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Message 1979281 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 9:55:02 UTC

I have just discovered that if you do a refresh of any Seti page, including your inbox, then a persons login name comes up with details of whether they are a project donor, or crowdfunding project special donor with the amount donated.

At least it does in Firefox.

Any others found this?
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Message 1979287 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 10:09:25 UTC

What I see are the trigger values for each of the donation flags, not the actual total amount donated.
These are used to get hold of the appropriate icons.
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Message 1979288 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 10:20:18 UTC

Firefox must be displaying the alt tags. You are both

alt="Special Project $75 donor" title="Special Project Donor"
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Message 1979290 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 10:21:45 UTC

That sounds about right
very briefly....
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Message 1979293 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 10:32:35 UTC
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It seems that you may be right regarding my Firefox Developer edition. Windows Exploder does not display the alt tags.

OK this only started this morning so something has altered in my Firefox. Looks like my problem not Seti's., I'll investigate further.

Thanks for the help.

EDIT

OK sussed it.

The meaning of an alt attribute (not tag) is that it specifies an alternative, a substitute for the image, in situations where the image is not displayed.

The reason the alt tags are being displayed is because of the server problems at Berkeley are causing very slow and stalled downloads, which for a few seconds does not allow the name image to display. Hence the alt tags come into operation.

So it is all Seti's & UCB's fault and not mine after all!
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Message 1979294 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 11:33:10 UTC

Greetings,

I did a re-load of this page and do not see what others are. I'm using the latest version of Firefox v65.0 (64 bit). I do not use developer versions of any software.

I looked at the html source and there are many, many errors in the code. Mostly missing closing tags ">". I also saw errors of "dual attributes" and "no spaces between attributes". I doubt this may have anything to do with the current issue, but I figured it was worth mentioning just in case. :)

Have a great day! :)

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Message 1979304 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 12:50:24 UTC

I've switched to a different machine, to do some proper debugging work, and I can report:

I'm using the same Chrome browser on both machines. Upstairs, the browser window for SETI opens automatically as a secure home page (https)

Downstairs, I don't have that home page set up on the debug machine, so I clicked on the Message boards button in BOINC Manager. That still links (tsk, tsk, Eric!) to the insecure version of the link: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_index.php

In insecure mode - apart from the security warning on the address bar - Chrome shows the special fundraiser icons as broken image links, with the alt text beside them: but it shows avatars and my boring old green star correctly.



Could Firefox be showing you a preview in insecure mode, before switching automatically to secure mode?
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Message 1979335 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 15:53:12 UTC - in response to Message 1979304.  

Dunno, I'll have a look.
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Message 1979353 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 17:17:44 UTC
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It's not a preview, its the text instead of the little icons for the various extra bits we have donated. - If you look you will see the "pretty picture" used to indicate that an image has failed to load from either the server or your local cache.
And for those that don't have the "advantage" of seeing the things that Chris is seeing just hover over each of the tiny images in my banner area and you will see the text that Chris is talking about.
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Message 1979360 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 17:28:24 UTC - in response to Message 1979353.  

As shown in the screengrab from my insecure connection?
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Message 1979363 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 17:31:52 UTC - in response to Message 1979353.  

Rob is correct with hovering over the icons to see the text behind them.

I'm almost completely sure it's the server slowness that is causing this. Just a small irritation, nothing major :-)
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Message 1979364 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 17:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 1979363.  

When I hover over the icons (correctly displayed over an https connection only), they show the 'title' text only, not the 'alt' text with the contribution trigger value.
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Message 1979372 - Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 18:19:52 UTC - in response to Message 1979360.  
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As shown in the screengrab from my insecure connection?

Hi Richard,

But none of the tooltips that pop up show the dollar value as your screen grab does. When I looked at the HTML code I also saw no dollar values, only the text shown when hovering on the image(s). Why would a dollar value show in your screen grab?

Have a great day! :)

Siran

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I looked deeper into the HTML code and it does show the dollar value in the alt tag. Some how I missed it before. :(
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