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Major Forum Update

Post by The Dude on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 6:54

25-26 June 2011

Thank you all for being patient during the update, we have used our time well and managed to achieve most of the desired changes. Here's a little summery of what's new:

- Large reorganisation of smileys
- Update to phpBB3
- Major updates to the forum's theme, including changed colours, category headers, warning bars, icons, buttons and voting bars
- The ability to assign icons to topics
- General cleanout of the forums
- Reputation system, where posts can be rated
- A new page called Features, which doubles as the new homepage
- Nationality instead of Location (don't forget to fill in your Nationality correctly)
- Working RPG (more instructions will follow)
- Updated security

Any future major updates will also use this thread.


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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by iliander on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 7:20

Oh sounds great! I have another idea, the ability to put spoilers into spoilers!
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by AOE_Fan on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 9:47

So, is this "massive forum update" on all .heavenforum.org forums, or only in this one? It looks like now everything is in different places, it looks just weird! But maybe the update isn't ready yet...

If possible, try to keep the same theme. And do not make it look exactly like WotTA forums! Wink
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by peugeot407 on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 9:57

Well, we'll experiment with the layout of pages as well. Everything may end up in different places, but you'll get used to it, don't worry. Razz


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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by AOE_Fan on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 10:22

peugeot407 wrote:Well, we'll experiment with the layout of pages as well. Everything may end up in different places, but you'll get used to it, don't worry. Razz


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Yes, I'm always so conservative with layout changes. Razz It's odd that you can't see the forum as guest, but you can log in and then see everything. But finish the update and then we can make some topic where we can fight about it! Very Happy
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by The Dude on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 15:58

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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by Hoop Thrower on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 16:18

Forum looks much more clean now.
Congratulations on your update!

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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by AOE_Fan on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 21:49

Truly, it just looks fantastic! Nothing beats simple white and gray mix, though I didn't find any bad things from the old layout. Razz
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by peugeot407 on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:12

Sure, the old one wasn't bad either. We just found ourselves in a situation where we wanted to add more and more features, and still retain a clean and simple look. I know that to achieve that we could have left some things as they were, but hey, just see the extra changes as an added bonus. Very Happy


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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by iliander on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:38

It really looks fantastic... But I still have to get used to it. Razz

And is it now possible to maybe include a Forum Shop, instead of a manual one? Because it would be very useful when someone wants to request a "Random K&B Fact". grinning
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by spangopola on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:42

To buy information from us, eg. which civs are good for rushing? Razz

Btw, what does this 'Reputation' thing do?

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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by peugeot407 on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:45

Oh, it's just that if I ask a question and you give a useful answer I can press the 'Thanks' button, which gives you a reputation increase. Also, I can rate your post by pressing the little '+' and '-' icons to the right of the post, this will also affect your reputation.


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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by iliander on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:47

Btw, what does this 'Reputation' thing do?

You can "vote" on posts made by other users, by clicking on + when you like the post or - when you don't like it. You can find those buttons on the right of every post (except your own post). You start on 0, but it can increase and decrease depending on how many "good" posts and "bad" posts you have. It's your reputation, decided by other users.

EDIT: I accidentally posted at the same time as you. Razz
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by spangopola on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:49

As a reward, you two have just receive +1 Rep. Razz

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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by iliander on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 22:51

Yay thank you! Very Happy
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by AOE_Fan on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 23:22

peugeot407 wrote:Oh, it's just that if I ask a question and you give a useful answer I can press the 'Thanks' button, which gives you a reputation increase. Also, I can rate your post by pressing the little '+' and '-' icons to the right of the post, this will also affect your reputation.


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But it looks like only the person who started the topic can thank someone...
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by peugeot407 on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 23:38

That's right, but the '+' and '-' buttons are available to everybody.


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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by Maxulino on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 4:57

lol why my reputation is -1?
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by peugeot407 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 5:02

Now it's 0 again.

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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by AOE_Fan on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 8:06

I found one cool thing! Though there are only 9 fonts in font bar, you can use almost all the same as in some text-editors (I use LibreOffice). You can just look at my signature... Wink
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Re: Major Forum Update

Post by arcalion on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 8:24

there are more new features
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Post by peugeot407 on Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 8:30

I found one cool thing! Though there are only 9 fonts in font bar, you can use almost all the same as in some text-editors (I use LibreOffice). You can just look at my signature...

Of course you can. It's like font size, where you get 6 (or so) choices, but you can alter the numbers to be whatever you want. You'll be surprised how flexible BBCode is.


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