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

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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