new forum and Firefox

  • I just wanted to note if you use Firefox and tinker with your about:config settings the new forum does not like setting network.http.sendRefererHeader = 1 (send referer with links only). The default is network.http.sendRefererHeader = 2 which means send a referer with links and images. This is the first site I've ever come across having troubles with not sending a referer header for images but I wanted to pass it along.

  • Hi there -- Julian from NodeBB here. Interesting report re: sendRefererHeader.

    We don't account for the browser forcing a header, but to my knowledge the only mucking around with referrer is appending noreferrer to links pointing externally. What do you see when it happens?

    Feel free to file a bug at our GitHub repo if you can easily reproduce it. Thanks.

  • I'm unable to click reply until I reset this about:config pref. The first thing I noticed, though, was the error msg "Looks like your connection to Netgate Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect." in a little pop-up alert in the lower right-hand corner of the page.