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More work on the new journals

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I've spent the afternoon doing a bit more work on the new Journal software - you can see the current state of it here if you like. It's still WIP - I hope to finish and deploy it within the next two months - and I appreciate any feedback.

Notable features:
* A journal is now a bunch of threads rather than just one big one, so all the things like quoting and linking to individual comments will "just work." It also won't be such a performance issue for the server.
* Your PM counter and "Post a new message" links are now on your journal page (thanks jwalsh for the suggestion)
* The archive now works in a somewhat more accessible way.
* RSS 0.91, 2.0, and Atom feeds are exposed.

The big task that I still haven't quite sorted yet is the data transform needed to port all the existing journals over to the new format.
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Looks good to me - I really like the calendar replacement / navigation on the RHS.

Any possibility that you'd be able to wire it up to flag an alert similar to PM's if someone replies to one of your journal entries? I know I've missed a few interesting comments/questions because I forgot to check (or they replied to an ancient journal post found via searching)...

Keep up the good work [grin]

Jack

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Clicking to view the replies to a post sends you to a page that looks just like the forums do. This doesn't really fit in with the rest of the journal.

Is this just not done yet, or is this how you plan to leave it?

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Clicking to view the replies to a post sends you to a page that looks just like the forums do. This doesn't really fit in with the rest of the journal.

Is this just not done yet, or is this how you plan to leave it?


That bit's not done yet. I'm focusing on the 'entire journal' page for now, and will move on to changing the individual entry pages later. They need to have people's headers/footers included, and buttons for things like next/prev entry added.

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Looks good. I worship the ground upon which you walk.

I'm not seeing HTML here. . .

http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/lib/rss.asp?mode=journal

But I'm seeing it here. . .

http://www.gamedev.net/community/journals/journal.asp?user_id=17334&format=rss-2.0

Dunno if that's a known thing.

Also, does anyone still support RSS 0.91?

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I'm not seeing HTML here. . .

http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/lib/rss.asp?mode=journal

But I'm seeing it here. . .

http://www.gamedev.net/community/journals/journal.asp?user_id=17334&format=rss-2.0

Dunno if that's a known thing.
The first link is RSS 0.91, which (to my knoweldge) doesn't support HTML in description fields; the second is RSS 2.0, which does (when escaped).

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Also, does anyone still support RSS 0.91?
Sure - any valid RSS 0.91 feed is also a valid RSS 2.0 feed, so anyone who supports RSS 2.0 also supports RSS 0.91.

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