New Platform Release on Jan 31st - User Reputation, Better Commenting, Classifieds Bumping

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tulsajeff, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    We have an exciting new release of the Huddler platform coming out on Monday January 31st and I think most of you are going to like some of the changes:

    User Reputation


    This is a feature that we used to have on vBulletin and many of you really liked it. Well now, we have the thumbs up icon which allows someone to give you a thumbs up but it just isn't quantitative. This release will take it a step further to allow you to leave a comment when you give a thumbs up.

    On your user profile page, each member will be able to see all of your thumbs up comments and a quantity of thumbs up you have received.

    We are also working on quantifying that number into a score that will possibly appear in your postbit (the area at the top of each post that contains your location, when you joined, how many posts you have, etc.) or at the very least in your user profile page.

    So anyway, I think that will make many of you very happy.

    Better Commenting


    Right now you can comment on threads and such but there is no way to make a comment on images, wikis, product reviews, etc.

    With this release, members will now be able to leave comments for the following types of content:
     
    • wiki articles
    •  image albums
    • album photos
    • member lists
    • product reviews
     

    Huddler developed this feature to promote engagement; people enjoy receiving a response, so members will receive email notifications after someone comments on their content. You will be able to turn off the comment notification in your user profile settings if you so desire.

    The comments area for these new area will only facilitate very basic formatting such as bold, italics and linking to ensure that the comments area supports the item without getting too noisy in the process.

    Bumping of Buy/Sell/Trade Items


    Some forums use the classifieds area more than others. It's not the most important part of the SMF however, with this new release, we will have a very systematic way to bump the older classifieds to the top by placing a 72 hour limit on bumps. This will allow folks to bump their ads but only once every 72 hours to keep it fair and to keep from overwhelming the forum with classifieds.

    The ad will also tell it's creator how much time is left before it can be bumped again for convenience.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
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  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    How about a pinger for chat ??  we have asked for that for the last 2 upgrades
     
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks Jeff those upgrades look good.  I need to figure out how to get to chat?
     
  4. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Are you referring to a way to know who is in chat via a module on the forum sidebar?... Can you explain that further?

    One thing to keep in mind is that we are only one forum. Huddler handles about 15 forums and they have to prioritize upgrades based on what will help the most amount of people. It does not mean that the smaller things won't get done it just means that if it's just something to help one forum then it will probable have a lower priority than something that will improve the experience for all forums.
     
  5. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Black square button that says, "Chat" in the top navigation bar.. on the right side. Click on it with your mouse and you will magically appear in the chat interface[​IMG]
     
  6. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Sounds like a great upgrade if you ask me! anything to make smf better is ok in my book.Thanks jeff!
     
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ok that was easy enough.  Over 2K in posts and I never saw that haha
     
  8. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds great Jeff! Hudler seems to be wittling away at things making it a bit better all along.

    My only request for future upgrades would be PM food deliveries of our q-views so everyone can taste each other's cooking as well as look, making each q-view that much more enjoyable...[​IMG]

    I know, I know...can't hurt to ask, can it? LOL!

    Eric
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Jeff, all upgrades are appreciated. [​IMG]  Premier memberships sure help with the upgrades.
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing the changes.  
     
  11. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    upgrades sound good to me [​IMG]
     
  12. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Jeff,

     A pinger will sound a tone when someone makes a post in chat. I like the pop out feature but many times i'll go to chat ,log in ,no one there . I'll pop back to the forums and 5 min later go back to chat and someone has come and gone.

    If we had a pinger we would know someone was there.

     Usually a pinger is set up with  enable / disable , But you can also just turn down the volume.
     
  13. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like another set of great steps forward!  Cannot wait to see what it looks like!

    Thanks Jeff
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Jeff
     
  15. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member


    I see.. ok. That sounds very reasonable to me. I will put in a request for that and see what happens. Great idea!
     
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  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good Jeff! Hat's off and kudos to yourself and all the other administrators that help keep this place running so smoothly. [​IMG]
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Jeff , major improvement!!! ............as long as my reputation doesn't  preceed me....[​IMG]
     
  18. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Has the upgrade gone through yet or what time today is it going through? Looking forward to seeing the changes.
     
  19. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm assuming maybe it will happen later tonight? Like the thumbs up. Bout as close to the old points system as you can get!

    Thnaks Jeff & everyone else
     
  20. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

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