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  • Tim! – Yikes! Luvvin' the New Look Cowshed!

     Graham Bernard updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago 4 Members · 14 Posts
  • Graham Bernard

    September 8, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Woke up early this morning – what has happened?? – I feel like Rumplestiltskin waking from a 100-year doze.

    Tim, when are we getting Import Videos back? Many of us VegHeads wanna supply Tutes and stuff?

    • Oh, just noticed the Hypertext Formatting has caught up with the 21st Century. No more confusing almost DOS, language. Terrific!

    Sunglasses

  • Tim Wilson

    September 8, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Hi Graham,

    Glad you’re digging the new look! There’s actually a lot more going on than just looks, as I’m sure you can imagine. We’ve redeveloped from the ground up. Apart from the forum data itself, not a single pixel or line of code is carried over. We’re not sure, but from everything we’ve seen, this may be the biggest forum-conversion task in recent history. Maybe ever. DEFINITELY by a team as small as ours. Rofl

    I’m glad you found the fly-out style bar under the “Aa” symbol. Lots of cool stuff there.

    And yes, video upload is definitely coming back. The original impetus behind turning it off was that we were being buried in copyright claims, many of which were flatout nonsense, but once we crossed 10,000 reels plus who knows how many forum post videos, we simply couldn’t keep up with the takedown notices.

    The world has changed a lot since then, so along with allowing video upload, we’re going to fire the reels back up. I don’t have a timetable for you, because to support it, we’re going to have to also spin up some new servers. At our peak, we were pumping out between 17-30 TB of data every day, and it’ll take us a while to rebuild those kinds of pipes.

    A longer answer than you were likely looking for, but we’ve been banging on this for a while, and haven’t really had time to talk about it. Not that we were secretive. The beta site was password protected for posting, but anyone could look at it. We just didn’t have the bandwidth to do the work and talk about it at the same time. The biggest part of the work is behind us, and we’re excited to talk!

    And honestly, one huge priority in shifting to a more feed-based front page is to help bring the VEGAS community into the COW mainstream. WE know how many people visit and post here, so we’ve done things like include VEGAS on the list of most popular forums (which of course it absolutely is), and featuring it right alongside posts from folks using Adobe, Apple, Avid, Blackmagic, and even further back in the alphabet. 🙂

    I don’t mind saying that we’re going to want some help from you folks to develop more Vegas and Vegas-adjacent content. That’s later, but be thinking about what we can do together.

    Coming soon, I’ve got some other stuff to fill everyone in on about we’re going in the broader picture.

    So thanks for your enthusiasm, Graham! We really do appreciate hearing it! Lots more coming soon!

    Take care,

    Tim

    Tim Wilson
    Editor-in-Chief
    Creative COW

  • Graham Bernard

    September 8, 2020 at 4:08 am

    “And yes, video upload is definitely coming back. The original impetus
    behind turning it off was that we were being buried in copyright claims,
    many of which were flatout nonsense, but once we crossed 10,000 reels
    plus who knows how many forum post videos, we simply couldn’t keep up
    with the takedown notices.” – Tim . . .

    How do I Quote what others are saying? The OLD way was straightforward if a little clunky. Is there a Tutorial of the New Markups and so on?

    Thanks for the fulsome response.

  • Tim Wilson

    September 8, 2020 at 5:07 am

    The quote mechanism is one of my two least favorite things about the new site, and we’re definitely working on it. I’d hoped to have it make the launch, but it just missed the bus.

    We do have a very cool tool, but it’s under that fly-out style menu. Copy the text you want to quote, paste it into your text. Then, with that text selected (or even just your cursor at the first line of the paragraph, hit that little quote button in the style bar. This is what you get.

    How do I Quote what others are saying? The OLD way was straightforward if a little clunky.

    It LOOKS cool, but it’s also not a proper quote. It’s just quote formatting. (Btw, standard keyboard shortcuts work for bold, italic, and underscore too.) It doesn’t actually link back to the person or post you’re quoting. THAT’s what I’m working on adding.

    Probably a couple of days work is all that’s left but I don’t know what else we have to button up from the launch first. Fortunately, not a ton. I’ve been part of a lot of launches

    Is there a Tutorial of the New Markups and so on?

    I was going to wait a day or two to both see what is vexing people, and also, see what I could do about maybe fixing some of the worst stuff first and fast. So I might compromise and build something quick and dirty for now, and something more elaborate once the features gel a little more.

    Lemme know what else you see that needs explaining, or add requests and suggestions. We don’t feel like we’re anywhere near done. We just needed to get something solid out the door and let real people working in the site help us fill in what they need. This is a great start!

    Thanks again!

  • Dimitrios Papadimitriou

    September 8, 2020 at 5:23 am

    The look that that screamed GameFaqs circa 2001 made me nostalgic, but I guess this is OK too.

  • Tim Wilson

    September 8, 2020 at 6:07 am

    The look that that screamed GameFaqs circa 2001 made me nostalgic, but I guess this is OK too.

    🤣🤣🤣

  • Edward Troxel

    September 8, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Tim, we need a way to differentiate between posts we’ve read and posts we have not read. Right now, they’re all the same color. If we’ve read it, it should be a different color. It would change back if someone else replies to that post after we’ve read it so we’d know to look again for new responses (or even a “open to new post) option).

  • Graham Bernard

    September 8, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Tim, we need a way to differentiate between posts we’ve read and posts we have not read.

    Edward, yes. There is the Read and Unread filter.

  • Edward Troxel

    September 8, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Grazie, I guess I’m blind…. I don’t see the filter.

  • Graham Bernard

    September 9, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Grazie, I guess I’m blind….

    No Edward, you’re not, it’s under Notifications.

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