(Editor’s note: This article was originally posted to GameCola’s blog back when GameCola itself was published in a monthly online magazine format.)
As I’m sure everyone who has looked at the latest issue is aware, there are some big upgrades going on for some of the interactive GameCola features—in this case, comments and ratings. However, there have been some teething difficulties with these upgrades that have effected the following services in some way:
- Comments may take some time to load on each page. Additionally, the number of comments on a page is directly related to how long they are taking to load. This is due to some browser-compatibility issues regarding cross-site scripting, and a workaround is currently being deployed. I expect this to be resolved within the next week.
- Ratings are temporarily disabled, because they were counting and averaging incorrectly. In some instances, an article rated “5” would receive a new rating of “8” and the new average would be “3.” Clearly, this is not correct. I originally believed the cause for this has to do with the averaging method where it may be averaging multiple pages together, but so far I have found no evidence to support this. I expect these to be resolved and re-enabled in the next couple days.
- RSS feeds are currently not being updated to reflect comments posted under the new comments system. This was an expected issue, but I intended to have it resolved within the first few days of the launch. This has, however, been delayed, because of the other issues at hand. Comments posted on the blog, and older GameCola issues, are still being fed to the RSS feeds.
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everybody, staff and readers alike, for their patience as I work through these issues. If you have any questions or comments, post them as a comment on this post and I’ll address them. Suggestions are welcome too.
I’ll keep everyone updated with the status of the fixes as I roll them out. Furthermore, these upgrades are the first step in a very much multi-step process, which is, in fact, directly related to the glorious foreshadowing in the P.S. of Paul’s Dear Readers. 😉 Look forward to more information on this soon.