|User Files Section Update|
June 9, 2022
Posting an update as to what's going on with the user uploads. Right now the biggest issue I have is trying to figure out where files will go. I'll do my best to explain.
When I had Simracing File Exchange (SFE) up, the way it worked was when you logged in for the first time it created a folder with your userID. Your uploaded files would then go there.
Unfortunately, I'm not finding any copies of the SFE site on my flash drives. This means I have to go looking for similar code and it feels like a needle in a haystack.
If I can't figure out how to create new folders then the next option is to have them all go to one folder. Problem with this though is what if two people name their files the same. Someone can upload a file and overwrite the other person's file. This could mean issues for members then. Say someone's trying to download a Ross Chastain car and what they end up with is a Jeff Gordon Dupont fictional. It wouldn't be what they wanted.
If I can get these issues figured out then it shouldn't be hard at all to get that section built. Time would be the biggest factor as there are several pages to build. I at least know how to build those though. It's just figuring out the best way to handle the files.
|Fictionals, Carfiles, Logos, Numbers|
June 9, 2022
As I mentioned in the welcome message, there are pages not completed yet. One of these is the Fictionals section.
Currently we have a few fictional files from the old site. I have not added any of these to the site yet though. Basically, I'm probably going to make a few changes to how fictionals are shown on the site compared to how they were on the old site.
I will get a fictionals page up, right now it's just not a high priority.
As for the others (carfiles, logos, numbers), it's a similar thing in that there isn't very many of them to put up. Right now they haven't been a high priority. Sometime soon though I will start working on pages for them though and getting them up.
June 4, 2022
We are open again! There are a few things to note though before you enter.
Logging in will be different then in the past. You will login with your email address, not your username. This is just because of the code used for the login system. Also, everyone has to register again even if you were a member here before.
There are sections of the site that are not completed. I will be working on those throughout the next week or two. They weren't necessary for getting the site back open and so it was decided to open with them not done.
Our paint scheme poll has changed. It is no longer a poll but what we call a request form. If there's a scheme you're looking for then go to the request section, find it, click on Click to Request. It'll take you to a page where you can confirm that you wanna request it. This allows us as admins when deciding to paint a certain driver's schemes to see which ones that there's an interest in.
We have relaxed our rules a bit. There is currently no limit on downloading. With that said though, we don't want to see spam downloading. There's no need for someone to download 50-75 files in one visit. If we see this kinda thing we will likely suspend that person's account. As long as people are reasonable and take what they plan to use then we won't be having limits and giving suspensions.
Finally, we have also added to the front page of the site what bases are in progress. Now this may not be the full list as painters when assigning themselves to a scheme can choose to keep it hidden. But this will at least let you have some idea of what bases to expect to be released soon. There of course is not time frame in which they have to be done though so it may take weeks before a base is finished.
So with all that, I welcome you back to MSD!
|Uploading doesn't work|
June 28, 2022
Gonna post an update with the site because this does affect a few things that you guys might use.
Right now the uploading code for files isn't working. I'm not sure what happened to make it stop doing so but it has. I've been doing a workaround to upload files to the site by uploading them the same way I upload the site pages.
Renders are not affected by this. The code for them works. There's some things with it though that doesn't make it work for zip or rar files.
Where this affects you guys is a few things. One is the file recovery. If you're wanting to send us files that you have that we need then you'll need to do it by email. The email address is email@example.com.
The second thing is the user downloads section. I had that ready to go but since it uses the same code as I use to upload our files then it's not going to work. Files uploaded through that would not send the file through, just info about it.
I am going to have to figure something out. But for now please do not try to upload any files through the site. Please use the email address. It's going to take some time but hopefully I can get this figured out this week. I'll be working on it the next few days.
|User Uploads Section Update #2|
June 22, 2022
I'm getting pretty close to getting it completed. Right now the biggest challenge is that the render uploading page is not working properly. I don't have time today to figure it out but I will try to get it figured out this week sometime.