Many of you probably know @umer936
who has been a mod here on SocialCu.be for a long time now. As people come and go, we occasionally need to make staffing changes to ensure we can keep the site running smoothly. After discussing internally, we feel confident in @umer936
's ability to contribute to SocialCu.be and have agreed to promote him from mod to admin.
Going forward, this means that we'll have more hands to maintain existing site code as well as develop new stuff for SocialCu.be going forwards. No other staffing changes are occurring at this time and the existing admins will still be contributing code as well.
With all of that out of the way, feel free to congratulate @umer936
in the comments below. We look forward to having another great developer working with us here at SocialCu.be!
It's time for another feature update! The highlight?
After talking about bringing them to SocialCu.be for so long, it's about time they're finally here. If you've used discord or slack, you're already familiar with how these work. Simply click the little emoji in the corner to bring up an emoji picker which you can use to react to... well... what can you react to?
Turns out, a lot!
Reacts are supported on:
- Statuses (likes/dislikes have been converted to thumbs up/thumbs down emoji respectively)
- News articles
- News comments
- Blog comments
- QN comments
(Note that there is a limit of 20 unique reacts to make sure that they don't go on for miles. Don't act like someone wouldn't have tried to react with every single emoji if we didn't do this.)
Quality of Life improvements!
- Redundant reply button to a status on the comments page has been removed.
- Replying functionality has been extended to the majority of the site for consistency.
- Tagging someone will only notify them once per post, regardless as to how many times you tag them
- The postbox for blog comments has been moved above existing comments for consistency.
- Several css files have been minified to reduce the initial page load time on slow connections.
This update was pretty extensive, so as usual, feel free to post in the bugs
forum thread if you see anything that appears to be broken.
Hey, look! It's another one of those rare feature updates that happen like, once a year or something.
NEW: Leaderboard page
Think you got what it takes to be in the top 10? Just curious how you stack up? Check the leaderboard page and see!
NEW: Level cap increase
When we created SocialCu.be we though it would take ages for anyone to hit level 60. Turns out it only took me like, 5 years or something and then @umer936
made it not too long after.
Since taking away the shiny gold level 60 badge would be sad, we've kept it so that users who hit level 60 now will still get the gold badge, but the real
challenge is to hit the new level cap: level 100
The level scale still uses the same curve beyond 60, so going from level 0-60 is approximately 1/4 of the way to level 100. What, you thought this was linear? Nope!
So, what happens when you hit level 100? Uh............... well........... we have some time to figure that one out.
Additionally, we've been tracking rep even beyond 60, so users who already made it (that is to say, @umer936
and I) didn't stop gaining progress. That mean you
have some serious catching up to do! Get posting!
...more tags. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
[spoiler]You can use it to hide text and images!
- The [LINE] tag!
You can use it to
space out your content!
- The [CENTER] tag!
Look, it's in the middle!
- And the [RIGHT] tag!
Can't go wrong with a [RIGHT] tag
All of these are standard tags which means they're free
to use as much as you like. Check the BB Guide below any postbox for syntax reference.
Oh, and you may notice one other secret
change made it in. Can you spot it? ?
Announcing the arrival of the [YT] bbcode!
It's now possible to embed YouTube videos on SocialCu.be, anywhere you please! Simply copy the part after "watch?v="
in the url of a YouTube video and put it between [YT] tags. Like this:
On that note, have some tunes, courtesy of this news article.
Bonus fun fact about the site decorations:
I actually added then all at once but they're set to show a new one each week in December. So you can look forward to that next year. Maybe I'll even add some in between days for next time too.