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Minor Announcements will be appended to this topic.

 

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2012

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2013

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2014

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2015/3/14

- Bug fix: Blank pages caused by templates on some occasions.

- Mod Tools (log, lookup & resort)

- Added notes about spoiler and confirmation in comment section to curb content issues.

 

2015/3/16

- Beta availability...

 

Note: Changes to beta will not be logged here.

 

2015/4/12

- Changed how most popular series list is generated. It now sees what comic was most viewed in the last 6 hour block. It must also have at least 1 enabled chapter and comic must also be approved. Very first set only was based on few minutes, so probably a bit off...

- A new image server was added to the pool. It's likely going to be a bit slower than the others for about 1 ~ 2 days while it copies over the files fully from other img servers. This is going to replace fr1 which is now out of disk space. us1 will be replaced soon as well since it seems to be poor performing.

 

2015/4/13

- Highest Rated Series algorithm has been changed (previously was IPB supplied, now custom). The absolute highest points (total points / number of points) is the order, but must have received at least 50 votes to qualify. It must also have at least one chapter. Refreshes every hour.

- Recently Added Comics has been changed in similar manner. It must have at least one chapter. Refreshes every 10 minutes.


Edited by Grumpy, 13 April 2015 - 06:28 AM.


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Updated with new name change limits.

Edit: For a limited time (say, a week) I'm offering a one-time name change (at my discretion) to anyone adversely affected by the new name change limits.

Edited by Trebor, 18 April 2012 - 04:16 AM.

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2012/8/17
- Some exploits have been patched where unauthorized user could edit certain chapters. Reverts have been made and everything should be back to normal.
- The front page's most popular reached a view count limit thanks to IPB's rather unexpectedly low maximum. The comic view count has been thus truncated but will now resume recounting.

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I'm gonna start bumping this topic with new item every time I add something. So people have at least remote way of figuring out of updates.

 

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2015/4/12

- Changed how most popular series list is generated. It now sees what comic was most viewed in the last 6 hour block. It must also have at least 1 enabled chapter and comic must also be approved. Very first set only was based on few minutes, so probably a bit off...

- A new image server was added to the pool. It's likely going to be a bit slower than the others for about 1 ~ 2 days while it copies over the files fully from other img servers. This is going to replace fr1 which is now out of disk space. us1 will be replaced soon as well since it seems to be poor performing.



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2015/4/13

- Highest Rated Series algorithm has been changed (previously was IPB supplied, now custom). The absolute highest points (total points / number of points) is the order, but must have received at least 50 votes to qualify. It must also have at least one chapter. Refreshes every hour.

- Recently Added Comics has been changed in similar manner. It must have at least one chapter. Refreshes every 10 minutes.



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2015/4/14

- Some hotlink protection added to the image servers to reduce bandwidth usage... by other people.



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2015/4/28

- You can now see other chapter's sort order by hovering over a chapter's title in the comic page. So you can put correct sort orders relative to other chapters.



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2015/5/5

- ooh 555...

- Added additional way that image servers get synced so that it reduces the lag of comics being viewable by users for recently uploaded chapters.

- Changed to show the comic cover page as "representing image" for reading pages instead of batoto's default logo.



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2015/5/5

- I have changed the 404 image that you get when a comic image broken to a more informative potato. http://img.bato.to/comics/misc/Img-Error.jpg



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2015/8/31

- Noticed some bots hitting very high page numbers on some things; making inefficient requests. Added limits to save some resource, albeit minor.

- Some server updates

- Changed cron times on certain tasks to balance out the loads more to when the server isn't working as hard.



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2015/10/21

- Updated IPB forum.



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2015/10/31

- Fixed bunch of people's group pictures. Why didn't anyone tell their tag broke?



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2015/11/3

- Noticed that the reader isn't sending proper headers in case of errors (was always sending 200 OK). Fixed it.



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2015/11/15

- Changed the visited URL color to #776677 as previous was reported to be too close to white.



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2016/05/18

- Added new Reputation tiers and adjusted previous ones.

- Added new Potato tiers (Member Ranks).


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2016/05/27

- Installed CloudFlare on our website. This will (hopefully) improve some performance, especially for those far away from our actual location. We tried cloudflare once long ago, but was terrible performance. But many years have passed, and they have improved the service. Thought was worth trying again.

- Fixed bugs regarding server change setting.



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2016/7/20

- Fixed search in forum. Though, will still take a bit after this post to fully work.



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2016/9/15

- Fixed/updated some moderator tools

- Added twitter feed to the front page at the bottom right. Might not use often, but important info.



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2016/09/27

- Donation has been removed. It's broken. :/

- Missing languages have been added back.

- Added 10 languages to the list. Note: I may remove some of them if they aren't actively used.



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- Uh... forgot to update this page previously on some stuff... 

 

2017/02/16

Juggling around ads. I'm trying to see if I can get the ads out of the reader itself or limit it to low number so that people can turn pages quick and easily and add more ads into the rest of the website. Given significant most of our views come from the reading pages, I'm not sure how well it'll work, but ad performance (low cpm in there) in the reader is efficient. Hopefully it balances. That way we have less ads that people load in total, while still earning roughly the same and people have better reading experience. So, currently:

  • Pages 10 and up in reader will either get quick loading amazon ad or nothing. (Exact rules are more complex)
  • Added 1 ad to the comic page. It's... quite noticeable, but seems to load quickly at least.
  • (Will) add 1 ad to the comic search page. 

I want to keep the max of 2 ad/page policy and out of the forums. So that there isn't a whole swamp of ads to get through to content and forum is a semi-secured area.

 

Also, with increasing mobile traffic, ads are being added to mobile as well. But I'm going to try to keep to the safe ads if possible as I know it's harder to get out of the mess if you get a bad ad in mobile. Mobile/tablet should get no ads in the reader itself.