Development round-up – Iteration # 62




It’s time for the first release of 2015, or the last iteration of 2014 🙂 In any event, this release number 62 and he left one week longer in coming through the holidays, namely four weeks. By those holidays was also lower our occupation, which resulted in 74 tickets resolved. Here follows a summary of the most important things.

Reaction system

We were there a few iterations doing, but it’s finally here; the new code of the reaction system is finished and released. It is now much easier for us to make changes and develop new features for comments on the frontpage.

The first improvement we considered equal and the sorting of responses. There was a long time demand and as of today it is possible to sort the responses to quality. The sorting takes place on thread-level, so that always complete threads are moved in sequence. Within subthreads reactions are also graded on quality at the same level.

For each thread, the total weight of the reaction is calculated on the basis of the current scores of the reaction. Each deeper level in the thread weighs 30 percent with it. So the first sublevel for 30 percent and the second sublevel counts for 30 percent of 30 percent. This means that large threads are weighted more heavily than small. Simultaneously have reactions that high in the hierarchy of thread are the most influence on the weighing.

New Reply sorting settings

As you see in the picture, you can now choose between two sorting options, each with two possible orders. Also you can save the settings to your preferences , so that it becomes your default sorting. The default sort is now on quality: best threads first. We hope the fipo and bad reactions sink further in this way and increases the number of positive reactions.

Editorial changes

In addition to the modifications to the reaction system, there are a few significant changes to the frontpage. So could write the editorial articles of the type ‘Editors Blog. As the name suggests, this is more opinion pieces than real news or review articles. This type, however, was only sporadically used and we have also renamed ‘.Geek articles’. Under this heading the editor wants more typical geek-post articles that may be of no real news, but are fun – like a new Star Wars trailer, Lego things, and so on. In the next iteration, we go here what extras do with it, but more about that in the next .plan. 🙂

Another change to the editor, and other authors, is an update of the author pages . You come here by clicking on the name of the author of an article and find a summary of the work that has written the corresponding author for Tweakers. Incidentally, a well-known problem on that page that the sorting of the list of items does not yet work. Here we go still further along in the next iteration.

Supply & Demand

This time we have again some time spent on Supply & Demand. Thus we have bitcoins as payment methods and ‘Not applicable’ was added, as has long been sought, and shipping methods, you can now also choose Digital. There is now also considered when creating an ad to your overall locale and possibly filled immediately Belgium as a country.

Equal to put aside

In Ad Manager , you can now equal Reserved put an ad on, like in the picture above shows. As with Expired Sold and now you do not have to modify the ad to change the status.

In addition, we have made it clear that and how you can put an ad on Preview and it is now possible to remove an ad that is on Preview and has not been active again. When specifying images in an ad is now clearer what the main image.


We have developed a new product header. Several users did want to see larger visuals in the product header. Also, our statistics show that visuals are relevant during the product-orientation process. A basic version of the new product header we test in the next iteration on a small scale as A / B testing in Smart Phones category. We hope to fix this or that version indeed leads to a better user experience, without detriment of the main functionality of the retrieval thereof.

Besides the aforementioned issues are still completing the necessary smaller jobs. Thus we have the last technical preparations done for the new PriceWatch category automation, which we internally still working. We also have worked a bit on the new Alternatives tab in the Pricewatch and now you can easily compare products on that page together.

We made a small adjustment to the video so you now when pausing a video does not immediately get a list of related videos, but this pass at the end of the video you get.

Finally, we have a wonderful new toy in the office 🙂 Thanks to Journal Slayer , Darth Sjaak and hidjedewitje , and sieve and Oscar the Grouch for their inspiring support, there is now a real Tweak Battle show off -arcadekast.

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You do not know how proud we are to this. Thanks guys and girls! More information about this beautiful cabinet and the construction can be found in about the topic on the forum.


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