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#1 FoxFingers

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

Updated when new code is released.

2012.02.19 Release
- Updated to latest Forum software release
- installed Forum Chat service
- installed Forum Gallery
- installed new Forum skins
- Recreated Callisto account
- Made Calliso account responsible for posting matches
- Updated Website Registration with age verification: No users under age 13 allowed per COPPA laws
- Updated website registration with Terms of Service agreement and Electric Ferret's information policy

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

2012.02.26 Release

- Updated Login and Registration routines

- Added FPL User Match Creator

- FPL Character Creator
-- Characters now start with 100 Fame Points

- Deactivated all random FPL Match start and stop routines

- Altered FPL Match and Point rules
-- Random "Media Bonus" feature was removed
-- Using random scenarios was removed
-- All characters with less than 100 Fame Points were updated to 100 Fame Points
-- Winning and Losing matches are now worth 25 Fame Points
-- The system will no longer provide free Fame Points to prop up losing characters each week. Falling to zero Fame Points results in elimination from FPL Matches (or character retirement, if you will).

- New Feature: use prestige in a match
-- Characters with 125 or more Fame Points may choose to use 25 Fame points on the match
-- This represents a match which is public in some way, which will gain the character additional Fame if they are successful, and lose them additional Fame if they are not
-- A character which has opted to spend the additional Fame and wins the match gains the additional Fame Points as a bonus to their Fame total
-- A character which has opted to spend the additional Fame and loses the match will loses that additional amount of Fame which will be transferred to the winner

- Miscellany
-- An Admin which sets a character to Admin Blocked will now also set it to deactivate

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

2012.03.04 Release

- Continued to refine the Login and Registration routines as an on-going process.
- Deleted several thousand "dead" accounts from Electric Ferret
- working on Multi-Account detection code. Please remember, you may have only one Electric Ferret account.

- CBUB Updates
-- CBUB Matches now are placed within a Forum page.
-- CBUB Matches will use and display on whichever Forum skin you have selected.
-- Links to CBUB Matches now point to the Forum Page where the match is hosted.
-- CBUB Matches are now Active for Five Days. That is, the Vote widgets and Rate widgets will be visible on the Forum Match page for Five Days. Then they disappear, leaving the Images of the Contenders and Links.
-- CBUB Matches are now ended once a day at 4AM-ish
-- CBUB Matches now have their First-Post with the story owned by the person who created the Match - Not Callisto. The Scenario can be edited, or formatted.
-- Guest Users can post and respond in the CBUB Battles Forum only.
-- Guest users can vote for the winner of a CBUB Match.
-- Guest Users CAN NOT rate or affect a Members FPA.

Addendum:
- CBUB Points Available have been doubled for each rank

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:42 AM

2012.03.11 Release

FPL Updates

- FPL Matches now are placed within a Forum page.
-- FPL Matches will use and display on whichever Forum skin you have selected.
-- Links to FPL Matches now point to the Forum Page where the match is hosted.
-- FPL Matches are now Active for Five Days. That is, the Vote widgets and Rate widgets will be visible on the Forum Match page for Five Days. Then they dissappear, leaving the Images of the Contenders and Links.
-- FPL Matches are now ended once a day at 4AM-ish
-- FPL Matches now have their First-Post with the story owned by the person who created the Match - Not Callisto. The Scenario can be edited, or formatted.

- Fixed FPL Match Finals page, now it works
- Fixed FPL New Additions page, now it works
- Redesigned FPL Matches in Progress page
- Fixed links to characters team on FPL Characters index
- Set Fritz to 125 fame points and not-famous


CBUB Updates
- Fixed bug allowing people Rank 4 and 5 to rate other member's fights
- Minor page layout tweaks

OTHER
- People banned by moderators of the Forum boards become banned in CBUB and FPL webapps

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

2012.03.18 Release

Electric Ferret Domain front page update
- modernized
- now a blog for the webmaster's musings

Match Creation
- CBUB and FPL matches now send users to the Forum to input their scenario

Control Panel
- Combined FPL and CBUB Control Panel

Website navigation, look and feel
- Updated header graphics for FPL and CBUB
- Updated navigation
- Altered the "Electricferret" forum skin to integrate better with the look and feel of the Web Apps
-- The Electricferret Forum Skin is the one visitors are defaulted to

Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue with users updating their Email

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:15 PM

2012.03.28 Release

CBUB
- Updated look and feel of CBUB Website
- CBUB Website now should look and work pretty well in an iPhone - provided you are holding the phone and viewing the website longways

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

2012.04.08 Release

Electric Ferret Blog
- Added new Author Psuedonym

Electric Ferret Forums
- Added group and forum for FPL Undercard Admin

Fantasy Powers League
- Redesign website Look and Feel
- Add some banners for Main Event winners (more to come)
- Added function for Team Captains to run their Team Members in matches
- Added function for FPL Undercard Admin to run matches
- Added function for Main Event Admin to run matches

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

2012.04.18 Release

Didn't really have much time. Minor updates.

Fantasy Powers League
- can now create 20 characters per tier
- Minor Look and Feel changes
- Removed Famous (500 point) characters from being selectable for Undercard matches

CBUB and FPL
- Callisto now posts a fight wrap-up of the final score when a match ends.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:26 AM

2012.04.22 Release

CBUB
- Added option in CBUB Fight Creator to make a "Rumbles" fight
-- Rumbles fights do not affect F.P.A. and cost no points.
-- Rumbles matches go to the Rumbles Forum
- Added 5 user Rate ranks for CBUB Matches (grade "A" - "F")
- Changed where the Rate interface is (it is on the Voted response page)
- Added textbox to give some small feedback to go with a rating
- Callisto now posts Ratings received and feedback when the fight ends

- Ratings and Feedback are given anonymously

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

2012.04.29 Release

CBUB

- Max Rumbles fights a user can make: 2
- Rumbles and Matches now last 3 days
- Created CBUB Judges Group
- Only CBUB Judges can rate matches
- Removed Rumbles from showing with CBUB Front Pages matches
- Created and Ran script to re-calculate every CBUB Users Rank and FPA
- Updated CBUB Front Page to display top players who are Active last 3 months
- Changed points available by rank
- Changed grade curve
- Added special Newbie Boon which allows Rank 5 newbs a free pass from early bad grades
- Added new table to keep a historical record of Judges ratings
-- The data is not viewable anywhere

SITE
- Messed around with the Log-In and Log-out code some more
-- If you are having problems logging in delete your electricferret cookies
- Updated Webapp to respond immediately to most forum group changes (e.g. Banned, CBUB Judge)

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:09 AM

2012.05.05

Minor CBUB Update
- the pink "Go Next" button on a Vote page will always try to feed a user the next Matches before Rumbles
- For CBUB Judges the Go Next and Go Previous buttons now work as a rating submit button
- CBUB Matches and Rumbles last 5 days
- Minor look and feel adjustments




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