|fu (fu) wrote in dw_news,|
@ 2010-11-26 02:07 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||weekly announcements|
Don't worry, it's not December yet. I've switched slots with denise to give her time to settle into her new home (last I heard, she was settling in quite nicely :-)). That means that the first week of December will be denise's instead of mine. In fact, December will be all denise all the time -- exciting!
Keeping it brief because I'm caught up in some really intensive code cleanup, which I'll need to dive back into as soon as I'm done here. So this week let's talk about:
This week's code tour was done by cxcvi, whose first code tour it is. (Thank you! Mmm code tours, served warm, with just a tinge of snark)
None of those are live right now, but they will be soon. We're planning another code push this weekend. As usual, we'll post about it to dw_maintenance and our Twitter account when we're about to start. The more frequent code pushes are working to spread out the workload and reduce bug scope, both of which I'm in favor.
Things to watch out for:
- December paid time promotion
- changes to community moderation: posts by community administrators and moderators will no longer automatically jump the queue. Anyone with the "unmoderated" checkbox will still skip the queue as before.
- a fix for the multiple poll notification bug (and sorry to everyone who was affected!)
- the ability to filter entries in a community by adding ?poster=username
- the ability to select how filtering to multiple tags should behave:
ag/embarrasing,cooking will show your embarrassing stories mixed in with your cooking stories
ag/embarrasing,cooking?mode=all will show only your embarrassing cooking stories (goodness knows I have more than enough of those! This one time, I was too lazy to use a pan, so I tried to fry an egg in the microwave... ick)
We also have some tiny usability fixes that are going out; you shouldn't notice them except perhaps as relief that $tiny_niggling_thing works more smoothly.
- sporky_rat is organizing a yarn swap for knitters/crocheters/anyone interested in yarn as fibers :-) Yarn Swap 2010 rules | Yarn Swap 2010 signups. If you love yarn, and mail, and yarn through mail, click on through *G*
- denise is compiling a list of Dreamwidth user creative works. We've been promoting crafters and artisans, but we haven't set up an equivalent for other creative works. If you've got creative work in any tangible form that's purchaseable by somenoe, comment there with a link and let us know.
- Speaking of crafters... I have no links this week, but we'll be sure to pick out something good for next week!
Another week, another news post. As always, if you're having problems with Dreamwidth, Support can help you; for notices of site problems and downtime, check the Twitter status page; if you've got an idea to make the site better, you can make a suggestion.
I leave you in denise's hands through the month of December. Have fun, and I hope you all have a great weekend *G*