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PatronusCharm Takes Off
     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 Javascript text resizer. If it still doesn't work for you, hold shift and reload.

1.0.1 is right around the corner. I've been putting a lot of work into it and it's shaping up to be a fine addition to the site. Some of the new features include:
-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 are not predefined and can include anything.
-Building on story tags, a fulltext search engine has been added to search on story titles, summaries, and tags.
-Pagination on list pages, we have enough stories now for it to become an issue :D
-Story exports. You'll be able to export chapters to HTML or PDF for download and reading on the go.
-/u/authorname URL syntax allows one to easily find another author by their name.
-Notes on favorite stories, for jotting yourself private notes on each story in your favorites list. I still can't remember what some of the stories are on my FFN favorites list. :X
-Most search query elements have a toggle box now to invert the selection, so you can search the database for all stories that aren't in the Romance category for example.

There may be more, but that's the gist of it. I hope you're all enjoying PatronusCharm, and be sure to email me (lordravenclaw@patronuscharm.net) if there's any problems.


Posted by Lord Ravenclaw on January 03, 2008 at 01:01:50 AM
(none) Tinn Tam on January 03, 2008 at 07:11:35 AM
Here are 135k words more, 16k+ on their way. Happy new year.
Acinonyx on January 03, 2008 at 09:02:34 AM
I'm certainly enjoying this! Keep up the good work ;)
Omagic on January 03, 2008 at 01:01:43 PM
Are we pimping this site on some of the other established forums? Is that even something we should be doing yet?
MrINBN on January 03, 2008 at 04:35:26 PM
Awesome job, Raven. Here's hoping that PC eventually kicks FFN outta the top spot.
Darius Winter on January 03, 2008 at 05:53:32 PM
Awesome! It's finally here.

LINKed up on January 05, 2008 at 03:13:13 PM
If an author changes his or her name, would typing in /u/oldname redirect to /u/newname due to teh name history or no?
Lord Ravenclaw on January 05, 2008 at 03:50:10 PM
No, it won't.
o/ Surarrin on January 05, 2008 at 04:28:23 PM
.WOW WOW AKIHC WOB

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