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#1 2022-09-07 14:38:18

Altoid
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Accessing fora on the web

Hello:

I use PaleMoon and today I found that yet another (the first one was the Pi-Hole forum) that will not accept it as it is considered an unsupported browser.
Knowing about their stance on Devuan (labelled by one of their mods as a fringe OS) I first thought it was just <i>their</i> thing.

But no.

The OpenWRT forum also considers PaleMoon an unsupported browser.
A link on their web site takes you to https://www.discourse.org/about#browser.

discourse.org wrote:

What are the minimum browser requirements?

Discourse is designed for the next 10 years of the Internet, so the minimum browser requirements are high.
Discourse supports the latest, stable releases of all major browsers and platforms:

    Microsoft Edge
    Google Chrome
    Mozilla Firefox
    Apple Safari

Additionally, we aim to support Safari on iOS 12.5+ until January 2023 (Discourse 3.0).

What a load of BS.
If anything, using one of the listed browsers is a real pain the the ass.

Is there anything that can be done to cheat Discourse's check?

Thanks in advance.

Best,

A.

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#2 2022-09-07 17:26:15

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Accessing fora on the web

Have you considered the possibility that Palemoon is just a steaming pile of antediluvian shite that can't support modern web standards?

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-09-07 17:27:29)

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#3 2022-09-08 05:16:04

steve_v
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Re: Accessing fora on the web

Fringe browser labels Devuan a fringe OS...

Pot, meet kettle lol

If the site in question isn't running some pile of "browser check" javascript trash, you can probably cheat by just changing your user-agent...
Then again Palemoon is kinda garbage anyway, as is the general attitude of the developers.


Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. Four times is Official GNOME Policy.

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#4 2022-09-08 07:32:45

xinomilo
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Re: Accessing fora on the web

not using palemoon. in basilisk i would add a string in about:config, eg :
preference name : general.useragent.override.discourse.pi-hole.net
value : Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/91.0

and that would usually override discourse crap. used it a couple of times, i had to use discourse. you can try to see if it works with palemoon, and then add new strings for other discourse fora too.

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#5 2022-09-08 12:36:47

Altoid
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Re: Accessing fora on the web

Hello:

steve_v wrote:

Fringe browser labels Devuan ...

It is the chaps at Pi-Hole that consider Devuan a fringe OS.
The Discourse chaps have PaleMoon as unsupported.

steve_v wrote:

... you can probably cheat by just changing your user-agent...

xinomilo wrote:

... add a string in about:config, eg :
preference name : general.useragent.override.discourse.pi-hole.net
value : Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/91.0

Thanks to both for the input.  8^)
I'll try it out and see how it goes.

Best,

A.

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#6 2022-09-11 01:25:07

Altoid
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Re: Accessing fora on the web

Hello:

Altoid wrote:

I'll try it out and see how it goes.

Unfortunately, adding the string had no effect whatsoever.

Any other idea?
Maybe different sting?

Thanks in advance.

Best,

A.

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#7 2022-09-19 19:40:16

Tritonio
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Registered: 2022-01-09
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Re: Accessing fora on the web

Maybe try changing your user agent for all domains instead, confirm it actually changed with some site that shows you your user agent string, and then retry on discourse.

If it's still not working it's possible that they are testing for some JS feature support and not the agent string.

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