Planned Updates

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02-12-2015, 10:27 PM (This post was last modified: 02-22-2015, 05:42 AM by Inhale.)
#4080 (1)
This thread is here to list any planned updates that I have in store for the community.

If you see something here, you don't need to suggest it. ;)

Basically, the next few things will be coming in a bundle:
  • A new theme.
  • New hosting
  • A psuedo CDN; it'd be all our static files (CSS, JS, images, etc) hosted on another server running nginx with the pagespeed module.
  • Our forum software will likely be updated.

There's one way I'm considering doing the CDN, but it completely relies on the response I get from the owner of an existing service when I ask how much he/she'd sell it for.

I do of course have plans in place for when/if I can't work out a decent deal with them.

Spoiler

Their service was actually an afterthought.
  • Slack Integration
    • Automatic invites
    • Linking accounts
    • Alerts/Announcements
  • Imageboard
  • ezpz image hosting

Maybe:
  • Profile icons.

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02-12-2015, 10:42 PM
#4081 (2)
Cool. I honestly find no use for these "profile icons". I think awards are the way to go. But if you implement them, I just simply won't use them. Other people will. Also about that private Waifu lounge and chat...

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02-12-2015, 10:56 PM
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(02-12-2015, 10:42 PM)Losi Wrote: Cool. I honestly find no use for these "profile icons". I think awards are the way to go. But if you implement them, I just simply won't use them. Other people will. Also about that private Waifu lounge and chat...

The profile icons are meant to be something extra users can spend seks on, I also agree that they're somewhat pointless; but I haven't heard much more in the way of suggestions :P

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02-13-2015, 12:15 PM
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Thanks for keeping the forum updated

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02-13-2015, 05:02 PM
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Will there eventually be a lot more rewards added, although I have none (yet)
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02-13-2015, 05:35 PM
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(02-13-2015, 05:02 PM)Fuyu Wrote: Will there eventually be a lot more rewards added, although I have none (yet)

Yup, there definitely will be. :)

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02-13-2015, 09:40 PM
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(02-13-2015, 05:35 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(02-13-2015, 05:02 PM)Fuyu Wrote: Will there eventually be a lot more rewards added, although I have none (yet)

Yup, there definitely will be. :)

can you make it illegal to not have a 2d qt avatar

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02-13-2015, 09:53 PM
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(02-13-2015, 09:40 PM)Saikou Wrote:
(02-13-2015, 05:35 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(02-13-2015, 05:02 PM)Fuyu Wrote: Will there eventually be a lot more rewards added, although I have none (yet)

Yup, there definitely will be. :)

can you make it illegal to not have a 2d qt avatar

But that would make Natalia Poklonskaya avatars illegal, we can't have that.

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02-22-2015, 05:43 AM
#4458 (9)
OP was updated.

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02-22-2015, 05:49 AM
#4459 (10)
mis Wrote:pls explain planned updates like i'm an underage loli

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02-22-2015, 06:11 AM (This post was last modified: 02-22-2015, 06:12 AM by Inhale.)
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mis Wrote:pls explain planned updates like i'm an underage loli
Alright, I'll go through the list and try to make things as simple as possible. :)

Quote:
  • A new theme.
I think this one explains itself pretty well, but essentially I've asked a couple of theme designers for quotes on a responsive theme (fits on all screen sizes using the same theme), that is flat (doesn't have a million gradients) and is using a dark colour scheme.

Quote:
  • New hosting
Currently we're using free paid hosting, meaning I was pretty much given access to a VPS (Essentially a linux virtual machine running on a dedicated server); but I'd like to purchase similar hosting, as I dislike relying on others.

Quote:
  • A psuedo CDN; it'd be all our static files (CSS, JS, images, etc) hosted on another server running nginx with the
    pagespeed module.
This one's a little trickier to explain; I guess it just means that all of the CSS, JS, images will be hosted separately on a server that's optimised for speed.

Quote:
  • Our forum software will likely be updated.
The main thing that's holding back the forum from getting updated to a newer version of MyBB is the theme, a lot of changes were made to 1.8 that mean the theme requires quite a lot of changes made to it.

I figured it'd be far easier to update the forum once we have a new theme.

Quote:There's one way I'm considering doing the CDN, but it completely relies on the response I get from the owner of an existing service when I ask how much he/she'd sell it for.


I do of course have plans in place for when/if I can't work out a decent deal with them.

Spoiler

Their service was actually an afterthought.

This part's a secret, as I don't want to give any false hopes or have any embarrassment if the plan flops. You'll know about it if everything goes according to plan though.
Quote:
  • Slack Integration
    • Automatic invites
    • Linking accounts
    • Alerts/Announcements
Currently the whole Slack setup is pretty clunky; getting people to message me their email address is hardly ideal and is a step that should probably be removed completely.

There's also the downside of having the Slack, which is that everyone spends far too much time in the slack while the forum is vaguely active; I'm hoping that alerts and announcements will bring attention back to the forum.

Spoiler

The announcement for new introduction threads seems to work pretty well; it'll go off pretty much instantly though with the new system.
Quote:
  • Imageboard
There will of course be an imageboard integrated with Lewd eventually.

I'm currently thinking of the best way to do this.

Quote:
  • ezpz image hosting
Currently it's pretty clunky if you want to post an image on the forum; you have to first make sure the image is hosted elsewhere and then hope to god that they don't have hotlink protection.

The super secret planned update might coincide with this.

Quote:Maybe:
  • Profile icons.

This was an idea that was suggested as a use for seks, you can see the idea in the suggestions category.

If you have any questions or want something explained further, don't hesitate to let me know.

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02-22-2015, 06:14 AM
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(02-22-2015, 06:11 AM)Senpai Wrote: If you have any questions or want something explained further, don't hesitate to let me know.

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Are you taken?

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02-22-2015, 06:15 AM
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(02-22-2015, 06:14 AM)mis Wrote:
(02-22-2015, 06:11 AM)Senpai Wrote: If you have any questions or want something explained further, don't hesitate to let me know.

Spoiler

Are you taken?

Nope <3

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02-22-2015, 06:22 AM
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(02-22-2015, 06:15 AM)Senpai Wrote:
(02-22-2015, 06:14 AM)mis Wrote:
(02-22-2015, 06:11 AM)Senpai Wrote: If you have any questions or want something explained further, don't hesitate to let me know.

Spoiler

Are you taken?

Nope <3

Good.


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02-22-2015, 05:48 PM
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I can't wait for the new theme.

Will it have a purple color scheme?

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02-22-2015, 08:01 PM
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will the cdn be saddepressedcunts????

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02-22-2015, 09:32 PM
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(02-12-2015, 10:27 PM)Senpai Wrote:
Quote:
  • Imageboard
There will of course be an imageboard integrated with Lewd eventually.

I'm currently thinking of the best way to do this.

I'd jizz in my pants if an image board gets integrated.

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02-23-2015, 01:20 AM
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(02-22-2015, 05:48 PM)Customer Wrote: I can't wait for the new theme.

Will it have a purple color scheme?

It'll be using the red that you occasionally see on this theme.


(02-22-2015, 08:01 PM)mumu Wrote: will the cdn be saddepressedcunts????

I might use that as the JS subdomain.

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02-23-2015, 05:54 PM
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Personally, I think the awards don't match the rest of the theme that much. Maybe a change in the award images, perhaps a flat, red look to match to emotes?


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02-23-2015, 06:55 PM
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(02-23-2015, 05:54 PM)Equinox Wrote: Personally, I think the awards don't match the rest of the theme that much. Maybe a change in the award images, perhaps a flat, red look to match to emotes?

I second that . for example, the waifu award should look something like this --[ :heart: ]

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>tfw new theme

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03-18-2015, 09:52 PM
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Also, better anti-spam will be coming when I get paid (should be within 12 hours unless the job agency fucked up).

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03-28-2015, 09:28 PM
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So how much of this stuff is still planned, lost, or on-hold since the recent move?

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03-28-2015, 09:45 PM
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(03-28-2015, 09:28 PM)mis Wrote: So how much of this stuff is still planned, lost, or on-hold since the recent move?

All of it is still planned, or done. :)

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03-29-2015, 02:16 PM
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(03-28-2015, 09:45 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(03-28-2015, 09:28 PM)mis Wrote: So how much of this stuff is still planned, lost, or on-hold since the recent move?

All of it is still planned, or done. :)
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