New Forum Features coming up!
We'll soon get an update on the forum software bringing some new - and not so new - features. The biggest changes are going to be in the design, which is also "responsive", meaning that we'll no longer have a separate mobile and desktop versions but the same version will scale to whatever device you're using to visit the forum. You can visit the same site on all devices and it'll recognise the screen size and scale the page to fit.
The plan is now to have a public launch on 21st November. Here are the few highlights of the new features:
This is a much-awaited feature for a long time. For those of you not familiar it works as follows: By adding the "@" sign in front of a username you can send an email notification to the user notifying him/her that (s)he has been mentioned on the forum. It will look like this:
There have been requests for more emoticons and there'll be over 1000 of them. These are already available in the current mobile version.
SEE WHO GAVE KUDOS:
You'll be able to see who gave Kudos for specific posts.
When reading a topic you want to get some context about the user who started the topic or the users who replied to it, you can hover the mouse pointer over an avatar in a topic to get more information about the user. This card is also enabled when hovering an @mention or the recently online user section on the homepage.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned for more updates!