Get 'em while they're hot!
That's right, I finally got around to modernizing the look of the site.
In addition to looking cleaner, a bunch of the residual inconsistencies have been cleaned up too. Generally, things should look less bad (as one would hope).
Aside from that, the search page got it's own link on the sidebar finally and has been update to include the ability to search your past statuses.
Hello and WELCOME to the first (monthly?) SocialCu.be QN contest!
"QN contest? What's that?"
Pretty much what you'd expect. Submit a QuickNote that you drew and at the end of the month a note will be selected as the winner! The only requirements are that it fits the theme
and follows the site rules
(so no NSFW stuff, etc.) but other than that, the sky is the limit.
"What can I win?"
One of these
fancy contest winner badges or, if you already have a contest winner badge, we'll give you 100 cu.bes and a sense of pride and accomplishment!
"Cool, how do I enter?"
Simply add the QN you want to submit in a comment on this article. You only get 1 entry, but if you change your mind before the month is up, you can submit another and we'll only use the latest entry. You have until May 31st at 11:59pm eastern time to submit. We'll announce the winner in a news article and send you a message that you won.
"So... what's the theme?"
The theme for this contest is...
(If it turns out enough people want the contests to keep going, we can do them monthly, but we'll see how it goes.)
It's time for an update! This time the focus is on friends.
Well... I guess, not really the friends themselves, but the way we show which friends you have here! Most notably, we now actually
have a place to view all your friends... the Friends
The friends are sorted by when they were last online so you know exactly who to bug because they haven't been online in like, 8 years.
In addition, the friends display on the sidebar has been json-ified and limited to 10 friends which should substantially reduce the page load times for those very popular users (such as myself).
At this time of day?
Yup, that's right! Introducing the Founder badge!
Anyone who created an account within the first year of SocialCu.be launching has automatically received this badge... for FREE!
Just like all the other ones!
Hey, look at that, there's some shiny
new badges here!
QN Artist 1
Drew 25 QuickNotes
QN Artist 2
Drew 50 QuickNotes
QN Artist 3
Drew 100 QuickNotes
These are awarded automatically as you save your QNs (but only public ones count).
Have fun drawing!
Just a few quality of life updates regarding QuickNotes.
- You can view up to 6 of your most recent QNs on your profile
- You can view more QNs by a user on their profile
- You can see how many stars you've received on all your QNs on your profile (under Accomplishments)
- The QN gallery now has some stats at the bottom (not much yet, but more coming later maybe?)
- QNs will now only round to 1 decimal place instead of 0 for higher DPI displays/people who zoom in while drawing
- QN styling has been improved for better legibility (particularly on dark theme)
Yeah, mostly some minor updates this time (fixing some bugs here and there, like making sure QNs respect the draft flag and using the correct avatar urls everywhere).
However, one BIG update is that the status page now uses ajax for pagination! This should make navigating forwards/backwards much snappier (and use less data if on mobile).
Aside from that, QNs also now support the dark theme better, so that's something.
...hey, I said it was a minor update, alright?