What is done in AMASS 1.33, in no particular order of importance
THESE CHANGES ARE NOT APPLIED HERE YET (apart from some small fixes that do not require large code changes, those are already working here). This version (1.1) will be updated to version 1.33 in two weeks time, or earlier.
Automatic URL activation: fixed a bug with domain validity check.
After a member rename: in some places old username was displayed. Fixed.
Removed top menu "reposition flicker" (clearly seen with slow connections).
Fixed the calculated metadata ISO value resulted by Canon AUTO ISO mode.
Member counter on index page was not updating. Fixed.
Added a password reset page (been there a while).
Added a gallery link and photo count under post count. Only shown if there are images in the gallery (forum filtering is taken into account).
IMG Fetch tool in post editor: added support for some newer Smugmug gallery layouts.
Fixed a bug where you get "remove from gallery" button when the photo is not in the gallery after submitting an edit.
Fixed several issues in image upload tool regarding pre-AMASS attachments and post editing.
Fixed Image Uploader "in gallery" warning to be trustworthy. I'll add a "remove from gallery" button on uploader UI later.
Image uploader failed to store the other uploaded image (rarely). This is now fixed.
Removed email DNS (MX) check from registration. It has too often false results.
The "title hint", a gray bar which appears when you scroll past the thread title, has now a working notification list link (toggler). It appears only when there are notifications to see and it is not boxed any more (less visual distraction for the corner of the eye).
A small fix to title editing: now the active area to click for title editing is not exceeding the lenght of the title.
500px embedcode treatment fixed: 500px have now a mixed set of URLs in their embed code depending on sizes, and some sizes are served from domain drscdn.500px.org without image type extension. Those are now rendered normally. If you use the AMASS fetch tool, the correct size is picked from a non-drscdn server.
Fixed some invalid html code in video embedding.
Fixed a bug in PM thread builder, now multiple replies to same PM are all shown in PM thread.
Allowed Flickr to serve text/plain images (only if an image file extension is found).
RTAT's flakey event timing info is now fixed..
Other minor bug fixes here and there.
Added to FYEO: "PM Settings". It contains "allow sending me PM" and "PM notification" settings.
Added some gear stats to gear page, with links to respective gallery (filtered by that gear id).
IN MEMBERS' GEAR LISTS: TOP 25
GALLERY PHOTOS: CAMERAS TOP 25
GALLERY PHOTOS: LENSES TOP 25
OVERALL METADATA IN PHOTOS: CAMERAS TOP 25
OVERALL METADATA IN PHOTOS: LENSES TOP 25
.. more to come, like full camera settings stats.
New PMs in PM threads has now a "new" label as in forum threads.
Gear pages have now links to the Gallery and "Best Of" filtered by that gear. Gear page galleries has only 1 "page" of 50 latest photos, as the embedded gallery was not suitable for back button browsing.
Gear owner list is now shown to logged members (no need to click "show list") on gear pages.
In gear pages specs are suppressed if they do not contain it all. Adding all specs to (all 700+) lenses will start after this update.
Thread titles in forum thread lists now point to page 1. This is to make AMASS more compatible with the way all other forum work, make it better for the search engines and reduce confusion where the link goes. On thread page you have a "GO TO FIRST UNREAD" command (if thread is not followed). So, on thread listing pages you have possible options (all like before except the title link):
Thread title -> to top of page 1
Small page links -> to top of the respective page (first or last page)
Unread info on the title row are pretty self-explanatory:
"go to first new" -> to first new notified post (followed threads)
"go to first unread" -> to next unread page (vanilla read marking)
"(nothing new) go to first unseen of x" -> to first unseen post in followed thread. The thread has no new notifications but you have either missed to read x posts here and there or cleared notifications without reading.
Added automatic EXIF retrieval and metadata fill after post submit. You'll see a "Retrieving EXIF..." info in place on metadata editor link, and when EXIF is parsed the metadata is filled there (and you can then edit it normally). If a camera and a lens are found, you'll get a prominent "click here to add in your gallery" plate. If you close the browser or move on without waiting for the EXIF results, the automatic retrieval is still being done and you'll see the results on the next page reload. Automatic EXIF retrieval happens also after post edit, or can be triggered by mods. Any of the existing metadata items for the image are never replaced (even when wrong) by the automation, but all empty items are filled if there is valid EXIF data for them.
You can sort forums by thread or latest post. This setting is always remembered (across all your browsers), and is separate for each forum. Sort order column is noted by a white triangle on listing column header.
Signature html rendering fixed: broken smiley/link images are working now.
All duplicate gear items left, marked with (dupl.), are changed to correct item for all members. Duplicate items are removed from listings.
"Heads up" popup is now designed better, so that closing button is both on top and bottom, and always visible (on small screens it needed a double scroll to the the close button).
Likes are now producing a "Heads Up!" for the liked member.
Marketplace changes: we decided to make things much simpler and easier:
All can see all marketplace forums (so also search engines can index FS/WTB threads), 30/30 posting rule is still valid.
Default thread display order for marketplace forums is the same as elsewhere: latest post first. You can change the order on thread listing to "by thread" or "by post" by clicking the column header.
Marketplace bump rules will be:
1. You may reply to each individual post by other posters just once, in each thread.
2. You may not reply to your own thread/post within X hours.
X = 24 hours at first, let's see how it goes. The bump rules allow normal discussions and self reply (bump) each 24 hours. If you can't bump yet and there is new info to be given, you can always edit your posts.
Marketplace bump rules are automatically enforced: if your attempt to post is against bump rules, you'll get info about that when post editor should open.
FYEO lets you change the registration email. You'll need to input current password and the new email twice, the new email will be validated as in registration (but no test mail is sent).
Gear items added.
.. & more to come (more gear categories etc., followed thread email notification is the major missing feature remaining, that will be a priority "to do" after 1.33).