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Elaztek Updates #3 - Site Upgrades!

Forum upgrades!  

  1. 1. Are you excited for the return of Content Ratings?

    • Yes! HYPE
    • Meh
    • I hate content ratings with a burning passion
  2. 2. Are you excited for the return of clubs?

    • Meh
    • Clubs are horrible! :(

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Hey, everyone! Today we did some upgrades to the Elaztek Website as well as over on the CU forums. Both sites were upgraded to the new IP.Board 4.2 software, which brings with it a ton of awesome new features! We ourselves haven't even finished exploring the new features to be added, so there may or may not be a follow-up to this detailing more features that have been introduced.
First off, Content Ratings are back! They have been absent ever since the Nuclear District forums were updated to IPB4, as the application was not updated at the time. Later, it was discovered to be finally updated - for the price of 30$ and a renewal every six months. So it was ignored. Then, IPB 4.2 was pushed out and lone behold - content ratings are now a built-in feature. All likes and dislikes on posts are counted as Upvote/Downvote ratings which sport a similar icon as it has in modern IPB. The other ratings were NOT built in but the functionality to add them was all there - hence why they have rather dated looking icons. I will be working on designing new updated and HD icons soon - so don't worry. ;) Until then, enjoy their long awaited return.
Additionally, some of you real old CU folk may remember Group Collaboration. Maybe not by that name, but the general functionality was you would make a sort of sub-community within the website, that allowed you to have various members, exclusive topics/posts, and so on. That functionality has also made a return as a feature built into the software. You should see the "Clubs" tab added to the Navigation Menu. From there, you can create a club, with one of the following statuses:
Public - Everyone can see the club and its posts, and can participate without joining.
Open - Everyone can see the club and its posts, but only members can participate. Everyone can join.
Closed - Everyone can see the club and who's in it, but only members can see posts and participate. Users need to ask a leader to join.
Private - Only members can find the club and see its posts. Users need to be invited by a leader to join.
It is a feature that also had an addon, however when I tried to add it back on the Nuclear District forums, caused some severe database problems that Nuke had to go and clean up for me :x (we love u nukeypoo <3)
Can't wait to see what kind of crazy clubs you guys create! Go on, have at it!


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