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Release Notes: Contributing to MuckRock's open source efforts

Learn how to get started with contributing to MuckRock and FOIA Machine source code or just take a peek under the hood at how the site operates as well as the newest features.

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Release Notes: Fixed a bug that was aggressively logging users out

Release Notes: Fixed a bug that was aggressively logging users out

Last week, we quashed a bug that was overly aggressively logging users out, so you should now be able to use the site with fewer interruptions.

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Release Notes: More prominent newsletter promotion

Release Notes: More prominent newsletter promotion

Last week, we made it easier to register for our newsletter and pushed a small fix on a landing page.

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Release Notes: Large checks now sent certified, easier API key access, and more

Release Notes: Large checks now sent certified, easier API key access, and more

MuckRock’s new feature updates include an easier way to get an API key, improvements on request purchasing, eliminating emojis in mailed requests, fixed email submission warning, and a new process that has all checks over $150 now being sent via certified mail.

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Release Notes: Org pages showing requests and scanning .gov for web best practices

Release Notes: Org pages showing requests and scanning .gov for web best practices

Last week, we fixed a bug that accidentally hid some organization’s requests from their request page. We also continued hacking away at a new project that helps scan the websites of agencies in our database to look for how well they follow best practices from accessibility and speed to securing visitor privacy.

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Release Notes: Cleaned up user authentication code and agency uploads fixed

Release Notes: Cleaned up user authentication code and agency uploads fixed

This week, we cleaned up the source code for our user authentication service, including adding additional software tests and making it easier to run locally for others who want to use it.

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