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chickenham -

Tumblr: discourse 

Waterfall: I like dirt :) nature is cool 🌲 I love everyone 💖


thelldev -

Fuck I need to overhaul blacklists for the new tagging system as well, I completely forgot


thelldev -

Nevermind I found a way to make it work like it does now until the reskin which is where blacklist 2.0 happens


fandomsandsuch reblogged staff

Community Update: November 2019

staff -

Time for our third, albeit slightly belated, community update!

In October, we...

  • Finished a few sections of the rewrite before deciding to change tack and integrate them into the current site piecemeal. 
  • Prepared the tag overhaul and queue overhaul for testing. 
  • Finished drafting the updated TOS and Community Guidelines. 

Site Stats

As of 10th November, Waterfall has 26,832 users, 45,732 blogs, and 246,403 posts.

Site News

Things have slowed down on the new user front - that's to be expected, given we've not done any extra marketing lately and we've been slower with updates. We'll be remedying that soon! 

Coming in the next week or so, depending on testing results, will be the tagging and queue overhauls. Ideally these'd be launched seperately, but practically, because the queue overhaul plays off the new tagging system and the tagging system would need to update posts already in the queue, they'll be released together instead. 

Queues pose an interesting challenge, since the way they're stored is being changed entirely to how it really should have been in the first place if I didn't decide to implement the system in two hours at 3am. The three options are to delete everything in the queue, forcibly post everything that's in the queue, or move everything into the new system but set every blog's queue frequency to 0. We ended up picking the latter since no content is lost that way, and - as a sign that we need better documentation - a third of all posts in the queue are on blogs that have a queue frequency set to 0 anyway. 

Setting every blog's queue frequency to 0 is likely to be the best option based on that, and then everyone can re-adjust their settings based on the new features. 

We're not entirely sure if any other new features will make it into the next update, but we're hoping to get it out in the next few days. After that, there'll be a few QoL patches - options for disabling anon asks and allowing logged out users to send messages are one - before we add the next big feature, which will likely be the CM, at long last. 

For the site's UI, we're still drafting the revised version and our designer is on vacation right now, so stay tuned for that! 

We're also playing with some algorithms to improve blog recommendations. We're not sure which one we'll pick yet, but we've narrowed it down to four. 


lerunscorner -

Starting from December 10th YouTube's new terms of service will go into effect which means if we won't monetize our channels we'll get terminated....

Time to boycott YouTube I guess.


babushka -

YouTube's been Bad for years and now it's getting to the finish line


babushka -

can thell make us a new youtube


thelldev -


Jokes on you its in the roadmap for WF


thelldev -

Oh right heads up: Next patch will start collecting your timezone at login/when you set your queue posting parameters to make sure the "post between x and y o'clock" stuff works properly 

You'll also be able to manually set it, but just a heads up that it's a little more data we'll need to start storing on you 


thelldev -

my entire fucking face when I find out i-am-a-fish has a patreon and people are actually giving them a hundred fucking dollars for running that blog

my entire fucking inferiority complex when we never even broke 20 bucks a month on patreon for running the entirety of waterfall


thelldev -

On a lighter note, I'm seeing art routinely start hitting 20+ notes

That's excellent and means that there's a culture of reblogging instead of just liking stuff forming. Keep it up! I want to see stuff hitting triple digits by April


thelldev -

Might have to roll the queue overhaul out at the same time as the tag overhaul becaause actually it turns out it'd be harder than it's worth to seperate them 

But

I also want to keep up the illusion that this shit takes ages to do instead of me twatting about for 20 minutes and it being finished like Pillowfort and Tumblr do to justify their entry fee and ineptitude respectively


tiddywife -

have y'all seen that post on tumblr about zillenial culture? well something else that some people have mentioned is the switch that everyone did from regular box tvs to flat screen tvs, but if you were poor like i was you saw everyone else slowly buy flat screen tvs first and then eventually your fam was able to afford one


thoughts -

this except mine never got a new tv and just watches netflix on a big pc screen instead


thelldev -

Looks like incremental rewrite is the way we're gonna go

The Big Problem: I have completely forgotten what little niggling bugs there are on the site and what features are missing


thelldev -

Next two overhauls will be Queue and tags

Tags is half written from the rewrite thankfully, we just gotta slide it in and do a conversion on what we already have. Queues shouldn't be too difficult to do either. The  real question is, will I remember to do one of them when I wake up?


Patch Notes 0.17.10

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- Text posts can now be made without text content if there's a title present.


THAT WATERFALL UPDATE WITH TEXT IS DOPE

lerunscorner -

fandomsandsuch reblogged staff

Patch Notes 0.17.11

staff -

- Fixed title-only posts not being able to be edited. 


thelldev -

Main roadblock on queue overhaul right now is I'm bad at math 


thelldev -

Queues and tags will probably come at the same time because HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I also need to figure out how to get stuff currently in the queue over to the new system...


thelldev -

About 1/3 of posts currently in the queue are on blogs with a queue frequency set to 0 


by Thomas Claeys on Unsplash 


thelldev -

Considering changing tack on development and going back to incremental updates. Probably easier and better to do than one giant rewrite, as well as having less downtime... 


thelldev -

You COULD argue that this means I've written wasted code, but I'd disagree on that - it was at least a good learning experience, and most of what's written will be useful for the API as well, since that more or less requires the kind of code written there. Plus it'll eventually be on the main site anyway, it's just a bit much to do a full rewrite while I'm still the only staff member who can put more than half hour a day into the site.


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