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PatronusCharm 1.1 Beta Released! by Lord Ravenclaw on December 31, 2009 at 12:39:08 AM
     Hey everyone,

After a long period of development, I've finally scraped together PatronusCharm 1.1 Beta for release. There's a lot of neat new features in here I'm proud of, and probably a lot to break also. Be sure to let me know if you find any bugs. To see the new features, read my TechBlog post at http://blog.patronuscharm.net/2009/12/patronuscharm-11-beta-release-midnight-cst/
PatronusCharm 1.1 Beta Coming Soon! (TM) by Lord Ravenclaw on May 06, 2009 at 03:16:15 AM
     Hello everyone!

It's been a long time since PatronusCharm has been in development, mostly due to a lack of time on my part. As PatronusCharm is a solo operation, as is maintenance on Dark Lord Potter, they've mostly fallen by the wayside due to tough coursework, but there is light at the end of the tunnel as I've restarted active development on PatronusCharm 1.1 Beta. I'm not sure when to say to expect it, other than soon. There is still much to do, much to fix, and tons to...
PatronusCharm has moved! by Lord Ravenclaw on June 15, 2008 at 05:53:12 AM
     As of 6:48AM EST, PatronusCharm is now running on our new server. I've taken a brief look through the site and tested as much as I could, but there may be problems yet. If you find any, email me at lordravenclaw@patronuscharm.net, thanks!

Enjoy the lightning-fast speeds of the new server.
Reviewers: We Want You! by Lord Ravenclaw on June 05, 2008 at 04:07:35 PM
     In the recent months, I've been watching the amount of reviews stories receive on PatronusCharm, versus say Dark Lord Potter, and the results are not good. Of our over 100 stories, we have a mere 500 reviews shared between them, many going to some larger stories, but even then 20 or 30 is a paltry number. We are PatronusCharm, we can do better than that. I ask that all of you make an effort to review each and every story you read, and each chapter as they're posted. Let authors...
PDF Exports Disabled by Lord Ravenclaw on January 18, 2008 at 11:46:27 AM
     In response to a recent flooding of PatronusCharm's server, PDF exports are now disabled. PDF exports takes a LOT of processing power, and I had assumed that the members of the site would respect and not abuse this feature. I also made sure that Googlebot and the like wouldn't hit it and spike loads. But today a client from France apparently used some sort of spidering technology to perhaps index the site for his/her own use, which did not respect robots.txt and proceeded to hit...
1.0.1 Beta Is Here! by Lord Ravenclaw on January 06, 2008 at 03:26:47 PM
     Woo, I've finished what I consider 1.0.1 Beta and upgraded the main site to 1.0.1...you all probably didn't even notice, it happened in a blink of an eye! I'm surprised at how smoothly the zero-downtime upgrade went, so naturally there'll be a problem somewhere. Let me know by email or on the DLP forums with problems.

New features in 1.0.1:
-Story tags. Story tags, or if you will, keywords are a new feature which allow authors to tag their story as say a Dresden story. Tags...
PatronusCharm Takes Off by Lord Ravenclaw on January 03, 2008 at 01:01:50 AM
     I can hardly believe it. In two days, PatronusCharm has taken off. It's with great appreciation that I thank the authors at Dark Lord Potter for posting their fine work here. Without you, there would be no PatronusCharm. It has been a wild success so far, with over 545,000 words of content posted already and almost a hundred users registered since the site opened to the public. I'm also deeply greatful of all the bugs you all have reported to me. Many have been fixed, including the...
PatronusCharm Opens For Beta on New Years by Lord Ravenclaw on January 01, 2008 at 12:59:01 AM
     Well, I can't believe it, but I did it. I surprised myself by (mostly) finishing Patronus Charm. As of midnight MST on January 1st, 2008, we open our doors to the fanfiction world with our first release, 1.0.0 Beta. It's a beta. It'll have flaws. If you find flaws, be sure to let me know about them.

Authors pre-release: You'll need to re-edit your stories' categories from the control panel

As for what doesn't work yet (scheduled for next release):
-Text search. I need more...
Holy Hell, It's Happening! by Lord Ravenclaw on December 29, 2007 at 04:51:22 PM
     PatronusCharm is actually happening. Whoa. I sat down and put a lot of time into the code, and now most of the site is up and running, most notably Documents (including file uploads) and Stories, for adding and administrating stories. Here's to opening for beta on New Year's Eve!
Patronus Charm is working once again! by Lord Ravenclaw on December 27, 2007 at 10:07:58 AM
     I'm working, again. This time I'll finish. Really.

No, really.
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