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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 11/4/2011 1:19 PM EST : Rally Widget, Image Editor and Upgrades
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A new widget called "Rally the Guild" goes live today! This beta widget operates much like a shout box, except instead of just adding a line of text to your site, it will send the text to members via either their cell phone or e-mail. For cell phone delivery, members will need to configure texting in their Profile (the widget itself provides a direct link to configure it, as well). Only those with officer level or higher access to your site may send out rallies, and only those marked as associate or higher receive them.

Also, images uploaded since the new file storage system was brought online (images that show as being located on a path that begins with /GuildImages) now show an Edit link next to them in the File Manager. Clicking it brings up a new web-based image editor that gives you the ability to crop, add text to, and otherwise manipulate images. The functionality of this editor already has planned enhancements, coming soon. It is also available from the Gallery widgets upon upload of new images, if the uploader has Images Admin rights on the site.

Over the past couple days, we ran across a hardware problem with one of the drives on our database server, causing some downtime. We apologize for this. The good news is, however, that we have replaced the drive with a mirrored array that has twice the space. Also, while they had the system open at the data center, we had them double the RAM as well, which should have a positive impact on performance.

To make things run even better, we have also brought in a company that specializes in the optimization of databases specific to the platform that GuildPortal runs on. They have completed their initial monitoring phase, and we will be working closely with them to implement their recommendations.

Other stuff addressed in this push:
  • Aion armory tooltips are fixed.
  • LoTRO Integration now allows manual entry of your guild name, in case your actual guild name was already taken for your server and you had to use a different one when creating your site.
  • Approving/denying item requests in the bank now visually updates the visibility of the approve/deny links, giving a better indicator that the command was performed.
  • A bug causing only one item to show when viewing item requests has been squished.
  • SuperAdmins can now delete crafting orders from the main display of the Crafting Marketplace.
  • Spotter's Order was nerfed in Rift. (Okay, so we had nothing to do with that -- we're just very, very angry about it)
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 11/4/2011 1:28 PM EST : RE: Rally Widget, Image Editor and Upgrades
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Aaron Lewis said:
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  • Spotter's Order was nerfed in Rift. (Okay, so we had nothing to do with that -- we're just very, very angry about it)


That was hilarious!  Thanks for the good laugh!

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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 11/4/2011 2:13 PM EST : RE: Rally Widget, Image Editor and Upgrades
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Aaron Lewis said:
A new widget called "Rally the Guild" goes live today!


I just tried it out.  The rally call went to my e-mail, but not to my cell phone.  Also, will we need a way to delete older rally calls or will they scroll away?

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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 11/4/2011 4:46 PM EST : RE: Rally Widget, Image Editor and Upgrades
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We will do a second test now.

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