Hello GUNners and GUNnettes!
As you may have noticed about a week ago, we've went full in with the Halloween theme this year. But besides the temporary visual decorations, Halloween has also brought us some significant Site Improvements!
They have all been personally validated by the master-scripter Ange Tuteur from Forumotion
, although the exact sources of these scripts are many more and difficult to list down. We are grateful to all those involved in making these scripts functional and stable :0kay:
Among the new scripts (and I will try to list them all):Chatbox is Everywhere!
We've added the chatbox to the toolbar so that it now has a pop-up feature
which allows you to chat from whichever subforum or topic you're at:
The notifications will appear from the toolbar as well as through that squeaky Zelda sound you all got so used to. On that note, if you have a short sound file to replace the current one, we'd be happy to listen to it and implement it!
The chatbox AutoLogin has been disabled for now, but you can log in from any page whatsoever through the pop-up so it should be easier for more people to log in now.Chatbox Rules
We've created and published the oft requested Chatbox Rules
The topic is also hotlinked on the main page right under the chatbox. Easy to get to for everyone, old and new members alike!Quick Pop-Up Preview for Private Messages!
From now on, you can open the new Private Messages you receive in a quick pop-up window which doesn't force you to navigate away from your current page.
This plugin allows you to quickly view notifications you've received simply by clicking on the notification link of it!
Similarly, we've applied Quick Pop-Up Previews
for Friend Requests!
for New Replies to Watched Topics!
for New Posts on Your Profile!
for being tagged in a Topic!
for a Hashtag you follow!
for Post Previews!
and even for Search Results!
Improvements to the #Hashtag system!*This is a sample image. Ange Tuteur is the script overlord of Forumotion, not an admin here.
You can now follow certain Hashtags and be notified when they are used. The drop-down menu which appears from clicking on a hashtag also allows you to view other posts with that tag and to even manage your followed tags extensively.Improvements to the @Tagging system!*This is a sample image. Ange Tuteur is the script overlord of Forumotion, not an admin here.
You may have noticed we have a new button called "Mention"
That now works as an automatic tagging feature, so that all the members above (and not including) Survivor rank can tag other people in their posts without having to put in too much effort for it.
Improvements to the Reputation buttons!Avatar in the Top Toolbar!
*This is a sample image. Ange Tuteur is the script overlord of Forumotion, not an admin here.
The Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons are now on top of each post with a clear count of the rep given corresponding to each icon (green or red).
Be careful to not give someone negative rep (thumbs down) by accident when you try to give them positive rep (thumbs up) or Mention them. I advise maximum caution, but if you do make the mistake, then notify the member whose rep you've affected and apologize as soon as possible.
Not a significant improvement, but I thought it's cute to see your own avatar next to the Welcome ____ text in the ever-present toolbar. Hope you enjoy it as well.Double-Post Aggregation is back!
This means that double-posts (successive posts made by the same user) will appear under a single Avatar and with a single Signature. This does not merge them, so they will still be counted as individual posts, so double-posting is still against the rules of the forum (unless certain conditions are met) but it will make the topics seem cleaner until the staff intervenes and properly merges the posts (when that action is required).
Also, to further combat double-posters,Double-Post Block is back!
This means that after you've posted in a topic, you won't have the option to post again until someone else replies. The "new reply" button will disappear and the "quick reply" option will be disabled.
This is to prevent consecutive posts by the same person in the same topic.Twitter Emoji added as separated Smilie sets!
- As you can see here:
They are available in 3 sizes: 16, 36 and 72
Right now they are set at 36, but if the people request it, we will modify their size.
More Improvements will be added (or readded) as we fine-tune everything and test them out properly before implementation!
Tell us what your favorite features are and what else you'd like to see us implement!
and have a great Halloween!