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Witness-, Seed-, Fullnode-, Website Update

ijmmaiwitnessPosted to Public5 months ago3 min read

Changes are coming

Last few days were busy days in "witness land", a HF is coming, so every server, witness, seed and full node as well, needs to be updated with new software. This is not very difficult to do, but does add a little stress from time to time. The most important thing is to keep track of where you are in the process of updating and being able to switch to another scenario in case things don't work out the way you expected.

The HF will bring changes to the functionality of the platform. In my opinion it will make it easier to focus on (groups of) friends, and support social sharing more than mining. Time will tell how this pans out.

Website

With the update of the Fullnode, the website uses the https-protocol now. There was no need for that at this moment, as there is no sensitive information used, but people feel more secure and most browsers also like it better.

The updated code, brings some changes. This results in incomplete information on the website. For example the information on followers is just off. Some information has been removed from the code, like reputation, everyone is on reputation 0, therefore it will also be removed from the pages. But, new information was added, this will be added to the pages as well.

You can check: whaleshares.nl

SectionData
Witness Rankingrank, number of voters, and so on
User Account Informationname, reputation, posts, (proxy) witness votes, and so on
Rich & (in)Famousa top 25 listing of accounts that hold Whalestake/WLS
Facts & FunGeneral Stats on the Blockchain
posts, users, bandwidth, witnesses, account/money distribution
Friends & Stalkersfollowers, unfollower, muted
Your 100 Latestlisting of 100 latest post titles
Transactionscheck selected transactions of an account
WhalepaperFind out what Whaleshares is all about

Coming Up

More features will be added, but also new stats.

For Example:

  • (in)Active Followers
  • Posts/Comments
  • Charts
  • Howto's

Further away Future

Due to growth of the blockchain, it will get harder to query for information in a timely fashion. A switch to querying a database, instead of the blockchain directly, will then be made.

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