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Topic tags feature, rule amending, staff update and new sub-forum

Started by DJ Omnimaga, March 02, 2015, 06:29:58 am

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We were supposed to announce this last week, but the TI-Connect and Ndless news delayed it, but we are pleased to introduce a new forum feature: Topic tags!

Basically, in your topic title, if you put some text inside brackets ([TI-BASIC], for example), it will now be converted into a color tag that can be clicked. Clicking the tag will allow you to quickly search the forums for similar topics! It also draws attention more so if, for example, your project is for the TI-84 Plus, then putting [TI-84 Plus] in the topic title will attract people seeking for TI-84 Plus projects.

It has some limitations, however: Currently this feature doesn't work in the Recent Posts page and blocks since the mod doesn't take SimplePortal into account. Hopefully one of our tech-savy staff member can help modifying the Recent Post blocks to fix that. It is also currently impossible to sort topics by tag, which is something we would like to implement in the future. But it should make it easier to find certain topics. Thanks to WadaNon for this mod!


In addition to this new feature, the board rules were slightly modified tonight, now including "disruptive behavior" as a disallowed thing in Rule #4. As always, we encourage our users to make CodeWalrus a friendly place to hang out and showcase your creations. :)


Also, the last update is about our staff. Streetwalrus lacks the necessary computer access to fullfill his CodeWalrus duties and to remain active on a regular basis. As a result, his activity will remain sporadic until school vacations.


An extra sub-forum called Safe-haven was also added several days ago, after the off-topic ones. It is restricted to only certain group of users or regular members above a certain post count, though, and is restricted to only certain type of discussions (real-life-related, for example). You can request an invitate by going to Profile->Group Membership then clicking "Request membership" next to the "Safe-haven access" usergroup.


As always, if you have any suggestions, concerns or questions then don't hesitate to post them in the CodeWalrus discussion section! We want to make sure that our members are happy about the website, the team and what we do so let your voice be heard. :)

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