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We've just rolled out some updates to the site, here's a quick summary of what's changed and what's coming.

Posted by jacksonj04 on Nov 12th, 2007

UPDATE: Dates were just added to comments and the correct comment ordering in news / downloads was restored

First of all, let me say thanks to everybody who has let us know your opinion, pointed out bugs, or otherwise helped us through the launch. Your help is appreciated.

We've just rolled out some updates to Mod DB based on your feedback, so here's the good news:

Comments are back. Yep, every game, mod, engine and group now has comments enabled for it. We've also made sure all the existing comments are still in there, so nothing is lost. This is probably the feature we get the most questions about, so I hope you enjoy it!

In other changes, RSS links are now a bit more intelligent. You'll notice a lot of pages now have an RSS link in your browser (As long as it supports RSS that is), which now is directly relevant to the page you're on. If you're browsing a mod and want to subscribe to its news, you can now use your browser's direct method instead of having to hunt down the link.

Finally (And this isn't released yet, it's just an advance notice to keep you at bay), we are bringing back modWatch lists so you can see what you're watching, and who else is watching things. This update should be ready tomorrow, we're just in the process of flattening some bugs at the moment.

Upcoming features still include private messaging, forums, help wanted, topsites and more.

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Schuldi
Schuldi Nov 12 2007, 3:32pm says:

i want the controlpanel backt to work on my mods profile :'-(
i find no button to do this... and it would be fine if you could add a open login field somewhere in the navigation, that we do not need to click an blablabla ... thx

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 Nov 12 2007, 4:17pm replied:

It looks like you were on a mod team, but weren't the person who registered the mod. Due to some updates (Read my blog for more on groups) you are no longer in control of any mods - but let me know the name and I'll give you control back. You can then add a group with the rest of the team.

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 Nov 12 2007, 4:20pm replied:

Actually, scrub that. I've done some digging and re-connected you myself. You can now use the edit icon (It looks like a pencil) in your mod profile.

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CrazyGoat
CrazyGoat Nov 12 2007, 5:24pm replied:

Hip-hip-hurray for the moddb staff reading and replying here and for integrating community pleads in real time. (also I'm posting a lot in pursue to level up on this forums, get higher rank and more points so i can take 2nd job... no wait, that is Rappelz :P)... yeah, in any case, don't let my egocentric-self promoting seizure black out my honest congratulations. So, as my sig says (I need to update it soon... darn, no sigs here :( )

Good luck in everything good

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 12 2007, 6:50pm replied:

Yes we r watchin u! :D

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drunkill
drunkill Nov 12 2007, 9:17pm replied:

/me puts on his tinfoil hat >_>

<_<

I'm starting to like V4, it's growing on me... OHGOD GET IT OFF!

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San-J
San-J Nov 12 2007, 3:34pm says:

Nice work guys. :-)

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Midnitte
Midnitte Nov 12 2007, 3:40pm says:

yay comments :) good job

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NewMessageN00b
NewMessageN00b Nov 12 2007, 3:41pm says:

Great work. Keep it that way. :)

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 12 2007, 3:47pm says:

The control panel works just fine. It's good to hear modwatch will be back soon.

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Sallycin
Sallycin Nov 12 2007, 3:49pm says:

Good job on the quick update.

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hypesystem
hypesystem Nov 12 2007, 4:00pm says:

speedy team ;) good work

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Nov 12 2007, 4:01pm says:

Thumps up for good work. Keep the updates rolling. Comments for the win :D

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 12 2007, 4:16pm says:

It's a bit confusing having top-level comments reversed but threaded ones ordered normally. Also, get the timestamps back! :)

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 12 2007, 4:17pm replied:

Varsity is quite right on that score. Makes things really hard to follow as they're not tabbed out or marked as replies very well. Things should probably go top to bottom, but then profile comments never did either...

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 12 2007, 4:18pm replied:

If by "tabbed out" you mean indented, they are for me...

(Can we get a feed for our personal updates?)

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 Nov 12 2007, 4:25pm replied:

I'll see what I can do

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 12 2007, 4:56pm replied:

They're indented, but they're not always immediately obvious - especially when it's one reply in a sea of comments.

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 12 2007, 4:58pm replied:

Aha, and now we're past level two they aren't indented any further at all!

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 12 2007, 4:59pm replied:

In fact, I replied to Varsity, but my reply appeared directly above jacksonj04; who am I replying to really? How could I abuse this to make jacksonj04 look like a complete nitwit?

How about a system similar to the quoting we have in the forums (albeit done auto style). That works well enough.

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 12 2007, 5:03pm replied:

And without timestamps, you can't even tell which order things were posted in. Yikes. :o

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duckedtapedemon
duckedtapedemon Nov 12 2007, 4:34pm replied:

I'd like to see some sort of feeback over what comment I'm replying under. I've lost track of which reply link I've actually clicked, so I'll be rather surprised where this shows up. I'll also chuck it in a more appropriate place.

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shinobi718
shinobi718 Nov 12 2007, 4:34pm says:

yay comments was looking for these things

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 12 2007, 5:00pm says:

The weird comment ordering is exploding my brain rabbits.

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WhiteKiteFauna
WhiteKiteFauna Nov 12 2007, 5:30pm says:

- where are the datetimes of the comments?
- why the comment text is only 50% of the comment box? I dont really care about user's avatar or huge white space around it, i am interested in the comment itself, why make more difficult to read by distracting attention with avatars? You know that eyes automatically jump to the high contrast elements.. makes it much more difficult to scan the comments quickly :(
- the word "replied" is not really needed... user name should be smaller thatn the comment itself

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Nov 12 2007, 6:04pm says:

now its turning into a kickass site

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready Nov 12 2007, 6:08pm says:

I'm really glad to see that you guys react rather fast on the community feedback :D
GJ so far, keep it comming :)

(Btw, do news comments have pagination yet? Kinda long page already)

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 Nov 13 2007, 3:39pm replied:

I'll add it to the todo list - I agree we need this one

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DGMurdockIII
DGMurdockIII Nov 12 2007, 6:17pm says:

im still getting some mod updates through the old site i can tell becse the forum is still linked with old site

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready Nov 12 2007, 6:51pm replied:

Probably because people keep updating the "old" mod profiles instead of the new ones? ;P

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RedWaffle
RedWaffle Nov 12 2007, 6:19pm says:

Are we ever going to be able to edit our posts?

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Nov 12 2007, 6:30pm says:

Most everything I whined about :)

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Piuneer
Piuneer Nov 12 2007, 8:34pm says:

the only things that are bothering me now is the lack of timestamps like everybody keeps saying, the inability to edit comments (for spelling mistakes or just rewording it so it doesn't sound douchebaggy), and the most annoying of them all right now is for my updates list. I like how it's all organized into categories, but i want to be able to select them all at once and delete them all instead of going through each and deleting em one by one. sometimes i get over 30 or 40 updates overnight, and that is way too much clicking, my friend.

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 Nov 13 2007, 5:54pm replied:

Allrighty, I'll put some change requests in for these.

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|3lack_Hawk
|3lack_Hawk Nov 12 2007, 11:17pm says:

Shouldn't you be able to see when comments were posted?

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Grogdon
Grogdon Nov 13 2007, 2:17am says:

The only thing that really annoys me is that i hate looking at the news and not being able to tell which game each news post is relevent to.

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 13 2007, 11:29am says:

I don't want to whinge (we've got timestamps!), but "X hours ago" isn't anywhere near as useful as "at X:XX"...

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 13 2007, 10:00pm replied:

it is as theres nested comments now and its handy to see when they were posted in time not a time stamp.

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myles
myles Nov 13 2007, 11:56am says:

I'd like to see Groups having there own forums, just like mods did in V3, maybe you are already doing this when we finally get forums.
Also what happened to our emo's? Will these be added in comments at the same time as forums?
There should be a tab on the right hand side on members showing the ranks.

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myles
myles Nov 13 2007, 12:20pm says:

Also i wouldnt mind if you got rid of the feature where if you join a mod the has some games and mods on it that then those mods and games become yours, i.e there in your profile.

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Dr_Spielmann
Dr_Spielmann Nov 13 2007, 12:21pm says:

I have exactly the same problem on my mod's controlpanel.

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myles
myles Nov 13 2007, 2:24pm says:

It would also be good if you made it so the Xbox Live Name worked properly, as my name JarJar Moo doesnt work :(

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Orion
Orion Nov 13 2007, 8:59pm says:

What's happening with the Group - Mod connection?

It seems like, after I create a new group, to add a mod I have to create a new mod profile??? What's up with that? Am I missing something? Wasn't it said that linking between groups and existing mods would be easy?

Please help someone! lol.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 13 2007, 9:59pm replied:

go to your mod click edit then you will see a developer and you can select your group from the list, this links your mod with your group

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Orion
Orion Nov 13 2007, 10:45pm says:

Thanks for that TKAzA..! I is sorted now! ;)

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Orion
Orion Nov 13 2007, 11:55pm says:

I Still Think the Mod / Group Connection could be made much clearer on the profiles! Like... There's no way to tell of what Group is Affiliated with what Mod via the Mod Profile or Vice Versa... I just wanna link my Dev Team Group to my Mod so... Please say this is a temporary bug! lol

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar Nov 14 2007, 4:32am says:

You know...I actually had a dream where I clicked the ModDB link in Firefox and V3 appeared...I was happy.
See what you're doing to me? You're giving me bad dreams!

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Piuneer
Piuneer Nov 14 2007, 8:37am says:

one thing that would make things nice and smooth and convenient and just plain awesome would be for when you look at a mod's, or anyone's pictures, is when you click on a new one on the top, the whole row of pictures shifts and shows an even number of thumbnails behind it and in front of it. If youdon't know what I'm talkin about look at how gamespot's picture gallery viewer is set up and you'll understand how nice that would be.

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Orion
Orion Nov 16 2007, 4:50pm says:

Okay... I dunno if this has been asked before or not... But what is the story with "Influence"? How does that work? Why is mine always dropping the more I visit the site? My Mod, Team, Media are all doing well but this "Influence" thing really has me bugging!

Can I / We have some info about this please?? Thamks!!

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