Green Submissions Change Log
(Known Issues...)

01/20/15 - Patched an encoding problem that made some attachments unreadable on Iphones.
01/21/15 - Changed server permissions on attachments, making them null serverside.
02/02/15 - Fixed a problem with the bio function, which caused an error to be displayed when users entered odd punctuation.
02/12/15 - Patched a vulnerability, which allowed users to manipulate the URL in the browser.
02/12/15 - Added session strengthening.
02/12/15 - Forced SSL sessions for all users, which protects users against eavesdropping on public connections.
06/19/15 - Fixed error that prevented larger files from being uploaded as attachments, resulting in blank submissions from the publisher control panel.
06/19/15 - Added clarification text to control panel to assist visitors with submissions.
06/22/15 - Changed some confusing text in the submission area. Replaced "poetry" with "submissions" as many submissions are not poems.
06/22/15 - Changed the submission menu links to clickable buttons. Several users noted that the links were not obvious enough. They should be obvious now.
06/25/15 - Added IP checking for editors with geolocation to help prevent system abuse.
03/09/2016 - Due to many requests, we have removed the "Edit" tool.
03/09/2016 - Removed Ajax preview mode for submission form to prevent abuse.
03/09/2016 - Reset width of publisher pages so they look better on mobile devices.
03/09/2016 - Changed footer message for clarity. There were no changes to our guidelines or privacy policy.
07/17/2016 - Added the ability for editors to read submission update notes.
07/17/2016 - Fixed a small glitch in the file download program that was causing some users to see a corrupted file after the last MS Word update.
07/17/2016 - Added security to notes mod.
07/17/2016 - Added padding to the editor control panel pages. (This is purely cosmetic.)
06/01/2017 - Fixed a database issue that caused the site to be unresponsive.
06/01/2017 - Moved to a new server with additional space to grow.
10/05/2017 - Moved GreenSubmissions back to the Instant Access hosting because the new hosting company was too buggy. We did add additional storage so we still have room to grow.
10/17/2017 - If you noticed some blank submissions, that was fixed today. The server move from the 5th had some missing files. We restored them from backups. Oops
10/21/2017 - Fixed an issue that caused uploads to return an error when filenames contained punctuation.
10/22/2017 - Changed the status "Rejected" to "Declined". There is no functional difference. It just seems more friendly.
10/22/2017 - Spruced up the pages a little.
10/22/2017 - Changed the guidelines link. Admin will now link to their own guidelines page using the Page Setup tool.
10/25/2017 - Added new reader role. Reader may read submissions and leave private staff notes but not accept/reject submissions. Setup roles under staff management (must be admin).
10/25/2017 - Changed permissions of editor. Now only admin can send mass email, update the page style, define editions, and add staff members.
10/25/2017 - Fixed a small error that prevented custom submission status types from filtering properly in the "Other Types" tab.
10/25/2017 - Posted a few videos to assist new users with Green Submissions usage.
11/28/2017 - Upgraded website software infrastructure from PHP5.x to PHP 7.x
11/28/2017 - Changed Terms of Service. Account owners must now log into their account at least once every 180 days to remain active.
11/28/2017 - Added password reset feature for all roles. Passwords are no longer emailed as plain text. Update tokens are sent by email.
11/28/2017 - Fixed small glitch in Page Setup feature for account admins. Forms now pre-populate properly.
11/28/2017 - Added requirement for strong passwords. Passwords must now be longer, and contain numbers, special characters, and both uppercase and lowercase letters.
11/28/2017 - Admins can no longer see passwords in Staff Management tool. Simply re-add a staff member to change passwords, or ask them to use password reset tool.
11/28/2017 - Changed language "Publisher Login" to "Staff Login" because many users are not actually publishers.
11/28/2017 - In order to satisfy the universities, bloggers, and news stations that have started using Green Submissions, there are now 16 submission types listed instead of 7. The list includes Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Music, Photography, Work, Assignment, Extra Credit, Article, News Report, Proposal, Manuscript, Chapbook, Short Story, and Other. The admin can select the types to accept using the tool provided on the main control panel.
12/02/2017 - In the rather large update from the 28th, some users had trouble using the lost password utility because after the update, both usernames and passwords were case sensitive, where only passwords were before. The lost password utility now sends the username along with the password reset token. Users can now view their login, allowing users to know if they entered any upper case letters so that matching the case for logins is possible.
12/02/2017 - Greensubmissions has now partnered with Amazon for our email delivery needs. This will speed up the delivery of email notices both inside the USA and internationally.
05/06/2018 - There was a small error in the email timestamp that caused some ISP companies to reject email. That was patched.
12/07/2019 - Fixed a login problem that prevented new users from authenticating new accounts.

1/17/2020 - Fixed a problem that prevented new signups after moving our system to a new server.


Outstanding / Known Issues:
* Editor roles cannot view private notes of other editor roles.

We are becoming a little more popular, but we still plan to remain free to everyone.