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Karzilla, Destroyer of Bugs ([staff profile] karzilla) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2016-09-30 11:02 pm

Code push tomorrow!

We are planning to do a code push around 21 hours from now, at approximately 6pm Pacific time on Saturday, Oct 1.

Here's a partial list of changes that will go live with this push, apart from the usual minor tweaks and bugfixes:


  • Selective Screening, a new feature that lets you screen comments from a particular user.

  • Two new journal layouts with one theme each: Gold Leaf/Elegant Notebook and Venture/Radiant Aqua.

  • Six new themes for Heads Up, and seven new themes for Corinthian.

  • The minimal spacing between line elements in the list of success links on Foundation pages has been restored.

  • Punctuation marks in message subjects will no longer be overescaped.

  • The admin pages for the translation system are now hidden from anonymous viewers, to avoid scaring unsuspecting search engine users away from the site.

  • The text messaging feature has been removed from user profiles.

  • The email notification worker is now less likely to misbehave.


We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!
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[personal profile] siderea 2016-10-03 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Selective Screening, a new feature that lets you screen comments from a particular user.

This sounds good. Not as good as whitelist filters for screening, but at least it's something.

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[personal profile] kaberett 2016-10-03 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
A significant proportion of Dreamwidth code, including the Selective Screening feature, is written by volunteers; it can be very discouraging and frustrating to receive negativity in response to volunteer work, particularly as selective screening as a feature was requested in [site community profile] dw_suggestions.

The closest suggestion I can find for whitelisting is regarding expanding "Screen comments from people not on your access list" to "Screen comments from people not on your access or subscribe lists". This implies it's not actually a feature that's been asked for or discussed -- please do feel encouraged to submit a suggestion!
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[personal profile] siderea 2016-10-03 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry, you're quite right – that was thoughtless of me. I owe the development team an apology.

As to making suggestions, I would be happy to do so if there's some way other than participating in dw-suggestions.