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In Topic: State of CustomsForge 10/15/19

23 October 2019 - 08:24 PM

I am closing this topic as we have a new updated post: http://customsforge....-full-10182019/


In Topic: State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

21 October 2019 - 02:56 PM

Our current plan with development is to get the rewrite out asap of Ignition and upgrade the forums to the latest version. This will resolve a lot of issues. Additionally when we have the new ignition out it will be easier to push new features out since we know what we are working with now. The current code is just too integrated with the forums to do anything with, which is why we had to rewrite it. 

But yes, features like tags will be coming and we will be adding more features after Ignition4 gets released that the community wants. But our main goal is to get it rewritten and released so we can stop having performance issues.


In Topic: State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

21 October 2019 - 01:17 AM

 

 

Sorry man but thats the truth this site is just a forum with a big database and everything like you said i really dont want to get into your shoes i know that running this website is a big responsibility ;but there must have been a hugh mistakes made in the past 2 years
Because noting has changed ; there is still not a proper search engine for people to search and find out new songs
When you post a cdlc its got buried upon others cdlcs and you will never know what you missed because the system of this forum is super old and not changed for the past 2 years ; Theres got to be a rating system for people to know the good charts (and ive said it like 2 years ago)
Theres got to be a suggestion system for people to get suggestions for good new charts they might like
And get people encouragement to download the good cdlcs of this site
and last one theres got to be encouragement system for charters ; because no one ever saying "Thank you" or good words and thats not all youre fault because people(me included) dont like to say thank you for things but thats the way it works If you dont people will get much less quailty
charts and less rare charts that got no tabs online

A rating system will never happen and it was the downfall of the previous site before CF. A user can rate a custom bad just for not liking the artist. I was there around the end of SA and the rating system hurt a lot of charters. Rated songs 0 even if the CDLC was good. What we will introduce is a new like or report system. You can like it if you enjoy it, and add it to your collection. Or you can report the cdlc and give reasons why. But we will NEVER introduce a star rating system.

No proper search engine? Ignition is our search engine and does its job I have no clue what you are on about.

I agree there has been problems within the last 2 years we were near deep with an ignition prototype and our developer disappeared. We had to start over and that screwed us pretty hard. That's why this time I was involved so I could help document and learn the code.

But I still don't understand how you don't use Ignition properly. I have thousands of CDLC even after my hard drive crashed its not hard to discover CDLC if you go through artist view and download songs. I'm going to have to majorly disagree with you there.

 

 

I found out that the Ulitimate-guitar rating system is pretty good ; It needs 3 votes to show the rating and if the user update his tab the rating is starting all over again ; you can also make it that only users with 50+ messages can rate a cdlc ; but still i can understand how trolls can ruin the charts i just trying to find away that people will find out the good cdlcs over the bad ones

 

My problem about the search engine is that i cant found out what im looking for

For example i want: 2000s music ; female fronted ; pop ; youre search system doesnt allow me to make it and thats what need to be fix

Because when i want to put up some rare charts in this website they are just got buried upon others cdlcs and getting really low downloads

and thats because people dont know what it is ; and people wont click on them (even to show up the video)  because there are too many cdlcs

Maybe my solution is to force charters to do at least 3 Tags to explain what the songs are ; and that will show up next to the cdlc

Another solution is to give a medal(that people will think its like offical chart) next to trusted users who are known as making great cdlcs ; that way it will help people choose the good cdlcs

 

I appreciate youre work around this website and i understand you are working around to get a new version and its not all youre fault

Im as a charter i  dont really having fun when my cdlcs turn into a block of texts and people cannot discover them unless they know the bands name

And recently when putting up some rare cdlcs that got no tabs and getting 20 downloads+10 more after a week (on my new user)

 

Sometimes i request my cdlcs on twitch to get people to know the songs more but most of the streamers dont know those songs and already playing plenty more charts so people cant really get there what the songs about too

Thats why i prefer that people will know them here with a system that explain the cdlc rather then twitch where people just get to hear it played alongside many others and get confused

 

There's a thank you button on the bottom of the record page

 

And people dont click on it ;trust me i got too many cdlcs and its super rare to see some giving you a thank you

 

The new ignition will have tags, so that's a plus. 


In Topic: State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

20 October 2019 - 04:06 PM

Sorry man but thats the truth this site is just a forum with a big database and everything like you said i really dont want to get into your shoes i know that running this website is a big responsibility ;but there must have been a hugh mistakes made in the past 2 years
Because noting has changed ; there is still not a proper search engine for people to search and find out new songs
When you post a cdlc its got buried upon others cdlcs and you will never know what you missed because the system of this forum is super old and not changed for the past 2 years ; Theres got to be a rating system for people to know the good charts (and ive said it like 2 years ago)
Theres got to be a suggestion system for people to get suggestions for good new charts they might like
And get people encouragement to download the good cdlcs of this site
and last one theres got to be encouragement system for charters ; because no one ever saying "Thank you" or good words and thats not all youre fault because people(me included) dont like to say thank you for things but thats the way it works If you dont people will get much less quailty
charts and less rare charts that got no tabs online

A rating system will never happen and it was the downfall of the previous site before CF. A user can rate a custom bad just for not liking the artist. I was there around the end of SA and the rating system hurt a lot of charters. Rated songs 0 even if the CDLC was good. What we will introduce is a new like or report system. You can like it if you enjoy it, and add it to your collection. Or you can report the cdlc and give reasons why. But we will NEVER introduce a star rating system.

No proper search engine? Ignition is our search engine and does its job I have no clue what you are on about.

I agree there has been problems within the last 2 years we were near deep with an ignition prototype and our developer disappeared. We had to start over and that screwed us pretty hard. That's why this time I was involved so I could help document and learn the code.

But I still don't understand how you don't use Ignition properly. I have thousands of CDLC even after my hard drive crashed its not hard to discover CDLC if you go through artist view and download songs. I'm going to have to majorly disagree with you there.

In Topic: State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

20 October 2019 - 04:05 AM

I appreciate your detailed response.
 
>large queries that is slowing down the server
Those can't be simple lookups for the forum/ignition, can they?
 
>DDoS and scrapers that cause heavy load on the website
You should look into putting the entire domain behind CloudFlare's reverse proxy. Even their free tier could be very beneficial.


We've been under cloudflare for a long time but due to recent issues with SSL and other weird issues I had to remove the site from it. I'm still working on some odd login issues users are experiencing that has to do with SSL and cookies.

The slow queries are from a function called core_like and is very intergrated with the forums and ignition. When you follow a post, like a post, reply to a post, view a record, etc this function is used. It's the largest function and is multiple gigs by itself. It's a major design flaw unfortunately but we've fixed it in the new ignition.

As of right this second I am running an experiment on the website. So far it fixed performance issues but I need to see how it works during the day. Hopefully it improves performance but basically I am killing long lasting queries now. Just not sure if it's fully working yet.