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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 12:46 am

We have just finished upgrading the forum to the latest and greatest version of vBulletin. There are many new features in this version that you can take advantage of, and many more behind the scenes that will make our job running the forum much easier as well. You'll discover many of these features yourself as you use the forum, but in the meantime if you are interested, you can view the official list of changes on the vBulletin forum itself:

http://www.vbulletin...ad.php?t=186803

Some of the main new features that you may notice include:

Multi-Quote - The much-requested multi-quote feature allows users to tag multiple posts that they wish to respond to by clicking a small button on each post. Once the user clicks the reply button, each tagged post is quoted.

Mark Forums Read with AJAX - If you wish to mark a forum read, you can simply click its status icon on the index page and the change will be processed without a reload. You can even mark individual sub-forums as read in the same way.

Quote Tags Link to Quoted Post - When quoting a post, the ID of the post is automatically included with the [quote] tag. When the quoted text is viewed in a thread, a small icon links back to the quoted post.

Private Message Preview in Notification Emails - If you have elected to receive emails when receiving a new private message, the email will now contain more than just the name of the user who sent you the message. The title and body of the message will be included.

Default Thread Sorting Option per Forum - You may now choose how threads will be sorted on a per forum basis. Options include the field and direction to sort using.


We will also be installing some additional features in the coming days, and I'll post more about those when they are installed. In the meantime, if you notice any problems with the forum (and there are bound to be a few), please reply to this thread and describe in detail the problem and I'll look into it and try to get it resolved as soon as possible. Thanks, and enjoy the upgraded forum :)

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 5:31 am

wow!!!awesome features!!!!now i want to go try the multi quote.

#3 able  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 5:41 am

i also noticed the "reason for edit " box when editting a post.. you have been SUPER busy

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 5:58 am

Great news .. Thanks for the update ..

#5 Aaron  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 8:33 am

Great update, :)

#6 Scott  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 8:47 am

wow!!!awesome features!!!!now i want to go try the multi quote.


i also noticed the "reason for edit " box when editting a post.. you have been SUPER busy


Great news .. Thanks for the update ..


Great update, :)


I agree!

Great upgrade....

I love the multiquote!

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 12:26 pm

i also noticed the "reason for edit " box when editting a post.. you have been SUPER busy


Great news .. Thanks for the update ..


That was easy, way too cool :)

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 12:30 pm

I'm curious... but was the chat feature dropped?

#9 bayhaysay  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 12:32 pm

I'm curious... but was the chat feature dropped?


I'm wondering this also. :confused:

#10 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 12:42 pm

I'm curious... but was the chat feature dropped?


The chat system wasn't compatible with the new vBulletin version. Once a new version of the chat is available, it may return at that time :)

#11 SuperMommy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2006 - 5:06 pm

The new features are great!! My favs are the personal smilies and the multi-quote! :gdflower3:

#12 CG480  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 3, 2006 - 3:38 am

Great Job Thank You

#13 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 3, 2006 - 8:18 pm

New forum header added which matches the one on the new main site design. That's going to be it as far as major changes to the forum design. I'm still going to be adding some new features here and there, but the look is going to stay pretty constant for the forseeable future.

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Posted Sep 4, 2006 - 6:37 am

Multi-quotes are way cool. I don't think I've ever seen them before. But if you click the "Quote" button on a post with multi-quotes in them, the multi-quotes are dropped in your new post - leaving you with un-embedded comments which can be hard to follow.

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Posted Sep 4, 2006 - 6:46 am

Maybe my poor monitor is not as wide as most others. But the buttons across the top get chopped off. Everything else seems to automatically resize ok, but I can't see most of the "ABOUT" button (without srolling to the right).

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Posted Sep 4, 2006 - 7:59 pm

i like the new look !!!

#17 Scott  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 5, 2006 - 4:16 am

Multi-quotes are way cool. I don't think I've ever seen them before.

But if you click the "Quote" button on a post with multi-quotes in them, the multi-quotes are dropped in your new post - leaving you with un-embedded comments which can be hard to follow.


That has always been the case.

Embedded quoting is not automatic in order to reduce post size.

#18 Grants Dad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 5, 2006 - 8:17 am

Sweet look - the new trim makes coming back to work after a 3 day weekend at least bearable!

#19 Guest_qapla_*  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 6, 2006 - 6:35 pm

Embedded quoting is not automatic in order to reduce post size.


OK, but when given the choice of small post size vs the ability to follow along with comments embedded in the multi-quotes they're referencing, I guess I'm just not seeing that a reduced post size is more beneficial to the forum members.

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Posted Sep 6, 2006 - 7:29 pm

OK, but when given the choice of small post size vs the ability to follow along with comments embedded in the multi-quotes they're referencing, I guess I'm just not seeing that a reduced post size is more beneficial to the forum members.


I think that embedded quotes tend to get out of hand quickly.

Just my thought though. Very few will take the time to edit out previous quotes that aren't needed.

As far as following the thread or conversation, that is done by the topic itself.

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Posted Sep 7, 2006 - 4:47 am

Noticed the multi-quote yesterday and loved it. Thanks for all the hard work you all do making all of these great changes!

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Posted Sep 8, 2006 - 10:13 am

wow cool



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