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Old 2007-08-13, 12:35
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eek...must have happened at the last auto-update update
was ok last night.

Ok, I manualy triggered it and it seems to be back...odd though
Thanks for pointing it out.
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Old 2007-11-21, 15:48
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Major new version!



v0.65:

updated:

* Completely dumped old layout, now lets you look at many reviews at once. This will hopefully fix a lot of earlier problems people pointed out.
* All searching now done on sever side.
* dynamic colours for rateings, rather then stylesheet based.
* New name


known bugs

- Opera 9.5 makes it look ugly, as its not beveling the results.


Heres the new link;

http://www.darkflame.co.uk/JaveJunk/...olic_home.html

Let me know what you think.

Notes;

Still "read only" at the moment, and it dosnt handel searchs under 3 letters very well.
All searchs are also done as "sub string" type, and no quotation mark support at the moment.
So, if you search for "star" you will get star trek, star wars,star dust ect.


You can however test out correlation support by using this link;

http://www.darkflame.co.uk/JaveJunk/...rRateings.html

After typeing in ten names/rateings and hitting enter after each it will store your correlations in a cookie which the main site will then use for the list on the right. Else, it just defaults to 50%.

The correlation thing dosnt work too well at present, seeing as theres little overlap in reviews.
If you want to test it review "apple","lba", "tmnt" or "windows" as these are some of the few things with multiple reviewers.

Alternatively, you can right a few quick reviews and I'll add you as a reviewer to the database
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Old 2008-01-13, 22:25
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New Update for anyone that cares ;

http://www.darkflame.co.uk/JaveJunk/...holic_home.php

Main changes/new stuff;

* Review Posting and Editing Allowed. (see link at bottom of main page after login)

* Simple preferances (background for your own reviews, and two layout modes for how you want to read other peoples).

* A few security revisions. (but still needs a lot more!)

Notes;

-Correlation system still offline.
-Dosnt cope with searchs under 4 letters, nor with spaces.(it will find "Little Big Adventure" but not "Little" or "LBA". Oddly, it finds "*Big Adventure" but not "Little*")
PHP Boolean mode is weird


As always, all crit/feedback is welcome.
Security, Interface, Layout ect.

oh, and go gently with testing, she's a newborn

oh, and people who posted reviews on the old one (Atresica and El) I reserved your usernames, PM me if you want a password to use them.
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Old 2008-01-13, 22:36
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I tried searching for some entry I've seen before (LBA/LBA2), but it didn't find any results.
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Old 2008-01-14, 00:01
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Dosnt cope with searchs under 4 letters, I'm not yet sure why.
"Little Big Adventure" will work, but not "LBA".

oh, and I havnt put a review up for LBA2 yet
Give me time, I still gota copy 100+ reviews I wrote for the old xml system into the new mySQL based one.
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Dosnt cope with searchs under 4 letters, I'm not yet sure why.
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...ne-tuning.html:
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The minimum and maximum lengths of words to be indexed are defined by the ft_min_word_len and ft_max_word_len system variables. [..] The default minimum value is four characters; the default maximum is version dependent.
It's a limitation / default behaviour of MySQL, not PHP.
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Old 2008-01-14, 09:11
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Cheers.
Guess I better change that too three letters then, theres too many games people abbreviate to 3 letters.
(LBA, OoT, SMW, SMG, SMB, the other SMB and of course, SSB).
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Old 2008-01-14, 14:06
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You should also add a "BACK" link to pages like this. Also, you should change the "discription" to "description".
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Old 2008-01-14, 16:28
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changed the spelling error.
Dealing with the back link now
(probably should have login and settings on the page too)
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hmz..seems I cant edit the smallest search string variable myself
*drops email off to webhost*
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Old 2008-01-14, 17:20
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Sounds like the same problem the MBN search is fighting with.
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Old 2008-01-14, 18:09
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Well, its quite sensible with a large dataset to avoid words mentioned too often.
But for something just searching varies titles...rather then review content...it should be fine.
Especialy as MySQL text indexs removes the most common words anyway.

Anyway, back button added
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Added new features

+ Google Map Support - All reviews can now have maps, if the reviewer wishs.
Simply copy and paste a google map url into the field when createing or editing a review.

+ vB Code support - You can now copy reviews easily to this or any other VBulletine forum. Simply click the usefull tools button.

+Dynamic Changable Layout - Ok, this one was mostly to help me debug the layouts, but I'll probably keep it anyway. Just switch the toggle buttons at the bottom of reviews.
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1) ok, point taken.
As well as searching in a normal google-esq way ( X + Y, X - Y, "X Y" ect), you can now search purely by type (Type: Film) and get the complete list of that type.

2) Yeah, its typical that was the first review someone put up outside people I directly asked to put up a porn review
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Minor update;

+ "Type:" support on searchs (eg, "Type:biscuits")

+ Fixs to slash's appearing on search results, as well as other escape code related layout errors.

+ Added support for copying reviews to phpBB forums.

+ Minor changes to front page
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Old 2008-01-23, 00:07
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Your right, maybe it wasnt good enough for www.fwfr.com

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+ lots of random minor fixs

+ completed all major parts of the correlation system, now it only needs some timed system to update (or manualy trigged ver a UI).
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Old 2008-01-25, 01:37
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New Version

+ Added links on review titles and images to IMDB and Moby Games (obviously, one for games, one for films)

+ Redesigned review viewing pages for easier navigation to main screen

+ Added auto-select for copying to forum functions.

+ Tweaked layouts

+ Added options that appear after you post a new review.

+ Added lots of tool tips.




Basicaly, lots of interface improvements.
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Ok, I went back to the codeing grindstone and made another batch of improvements.


+ If your viewing a review that you created, you can now click a link under it to edit it.

+ "Email review to" feature

+ Got rid of a lot of junk and inefficiant code. Should be quite a bit faster.

+ ...and at the same time added greying out and overlays to show when something is loading.

+ Added a few links to the interface to make negation easier.

+ Corrected mistakes with "version" on games.

+ Added the ability to review eppisodes of tv shows, rather then just the show overall.



http://www.darkflame.co.uk/JaveJunk/...holic_home.php

Please let me know what you think, especialy what the main problems are.
I'm keen to make it as easy to use as possible.
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Old 2008-01-28, 20:57
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The picture of Darkflame's LBA 2 review doesn't display for me, it seems to be not available.
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Old 2008-01-28, 22:52
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I never actualy specified a picture for that review, the image box shouldnt really appear at all ;-/
oh well, bug1...
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Old 2008-01-29, 17:48
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Yeah, it came to me when I saw that all reviews have this box.
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Old 2008-02-08, 23:25
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New Improved Formula!

http://www.darkflame.co.uk/JaveJunk/...holic_home.php

Major update this time folks!
I was almost tempted to call this a "beta", but not quite.

Changes;

+ New Formula for correlation. Bias's rating up/down based on correlation with your own tastes.

+ Login/Change Settings From Every Page. (actualy dynamicaly from a seperate file)

+ Quick link to make a review for the same item as one you are reviewing.

+ Links to common type searchs from home page

+Added the ability to search for reviews by any user. eg "reviewby:darkflame"

+Added quick links to reviews. letting you click to search by simerla type or review author.

+Change some styles/colours for link rollovers

+ Improved image size issues for result page. (on many browsers)

+ Automaticaly puts your own reviews at bottom of results. (after all, you already seen everything you have reviewed)

+ All reviewers correlated daily.


Please let me know what you think.
Its just starting to feel like a proper app for me now. Gota a long way to go, but its coming together.
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Old 2008-02-08, 23:33
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The review of Thor seems to be great. However, I clicked on it to read it fully, but ended up on an empty page. (I first searched for all reviews by you.)
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whoops...try now!
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Works now. Haha, created by Odin. Still, the page's title for me is "Thor review by (username)", not "Thor review by Darkflame". The variable doesn't get inserted.
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oh, righto...I let that one slip *gets to it*

*edit* odd, cant see it myself
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Old 2008-02-09, 00:09
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Then, when reading a review and then clicking the Back button of my browser, it returns me to two pages before, not to the search I last entered.
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