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A pretty big release for us if you count amount of time that went into getting all this good stuff out. Still have another huge release lined up for later this week too. BOOM! - Add more subtopics! This includes a revamped subject bar that functions as a "breadcrumb" as you navigate into subtopics. - Show yr current medal count in each subject on the online list. This should help you get a sense of progress through the subject. - Remove most unofficial subjects. Some were made official and some were made subtopics of Mathematics. - Recalculate all SmartScore stats for maximum accuracy - Upgrade our backend framework I don't think yre ready for this jelly.
I should expand upon that last note about the upgrade: it includes some fixes by the awesome @shadowfiend, one of which should be a fix for chat messages (and other submissions) being duplicated when the server is at high load.
So...When I log off and come back as a logged off person, I get to choose one group. I usually use the drop menu to choose another group to ghost but now I can't.
Oh and nice work on the other stuff. Great job I suppose :p.
You can still join view other subjects by clicking "Find More Subjects" next to yr messages icon
I like the subtopics idea and the directory listing (breadcrumbs). :) Question -- will users be able to "tag" certain questions according to subtopic? (algebra, calculus, etc.) Keep up the great work!
Subtopics don't work exactly like tags. The idea is that the student goes into the subtopic, and posts their question there. Then that question bubbles up to the general math area as well.
Gotcha. Thanks for the quick reply. It'll be interesting to see how students use the subtopics. Ok, back to work for me! :)
Maybe we can finally move on to items 1,2 and 3 on the feedback.....
Great work, everyone who contributed to this. The subtopics idea is an awesome one, and I think I like the way that it's been implemented, from what I can tell. Question: How were past questions sorted into subtopics? Was that done individually? I suppose only with a select few questions? I think tags would work a little bit better for two reasons. The first is that I'm not sure how obvious right now how one should go about putting their question into a subtopic. The second major issue is what happens when a question has some crossover. Tagging would allow a user to make their question show up in multiple categories. It would also let answerers see which categories questions are tagged as while scrolling through the main math list.
I think if users were allowed to tag their questions, they'd just tag every type of math they could think of to get people to answer.
Perhaps you are correct. I'm not sure if that's totally an argument against it though. I mean, we already see people posting in the wrong topic all the time, but we don't get rid of topics altogether.
Thanks for a great release guys :) @mattfeury @shadowfiend @farmdawgnation and every one else :D
smartscore didn't change....that means my teamwork is really 99?
@SmoothMath @kymber -- suggestion to prevent out-of-control tagging: Regular users can choose to post their within one and only one subtopic. (as of the newest update, this is how it is, as far as I understand it). - Only moderators could tag a question which is not already in a group already (tag a non-sub-grouped question that appears in the main math feed as "calculus", for example). - Only moderators could tag a question with more than one topic (algebra + geometry, for example).
I don't see how that would ever really be necessary @mathteacher1729. Since all the questions appear in the parent group, and I'm sure most people would mostly be looking at the parent group.
@kymber -- Good question. :) Some students might only hang out in one or two particular subgroups. If the vast majority of questions in the main math group are not tagged, those students may miss questions relevant to their studies. It's a lot of hypothesizing at this point now, I guess it will become clearer the more students use subgroups.
Cool release, love the updates :) major thanks to the devs for their awesome work ;)
@SmoothMath "Question: How were past questions sorted into subtopics? Was that done individually? I suppose only with a select few questions?" They weren't. Existing questions were left in their parent groups. "I think tags would work a little bit better for two reasons. The first is that I'm not sure how obvious right now how one should go about putting their question into a subtopic. The second major issue is what happens when a question has some crossover. Tagging would allow a user to make their question show up in multiple categories. It would also let answerers see which categories questions are tagged as while scrolling through the main math list." We actually had this implementation a year ago. Well, something very close to it. It turned into a total disaster zone. :/
@lgbasallote We did nuke unofficial groups. If any unofficial groups contributed to your smart score those contributions were removed when the questions were removed.