Greetings Fellow Wave Makers, and Welcome to 2021
First off, Happy New Year, and welcome to 2021! I hope today's post finds you all happy, healthy and ready to achieve great things in 2021. As we all know, 2020 was a challenging year, and we were no exception. Our ad networks have struggled somewhat, and led to some delays on the payment processing end of things, but those are close to corrected. We are continually striving to seek additional ad partners to further our ability to offer the best payout ratio out there.
To recap 2020, we had some major expansions in 2020. We added a new 100 terabyte server to the platform that should continue to serve our media hosting needs for all of 2021. We expanded our bandwidth capacity to help server over 116,000 hours of video last year. We've made some significant progress in making sure user related emails are getting out, and are happy to say that as of today, all the major email networks are now delivering the notification emails we send out. That was a long, arduous process that we're sincerely glad to be past.
As for 2021, we have some exciting things coming, starting with today's launch of our new hosting service for podcasters. Today, we are excited to announce the official launch of pods.app. https://www.pods.app. This new service will allow our creators a white-labeled site for their content, and allow them to add some additional content beyond generic content we provide. Additionally, this new service will allow creators to set up their own advertising accounts with ad partners, thus increasing the potential earnings a creator can earn. We're very excite to get this launch done, and look forward to working with our creators to assist them in their own launch.
Additionally, there are some major user experience improvements coming to the site in the next few weeks. We've heard the concerns from our users regarding the overall look and feel of the website, and have addressed these in the 21.1 release. Many technical bugs have been fixed in this release, which should be going to public testing in February. Some major bullet points of the 21.1 version include: fixing the logout issue, fixing the disconnects with large uploads, adding more detail regarding user account and message status, threaded comment conversations and more. You'll be able to see our work at https://test.breach.tv soon.
We're looking forward to what looks to be an incredible year of growth for Breach. We thank you for continuing to bring your content to us and look forward to seeing more soon!
Greetings, fellow WaveMakers,
Today, work was completed on our latest feature to help you further automate distribution of you Breach content to your own websites, WordPress pages, and any other platform that can ingest rss feeds.
You'll find your personalized RSS feed of your content in your payment account management portal as well as in the user drop down list when you're logged in.
We've validated the RSS feed against W3C standards, so all readers should accept the feed, but if there is one that's not reading it correctly, please email the support team with the name of the reader and what error message(s) you are receiving from it.
Keep making waves, we're working hard behind the scenes to bring you even more new features every day!
Some minor, but big changes coming to the video upload page very soon.
Adding a thumbnail selector option - in case you want to have your own thumbnail show for the video instead of the Breach generated thumbnails, this will allow you pick a image.
Scheduled Release - This 1.2 concept is becoming a reality. A simple picker to select the date AND time you want your video to release - videos that have scheduled releases will not be viewable or show in results prior to its release.
Unlisted Privacy - For those of you who want to make a video exclusive, but not to the point of requiring a viewer be a subscriber to your Breach channel, we've added this option that will post the video publicly, but does not list it in any breach search, list or home pages. Perfect for Patreon exclusive content!
We'd like to thank the people who've contributed ideas and requests for improvements. We're happy to take on the challenges of making Breach YOUR platform.
We have completed our testing with the stats update and have implemented the code update to our administrative tools. Unfortunately, with the current log and outside validation, it has been determined that this process will not be able to be run more than once daily. We have, however, scheduled automated tasks to run this every night, just after midnight Central time (US). Your current stats are now up to date as of midnight July 10, 2018.
We've implemented a workaround to the bug we discovered in the automatic play updates on your video pages, which is also included in the daily update.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for holding up stats for a few days while we worked through getting our processes and post-process auditing closer in line with our actual stats representation
We're busy working on getting your stats updates turned back on. We've identified a few things that will be implemented in this stats update to better reflect accurate play counts based on our logging and external site monitoring tools.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience the lack of reporting has caused. We anticipate having the stats update pushed out later today. For now, it will run once daily as we will need to gauge performance of the new log reader and imports. As performance dictates, we'll increase the frequency of how often these run. Please note, there is an additional bug that can cause a minor discrepancy between the play counts you see on your video's page and the actual, registered play counts. We've seen this to be no more than a 5% discrepancy and have set an alert to monitor any account that goes over this discrepancy, however, we are not anticipating that any accounts are going to be in this alert threshold. We have contacted our back-end software developer for some research into this issue.
Thanks again for your continued support!