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edited May 2015 in General

We are looking for feedback and suggestions to improve the site's content, features and style, feel free to discuss any possible improvements here!

Features added

22nd May

  • Added Postcount
  • Improved Latest Post List

30th March

8th February

  • Added Signatures Click on your profile avatar or name -> Edit Profile -> Signature Settings on the right panel. Max width for images is 750px. Keep them civil.

5th February

  • Added emoticons and media embedding (5 February)

30th January

  • Added Tutorials and Tools list on the nav bar.
  • Changed the editor for posts to this one. It has a nice full page editing and doesn't screw the Preview button. If you don't see it, refresh the page.
  • Added Syntax Highlighting. Start with <pre lang="php"> and end up your code with </pre>. Needs some adjustments for Lua and KeyValues.
  • Added Latest Posts right menu

Future changes and additions

  • Some sort of GitHub integration
  • Integration with GetDotaStats.com
  • Resources tab, a place to share useful and reviewed files
  • Improve Profiles

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Comments

  • How about adding the "new" mark to the categories as well instead of only threads? It is kinda annoying to click on every category to see if there is a new post

    testing signature

  • edited February 2015 Posts: 1,670

    @Pizzalol I hope the added Latest Posts menu is useful for now, although I would like something more colorful in the future.

    I just added a plugin that should automatically embed youtube videos or any type of image media you include in a post, without the need of any extra syntax.

    Copying a youtube link:

    For image links like Imgur and Puu.sh links, images are centered automatically

    http://imgur.com/9hPtA7k http://puu.sh/f0xWb/52fd68a674.jpg

    And last but not least important, it has pastebin integration! Straight copy any pastebin link and it will show like this:

    http://pastebin.com/eN4k0M4p

    Remember you can already embed gfycat links by writing

    Let me know what you would like to see next!

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  • edited February 2015 Posts: 184

    Would like latest posts to show more than just 1-2 posts. also if you can make the author on the same line as the title that would allow for more latest posts.

    Also giff off-topic section pls.

    Also when editing posts, "Cancel" is a little too close to "Save Comment". and I think "Comment" should be changed to "Post"

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  • Posts: 36

    Off-topic is just general though

  • Posts: 36

    And the footer could have some love

  • edited February 2015 Posts: 184

    Giff signatures, and also off topic forum in "Community" so i can start a dota modding meme thread :pogchamp:

    Treat everyday as if you are a student, not a master. The student learns, grows and sees beauty. The master becomes bitter, resentful, and stagnates.

  • edited February 2015 Posts: 1,670

    Signatures are in now. Click on your profile avatar or name -> Edit Profile -> Signature Settings on the right panel.

    Max width for images is 750px. Emotes aren't rendered in it, just use images if needed.

    Working on improving the tabs on the nav bar and providing a good embedded chat interface.


    Edit: Tabs Improved. Chat works but has to be improved :soon:

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  • Hope this fits, site search responds with an error: enter image description here

  • SQLSQL
    Posts: 9

    That's a known issue, it's just cosmetic really. Maybe we'll get someone to fix that.

    Don't ask me anything. I'm a scrub.
  • Posts: 1,670

    It isn't cosmetic, it also fails on searches that should be successful :biblethump:

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  • SQLSQL
    Posts: 9

    Oh, i didn't even notice that. Thought it just printed out errors whenever not finding something you're looking for. It's more serious then.

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  • Posts: 184

    Giff post count

    Treat everyday as if you are a student, not a master. The student learns, grows and sees beauty. The master becomes bitter, resentful, and stagnates.

  • edited March 2015 Posts: 1,670

    Added one, but it shows Posts: 0 until you post something :neutral_face:

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  • edited March 2015 Posts: 184

    :tools: Mine still say 0.

    Treat everyday as if you are a student, not a master. The student learns, grows and sees beauty. The master becomes bitter, resentful, and stagnates.

  • edited March 2015 Posts: 1,670

    Ok it sucks :residentsleeper:

    Removed until I find a working plugin.

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  • SQLSQL
    Posts: 9

    The site search should work now, thanks to penguinwizzard.

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  • Posts: 858

    I really, really dislike the new line policy of this forum.

    Currently, if there is only one new line, than it ignores the new line completely and appends the text at the end of the previous line.

    If there is more than one new line than it combines them all and only spaces by a single line.

    Is there an easy way to change this? Preferably to IEEE compliance (exactly how the post editor works)

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  • edited August 2015 Posts: 1,670

    Yeah I'm annoyed by it too, it's the default Markdown parsing behaviour. When I want a single-line break, I just add a <br> tag, but I also found this in the Markdown syntax

    "When you do want to insert a <br/> break tag using Markdown, you end a line with two or more spaces, then type return."

    And
    It
    Works :smiley:

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  • Posts: 858

    test.
    Test

    MAKE CUSTOM GAMES GREAT AGAIN

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    panorama video series - https://moddota.com/forums/discussion/2021/inclusive-panorama-tutorial-quest-box

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    https://moddota.com/forums/discussion/986/this-cursed-world-rpg#latest

  • Posts: 858

    That's slightly more annoying than just double breaking.. >.<

    postContents.replaceAll("\n", " \n")

    :D

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    panorama video series - https://moddota.com/forums/discussion/2021/inclusive-panorama-tutorial-quest-box

    My pet project This Cursed World/Crestfallen (name pending)
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  • Are we gonna have a section to post hero idea that everyone can use in their custom map? I have a bunch.

  • edited November 2015 Posts: 1,670

    Made a repo to have a bug/feature tracker:

    https://github.com/ModDota/site/issues

    Please drop all your issues, suggestions and concerns over there

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  • Posts: 16

    Site is not available with certain IP addresses. Maybe its DDoS protection, or some list of wrong blocked IP. I must use a VPN/reset the modem few times (for change IP) for access to the site. Any possible to disable DDos protection? And anyway, why is it necessary? Traffic small. Thanks.

  • It's not DDoS protection, nor any IP blocks on our end - there's some weird bug for apparently just a range of IP addresses in Russia. No clue why it's happening; I've gotten thorough bug reports on it, but nothing's standing out as a cause. I'll continue to try to look into it though.

  • Posts: 16

    I'm from Kyrgyzstan, but network cables probably goes through Russia (upstream provider). Maybe the problem in Cloudflare CDN that you use blocked by Roscomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media). There are lots of news which says about it. But then... I wonder why sometimes i can visit site without problems (with another IP)?