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The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,608 Staff Team
edited May 2020 in Fix The Mix
The staff team will be using this thread to keep note of minor changes we make the community.

Any significant changes like the points system or new forums will always have dedicated discussions, and we'll use this for anything smaller like minor styling changes or tweaks to guidelines.

They will just be brief note-like entries, a bit like patch notes you get with software updates. Posts will look something like this:

Note: these are just examples
25/08/19 | Avatar thumbnail size changed from 50x50px to 75x75px
28/08/19 | Forum headings changed to remove underlining

We don't usually tell you guys about these things because they don't warrant their own announcement, but this gives us a nice way to keep you posted on changes of any importance and any size.

The thread will remain closed because the things here shouldn't require written feedback and we won't have time to have big conversations about them, but feel free to react and if you do want to ping us some written feedback you're welcome to PM us. :)

Mike & the team

We're @Mike, @Connor, @Emma_, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
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  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    28/08/19 | Profile fields 'roles', 'visits' and 'points' removed. 'Roles' wasn't used, 'visits' could have the potential to cause stigma or paranoia and isn't useful information, and 'points' wasn't used for anything and could be mistaken for guideline-related points.
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Dancer
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    27/09/19 | 'Thanks' reaction changed to 'Thank you' to make it feel warmer and more genuine
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Dancer
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    21/01/20 | Underlining removed from blue forum headers to avoid confusion with hyperlinks and create a cleaner feel to the home page

    21/01/20 | Avatar thumbnail size increased to 75x75px to increase visibility and readability, and give the boards more points of visual engagement

    21/01/20 | Christmas & New Year forum shelved for another year
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    28/01/20 | Shadows added to posts, private messages and avatars, and corners or posts rounded
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    31/03/20 | Automatic 'Introduce Yourself' post creation disabled to remove pressure from newbies
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    22/05/20 | Spam-prevention features tweaked and tightened (details below)

    0-2 posts
    • Restricted to basic text posts (no links or other formatting)
    • All posts checked by the spam filter
    • Unable to PM, add signature or location

    3-9 posts
    • Can use all formatting options
    • Posts lightly checked by spam filter
    • Able to PM, add signature and location

    10+ posts
    • Posts never checked by spam filter
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    independent_
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    11/06/20 | 'Pronoun' profile field added
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Laine
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    edited June 2020
    12/06/20 | The following update (underlined) has been made to the Group Chat guidelines:

    How do I stay safe in group chat?

    All group chats are moderated by a mixture of paid staff and volunteer mods.

    Their role is to oversee the group and to make sure that everyone is sticking to the guidelines so the chat remains a safe and welcoming space. Moderators are trained in offering emotional support, listening, signposting (sharing links to resources online) and managing the group. They are not expert advisers and cannot provide 1-2-1 support. Mods are supported in the background by a Supervisor.

    Not new information for most of you, but realised we didn't actually say that anywhere. :) 
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Dancer
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    edited August 2020
    Post edited by Mike on
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    18/08/20 | Blue arrow buttons removed due to permission issues and pointless functionality
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Dancer
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
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