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STiX last won the day on April 14 2017

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  1. Well hey there.



  2. Hey, you're an administrator now and still going strong. Nice too see, I just logged in to check everything out. Have a great day!

    1. STiX


      Haha, thanks mate :) 
      It's certainly been a while!

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    Anyone still here?

  4. FIXES: Various emoji fixes, including skintones and mobile issues Online stats fixes Numerous IE11 fixes I'm sad I have to do this... PayPal billing agreement had the potential to fail due to lack of address
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    Anyone still here?

    I am! Still keeping this place alive.
  6. New Functionality: Customised forum viewing choices for members Forum View Card View Fluid Your preference is saved, including any filters you have on if using the 'Fluid' view. P.S. My personal favourite is fluid as I can filter the entire forum down to just those specific categories or sub-categories I'm interested in Reactions OpenTibia.net has long had a reputation system; first we had a simple up/down system, later updated to introduce a Likes system instead. However, throughout it was all tied in with our reputation system. We're pleased to introduce the latest updates to the reputation system, Reactions. Quite simply, reactions allow you to offer more fine-grained sentiments towards content than a simple up/down or 'like'. On your computer: On your mobile device: We've currently configured 5 reactions, with new ones being and option for us to add in over time: Like Thanks Confused Sad Haha As this new system is integrated with our core reputation system, any existing Likes will be converted into Like reacts. Security Updates: Fixed a security issue related to importing profile photos from URL Fixed two possible XSS scenarios Fixed two possible XSS vulnerabilities Side-wide SSL Integration with Authy for 2FA via phone / SMS completed and under-going testing Additional security enhancements to prevent other possible XSS and increase protections on account management functions Added 'Recently Used Devices' panel to your account settings pages The 90 day time period is to align with our 'Remember Me' account time-out period for non-administrators (admins are required to use an authentication app) The log-in method will also be shown, if applicable (e.g. Steam, Facebook, etc.) Admins will be able to track your respective devices and they will be be associated with any accounts logged in with that device Backend Changes: RSS feeds now use guest page caching system Analytic tracking code has been moved to inside head tag Ad code placement has a new setting to clarify how sidebar display should be handled Various enhancements to Redis engine including data stored encrypted at rest Search result improvements Re-indexed topics Re-indexed posts SEO Improvements: Move from HTML structured data to JSON-LD and enhanced our existing markup Calendar, blog, forum and pages (articles) data marked up for rich snippets General review of our schema.org markup and enhance where appropriate. Use sitelinks search and other sensible markup such as the website and logo markup. Any social profile links may make available later in the footer are also made available in schema.org markup Fix many duplicate page title issues Review and ensure nofollow/noindex tags are used in appropriate areas Add item tags as HTML meta tags Adding <link rel="next" value="next page url"> helps search engines know next/previous page Other Changes: Disabled 'OpenTibia - Light' theme due to compatibility issues with recent changes Updated 'OpenTibia - Dark' theme to avoid compatibility issues with recent changes Introduced fluid width to allow OpenTibia to rescale dynamically to fit your window dimensions without requiring a refresh Drag and drop images straight into your post, not just upload or copy and past any more New REST API end-points for our forum integrators GET /core/groups - Get a list of groups GET /core/groups/{id} - Get information about a specific group DELETE /core/groups/{id} - Delete a group GET /forums/forums - Get a list of forums GET /forums/forums/{id} - Get information about a specific forum POST /forums/forums - Create a forum POST /forums/forums/{id} - Edit a forum DELETE /forums/forums/{id} - Delete a forum DELETE /blog/blogs/{id} - Delete a blog GET /calendar/calendar - Get a list of calendars GET /calendar/calendar/{id} - Get information about a specific calendar POST /calendar/calendar - Create a calendar POST /calendar/calendar/{id} - Edit a calendar DELETE /calendar/calendar/{id} - Delete a calendar GET /downloads/category - Get a list of downloads categories GET /downloads/category/{id} - Get information about a specific category POST /downloads/category - Create a category POST /downloads/category/{id} - Edit a category DELETE /downloads/category/{id} - Delete a category Naturally these are just representative of our new capabilities, but won't necessarily be dished out. This is primarily to enable future options, like OT Server owners to integrate with our forum to manage their own sub-forum, groups and more - they will not be able to modify anything outside of their co-ownership/s. Letter profile photos Some time ago following the old OTFans.net database migration, we lost a large proportion of our member avatars. Following, we introduced a default profile photo picture for these users and any user who had not uploaded one. We felt it was time for an update to keep pace with current trends: Users without a custom profile photo will now have a coloured letter using the first letter of their username. To help digest 'who is who' in threads with multiple users with the same first letter, these letters will have different colours for the different users. Social sign-in prompts We've had integrated sign-in functionality for some time, but we are always looking for ways to urge our lurkers into interaction. A small, but significant, improvement we've make is to add our sign-in options directly at the point where our lurkers have the opportunity to contribute - in the comments or new post segment of any open thread or content. We believe visitors are much more likely to comment when the registration process is as fluid as possible and social sign-in has fast become a familiar and efficient way of doing so. After sign up via these methods, users are logged in and brought right back to where they started ready to comment. Renewal savings indicators for our store New Issues: Facebook authentication Steam authentication Additional settings and forum policy to help with GDPR compliance: Individual Rights (more information) Right to erasure (more information) We've always had the ability to delete members from our forum and content; but we've opted to not permit this in the past due to several reasons: We're a small staff group and do not have time to process these requests en masse A lot of good content would be removed, against the wider community good We commonly have people leave the forum, only to want to come back at a later date However, to be compliant, we now: have the ability to delete the user whilst keeping the content, but scrubbing references to the author's username or other such identifying factors, thereby making the content anonymous. process any requests for deletion within a 1 month period, unless due to extenuating circumstances expedite any requests for deletion for accounts containing information pertaining to minors in their home country (e.g. child's account, adult-owned account frequently shared by a minor, etc.) Lawful Bases for Processing (more information) Consent (more information) We now have an administrative option to enable a user registration option to users with a default 'opt-out' to any administrator-triggered e-mails (e.g. bulk e-mails). When enabled and a user manually elects to 'opt-in', this will record the date of consent as well, and each time the user changes the setting (i.e. opts-in and/or opts-out) and is retained in the member history log for administrators. At this time, we have not enabled this setting. Please keep in mind, this will not effect any e-mails you receive for notifications and you can continue to edit your notification preferences in the User Control Panel (e.g. individual content preferences in the Manage Followed Content section). We now have the option to request users accept any changes to our Terms & Conditions or Privacy Policy upon next log in, and capture this consent also. At this time, we have not enabled this setting - but plan to shortly. Cookies (more information) OpenTibia.net stores a small amount of data in cookies. These are used to authorise you when you re-visit a community. Other cookies are used to provide a service at the user's request, such as changing a theme or using the shopping cart. We have added additional features to permit acknowledgement that cookies will be set, and a brief page outlining the types of cookies that are set, to new visitors to the community. Although at the time of writing this post, the regulation states that there is no exact information that we're to show on the cookie page, we still plan to populate a relatively detailed description and enable this in the coming weeks. Summary Expect changes to the site's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions in the coming weeks - these will be communicated though It's worth pointing out that whilst we are making such changes to accommodate your needs, we are not experts in EU regulations. It is our responsibility to get it right, but any assistance we receive from you in how to improve any meet your needs (legally regulated or not) is greatly appreciated!
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    The Lost Lands - Official Teaser I

    Casual half-decadely check-in over here.
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    Using blender to create sprites...

    Looks good! Do you have any project files that give insight into the process?
  9. To our valued and respected members: We are pleased to announce that effective April 17, 2017 OpenTibia.net will be merging with Vapus.net. This is a very exciting event for both sites, for our staff and our members. Our greatest assets have always been our communities, and by joining forces we have just made a significant increase in the quality of that asset. We are forging a new community with enhanced experience and invigorated effort. Our merger will create a higher functioning site with faster performance as we halve our overhead running costs and nearly double the former performance metrics. This is a merger of two highly compatible communities. Our communities have worked towards common goals and shared members since the inception of Vapus. We hold similar values and philosophies on doing providing a platform for an open community: producing an excellent platform for our users, an emphasis on openness and integrity, and the importance of maintaining the security of your account data. Though we will now operate as one company— OpenTibia.net —you can rely on the same responsive moderation team that you have had in the past. Please join us as we look forward to an exciting and prosperous future for our community, our staff and OpenTibia. UPDATES: ADDED: Imported Vapus.net database Forum posts and boards are slowly being merged on a review basis, eg. Native Chat -> Native Chat, Projects -> Archived Projects Members are imported, though members with the same name will need to request an account merge Please Private Message me, or use the Contact Us option at the bottom of the page with both of your account names and we can discuss means to validate Created 'OpenTibia - Light' theme Enabled the Store system (refer header bar) You are now able to buy sidebar ads for an extremely cheap cost (only visible to users that are Guests, Banned or not logged in) Note, we are not currently expecting to create further ad space and dillute your browsing experience You are now able to purchase gift cards for your favourite server owners and content creators to advertise their server Opened up a restricted REST API for limited downloads and transaction data to enable integrations with 3rd parties eg. sell a plugin on the forum with 1 month's access, plugin owner can validate your licence is still active for it when you try to use it Added a Discord profile field CHANGED: Renamed 'OpenTibia' theme to 'OpenTibia - Dark' Migrated several archived projects from OTFans.net (-2009 era) into the Archived Projects forum All forum themes have had AJAX pagination disabled to compile with Google's 'all ads on load' policy Hidden some outdated social profile fields Contact Us now generates a Forum Support ticket to the administrators, rather than triggering an e-mail Only Donors can now use animated profile pictures Restricted the number of new Conversations the can be created per minute, per to user to '1' for Members, to prevent Conversation spam REMOVED: Dropped the Discord content block from the forums, is now just visible on the Homepage
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    Week 11 - 2017: Forum Overhaul

    @Amiroslo - check it out
  11. Changed: Primarily user-facing: Upgraded registration to use reCAPTCHA 2 instead of reCAPTCHA 1 Enabled a Leaderboard system based on reputation Each day, three members with the most reputation for the day are stored in a leaderboard You can also see Top Members, based on overall reputation I was was considering running it on a content-to-likes ratio, but this would disadvantage our legacy members I feel this system should put a higher focus on quality content, over quantity of posts (as it was prior) Enabled 2-factor authentication (2FA) via Google Authenticator This can be set up for existing users via Account Security Made both e-mail and notification list notifications optional and adjustable for all notifications, sans administrator-triggered e-mails Disable OTList.net advertisement (only guests could see prior) Disabled Pinterest sharing Disable Google Plus One sharing Added Spoiler button to 'Large' toolbar Pasting text will now give you the option to strip the formatting Return key now starts a new line rather than a new paragraph Added Discord integration Old themes have been disabled, they do not support the current forum setup - but we may revisit them and update them in the future New theme! Some existing forums have been updated with question and answer functionality You can up and down vote answers You can up and down vote questions (up vote if you have the same question!) Topic author and select OpenTibia.net staff can select Best Answer Sections have been added for 'Questions with no best answer' and 'Popular questions from the past month' Enabled browser notifications Created a new landing page Internal: Linked images are now served securely from local server and are cached for 7 days Upgraded database store and forum to leverage UTF-8 (specifically, 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci') Enabled SSL Updated Steam authentication method Note that if you use this login method and have 2FA enabled on both your OpenTibia.net and Steam account, you'll need to complete it for both You may need to decouple and resync your profile, however Updated Facebook authentication method Feedback Wanted: Reputation System Current have the 'Like'-based reputation system turned on I'd be open to moving to the positive only reputation system being enabled instead if there is a preference for it Warnings Users must acknowledge issued warnings before posting again? I'm concerned this might put our non-English members at risk if they don't see and comprehend the warning Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Prompt users to set-up 2FA when first accessing a secure page, if not already set-up? (eg. password reset, e-mail change) Currently, users can opt to enable it - but are never prompted Enable Security Questions as an alternate 2FA source?
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  13. ADDED: Kazordoon-ish NPC Name Generator Uses a Markov chain to dynamically generate Egyptian Kazordoon-ish sounding names. Will create more upon request
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    Hey Otfans! From back in the days!

    Hey mate, welcome back! I'd be interested in that warning you're getting, if you'd like to flick it through to me.

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