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You yelled, we listened. Mod watch is back and its more powerful than ever. Read on to understand how it all works in v4.

Posted by INtense! on Nov 14th, 2007

Just like in v3 you can now watch mods be notified when they update and see the mods you are watching by clicking the update link in the top left corner of the screen. Mod teams can also see how many people are watching their mod via the profiles "statistics sidemenu" and click this number to view exactly who is watching. Also thanks to the all new v4 POWA, we rolled out the following enhancements:

  • v4 allows you to watch games, engines, groups and members - not just mods anymore!
  • v4 shows you the most popular games, mods etc you are watching
  • v4 allows you to browse and search what you are watching, and who is watching you

Enjoy the update and as always let us hear your praise and complaints.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2007, 9:17am says:

Lots more coming, all this will be running the next few weeks:

Quote:- v4 forums
- v4 Private messaging
- Video galleries
- MOTY kicking off soon
- All the hundreds of features you want implemented...
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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 14 2007, 9:20am says:

comment quotes :O

Quote:
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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2007, 9:23am replied:

It is the only tag that works in comments. I felt quotes are important but everything else just distracts from what really should be a pure text field.

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Whizzard
Whizzard Nov 14 2007, 10:20am replied:

Well if links tags worked it would be great too you know. Especially for groups.

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 14 2007, 11:05am replied:

Yeah, bring back proper links.

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 14 2007, 11:17am replied:

It's especially stupid when you're literally prevented from posting them. [i]This is the internet![/i]

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Varsity
Varsity Nov 14 2007, 11:20am replied:

Oh yeah, no formatting.

I don't know if these restrictions are a good idea at all. Did formatting ever harm anyone?

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joker_mx
joker_mx Nov 14 2007, 9:27am says:

I... don't think modwatch is a new feature. Still, great to hear that v4-everything is coming soon.

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Nov 14 2007, 9:55am replied:

They just put it back.

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 14 2007, 9:34am says:

Great, we can watch members to!
that will really help me in stalking more than one person on here. :D

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2007, 9:44am replied:

People can see who is watching them remember. So its hardly stalking ;)

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Swansen
Swansen Nov 14 2007, 11:28am replied:

HEY HEY, its still stalking, its just not very secretive....

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ambershee
ambershee Nov 14 2007, 9:49am says:

Yay modwatch. Now how about personwatch, groupwatch etc :)

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Nov 14 2007, 9:53am says:

Nice come back of watching system. Some people really work their *** off right now :D

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Nov 14 2007, 9:56am says:

It's great that you're really listening to what the people want :)

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 14 2007, 10:10am says:

just curious, will you guys change the search system back so you browse mods under games and not genres/types?

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2007, 11:39am replied:

Most likely but the problem is what happens when we list 2000 games?! The dropdown list becomes too big and is totally unmanageable.

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 14 2007, 12:10pm replied:

well, there are ways around that, like could just have it so people can select on their profiles, what games they want to view mods on etc.
sort of like before I guess.
Also, can themes be changed back to, something of how far the mod progression is, like on V3, you could select Internal Alpha, Beta, Released and unreleased etc.
Themes could just go back to that.
hmm...

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Snake-Eater2k6
Snake-Eater2k6 Nov 14 2007, 10:15am says:

Like jiffy says its great that your listening to us, the genreal mass of modders an' all, and v4 is coming along nicely. Everyday i log back on and thrs new things happening, v5 in the pipeline ? ;)

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Nov 14 2007, 1:30pm replied:

Let us get 4.1 out of the way first!

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J.D.
J.D. Nov 14 2007, 10:24am says:

how about team members on mods page?

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Purple44
Purple44 Nov 14 2007, 12:42pm replied:

Yes please bring back the Team Members list. I thought it was good feature in v3. Most mods are a community effort!!

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 14 2007, 6:56pm replied:

This is why groups was created so your group can release mods and get noticed.

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Purple44
Purple44 Nov 15 2007, 7:43am replied:

We use the Team Member section, to list some of the guys that had keys rolls in the mod and what that roll was. These guys work hard on the mod and deserved a little recognition for their part. Team Member section made it easy to do this. And was on the homepage for visitors to see.

I do not see anything in the Group homepage that would do the same thing, give these guys some recognition. If I write up a post it would just get bury eventually.

But think mod homepage is the place to give recognition to the people that made this mod.

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Nov 15 2007, 4:14pm replied:

We'll have a chat about this as staff, see if there's a way we can make some group members comfortably fit into the mod's page. I'll probably be an option along the lines of "Show group members above level xxx on mod profile".

Create a group for your mod team and add the people to that. We'll work on a way for you to put the important people directly onto your mod's profile.

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Hanzie
Hanzie Nov 15 2007, 5:04pm replied:

That would be nice improvement.
Thanks for listing to the community and good luck with improving the site!

Keep up the good work!

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Purple44
Purple44 Nov 15 2007, 6:43pm replied:

Don't know if you have to go that far. Just be nice to have a window the mod administrator could edit to list team members and there rolls. And not deal with any permissions with this window. It just be a list the admin would have an option to make.

We did found if we want to give someone permission to add and edit content on mod page, we have them join group then set there permission of what they can add or edit in group, carry over to mod page. Still learning how to set things up in v4. ;)

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RedG3
RedG3 Nov 14 2007, 10:30am says:

great job :)

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Arxae
Arxae Nov 14 2007, 11:28am says:
Quote:v5 in the pipeline ? ;)

i hope not :p cant wait for the V4 forums :D
make it your #1 priority :D
and i miss the smilies :(

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Nov 14 2007, 2:52pm replied:

Forums are pretty much sharing the top spot with PMs.

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Nov 14 2007, 1:31pm says:

You don't read my blog entry do you? ;-)

Mod teams are replaced by groups. See my blog for why and how best to use them.

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TryAgain
TryAgain Nov 14 2007, 2:20pm says:

Great news !

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Forsete
Forsete Nov 14 2007, 4:24pm says:

Now it's starting to look good. Glad you guys also fixed the white text.

Mod watch + mod comments = snel hest

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Orion
Orion Nov 14 2007, 11:17pm says:

Eh... I aint read all the comments so I dunno if this has been asked before... But... Where can I view the Mods I've previously decided to watch via my own personal member profile? And when I say "Previous" I mean Pre-V4..! lol... I can see who is watching My Mod... But Not The Mods "I Myself Watch" if ya catch my drift?

Please Advise! ;)

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Nov 15 2007, 6:59am replied:

Easy - go to your updates page (Link at the top of every page, next to your user name) and then either look in the "Updates Watch" box at the top, or the "watching" box at the top right of the page. In these are links to each type of thing you are watching (In the "Watching" box just click the number). These pages show you everything you're currently keeping track of.

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leilei
leilei Nov 14 2007, 11:22pm says:

YOU fav mods? DID YOU CALL ME A FAV MODS!?

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Entar
Entar Nov 14 2007, 11:36pm says:

Ever get the feeling you're being watched? :p

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Nov 15 2007, 7:42am replied:

I do, but nobody is watching you. You shouldn't feel a thing :D

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phaxian
phaxian Nov 15 2007, 1:24am says:

Glad to have it back, nice work :-)

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Remot
Remot Nov 15 2007, 5:48pm says:

My mod watch list just got cleaned out for some reason...

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BlazeHedgehog
BlazeHedgehog Nov 16 2007, 8:35pm says:

More like hundreds of features you guys removed and we want back, am I right? :p

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Moss
Moss Nov 19 2007, 9:38pm says:

Will we be getting links to the mod and the game it's for back for news articles? 'Cause it's the only thing that's really been bothering me about V4. Apart from that, keep up the good work, V4 is made of awsomesauce!

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