Site Update Log And Gaming Session Improvements

By Rich Stone, 1 month ago

Site Update Log

It's not all fun and game streaming here at TGN towers — we actually spend the vast majority of our time working on improvements to TA, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements.

We log everything we work on in a project management system called Asana, and we thought it would be very useful for the community to be able to see everything we put live with each site update, including new developments and bug fixes.

So we now have a new Site Updates page where you can see a list of devs and fixes, including additional information such as the thread it was requested or reported in.

New site updates pageNew site updates page


You can see the current version number of the site down in the footer, and this also links through the updates page.

You might be wondering why it says we are currently on version 5.0.1 of the site. I had to choose a starting point, and I think that we've probably had at least 5 huge site design changes over the last 9 or so years, so that's what I've gone with. Large updates will increment the second number, and smaller ones the last number.

And now, some devs you actually asked for......


Gaming Session Features

Clone Gaming Session

We've had a thread in the Site Wishlist Forum for a while about being able to clone an existing gaming session - that is, to take an existing session and copy all of the information from it (apart from the time and participants) into a brand new session.

If you go to any gaming session page (click through to any from the Gaming Sessions), you will see a new Clone session button:

Clone Gaming Session


This will take you through to the session creation page, and copy over the following information:
  • Game and achievements the session is for
  • Session type
  • Length of session
  • Gamers required
Additionally, if the session you are cloning is one you made yourself, the following data is also copied:
  • Session notes
  • Friends settings
  • Approval settings
  • PM settings
We think should be a particularly useful feature, and thanks to Phil the Bear for suggesting it.

Changes to Session Score Calculation

When we updated all of the site badges, we made a change to the feedback score badge that had been requested — that is, to make it a percentage rather than just an aggregate of your feedback scores. The new calculation we used for that was effectively double counting negative feedback, so we have made a change to that calculation.

It is now worked out like this:

1. For every session you are in, you get a score from 0 to +1.

2. Each vote you get in each session is divided by the number of people that gave feedback.

Positive votes are worth 1 point, neutral 0.5 points, and negative are 0 points.

So, if it's a 3 person session and the other 2 give you +ve feedback you get a score of 1 for that session.
If one gives you +ve and one neutral you get a score of 0.75.
if both give you -ve you get a score of 0.
etc etc

3. We add up your scores for all the sessions that you have at least one bit of feedback from, and then divide the total sessions with feedback by that amount.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!