So just want to give an follow-up update on the maintenance. Just a reminder, the main goal of the update was to optimize the server performance.
Applied all of the planned bug fixes
- Applied all of the planned bug fixes
- Made some changes on the overall design of the site
- Optimized the video player
- New and improved SB launched
- Database modification
- Search function enabled and working
- User profile customization added
- New poll section
Nothing much to say about this one other than that there were some new bugs that have emerged during the process but it is slowly being fixed also. Please report if you find something wrong.Made some changes on the overall design of the site
Made some few changes on the overall design. I am aware that there are some interface bugs on the navigation and on the profile. Going to fix that soon.Optimized the video player
Jim did not directly make some changes on the player itself, only the way it interacts with the server. The algorithm was changed so that it won't consume a lot of the server's resources.New and improved SB launched
A new shoutbox has been launched also with a nice fade-in batman style effect. Jim also changed its core system so it won't take as much server resources as before. We added some swear word filtering too into it and have it in a way that promotes love and peace. *giggle*Database modification
Jim also trimmed and modified the database. No data was lost only that the redundant data has been removed. Now because of this change, some of the modules are no longer compatible - for example the chat box. The data is there, we just need to import them to the new database.Search function enabled and working
It was really necessary for us to do this because the database tables architecture was poorly designed and needed to be modified. It was also the reason why the search function was not usable before.
So for the chatbox lurkers, we apologize for the inconvenience, your data will be put back up later but we can't assure you when, as we have other priorities.
As for the watch log, the data is being imported as we speak. Again we can't assure when it will be finished. So till then, just chill and use other methods to track your progress like notepad or something. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Because of the modification done on the database, we are now able to enable the search function again. If you find some bugs, please let us know.User profile customization added
This was a feature before but was disabled. Now we have enabled it again. Try not to be obnoxious in your page design :) Remember, we will ban you if you use inappropriate images on the design too.New poll section
A new section on the forum for all polls has been added. Post all your polls there to your hearts content. I made the decision to disable post count there as poll forum tend to have one liner replies that don't add to the discussion.Special Mention: Watchlog
Some of you might notice that the moderators has been cleaning up our forums as well. This has been conducted with the supervision of your new supermod, CloverLeaf. If you feel that your thread/post shouldn't have been moved or deleted, please let him know as he is the one who handles all moderation from the moderators. Please don't take it the wrong way, they just want to improve the overall atmosphere in the OS forums.
I see a lot of users wondering so I want to repeat that the watchlog is not gone forever. The data is only imported now and a new watchlog is being made by Jim. No new features, just optimized. Please be patient.You should notice that the overall performance of the site now is better and has a faster response time. Thanks for all your support.