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« on: December 30, 2006 07:22:39 PM »

You may have noticed that Craftster was down for several hours on Thursday 12/28 while I upgraded the software. I thought I'd write up some of new features that came along with this upgrade.

Much of what changed is just "under the hood" speed improvements that don't really change how things work. But here are some feature changes:

- Limits on the # of PMs you can send per hour if are a newbie. This is to prevent spammers from being able to sign up and send tons of PM spam.

- Searching should be working lots better & and should be much faster!!

- I added a new tab at the top of a thread that says Show All Images in This Topic. This allows you to view *only* the messages that have images in them. This should be helpful for long threads like "swap galleries" where the images are scattered throughout lots and lots of pages. (Note that it will attempt to show all messages with images even if the image is missing from a particular message.)

- You can choose to see "ALL" of the messages in a thread if it has 50 or less message. This used to be set to 20.

- Bookmarks are now sorted alphabetically so they don't keep shifting positions every time you look at them.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006 07:55:05 PM »

Woonnnnnderful!  What a great New Years present!
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006 08:49:15 PM »

I just noticed the alphabetical bookmarks.  I was confused for a second...it wasn't like that just a little while ago! Cheesy

The new features are neato!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006 09:34:00 PM »

Oh right, I just posted in the bookmarked threads about the alphabeticalisation - I'll go back and delete it. Wink

Is there anyway to select to have the bookmarked thread showing in the order of the most recently posted in?  I find that a lot easier and quicker to check on what's happening in my bookmarked threads as opposed to scrolling all the way through to see which ones have had new replies etc.  But if not, then that's cool!  Smiley

I think the photo-post-viewing feature is a great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006 09:50:53 PM »

Glad to hear about the updates. Unfortunately, the search is not working for me. I get "An Error Has Occurred!
Unable to access the search deamon." *mutters* lazy deamons....
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006 09:52:21 PM »

I adore the alphabetical bookmark setup, but it's caused me and my OCD a slight problem...I want to tidy up my bookmarks up by getting rid of threads I no longer want or need (like those I had completely forgotten that they existed but are now suddenly easy to find), but that could take me ages since we can delete only one at a time (as far as I know).  I have a looooong list Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006 10:09:50 PM »

1. The SEARCH feature is still not working for me.  I get this message.  "An Error Has Occurred! Unable to access the search deamon."

2. I also get that message when I click the Show All Images in This Topic tab.

3. Spell Check in PMs doesn't work properly.  It highlights the entire paragraph instead of the misspelled word.
Nevermind, I just tried it again and it worked correctly.

Thanks for your hard work Leah!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2006 03:14:47 AM »

1. The SEARCH feature is still not working for me.  I get this message.  "An Error Has Occurred! Unable to access the search deamon."

2. I also get that message when I click the Show All Images in This Topic tab.

3. Spell Check in PMs doesn't work properly.  It highlights the entire paragraph instead of the misspelled word.
Nevermind, I just tried it again and it worked correctly.

Thanks for your hard work Leah!

Those two things are also happening to me!
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2006 05:39:03 AM »

Wow!!  Thanks, Leah!  I hadn't actually been using bookmarks because it was so hard for me to find anything in them when they changed.  All of the new posts in my bookmarks tend to be of the "Wow!  Great job!" variety, which I don't really need to keep up on (especially with my crappy connection!).   And I love the idea of being able to see only the images in swap gallery threads!  Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2006 09:28:06 AM »

Thank You Leah =]
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