A few notes regarding the site.

About byte1ife


"byte1ife aims to get gamers gaming together, talking about video games together, watching video games together, and so on. You get the idea."

Compatibility


  • byte1ife works as intended on the latest versions of any WebKit browser.
  • Users with high resolutions (anything above 1366 x 768) will most likely notice a lot of empty space. The layout will be converted from fixed-width to fluid-width over time to correct this, but for now time is focused on function.
  • For many of the site's features to be functional, you must have javascript enabled in your browser.

Changelog


0.8


- Added timezone support for all locales
- Newest game reviews are now displayed on the main game index page
- Cosmetic changes, also improved quality of some site graphics
- Minor changes to game index searching
- Your unique referral link will now show up on the Karma help page.
- Updated email design
- Resized forum post design for better proportions
- Added option to quickly message other users in shoutbox
- User reviews on a game now result in an average score being shown on the game's main page
- Bug fixes and improvements regarding logging in/out and registering, as well as statistics

0.7


- Completed "Forgot Password" feature. Users can now change their passwords if access to the account is lost.
- Improved legibility of text across website. Still a work in progress.

0.6


Added:

  • Extra security measures.

Fixed:

  • Account registration and login now work again.

Changed:

  • Refreshed some design elements.

0.5


Added:

  • Game collection link to user bar.
  • "Last seen online" date to profiles.
  • Usernames are now suggested when composing a private message.
  • Users can upload their own avatars.
  • Support for custom user titles.
  • Breakdown of karma points/details in control panel.
  • A few javascript bells and whistles.
  • If a user is online, it says so on their profile.
  • Forum topics and replies can now be edited.
  • BBCode formatting guide.
  • Basic website help section.
  • Users can now submit and view game reviews.
  • Ability to set North American, European, and Japanese release dates.
  • Game release dates can now be set as "TBA".
  • Games soon to be released are now displayed on the game index home page.
  • "How can I contribute?" section to game index.
  • Forum categories can be viewed.
  • Forum topics are now automatically paginated.
  • Basic activity feed.
  • Ability to view all of a user's forum topics and replies.
  • New forum post indicators now also show up next to topics.
  • Ability to link XBL gamertags and PSN IDs.

Fixed:

  • Old cover art is now deleted when new cover art is uploaded.
  • Activity feed items are trimmed to prevent word wrapping.
  • "The" and "A" are ignored when indexing game titles.
  • Karma from previous ranks doesn't appear in rank progress bar.
  • Users now correctly gain karma from forum posts.

Changed:

  • Navigation bar links are now stylized and easier to read.
  • New private messages now highlight the PM link in the subnav.
  • Redirection times (mainly in forums) have been drastically shortened.
  • Lowered amount of karma gained from adding games to index.
  • Brightened text across the site for increased readability.
  • Clicking "Reply" in forum topic now also highlights text box.
  • Began cleaning user profile sidebars.

0.4 (4/4/12)


Added:

  • You can now filter results by platform when browsing the game index.
  • Forums received minor facelift.
  • Results in the game index are now paginated.
  • Games can now be removed from the index, and are permanently deleted after 14 days.
  • Karma incrementation can be controlled in each forum.
  • Forum topics can be pinned or locked.
  • Users can now see all other users who have added a certain game to their collection.
  • You can now unselect browsing criteria in the game index.
  • Rank appears in user bar.
  • Ability to edit game type (Standalone, DLC, Expansion, Mod).
  • A game's music composer can now be added to the information.

Fixed:

  • Fixed "edit platforms" bug on game edit page.
  • Fixed forum link appearance.
  • Fixed reply to PM form.
  • Fixed relative date function (2 seconds ago, 1 week ago, etc).

Changed:

  • Game information and game page navigation has been improved.
  • Expanding sidebar menus is now smoother.
  • Autosearch differentiates between different game types.

Staff


blustrkrAdministrator
LatdoggModerator

Statistics


Currently running byte1ife v0.8