I just pushed the button. ActionsForge has moved to the new Ruby on Rails platform system that you all (well, some of you) helped to build.
About 60% of the pledges have been honored, and I’m hoping that the rest of you who pledged take a moment to do the same very soon. In the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys the new site. I know my server will appreciate the smaller error logs!
For authors, a much more streamlined upload process – Actions are inspected and their version attributes are automatically entered into the database.
For users, automatic “new version available” tracking for every Action you download. (You do need to be logged in when you download for this to work.) This feature will gain e-mail reminders at some point soon, so I recommend you sign in to the site, download every Action you use regularly, and then you’ll get the benefit of this feature when Actions are updated.
For everyone, download counts everywhere! (Sorry, they all started at 0, so you need to get clicking!)
Simplified (and privacy-forward) contact system. If you want to be contacted by other members of the site (authors, I’m guessing you do…) simply fill in the Contact Info section of your user profile. Put your e-mail address inside < > brackets, and it will be turned into an obfuscated link, for example. Only signed-in members can see this. Your bio remains available to everyone who visits the site.
Missing (but not for long):
the Wish List…
These features are archived in the old site’s database, and will return in new guise as soon as I’ve had a breather and worked on some client sites.
URLs are slightly nicer – no more numbers in the final segment. (Old URLs are silently re-mapped, so history should still work.)
Projects have been removed from the hierarchy. Since ~80% of the projects in the old system had but a single Action inside them, this was a huge win for authors.
Live preview for Markdown everywhere! Comments, Action descriptions, etc.
I hope you enjoy the new site, please let me know if you have suggestions.
You’re the second developer (who had an early invite) that has reported this. I haven’t heard any issues from the people who joined today. I have just reset your password to nothing, so you need to go to the password reset page: http://actionsforge.com/users/password/new and put in your e-mail address. Click the link that gets mailed to you, and you should be all set.
On May 6, 2014, at 4:38 PM, Thomas Kimmich wrote:
Well yeah - just before I posted, and just before this reply (and of course earlier this day) still no go.