Post by Tim Camara on Feb 5, 2016 11:18:23 GMT -8
How time flies, five months since the last ProBoards Dev Blog. There has been a bunch of work that's been going on behind the scenes here, which you'll find out more about later. In the meantime, just a quick update on some of the other things that have happened recently.
- In certain situations, hidden member groups were able to show up in the 'by the member group' option of the search page, making them not as hidden as we'd like.
- We figured out a way to stop Gmail from collapsing notification emails by default. After all, who wouldn't want to see those spiffy new emails?
- Speaking of those new emails, we also <b>fixed</b> some situations where <i>raw HTML</i> would show up in the email, rather than being <blink>properly encoded</blink>.
- Deleting the last post in a thread marked as 'falling' would update it's timestamp, effectively bumping it, which is probably not what you intended.
- When importing a newer version of a plugin that has more settings options than the previous version, and those new options have default values, if you choose to import the old settings values during the import, the previously non-existent settings will no longer have their default values cleared out when there's no settings that would have overlapped them.
- A number of small bugs and issues, most of which were resolved within a few hours of their appearance, and so are unworthy of mentioning.
- We've switched our non-Google captchas to a new provider. I for one think these new games are a lot better than the old style captchas.
- We're officially moving the new notification system out of beta, and beginning to roll it out to everyone. We have to do this slower than we would like, because if we flip all the switches at once, our level of email traffic will spike, and there's a chance that the email gods would blacklist our mail servers. So it might take us a few weeks, but soon everyone will have access to the two new options (notifications for any new thread or new post that is created). These new options have been available here on support for a while, if you want to see what it looks like now.
- We made the decision to remove the 'Hot Topic' feature. If you would like to know our reasoning behind this move, you can read this post.
- Back in June, we made a small announcement that we were working on a paid upgrade to ProBoards forums that would allow for more relaxed content rules. It is my sad duty today to report that after spending a long time looking into the possibility, it appears that we will be unable to deliver on this feature. We take our commitments to you, our users, very seriously, but in the process of attempting to get this feature out, we've run into a series of roadblocks, primarily legal in nature, that prevent us offering this feature without jeopardizing the core of our business. I know that some of you were eagerly looking forward to this option, and again, I apologize that we will be unable to provide it to you.
That's all for today. It's a short one, but mostly because the bulk of what would normally go here is being saved for later.