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New Features coming soon

Postby Flash » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:27 pm

There is some new features on the way. You should expect to see in the next few days.

I won't say what they are but I am sure you will appreciate them non the less ;)
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Deleted User 19385 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:50 pm

YEEEE
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Flash » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:21 pm

User reputation has now been added to the forum.

This is more of a trial and has been put in place to help encourage interaction on the forum, as well as rewarding those for their hard work.

The way I propose people use reputation points as follows:

Good deeds you should +1 for:
  • Who write posts that you have found helpful/enjoyable to read
  • As encouragement for peoples good work (possibly artwork or roleplay story)
  • If you had an enjoyable RP session on PaintChat with them
  • If you think they deserve it for other reasons.

Bad deeds you should -1 for:
  • Name calling, abusive, stalking, spamming etc. rate them down and report them to a moderator.

Moderators will be encouraged to hand out additional points to users who they deem to be helpful or nice or as reward for special events. Over time, your points will accumulate on your profile.

I do clearly understand that this system could be abused and used for malicious purposes - but the system does have restrictions in place.
  • You cannot keep voting up/down the same user over and over again. More than 80% of points must come from other members before you may give another point to that user.
  • There is a limit to the number of points that can be spend each day

If you think you are being targeted then msg a moderator straight away. As points cannot be removed by anyone other than a moderator, we get a full history of any culprits that may abuse it.
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Last edited by Flash on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Clarifying the use of reputation points.
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Flash » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:44 am

New Improvements:

  • New smilies: The "all-so-familiar" onion smilies have been added to the forum @nice@
  • New spam countermeasures: When I changed the forum to the new theme last weekend, we had a flurry of new spam registrations. This has been solved. Upon registration, accounts are now checked against StopForumSpam and a new sortable captcha has seemed to have foxed them (for now). Peace has been restored and I feel like a @hero@.
  • OC Ban: Stands for "One Click Ban". For mods, I have added this in the user profile AND on topics. Use this to ban spam accounts that filter through the system. It will delete the user, ban their IP and remove all posts simultaneously for you, saving you much hassle.
  • Instant Post Redirect: After making a post, you will be automatically redirected to your new post. No more annoying links making you click "return to page".

So far I have only made forum improvements. If you can suggest any other phpBB improvements - I'm all ears!

~ Flash
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Kosuk » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:11 pm

@aww@ This is so pretty!
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"Good is what is appreciated". @nice@
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Deleted User 19385 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:54 pm

@stuffed@ aww yiss
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Arc » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:14 pm

@devious2@
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Re: New Features coming soon

Postby Flash » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:10 am

Paintchat page has been updated to with user colours and links to their profiles.

An update to the moderator list has also been included.

More updates coming soon.
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