban project title/project log/profile with a 800 number
- cool down period from getting a new account to posts, PM. Make it like 7 days.
- skill test questions that a real hacker would know
- start banning IP blocks. Add verified email for sign up etc.
- hire someone else to do this every day. I can't be the one reporting this. Seriously.
Any business that can't/won't pay money and SPAM to advertize in the right way are probably scammers.
Same as post above.
Yeah, it's an unfortunate game of cat-and-mouse we all play, and it's worst for sites that accept submissions from the "public". When the Internet was a little village, this wasn't a problem, but now that the Internet is a vast sprawling metropolis, things are unfortunately different.
If they list a website, in theory we can look up the IP address for it, do a `whois` look-up on it, and then send an email to complaint to the hosting company about their customers' bad habits. However, seldom do most people have the time.
If they claim to be an Australian business, you could take a screenshot of the offending page and email it to email@example.com. (I realise this is not the case with the latest spammer.)
Regular expression matching won't work for long. Ban something that looks like a phone number and two things will happen:
* The spammer will do what they can to make the phone number not match the pattern that got them banned last time. (generating a false negative)
* A project that uses something that innocently matches the number will get flagged as spam anyway. (a false positive)
You can filter new accounts assuming that older accounts (more posts, more projects) progressively have less risks. So that should cut down on the false negatives. Yes, they can offer cash for old accounts or have dormant accounts to fall back on etc.
Moderate the positives (false or real) caught by filters before they go live etc. Didn't the main blog site have something like that?
I can get new VoIP in about 30 seconds for any area codes in the world, but when you are running a business that relies people to reach you then the numbers can't change every day or they look like a scam. You get get pass filters by changing words, but the ad would look like email from a Nigeria prince.
Yes, it is a pain. If not done right now, it will only get worse. More will come if this is not done quickly. That's the cost of running a popular site. Too lax or lazy will get you.
This is a SPAMMER. Just google the 800 number and you'll see. https://twitter.com/thehoaxhotel/status/728346900299026432
1800 656 61151 888 846 69391855 676 2448 24 7 quickbook support scam call center
800 961 1963
symantec reseller scam
BTW this is likely the SPAMMER himself given the time zone that these SPAM are posted daily. GMT 0 around 12pm.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization>SEO techniques can be classified into two broad categories: techniques that search engines recommend as part of good design, and those techniques of which search engines do not approve.
>The search engines attempt to minimize the effect of the latter, among them spamdexing. Industry commentators have classified these methods, and the practitioners who employ them, as either white hat SEO, or black hat SEO. White hats tend to produce results that last a long time, whereas black hats anticipate that their sites may eventually be banned either temporarily or permanently once the search engines discover what they are doing.
Look at the two time stamps below at how close they are. One is posting SPAM, the other one advertizing for these services.
BTW one very telling sign for a SPAM account is that the account shows up, profile updated and right away follow a dozen or more projects right away. Like a regular person can read that fast. So might want to check if they are generating these follow by using random project ID using wget and not from actual "follow" links.
Account: Never Youmind is one of these examples, but no spam so far except a link to the twitter account.
Probably the best Tech oriented sharing logging site competing with instructables , But now this is my number 1 favorite, because it's more fun and the interface is amazing
what the best dimensions for background photo in project ? this drive me crazy... i can't figure it out how to make something clean and centered where i want
Hi @Xylitol. Put in 1280x350...it will always fit the length and the height will expand/ contract to fit. You can go up to 450 in height.
yes this comment showed up, but no like. it's possible that this has been removed from the feed.
I am missing "like" to my projects on "my feed". I do not have email notification set for this. Is there a new filtering set up that I am unaware of?
HI K.C! Screenshot? My feed shows likes for projects only for ones I haven't already liked.
I haven't see any "likes" on "my feed" or "Global feed". e.g. so and so "like" my project. At least that's how they used to work. All I can see are people that "follow" my project.
Not sure how to do a screen shot for things that don't happen. I really don't want to post the past few days worth of feeds only to show that they are not there..
They do show up inside the projects e.g. https://hackaday.io/hackers/all/project/12133/likers There are no time stamps, so not sure exactly when they show up.
Oh you mean you aren't seeing if people like your project. Try now, I liked https://hackaday.io/project/9992-low-cost-vga-terminal-module
Still nothing. This is a screen shot just a minute ago.
There was no usual "like" at the feed. I do see "follow" messages right below the feedback post (after my other post elsewhere).
You showed up here: https://hackaday.io/hackers/all/project/9992/likers?page=5
For the same experiment, I "like" this feedback project just now. Does it show up on your feed or global feed?
My like is here: https://hackaday.io/hackers/all/project/37/likers/sort/newest?page=4
No, Freidrich, I was not implying anything about your work, I absolutely believe in what you are doing, I am talking about a lot of "spammers" who creep around here and clogg everything up with their advertizing.
Hope that doesn't apply to my project. It is not open-source, but free to use. There is a little amount of advertising, but only for funding the work to be done...
I am seeing (reported) a few companies advertising on their profile or make fake project for doing so. These are not remotely related to hacking e.g. Real Estate, truck driving, medication, really guys!?May be should revise the TOC to exclude them or exclude contact info?
It could be argued that "for-profit commercial entities" should be contributing to the upkeep of the site. That'll take some serious consideration though.
I have observed a number of these "profiles". Thankfully most quickly sink into the noise and so have little impact by their presence. It's the ones that then send private messages or post garbage that's an issue.
On the topic of TOC… probably worth mentioning that the site is not about breaking into peoples networks/servers or committing similar illegal acts. Too many people asking how to "hack" (crack).
You can bet though that neither group (the wannabe crackers or the spammers) are going to read the TOC.
Updating the TOC makes it easier to know what the rules are and when users can complain. If there are too much of these type of advertisers to the SNR of the feed, then it distract from the contents, then the users might get annoyed.
Google sort their search result according to how many links are on a site and as such linking their sites on HaD.io is one way to move themselves up on the search engine ranking. Meanwhile the feed get worse and worse. One of these days, you'll have their customers swarming this site.
There are also the PM SPAM which unfortunately the readers have no way of deleting.
I don't need to read about gambling, astrology, dating tips, investments, real estate, escort service, medication etc here. I don't think the current sponsors of this site are interested to support a site with those kind of SPAM either. (Those are what I have reported so far.)
Some of those wanna be crackers are probably trolls. May be 4-Chan send them over here for luz?
Please continue to report profiles that are pure advertising. We ask the user to take the project down.
I have a feeling that all the advertisers are from the same source as they all showed up today in the feed. Coincident? I think not.
Got to catch them all.
thanks for reporting, K.C.! It's really helpful.
BTW the same account 460 is spamming again. Seem like all the reporting I did was USELESS. You guys should simply delete these accounts.
WASTE OF MY TIME to fix your problems. Might be easier to host my projects elsewhere.
BTW Can't report because I have already reported. Fix the report button too.
we give a warning before deleting accounts, so it's not instantaneous. All of these spammers have now been deleted tho!
It's the same guy same business same MO coming back each day with SPAM. Surely the first warning for the first time would be sufficient. Any subsequent offenses are dares and do not warrant even a warning shot.
How do you delete private message conversations?
Still waiting for that for a few months now as there are SPAM PM I like to delete.
I'm encountering an error where uploading pictures to one of my logs (just one) causes a dummy video (with no content) to be uploaded to the project gallery. Anyone have any experience with this? I've tried deleting and recreating the log, changing the photos, restarting my browser, and uploading the pictures from a different computer.
Thanks for reporting this issue!
Well I've now spent my *entire* time allocated to updating my project trying to figure out how to do decent formatting on your system.
My conclusion is that it simply isn't possible. My only recourse is to throw the text and images in a heap into the description, and hope for the best.
The "HTML" option deletes and modifies tags. It apparently deletes DIV elements altogether, but sometimes it leaves the initial DIV and deletes the corresponding /DIV.
I could discover no combination of float that causes the images to "float" as defined by HTML and CSS, and this includes the left/center/right selections in the image editing *and* adding various float options to the HTML of images or <P> elements.
I could not find any way to clear the float, as recommended by the HTML standard, so that text which goes with a later image isn't promoted to the current image.
My executive summary is this:
Formatting is simply random, don't bother, just throw text and images at the project and be done with it.
I really wish you guys would have implemented one of the standards.
I have come to a similar conclusion. "HTML is complex, let's prevent people from using it to its fullest, or it might change the site's layout from user to user, depending on their skill".sigh...
I've since made another attempt and have figured out the magical incantation that works, and more importantly discovered *when* their system steps in and modifies the HTML. I can go into the HTML editor and delete their systems' well-intentioned meddlings and get something that looks ok.
But still, it's been a loooong journey to get to this point.
(Also of note, the HAD system generates formally incorrect HTML.)
Congrats ! I'd like to have a look and I'm sure others would too !Can you write a page/project about it so it doesn't get lost/buried in the history of this page ?
Indeed, the editor is a mess. Had similar frustrations in the past, and documented a few tricks for a couple of them: https://hackaday.io/project/6621-hack-the-hack-a-day-editor
Table editing is almost impossible if the rows are unpopulated.
Add a table with 5 rows, fill the top 2 rows, and save. When you next edit the table, the unfilled rows are tiny and don't align with the cursor for insert (ie - the cursor positioned to insert at the first blank row is not visually "in* that row).
Newly added rows are normal height, but the old rows are still too tiny to use.
Image below shows edited table with original blank rows (tiny) and added rows (normal size).
I can't properly resize images when they're in a table.
I have a table with 2 columns and 5 rows. The rightmost column has images, while the leftmost has rows. (This is the "description" section of my project https://hackaday.io/project/10707-lasercut-optics-bench)
Editing the project, I'd like to make an image bigger. When I click on the resize widget in the LR corner of the image, the image immediately "jumps" to minimum size.
I can resize the image as far as I can drag the mouse down my screen, but that's still not full size. Normally, I'd release the mouse, move the image to the top of the screen, and click the widget a second time to make it even bigger.
But when I click a 2nd time, the image first "jumps" to minimum size again. My resize operation is limited by my ability to drag the mouse to the bottom of my screen, which is not full size.
Update to previous.
I added a new row with image and text. Now I can't change the (last row) image size *at all*, and all images have changed their aspect ratio!
I can't seem to undo this - my only recourse is to painstakingly remove all text and images from the table and throw them into the description in a heap.
I really wish you would implement some sort of consistent pagination that articulates with the images so we can make our sites look good. Consider making the left/center/right and sizing controls do something useful - as it is, they take up space and entice the editor into thinking that they do what they mean.
The two (cropped) images below show (1) what my input looks like in the editor: well formatted with text and looking nice, and (2) what that same input looks like on the project page: formatting goes all to hell, text is wrapped in an ugly manner, and the images with <right> selected are *to the left* of other images.
For the record, this has been a problem for most of a year.
Project view counter should be OK from now on...
Did anyone else get their account locked?
I get even notifications to my emails but can't reset password as the email address (where I get notification about comments etc.) tells: ''We couldn't find your account with this email." I would actually like to get back that my original account or at least claim the username.
Thanks for reporting this issue...I'll see with our developers and let you know...
Now its for sure, there is a problem with the project view counters, they do not work. Could you please check.
Is there any way to see a list of all the projects I follow?
you can find 'view all button' on your profile page under PROJECTS I LIKE & FOLLOW section
I think there is a problem with the view counters. There are projects with 10 or more likes and just 3 or 4 views????
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