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The AstroBin hotfixes thread

patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 19:06
SO will the IOTD banner now show only the IOTD - are runners up now not included?
Paddy
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 19:06
Yeah, the previous stream wasn't not optimal at all,, because the same image would repeat over and over again if it had multiple actions on it (likes, bookrmarks, comments, revisions…smile but now this should really help with seeing fresh content all the time on the front page!
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 19:08
Paddy Gilliland
SO will the IOTD banner now show only the IOTD - are runners up now not included?Paddy


Yes, runner-ups are gone from the front page. They can still be seen on the "Explore -> Image of the day" page, but I'm thinking about getting rid of them altogether.

Anyway, I'm hoping by new year that I can remove the IOTD completely, and have an automatically generated selection of daily images with no winners, just the chance to be seen, and a new contests module for people interested in contests.

We've talked about this at large in the (now closed) IOTD thread and I think you and I privately in email :-)
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 19:11
Now a serious question: what do you think about adding a small "Like" button the the action boxes in the front page stream (when the action is about an image)?

On one side it's cool to Like an image without opening the page, and this will incite more Likes. On the other hand, lots of people are already too Like-happy (like trigger-happy, get it? :-)) and this would kinda devaluate the Likes.

Not that it's a big deal tho…

Opinions?
Hondo
25 Sep, 2016 19:16
Okay, I am not a fan of this as there is just too much going on there.  I went into settings and changed my preference to personnel
stream and nothing shows up.  Maybe you could add icons to the new home page to select global, recent, or people you follow the same as before.  One another thing that I have noticed recently is that the text does not wrap in posts and words get truncated quite a bit.

Scott
Edited 25 Sep, 2016 19:20
patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 19:18
Salvatore Iovene
adding a small "Like" button
  I would say it is the choice of the user and if you make the site more accessible with such features that can only be a useful feature.

I like the concept of the 
Salvatore Iovene
automatically generated selection of daily images
 think we spoke about this previously seeing a trending image section would be great with more than just a few images - share the exposure among more imagers.

Paddy
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 19:20
Scott
Okay, I am not a fan of this as there is just too much going on there.  I went into settings and changed my preference to personnelstream and nothing shows up.  Maybe you could add icons to the new home page to select global, recent, or people you follow the same as before.

Scott

Hi Scott,
your Personal stream is empty because you don't follow any users.
Hondo
25 Sep, 2016 19:22
Salvatore Iovene
Hi Scott,your Personal stream is empty because you don't follow any users.
But what about my recent activity?  Just because I do not follow anyone it does not mean I do not like or comment on other images.
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 19:24
Scott
Salvatore Iovene
Hi Scott,your Personal stream is empty because you don't follow any users.
But what about my recent activity?  Just because I do not follow anyone it does not mean I do not like or comment on other images.

Then it's the same as before. You can set it on "Global stream" or simply "Recent uploads" to just see all recently upload pictures.
hbastro
25 Sep, 2016 19:36
I look forward to that. Not that you need any suggestions here, but, it seems you could use a ranking algorythm that normalizes to followers and select from the highest rankings.

(Likes+k*Bookmarks)/(l*followers)

You can adjust the constants, (k,l), to still give long standing supporters and consistantly outstanding imagers an advantage withoug disregarding newcomers who are posting outstanding work, seems in keeping with the direction you are taking this.
carl0s
25 Sep, 2016 19:43
Salvatore Iovene
Then it's the same as before. You can set it on "Global stream" or simply "Recent uploads" to just see all recently upload pictures.

Where can I switch between global/recent ? I don't see it.

Can I set the preview thumbs to small again ?  A preview with small thumbs is really great to get an overview in milliseconds, without any effort.
Also the stream stops after 1 iteration. So one cannot go back in history.
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 19:46
carl0s
Where can I switch between global/recent ? I don't see it.

It's in your main settings. You can also click on the cog icon on the right end of the "Global stream" header bar.

carl0s
Can I set the preview thumbs to small again ?

Sorry, you can't do that. I found those too small, frankly.

carl0s
Also the stream stops after 1 iteration. So one cannot go back in history.

The stream had to be started from scratch to accommodate the changes, so it's only a an hour old at this time but it's filling up quickly.
carl0s
25 Sep, 2016 19:53
Salvatore Iovene
It's in your main settings. You can also click on the cog icon on the right end of the "Global stream" header bar.

Great, found it smile

Salvatore Iovene
Sorry, you can't do that. I found those too small, frankly.

That's to bad. UI should not be a matter of one guy feelings. But maybe I'm that guy here :-)
Why don't you support a switchable version ? I really like to see all images. Without a proper overview I don't have time to do all the scrolling , waiting etc.

Salvatore Iovene
The stream had to be started from scratch to accommodate the changes, so it's only a an hour old at this time but it's filling up quickly
ah understand , thanks
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 20:04
carl0s
Why don't you support a switchable version ?
I'm not in support of the idea that everything should a switchable option, especially minute UI details! It's a very slippery slope that leads to ugly and unmaintainable UIs…
carl0s
25 Sep, 2016 20:45
I see the , there is a difference in size of  "global stream" and "all uploaded images" preview images.
The thumbnails are big/small enough to grasp enough information.  It fulfills the need for a quick overview. Thanks

Are the "global stream" images also called thumbnails ?
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 20:48
carl0s
Are the "global stream" images also called thumbnails ?

Yes, everything basically is a thumbnail generated from your full-size upload.

PS: I recognize that the current stream is perhaps a bit too busy and not very legible, so I'm currently improving it:
  • Removing the tiny avatars for the "others"… who cares?
  • Decreasing some contrasts
  • Simplifying and unifying which information goes in the top or bottom headers
  • Adding a Like button (a very small one, just text) to each entry
patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 21:35
Salvatore Iovene
It's in your main settings. You can also click on the cog icon on the right end of the "Global stream" header bar.
Not a fan of this.  Maybe i am missing the point.  Normally i like to look at just recently uploaded images and then switch back to global stream - old style could do each with one mouse click.  Now i need to make 2-3 each time.   This seems to be a reduction in choice and options?
Am i misunderstanding ?
Paddy
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 21:37
I can add quick-switching back, I didn't think people would use for… quick switching :-)
patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 21:38
I do  smile not sure about other but find it useful to look at the right content at the right time.
I scan new images fairly frequently and use the streams less but they are a useful landing page. Paddy
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 21:58
Alright guys, I made it less busy and I added the Like buttons! Now I should go and buy a couple of servers to handle all the traffic from the avalanche of Likes that will be clicked :-)

I'm toast for tonight, so I'll do the quick switches tomorrow.
patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 22:00
Cheers Salva - progress is all good.  Any little issues will be worked out in due time
patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 22:06
Er is there a problem - if i go to an image I can not find the like button anymore?
I can only like it from the stream - this cant be right.
Paddy
patrickgilliland
25 Sep, 2016 22:07
I see button for follow/stop following user and bookmark bit nothing for like.
siovene
25 Sep, 2016 22:08
Paddy Gilliland
I see button for follow/stop following user and bookmark bit nothing for like.
Fixed.
sky-watcher
25 Sep, 2016 22:08
Hi SalvatoreA quick-switching would be good.And a possibility to choose between former layout and new layout would be also good, because this new layout is an absolutely "no go" for me.regards johny
 
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