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site tuneup

Last posted Apr 30, 2009 at 12:41AM EDT. Added Apr 20, 2009 at 11:28PM EDT
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Gleuch, toddboom & I have been hacking on the website a bit lately and deployed last night. Notable changes & fixes so far:
- site-wide activity & other info when logged in
- submitted memes in Research
- comments image tagging & comments
- embed codes & share links as needed
- episodes subscribe page w/ HD, iTunes, Miro etc
- forum tweaks & doublepost fixes

and, of course, Greg’s error pages: 404 Not Found, 500 Unavailable, and 403 Unauthorized

Apr 20, 2009 at 11:28PM EDT
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said it in the internets post but chris entirely missed what i was talking about.

have a method of showing who contributes to the site.

my idea: everyone has the ability to give 1 “internets” to a member when they make a good poast/meme entry or w/e. your ability to give higher # of internets (or your “internets power”(how fucking awesome is that?)) goes up the longer you are here, moar posts you have etc.

person with highest # of internets is king and gets a t shirt.

Apr 21, 2009 at 12:10AM EDT
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@james -- great idea, I threw together some prototype code to show off how many contributions each person’s made to the site -- entries, images, comments, forum posts etc.

Also playing around with favoriting of meme entries, which could translate into more points for the person/people who contributed to it (then eventually giving people internets directly)

what should be on the t-shirts? :)

Apr 21, 2009 at 09:52AM EDT
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(note: above not live yet)
We’re also having a few issues with emails, keep y’all posted

Any other bugs or feature requests let us know!

Apr 21, 2009 at 09:55AM EDT
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Ooh. I have this one idea. When I enter Know Your Meme it says “Sup Captain.” I think it would be nice if you added compliments to the end. Like “Sup username, have you lost weight?” or “Sup username, people enjoy having you around.” or mabye “Sup username, your awfully attractive.” Hey, it’s an idea. I’d appreciate it.

Apr 21, 2009 at 03:48PM EDT
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I said it, then it happened. Genies are the only possible reason such a thing could happen.

Apr 21, 2009 at 04:45PM EDT
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I like the old way of viewing images.

You could just click next to cycle through them.

Now it doesn’t appear that you can do that anymore, requiring you to click on a picture, then back, then click on the next one. I like the old way. :(

Apr 22, 2009 at 03:35PM EDT
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Feedback duly noted -- fwiw I’m also starting to miss the lightbox

@james -- we pushed out some beginnings of internets/contribution scoring; check out
http://knowyourmeme.com/users/208-james
Still a work in progress, but getting excited :D

Apr 22, 2009 at 06:02PM EDT
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Gang, we’ve brought back the lightbox for images, substantially improved (big thanks 2 greg)

Inside the lightbox you can use the arrows or just click the image to jump next, and there’s link to its full permalink page for tags/comments

Apr 24, 2009 at 04:17PM EDT
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EpilepticMoose: Ask and ye shall receive.

The lightbox is back: faster, better, stronger… and sexier. Holla if there are problems.

Apr 24, 2009 at 04:57PM EDT
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Hey, there is a problem with your contribution system. When I delete a picture I added twice by accident, my points don’t go down. So what keeps someone from adding one picture and contantly deleting then adding it again? Well, besides the lack of desire to contribute.

Apr 29, 2009 at 02:39PM EDT
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That’s a good point. People could easily game the system. Good eye.

Apr 29, 2009 at 03:37PM EDT
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Have been quite busy these last few days and didn’t really take the time to take a look at all the changes. Seems quite good though.
There is a thing that I couldn’t help but notice, though:
“You don’t have permission to view that page.”
That’s what happen when I try to access my Dashboard. I mean, shouldn’t I still be able to access it or something? ;)

Apr 30, 2009 at 12:41AM EDT
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