Quick Minor Updates (Updated: March 6, 2018)

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Jason Tate, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Jason Tate Mar 11, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 16, 2018)
    Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    This thread is for quick and minor updates that don't really deserve their own thread or announcement, but that I want to be able to post about so people know about new additions or features.

    March 11, 2016 - 5:49 PM

    Added the ability to drag attachments to quick reply to upload them.

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    This also works on the main / "more options" posting window for adding attachments (or multiple attachments.)

    March 13, 2016 - 1:04 PM

    Quick little change to fill in the "heart" on a liked post. I found that I kept "re-liking" a post I had already liked because I didn't read fast enough or see that I had already liked a post. I think this, especially on mobile, helps with that.

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    March 21, 2016 - 2:50 PM

    Small change made today to serve the forums securely using SSL/HTTPS. Now all forum traffic should be redirected to the https versions and properly encrypted.

    April 3, 2016 - 9:09 PM

    Given that it was by far the most requested feature since launch. I've finished and rolled out the code that links articles on the main site with their forum threads. There are now little icons on each article that link to their respective forum thread. Examples.

    April 6, 2016 - 7:29 PM

    I updated the font on release dates and tour dates to be more readable on non retina screens.

    April 10, 2016

    There is now a retrospective tag for certain reviews. Few minor bug fixes.

    April 12, 2016 - 12:45 AM

    I re-did how articles display in the discussion forum to pull in more of the article and allow expansion and (hopefully) better formatting. I also re-configured the news submission system to better filter spam. I also added a variety of other social accounts in the contact details section of the profile. Lastly, I changed the break point so iPhone 5 size screens should be able to access mobile attachments in landscape mode via "more options" (plan is to increase those button sizes on mobile devices soon).

    April 15, 2016 - 8:38 PM

    Little minor addition to search results on the main site. If you're searching for something that has a tag page, now I return a little prompt to point you toward that page since it's a much better landing page for specific topics than a list of search results. Like if you're looking for "Brand New," hitting their tag page is probably what you want more than every post that has the words "brand new" in them on the site.


    August 11, 2016 - 12:54 PM

    Ok, I think I fixed a few of the Twitter issues with embeds throwing off jumping to specific posts in a thread. It can't really be, perfect, with how embedding from Twitter works, but I think I was able to get it pretty damn close. There may be a few times where Tweets get cut off, but rolling the mouse over it should fix it / touching it on iOS. I've been playing with it a lot over the past few days in the politics thread where I've been posting a looot of Tweets to see if I can break it/tweak it to get it to work right. I think it's about as good as it can be now.

    September 13, 2016 - 5:06 PM

    A polls forum has been added as a sub-forum off the general forum. This forum is for the creation of polls and voting in others. The goal is to clean up the general forum from being overrun with polls.

    December 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

    Forum members must be registered at least three days and have at least 20 posts before they can create a thread. This is to help avoid spam or people creating accounts just to make threads / self-promote.
  2. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Updated: March 13, 2016.
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  3. Jacob Tender

    curbside.audio @curbsideaudio @banthafodderfm Supporter

    I was just about to ask about the hearts, then saw one fill in this morning. Awesome.
  4. Henry

    NYA Moderator

    You can like my posts as many times as you want babay.
  5. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Updated: March 21, 2016.
  6. Jacob Tender

    curbside.audio @curbsideaudio @banthafodderfm Supporter

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  7. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Will the "Tour Discussion" and "Personal Life" forums be on Chorus?
  8. Jacob Tender

    curbside.audio @curbsideaudio @banthafodderfm Supporter

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  9. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Thanks. What about PL?
  10. Jacob Tender

    curbside.audio @curbsideaudio @banthafodderfm Supporter

    There are some PL-like threads in General and more in the supporter/prestigious sections of the site. I'm not sure if that's how it was set up at AP, but i reckon the vibe is the same.
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  11. neo506

    Easy Tiger Prestigious

    I miss the ability to see all of a users posts in a thread
  12. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Using the search on a thread you can see all a user's posts in a thread:


    Type a username in that box. Make sure just this thread is checked.
  13. Henry

    NYA Moderator

    @Jason Tate how many members did AP top out at? Just curious.
  14. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    The cron job broke for a while so the count is never quite right. Between 450k and maybe as high as 610k if the database is to be believed. (A whole lot of spam foreign accounts/non-verified emails though.)
  15. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Wow. Crazy that there were half a million members. Feels like I was always talking to the same 50 people.
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  16. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Thanks. Looking mainly for the Weed and Food threads.
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  17. Jacob Tender

    curbside.audio @curbsideaudio @banthafodderfm Supporter

    I had weed pumpkin bread by accident once. Only time I've ever been high. Weird night.
  18. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Edibles are a whole other ballgame versus smoking. Probably a pretty intense first experience.
  19. Jacob Tender

    curbside.audio @curbsideaudio @banthafodderfm Supporter

    Some friends and I were watching movies. Sat almost completely still through the entirety of a drama, laughing so it didn't hit us until we stood up and the world was different somehow. My buddy and I had no idea what was happening. Only then did our host ask us what we ate in his kitchen 2 hours before.

    It was sort of scary, tbh.
  20. Jason Tate Apr 3, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 3, 2016)
    Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Given that it was by far the most requested feature since launch. I've finished and rolled out the code that links articles on the main site with their forum threads. There are now little icons on each article that link to their respective forum thread.

    Side note: I'm not usually that excited or like to brag about how I solve certain coding problems. But this one was really clever and while all the other "bridge" code I saw out there was hundreds of lines, I did this in about 40. I'll start working on cleaning up the imported article pages in the next few days (second most requested).

    Attached Files:

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  21. brothemighty


    Holy shit, Jason. This is the most elaborate AP.net April Fool's joke I've ever seen
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  22. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Three plus years of my life, thousands of hours ... worth it. ;-p
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  23. CheapPop

    Steve Jobs mixed with Steve Austin

    Noticed the button when I hovered over the Spotify Tech Crunch article. Nice job!
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  24. Clark

    @yttebkralc Prestigious

    For anyone that isn't seeing these, I had to clear my cache for them to show up.
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  25. bobsheiskawy

    is it the same for you? Prestigious

    is there any way to sort threads by start date? i think that'd be useful for people who want to look at the threads for the most recent news posts.