Hi players, the website and application will be down very briefly on 9/20 at 7am PDT while updates and bugfixes are released. Apologies for the inconvience. Details about the specific updates will be posted here shortly.
UPDATE: Here are the changes that were part of the update:
Ability to change the depth of the viewable volume. Use shift+mouse wheel to change the size and alt+mouse wheel to change the position of the volume. This can be used to make virtual finger more accurate as it will hide traces not part of the volume and decrease the search space so it captures less noise.
Starting at disconnected view at the start has been disabled while problems with consensus and how it is combining reconstructions are being resolved.
Ability for scientists to create non-box shaped comments. Hopefully this will allow them to draw tighter fitting comment areas which will make it easier to find the neuron branches.
Bug fixes to scoring, node coloring, z-clipping of nodes
We experienced a website outage this morning. The downtime and any lack of responsiveness in the past approximately 18 hours are likely due to an issue with our production database. This issue has been mitigated and we are working on a permanent fix to ensure the issue doesn’t arise again. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and contributions, as always.
Here are some notes about updates that were released earlier this morning:
A new help page was added with tips for playing. We recommend that everyone take some time to read it.
A new settings in the menu called ‘Z-clip in Ctd’ which will hide traces that are far away from your current z-slice in Connect-the-dots mode. Use this to decrease visual noise when trying to look for and trace fainter signals.
In-game interface that show play tips on start up. You can choose to dismiss it once you have read through all of them.
As always be sure to clear your cache if nothing loads.
We’ve a bunch of updates that have just been pushed out. These include:
*Being able to delete consensus nodes again
*Badges for new comments and hotspots will appear next to the buttons
*New comments will have an animated icon
*Bugfixes and performance improvements
For a full list of changes or to see the latest updates anytime, feel free to check the changelog.
In addition to updates, we’ve also received feedback from our friendly, neighborhood neuroscientist, alexh. Check out the results page under the “Challenges” tab to view what Alex had to say.