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Truncated cards can now be expanded and viewed inline rather than having to open up the post.
Users that are banned by a moderator will now recieve a notification and email.
Significant updates to performance and stability of the new platform
Launch of project Senna, our next-generation API and website platform, built with Node.js!
Updates to the moderation area. Posts that are auto-hidden by community reporting are now shown.
Added a formatted text-box field to the post creator. Users can now create much longer posts!
Added a card further down on feeds which suggests other communities to browse.
Users who are partners or brands now have a link to their profile underneath their posts in feeds.
Posts with extra content display more content in the "card" in feeds. Excludes article posts.
If you visit a post page directly (not via a feed or link on the site) it will no longer open in a popover, it will be full-width. The main homepage feed will load-in beneath the article, if you scroll to it.
Notifications about new comments on your posts now collapse into a single notification.
Here at Car Throttle, we’re so in touch with our users that we know what they’re thinking before they’ve even created a Discuss post about it. Sounds like a violation, amirite? You’d be wrong. See, we knew you wanted to see the same editorial posts you love on the homepage but in the Discuss feed. So we went ahead and synced up the two pages. Now you can browse user memes, images, links and content written by our talented editorial team. Fast load times, unified comment threads and perfect both on desktop and mobile… what’s not to love?
"One, here comes the two, to the three, to the four. Car Throttle’s product team wanna give you more!" - Unknown
I lied. Unknown is actually me. I’ll stop rapping now. Do you ever stay awake at night thinking, I wish I could learn more about my fellow car community brethren? Introducing tooltips! Phase 2 of our flashy profile page launch is now here; simply hover over a user’s name in comments and on Discuss to reveal scores, locations and bios. I know, how social of us! We’ve also added infinite scroll to the Discuss page so you can browse content forever. Goodbye productivity…
No one likes a show-off. But everyone likes a person who shows off their sexy Car Throttle profile! And because of that, we decided to give profiles a little autumnal clean. Your score is now publicly viewable (so you better start pumpin’ up those numbers) and your content now takes pride of place on the page. There are a host of small updates too: say hello to CT’s Status page so your stress levels remain at absolute zero in the totally unlikely event of an outage. There’s comment pagination so threads load quicker, and we’ve added GIFloader to GIFs sitewide. We got yo’ back, mobile data!
Do you ever get back home at the end of a long day and just think… what’s the point? No, not like that, I mean what’s the little point in the top right-hand corner of your screen? Introducing scores, linked to Discuss posts, which track how many upboats you receive on your content! It’s basically our way of separating out the cool kids from the wannabes, the Eminems from the M&Ms. You get the point. See what I did there. I’ll grab my coat.
Wassup. No, I mean, Whatsapp! That’s right, your mobile experience just got that little bit more social. Instead of sharing posts with your uninterested Facebook friend(s), you can now disseminate Discuss posts via the world’s largest mobile messaging service! (which is also owned by Facebook. Dammit Zuckerberg.) Other minor changes include adding a feedback form (because we like you really), auto-rotation of pictures uploaded on mobile, a redesigned Discuss navigation, in-stream native ads and George trying to push all these changes live. Apparently this coding lark is quite hard…
Team CT have brought the fire to your screens. Not only can you now consume content from our world-class editorial team, but we’ve opened up the platform to allow you, yes you, to post anything* you want! We’re calling it Discuss (not to be confused with the comments platform or the disc-throwing sport) and it’s been built MOBILE FIRST so you can use it on the train and in the toilet. Great success! Memes, videos, questions are all welcome. We’ve introduced post voting, mod tools, a hot algorithm to determine the best posts and a host of other small tweaks. Memes section has now been rolled up into Discuss. That’s it for now, and remember, the power is in your hands!
*Anything does not include Jennifer Lawrence nudes, 419 scams, muscle car hate and genital enlargement adverts. Kthxbye.
Houston, we are now entering Stage 2! That’s right, gone are the fake notifications we tricked you with before (just kidding… kinda) and in its wake lies real realtime notifications! So when someone replies to your comment, your meme or your car, you’ll see a numbered alert in the navigation AND you’ll receive a spiffy email from a robot that sits under our desks. There’s a new Preferences tab in your Account Settings too so you can manage these emails (seriously though, don’t turn them off or the world will implode) and we’ve also made some more bug fixes including comment counts on Shows pages and we’ve fixed multiple links in comments. Stage 3, you’re up next!
Have you ever wondered how popular you really are? Want to know how many Muscle fanboys are tearing your pride-and-joy Civic limb from limb in the Garage? Well now you can! Introducing Notifications (well, Stage 1 to be precise). Once logged in, just hit the bell to the right of the navigation bar. You’ll be able to see your five most recent replies to content you’ve uploaded and to comments you’ve left. Hit "View All" and you’ll be taken to a magical page, built by our developer elf, which will show you a lifetime’s worth of people showing you love. We’ve also redesigned topic pages to give you some more snazzy stats and, by popular demand, have introduced a "Wallpapers" content block so you can download those high-res images straight to your Nokia 3310!
Representin’ all our superficial users! We just poured some tabasco onto our Garage and made it that much hotter. Now you can browse hottest cars by specified date ranges and boast to your friend(s) about how the internet loves you and your sweet ride. We also fixed some gnarly bugs in the CMS with sticky, featured posts, placement of top memes, image galleries on articles, lazy loading, AJAX loads and activity feeds.
Call us the Ministry of Sound, because we just dropped Pure Garage! Okay, DJ Luck & MC Neat we ain’t, but we revamped the Garage with a hot new interface, better sticky voting buttons (so all you judgemental petrolheads can voice your disgust at some of those inferior cars people are uploading), multiple image uploads for users and much better error handling. Not that any errors are likely to occur, of course. #datconfidence #overconfident #ohnonoohnonohesconfident
Yet more bugs we be squashing and improvements we be a-buildin’. Thumbnail resolution improvements for mobile, polls tweaking, CMS text blocks bug, add custom URL to images, fix meme score, next arrow optimization, spell check in Markdown editor, added activity feed detail, up-to-date comment count in Garage, pagination to profile Garage. Got all that? And we decided to be kind to Internet Explorer 8 users (don’t hurt us, please) with some fixes. But really, people using Internet Explorer shouldn’t be allowed to live, breathe or breed.
So many fixes. Facebook registrations, website field processing in user account settings, tweaks on the memes page (so you can LOL that much harder), sidebar resizing bugs… phew. We basically took a spanner to the platform and tightened up all the loose bolts (cracking analogy if I may say so myself).
This is it, hello Mum, hello doge, HELLO WORLD! Version 1.0 of the new Car Throttle platform is now live. Introducing (extremely sexual) user profiles, improved memes, responsive articles, the Garage, and much more. And on the backend (giggle), a brand spanking new content management system (or ‘CMS’ in techy speak). We basically tore up the rulebook and released Phase 1 of our plan for global domination. Muahahaha… okay not quite, but it’s a start. And boy have we got some cool stuff in the pipeline.
The end of an emotional three years with Wordpress. Goodbye plugins, goodbye Disqus, goodbye stability… hello sleepless nights!