What's new in the Spiceworks Community

Release notes let's you know what's changed in the Spiceworks Community, whether it is a new feature, updating an existing one, or quashing a bug.

Since we do practice an agile methodology, our release schedule varies based on what is being worked on. Some days there can be multiple updates, some days there may be none. Due to this, instead of using a version number, we will be "date stamping" our updates.

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Date & Time Update(s)

15 Dec 2021 @ 10:29 AM CT

  • We have updated the awarding of the Country badge on your Spiceworks Community Profile to be based on the information supplied under "My Location" in the "Contact Info" area of your profile. Removing location data will remove the badge altogether.

  • We have updated the Spiceworks footer to include a "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" link pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

7 Dec 2021 @ 9:54 AM CT

  • Fixed an issue where data in the query string was being ignored and removed when attempting to use the pagination navigation in the Daily Challenge Leaderboard when filtering for "All-Time". Thanks to scheff1 for reporting this issue.

29 Oct 2021 @ 1:09 PM CT

  • Temporarily removed the contact form from review pages due to the ability for visitors to abuse the feature by spamming the brand representative contact on that page. [More information]

28 Oct 2021 @ 10:25 AM CT

  • Fixed an issue where a Profile Project could not be saved when tagging certain review pages under the technology section.

24 Sep 2021 @ 1:12 PM CT

  • Made an update to the close account workflow to add additional reasons for wishing to close their account, explaining that closing an account will not free up an email address (for those looking to "start fresh"), and fixed the issue where self-closing an account would not clear their Spiceworks cookie and would result in an error page, disallowing the individual from visiting the Spiceworks Community without removing that cookie manually.

17 Aug 2021 @ 1:15 PM CT

  • Made various updates to the rewritten review pages in regards to bugs related to links to individual reviews, editing a brand response, or using the "read more" link on the spotlighted reviews.

16 Aug 2021 @ 3:38 PM CT

  • We have finished rewriting our product pages and completely switched over to the new app. Though everything looks the same, this consolidates the product pages into a single app that is easier to maintain, more stable, and more performant.

9 Aug 2021 @ 10:29 AM CT

  • Upgraded one of the programming languages the Community is built upon from 2.5.8 all the way up to 2.7.4 (big jump!).

15 Jun 2021 @ 3:48 PM CT

  • Fixed an issue where the search on the Daily Challenge moderation dashboard was not filtering results based on keywords.

15 Jun 2021 @ 11:23 AM CT

  • A handful of patch updates to our underlying server-side web application framework for the Spiceworks Community.

10 Jun 2021 @ 1:26 PM CT

  • Updated the logic behind search results to adjust the "weight" in regards to recency and relevancy; i.e., you shouldn't see as many blog articles from 10 years ago at the top of the search results ;-)

  • Various backend updates were done to the image and attachment system for How-Tos and Shared Ticket features.

7 Jun 2021 @ 12:54 PM CT

  • Updated the welcome message on the join the community modal to say "Welcome to your professional IT and technology network." instead of simply "Create account with Spiceworks".

  • Various backend updates were done to the image and attachment system for topics and the microsite feature.

12 May 2021 @ 10:36 AM CT

  • Updated our search and analytics engine to a (much) newer version (went from v2.x to v5.x). [More info]

22 Apr 2021 @ 11:18 AM CT

  • Fully remove the "Fast Answers" feature from the Spiceworks Community.

16 Apr 2021 @ 2:49 PM CT

  • Fixed an issue that caused topics that were trying to load the Research Guide tag to display a 500 error.

14 Apr 2021 @ 12:01 PM CT

  • Fixed an issue where, in some situations, bad date would cause a break when trying to update reader events which would result in an error when attempting to save a Project on your profile.

30 Mar 2021 @ 11:11 AM CT

  • Fixed an issue where comments to How-Tos were only visible for someone using a mobile device while logged out.

21 Jan 2021 @ 10:17 AM CT

  • Fixed an issue where logged-in members were seeing the desktop version of the community navigation instead of the mobile version. Special spicy shout-out to MAINSTRIKE, jimender2, and Kambwili for helping us identify why this issue was occurring.

11 Jan 2021 @ 1:59 PM CT

  • Fixed an issue where the inverted caret on some navigation elements was not appearing beside the words but rather beneath them. Special thanks to jimender2 for pointing this issue out to us!

  • Updated the main page of a review page to denote a (soft) deleted review for administrators.

5 Jan 2021 @ 11:15 AM CT

  • Fixed an issue where review badges did not move to the new profile when merging a Spiceworks Community Account.

  • Removed the map from SpiceCorps meet-ups that displayed a member's general displayed. Note, this does not remove the location map for an event.

11 Dec 2020 @ 11:04 AM CDT

  • Updated the backend user management page (used by site admins) to be able to update and remove old location data (from the old profile system)

8 Dec 2020 @ 1:02 PM CDT

  • Updated leaderboard and sidebar ads to have a minimum height value to lessen the "jump" when an ad loads on a topic.

7 Dec 2020 @ 2:02 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where a group's stats page would not load if it referenced a canceled member's account.

  • Fixed an issue where a member's user history page (something site admins use) would error out due to missing data.

3 Dec 2020 @ 1:37 PM CDT

  • Surfaced the option to compare products in the (sub)category listing of review pages (see example). Full announcement coming Soon(TM).

3 Dec 2020 @ 9:53 AM CDT

  • Updating the admin page for Year In Review so that settings can be updated (vs being hardcoded).

18 Nov 2020 @ 10:19 AM CDT

  • Added markdown to Spiceworks How-To articles. You can learn more here about this.

  • Added a member's email status (active or suspended) to their User History; this is an admin feature so we can better diagnose issues a member may be having when they notify us they are not receiving emails from us.

17 Nov 2020 @ 11:12 AM CDT

  • Made two updates to the upcoming Review comparison feature; (1) only showing attributes if at least one product has a known value for that attribute and (2) added a search feature to the comparison page sidebar. Want a sneak peek (yes, this is still a work in progress)? Check this out

12 Nov 2020 @ 2:30 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where the name would not link to the review page on the Shared section of a member's Activity tab.

9 Nov 2020 @ 11:40 AM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where the name would not link to the proper review page on the Recent Activity tab of a member's profile in certain cases.

5 Nov 2020 @ 9:58 AM CDT

  • Added a new section to Review pages that denote how the product or service is deployed, what company size(s) it is targeted at, and the Pricing & Licensing model, when applicable. Most products do not have these attributes yet but you will start seeing it roll out starting today.

  • Added a new section to Review pages that denote features that products may have. Most products do not have these attributes yet but you will start seeing it roll out starting today and will have a "Features" navigation element just beneath the main image on the review page to take you to it.

4 Nov 2020 @ 4:57 PM CDT

  • Updated "Categories" in the community domestic navigation to link directly to "/group" instead of to the old URL "/launch/see_all" (which then redirected you to /group).

2 Nov 2020 @ 12:53 PM CDT

  • The Verified Professional badge now appears next to a member's name in the Reviews section (when applicable).

28 Oct 2020 @ 5:41 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where groups under the Collaboration category were not getting expertise updates [More info].

27 Oct 2020 @ 12:10 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue on the mobile view of How-Tos where they were not displaying the details for "Last Updated".

20 Oct 2020 @ 9:48 AM CDT

  • Deprecated (aka removed) the Windows Event feature in the Community.

13 Oct 2020 @ 4:47 PM CDT

  • Upgraded to a newer version of the JavaScript runtime environment used in the Community.

13 Oct 2020 @ 10:53 AM CDT

  • Added some additional logging to the Verified Professional process to help troubleshoot issues members are having when submitting for verification.

  • Updated the product cards on the Community homepage to include double-carats that can be used to visit that product category.

  • Updated the processing of requests between the Community and our email delivery system which was resulting in emails being sent to users when they should not have (due to too many bounces).

  • Fixed an issue where the breadcrumb markup that Google was expecting disappeared for Topics on the desktop version of Community.

7 Oct 2020 @ 3:42 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where emails were not being sent in certain situations when requesting to reset an account password.

28 Sep 2020 @ 1:10 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where Followers, Mutual Followers, and Both Following on the people profile was either leading to your own profile (when logged in) or nowhere (if logged out). This also fixed the issue where the Usernames may have displayed the wrong color (for example, active brand representatives have a green Username, SpiceWorkers have an orange one, etc).

21 Sep 2020 @ 2:54 PM CDT

  • Updated our calls to the YouTube API to pull in the "maxresdefault" thumbnail when available; when it is not available, it will still default to the "hqdefault" image

  • Additional minor change for Community service queries to the Marketplace service to use the Community product ID instead of "product ID". Note, we are aware of the (very rare) issue when there is a mismatch on these identification numbers on the activity feed for a profile referencing the wrong product and we will have a fix for this soon.

21 Sep 2020 @ 12:00 PM CDT

  • Added a sidebar to the Product Comparison feature in the reviews section. Note, the feature is not currently promoted so you can't find it yet. Coming Soon(TM)!

18 Sep 2020 @ 4:05 PM CDT

  • The ad unit just above the group description in the right column has returned

18 Sep 2020 @ 12:12 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where, in some instances, the email notification about your account being locked for too many failed login attempts was sending the member to the wrong URL to reset their password

11 Sep 2020 @ 10:53 AM CDT

  • Updated the API used for the Vidyard Player used in video topics

  • Now when a Username change request is approved, it will also update the URLname

10 Sep 2020 @ 5:13 PM CDT

  • Minor version update for the server-side web application framework used in the Marketplace service (/products)

  • Minor change for Community service queries to the Marketplace service to use the Community product ID instead of "product ID"

4 Sep 2020 @ 1:38 PM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where a user group was not being displayed on the User Group Listing when that user group has been made public

  • Fixed an issue where the original post (root post of a topic) could not be edited on "Needs Recommendation" type topics and was instead displaying an "Oops! A Server Error Has Occurred." message.

3 Sep 2020 @ 10:06 AM CDT

  • Fixed an issue where certain Community-related transactional emails were not being sent starting at on the 27 August; this mainly affected Community Alerts (real-time, daily, and weekly), the daily Community Digest, and the IT Pro Vendor Digest

28 Aug 2020 @ 10:06 AM CDT

  • Updated the "Categories" pull-down menu in the domestic navigation to add "User Groups", add "Windows", add "Collaboration", and remove "Email" (which now falls under Collaboration)

20 Aug 2020 @ 4:29 PM CDT

  • Terminated accounts now denote "This account has been canceled" when you hover over the username in a topic and no longer attempt to link to their profile (which was unaccessible)

  • Updated how-tos to use the how-to schema for structured data when a step has a title but no description

14 Aug 2020 @ 10:26 AM CDT

  • Updated the logged out mobile topic view to display expertise information

  • Updated the logged out mobile topic view to verified professional status

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