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Community Update - Happy New Year!

If you're reading this, it's the New Year in the UK now and Big Ben didn't play O Fortuna instead of the bongs, so this year will hopefully be better.

Last year for New Year's I added a feature - since the scope of the next update is so big I can't do that this year, so instead I'll talk about a few I'm adding in the big one instead.

Note: Design work in progress, so these pics are WIP. Still gotta do theming, which'll be done as the last thing I do.

Mutual Checking

One of the most used features of XKit on Tumblr is the mutual checker, so I decided to go ahead and add it on Waterfall. This'll show on your Following and Followers pages, and the check will run against your currently active blog.

Pronouns in post headers

This was suggested by the wonderful @jellyenvy, and it seemed like a good idea, so I added it! You set your pronouns on your user page, and can enable it per blog. Then, it'll show up in post headers. It doesn't show up in post segments due to space constraints, but that might change in future.

For the first iteration, this'll be limited to the most common three - they/them, she/her, and he/him. Adding neopronouns will be on the to-do list, but I need to find a way of going about it that minimises the risk of abuse (such as the occasional user who might think the helicopter joke is still funny) while also not accidentally gatekeeping which pronouns are "valid", so that'll be an exercise for after the next update once any kinks are worked out. They also won't show on group blogs, due to the multiple user factor.

OP Tag Blocking

An update to tag blocking, it'll now check the OP's tags too, and let you know whether it's being blocked from the reblogger's tags or the OP. This should solve about 80% of the edge cases I've encountered so far.


Poll posts have been added in the dev build. You can set them to run for 24 hours, 3 days, or 1 week currently. Single vote or multiple options, you can have up to 10 options. These are limited to one vote per user rather than per blog. Options you voted for have a different colour than other options that have votes, to make reading it easier. I just didn't think to include that in the screenshot, oops.

Obviously, there's more behind the scenes and I'll post more about those when I have something a bit less WIP for them.

In the meantime, happy new year!

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