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We've got a number of enhancements to the site which we have just deployed. If you manage content they should make your life a lot better!

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Write a lot of news posts or manage your mod or game profile? Editing it should now be a lot easier! We have finally emerged from the stoneage with a new HTML5 WYSIWYG text editor which should exactly mirror how your post looks. If you want to test it out pretend you are posting news and scroll down to the content section.

Another big feature for the text editor is a handy image uploader personalized for every member. Want to include an image in your post? Awesome that is easy peasy now, just follow the steps below...

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 7 03 5


If you track where visitors come from to your profile, we have updated it so the referrers you have visited already are dulled out:

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 6 58 1


Adding large downloads should be easier, because we now support uploading from Dropbox and Google Drive (provided the file is shared and public).

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 7 00 1


Finally, we have updated our code syntax highlighter - so if you need to share code or write a tutorial perhaps it is much easier to do. Just click the "Insert/edit code snippet" then button paste in your code to wind up with something like this:

<ul class="tabs">
	<li class="on"><a href="/" title="All platforms">HOME</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/xone">XONE</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/ps4">PS4</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/wiiu">WiiU</a></li> 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/iphone">iPhone</a></li>		 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/android">Android</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/vr">VR</a></li>
</ul>
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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke - - 14,826 comments

New text editor and member image manager, awesome!

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Thib
Thib - - 1,690 comments

For those who'd like to suggest new ideas and/or discuss with the community about the future of ModDB/IndieDB/SlideDB, make sure to follow this thread on our main forums: Moddb.com

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jONES1979
jONES1979 - - 2,368 comments

ok. thanks!

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Lоnerboner
Lоnerboner - - 8,303 comments

Awesome

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Reanimator[UA]
Reanimator[UA] - - 72 comments

Great work with image editor! It always was inconvenient to upload pics somewhere and only then insert links to the text.

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Marek33
Marek33 - - 3,892 comments

Nice work! I like additions like this.

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Flаme
Flаme - - 556 comments

I very glad that Mod DB team always working with the site to make it more better.

But unfortunately, with the new editor code of all materials became very "dirty" and formatting of the materials became incorrect (as example - Moddb.com , Moddb.com ). Lost padding, etc. Even when we use editor with clean material (without code from previous editor), it work bad, forgot about paddings.

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Flаme
Flаme - - 556 comments

Also when in material were added two videos with Mod DB player, one of them is not work. Moddb.com (Try to refresh page few times).

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INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,100 comments

There were minor changes to the CSS and the way the system parses the HTML you write.

If you include a <p> tag it will not do any processing on it, as this matches the code the new editor provides. But if there is none it will process it.

The new editor is truely WYSIWYG so if you edit within it, it should exactly mirror what you see in your news post. If there are bugs however please point them out and I will fix them as there have been a number of tweaks I have had to make

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Olku_
Olku_ - - 2,077 comments

Awesome features.

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xX[Warrior250]Xx
xX[Warrior250]Xx - - 3,664 comments

This is a very useful update, however it kinda broke some codes that i've had into my blog? why?

Everything else works fine, thanks for improving Moddb :D you had my respect.

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INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,100 comments

Posted a comment a few above explaining the possible cause of this. If you feel it is a bug please let me know

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xX[Warrior250]Xx
xX[Warrior250]Xx - - 3,664 comments

Thank you for the reply Mr.intense, will do!

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Sph!nx
Sph!nx - - 722 comments

Nice update! Great job, guys.

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n5p29
n5p29 - - 8,541 comments

nice, we finally can upload from dropbox and drives. :D

and yeah, looks like the new text editing system broke the pages layout that uses custom html/css coding. like those with custom background images, text tabs, positioning, and <div> tags.
it also sometimes adds unwanted tags after editing from source code view. I know it's the auto-fix feature, but still annoying when you can't get the result you wanted.

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INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,100 comments

Can you point to some examples - I'd be happy to try and resolve any bugs.

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X - - 3,456 comments

This should fix some of the issues and make Blog making easier.

Thank you, ModDB Staff!

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Noobkiller2
Noobkiller2 - - 1,140 comments

Great updates for uploading section.
I remember that i had to split my modification in 3 parts to upload it to moddb.
Thanks a lot for adding more space :D

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Milanium
Milanium - - 453 comments

Thanks a lot. The ancient version of TinyMCE was really terrible. We started copy and pasting proper HTML news into it instead of using it to write original content and even then it messed up the formatting.

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INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,100 comments

it was pretty ancient :)

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Milanium
Milanium - - 453 comments

It is a bit sad that you are now disconnected from Indiedb.com both feature wise (they still have the old TinyMCE) and because the news/comments are now disconnected. Also I would have welcomed it if you monetized through sales there instead of relying on obstrusive and privacy invading ads. :(

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INtense! Author
INtense! - - 4,100 comments

We have been disconnected for over 2 years now - so the features will be very different.

If we could monetize without ads, I'd turn off ads instantly - so I need to figure that one out. The site costs a lot to run because we do over 2000mbps of bandwidth!

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raindev04
raindev04 - - 142 comments

So nice!!

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mp5lng
mp5lng - - 7,996 comments

Great touch of awesomeness :D

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cW#Ravenblood - - 6,703 comments

Thats great, cool update guys!

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oodaa
oodaa - - 602 comments

-problem solved please delete this comment-

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