Giantbomb/Comicvine Changelog

Hey gang,

We did some big updates to comicvine and giantbomb today, and instead of spamming my twitter I decided just to start posting a change log here.

So with that being said, here is what changed today:

BIG DEALS

  • Comicvine now has series and episodes in their wiki, you can go over there and start adding all your favorite comic related tv shows.
  • Animated Gifs now work through our uploader, so you guys can stop embedding the images directly and making me cry.

BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS

  • Indents in the WYSIWYG are supported better now. Before if you edited something with indents it would be cleaned out when you went to edit it, no longer. (I'm not even sure indents on paragraphs was supposed to be supported in the first place, so woooo)
  • The image uploader button on the profile page should now always work
  • Non gallery pages with greater than 300 images will work in the image viewer again (I'm looking at you comicvine)
  • If you upload images by url on your gallery page, they will now append correctly to the gallery without a refresh
  • A few weird 404s (like after you sign up for a subscription) were fixed
  • When a premium chat is running and you are not premium the page now says something appropriate, rather than lying to you and saying the chat is not running.
  • The moderation queue page was fixed to look good.

EDIT:

Almost forgot. We've identified the problem with double posting/forum slow down and have a solution. We're still testing out the solution to see if its a permanent fix, but for now the forum posts should be faster.

23 Comments
24 Comments
Edited by Demoskinos

Awesome work Squiggs!

Posted by CornBREDX

Nothing but good things here. =)

Edited by dhechler

Great job! You get to keep your job for another week!

Edited by dhechler

2 things. when I add a comment here, the add-a-new-comment box goes away. It appends my comment to the list, but doesn't let me add another or see comments between my viewing the page and my adding a comment (live comment updating) :)

Edited by MattyFTM

You know this thread is just going to turn into people testing out the GIF functionality, right? ME FIRST:

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Posted by eccentrix

@dhechler said:

live comment updating

I don't think I've really seen any site other than Facebook do that.

Edited by LtSquigs

@dhechler: Thats intentional, we don't want people to just be having 3 or 4 posts in a row (or at least try to make it harder to do it)

@mattyftm: God I hope so.

Posted by dhechler

@eccentrix: It would be nice though since it adds my comment as if it is the latest, but really there could have been 10 posted since i read the article. Just a thought.

Posted by dhechler

@ltsquigs: That makes sense. I'll just reload a bunch :)

Edited by RazielCuts
Edited by Hyperfludd

It begins.

This is probably the most sleekest system when it comes to this kind of stuff, easy on the eyes and super functional~ Keep up the great work!

Posted by aurahack

GIFS THROUGH THE UPLOADER

Posted by joshwent

We're comin' back, better than ever!

Edited by ILikePopCans

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And just when I am getting big into gif making.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@ltsquigs said:

  • Animated Gifs now work through our uploader, so you guys can stop embedding the images directly and making me cry.

Posted by Fobwashed

Works. Tyty

Posted by blueneurosis

@ilikepopcans: All the GIFS will be for naught if you cannot use an image stabilize filter before busting out this Cloverfield looking stuff. Jeff looks like he's not giving two rips about the seismic event going on there.

Posted by adoggz

Posted by FLStyle

Edited by oldenglishC

Nice.

Edited by Thompson820
Animated GIFs. Anyone can use them. Anyone.

Edited by Fattony12000

Good job guys.

Posted by BlackLagoon

@ltsquigs said:

  • If you upload images by url on your gallery page, they will now append correctly to the gallery without a refresh

I'm afraid this doesn't seem to be properly fixed. Yes, they now display properly, but if you try to tag them or make them default image you just end up getting a big red error bar up top. Something about the image not existing or some such. Still need to reload the page to do anything with them.