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New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by wermy » Sat May 14, 2016 12:29 pm

Hey guys!

I added a few new boards: There is now a Guides subforum to the Software section, and I added a new Hardware section too (with its own Guides section as well). I moved a few guides I had noticed (as well as a few random topics) into the proper spots.

Some things, particularly the guides areas may get moved once I finally get the wiki set up. I would have set it up already but I changed my mind about going with a wordpress plugin. That didn't work out so well last time with the forums...

You might also notice some new options when creating a post: you can now mention other users! They'll get a board notification and, depending on their preferences, an email as well.

Users without an avatar also now have a default avatar.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far, guys! Keep 'em coming!
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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by chiz » Sat May 14, 2016 12:34 pm

The features keep on improving! Thanks, Wermy!

Question on mentioning other users... Do we still need to prefix each forum member name with an at sign (@)? Or need to explicitly quote their replies?

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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by wermy » Sat May 14, 2016 12:36 pm

@chiz from the extension settings, it looks like we should be able to use @. I guess this reply will test it out. :)
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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by chiz » Sat May 14, 2016 12:45 pm

I can see the @ sign not being replaced and seem to be out of place. Let me test mentioning you without the sign.

This is a test mention of wermy...

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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by chiz » Sat May 14, 2016 12:46 pm

hmmm so that didn't substitute it... Testing again using @ sign.

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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by wermy » Sat May 14, 2016 12:52 pm

Huh. Yeah that's a little odd. I guess the @ is necessary. I'll see if I can turn off the avatar though, it kind of throws everything off.
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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by wermy » Sat May 14, 2016 12:53 pm

@chiz there we go. :)
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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by chiz » Sat May 14, 2016 12:57 pm

@wermy
Yeah, I think it's better not to show the avatars in the post with quotes. Kinda destroys the layout.

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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by dirtybeagles » Sat May 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Awesome [mention]wermy[/mention]!! :D

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Re: New subforums, mentions, default avatars

Post by Kilren » Sat May 14, 2016 1:52 pm

Woot! The organization will go a long way at not getting lost in the huge flow of new info

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