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Board Upgrade [Now Finished!]

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] I'll be starting the board upgrade mentioned in SP Happenings shortly. During the upgrade, the boards will be closed for posting, and once I turn them back on, THINGS WILL NEED TO BE FIXED. The board styling etc. will need to be redone, so please be patient while all that is sorted out.

    Thanks you for your understanding, and I'm sure you'll love all the extra new features that we'll be introducing.
     
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  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] And we're back! There were some bumps along the road so it's taken much longer than it should have, but what can you do...

    It'll take me a while to get everything back to normal, but most of it should already look familiar. With this board upgrade, we've got a ton of new features. Not all of them are active yet, but I'll be looking into them gradually and enabling what isn't yet soon. Here's just a small list of new (mostly) user-end additions:

    * Thread tagging
    * Search cloud / tag cloud
    * Thread prefixes
    * Reciprocal friendships between users
    * Public visitor messaging on profile pages with 'conversation' feature
    * User picture galleries with user comment facility
    * User-created social groups with invite only and moderated membership options
    * Extended member profile pages
    * Customizable member profile pages with admin-controlled styling abilities
    * Inline editing of custom user profile fields
    * Lightbox viewer for attached images
    * Notices system for navigation bar
    * Multiple human-verification systems including reCAPTCHA, image verification and Q/A
    * User change history
    * Social bookmarking integration

    The quickest way to delve into most of this new stuff is to go look at your profile. There is now a link to your profile on your username in the top right corner, where it says "Welcome, USERNAME." Clicking on the USERNAME will bring you to your profile. From there you can add friends, picture albums, see who's visited your profile, edit your details, etc. For Myspace and Facebook users, this should be familiar territory. :D

    The board FAQ has been completely rewritten, so you can find answers to most of your questions and explanations of the new features there. I'll also be providing more information here later on.

    For additional new settings and options, check your User CP!

    Have fun checking out the new features. ;)
     
  3. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Holy mother of upgrades! This is too much to take in....system...error....ERROR.......... :skeptic: :rolling:
     
  4. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I didn't see any mention of the psychic upgrade. :p
     
  5. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    I guess no one made the necessary brain donation. Since you're still nagging about it, I suggest you do the honors...but we all know there's nothing in that massive cavern between your ears except dusty old cobwebs. :evil: :rolling:
     
  6. Urithrand

    Urithrand Mind turning the light off? ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Yay, I can appear to have friends! It's almost too much to take in! :D
     
  7. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    Excellent features! I've already uploaded several photos of my baby to a photo album. I, of course, would encourage everyone to have a look. He's only the cutest baby ever! (IMHO opinion, of course. And yes, I realize the inherent bias in my statement.)
     
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    While these features are nice, what I really need is a board upgrade that understands the binary language of moisture vaporators. :tie:

    And I'm supposed to have friends now?
     
  9. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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  10. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
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    When I have a chance, I'm going to have to create "The SP Conservative" group. Although, it may be a small group. :D
     
  11. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Depends on your area of conservatism, Snook. I consider myself fiscally conservative, but that's about it.
     
  12. Erod Gems: 14/31
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    Interesting features, although the usefulness of some is a bit questionable. The profile picture album system feels quite clumsy. Something similiar to how Coppermine works would be great.
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You can't have everything in the first version, it's going to get better with time.
     
  14. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Hang on, does this mean that SP is turning into . . . Facebook?

    Will we be able to send Vampire bites to each other soon as well?
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    That'd be pretty much in keeping with the theme... :evil:
     
  16. Klorox

    Klorox Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-mênu! Veteran

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    I'm in. Is that a South Park user-name?
     
  17. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm.... all those new functions add a lot of weight in the conspiracy theory of SP hiding a dating site....
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Thinking about starting a new social group? Please read this.
     
  19. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Ooh, very cliquey.
     
  20. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    Question Marks instead of Avatars?

    [​IMG] I notice that in the firends list, instead of showing pictures of the avatar, as I expected, all I get are qustion marks in the boxes. Is this how it is supposed to work, (I can't imagine it was planned that way), or is this something that a later upgrade will address, or am I just doing something wrong?
     
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