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Recent feature changes to QPixel


This site runs on the QPixel software, maintained by Codidact. What progress has been made recently?

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March 2020

  • 16th: Site design has been updated to use the Co-Design framework: Design changes are a-coming!
  • 22nd: Main and meta tags have been split by the introduction of "tag sets". Questions may only use tags from one tag set; main and meta have separate tags.
  • 23rd: Spam-protection measures have been introduced to user signup after spammers started mass-creating accounts.

April 2020

Much of April was sunk into figuring out the data import process for a new site, Outdoors, which launched on the 23rd.

  • 25th: Base Categories implementation - every post now belongs to a category, and its tag set and other rules are governed by the category. This is a preliminary to some more work around categories to expand the features.
  • 27th: Categories header UI to aid in category discoverability.
  • 28th: Trinkets Tuesday: #40, #42, #43, #44, #45
  • 30th: Categories customization and some display changes to allow for easier display on pages with wider content.

May 2020

  • 1st: Categories subscriptions and new-post indicators (and a bunch more automated tests).
  • 3rd: QR code-based mobile login; post close/delete notices are now at the top of posts.
  • 4th: Post authors can now specify under which license each post they write is available from a set of CC licenses. Categories also have default licenses.
  • 5th: Two-factor authentication is now available in users' Account settings. Also added a proper interface for Markdown editing.
  • 7th: The order of categories in the bar at the top is now configurable.
  • 10th: Categories now can have "required tags" (posts must have >= 1 of these) and "topic tags" (which get special markings). The question list now has more prominent notices for answered/unanswered state.
  • 12th: Sites can now link to a chat platform of their choice in the sidebar.
  • 17th: Email addresses must now be confirmed before the account is enabled.
  • 19th: Finished customizable data import process is available.
  • 23rd
    • Sites can enable MathJax in site settings
    • Sites can add an optional Note section at the top of the sidebar
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