News

December 15, 2012 - Mild Changes

Fixed a bug in the homepage with the search boxes. Also adjusted the hovering of chats and quotes on their appropriate pages and the authors' pages.

June 16, 2012 - More Adjustments

Shrunk the ratings' images and the titles for the chats and quotes. The extras div (comments, facebook-like and google-plus bottons) is now hidden unless the viewer hovers over - cleaner look to the pages. Now, the quotes in the authors pages look almost exactly as they do in the quotes page.

June 10, 2012 - More Links to Authors

Added facebook like buttons to the authors' pages. Made the quotes in the authors pages look more like they do on in the quotes page. Also fixed a minor cookie issue with the chats/quotes pages.

June 1, 2012 - Revised Homepage

As per users' suggestions, we revised the homepage so that the top chats and quotes are displayed similar to their appropriate pages. The layout seems a little odd, but will let the users decide if there needs to be further changes.

May 31, 2012 - Authors' Biographies

Added some brief biographies for some of the more popular authors on vrlogrs. Will add more biographies and portraits as time goes by.

Made some mild revisions to the footer; mostly for spacing and better layout. Reinserted google analytics code to the chats/quotes script to keep track of ajax calls. Also made some changes to the homepage - including the addition of a couple search bars for chats and quotes.

May 30, 2012 - Header Icons

Created some standard icons and added them to a sprite with the logo. Search icon was added to the chats/quotes pages. In the chats/quotes pages, fixed the javascript for searching with more than one word. Also added the 'number of pages' in the navigation toolbar.

May 26, 2012 - Minor Changes

Fixed a minor XSS issue with the way users' were allowed to post comments - thanks to the user, LukeNukem, for pointing out the problem.

May 25, 2012 - Fonts

Added a Settings button in the header that will allow users to change between fonts for the chat logs and quotes. Settings are currently being saved in sessions - may add cookies in the future. A few more minute changes were made to the css.

Fixed a potential security flaw in the way users were 'remembered' from previous logins. Basically, a clever person could login as another user if he/she played around with the cookies. Although minor, the bug has been fixed.

May 24, 2012 - Revised AJAX

Introduced JQuery to Chats and Quotes pages - allowed for JSON Objects to be used in AJAX calls; reduced the number of AJAX calls substantially. Also added a popup for Javascript errors - now being used by a few pages instead of the default alert function. Made a few more revisions to the page designs as well.

May 23, 2012 - Design & Layout

Redid the entire website's css and layout - few more adjustments may still be required, but most of the difficult things are done.

May 20, 2012 - Speed Up

Made css sprites for more efficient loading of images. Also adjusted the loading of scripts on the homepage for faster loadtimes; according to www.webpagetest.org, the first view loadtime went from 2.5 seconds to 1.3 seconds.

May 18, 2012 - Popup Login

Cleaned up the header. Login and register links now popup in a small window. Can have all alerts show up in this popup window - will need revising.

Added more links to the footer, so that it behaves like a sitemap. Minor changes to the way tables are displayed throughout the site; specifically, hovering over rows will highlight them. Few changes to the homepage for better display of lists.

May 12, 2012 - Old-School Icons

Reverted the ratings icons on the logs page to how they looked in the first design of vrlogrs. These use up less space on the page, and the smaller sizes allow the page to load a bit faster as well.

May 11, 2012 - Similar Logs & Error 404 Page

Used a naive approach for finding similarities between logs. The logs page will display up to 9 of the most similar logs for each seached log. Setup a script that runs every 5 minutes and updates similarities for a handful of chats and quotes. Modified submissions ' page appropriately.

Finally added a custom 404 Page - nothing fancy. Removed the blockquote from the homepage because it's deprecated. Slight change of display for chats. Also fixed a few bugs throughout the site.

March 12, 2012 - Chats & Quotes Split

After much consideration, we have finally split chats and quotes into their own pages. Significant changes had to be made in the backend to accomodate this decision, but it was very useful, as many bugs were removed in the process.

We are now considering whether or not to add poems to our database - let us know what you think.

March 2, 2012 - RSS Feed

We now have an RSS Feed for the news page. This will allow users to easily keep track of changes to our site.

Added a default_m.css stylesheet that makes modest changes to the webpages - should allow mobile browsers to render the pages better.

February 25, 2012 - Site-wide Revisions

We've modified the header to be smaller, and fixed. Also modified the toolbar on the logs page to be fixed while the user scrolls - makes it much easier to browse and navigate through the pages. Furthermore, added a useful "Back to Top" button on all the pages.

The Users', Topics', Searches', and Authors' Pages have been revised for the better. After much consideration, we removed the autoloading feature from the logs page - main reason was the amount of client-side resources it needed. We simply did not want visitors to experience slow load-times.

January 15, 2012 - Auto-Loading on Logs Page

Finally added an AJAX autoload feature to the logs page - allows up to 3 proceeding pages to load as the viewer scrolls to the bottom of the page.

Also made some minor adjustments to the CSS/JS files to make the logs page look and feel better.

January 9, 2012 - Revisions on Logs Page

The logs page has been revised to look cleaner, and 'less distracting'. Although this means some of the features, including sharing on social sites, have been removed, it is possible that some features return in future changes - especially if our users say so.

The quotes' interface got a mild change, similar to the one done on the chat logs some time ago. In any case, the quotes should be a little more appealing now.

Modified some backend stuff, in-regards to the logs' topics. Allowed for the creation of the Topics Page. Also added a topics word cloud in the logs page, as well as a topics tab on the homepage.

December 28, 2011 - Topics

We have finally added topics to our logs. For now, only some quotes have topics, but we expect to, over time, categorize all of our logs by some specific topics.

We have made some more manual changes to our logs, for the sake of input/output efficiency and better display.

December 26, 2011 - LOTS of Stuff

First, and foremost, we have switched to a new hosting company, one that is hopefully more reliable than our past servers. Let's hope we don't experience any more downtimes.

We have also updated the display for our chat logs. By introducing a table structure for the chats, viewers can easily read the chats without confusion. Although this took more than 13 hours of manually editing most of the chats in our database, there's a chance we missed a few. In that case, please let us know which logs we need to look at.

The homepage has been revised to include some details of the vrlogrs database. Also added a quote of the hour feature.

We have had many people ask us to allow all visitors to rate the logs. We have done exactly that - Now, any visitor can rate the logs. However, in order to keep track of favourites, or alert the administrator(s), visitors will need to login.

December 20, 2011 - Site-wide Changes

Added a Searches' Page that will show all the search queries on our database. Also edited Authors' and Users' pages to be similar. Also made some minor changes to all the webpages.

November 25, 2011 - Domain Renewal

After much consideration, we have renewed our domain name, 'vrlogrs' for another year. We have also migrated to another server, one that is, hopefully, more reliable.

October 7, 2011 - Users' Page & Bug Fixes

We have just updated the users page to list all of our active users. The users' profile pages have also been modified for the better. Some minor bugs have also been fixed throughout the website.

Some time ago, we also introduced the google plusone button to the logs page. Now you can also plusone our logs, in addition to 'like'ing them on facebook.

September 17, 2011 - Authors' Page

We have just finished the authors' page that will have a long list of more than 1000 authors whose quotes can be found on vrlogrs. Now you can go through all the authors and their quotes with a just a few clicks.

August 14, 2011 - New Interface

Finished some major redesigning and recoding of the entire website. Also added "recent searches" to the logs page to give users/visitors more to look at and play with.

July 31, 2011 - Bug Fixes

Made a few more changes to the coding of the web pages and some back-end PHP pages. Also fixed a few bugs that showed up after yesterday's changes. Everything 'seems to be working perfectly'.

July 30, 2011 - Facebook Logins & Back-end Changes

vrlogrs welcomes all facebook users! Now visitors can easily create a vrlogrs account using their facebook or twitter credentials. The login is safe and secure for your utmost peace of mind. Furthermore, you will have a profile page to keep track of your favourites just like any other vrlogrs user! The only thing facebook and twitter users will not have, automatically, is the Quote of the Week newsletter. For that, you will have to manually subscribe to the newsletter.

Also made significant changes to the back-end of the entire website; changed database structures, and coded and recoded PHP pages to incorporate easy-to-use functions.

July 27, 2011 - Newsletters

vrlogrs announces its new weekly newsletter. For now, you can enter your email address to subscribe to a random Quote of the Week. In the future, we will allow you to select whether you want us to send you the "Chat of the Week", "Quote of the Week", or "Chats and Quotes of the Week" .. stay tuned.

And, as always, you may rest assured that your name and/or other personal information will be kept safe and secure from spammers!

July 26, 2011 - Twitter Logins

vrlogrs welcomes all twitter users. Not only can you now login as a vrlogrs user by signing in with twitter, the users page will also keep track of your favourites! The only thing twitter users will not have, is the Quote of the Week newsletter. For that, you will have to subscribe to the newsletter (coming soon).

The logs page has also been updated to allow you to sort the chats and quotes by most confusing. Find out if you understand what others can't!

July 24, 2011 - reCAPTCHA

Added reCAPTHCA to the login and register pages for extra security.

July 7, 2011 - Google Gadget

Today we have created a new way for our users and visitors to enjoy vrlogrs' database. We introduce to you the vrlogrs iGoogle Gadget. The gadget shows a list of random chats and quotes from our database. To keep the list up-to-date, the gadget refreshes its list everyday and everytime a vrlogrs user rates a log, making each day unique! The current options allow users to decide whether they want to see 'Chats Only', 'Quotes Only', or 'Chats and Quotes'. For now, you may see up to 5 logs on the gadget.

July 3, 2011 - Minor Changes & Bug Fixes

Made some changes to the interface; looks a little more slick and stylish. Also fixed some minor bugs throughout the website.

May 26, 2011 - New Interface!

Made significant changes to the entire website; most notably, a revamped Interface! The basic, boxy look of vrlogrs is gone :)

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