Changelog

This is an evolving list of release notes that include fixes to known issues, updates based on feedback and suggestions, and other improvements to the site.

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11-FEB-2016

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Reported threads and posts now indicate the reason for being reported.
  2. Threads and posts can no longer be reported more than once.
  3. Process improvements in moderating reported threads and posts.
  4. Changes in moderation rights.

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16-OCT-2015

An major update to the site, the largest since the launch of the site, was made that includes:

  1. A new site structure (Atmel Community) that includes other forum areas in addition to AVR Freaks.
  2. A workflow process to review and approve new wikis and wiki updates before they are published on the site.
  3. Revision history and version rollback for wiki articles.
  4. WYSIWYG improvements for private messages.
  5. WYSIWYG improvements for forum posts.
  6. Bug fix for intermittent duplication of forum posts.
  7. Bug fix for post edit timestamps that pre-dated the timestamp of the post.
  8. Bug fix for issue causing embedded resized images to revert to their natural resolution after editing a post.
  9. Added a button to split a thread at the last post.
  10. Bug fix for issue preventing the last post of a thread to be deleted.
  11. Bug fix for issue preventing the "View All" button from working properly.
  12. Added a "Wiki" link to the hamburger menu for mobile users.
  13. Fixed formatting issue with batch moderation controls in Firefox.
  14. Bug fix for issue sending the user to the home page after making a new post.
  15. Bug fix for issue causing the "read" status of a user's new post to not work correctly.
  16. Updated the "Quote" button in a thread to serve two purposes:
    1. Clicking on the "Quote" button copies the entire post into the editor at the end of the thread.
    2. Highlighting a portion of a post and then clicking on the "Quote" button only copies the highlighted text into the editor at the end of the thread.
  17. Bug fix for issue causing split topics to not inherit the "follow" settings of the original thread.
  18. Updated the "View n New" link for threads so that if a user has never viewed the thread, the user will be taken to the top of the thread rather than the first reply post.
  19. Increased the character limit of signatures to accommodate HTML mark-up and give access to a full 256-character signature.
  20. Bug fix for issue causing links to legacy threads to break.
  21. Bug fix for issue causing line breaks (CRs) to be removed when editing a post.

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1-JUL-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Moderation features have been redesigned.
  2. PMs for reported posts now include the topic title and the link to the post opens in a new window.
  3. Fixed the issue with not being able to delete the last post of a thread.
  4. Rules for hot topics have been changed and now include a "cooling off" period
    1. A topic becomes "hot" if there are 15 posts made within 12 hours.
    2. A topic returns to normal status if there has been 72 hours of inactivity.
  5. The "Jump to" forum list is now based on user roles.

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15-APR-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. New home page design that replaces the Community Overview and My Overview pages with a single table that shows recent community activity based on user-defined filters.

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3-APR-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. The email notification process has been completely redeveloped.
    1. Only one email notification is sent to indicate a thread has been updated regardless of the number of replies to the thread (you must enable notifications for the thread).  After visiting the thread, not just the site, a new email notification will be sent, again, when the thread is updated by another user.

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19-MAR-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Bug fixes with shadow copies of moved topics
    1. No longer affect the read/post counters of the moved thread
    2. Indicator clearly identifies shadow copies

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13-MAR-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. The process of splitting topics, for moderators, has been improved
    1. The title of the post-split portion of a topic now defaults to using "Split from:" followed by the original thread title
    2. The time stamps for all posts in the split remain unaffected
  2. A tool tip has been added to the "Commented" link, when viewing a list of topics, so that users can see a preview of the last comment
  3. The sticky topic icon has been fixed to show new activity in a thread

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18-FEB-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Icons, following discussion titles on the forum pages, indicating  if a discussion contains a solution, an attachment, and if you've contributed
  2. Performance related updates

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21-JAN-2015

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Last edit time stamp added to posts after editing
  2. For topics spanning more than a single displayed page, a View All button can be used to view all posts in a continuous list
  3. Improvements to search logic
    1. Default: Search results are based on matching all of the words submitted (no emphasis is placed on the order, context, or relation of the words to each other)
    2. Option 1: Search results can be refined, on the results page, based on matching the exact phrase submitted (similar to enclosing a phrase with quotes)
    3. Option 2: Search results can be refined, on the results page, by matching any of the words submitted (results are only required to contain at least one of the words)
  4. Filters on the search results page have been reorganized so the most useful filters appear higher on the page

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23-DEC-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Responsive design updates for mobile devices that include:
    1. Plain text editor used for posting
    2. Breakpoints changed for tablet portrait and landscape modes
    3. Header navigation adjusted for tablets
  2. Sticky topics visually separated from regular topics with different background colors
  3. Breadcrumb styling fixes

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18-DEC-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed the double-tap issue with touchscreen devices

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12-DEC-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Responsive design changes made to improve the site for mobile devices
  2. Font family for code changed to "Courier, monospace" to improve how code appears for client devices that do not have Courier installed
  3. Tags within a forum topic moved below the OP's signature
  4. Jump navigation (dropdown menu) added to the bottom of the forum pages to quickly move between forums

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3-NOV-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Icons for sticky topics now indicate read status
  2. Titles of unread topics now appear in bold
  3. Pagination controls added to the top of each page in a forum topic
  4. Increased the number of posts displayed per page to 50 in a topic
  5. Login sessions should remain active for 4 months when "Remember me" is checked

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1-NOV-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Changed how topic solutions are indicated for the original post of a thread (a copy of the solution no longer follows the OP).

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21-OCT-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. New toolbar features in the forum editor (strike through, super/subscript, font color, increase/decrease indent, paragraph alignment, undo/redo, search/replace, horizontal line, symbols, and maximize editor)

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13-OCT-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed an issue which caused projects to appear as discussion topics when viewing a user's post activity

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6-OCT-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Implemented redirects for legacy reply post URLs

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2-OCT-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Changed the font color of code to match the legacy site
  2. Fixed the issue with Top Participants listing different users based on session status and user roles

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30-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Additional date filters have been added for search results
  2. Topics that became unlocked in the migration are now locked
  3. Fixed the issue with the broken page formatting and breadcrumbs for certain topics

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29-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed an issue with displaying special characters in migrated posts

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24-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed an issue with a solution post displaying at the top of all pages in a thread

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23-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed an issue with the time stamp of the last comment in a thread not appearing on the forum page

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22-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed an issue with new topics not appearing in My Discussions

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16-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Fixed how a user's post counter calculates total posts
  2. Fixed the Follow Topics page so it displays all topics being followed (excluding topics started by the user)
  3. Changed the post editor's font color to black
  4. Updated the code editor to default to C/C++
  5. Updated the code editor so that text entry can begin without needing to click in the text-entry area

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5-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Changed the color of forum icons to better indicate activity (new/unread vs. old/read)
  2. Changed grey text to black and making blue text darker
  3. Added account-based anti-spam measures
  4. Removal of source URL that was being appended to copied content upon pasting
  5. Redirects for the old site's "printview" URLs (indexed by search engines) now go to the top of the topics

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1-SEP-2014

An update to the site was made that includes:

  1. Moving topics to a different forum (moderators)
  2. Added a PM notification indicator at the top of all pages (will link directly to your PM box)
  3. Changed code text to green on grey
  4. Mark all forums as read feature
  5. Mark all topics as read feature
  6. Improvements to the placement of the rating stars
  7. Better differentiation between forum activity icons