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Karzilla, Destroyer of Bugs ([staff profile] karzilla) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2017-04-30 08:48 pm

Code push imminent!

We're about to pull the lever on tonight's code push! Many of the changes we are making to the site are under-the-hood improvements, but these are the ones you are more likely to notice:

  • New account setting option for RP accounts, for future feature development.
  • Many more sites upgraded to use HTTPS links instead of relying on our SSL proxy.
  • Moved the Manage Icons page to /manage/icons and modernized the underlying code.
  • Increased the size limit for icon descriptions from 120 to 300 characters.
  • Various requested fixes for the image upload/management pages.
  • Improved processing of emailed entries for changes to entry security.
  • Improved processing of emailed comments for removal of quoted text.
  • Reading page with date filter now has previous / next day links.
  • Banned users hidden by default on the Manage Circle page.
  • Most importer failure messages will now include the name of the journal being imported, for the benefit of users running multiple imports.
  • People who read the RSS/Atom feed of your journal will see correct entry links and embedded content.
  • Whitelist embeds from: coub.com, airtable.com, mixcloud.com
  • New <user> tag sites: medium.com, imzy.com, facebook.com, instagram.com
  • New "other site" fields on user profiles: Imzy, Instagram

Once the code push starts, you may notice that the site is slow to respond, but it should remain available to use unless something goes badly wrong.

I'll update this post when the code push is finished. Stay tuned!

Update: All done! Let us know if anything seems more wrong than usual!

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[personal profile] archangelbeth 2017-05-01 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
I see the "identify as RP account" tickybox! COOL! I mean, I'm not one. But COOL! O:D

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[personal profile] thenewbuzwuzz 2017-05-01 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds great! Thank you for all the info. :)
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[personal profile] neverasked4this 2017-05-01 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
COOL little detail with adding the ticky for an account being an RP journal (like this one is XD).
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[personal profile] hardboiledbaby 2017-05-01 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yay, thank you!
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[personal profile] kore 2017-05-01 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
Increased the size limit for icon descriptions from 120 to 300 characters.

YAY
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[personal profile] conuly 2017-05-01 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, we didn't already have a user tag for facebook? That seems like quite an overlook!
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 04:34 am (UTC)(link)

IIRC, the last time we looked at it was before FB had any kind of permanent/reliable identifier that could be linked to.

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[personal profile] shanghaied 2017-05-01 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
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[personal profile] utochka_dw 2017-05-01 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
Please make possibility repost.
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 04:36 am (UTC)(link)

People ask us for this a lot! People also ask us to never do it ever. We may add reposts/reblogs in the future, but we have to design it very carefully to handle both views.

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[personal profile] juan_gandhi 2017-05-01 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
We love you!
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[personal profile] justice_rant 2017-05-01 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
Somehow 'justice_rant: This account is a roleplaying account.' is way more amusing than it should be.

You guys are the best, seriously.
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Re: Code tour: 2017-04-30

[personal profile] kore 2017-05-01 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
If you've wondered how much file space you've been using with your baby pictures, cat pictures, or shiny tumblr reblogs, you can see that on https://www.dreamwidth.org/file/list and https://www.dreamwidth.org/file/edit now.

Everything is great, but I really appreciate this!
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[personal profile] the 2017-05-01 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
more characters in icon descriptions!! instagram links!!!!

the sauce is awesome
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[personal profile] thekissoflife 2017-05-01 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the little roleplaying thing, honestly I'm just happy that this part of the userbase is getting acknowledged, it's really refreshing!
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
aw, we love y'all!

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[personal profile] valor 2017-05-01 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much for these changes! I'm glad to be able to label my RP accounts as such, and it's very convenient.
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[personal profile] gakunin 2017-05-01 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
Holy crap thank you so much for the RP journal thing, I can't wait to see what you do with it! You're so welcoming to us, it's awesome. You're awesome.
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[personal profile] beasts_of_homeworld 2017-05-01 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Increased the size limit for icon descriptions from 120 to 300 characters."

this! this is the BEST thing, thankyou SO MUCH!!

we always described our icons because we want our content to be accessible to everyone, and we want to even more now because these days some of our best friends are blind. we really want to share our lovely icons with them in more detail, especially since we usually make them ourselves and they represent our individual identities.

but using words is very challenging to us, and we always always struggle to fit into the description length. so this is fantastic! just perfect and wonderful. thankyou so, so much. <33333333333333333333 (hearts forever)

also appreciating the image upload/image management fixes (especially if it's now possible to set a custom access filter for images without having to delete them and reupload them via email posting!) and excited about the RP account option even though we don't really RP anymore (no spoons). if nothing else, it might help those of us who can get mistaken for RP accounts when they're a real person just being themself, lol.

everything else sounds awesome too. great job all round, everyone!
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, we were trying for a good balance between "enough room to make meaningful descriptions" and "not so much room that screenreader users have to listen to a small novel for every icon, every time", but consensus was that we could add a wee bit more without it getting too annoying. :)
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[personal profile] shy_mage 2017-05-01 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks very much for your hard work. Everyone has been talking about the new RP account options and what future developments might be.

I have no idea what is being looked into, but I thought I might mention some possible suggestions! I have no idea how difficult coding would be for some of this, so obviously how do-able it is would be pretty dependent on that. However, this is what people have been discussing:

For RP communities, we often have several communities for one game. The standard is usually a community for 'network posts', one for 'log posts', and one for 'OOC posts'. And sometimes there are even more. That's three communities to run the average game right off the bat.

Some people are discussing how that could possibly be improved. Maybe somehow a community could be "divided" into different parts, so we could have the "OOC", "network" and "log" sections, but only have to make and upkeep one community for it all.
Basically, it would just need the option to be able to clearly post in a certain section, and to be able to filter which sections you want to show.

Another suggestion people were talking about is possibly making "community clusters" and somehow linking them together. "These three communities are one game". Maybe even a way to edit all of their profiles and such at the same time.

Those were just some ideas being batted around about how to possibly streamline games better. Thanks a lot for being considerate of the RP community. It's really appreciated by everyone who plays.
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 05:45 am (UTC)(link)

We're not quite at the "okay, let's brainstorm!" point yet, but once we are, we will totally throw open a post somewhere and point y'all at it! KEEP THINKING OF STUFF

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[personal profile] motherboxes 2017-05-01 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
This is pretty awesome all around! I've gone through and marked my roleplay accounts as such through the ticky box. All of them.

But also, I had a thought in regards to rp and how we usually have multiple accounts at once. At the moment, I'm not sure how aware others are of it, but there is ljlogin or lj juggler unofficially that lets you switch between accounts easily. I am not sure if there's anything officially that could be done coding wise in a similar function on dreamwidth's actual side without downloading the add on/extension? I get that depending on coding and priorities this sort of thing might not be high on the list or if you even already have something in mind since you mention future feature development with regards to roleplaying specifically. But just. Putting that out there, even if we already have a work around of sorts!
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 05:50 am (UTC)(link)

Tying accounts together/quick-switch between main/alt accounts like that has been On The List for a while, but every time we dig into it to start thinking about how to implement, we run into a bunch of "how should it work" scenarios that people disagree really hard on. It's not impossible, we just gotta have the extensive, exhaustive, knock-down-drag-out argument once and for all first. ;)

(Also, we have to be REALLY CAREFUL that we don't incentivize security risks -- like, if we allow an alt account to have access to certain paid features if the main account is paid, that motivates people to add their account as an alt to a friend's account to share certain features, etc.)

Edited 2017-05-01 05:52 (UTC)

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[personal profile] death_gone_mad 2017-05-01 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
On the subject of the user tag, could you update the help page about it?http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=87
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[staff profile] denise 2017-05-01 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yes, that was on my mental list of things to do post-code-push, thanks!
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[personal profile] tranquiler 2017-05-01 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
WOW! Thank You for Coub.com))
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[personal profile] malamba 2017-05-01 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
Wow!
Good news. Thanks, DW!
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[personal profile] falkner 2017-05-01 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the improvements to the image upload/management page! (Everything else, too, of course :P)
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[personal profile] pax_athena 2017-05-01 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
Did any of the fonts change? I use venture and I see a different font now, one that I am rather unhappy with :( (If this helps any: while the site loads, I see the old font for a second or so and then the new takes over. This may also be my mistake because I played with the style a lot without being an expert ...)
OK, I solved it myself while playing with the fonts XD
Edited 2017-05-01 07:56 (UTC)
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[personal profile] notabler 2017-05-01 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
Well done! Thank you
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[personal profile] kulturschnepfe 2017-05-01 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for, among all the other things, adding the used up quota to the images page. I'm really bad at estimating numbers, so I had been worrying that I'd was about to blow my allowed 500 MB. But I've only used up about 5 % percent so far. This makes this quinquagenarian quite happy.

Thank you for all your hard work.
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[staff profile] mark 2017-05-01 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
You're welcome! This was a "wow really, oops" oversight on our part that @karzilla fixed up. :D

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