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Private Mode - A Blog Post for GameBanana

Updates

Update 5y
  • - Extended to all applicable sections
  • - Private subs should now still be eligible for featuring when publicized
We have a new feature called "private mode" available in the Blogs and Maps sections, and soon to be released to all sections.

When you are adding a new submission, you can now elect for it to be private. What this does is upon submit, nobody is notified and the submission will not appear in lists. It will only appear in your sublog. This should be a useful way to preview your submission before fully releasing it, so you can adjust HTML, screenshots and so forth.

When you submit in private mode none of the usual triggers will run - this means you won't receive points, medals, send broadcasts, index to the search engine, etc. These tasks will only run when you first publish it (edit and then set it to Public).

This feature has been requested in various forms quite a bit over the years - here are some new and old ideas about it:


Please TEST!

Let me know if you encounter issues!
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    can you private your account
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    Where do i find the private mode option?
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    Posted by Ezequiel-TM

    I found a mini bug
    I can farming points putting all my old content in private, And then unlock it.




    PD: satori Komeiji likes the private logo very much :V

    Good spotting. I will address this now. Thanks mate
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    I found a mini bug
    I can farming points putting all my old content in private, And then unlock it.




    PD: satori Komeiji likes the private logo very much :V
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    Posted by MarioDox

    When the submission will be public, it's going to say that it was uploaded now or uploaded before?

    Also, who has the link, can see it?

    When a private sub is made public (for the first time) it will have it's date and update time set to the current time. That means it will appear at the top of lists when published.
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    When the submission will be public, it's going to say that it was uploaded now or uploaded before?

    Also, who has the link, can see it?
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    Posted by ElektroMod

    Great implementation! I have a question, even if happened weeks after private release, once you make your submission public, it has the oportunity of being featured on the front page after all the time happened?
    Hmm good question. We should make sure that it could be featured, yes. I will look into it.
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    Great implementation! I have a question, even if happened weeks after private release, once you make your submission public, it has the oportunity of being featured on the front page after all the time happened?
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