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  • sun
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    Mollom audio CAPTCHA is missing OBJECT/EMBED fallback Link to this post

    The audio CAPTCHA uses an OBJECT tag only, without EMBED fallback, which triggers a "Missing plugin" warning bar in Firefox.

    To resolve this, the Mollom module should output an EMBED tag within the OBJECT tag.

    See http://drupalcode.org/project/mollom.git/blob/refs/heads/6.x-1.x:/mollom.module#l2268 for a working example.

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    Re: Mollom audio CAPTCHA is missing OBJECT/EMBED fallback Link to this post

    Good point! However the forum isn't the place for reporting obvious bugs or posts like this. You should post the message to open.silverstripe.org as a new ticket so that someone can assign the bug to the release and track the issue until it's solved.

    Patches are more than welcome too

  • sun
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    Re: Mollom audio CAPTCHA is missing OBJECT/EMBED fallback Link to this post

    mmm, so http://open.silverstripe.org, it is... ok, thanks.

    I'd highly recommend to put the link to trac somewhere more visible.

    I carefully looked around in detail on the module page, the github repository, the forum, and the rest of the web site and could not find any link or hint about an issue tracker and/or development area anywhere.

    I somewhat expected to see usage of the github issue tracker as a last resort, but that is disabled, too. The README and INSTALL files of Mollom and Spam Protection modules also do not contain any pointers as to where to report bugs, contribute patches, get support, or request new features.

    In the end, I think that SilverStripe gives away a lot of unused potential. I mean, I'm a proficient developer and heavily used to contributing to FOSS projects, but due to a major lack of information and navigational pointers, the barrier for contributing even starts before the actual contribution here.

    Is there any reason for why the project pages of the modules do not contain these pointers directly?

    Even though this may sound like a stupid rant, I hope you can take it as an improvement suggestion. ;)

    Thanks,
    sun

  • Willr
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    Re: Mollom audio CAPTCHA is missing OBJECT/EMBED fallback Link to this post

    Each module page on silverstripe.org has a field for the ticket tracker which modules should fill out (i.e http://silverstripe.org/forum-module has all the links) but it looks like mollom's page hasn't been setup with all the links. Links to all the major parts of the community sites are on the help page - http://silverstripe.org/help-and-support/

    Including all links in the README is a good idea (our template doesn't currently state to include it http://doc.silverstripe.org/sapphire/en/misc/module-release-process#readme-file). We'll probably see this area formally tidied up when someone gets around to implementing a proper module API.

  • sun
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    Re: Mollom audio CAPTCHA is missing OBJECT/EMBED fallback Link to this post

    Ah-ha! Now it perfectly makes sense.

    Not to side-track the issue, but that's basically one of the fundamental reasons for why the Drupal community always kept issue tracking and code repositories directly on drupal.org (even though there would've been "better" solutions in the wild).

    For projects like SilverStripe or Drupal, it's the eco-system that ultimately matters. The moment you're able to "route" interests and requests into proper and appropriate channels, you'll see a significant increase of flow, love, and adoption. Regardless of whether that pertains to users, developers, or operators.

    Like here, drupal.org had (and still has) a forum section. However, that is commonly considered to be dead now. Obviously, the transition started years ago and heavily advanced for Drupal already, but overall, one can say without any caveats that it's the heart of Drupal's success. In a nutshell, you add a category per module and some meta data fields to your existing forum threads (and comments), apply it consistently to all available extensions (modules/themes/etc), and profit. ;)

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