Working on lots of little tweaks

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Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Maligant » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:01 pm

So...as everyone has noticed and mentioned: We got really busy and had neglected the boards more than ever intended.

I am trying to remedy some of the usability issues here over the next week or so. A lot of new features will be going in.
Please indicate, hopefully in this thread, if things are not working and report issues so that I may follow up.

The color scheme has changed in preparation for some re-branding so we can add custom imagery back in. All of the old images are just plain incompatible so they have to be remade.

Again, sorry for the hiatus. I know I will do my best to try to not get sucked into the vortex of RL work again and not be able to peek in here. :hiding:

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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Maligant » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:39 pm

You should see a whole new post editing interface with new buttons.
Please take the time to see some of the cool new things (including spoilers working again - note: old spoilers will be broken unless you fix the tag to the new one)

You should also see the new buttons for embedding of video from any site as well as even soundbites.

Maybe it's overkill but I know there are more than a few buttons there that people have requested from me in the past...
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Tamar Luminos » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:26 pm

Woot! So glad to see this! Tried to check earlier and the boards were "suspended", so was afraid that meant they'd gone poof. Happy to see you back and to see the boards being revamped and reactivated.
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Manon Seid » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:31 pm

Yay! This looks good! Welcome back :)
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Maligant » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:45 pm

Tamar Luminos wrote:Woot! So glad to see this! Tried to check earlier and the boards were "suspended", so was afraid that meant they'd gone poof. Happy to see you back and to see the boards being revamped and reactivated.


Yeah the suspended thing was actually what started most of my day on this. Long story short there was a DOS attack on the boards and the webhost shut it down to avoid further issue. I ended up doing a bunch of upgrades and then just buckled down and started updating the heck out of things so that you guys don't have to get spammed (as much as all the guys seem to have bought Viagra!) as well as have a better overall experience.
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Maligant » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:57 pm

One last thing - you may see some errors here in the next few days. One of the bad things (out of quite a few) is that I had the search database get corrupted and I need to re-index the entire board so that search will work.
That post total stands a little over 200,000 right now.

Needless to say it is a bit of a bear and it's wreaking a little havoc on the server in the background. To that regard I disabled search (for now) until I can rebuild that piece.

Sorry in advance for any blips you encounter. I'm watching and fixing - promise! :ugeek:
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Maligant » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:53 am

I have cleaned up a little over 4000 spam posts today and I think I got em all.
Please flag posts as usual and we can moderate accordingly for anything I have missed.
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Watchmy Tracer » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:14 am

Welcome back! Good to see the forums taking a good turn :clap:
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Maligant » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:59 pm

Search is back up and running. It's not as fast as I would personally like...but then again it is over 200K posts LOL. :lol:

As before, please let me know if there is something not working so that I can work to remedy it.
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Re: Working on lots of little tweaks

Postby Leah » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:21 am

It really looks great. :)
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