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 Topic: Lots of New Forum Features! (Page 1 of 2)
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  dpaanlka (Profile)
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Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:35 pm
Well today has been a long day of working on some great new forum enhancements. And all of this has been done on a PowerBook Duo 2300c running 7.6.1 of course, as this is my only laptop and I'm in Washington D.C. for the week. Yay for BBEdit!

Private Messaging Returns
Originally, this forum had a private messaging system, but it was clumsy and didn't match the rest of the site. I disabled it a long time ago planning to not re-enable it until I got around to formatting the entire system to match the rest of the site. Ever since then the site has more than doubled in size and people have been requesting it. Well now that day has come and so you'll find an inbox link in the navigation bar. The system is pretty robust and you all should find it quite satisfactory for your needs.

New Topic Listing Views
Now topics are listed in a cleaner and more robust manner, including how many views a topic has gotten, and who the original author was.

Other Minor Changes
The blue back arrows have been moved in-line with the topic and folder titles. There have been some other minor tweaks here and there to clean up messy formatting.

Still to Come
Search results pages are going to more closely match the new topic index layouts. Timeframe of a few days on that. Some sort of picture or attachment system is in the works too. Control Panel and Profile sections will be updated too, adding useful features and removing redundant phpBB ones. Fially, a new section of the site with a publicly accesable FTP server will be added so that users can share files and stuff. When these updates come online, notification will be posted to this topic.

Report Bugs
All of this was designed to work with Netcape 4.8 under Mac OS 7.6.1, with both CSS and Java disabled. Since all of this is brand new it may or may not have bugs in the system. Please report anything strange to me either by private message or via email at staff(at)system7today.com

  dpaanlka (Profile)
  1024 MB
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:17 pm
OK now that I've pounded out all the bugs of the Private Messages, today's minor updates focus on the Control Panel and User Profile areas.

The Control Panel is now much cleaner and I think easier to understand. And now User Profiles are way cleaner, and include a link to send a private message to whoever's profile you're looking at. So lets say you're reading a thread and you want to send a private message to somebody that posted in that thread. You can just go to their profile, click "send private message" and that's it.
  madmax_2069 (Profile)
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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:55 am
WOW, great job dpaanlka

its been a wile since i have been here these are nice features to return to

keep up the great work and thanks for all of your hard work
  wdurden (Profile)
  16 MB
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:23 am
Hi great work so far! One suggested feature that would greatly increase my usage of the site would be an option to login and then see all of the forum postings since last log off. The forums for purebasic have this feature and it is great for making regular checks. With such a feature, I for one would be much more likely to make it a regular daily check. Perhaps it exists now here but if so I missed it.

Again, great work for all you have already done, this is a fun, useful and interesting place!
  dpaanlka (Profile)
  1024 MB
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:02 am
Today I added a "Recent Activity" panel on the forum home page. Probably will find that useful...
  wdurden (Profile)
  16 MB
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:20 am
This is a super addition, the only thing is, I am not seeing it ? Where is it? I am sorry, I must be blind ....

Really looking forward to the feature!
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