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Discussion in 'Guest Room' started by detritus, Nov 14, 2015.

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    detritus angry angry Staff Member Administrator

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    RiptideChibiCrop.png I'll use this post to track the launch of future forum features or currently known issues we're working on fixing.

    Gallery: No ETA

    Resource Manager: Launched

    Wiki: No ETA

    IRC Services: No ETA
    Got experience configuring IRC services? Familiar with InspIRCd? Send me a message.

    Link anonymizer: in testing

    Attach tags from SDTMods broken: resolved
    See the thread here for more information.

    Intermittent e-mail failures: resolved
    DNS issues on the e-mail server have been sorted out.

    UTF-8 conversion issues: resolved

    Birthdates on accounts: resolved
    All accounts have had their birthdates stripped. You're free to set this if you want, but it is not required.

    Imported PMs marked as unread: resolved
    All imported PMs (now conversations) have been marked as read.

    E-mails to AOL addresses rejected: resolved

    Post size / character limit: resolved
     
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    detritus angry angry Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm going to continue to use this thread to post major updates and changes pushed through by the staff. They're like patch notes. \o/

    2016.01.20

    Some quality of life changes regarding old links.

    I've been over the fact that there was no way to redirect all old links to their proper destinations, but there were some things that were salvageable. I did a little bit of dirty coding to accomplish the following:

    GVZ links will attempt to redirect to the correct threads on UTC. If it can't find the correct thread, it will redirect to the homepage. This dataset was the best candidate for this due to the way the URL rewrites were setup and it's only possible to do this with one dataset.

    Links to Ryonani will attempt a search based on keywords in the friendly URL that's forwarded. If there are no keywords or it is not a human readable URL, it will simply redirect to the UTC homepage.

    All links to SDTMods will simply redirect to the SDT modding subforum. Unfortunately, there wasn't much that could be done with this dataset as it never had friendly URLs/URL rewriting enabled before the migration.​

    No further work on this system is planned at this time.
     
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    2016.01.21

    The Content Creator group is now active. You will be automatically promoted to this group if you have at least one approved resource on the Resource Manager. Once you're in this group, you will no longer have to wait for a staff member to approve your uploads. The check for the automatic promotion only occurs once every hour so if you don't get bumped up right away, give it a minute. Then possibly 58 more if you're unlucky.

    The Modder group from GVZ has been rolled into the Content Creator group.
     
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    2016.01.27

    The Remote Image Uploader has been added to the Add/Edit Resource page of the RM.

    Added a privacy policy link to the footer of the site.
     
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    2016.04.13

    Patched XF to 1.5.7
    Patched RM to 1.2.3
     
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    2016.04.17

    Members are now allowed to change their username once per year. This is a gimme if you signed up with a username you later realized you really shouldn't have. Your new username will be the one you login with. Xenforo doesn't separate username and display name like some other forum platforms.

    This is a privacy function, not a vanity function.

    As stated on the registration page, the staff have been directed to disregard requests regarding username changes or to have accounts deleted. Don't use this for 'fun' and verify what you're changing it to. You have been warned.

    To effectively delete your account here, change your username to something completely decoupled from your identity and disable e-mail notifications. The site holds no personal information about you besides an e-mail address, which is not required to be valid and is never displayed to anyone. Manage your privacy settings here.
     
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    2016.05.20

    If you were trying to download Vergil's demo of KVS and were getting a fatal error message, it's fixed. There was an unrelated add-on used to speed up Javascript load times that was interfering with the file attachment download system for larger files.

    Reminder to everyone to bubble up technical issues to staff. This has been occurring for almost 2 weeks and it only got reported today.
     
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    2016.05.26

    Advertisements:
    Advertisements will be on the site again due to some unforeseen financial burdens. You are free to use ad-blockers and I won't be implementing any code that detects ad-blockers to pester you to turn it off.

    If you find them bothersome, block them.

    If you don't mind them and you want to passively support the site, don't block them.

    Resource Manager Reviews:
    We've disabled anonymous reviews on the RM in an attempt to curb non-constructive criticism.
     
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    2016.06.07

    Advertisement coverage re-evaluated and reduced by roughly 40%.
     
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    2016.08.13

    Patched XF to 1.5.8
    Patched XF to 1.5.9

    If you notice any visual oddities with the site, please report them using the standard procedures mentioned here.
     
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    2016.09.25

    Patched XF to 1.5.10a

    Disabled the Flash-based uploader globally as Chrome and Firefox are discontinuing support for it and are blocking it by default. A HTML5 based uploader is now active through the rich-text editor. You can still use the basic uploader for single files and the Resource Manager.
     
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    2016.10.20

    There's been an outstanding issue with DNS on the server that was causing e-mail sends to fail. Not sure how long it's been going on, but probably about a week. I've setup monitoring for this now so I can see when it happens.

    I've disabled the Flash based IRC chat module on the server in favor of the Java-based Mibbit client. Chrome/Firefox have announced that they're dropping support for it and it's basically been shunned by Adobe themselves at this point. While it may have been working for some people, it was going to break sometime this year so I'm just switching it now.
     
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