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"xmas xpress" by Matt
It is a great pleasure to announce the winner of the DPC #288 "Subjects and their surroundings"
Please join us in the above thread to congratulate Matt!
You can check The Dyxum Photo Contest Index to see the list of all DPCs that we had so far (and also see what is in cooking).
Hear hear, the voting thread for the April Foolishness Exhibition 2021 is now open All Dyxum members are encouraged to vote, wether you participated in the challenge or not
April Foolishness 2021
Always wanted to to do a 365 pic-a-day but never had the courage, energy or time for it. Well, here's a way to ease into that mode with the Photo 150 challenge we're running for the first time in 2021. Just choose 3 projects/topics and post one photo per week on each. If you like it and do well maybe 2022 (or later) will be the year you finally take up the 365 challenge you've been dreaming about.
December is nearing, get out your nifty 50's and join! Pic-a-day from Monday December 7 to Sunday December 13
If you notice anything unusual, like one of Dyxum web pages not being served at all or not being served over HTTPS or anything out of norm then please let us know by dropping a PM to one of AMAEs or by sending an e-mail to admins (link at the bottom of Dyxum pages) or by replying in the above linked thread.
With regards to the above - there is one thing which we cannot easily fix - so-called "mixed content" warning. The symptom is that Dyxum web page is marked as insecure (e.g. exclamation mark over padlock on address bar in the browser) and checking details shows a warning along the lines of "this web page is not secure because some elements were not sent over secure channel". This is usually caused by hot-linked images, e.g. images posted by Dyxumers (we are photography forum, aren't we? ;)) - if they are hot-linked using HTTP URL then the above warning appears.
As I wrote - there is no easy fix for this: either we would need to go throuh all posts in the Dyxum database and replce all occurrences of "http://" with "https://" risking that we will break some posts (either because we will literally break it or because the picture itself cannot be served over HTTPS; doing such action on the backed would be quite enormous task in itself) or ... live with that. For now we tend to stay with the second option ;)
So, enjoy new (more secure) Dyxum and - please remember to report any problems to AMAEs.
A few persons decided to retire after serving our community for several years - they did really outstanding job so please join us in the discussion thread to thank wross, Frankman, jamesmd and Serdar.
At the same time we are pleased to say that, in appreciation of what they are doing and to better reflect their contribution/role, we promoted some AMAEs to different positions: Micholand became Administrator whereas darosa and mikey2000 became moderators.
Finally, we are pleased to announce that Jozioau and waldo_posth accepted our proposition to join AMAE ranks in the Alpha Eyes role (probably they missed the catch - now they will have to do on Dyxum twice as much as they used to do ;-)).
So, again, please join us in the aforementioned discussion thread to leave some appreciation/supportive comments :)
We hope you all want to help. More background and details can be found in the following posts: