## mattfeury 3 years ago Release Notes (π, 2012)

1. mattfeury

Happy $$\pi$$ day folks. The Big Kahuna (Burger): - Private Messaging! You can now send messages to other users. Someone annoying you? Block them, or click Report Abuse to have a moderator take action. - Notifications when users you have fanned come online. - You can block users from fanning you and messaging you. - User online status should be more accurate. - Brand spanking new notifications page with filters to boot. - Notifications text is truncated for long messages. - Make Code of Conduct links a bit more visible and not hidden by chats. - Clean up some code so we hopefully don't go down as much. As always, this is a work in progress :p. - Slightly restyled tooltips. - Links to our blog or uploaded attachments should now load properly. - Properly mark a user as replying if there is a file uploaded. - Properly mark a user as not replying when they cancel a drawing.

2. mattfeury

Now gimme some medals, ya jabronis!

3. myininaya

Great work matt. It is real cute like.

4. Laura*

Now, @mattfeury, you know better than to demand medals :P

5. darthsid

The cuteness is ALL MINE!

6. karatechopper

i gotta say matt..ur little antimatter who is supposed to disagree with u is well agreeing with u...HATS OFF!!!! IM BOWING DOWN RIGHT NOW LITERALLY!!!

7. karatechopper

now about the medals.....im gonna have to disgree with u on that!

8. cshalvey

Feury needs his medals - he gets very little positive reinforcement elsewhere...

9. karatechopper

it says hermes will be proud when i send a message...?

10. mattfeury

Hermes smiles upon us all.

11. karatechopper

lol matt

12. karatechopper

i disagree

13. myininaya

So when you block someone, what does that exactly mean. You block the user from any of your viewing or just the messages?

14. myininaya

I think that made sense. lol

15. cshalvey

Hey @myininaya - the blocking of a user relates to anything to do with messaging, so they could still view and respond to you in questions.

16. mattfeury

Also they cannot fan you, and consequently cannot write you a testimonial. It's also both ways: You can't fan them or message them.

17. darthsid

We're going to see how blocking plays out, and *maybe* extend its functionality.

18. myininaya

So if I'm fans with someone I want to block what will happen there?

19. myininaya

So If they are fans with me and I block them then they are no longer my fan?

20. darthsid

Try blocking me and find out ;)

21. myininaya

I can't block moderators lol

22. darthsid

Oh, lol. You are correct, they will no longer be your fan, and you will not appear in their list. They won't be able to see you coming online in that list, they might still see you in the group

23. mattfeury

FYI: there is an issue right now where, after you reply, you cannot send messages. Just refresh the page if you want to. I'm trying to get this fixed in the next few minutes.

24. myininaya

Isn't it mean for me to block someone though?

25. darthsid

It isn't mean, it is Sith. Seriously, though, blocking isn't mean if the other person deserves it. No user should degrade your experience on this site, and blocking gives you a a way to take action against being harassed, before you go to the mods.

26. myininaya

Ok well I think the blocking feature seems nice.

27. myininaya

Are the informed they are blocked? (sorry last question I think)

28. darthsid

Not when you block them, no. However, if they try to fan or message you, they are told that they've been blocked with extreme prejudice.

29. darthsid

Well, ok, except the extreme prejudice part

30. mattfeury

Ok, the issue was if you hit reply, the send message dialog disappeared forever and ever. That has been fixed. I recommend doing a refresh if you have that problem, but from here on out you should be fine. Cool story, me

31. Tomas.A

cool, private messages also about blocking, can you see chat messages of that person whos blocked?

32. arcticf0x

Great new features! Very nicely done.

33. darthsid

Yes, you can still see messages in group chat, questions, and replies from users you have blocked. Blocked users cannot become your fan, write you a testimonial, or send you a message. You will not get notifications if blocked people @ mention you (the question or reply in which you were mentioned will still be highlighted).

34. AravindG

its cool thx everyone

35. ash2326

@mattfeury @darthsid @farmdawgnation Great work guys as always. Love the new features especially the messaging system. Thank you OpenStudy team:D:D

36. karatechopper

can u unblock?

37. Tomas.A

of course you can

38. jagatuba

Finally messaging. Thank you, kudos, you guys are awesome.

39. YouSir

Hermes does not exist only god and Jesus.