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    #1105
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    This is my ongoing developer log. I combined all my other threads into one and I will come here to post about new features added to the forum over time. This is where you can unravel the history of the Extra Chill Community. 

    Completed Features

    • implemented Cloudflare Turnstile to stop bots at registration (2/8/24)
    • Seamless login between blog and forum (2/10/24)
    • Extra Chill writers / forum accounts linked (2/10/24)
    • removed moderation filters for links and images (2/10/24)
    • Community Feed widget added to blog (2/17/24)
    • Added image uploads (2/19/24)
    • Quick post feature added (2/21/24)
    • Extra Chill Articles forum added (2/24/24)
    • Auto-embed IG / Twitter (2/28/24)
    • Collapsable forum headers on homepage (3/4/24)
    • Removed upvoted feed (3/7/24)
    • Forum consolidation (3/8/24)
    • Ditched fan/artist/industry pro profiles (3/8/24)
    • Click to expand on blockquotes (3/18/24)

    Fixed Bugs

    • embedded posts from other blogs formatting (2/7/24)
    • removed modified data from blockquotes (2/7/24)
    • Avatar height breaking formatting (3/18/24)
    • Extra Chill articles forum replies from non-author are not showing up in the correct order (3/18/24)
    • Logging in from another device messes up the session token system (3/18/24)
    • Following Feed user dropdown (4/19/24)
    • Fixed upvotes in Extra Chill Articles forum (4/19/24)

    Upcoming Features

    • Following / Recent Feed Reworks
    • Pop-up for non logged in users (refined)
    • Nested comments
    • Stylistic refinement of blockquotes in post editor
    • City dropdown in “Live Music” forum for reviews by city
    • Pinned topic at top of homepage
    • “Most active topics” carousel
    • Jump to latest feature
    • Autocomplete for username mentions
    • shorter text box on mobile
    • search box for individual forums

    Known Bugs

    • URL parameters being pasted after IG/Twitter embeds
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    #904
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Embedded posts from other sites showing up blank – saving here for reference! Will fix

     

    edit – this one should also be fixed now! 

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by chubes.
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    #912
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Quotes should not include modified data

    edit – this one should be fixed now

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    #1104
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    I’m sharing bugs publicly because it’s a reminder for myself but it also keeps track of the history of this website which I think is cool.

    A couple of them today that have been giving me grief:

    – Links to other WordPress websites showing up as embeds in recent, following, and upvoted feeds, causing a blank space. I fixed this in the main loop but it still persists in my custom feeds.

    – Trying to add a visual aid under Quoted content in the post editor so that users don’t accidentally mess up their own formatting

    – Working on moderation filters so that people can post links without having to be manually flagged for review

    – Stopping Russian Spam Bots – which have already started to create a few accounts per day.

    Will check them off as I go.

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    #1112
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    I have successfully achieved the “Single Sign On” feature on my staging site. This means that very soon, there will be a seamless login experience between extrachill.com and community.extrachill.com. No matter where you are when you log in, you can engage with everything.

    I am now testing everything and setting up the upvote feature before adding it to the live site.

    I’m expecting to launch this on Sunday or Monday.

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    #1119
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    I actually finished it tonight and decided to install the plugin on the live site. Now, if you log in here, you can leave a comment on Extra Chill with your Community account.

    Similarly, if you’re on Extra Chill and you’re not logged in, you can log in to your Community account there.

    This is likely to make the Community grow some, and create sustainable long-term growth.

    Next up is getting a feed of main site comments on this website, and giving users points for their comments on the main site like they get for posts here.

    If you thought this forum was cool already, you haven’t seen anything yet. The foundation is set to turn this thing into an absolute beast of a website and it’s probably going to blow up.

    Thanks to the early adopters.

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    #1139
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    extrachill.com comments and extrachill.com articles are now included on user profiles and also included in the forum points count. Except it doesnt (currently) count posts with more than one author.

    2 points for each comment and 5 points for each article. I’ve published over 2000 Extra Chill articles which is why I now have so many points.

    I may need to adjust the rank system for the higher ranks as it seems the top point ranks are quite unachievable at this rate. 2000 extra chill articles gets me 10,000 points and I’m 1/500 of the way to the top rank. Lol.

    Feel free to suggest rank ideas, i will be fine-tuning the system as we go.

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    #1172
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Okay, upvotes are now live on the main site. If you’re signed in here, you can upvote on the main site. Articles that you upvote on the main site will be added to your “Upvoted” page on the Community.

    Will probably set it up to give EC writers points for upvotes on their articles too. Because, why not?

    The customization possibilities are truly endless with this stuff. So dang cool.

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    #1179
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Well, I had the seamless comments working. There is a slight bug currently that makes the comment form disappear… chasing that ghost down that is priority number one at the moment…. I am hoping to announce and promote the community later this week so it’s pretty essential to get the comments across sites working.

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    #1181
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Alright i fixed the comment form! Now to work on speeding up page load times in here!

    Done!!!

    Also made the edit form a bit easier…

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    #1327
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Okay adding a couple more

    • Formatting is effed up if you go to Following -> Topics
    • Upvoted -> Topics, Following -> Topics, and Recent -> Topics are missing some data

    These aren’t deal breakers but they’re annoying to fix. Something to do with my custom setup for these specific feeds… which is overly complex and duplicated three times to achieve the same functionality in 3 different ways…

    So I’ve been procrastinating this one. Now it’s publicly acknowledged so I’ve got some pressure under my ass

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    #1497
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    I’m still coming up with all sorts of ideas to increase engagement around here. Currently the goal is to figure out how to get some of the thousands of visitors to the main blog each day to come over here and hang out with us on a regular basis. Increasing the visibility of the Community on the main blog is key for this and the Community Activity feed should help

    It has some cache issues in that it doesn’t show up fresh for people not logged in which I have to figure out how to resolve without slowing the site down too much.

    But, if you’re logged in (which should now also last for 6 months), you should see a fresh and up-to-date community activity feed in the sidebar of the main blog. At the very bottom of the page on a phone.

    Cheers!

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    #1337
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Artist Introductions board added as a place for artists to introduce themselves.

    I created it because it pairs nicely with the new music board.

    Soon, I will work on the Profiles. Fan profile is working pretty good so far but I’d like to make Artist and Industry Professional profiles be these useful things that could serve in addition to or as a portal to the actual website. Even in place of it if you really wanted…

    More on that later… but I added the board on this date at this time

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    #1338
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    chubes said:

    MarleyFacedBoy said:

    I think so? The time stamp was off (one of them should read 11:15) but I did get 2:

    Also I tried dropping an image of this from my desktop but couldn’t. Uploading pics might need to become a necessity unless my morning brain just isn’t able to figure it out rn

    I actually have this really crazy idea…

    Which is making a plugin that automatically uploads images to Imgur and then brings them back here to post. Giving the illusion of uploading without actually taking up space on my server.

    It’s in the think tank.

    This plugin is going to be done probably by the end of the long weekend. Which will allow image uploads on the blog via the imgur api, very simply and easily and intuitively

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    #1372
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10405.5

    Another day in the world of code… the image upload plugin works on my testing site but not on the live site. Think it might have something to do with my hosting and/or firewall setup. I am trying to get to the bottom of it as direct image uploads would be sick to have here

    EDIT

    I have decided that we’re gonna go with direct uploads. Thinking back to olden internet days and Photobucket has me thinking that using Imgur may not be the best long term solution. I’ll just have to buck up and optimize the F out of the uploads and hope we make enough money to cover the rising server costs as this place grows!

    Image uploads are currently the #1 priority item on my list

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by chubes. Reason: image uploads context
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