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07 Feb 2018 10:19 AM
Dead-Sync
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 ===

  • Patchex

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    After just posting I am only seeing 15 past posts... (We all know I have way more then that lol) 

     

    The I miss Home thread I wrote in is missing... (Maybe it has been moved from the location?)

     

    I might have figured it out... maybe 20 is the top amount, and its only threads that are on first pages of the forums? Can anyone help me test this theory? 

     

    I do know the first time I posted noticing the difference on 2/21 it was only 10 listings before that... now its up to over 10 and seems to stay under 20... my note of this should also be listed in the OP... I feel very set aside and treated like crap by not being included in the OP of this thread... its a crappy move... honestly... 

     

    I know for a fact that a huge chunk of past posts are just gone... unless MVPs and MODs are seeing them somewhere... they are just gone... a bunch of friends and I are very ticked off that about a decade of our posts are just gone... no trace...One of our threads in particular had over 600 people in it from all over the world... How crappy is that...  and I have searched far and wide for them... Plus right before the change over here I asked for help in this forum to archive them (sadly the fan base was already in disoray at that point too...) , yet with no help and I could not do it because I was in Scotland visiting a PSN buddy of mine and his PC didn't work very well... trying to o that on my phone would have been inpossible even if I was not busy chilling out of country and traveling... 

     

    I also used the new method of reaching my history as stated in the post above me. 

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  • Patchex

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    I was unable to post a picture using the direct link method today... I had to Embed... anyone else seeing this happen? 

     

    Here just went over an hour of my time trying to check on the fourm posts that I could... Thats an hour I could have been gaming, because on any other forum this all would have taken me 15 mins tops... and I would have had Spell check too lol... the fourms are very very slow, more so then useual today...

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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    Added:

     

    5/10/18

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

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    Still Dead Sync the History logs a (Edit, my post was missing, - seems the hitory logs have not been worked out as stable yet) 

     

    BTW it seems embedding videos is not working for me, I wonder what is going on... 

     

    Edit, the Video Embedding is now working... 

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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    7/6/18

    • Back-end maintenance performed to restore private messaging inboxes for some users who were unable to load them.
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  • kisuma1

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    Very minor change, but noticed now when a post is kudo'd three times or more it turns blue instead of green.
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    @kisuma, Thanks for the info! Will update now!

     

    Very random, but hey Blue is more in-line with the PlayStation brand so I'm all for it I suppose! =)

     

    7/24/18

    • Highlighted posts (posts with 3 or more upvotes) now highlighted blue instead of green.
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    9/13/18

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

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    this most likely is just a hiccup and not really related, yet I am having trouble posting, making new threads and also not able to post pictures and videos properly again... is this a problem that others seem to be having as well? I noticed one person mentioned something similar in another thread, yet this place is so far gone now I am not sure where to post or ask... 
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  • kisuma1

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    The issue with making threads has been around for quite some time now and is believed to be a browser issue. Chrome seems to be the one with the most issues and, for whatever reason, post would only go through when you open the developer tools. If you didn't, you'd get the post rate limit message.

     

    Firefox seems to work ok and is what I have been using to post threads. I haven't had the need (yet) to post an image or video, but will try later to see what happens.

     

     

    Edit: did it some time ago, but was able to post a vid without any issues. Grabbed the embedded link, switch to HTML after the post was finished to add the link and hit post. Video showed up as intended.

     

    Double edit:

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  • Patchex

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    I did not seem to have an issue making threads before this isolated issue... for me anyway. 

     

    I tried the embed codes for both a video and picture and they did not seem to work for me. not sure why... 

     

    Maybe they are related. I am not sure its a browser issue though. Either way, it seems to be working for you at least. 

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  • SweetPoison13 (Support MVP)

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    Thank you very much for this changelog, @Dead-Sync. It’s nice to see all of the neat, little changes that have taken place here. 👍🏻

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  • GraphiteGB (Support MVP)

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    change update = 16 oct 2018

    PM link now available directly under PSN ID name on forum no need to use the PM section...

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  • kisuma1

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    Beat me to it...

     

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  • vfr_800_rider (Support MVP)

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    Would have preferred they implement a much stronger spam-blocking system rather than a cute little envelope that will rarely, if ever, get used.  Such an "upgrade" has zero value to me.
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  • kisuma1

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    Same, but at least it's still progress in the right direction.
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    Thanks! Added:

     

    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.
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  • I thought it was sort of amusing, the Send Message option is also displayed under your profile on post replies. Apparently you can send yourself messages, I messaged myself Hello! lol. ~.^
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  • GraphiteGB (Support MVP)

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    What strange about PMs is that you can UPLOAD a image as an attachment but you still can't post a image publicly unless you use third party host and then copy and paste...  so I PM'ed my self and then copy and paste the image...

    Twitter is still faster but you need an account for that...
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  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

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    Added an alert note:

     

    NOTE: The PlayStation Forums will be undergoing extended maintenance starting at 5:00PM PST on October 18th, 2018. The Community Forums should be expected to return at 5:00PM PDT on October 25th, 2018. 

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  • Patchex

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    There have been some changes to the Photo and Image posting here on the forums... I will try to make a more detailed post when I fix the posting guide...

     

    Also yesterday the History log for posts was around ten forum posts long, yet today it is running at 18, just like the last time I mentioned a change in the amount of Posts listed in the log... I am not sure if it s a change or not... I am confused at why the amount of posts we can review in our history log keeps changing... it is an odd thing to see, not being a set amount. Or maybe it is a set amount and something they are doing changes the amount we are able to vew every now and then... 

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  • GraphiteGB (Support MVP)

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    March 2019...

    PSN custom proile image support added. (planned or in error) is now diplaying for many users...

    Can be set via mobile app, PC web site or facebook...

    Sign out and sign in are required to give the forum access to new uploaded image...

     

     

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  • kisuma1

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    I would also not forget that the rules still apply. Any inappropriate images and your profile will obviously get moderated.
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  • That has been the case for months it's not a new change.
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  • GraphiteGB (Support MVP)

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    That has been the case for months it's not a new change.

    No thats been an exploit and manual change request done to the mods and NOT automatic...

    SMVP users were given a manual requested reset were we changed avatar and they forced and up date to new avatar...

    This is automatic change to profile image Not Manual avatar change request...

    When the forum system altered all avatars was locked to a single image per PSN ID..

     

     

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