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Owner VCS Admin
on 6/8/20

I know GI3 is still in beta, but the GI4 beta will be starting imminently.

If you’re interested in getting involved, drop a reply and I’ll keep you updated via your account’s email.

Don’t expect major design changes - this is a back-end rewrite - but it should come along very quickly because we’re moving to a similar technology, and the code behind this isn’t too bad as-is.

All data will be automatically migrated when I switch the sites over, but during the beta it’ll have a separate database.


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Owner VCS Admin
on 6/8/20

I should add, there will be some design changes & I’m particularly interested in making it responsive.


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GIv4 Beta Tester
on 6/9/20

Awesome! Sounds great! Count me in!
Best of luck on the rebuild!


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GIv4 Beta Tester
on 6/9/20

Also, I can try recruiting some people I think may be interested once the 4.0 launch is out! :D


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Owner VCS Admin
on 6/9/20

Great! :) I'll get back to you shortly. I would expect I'll have something up and running either this weekend or next.

Still a lot of work left for the overall design but I'm thinking something like https://imgur.com/a/zCEbLVU


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Owner VCS Admin
on 6/21/20

Preview of the new store: https://imgur.com/Pgpvile


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GIv4 Beta Tester
on 6/24/20

Looks great!


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Owner VCS Admin
on 6/25/20

Glad you think so!

The forum is working as of yesterday night, so I’ll probably try to get it up and running on a full testing environment this weekend.


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Owner VCS Admin
on 6/30/20

Flicked the switch! You should have a GI v4 option in your navigation bar which will take you to the beta.

Once you've clicked it once, it should remember you and you'll be authenticated to access https://beta.gamer-island.com/


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GIv4 Beta Verified
on 7/1/20

the email on my account is probably old. needs a change, can't find an option too, but i'm interested in this beta


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/2/20

Enrolled :) you should have a link in the nav bar.


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/2/20

Regarding your email - I can fix that for you, but I wouldn't bother personally. You can sign up with the correct email on the beta and when I migrate the data across you'll be able to change your email on the new site.


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GIv4 Beta Tester
on 7/2/20

Couldn't get it to work :/
No email or anything. Got an error page when signing up.


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/2/20

Hey Hopper, looks like the error was you trying to make two accounts (maybe a glitch caused it to resubmit - I'll investigate)

Have you checked your spam folder?


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/2/20

Looking at logs, it looks like you might have clicked register twice in click succession and the first one went through and the second one caused an error. I'll see what I can do around improving the user experience in those circumstances.


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GIv4 Beta Tester
on 7/2/20

Yeah I did accidentally hit Submit twice. My bad. And verification email must have been lost in the e-void lol.


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/2/20

That's odd, you sure it's not in spam?

In any case I just verified it for you so you should be able to login now :)


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GIv4 Beta Verified
on 7/3/20

ok ill join


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/3/20

Enrolled :)


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GIv4 Beta Tester
on 7/3/20

Yeah, I checked all my folders, even searched. Nothing. Thanks for that! :D


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Owner VCS Admin
on 7/4/20

Very odd. I'll be investigating why the sign up emails keep getting funnelled into spam soon, and will take a look into this when I do to see if I can figure out what happened here.

rus



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GIv4 Beta Verified
on 8/11/20

Hey Ashley! I would love to help test out version 4.0. I’m also a website developer and I’m wondering if you have positions open? And will there ever be a game?


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Owner VCS Admin
on 8/11/20

I've subscribed you in the beta.

Please don't post fake announcements here anymore, and FYI deliberate attempts to exploit a site as you've been trying are illegal without prior consent (see https://security.stackexchange.com/a/6370 if you're in the US).

I'm very happy for you to give it your best shot at hacking the beta environment (with the notable exception of anything in the vein of a DDoS), but I would ask you not pollute this production environment with them. To save you the trouble - all SQL queries are prepared, user output is automatically sanitised prior to output, and CSRF tokens are mandatory on all forms. I take this stuff seriously :)

And nope, sadly I doubt there'll be any game in the near future.

rus



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GIv4 Beta Verified
on 8/12/20

Sorry about that. I was just playing around with the website and noticed i could make threads in announcements, I proceeded to click the button and fill it in, thinking it wouldn't work, but it did. Again, sorry about that.


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GIv4 Beta Verified
on 8/18/20

Sign me up!


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Owner VCS Admin
on 8/19/20

Done! :) should be a button in your nav bar when you're logged in


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GIv4 Beta Verified
on 8/23/20

Awesome


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Owner VCS Admin
on 9/10/20

Subscribed you into it by the way, IEatCrayons.

NB the beta is currently non-functional as I'm moving it onto a different hosting method. Should have it back up and running today.


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Owner VCS Admin
on 9/11/20

All back up and running now :) this is the last DB wipe I intend to make
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