V5 Alpha Status and Feedback Thread

Last updated on 11 months ago
Routh
Routh Posted 2 years ago
@MissDartit
- Both of your reported issues are now fixed, which took longer than expected as I decided to rework the underlying infrastructure based on the upload issue.

- Names now case insensitive
- uploading of images works as expected
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 2 years ago
Hmm, some images seem to still be causing issues with background.. weird error. Looking into that.

Also seeing issues with cache updating.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 1 year ago
Background bug was finally tracked down and squashed - working on the cache issue.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 1 year ago
Cache issue is now fixed, by using a hash of the file contents as the filename rather than a stable filename for each user. This actually lead to much better disk usage as each file is only stored one, even if 20 different users upload the exact same avatar. Also if the image is different at all, it will hash to a different filename, so it's always updated. And if someone reverts back to the old image quickly enough, the CDN and client will still have it in the cache so it won't reload.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 11 months ago
Ok - it took 5 months, but the migration from Digital Ocean to AWS is completed. And many phantom issues I was blocked with have been resolved by the change in infrastructure.

I will finally be resuming development.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
Routh
Routh Posted 11 months ago
Post weekend update report for v5:

Features completed:

- Email verification workflow

Bugs fixed:

- User last seen time not updating

New policies implemented (Important for admins to know):

- Unverified accounts will be removed after 14 days
- Accounts that have not submitted a writing, comment or discussion after 1 year (365 days) will be automatically removed as stale. Shouts, Private Messages, or post reactions will not count as contributions.


On the last policy, I've wanted to add this for some time. This will ensure that all members on the site older than 1 year have contributed to the community in some meaningful way.
Chris Routh
Founder of The Den of Amateur Writing

"Don't try to be a great man; just be a man and let history make its own judgments." - Riker, Star Trek The Next Generation
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