New Features on IFDB

This is a summary of recent additions and changes to the site. The list isn't comprehensive - we report only the more visible and significant changes, so you might notice some minor changes from time to time that aren't reported here.

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25 October 2007

External reviews: You can now add links to off-site reviews for games listed in IFDB. The link can include a star-rating and a summary, for display on the game's IFDB page.

Author profile links: Games can now be linked to their authors' IFDB profiles. Linking a game to an author profile automatically includes the game in a new list of authorship credits in the author's profile.

Full new-item history: If you want to see more than just latest few additions to IFDB, you can now go back as far as you want. Just follow the "see the full list" link in the "New on IFDB" section of the home page. (Also, Recommended Lists are now included in the news feed.)

Image copyright labeling: You can now enter copyright information when uploading an image. This is optional, and we've tried to make it as effortless as possible by providing pre-set options for the typical cases. The reason you might want to include the information is that some viewers might want to know how they can re-use an image.

Delete a game listing: You can now delete a game page, provided that you created it, that no one else has edited it, and that it doesn't have any reviews or Recommended List references. This makes it easy to remove a page that you added in error - the most common such situation is that you discover shortly after adding a game that there was already another listing for the same game.

16 October 2007

Original beta launch: I announced the site on the IF newsgroups (rec.arts.int-fiction and rec.games.int-fiction).

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