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Dan
Jan 8th, 2009, 21:47
Hello all, there has been a big update released by vbulletin, I will need to update the forums, however this will take about 10 minutes of downtime. This will happen in the morning 02:30 AM CET time

New Features in 3.8

There are many new features and improvements to existing functionality in vBulletin 3.8.0 over vBulletin 3.7.x. Here is a brief list of just a few of the highlights.

Social group discussions
Social group categories
Private message sorting and filtering
Private message history
Quick edit for newer types of content (visitor messages and picture comments)
Social group icons
Social group transfers
Private message quick reply
Private message throttling (limit messages sent over a time period)
Private message reporting
Profile privacy (limit blocks to a subset of users)
Lightbox navigation
Thread prefix permissions
Dismissible notices

Full info @ 3.8 on vbulletin.com - vBulletin Community Forum (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/blog.php?b=2334)

Thank you for understanding :)

Vicky Wood
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:34
group memberships section looks a bit of a mess at the moment

http://forum.ah.fm/members/victoria-871/

at least mine does anyway!

t4e
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:37
its a known issue with the new vBulletin upgrade, and its being worked on, but now there are different Categories and evrything was moved around, as the need arises, we can create more :grinning2:

Lazarus
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:54
Social Groups all look a bit funny as well but I like the new features! :smile:

SciLog1c
Jan 9th, 2009, 16:20
Cool, but I cannot see the icons, wtf? :(
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/2821/tempgu4.jpg

t4e
Jan 9th, 2009, 17:20
Cool, but I cannot see the icons, wtf? :(


what icons?

SciLog1c
Jan 9th, 2009, 17:25
U see, its above the letters "Goa", for exapmle, [GoaHead? Hat]

I thought that some kind of picture has to be located there, or smth like that :unsure:

t4e
Jan 9th, 2009, 17:49
well, the upgrade has just been loaded last night, so this may be a bug that will get fixed in time :)

SciLog1c
Jan 9th, 2009, 18:22
cool,thx :grinning:

SciLog1c
Jan 9th, 2009, 21:12
My friend said, that he cant enter the forums after registeration procedure

message with "u have not enough rights" appears
or smth like that
he doesnt know english, just wanted to say "hi"
its not so important, but I think this thing should be edited :unsure:

Dan
Jan 9th, 2009, 22:00
My friend said, that he cant enter the forums after registeration procedure

message with "u have not enough rights" appears
or smth like that
he doesnt know english, just wanted to say "hi"
its not so important, but I think this thing should be edited :unsure:

he needs to activate his account

whats his username?

Dan
Jan 9th, 2009, 22:00
Cool, but I cannot see the icons, wtf? :(
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/2821/tempgu4.jpg

will be fixed soon :)

SciLog1c
Jan 9th, 2009, 22:40
he needs to activate his account

whats his username?
And every new user's acc needs manual activation?
I was talking exactly about that, this option can "fright off" new users, cuz its very annoying to wait :ee:
imho




ps
Volodya or Vladimir, smth like that, actually I dont know, will ask tomorrow :miss:

t4e
Jan 10th, 2009, 00:06
And every new user's acc needs manual activation?
I was talking exactly about that, this option can "fright off" new users, cuz its very annoying to wait :ee:
imho




ps
Volodya or Vladimir, smth like that, actually I dont know, will ask tomorrow :miss:



activation its been in place all along, thru e-mail


the manual activation is an emergency measure put in place temporarily, but many forums have it as a permanent setting in an effort to fight off spammers :smile:

SciLog1c
Jan 10th, 2009, 00:11
I havent noticed a lot of :spam: here
:bully:

t4e
Jan 10th, 2009, 00:13
I havent noticed a lot of :spam: here
:bully:


nope, cause we are too good at getting them banned before they post :ee:

but believe me, there's lots of them :P

SciLog1c
Jan 10th, 2009, 00:37
nope, cause we are too good at getting them banned before they post :ee:

but believe me, there's lots of them :P
gj :)

Sorry then :ee::P:miss:

SentriX
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:11
ahhhh VBulletin turning more into myspace only without the functionality it seems. The forums were a good niché for them to follow in but I guess they just got wild with the social networking craze that seems to be sweeping the net at the moment.

(sigh) they should just knock it back to core code, be a lot more easy and user friendly.

Dan
Jan 11th, 2009, 02:19
forum styles update done...

any obvious things you might find that are not showing up correctly please reply back with a description so I could fix it :)

thank you all

JayCan
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:16
mhm

im not sure if i like the new link bar on top

to find my profile and my messages is to abstract now...i dont like it...

was easier before...klick on my avatar and i have all i need with one klick

now i need to search :P


and inbetween a social group...i think the newest post has to be on top...now the oldest is on top and i need to do extra klicks to find the newest post...for messaging news its now not user friendly for the group members...before it was easier...klick in the group and you have the newest News ...now...klick klick and another klick...

SciLog1c
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:04
I like it, but I cannot find my "visitor wall" wtf :lol:

Btw, I still cant see group icons :(


and yeah, agree with that

and inbetween a social group...i think the newest post has to be on top...now the oldest is on top and i need to do extra klicks to find the newest post...for messaging news its now not user friendly for the group members...before it was easier...klick in the group and you have the newest News ...now...klick klick and another klick...

piccoli
Jan 11th, 2009, 13:15
i think at the top page with the rollers banners was more appeal, this one looks so empty, i don't know maybe is just me :smile:

Dan
Jan 11th, 2009, 13:16
mhm

im not sure if i like the new link bar on top

to find my profile and my messages is to abstract now...i dont like it...

was easier before...klick on my avatar and i have all i need with one klick

now i need to search :P


and inbetween a social group...i think the newest post has to be on top...now the oldest is on top and i need to do extra klicks to find the newest post...for messaging news its now not user friendly for the group members...before it was easier...klick in the group and you have the newest News ...now...klick klick and another klick...


quick links --> my profile :smile:

existent
Jan 11th, 2009, 14:02
mhm

im not sure if i like the new link bar on top

to find my profile and my messages is to abstract now...i dont like it...

was easier before...klick on my avatar and i have all i need with one klick

now i need to search :P


and inbetween a social group...i think the newest post has to be on top...now the oldest is on top and i need to do extra klicks to find the newest post...for messaging news its now not user friendly for the group members...before it was easier...klick in the group and you have the newest News ...now...klick klick and another klick...

my first impression is same as Jaycan's. It was a bit more difficult to get to my profile now, but I guess we'll get used to it.

But social group messages must be in opposite order as JayCan said as well. I rather see the last message on top than the oldest message. :grinning:

Dan
Jan 11th, 2009, 14:52
my first impression is same as Jaycan's. It was a bit more difficult to get to my profile now, but I guess we'll get used to it.

But social group messages must be in opposite order as JayCan said as well. I rather see the last message on top than the oldest message. :grinning:

yeah that was sad when i saw that.. i have to wait till they release a update.. in the meantime ill try to see if i can find a "hack" for it


Social Group Discussions
3.7 shipped with a flat, non threaded message wall in the social groups. The wall is great for leaving messages such as 'hey, nice group!' but isn't that useful when it comes to actually having a meaningful discussion about the chosen topic. In order to greatly enhance the ability of social groups to allow users to talk about their common interests, the social group messages have been threaded with the use of 'discussions'.

t4e
Jan 11th, 2009, 15:07
personally i prefer the clean look of the front page and the flash gone, that was eating at my resources, as for the group messages, its the same as any other thread, oldest at the top, i don't see it as a big deal

what i want to see changed is the Today's Posts link in the Quicklinks tab from do=getdaily to do=getnew, i don't need to see all new posts for the whole day

t4e
Jan 11th, 2009, 15:11
I like it, but I cannot find my "visitor wall" wtf :lol:





click on your name on the top right hand corner


Welcome, t4e.
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Tarek
Jan 11th, 2009, 18:12
Honestly I find the rolling bars made the website look a lot more polished..

Dan
Jan 11th, 2009, 20:53
personally i prefer the clean look of the front page and the flash gone, that was eating at my resources, as for the group messages, its the same as any other thread, oldest at the top, i don't see it as a big deal

what i want to see changed is the Today's Posts link in the Quicklinks tab from do=getdaily to do=getnew, i don't need to see all new posts for the whole day

fixed :) :)

Dan
Jan 11th, 2009, 23:59
groups have been fixed :)

hugs all

apocalypse_now
Jan 12th, 2009, 00:29
Honestly I find the rolling bars made the website look a lot more polished..
:iagree:, but if it means that firefox will stop eating up resources ill settle without

SciLog1c
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:06
thx :bounce:

DeJoker
Jan 12th, 2009, 22:37
version 3.8.0 :D
congrat

DeJoker
Jan 12th, 2009, 22:39
but.... Where is Flash Menu ? :P

Dan
Jan 12th, 2009, 22:45
working on it all sorry for the changes...

trying to fix a few things...

bare with me

SciLog1c
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:14
I like this style of menus, it's not so bad though :)

Tarek
Jan 13th, 2009, 22:20
working on it all sorry for the changes...

trying to fix a few things...

bare with me

Take your time..

SciLog1c
Jan 21st, 2009, 14:31
2t4e
no, I was speaking about my "message wall" =\ cant find it

Dan
Jan 21st, 2009, 14:59
still waiting on a fix from VBSEO for the group pictures to work...

also came across this handy feature in your USER CP --> options

When sending private messages the forum can make a copy of the message in your Sent Items folder.
Save a copy of sent messages in my Sent Items folder by default

I dont like to flood my mailbox with sent pm's, so i disable this here :)

Dan
Jan 25th, 2009, 01:14
social group icons now fixed :)