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  • #3025
    Mike
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    Things and stuff about TWW

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Mike Mike.
    #3041
    Mike
    Mike
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    ‘Pulp’ board added to Sci-Fi

    ’18th Century’ board added to Horse and Musket

    ‘Trading Post’ board added to Sponsors Forum

    #3167
    Mike
    Mike
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    Forum rules have been updated around posting of private sales.

    #3399
    Mike
    Mike
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    RSS feed for the news now available:

    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/category/news/

    #3631
    Mike
    Mike
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    Removed the drop down from the black tool bar as it was showing posts from the sponsors and traders forums to all members.
    Profile button at top right should still be visible.

    #3953
    Mike
    Mike
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    New fancy pants toolbar added, with smilies and all sorts of cool.

    #4042
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Captcha field added for new users, should help cut down on on spammer bot types.

    #4484
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Added a hit counter to Wargaming News, you can now see how many times a news article has been viewed.

    #5032
    Mike
    Mike
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    Topic freshness seems to wrong in some areas, it is being looked into…

    #5102
    Mike
    Mike
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    The repair tools that should fix the freshness are actually making it worse!
    So…
    I will stop trying to fix it and just let peoples posts correct it.
    Hopefully after 24 hours it should be back to normal and reading right.

    #5139
    Mike
    Mike
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    added more social sharing buttons to news articles.

    #5283
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Missing topics/topics not published.

    I have discovered a pending pile of topics that have for some reason never been published, some of the topic authors have told me of this issues via e-mail.

    Now that I have found where they are I am looking into why they were not published.

     

    #5314
    Mike
    Mike
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    Added Users Online to bottom of Homepage

    #5497
    Mike
    Mike
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    The Trading Post has for the time being been moved to the Standard Area of the forums.

    #6530
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Private Messaging available to Sponsoring and Trader Members.

    #7386
    Mike
    Mike
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    #7742
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I am seeing a lot of posts and e-mails about changing TWW.
    Things like, can we have more boards, can we have fewer boards, can we get this feature, what does this do, how about a so and so, why can’t we do this or that etc…

    I have no problem with people making suggestions on how to better TWW.

    BUT… (You could tell that was coming eh?)

    Please note that I will not be answering any of those questions for a short while.
    TWW is still not finished and I want it to be done before I start changing it.

    So, when I have done the new features I will go through the posts on the Suggestions and Recommendations thread and try to address them one by one.

    The Suggestions and Recommendations thread is in the Sponsors section of the forum.
    This means that only Sponsoring and Trader members can access it and post there.

    It is there because TWW is my creation and running it is one of my jobs.
    It is however not free to run, the money from the Sponsors and Traders goes into keeping the site running and paying me a wage to actually maintain it.

    Given that the Sponsors and Traders generate my income source it is them to who I will look to for Suggestions and Recommendations.
    They are after all, a bit like shareholders, a bit.

    Does this mean the people that use the site for free don’t have a voice?
    No not at all.
    But please understand, as noted above that I can’t do what everyone wants, as people do not all want the same things.
    If I did everything that people asked, me and the site would implode.
    I can’t listen to you all.
    But I can listen to some of you.

    I think it fair that those who have invested their own money into TWW are the people that I listen to.

    So hopefully that makes sense and seems fair.
    I will look at changes put forward in the correct part of the site and they will be very carefully and thoroughly considered.

    See you once the new features are all done!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by Mike Mike.
    #7765
    Mike
    Mike
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    Event Calendar added to main menu!

    #8007
    Mike
    Mike
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    #13081
    Mike
    Mike
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    I have increased the number of topics shown on the latest posts part of the front page from 5 to 10.

    #14039
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    There has been an issue with trying to reset user passwords.
    It returned the error message saying “Password reset is not allowed for this user”.

    That has been fixed now.
    Or at least it now works when I try it with my test account and the Angel Barracks account.
    Sorry for the problems this has caused.

    #14249
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Just want to re-iterate that TWW is about gaming, so please keep topics about gaming, also, our adverts will be about gaming too.

    #14402
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Added the Poll feature.
    Each user may create their own poll.
    There is a Poll button on the message box toolbar and prompts that allow you to make the poll.

    It will list which people have voted in the poll, but not how they voted.

    Test Poll HERE

    Enjoy!

    #15079
    Mike
    Mike
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    Ignore User function added

    #15436
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Wargames Directory now launched, link is in the main menu.

    #15469
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    TWW will put some topics into a pending status if it thinks they are spam.
    It decides if they are spam based on the number of URLs a topic has.
    I have increased the number of permitted URLs to 10.

    Any topic with 10 URLs or less will no longer be caught in the spam filter.

    #17093
    Mike
    Mike
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    More forums, lovely.

    We now have an Air and Sea forum with child forums of Naval and Air, for those that wanted such things.
    I hope to see them used!

    😉

    #17139
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I am trying out some forum ideas for companies to have their own forum as part of TWW.
    They are random test posts floating around that may appear odd.

    DON’T PANIC!!!

    #17457
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Forum rules have been updated.

    #17872
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Several 15mm sci-fi manufacturers have requested a 15mm sci-fi forum.
    So I have made it.

    Over the next day or so I will port across the relevant topics.

    #18339
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    6mm sci-fi forum now added.

    #21357
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Next week I shall be away in a sunny country on holiday.
    I am assured that the holiday destination has wifi.
    So… I should be able to access the site and my e-mails and get news posted as normal.
    However in the unlikely event that I can’t, then please accept my apologies.

    Assuming it does have wifi, I shall check in, in the morning and last thing at night and get news posted and so on.

    If however you have any news stories that will need posting next week and they are ready now, please send them with the date you want them publishing and I can schedule them now.

    #27064
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Due to the extra functionality that TWW offers compared to before, it will be moving server to one more suited to its needs.
    This will, all being well, be sometime later tonight (UK time).
    Please be aware there may be a slight down time during the move.

    Your patience and love is appreciated!

    😀

    #28902
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I shall be away for a few days next week.
    I will still be checking my e-mails for posts and news submissions and so on, but not as regularly as normal.
    So please take that into account if I don’t respond as quickly as I normally would.

    If you have news that needs posting when I am away, feel free to send it now and I will schedule it in readiness.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hopefully no disasters this time…

    #30591
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I have now added a Club database to go with the Events Calender and the Manufacturers Directory, it is in the main menu, under… clubs!

    #31927
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Sorry for any tardiness today with posting news and catching spam, not very well.

    #32598
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I have added an extra field to the registration process to see if that helps keep the spam bots out.

    #37408
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Now sharing news to Pinterest.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Mike Mike.
    #39102
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Unread topic feature now added.

    #41834
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Added a social share function to topics so you can share topics you like to social media.

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