User Agent's Are No Longer Displaying

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User Agent's Are No Longer Displaying

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UA's No Longer Display

The board is no longer displaying User Agents.
So now, we have to specifically ask.

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Re: User Agent's Are No Longer Displaying

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bump
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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bump
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Trying to restore this functionality (was a pretty large patch lost in the migration).
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And it seems to work: it should show the UA for new posts immediately, and for older posts as soon as their poster posts again.
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:-).
(That covers two stones with one post, or is it two posts with one stone ;-).)
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Re: User Agent's Are No Longer Displaying

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Giorgio Maone wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:31 pm And it seems to work: it should show the UA for new posts immediately, and for older posts as soon as their poster posts again.
Thanks Giorgio, new posts show UAs again 🎉 But old posts from when we had the previous UA string mods are not showing any UA, nor do they get backfilled with the correct UA upon poster posting - see e.g. viewtopic.php?t=25400, you were not using Firefox 110 for any of your posts there, and I didn't post that Waterfox post from Firefox 109.

EDIT Interestingly, I'm seeing some old posts in staff-only area that do have the correct old UAs? And that person hasn't been here since 4 years ago Image

EDIT2 Seems random which old posts have correct UA and which are displaying no UA? Here's a publicly-visible thread containing examples of both cases - viewtopic.php?t=26365

EDIT3 This randomness is not limited only to posts made under our previous forum software version. Here's a really old thread, also containing both posts that do display UA and posts that don't - viewtopic.php?t=245

EDIT4 Doesn't appear related to poster's post count either
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