Since I'm involved in site changes now, I figure it's probably good to give a heads-up on my first official post. I've been touring the cities of CYS for merely half a year when the powers that be elected me to extend a hand on the coding side of things. I've got under 100 posts on the forums, so if you don't recognize me, here's a quick hello!
Off to the point, then. I'll be working on site updates. You may see an uptick in changes to the site, and I'll keep listing those here instead of creating new threads for each of them, since I'm doing them in clumps. I'm focusing on integrating some of the important changes from the popular site extension co-written by Brad and Ford, and Killa is helping to test changes so I hopefully don't divide by zero and erase Norway.
Site changes in the near future
Changes on 4/3
Added main category and maturity rating to storygame search. Filters refresh on click.
Changes on 3/29
Changes on 3/23
Changes on 3/19
Feel free to suggest site changes while I work on some longstanding important ones, and I'll consider them. I might even dust off some of the bugs in the site problems subforum. (Ooh, archeology!)
Having an admin called "Nightwatch" seems very fitting around here.
I've got all this recorded since last week (except the m&M request, which I haven't looked into). I've been keeping track. The margins shrink with the viewing width, so they're effectively the same at phone-sized widths. CYSCE is a godsend; all these changes would take weeks without it.
Green44 has ascended to daughterhood until such time that she proves unworthy of the honor.
Mayana has officially been disowned and stripped of its daughterhood.
Most of the life force from the blindy has been repurposed to wholesome daughter Cricket and a small portion has been given to deaf daughter Green to help her get started on her new duties of praising her father and his works. (Me)
Thara is still first daughter.
That is all.
Hey everyone, we have a competent storygame search now, and you may notice the navigation bar is a little easier to use. Thanks a ton to Ford and Brad for working on the CYSCE extension these changes are based on, and Killa for testing and improving the changes I ported over.
Yep, it works. I just found my very first post here.
EDIT: Well worked enough for me to find my first post which I couldn't before, it still seems to need specifics though or it'll time out.
EDIT 2: Holy shit, look at how woke I am! (Also JMgskills being a faggot as usual, glad he's gone. And now banned tranny HugsGoodbye going on about how he's against gay marriage and religious!)
EDIT 3: Even back in 2013, this place was dull. Seriously, I was providing the "A" material, and everyone is acting like a painting out there!
Weird, I thought you must have done something with it because it's at least working better than it used to.
One thing I noticed was how on the navigation bar for the forums, News and Updates isn't one of them. Not sure if this was meant to happen but it did.
Well looks like the category stuff went through. Now begins the long process of moving stories around.
Some of the story shuffling has been done. The former Everything Else category has been resorted to what seems best. Most of these were easy enough.
Quizzes went into the Puzzle/Games category.
Anything with an existing tag going into a matching genre category.
Anything that was already in Everything Else with a maturity rating of 3 or less stayed put.
Most of the former school stories once again got shuffled to different categories, usually Modern.
Sorted through some of the Mystery/Thriller/Puzzle/Game stuff. I think I got through the meat of them and where they should go.
Very nice! This is so exciting! And I'm not just saying that because my art is pretty. :~)
Edit. . .
I'll echo the above: the updates look great! As does all the new artwork, of course. Thanks to everyone who has been contributing to these improvements!
All the new categories should keep people busy working to obtain some of those coveted featured story slots.
It's just amusing to see all these updates and improvements so quickly after years of fucktards going on saying how this place was slowly dying and out of date compared to twine and also claims that certain improvements couldn't be done when they obviously could be all along.
If the regular non-extension version of this site gets a dark mode, I might never leave it.
The site looked basically the same to me ever since I joined, I never really minded it. But it's really nice to see it being improved on. I'm always a fan of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it"...but I like it in this case.
I just left the Ripper one in Mystery since that's where it was originally.
The only ones of Will I moved were a couple in the now defunct Everything Else category which I moved over to the new Historical section since I figured if he thought they were Edutainment, he would have had them there in the first place.
Amusingly this lead to the Donner Party being in Family Friendly for a brief moment due to the name category switch.
I think that it's fine for the author to decide the category, as long as the admins don't mind the choices.