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GamingMegaverse
GamingMegaverse
edited November 2013 in Feature Requests
Update from Jerry/Dread Gazebo on the comments page. I hope that all of you that want it back will make your voice heard here....
"Campaign comments are off for now, though we are contemplating bringing them back. I can't give an ETA on this yet though, thanks for the suggestion!"

So, still hopeful that it is coming back....
killervp
"A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com
"OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/
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Just trying to help out.

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  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 1,018
    BRING THEM BACK!

    Why the page was taken away, I do not know.

    I have come around to accepting, and in some cases even liking, the changes made to OP by the reforge, except this one.

    I want my comments page back

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "Campaign of the Month - July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/

  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325 edited November 2013
    I'll upvote the return of the campaign comments page (that was my first communication with some players in my friend list, actually).
    I don't like the isolated feel that the campaigns have without a site search (or at least a search in the campaigns page) or outside comments section.

    _~Mae_
    "Whispers in Tamris":https://whispers-in-tamris.obsidianportal.com/
    Post edited by Maesenko on

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

  • WolfLord
    WolfLord
    Posts: 276
    Agreed, had some comments left from the very start of my campaign by people who i am now very fond of, would hate to see those all go away :( and for future OP members to lose out as well, i know those comments encouraged me to make something much more out of my campaign and work harder on every aspect of it, plus a great way to meet new people. much easier to shoot a comment onto someones campaign then go send a message to everyone you see has an interesting campaign worthy of encouragement.

    "Avatar: Conquest of the Imperial Order":https://avatar_adventures.obsidianportal.com/
    "COTM November 2011":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/november-11-campaign-of-the-month-avatar-conquest-of-the-imperial-order/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=november-11-campaign-of-the-month-avatar-conquest-of-the-imperial-order
    "Duskreign’s Favorite COTM January 2012":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/wyrmshadow/wikis/012012
  • gaaran
    gaaran
    Posts: 740
    I'm definitely in the same boat on these ones. I loved being able to give and receive feedback on the sites that pioneered all the custom content that has made OP great over the past few years. When someone like Arsheesh or Duskreign or any of the other huge number of awesome people on here had something to say about one of my campaigns, I wanted everyone to be able to see it, and I know other people feel the same way.
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,955
    It beggars belief to realise that COMMENTS are off the table right now.

    Outside of these forums it is the NUMBER ONE CROSS COMMUNITY TOOL!

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • Wild_Gazebo
    Wild_Gazebo
    Posts: 14
    Yep, bring it back.

    While we are on the topic: comments on the adventure logs are very important for our play-by-posts. There is still no way to observe if there are comments on a post from the main screen. Similarly, recognition of comments from other players in the game don't show up in any of the feeds. So, I never know whether one of my players has posted a response to a comment or not. Very frustrating.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978
    @ wild gazebo- While still missing from the feed, I am still getting email notifications of adventure log comments. Are you not receiving those?

    Just trying to help out.

  • Wild_Gazebo
    Wild_Gazebo
    Posts: 14
    I'm not willing to use my email at this time for notifications: I easily receive over a hundred emails a day. I assume the email notification works, if there is no fix I might create a new email for just this site...but that seems unnecessary.
  • Pils
    Pils
    Posts: 149
    I'm with you, the return of the comments page is really expected by the community!

    And I agree with Maesenko, I miss the site search! I have to make a google search for finding some campaigns or player's profile, it seem a little crazy...

    -Pils
    "Dark Sun -- La Décade des Héros":https://dark-sun-a-trova.obsidianportal.com/: Face the Fire of the Dark Sun... a World ravaged by Sorcery!

    -Pils

    Dark Sun ● La Décade des Héros : Face the Fire of the Dark Sun... a World ravaged by Sorcery! (CotM - Dec 2012)

    Les Royaumes Oubliés : A D&D 5e old school style Forgotten Realms campaign!

    (And I'm so soooorry for my poor english...)

  • BrianAdamantite
    BrianAdamantite
    Posts: 43
    These games look to be running on a linux server(s) and very likely and are segmented by sub-domain. The issue looks like file permission for each sub domain.
    They come in three flavors:
    Author - User ID
    Group - the subdomain usergroup (the game members)
    Everyone else - nuff said

    I think (my opinion only) that the permissions are what are restricting the comments, however, it may not be high on the list.

    Hope this helps explain the issue,

    AZ_Rune
  • Glistam_
    Glistam_
    Posts: 11
    I really enjoyed not only being able to comment on other campaigns, but also being able to read what others commented on those campaigns as well.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978
    Created a bug report, as it seems that is how this stuff is getting resolved. Please add your voice!!
    "Here":http://help.obsidianportal.com/discussions/problems/12035-comments-page

    Just trying to help out.

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,955
    I have added my voice to the ticket!

    twigs

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 272
    I have added my voice to the ticket as well

    Leonidas300
  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 1,018
    My voice has been added to the ticket

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "Campaign of the Month - July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/

  • BrianAdamantite
    BrianAdamantite
    Posts: 43
    I have gone through and added to a few of them
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978
    So, unlike adventure log comments, there is no work-around at all for this (not that the adventure log solve is good- because it isn't)
    Please bring back the comments page! If you are not going to, at least let us know. This has been in limbo with no action since the Reforge.
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • NinjaFlashX
    NinjaFlashX
    Posts: 94
    Ditto what Twiggy said. Being able to comment on Campaigns and Adventure Logs were the only two Community tools that would allow those who actively followed our campaigns to "Boo!", "Hiss!" and "Cheer!" for players and GMs.

    Flash
    "Heroes Unchained":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/heroesunchained - _From Slaves To Legends_

    Heroes Unchained: CotM 2013

  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978
    Thanks Ninja for adding to the "ticket":http://help.obsidianportal.com/discussions/problems/12035-comments-page

    Just trying to help out.

  • PhoenixMark
    PhoenixMark
    Posts: 90
    I'm on there too!

    "PhoenixMark":http://www.obsidianportal.com/profile/PhoenixMark

    "CRIMSON SKIES":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/crimson-skies
    "COTM June 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/crimson-skies-junes-campaign-of-the-month/

    Also "Sactown Blues":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/sactown-blues and "Shimmering Kingdoms":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimmering-kingdoms
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978
    Thanks PhoenixMark, for both!

    Just trying to help out.

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    IMO I don't think there was a decision to limit comments, I think it was a side effect of the software or program they decided to use for the reforge. And now they need to figure out how/if they can remedy it.

    Unless it has to do with forums(posts). I wonder of they are trying to reduce server load by setting it up to process less posts? My forum free campaign load three times as fast as the one we use for PbP.
  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 272
    Skidace,

    If this is the result of the software used for the Reforge, then why would the developers just not communicate that? Based on prior discussions they admitted to
    "I’ve deployed a fix for the missing adventure log comments. Leaving those out was a mistake on my part, and I apologize". This indicates that at the very least there was a developer's decision not to include an important tool for community interaction. I am not a programmer or developer so I can't say with certainty that compartmentalization of Community interaction was totally intentional but once again instead of leaving people in the dark about it, especially if it is a software issue why not just be upfront about it?
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978 edited December 2013
    from Jerry/Dread Gazebo on the comments page.
    “Campaign comments are off for now, though we are contemplating bringing them back. I can’t give an ETA on this yet though, thanks for the suggestion!”

    So yes, it was a decision.
    Post edited by GamingMegaverse on

    Just trying to help out.

  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 272
    I forgot about that one killervp, so yeah now it's pretty clear that these were decisions, so once again I must ask why are decisions being made to limit interaction/community building?

    Seems to me that the community has borne the lion's share of helping people restore their campaigns; it seems awfully low rent to rely on the community to do this then strip away all of the tools to build and maintain the community.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,978 edited January 2014
    Great that they are bringing both comments pages and being able to comment on logs back! No eta, but it has been stated that it is coming back.
    Comments update "here":http://help.obsidianportal.com/discussions/problems/12035-comments-page
    Post edited by GamingMegaverse on

    Just trying to help out.

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,955
    Yay!!!

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 1,018
    I'll believe it when I see it happen.

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "Campaign of the Month - July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/

  • Leonidas300
    Leonidas300
    Posts: 272
    I agree with Keryth, without an ETA this is basically a meaningless placatory tactic.


    "Leonidas300":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/wikis/leonidas300
    "A Manifestation of Chaos":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/metzger/wikis/main-page
    COTM - Sept. 2012
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