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Have rewritten the sites permission system and just deployed a bunch of updates.

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Have been hard at work on many behind-the-scenes fixes for ModDB and IndieDB which were just deployed today. The largest of which was a complete re-write of the sites permission system. For groups, it is now much more simpler to control what your group members can and cannot do:


And for site admins, instead of just been able to "ban users", they can now "content ban". This means that if you spam comments, or continually add bogus news and other content, you ability to do so can be removed. You will still be able to login and browse the site, but might be unable to add content for example. This is a new tool for admins to use to help manage the community.

3 char search bug

Previously if you searched for content with three or less characters, i.e. "mod" no search results would be returned (or they would be totally inaccurate). This bug has been fixed and 3 char and less searches should work fine.

Copy / paste div bug

Whilst copying and pasting and using the sites text editor is a challenge at the best of time, a little bit of post-processing has been added to strip out pesky empty divs. This should help formatting a little.

Mediakit added to email notices

Since we really appreciate it when mod and indie teams use our sites logo on their homepage to promote their ModDB or IndieDB profile, we have added a link to the mediakit to emails as a reminder. So if you have created a profile for your mod or indie game, throw up the logos below (click for HTML) and help make us happy.

Indie DB Mod DB - Change the Game

A bunch of other minor changes were made, including tons of updates for Desura (getting very close now) so stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates in the near future.

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

All I can say is YAY!

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Cybio
Cybio

Thanks :)

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Thanks for doing this! ModDB can only get better! :)

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Potteh.
Potteh.

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You are a pathetic and disgusting human being.

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Fxor
Fxor

Lay off the ridiculous comments, or gtfo.

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Potteh.
Potteh.

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Search user PottehUK, do history or "gtfo".

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Not sure what you are trying to achieve by posting here but potteh unless you wish to be banned again please show some respect

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Potteh.
Potteh.

(buried)

So your idealogical reason of respect is for one user to afore and let someone insult you and you accept it? I guess the British army was wrong in the war then, eh?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

All bugs should be ironed out, but there were tons more changes made so if you notice anything strange - let me know!

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~DJ~
~DJ~

I -think- this is kinda relevant..Can something like changing the text color users when customizing our ModDB page, example if someone sets their "skin" as black, like my mod's page skin, we cannot see users text because everything is dark and all. Thanks :D

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INtense! Author
INtense!

you need to email me updated CSS which makes those names appear as white or a color so you can see them

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~DJ~
~DJ~

Okay thanks man, but I was talking like.. Admins can change color from the GUI of ModDB/IndieDB, that would be awesome :D

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu

Finally i see some new updates!

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Fxor
Fxor

Very well done mate.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

great job it needed that update

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feillyne Staff
feillyne

So the empty div is got rid of? :-) At last admins won't be bothered about this. ;-D

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Original_Speeder
Original_Speeder

Yay!

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sixcentgeorge
sixcentgeorge

"content ban". This means that if you spam comments, or continually add bogus news and other content, you ability to do so can be removed. You will still be able to login and browse the site, but might be unable to add content for example.

can it be named "BlackMesa" instead of content ?
i joke but this mod should be archived with a red note saying "that is the way to not do mod" . other expression "en vogue ;'] " is "BlackMessaSoon" : may be you should add it as a "Mediakit icon" ....

that jokes are killing fun

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Cryrid
Cryrid

"Add and edit ______"

Does this mean people can edit any of the articles/downloads/whatever the permission is, or just the ones they've added?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

they can edit any linked with that group

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cW#Ravenblood

Really cool. Lets check that out :D
But can you add smiles in the comments?

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Fiscinate
Fiscinate

Wow.

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Harrier_Jumpjet
Harrier_Jumpjet

This site just keeps on improving!

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