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Old 08-18-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Cool New Features

This board has so many new features that it's going to be hard for us to find them all. I thought, when we discover something new about the board that we like, we can put it here to help others find it as well.

I'll start off, and add more as I go; you can do the same!


Enhanced, easy-to-use signature panel

Our board has always been made more colorful and interesting with the use of signatures. Now, we have a whole menu for signatures alone in our CP under "Settings and Options." You can upload a signature photo rather than using photobucket if you like; you can turn an image into a link easily; you can format your text, etc.


Ignore List


Thankfully, this board hasn't had any serious conflicts since I started the Border back in December of 2006. Still, this is a feature that can come in useful whenever you think someone's posts are never worth reading. Nothing this person posts will be visible to you once you put them on "Ignore," although you can edit it to un-ignore them if you change your mind. It too is located on the side of the CP.


New Posts

On the top menu of the board, there is a link called "New Posts." That lists all the threads that you've visited which have had new posts since your last log-in. It's handy to have them all in one place, rather than having to click on different forums.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cool New Features

Okay - here are a couple of my favorites so far -

Top button

Down at the end of each page, there is a button that will take you back to the top of the page with one click instead of having to scroll back up.

Calendar feature

I love this feature - it is uber cool. We had the birthday feature on the old board, but in addition to member birthdays, this is where the admin or moderators can put up all kinds of events and reminders. For example, we could use it to put up important news events about the band or a reminder that something important is happening on a certain date. Soda already has one up today signifying today as the official opening of the new board.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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The Admin Ability to Move Posts

Accidentally post in the wrong thread? Never fear! With this function, I can move them!
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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Seeing If Others Are Viewing Certain Threads and Forums

Now, if you go to the index page, you will see by a forum name "1 viewing," "2 viewing", etc. Unless the person is on "invisible" you'll also be able to see names once you click on the forum, down at the bottom under "Currently Active Users." A global version of this feature can also be accessed at the bottom of the front page. If you click on "Currently Active Users" there, it takes you to "Who's Online" where you can see what threads people are viewing regardless of forum.

This includes guests. If you post a thread, you'll also be able to see if guests are viewing it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:53 PM   #5
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Whaa that's cool!
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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They are all great additions Soda. I also love the 'friends' section! Very cool!! The thing is.......over 150 friends to add!!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:34 PM   #7
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I'm already enjoying it, Soda! I like the 'new posts' feature' and the 'Friends' section. Thank you, you rock!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:23 PM   #8
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Well, I've gone into Calendar and added the band's birthdays, but I didn't try to make them recurring events.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:24 AM   #9
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Okay - here are a couple of other new features that I really like about this board:

When you are replying to a post, Soda changed the default to the WYSIWYG view. However, if you want to see the tags, you can click the 'A' button in the upper right corner to change the view.

Also down at the bottom of the page, there is an Archive button that gives a really helpful view of all of the threads on the board.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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Yep! That archive button is great!!
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