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Dave Hawksett
10-24-2018 at 02:54 AM
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State Of The Galaxies

State of the Galaxies


Dear All,


Once upon a time Jace Hall would post a substantial update on all that has been going on and all that is to come. We will be posting more regular general updates that should fill the gap left by Jace's videos. Jace Hall is still very much in charge of Twin Galaxies and keeps up-to-date on what people are posting. Do not rule out future video updates from our Chairman of the Board!



Twin Galaxies Mobile App!


We know many people use the site on mobile devices already and we have had plenty of feedback about performance issues. These will now be a thing of the past as, finally, Twin Galaxies has launched a mobile app for iOS and Android. This has taken a huge amount of effort but we are now very pleased with the results so far. After a period of testing this is now live and available in the appropriate app stores. We are sure the community will love this update. Please be aware this is still work in progress and there will be numerous tweaks based on community feedback. We would appreciate it if members could use the 'Contact Us' tab within the app itself to inform us of any bugs and other issues.


Ticketing System


The next big news is that we will soon have a proper ticketing system for all issues. No longer will people feel the need to bump older issues that seem to have been ignored. This will be a massive improvement for both members and staff and has been requested by both for some time. The community should already have noticed a recent increase in our clearing of some of the backlog of outstanding issues. This is currently being tested internally.


Tournaments


The tournament system is still being worked on. This has been another major project we aimed to have finished some time back - again this is taking a lot of work. We are looking forward to seeing what happens when the community is unleashed on this new feature. We will provide updates when this is closer to launch.


General Site Improvements and New Features


This community is extremely resourceful when it comes to suggesting what we need the site to do. We have a list of everything suggested by members and are working on what we should do next. There is a stack of these in the pipeline as well as significant number of things we have already promised. We would like to accomplish these before promising anything else, but we will talk about a few in the next State of the Galaxies post.


Overall Direction and Growth


We invite Twin Galaxies members to compare the site and the database to how it was a year ago, 2 years ago and so on. Compared to just last year we now have a whole Editorial Team producing content at an incredible rate, while listening carefully to the community on what they would like to see. We also have an excellent Research Team which has been going through every rule and every platform, carefully and meticulously. When TG Research has a question, in almost all cases members step up and provide brilliant technical expertise. At some point TG Research focus will shift from tidying up everything in our long history to researching tracks for brand new and modern games.


The dispute system has been in operation for a year and has enabled us to do what every database needs, which is to have a method of removing 'bad data'. The dispute system has not been without its fair share of drama and controversy, but the levels of activity and interest in this system underlines the passion of our membership for truth and accuracy.


The certificate system, which allows players to partially or fully pay for one of the lovely new Twin Galaxies certificates using Submission Points is also live. There have been a few teething issues but all certificates that have been ordered will be shipping very soon.


New Team Member!


Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Michelle Harada, who is our new uber Director of Platform Operations. We have already been working closely with Michelle behind the scenes and she is already proving to be a great help in coordinating all TG activities by our various teams spread over multiple continents.


That's it for now. Stay tuned for the next one, and keep having fun!



Dave Hawksett
Head Custodian
www.TwinGalaxies.com
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  1. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar
    First comment using the new app! I really like it so far.
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  2. Tfried4048's Avatar

    The app is a good addition. We will see if it helps with the negative comments. Probably not. But I love the site on the go. Good addition.

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  3. xcess dead rew's Avatar

    My first submission was on a phone. Back then I didn't have a computer. Now that the new app is released, I have a computer but no phone. I believe that's the definition of irony.

    But overall hooray for progress!!!

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  4. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Great update, thanks Dave!

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  5. Desidious's Avatar

    I would love a status update on my request or anything I can help do to progress the one thing I want the most out of this site.

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  6. Barthax's Avatar

    On first reading, I read of the Ticketing System:


    This will be a massive improvement for both members of staff

    ... and thought only two staff members?! :P



    Many thanks for the feedback Dave. Thanks to the team as a whole too! :D

  7. GibGirl's Avatar

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the ticketing system show up. Thanks for the update!

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  8. starcrytas's Avatar

    Trying out the TG app on my phone and it seems to be working well!

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  10. datagod's Avatar
    I love the new app. Excellent color scheme and very fast!! Talk about excitement when I saw it in the app store!!

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  11. datagod's Avatar
    I love the new app. Excellent color scheme and very fast!! Talk about excitement when I saw it in the app store!!

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  12. datagod's Avatar
    I love the new app. Excellent color scheme and very fast!! Talk about excitement when I saw it in the app store!!

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  13. datagod's Avatar
    We should get bonus credibily or sp for downloading the app, and giving positive reviews.
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  14. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by datagod
    We should get bonus credibily or sp for downloading the app, and giving positive reviews.


    That sounds like corruption and collusion to me

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  15. datagod's Avatar

    Ok, so now I am home. I don't know why it posted my comment three times. I also wish the app would shrink down the photo. Not a big deal. Love it, thanks for all the hard work everyone.

  16. EVN's Avatar
    Seems like the "ignore user" functionality isn't working on the app.
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  17. Snowflake's Avatar

    some feedback

    issues:
    1. I dont allow it camera access, and so every single time i switch over to the app it asks again if it can have camera access. it gets annoying that if i check a facebook message for a second then switch back to the app i have to deny camera access every again every time. it should at least have some memory. maybe once per session? or at a minimum once per hour
    2. on leaderboards i can only see top 10. note the mobile form wasnt much better since the "show more" button, if you tried to click on it, was in the spot that would instead bring up the safari menu and so clicking was impossible and resizing was no help, so this is no worse, heck in a way its better since theres no tease with the "show more", but those of us not in the top 10 might like to see our rank too

    positive:
    i do like how easy it is to navigate to the games. for the time being i'm not quite willing to use it, but hey its day one, i fully expect it to be the way to go soon enough.

  18. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    some feedback

    issues:
    1. I dont allow it camera access, and so every single time i switch over to the app it asks again if it can have camera access. it gets annoying that if i check a facebook message for a second then switch back to the app i have to deny camera access every again every time. it should at least have some memory. maybe once per session? or at a minimum once per hour


    A good app will only ask for permission when it needs to access the resource in question.

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  19. Bishop's Avatar

    This is great a app I have been waiting for this and was wondering if it would come great move by TG

  20. EVN's Avatar

    Hi Dave.


    I heard on Settle it on the Screen that the mobile application made available all our personal (home addresses and phone numbers) details when it was launched.


    Is this accurate?

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