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a topic to log  soul source site improvements and moderation

this is an announcement type topic, please start a new topic for q's and/or comments on the below

 

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Improvements have been made to all event comment highlight boxes on the soul source front page, forum page, the event index page

They now show distinct event comments, as in they will just show a single latest comment from each event, this will hopefully help lessen the flooding of event comments issues.

For now a general 'all in' comment block covers all the various section index pages

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/calendar/

 

activity feed

Members following content notification switched off in the activity feed - this was an automatic thing reporting an automatic thing that never really added any value to the feature

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/discover/

 

personal messages

a new layout format of the inbox has been recently switched on

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/messenger/

 

new eBay news letter started 

a new ebay newsletter has been started up - this one is sent via email DAILY and does not publish in the forums

sign up here  https://www.soul-source.co.uk/newsletters/

 

leaderboard

leaderboard feature now switched off as hardly got used despite links on every  profile and via extras page

 

moderation

2 members been given site warnings over the weekend for over the top event promotion 

 

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site

was a overnight back engine server upgrade 

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events

Improvements have been made to all event comment highlight boxes on the soul source front page, forum page, the event index page

They now show distinct event comments, as in they will just show a single latest comment from each event, this will hopefully help lessen the flooding of event comments issues.

For now a general 'all in' comment block covers all the various section index pages

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/calendar/


 

the allnighter, weekender, alldayer and soul nite specific comment highlight boxes have returned tweaked as above to just show a single latest comment from each event

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activity feed

the activity 'When a member reacts to something' has been switched off in the activity feeds for a trial to see if it improves the quality/usefulness of the feed

 

events

the 'hot!' highlight that shows on some events listings now takes into account the actual event # of rsvps, # of views and # of comments

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today saw another major-ish back engine server upgrade - no new features, apart from improvements to the pm search

 

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forums

archives moved out of freebasing to main index - improve layout of forum indexes - one level of sub-forums

sales forums

new ebay newsletter forum setup - improve the 'mint sub' forum - as the daily email ebay newsletter posts now have own separate place

Soul Source Competitions

Competitions  return for a summer run...

 

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Competition Winner announced

 

Site Search
Freebasing archive (old) posts no longer show in the search results - a trial to cut down demands on the resources needed for the site search engine

 

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site files/images
a major reorg of the file storage/structure has been going on in the background to improve performance/delivery etc

still ongoing

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messages

more improvements

when viewing pm folders (inbox) you can now use the search feature 

- easier search link added see below

 

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19 hours ago, Mike said:

messages

more improvements - easier search link added

when viewing pm folders (inbox) you can now use the search feature

see below

 

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was a minor site issue with this

should be fine now

 

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site

some hassle with advert sizing - hopefully now resolved 

site emails

changes to backend email service - hopefully a more solid and reliable service

cleaning up of members with bouncing email is ongoing

help guide

added edit event entry 

 

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Forums

Sidebar removed from forum indexes as part of a push for better uniform site wide layout 

Events

Work started and ongoing on event layout improvements

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uniform!

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improvements to layout continue

Event Guide - venue title and performer (artist or main dj) fields added to the submit form as part of ongoing improvements

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On 07/09/2019 at 15:06, Mike said:

improvements to layout continue

Event Guide - venue title and performer (artist or main dj) fields added to the submit form as part of ongoing improvements

more ongoing event guide work, the venue title is now part of the 'location' field

improvements to the site layout continue

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Event Guide

still ongoing -  the venue name has now been added to the location form

ask all promoters to please use the location  as it does help your event , the event guide and the soul enthusiasts attending

Ebay Newsletter 

improvements ongoing - https://www.soul-source.co.uk/newsletters/

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event guide

updating event locations to include venue names/titles 

sales section

a new reference feature being trialled out - last 7 days of ebay results newsletter

details here...

 

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the members only 'members downtown' forum is  now titled 'current affairs'

thinking is that a more defined title should work better... in theory

 

 

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our soul source video feature and our sales feedback feature have had upgrades

 nothing major new but just letting you know in case any unforeseen glitches show up👍

 

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