jase
 admin, 3001 posts
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Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 02:56
Version 1.9.54
Major:
  • Created wiki.rpol.net - half traditional wiki, half game wiki (with security).
  • Added 16 more groups.
  • Simultaneous post detection - Detects if a message has been posted (or removed) from the thread while you're composing.
  • Preview now allows immediate re-editing.
  • Major reorganisation of the style sheets.
  • Custom site themes, available from User Preferences.  Overrides special day themes.
  • Gave users the ability to disable text colouring within messages, done from your custom theme.
  • Added [Secret to character/group:..] code, like private messages but no visual clue is given to recipients that it is a private message.  GMs only.
  • Added per player per game settings; currently only one setting exists - whether new posts default to using your primary character (helpful for GMs and those with more than one character in a game).


Minor:
  • Rolled dice can now be different colours, for aesthetics.  Copy and pasting the text should (in most browsers) include the colour codes.
  • Fixed some cell alignments and column widths.
  • Removed row highlighting dependence on javascript.
  • Removed button colouring dependence on javascript.
  • Stopped Internet Explorer consuming the last enter in a selection when formatting text.
  • Added the ability (for GMs) to remove some (rather than all) entries from the die roller log.
  • Used HTML paragraph (<p>) tags in the die log rathern than new lines () for easier triple-click selection in some browsers.
  • Deleted game searches (on the main menu) now include a hyperlink to the game.  Also removed the system column as deleted games don't have one.
  • Added the ability to edit player tags to the GM menu.
  • Added the ability to change player editable character sheets to the GM menu.
  • Added the option to view the scratchpad as a message.
  • Added "large" font formatting.  Compounds up to three times.
  • Added character sheet templates.  Up to five can be created and then can used whenever adding a new character.
  • GMs can now use one-off NPC names in the dice roller.  Can also be used from the dice roller hyperlinks with "npc=<name>".
  • Fixed security hole that allowed game editors to edit GM posts.
  • Added security check so game editors can only edit threads they're given permisison to (previously could edit messages posted to any thread they could see).
  • Added alternate numerical base rolls in the dice roller, denoted with "b" (e.g. "3b6").  Results are not added but recorded in order (with leading zeros if the die size is greater than 9).
  • Players can now view the source of their character sheet and description in deleted games (rather than just the output), and all from the one location (the Character Details screen).
  • Added "Mark all as Read" to the rMail screens, especially helpful for those who delete rMails without reading them.
  • GMs and players can now (temporarily) filter threads.
  • When replying to a thread, players and GMs now only have the private groups listed that are valid for that thread group.  Shortens the (possibly very long) list and removes impossible combinations.
  • Added "General" alongside the Mature and Adult content flags for searching (on the Main Menu and Wanted - Players forum).
  • NPCs are now separed a bit more in some areas, such as when posting and editing groups.
  • Made the "Private to" checkboxes wrap nicer.
  • Added (soft) message limit to rMail threads as (up to) 6,300 replies in one thread is a bit excessive.
  • Character sorting now excludes leading non-alphanumeric characters.

jase
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Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 02:57
Re: Version 1.9.54
Also, congratulations on reaching 7 million messages!
noiseconspiracy
 member, 28 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:03
Re: Version 1.9.54
I love this preview/edit screen, and it will save time to those who load the site on mobile. Fantastic.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 162 posts
 20+ years experience
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:07
Re: Version 1.9.54
Thanks, as always, for your tireless work. At a glance, new features sound awesome.
MazVN
 member, 22 posts
 From Denmark
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:14
Re: Version 1.9.54
Looks like some really nice updates. Thanks! And keep up the good work. :)
arkrim
 member, 713 posts
 Professional Wiseguy
 greyscalemail.com
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:26
Re: Version 1.9.54
Cool stuff! Thanks Jase and the RPOL team! You guys are awesome!
Evil Empryss
 member, 456 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:38
Re: Version 1.9.54
I absolutely LOVE the thread filtering!!!  Thank you!

Now if we could just get rid of the blank lines that have cropped up in the character descriptions that have avatars....
erbridge
 member, 133 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:43
Re: Version 1.9.54
Loving the new features.
NorthernOkie
 member, 133 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 03:49
Re: Version 1.9.54
GREAT Job!  (We have a wiki??? Cool.)  RPOL continues to be the best PbMB site out here.

I think I will especially like the edit in Preview mode, the "secret" tag, and the mods for GMs to NPCs and Character tabs.

THANK  YOU!
Mad Mick
 member, 493 posts
 Keep calm
 and GURPS on
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 05:11
Re: Version 1.9.54
I know, my mouth is watering over this new update.  Fantastic work!
Visceri22
 member, 334 posts
 This is a rather amusing
 and catchy profile quote!
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 05:51
Re: Version 1.9.54
Looks good to me! See a lot of things that the community has been asking for so it's good to know that you guys have our best interest at heart! Kudos!
Serifina
 member, 119 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 06:37
Re: Version 1.9.54
My distantly past self weeps for knowing the ability to get sheet codes from deleted games would one day live. (I'm very glad to see a lot of these improvements, honestly!)
swordchucks
 member, 632 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 13:09
Re: Version 1.9.54
jase:
Created wiki.rpol.net - half traditional wiki, half game wiki (with security).

What's the process for creating a wiki attached to a game?  Or is that a forthcoming feature?
cruinne
 moderator, 6399 posts
 busy crossing the i's
 and dotting the t's
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 13:31
Re: Version 1.9.54
  1. As GM, go to http://wiki.rpol.net.
  2. There, click "RPoL Game Wikis" on the right-hand sidebar.
  3. Then type your game name (or a good portion of it) into the box for "Search for wiki arcticles on RPoL games:" and hit the "Search" button.
  4. Click the name of your game to start its article.

fireflights
 member, 76 posts
 playing with Fire
 always burns
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 13:41
Re: Version 1.9.54
I am a lurker in a game that I am about to be added too and since the update, my ability to read the threads to keep in touch of what is going on so I can know when I get into the game where to go has gone away, I have contacted the GM to see if he revoked my privileged and he says he has not. I have tried to clear cache and its the same result, so the only thing I can think of is the update might have affected the lurker?
Shannara
 moderator, 3232 posts
 Welcome to Wal-Mart, get
 your (crap) and get out!
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 13:43
Re: Version 1.9.54
fireflights, please rmail the moderators with the game details.
Jarodemo
 member, 248 posts
 I didn't do it...
 ...it wasn't my fault!
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 14:27
Re: Version 1.9.54
Jase, loving the Secret Line function. A great way to mess with players heads!
Evil Empryss
 member, 459 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 14:51
Re: Version 1.9.54
I just found the "View as message" option for the Scratchpad!  Cool!  I sometimes type up game posts ahead of time and save them in Scratchpad.  This will help me make sure I've got all my codes right so I can just copy/paste later. *grin*
KnightSteve
 member, 47 posts
 Enjoys RPGs in any form.
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 15:13
Re: Version 1.9.54
I think I love the new custom themes. I just got it to work right, and it looks great. I can now change to whatever I want when I get bored with a theme.
swordchucks
 member, 633 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 17:29
Re: Version 1.9.54
In reply to cruinne (msg # 14):

Thank you very much.  It was intuitive till step 3, which is where I originally ran off the rails.
Serifina
 member, 120 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 17:57
Re: Version 1.9.54
quote:
It would appear that the GM has not created any artciles for this game.  As a GM or editor, you can create it.


Just to let you know, the default message on the wiki for a game with nothing on the wiki yet has a typo.
swordchucks
 member, 634 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 18:22
Re: Version 1.9.54
I think the Wiki is a great start, but I'll go ahead and log my request for Creole tables, lists, headings, anchors, tables of contents, and similar features in the wiki.
Big Brother
 member, 271 posts
 Who controls the past...
 ... Controls the future.
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 19:19
Re: Version 1.9.54
Nice update.  Question about the wikis: Are they removed when deleted games are?
Triad
 member, 96 posts
 Kiengir Adventures
 Suffers fools rarely.
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 20:00
Re: Version 1.9.54
Nice update, except.. where did the languages go?
bigbadron
 moderator, 13523 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 20:14
Re: Version 1.9.54
They're in exactly the same place they always where - under "Insert private line".
erbridge
 member, 149 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 20:22
Re: Version 1.9.54
Not in public threads, for instance.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 163 posts
 20+ years experience
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 21:57
Re: Version 1.9.54
RE: the new wiki system: There is mention of sub-articles. I'm not too familiar with standard wiki coding, so is it possible to create sub-articles within or for the main article for a specific game? E.g., could one create a main article and then, say, a sub-article for a specific character or major event within that campaign?
swordchucks
 member, 636 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 23:38
Re: Version 1.9.54
@Morgan, yep!

Just use this format to link another page [[pagename|This is a link to a page]].

When you save the page, it'll be a link.  Click the link, and you can go there to create the new page you're linking to.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 164 posts
 20+ years experience
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 23:39
Re: Version 1.9.54
Awesome, thanks! ^_^
FaeriesDance
 member, 82 posts
 Fantasy Based
 Para - Novelle writer
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 01:45
Re: Version 1.9.54
Thanks ! All I have to say.

Love this site for Roleplay, and have faded from Myspace completely, dont want to go anywhere else !
Kaelynn
 member, 5 posts
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 02:06
Re: Version 1.9.54
A lot of these new features just make things immensely more convenient in all kinds of different little ways.

Thanks for the tireless work. :)
jase
 admin, 3028 posts
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Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 06:03
Re: Version 1.9.54
Fixed a few issues.

When replying to threads the proper characters should (will?) now be skipped, rather than most not actually being skipped... or worse, the GM being skipped (rather than always being there).  You might find in some cases the list is surprisingly short!

When creating a theme, loading an existing will now automatically select the background image.

Fixed RPoL Forum searching on the main menu (ones done via the hyperlinks).  Forums don't have a rating, so the (new) general rating tickbox is now ignored, like it should have been from the start.

Did some other stuff too, can't remember what it was!
Triad
 member, 97 posts
 Kiengir Adventures
 Suffers fools rarely.
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 10:24
Re: Version 1.9.54
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 25):

Oh yes. There they were, and like erbridge mentioned, they don't appear in all threads. Mostly, that is actually a help. Thanks jase. Great work.
ashberg
 member, 336 posts
 Beware the Groove.
 Groooooove.
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 10:30
Re: Version 1.9.54
Excellent stuff jase.

I love the concept of your hub.rpol and dice.rpol. Dice.rpol will be a great tool for my at-the-pub RPGs where taking a bag of dice isn't feasible.

To what extent do you see hub.rpol being populated?
jmurrell
 member, 36 posts
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 17:54
Re: Version 1.9.54
cruinne:
  1. As GM, go to http://wiki.rpol.net.
  2. There, click "RPoL Game Wikis" on the right-hand sidebar.
  3. Then type your game name (or a good portion of it) into the box for "Search for wiki arcticles on RPoL games:" and hit the "Search" button.
  4. Click the name of your game to start its article.

OK, I seem to be missing something* here about step one. I can't find how to go to the link as a GM. Any help would be appreciated.






*And I will probably hit my forehead and go "duh", once someone points out the obvious to me.
erbridge
 member, 158 posts
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 17:56
Re: Version 1.9.54
Ignore the words "As GM" in the instructions. cruinne's just trying to point out that only GMs can create the first wiki page for their games.
jmurrell
 member, 37 posts
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 21:53
Re: Version 1.9.54
Ah, thanks. I kept looking for a link from the GM menu. Got it now.
strayers
 member, 6 posts
 Not one of the pack
 A pack of one
Mon 25 Mar 2013
at 02:56
Re: Version 1.9.54
It took a few posts to get accustomed to, but now I'm totally diggin' the preview pane.

Nice addition!!!
Heath
 member, 2305 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 17:23
Re: Version 1.9.54
Before I use it, can someone explain to me how the "secret to" works, and what it will display to players?
erbridge
 member, 160 posts
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 17:29
Re: Version 1.9.54
"Secret to" works in exactly the same way as a "private to", except that the result is undetectable to the recipient. So "{Secret to Heath: Secret Text}" ([ not {) would appear as "Secret Text" to Heath, but would be absent for anyone else. It also helpfully manages spaces at the edges so it doesn't look like you've stuck some secret text in the middle of a section of prose.

If you want a proper example, I'd be happy to add you temporarily to a game of mine and demonstrate.
Heath
 member, 2306 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 18:36
Re: Version 1.9.54
So, for example, someone has infravision.  I type a secret to that person in the middle of a paragraph about what they see, and they don't know for sure that it's "secret to" them and might think everyone saw that text?  So only the GM sees that it was secret and no one else sees anything peculiar at all?
erbridge
 member, 161 posts
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 18:40
Re: Version 1.9.54
That's right. The GM sees it as being underlined, and a mouse over will reveal the name of the recipient, but for a player it either looks like normal text, or it doesn't appear at all.
Triad
 member, 98 posts
 Kiengir Adventures
 Suffers fools rarely.
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 23:16
Re: Version 1.9.54
I am in love with the Secret to-option and I want to include it in my family.

Fantastic work.
coderodent
 member, 51 posts
 You are unique,
 Just like everyone else.
Wed 27 Mar 2013
at 20:13
Re: Version 1.9.54
Loving the additions;

Can you please explain the 'base' option in the die roller?

Also is it possible to color die results based on the number of sides on the die?
Skald
 moderator, 402 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 14:10
Re: Version 1.9.54
Base option discussion thread has all the gory details: link to a message in another game

And no the coloured dice are just there to be manually picked as the mood and whimsey takes you - if you want all your D8s to be yellow, then you're going to have to remember to pick yellow yourself whenever you throw your D8. ;>
adrasteia1
 member, 1167 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 19:11
Re: Version 1.9.54
I wonder if some colours might sway probability. So far rose is lucky, but dark green isn't so much.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:12, Thu 28 Mar 2013.

jase
 admin, 3036 posts
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Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 04:26
Re: Version 1.9.54
In reply to adrasteia1 (msg # 46):

I was wondering if people would ask about that.

I'll tell you later whether the colour affects how the number is generated/calculated... once conclusions have been reached.  (c;
coderodent
 member, 52 posts
 You are unique,
 Just like everyone else.
Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 08:22
Re: Version 1.9.54
The preview function is so good that it makes me willing to forgive any insinuation that color affects the die rolls.

But I'm putting my money on red.
jase
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Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 10:02
Re: Version 1.9.54
/info.cgi?action=analysedice

For Analysed Ice.

No, wait...
rogar308
 member, 294 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 17:13
Re: Version 1.9.54
I'm convinced I can still roll poorly in any color. :) However, I am grateful for the ludicrous amount of good work Jase has given us over the years. Maybe we just need to cross-reference more things, like day of the week, local temperature, stock market averages, etc...