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Nov 22, 2022Developer diary: Blocking users
Hello User,

with today's release it is possible to block users.

To do this, simply go to the corresponding profile and select the item 'Block member' on the 'More' button. This is also how you can unblock them.

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Blocking refers to replying to posts or comments and writing messages. However, the blocked user can still read all of your posts. Without a login requirement there is no other way to do this.

Under 'Settings' there is a new item 'Blockings' where you can find an overview of all blocked users.

If you are logged in and you visit a profile which blocks you, a hint will appear.

All changes can be found in our Release notes.

I hope you like the changes and look forward to your feedback or a 'Like' (click on the heart) face-smile

Best regards
Developer diary: New international versionNov 19, 2022Developer diary: New international version
Hello User,

with today's release we are an international site. face-smile

We abandoned the previous concept of two domains and put both languages on one domain. The first try with .de|.pro domain didn't work unfortunately, because you had to switch back and forth all the time to read or reply to the content. The double login was also not optimal. Additionally Google never included the .pro domain in its index and always considered it as a duplicate of the .de domain (despite different language).

So from now on you will find both languages (english and german) under the page. We have added a language setting (pulldown) at the top of the main menu (de|en).

By default the browser language will be detected and the page will be displayed in the detected language.

In addition, we give our users the possibility to select the interface language as well as the data language. I.e. you can choose e.g. German as your interface language, but display the data in multiple languages. So German and English posts at the same time. When adding a comment in a different language than the post itself, a hint to the respective language is now displayed.

For all overviews, a hint about the respective language is displayed if it does not match the current language setting.

All German posts follow the timezone "Berlin", as soon as you switch to English, the UTC time is displayed. This is the next ToDo for us, to integrate the respective time zones of the countries into our system.

I hope this "international" approach works better than the previous one.

Other changes:

  • We have changed the font 'Administrator' at the top of the main menu to match the respective system font of the operating system. This usually looks better and is displayed more clearly than our 20+ year old custom font.
  • The main menu can now handle small screen resolutions better.
  • The stream has had some design tweaks (type, comments, language).
  • The member dashboard is now much faster

As always you can find all changes in our Release notes.

I hope you like the changes and look forward to your feedback or a 'Like' (click on the heart) face-smile

Best regards
Developer diary: Release 6.0 - New overviewsMar 29, 2022Developer diary: Release 6.0 - New overviews
Hello User,

today we are releasing 6.0 for our international site.

The main focus of this version is the new overviews and the focus back to the start page. The previous overview ‚Current' is moved to the start page. Additionally there is a new search field and a menu, so you can find e.g. open posts directly from the start page.

The individual elements of the overviews have been revised and now show the respective avatars of the users instead of the topic pictures. Additionally, you can add your own article image to each post. Avatar and article picture will become much more important in the future. I therefore ask our users to set or update their avatars. They will now be saved in a higher resolution.

In the new elements you can already find the first 'tags'. These are currently our previous 'themes'. With coming version 6.1 we want to switch completely to tags. Then it will be possible to add multiple tags to a post. The previous theme images will only be used for the top posts on the start page at the top.

The previous item ‚Current' will be replaced by a new 'Ticker', which is a compact overview of all new posts from the day.

In general, we have changed our main menu a bit. The 'Knowledge' section now appears first, followed by the 'Ticker' and then the 'Topics'. We reduced the search to an icon that opens a new search field when clicked. Additionally, the 'Register' menu has been added to help new users join us faster.

Other changes:

  • In the right column we have adjusted the design a bit, so that you can better recognize the individual lists.
  • On the post detail pages, a new selection of posts by the respective author has been added under the post.
  • On the post detail pages, the design of the 'Hotly Discussed' content has been updated.
  • The overview of knowledge posts has been adjusted and a top knowledge teaser has been added.

As always, you can find all the new features in our release notes.

I hope you like the changes and I am looking forward to your feedback. If you like the new release, please leave a 'Like'.

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