I've been meddling

Crumpet 4/1/2024 06:25 am 632

I've been messing around with the blocking feature as part of my work on setting up a "mute words" feature, so you might notice that some things which were previously showing are no longer showing. It's also very possible that I've broken some things.

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Apr 19, 2024 1:47 am

I've been fixing more of the blocking feature today, but what I've found is that because of how the relationships between comments and content (e.g. threads, photos, patterns) are set up, I can't hide comments on the comment stream at the correct point in all circumstances.

What this means is that if you've blocked someone who has posted a thread recently, comments on their thread are showing on the stream as "Comment hidden due to a block" rather than disappearing completely. The issue in non-tech terms is that those comments aren't directly BY the blocked user, so the website isn't recognizing them as something which needs to be removed.

If the comment is directly from a blocked user, those will be completely removed. I'm hoping there will be some weird hacky way around this which I can find to fix it, because it would break a lot of things to try to change these relationships at this point. I'm adding a removal notice for now because it's better than nothing, but hopefully I can find a better alternative in the coming days/weeks.

Just more issues resulting from a) horribly-coded website which I wrote when I didn't know what i was doing, b) old, clunky framework.

Apr 3, 2024 1:15 pm
@rainbow_nerdz: how'd u make it?
Apr 3, 2024 12:52 pm

omg clown emojihappy

Apr 3, 2024 12:43 pm

Looks like there are some hidden animals too laugh

Apr 3, 2024 12:40 pm

@rainbow_nerdz: Looking at the URL to it, it looks like it's one of the default emojis which exist in the system but aren't displayed in a tab for some reason. I am not sure why I removed them but it's kind of fun when they just randomly appear like that.

Apr 3, 2024 12:30 pm

@rainbow_nerdz: I genuinely don't even know what that is. Never seen it in my life laugh What kind of magician are you? Good ideas, btw.


Apr 3, 2024 12:27 pm
@rainbow_nerdz: WHAT THE HELL IS THAT WHY IS THERE A CLOWN EMOJI?? DID I UNLOCK SOMETHING SECRET??
Apr 3, 2024 12:25 pm

u should bring back the point systems on forums and make a little shop where we can buy more emojis and maybe profile frames! like where it says "member" on our name you should make it so we can buy different titles in the shop!! (and maybe if ur feeling fancy, different layouts for our profiles clownit would be so cool and a really great addition to decorate and express ourselves dance

Apr 2, 2024 8:12 pm

@Crumpet: that makes alot of sense and sounds super helpful actually

Apr 2, 2024 12:52 am

@NOXINABOX_: No, different thing. Basically you can individually choose to the mute words you want to and then threads and comments with those words will be completely hidden. It's like when you mute a hashtag on X/Twitter, that type of thing. It's for if a certain topic is annoying or triggering to you.