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Discussion in 'DLP Feedback and Improvement' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    I make a lot of changes behind the scenes, but don't do a very good job of letting folks know what changed. Especially this summer, I've been challenging myself to do a "change a day" on DLP or DLP infrastructure.

    First off, the backlog of changes I remember:
    • Thanks to T3t for the base frontend implementation, there's now an "Autofill from FFN" button to use Scryer's data to fill out Library/For Review threads automatically.
    • IRC chat is now relayed to the DLP frontpage on the sidebar.
    • There are now account subscriptions (Bronze, Silver, Gold) which are recurring donations to DLP.
    • Some forum reorganization is underway. See the Make DLP Great Again thread.
    • "Conversations" are now called "Private Conversations", and a big button has been added to profile pages to make it easy to start a private conversation vs. a public profile post.
    • Donation bar now includes account subscriptions for the month in the total.
    • Work By Author is now visible to unregistered users. They can browse forums and thread titles, but not the content of threads.
    • Sticky threads are now highlighted to make it easier to delineate when viewing a forum.
    • "WIP" skin is now called "DLP". "Dark Lord Potter" is now "DLP Classic." Like Coke Classic, this was also a failure.
    • The Story Showcase forums (under Work by Author) are now visible again.
    • The Thread Rating mod has been modded and now only displays thread ratings for threads outside Work By Author.
    • The donation bar shows >100%. @Microwave
    There'll be more posts as things change.
     
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    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    • Admins can now bulk manage thread tags.
    • All forums under Fanfiction Extras have been merged into their previously HP-specific forums:
      • Dresden Files is now in Fanfic Discussion (tag: dresden files)
      • Worm is now in Fanfic Discussion (tag: worm)
      • Story Challenges in Story Challenges (tag: other fandoms)
      • Story Search -> Story Search
      • Original Fiction Discussion has been promoted to a top-level forum under Common Room
    More to come.
     
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    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    • Scryer can now search over structured ships (e.g. Harry/Fleur), vs. just character search.
    • Hedwig (IRC relay bot) and analytics infrastructure upgraded to newest Rust and Actix.
     
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    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    • Scryer now has auth via DLP. If you don't have an account, it's created. Otherwise it matches based on email address and links your account.
     
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    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    • SSO applies a "remember me" token now.
    • Scryer checks "remember me" in login by default.
    • Dropdown menu text color is fixed.
    • Scryer nags users to login, especially if they're from DLP -- presents a login button on the index page.
     
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    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    • Scryer now updates threads in the various Library forums whose first post refer to a FFN story. Example.
    • Misc indexing fixes to Scryer, some new characters weren't properly being indexed, leading to stories never updating.