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If you're reading this, then it means that everything went according to plan and you are now at Listology's permanent home! Good news all around, I hope everyone enjoys the new digs. If you encounter any problems, let me know. One note - I put in a script which automatically maps old urls to new urls, however I seem to have missed the urls that have their genre appended to them. I will try and get a fix in for this later, but for the time being these links will return a page not found error. If this is the worst problem that we encounter I'll be pretty pleased.

So some things are different in the new site from the old, here are some of the highlights.

  • Posts no longer have "Genres". Instead posts are classified through the use of tags. Tags have become a common method of classifying contact in modern websites, allowing users to classify content through whatever terms they decide they want. One nice thing about tags is you can have multiple terms per posts, which allows you a lot more freedom in how your organize your content. All existing genres have been imported as tags, and you can feel free to add more as you wish.
  • The distinction between "blog" and "article" was pretty thin, so I have merged the two and now there are just articles. All existing "blog" postings have become articles in the new system.
  • Netflix queues were not imported. I hope to have new functionality involving Netflix soon though. More to come on that later.
  • Instead of publishing your email address for spammers to find, every user now has their own contact form. You can get to this by clicking on a user's name anywhere in the site, then clicking the "contact" tab. This will send an email to the user (assuming the user has entered an email address when they registered.)
  • Speaking of this, all new users are now required to enter an email address. Existing users that never entered an email address can remain that way, although if they ever want to change their profile information, they will need to enter an email address at that time.
  • There is a lot of new search functionality which is cool to play around with. Once you search, you will have lots of filtering options. For instance you can filter by author, by tag, or by content type. You can also sort search results in various ways. This should make content a lot easier to find.
  • One piece of functionality that did not come over from the old site is the ability to edit content without having it jump to the top of lists (for instance to fix typos.) I'm still looking into a solution to this, but for now it doesn't exist.

There are, of course, a lot of other changes, but those are the big ones. Again, feel free to let me know if you have any issues.

Thanks everyone!

Is there an easy way to tell if there are new comments on my lists? On the old site this was done by making the little icon next to the list yellow.

OK, now there are stars. That is much better.

I've looked carefully and I don't see any stars on my content page.

I added a New Comments counter to the grid. It's kind of ugly but it works. In the future maybe I can theme that into a little star or something so it takes up less room.

Right now no, although I'll look into the options for that.

I'm not good with HTML so I don't know if my question looks stupid.

I wonder which "span class" colors do you accept for changing color text, like "gray", ...

I really like the re-design. Thanks a lot for putting in the time. This looks a lot more dynamic and flexible.

I do have a few questions though:
How do you get more than one line break in an article? For the review pages I do I really don't like the "big wall of text" look so I try to space it out from album to album, but even if I hit enter 4 times after each paragraph they are spaced the same when you view the article. Is this HTML based now?

What is the new alphabetical ordering on your content page? On the old site, characters like "_" came first, now they are last. Is there anything that goes before "a"?

Ah as a workaround for the spacing issue, can now use
to force a single linebreak.

do you mean the
tag?






(this point may look really stupid)

hah! yes the <br> tag

I've fixed this so that it sorts the terms alphabetically now, not sure why I never did before. However, I see that it still sorts _ at the bottom. It is sorting in ASCII order, which sorts as listed here:

http://www.ddms.com/resources/help/reportsmenu/ascii_sort_order_chart.htm

I'm not sure what the old system was using.

I hadn't noticed the issue with the returns getting stripped out but I'll look into it. I noticed that manually inserting multple
tags has the same problem, so that's not an alternative.

Wow, now it is easier to tell I've been a member here for nearly a DECADE! Gee, I was young when I started here... *gulp*!

This revamp looks pretty snazzy, and I'm excited to toy with some of the new features.

Thank you!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Woah. A decade. Woah.

Maybe not quite a problem as much as a simple question: is it possible to order tags?

No, not currently. I am going to at least try and make them sort alphabetically in the content area if that is part of your concern.

Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou for enabling 'delete' list. Oh, one suggestion - can we please have 'add new comment' at the bottom of the discussion as well?

I'll add it to the list!

Great job indeed!!
But am I the only one who thinks there's a problem with the automatic numbering of the lists. It seems that after a highlighted line (starting with a "+" in the editing field) the next line gets the same number. Not only on the newly published lists, but also on all the old, existing lists. Probably just a bug, right?
Is there a possibility to hide archived lists from all the other users. Cause I use the archive function not only to hide outdated lists, but also to hide new ones I don't want to be read yet.
Not so important detail: why can we give a subject to a post if that subject is not showing once the post is published. By the way, great to see that you have already installed the grace period for posts, I'm making use of it now ;-)

The problem with numbering looks like a bug, I'll take a look at it.

I was pondering a 'published' flag that is separate from the 'archived' flag. This would allow you to create and edit posts that only you can see. Do you think this would be useful? It would also hide those posts from search and any other place that posts are surfaced (sidebar blocs, content listings, etc.) I thought it might be overkill but it is easy to add.

The comment subject is supposed to be hidden! I'll have to check that. As far as the grace period... there is no grace period! Comments and content are always editable by the user who created them.

Yeah, I'd like to have a clear difference between published and archived lists. If not, I don't see the use of differentiating between those two types. But, hey, it's not an urgent matter.

Double post

I may be being blind but I cannot find how I'm meant to edit content, when I click on My Content it takes me to a page as if I'm viewing another person's page, so I can only view my content, not edit it. I'm definately logged in so not sure what the problem is.

If you are logged in there should be an Edit tab to the right of the View tab. It's at the top of the list as opposed to the bottom of the list.

Thanks, seems I was being blind :)

Whoops, double post.

Hey, I'm here! We all survived!

Good job. ;-)

The lists are too thin, because the recent updates are too big and the latest poll thing just seems like filler where list/article space could be used.

I'm still finding my way around but I like it, good work!

Thank you so much for giving Listology the attention and overhaul it has needed for too long now. I can't tell you how happy and grateful I am that the site will live on. This is a bittersweet moment for me. Building and running Listology was a very rewarding experience, and I'm grateful for all the friends I've made here over the years, but I'm sad to give up the reins. That said, your fresh ideas and enthusiasm are just what the place needed, and I'm happy you've taken over. I hope the site treats you as well as it treated me!

(This is not goodbye. Totally psyched about the per-user RSS feeds, which I hope will get me participating more.)

Congrats, and thanks again for all your hard work! I know how much effort it took to make this happen.

Hey, Rocker! Let me commend you on the exemplary way in which you have recreated 99% of the functions of the old Listology site. From an aesthetic standpoint everything looks awesome.

One question/comment I had is that I _like_ the poll I'm used to having a lot of space to play with especially when I'm editing/viewing my lists. Is there anyway to supress the poll on the right-side when you are viewing your own content?

Also, when you are on your own content page how does it decide in what order to display your tagged groups? At first I thought it was alphabetic but I know see it's displaying my tag groups as Recent, Music, Listening, Current, Playing, Recommendations. Is there anyway to set that order? I'm used to having my Current group show up at the top.

Thanks for all your hard work.

It looks awesome. In these days of more is more, lets add as much java-orientated-flashy-flash as possible" it's refreshing to see a simple, really well designed user-friendly website. Congratulations Sir.

I like some changes. Now I can do my top 1000 without characters limit if I add URLs. Nice!

But I found the "latest poll" on the right a little bit useless and take spaces more than anything else.

Wow, now without the poll on the right, it's better, thanks!

I'm probably going to be doing a lot of tweaking to the sidebar blocks in the coming weeks, and I'll try to keep the list pages down to one sidebar. However I still have to fit in ads somewhere for better or worse...

where is the recent activity button inside the user pages?

Actually what used to be 'Recent Activity' on the user pages is now 'Comments'.

Hm apparently I missed that, should be easy enough to add though.

Nice! Good work heyrocker!

Everything looks good so far. What's the Time To Live on the DNS entries?

Scratch that. It looks like I'm being redirect to the new site now.

Looks excellent! :)