Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Jason Tate, Mar 11, 2016.
It’s garbage. It makes me so mad.
@Jason Tate Have you ever ran an Instagram ad for Chorus? I'm thinking of doing one for my photography website, and if you have, want to see if it was an effective thing to do
The Mike Herrera podcast episode had one ran for it but I've never actually run one myself. I think @EntryLevelDave might know way more about that sort of stuff than me, I just never got into all the social media ad stuff. Probably to my detriment, but alas.
@EntryLevelDave yeah if you happen to know about that stuff, I'd love to know more!
Hey @Ferrari333SP - Yep! That's my fulltime job. Feel free to PM me and I can answer any questions you've got.
Meh, it mostly just funds horrific companies You're better off lol
@Jason Tate how does one submit a piece of news now? Can't find a link on the homepage anymore, haha
New track from The Midnight, Dance With Somebody
It's under "contact"
Submit News • chorus.fm or here
Ahhh, yeah I thought it would be at the bottom of the main page, but it just kept scrolling, so I then found it within Options. Cool cool
June 17, 2020
I made a few adjustments to the advertisements in the forums. I brought over the code I'm using on the main website to display ads in a better (more streamlined and faster) way on the website and to keep consistency. I also added a new "become a member" spot on the top of threads (an idea I borrowed from Letterboxd) to encourage people to become a member because, I get it, ads really fucking suck. It's why I have three tiers of membership, including the $25 one that is basically 2 bucks a month, to remove them and view the website the way it's mean to be. Fast, clean, and without all the extra ad stuff on there. Right now, I can't run the website without the ads because they make up about half the revenue, but I really do think the ad free version of the website is a game changer. So, yeah, minor little tweaks, but it keeps both the forum and main website working the same in regard to displaying ads and all that.
June 18, 2020
New supporter perk: Supporting members now have the option to see even more posts, threads, and conversations per page. No longer be held back by the measly 45 posts per page, now you can see what life is like with 55 or even 65 posts per page if you'd like. You'll find the new options on your preferences page.
65 here we gooooooo
I'd be down with 100, but I'm good with 65 for now
Are you going to add a "DDOS" option? Just want to know if I can help you stress test...
July 21, 2020
Twitter removed how I was detecting if a tweet was deleted when embedded, so I fixed the tweet embeds to once again show an error if it's been deleted/can't be rendered, instead of just not doing ... anything.
August 18, 2020
Since I've been bringing a whole bunch of old reviews back into the database, I realized that on the tag pages, it may be a tad confusing for artists that now have more than 5 reviews or interviews. Previously, I would show the latest 5 reviews and interviews in little carousel modules on each tag page. Great for quickly having access to the latest reviews; however, if there are more after that I worried it would be confusing for visitors and they wouldn't discover the even older content. So, now, if there's more than 5 in the database, the last item in the carousel will let you know.
You can see this in action on Jimmy Eat World's tag page, where we've reviewed a lot of their albums, and interviewed them multiple times as well.
September 7, 2020
I’ve revived a variety of old scene history by bringing back a bunch of old reviews and interviews.
September 8, 2020
After my revival project for a bunch of old AbsolutePunk content, I decided to make a slight change to date formatting on the website.
I use relative date formatting ("3 hours ago") for most timestamps. This is great for most things because it gives a quick idea of when something was posted:
I've always had the ability (on the forums too) to hover over a relative date with your cursor to see the full "hard" date and time of a post:
However, this doesn't work great on mobile, and for some of the older posts/content saying something like "18 years ago" isn't super helpful. So, I've tweaked it to show the "hard" date for posts after 6 months have past:
Hovering over the timestamp will still give you the full date and time just like before. Now, when you come across older content, you'll have a better idea of exactly when it was originally posted. When I brought back these older posts, I used the original date so everything matches up.
Hey @Jason Tate did you take away the ability for Spotify playlists to show up as an embed?
Dylan’s Late Night Songs
I didn’t but they may have changed their embed code structure. I’ll take a look.