Today there is one major development and two minor updates that we want to share.
First, the development: <span><a class="ajax" href="at?id=akkartik">akkartik</a>~ has joined team Hubski! Actually, akkartik has long been a behind-the-scenes asset. He is an Arc enthusiast, and has often served as my Arc sensei. It’s no exaggeration to say that he understands the workings of Hubski more deeply than I. However, more important than his expertise (and doubling the size of our development team), akkartik ‘gets’ Hubski, and our goals.
Welcome aboard, akkartik!
First, thanks to akkartik, passwords are now salted. Passwords had previously been hashed, but now a salt is added as well. <span><a class="ajax" href="at?id=DanQ">DanQ</a>, <span><a class="ajax" href="at?id=ll">ll</a> and others have made other good security suggestions, and we plan to implement more improvements.
Second, as you might have noticed, you can now save comments. <span><a class="ajax" href="at?id=BLOB_CASTLE">BLOB_CASTLE</a>~ suggested this some time ago, and we agreed that there was little reason why comments couldn’t be saved like posts. In fact, comments are often the most valuable content to be found.
As always, feedback is appreciated.
p.s. Sorry for the extended downtime last night at about 1AM EST. We were implementing some changes so that akkartik and I can more efficiently collaborate, and it took longer than we anticipated.