So... A Few 💥 MAJOR 💥 Updates - ROCKET BOOSTERS ON! - PUB UPGRADE V2!

So, by now you’ve probably noticed a few new features that I’ve deployed site-wide.

The first one is probably one of the more cooler updates…

You’ll notice now a few things with this presence update.

1. Real Time View of Those Online and ACTIVE in The Pub!

We now will have a real-time view of who’s online in THE PUB when you arrive. This motivation behind this significant update is that you feel like you’re walking into a real, live pub, a place where folks are hanging out and enjoying themselves, learning and growing together.

We hope you enjoy it!

2. “Folks Around the Table” View

You’ll also notice that you can see who’s typing and who’s engaging in the conversation as you reply. This gives you the sense that there are other folks, around the table, who are engaging with the content and thoughtfully crafting a response.

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3. Who’s Here (or Not)?

Finally, you can now get a visual clue as to who’s online by seeing a green halo around their avatar:

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Anyone who has that is actively on the site. Anyone not has no green ring:

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Our hope is that you can really begin to get a sense of how deeply personal this place is, for you and for us as the creators. This is exactly the type of place we want to be and it’s the next-best-thing to hanging out in a real pub, chatting about bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and :doge:.

4. Reply via Email!

You can now REPLY via EMAIL if you so choose. Depending on your notification settings found in your personal preferences, you will receive email notifications as usual… but now, you can reply directly to the thread in your email inbox!

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If you do that, you’ll notice that the response will poll the server and show up in due time. An icon will appear next to your response signifying that you did, in fact, respond via email:

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Thanks to @asharp @mwlang @Entropy for helping me test this new addition and feature.

Oh, and if you do this, you’ll get a new Reply by Email Badge!

5. IRL Events and Meetups!

It’s always been our plan to help folks meet, in-person, and to get to know each other better. To that end, we’ve added a whole new way to do this in the #events:irl Category:

Here, you’ll be able to click a few links that’ll be of interest, the first is AGENDA which showcases all of the existing events that are coming up as well as MAP which will show you geographically where the upcoming events are happening:

Feel free to add local events that you plan on attending and start meeting up with other folks! We’re not entirely sure how this section will scale and grow, but, we’re willing to try!

For those interested, I’m using the MapZen API for data.

6. Big Technical Architecture Upgrades: UPGRADE ALL THE THINGS!

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I’ve made two major updates to the server and architecture that should provide profound scaling affects for The Pub:

  • A global Content Delivery Network for faster page-loads EVERYWHERE! If you see some “wonky-ness” please don’t hesitate to LMK in #meta:bugs and I’ll sort through it. The content is currently being deployed to nodes worldwide so this is to be expected.
  • Additional Containers to create a better software development lifecycle so that we do not ever experience downtime on new deploys (a staging and production setup).

This is more behind-the-scenes but is in fact one of the more important and more technically-difficult things that @peter and I have been working on for the past 3 weeks.

There are many more updates coming, but, we hope you enjoy!

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This is quickly becoming massive community and we couldn’t be more happy about the progress and growth and we would hate to see it all disappear.

Please consider supporting us via Patreon, the best way to keep The Pub alive:

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Killing it @john! Thanks so much for the hard work my friend. We truly appreciate it!

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The coding, unit, uat, int testing has been a :zipper_mouth_face: - thank you all for your support. We’re building the infrastructure. We’re moving at light speed.

No need to worry. We will make sure the pub is the first thing to be integrated into our spaceship, we will be celebrating in the pub, on the main deck, all hands ready, all the way home.

To the moon. :rocket:

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Great progress guys
Making the Pub an even better and easier place to hang!!

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Wow…so many updates. And a staging branch now…so much awesomeness. Great work guys. A lot of hard work to make so many changes.

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Amazing! I don’t even understand how you find time for so much awesomeness!
Hope DOGE button is coming as well :smiley:

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Much Amaze! :doge: :doge: :doge: :doge: :doge: :doge: :doge:

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Great work guys! Makes me wish they had taught coding back when I was in school. Can an old Doge learn new tricks… ?

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Hey guys, I have to say this new update is awesome. I am very glad to be supporting this endeavor. Keep up the great work @john, @peter, and team!

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See you guys tomorrow. Wanna announce these upgrades! :slight_smile:

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Thank you sir! It’s a pleasure to put in the work!

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Passion my friend. I love this space. It’s just so damn exciting!

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Thanks for the upgrades! You’re already decentralizing the pub, next you need to put it on the blockchain!

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Ah these updates are awesome! It gives a much more LIVE feeling to the pub.
Just an idea and not sure if its possible. It would be great to be able to click on one of the people online and a IM chat pops up?

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Very nice… Looking good.

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Hell Yea Peter!!! You and your team are doing fantastic!!! You know I’ll support you all…see you on the MOOOOOON!!!

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Great work, i love it. :new_moon:
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Amazing results! Thanks for making this pub the world’s greatest place to hang out

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Fantastic updates. Great job!

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These are some pretty awesome updates, excited!!!

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