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August development log

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(This post was last modified: 08-19-2017, 04:45 PM by katos.)

Updates for the month of August:

Completed
  • Years of service - Updated post info to display length of service for users.
  • Updated user info - Updated user panel on posts to clean up the "posts, rep and user details" section.
  • Myreactions made responsive to suit the theme better - My Reactions no longer overlap the container box, and cause scrolling. 
  • Copy/paste copyright added.  - "Read more at Creators Wave" Text now appears on copy-paste. 
  • Myalerts icons updated. - Changed icons to FontAwesome, and have aligned these properly in the settings menu as they were overlapping and causing issues.
  • Editted error.css to better suit the theme. - Error.css no longer appears yellow and out-of-place. This is now the same colour gray as the rest of the site, allowing it to blend in more visually. Thanks to @Suraf for the suggestion.
  • Editted Bugtracker to fix access permissions - Members and Moderators no longer see an error on attempting to access the page. Guests are unable to view our bugtracker.
  • Updated ranks across the site - Updated ranks with a clean and minimal image. 
  • Disaster recovery policy updated and circulated to required parties. - Updated information for contacts, what to do, and damage mitigation. This is a sensitive document as it contains information related to backend systems, and as such will not be publically shared.
  • Social Sharing updated to ensure correct social integration - Needs further work to integrate Opengraph and ensure that image / title displays properly across Facebook and Twitter.
  • Imgur image upload integrated, and working. - Needs further work to ensure that the icon displays correctly.
  • Caching updated - Fixed errors on the board & lengthened the cache time to improve performance.
  • Moved back to Cloudflare from Shovl after multiple errors - After Multiple issues with Shovl, and it -frankly- annoying staff members, we decided to move back to Cloudflare. 
  • Integrated uptime monitoring - Uptime of the site is monitored and reported to staff members through Email and Slack integration. We will look in the future to add more staff members to this integration, so that the site can be monitored (and fixed) around the clock.
WIP
  • Graphical statistics - Graphical representation of the site statistics, to keep the site more modern and professional.
  • Featured posts - Featuring posts to appear on the front page, so that we can recognise and reward those who make exceptional threads such as tutorials or outstanding work in the showcase sections.
  • Username styles - Updating username styles to reflect the updated rank images.
  • Privacy policy update - Updating the privacy policy and pushing this to our site. Needs updating to reflect information collected for analytical use (Google Analytics). 
  • Security policy - Updating the security policy to note how we manage site security and personal data. Will likely be a blog post as part of our transparency.
  • Staff postbit - Staff badge or colouring on posts, to help users quickly identify important staff posts.
  • Blog - An upcoming blog that will host interviews, tutorials, update news, maintenance news, downtime information, and more.
  • Status page - A status page that can be used to ensure that our systems are online. If they are down, we will post information related to issues here whilst we work on them. A full report will then be posted on our blog once we're back online.
  • Custom 404 Page - A custom 404 page to make the site more appealing and professional.
Rejected
  • Banned members page



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The banned members page was rejected as we do not wish to showcase, or glorify the banning of members. Banned users are banned for the violation of our sites rules, or terms of service. This should not be glorified through a post, or application designed solely for reflecting this.
If a user requires clarification on why they were banned, they can contact staff through the appropriate channels in a respectful manner, where this can (and will) be explained.

If a third-party user requires clarification on why a user other than themselves was banned, then they too can contact a member of staff, and the staff team will be able to provide information related to the ban. This information will not reveal any sensitive or incriminating data related to the user who was banned, and will be used solely for the purpose of clarifying the ban. This situation may be used in the event of clarifying to a user why someone was banned if they were part-way through a transaction with a user.
For example: User A is buying a theme off user B, and user B is in the process of making this. User B is then banned before payment or completion of this theme. User A asks staff why user B was banned, and staff reveal that user B has been caught (and proven) scamming users. User A has then been protected from a potential scam.


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(08-19-2017, 04:49 PM)katos Wrote: The banned members page was rejected as we do not wish to showcase, or glorify the banning of members.

Just want to chime in here.


The banning of a user should not be a reason for publishing. When a staff member bans a user, it is a last resort - members aren't just banned from a site such as this. Websites that publish user bans are not websites that I take part in.
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(08-21-2017, 04:52 AM)Ben Cousins Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 04:49 PM)katos Wrote: The banned members page was rejected as we do not wish to showcase, or glorify the banning of members.

Just want to chime in here.


The banning of a user should not be a reason for publishing. When a staff member bans a user, it is a last resort - members aren't just banned from a site such as this. Websites that publish user bans are not websites that I take part in.

Precisely! Smile


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