Site and content updates this week

Hey everyone. We’ve got several new features launching this week, just in time for the traffic from the Wired Magazine article – Live Free or Drown: Floating Utopias on the Cheap. (The article was Dugg, boost it here).

The following are live:

There are also some items that didn’t quite make it, but will come out in the next few days:

  • More details on the platform and hotel design:
    • An engineering report summarizing the design, structure, deployment, etc of the base platform.
    • SketchUp models of the architecture for the hotel/resort built on top of the platform
    • Flyby movie tour of the 3d model
    • The full patent (text and diagrams)
  • Substantial improvements to the forums:
    • New “view unread posts” functionality
    • Various bugfixes related to message formatting and other things
    • Quoting functionality added
    • Ability to embed images in posts added
    • Breadcrumbs added to the UI (e.g. “You are here: Forum -> Community -> Feedback for TSI -> ThreadName”)
    • Search functionality now available on all pages
    • Improved RSS subscription UI. Unfortunately, it still requires two RSS feeds to subscribe to all of our forum posts; limitations in Drupal 5 make it hard to change this. However, subscription links for both feeds are now placed right next to each other.
    • Link to subscribe to a particular thread via e-mail available on each thread’s page
    • Other miscellaneous UI improvements

And we’ve got some other great stuff planned for the next month, so stay tuned!

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5 thoughts on “Site and content updates this week”

  1. Hi Patri, the webpage as I’m seeing it does not look like the screenshot above. The main picture is missing and different elements overlap.

  2. I can see the whole website from home..the earlier problem was probably specific to the system in the office. btw, at the “key areas” at top right of the screen, subtopics cannot be seen. You need to “select all” to turn the text blue to see them.

  3. Good idea, we’ll consider it. I also would like to add a module for the dynamic text boxes which pulls a semi-random wiki page (weighted by popularity, recentness, something like that) and shows a preview.

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