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Old Mar 7, 2010, 06:27 AM
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This thread will be used to announce miscellaneous updates to the site code and interface which are not significant enough to make it to the front page.


Mar 7, 2010
- Websites now have an "active" checkbox. Instead of deleting defunct websites, users can now set it to inactive so that it doesn't display. Old addresses are still useful since they could be cached by archive.org.
- Album pages now have a category listing on the sidebar
- Organization members are now displayed on the organization entry. The crown icon denotes owner or representative (like in artist pages).
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 07:33 AM
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- Organization members are now displayed on the organization entry. The crown icon denotes owner or representative (like in artist pages).
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Do you think we could get the option to manage members in the same manner as units?

EDIT: Also, past members are still normally listed.
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 07:48 AM
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Yeah, eventually.

Mar 7, 2010
- Terminology: "Members" changed to "Staff"
- Staff linked to organizations with the "until" date set (i.e. former staff) no longer show up on the listing
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 08:01 AM
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- Staff linked to organizations with the "until" date set (i.e. former staff) no longer show up on the listing
This actually results in a problem, defunct organizations that have a date set for members (so it shows up appropriately as a previous organization) aren't listed. So make an exception for defunct organizations?
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I guess an extra "Former Staff" listing will make it less ambiguous.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 06:21 AM
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Mar 8, 2010
- "Former Staff" added to organization entries
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- Websites now have an "active" checkbox. Instead of deleting defunct websites, users can now set it to inactive so that it doesn't display. Old addresses are still useful since they could be cached by archive.org.
Is it possible you could programmatically change inactive URLs to behave like the one on Masami Ueda's page?
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 03:31 AM
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Some webpages are not cached and I'd rather avoid displaying dead-end links, as those are rather annoying. Might be better to do it manually for now.

Also, some updates:

Mar 14, 2010
- Delayed albums now have a notice displayed underneath the album infobox, like cancelled albums. Example: http://vgmdb.net/album/18371
- Old release date field removed from album/org/artist/calendar/event/statistics pages and advanced search. It will no longer be updated upon album submissions. If there's anything broken please report.

- Publisher field now added to album blocks in What's New
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 12:44 PM
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This album doesn't show up on the suggested releases for Reitaisai 7 (when linking.) Problem with the date change or something else?
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 03:39 PM
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The timezone monster strikes again! I'll figure it out later.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Mar 15, 2010
- Date matching for assigning albums to events should work properly now.
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I should put my changes here too.

Mar 23, 2010
- Added "Interview" to album and org website types.
- Simple search now also searches the kanji names of organizations (labels)

Mar 25, 2010
- Small change to multiple aliases on discographies - 'also as' for multiple credits in the same role

Apr 3, 2010
- Small performance improvement for deleting unlinked artist assignments, but there's still something that makes it really slow.

Apr 7, 2010
- Changed album, artist, and org link generators from relative to absolute to fix a bug in search results from deep url pages.

Apr 8, 2010
- Fixed bug in modq for deleted albums

Apr 10, 2010
- New behavior for new album rejection: album automatically set to inactive with other edits accepted.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Apr 30, 2010
- If all items for a particular filter (e.g. publisher type, distributor type) are checked, that filter is no longer generated and applied. This also cuts down on the filter description spam in advanced search.
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Old May 1, 2010, 08:07 AM
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May 01, 2010
- Nisto kept bugging me to add "View Ratings" links to the top right username dropdown menu so I did
- Nisto wants you to check for the same link in your forum post username dropdowns, too
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 08:42 AM
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May 13, 2010
  • Fixed a bug that made it realllly slow to delete an unlinked artist assignment.
  • Placed a lower limit on the character number in Translation Search
May 15, 2010
  • Added a function to class_album to print out the color-code legend. This is now used everywhere.
May 16, 2010
  • New Research Statistic graph - album price per year
May 30, 2010
  • New section for Maintenance Searches added to advanced seach.
  • New capability added to search for albums based on number of scans and number of tracklists.
Jun 03, 2010
  • New Classifications: Unused/Prototype, Sound Effect, Video, Data
Jun 05, 2010
  • Added "My Submissions" tab to the rest of the tab pages.
Jun 06, 2010
  • Minimum year set to 1974!
Jun 07, 2010
  • Added capability to search for blank fields in advanced search.
  • Several adjustments to classifications, media types, and distribution types based on submission restructuring.
Jun 08, 2010
  • Cleaned up some information duplication (pricelist, media types, etc.)
  • Marked some SQL fields in the album and tracklist tables for deletion
Jun 09, 2010
  • Added Norwegian Krona (NOK) to the currency list.
Jun 10, 2010
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the catalog number from showing up for some albums in the media moderation queue.
Jun 12, 2010
  • You can now find intermediate catalog numbers in advanced search.
  • Migrated reprint pop-up to use new display date format. This fixes an error that occurs when the month or day is unknown.
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Jun 12, 2010
  • Fixed broken track title search
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Jun 13, 2010
  • Cleaned "N/A" from the catalog number field of all old album submissions and replaced with "".
  • Merged our old gallery viewcount back into the album viewcount.
  • Cleaned out some old fields from the album table
  • Added new search capability to find albums with no linked labels and artists.
Jun 18, 2010
  • Removed display of "private" albums from view collections page.
  • Experimental sub-color coding for products on the updates page.
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Jun 19, 2010
  • Edit queue and website submission are now running for Products
Jun 21, 2010
  • Basic product-album linking implemented for Titles. Note: still under development
  • You can now search by price value in Advanced Search
Jun 22, 2010
  • You can now search for albums containing a specified string in their scan captions using the Advanced Search
  • Overhaul of some of the multi-table query code should fix some problems with the advanced search for certain complicated searches (mostly involving track titles)
  • Websites on all pages (album, artist, label, product) now sort alphabetically in each category
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Jun 25, 2010
  • Show collections page updated to show number of private collections
Jun 26, 2010
  • Implemented product logo submission
  • Reverse propagation implemented in product-album linking
  • Medium field moved from release to product
  • Formatting and terminology adjustments to product pages
Jun 27, 2010
  • The check-boxes for batch addition of artists are now unchecked by default
Jul 2, 2010
  • Proper processing of purchase links on the Recent Links page
  • Artist discussion thread ID now editable by staff
  • Color coding added to products browse pages
  • Major overhaul of products: releases are now no longer products, but are instead their own entity
  • Product release region standardized using our currency list
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Jul 3, 2010
  • Expanded the Album Notes field - 20 lines instead of 8
  • Parentheses in the products field are now handled, so that product link suggestions are offered based on the contents inside and outside of the parentheses
  • Franchise pages now display the albums from their child titles
  • Product links are now correctly reported on the stats page

Jul 4, 2010
  • Fixed a bug where albums with no catalog number where not correctly displayed in Recent Artists

Jul 5, 2010
  • Removed bootlegs from display on product pages
  • Removed Sega Nomad and the SNK Neo-Geo CDZ from platforms list

Jul 7 2010
  • Added a fix to filter searches from AlbumArtDownloader so they don't show up in Recent Searches
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Jul 24, 2010
  • Corrected the timestamp offsets in Manage Event Albums, so now albums released on the last day of a ranged event should show up in the suggestion list.

Jul 25, 2010
  • Fixed some star rating cosmetic issues
  • Refactored album output functions
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Aug 7, 2010
  • Fixed page redirection bug after deleting a website from an org
  • Hopefully fixed a bug where the threadID would dissapear when an artist page was edited by a user
  • Product links now show up on Album pages
  • Franchises, Titles, and Releases should now work with the Title/Name language filter
  • Fixed bugs that prevented submission of new Franchises and Titles.
  • Products can now be deleted
  • Titles can be manually linked to and unlinked from Franchises
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Aug 14, 2010
  • Implemented product discussions
  • Implemented linkbacks for products
  • Fixed a couple of bugs in reverse propagation of product names
  • Fixed bug that removed the Related Albums when a product was linked
  • Turned off release pages
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Aug 22, 2010
  • Event pages now have the URL convention of /event/1234
  • Event titles on the main browse event page are now multi-language, and can be toggled with language preferences
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Aug 29, 2010
  • Base classes can now utilize memcache. Currently testing on our Events page -- the list of events is now grabbed from the cache and refreshed every hour.
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Been a while since I updated this, so I'll just roll up the changes:

Apr 16, 2011
  • Major server software upgrades finished
  • Discography pages now display event tags for listed albums
  • Artist credits for albums can now be associated to a unit (which must also be linked to the album). This changes the credit display to "Unit (Artist)"
  • Units can be nested, like "Unit (Subunit (Artist, Artist), Artist)"
  • Non-linked artists can also be associated with units in album credits
  • Reverse propagation and unassigned artist matching improved
  • Rejected album entries now show the album title in the recent updates list instead of "deleted/inactive"
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Old Jun 8, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Jun 09, 2011
  • Added two new platforms: Sony PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Wii U


Coming up: Microsoft XBox Tetrapod
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Jun 12, 2011
  • Added a few more artist roles: SFX Artist, Programmer, Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer. Note that these roles may be reorganized into sub-roles in the future. Currently they only show in discographies and artist credit management.
  • Inactive albums now show up in the list of possible catalog number duplicates when you submit a new album.
  • Deleting a cover will now bring you back to the cover management page, without a redirection message. In the future the process will be ajaxified.
  • Album's For Sale => Albums For Sale
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[list][*]Added a few more artist roles: SFX Artist, Programmer, Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer. Note that these roles may be reorganized into sub-roles in the future. Currently they only show in discographies and artist credit management.
An interesting move. Wouldn't we also need synthesizer operators (or synthesize manipulators)? I think they would induce some discussion and inconsistency, but now we have programmers. Also, if I understand it correctly (which isn't often the case ), we're able to select those roles on the linking screen, but currently lacks a field to credit them on albums? Asides of the cases where sound effects are somehow featured in a piece of music, or the actual role of someone who is credited as programmer is rather closer to that of an arranger, do we select them yet?


Nevermind about the latter point. I got it!

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Synthesizer programmers can be credited as programmers for now, later we can split that into sub-roles for better differentiation. Speaking of which, the "performer" field really needs to be further split into "vocalist" => vocal/chorus/voice/rap/etc and "instrumentalist" => trumpet/cowbell/etc.
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