Community update January 2018

Dear Freesounders,

Welcome back to our monthly community update post in which we tell you about the things that have been happening in the Freesound dev world. This month we are releasing a major new feature and, as usual, many smaller things which improve Freesound here and there and make necessary steps for future improvements and new features. Our big new feature this month is…

  • Username change: from time to time we receive requests from users that want to change their usernames. Until now this was not available as an option and we only did it manually after support requests. From now on, you’ll be able to change your username from your settings page. Even if you change your username, posted links to your sounds, packs, etc., will still work (we redirect to the new username). Nevertheless, please don’t go and start changing all your usernames now, 99% of your usernames are certainly really good!? This is only intended for special occasions. Also, note that you can only change your username a number of times and that, when changed, you won’t be able to go back to your previous one.

Besides this new features, here is a list of other updates and fixes:

  • Store all the times you download the same sound as different records. In this way, in the future we’ll be able to tell you in which dates you downloaded a specific sound and with which license.
  • Improvements in our admin interface to manage API applications.
  • Updates in the documentation of the API.
  • Improved processing of HTML content in forum posts, sound/pack descriptions, about field and forum/sound signature fields.
  • Add a link to the sound moderation ticket from the sound page (only if you are the author of the sound or a moderator).
  • Other minor bugfixes and optimizations.

Aaaaand that’s for January. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next post! Some new big things are coming for uploaders 🙂

The Freesound Team

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5 Responses to Community update January 2018

  1. Landeplage says:

    This is really nice. Thanks for keeping FreeSound going!

  2. Indiana Summers says:

    I love FreeSound! I’ll try to donate soon.

  3. julian wildauer says:

    Thx!! so amazing

  4. gis_sweden says:

    Yeah! (but i keep gis_sweden….)

  5. John says:

    You are the best!

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