2011-2012 DA Update Log

Discussion in 'Site Info, Rules, Feedback, and Announcements' started by b-lee, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. b-lee

    b-lee ǝʌıʇɔǝdsɹǝd ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ

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    Finally done... sort of. lol

    There are a some tweaks and new features that you may have noticed already and might not know how to use, so if you have any questions/problems or you're confused about something, create a thread and a member or moderator will help you out. Also if you spot any bugs - there are bound to be some - please post them in this thread.

    Unfortunately the "Thank you" and "Hide" feature are removed temporarily. It's been a huge PITA importing the thanks statistics over so instead of keeping everyone waiting, we've decided to open up the site first. The "hide" feature is also disabled for now because we're trying to integrate the two features together. We'll get both running hopefully by the end of this week.

    After this thank issue is fixed, we'll be doing a few more changes like reorganizing the download section and other stuff I can't for the life of me remember atm lol

    Anyways, hope everyone enjoys the new changes and thanks for sticking to PA for all these years!

    staff @ PA

    Update 1: I've made several different color themes/sizes that you could pick from. Just scroll down to the bottom of the forum, the selection is in the drop down menu on the right. Old features such as chatbox (which we're trying to add again), forum pics, profile mp3, avatars, etc will be implemented gradually.

    Update 2: Because of the unexpected server issues we're having, our main focus is to get the server runnining smoothly first.

    April 23 '11
    - Implemented a better search engine
    - New "Post Area" tab in profiles

    April 24 '11
    -Spoiler tags added

    April 29 '11
    -QuickLinks Added (You can close it after you're done, and when it's updated a new one will pop back up)
    -VIPs can now close/open their own thread

    June 15 '11
    - To prevent bot spammers, Regular Registered users are unable to use signatures and post in blogs.

    June 17 '11
    - New Statistics added
    - New Application Form Added

    October 06 '11
    -Added Forum Icons
    -Optimized Server/Bug Fixes

    October 13-14 '11
    -Compressed images, modified browser cache
    -Forum sidebar is closed as default now
    -Added favicon

    October 23 '11
    -Implemented new spam prevention system to combat ad spammers

    October 25 '11
    -Profile Music Player Added

    October 26 '11
    -changed front page "recent threads" to "recent posts"
    -changed front page "calendar archive" to "news archive"

    January 12 '12
    -temporarily removed thank function. thank function does not run efficiently on large boards and was causing server problems

    March 25 '12
    -added Travel Forum
    -added General Drama Discussion
    -removed several private forums

    August 26 '12
    -implemented CDN
    -improved SEO
    -various forum optimizations

    January 01 '12
    -improved Search function (preparing for UTF search function, allowing for Chinese characters to be searched) *BETA*
    -view history *beta*

    Future plans
    - advanced reputation system that will replace thank system
    - special VIP displays
    - premade templates for posting and consistency
     
    #1 b-lee, Apr 6, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  2. Knoctur_nal

    Knoctur_nal |Force 10 from Navarone|

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    The Pharaohs have returned.
     
  3. ^double post!

    No more giant avatars =(
     
  4. khaotic

    khaotic Fobulous

    Nice. Been waiting.

    Good job guys
     
  5. RockkxD

    RockkxD Moderator

    Good job on the update guys.. I was wondering where were the thanks haha but overall, everything looks great!
     
  6. Jeff

    Jeff 神之馬壯

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    Good job :)

    One question.. are we gonna get a chatbox back? I cant seem to find it :(
     
  7. ^Chat box appeared before and i left a msg. Then i refreshed the page and it was gone.
     
  8. chatbox might have added lag, maybe that's why it's removed
     
  9. Jeff

    Jeff 神之馬壯

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    ^ Temp. only right? :( I like the chatbox.
     
  10. b-lee

    b-lee ǝʌıʇɔǝdsɹǝd ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ

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    yea it was removed, we're trying to find the source that's causing all this lag, we'll add a different chat box later on.
     
  11. Jeff

    Jeff 神之馬壯

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    ^If i could like it.. i would.

    Chatbox is what got me into PA :D

    Thank you B-lee
     
  12. damn yall punks got on before I did
     
  13. A little getting use to like everything else but definitely a much need refresh! keep up the good work
     
  14. OoooOOoOooo... Good job (Y)
     
  15. is this new design n color scheme set in stone?
     
  16. b-lee

    b-lee ǝʌıʇɔǝdsɹǝd ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ

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    Nope. scroll down to the bottom you can choose different color themes that i made so far. I'll also be making new color schemes later on but I need ideas for colors.
     
  17. Jeff

    Jeff 神之馬壯

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    Lavender!
     
  18. Knoctur_nal

    Knoctur_nal |Force 10 from Navarone|

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    Remember people, still a work in progress. Right on guys.
     
  19. ooh sexyah.. now I get it
     
  20. SUSIE-DANG-1988

    SUSIE-DANG-1988 ~ TVB ADDICT ~

    just have to get used to it now.
    but alot pro now! loving the whole fresh layout!!