In which James talks about recent changes to the site, copy/pastes a change-log, and talks about upcoming coding-related things on the horizon.
Hi all, It's that time again! About time for another report from your friendly neighbourhood Seneschal with the latest ins and outs related to the site.
Below is a list of most of the code check-ins done to the site since my last report. This isn't an exhaustive list, and does not contain code changes that have not yet been deployed to the main website. To summarise, here's the TLDR:
The Fiction Competition Archetype. Selecting this archetype when submitting a competition will enable some additional tools and features on its administration interface:
Various tweaks to make various parts of the site (notably the front-page and the Character Sheet Builder interface) much more friendly on small screens and mobile phones. Sildrin has been the driving force behind most of these.
Various miscellaneous fixes and tweaks
James Entar: Fix walloftext report styling Fix a bug where PvE submissions were not considered valid participation criteria for GamingCompetitions with PvP formula grading Rework competition approval interface Disengage SA lockdown Fix a bug that prevented removing competition co-organizers Implement Fiction Competition Archetype Fix navbar clipping on mobiles (thanks Sildrin) Fix accessory selector breaking on nonexistent combinations Add option to ignore the first post when counting words/posts from a Discourse thread Make news page more mobile friendly; Start on making CS editor more mobile-friendly Attempt to fix Wiki navbar embed; fix typo in comp e-mail Don't require word counts for DQ'ed entries More wiki navbar fixes Don't block CS builder on mobile phones, show a warning instead Various small fixes Update Fictional Year formula Add Cluster Broadcast to TG-dbb0t change fictional year rollover to January 1st Mobile CS editor; fix CS save button wording Add filtering options to SA metrics and ACC Ranking page Add Mortis list to Kallisto Allow rendering competition submissions formatted in Markdown Weapon selector wording tweaks Some tweaks to the CoJ tools Don't try to display character sheets for deleted dossiers Add link to INQ wiki to INQ entry e-mail Kalen Aquillarum: Add link from assessment page to member dossier
This section provides some sneak previews of upcoming site changes and the larger things on the Seneschal Office's todo-list in various stages of completion.
Possessions (status: Waiting on data and specification)
We're still at the point where we're waiting for the data compilation process to complete. In the meantime, discussions pertaining to how slotting and equipping will work for either individual members and NPCs (load-outs) and units (OOBs) are nearing completion. (Take a look at Pravus' report for a sneak peek of a draft of one of the documents) Once fully done and locked down, it'll be the SCL office's turn again to start implementing things.
Competitions Overhaul (status: In Progress)
An effort to expand the number of competition archetypes available, and to give each archetype a specifically tailored administration interface. The Fiction-specific competition archetype has been implemented and deployed. Next steps will be adding features to the Container Competition archetype to allow organizers to 'import' participants based on participants in sub-competitions, as well as calculate overall container scores based on individual participants performances in the sub-competition. This will include a variety of scoring formulae to choose from. Finally, I'm considering adding an archetype that allows creating bracket-based competitions through the site, similar to the way ACC ladders work. Please indicate in the comments if you would be interested in this.
TG-o-Matic and Gaming Submission Overhaul (status: Investigating options)
This project involves the implementation of a Telegram-based Gaming matchmaking bot, as well as augmenting the gaming submission flow in such a way that it will become possible for each participant in a PvP or PvE/PvO submission to specify the competition they want the submission to count towards, as opposed to specifying a single competition for the entire submission. We've started investigation options on how to best implement this.
Random Bugfixes and Things That Come Up™
A wild Dark Council member appeared. It uses Feature Request! [FIGHT][ITEM][PKMN][RUN]
Due to an overwhelming amount of questions, no Ask the Seneschal this report. ;)
Again, lots of fixes and additions to the site, and even more interesting things to come. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to either e-mail me or throw in a comment.
James L. Entar
Seneschal of the Brotherhood
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