New Project Templates Now Live!

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Post by TriciaG » February 3rd, 2021, 5:45 pm

Since Christmas we have been working to make the New Project Templates a cleaner, more streamlined text. And in the process, we've squished some bugs and made some enhancements to the launch form.

These changes are now live!

Aside from the new look of the first post text, you'll also experience:

- If the project is a compilation, you no longer need to enter anything in the text field (since it's a bunch of different texts).

- The number of sections is now required (and must be a number).

- When the code is generated (after you submit the form), there's a "copy to clipboard" button. You no longer have to select all the code and copy it; you can just click the button.

- At the same time, that window on the generated code page fits your browser window, so there's no double-scrollbar, which was confusing.

- Added Portuguese as a template language.

- Various other tweaks, such as stripping accents, punctuation, etc. out of the suggested file name; the "Notice to readers outside the USA" author warning on texts will show when valid; line breaks allowed in the summary/intro field in the launch form; etc.

Many other changes COULD be done, and we'll be working on some of them. In the meantime, enjoy the new templates!
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Post by TriciaG » February 3rd, 2021, 5:56 pm

One note: we did think about making a template type for collections (short story, poetry, nonfiction, etc.), but there is such variation in them that it would be very complicated to integrate them and very limiting to the BC for us to standardize them. So if you are BC of a collection, you may either continue with your current saved template or convert it to the new ones. The general information is all the same; it's just not as bolded and colored and wordy - and those annoying LISTS are gone. :lol:
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Post by philchenevert » February 3rd, 2021, 6:38 pm

Holy Macaroni, Batman! You have been very busy bees and I appreciate your time and efforts very much. Thank you , thank you all. Image
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Post by Leni » February 3rd, 2021, 7:53 pm

TriciaG wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 5:45 pm
- Added Portuguese as a template language.
*insert here a crying-for-joy emoji*
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Post by realisticspeakers » February 3rd, 2021, 8:11 pm

I just created a solo project that hasn't been scooped up yet. Should I delete that and run it though the new template?
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Post by TriciaG » February 3rd, 2021, 8:12 pm

That's your choice. It doesn't harm to do it or not. :)
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Post by realisticspeakers » February 3rd, 2021, 9:24 pm

TriciaG wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 8:12 pm
That's your choice. It doesn't harm to do it or not. :)
meh. I don't want to. LOL!
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Post by InTheDesert » February 10th, 2021, 9:27 am

I just noticed that the new template links to https://librivox.org/uploader where the old one linked to https://librivox.org/login/uploader which means that a person who is not logged in will get sent straight to https://librivox.org/auth/error_no_permission which might be threatening to someone who has never done this before.

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Post by TriciaG » February 10th, 2021, 9:46 am

Ooo. Thank you for noticing that!
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Post by TriciaG » February 10th, 2021, 7:04 pm

InTheDesert wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 9:27 am
I just noticed that the new template links to https://librivox.org/uploader where the old one linked to https://librivox.org/login/uploader which means that a person who is not logged in will get sent straight to https://librivox.org/auth/error_no_permission which might be threatening to someone who has never done this before.
This is now fixed for newly created projects. :)
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Post by InTheDesert » February 12th, 2021, 9:31 pm

"Number of sections (including preface or introduction)" is a very helpful clarification.

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