TWHL4 Discussion / Bug Reports Created 2 weeks ago2018-06-02 04:57:09 UTC by Penguinboy Penguinboy

Created 2 weeks ago2018-06-02 04:57:09 UTC by Penguinboy Penguinboy

Posted 1 week ago2018-06-10 21:04:26 UTC Post #339870
I was going to say maybe a map update should only show on the front page if the upload changes, but what would that do for externally hosted maps, and sorting in the map vault? Where does the "update" line get drawn, and how can it always be enforced?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-10 21:38:12 UTC Post #339871
Perhaps a checkbox when editing that says, "this map has moderate to substantial gameplay/visual changes" that would put it in a cue for a mod to check (temporarily preserving the old file until the mod checks them). It would then be the mods decision if it indeed has great enough changes to show up in the vault panel on the front page again. But that could get out of hand if too many people abuse it and check the box every time they make a tiny fix.

On an unrelated note, does anyone else have problems getting to the site if they just type in twhl.info? I HAVE to type out http:// or https:// otherwise I just get the ISP search page saying the site couldn't be found (in my case, Verizon Fios). Also using Firefox, if that makes a difference.
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-10 22:33:17 UTC Post #339875
It's not like it's a big deal. You update your map? Welcome to the front page. Yeah there will be few times when somebody updates all their maps, but what's wrong with that?
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-10 23:26:55 UTC Post #339881
I just didn't like the idea that I pushed other people's maps off the front page just because I updated the license on all of them. I felt bad about knocking maps off the front with maps that already got their turn on the front.
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-11 00:12:36 UTC Post #339882
You could also end up with one (or more) maps loitering on the front page with regular updates. Potentially abuseable, too.
I dunno, I do see new maps potentially being submerged under old ones being a possible issue. Maybe have two parallel sections, one for new and one for updated?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-11 02:58:18 UTC Post #339884
Like anything on TWHL, if it gets abused I'll just ban the offender. I don't see it being a problem, you might be overestimating the number of maps that get uploaded here.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-11 04:33:20 UTC Post #339885
You could also end up with one (or more) maps loitering on the front page with regular updates.
To be fair, wouldn't this be one of the main purposes of the front page updates? Otherwise people would have to upload separate versions of maps in response to [constructive] criticism.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-12 16:44:52 UTC Post #339897
I have noticed a few bugs and problems.
A user can display their birthday on their profile, however the field defaults to 01/01 instead of being blank.

This happened when I browsed on my laptop:
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I don't know if it's because of the screen resolution or the browser but I can give info if needed.

The list of threads in the forums seems to be pretty widely spaced. In general discussion, I have to scroll to get past the stickied threads to view the recently active ones.
Perhaps give the user an option to minimise threads they don't want to see, or something similar.

For some reason TWHL4 doesn't like my website:
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Also, making the post number visible may result in some unintended side effects
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-13 00:33:16 UTC Post #339905
  • I can't replicate your laptop issue on any screen size, is your browser up-to-date?
  • The website URL has to start with a protocol (e.g. http://).
  • I have un-stickied a bunch of old threads in general discussion.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-13 12:55:29 UTC Post #339908
In most sites that have a forum preview on the front page, there would be a link that takes you directly to the most recent post in the thread. I can't find that here.

When I click on the "replies", it just takes me to the original post in the thread, but I'd rather jump to the latest post.
Posted 1 week ago2018-06-14 11:06:04 UTC Post #339917
Some CSS suggestions I had a play around with in the console. Mainly try and keep consistent with the orange, make sure border colours are the same. I still think the heading text should be smaller too :P
On the main page I'd probably have map vault after the forum too. Had some ideas on layout changes I might pass through later on if I get a chance.
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Posted 1 week ago2018-06-14 13:18:49 UTC Post #339918
Hmm, they don't look too bad, I'll experiment a bit when I have time. I do kinda like having the blue in some places to balance out the orange though...
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 6 days ago2018-06-15 02:36:55 UTC Post #339919
Yep, well these are just suggestions you could experiment with to see how can you hone the visual side of it. The blue is still a good colour, but I find trying to contrast blue and orange a little tricky in a pallete. You could try a different shade of blue, such as the "update preview" button colour maybe... But saying that, the blue does work pretty good on the smaller text links I think.
Posted 1 day ago2018-06-20 12:22:04 UTC Post #339976
Whatever the color scheme, it needs to be consistent, and reflect functionality. Blue should always indicate links, and orange should be non-functional screen elements.
Posted 11 hours ago2018-06-21 02:24:50 UTC Post #339983
@PB
I forgot to reply, I have just checked and no it is not up to date.
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Posted 5 hours ago2018-06-21 08:52:02 UTC Post #339985
Holy vulnerability, you need to update that! Browsing with an unpatched 4-year-old browser is just asking to be infected by malware.
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