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Featured Welcome to the new Site!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Alfa, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    We are now on the new site. There is a lot of new functionality and changes. I really hope that you will enjoy it, as I have worked on this for 3 years.

    What you see is the first phase of the roll out. There will be more functionality coming and I will also tweak a lot to meet community feedback.
    At this time a lot of functions are turned off, which will be slowly turned on in the coming week.

    Permissions will also be tweaked. Most likely you will be missing functions. And you will fidn a lot of new ones.

    For any questions you have about the site, please post a thread here: Site use Questions

    There will also be bugs. Please report bugs here: Bug tracker

    Please use one thread per issue so that it is easy for me to resolve.

    Feel free to post General feedback here.
     
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  2. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Some things that you should consider to do:
    1. Check your albums and their privacy settings. Please make erotic images and random gifs not visible to guests.
    2. Upload an avatar. Your avatar is used instead of your name in many places.
    3. Check your account and settings.
    4. Test out the site and report issues in the bug tracker.
     
  3. Budgetadvisoryservice

    Budgetadvisoryservice Blue Water Scum Silver Member Donating Member

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    So we've moved in.

    Bag's the room upstairs with the big window!

    @Alfa - congratulations on getting to here. It's been a hard slog and it looks like it's finally paying off. Way to go.
     
  4. Healer

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    Three years work on this? wow that's crazy! This will for sure bring new users.

    @Alfa will this new setup make any changes in the monthly cost of running the forum?
     
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    Awesome, it looks modern and tidy.

    Thank you very much for the hard work, it is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to exploring the new features.
     
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  6. detoxin momma

    detoxin momma Just A Brick In The Wall Silver Member Donating Member

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    Alfa, is this it? will we be going back?
    things look different, can we not do the profile covers anymore? i dont see the option for "manage cover" ? must be a turned off function?

    also, the "upload a file" option isnt working, for me?? still says, no apps can perform this action?

    nevermind it was my browser, thanks name goes here!
     
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  7. JaneGault

    JaneGault Always Seeking Knowledge Silver Member Donating Member

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    Well done! Thanks to Alpha and all those who made the new site a reality. Your dedication is appreciated.

    Jane
     
  8. detoxin momma

    detoxin momma Just A Brick In The Wall Silver Member Donating Member

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    I can't find the groups??
    or how to "manage cover"??

    i didnt smoke any pot yet, could be me :/
     
  9. perro-salchicha614

    perro-salchicha614 Lady of the Briar Titanium Member Donating Member

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    Where are my albums? I don't see them...
     
  10. detoxin momma

    detoxin momma Just A Brick In The Wall Silver Member Donating Member

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    Perro, click on the media tab at the top of the page, then look to the left, you should see a "your albums" option
     
  11. perro-salchicha614

    perro-salchicha614 Lady of the Briar Titanium Member Donating Member

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    Thanks, DM. Okay, where do I go to set it so random visitors can't see the racy ones?
     
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    perro-salchicha614 Lady of the Briar Titanium Member Donating Member

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    Sorry for being a bit of a computard... :confused:
     
  13. detoxin momma

    detoxin momma Just A Brick In The Wall Silver Member Donating Member

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    Lol, its still early :).......im feelin a little chaotic myself....
     
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    trippymindfuk Silver Member

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    I don't know how I feel about the new site, yet. Guess I gotta get used to it. It looks nice, though.
     
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    Great job. Welldone @Alpha
     
  16. Alfa

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    I am slowly adding more features.
    The profile covers that were on the demo will be added later.
    Groups and wiki are not added yet.
    Hundreds of permissions need to be set by me which will give you access to more features and forums.
     
  17. LisaInPisa

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    Wow, I'm new anyway, but I was wondering what happened today :p Will upload a profile image
     
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    Done :) It seems that the news section has been deleted. Still, well done, seems like the forum is running faster now :)
     
  19. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Under the Members tab there is a link for Recent Activity. This is the feed of everything that happens on the website. It is one of the really cool things. I plan to make this a live feed. At least for donating members.

    @LisaInPisa
    The news forums have moved to the news articles section. Keep an eye on it because it will improve a lot in the next days.
     
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    Great job, Alfa. Although I'm missing some things, seems like less info is available here? I also miss member's age in posts. The "Watched Threads" does not seem to be updating well (if at all). Notifications tell me that a thread has new messages, but in "Watched Threads", nothing has changed.
     
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