Tragic Comedy News
The following list shows all changes made within the last year. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.
November 22, 2023: I fixed a bug that prevented the Song Crush sidebar element from appearing under certain circumstances.
March 2, 2023: Two related changes today:
1) When you're writing any content in Tragic Comedy and choosing who can see it, the "certain people" privacy option (which let you specify the exact members who could read your content) has been removed. This option was barely used over the years, did not handle evolving membership well, and drastically slowed down the Privacy Controls page. The few items of content that were marked "certain people" have been converted to the more restrictive "only me" permission so that only each item's original author can see it. If you want a list of which of your items were marked "certain people" so that you can review and adjust them, please just ask.
2) The "Override" option at the bottom of the Privacy Controls page has been fixed. For members who have written a lot of content over the years, this very slow process was prone to timing out without finishing. (Thanks for letting me know, Erik!) It should now finish within a few seconds. Part of the fix was eliminating the "certain people" privacy option as mentioned above, and part of it was offloading some of the processing to a cached background system that takes anywhere from a few hours to a few days to finish processing your changes on the site's back end. Thus, when you use this Override, although your content becomes visible or invisible on the site immediately, it may take a few days for search engines to be notified of the changes*, and your content might be incorrectly returned or not returned in search results on the site for a few days, and so on.
*I automatically notify search engines of changes to all content on Funeratic, but of course they update their caches at their own pace beyond my control, so it's possible (though uncommon) for content to remain cached there for weeks or even months after it's hidden here.
Changes to Tragic Comedy are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.