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New Release for DDO: Updates Coming

JuliaD
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12/23/2010 2:13:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Hello Everyone,

I wanted to let everyone know that today we will be launching our first round of updates to Debate.org. Our expected release time is 4pm CST / 2pm PST today, at which point any users who are logged on will get kicked off of their session. We are expecting minimal downtime with this release, up to 15 minutes maximum.

Here is a list of things that will be updated or released today:

International Verification – We have expanded the current verification by phone functionality to allow international users to verify their accounts. (Not all wireless providers support SMS verification.)

Refreshed the "Popular" debates algorithm and restored the ability to "like/dislike" debates

Added 3 new Forum categories – Philosophy, Economics, and Games. Miscellaneous can now be leveraged as a "Personal" forum if desired.

Added a "View Recent" post link on the Forum Category pages – this allows you to skip directly to the last page from the forum index page

Removal of ads in the left navigation

Updated to the website header design and logo

Updated the debate forfeit functionality so that it operates correctly

Updated the Activity Feed on user's profiles to ensure it is functioning properly

Updated the About section of the site to include up to date information about Juggle and the new owners


We also made some fundamental changes to the backend code of the site itself and have tested it thoroughly on our end. However, with any fundamental change in code, there is the possibility that something was missed or is still undiscovered.

Once we complete the release, I will post on this thread again informing the community that the release transition is complete. I will also provide a method for users to report any issues or broken functionality that may arise as a result of the release. Of course, we hope that the release is so awesome there will be no issues, but it is always best to be prepared.

Thanks!
Julia
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12/23/2010 2:26:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 2:22:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I'm impressed by the speed at which you have made the changes.

Seriously, it took Phil a year just to give us public voting...
I-am-a-panda
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12/23/2010 2:32:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 2:26:46 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 12/23/2010 2:22:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I'm impressed by the speed at which you have made the changes.

Seriously, it took Phil a year just to give us public voting...

Yeah, the above list sounds like a summary of something Phil would do over 3 years.
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12/23/2010 2:46:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Perfect . . .
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: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
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: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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12/23/2010 2:47:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
10/10, good job new owners.
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12/23/2010 2:50:09 PM
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At 12/23/2010 2:47:48 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
10/10, good job new owners.

8 *sideways* / 8 *sideways*
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: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
:
: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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12/23/2010 3:11:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 2:50:09 PM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
At 12/23/2010 2:47:48 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
10/10, good job new owners.

8 *sideways* / 8 *sideways*

Are you trying to say
"∞/∞" ?
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lovelife
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12/23/2010 3:12:03 PM
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At 12/23/2010 3:11:50 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/23/2010 2:50:09 PM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
At 12/23/2010 2:47:48 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
10/10, good job new owners.

8 *sideways* / 8 *sideways*

Are you trying to say
"∞/∞" ?

^^ Oh wow that sucks.
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SuperRobotWars
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12/23/2010 3:37:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 3:12:03 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/23/2010 3:11:50 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/23/2010 2:50:09 PM, SuperRobotWars wrote:
At 12/23/2010 2:47:48 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
10/10, good job new owners.

8 *sideways* / 8 *sideways*

Are you trying to say
"∞/∞" ?

^^ Oh wow that sucks.

When you turn 8 sideways you get the infinity symbol . . .
Minister Of Trolling
: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
:
: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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12/23/2010 4:02:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 3:32:25 PM, darkkermit wrote:
Curious how DDO is planning to make profits if the ad revenue is gone?

Juggle seems to want to build a larger user base and then bring revenue through that way.
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12/23/2010 4:15:25 PM
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At 12/23/2010 2:22:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I'm impressed by the speed at which you have made the changes.

This.
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JuliaD
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12/23/2010 4:43:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Hi everyone,

The release is up and live on the site. We had one more update that we added in just for fun. You can see our other update at this link - http://www.debate.org...

If you encounter any issues that are a result of this release, please email us at transition (at) debate.org or use the feedback form.

Thanks,
Julia
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12/23/2010 4:44:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
*applause*

Very well done, quick and efficient. I wish you guys worked at my company, it's been a year and a half to change our website.
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12/23/2010 4:45:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 4:43:02 PM, JuliaD wrote:
Hi everyone,

The release is up and live on the site. We had one more update that we added in just for fun. You can see our other update at this link - http://www.debate.org...

If you encounter any issues that are a result of this release, please email us at transition (at) debate.org or use the feedback form.

Thanks,
Julia

Wow that update is full of win!
11/10!!!!
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12/23/2010 4:46:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 4:43:02 PM, JuliaD wrote:
Hi everyone,

The release is up and live on the site. We had one more update that we added in just for fun. You can see our other update at this link - http://www.debate.org...

If you encounter any issues that are a result of this release, please email us at transition (at) debate.org or use the feedback form.

Thanks,
Julia

THAT IS AWESOME!! (nac)
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
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12/23/2010 4:48:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 4:43:02 PM, JuliaD wrote:
Hi everyone,

The release is up and live on the site. We had one more update that we added in just for fun. You can see our other update at this link - http://www.debate.org...

If you encounter any issues that are a result of this release, please email us at transition (at) debate.org or use the feedback form.

Thanks,
Julia

This update is great!! That elected officials thing is AWESOME! I can't stop with the exclamation marks!!
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BLACK LIVES MATTER!
J.Kenyon
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12/23/2010 4:48:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 4:43:02 PM, JuliaD wrote:
Hi everyone,

The release is up and live on the site. We had one more update that we added in just for fun. You can see our other update at this link - http://www.debate.org...

Ha ha, that's awesome! Just one thing; I'm the Chief of Staff; Panda is Secretary of Defense.

If you encounter any issues that are a result of this release, please email us at transition (at) debate.org or use the feedback form.

Thanks,
Julia

Well done, guys!
JuliaD
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12/23/2010 4:51:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/23/2010 4:48:58 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
Ha ha, that's awesome! Just one thing; I'm the Chief of Staff; Panda is Secretary of Defense.

I noticed that, we will update that soon.

I am glad that you guys like the release. We will check into the Friends feed report - its a tricky thing but we will keep looking at it.
JuliaD
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12/23/2010 4:59:28 PM
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At 12/23/2010 4:47:39 PM, mongeese wrote:
My "Friends" activity feed is kind of glitched, though. It hasn't updated in over twenty minutes.

That timeframe is expected because we had to turn off the updating process while we were prepping things for the release. Can you let me know if it is updating more frequently now?
Mirza
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12/23/2010 5:00:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Thanks.

Now, the "My" under "My Personal Menu" is just a bit messy. It should be "Debates" "Photos" "Settings" etc. We don't need the "My" in front of all that. Surely I don't have access to the settings of the site or of other members.
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12/23/2010 5:01:15 PM
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At 12/23/2010 4:59:28 PM, JuliaD wrote:
At 12/23/2010 4:47:39 PM, mongeese wrote:
My "Friends" activity feed is kind of glitched, though. It hasn't updated in over twenty minutes.

That timeframe is expected because we had to turn off the updating process while we were prepping things for the release. Can you let me know if it is updating more frequently now?
It works for me.
J.Kenyon
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12/23/2010 5:01:44 PM
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At 12/23/2010 5:01:15 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 12/23/2010 4:59:28 PM, JuliaD wrote:
At 12/23/2010 4:47:39 PM, mongeese wrote:
My "Friends" activity feed is kind of glitched, though. It hasn't updated in over twenty minutes.

That timeframe is expected because we had to turn off the updating process while we were prepping things for the release. Can you let me know if it is updating more frequently now?
It works for me.

Same.
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12/23/2010 5:09:21 PM
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Please don't ever leave this site. Ever. Don't ever sell it. Ever. You guys are great
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