Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

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Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:24 pm

Alright guys, sorry about tonight. I've tried to install a few MODS to the forum, to improve everyone's experience.

But I ran into trouble and unfortunately, fixing everything has taken me much longer than I had originally expected. However, I'm happy to announce that the correcting stage has been completed.

Below are the changes that have been implemented:

Add Homepage Link In Header - Users can now access the main blog, via the forums in one quick click.
Instant Post Redirect - When submitting a post, you will no longer have that useless screen, informing you that you've just made a post.
Users and Bots On Seperate Lines - It will now be easier to identify regular human users, and bots on the forum front screen.


Expect more to be added in the next few days.

Thanks for your patience.

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Xcw » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:46 pm

Tinkering in the background of forums always creates a few problems, at least you sorted them without too much downtime :-D

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Rage06 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:35 am

Nice :)
Post redirect is perfect.
New additions/improvements will always bring minor hiccups but its always worth it as the final product becomes much better afterwards.

Great work! (y)

PS. Liking the updated emotions :P

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by graday » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:12 am

OPE responding to customer demands! Great news... No doubt this'll be the first of many, many alterations as the forum grows.

Looking forward to the future. (y)
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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:12 am

I've got a few more additions lined up, which you'll see over the next few days or so.

It's hard work, but I just want you guys to have the ultimate experience, when posting here :)

I'll keep you updated in this thread, when I have installed the new stuff. Hold tight!

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:11 pm

Here's the latest new addition:

Posts per day: An extra line added in the statistics module, on the front page, showing the average PPD since the forum began.

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Will » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:27 pm

Love the changes. Great job Mike. :D

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:54 pm

I'm sure you've noticed the most recent change that has been implemented;


Latest topic title: Users are now able to see the latest topic title on the front page of the forum. As a result, the forums have 'stretched'. (It's not a bad thing, unless you are going to complain about the fact that you're going to have to scroll down more when on the front page).

Users' birthdays: When you have a birthday, expect a birthday 'gift' on the front page of the forums, just for you - it's a little "birthdays" section which you'll be able to see just above the Stats section.


I don't plan to make any more changes/additions to the forums now. I think I've done all that I can do for the time being, so in turn, my next target will be to improve the average PPD of the forums. Help, support and anything else will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers. Enjoy the new and (incredibly) improved forums. :-)

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Rage06 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:46 pm

Nice!! (y)
The only downside for me is I will have to wait 8 months for my name to be on the front page :( (Birthday gift) :P

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:12 pm

I actually changed my birthday quickly, just to see what it looks like. Don't worry, it's nothing special really. And I'm sure you'll be doing more important things on your birthday, rather than spend all day on here! :?

Again, it's no problem guys. I do this all for you - the fans, the people who are most important in this world.

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by graday » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:12 am

Appreciate the efforts OPE... December by the way. ;)
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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:30 am

Sorry guys, but can you all upload your avatars again please?

A slight hiccup on the servers, caused by yours truly. Sorry for the inconvenience, but be assured it won't happen again.

Thanks again, for all of your magnificent support.

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by graday » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:07 pm

You fix it? It's showing on my phone? I didn't re-upload?
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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:24 pm

It's showing up on my desktop, but not my phone. Once the cache updates itself, some images will disappear.

I would still recommend that everyone re-uploads their avatars again.

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Re: Recent/Future Changes To The Forums

Post by Mike » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:03 pm

I've just added some new mods to the forums;

Show Password Strength - When creating/editing your log-in password, you'll now be able to see the "strength" of your chosen password.
Please Wait - When submitting a post, you will now see a "Sending post - please wait..." screen, until your post has successfully added to the boards.

Enjoy! (wave)

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