May Updates

Community Updates

A fix for the forums has been implemented which now allows for any member to post to the forums.
Please remember that forums are still in alpha stages, and many features may be missing or incomplete.

Forums

The forums activity has been pretty low recently, we could really use your help to get things going even if you just come on to post an introduction for yourself and/or your network. Every last post helps get our community moving along.

Graphs

New graphs have been added, and some changed to display information a little bit better.
We now have 7 day history, last 30 days, and more. You will also notice that the home page displays all statistics over the past 24 hours.
You may embed these ne graphs into your website to show off your statistics to your visitors.

Development Updates

 Bug Fixes

  • Forums have been fixed so members can now create posts and comment.
  • Login now allows email OR username, unless migrating your account from our old WordPress website.
  • CAPTCHA issues have been resolved by creating a custom CAPTCHA solution
  • Various other bug fixes and text updates

Other Improvements

  • Search pages start off clean
  • Faster sessiona handling + persistent sessions across each web server.
  • IRCCloud links have been added to channel and network pages
  • Patrons get an ad-free role allowing them to bypass advertisements
  • Changed markup to allow linking usernames by using /u/username for example.
  • Improved website by loading form responses with jquery instead of using nasty redirects.
  • Various SEO improvements to increase search visability.
  • Various performance optimizations.

Into the future

We are currently working on an API for IRC-Source, and will release more details once it’s finished.
The forums and moderation panels still need some work, and I’ve mostly been working on the backend (Admin Panel) lately. Unfortunately our advertiser (Google Adsense) has laid out some ground rules for us to abide by in order to keep ads up, which currently fund the site. If you have even $1 a month to spare, please become a patron.

Goals made, promises kept

After making our $20 goal we made the promise to split the crawler up onto multiple servers to reduce crawl load. We also made the promise to enable IPv6 support on the crawl bot, which we have done. We also got a new crawl server, check exempts for up to date exempt blocks.

 

xnite

I am the founder, and lead developer, of IRC-Source. I started IRC-Source in May of 2014 because, although I don't use it as much any more, I still have a deep interest in IRC. I also carry a deep interest in web development, and wanted to write something that would be challenging, and allow me to bring my passions together in a way that would be interesting for others. I run a network called BuddyIM (irc.buddy.im), it's pretty cool, you should chill there.

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