A list of previous updates, both small and large ones.

July 2021
Update 2.0.31 - Group Panel on the Dashboard

  • Invitations into groups, as well as the approval of applications for a group will now appear on your dashboards
  • If you own a group, you will also get notifications if someone joins or applies for your group
  • Emails will now be sent for invitations, applications and application approvals (you can activate or deactivate this in your account settings)
Update 2.0.30 - Darkness there and nothing more

We now finally have a platform-wide dark mode.

  • You can toggle between light and dark mode at any time from everywhere, without reloading the page
  • You don't need to go into your account settings anymore, to change between light/dark mode
  • You can still activate/deactivate chat's starry sky in your account settings
Updates 2.0.23 - 2.0.29 (Recap)

We kinda neglected the changelog lately, but of course we haven't been idle. While we won't re-track everything we did now, since probably nobody will need old changelog in such detail anyways, but here are some of the highlights since February:

  • Warning popups for 16+ and 18+ texts
  • New mod tools. Mods can now also delete chat messages
  • Users can now create events for our calendar themselves (a mod still needs to approve it)
  • Saturday now has the Masquera dance-event and a couple of new items
  • Visible medal progression in medal tooltips
  • Groups can now be sorted by "newest", "largest" and "most active".
  • Sorting options for bookmarks and favorites
  • Many optimizations, that make the site faster and more stable
  • Tons of bugfixes
February 2021
Update 2.0.22 - New Community Calendar

  • We now again have a fully functioning (and highly improved) community calendar
  • The calendar now supports multi-day events as well as multiple events per day
  • The Café now offers a channel without dice/darts/chat commands and with only minimal roleplay, all year long
  • An issue has been fixed, that would often display the favorite button incorrectly while logged in as pseudonym
  • The chat sometimes wouldn't scroll all the way down upon opening it. This should now be fixed (at least one source of this problem)
  • We fixed the bug in the progress display for sorting in books
  • 18+ books will no longer show up on your sorting list, unless you have deactivated your underworld-protection
  • The gardening game has been slightly rebalanced
January 2021
Update 2.0.21.a

  • Many Bugfixes for the campaing and the new sorting options
  • At the end of the "Shadow over Adventuria" campaign you will now get a look back onto the adventure with an animated map
  • Over two dozen new genres and core emotions for sorting
  • Typos and translation-mistakes have been corrected
Update 2.0.21 - Shadow over Adventuria

  • Part one of the booksearch update is now live. User can now sort books into genres and core emotions. As soon as enough books are sorted in, we can start with the new book browsing mode
  • The "Shadow over Adventuria" campaign is now available. Go on an adventure with the fairies and help us to prepare our new book search
  • Heavenly Birbs startet showing up in the chat (what might be the meaning of this?)
  • We've made a pretty large-scale upgrade of our database server. Belletristica is running much faster now
  • Bonus miles can now be earned by sorting in books
  • 7 new achievements
December 2020
Update 2.0.20.e - Starry Night Sky

  • We finally have our starry night sky back in the chat
  • The starry sky can optionally be deactivated in your settings
  • 5 neue fireworks are now ready on firework days
  • Fireworks now also have complete English translations (many thanks to the translator guild)
  • From December 31st until the end of January, a temprary Pavillon channel will exist as a shelter from fireworks and snowball fights in the chat
  • Bugfixes and Typos
November 2020
Update 2.0.20.d - Return of the Odyssey

The Odyssey returned from its journey with many treasures... (the starry night sky and the new fireworks come in December).

  • 3 new achievements for the winter invasion
  • Poker cards for the chat (/poker)
  • 1 new dart (/mermaid)
  • A couple of new results for the Glitchcube
  • More bugfixes
October 2020
Update 2.0.20.c - October Updates

We have a few not really flashy but practical updates for you:

  • We massively upgraded the server and the database and effectively doubled our proceccing power
  • The bookmark list as well as the favorite list now have their very own search bars
  • Our book search will not search through the contents of books anymore, which means searching books became a lot faster and also a lot more reliable. This is not the promised book search update, just a little improvement of the existing search (which we will keep additionally to the new search)
  • We added a completely new PDF generator, which applies all styles from the editor/reader
  • An important addition for all of us, who write very long books: chapters can now be added at any position in the book. They no longer have to be created at the end and dragged to the correct position. Just open the dropdown-menu of an existing chapter and chose "add chapter after this"
September 2020
Update 2.0.20.b - September Patches

September was plagued with many server problems and troubles with mail providers. During the course of the month we were able to solve these problems, but they took away valuable development time. Aside from working on the huge book search update, here is what we changed:

  • Many email accounts from GMX and suddenly refused to receive any emails from us. Newly registered users couldn’t even access their confirmation mails to activate their account, so we had to send those manually. Luckily, we were able to solve these problems eventually
  • There were many problems with our server lately, but we managed to fix those. Belletristica should run much more fluidly and more stable now
  • The Juridicum is finally online. The first few rules are already written down, but we will fill it up with many more together. To do this, there will be quite a few votes in the City Hall soon
  • We added an experimental arachnophobia filter, which blurs out profile images with spiders in the chat. This filter only exists as a test version at the moment. If you would like to try it out, please contact a fairy or admin
  • Smaller style changes on subpages like the roadmap, especially for mobile devices
  • Messages in the Personal Space shouldn’t create wisps for pseudonyms anymore
  • Sometimes the username in copyright notices were displayed incorrectly. This is now fixed
  • Fixed some typos
August 2020
Update 2.0.20.a - Newsletter and Polish

There have been fewer lately, because the coming 2.1 Update and the Juridicum require most of our attention. Nonetheless, we were able to sneak in a few little fixes and quality improvements.

  • Starting with August, we will send out a monthly Belletristica newsletter now. Each will come with a bonus code for an extra treasure chest. The first newsletter will be sent in the coming days
  • There is now a setting to deactivate/activate the newsletter
  • Files uploaded to the chat now have a better design and will also be clearly visible in dark mode
  • Emoticons will now be correctly displayed in email notifications for comments and private messages
  • There is a new setting to hide chapter statistics (views and confirmed reads) in the editor
  • The list of group members on group profiles is now sorted correctly (by the date and time a user joined)
  • An annoying bug has been fixed, which caused some chapter links to redirect people incorrectly, since the language update
  • The maximum believeable reading speed has been adjusted, so that even super fast readers will be counted as confirmed reads at the end of chapters
  • Fixed a couple of typos
July 2020
Update 2.0.20 - Criticism Mode

As requested by the community and according to two polls in our City Hall, we present to you the new criticism mode for comments.

  • We now have 5 different criticism settings, which allow you to decide for yourself, what kind of feedback you wish to receive. You can either set this for your whole profile, or override it on a per-book basis. Also, comment sections can now be hidden completely
  • A bug has been fixed, which made it possible to see the beginning of the last message in the channel preview, in groups which would normally not let you see older messages
  • A bug has been fixed, which caused uploaded images to not be processed correctly if the file name contained spaces or special characters
  • A bug has been fixed, which caused the social media icons within profile settings (links) to not be displayed correctly
  • Social media icons will now also be shown on user profiles
  • Fixed a couple of typos
June 2020
Update 2.0.19.e

  • The number of confirmed reads and total views will now temporarily be shown in the editor’s chapter menu, as well as on the „Publish“ page in the book settings, until we have a dedicated page for book statistics with advanced stats and graphs
  • If you move a chapter, the number of comments on both book cards will now be updated correctly. We also updated all book cards that were affected by this glitch
  • If you change your email address, the confirmation mail will now go to the new address instead of the old one
  • The username will now be linked on dashboard notifications about new publications, so that you can quickly and easily reach the author’s profile
  • If you follow English or German Belletristica links now, they won’t change your language setting anymore, as long as you are logged in. If you’re not logged in, the displayed language will be decided by the URL
  • The bug which could in some cases be exploited to still read messages from a group chat after leaving the group, by keeping the chat open in a second browser tab, has been fixed
  • Links to non existent chapters now correctly return an error 404 instead of an error 500
  • We fixed a typo within the channel descriptions
Update 2.0.19.d

  • Chapters can now be moved to other books. The moved chapter keeps all its comments and views
  • Three new items have been added: collect finest sand in the magical river banks of Adventuria and use your workshop to craft glass and bottles
  • A bug has been fixed, which sometimes prevented audio files from being played in the mobile reader
  • A glitch has been fixed, which caused the mobile reader to switch into freeflight mode after clicking on „I’ve read this chapter“
  • Some missing translations for notifications and some typos have been fixed
  • We reactivated the changelog, which has been neglected since version 2.0.18.a and we added all the missing entries (sorry for the chaos)
Update 2.0.19.c

  • After a short server outage, we significantly upgraded our database. This problem shouldn’t happen anymore and the performance of the whole site should be improved as well
  • Pseudonyms can now be sorted freely and your chosen order will be applied to all quickchange menus everywhere
  • Notifications for new chapters of your favorite books (i.e. books marked with hearts) will now appear on your dashboard, even if you have not subscribed to their respective author. This means that it is now possible to follow a single book without following the whole account
  • An especially nasty bug has been fixed, which would, in rare cases, gobble up the save button in the editor AND disable the autosave feature
  • A bug has been fixed, which sometimes caused unpublished chapters and chapter drafts to block the mobile reader from loading the next chapters
  • A couple of typos have been fixed
Update 2.0.19.b

  • Added a pseudonym quickchange menu on the bookshelves page
  • Fixed a bug, which sometimes caused an error message instead of unpublished chapters. Now the „this chapter has been temporarily unpublished“ message should be displayed correctly
  • Unpublished chapters are now grayed out in the chapter selection, to show that they are temporarily unavailable
Update 2.0.19.a

  • The game room channel has been removed, because there were never any real games being played there, only pointless dice rolls
  • The precious piglets have been removed, because they altered behavior in the chat too much
May 2020
Development Pause in May

Is has been one year (as of May 11th) since we made the jump from Belletristica 1.4 to Belletristica 2.0. We are very proud of the vast changelog, which we managed to accumulate over the course of this year. We have slain legions of bugs, added a massive amount of features and improved the platform in countless ways. Since this development can only happen in our spare time, in addition to our full time jobs, this naturally came with a great amount of effort and after a year of extreme programming, even we seem to experience a certain degree of exhaustion. Because of this, we made a development pause for the whole month of May and only took care of urgent problems and daily support issues. During this time, we were able to recharge a lot of much needed energy for coming updates, gain a fresh new view over many aspects Belletristica, and, most importantly, we used this time to for a little bit of learning and self-improvement. Now, we are ready to continue our work, fully rested, with loads of new motivation and a couple of new skills, which might come in handy in the future.

April 2020
Update 2.0.19

  • The Stone garden is now open. Meditate here with the thought fragments, which you can find during certain events and by participating in community challenges, to create completely new fragments
  • You can now create thread, fabric and ropes out of hemp in the workshop
  • When following a link, which requires you to be signed in, while you’re not signed in, you will now be redirected to the login page and after you signed in, you will automatically be redirected to the page you originally wanted to visit. This prevents, for example, seeing an 403-Error when following a „Open conversation“ link in email notifications, while you’re not signed in
  • Added some missing translations for notifications
  • The subscribe button has been improved. It now looks better and is more intuitive, especially on mobile devices
  • The buttons on group profiles have been improved. They now look better and are more intuitive
Update 2.0.18.d

  • The new Spring Festival will now take place each year in April
  • We added a new channel especially for our english speaking community: the English Pub
  • If you have set your system language to English, this new channel will be on top of the list for you, even above the Tavern
  • A glitch has been fixed, which prevented people from saving the „About me“ page on their profile with empty interests, which made it impossible to completely remove all hobbies and interests
Update 2.0.18.c

  • Belletristica’s first online book fair is here! Now we also have everything we need to host further book fairs in the future
  • The page for entering chapters for the Seasonal Challenge has been improved. Also, the respective page in the Enchiridion has been updated
  • An exact publication date for each chapter can now be found in the reader
  • An exact publication date for each chapter can now be found in the editor, here even with hours and minutes
  • Changing ones email address sometimes caused problems troubles with the confirmation mail. This should be fixed now
March 2020
Update 2.0.18.b

  • Many, many chat bugs have been fixed, that sneaked in during the last big chat update
  • Fixed a problem with the login, which would sometimes prevent people from signing in
  • Precious piglets now ignore smiley chains and single-word messages
  • Many operations, like deleting a group, no longer require you to enter your password. You still have to confirm by typing e.g. the group’s name, to prevent accidental deletion
  • On April 1st, chat commands are go crazy. From snowball fights to fireworks - all saisonal chat commands are now available on April 1st
  • On April 1st, you can now find every seasonal item while reading - from strawberries to winter stars
  • We removed Google Analytics to be able to ensure better privacy
Update 2.0.18.a

Important performance boosts and a litle content update

  • Larger performance upgrades for the den chat, especially group chats
  • Smaller performance upgrades site wide
  • Up to 3 new crops for the garden game have been prepared (will be unlocked upon arrival of the Odyssey)
  • A new item has been added, which can be harvested in the garden game (will be unlocked upon arrival of the Odyssey)
  • Our Instagram account is now linked in the footer
  • A glitch has been fixed, that sometimes awarded achievements twice
  • Many typos have been fixed in the garden game
Update 2.0.18

New edition of the Garden Game

  • The garden game from last year is back. We build it new from scratch for Belletristica 2, this time with a bit easier gameplay
  • With the new garden points, it is now possible to save up to 6 clicks
February 2020
Patch 2.0.17.k

  • On the "My groups" page, invitations and open applications are shown on top now
  • If you are not logged in and try to enter a conversation via a E-Mail-Notification about a private messagge, you will no longer go to a 403 error page, but to the login screen, after which you will be redirected to the conversation
  • we now have a "Campfire" channel in the Chat, which we can open especially for community events
  • Group admins may now decide whether new members can see messages from before they joined or not. The default setting is still how things always were (new members can see all messages)
  • A Bug has been fixed, which prevented people from changing their E-Mail-Adress
  • Our input forms should now provide more helpful error messages
  • Line breaks and paragraphs can be copied into the chat again
  • Files of the type .ogg can now be uploaded as audio for chapters
Patch 2.0.17.j

A little content update and a couple of bugfixes in-between the larger ones :)

  • The new "Vaya's Comet" event will now happen every four years on February 29th
  • Added 8 new items
  • Added 1 new artifact
  • Added 1 new achievement
  • Birthday treasure chest should now arrive on the correct day, instead of one day too soon
  • You can now send .odt files via the chat (Open Office)
  • A very annoying bug has been fixed in the chat, which caused problems when sending images and text at the same time frome mobile devices
  • If you delete all your hobbies from your profile, the whole hobby section will be correctly removed now
Patch 2.0.17.i

  • A bug has been fixed, which prevented a chapter to be saved, if it had no title. This also caused problems for the autosave feature
  • Opening the book of an author you subscribed to from the dahsboard no longer takes you to the last chapter of the book, but to the latest chapter you have not seen yet
  • After opening a comment from the dashboard, the screen will now automatically scroll down into the comment section
  • Fixed a glitch, which sometimes displayed "No new entries" on the dashboard
  • Pseudonyms now also have dashboard entries for subscriptions, as well as access to the account's subscription management
  • Pseudonyms now also receive notifications for new publications of authors you subscribed to
  • Applications to groups can now be withdrawn again
  • The colors of the "Load more"-button in the chat has been adjusted so it doesn't look off during darkmode
  • The input area for the chat now strips away any copy-pasted text styles. Prior to this copy-pasting colored text into the chat could cause problems
  • Mods now have a search bar for books in the Citadel
  • A bug in the Citadel has been fixed, that sometimes caused multiple notifications
  • Certain books can now, to a certain degree, be exempt from Gamification, which causes them to be worth less Fairy Dust. This option is mainly used for works, which have a high amount of quoted text from other sources, or books which contain a significant amount of machine generated contents
  • Mods can now view older entries in public channels (up to a week into the past)
  • Fixed a whole lot of typos
January 2020
Patch 2.0.17.h - "Professional Edition"

For everyone, who didn't like the gameplay aspects of Belletristica, we introduced an option to turn them off. Also, we fixed some bugs and added a few things.

  • Gameplay elements can now be hidden in the settings menu under "Display and design". This way, you won't see any treasure chests, gemstones, gameplay events or collectible items. Also, you won't get any more notifications for achievements and medals, and Belletristica becomes less playful overall
  • We added a new, improved overview of all the people you subscribed to
  • The subscription overview is no longer located under settings, but can be accessed directly via the dashboard
  • Fixed a bug, whicht caused the fairy dust display incorrect values. Whenever you gain Fairy Dust (if you keep Gamification alive, that is) the appearing progress bar will now display the same value as the one in your profile
  • Achievements can now be removed from the showcase in your profile
  • We added a bonus code system, which will enable us to also hide or give away treasure chests in the real world. This might also come in handy for online scavenger hunts
  • Messages of banned users will now be clearly marked as such, everywhere in the chat
  • Profile and title images, as well as book covers, can now be rotated correctly
  • Too long usernames will now be shortened in the chat and in the chat's headline
  • A new part of the map has been added (sector T18)
  • A new secret achievement has been added
Patch 2.0.17.g - Winter Festival

  • Help us to prepare this year's Winter Festival, with items you can find while reading
  • Be here on January 31st to attend the Winter Festival and collect memories. The more progress we make during festival preparations, the more memories we'll get
Patch 2.0.17.f - Editor Backlinks

  • Added a "back to my bookshelves" link at the bottom of the editor
  • Added a "back to editor" link at the bottom of chapter previews
  • Added 3 new items, which may serve as possible prices for events and challenges organized by the community
Patch 2.0.17.e - New Emoticons

There are now 12 brand new emoticons, made by Luan T. Nexi. Thank you ver much, Luan!

  • Two smileys with eyepatches
  • A witch's hat, broom and cauldron
  • A chocolate chip cookie
  • Smileys for "meh", "sleepy", "embarrassed" und "confused"
  • A Smiley with x-eyes and tounge out
  • The warning index finger
Patch 2.0.17.d - Dark mode

  • The chat will now follw a natural day/night cycle to be easier on the eyes. Every night at 08:00 PM, the chat will enter dark mode and re-enter light-mode at 8:00 AM
  • Under Settings -> Display & Design, you can choose the options "Eternal daylight" and "Eternal darkness", instead of the natural cycle
  • Some details of the dark mode have been refined (added hover and selected effects, adjusted some font colors, etc.)
Patch 2.0.17.c - Content-Update & Bookmarks

  • While reading during January, you can now find 3 new seasonal items (Winter Star, starfruits & luminescent ice)
  • While reading, you can now find 1 new item all year long (cinnarock)
  • The official (german languaged) Belletristica bookmarks are now ready to be sent. We created a sup-page as well as a dashboard notification for them
December 2019
Patch 2.0.17.b - Silvester Update

  • Chat commands like /fireworks can now be used to start fireworks in the chat on December 31st and January 1st. The alternative chat commands /rocket, /bomb, /missile, firework, /feuerwerk, /rakete und /bombe will also work
Patch 2.0.17.a - Snowball Battles

Fresh snow has fallen all around the tavern and the white delight invites everyone to start snowball fights with wild abandon.

  • You can now in all chats use the command /snowball, to throw snowballs. This will work until the end of January
  • An entry about snowball battles has been added to the Enchiridion
Update 2.0.17 - The Darkest Days

Celebrate winter solstice with us, one of the most important events in the fairy calendar. As in past years, a deep darkness will fall over our chat, which we will have to drive away together with colorful lanterns.

  • The Darkest Days Festival has begun. The sky above the chat has darkened
  • Users can now design colorful lanterns and hang them in the chat, to keep the darkness at bay
  • 2 new achievements have been added ("A light in the Dark" and "Bonfire Badge")
  • Bugfix: if a book ein book with automatically generated cover is moved to a pseudonym account, the name on the cover will now also adjust
  • A few more small bugfixes
Patch 2.0.16.q - Book Moving Service

  • It is now possible to move books between pseodonyms and main account (via the bookshelves page)
  • Unsubscribing from a group chat (via the bell icon) will not prevent the text from refreshing anymore, while you're in it
  • The certificates won at the fortress defense can now traded in for rewards on the winter invasion page
  • New item: heroic memories. These can be won by completing special challenges, like the fortress defense during winter invasion
  • A bug has been fixed, which made it possible to complete some Supporter-Quests way to often
  • A couple of typos have been fixed
November 2019
Patch 2.0.16.p - Odyssey Patch II

On their second expedition with the Odyssey, our community managed to unlock the following things:

  • The legendary starfire: we instantly get 1,000,000 bouns points for the winter invasion
  • 6 new results for the Glitchcube
  • 1 new dart: the Krakken
Patch 2.0.16.o - Military Items Patch

  • Since last week, 2 new items (Editorian wood and rock) can be found during reading. This is temporary. In the future, these items can only be found while writing
  • 4 new recipes in the workshop: stake fences, stone walls, catapuls and nature golems
  • Defense with items: use your items against the armies of winter demons and earn copper coins while you're at it
Patch 2.0.16.n - Security Update

  • We bolstered our security, took some precautions and fixed a lot of things that might have become troublesome issues later on
  • Comment sections will now only show 5 to 10 comments and have a "load more" button instead. This will prevent long loading times when there are hundreds of comments in one section. Especially useful for groups with heavy pinboard usage or the "show comments for all chapters" option
  • Fixed various very rare bugs where some people could not access certain parts of Belletristica, like the log-in page, the editor or other areas
Patch 2.0.16.m - Winter Invasion (Balance Patch)

We're not only fighting winter demons, but bugs as well.

  • You can now see the progress of your personal fortress defense on your dashboard
  • Comments are now worth 20% more defense points and chat messages are worth 200% more defense points than before
  • Dashboard notifications for published chapters are now delivered much faster, resulting in less page-wide lag during heavy loads
  • The default book cover generator was broken and cut off title text sometimes or caused weird line breaks. We fixed that and also added a little back background for the author names. Books with broken/old default covers have been regenerated
Patch 2.0.16.l - Winter Invasion

The all new gameplay for the Winter Invasion is now active. Can we survive a full month of battle consisting of 5 waves and defend our kingdom?

  • 5 relentless fleets of winter demons are landing on our shores. Take up feather and sword and keep them from ravaging our lands
  • Every time we beat a wave, there will be a bonus round, where we launch a counter attack and possibly earn up to two additional winter chests
  • You can choose to take control over your own fortress. Select between a watchtower, a castle or a whole shire, to earn extra rewards
October 2019
Patch 2.0.16.k - Ceremony Hill

A tiny update to celebrate Belletristica becoming a real company.

  • The Ceremonial Hill will be inaugurated today. From today forward, we will use this place to celebrate special occasions and make important announcements
  • Thought fragments: we added a new category of items, which can soon be used in the stone garden to get more Fairy Dust or to form completely new thought fragements
  • An error has been fixed, that sometimes prevented opening older chapter versions
Patch 2.0.16.j - Care Package II

We took care of some of the most important problems and functions. The major points were working bookmarks, a version history for chapters and a secret share-link for chapter-previews.

  • The editor now features a version history for each chapter, where you can view and restore earlier versions of your chapters
  • If there are unsaved changes, you'll no longer have to decide between "restore" and "dismiss". You will now have the choice between "compare" and "dismiss"
  • Bookmarks can now be set for every single chapter. The "read now" button will then become a "continue reading" button
  • In the chapter selection, it will now be correctly displayed in which chapter your bookmark is placed
  • In the chapter selection, it will now also be visible, which chapters you have already seen yet
  • Chapter previews now have a secret link for sharing. With this link, you can grant others (e.g. beta readers) early reading access to your unpublished chapters
  • The URL of the first chapter in the reader does now always link to this chapter, even if it is moved to a later position in the book
  • The selected option in dropdown elements is now highlighted more clearly
  • The "open in reader" link in the editor now links to the correct chapter, not always to the first one
  • If you open a book in the editor, you'll land on the last changed chapter. This is now also true for autosaved changes
  • Missing translations where added at a couple of places
Patch 2.0.16.i - The Festival Grounds

Our new Festival Square is now open and it offers the first real way to use your collected items.

  • The new Festival Square enables us to arrange and celebrate seasonal Festivals now
  • Help to prepare and set up saisonal festivals to earn copper
  • Invitations for festivals can be found on your dashboards
  • Added 1 new piece our kingdom's world map (N-14)
Patch 2.0.16.h - Autumn Treasures

Just a little content update in between.

  • 3 saisonal items: over the course of October, you can find pumpkins, autumn leaves and apples now. How many of these items can we collect together, before the autumn festival on October 31th?
  • 1 new item: you can find beeswax now while reading (all around the year)
  • 1 new crafting recipe: you can now craft your own candles in the workshop, which can be used at many occations
  • A critical bug hast been fixed, which gave out way to much Fairy Dust. Every text was treated, as if it had full audio
  • A few typos have been fixed
Patch 2.0.16.g - Care Package

For the last 24 hours, we've been on a major bug hunt, to root out dozens of annoying bugs and other small issues. We also added a couple of improvements on the way. Here is what we got done:

  • The pesky bug, which sometimes caused multiple pages to overlap on the mobile reader, is now resolved
  • The mobile reader now features a progress bar whie reading, so that you always have a good sense of how much longer the current chapter is going to take
  • There are now 6 new categories of contributors: "Translated by", "Audio by", "Lead roles", "Supporting roles", "Inspired by" and "After a challenge of"
  • The design of the contributors tab in the reader has been fixed
  • In group chats, there is now a direct way to reach the group pinboard or the members list (via the context menu)
  • On the dashboard, you now have a "seen all" option for comments and new publications
  • When someone applauded to a comment but later deleted their account, this could lead to the applause funktion being blocked for this comment. This should not happen anymore
  • There was a bug, which lead to the security question at the underworld gate being skipped for unregistered guests. This bug is now solved
  • We added a new interview question for your profiles: "How did you come up with your username?"
  • Users with German as their selected langugage will now have a preset value of "All languages" while searching, so that english texts may also be found. In the future, we will add way more granular settings here
  • Texts which have a set language of "Other" or "Multilingual" can now be found in the search
  • Newly created books don't jump to the bottom of the bookshelf anymore, after the first page reload
  • On mobile phones, the images of achievements and gruppen are a bit smaller now, so that there is a little more space for text in the respective lists. We also slightly refined their design for larger screens.
  • In the group list, some letters of the group's name (like the lowercase "g") sometimes got cut at the bottom. This shouldn't happen anymore
  • In the group list, there has been a visual glitch lately, which rendered a weird amount of space at the bottom of entries. This is now fixed
  • The various tabs in the treasury used to be way to high sometimes, on mobile devices. This is now resolved
  • The pseudonym quick-selection on the dashboard got a little reystyling and now also the text is clickable, not just the image
  • If you loaded the works tab on profiles, it could happen that the tab wasn't high enough, so books would get cut. This should not happen anymore
  • The spacing for books in the works tab of profiles have been refined. There is now less spacing between shelf headlines and books, but the last books now have enough spacing at the bottom
  • The notifications for new publications on the dashboard had a visual glitch, which caused book covers to stick to the bottom of the entry. This is now fixed
  • You can now also leave groups directly from the group overview lists (via the context menu)
  • The buttons "Find group" and "Create group" are now on top of their respective group lists, instead of at the bottom
  • "Unpublish" for chapters and books has been moved down in the menu. It is now the next to last option before "Delete"
  • The glitch, which sometimes caused the little arrow in the main menu (on mobile phones) to move too far up, is now fixed
  • The "system settings" have been renamed to just "settings" and the icon has been changed
  • Most headlines on mobile devices are now slightly bigger
  • Turning off the fairy dust notifications in the display settings now works properly
  • A missing translation for tea leaves Teeblättern caused visual glitches in the English version. This is now fixed
  • The user search for mods has been improved
  • The summoner (the quick contact to the fairies) on the achievement page sometimes slipped below the footer. This doesn't happen anymore
  • Also, the summoner on the dashboard sometimes got stuck. This is now fixed
  • A new map piece (L17) is now available on our kingdom's map
  • The Glitchcube now has 3 additional glitches, for a total of 80 different results
  • Typos have been fixed at multiple places
Patch 2.0.16.f - Arts and Crafts Patch

The crafting system is now available and a couple of annoying problems have been fixed.

  • The workshop with the first 6 crafting recipes is now available from the inventory
  • Two new items can now be found while reading
  • The balancing for found items has been adjusted a bit (items appear slighlty more often)
  • A Bug has been fixed, which sometimes prevented that new members could be invited to groups
  • Group invitations now have a "decline" button
  • The buttons for group invitations should not glitch over the text anymore
  • When signed in as pseudonym, the total value of gemstones in your treasury used to be wrongly calculated as 0g. This is now fixed
  • A display bug in the citadel has been fixed
  • Typos have been fixed at multiple places
Patch 2.0.16.e - Hot Coffee Mod

Just a little patch in between. More updates are underway.

  • 3 new items can now be found while reading, including coffee beans and tea leaves, which you'll be able to cook up in the alchemy lab soon.
  • Balance Patch: another protective spirit now roams Adventuria. An exploit, which made it possible to farm too many copper crumbs too quickly has thus been fixed.
  • A new mod function for more comfort and faster access is now available in the Tower of Vigilance.
September 2019
Patch 2.0.16.d - Balance Patch

The precious piglets have become round and thick. They will visit the chat much more rarely now, but they will bring more generous gifts if they do.

  • The precious piglets now visit the chat much more rarely
  • The precious piglets now grant a level 2 gemstone to the last post, every time they visit
  • The precious piglets now also gift level 1 gemstones to each of the last ten tavern guests, every time they visit
  • The copper piglet has now followed the call of freedom. It will now too visit the tavern and bring copper coins as well as copper crumbs
Patch 2.0.16.c - Counting Coins

  • Inside the mint, information is now available on how many copper coins are currently in circulation across the whole kingdom
Patch 2.0.16.b - The Mint

  • The mint has now opened its gates and copper crumbs can now be converted to coins
  • A bug in the city hall has been fixed, which, in some cases, caused an error to appear instead of the ballot overview
  • A total of 8 different items can now be found while reading
  • The achievments link in the profile now directly leads to the achievements page, instead of the Enchiridion
  • Treasury links from opened treasure chests now directly lead to your gemstones, instead of the inventory
Patch 2.0.16.a - Inventar-Patch

Some necessary refinements and fixes after the 2.0.16 Update.

  • We made a few balance changes
  • The "finished reading" buttons should work reliably everywhere
  • Unpublished chapters don't have a "finished reading" button anymore
  • Pseudonyms were sometimes not able to view collected items and artifacts. This is now fixed
  • The chapter preview mode has been destroyed with the last update. It is now working again
  • 2 new items have been added
  • 1 new achievement ("Number One Dime") has been added
  • The inventory now features a menu bar with links to the upcoming crafting stations and the copper market, even though they are not yet open
Update 2.0.16 - Adventuria's Treasures

Today, we have a bigger update for you: Adventuria's Treasures. This not only enables you to collect valuable items while reading, it also will serve as the foundation for countless further gameplay possibilities down the road. Also, we've made a lot of fixes and general improvements site-wide. Here are the details:

  • The treasury is now split into 3 distinct areas: one for coins & inventory, one for gemstones and one for artifacts
  • We are finally introducing copper coins as our official ingame currency for all game contents
  • You can now discover treasures while reading chapters. Most of the time, you will find copper crumbs, which can be minted into coins, but there are many other items waiting to be found
  • We now have the foundation for a new, personal stat (chapter was read X times), which will be made available soon
  • The notifications for new ballots in the city hall should now be fixed
  • More security measures against harmful files in the chat
  • Moving gif images are now supported in the chat
  • A bug has been fixed, which sometimes prevented the word count and reading time to be updated, after editing a chapter. All word counts and reading times are up-to-date now
  • A glitch has been fixed, which caused some new texts to not have a language setting, effectively preventing them from showing um in the search, when language filters were enabled. All affected texts have been repaired
  • The mobile version now too has a menu button in private conversations, which enables you to block messages from other users
  • Ballots in the city hall are now displayed in the correct order (newest on top, oldest below) and they are also marked with their respective number
  • The "Load more messages" button in group chats and private conversations now works properly again, without causing a disorienting jump
  • There is a maximum size limit for chapters now. The limit is 500.000 characters, which still is about 50k to 70k words and therefore a whole novel worth of text per chapter
  • Opening a chapter in the reader no longer grants 1g of Fairy Dust. Instead, you can now discover treasures upon finishing a chapter
Patch 2.0.15.a - Search Filters & Fixes

Two handy search filters and some neccessary fixes.

  • Two filters have been added to the book browser: one for category and one for language. More search options are coming, this is merely a small improvement between larger updates
  • Applause for comments on group pinboards will now be displayed and linked correctly on the dashboard
  • A glitch has been fixed, which caused the issue that some elements of the user interface had to be clicked multiple times
  • Applause tooltips under chapters should not get stuck anymore
Update 2.0.15 - Insignias of the Demonarchy

This mini update brings two valuable artifacts into the city hall, together with a couple more improvements and fixes.

  • Two new artifacts were added: the "Key to the City Hall" and the "Ring of Dominion". Both can be earned in the city hall for regular participation. Learn more about them in the Enchiridion under "Artifacts"
  • The city hall now has a convenient counter, which keeps track of how many ballots you have cast over the course of time
  • A very bad but luckily rare Glitch in the city hall has been fixed and the problems it caused have been undone
  • A quick change function for pseudonyms was added to the dashboard
  • The blog is now listed in the main menu again, on larger screens, even though it is not currently available, due to renovations. This is a quick fix to prevent notifications from blocking the whole community menu
  • A few pages in the Enchiridion have been updated
  • Fixed typos at multiple places
Patch 2.0.14.a - Piglet Patch

The precious piglets already got a small patch.

  • The visits of the piglets in the chat is no longer restriced to four sections in a day. They may now show up at any given time
  • Failed logins now yield precise error messages
Update 2.0.14 - Precious Piglets

The precious piglets are on the run! Takaros newest experiment has gone awry again and now the valuable critters are at large.

  • 7 precious piglets now occasionally run through the tavern and give gemstones to the last person who made a post
  • A new entry in the Enchiridion has been added for the new piglets
  • The dart game command /darts now contains a link to the Enchiridion
Update 2.0.13 - An Independent Belle Server

With this update, we finally leave the sheltered world of hosting providers and move on to our very own AWS server, tailor-made for Belletristica's needs. This means much, much higher performance and therefore faster loading times, for the same server costs. Belletristica should now run quick and stable around the clock.

Update 2.0.12 - Mobile Fixes

The structure of the mobile version has been altered all around Belletristica. While everything should still look the same, the mobile version should feel a lot better now and the changes solved many known problems. This update will mostly affect iPhone/Safari users, but also provides fome fixes for other devices/browsers. Nothing is perfect yet, but you will surely notice the difference.

August 2019
Patch 2.0.11.b - City Hall Patch II

After the first votings, some further improvements have been made:

  • The timeline on ballots in the city hall was made even more clear
  • Ballots in the city hall are now sorted by progress (open, participated, completed, evaluated)
  • Ballots in the city hall can now be highlighted as "important"
  • The charts for voting results in the city hall have better labels now
  • A bug has been fixed, which sometimes caused a server error when opening the sentiment sign
  • A bug has been fixed, which sometimes caused a server error in the english version of the dashboard
  • Some line spacings and font colors have been slightly adjusted
  • A couple of typos have been fixed
Patch 2.0.11.a - City Hall Patch

After the city hall opened its gates yesterday, a few little improvements were made:

  • The time display on ballots is now much more intuitive
  • The number of the current voting round will not be displayed for ballots with only one round anymore
  • Wisps for already seen ballots used to be shown for every pseudonym too. This is now fixed
  • Some issues, which affected ballot notifications, have been resolved
Update 2.0.11 - Rise of the Demonarchy

The time has finally come. Our new city hall opens its gates. Additionally, a couple of smaller fixes and features where made.

  • The city hall has been added. May many important decisions be made in these rooms
  • Added 7 new achievements, which can be earned in the city hall
  • Added a link in the main menu for faster access to the treasury
  • A mod badge for chatrooms and private messages has been added. Mods can now use the chat command /modbadge to identify themselves as mods
  • All copyright notices now use the full name instead of username (if a full name is available)
  • An especially nasty bug has been fixed, which sometimes sent out invalid confirmation links during registration
  • Some typos and grammar errors have been fixed, including things like "and 2 other Person" on the Dashboard
Patch 2.0.10.i - Odyssey Patch

On their expedition with the Odyssey, our community managed to unlock the following things:

  • 2 new achievements (Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages)
  • 7 new gliches for the Glitchcube
Patch 2.0.10.h

  • The book cards have been optimized once more and should load even faster now
  • Special characters in blurbs on book cards (like "&" or "<3") will now be displayed correctly
  • Subscription notifications on the dashboard will now convert line breaks as spaces, instead of stripping them away completely
  • Subscription notifications on the dashboard will no longer contain spoilers from later chapters
  • The group profile as well as the notification bell are now also accessible via the group chat on mobile phones
  • A couple of grammar problems have been fixed for the Glitchcube
  • The about page has been updated
  • Fixed a few typos
Patch 2.0.10.g

The bughunting weekend is over and we exterminated quite a lot of those little buggers.

  • The nasty bug, which prevented some users to post in the official chatrooms, has finally been slain
  • The very annoying bug, which prevented readers on mobile phones from progressing to the very last page of a chatper, has been slain
  • A bug has been fixed, which caused all pages but the first of every chapter to be empty, on mobile phones using Firefox
  • Chat messages in public groups will now correctly count towards progress for the chat medal. Missed chat medals have been awarded in retrospect
  • The "account settings" have been renamed to "system settings", because people often confused them with "edit profile"
  • The unused option "male or female salutation" has been removed from the profile settings. You can still freely set your gender on the "about me" page
  • The book overview and book search have been optimized quite a bit, which should lead to much faster loading times
  • The number of group members in the chat should now display the correct number of group members
  • Shared images in the chat now have a light hover effect and a bit more space between the text and each other
  • The glitch, which, upon entering, caused the chat to not scroll all the way to the bottom by a few pixels, is now fixed
  • Our little stock market game now has a new gameplay mechanic called "wolrd vvents", which can influence stock values
  • The calendar mini events on the dashboard is now a bit more beautiful
Patch 2.0.10.f

First part of our bugfixes and general improvements for this weekend.

  • The irritating bug, which caused phantom messages from the public channels to appear in new/empty private conversations, has finally been slain
  • Improved spacing and font sizes especially on profiles on mobile devices
  • Improved spacing and font sizes in general, all over the site
  • Invitations to mini events are now automatically removed, if you already participated in the event
  • On mobile devices, profiles and group profiles sometimes hadn't enough height, so that some contents wouldn't be shown. This problem is now solved
  • While changing channels, the "Show more" Button will not stay on screen in addition to the loading animation anymore
  • We now have a press page, which is available from the footer
Patch 2.0.10.e

Just a little sign of life for you, while we are busy on the development server with the City Hall, the improved Book search and some larger Bugfixes.

  • The Dashboard now features a little weekly calendar for mini events
  • The "Critic's Grimoire" achievement was broken. Now it should be awarded correctly
  • Added 4 new achievements - the younger siblings of the Critic's Grimoire
Patch 2.0.10.d

Quite a few things happened over the weekend. In addition to bugfixes and performance upgrades, we also have two new games for you: a new mini event and a dart game for our chat.

  • The perfomance of the chat has been significantly increased, especially in the tavern. All chatrooms should load a lot faster now
  • New mini event: beginning now, our new stock market game will take place every Monday. Here you can collect stocks, which will grow in worth based on real events and statistics on Belletristica
  • A darts game for the chat: for cozy evenings and whole tournaments alike, our chat now has its own darts game. Simply enter /darts into the chat to get started
  • Until now, signing in via Facebook from within the chat caused a loading error. This problem is now fixed
  • Images and texts for Social Media sharing have been refined on all pages. Sharing profiles, books, chapters or Belletristica itself will work a lot smoother now
  • The group overview should now be a little more clear. The issue, which displayed multiple cut-off sentences of the group description, is now fixed
  • Pseudonyms will now use the same email notification settings as the main account
  • An annoying bug with the personal messages has been fixed, which luckily only affected our fairies until now
  • Cover images on book cards now have a very fine border, so that images with a white background won't "merge" into their cards
  • Shared images in the chat now too have such a border, for the same reason as cover images
  • An Echiridion page for the darts game has been created
  • The Enchiridion page for our mini events has been updated
  • A new map piece (Brockford, Sektor R-23) has been added
Patch 2.0.10.c

  • The number of published chapters will now be displayed on book cards, if a book has more than one chapter
  • The word count and reading time on the books in your "Write" view will no longer be calculated only from your published words, but from the total of written words
  • The reading time on the books in your "Write" view will no longer erroneously be displayed as „1:30 Minuten“
  • A couple of typos have been fixed
Patch 2.0.10.b

The much loved Glitchcube, which had been lost during our journey into our new home, has finally been found and is once again available to everyone in the chat. What chaos does it hold for the regions of our new world?

  • Type /glitchcube, /glitch or simply /gc into the chat, to roll the Glitchcube and unleash chaos
  • All of the 50 classic glitches are back, in slightly reworked form
  • Explore an additional 20 brand new glitches
  • Fixed some typos on the landing page
Patch 2.0.10.a

  • Our new, very own logo is now online! While our old logo was originally a stock image, which could have been used by other sites as well, this version was specifically designed for Belletristica
  • On the group search page, 30 groups will be displayed now, instead of only 5
  • A bug has been fixed, which caused applause notifications on dashboards to be displayed incorrectly, whenever more than three people applauded
  • The "Share on Twitter" button is now working again
  • The description text that is sent when sharing chapters or profiles will now load correctly
July 2019
Version 2.0.10 - Discovery Update (Part I)

We'd like to officially welcome our new designer into the team. As a little starting gift, she brought the new and improved book cards for you. Also, a lot of other stuff happened in the meantime - in addition to the new, weekly mini events, you probably noticed some of the many new bugfixes and improvements. The following is a list of the most important changes:

  • The new and improved book cards are finally here
  • A costume ball mini event will now be held every saturday in Masqûera. You will receive the invitations in your dashboard each time. Also, we built up the technical basis for further mini events in the future
  • The editor now has a preview mode for unpublished chapters
  • 2 new pages were added to the Enchiridion: mini events and copper coins
  • Optimization of many subpages lead to faster load times site-wide
  • The treasury should load much faster now
  • The groups overview should load much faster now
  • The dashboard should load much, much faster now
  • Until now, reaction notifications on dashboards used to ignore things that happened before the 2.0 update, which caused some numbers to be wrong. This is now fixed
  • Fixed a new bug, which prevented notifications about pinned comments to be shown on dashboards
  • Links inside chapters should now work on mobile devices too
  • Book suggestion at the end of chapters will not suggest the currently read book anymore
  • In rare cases, it was possible for two mods to award the same medal at the exactsame time which would lead to problems. This will no longer happen
  • Leaving a channel and returning to the channel overview on mobile devices should now happen super fast
  • When leaving a channel on a mobile phone, you should immediately find yourself in the appropriate channel overview (chats / groups / private)
  • A bug has been fixed, which would sometimes render the whole comment section of a chapter invisible, if one of your own comments received applause from a now deleted account in the past
  • A rare bug has been fixed, which could cause an error on the welcome page, if a now deleted/banned account had left a review in the past
  • A bug has been fixed, which prevented spaces in blurbs and descriptions from being displayed correctly
  • The supporter quests page now has a return link back to your dashboard
  • The costume ball in Masqûera now has a return link back to your dashboard
  • The loot-algorithm of the monthly discovery chest has bee balanced a bit
  • Discovery chests can now also contain gemstones
  • A rare bug has been fixed, which could be exploited to open a treasure chest twice
  • A bug has been fixed, which hinted at other secret achievements, once the first hidden achievement had been unlocked
  • A bug has been fixed, which prevented some users from signing in per email on mobile devices.
  • In some browsers, the upload of image files did not work correctly. This is now fixed
  • In some browsers, the upload of audio files did not work correctly. This is now fixed
  • Books from deleted or banned accounts would sometimes still be displayed. This should not happen anymore
  • We implemented better IP-logs and some other helpful admin powers, which will help us to maintain order and hunt down bugs
  • There were a couple of display errors in the comment sections of some blog articles. They should be fixed now
  • Some important bugs have been fixed, which prevented some users from writing their texts
  • A lot of typos have been fixed
  • Many other small issues have been fixed
  • Our team page has been updated
  • The "Chunk of Unobtanium" is now listed under "Artifacts" in the Enchiridion
June 2019
Version 2.0.9 - The War on Bugs

Belletristica 2.0 went online exactly one month ago! And again, a week full of neccessary bugfixes and improvements went by. It's starting to feel like home here.

  • The "A Perfect Pair" achievement shoud now be awarded correctly
  • Prestige points were calculated way to low in some cases. Now the formula will include the difficulties of your earned achievements properly
  • Opened treasure chests used to look the same as a daily chest. Now they'll load the correct graphic
  • We fixed a bug which removed the "show more" links of comments upon entering group pinboards
  • We fixed a bug which, when expanding a comment, removed the "show more" links of other comments
  • If you share a link to the edit view of your chapter, other users no longer get an error, but are now automatically redirected to the reader view of that chapter, provided it is published yet
  • The group profiles received a bit more love on mobile devices now (improved spacing, smaller headlines…)
  • On mobile devices, group and profile tabs were sometimes initialized with the wrong height. This should now be fixed
  • Many typos and comma errors have been fixed on the pages for profile settings
  • During June, the caption of the Belletristica logo is now wearing rainbow colors
  • Wisps are glowing now (wisps are those little dots, that tell you where there are new things to see)
  • Gemcutter Takaro will make our treasuries a happier place now
  • We added 1 new map piece (Copperford)
  • If you pin a comment, it no longer causes the comment's date to changes
  • Medals are now displayed in profiles in the correct order
  • is now written correctly (in the "Links" section of the profile settings)
  • Title and description texts were missing for hero chests
  • The Achievements "Cozy Little Camp", "Small Settlement" and "Growing Village" are now awarded correctly (they used to trigger to late, at 7, 32 and 102 members)
Version 2.0.8 - Collecting Miles & Bugfixes

In addition to many important bugfixes that happened this week, we also have a well-deserved gameplay expansion for all your troubles.

  • New feature: collecting miles. You will now automatically explore miles in Adventuria, when you write comments. At the start of each month, the explorers guild will send you a special treasure chest as reward.
  • Added 1 new map piece (the explorers guild)
  • Added 5 new Achievements (thematically fitting for miles)
  • The enchiridion has been expanded
  • The explorers guild has brought a little moving in gift for everyone: a personal overview of all own comments (accessible via the dashboard)
  • The bug, which stealthily removed Fairy Dust from our pots should now be destroyed for good. We will soon begin to calculate the amount that is missing and return it to its rightful owners.
  • A glitch has been resolved, which caused display problems while using the mobile reader's "freeflight modus" (the pages didn't snap properly into a grid anymore)
  • A bug has been fixed which caused the reader on mobile devices to only load the comment section of the first chapter. Now the correct comments should automatically be loaded while flipping pages.
  • The problem, that prevented contributors without a Belletristica account to be removed from the list, is now fixed
  • If you're not allowed to post internal announcements on a group profile, the input area will not be displayed anymore
  • We fixed a rather rare bug, which would only show up four times a year to sabotage seasonal challenge submissions on the last day of every challenge
  • The preview in chats now actually displays the last written message, not just the next to last one
  • You no longer get a JSON error when trying to open channels in a new tab or window
  • You will not recieve dashboard notifications anymore for pinning your own comment
May 2019
Version 2.0.7 - "For the peace of the kingdom"

During the last three days, we were busy with a rather urgent upgrade for our Citadel. While this update will be of most interest for our mods, better protection against spammers and trolls is a good thing for us all.

  • Four new towers for the Citadel, for the perfect overview
  • A couple of new and handy tools and options for mods
  • Mods can now help award seasonal medals
  • You can now scroll within the pseudonym quick-change menu (for 5+ pseudonyms)
  • The pseudonym quick-change menu is now highlighted with a small arrow icon
  • The interactive map pieces of our kingdom should load much faster
  • The titles for chat channels in browser tabs and on mobile phones have been fixed (it now says "Chat" and "Tavern" instead of "Conversation main")
  • Fixed some typos across the whole site
Version 2.0.6 - Maps and Sigils

We managed to hunt down many bugs this week and their army is on the decline. We even found the time to build in a few little features for you.

  • Version 1 of the interactive map of our kingdom is now available. In the future, it will receive many new map tiles and more functionality
  • Books can now be dedicated to someone (you'll find this in the "contributors" section)
  • Groups can now be deleted
  • You will now receive dashboard notifications when your comments are pinned
  • Additionally to the Sigil of Loyalty, there are now also the Sigil of Knighthood and the Sigil of Patronage
  • A list of our patrons can be found on the "Support Belle" page (although we only list patrons who activated their Sigil)
  • URLs in chapters are now converted to links automatically
  • The loading of chatpers on mobile phones sometimes malfunctioned when reading your own books. This should no longer happen now
  • A problem was solved, which sometimes lead to an error page immediately after login
  • A couple of bugs have been fixed, which blocked groups, channels or profiles
  • We fixed a bug, which sometimes removed Fairy Dust gained through views from the pot
  • When a group's name or profile picture is changed, this will also be applied to the chat
  • Multiple issues within the dashboard aggregation where solved (sorting, timestamps, missing entries...)
  • Fixed a bug, which blocked the whole dashboard, whenever a favorited text was deleted
  • Fixed a bug, which prevented a new automatic cover to be created, when the book's title changed
  • Fixed a bug, which prevented some users to scroll all the way down when browsing smileys
  • The social icons in our Footer (Facebook, Twitter, Patreon) are working now
  • A bug has been fixed, which sometimes caused trouble after deleting comments
  • When a user applauded and then deleted their account, a lot dashboard errors where caused. This should not happen anymore
  • Countless other bugs of the same kind have been fixed
  • Group channels and private conversations will now display a preview of the last sent message
  • The scrollbar is now a few pixels wider on larger screens and therefore easier to grab
  • Dashboard entries for pinboards now link directly to the relevant pinboard or group pinboard, instead of just to the profile
  • Private links on profiles are now only displayed after reaching level 3
Version 2.0.5 - Takaro's Challenge Cards

A handy little system for all game masters of Belletristica. You can use the brand new "challenge cards" within your chat-based pen and paper games. Look up the details in the Enchiridion or type /cc into the chat for more info.

Version 2.0.4 - Buggo-Bashing Weekend

All weekend long, we waged a great and terrible battle against the worst known bugs and problems. In the end, we achieved a lot of important victories:

  • Books can now be sorted into shelves without drag and drop
  • Writing comments and chat messages on mobile phones has been greatly improved
  • Fixed a bug which always ate away the „show more“ link in response comments
  • Fixed a bug which prevented transferred pseudonyms from entering personal space
  • Fixed some iportant errors at sign up
  • Fixed a nasty bug that sometimes blocked the whole chat for someone
  • The annoying 20 pixel jump of the editor's toolbar is now gone
  • The editor now has a link back to your bookshelves
  • Book and chapter titles in the editor header on mobile screens are now repared
  • If you create a new bookshelve now, you no longer have to refresh before being able to edit it
  • Words are now counted correctly in chapters
  • Broken links in emails have been repaired
  • We adjusted some outdated structure links for Google search results
  • Cosmetic fix: the profile picture and the send button next to the chat's input field now have the same high as the input field
  • Multiple bugs and display errors in our medal system have been fixed
  • The submission form for seasonal challenges has been improved
  • Due to popular demand: we now have an official game channel again
  • We added a one-sided die (/d1)
Version 2.0.3 - Community Calendar

  • We created a new calendar to plan games and events within the community
  • Fixed an issue where new subscriptions could break the dashboard view
  • Fixed a few websocket issues that caused the chat to not automatically load new messages
  • We re-triggered all comments that where lost because of the dashboard bug from yesterday.
  • Book titles in applause notifications on the dashboard should always link to the relevant chapter now
  • Fixed a bug that caused trouble while generating cover images
  • Fixed a bug where phantom-messages would sometimes glich into other channels (only if you were allowed to see it, but it was still annoying tho)
  • Fixed loads and loads of typos (thanks to Noia)
Version 2.0.2 - Communications Patch

We focused on improving the chat, private messages, comments, emails and dashboard notifications with today's update.

  • Brought back the beloved letter icon to highlight incoming private messages
  • Added a direct path to your private conversation to the menu
  • Added a quick-contact icon to reach out to people you meet in the chat with one click
  • Fixed the bug that used to destroy navigation in mobile chats sometimes
  • Fixed a bug that prevented incoming comments being delivered to the dashboard
  • The comment stack on dashboards now shows comments in correct order (newest first)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented people from replying to comments
  • Fixed issues where email-notifications for comments wouldn’t be sent
  • Fixed some style issues within emails
  • Fixed some links that caused the whole site to switch language
  • A few cosmetic improvements, like better line-breaks for mobile chat messages, as well as some other details
Version 2.0.1 - Version History & Bugfixes

The first great onslaught of buggos, the first wave of improvements. After the 2.0 update, our community put up a valiant battle, restlessly tracking down the worst errors and problems for us to take down.

  • We created this subpage for Belletristicas version history
  • In group chats and private conversations, you can now load older messages, but not in main channels
  • If you type /dice into the chat, you'll get a list of available dice and how to use them
  • Literally hundreds of big and small bugfixes. Thank you all for your unshakable loyalty and invaluable help!
Version 2.0 - A new World

After 3 years of development, we are happy to present to you Belletristica 2.0! Our kingdom now has more to explore than ever before.

  • We finally have the long requested book covers
  • You can sort books into bookshelves now
  • An autosave feature (The Safety-Kiwi got your back)
  • We now have a handy pseudonym feature
  • The all new group feature now makes it possible to create sub-communities and private chatrooms
  • You can now earn achievements and prestige points
  • Greatly improved user profiles with many new options
  • A complete redesign of every single subpage
  • A completely new codebase, which will allow for countless new possibilities
  • And many other new features, to list them all, really...
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