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Posted by: RequestMike Apr 21 2012, 03:32 AM

Hey everyone!
I am Blink's brother and have some experience with web development/design/hosting, etc. In the next few weeks I'll be optimizing the website and doing any fixes that may affect your user experience here at Hard Drop. If you happen to run into a bug, just reply here and I'll try to fix it in a timely manner. If this is a critical bug that can potentially harm the community/members/website, send a private message to me or Blink instead. It's better that no one else knows about critical bugs, thanks for your cooperation. Smile.png

Changelog will be categorized in the following:
[COSMETIC] - Not harmful to the community, may affect the look and feel of website.
[OPTIMIZE] - Not harmful to the community, more of an issue for better performance.
[WARNING] - This may or may not be harmful to the community.
[ERROR] - This potentially is harmful to the community.

PENDING

CODE
* optimize HTML/CSS/Javascript to all server files. Reason: better performance. [OPTIMIZE]
* fix links with special characters not working. Reason: broken links. [WARNING]

FIXED
CODE
05/22/2012 - Set a cronjob to automatically check for broken tables every hour.
05/07/2012 - off-site backups are now implemented.
05/07/2012 - increased to daily backups.
04/29/2012 - automatic weekly backups scheduled.[WARNING]
04/21/2012 - links from shout box open in one same tab when you open them with normal click. Reason: if you click on another link it will overwrite the previous tab. [COSMETIC]
04/21/2012 - shout box doesn't scroll all the way to the bottom if text spans more than one line. Reason: annoying scroll bar. [COSMETIC]
04/21/2012 - fixed/modified robots.txt, craw-delay set to 10 seconds and robots.txt was not set up properly. Reason: by default search engines are greedy.  [OPTIMIZE]
04/20/2012 - updated jQuery library to 1.7, replaced .attr to .prop. Reason: preventing the scroll bar of shout box from scrolling down automatically. [COSMETIC]
04/20/2012 - event.layerX and event.layerY are broken and deprecated in WebKit. They will be removed from the engine in the near future. Reason: It caused members unable to shout after awhile. [WARNING]
04/20/2012 - shout_refresh was undefined. Reason: It caused members unable to shout. [ERROR]

Posted by: virulent Apr 21 2012, 05:39 AM

yay thx for everything you do :]

Posted by: BARNCHAK Apr 21 2012, 06:32 AM

btw, are you hienwa ?

Posted by: xenoslash Apr 21 2012, 07:24 AM

might just be me, but the shoutbox doesn't scroll all the way to the bottom if text spans more than one line. It will just scroll down enough to see only the first line.

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 21 2012, 05:45 PM

QUOTE(virulent @ Apr 21 2012, 05:39 AM) *

yay thx for everything you do :]

No problem Smile.png

QUOTE(BARNCHAK @ Apr 21 2012, 06:32 AM) *

btw, are you hienwa ?

No, that is another brother.

QUOTE(xenoslash @ Apr 21 2012, 07:24 AM) *

might just be me, but the shoutbox doesn't scroll all the way to the bottom if text spans more than one line. It will just scroll down enough to see only the first line.

I'll check on it in a few, thanks for pointing that out.

Posted by: Wojtek Apr 21 2012, 05:53 PM

one thing that always annoyed me, links from shoutbox open in one same tab when you open them with normal click.

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 21 2012, 06:09 PM

QUOTE(Wojtek @ Apr 21 2012, 05:53 PM) *

one thing that always annoyed me, links from shoutbox open in one same tab when you open them with normal click.


Got it, I'll note that.

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 22 2012, 02:12 AM

CODE
04/21/2012 - links from shout box open in one same tab when you open them with normal click. Reason: if you click on another link it will overwrite the previous tab. [COSMETIC]
04/21/2012 - shout box doesn't scroll all the way to the bottom if text spans more than one line. Reason: annoying scroll bar. [COSMETIC]
04/21/2012 - fixed/modified robots.txt, craw-delay set to 10 seconds and robots.txt was not set up properly. Reason: by default search engines are greedy.  [OPTIMIZE]


Updates!

Posted by: coolmaninsano Apr 24 2012, 12:36 AM

[COMPLAINT]
I don't see why the links are underlined in the shoutbox now, I mean if it helps the tab issue then good, but if it's purely cosmetic revert it. I'm probably just complaining because I'm not used to it, but it was easy to tell that links were links due to their contrasting but not annoying colour.

Also, certain characters in links still break them.
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Posted by: xenoslash Apr 24 2012, 02:01 AM

Thanks a lot for fixing the shoutbox Heart.png

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 24 2012, 04:52 AM

QUOTE(coolmaninsano @ Apr 24 2012, 12:36 AM) *

[COMPLAINT]
I don't see why the links are underlined in the shoutbox now, I mean if it helps the tab issue then good, but if it's purely cosmetic revert it. I'm probably just complaining because I'm not used to it, but it was easy to tell that links were links due to their contrasting but not annoying colour.

Also, certain characters in links still break them.
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I think the real issue we have here is the #! special characters breaking the links. I'll have to fix that as a priority and I'll also take out the underline once I go over it with Blink, I could have sworn the underlining of links existed before the update as well.

Posted by: ohitsstef Apr 24 2012, 05:08 AM

QUOTE(RequestMike @ Apr 24 2012, 04:52 AM) *

I think the real issue we have here is the #! special characters breaking the links. I'll have to fix that as a priority and I'll also take out the underline once I go over it with Blink, I could have sworn the underlining of links existed before the update as well.


i thought it was a norm for #! to break links

Posted by: Paul676 Apr 24 2012, 01:53 PM

[COSMETIC] the shoutbox doesn't autoscroll down to the bottom for me at all.

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 24 2012, 07:15 PM

QUOTE(Paul676 @ Apr 24 2012, 01:53 PM) *

[COSMETIC] the shoutbox doesn't autoscroll down to the bottom for me at all.


I think it only happens when you aren't logged in. Can you confirm this? I'll fix it so it scrolls down for guests as well though.

Posted by: Estrelleta Apr 24 2012, 07:37 PM

Does not scroll for me either and I am always logged in.

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 24 2012, 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Estrelleta @ Apr 24 2012, 07:37 PM) *

Does not scroll for me either and I am always logged in.


Try clearing your caches, you might have an outdated version. I tested on all browsers and they are functioning properly.

Posted by: Paul676 Apr 25 2012, 01:14 AM

Clearing the cache worked - cheers so much!

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 29 2012, 09:03 PM

We now have weekly backups done to the site.

Posted by: Sisu Apr 29 2012, 09:11 PM

QUOTE(RequestMike @ Apr 29 2012, 01:03 PM) *

We now have weekly backups done to the site.

What day of the week are the backups? Halo.png

inb4 everybody waits until backup-day to post anything important Sticking Out Tongue.png

Posted by: StS Apr 29 2012, 09:11 PM

Nice! I think that is somewhat necessary, based on the amount of bad things that have been happening to HD. Thank you for all the work.

Posted by: RequestMike Apr 30 2012, 05:01 AM

QUOTE(Sisu @ Apr 29 2012, 09:11 PM) *

What day of the week are the backups? Halo.png

inb4 everybody waits until backup-day to post anything important Sticking Out Tongue.png


Backups are done every Sunday at 4 am PST.

Posted by: RequestMike May 8 2012, 12:37 AM

* Off-site backups are now implemented.
* Increased to daily backups

What does this mean?
All backups are stored in a backup server located at a different location than our primary website. This is in case of apocalyptic events, the data will be readily available for restoring. I also increased the backup frequency to daily since the community is pretty active and 1 week lost of data would not be fun.

Posted by: RequestMike May 22 2012, 07:38 PM

* Set a cronjob to automatically check for broken tables every hour.

One of the tables in the database crashed which took down the whole website, repaired it and everything is working now. Also added a cronjob to prevent this from happening again.

Posted by: ohitsstef May 22 2012, 07:41 PM

Can you change the title of the Announcements box to "Recent Tweets"?
Grin.png thanks

Posted by: Wojtek May 30 2012, 11:26 AM

when you are not logged sb is not scrolled to end.

Posted by: Barneey Jun 9 2012, 09:18 AM

nor is it updating

Posted by: ohitsstef Jun 16 2012, 08:35 PM

Can you make the tweet box longer? or add in a scrollbar?

Also I was thinking we should add in a function where users can thumbs up replies in threads. So maybe the reply with the most thumbs up will show up right after the 1st post. (idea from yahoo answers lol)

Posted by: Blink Jul 29 2012, 08:57 AM

swear filter removed from the forums

Posted by: myndzi Jul 31 2012, 10:44 PM

File attachments should work properly now.

Posted by: myndzi Jul 20 2013, 01:29 AM

sup guise

You can now paste full URLs into YouTube and Fumen shortcodes, or just the code, or pretty much anything you can think of that's relevant.

Posted by: Blink Nov 23 2014, 04:39 AM

Just wanted to say thanks and give credit where it's due!

Morningpee has fixed our world map and profile location maps to use Google's latest API, so not only is it working again but it should be better than before!

He's also implemented some protection against spammers so mods can relax a bit more haha.

Thanks MP =).

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