Lost account access

As a part of its privacy policy, NoBleme will protect your anonymity as much as possible. This means that you will never be sent any emails that could be used to link you to your identity on the website, or asking you to provide your password. On top of that, automated password recovery systems can be used in a few nefarious ways that we would rather not have to deal with. With this context in mind, NoBleme decided to not implement an automated account recovery process.

If you have lost access to your account (forgotten username, forgotten password, or otherwise), the only way to recover that access is to go on NoBleme's NoBleme's IRC chat server and ask for a website administrator to manually reset your account's password. No need to worry about identity usurpation, there is a strict process in place that will allow the administrator to verify your identity before doing the resetting.




Mobile-friendly NoBleme

Published Wednesday, April 27th 2022 (2 years ago)

Four months ago, in the 4.0.x devblog, I announced that the mobile experience when browsing NoBleme had gotten better but still needed a lot of adjustments.

These adjustments have ben made, and I am proud to announce that NoBleme is now fully mobile friendly.

What does this change?

When browsing NoBleme on a mobile device, it will not look like garbage anymore.

I also made some minor adjustments to the desktop NoBleme experience, which you should barely notice.

On both desktop and mobile, you might need to clear your browser's cached version of NoBleme before you can see the changes. On desktop, this is usually achieved with the shortcut ctrl+F5 or ctrl+alt+R. On mobile, reloading the page should usually be enough.

Why was this done?

Despite the rise of mobile devices, NoBleme's traffic stats showed that most of our regular users still browse the website on their desktop computers, which meant there was no need to invest time into making NoBleme more mobile-friendly.

Hovewer, the release of the 21st century compendium is meant to attract people who find the website through search engines. And, as expected, around 60% of the traffic landing on compendium pages comes from mobile users. This justified a mobile-friendly rework.

Aren't websites "mobile first" these days?

Indeed, modern websites are first developed with mobile in mind, then the desktop experience is adjusted.

NoBleme, however, is 17 years old. There were no smartphones back then.

It doesn't look good on my device

The vast diversity of mobile devices and screen sizes makes it hard to adapt the website to everyone, especially since I write my own CSS instead of using pre-existing tools.

After testing this rework on many different devices, it seems that it should at least look decent on almost every device. There are however elements out of my control, such as mobile browsers having an "automatic text resize" option, which might make some pages look funky if you have it enabled.

If things look really wrong, open a private browsing tab and see if NoBleme still looks wrong in it. If it doesn't, go back to your regular tab and clear your cache. If things still look wrong, please submit a bug report with screenshots.

Future content

All future content on NoBleme will be developed and tested with mobile devices in mind.

You can follow future development plans on NoBleme's roadmap.

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