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07 Feb 2018 10:19 AM
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By: Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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[INFO] PlayStation Forums Changelog

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Hi all,

With a lot of people interested in the progression of the forums after the transition to the new platform, I'm going to setup an unofficial changelog so we can track updates.  I say 'unofficial' because this will most often be based off observations alone. You'll want to keep your eyes peeled to any stickies in this section by Moderators or PS Support for official information on planned updates or confirmed new features.

 

PlayStation Forums Changelog

4/7/19

  • An issue that caused PSN Account Profile Pictures instead of Avatars to display as a user's forum avatar was resolved.

10/25/18

  • Back-end maintenance performed, primarily to prepare for infrastructure changes to PlayStation Network and the ability to change Online IDs.

10/16/18

  • Users can send a private message directly to another user by clicking [Send Message] under the poster's Online ID.
    • The [Send Message] button also appears under a user's Online ID in their forum profile.

9/13/18

  • Original post of topics now include time-of-day in the timestamp. 

7/24/18

  • Highlighted posts (posts with 3 or more upvotes) now highlighted in blue instead of green.

7/6/18

  • Back-end maintenance performed to restore private messaging inboxes for some users who were unable to load them.

5/10/18

  • Back-end maintenance performed to improve performance and address slow load times.

3/22/18

  • Additional anti-spam measures for new topic creation and post content.

2/24/18

  • Post rate-limit / alert added to prevent accidental double posts.

2/7/18

  • New color distinction for topics that have been read
    • NOTE: Currently, topics marked as read do not return to unread even if new replies are added to the topic

11/19/17

  • Users can now upvote post replies. Posts that receieve 3 or more upvotes are highlighted.

6/28/17

  • Replies to a topic now bump the topic to the top of the respective board.
  • The Pinning feature for Admins and Moderators is now live, enabling these users to highlight select topics as needed.

=== MIGRATION TO CURRENT FORUMS PLATFORM ON 6/21/17 ===

  • vfr_800_rider (Support MVP)

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    The new color remains for "read" posts, even if new replies are added after the initial "read".  This makes this feature less useful than if the color reverted to the "unread" color when new replies are added.
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    @vfr - Just noticed that myself. Haha, agreed. I'll denote it above, hopefully it can be changed.
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  • vfr_800_rider (Support MVP)

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    Already sent a PM about the issue, hopefully something can be done.

     

    [edit: reply to PM received, not working at they intended, said they'd look into tweaking the feature]

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  • sam6862 (Support MVP)

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    There are 2 ways to make read/unread: client side, or server side.

    Read / unread topics here, appears to be client side based on web browser's history with visited link color style. This works without needing to sign in.

     

    The web bowser's history cannot tell if topics have new replys when the link stays exactly the same. A possible simple fix is the server will have to make each link a little different based on number of replys like adding ?replies=32 at the end of link on each list of topics to make it go back to blue on new reply.

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  • Nice colors for the forums and topics, lets keep the good work coming through.

     

     

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  • Patchex

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    I made a thread about that too... asking for a way to know when there are new replys... yet Thanks @Dead-Sync... this will be a great place to see new updates as they happen... I really wish the MODs and Programers would put one up as they roll out updates... :(
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  • Emerald_Swords (Support MVP)

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    Thanks for this @Dead-Sync
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  • Patchex

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    I was having a few issues with the History Profile log yesterday, yet it looks like it might have been due to an Update... we now have 20 logged Posts instead of like 10 or 12...  (I would much rather have all of my posts listed yet this is atleast an improvement... )

     

    I wish edits would just be listed once as a post instead of each edit counting on that list... 

     

    Anyone notice anything else? 

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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    Added:

    2/24/18

    • Post rate-limit / alert added to prevent accidental double posts.

     

    (Thanks Akira!)

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  • Patchex

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    I feel invisable here sometimes... did no one notice the increase in History logs? 

     

    Also even with the "Update" to post rate limit... I am still seeing double posts sadly. 

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  • Patchex

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    I guess the History profile log got changed again... now its at 14 rather then 20... well thats a bummer... odd, very odd... why did that happen? 
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  • Patchex

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    Now the  History profile log got changed again, its only 13... What am I missing? Any Ideas why this is happening? Am I looking at it wrong or reading my Profile log wrong? 
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    @Patchex - Might be incidental of other coding or on a per-user basis. Personally, I wouldn't call that particular observation a substantial or noteworthy "change" so to speak.
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  • Patchex

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    So now its at 10 again, so what is going on? It might not be notable to you, (that is not a rude comment, its just saying that it is kinda important to me,yet I am saving a book mark now for them so I can find them, yet for others it might be notable... like me) It does seem lik something tha is changing, and it should be noted... or at least tested to find out what sets the mark of what you can review or not... 

     

    Edit... right after I posted this I checked and now 11 are listed... so can anyone help me figure out what is going on... maybe it had not changed at all and there is not a set amount... maybe a times amount of posts? 

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  • Patchex

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    Im about to Log out and right now there are 20 listings btw... maybe the max is 20 and min is 10? Based on amount in a time period? 
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  • GraphiteGB (Support MVP)

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    Anti spam bot "new topic" human verification added...

    Those who are human with a google account just tick the box...

     

    And you can Post a new topic... Those with out a google account have to jump though hoops just like the  bots..

     

     

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  • Patchex

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    It might have something to do with the Chrome browser updates? Maybe this is why you all might be seeing the date issue... a compatibily problem? 

     

    I noticed the anti bot, yet thought it was becasue I was posting to fast or something... 

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome_version_history

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  • Patchex

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    No Ideas on the History log Set up? 

     

    Also has anyone else noticed it seems they have intergrated spell check back into the Forum? I just saw it being prompted... I am so happy about that, I am a horrible grammer and speller... 

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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    Added:

     

    3/22/18

    • Additional anti-spam measures for new topic creation and post content.

     

    Thanks GraphiteGB!

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  • Patchex

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    Again being iggnored... arrrrgggg.... 
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  • where is the post count from the previous forums?
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  • Patchex

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    There is no post count from before... I do not think they saved our old post counts...(esspecially seeing that they dropped all the archives and none of them can be found anywhere any more...)  You could make a suggestion here in this forum section that you wish it to be added back...

     

    This is a thread for Dead Sync to list things in the OP that he thinks are important and to be noted that have been changed here on the forums... not everything that changes, just what he/she thinks is important to note.

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  • Patchex

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    now my history log is 19... seems to be between 10 and 20 right? Anyone else see this? 
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    @Patch - It is probably inconsistent considering profiles are a work in progress. I don't think someone on the web team is purposely making changes, but rather, the forum platform hasn't been programmed fully yet when it comes to profiles and it is providing varying results depending on whatever, maybe something like length of text field or something random.

     

    @Sreendah - As Patchex mentioned, Post count is currently not tracked on the new forums platform. Several posts from the old forums were transferred to the new platform, although I am sure not all. If post counts return, it is TBD if they will reference the old posts that were transferred over.

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  • chaos_789 (Support MVP)

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    You can now view your recent activity, by going over to your user name in the top right of the forums, then in the drop down menu, click on your PSN name which is located above the sign out option.
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