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Forum Enhancements!

Postby admin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:09 pm

Hello Welders,

The forum has been given a facelift today which is part of many upcoming changes. I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for participating in the community so far, and also to announce some exciting new stuff. Over the coming weeks, you can expect several functional and user enhancements like:

-Avatars
-Signatures
-Ranks
-Better Searching

All new features and enhancements will be announced here. Thanks again for being a member.
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Re: Forum Enhancements!

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:43 pm

admin wrote:Hello Welders,

The forum has been given a facelift today ...


The color scheme seems a bit "harsh", but, on the whole, I like it.

Steve S
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Re: Forum Enhancements!

Postby admin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:56 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
admin wrote:Hello Welders,

The forum has been given a facelift today ...


The color scheme seems a bit "harsh", but, on the whole, I like it.

Steve S


There are actually multiple options for color schemes available from the options hover menu at the top-right of the forum. Feel free to peruse them if the colors aren't to your liking :D
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Re: Forum Enhancements!

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:58 pm

admin wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:
admin wrote:Hello Welders,

The forum has been given a facelift today ...


The color scheme seems a bit "harsh", but, on the whole, I like it.

Steve S


There are actually multiple options for color schemes available from the options hover menu at the top-right of the forum. Feel free to peruse them if the colors aren't to your liking :D


Oh that's even better! I can pick for myself. I'm liking the upgrades more each minute.
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Avatars Now Available

Postby admin » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:37 pm

As of today, avatars are available for all registered members of the Welding Tips & Tricks Forum. To upload your own personal avatar, navigate to the User Control Panel, select the Profile tab and browse your computer for an avatar of your choice. A few things to keep in mind:

-Use your best judgment when uploading, and make sure your avatar complies with the forum rules and guidelines.
-The file limit is 17 KB, it's possible you may have to compress the file prior to uploading.
-The dimensions of the image have to be between 60 x 60 and 120 x 120 pixels
-This file has to be png, jpg, or gif to work. Animations are not supported.
-This is an optional feature. You are not required to have an avatar in order to use the forum.

As always, thanks so much for participating!
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Search Function Repairs

Postby admin » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:36 pm

Hello everyone, the Search has been repaired. Next time you're looking for a specific post or thread, plug a few keywords into the Search bar above.

Thanks!
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Ranks Are Now Available

Postby admin » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:37 pm

Hello everyone, forum ranks are now live. you'll notice that the user area of each post has a small badge in it that represents your forum rank. These ranks are assigned based on quality and quantity of your posts (more on quality related ranks coming soon). Ranks assigned on post count are as follows:

New Member: 0 posts
Active Member: 25 posts
Workhorse: 50 posts
Guide: 100 posts
Ace: 200 posts
Heavy Hitter: 400 posts
Weldmonger: 500 posts


Feel free to visit this topic: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3118 to leave feedback.

As always, thanks so much for being a member! :D
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Embed YouTube Videos in Your Posts

Postby admin » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:30 pm

Hey Everyone, just wanted to announce that you can now embed YouTube videos into your posts. Just click the YouTube button that you see above the post box and put the YouTube video's ID in between the tags. The ID is the last 11 or so characters of your YouTube video's URL.

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Once you add the ID, just click post and the forum will take care of the rest.
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General Error in User Control Panel fixed

Postby admin » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:34 pm

For anyone experiencing issues with "General Error" in the User Control Panel >> Board Preferences >> Edit Posting Defaults, this issue has been fixed. Thanks so much for your patience.
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New Profile Fields

Postby admin » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:52 pm

Hey everybody, we just tweaked the fields in the Profile section to be more specific to welding and got rid of some of the antique fields that weren't getting any use.

If you'd like to share your welding experiences, specialties, and interests, the profile is the best place to do it aside from the member introductions section.
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