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Ishamael
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posted 14 April 2005 11:12 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
An update for whoever's still reading em :)

Evolution is pretty well done. We've got a solid login system with new graphics and shit, integrated directly into the site. In addition, all commenting capabilities are completely done. Why the holdup before beta?

1) There will be a graphic makeover, a light one - but sometimes that pulls me off track.

2) Redoing the front page. Instead of our two latest updates, it'll show part of one, comments, latest threads on the board, shit like that.

3) We'll be running the wide beta very shortly, so we can bang away at it. For a week or two I'd like some of you to volunteer to help out testing it, would be very nice. THIS IS IMPORTANT as we need to have security and shit nailed to the wall, and make sure everything (especially atypical logins & the like) are handled flawlessley. Should anyone show up for testing, we'll provide a package of test cases, and you can go from there. I need at most an hour from a couple of you. If you can't do it, fair enough - it'd be helpful though. Add about 2k points to your account while you're at it.


Other news:

Conception has been cut, as the poetry site will now go under the moniker 'desperation'. It has the right amount of syllables, and sounds cool. That's important.

Also looking to skin DGN, which is tough cause she's pieced pixel by pixel, with no white space to speak of. Nevertheless, considering adding dragonsworn|black. I may post a beta image in a topic here... curious as to whether this is really a meaningful feature.

To stress, need a couple beta testers. This means you have firefox and ie, or are willing to download ffx. Again, don't need much time... so suck it up.

Ish



edited by Ishamael on April 14th, 2005

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Drizzt Do'Urden
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posted 15 April 2005 03:33 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well, I'm still here, and running Mozilla.


I make a new vow, one weighed in experience and proclaimed with my eyes open: I will not raise my scimitars except in defense: in defense of my principles, of my life, or of others who cannot defend themselves. I will not do battle to further the causes of false prophets, to further the treasures of kings, or to avenge my own injured pride.


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Ishamael
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posted 15 April 2005 09:44 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Nice :)
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Ashaman
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posted 15 April 2005 11:34 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ashaman   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I love blowing things up.

I'll beta test.


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Mordeth
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posted 15 April 2005 03:46 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I am currently running IE, and can easily get firefox. As always I am down to help out. Toss an email to me when you need me.


You only truly lose when winning becomes more important than playing.


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Ishamael
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posted 17 April 2005 11:24 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Guys, great to hear from all of you - it's a nice turnout as far as I'm concerned, given our state of shit.

Mordeth - hope you're cool with the name swap. Email me at shamirnandy@gmail.com if you have any thoughts. I check that easier at work, and there's over 1k of spam to go through on the DGN. So in the interests of getting this beta done, reach me at gmail for now. This goes for everyone.

So here's how it's gonna work: I'm gonna randomly assign each of you a batch of reviews, in addition to the general pages (fiction, features, updates...). I'll email you all test kits, telling you which pages to go to and all.

In addition - I'd like to test the user interface for evo completely. So this means you guys will be putting nonsenses posts in through the main site on reviews to test everything. I'm considering freezing the board at state whenever we start testing, and then restore it. There's not much traffic going on, so this seems the easiest.

I'll also be be getting you guys to test new accounts and the like. I'm not sure if i'll turn off dupe email checking for it - either a) you guys have more than email account, so it's cool or b) i'll wipe whoever signed up at evo after the beta date.

Let me know if you have access to two or more emmy's. The registration test is pretty basic, so I'm not too concerned.

Before we got beta -> I'm just cleaning up the very obvious bugs, so we don't waste your time on shit like that. Everything's up and running, including user ratings, comments, all that good stuff. I hope to move to wide beta on the 24th. evening.

Thansk for the response guys, more updates soon!

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Ishamael
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posted 24 April 2005 04:15 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Ok, lots of improvements, and fixes. We're going to delay about a week for a myriad of reaons:

The proofer whos' going through the reviews hasn't quite finished yet. Also upgrading PHP & mySQL (thanks Ryan), want to make sure everything works and the like. Also fixing small little things, so as not to distract you guys.

User ratings are completely done. If not logged in, based on IP, and worth 1/10 of a logged in rating.

Login system seems to work pretty well. Also have functions to check for links within reviews and map them to the correct new urls.

Fixed a lot of formatting issues, will also correct for sidebar length.

I'll keep you guys posted, and thanks for getting in touch with me, and the general turnout.

Ish

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Ishamael
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posted 23 May 2005 01:02 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Yeah, so I took off for a bit. Apparently, a month. Holy shit :)

Uploading beta now, figured might as well get it live and tested instead of just bumming around. Maybe this will give me the impetus to finish things off. Will post details I guess tomorrow morning - getting 3kb/s upload on WinSCP for some damn reason, giving me about 8 hours to finish :|

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Ishamael
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posted 23 May 2005 01:30 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Ok, that picked up nicely :)

So... have a look around.

The Beta URL is: http://iniquity.beta.dragonsworn.com/

For now, content yourself with browsing logged in and not logged in. Things to note -> if your user name has a quote character in it, you may not be able to login.

Test both the login box on the updates page, and clicking login::register. If you login via the update box, you're logged in if it disappears after (on the update page).

Check for warnings,fatal errors, MYSQL issues, junk like that.

Also, post comments on reviews (they can be garbage), and rate reviews as well. Make sure you can't rate again.

This Beta ONLY applies to IE, NOT FIREFOX
As FFX needs some display tweaks. So just play around, don't bother registering new accounts quite yet.

Please post suggestions/errors in the beta forum.

Thanks.

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