Release notes for v.0.4.24

March 22, 2016

  • Corrected a formatting issue with emotions in the reaction gutter 
  • Adjusted the display of icons in the gutter
  • Added to Roomtags in room CP - Ability to see number of posts and all siblings (parent, children & phrases) of selected roomtag  

Release notes for v.0.4.23

March 18, 2016

  • Added ability to hashtag comments from other users
  • Added keywords to rooms  

Release notes for v.0.4.22

March 15, 2016

  • Added discreet content types to internal x-posting options. Default to all content types.
  • Added a section in room CP (public) to show the rooms in which are x-posted FROM the current room
  • Added a section in room CP (public) to show the top hashtags of a room (for roomtags)
  • Widened max size of content image modal by 100px
  • Addressed issue with display of usernames with no location (all pin views)  

Release notes for v.0.4.21

March 11, 2016


  • Added option to allow Reddit grabs at different intervals
  • Changed format of Roomtag entry to allow room owner to define formatting of tags within room

Release notes for v.0.4.20

March 8, 2016

  • Added support for emojis and special characters

Release notes for v.0.4.19

March 7, 2016

  • Streamable videos are now playing inline

Release notes for v.0.4.18

March 4, 2016

  • Liveleak videos are now suported inline
  • Added options to allow specifying the type of content per room from external sources
  • SVG images are now supported inline

Release notes for v.0.4.17

March 2, 2016

  • Added the ability to auto x-post content by phrase
  • Larger images are now classified for alternate display

Release notes for v.0.4.16

March 1, 2016

  • Improved the display of links in live and trending content
  • Trailing line breaks are now removed from all external content

Release notes for v.0.4.15

February 26, 2016

  • Improved the display of links throughout the system on live post
  • Fixed an issue where user abbreviations were somtimes not capitalizing properly
  • Corrected an issue in Top where the cards were sometimes mis-alligned
  • Corrected an issue where images in trending card view were sometimes not display in the correct ratio

Release notes for v.0.4.14

February 24, 2016

  • Rooms can now aggregate content from a specific Subreddit
  • Fixed an issue where x-posted content was sometimes not properly showing the originating room in trending sectional
  • Fixed an issue where user avatar images were sometimes cropping incorrectly horizontally
  • Corrected malformed thumbnail images in trending section
  • A change was made to the way links within top are displayed when there is no description text.
  • Corrected an issue where vine videos were not cropping properly in card views

Release notes for v.0.4.13

February 19, 2016

  • Added the ability to display Instagram videos inline.
  • Resolved an issue where Twitter videos were sometimes not displaying correctly
  • Fixed an issue where nearly square images were being cropped incorrectly for profile images and room icons.

Release notes for v.0.4.12

February 16, 2016


  • Added Instagram images to display inline within posts
  • Added recursive levels of redirects to parsing of shortened URLs
  • Added options to ignore Twitter content from specific users per room

Release notes for v.0.4.11

February 12, 2016

  • Added display of videos within posts.
  • Additional functionality to assist in finding a room
  • Fixed an issue with margins on timeline pad content

Release notes for v.0.4.10

January 25, 2016

  • Fixed an issue where GIFV videos were sometimes malformed in top sectional
  • Updated the room help to maintain the style of other comments (side borders)
  • Fixed an issue where long images in sidebar modules were not displaying properly

Release notes for v.0.4.9

January 14, 2016


  • Updated trending dates to be relative (today, yesterday, this week, last week, etc.)
  • Fixed an issue in top sectional where youtube videos sometimes would show a gap above and below the video when playing
  • Fixed an issue where some posts have a small gap under the image in top sectional
  • Fixed an issue where deleted content sometimes was not being removed from top sectional correctly
  • Adjusted settings for tall images to better predict tall images based on dimensions

Release notes for v.0.4.8

January 6, 2016


  • Fixed an issue where strikethrough sometimes incorrectly included line breaks
  • Fixed an issue with the formatting of negative juice counts in trending

Release notes for v.0.4.7

January 4, 2016


  • Update to trending sidebars in sectionals to increase the amount of information displayed prior to clipping
  • Updated full-width grid-view video posts so that video will display in full width of the pad
  • Fixed an issue where reply context was sometimes not displaying properly

Release notes for v.0.4.6

December 28, 2015


  • Added color zone for background contrast color
  • Updated long image modal window to have title of room (or sectional title if in sectional)
  • Updated logic so that the help text displayed on entering a room is at the bottom of the initial feed
  • Fixed an issue where the juice count on vine posts was malformed in trending
  • Fixed an issue where vine posts were sometimes not displaying correctly in some browsers
  • Disabled autoplay of GIFV videos on iPad/iPhone/iPod

Release notes for v.0.4.5

December 22, 2015

  • Added system notification when a user is automatically moved to an overflow room.
  • Added meta tag information for Facebook scraping of URL's
  • Added the help information to automatically be loaded on entering a room
  • Update to main category in room to link to the main room of the category (if exists)
  • Changed profile images in room chat to act as a reply to user instead of opening the user profile
  • Removed extra key lines between trending content
  • Fixed an issue where the juice count was displaying incorrectly in posts that contain a vine video
  • Added new feature to allow room administrators to custom select related rooms and hallways
  • Added the ability to react with emotion in trending
  • Fixed an issue where the reply context box was malformed
  • Changed YouTube videos to auto play on click
  • Fixed an issue where search in rooms sectional sometimes malformed results
  • Fixed an issue where the auto-password field on login was not displaying the bullets correctly in some browsers
  • Hashtags are now allowed within parenthesis
  • Changed trending to be the default location on initial login

Release notes for v.0.4.4

December 15, 2015

  • Added new sites to URL scrape exception lists
  • Added support for Vine videos in trending
  • Fixed an issue where hashtags in room sidebar were not linking properly
  • Fixed an issue where GIFV videos were not showing properly in top sectional
  • Fixed an issue where GIFV videos were not showing properly in room trending
  • HTML formatting tags are not removed from URL descriptions within comments
  • Fixed an issue where youtube videos sometimes had extra indents on description once video is playing
  • Fixed an issue where the reply image thumbnail was not formatted correctly in trending grid view
  • Fixed formatting on rival room content module
  • Fixed an issue on timeline and trending where original comment text on image posts was sometimes not displaying correctly

Release notes for v.0.4.3

December 11, 2015

  • Update to main framework audio and NSFW switches to prevent shifting on toggle
  • Slight adjustment of alignment to the user information in the main framework area
  • Added padding to the bottom of sidebar scrollable areas to allow seeing the bottom content better
  • Added tooltips to filter options in timeline and trending
  • Adjusted link colors globally
  • Redesign of hashtag modules
  • Added hover states to links in sidebars for rooms, hallways
  • Adjusted allignment of room plaques in room sectional, sidebar areas

Release notes for v.0.4.2

December 4, 2015

  • Added a new trending section to rooms
  • Updated hashtags in room sidebars to filter trending in the room by that hashtag
  • Room hashtags now ranked by room
  • Added new rule for auto x-posting to restrict content by room rating
  • Added support for in-line vine videos
  • Added college basketball teams and rooms
  • Videos now pause when not on screen, increasing browser performance
  • Added remaining global timezones for users
  • Fixed an issue where the corners of the room anchor sometimes showed a white border when on a dark background
  • Added support for short links

Release notes for v.0.4.1

November 30, 2015

  • Now supports webm video formats
  • Fixed an issue where x-posted content was carrying over as a topic from the original room

Release notes for v.0.4.0

November 26, 2015

  • Implemented a new system for x-posting of content.
    • Manual x-posting has been added to all content, allowing a user to x-post that content to another room.
    • Automatic x-posting has been added allowing room administrators to set up content triggers to automatically x-post content from other rooms and hallways based on different criteria.
  • Fixed an issue where users with less than zero total juice were somtimes display incorrectly in some areas
  • Fixed the placement of the NSFW flag on trending
  • Corrected an issue where NSFW content was sometimes coming in when it was disabled at the global user level
  • Fixed an issue where main threads were sometimes not being created correctly
  • Hashtags are now correctly found when within quotes and other special characters
  • Fixed an issue where hashtags were sometimes not being displayed correctly
  • Add new regional rooms and hallways

Release notes for v.0.3.7

November 18, 2015

  • Updated the content display window to use the room title and icon when used within the context of a room
  • Corrected an issue where some rooms were not showing an anchor image properly
  • Updated the hashtag rules to allow certain additional characters (forward slash, dash, numbers only)
  • Corrected an issue where top hashtags were not being refreshed properly
  • Fixed an issue where GIFV images were not stretching to the full width of a large pad in trending/timeline
  • Updated the top posts module to include URL titles for OP content
  • Updated the module build procedure with logic that will exclude the related rooms module if the room is still uncategorized
  • Topics and threads with no OP text are now omitted from all trending modules
  • Search by partial words within sectional sidebar filters is now allowed
  • Added the ability to up-vote content directly from the vote bubble in live and trending (without opening the gutter)

Release notes for v.0.3.6

November 10, 2015

  • Imgur webm video links are now supported
  • Fixed an issue where trending was not filtering properly by content type
  • Added new feature for very long images, allowing them to be scrolled and read more easily

Release notes for v.0.3.5

November 9, 2015

  • Updated display of hashtags on sectional pages to match those in trending
  • Fixed the position of the NSFW tag in trending list view
  • Fixed an issue where the user icon was sometimes missing in room sidebar modules

Release notes for v.0.3.4

November 5, 2015

  • Resolved an issue where the topic display is sometimes malformed
  • Updated spacing of related rooms/hallways icons in sidebar modules
  • Updated the homepage to include the user abbreviation icon
  • Fixed an issue where rooms would sometimes go into high-speed mode inadvertently
  • Updated the system to allow up to 10MB uploads
  • Added user default abbr image on user modal window
  • Fixed an issue where filters were sometimes not working properly in timeline
  • Parenthesis are now excluded from cross-linked URLs to other rooms
  • Fixed an issue that caused the URL text to show incorrectly in the reply context in trending
  • Profanity filter no longer scrubs portions of a word, only full words
  • Fixed an issue where images were not loading properly in top and timeline sectionals
  • Fixed an issue where GIFVs were sometimes not loading properly in top and timeline

Release notes for v.0.3.3

October 29, 2015

  • Added logic to determine if URL is allowed to be opened in a frame. If allowed, the new content modal is used. If not, the URL will open in a new tab/window.
  • Leading spaces and line breaks are now automatically removed from user comments
  • Fixed an issue where gfycat videos were sometimes displaying incorrectly after additional content was loaded
  • Fixed an issue where default user avatars were mis-aligned in some sidebar modules

Release notes for v.0.3.2

October 25, 2015

  • Searching by multi-word phrases is now supported within rooms sectional
  • Resolved an issue where timeline would sometimes show an incorrect date format for content
  • Updated room sidebar module generator to prevent content modules when no content exists for a new room
  • Added the ability to go directly to a room from within the user control panel when managing rooms
  • Updated display of trending sidebar modules to match the format of other sidebar modules
  • Implemented a new system in which all external links to open in a pop-up window rather than a new browser window
  • developed new custom default user images for all users in which no image has been uploaded
  • Updated "current users" in room to be all-time users
  • Trending no longer allows questions in which an answer has been selected as the accepted answer
  • Improved finding a valid image thumbnail when scraping URLs for timeline and trending

Release notes for v.0.3.1

October 18, 2015

  • Revision to timeline sectional to bring in an entire week if less than a certain threshold of content for entire week. Busy rooms will continue to bring in one day at a time
  • Updates to room timeline to include auto-pagination on scrolling, as well as grouping slower rooms to paginate by week to match the sectional timeline

Release notes for v.0.3.0

October 17, 2015

  • Overhaul of the flow of content in timeline sectional
    • The timeline sectional now starts the user at the bottom of the page, scrolling up to see newer content
    • Upon reaching the top of the page, the previous day will automatically load
    • Upon loading, the display will shift up slightly to show that new content was loaded, allowing the user to continue scrolling up to view the previous day
  • Updated the display of the trending hashtags in the room to match those in sectional pages
  • Changed inline content formatting to only parse numbered lists when at the beginning of a line
  • Resolved an issue where hashtags occurring after a new line were not parsed correctly
  • Updated content sidebar modules to include rounded corners for GIFVs, matching the normal image formatting
  • Resolved an issue where the content image was also being duplicated in the reply context in trending
  • Resolved an issue where replying to content was sometimes malformed when the OP text contained a blockquote
  • Added inline-ellipsis to handle longer locations in the top users sidebar module
  • Updated the display of search results in the rooms sectional to match standard results
  • Corrected the display of bulleted lists in the reply context
  • Updated hashtags in trending sectional to not open in a new window
  • Updated timeline in the room to prevent borders from being displayed when a dark room background is applied
  • Updated related hallways, related rooms modules so that they will not display with no content
  • Updated content display in the sidebar module so that the OP text will not overlap the content date when no image exists

Release notes for v.0.2.2

October 15, 2015

  • Developed new sidebar modules for related rooms and hallways

Release notes for v.0.2.2

October 14, 2015

  • Long URLs that contain URLencoded characters are now properly parsed in all posts
  • Special symbols (British pound symbol) are now supported in comments
  • Resolved an issue where the sidebar modules were malformed in trending when a room had no hashtags
  • Fixed an issue where some images were being incorrectly scrubbed from a post
  • Updated rooms where images of URLs will collapse if they do not exist
  • URL descriptions are now caped at 100 characters in length
  • Fixed an issue where GIFVs were not stretching to the width of sidebar modules
  • Dashes and ampersands are now allowed in hashtags
  • Added new system to rank hashtags by number of uses as well as juice of content containing hashtag for all trending areas
  • Added new sidebar module for all content types

Release notes for v.0.2.1

October 13, 2015

  • Added a new visual aid to show for comments which have been nominated as a topic, and by who
  • Fixed an issue with the display of topics in the room in which were sometimes malformed
  • Topics now override threads in the trending areas
  • Added the visual aid of topic nominations to the trending sectional

Release notes for v.0.2.0

October 12, 2015

  • Added the ability to nominate any comment as a topic
  • Updated trending, timeline and events sectionals to include threads in trending

Release notes for v.0.1.9

October 8, 2015

  • Resolved an issue in top where some images and videos were not displaying properly
  • Resolved an issue with images not displaying properly in all instances in timeline
  • Updated video players to properly load vimeo videos in all instances
  • Added logic to youtube video players to allow custom video start times to be used
  • Resolved an issue where vimeo videos were not linking correctly in trending
  • Resolved an issue where youtube videos were sometimes not loading properly in the room when including additional querystring parameters
  • Updated trending sectional to allow GIFV's to play properly in list view
  • Updated timeline to allow GIFV's to play properly in list view
  • Resolved an issue where youtube video information was sometimes malformed when the player was loaded
  • Resolved an issue where question and answer blocks were mis-aligned in trending

Release notes for v.0.1.8

October 6, 2015

  • New version of trending sectional to include:
    • Ability to search content by keyword, hashtags and content type
    • Enhanced search and navigation tools for related content, rooms and hallways
    • New pin view in addition to list view
  • Enhancement to timeline sectional to include:
    • Ability to search content by keyword, hashtags and content type
    • Enhanced search and navigation tools for related content, rooms and hallways
  • Enhancement to top sectional to include:
    • Enhanced search and navigation tools for related content, rooms and hallways

Release notes for v.0.1.7

October 1, 2015

  • Content removed by admin is now also removed from eligibility for all other areas (sidebar modules, trending, timeline scrape, etc.)
  • Resolved an issue where wide landscape images were sometimes cropping incorrectly for room cover images

Release notes for v.0.1.6

September 30, 2015

  • Added image thumbnails for gifv reply context
  • Adjusted line-spacing in URL title in reply contexts
  • Resolved an  issue where gifv videos were sometimes extending below the video container, covering additional information
  • Resolve inconsistent styles between hashtag modules in different locations
  • Resolved an issue with timeline scraping of some URLs not properly obtaining the correct information
  • Resolved an issue where the domain link was sometimes misaligned in the reply context

Release notes for v.0.1.5

September 29, 2015

  • Updated events sectional to for additional space for those in which wrap beyond 2 lines
  • Resolved an issue in the random image sidebar module in which images sometimes did not cover the full pad
  • Content context commands are no longer case sensitive

Release notes for v.0.1.4

September 26, 2015

  • Updated date/time stamps on trending to be relative
  • Added imgur Gifv support to full system
  • Added gfycat Gifv support to full system
  • masked image URLs are now correctly interpreted as images
  • Improved display of room pads on tablet portrait mode
  • Room sectional updated to allow clicking on entire pad
  • Improved handling of long usernames for top user sidebar modules to better 
  • Adjusted line-height between bulleted lists throughout the system

Release notes for v.0.1.3

September 24, 2015

  • Room URLs (/b/roomname) are now auto-linked  in chat context
  • Updated timeline so that the scope of "all of Bitverse" requires at least one vote
  • Change so that initial topic nomination to go right through instead of requiring a user upvote
  • Added gifv support to main chat context

Release notes for v.0.1.2

September 21, 2015

  • Resolved an issue where the NSFW scrub was removing more than the swear word
  • Resolved line breaks after a bold tag being removed
  • Updated timeline/top sectionals to only use inline text formatting
  • Resolved an issue with formatting of hashtags within reply context
  • Resolved an issue that caused timeline pads to overlap when images were not fully loaded
  • Http protocol is now automatically added to any link missing it to prevent an incorrect URL using the https protocol
  • Updated rooms sectional to bring in all rooms per parent category

Release notes for v.0.1.1

September 19, 2015

  • Updated rooms sectional to randomize newest rooms
  • URL thumbnails now auto-collapse if image link is invalid
  • Updated room sectionals to show 25 rooms per category
  • Expanded trending hashtags to 15 (max)
  • Added Google Analytics to full system
  • Added meta information to site, room specific information to rooms
    • Update room titles to be specific to page
    • Added general meta tags, and site-specific scrape tags for Facebook, Twitter to rooms
  • Top User module expanded to 9 users maximum (up from 5)
  • Re-order of main navigation
  • Speed enhancements to timeline, trending, room pages
    • Updated timeline pages to scrape image sizes for all contexts
    • Updated room, trending and timeline to not require pre-loading of images for all content loading
  • Misc bug fixes

Public Beta Launch - The Live Web Begins

September 13, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that Bitverse will be open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET, September 13, 2015.

For many months, we’ve imagined what the evolution of live chat could be and should become. Somewhere between forums, subreddits, open and closed social media, there’s a special combination of dynamic features and modes that create a great live experience. We’re setting out today to make that experience a reality.

You’ll notice that a few rooms have already been established, as we want to make sure the right people – those who successfully run and moderate existing websites, message boards, subreddits or forums around a specific subject matter – get an opportunity to manage major communities in Bitverse. To apply for ownership of these rooms, just click on the application link in the room’s placard, or click here to go directly to the form to apply.

Please keep in mind that Bitverse is currently in beta, and we’ll be working out the bugs and refining the system in the months ahead. You can help us by shooting us a bug report or contacting us to share your feedback and suggestions about how Bitverse can improve. We have a lot of neat ideas still to come and are very excited to roll out new features that will continue to enhance your experience.

So jump in, start chatting and have fun!