Greetings Squares community, and merry September! To start the month off we have a slew of news for you all. First off we would like to say that we are committed to promoting a warm, enjoyable, and safe environment for all of you. To help us with this, we have released a survey that we would like to ask you to complete in order to aid us in providing this environment. The survey should only take 5-10 minutes. And your submission will help us in future planning, decision making, and prioritizing.
The survey is located off-site to promote an anonymous environment. You cannot be identified by your responses. If you desire to have a follow-up with a member of the staff, feel free to include your username somewhere in the survey and ask for a staff member to contact you. All responses will be taken into consideration as we believe this will help the community to grow and ensure your voice is heard.
The survey is located Here!
In other news. The squares staff is currently recruiting for all teams and positions. If interested please contact either Lovinity ( http://ponysquare.com/Lovinity
) or Rarity Belle ( http://ponysquare.com/thunderchaserbs
) on the staff page for more information. We are looking for dedicated, energetic, and trustworthy individuals to build our numbers. With more staff we can venture even further into the user base, solving more issues before they become a problem and be better equipped to serve you. With new staff member comes new viewpoints, more ideas, and the ability to hear you all even more!
We are also happy to announce that our developers managed to knock out several bugs and feature changes to the site. Many of which were sorely needed.
Once more deletion of private messages is operational. Now if you want to remove a message you have the option to either archive or delete the message via the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the message box.
The majority of all cache related issues have been resolved, timestamps should now appear on your posts, and the issues that some users have been having with notifications not appearing have been resolved. However, we are aware that the feed is vanishing, seems that one slipped by and they are looking in to the cause.
All your notifications should now appear as they come up, a prior issue was happening where they simply wouldn't register unless you opened the notifications drop down.
For some time there has been an issue with Bronysquare attempting to load as a mobile site or the mobile trying to load as the full site, much to the annoyance of all. This is repaired and is no longer an issue.
Now on to a much needed change to the block system. In the past when a user was blocked that user could still IM the pony that blocked them as well as see all of their posts on the main feed. No more! We've fixed this, a block is a permanent two way system now, including chat block, pm block and removal of both yours and their posts and threads from sight so you never have to worry again. (The removal of posts and threads is just for you and the other pony, it is not a deletion of their content.)
A new little bug was also found in the Warning/Infraction system. Some users who were issued warnings/infractions did not receive these after the update to the threaded message system. Instead the messages were going to the legacy Inbox, this to has been repaired and now all warnings/infractions will go to the correct inbox if you are unfortunate enough to receive one.
We understand that a lot of these changes may not be everything that needs done to the sites, there's still a lot of issues running around, many of which aren't bugs in software either. With the introduction of the survey, and a streamlined recruitment system, we aim to finally get back on track and learn exactly what we need do to ensure the sites are well looked after, kept clean and safe, and above all else are here for a very long time to come. We thank you all so far for your dedication and commitment, and hope that with your help we can change things around for the better.
The Squares Staff
Check out the blog here:http://ponysquare.com/blog/6753/setember-update/