That new feature does more harm than good. I rolled all changes back.

-- modulargrid

You need a "thumbs up" or "thanks" button for forum posts so we don't have to reply to say "thanks"!


Natural sort of Rack names

In Rack view under Switch and in the command center the names are now sorted "naturally" instead by string.

was:
1. Rack 1
11. Rack 11
2. Rack 2

now:
1. Rack 1
2. Rack 2
11. Rack 11

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Toolbar for the Markdown Editor

The markdown editor in the forums has now a toolbar where you can set text bold, italic, set bullit lists and insert the markdown code for links and images in case you don't know where to find the square brackets [] on your keyboard.

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Design changes

News from the Lab

The News from the Lab section has an updated design

Manufacturer Pages

  • updated Design
  • Manufacturers can now upload logos which will be used in several places
  • Manufacturers can enter their social media accounts

Manufacturer Info Block in the Module Finder

When you select a Manufacturer via the Manufacturer Drop Box in the Module Finder an info block with related info will be shown

Retired the Twitter API

Since Twitter won't allow free access to their API anymore we have removed Twitter from the ModularGrid Modular News section :(

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AE Modular Universe

Modulargrid now supports the super affordable AE Modular format!

more small changes

  • Added the Markdowneditor to the Module Upload forms.
  • Changed the term HP to better matching terms like Unit for non Eurorack formats.
  • Added sticky Submit buttons on longer forms so you don't have to scroll to the bottom to submit.

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AE Modular Universe

Modulargrid now supports the super affordable AE Modular format!
-- modulargrid

+1


Fixed a small bug that prevented new manufacturers from posting news.
In the process accidently deployed a new feature were users can thumbs up forum posts.

Thumbs Up button in the Forum

A simple Thumbs Up function that lets you leave a thumbs up on a forum post.
Second click on the Thumbs Up button removes the Thumbs Up.
Narcists can thumbs up their own posts.

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  • Bigger thumbs on the marketplace index page
  • Manufacturers can delete panel versions
  • Single view for posts and a share button on forum threads to copy the URL of those single forum posts (try to find it)
  • Check for weak passwords on registration and password change with a lookup table of the 10000 worst passwords of all times
  • Captchas on password and username forget, because reasons ...

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Push entire row of Modules

In the planner there are two new buttons that appear on hover to push one or more modules to the adjacent side.
This can also be used with shortcuts n and m.
The older shortcuts , and . to push only single modules still exist.
The button to flip modules is removed because I think that was not used enough and took too much space. The function is still there with shortcut f for flip.

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Push entire row of Modules

-- modulargrid

in my opinion it would be better to close the remaining gaps with each push one by one with each click
your soulution removes all gaps at once
thx anyway


Push entire row of Modules

In the planner there are two new buttons that appear on hover to push one or more modules to the adjacent side.
This can also be used with shortcuts n and m.
The older shortcuts , and . to push only single modules still exist.
The button to flip modules is removed because I think that was not used enough and took too much space. The function is still there with shortcut f for flip.
-- modulargrid

dudes, the rotate/flip fuction was essential.

the way it worked before was way better.

please put it back / make Rotate available.


Push entire row of Modules

In the planner there are two new buttons that appear on hover to push one or more modules to the adjacent side.
This can also be used with shortcuts n and m.
The older shortcuts , and . to push only single modules still exist.
The button to flip modules is removed because I think that was not used enough and took too much space. The function is still there with shortcut f for flip.
-- modulargrid

dudes, the rotate/flip fuction was essential.

the way it worked before was way better.

please put it back / make Rotate available.
-- RunnyKine

I agree. Would prefer flip.
Also, it is more difficult to move 2-4hp modules around now. There is a very tiny space that you must grab.
Thanks for everything you do!


also, btw, regarding the Flip feature - the Keyboard Shortcut you mentioned doesn't apply to people who use their phones to access MG, which is what I do 99% of the time (and surely many others do as well).

please put it back like it was. thanks.


Flip is back

In the user preferences under https://www.modulargrid.net/e/users/view you find a new fieldset called Planner Menu Preferences. Here you can check which entries you like to see in the planner action menu. Options are Push Buttons and/or Flip Button.
You can select both but the space will be very narrow on slim modules.

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I have seen terrible webserver performance lately. I found out the reason was a search engine spider that crawled all Similar Racks pages. That is a page with very hefty SQL queries and for that reason a CPU/memory hog.
Quick fix:
Similar Racks now is only accesible for users that are logged in. Thinking about changing it in a Unicorn only function...

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There is something wrong with the Screenshot thing!


There is something wrong with the Screenshot thing!

-- Hikove

maybe, but what??

it'll really help if you describe what's going wrong - not just "Houston, we have a problem!"

"some of the best base-level info to remember can be found in Jim's sigfile" @Lugia

Utility modules are the dull polish that makes the shiny modules actually shine!!!

sound sources < sound modifiers < modulation sources < utilities


There is something wrong with the Screenshot thing!
-- Hikove

Screenshot thing makes screenshots again, thanks for reporting!

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Hide Manufacturer Info Block

When you select a Manufacturer via the Manufacturer Drop Box in the Module Finder an info box with related info will be shown. That's old news. But if you don't need that info now you can hide that box with a click and it will stay hidden even after logout.

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Image Upload in the Messenger

Besides module images I never wanted to host user uploaded images on the server because of the potential trouble with backups and malware.
But users pointed out that in case of the marketplace it is very helpful to send images via the messenger to not disclose their private data/ email adresses early. So that is possible now. You can send one image per message.
The images are hosted on a Google Cloud Server. Because that service charges money for hosting and traffic the new feature is an Unicorn Only feature.
Since I have no idea how expensive it is in the long run the image upload is an experimental feature, so save any important images localy, because the data might vanish again.

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Richtext Editor in the Marketplace

The Richtext editor is now available in the marketplace section.

ImageUpload in the Richtext Editor

Ever noticed the small image icon in the top right of the Richtext editor? That used to insert the markdown syntax for images. Now it lets you upload images and they will be displayed inline in the forum texts and marketplace offers.
An experimental feature that might be reverted.

Let's start with image No 1, a must have for every modular user: my potted plant.

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Order Modules by Power Consumption

Modules now can be ordered by positive rail in the search.

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