Important Change Log

Tony

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Since I don't always announce small features or bug fixes, I'll start using this thread as a change log. If you're interested, you should bookmark this thread.

01.22.2020
  • Bug fix: Pageviews, comments, and favorites were showing statistics for the whole year instead of just the previous 30 days. This has been fixed.
01.14.2020
01.08.2020
  • New feature: Better default table styling for chapters.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue with the tag rankings where some tags weren't showing in the rankings.
  • Bug fix: Fixed a few minor database errors.
01.06.2020
  • Bug fix: #27495: Fixed a problem when the text is hard to see in dark mode when you're replying to profile posts.
01.04.2020
12.14.2019
11.11.2019
11.10.2019
  • Fixed a lag problem when caches for the novel page is cleared.
11.03.2019
  • Implemented feature #13838: Exact datetime is shown when you hover over the time.
10.30.2019
  • Fixed a problem with the menu for comments which wouldn't hide properly.
10.20.2019
  • Slightly changed the colors of your DMs inbox to make it a bit nicer.
10.17.2019
  • Ranking "rising" got moved to front page. The new rank is based on pageviews, comments, favorites and the number of readers you've gained during this period. It takes two different periods (days) and find out how much the series has grown during that period.
10.05.2019
  • Bug fix: The count for following/followers were showing an incorrect number occasionally.
10.04.2019
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue with the layout for The Lounge. When certain characters were used, it would break the layout.
09.29.2019
  • Bug fix #18199: Fixed broken dark mode in series page.
09.27.2019
  • Bug fix #18179: Fixed a bug where entries with spoilers wouldn't show up.
09.26.2019
  • Bug fix: 'Reply' link for child replies should now show you a popup asking you to login if you weren't logged in at the time.
09.20.2019
09.07.2019
  • Bug fix: #764: Error adding glossary items.
09.04.2019
  • Bug fix #17293: Fixed a bug where mobile emojis didn't work in DMs or profiles.
  • Bug fix #17323: Shortcut keys for changing chapters were overlapping with other quick navigation shortcut keys.
08.29.2019
  • Table of Contents tab in the series dashboard no longer reloads once it's been loaded once.
08.28.2019
  • Bug fix: Unnecessary SQL queue was slowing down the loading of chapters so it was removed.
  • New Feature: Detect and blocks curse word from new usernames.
  • You can no longer leave reviews for your own series.
08.27.2019
08.26.2019
  • New Feature #10345: You are now able to set relationships between the novels that you write.
08.20.2019
  • New ranking sort: Rising. This is not live yet on the main page but it's currently working. It needs time to gather data and I'll need some time to see if it's working properly before it gets moved to the main trending page of the site. The new rank is based on pageviews, comments, favorites and the number of readers you've gained during this period. It takes two different periods (days or weeks depending on your selection) and find out how the series has grown during that period.
08.12.2019
  • New feature: shortcut keys ([ctrl] + [<-] & [ctrl] + [->]) are live for previous/next chapters.
  • Bug fix #13581: Removed series with 0 chapters from rankings, tags, genres, etc...
08.11.2019
  • Bug fix #15763: Titles in spoiler should show again.
07.30.2019
  • Bug fix: Spoilers within the 'author' bbcode for mobile devices was broken. This is fixed.
07.29.2019
  • Bug fix #15250: Latest Series wasn't working correctly.
07.27.2019
  • Bug fix: HTML were removed from chapter for mobile devices which shouldn't have happened.
  • Bug fix: Characters "<" and ">" works in your novel's synopsis.
07.24.2019
  • Bug fix #15075: Stories (not chapters) were accidentally published when drafts were saved.
07.20.2019
  • Bug fix: Fixed a problem with images not being able to center properly.
07.13.2019
  • Bug fix #14214: Fixed ratings bug which wouldn't save when clicked.
07.12.2019
  • Bug fix: Fixed a paragraph issue with the trumbowyg editor.
07.02.2019
  • Bug fix: colored text would disappear after pressing the save button for chapters.
  • Bug fix: colored text didn't work in PMs (main site).
06.27.2019
  • Bug fix #13678: Comment ordering for chapter was wrong.
06.26.2019
  • To stop the increase of fake ratings, future accounts will need to confirm their email before being able to rate a story.
  • Bug fix #13609
06.19.2019
06.16.2019
06.13.2019
  • Bug fix: Chapter options in mobile should no longer appear when clicking on links within the chapter.
06.12.2019
  • Bug fix: Editor (DMs, glossary, mobile add/edit chapter, etc...) selected styles (bold, underline, strikethrough) will stay highlighted when it's pressed.
  • Press the 'enter' key at login page will now log you in.
06.11.2019
  • Bug fix: Quoted box wouldn't display the "expand" link occasionally.
06.10.2019
  • When replying to chapter comments and profile comments on mobile, SH will scroll to give you enough space to reply so everything will display correctly without being cut off.
  • Fixing some aligning problems related to buttons in the chapter comments.
06.06.2019
  • Bug fix: Some of the chapter and series chapters stats weren't completely removed when the series/chapter were deleted. This is fixed.
06.05.2019
  • Excessive new lines for chapter comment has been disabled.
  • The "genre" page's pagination was displaying the wrong number of pages which is now fixed.
06.04.2019
  • Novels on front page trending can no longer appear there on back-to-back days.
06.03.2019
  • Slightly redesigned the mobile version of a user's profile page to give users more room to post replies.
06.02.2019
  • Reviews page: slightly redesigned the way the editor is displayed when a review is edited.
  • Bug fix: profile comments will no longer be shown in the lounge after being deleted.
06.01.2019
05.31.2019
  • Optimized MySQL code for getting traffic statistics for novels. It's a lot faster now.
  • Bug fix: Chapter comments will force a paragraph for new lines instead of just a single line when the 'enter' key is pressed.
  • Bug fix: "Edit" button for editing polls were misaligned for mobile users.
05.30.2019
  • Feature: Quotes and spoiler bbcodes are available for chapter comments.
05.29.2019
05.25.2019
  • Chapter page: reply link is added to every comment instead of just the main comment from the comment chain.
  • Bug fix: #12307
05.22.2019
  • Bug fix: Polls didn't display when it'll end for logged in users.
05.20.2019
05.17.2019
05.08.2019
05.03.2019
  • Bug fix #11319
  • Bug fix: Table of Contents (chapter page) weren't displaying correct for IE users.
  • Bug fix: "Please log in" message for when trying to edit a chapter wasn't displaying correctly.
  • Feature: Added a way to know which chapters has a poll #11557
05.02.2019
  • Bug fix: Authors were still able to change font size which shouldn't have been possible because it'll mess up the user feature which lets the user change the font size.
  • Bug fix: The headings (h1,h2.h3,h4,h5,h6) colors were off in the normal theme.
05.01.2019
04.11.2019
04.10.2019
  • Bug Fix: Problem with comment spacing being displayed incorrectly after an edit.
04.09.2019
  • Bug fix: "Similar Series" would not show the thumbnail occasionally
04.03.2019
  • Bug fix #10503
  • Bug fix #10479
  • Bug fix: spoilers inside author notes fixed.
04.02.2019
  • Fixed the mysql query for the release filtering. The main page should no longer lag when using this feature.
04.01.2019
03.30.2019
03.29.2019
03.27.2019
  • Captcha removed from login page. It'll only be displayed if a brute force is detected.
  • Bug fix #10208
03.26.2019
03.25.2019
  • Bug fix #10132
  • Fixed a few server errors
03.21.2019
  • New users are sent a "welcome" message with helpful links.
03.20.2019
03.15.2019
03.13.2019
03.12.2019
  • Added error checking to author's tip options. Basically, if you use the wrong format, it'll try to fix it for you.
  • The forums will also display the users online from the main site.
  • Latest topics from forums are now displayed on main site.
03.06.2019
  • Added discord and twitter links to footer.
  • Bug fix: Follower/Following would sometimes give incorrect count.
03.05.2019
  • Alerts older than 60 days will be deleted. Alerts are suppose to be temporary.
  • Bug fix #9292: Added error message if you go over the glossary description limit.
03.04.2019
  • Bug fix: Series ranking pagination were incorrect because of deleted novels.
03.03.2019
  • Bug fix: Removed Amazon links from being auto embed for novel's synopsis.
02.28.2019
  • Bug fix: Contest tag would get removed when you press save.
  • Bug fix: Fixed delayed in updating "Total Views (Chapters)"
  • Bug fix #6259
  • Bug fix #9179
02.27.2019
  • Increased character limit from 3000 to 6000 for glossary items.
02.26.2019
  • Bug fix #8662
  • Bug fix #7436
  • Fixed bug related to comment's reply not working after clicking on the pagination.
02.25.2019
02.22.2019
02.21.2019
  • Bug: Removed deleted series from trending.
02.20.2019
  • "Latest Series" moved to the top for mobile users. Also, the way the Trending and Latest Series are displayed is changed on mobile devices. You are now able to swipe to view more trending/latest series.
  • Carousel (Trending & Latest Series) for desktop users will load more smoothly.
  • Contest entries are now shown on the front page for more exposure.
02.18.2019
  • Added a link to "Series Finder" where the normal search is located. It's basically an advanced search so it's better that I leave a link there so users know it exists.
02.17.2019
  • Fix: Improved the handling of stats (traffic)
02.16.2019
  • Feature: You're now able to change the width of the chapter via the "Reading Options" feature.
  • Bug: Slider for changing font size fixed for mobile version.
  • Bug: Fixed word count issue with chapters.
 
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Raneday

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You should have made a SHF status bot too :blob_sweat:
 

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I have to say, the new way the trending list is handled is really not the fix I was expecting, but it's absolutely genius in terms of the way it gives more novels a chance. It doesn't just rotate out more novels, it also is set up in a way that probably makes people more likely to check the full list. (Not confirmed on that speculation yet, but it does seem likely.)

So, at any rate, yeah. Good job on the fix there.
 

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I have to say, the new way the trending list is handled is really not the fix I was expecting, but it's absolutely genius in terms of the way it gives more novels a chance. It doesn't just rotate out more novels, it also is set up in a way that probably makes people more likely to check the full list. (Not confirmed on that speculation yet, but it does seem likely.)

So, at any rate, yeah. Good job on the fix there.
Actually, that's not the fix I was planning. This is just a quick fix to give me some time to implement a new trending system. Implementing a new trending system takes time but because of the drama surrounding the old trending list, I had to implement something real quick.
 
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Actually, that's not the fix I was planning. This is just a quick fix to give me some time to implement a new trending system. Implementing a new trending system takes time but because of the drama surrounding the old trending list, I had to implement something real quick.
Yeah, I got that it was just a quick fix, and a greater overhaul would probably be better, but this quick fix is actually pretty good. As I said, it is not something I would have thought of, but for its simplicity it is actually pretty effective.
 

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Are there plans to fixing the rating system? I certainly don't begrudge people one starring me work if they've been a user for a while. But creating an average rating from a couple of disingenuous users doesn't actually mean your book is 3.5 stars.

It might mean one user gave it five stars, while another is a new sign up that registered just to give a book one star, and leave the site.

By contrast, webnovel doesn't seem to have this problem. Nor Honeyfeed.

I'd rather get a rating based on what the book is actually worth: even if that means one user gives it 3.8, and another gives it 4. I realize the end reader should be critical about evaluating the rating them self.

But an average score based on one artificially high score and one artificially low one is kind of misleading.
 

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Are there plans to fixing the rating system? I certainly don't begrudge people one starring me work if they've been a user for a while. But creating an average rating from a couple of disingenuous users doesn't actually mean your book is 3.5 stars.

It might mean one user gave it five stars, while another is a new sign up that registered just to give a book one star, and leave the site.

By contrast, webnovel doesn't seem to have this problem. Nor Honeyfeed.

I'd rather get a rating based on what the book is actually worth: even if that means one user gives it 3.8, and another gives it 4. I realize the end reader should be critical about evaluating the rating them self.

But an average score based on one artificially high score and one artificially low one is kind of misleading.
Recommending webnovel immediately reduces the value of you and everything you say.

Their system shows novels as 5 star when they actually have a handful of reviews all at 1 star pointing out that the novel has been stolen, reposted without permission, and the admins ignore everyone reporting it for weeks so it doesn't get deleted unless the criminal authors get fed up of being harassed and manually delete the chapters themselves.

If you like webnovel, its anti-user micro-transaction hell, and its criminal user base then just go use webnovel. Don't try and infect good websites with that corrupt filth.
 

LWFlouisa

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This is a bug fixing forum, not a place to vent your personal vendettas. Please grow up.
 

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This is a bug fixing forum, not a place to vent your personal vendettas. Please grow up.
Actually this is the changelog thread, if you have bug then make a new thread on that.

Ps. What you asked about isn't a bug but a suggestion/enquiry.

Recommending webnovel immediately reduces the value of you and everything you say.

Their system shows novels as 5 star when they actually have a handful of reviews all at 1 star pointing out that the novel has been stolen, reposted without permission, and the admins ignore everyone reporting it for weeks so it doesn't get deleted unless the criminal authors get fed up of being harassed and manually delete the chapters themselves.

If you like webnovel, its anti-user micro-transaction hell, and its criminal user base then just go use webnovel. Don't try and infect good websites with that corrupt filth.
Do calm down there.
 

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This is a bug fixing forum, not a place to vent your personal vendettas. Please grow up.
Do calm down there.
This is not a bug fixing forum, nor is it a place to endorse criminal activity and communities. I am calm, I just cannot stay silent when people promote a den off criminals as some sort of role model.

On webnovel authors can even delete reviews and there is no appeal / reinstatement process for the review writers. One "author" who plagiarised the same RR novel three times in the same account kept deleting our reviews where I and a bunch of other fans were pointing out it was a stolen novel.

Another novel which has been plagiarised from fanfiction is still live two months after I and the original author reported it. There are a dozen reviews pointing out that it is stolen. The author issued a DMCA and it's still there. That is objectively a criminal website.
 
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