I'm pushing tonight a set of improvements to the forums, mostly to improve account registration, searching and editing. Details below!
New features and improvements:
- Memberlist searches will now match network usernames as well as forum usernames
- The "Your Networks" page now explicitely says what should be entered in each field
- Only members who have posted at least once are able to edit/copy post themes
- Hide empty sections from a member's profile
- Improved account registration page
- Bug fixes
With all players on the Creeper's Lab needing a forum account to actually play, I figured I'd improve the registration page. This is especially important as many of the new users aren't that familiar with message board systems. As such, the new page now has a cleaner layout and directly validates the information entered in the "required" section, including if a given username is available or not. Pro-tip: if a user registered but did NOT activate his account yet, he can reenter his username on that page to be offered an option to resend the e-mail.
Another big element is the memberlist
, which now searches by forum usernames AND network names. This is handy while looking up those who use different usernames in different places. For example, our local Master of Deaths in Minecraft is known as MagicMarker101. However, here, he is registered as DAELENXD. Any of those two names (or partial versions of) can be searched for, and the wanted account will be listed!
Further improvements are always planned down the line. Don't hesitate to let me know if you feel strongly about something that should be added or changed!
As an added note, to help everything related to the forums running smoothly, I'm happy to announce that MediaKlepto
has been promoted to Super Moderator! She joins the forums staff to help with getting new members registered properly ("I didn't get the e-mail!"
) along with all other related duties such as spam clean-up. Congrats, Media!
Edited by Dr. Cossack on August 5, 2014 at 9:42:46