Happy 2017. Here's an Update!

Greetings Gamers!

It's been quite some time since we've provided any sort of update (beyond the request for community contributions) so the team felt it would be a good idea to let everyone know what we've been up to!

As always we've been pretty busy outside of work on the site. I personally wish I could donate more development time but it's been pretty tough finding time to sit down and poke through the code. Our database administrators have been working hard to bring in new titles to the database, so I certainly appreciate that!

Development-wise this is what we've completed working on in the last year or so:

  • We corrected an issue with the search button not working properly.
  • Display issues on public and private profile pages were corrected.
  • We fixed a problem with the login and account registration modals from working properly.
  • We fixed a bug where you couldn't log into the site from the forums or a page in the forums.
  • We identified and fixed several bugs in the new account sign-up process.
  • We linked the logo to the main site.
  • We updated to newer versions of EmojiOne.
  • The modal pop-up when deleting a game from your list was fixed. It wasn't showing up properly.
  • We corrected an issue where the search function for the forums wasn't showing up.
  • We corrected a display issue for forum posts by banned users.
  • We updated styling of forum posts so they look better.
  • More stats have been added to user profiles - a number of profile comments, number of games on favorites and wish lists.
  • We show the users average rating of games on their profiles.
  • A bug with adding and deleting comments from blog entries has been fixed.
  • The platform label has been added back to search results.
  • We removed the 'Remove Friend' link on public profile pages when you weren't logged in.
  • We fixed an issue with adding and removing friends.
  • We disallowed people from adding themselves as a friend.
  • We added tooltips back to chat user pictures in the chatroom.
  • We now cache the most popular games sidebar content. This has greatly improved page loading times across the site.
  • An issue with account deletions was resolved.
  • We show a start and finish dates along with notes on lists now.
  • We've greatly customized the forums backend code so it caters more to our needs, especially with game requesting.
  • We show blog views (sort of like the profile hit counter) on the profile pages now.
  • We added prettier styling to the pagination on the forums.
  • We re-added game linking on game profiles.
  • We tied by the newly added games page.
  • A typo on the edit profile page was corrected.
  • Fixed an issue where all game reviews would show on users profiles instead of only ones that were approved.
  • Platform labels on search result pages now link to the platforms page.
  • We've paginated the site news.
  • On the backend, we've written from the ground up, User, Database, and Game classes. These will greatly help speed up many parts of the website.
  • Fixed an issue with setting the hours played for a game.
  • We corrected an issue with emoji in the forums.
  • An issue with forum post counts was fixed.
  • An issue with the source link for the description of a game was fixed.
  • The requirement to rate dropped games was removed.
  • Verbiage on several pages include the FAQs was fixed.
  • We now have the ability to easily turn on and off game requests in the forums.
  • We removed the feed privacy option.
  • Donations through Stripe are now possible.
  • The subject for comments on blog entries has been fixed.
  • Resolved an issue with the wrong success and error messages showing when uploading new cover pictures.
  • Corrected a bug which set the wrong user permissions when a donation was made.
  • Force the site to load in HTTPS. SECURITAH!
  • Fixed an issue with special characters not showing properly in the user feed.
  • Resolved an issue with a '%' showing up in search results.
  • Resolved an error message when a user hadn't rated any games yet.
  • Adjusted the 'sign in' icon on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue with a missing Submit button on forum pages.
  • Allow special characters in blog entry titles.
  • Fixed a bug preventing game profile pages from fully rendering.
  • One of the URLs in the new account signup email was broken. Fixed now!
  • Fixed a code issue on single blog entry pages.
  • Resolved an issue with game reviews not showing up in user profile pages.
  • The user picture in the sidebar is now linked to your profile.
  • Fixed a bug with genres not showing on game profile pages.
  • Corrected a redirection issue on private profile pages.
  • Data input validation to gamer tags and social profile usernames has been added.
  • Set the modify time on an account when they reset their password.
  • Fixed a big bad bug when setting your forum signature.
  • Added backend code to handle the new Fan Game Requests forum.
  • Added the 'My Forum Posts' tab on user profiles.

So while it may seem like things haven't been happening. We do try to sneak in some development whenever we have a free moment. I greatly appreciate everyone who is reporting bugs and testing things out.

So what are the plans for the coming months and year? Here are a couple things we hope to get going in the near future.

  • Complete our email notification system overhaul. This is going to speed up the process when you leave a comment on a news article, on a game, etc...
  • Build a group chatroom.
  • Finish converting the site over to our new PHP classes.
  • Show a platform breakdown on user profiles.
  • Allow users to select the consoles they own and show them off in their profiles.

You can see a lot of the features we have accepted and hope to take action on here:

https://rootbin.co/MyVideoGameList/public/boards

You can even create your own feature requests!

I'd also like to thank anyone who spared $5.00 and helped keep the site afloat. As noted in my blog post 100% of the donations go into server rentals. Myself, nor Morgan, or anyone who volunteers their time has made a single cent from running MyVideoGameList. We do it because we love video games. Hopefully the above gives you a little insight into how much work we do.

I think that will do it for now, until next time!

@jimmyb & The MyVideoGameList Team

Written by jimmyb on September 20, 2017 @ 8:18 pm

Comments


September 20, 2017 @ 11:04 pm ChrisBebop
great stuff, keep up the good work

September 21, 2017 @ 12:48 am neverded
Nice. I hope you don't give up on the website and keep developing it. Good luck.

September 21, 2017 @ 3:00 am goinbacktotangier
cool. thanks for all the work.

September 21, 2017 @ 5:30 am Mircul
👍

September 21, 2017 @ 9:31 am DobleM
Great! Thanks for all the hard work!

September 22, 2017 @ 2:45 am Ai
Really good work, it is appreciated. I am looking forward to these future updates.

September 26, 2017 @ 12:38 pm ketchupt100
We really really appreciate your good work, guys! Keep it up!

September 26, 2017 @ 12:39 pm ketchupt100
We really really appreciate your good work, guys! Keep it up! I don't know how to add suggestions on rootbin but I'd personally like a list sort option by score or platform, etc.

September 26, 2017 @ 12:39 pm ketchupt100
We really really appreciate your good work, guys! Keep it up! I don't know how to add suggestions on rootbin but I'd personally like a list sort option by score or platform, etc.

September 29, 2017 @ 7:26 pm Half-Hazard
Thank you!

October 03, 2017 @ 9:38 pm HyperDebtRay
Kudos from one developer to another 🙃

October 16, 2017 @ 9:17 pm zentrovert
Thanks for the upkeep and work on the site

October 16, 2017 @ 9:17 pm zentrovert
Thanks for the upkeep and work on the site

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