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The Site announcements are on a new system
Posted: Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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  • The colors use the color-picker plugin so you can pick colors more easily

  • If you put in a site link, it will automatically fill the icon and text for you (although you can also change them if you want)

  • Anytime you update anything, it updates the preview so you get to see what you're making.

  • Site Announcements now have an expiration date -- the options are 1 day, 1 week, or until you click "End Announcement".

  • Site announcements that I post from now on will automatically disappear after their expiration date (one week) so they don't have to be removed manually. They'll also look better, because I can see what colors I'm working with now :P

  • Note that you can totally post external links (with non-gtx0 icons) if you want. The system is nice and flexible like that.

    Who has access?

  • If you're a staff member you should have access to the new system and can edit ANY announcement



  • If you're not a staff member but have access to it (@Moonray:, whoever else needs it), you can only edit your own announcements.

    NOTE: You can only edit/view announcements that are active. Keep that in mind too if you finish an announcement manually. The rest of them still exist but aren't showed anywhere currently (eventually: the GTX0 homepage will show them)

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    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Vandy
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    One site project left! (maybe two, but the second one needs more thought) And then I can start on Automafia/The stream feature/whichever project I decide on.

    Edited March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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    Xhin
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    How does a Moonray access it?

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Moonray
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    It's in your User CP, my bad.

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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    Xhin
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    When will NIFE tie into it?

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Moonray
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    Oh yeah good point.

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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    Xhin
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    Ok well while I was waiting I attempted to put an announcement up via my user CP and it appears to have done nothing?

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Moonray
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    Yeah I just noticed your entry in the database. Will fix.

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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    Xhin
    Sky's the limit

    That should fix it, both temporarily and permanently :)

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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    Xhin
    Sky's the limit

    Ok now that the NIFE one exists I killed off my other one, but it doesn't go to the sign ups post?

    (or is that because I am part of the game already)

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Moonray
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    Yeah that's a bug. Actually I need to have a separate set of settings for the signup post because it's possible to have a game announcement and a signup post running concurrently.

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Xhin
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    Sky's the limit

    @Xhin:

    Can you put my new announcement up again... It did the same thing (click save, nothing happens).

    Posted March 2nd, 2017 by Moonray
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    @Xhin:

    Announcements just don't seem to take half the time. I had entirely too much trouble getting the Aliens announcement to post.

    Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Count Dooku
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    I think the issue is if you pick the "Until I finish it" option for when it expires. I can consistently get it to fail when I pick that.

    Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Moonray
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    Definitely has to be that, because if I pick "one week from now" it shows up and it I then edit it and change it to "until I finish it" then it will vanish...

    Seems like that option just immediately finishes and thus makes them disappear?

    Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Moonray
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    Definitely has to be that, because if I pick "one week from now" it shows up and it I then edit it and change it to "until I finish it" then it will vanish...

    Actually yeah, I don't think any of the test announcements worked unless I picked 24 hours or 1 week.

    Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Count Dooku
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    Oddly enough all of your test ones are in the database, the system just thinks that they all start off finished (which is nonsense). Anyway, problem solved!

    Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Xhin
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