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Adnan Khalid



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Last Visit: 14 May 2009
Posts: 67
Location: Boston, MA
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Forum Updates Reply with quote

Ever since these new ADP forums have been launched I have been making changes to the forums software installed on the servers. Some of the changes are more visible than others while some are meant for easier administration by myself and future site admins. I thought I should share some of the non-technical ones with the group in case anyone is interested:

1. Added file attachment capability.

2. Added capability to watch complete forums instead of just individual topics.

3. Added following text to the main page:
"You must be logged in as an ADP Member to view private forums"

4. Added capability to add custom fields to user profiles for future use (such as "Project champion for projects:")

5. Added "Name" field to profile and changed all views to display that instead of usernames (no need to be anonymous on these forums)

6. Added "Last Visit" info for all members to Memberlist, Usergroup list as well as every post.

7. Linked names of posters in posts to their profiles

8. Display 5 (number can be adjusted) instead of just one last registered user on the front page

9. Display names of users that logged in during the last 24 hours (time can be adjusted) on the front page

10. Capability to hide poll results and end date until a user has voted.

11. Votes are no longer completely anonymous (we never claimed they would be). However only site admins can view the individual votes.

12. Several security fixes and upgrade to version 2.0.13
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Adnan Khalid



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Last Visit: 14 May 2009
Posts: 67
Location: Boston, MA
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the sake of record here are some more since the last update:
1. Require email address only from users who have forgotten their password so that the username can be retrieved as well
2. Made the register link more available
3. Added line numbers to usergroup member lists
4. Integrated use of real name instead of the username in tons of other places
5. Used "Today" and "Yesterday" for recent dates
6. Added number of recurring donors to the front page
7. Simplified the registration form and made location and occupation required fields
8. Changed reply-to address to that of the poster for new post notification emails
9. Made the FAQ page easier to navigate by using java
10. Added admin mod to be able to easily edit FAQs in the future
11. Added a gallery of smilies and avatars
12. Added lots of statistics (link on top pf the forums page)
13. Upgraded attachment mod to latest version
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