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Development Updates

#1 Post by jmo1121109 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:44 am

I'm going to keep this thread updated with the latest code changes. It will be a global announcement for now, but if interest seems low it will be changed to not show everywhere.

The thread will be locked here to keep it clean but if you have questions please don't hesitate to ask them on the Feedback section of the forum. https://www.webdiplomacy.net/contrib/ph ... m.php?f=17

The full list of code changes is always available at Recent Changes

Not Started = Black
In Progress = Blue
Done = Red

Development Initiatives
Soon:
  1. Update the new search tool "show only joinable games to filter out "pre-start" games
  2. Update the new search tool to allow searching on users you've played games with and to search any user and see all their games. This will involve putting a link on profiles of other users that you visit called "see games in common" which will redirect you to the search tool with the right filters selected to see your games in common with that person.
  3. Get games that start in X days or phases that will process in X days to show the exact hours:minute time they'll process.
Eventually: (not happening soon, but eventually)
  1. Changes to the CD/NMR system to reduce/remove missed turns as a problem
  2. Redesign game create page to be more user friendly and no hidden options in advanced.
Wish List:
  1. Point and click
  2. Game swap (built in account sitting)
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Re: Development Updates

#2 Post by jmo1121109 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:54 am

Recent Updates:

2019-02-28 (over a week or two)
Complete redesign of all moderator tools, fixing multiple moderator tool bugs to let mods better handle various issues and to catch cheaters faster. For obvious reasons no additional details will be given here, only mentioned to let everyone know a lot of development is ongoing.

2019-03-08
Fixed the bug that made the join button vanish on live games that had the last person leave/get banned

2019-03-09
New "Search" tool available on main menu, details available here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1338

2019-03-15
  1. Game Search text updated options from "Hours per phase" to "Time per phase" since not all phases are in hours.
  2. Hover over on Game Search - Joinable tab now clarifies it only shows public game results.
  3. Joinable search tab on Game Search query was fixed so it no longer approximates the game count wrong. Please note though, that this game count is not per user, it is calculated for the entire site. What this means is users may still see less games in that tab then approximated if they are in some of the games which have open spots, since you cannot join a game you're already in. So this is better, but still flawed design wise (baby steps).
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Re: Development Updates

#3 Post by jmo1121109 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:58 pm

2019-03-16

All games will now show the following for the next process time instead of a limited date/time display.

Day of Week, hh:mm PM/AM, Day# MM
or if the date is more then 30 days in the past or future
Day of Week, hh:mm PM/AM, Day# MM YYYY

This will do the following:
  1. Show the real start time of live games setup days in advance so people know what time to be online
  2. Show the exact time a game finished
  3. Show at what time in the past a stuck Wait-for-orders game should have processed.
You will likely see a javascript error the first time you refresh if you had tabs open, it will go away after that. It's just because your browser cache's some of the files changed. If it does not go away right away you may need to clear your cache.

This change was largely done by bo_sox48, which marks his first significant code change for the site! Thanks bo!
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Re: Development Updates

#4 Post by jmo1121109 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:11 pm

2019-03-17
Search page now has a section called "Search Games by User" which allows you to enter a userID and see all of the finished games that user has been in. If you check the "Show games the user and I have in common" it will limit the results to games you two have in common.

"Game Search Options" checkbox "Show only joinable public games?" now filters out "Pre-Start" games.
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