Posted by coonce (1429 posts) -
PM News:
Hey guys - just a heads up to let you know that we just pushed out some new PM code that is much more stable and scalable.

When we launched the GiantBomb redesign, we made a few (what we thought were optimizations) changes to the PM inbox and outbox logic in an effort to speed them up. We launched GB, everything was a-ok so we assumed the changes that were made were good.

Turns out, with larger data sets, as found on ComicVine (which is about a year older than GB), this new logic crapped the bed. So we had to take PMs on ComicVine down until we could get a fix out.

Fixed the problem over the weekend, but had to do a bunch of data migration/testing to make sure all of the data was consistent in the new system. Anyway, we just pushed the new PM code out this afternoon on CV and about 20 minutes ago on GB..... everything should be back to normal now.

New PM Features:
Since the main goal was to get CV up and running asap, we deferred the new features until later this week. They are (in no particular order):

  * PM Forwarding = The ability to forward a PM thread on to one or more people.

  * PM Delete Forever = The ability to completely remove yourself from a PM thread.

  * PM Search = The ability to search your PM inbox/outbox (this prolly wont happen for awhile)

  * PM Blast = The ability for staff to kick important notification emails out to the entire userbase. This will help us announce events, downtimes, etc....

  * Smarter Auto-Completer = The new auto-completer will search your friends and staff first before it moves on to other users in the system.

  * Next / Back Functionality = The ability to move fwd and backwards between PMs without having to go back to your inbox.


#1 Posted by coonce (1429 posts) -
PM News:
Hey guys - just a heads up to let you know that we just pushed out some new PM code that is much more stable and scalable.

When we launched the GiantBomb redesign, we made a few (what we thought were optimizations) changes to the PM inbox and outbox logic in an effort to speed them up. We launched GB, everything was a-ok so we assumed the changes that were made were good.

Turns out, with larger data sets, as found on ComicVine (which is about a year older than GB), this new logic crapped the bed. So we had to take PMs on ComicVine down until we could get a fix out.

Fixed the problem over the weekend, but had to do a bunch of data migration/testing to make sure all of the data was consistent in the new system. Anyway, we just pushed the new PM code out this afternoon on CV and about 20 minutes ago on GB..... everything should be back to normal now.

New PM Features:
Since the main goal was to get CV up and running asap, we deferred the new features until later this week. They are (in no particular order):

  * PM Forwarding = The ability to forward a PM thread on to one or more people.

  * PM Delete Forever = The ability to completely remove yourself from a PM thread.

  * PM Search = The ability to search your PM inbox/outbox (this prolly wont happen for awhile)

  * PM Blast = The ability for staff to kick important notification emails out to the entire userbase. This will help us announce events, downtimes, etc....

  * Smarter Auto-Completer = The new auto-completer will search your friends and staff first before it moves on to other users in the system.

  * Next / Back Functionality = The ability to move fwd and backwards between PMs without having to go back to your inbox.


#2 Posted by deathfury (531 posts) -

Awesomeriffic!

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#3 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Ah, so that's why my inbox appeared empty on Comic Vine. Thanks for the info, and I look forward to the new features. :)

#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Hm... A few minor issues here.

The way messages are displayed in the inbox has changed.


Every message appears as if it was the first one.


#5 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I think this finally got rid of my 1 unread pm that was not there, thanks

#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

Nice.  Maybe now I can finally auto fill in MB in a group PM without having to PM him first.

#7 Posted by Disgaeamad (1342 posts) -

Great stuff Coonce. We really appreciate the time you guys pour into this site in order to constantly improve it. Thanks a lot!

#8 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -

Coolness.

#9 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Man, the forwarding is going to be incredibly helpful!

=D <3 Coonce

#10 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -

The PM Blast feature sounds like a really handy one.

(arrgg the font of the site changed again, now everything is in itallic...)

#11 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

Smarter Auto-Completer = Yes, w00t!

Everything sounds awesome, keep up the great work guys!