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Old 19th Apr 2008, 12:29 AM DefaultSome more small changes - updated 23rd April! #1
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Hi All,

I seem to be doing a lot of small optimisations lately... So much for retirement. But, hey, it's fun and keeps me busy.

Anyway some small changes today:
  • Removed the query that checks for staff messages on every page refresh - now it is all handled by the PM system. Saves 1 query every page.
  • Changed the Thanks display on download threads, so that the full list is only returned for the thread owner, rather than returned but not shown. Should speed up thread generation.
  • Made the "Add to favourites" box dependant on the Thanks - now you can't add anything as a Favourite Download unless you have thanked it (which makes sense, but mostly becuase it also saves a query too)
  • Some small optimisations with regards to template caching, but shouldn't change much
  • Chii has been switched back to Apache2, since Apache1.3 seems to kill the box regularly

Updated / added 23rd April:
  • Fixed bug where threads with no keywords would have an implode error at the top of showthread
  • Possibly fixed bug with member.php and imploding arrays
  • Added "Search PMs" box which, as the name suggests, searches PMs
  • Hopefully fixed bug with 65536 unread PMs from staff
  • Fixed bug where PMs from some staff would not get added to the pmsFromStaff value
  • Removed the Online/Offline indicator from the profile page
  • Removed all QX links from the site. This is now unsupported permenantly.
  • Probably some other minor changes I have now totally forgotten about

The main thing you have to be aware of is the whole Thanks/Favourites thing. Otherwise it's all small stuff but should hopefully help a little.

Edit: a quick note about QXpress. The reason that MTS2 has stopped supporting it is twofold. Firstly, it does not work on a lot of peoples machines, has serious issues with Vista, and is horribly broken code, and secondly becuase I personally feel that it is is outdated and that we have FAQs and tutorials on how to install manually anyway. Yes, it still works on other sites, no those other sites are nothing like how MTS2 is setup, no I wont be fixing any bugs for QXpress, no those links wont be coming back.

Thats it for now.

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Delphy

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Last edited by Delphy : 24th Apr 2008 at 10:09 AM.
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Old 19th Apr 2008, 12:35 AM #2
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good work as always delphy! Just can't stay away, can you? Well, we all appreciate it, so thanks! Looks good. I like the one about the thread must be thanked to be a favorite. It's a nice improvement. Nice job! :D

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 1:13 AM #3
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I really like the favorites to thanks, Delphy! Great job

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 2:15 AM #4
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Hehe. But i'm not sure if I recieve the results for my upload now :P
Old 19th Apr 2008, 3:13 AM #5
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Wow!!!!

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 5:46 AM #6
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Thank you Delphy
Old 19th Apr 2008, 12:04 PM #7
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thanks delphy. These 'small' changes have made quite a difference it used to take forever to load pages here and now it takes only a few seconds thanks again!

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 12:15 PM #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by icy96
Hehe. But i'm not sure if I recieve the results for my upload now :P


Translation, anybody?

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 12:47 PM #9
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whoops! sorry 'bout that sometimes I get carried away :P
Old 19th Apr 2008, 2:03 PM #10
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Thankyou! Hey I know, If we speed it up even MORE, delph, we'll need a new theme! XD Ok, Thats not necessary, At all, but it makes for good reading!

Thanks and Grat. for the improvements on your jolly retirement!


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Old 19th Apr 2008, 3:22 PM #11
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Yes it's a not far retirement but thank you for your support Delphy.

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 4:29 PM #12
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Nice work on the site! Thanks!

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 5:38 PM #13
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Ah great idea, thanks for the update
Old 19th Apr 2008, 5:56 PM #14
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Thanks for the updates, Delphy! Glad you aren't taking Retirement TOO seriously!
Old 19th Apr 2008, 7:05 PM #15
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Cool! Thanks,
Old 19th Apr 2008, 9:47 PM #16
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Nice work, as always! I've encountered a minor issue though. Every now and then I get the message:
"Messages: 0 Unread, Total 35.
You have 65535 unread message from an MTS2 Staff Member"

It's not a big deal, and it doesn't bother me at all. Just thought that maybe you wanted to know.

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Old 19th Apr 2008, 10:38 PM #17
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I am glad for your still improving mts2 site.
your help is invaluable. thank you.
Old 19th Apr 2008, 10:52 PM #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimsie
Nice work, as always! I've encountered a minor issue though. Every now and then I get the message:
"Messages: 0 Unread, Total 35.
You have 65535 unread message from an MTS2 Staff Member"

It's not a big deal, and it doesn't bother me at all. Just thought that maybe you wanted to know.


The same thing happens to me every now and then...
Old 20th Apr 2008, 4:59 AM #19
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Thank Delpy you rock!
Old 20th Apr 2008, 6:33 PM #20
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Nice work "Delphy" Now, sit down and have a sausage!!!

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Old 21st Apr 2008, 11:07 PM qxprees #21
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hey
I was wondering when qxpress links will be back?
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ps nice retirement!
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Old 21st Apr 2008, 11:23 PM #22
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mdude basically qxpress links will be back up when they are back up... Could be a few days or could be longer
Old 22nd Apr 2008, 12:27 AM #23
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thank u delphy
Old 22nd Apr 2008, 10:15 AM #24
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Um, Sorry that I'm adding this comment here but Q-Xpress is still not working.

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Old 22nd Apr 2008, 11:48 AM #25
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*bops Wolfe on the head with a rolled up newspaper*

Q-Xpress links are back. Whether Q-Xpress works or not is a totally seperate issue and is not the point of this thread.

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