New News and Comments System

Shur’tugal is happy to announce our transition to our new news viewing and comment system, hand coded by our very own Robert Cox over the past several months. The new system is a transition over from our outdated news posting and commenting system to a fresher, easier-to-work with system. A full list and explanation of our changes comes after the jump.

Update: Comments should now be shown in the correct order (newest at the top, now).The new system is optimized for better news reporting and commenting performance. The first change we had in mind was to solve the current problem with the comments – they’re outdated and they’re inconvenient. We made a number of changes to rectify this, including:

    – The comment box no longer pops up! Instead, comments are found at the bottom of the full news page (you are brought there when you click on “comments!” and display 25 per page
    – Our comments system now requires a login in order to comment. Registering is free, quick and easy and only requires a valid email address to confirm that you’re not a spam bot and indeed are a human being. This will eliminate any and all spam and will also prevent people from impersonating others.

Other changes to our system include:

    – News displayed on the home page now looks a bit different. We’ve added a nifty calendar graphic which changes color and title per month, displaying the date on which the news item was posted in the middle.
    – Most news stories will now cut off after the first paragraph, prompting you to click either the news title, the “[…]” link, or the “Continue reading…” link to continue reading the story if interested. This enables us to show more headlines above the page fold (where you have to start scrolling down)

Future additions to the system will include categories and tags, as well as future improvements to the Shur’tugal registration (allowing you to do more, such as signing up for our newsletter, entering contests and more). Big thanks goes to Robert for all of the effort he put in to developing this system for the website!

Please feel free to use the comments on this news post to report any problems or feedback you have with the new system.

95 Responses to “New News and Comments System”
  1. brisingr January 1, 2009
  2. Terminator December 24, 2008
  3. brisingr December 24, 2008
  4. Terminator December 24, 2008
  5. brisingr December 24, 2008
  6. Terminator December 23, 2008
  7. brisingr December 23, 2008
  8. Terminator December 22, 2008
  9. Terminator December 19, 2008
  10. Bob December 19, 2008
  11. brisingr December 18, 2008
  12. Terminator December 18, 2008
  13. HarryQuacker December 17, 2008
  14. Terminator December 16, 2008
  15. brisingr December 16, 2008
  16. Bob December 16, 2008
  17. Evarinya December 16, 2008
  18. Terminator December 16, 2008
  19. Bob December 16, 2008
  20. feanarang December 16, 2008
  21. Bob December 16, 2008
  22. Evarinya December 16, 2008
  23. Mike December 16, 2008
  24. Chris December 15, 2008
  25. feanarang December 15, 2008
  26. feanarang December 15, 2008
  27. Syn December 15, 2008
  28. Faolins December 15, 2008
  29. TNGactor December 15, 2008
  30. TNGactor December 15, 2008
  31. Mike December 15, 2008
  32. Evarinya December 14, 2008
  33. brisingr12193 December 14, 2008
  34. Evarinya December 14, 2008
  35. Faolins December 14, 2008
  36. Syn December 14, 2008
  37. Syn December 14, 2008
  38. Evarinya December 14, 2008
  39. Faolins December 13, 2008
  40. brisingr December 13, 2008
  41. brisingr December 13, 2008
  42. Evarinya December 13, 2008
  43. Faolins December 13, 2008
  44. brisingr December 13, 2008
  45. Evarinya December 13, 2008
  46. Daniel December 13, 2008
  47. All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh December 13, 2008
  48. brisingr December 13, 2008
  49. Terminator December 13, 2008
  50. dWill December 13, 2008
  51. ~Arien,~Powers~of~the~World~ December 13, 2008
  52. Evarinya December 13, 2008
  53. Terminator December 13, 2008
  54. Daniel December 13, 2008
  55. Chris December 13, 2008
  56. hyperdude December 12, 2008
  57. Syn December 12, 2008
  58. Daniel December 12, 2008
  59. ~Arien,~Powers~of~the~World~ December 12, 2008
  60. ~Arien,~Powers~of~the~World~ December 12, 2008
  61. Mike December 12, 2008
  62. Daniel December 12, 2008
  63. Evarinya December 12, 2008
  64. Daniel December 12, 2008
  65. Daniel December 12, 2008
  66. Evarinya December 12, 2008
  67. Daniel December 12, 2008
  68. Mike December 12, 2008
  69. Daniel December 12, 2008
  70. Evarinya December 12, 2008
  71. Terminator December 12, 2008
  72. Terminator December 12, 2008
  73. Dragonprincess26 December 12, 2008
  74. Terminator December 12, 2008
  75. Terminator December 12, 2008
  76. Terminator December 12, 2008
  77. Evarinya December 12, 2008
  78. All.Hail.Emperor.Murtagh December 12, 2008
  79. Bob December 12, 2008
  80. Trianna December 12, 2008
  81. brisingr December 12, 2008
  82. paulie14wyh December 12, 2008
  83. Syn December 12, 2008
  84. Someone December 12, 2008
  85. Fanboy90 December 12, 2008
  86. Bob December 12, 2008
  87. Bob December 12, 2008
  88. TNGactor December 12, 2008
  89. Bob December 12, 2008
  90. feanarang December 12, 2008
  91. Glorfindel December 12, 2008
  92. Glorfindel December 12, 2008
  93. aussiebra December 12, 2008
  94. Mike December 12, 2008
  95. Bob December 12, 2008

Leave a Reply