Posted by Imperator on June 28th, 2016

This update focuses primarily on the search engine and site performance.

General changes:

  • Greatly improved search engine efficiency and page load speeds across the site.
  • Revamped statistics page.
  • The site was migrated to a new server at the beginning of May, causing some downtime which has now been resolved.

Minor changes:

  • Introduction of site update changelogs (like this one!).
  • Searches that return zero results now display possible matches with similar names.
  • Default primary order changed from score to year when search results are all from the same band.
  • Applied secondary order to all search results, either by year or band name, depending on the type of search and primary order.
  • Updated HTML metatags and title formatting on all pages.
  • Updated UI icons for the Top 100 and Top 250 pages.
  • All country codes have been normalized to the ISO 3166 standard.

Bug fixes:

  • Several duplicate albums removed.
  • Searching for "v:28" now displays correct results.
  • Searching for "bosnia", "hungary" and "columbia" (in addition to "colombia") now returns correct results.
  • Searching for "post bm", "post black metal", "post black", "dark ambient" and "progressive" now returns correct results.
  • Redirected many obsolete URLs.
  • Backslashes are now preserved in comments \m/
  • The page load timer now tracks correct load time.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented some users from subscribing / unsubscribing from the newsletter.
  • Fixed anchor height issue in Google Chrome.
  • Fixed bug on band select list due to empty array element.
  • Fixed spacing issue on toolbars when dealing with single search results.
  • Fixed style issues on the default 404 page.

As always, if you notice any issues on the site, contact us.


2 Comments for 'Changelog for update 0.16'

‹‹ #1 ›› By JF on Jul 1st, 2016 @ 12:49 GMT

site feels lightning speed now :thumbsup:

‹‹ #2 ›› By ashwatcher on Aug 2nd, 2016 @ 0:51 GMT

Just found your site and it's a godsend. Digging the database, digging how deep it runs. Keep up the stellar work.

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