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Every day the Community Team is hard at work to making the website stronger, more intuitive, easier to navigate and fun! This is your one stop shop to see exactly what has been updated or created on the platform.

May 2020

May 21
  • Lower Content on Challenge Details - There was some content at the bottom of every Challenge Details page that was out of date. This either has been removed or updated.

  • Incorrect Series Article When Clicked - There was a sporadic bug where if you clicked on an article from a series in Thrive, it would take you to one specific article no matter which you clicked on. This should now be fixed.

  • Right Clicking Search Result in Thrive - right clicking a search result in Thrive to open in a new tab is now possible.

  • NEW TCO Leaderboard Modal Design - clicking on a handle in a TCO Leaderboard (Development Leaderboard for example) will show you an updated design displaying the name of the competitions that member won, their placement, and the number of points earned.

  • Newsletter Archive Sorting - You can now sort by date and name of the newsletter in our Newsletter Archive!

May 19
  • Registration and Login - Redesign of Registration form and login window.

May 13
  • Marathon Match 100 Fix - A fix has been made to a bug where in certain cases a MM submission was failing to run. The virus scan returned 100, but the next review wouldn’t succeed. The leaderboard was displaying 100 as the submission score.

May 12
May 07
  • TaaS Registration Button - Now accessible via the banner, if you visit the TaaS page you can click to register for the latest updates regarding upcoming and active work.

May 01
  • NEW Design Month Page - We all know that May is Design Month here at Topcoder. It has been so successful in past years that it is about time it has it’s own page!

  • NEW Ghe’s Page - A page has been create in honor of a beloved Topcoder member who has passed away.

  • 120+ New SRM Editorials Added

April 2020

April 27
  • Device Dropdown Adding Device types to your profile is no longer freeform, you now have options to choose from!

  • Old Marathon Matches Available Again - There was a bug where some of the legacy Marathon Matches were showing up as blank. This has been resolved.

  • Rating Number Update in Profile - There was a bug where some rating numbers were not being updated properly in your profile but updating correctly in the graph. We have fixed this!

  • Ratings Graph Not Shown in Profile - After competing in an SRM, rating would be updated in Arena but not in your profile. Not anymore!

April 24
  • Thrive Popular Content - While on a category page (i.e. Topcoder Category Page) on Thrive, the UI for the bottom section “Popular Content” has been updated.

  • THRIVE ARTICLE VOTING - You can now “like” or dislike an article in Thrive. Try it out!

  • Thrive Search Results - There was a bug if you searched a keyword, it would only return results within the past month. We have opened this to the beginning of time. Topcoder time… 2001.

April 21
  • Changelog in Footer - You can now find this page on the footer of all pages.

  • Buttons Appear After Submission - After a successful submission to a challenge, the “Back to Challenges” and “Submit Again” buttons were not displayed. They are now!

  • Profile Handle Colors - There was a bug where handles were black in the profiles. You worked hard to achieve your rating color! You can now share proudly once again.

  • Fetch Service Updated - The fetch service of our CMS was hitting API rate limits for pages with large numbers of models. In laments terms, faster webpage loads!

  • Thrive Cards Fix - There was a bug where if there was html in the beginning of an article, the preview would display it. Obviously we don’t want that to happen, so you won’t be seeing that any longer!

  • Challenge Listings Clear Search - Before if you searched a keyword on the Challenge Listings page, you would need to delete your search… re-search… such a pain. Now there is an “X” button you can click to remove your search term and update the results!

April 16
  • Tags Fixed in Thrive - There was an issue where if there were too many tags, the formatting was misaligned. This is now fixed!

  • Invitation Letter and Referrals Removed - There were options in the settings that pointed to an “Invitation Letter” and “Referrals”. Those were never meant to be there so, POOF! They’re gone.

  • Wrong Ellipses Count - There was a bug one of our members brought up where in some places on Thrive, the ellipses were seen as 2 dots and some had 3. We made the complicated decision to use THREE dots!

  • NEW FOOTER - As you may (or may not) have noticed, we have a brand new footer at the bottom of all the community pages! (pro-tip: scroll down to the bottom right now and you’ll see it. Great way to get to the page you are looking for!

  • New Track Landing Pages - If you recall, clicking on a specific track in the header navigation took you to a static landing page with the same old content day after day. Instead, we are going to be redirecting you to the Thrive Track Homepage. This way you can visit your track and get an ever-changing dynamic page to visit being updated with articles you will find interesting.

  • Legacy Marathon Matches - There was an issue where legacy marathon matches such as this one were not loading properly. This has been fixed.

April 14
  • 26 SRMs Transferred - On our way to completing the transfer of all the SRM Editorials!

  • Table of Contents Updated - On the How To Compete in a Marathon Match page we have updated the table of contents so that they anchor to their appropriate section.

April 8
  • Grouped Algorithm Tutorials: Originally it was difficult to find all tutorials in one place. They are now grouped under one subcategory in Thrive now.

April 7
  • Launched Changelog Webpage: But you know that, because you’re here!

  • Thrive Request Form: Launched a request form for Thrive that you can submit your bug fixes, feature requests, tag changes, etc!

March 2020

  • Launch Party Webpage: New webpage to celebrate the premiere of the Topcoder Documentary.

  • TAAS (Gig Work) Webpage: New webpage that can be found in the header navigation under Compete -> Gig Work.

  • COVID-19 Webpage: New webpage created to help our members during this tough time.

  • Meet The Admins Banner: Access the newly designed Meet the Admins page through the Community Learn page.

  • Newsletter Archives Banner: Access the newly designed Newsletter Archives page via the bottom of the Member Programs page.

  • Newsletter Subscribe Switch: Removed switches in profile settings to subscribe to specific track newsletters as they no longer exist.

  • 185 SRM Editorials Transferred: These editorials have been converted from the legacy /tc site into Thrive. The effort will be continuing over the next month until all editorials have been transferred.

  • Codeblock Fix in Thrive: In parallel with the release of the SRM Editorials, we realized our codeblocks could use a little TLC.

  • New Banner on Community Learn Page: Poseidon Banner updated to Covid-19 Banner on Community Learn page.

  • Relink “About” in Footer: Originally a broken link that lives once again!

  • Thrive Image Formatting: Images when displayed now do not take up the width of the container.

  • Help Button Linked Properly: The help button located under profile name in the header navigation points to the correct Thrive location instead of the deprecated Help Center. All the information is still there!

  • Text in Dashboard Banner Fixed: There is no longer HTML that shows when the banner is collapsed and html exists in the content.

  • Slider fixed: The slider no longer breaks when it reaches the last item.

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