Opera v10 and v11 Users

We have found a bug within Opera version 10 and 11 desktop browsers which is resulting the inability to complete loading of some pages. Please note this is a bug within an older version of Opera desktop browser. We highly recommend all Opera desktop users to upgrade to the latest Opera browser at which is currently at version 18.

We will try to implement a work-around within the next few hours but Opera users should upgrade regardless.

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Posted by on 11/19/2013 in Uncategorized


Opera Mini Users

Opera Mini users on older mobile devices need to have the following setting selected to avoid problems visiting our sites.

Opera Mini Configuration:

  • Under Settings -> Advanced, ,make sure “Sockets” is selected as the preferred connection method.
  • Also make sure you have the latest possible Opera Mini installed by visiting
  • Android users should avoid using Opera Mini and use the default browser of choice.

[Note that Opera Mini and other Opera products such as Opera or Opera Mobile are completely different browsers. The above post is only relevant to Opera Mini users. There are no known issues with Opera Mobile or Opera browsers.]


Posted by on 11/17/2013 in Uncategorized


SSL Upgrade @ Nov 15, 12AM (GMT-8)

On November 15th @12AM US PST (GMT-8) we will reserve a 2 hour maintenance window during which we will perform site-side SSL (web browser encryption) upgrades. During this maintenance window user may experience some broken links while we transition to 100% SSL.


Posted by on 11/14/2013 in Uncategorized


PM Pagination Upgrade

For users with massive PM post counts, we have added pagination so older browsers and mobile devices will not crash under the weight of displaying thousands of conversational posts. By default the last page with the most recent posts are displayed with navigation/paging option for previous messages.


Posted by on 11/13/2013 in Uncategorized


Scheduled Maintenance @ Nov 14th 12AM GMT-8

On November 14th @12AM US PST (GMT-8) time we will have a short period of about 90 minutes when newly submitted stories may be delayed in appearing in searches and category filters.

Due to timezone differences, some users might be more impacted than others.

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Posted by on 11/13/2013 in Uncategorized


Auto-Timezone For Displayed Date/Time

We have expanded the coverage of correctly displaying time and dates based a user’s time zone. The upgrade is now site-wide and includes stories and PMs with 100% coverage expected in a few days.


  • Correctly displaying the time/date based on user’s timezone.
  • Displayed time/date is adaptive/relative to the current time. If a story was published 10 minutes ago, it will show “10m ago” instead of a fixed month and day format.

[Clarification: When a date/time is in the current year, i.e. Nov 11, 2013, the year is not displayed as it is implied. ]


Posted by on 11/13/2013 in Uncategorized


Forum Posting Time and Timezones

Forum posts/threads will now display the proper time based on your actual timezone. Previously, forum post times are displayed in US PST time only which can result in some confusion due to different time zones.

Note the forums are getting this auto-timezone feature first but once we iron out any imperfections, this feature will be activated everywhere where time or date is displayed.


  • Forum topic/thread time-stamps will now display correct time based on user’s timezone.

Posted by on 11/12/2013 in Uncategorized


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