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Upgrade of the GBIF Community Site - December 2010

December 14, 2010 by Alberto González Talaván   Comments (0)

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In December 2010 we have performed a major upgrade of the GBIF Community Site at various levels: server, elgg version and various plugins.

These are the highlights resulting from this upgrade:

Functionality LOST:

  • Chat bar

Functionality GAINED:

  • More stable and secure system.
  • Better protection against spam and bots (including new captcha system).
  • Blogs, bookmarks and full member list now available at the group level.
  • Connection "the wire" -> Twitter re-stablished.
  • Better management of bookmarks.
  • Improved search engine (affects all elements, results categorised).
  • Lost password reminders based on email address.
  • Solved issues with wrong HTML codification in emails.
  • Better handling of MS Office pasted text by text editor.
  • Several usability improvements at the interface level.