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Connect Dev Notes: 13 Nov 2013

Created: 13 Nov 2013 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • 3 comments • Page Views: 10
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Updates deployed to the Connect production servers as a result of the code sprint that ended 12 November 2013.

User Facing: Desktop

  • Added a summary field to blogs so bloggers can summarize or introduce their blog post with a short synopsis that displays on list pages.
  • Modified the new "Was this helpful" widget to display the number of times an item has been marked as helpful.
  • Removed voting widgets from comments in forum sections of Connect.
  • Fixed an issue with the "STS Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 for Unix" not displaying on the profiles of users who had earned it.
  • Modified the new App Center video framework to support clickable thumbnail images.
  • Fixed an issue with "Helpful" scores on individual submissions not matching the same scores on content list pages.

Admin Facing

  • Created a group management wizard that makes it easer to change to group admins of multiple groups when former admins change jobs.
  • Added code that allows admins to archive legacy groups for historical purposes.
  • Customized the accreditation and certification import script to be more friendly to the data provider.
  • Added the ability to remove the "about" block from the sidebar of blogs that do not want this block on their blog pages.
  • Removed more than 100,000 oddball thumbs up/down votes that were cast when voting was (temporarily) opened up to unauthenticated users.

Behind the Scenes

  • Added code (to discourage spammers) that adds a "rel=nofollow" tag to domains that are not on our whitelist. This code instructs search engines that the tagged hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index.

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

Hi,

today i found that so many older blog posts are updated as new why?

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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Kevin's picture

Thanks for the note Srikanth,

We've opened a ticket with our developers to investigate.

Kevin

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

Thanks for the prompt action.

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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