Update Post – April 20, 2021

Hello hello Portal People!

It’s that time once again, so grab your favorite beverage and settle in for a little relaxation for a few moments while I give you the latest about what’s been going on behind the proverbial scenes here at Obsidian Portal. This time around I’ll be using a cannonball style, with the updates in no particular order (there’s a reason for this, but more on that front later).

With all of that said, let’s dive right in!

List of Updates
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue where new HTML search results were bleeding together and could cause links on the page to act incorrectly or for the page layout to be incorrect.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in a 500 server error when attempting to gift a subscription. This error was related to new versus expiring subscriptions.
  • [BUG FIX] An issue was resolved with the csx DST libraries that could result in continually expanding character data when copy/pasted material was added to the sheet.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue where a lack of spacing between double quotes and the following word could cause the Textile parser to corrupt an HREF value on the same line.
  • [UPDATE] For search results, the Quick Description (tagline) for a character or item will be displayed if one has been entered, otherwise the Biography will be shown.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue where the EndDate was adjusted on the displayed value for the Campaign calendar, but not the hidden value, which could result in a save error of “End Date must be after Start Date”, even though the user saw the dates as being correct.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue on the Campaigns page where GMs without uploaded avatars were not displaying the default avatar.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue were recent updates for Characters and Items were being labeled as “Campaign” updates instead of “GameContent”. This also repaired the item URL in the recent updates listing to be a full URL so that it could be correct when clicked on by users accessing the list via their “Friends Activities” listing.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in updates not showing up in the “Friends Activities” listing.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue were replying to a Campaign Forum email notification was not always creating a response post.
  • [UPDATE] Updated the random name generation section of the Character create/edit page to be collapsible, and set it to be auto-collapsed in the case of Characters that already have a name.
  • [UPDATE] Updated the game system drop down on the DST creation page to be in alphabetical order instead of numerical order by internal game system id.
  • [UPDATE] Updated the open graph markup for the campaign home tab and the wiki home page to not elements that are not present (such as description, banner, etc..). This was done so that pages in the campaign will display correctly when shared on Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • [UPDATE] Textile and HTML tags have been stripped out of meta descriptions, and will now show the default meta description for Obsidian Portal if the meta description is otherwise blank.
  • [UPDATE] Added a “quick create” feature for adding new wiki pages, similar to the quick create option that exists for the character listing page.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue where notification checkboxes can take up more space and shift page content downward when they are checked in cases where there is only one row of notification checkboxes.
  • [UPDATE] Updated the index listing pages for Characters, Items and Adventure Logs to now have added classes to the entries (“cards”) for associated tags. These tags have also been added to the individual pages associated with those entries/cards.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue where the author link for Characters and Items were linking to the Character or Item, and not to the author’s profile page. These links were also updated to be correctly prefixed with the campaign subdomain instead of ‘www’.
  • [BUG FIX] Fixed an issue where HTML code that doesn’t have closing tags can become crammed together by the browser.
  • [UPDATE] Updated the Subscribe to Calendar feature (which enables sharing your OP Calendar to your Google Calendar) to parse passed Textile into HTML.
  • [UPDATE] The game system logo displayed on the sidebar of campaigns has been updated to link to the All Campaigns listing page with the list filtered to show only campaigns of the appropriate game system. This page also now shows the game system’s logo at the top, which points to the informational link that the campaign sidebar link used to point to.

And that’ll do it for now. I’ll have more updates in about 3 months time! Until then, take care and keep the gaming going strong!

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