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Monthly Roundup - May 2024

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We want to get even better at being as transparent as possible about the work we're doing behind the scenes each month with you - our community. As part of our ongoing effort, I’ve been hired as our new Content Manager, more to follow on that in the future! My role is dedicated to enhancing our transparency and ensuring more open communication with you all. With this in mind, starting this month, we'll be sharing these news posts.

As you know, we're hard at work on the new website for Nexus Mods and want you to see exactly what we’ve been up to—what we've implemented, improved, fixed, and what we're still working on.

Below, you’ll find our updates for May. This month, we’ve focused on a bunch of enhancements and fixes to make your experience on the site even better.

Now, let’s dive into what’s new and improved:

User Profile Tweaks
You've been giving us some great feedback about the new user profile page, thank you! Based on the most common points raised we've made the following refinements:
  • No More Infinite Scroll: This was a big one. There was an overwhelming response to this, so we listened and we’ve switched back to page-based navigation.
  • Auto-Applied Filters: Game filters now auto-apply when you visit a profile from a game page.
  • Faster Performance: Profiles load quicker now, though we're still ironing out some ad-related slowdowns.




Better Navigation
We’ve improved the navigation on the newer parts of the site for a more consistent experience. It now matches the main Nexus Mods site and includes:
  • Search: Find Mods, Media, Games, Users, and Collections effortlessly.
  • Quick Uploads: Direct shortcuts for uploading Mods and Media.

We’ll be continuing to work on this over the coming months, as our goal is to get as much consistency as possible between the old navigation and the new navigation. Something else to be excited about is our plans to expand the range of games you can favourite.


 



Improved reporting and moderation tools
We've updated the reporting pop-ups for all content types so that they now prompt for key information that will help our moderators handle your report more quickly and effectively. The new pop-up window also features advice for users in cases where they would be trying to report a mod for the wrong reasons.

On top of this, we're working on improving the tools for moderators behind the scenes to make it easier to handle reports and protect the community from abuse.




One Login to rule them all
Remember how annoying it was to have to log in to Nexus Mods, and then log in again for collections, and again for your profile, and again for...well you get the idea. Now, when you log in or out of Nexus Mods, you’re also logged in or out of our subdomains. So, whether you’re on Collections, User Profiles, or any settings page, one login does it all.

And more…
  • Donation Points Updates: Updated Rules and FAQs: Check out the new rules and FAQs for our Donation Points system in our latest news post. We’ve also cleaned up some old FAQs from the Wallet section and added a notice about delayed monthly reports.
  • Out with the Old: We’ve ditched an outdated ‘About’ page. You can find the latest info here.
  • Quick Alerts: We can now toggle a site-wide banner on and off to keep you informed about important issues, usually covered on our status page.
  • Collection Revision Errors: No more errors when checking out old collection versions.
  • Pinning/Hiding Collection Comments: Collection curators can now pin or hide comments without any hiccups.
  • Avatar bugs fixed:  Avatar issues? Gone. You can add, update, or remove your avatars smoothly.
  • Redirect bugs: Those pesky “redirect errors” some of you were seeing? Fixed.
  • Profile View Count Fix: View counts are now more accurate and won’t increase when you view your profile.
  • Legacy Username Fix: No more errors for users with spaces or special characters in their usernames.

What are we working on next?
Now that you’re up to speed with everything from May, here’s what to look forward to in the coming months:

  • A brand-new payment system is in the works, which you can read more about in our recent news post.
  • An early alpha release of the Nexus Mods App, featuring support for Stardew Valley. 
  • We’re adding even more enhancements to our moderation tools.
  • We’re making changes to the way the Donation Points system works.
  • Search for comments on mod pages (we know this was mentioned a while ago, but we wanted to acknowledge this is still in the pipeline and hasn't been forgotten!)
  • Navigation alignment (game-specific links, favourites, etc.).
  • Investigating an issue where deleting images from your profile wasn’t working.
  • We’ve been moving our downloads database infrastructure due to changes with our provider.
  • Our design team is cooking up some refreshed fonts for the website. Stay tuned!


Your feedback is super important to us and really helps shape our future improvements. You’ll notice we’ve already made some changes based on what you’ve told us, so please keep the suggestions coming!

101 comments

  1. Xaliber13
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    So the Nexus Mod App is incoming soon? Not sure how I feel about this as it will replace Vortex. How will the migration process look like?

    Also related to comments... there's no plans to track our comment history yet? Something like Steam's comment history. Nexus had a forums comment history and it was very useful regardless of how clunky it was.
    1. Iluviel
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      We aren't considering a migration process from Vortex to the Nexus Mods App, users will need to start a new modding experience when using the App. In part this is due to how the App works when managing a game for the first time, it is not able to recognise already installed mods. A solution for this in the long-term would be great, but isn't a priority quite yet. We're really early on in the development stages of the App and it's only now getting ready for an early Alpha release.

      There are no plans to deliver a comment history tracking this year. The request is in our backlog and we will get to it, but right now we're focusing on other projects (like the ones mentioned in the article).

      We have a lot of projects that we'd like to do and that everyone is asking for, but we can't do everything at once sadly. We're having to make hard decisions to focus on a few projects that we can deliver.
    2. Stormbearer
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      So, all old mods will be no longer usable going forward with this new app. quote: "We aren't considering a migration process from Vortex to the Nexus Mods App, users will need to start a new modding experience when using the App. In part this is due to how the App works when managing a game for the first time, it is not able to recognise already installed mods. A solution for this in the long-term would be great, but isn't a priority quite yet. We're really early on in the development stages of the App and it's only now getting ready for an early Alpha release."  As in, all mods will be needed to be completely re-created if they are going to be usable. Not sure wiping out all the mods is a GOOD thing.
    3. Iluviel
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      So, all old mods will be no longer usable going forward with this new

      I think you've misunderstood. No, mods do not need to be recreated or updated to work in the Nexus Mods App.

      Xaliber13 is asking about a migration tool. I.e. take your stable mod setup on Vortex and move it to Nexus Mods App. We aren't planning on creating a migration tool for the Alpha release, so you will need to start from a clean game install and then reinstall your mods.
    4. Xaliber13
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      Thank you for the prompt reply Iluviel. I'm not sure how I feel about the Nexus Mods App (NMA? Nemo?) situation.

      Does that mean people who are developing their modlist will need to redo their modlist from scratch, if I understand it correctly? How would Collections work pertaining to this? Can we "backup" our modlist to Nexus Collection, and then recover it back to NMA/Nemo later?

      I understand that NMA/Nemo will only be in its very early alpha stage this year. But if migrating tool is not in the horizon yet, I imagine that the need to rebuild our modlist (a daunting process already for Skyrim) will make a lot of people would just migrate to other tools (like MO2) instead of to NMA/Nemo. 
    5. Pickysaurus
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      You're asking a bunch of questions we don't have answers to yet. Although we do plan to make the App "backwards compatible" with existing collections unless there's a really strong reason not to.
    6. Xaliber13
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      Yeah, sorry Pickysaurus. I'm just quite anxious since I'm sure you know the tedium to make a working mod setup in Skyrim. And although I also like MO2, I've been a bit attached to Vortex. Great to know that at least Collections will work with the App/NMM/Nemo though. 
    7. AL12
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      We haven't ruled out a migration tool from Vortex or MO2 etc yet, project is still at alpha stage. Those things might come down the line.
    8. DemonLapis
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      Basically if you go over to the new app when its available you wont be able to use your current mod list without re downloading said mods into the new app as it wont recognize any already added to your game by Vortex so its not replacing Vortex as a whole but you can only use one or the other 

      Kinda like if you manually add mods to a game and Vortex doesn't recognize them or even acknowledge their existence
    9. Magickingdom
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      This makes me SOOoo Happy I manual install and use Wrye Bash. Nothing, NOTHING, beats the simple life.
    10. showler
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      Why would a delay in releasing a migration tool cause people to migrate to MO2 instead of sticking with Vortex until the migration tool is available (or they need to rebuild their mod list for other reasons)?
    11. Zanderat
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      We aren't considering a migration process from Vortex to the Nexus Mods App, users will need to start a new modding experience when using the App.
      This is a terrible idea and will put off users from using the new Nexus Mods App.
  2. jpteixeira
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    If I may had some suggestions:

    - Please add shortcuts to Delete and Mark as Read in the notifications page
    - When deleting notifications one after the other, the deleted notifications just pop up again, most of the times, can it be fixed?
  3. TheManaVault
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    Please review mod visibility for updated content, at this moment after a couple of hours on a semi-busy day, even a new release disappears into the "Load More" button, effectively escaping all but the most attentive eyes.
    Perhaps placing a directly visible Updates Tab with cover screenshots and short description, or better yet a timeline in the spirit of social networks (or blogroll, whatever is easier to implement), with priority to content and authors that a user tracks... This issue has been requested to be addressed by many community members, creators and users alike (I as a user of other authors content would very much appreciate this).
    1. Iluviel
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      An 'Updated' tab can be found on the homepage and game pages.

      You can set this as your default tab in your site preferences too by using the 'Default Mods Tab' setting.
    2. mkh97
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      Yes, that would be great. I have 4 mods that I have updated 50 times to add new content. Some people who might be interested will probably never see it.

      Maybe Nexus could make it so that updated mods will also show up next to (or under) new mods on the same page, increasing their visibility? And not just kind of hidden away in the 'Updated' tab. The stats on many mods will show you that they get the most views when they are in the 'New today' tab, so maybe combine the two (Updated and New) into one, if possible?

      And maybe remove the Media section if there is not enough space to combine them. It's mostly softcore porn in there anyway, I'd rather see more mods.
    3. Pandorable
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      I think most creators know about the updates tab but as TheManaVault points out it's rather lacking. 
      Making mod updates more visible for users by default (lets face it, very few would bother changing their site preferences for this) would solve a lot of issues that's been brought up about modders uploading updates as new, separate mods. I feel the temptation to do just that every time as it sucks to post a huge update and it gets almost no visibility. 
    4. Willythewoodelf
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      I'll add my two cents here and say I second the idea of combining updated mods with the new mods tab. I think this would help a lot with visibility.  I cannot tell you how many wonderful mods have been missed due to their very fleeting time on the new today tab, rarely to be viewed again.  I can't say I agree with removing the Media section though. I love making mods, but I also enjoy sharing my own work with the community of fellow screen archers present on the site.  I agree that a good bit of it is softcore porn to some extent but not all of us post that kind of thing.  Not to mention the media section is  a great place to post video or images to showcase new mods.  Just a thought :)  -Cheers!
    5. mkh97
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      Not to mention the media section is  a great place to post video or images to showcase new mods.  Just a thought
      Yes, that is a good point. There are definitely some very nice screenshots being shared and you're right that they deserve some visibility too.
    6. Xaliber13
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      combining updated mods with the new mods tab. I think this would help a lot with visibility.
      +1. Should be default behavior.

      Then you make the toggle if users want to separate the two.

      EDIT: Suggested this in Nexus Feedback.
    7. SonderBain
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      I think it would be cool to have something similar to youtube subscription pages. All of your followed authors new mods and updates in their own feed of sorts together. Maybe something similar for screenshots would be nice as well!
    8. worm82075
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      SonderBain I think it would be cool to have something similar to youtube subscription pages. All of your followed authors new mods and updates in
      their own feed of sorts together. Maybe something similar for screenshots would be nice as well!

      I'd like that as long as it doesn't end up as useless as the liked video playlist. I think it needs to be capped at a certain number or it could get really messy following 200 people. Imagine how many database queries this site has per sec and then imagine it 200x that.

      mkh97 Maybe Nexus could make it so that updated mods will also show up next to (or under) new mods on the same page, increasing their visibility?

      There really isn't enough real estate on a single page to split it, It's been done before and it wasn't liked having narrow columns trying to give equal visibility and being below didn't help either because it was still largely ignored. I think the layout is very good and all we need is an alternating default view for MORE MODS so that every other time you load the page it defaults to Updates instead of New Today. I think that would be the fairest way for both the new uploader and the recent updater to get maximum visibility.
    9. CoralineKoralina
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      That would be great. Especially since "splitting the mods" is being limited due to abusing the DP system. My guess is that many creators do this because updates to their older mods are not visible enough and the DP go to, for example,  translation mods lol.

      Also, the visibility of translations should be limited IMO, they could be replaced by updated mods on the main page for example. Sometimes translations take up 50% of the latest mods and it's really annoying. People who want translations can literally search for them, no one's going to download them just because they show up on the main page.
  4. GrumpyOldNord
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    Search for comments on mod pages
    This is the big one we really need.
    1. worm82075
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      +1
    2. AlexintheVerse
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      agreed
    3. Absolutely. It annoys mod authors when questions are asked that are already answered, but if a mod page has hundreds of pages of comments, as a user, finding answers does rather turn into a needle-haystack affair.
    4. showler
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      Sadly, it's also a huge endeavor.  Probably on par with or more complicated than the forums changeover from last year.  And you'll remember how well that worked.
  5. Qudix
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    Besides a few minor issues, the biggest one for me is the absolutely abysmal interaction and rendering performance when hardware accelerated rendering is disabled on the browser. Clicking any button in the header results in several seconds long delay and then all the ui elements slowly load in, often freezing for a bit before fully showing. Page scrolling is similarly slow, often pausing for a moment as if still processing that I'm trying to interact with it. The current site (and the previous profile page) rendered smoothly with it turned off.

    I ran the performance profiler (for Firefox) on the page as you can see here: https://share.firefox.dev/3XduwL5

    I can't access the old page to run a comparison, but the slowdown is just insane to me. Every time I interact the renderer hits 100% usage. I could understand if the page was rendering complex 3D models or something, but in my opinion there's nothing on the page to justify such a significant performance penalty.
    1. lykosfx
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      Oi!
      Bom dia!

      Esse problema de Lentidão na sua Navegação, pode ser o seu Brawser Firefox, devido a Quantidade de Anúncios promovido por essa empresa.

      Faz um pequeno teste…

      Faz o download do Brawser Brave e veja qual dos dois é mais rápido ao Navegar na Net.

      O Brave bloqueia Anúncios que causam essa Lentidão.

      Faça a sua escolha.

      Obrigado pela sua Atenção.

      ---

      Hey!
      Good morning!

      This slow browsing problem could be your Brawser Firefox, due to the number of ads promoted by this company.

      Do a little test…

      Download Brawser Brave and see which of the two is faster when browsing the Internet.

      Brave blocks Ads that cause this Slowdown.

      Make your choice.

      Thank you for your attention
      (translate google)

      .
    2. worm82075
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      I know hardware accelerated rendering sounds like it has something to do with what you are seeing 'rendered" on your screen but all it is really is a CPU core unlimiter and disabling it is forcing all of the site code to be loaded by a single core. There is no reason to disable AHR unless you are running an ancient low core processor. It's an antiquated setting that was implemented to ease the transition from low core to high core cpu standards. In fact it has been completely useless to everyone since x64 became the standard across the board.
    3. bararam
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      Brave Browser is really just chromium, just like Chrome with some tech-cool addons, unlike flashy Opera. I think Qudix's idea is good. I also using firefox with disable hardware accelerations to alt tabbing with games / heavy rendering software, so I can have more resource allocated not on the browser. I second this idea. 
  6. C0L0NELMUSTARD
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    Neat
  7. Relanebeis
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    have a ding dong bing bong day y'all
  8. LilietBorodina
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    Suggestion: (optional?) notifications for new comments on your mods / replies to your comments on other mods that are also available in the ribbon menu at the top.
  9. pokara06
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    "Our design team is cooking up some refreshed fonts for the website. Stay tuned!"

    Ohh  i like this ;D
    1. worm82075
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      Seconded.
  10. Zorkaz
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    The report tool seems fishy. "I don't like this content" and "I'm having problems using this mod" would allow pretty much any person to report a mod just because their setup is broken or they didn't read the instructions.

    Edit: Nvm I'm the person who can't read.