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News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:38 am

This thread's just for updates about the site, to keep everyone in the loops -- check here for news.
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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:41 am

Just wanted to let everyone know that things have looked slow over the weekend, but there's actually been a furor of activity behind-the-scenes. The good Squirrel has stepped up to recode the archive to make it much easier and faster to add new stories; it's looking like the new setup will probably go live later this week.

For the time being, I am working on getting the existing queue processed and ready for the new setup. Once everything is in place, we should settle into a more routine submission/update cycle, and we'll start 'advertising' ourselves on the various pony sites.
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Re: News Feed

Postby Squirrel » Tue May 24, 2011 10:33 pm

Hey! I'm just posting to maintain people informed of the site's progress:
It's going steady, the basic functions are almost ready and the story adding tools are on their way. I don't wanna rush things, but I'm feeling confident the new version of the site (same look, 200% better) will be live this week.

Stay alert bronies!
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Re: News Feed

Postby Squirrel » Fri May 27, 2011 1:31 am

Double post because I'm a herp-a-derp, but I wanted to inform you all that everything in the site is working and ready to go! It WILL go live tomorrow and (hopefully) we can get mentioned by Equestria Daily.

And now, with everything ready, I MUST SLEEP.
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Re: News Feed

Postby HeatWave » Fri May 27, 2011 2:50 am

That's AWESOME to hear, Squirrel! I hope you slept well. I just wanna point out, however, that I'm still seeing the front page as a little screwy, even after emptying my browser cache. That might be something you want to look into before we go live, or maybe I'll just update during the night. I'll check back tomorrow morn.

Still, many commendations to you and the other admins! May this site live long, and pony!

Yay!
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Re: News Feed

Postby Draco_2k » Fri May 27, 2011 3:08 am

I mirror Heat's sentiment. Many happy ponies to ya'll.
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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Fri May 27, 2011 9:51 am

The new site went live this morning around 8:30 AM (GMT-5). If you're still seeing the old site, try a Shift+Refresh.

The database will be updated shortly with new stories.
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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Fri May 27, 2011 10:27 am

And the database is updated! A few stories are still going through the submission process, but most of them are now live on the site.
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Re: News Feed

Postby Squirrel » Fri May 27, 2011 10:49 am

All the bugs have been fixed! Now go tell EVERYPONY!
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Re: News Feed

Postby Draco_2k » Fri May 27, 2011 11:35 am

Well, I told my neighbor, but all he did was look at me funny. If my keen social instincts are correct, that means he's very excited.

Stage 1 complete. Next up, Equestria Daily?..
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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Fri May 27, 2011 12:34 pm

I emailed Sethisto... guess we'll see if we're worth mentioning.
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Re: News Feed

Postby HeatWave » Fri May 27, 2011 2:43 pm

It'll go up. It HAS to go up. News has been just a tad slower than normal.

Well... of course, with the exception of the Hub giving us all a shout-out.
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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Fri May 27, 2011 6:39 pm

I dunno, I got the impression from Sethisto's response he wasn't going to bother, since EqD has its own fiction/search thing in the works.
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Re: News Feed

Postby FillyInTheBlanks43 » Fri May 27, 2011 7:02 pm

Hooray live site, etc.

The purpose of this post is simply to do this:
Draco_2K wrote:I told my neighbor


NEIIIGHHHHHHHH-bor.


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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Fri May 27, 2011 7:06 pm

HeatWave wrote:It'll go up. It HAS to go up.

RBDash47 wrote:I dunno, I got the impression from Sethisto's response he wasn't going to bother, since EqD has its own fiction/search thing in the works.

Squirrel managed to talk him into posting about us - go Squirrel!
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Re: News Feed

Postby Squirrel » Fri May 27, 2011 8:01 pm

RBDash47 wrote:Squirrel managed to talk him into posting about us - go Squirrel!

I simply emailed him, and he told me he would. Let's wait for it! :fingerscrossed:
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Re: News Feed

Postby RBDash47 » Sat May 28, 2011 2:42 pm

In forum-related news, I just added a Spoiler tag - you should see the button at the top of the posting area with the other formatting options. Here's how it works:

Spoiler: show
This is a spoiler!


So... there you go.
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Re: News Feed

Postby HiddenBrony » Sat May 28, 2011 2:47 pm

Perhaps you could use another version? I tried(and subsequently previewed) during my introductory post and have been partial to the spoiler system in place on ponychan and other phpBB boards, where it's a black box that you can mouseover to reveal the text underneath. It makes things a bit easier when stringing along a sentence.

The box thing is cool, too. I'd like to keep it as well. XD
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