Code push imminent!

Apr. 30th, 2017 08:48 pm[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
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We're about to pull the lever on tonight's code push! Many of the changes we are making to the site are under-the-hood improvements, but these are the ones you are more likely to notice:

  • New account setting option for RP accounts, for future feature development.
  • Many more sites upgraded to use HTTPS links instead of relying on our SSL proxy.
  • Moved the Manage Icons page to /manage/icons and modernized the underlying code.
  • Increased the size limit for icon descriptions from 120 to 300 characters.
  • Various requested fixes for the image upload/management pages.
  • Improved processing of emailed entries for changes to entry security.
  • Improved processing of emailed comments for removal of quoted text.
  • Reading page with date filter now has previous / next day links.
  • Banned users hidden by default on the Manage Circle page.
  • Most importer failure messages will now include the name of the journal being imported, for the benefit of users running multiple imports.
  • People who read the RSS/Atom feed of your journal will see correct entry links and embedded content.
  • Whitelist embeds from: coub.com, airtable.com, mixcloud.com
  • New <user> tag sites: medium.com, imzy.com, facebook.com, instagram.com
  • New "other site" fields on user profiles: Imzy, Instagram

Once the code push starts, you may notice that the site is slow to respond, but it should remain available to use unless something goes badly wrong.

I'll update this post when the code push is finished. Stay tuned!

Update: All done! Let us know if anything seems more wrong than usual!

Thin Ice

Apr. 29th, 2017 09:10 pm[personal profile] miss_s_b posting in [community profile] doctorwho
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What did we reckon? Spoiler: I loved it so much I haven't done my usual instant reaction post because I want to write something longer.

Poll #18292 Thin Ice
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 33

Thin Ice

YAY!
32 (97.0%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
1 (3.0%)

Bill

YAY!
32 (100.0%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

Obvious Politics in Who

YAY!
29 (90.6%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
3 (9.4%)

karzilla: a green fist above the word SMASH! (Default)
We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!

Calufrax is looking for fic reccers!

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:29 pm[personal profile] nonelvis posting in [community profile] doctorwho
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[community profile] calufrax, the fic recommendations community for stories hosted on A Teaspoon And An Open Mind, is looking for reccers. All fans of fic for Doctor Who and its related media are welcome no matter whether you've recced with us before or have never even heard of us!

If you're interested, please sign up – and definitely take a look at our updated rules in the rules and sign-up post, because you can now rec some previously recced fics! Teaspoon has been around long enough that there are gems on the site newer fans may never have seen, so now is your chance to share your favorite stories.

Questions? Drop me a line here or in the sign-up post.

Is Capaldi more Tom-ish this season?

Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:21 am[personal profile] miss_s_b posting in [community profile] doctorwho
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There's been a couple of times in episodes where he's done a sudden mad grin and I've thought "that's very Tom", and then I was scrolling through the f-list this morning and saw this:

Peter Capaldi looking like Tom Baker

and genuinely did a double take. The wicked, crinkly, mischievous TOMNESS of that is just off-the-scale as far as I am concerned.

What do you guys think?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


Is Capaldi becoming more Tom-like?

View Answers

Yes! I've been thinking this too!
14 (43.8%)

Hmmm... maybe
8 (25.0%)

You're talking rubbish again, Rigg
2 (6.2%)

But WHY are all the ticky boxes gone?
8 (25.0%)

So... what did we think of Smile?

Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:44 pm[personal profile] miss_s_b posting in [community profile] doctorwho
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I liked this week's episode. Again! Am now cautiously hopeful that this might be a pattern...

Am especially in love with Bill.

How about you lot?

Poll #18251 What did you think of Smile?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 44

What did you think of Smile?

YAY!
37 (90.2%)

nay :(
2 (4.9%)

Other; please specify
2 (4.9%)

What do you think of Bill so far?

YAY!
43 (97.7%)

nay :(
1 (2.3%)

Other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

The Pilot: Bill

Apr. 21st, 2017 06:27 pm[personal profile] mengu posting in [community profile] doctorwho
This is a post  analysing Bill's character in all my slightly interesting quotes in the episode. I would like to thank Chakoteya transcripts, and also you, for your patience.
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Spoilers! Also, length. )
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Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!
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