VNDB 2.15: Getting sidetracked

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#1 by yorhel
2010-12-15 at 15:54
I had intended on working on either RFC-01 or the permanent filters, but ended up doing all kinds of unrelated things. Still, I hope you'll enjoy another minor site update.

- Added a simple VN vote listing page.
You can now get a list of all users who voted on a VN, and there's a more simple page for listing all the votes of a user, without all the status-related information.

- Added "General discussions" board.
All non-VNDB, non-VN, non-producer and non-user-related discussions go there. Note that it's not called "off-topic", so try to keep the threads at least related to the world of visual novels.

- Added a more detailed tag links voting page
It's now possible to get a list of who voted on each tag for each entry, and what VNs have recently been tagged. The interface is a bit crude and not all that user-friendly, but it makes moderating the tags a lot easier once you get the hang of it. This page also displays the date on which the tag vote has been added, but since this information wasn't stored previously, all old tag votes will have the date set to today.

- Removed the "expand/collapse" links from the history browser and the users' posts browser.
There's now a single list which is as compact as the previously "collapsed" view and has the same information as the old "expanded" view.

- Removed the old "browse a users' tags" page. Now replaced with the more detailed listing.
- Moderators now also get a "last edited on .." message after editing a post (by default, can still be disabled :)
- Consider "senpai" and "sempai" the same in the VN search
- The screen resolutions are now translated (finally...)
- Many (backwards-compatible) API changes. See d11.


And while I'm on the topic of getting sidetracked, let me use this post to announce a small VNDB side-project codenamed "Serika". Serika is an experimental API client and is quite useful for playing around with the API. It's currently rather useless for non-coders, so I haven't provided a windows build (and while you can make one yourself, it is a hassle to get the setup right and it requires patching my code. It's easier to just install Linux or FreeBSD or whatever).
The source can be found here.
And let's not forget the obligatory screenshot. (Excuse the dark theme and lack of window borders, that's just my setup)
#2 by gabezhul
2010-12-15 at 16:06
Yay! :D
The small upgrades all seem nice, and I already moved my Offtopic Wars Saga thread to the ge board. :P
#3 by usagi
2010-12-15 at 16:51
Thank you for update :) It is very useful *_*
#4 by blackiris
2010-12-15 at 17:14
Thanks as always.
- Added a simple VN vote listing page.
Now that's pretty useful.
#5 by blackzero
2010-12-15 at 17:27
is it possible to make a filter for Random Visual Novel so you cannot get VN's of genres you don't like, like Yaoi for example. that you won't get Yaoi Visual Novels
#6 by yorhel
2010-12-15 at 18:12
is it possible to make a filter for Random Visual Novel
This will be included in the permanent filters feature, which is on my todo list.
#7 by belgaesh
2010-12-15 at 21:40
Thanks for the ever useful updates.
#8 by justinizhere
2010-12-15 at 22:30
This will be included in the permanent filters feature, which is on my todo list.
usefulness!
#9 by adhinferno
2010-12-16 at 04:58
Added a more detailed tag links voting page
Great! Thanks for your hardwork!
#10 by kiseki-yamihana
2010-12-16 at 05:28
- Added "General discussions" board.
This is the feature that I have waiting for!
-Removed the old "browse a users' tags" page. Now replaced with the more detailed listing.
Cool! Thanks for the updates!
#11 by novelsfan
2010-12-18 at 14:35
You can now get a list of all users who voted on a VN
YAY! just what I asked! thank you!!!

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