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Hello everyone, a little site update for you with a few adjustments to help make everyone's lives a little easier.

Mailing List
It was requested recently to enable a daily email of articles, for those that don't follow the RSS feed or any of our social networks. This is now possible! Head on over to the new Mailing List page (link available under time under the "Sections" drop-down on the navbar at the top). This feature is available to people not registered as well as registered users!

You can also find this feature in your User Control Panel.

And yes, the daily emails include an unsubscribe link that's instant with no annoyances and no crazy 12 step process to unsubscribe.

User Blocking
Also, the user blocking feature is now live. Also available in the User Control Panel on this page. A few people have requested such a feature and hopefully it will help keep the peace as we continue to grow. I fully appreciate not everyone will get along and you should have a little more control over what you see!

The blocking feature will block all comments, personal messages and forum topics from anyone in your blocked list. It will also block quotes that include them. However, it's literally impossible to block everything! If you have feedback on it, let me know! Basically, you shouldn't see any content from someone you block.

Note: The finishing touches are being done on the forum side for this, so currently replies from people blocked and quotes will still show up. That will be added in over the next few days.

You will not be able to send a new PM to someone who has you blocked and you will not be able to send a new PM to someone you've personally blocked. Getting it correct for the Personal Message system has been a tall task to get right, since multiple people can be in a single conversation. However, I think I have it down to a point where it won't be a problem. Especially since it won't list conversations with blocked users, nor will it notify you of any messages from a blocked person.

Note: You will still currently see messages from a blocked person inside a personal message, if they're not the main author of the message. That will come soon. Multiple user conversations are a tricky thing!

You will also no longer be able to even view a persons profile, if they have you blocked. They will also not show up in the User Search, if they have blocked you.

The blocking feature is experimental right now, if anything acts funky let me know. Bug reports can be sent to our gitlab, or email.

User Search
Also, we have a User Search feature (found under the Search drop-down on the navigation bar), if you're trying to contact someone, but can't find them then it might help.

Privacy Updates
I appreciate not everyone wants to be found and contacted. In the User Control Panel there's a new Privacy section, where you can disable being found in the user search and set your profile to private. A private profile will only be viewable to admins and editors, no one else.

You can also as of now disable getting Personal Messages from users on that page. If you choose to disable it, the option to send you a PM won't appear on your profile page, if people circumvent that and use the direct message link, that still won't work.

Enjoy! If you have any feedback at any time feel free to comment or to email me directly. Feature requests can always be sent directly to the gitlab (this site is under the MIT license).

If you appreciate the community I'm trying to build and help grow, feel free to help out on the Patreon!
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Zelox 21 August 2017 at 5:23 pm UTC
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User blocking, a sign that GoL is growing .
Duck Hunt-Pr0 21 August 2017 at 5:30 pm UTC
ZeloxUser blocking, a sign that GoL is growing .
Aye. Agreed. That is an acceptable explanation.

EDIT: Now get ready for a fight! You lowlife Arch Linux "oh look at me, my linux is so minimal" fancypants n00b fanb0y! Lubuntu rulez 4eva! MUHAHA!


Last edited by Duck Hunt-Pr0 at 21 August 2017 at 5:45 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
liamdawe 21 August 2017 at 5:47 pm UTC
Duck Hunt-Pr0
ZeloxUser blocking, a sign that GoL is growing .
Aye. Agreed. That is an acceptable explanation.

EDIT: Now get ready for a fight! You lowlife Arch Linux "oh look at me, my linux is so minimal" fancypants n00b fanb0y! Lubuntu rulez 4eva! MUHAHA!
*adds to block list*
AnxiousInfusion 21 August 2017 at 5:53 pm UTC
Oooh blocking is live. So what would this be, the second or third feature added because of me?
Lakorta 21 August 2017 at 5:57 pm UTC
So, when do notifications for forum thread come?
liamdawe 21 August 2017 at 6:01 pm UTC
LakortaSo, when do notifications for forum thread come?
Shhh, we don't talk about such long put-off features *soon*
Zelox 21 August 2017 at 6:01 pm UTC
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Duck Hunt-Pr0
ZeloxUser blocking, a sign that GoL is growing .
Aye. Agreed. That is an acceptable explanation.

EDIT: Now get ready for a fight! You lowlife Arch Linux "oh look at me, my linux is so minimal" fancypants n00b fanb0y! Lubuntu rulez 4eva! MUHAHA!

Pff u just jelly..
If u dont stop Im blocking u, u here me!! /kappa


Last edited by Zelox at 21 August 2017 at 6:01 pm UTC
hardpenguin 21 August 2017 at 6:09 pm UTC
Good job Liam!
Eike 21 August 2017 at 6:23 pm UTC
God Liam thanks for the blocking feature!
Alm888 21 August 2017 at 6:50 pm UTC
"kill 1" was so tempting! Guess who got blocked first (needed to test the feature).

Nice update!
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