I fixed a couple of user-facing bugs last night, and wanted to share:
I fat-fingered some of the date translation code for the last updated time some were asking for. It was showing the latest time, but the date was wrong. That’s been fixed.
Also, if you haven’t already noticed, if a project is closing within 48 hours, I’ve increased the updates from hourly to every 15 minutes!
Some projects were showing successfully closed even when they didn’t meet their goal. I was relying on Kickstarter to tell me the status, but sometimes when I hit the project right before it was flipping over, there was an ambiguous state that was being interpreted as closed and successful. I’ve since changed it to compare the actual pledge values to the goal so this should be fixed going forward and for the 100 or so projects that previously reflected the ambiguous state.
You folks have been using the contact form like gangbusters! So glad it’s done and available as it’s a great way to get in contact with me for those people who aren’t on the twittermajigger. Peter Lazaridis, all the way from Greece, found a bad link to the contact form on the project page. @PuffyZA on twitter found an interesting session bug that should also be fixed now. So “contact us” to your hearts’ content.
That should do it for today. I’m hoping to have a new article up soon with a whole slew of tips inspired by some folks who are starting their own campaign soon. Because I’m asked so much, I thought it would be a good resource just to post all the common tips I share with people on here. Keep your eyes peeled!