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7 May 2007 - By Doctacosa
The first major update to IOBoard, version 1.1.0, is here! Some long-requested features are now available, including post previews and e-mail topic subscriptions.

What changed in this release:
- Added post and PM previews
- Better error messages for missing information on posting (avoids losing post content)
- BBCode is no longer case sensitive
- BBCode parsing was improved and should be faster
- BBCode: added the [s ]strike[/s ] tag
- The posts that you write yourself will no longer be marked as unread
- Fixed some potential issues with the list of unread topics
- Accounts that are registered must now be confirmed by e-mail
- Added a display for member's birthdays on the main forums page, along with a few stats
- HTML tags will no longer work where it's not allowed (profiles and such)
- Links that open new windows (such as the private messenger) will no longer force the main window to scroll back to the top
- RPG stats: the experience bar now reflects the amount of experience left to gain on the current level before leveling up
- Added some admin panel settings
- Improved the layout of several pages
- The board security and stability levels have been greatly improved
- The XHTML code is much closer to being fully XHTML 1.0 compliant

I announced on the board's openings that various statistics would eventually be added, but they aren't ready yet: since that feature isn't dependant on any other changes made for this update, I decided to work on it separately. Otherwise, I would have delayed this update further, and I had to stop adding in features at some point. The stats will be added within a few weeks.

Also, this update required several key changes to the background code which probably broke a few minor elements right and left. If you notice odd problems, such as not being able to change your custom rank, searches that don't give the expected results, or anything similar, please post a reply here and I'll look into it.


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Email confirmation! Yay! Birthday display! Yay! BBCode fixed! Yay! ...everything else! Yay!

The look is just a bit different, but I'll get use to it. Great job with fixing everything. I appreciate it! B)

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So now we see people's birthdays yeah! Setting email confirmation is a good idea. I like the 1.1.0 already.


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One issue so far with the "Preview Post"--Yeah, I know, I'm picky--it doesn't show the spoiler tag working. So it just shows [spoiler][/spoiler] instead of what it would look like in a post.


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Could I get a specific example of the spoiler tag not displaying properly? I did a few tests here, and everything seems to be fine.


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It just shows what you typed, not what the post would actually appear to be.

So

Spoiler (click to toggle)
This is a spoiler


would appear as [ spoiler] This is a spoiler [/ spoiler]

Minus the spaces of course.


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Once again, I don't get that result. See this screenshot to view how I can preview your very own post and see the parsing done correctly.

First a problem with the login, and now spoiler tags that won't work for you. Is your computer on drugs, now?


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And now when I try it, it suddenly works.

Actually I'm kind of a 'net hobo at the moment, since my comp is in for repairs. So multiple computers must be on drugs. :P


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I've noticed that when editting a previous post, all ' characters are replaced with "''", and when previewing the edit if the "'" is manually corrected.


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finally, the birthday display is back

that's something i wanted to see since the change to IOBoard, and also the preview button is back :lol:

yay


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I've corrected the problem with the special characters. I catched something else at the same time: post quoting wasn't working properly.

Regarding the spoiler tag not always displaying in the preview, I believe I've found the source of the problem. It also affects the quote tag, yet it doesn't happen very often in either case. It's related to a problem that I'm already aware of, and that I will try fixing in the future.

Edited by Dr. Cossack on May 8, 2007 at 10:42:12.


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Does the subscription function even work? I've got one subscribed, yet I've not received any emails about it despite having it set to email me when it gets new posts.


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Originally posted by Dr. Cossack
I've corrected the problem with the special characters. I catched something else at the same time: post quoting wasn't working properly.

Regarding the spoiler tag not always displaying in the preview, I believe I've found the source of the problem. It also affects the quote tag, yet it doesn't happen very often in either case. It's related to a problem that I'm already aware of, and that I will try fixing in the future.

Edited by Dr. Cossack on May 8, 2007 at 10:42:12.


So I'm not crazy?


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Does the subscription function even work? I've got one subscribed, yet I've not received any emails about it despite having it set to email me when it gets new posts.


In order to avoid pseudo-spamming people with several e-mails, topic subscriptions are gathered together for each member and e-mailed daily. You won't get an e-mail right away after each post. (Come to think of it, I should put that information in the FAQ...)


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So I'm not crazy?


I said that your computer was on drugs, not you. You're still crazy. :-P


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I've gotten a few e-mails that said there are topic replies, but I noiced a different, really weird problem. The adress comes out funny. Display name is "interordi.com@ yahoo.com" (with the space), the e-mail adress shown in headers is "interordi@," (and that's it), if you hit reply it goes to the correct adress, "interodi@interordi.com," and if you use a filter with that address (interordi@interordi.com), the filters don't work. I use Yahoo! e-mail if that matters... these problems don't really matter, but I'm sure they are indicitive of something else.

Edited by God on August 9, 2007 at 17:10:34.

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Good catch: while the "Reply to" information is filled in, the "From" information only displayed the board's name, but without defining an e-mail address related to it. As such, it made it much more difficult to set filters on the messages.

I've added the missing information, so the e-mails sent from now on should be fine.


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I've just updated IOBoard to version v1.1.1, which includes some changes that I've been working on in the past few weeks. These include the new set of board statistics (also found in member's profiles) and the new chatroom integration. More information about that last one will be posted in a few minutes.

What changed in this release:
- Stats have been added on each member's profile page and on a dedicated section
- Added chatroom integration (X7 Chat now supported)
- The layout has been updated a bit

As usual, please report any problems that you might have noticed. Since this is a minor update, though, there shouldn't be anything to be found.


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A second minor upgrade is completed, bringing the board version to v1.1.2.

What changed in this release:
- Staff members of other parts of the website are now marked as such, along with being given the status of Moderator.

The status itself is purely honorific, as it doesn't grant access to any extra options of the message board. The main difference lies in the profile of each involved person: below their custom rank, you'll now find their position among the site's staff. The Cossack logo has also been added as an additional display detail. I think that this makes a lot of sense, since the message board is the discussion hub about pretty much everything related to the website as a whole.


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I just noticed something in the first post in this topic... I didn't know HTML was allowed at all!

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I just noticed something in the first post in this topic... I didn't know HTML was allowed at all!


It isn't, really. While it could be enabled for posts if I wanted to (and I'll not change that setting), it used to be possible to use HTML tags a bit everywhere in user profiles and such. I closed that hole with v1.1.


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