Remember to follow our special install instructions or it won't do anything for the Inkbunny site.
It helps reduce the likelihood of your browser being compromised by targeted attacks. These attacks are very common on networks at Furry Conventions, or other meetups where lots of people are trusting a public or unknown network connection. Many of the methods can work even against encrypted sites like Inkbunny.
HTTPs Everywhere adds another layer of protection that stops most of the common forms of attack that are aimed at users attempting to access encrypted sites.
Keywording/Rating is now compulsory, Bulk-setting items Public is disabled
Keywords are very important on Inkbunny as they are essential to how the community operates. They help people find your work or avoid it if they want.
We have now made Keywording and Ratings tags compulsory. When you first upload a submission, the Edit Submission screen will not let you progress without adding keywords and assigning at least one rating tag.
The Keywords section is broken up into Genders, Species, Themes/Kinks and Other. These sections are just helpers and don't have any special meaning. All the keywords are combined into one list once you are done.
We have removed the ability for users to mass-set bulk uploaded submissions to Public status. Too many people were abusing it by bulk uploading and then not going through their submissions one by one checking keywords and ratings.
Moderators can still bulk-set things public, so if you genuinely have a huge collection of correctly keyworded and tagged uploads to set public, please contact us for help.
Ratings have always been compulsory, but you are now required to specify when something is rated General, rather than it simply being the default when you do nothing. This means users must assign a rating and cannot skip this step.
Full size file max size now in Megapixels, not dimensions
We now limit the maximum uploaded file size by Megapixels, and not by arbitrary separate width and height dimensions. The effect is similar, but it means that you can have images wider or taller than the old maximum width or height, so long as it is narrower in the other dimension to compensate. This is much more flexible, particularly as some uploads are very wide or very tall strips that may be bigger than the old 4000 pixel limit in one dimension, but very narrow in the other and so don't actually take up that much more bandwidth or disk space.
The overall pixel count known as Megapixels (MP), is now the number we look at. Currently we accept up to 16MP files.
Access, logout and session problems
A new problem effecting a number of users is that they cannot get their account to stay logged in on certain browsers. Yet changing to another browser seems to work fine. If you have this issue please report it to us, or comment here with the affected browser version and your OS and any other clues you think might help.
If anyone is having other problems logging in, staying logged in, posting submissions or leaving comments, or any other problems at all, please let us know immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org or via a Support Ticket if possible. https://inkbunny.net/ticketsviewall_process.php
* Changed: We are now using Database Connection Pooling (something which PHP and most PHP frameworks do not do for you). As a result, our server can now handle ten times more database requests per second than before.
* Changed: BBCode is now case-insensitive. This means lowercase and uppercase letters can be used for the BBCode tags.
* Added/Changed: Show custom thumbnails or show original thumbnails setting link now appears on the Userpage (just above the Gallery preview) and on the Submission page (next to the multi pages list if there are multiple pages on the submission). It still appears on the Gallery view. Previously you had to go back to Gallery to change this setting, and it had no effect on the thumbs displayed for multi pages on a submission.
* Fixed: Uploaded file now always has the artist/owner account name added to it, instead of Uploader's account name. This was a problem only when admins would upload something for a user, and previously the file would end up with the admin's name in the filename as a result.
* Added: Keyword entry now has three input boxes for new submissions, which guide you to enter Gender, Species and Themes/Kinks for every image as a minimum requirement. Keywords are very important on Inkbunny as they are essential to how the community operates. They help people find your work or avoid it if they want.
* Changed: Only moderators may now set multiple submissions Public at once via the Gallery view. This feature was being abused too much by users uploading in bulk and then not sufficiently keywording or rating their uploads before setting them all Public.
* Changed: We now check the incoming file Megapixel count (width times height) rather than apply an arbitrary separate check on each dimension. This makes it more flexible so artists can upload very tall or very wide images, that are narrower in the other dimension and so don't take up any more disk space or bandwidth. The maximum megapixel count we accept is currently 16MP.
* Added: There is now a link from Main Gallery to Scraps Gallery and vice versa in the gallery title bars.
* Changed: Searching by rating and type have been temporarily removed from Search while we fix some speed issues with those filters.
* Fixed: A bug in the PM system prevented you from sending two messages in the same thread when in Anonymous mode, before receiving a reply from the recipient. Note that anonymous PM mode is only available to Moderators.
* Changed: The Hi-res/Sales File downloader is disabled while our sales system is offline. * Added: Donations link can be turned on/off on your own journals now. Previously the setting was only available for Submissions /Journals combined and Userpage. The sale system is still offline so this isn't very useful yet! But you can still go and change the setting. Whatever you chose for Donation links on Submissions has been copied across to the Donation Links on Journals setting.
* Added: The login page now has a permanent advice bar at the top informing users how to check their connection to Inkbunny really is secure.
* Changed: Failed login attempts are counted per account and per IP. IP attempts were being reset on a successful login, but this was silly as an attacker could just make a bot log in via their own account to clear the IP fail count. Now the IP fail count is only cleared after a long timeout (several days).
* Added: We are now using a module to block rapid multiple hits per page. This helps reduce the impact of dos and ddos attacks, and slows down brute force password attacks. Thanks very much to @RyuuKishi for the suggestion and help with setup.