Posted by Kim on December 31, 2022, 9:00amWhat a year! Full of events, RP and friendship!
Most years, I try to set myself a development theme, to give me an overarching focus of things to build for the RPR. This year, I set myself TWO major themes for RPR development.
The first was maps. I did add the caveat that I couldn't promise that I'd have it done on a one year timeline, but that I was going to do my best. It was slower than I would have liked, but it's been coming along beautifully! I'm hopeful a basic, playable demo can be released early in 2023! I did a little discussion/demo of it at the start of the last office hours of the year.
I also set myself a secondary development theme of "privacy, security and comfort." That of course didn't translate into one single project, but lots of little changes over time. Here are some of the highlights of that:
- We got the ability to set character profile visibility options: draft, logged in users only, or age group users only.
- We added a system to verify whether a user was the age they claimed they were using a third-party document review service.
- We added some dashboard prompts reminding folks to add custom content warnings to flagged characters.
- We added the option to allow only verified adults onto certain profiles, or to submit group applications.
- We tore apart our outdated "freighted gender terms" policy, and generally made updates to our rules and rating clarifications.
- Added blocking someone prevents that person from reading your user bio or character profiles.
- It became possible to "unlist" characters from the community character directory, and to discourage search engines from indexing them
- We added the ability to add an explanation as to why a gallery image had been marked mature/warn before viewing, so that potential viewers could make an informed decision instead of just engaging in a crap-shoot.
- The mods reviewed more than 24,000 old images tagged as mature to add explanations of what was being warned about, in service of that goal of allowing informed consent.
And of course, there were other various updates as well, that didn't fall into either of these two categories. All in all, I'm quite proud of what I built for the RPR this year.
What accomplishment are you most proud of for yourself in 2022?