10:26 PM EST
Medal restoration underway. No need to start again from scratch.
10:12 PM EST
Much better. Not sure if we can do anything about it overlapping with the copyright line though.
10:09 PM EST
Looking to add a different back to top button since the new one didn't complement the site's design very well.
10:00 PM EST
Seems like the "Can view who gave reputation?" setting was only off for staff ranks. If I am mistaken please correct me.
9:48 PM EST
Finally figured out why I could never see who specifically liked my posts. It's a group setting and it was off for King of Hyrule.
9:44 PM EST
We've added a button to the bottom of every page so that you can instantly bring yourself back to the top. Useful for long pages.
9:38 PM EST
Starting to think that the fact that "somebody" is always liking posts is not due to guests or anonymous users, but the entire functionality of liking posts seems to make everyone anonymous now. Very strange but I think I've concluded that could be it...
9:30 PM EST
We changed a thing to say NSider2 instead of Home, due to another thing also saying Home and looked weird next to each other. CCH says this is called a breadcrumb or something.
7:49 PM EST
Yes, I'm still alive. Been answering questions, responding to emails, helping others with their own issues, changing things in the ACP, etc. It's been one thing after another pulling me away from updating. I got rid of the warning system. We hardly use it and it was apparently conflicting people's ability to post. The warning logs are mostly still there but I don't know how to bulk delete them. Just consider it deactivated.
4:18 PM EST
At the bottom of every page there should be a Contact Us link. If you click it, it prompts a field where you can enter a message to send to the administrators. This is actually a way to email us directly to our support email (email@example.com). If you're signed in, it will be sent via the email associated with your account, and the email will also include your display name so we will know who you are. As a guest, the Contact Us link provides fields to enter your name and email address, as well as a security check to prevent bots from spamming us. I can personally confirm that this works correctly, it's pretty nice.
3:41 PM EST
At a roadblock with awards. I can add new ones perfectly fine, but certain settings don't work as intended and they don't even show up at all on the default skin. Will need CCH's help on this.
3:14 PM EST
Spent a lot of time investigating the awards mod. Finally making progress as I learn how it works.
2:00 PM EST
Reminder: Take all questions and concerns to the questions thread. Unless you are unable to post on the forums I would not like to see reports anywhere else. Use the search function in the topic to see if your question has already been answered before posting. Be as detailed as possible by providing any and all relevant information that could help us.
1:34 PM EST
Resetting the Most Online value in the Member Statistics block was actually unintentional, but at least it's more relevant now.
1:25 PM EST
Working on BBCodes (aka tags) right now. Our findings are rather complex...
1:21 PM EST
Not sure what happened to older tags not being searchable. Could be related to the database rebuilding, which some other things seem to also depend on in order to resolve.
1:10 PM EST
Topic tags now set to the following: forced lowercase letters disabled, maximum of 10 tags for one topic, maximum tag length of 25 characters
1:07 PM EST
The new awards mod we installed recently has a nifty new feature that allows you to choose which awards you want to have displayed on your profile and sort them to your liking. It'll be some time before you can mess around with that for yourself though.
12:57 PM EST
If the site loads really slowly for you, it may be because database queries are being run by us at the moment. This is not an error or malfunction.
12:41 PM EST
Reputation levels should be restored now.
12:36 PM EST
Custom profile fields repaired!
12:29 PM EST
Memorial Day weekend is both a blessing and a curse. Don't think we could've made this much progress as fast as we could if this started in the middle of the week, but any help that requires CG is virtually impossible until next week.
11:18 AM EST
Found an issue last night where trying to moderate multiple items (threads, posts, announcements, etc.) always leads to an error. Individually handling them still works though.
10:13 AM EST
Preliminary memo for CCH: YouTube, spoilers, Pokémon, condensed activity stream on Animate
9:55 AM EST
Been up for the past hour or so rummaging through the ACP with Kodiack. We reorganized some things. There's a concern about the background processes locking up frequently since this morning, hopefully this can be remedied.
2:48 AM EST
Think this'll be all for now. Wanted to comb through everything again to sum up what needs to be looked at tomorrow but I think I may just do that first thing.
1:38 AM EST
Things appear to be winding down for tonight. CCH has elected to turn in and resume tasks in the morning. Taking a respite doesn't sound like a bad idea to me either. Will continue monitoring things for a while longer before completely suspending.
1:06 AM EST
Since earlier in the afternoon CCH did a scan and actually found out that there's already a security patch available to download for the forum software. It's in our best interest to stay on top with these things but as of right now we're unable to do so. One reason is because we think it'd be best to apply the patch after the rebuilding finishes in order to avoid any possible conflict. Another is that according to CCH we would need to either gain access to the IPS account (which owns the license for NSider2) in order to download it or get CG to do it for us. The guy we apparently would have to reach out to either way is unlikely to be contacted over the weekend, so...this will need to wait a bit. In the meantime I have to keep looking at this big red message on the actual forum index telling me about this update we can't download.
12:36 AM EST
Forgot to mention this earlier but we now have a link to our front page (nsider2.com) on the forums as a home tab. The Thread Resource tab (does anyone even still remember this?) may or may not return.
12:31 AM EST
Figured out how to add the copyright line at the footer.
12:20 AM EST
Just realized I'll need to reconfigure topic display defaults for every board again. Shouldn't be too hard. CCH fixed Animate's missing editor graphics.
12:12 AM EST
Avatars modified to be larger and borderless like before.
12:01 AM EST
Start of a new day. Very happy to have made a lot progress since I started logging. Also very tired, but there's still much to do. Rebuilding still very far away from completion. Check Updates 5.28 for yesterday's developments.