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I added 3 new lessons to JPLearn! (We're now listed at 20 lessons) but only lesson 18 will be available today. Tomorrow lesson 19 will be published and on Friday lesson 20. Sorry, I spent half the day at the mechanic's but will work hard to make up for it smile
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Mark! the link to jspot doesn't work after logging in!
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Thanks for the heads up! Looks like I forgot to add /student/ in the url. It should be fixed now smile
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Another person dies from a gaming marathon and this time his name is Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault whom died of “unknown causes” last night during a
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Mark says
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New register page is online
Password Reset: Ready to upload
Username Recover: ready to upload
News Item 1: Done (not published) [3 pages]
News Item 2: Done (not published) [3 pages]
New lesson: Almost done, homework not yet made
New lesson #2: Done, needs homework though

Everything will be uploaded tomorrow and I probably will also upgrade the education forums smile
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It's not pretty but course forums are now active!
Find the course, go to forums and there you have it! Unfortunately the urls are a little funny going back to the main forums but they do work. This is the first step for this new feature.  Theoretically it also works for Club Jappleng but I won't try it yet.

Also, all forums no matter what section of the site now loads the correct display order. It used to be sorted descending instead of ascending. So don't panic when you see things moved around. Happy weekend!
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Hello everyone and welcome to the JPLearn! Forums! Here's a few things you need to know to get started.

1. JPLearn! /  These forums are at its infancy
Some features work, some doesn't. But we're actively completing this project day by day and aiming to provide all of these nifty tools and resources free for all! We ask you to please be patient for a tiny bit more smile

2. JPLearn! Will have 3 Chapters at first
There's no telling how many chapters JPLearn! will grow, but the more people who participate, the more likely we will create additional chapters. Tell your friends and family!

3. JPLearn! keeps getting revised and we ask you help us
We do what we can to improve our lessons and when we get feedback like "This worked for me but that didn't", we take it to heart and try to improve it. Every now and then we will revise even older lessons to make it just that much better.

4. Educators are welcome!
If you want to use JPLearn! in your classroom, by all means, please do! But we ask that you let us know so we can feel more confident about how we're doing. Want to create your own curriculum? We've just about complete our own, and the only thing missing now are automatically graded quizzes (in the works). Simply post in the educator's forum and let us know what you want to do and we will send you a PM with more information.

You'll be able to track your student's progress, assign homework (as many as you wish) with optional deadlines, set calendar events, there's no need for Java, gain access to our educator's royalty-free resource library, and more. If you're interested to use our services for the next semester, take a look at the educator's forum.

5. Quizzes and other features are in the works
We are hard at work to develop various means to test and improve one's fluency in Japanese. Quizzes and educational games will be made available this spring.

6. You are not alone!
There are roughly 20-million people worldwide who are heavily interested in Japanese and many want to learn it. It's not always easy but we provide social feature such as the IMChat, J-Spot Social Network, these forums, and other means to interact with each other on Jappleng. All you need to do is speak up and others will be interested.

7. Comments are replaced with forums
For JPLearn! and the Jappleng Mini-Lessons courses, we have disabled comments and are using forums as the means to communicate. This should keep discussions a lot more orderly.

8. We're a big family!
Jappleng is one of the few rare places on the internet free from constant trolling and online harassment. While we can't predict the future, we do live in the now and are proud to say how supportive our community is for each other.

9. Kindly post in the appropriate forum
This goes without saying but please be mindful on where you post. We also have our Shakai Forums located here which are more or less tailored for things outside the scope of these lessons.

10. Study -something- every day
We don't always have much time but the little time we do have is precious, we get that. Try to learn at least 1 new Japanese thing every day even if it's just a single kanji character. The 14 days in 2 months that you didn't study anything could have been put towards learning 14 new words, 14 new kanji, or 14 new facts about Japan. You can even do something so simple on the loo. Why not right?

PLEASE DO YOUR BEST!
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Mark says
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There, the new login / registration page is up and running!

Additionally a dashboard has been implemented but isn't quite feature rich just yet. I've got plenty of ideas on how to make it great but for now it will do as-is. smile

Also, the Privacy Policy / ToS isn't accessible yet from the new registration system and neither is the reset password. I have to link those next. Yippy~
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Why did I spend about a week on this?
I spent about 4 days developing the new login / registration system because of many reasons, let me list them.

- It looked bad so it gave a bad impression
- It had way too much text everywhere, so it was confusing
- It was partially broken, things didn't work as expected sometimes
- Sometimes it wouldn't understand Japanese, no joke!
- The anti-spam bot (2-part) validator was really good at preventing spam but also was too hard for a lot of humans, this was fixed to something simple but effective
- When people want to join, they had issues figuring out what to do
- After joining / logging in, the user details didn't update properly and it made it seem like Jappleng was bad
- The login / registration system is one of the first things people see coming to Jappleng, having something so terrible left a bad impression and that reason alone is enough to focus hard on making something beautiful.

Extra things that came from it:
- Login / Registration modules can be called anywhere on Jappleng, in theory a login panel can pop up if the login button is pressed.
- I created a forms framework which will be used for a bunch of things in education and clubs.

What might happen next:
Probably a lot more people will be considering being a part of Jappleng after these changes. Additionally you can see the member / activity count which is in theory what people want to see. Hopefully there will be a boost in activity in the coming week smile
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Mark says
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The new login system is finally complete! It took a lot of doing but I created a new form framework to be used everywhere else around Jappleng whenever it's needed.  I'll upload these changes tomorrow since I've run out of time for today. Oh and happy valentine's day everyone!
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Mark says
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The future of Jappleng is BIG! (blog post)
I'm about to talk about some of the new things coming for Jappleng but not in detail because I've noticed that there are competitors whom are coincidentally doing the same things that I've been preaching about lately including educational tactics.

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1: General Site Updates
It'll be easier to register and login on Jappleng and there will be some alterations to how cookies work so that users are not forever signed on.  Additionally, tags will expand to all post types, Cultural and Travel editorials will be commentable, same goes with News items. A form will be made available to communicate to staff without needing to be logged in, and a password reset / username reminder will be made available. A fix to the "save item for later will be implemented as well.

2: Educational Site Updates
Lots of things are coming to the education section, namely there will be forums for each course and there will be many new features on the way. I am also looking into developing HTML5 based games to practice Japanese. XP will be obtainable by playing these games and you'll be able to level up and compete with other people in rank. Lots of fun things are coming for this.

3: New Educational Content
I've got a few new lessons to publish. Please look forward to them! Chapter 2 should be complete soon, I'm guessing in two weeks. I plan to play catch-up with the weeks I've missed. Additionally, existing lessons will be updated with improved style and content, particularly the first lesson needs to be heavily revised.

4: Forum Upgrades
The forums will be upgraded, some bug fixes, the visual editor will be upgraded, and it will be more mobile friendly. Additionally the home page and categories will all be upgraded with some amazing new features and design.

5: Jappleng Video Series
We will have 5 different video series to present starting in March. I won't go into details but here are hints for each of them:

1. Food
2. Drawing
3. Jappleng Video Tutorials (how to use Jappleng)
4. JPLearn!
5. Story

6: J-Blogs are coming!
You might think I forgot about this but I didn't. J-Blogs are on their way and they could be used to keep track of your learning progress or goals.  You could even use them for things like Anime episode reviews or whatever your heart desires!

7: Club Jappleng is still under development
Club Jappleng is coming in March, if you would like a private beta key, please let me know. This is a huge undertaking and other things are taking priority right now.

8: J-World
Project J-World will begin in April, I hope you will all look forward to this and no, I will not explain what it could be.

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I am still looking for staff but this will take time to find the right person. With all of these projects under development, I'm sure you can all see the magnitude which Jappleng still needs to grow to. I will continue to expand Jappleng's visibility in hopes more people will join and take part of the site's activities. JPLearn! is quickly growing as well and is being used by many educational institutions already.

I will continue working on the changes now, see you soon!
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Mark says
8d
Back from my long weekend! Got lots of work to do today for the site, content to add, new features to bring. Please look forward to it! Less time to explain, more time to work. be back in a bit smile
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Mark says
9d
I probably won't be updating Jappleng today, got a surprise date today Shocked be back tomorrow!
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Thanks for accepting my friend request smile
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Mark says
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Whew, some really cool stuff is coming your way :D
- New registration system
- New JPLearn! lesson
- Many new features and fixes!

Please look forward to these updates on Monday! (Tuesday a big forum update will be underway)
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