New Message Board Upgrade Up and Running!!!
If you've ever been to the DisneyWorldTrivia.com mesasge boards before, you probably notice something's (actually, a few things) are a little different.
Well, don't be scared, :uhoh: I just did a:grouphug: major upgrade of the forum software! What does that mean for you? Well, first, you may notice the layout is pretty much the same, with a few minor change s here and there. Some things may not be where you're used to seeing them, but I assure you the change is for the better! While many thing shave remained constant, there are some notable modifications:
First, I've modified the colors a bit to make them a little less "harsh" and easier on the eyes, with some nice effects for menus, etc.
Second, you'll notice a new task bar with links to your User CP, FAQs, Members List, Calendar, etc. on it. Take a look at the Quick Links, where you can find new posts, be taken to specifica areas of your Control Panel, open your buddy list, read and compose PMs and more!
You'll also notice that your Buddy List will now popup in its own little window. This way, you can keep that window open while browsing the site to see when your friends come online! It will automatically refresh, move the user to the online or offline area, notify you that they came online, and the blue button will change to green when they are on. You can aslo see whose online as you brose the threads. Just look for the same little green icon in their info box on the left side of the post. Here, you can also see their AIM, MSN Messenger, ICQ or Yahoo! IM icons as well. Click on one to send them an instant message!
When composing a message, you can now choose to have a true WYSIWIG (what you see is what you get) interface (select the option in your control panel under options). No more funny-looking code to worry about! See your message as the recipient will see it! Now with more fonts, sizes, colors, etc!
Plus, there are little upgrades here and there...
I am still working on implementing more new features into the site and forums, but in the meantime, if you have any comments, suggestions, bug reports, criticism, praise, etc., please IM or PM me or send me an e-mail, and I'll get back to you right away.
- Nice new icons
- Better calendar system
- Better PM system, including the ability to download all your PMs right to your computer in a single file
- Better search features
- User Pictures - you can now upload a personal picture which is shown in your user profile
- The ability to view threads in different formats
- Quick reply box
- Better smilie functionality in composing a post
- And more!!
I sincerely hope you all enjoy the new forums, and I look forward to our community continuing to grow!!