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1. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 22:07 BST
Earlier today I implemented a few long over-due features into the forums, here's a summary:
Moderators can now elect for a topic to become 'sticky' within a particular forum, meaning topics will be sorted by sticky, then last posted timestamp.
Improved Email Notifications
Gone are the boring text emails when watching a topic, these have been replaced with the HTML style emails you may of seen for other alerts.
As per the article comments, email notifications will now be sent to anyone you @mention in a forum post, or topic. Providing they have the alert enabled in their preferences.
Inline Watch Topic
You can now elect to start or stop watching a topic directly from the reply form, making it easier to enable/disable this feature.
You can now 'Watch' a forum, which will sent you an email notification whenever a new topic is created in that forum - for example, I'll always get an email when someone creates a topic in the 'Feedback, Ideas & Suggestions' forum, you may always want to know about new topics within the 3DS forum etc.
Moderators can now elect to archive a topic, this simply hides it from the normal forum listing, although the topic is still accessible (its not deleted). Archiving also locks (no further posts), we will start auto-archiving old topics that haven't had a reply in x months shortly.
Hurray! There should be a few more additions over the weekend.
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2. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 22:11 BST
Now this is good news. (:
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3. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 22:14 BST
Thanks for fixing the error so quickly ant, youdaman~
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4. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 23:14 BST
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5. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 23:14 BST
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6. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 23:42 BST
What does a Sticky do to the topic/thread
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7. Posted: Thu 16th May 2013 23:57 BST
@CrimsonFire13: Check out any console-based section of the forums, i believe i've got all the Recommendations threads stickied by now. There's a yellow star on the thread icon for a stickied thread, and any stickied thread will stay at the top of the forum page, no matter when the last reply was. Stickying a thread makes important threads much easier to find for new users. :3
8. Posted: Fri 17th May 2013 00:39 BST
Awesome update Ant!
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9. Posted: Fri 17th May 2013 01:49 BST
YES! This is a great update! First off, the stickies are nice so users don't keep making a bunch of friend code things and all that (even though they probably still will). The @mention notification should be super useful as well.
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10. Posted: Fri 17th May 2013 17:32 BST
Thank you Ant. This place just keeps getting better and better.
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11. Posted: Fri 17th May 2013 17:35 BST
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12. Posted: Sat 18th May 2013 15:46 BST
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13. Posted: Sun 26th May 2013 19:19 BST
No problem guys... I've made a number of speed-related improvements to the forums today, hopefully they should be running quite a bit faster, which helps the servers..
Let me know if anything weird happens
14. Posted: Sun 26th May 2013 19:25 BST
@Ant A small suggestion I have would be to change the backdrop on a sticky topic, so it can be even more noticeable. I know there's a golden star, but it's all the way on the far left and can be easily missed at first glance.
Just a simple aesthetic tweak, I think. I'm totally fine if you choose not to add it.
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15. Posted: Sun 26th May 2013 20:46 BST
@Ark_Sin sure, I can have a look at the icons, probably time for some new ones
16. Posted: Sun 26th May 2013 20:47 BST
@antdickens I was actually talking about the background of the title itself, but the icon works fine too!
17. Posted: Wed 5th Jun 2013 16:39 BST
New sticky icon looks nice. Also, do you guys have the capacity to move topics now? I could've sworn one was moved...unless it was my imagination?
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18. Posted: Wed 5th Jun 2013 20:57 BST
@CanisWolfred yeah, it's possible for moderators to move threads between forums... they've been able to for quite a while now