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There is a pretty large patch that we will be applying tonight/tomorrow night 

I omitted the admin area improvements. Braintree payments will help use something else other than paypal for donations/subscriptions.

Major New Features / Enhancements

  • Post Before Registering
  • Animated GIFs
  • New Email Features:
    • Email Statistics
    • Email Advertisements
    • Unfollow Without Logging In
  • SEO Improvements:
    • Improved pagination with page number now in path (rather than query string) and unique page titles for paginated pages.
    • Improved use of canonical tags.
    • Improved handling of empty containers and profiles to reduce soft 404s.
    • Improved JSON-LD markup, adding @id tags and fixing URLs for comments.
    • Removed page output hidden by JavaScript.
  • Performance Improvements:
    • Added Lazy Loading for images, which will speed up page rendering.
    • Added HTTP/2 support with prefetch/preload.
    • Added support for Brotli compression.
    • Improved default profile photos to use inline SVGs rather than generated images, which will speed up page rendering.
    • Improved browser caching of pages served by the guest page cache, which will reduce the number of requests reaching the server.
    • Improved handing of session data for guests to reduce database reads for guests.
    • Optimized images to reduce file size for faster page rendering.
    • Other minor performance improvements to reduce database queries and fix unnecessary code execution.
  • Commerce Store Filters allow customers to filter products by price, review, stock, or custom admin-defined filters.

Core

  • Added setting to display user group formatting in more areas (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added less intrusive browser notification prompt in Notifications menu (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added ability to show sidebar blocks to only certain types of devices (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added ability for club owners to reorder the navigation tabs (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added ability for announcements to be linked to an URL or be a title only (see 6 New Micro Features), improved consistency in how announcements are shown in different areas.
  • Added a new UI for attachments, showing a box with some information about the file, rather than a plain line (see Turbo charging loading speeds).

Commerce

  • Braintree Gateway including support for PayPal (with recurring payments), Venmo, and cards. Deprecates some PayPal features.
  • Added ability to target bulk mails to members who have spent certain amounts.
  • Added sidebar widgets for best sellers, latest products, product reviews and a featured product.

Removed Features

  • Removed EmojiOne-style emojis due to licensing issues.
  • Removed Gravatar support due to privacy concerns and performance issues.
  • Removed the name of the content (e.g. topic) from the “Next Unread” link which could consume significant server resources on large communities.

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Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision
We'll be clean when their work is done
We'll be eternally free, yes and eternally young

What a beautiful world this will be

What a glorious time to be free

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2 hours ago, immamac said:

Removed the name of the content (e.g. topic) from the “Next Unread” link which could consume significant server resources on large communities.

Damn, this is actually one of the better features here. 

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At the bottom of the page, the link to the next unread topic doesn't identify that topic. Is that change intentional? Permanent?

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I haven't updated anything except the template. This is not intentional - I'll see about fixing it.

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so good news and bad news. 

I reached out to the forum software people and they said that it wasn't a flag, however I can re-enable it by writing a plugin and they are going to give me the code snippet so we should have it back this weekend.

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6 hours ago, Sabalo said:

At the bottom of the page, the link to the next unread topic doesn't identify that topic. Is that change intentional? Permanent?

yeah, that was a feature not a bug. Apparently on big sites it was causing major slowdowns, but it should be back

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On 2/27/2019 at 12:24 PM, immamac said:

There is a pretty large patch that we will be applying tonight/tomorrow night 

I omitted the admin area improvements. Braintree payments will help use something else other than paypal for donations/subscriptions.

Major New Features / Enhancements

  • Post Before Registering
  • Animated GIFs
  • New Email Features:
    • Email Statistics
    • Email Advertisements
    • Unfollow Without Logging In
  • SEO Improvements:
    • Improved pagination with page number now in path (rather than query string) and unique page titles for paginated pages.
    • Improved use of canonical tags.
    • Improved handling of empty containers and profiles to reduce soft 404s.
    • Improved JSON-LD markup, adding @id tags and fixing URLs for comments.
    • Removed page output hidden by JavaScript.
  • Performance Improvements:
    • Added Lazy Loading for images, which will speed up page rendering.
    • Added HTTP/2 support with prefetch/preload.
    • Added support for Brotli compression.
    • Improved default profile photos to use inline SVGs rather than generated images, which will speed up page rendering.
    • Improved browser caching of pages served by the guest page cache, which will reduce the number of requests reaching the server.
    • Improved handing of session data for guests to reduce database reads for guests.
    • Optimized images to reduce file size for faster page rendering.
    • Other minor performance improvements to reduce database queries and fix unnecessary code execution.
  • Commerce Store Filters allow customers to filter products by price, review, stock, or custom admin-defined filters.

Core

  • Added setting to display user group formatting in more areas (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added less intrusive browser notification prompt in Notifications menu (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added ability to show sidebar blocks to only certain types of devices (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added ability for club owners to reorder the navigation tabs (see 6 New Micro Features).
  • Added ability for announcements to be linked to an URL or be a title only (see 6 New Micro Features), improved consistency in how announcements are shown in different areas.
  • Added a new UI for attachments, showing a box with some information about the file, rather than a plain line (see Turbo charging loading speeds).

Commerce

  • Braintree Gateway including support for PayPal (with recurring payments), Venmo, and cards. Deprecates some PayPal features.
  • Added ability to target bulk mails to members who have spent certain amounts.
  • Added sidebar widgets for best sellers, latest products, product reviews and a featured product.

Removed Features

  • Removed EmojiOne-style emojis due to licensing issues.
  • Removed Gravatar support due to privacy concerns and performance issues.
  • Removed the name of the content (e.g. topic) from the “Next Unread” link which could consume significant server resources on large communities.

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Also I think something not in the patch notes that I just tested is the filter on forums in fluid mode after starting a new topic 

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I can't wait for the upgrade that forces us to register again and we lose all our shit.
That's down the road when Hamm owns the site.

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On 2/28/2019 at 3:46 PM, Sabalo said:

At the bottom of the page, the link to the next unread topic doesn't identify that topic. Is that change intentional? Permanent?

 

On 2/28/2019 at 9:56 PM, immamac said:

so good news and bad news. 

I reached out to the forum software people and they said that it wasn't a flag, however I can re-enable it by writing a plugin and they are going to give me the code snippet so we should have it back this weekend.

 

On 2/28/2019 at 10:04 PM, blacklab said:

yeah, that was a feature not a bug. Apparently on big sites it was causing major slowdowns, but it should be back

Any good news on this front yet? 

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No, but someone is writing a plug-in. I'll have it installed as soon as it's out. 

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they came out with a hotfix to address some of the performance issues we have been seeing. Applying it tonight around midnight.

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Does the include fixes for Tapatalk? It’s extremely slow to load the initial page these days. It’s fairly responsive once you are on a thread or forum, but it takes a while to load unread and participated threads.

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4 hours ago, immamac said:

they came out with a hotfix to address some of the performance issues we have been seeing. Applying it tonight around midnight.

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Okay the new board is nicer, good job!
However, it's borking in and out... a few times I get the 1995 text-only indentation look, but a few clicks and it morphed into the nice one with Bevo in the background.

Assuming that 1) stuff is roughly the same and/or 2) anything not (or new features) will be/are posted here soon.

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