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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 10/03/2019 09:26 am

Enhancements for Find Players Searches

Some of our members might have noticed a few changes to our Find Player pages recently.  The Local Gamer and Online Gamer search pages have updates and new search options.

As always, please let us know through Feedback if you have any problems with these updates.


Search Options

The Custom Search options that appear on both Local & Online Gamer searches have changed.  We've move these options, they now appear in the page instead of a pop-up window.  This was done for a couple of reasons.  Some of our member were having problems on smaller screens.  This will also allow us to add newer search options in the future without cluttering the screen.


Page Settings

There are some new search options that are saved on a per-page basis.  You'll see them referred to as Page Settings.

Members have a new option to limit search results on both search pages.  You can now search for Exact Matches for Games & Genres.  When other members appear in your search, only the game systems & genres that match your own are displayed in the results.  We've had a lot of members ask for this feature.

A few of our Board & Card gamers have asked for an easier way to see the General Tab without needing to select every single one of them.  It's now a savable option in the Local Gamer search page.  In the future we'll separate RPG and Wargaming into separate tabs.  It'll clean up the clutter even more.


 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 07/10/2019 10:44 am

Minor Postal Codes Updates

Some new code just went live that verifies postal codes better than before.  With this, members will get a notification if they try to change their post code to one that isn't formatted properly to their country.

New members will see a note on Welcome page after sign-up and in their sign-up email.  It's important to include it in this email because it helps our new gamer friends to easily navigate the menu right away.

If you have problems with your postal code after this update, don't fail to send Feedback.  Anyone having trouble signing-up should send feedback and include your email address if possible.

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 02/08/2019 11:34 am

Back-End Updates

I've done quite a few updates this morning to update some legacy email support.  So if you see some weird errors, please send Feedback and let us know!



 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 11/30/2018 10:16 am

Groups & Games Updates

We've made a couple of minor changes to our Group Finder pages.  These changes were to help clear up some confusion and make it easier to navigate the Groups. 

Breadcrumbs were added to the top of the page.  The selectable "I'd like to" button was moved up to the breadcrumb bar and is now green instead of blue.  We hope it makes the button easier for members to find.  A fair few of our members weren't aware the "I'd like to" button allowed them to add their own groups or change the search from Local to Online Groups.

Over the years a few members have asked why we don't have a Game Finder - well, we do.  Take a look at the search results, each line shows you the game each group is currently playing.  And to emphasize that games are listed, some of the in-page text was changed to Search Groups & Games.    

Let us know if these changes are helpful to you, we'd really like to know.

 
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General
General
  • By: Maelish
  • 10/24/2018 10:47 am

Login Bug Notification

Hello Gamers.

Yesterday a troublesome programming bug was discovered and fixed.  It was a coding error that could trigger during the log-in process, it could have affected some of our members under the right circumstance.  Our database was not exposed, it was not a web-site hack.  Luckily the problem was found quickly and patched.  

In the right circumstance, the bug could have allowed someone to log in as a different user.  Luckily, there isn't evidence of a single account affected.  We have thousands of members - however fewer than 200 members could possibly have been affected while the bug existed.   

I wanted to make certain our members knew about this incident just in case someone was actually affected.  Good communication is the cornerstone of trust, especially with so many large company websites not informing it's members for months or longer.  

Members who could have possibly been affected will receive an email today.  If you don't get the email, then you were not affected.  

If you do receive the email, it does not mean you were actually affected.  It means your account was logged-into during the time the bug existed.  There are still no signs of any accounts compromised.


If you do get the email, this is what you should do:

  • Check to make certain you can still log-in.  Your passwords could not be exposed even if someone logged in as you.
  • Verify the email address in your Gamer Profile hasn't changed.  
  • Examine your Gamer Profile settings.  Are your avatar or text comments in About Me the same?
  • Confirm your Gamer Interests haven't changed.  This include Game Systems and Genres.


Members who receive the email and believe they were affected should Send Feedback.  Please provide information explaining why you think you were affected.

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 07/04/2018 03:57 pm

Minor Upgrade

Today (July 4th) we upgraded software on the server side of our site.  Originally we thought it would force everyone to change their passwords, surprisingly that turned out not to be true.  No one is happier about that than Maelish.

For our members, the upgrade gives a minor speed boost and changes to password encryption.  The new version will encrypt (hash) your password far more effectively than before.  We recommend that our members change their passwords.  When you do, it'll save a far more difficult to crack version of your password.

If you experience any other odd problems or error messages, please send Feedback.  We really do appreciate it!


 
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