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:
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.
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.