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Mar 12, 2013 10:26 AM
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Friends/Clubs have been moved to their own separate tabs at the top of profile pages. The reason for this change is two fold, the first being to decrease page load time, and the second is to remove excess information (seeing a randomized list of clubs/friends doesn't tell you much about someone.)

I've also managed to speed up the profile page loading time significantly by making some tweaks to SQL throughout the page.

I'm aware of a few CSS bugs on the profile, but I expect them to be fixed soon. I hope to also have pagination for the friends list in the future.

We're working on a bunch of other bug fixes/changes around the site as well. But before we can complete them, we're fixing the harder hitting SQL queries (these often cause the site to lag when thousands of users are online.)
 
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Mar 12, 2013 10:30 AM

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The time and date on the friendlist looks a bit off
 
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Thanks for the information and for the hard work you are about to do, if you need to have improvements to the site are well!^^"
 
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Mar 12, 2013 11:01 AM

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Thanks for the update.. but the time and date of friends look a little off.
 
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Mar 12, 2013 11:23 AM

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Thanks for the update, it looks like it could be pretty cool when you get finished fixing the small bugs.
 
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Mar 12, 2013 11:35 AM
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Renji-chan said:
Thanks for the update.. but the time and date of friends look a little off.


Use this in Stylish:
http://pastebin.com/qJuGNSyf
before: http://puu.sh/2g4SC | after: http://puu.sh/2g4Tl

Xinil: I acknowledge the performance issues. That said, I don't fully subscribe to the second facet of your argumentation: knowing whom someone is friends with tells me a lot about the person.

EDIT:
I'll clarify because I was rather evasive in my first post:
1) Install Stylish
- Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylish/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe?hl=en
- Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

2) Find the Stylish menu, click on 'Manage installed styles'

3) Create a new style, paste the content of http://pastebin.com/qJuGNSyf in it. Set it up so that it 'Applies to' 'URLs starting with' ' http://myanimelist.net/profile/ '.

4) Save, enable and enjoy
before: http://puu.sh/2g4SC | after: http://puu.sh/2g4Tl
Modified by lpf, Mar 13, 2013 1:42 AM
 
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Mar 12, 2013 11:43 AM

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Hmm interesting, still got mixed feelings on this though.
 
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Mar 12, 2013 11:50 AM

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Thanks for your hard work, looks pretty good.
 
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Mar 12, 2013 11:54 AM

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Drejul said:
I have a friend who won't appear even when I click "all friends". Could you help?


So my friend changed their profile picture and now it works. :P
 
Mar 12, 2013 12:02 PM

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Thank you for the update!
 
Mar 12, 2013 12:57 PM

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Oh, now I know what's missing. I didn't like tabs in profiles the time they were implemented and I still don't. Well, at least it might help servers a little.
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Mar 12, 2013 1:07 PM

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I don't really like the change but at least it should help with stability of MAL servers and loading times.
 
Mar 12, 2013 1:12 PM
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Now see the diffrences. Good change
 
Mar 12, 2013 1:49 PM

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that's probably stupid question, but why in the friends section some of my friends got blue background? Is that used for people who were active lately?
 
Mar 12, 2013 2:00 PM

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Interesting. I suppose it is good to have faster loading times...
 
Mar 12, 2013 2:02 PM

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Now I have to use the main search bar because MAL wont let me see only 10 friends, although I clicked all friends... Pretty weird for me.

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Mar 12, 2013 2:06 PM
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inbloom said:
that's probably stupid question, but why in the friends section some of my friends got blue background? Is that used for people who were active lately?

The blue background indicates friends that have been active within the last hour.
 
Mar 12, 2013 2:20 PM

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Xinil said:
But before we can complete them, we're fixing the harder hitting SQL queries (these often cause the site to lag when thousands of users are online.)
Is this the cause of the infamous MAL lag?

Luna_ said:
The blue background indicates friends that have been active within the last hour.
Wouldn't it make more sense to sort them alphabetically? I can't imagine a time where I'd want to look at my friends list just to determine who's been on recently. Maybe the chronological activity sort would work better as an alternative option instead of the default.

Also, why does the "Friends since..." thing only show up on some of those people?
 
Mar 12, 2013 2:39 PM

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DraconisMarch said:
Also, why does the "Friends since..." thing only show up on some of those people?
A mod said in another thread.
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Currently, the date of which they were added only appears for friends you requested; the ones without dates are users who sent friend requests to you.
 
Mar 12, 2013 4:27 PM

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Cool stuff. Thanks for your hard work.
 
Mar 12, 2013 5:07 PM

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Thanks for the hard work! At least now it saves some time to load people's profiles! ^o^
 
Mar 12, 2013 6:03 PM

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nicely done, like the blue thingy:)
 
Mar 12, 2013 6:46 PM

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Now I won't worry about my friends/clubs being seen as empty. Nice Work.
 
Mar 12, 2013 8:02 PM

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Ooooo what a great idea! now i can see my friends profile pics all nicely listed :3

Good change/update ^___^
 
Mar 12, 2013 8:52 PM

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I see only 100 friends (out of 129 I have) displayed. Will this be fixed as well?
 
Mar 12, 2013 10:20 PM
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Thank you for still taking the time to work on this site ^^
 
Mar 12, 2013 11:00 PM

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looks better
good job ^_^
 
Mar 13, 2013 12:24 AM

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That is awesome news, Keep up the good work.
 
Mar 13, 2013 1:39 AM
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I'll clarify because I was rather evasive in my first post:
1) Install Stylish
- Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylish/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe?hl=en
- Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

2) Find the Stylish menu, click on 'Manage installed styles'

3) Create a new style, paste the content of http://pastebin.com/qJuGNSyf in it. Set it up so that it 'Applies to' 'URLs starting with' ' http://myanimelist.net/profile/ '.

4) Save, enable and enjoy
before: http://puu.sh/2g4SC | after: http://puu.sh/2g4Tl
 
Mar 13, 2013 1:57 AM

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Thank you for your updates.
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Mar 13, 2013 3:12 AM

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Thanks for the update!
 
Mar 13, 2013 3:26 AM

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Thanks for the update :D my friendlist doesn't look properly arranged and my clublist have the first 2 club name empty.
 
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Stalking updated to a new level.
 
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lpfManiak said:
That said, I don't fully subscribe to the second facet of your argumentation: knowing whom someone is friends with tells me a lot about the person.

I think what he meant is that what you saw on the profile before was only a small part of the whole clubs/friends list that was generated randomly with every profile access. To get the complete information you still had to click "View All Clubs/Friends", so the small and randomized list on the profile wasn't very useful. The only information that is now lost is the number of friends someone has (if that was important for someone), but maybe this will come back with the pagination.

Also, thanks for providing a temp fix. If people use your fix, they should not forget to disable it later though, otherwise it will override the fixed code and might make it stay broken.

I made a different temp fix:
http://pastebin.com/8QjqNusE

It doesn't cut off profile pics but shows them completely and also shows all friends in three columns without weird spaces. This is probably how the fixed version will look like.
Preview

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Luna_ said:
The blue background indicates friends that have been active within the last hour.
Wouldn't it make more sense to sort them alphabetically? I can't imagine a time where I'd want to look at my friends list just to determine who's been on recently. Maybe the chronological activity sort would work better as an alternative option instead of the default.

I would like to see an alphabetical option as well. For finding out when someone was online, I can already use various options in the My Friends Feature. It seems that the old friends pages still exist, so maybe they can be integrated into the new page. For example, here is your old alphabetical friends list, so if you need it frequently you may want to bookmark it.

Aimeecchi said:
I see only 100 friends (out of 129 I have) displayed. Will this be fixed as well?

See this:
Xinil said:
I hope to also have pagination for the friends list in the future.


ShanaFlame said:
my clublist have the first 2 club name empty.

This is probably because these clubs were deleted but are still somehow shown in your club list. It's a bug that already existed before the change.
Modified by Luna, Mar 13, 2013 4:14 AM
 
Mar 13, 2013 8:21 AM
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I really like the list of clubs much better now (since I'm in a million clubs).
 
Mar 13, 2013 12:50 PM

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It's more convenient now in my opinion. Saving us from scrolling down the page. This can be really annoying for those who have a very long info on their profile.
 
Mar 13, 2013 1:25 PM
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Keep up the good work! I hope this helps. I don't really mind the change.
I'll tell you that I don't really mind the tabbed difference because it doesn't help me know a person on here (where I whould have no real life friends in common) but I do often peruse other people's clubs to find new ones to join~

 
Mar 13, 2013 4:51 PM

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Its only showing ten friends when i have a lot more, what do i do?
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Mar 13, 2013 5:37 PM

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I like this update. Faster loading and it makes profiles look tidier too.
 
Mar 13, 2013 7:29 PM

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I didn't even notice, but I like these changes. Now I can see all my clubs better and at once without having to load a new page/tab or whatever it did before.
 
Mar 13, 2013 7:49 PM
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Metty said:
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Xinil said:
I'm aware of a few CSS bugs on the profile, but I expect them to be fixed soon. I hope to also have pagination for the friends list in the future.

We're working on a bunch of other bug fixes/changes around the site as well. But before we can complete them, we're fixing the harder hitting SQL queries (these often cause the site to lag when thousands of users are online.)

Luna_ has a pic of what it should look like when it's done.
 
Mar 13, 2013 8:04 PM
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Thanks for all your hard work!
 
Mar 13, 2013 9:00 PM

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Thanks for the update, I like it because it's much easier to load on mobile.

The message system is quirking a little though, it keeps showing that question mark next to the profile tab even though I've already read the message and even deleted it. It went away after I had to go through and delete all of my messages though.

But other than that, I haven't been having that many problems so thanks again.
 
Mar 14, 2013 12:25 AM

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oooo~, i like the new tabs at the top of the profile page 8D.
 
Mar 14, 2013 4:08 AM

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Nice feature. Hope it's finished soon, cuz it seems that the list includes and shows only somewhat active people for me. Some of my old friends are missing from it.
 
Mar 14, 2013 6:43 AM

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Nicely done, good job!
 
Mar 14, 2013 7:47 AM

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thank you :D
 
Mar 14, 2013 8:03 AM
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I cant check my friends or update my list.
 
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