In this sticky, we will try to create a mini-FAQ of sorts to answer commonly asked questions. The post/topic order may change as we delete/update posts.
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Here's the deal with the embeds. At first, we used KusabaX's standard video embedding code. However, this sometimes slowed boards to a crawl because of the loading times. We therefore implemented a solution that only loads videos if you click on individual thumbnails.
I Can't Watch Videos, The Thumbnails Go White and Restart If I Click
Now, a few people are having issues with the embedded videos/thumbnails. These folks are predominantly using Google Chrome, which uses a built-in Flash player called PepperFlash. This is what's causing the issues for the vast majority of people. To fix the issue on Chrome, navigate to "chrome://plugins/". There, Ctrl+F for any entries containing "PepperFlash", "PepFlash" or similar. Then, deactivate those plugins. Restart your browser, and go to Adobe's website and download their standalone Flash player. Install it, and restart your browser again. You should now be able to watch embedded videos.
I Can't Post/Embed Videos
This may have been miscommunicated at some point. Under KusabaX's standard embedding code, you only had to paste a YouTube video's unique video code into the embed field to post it (e.g. "L6UhFkUo9xI"). Now, you will have to paste the entire URL into the embed field (e.g. "http://youtu.be/L6UhFkUo9xI").
what do the white people here think about a slav containment board?
you mean /n/?
i warned you about slavs bro
/n/ should be closed, it attracts too many newfags and they're they wrong type.
gun law news threads will help /k/ be more productive, on /n/ they just get buried under a mountain of "heroic putin" threads.
back in the day /n/ threads were supposed to be exclusively about weapons news, going back to that would also be an improvement.
Closing /n/ would just force news talk onto other parts of the site.
Hey its been ages since I visited um.. What happened to the airsoft board? I used to find it helpful when I had issues and not having to deal with the mongtards on Zeroin was always nice.
The OPchan you knew no longer exists. This site is just for newfags from /pol/ to talk about how much they love russia, nobody discusses weapons anymore.
Can we change the name of /t/ to /t/ - Discussion & Talk ?
Discussion is the act of talking with other people. We may as well rename it /t/ - Talk and Talk.
waiting on an official position before I tell you how wrong you are.
I think >>2515 is a good idea.
Discussion & Talk is redundant.
Can you elaborate on why you think this would be a positive change?
Could we get a /fit/ board, I know it sounds unnecessary on opchan, but a lot of operators do not realize how much being fit affects being operator.
I'm counting seven new posts on /k/, /n/, /t/, /g/, /m/, and /dmz/, combined, since the last time I checked any of them, at least twelve hours ago, and one of those posts is mine. We did the lots of specialized boards thing for a long time and it didn't work. There literally was a /pt/ board before the board purge early this year. Post it in /t/.
we had /pt/ and it was dead as fuck. Post fitness questions in /t/
404 MAN NOT FOUND DOG at least page 6 and older.
CUPPYCAKE GUMDROP SNOOGUMS
Ze files have been restored.
Didn't bother with the thumbnails though. There's not a whole lot of those.
Same thing is happening on /v/
>Same thing is happening on /v/
I guess that means it's crappy KusabaX coding that's causing it & not the clean up we had. Bummer...
Could we have a auto ban thread again somewhere please?
giving a 2/4 hour auto ban to help me stop my chronic procrastination?
yisss. ban thread was great. but make it 6 or 12 hours
Go to /mu/
Why had the "Warfare" board been deleted along with all the good stuff like "Counter armour" thread? Not only my disk containing 300gb worth of info and training materials collected along the past 6 years has been stolen by them sandniggers from my ruck on the airport, it's also you against me and you had to delete the best board on this chan?
Shame on you! You've got no soul!
>best board on this chan
Yeaaahh about that.
Any good threads were retained in /arch/, so check there.
It hasn't been deleted, it's just hidden.
I really wouldn't mind having it as a hidden board, alongside /dmz/ and /x/.
Please open it up for posting again.
I want to talk about integrated air defense systems, Kesselschlacht, and what career fields people should go into.
Then talk about it on /k/. Unless, of course, you don't actually want traffic and discussion but just to ramble to yourself.
Weapons in /k/, talk in /t/.
Is there a particular reason pasting the entire URL of a youtube vid is now required to embed rather than just the ID? It seems to be giving people trouble lately.
It's been that way for a long time. This is a question for clip_rage as I don't want to mess with the embed nonsense more than I have to. We may need to refresh it since YouTube did change their embed system around.
bumping this. is there any way to add soundcloud to the embed list for embeded video/music?
Yes. I had it set up on the old /mu/ but no one liked that board. I will consider turning it on for /m/