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    Default An additional idea for the Forum

    What I liked a lot when posting to the Mozillazine Forums was the fact that everybody could check what browser, version, etc... you where using.

    Look here:


    Could we have that here too?
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    Where did the info come from ?

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    HTTP Headers

    Javascript : navigator.appVersion

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    Good idea and simple to do, it will help when people have problems/bugs you can see what version they are running and better advise them what do do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrax View Post
    HTTP Headers

    Javascript : navigator.appVersion
    However in this case it'd be the PHP version: $_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]

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    That is, if the forum is made with php
    But since most forums are, I disgress, Waha's solution is best.

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    Yeah it's very easy to add with php like this page: http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/browser-details/

    Using php and writing the $_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"] string to the post table would add no overhead to pageloads, because the info would be pulled along with the regular post content query.

    The only thing is it's impossible to make it retro-active, you can't guess what useragent someone had when making a post a month ago unless it was logged at the time.

    It would only take 5 minutes to implement the whole thing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetfunny View Post
    Yeah it's very easy to add with php like this page: http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/browser-details/

    Using php and writing the $_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"] string to the post table would add no overhead to pageloads, because the info would be pulled along with the regular post content query.

    The only thing is it's impossible to make it retro-active, you can't guess what useragent someone had when making a post a month ago unless it was logged at the time.

    It would only take 5 minutes to implement the whole thing though.
    I don't think it would really need to show what the user agent was at the time of the post, that would really only help for old threads no one reads anymore, and by the end of such threads, the user would probably update their client.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waha View Post
    I don't think it would really need to show what the user agent was at the time of the post, that would really only help for old threads no one reads anymore, and by the end of such threads, the user would probably update their client.
    Showing the useragent at the time of the post would be helpful, for example someone says xyz doesn't work for me and it attached 2.0.180.0 to the post.

    You can say, your running an old version update to 2.x.xxx

    Or if someone releases a plugin/mod/theme people can see what version was used by the dev when released.

    If you want only their current version displayed, this would be better served as a user maintained profile field.

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