The new forum

edited December 2016 in News

We have a new forum!

Why? What happened to the old forum?
Sadly, we couldn't make it work reliable lately. It was abandoned by its developer, there was no one who knew how to fix it. We had to move to a new platform, now it's open source vanilla forum.

Will the data from the old forum be restored?
The old forum is temporarily accessible here. Copy all the texts you want from the old forum before it's closed forever. No topics or mailbox conversations will be migrated to the new forum, databases are completely incompatible. Important texts (such chat rules and skin guides) are restored.

What's new on this forum?
It has overall more features than the old forum. Some important differences:

  • Users with rank below 3 can post only to "New user's questions" category. This is a measure against spam.

  • When you are in an Inbox conversation and someone sends you a message in that conversation, it doesn't appear on the page instantly. You need to change the page and then return to that conversation or reload the page. So Inbox is not very suitable for real-time chat. It's the technology of this forum, we can't fix it. It's better to use other instant messengers if you need to chat fast. Although, a small notification with a message appears at the corner, so you can still chat without constant changing pages or reloading.

  • There are no group chats like in the old forum, but you can start a private conversation with one user and then add other users. So it's almost like the old group chat, except it has no name. Since group chat names were abused on the old forum, this is a feature we don't regret losing.

  • By default the forum uses your game skin as an avatar, but you can also upload a custom image. The image may be big, but the user icon maximum size is 40x40 pixels. You can choose how to crop an image when you upload it, it's quite convenient. If you want a custom avatar, we highly recommend uploading .png with a transparent background, then it will match the page perfectly. Avatars with white background look poor on dark pages.

  • There is an extensive notifications system (both on-screen and by email). You can configure them in the profile.

Explore the new forum, start conversations, have fun! :)

Comments

  • Yep. I'll give my feedback soon

  • работает?)

  • LilKat wrote: »
    работает?)

    daaa , vsegda :D
  • Question: We'll have a backup of the old forum? It will mix with this new one? Or we lost all the topics and chat?
  • Texts from the old forum may be lost :(
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  • Thanks for your work!
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  • Excuse_Me wrote: »
    By default the forum uses your game skin as an avatar
    Does the avatar changes when you change your game skin?
  • Hamsterdam wrote: »
    Does the avatar changes when you change your game skin?
    Yes. But the image sticks in the browser cache for some time, so it doesn't change immediately, unless you clear the browser cache or do CTRL+F5.
  • edited December 2016
    The players will have the opportunity to copy or backup things from old forum, like we moderators are having?
  • Yes, it's open for everyone for at least a month (until it dies again).
  • edited December 2016
    The forum has been redesigned a bit, now it has a larger font and generally looks better. If you don't see golden borders around main forum panels, like those around game profile, skin shop, etc., please, use CTRL+F5 to reload the site.
  • Excuse_Me wrote: »
    Yes. But the image sticks in the browser cache for some time, so it doesn't change immediately, unless you clear the browser cache or do CTRL+F5.
    Thanks and yes CTRL + F5 works :)

  • Предыдущий более понятный был :(
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  • edited December 2016
    colors tags also work, the same way as in the old forum
    [color=green]colors tags also work, the same way as in the old forum[/color]
    

    The design is improved again (bigger fonts in posts, separators between comments, proper colors for code and quotation blocks). Please, use CTRL+F5 to reload the site.
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  • edited December 2016
    It takes a little while to get used to, but I think the new forum will probably be better overall. I kinda miss the friends list. You could always know who was playing as soon as you log on. : ) But at the same time, it will be easier for most players to change their name without anyone (besides mods) knowing who they are, if they want to. That is probably a good thing.

    Also, I have to test if these functions still do anything or not! : p
    @pwnyy @!pwnyy
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  • @pwnyy Neither users nor moderators can change username on the forum. It is automatically copied from the game, including *** censoring. You can change only picture and notification options.

    Friend list and online stats doesn't work anymore. We'll remove it from the chat menu. Maybe in the future we'll add user online status and current server/room.
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  • *sniffs around and is pleased *
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  • edited December 2016
    I miss seeing what is posted last, as in what topic is most current topic-wise. Browsing with current lay-out is unclear and confusing.
  • edited December 2016
    @_Salty_ I don't understand what exactly do you mean, but this forum actually has more ways to see what's been posted recently:
    - it sorts topics by the last post date, just like the old forum did;
    - it displays topics with unread messages in bold;
    - it has "Discussions" view at the top that displays all recent topics from all categories together;
    - you can bookmark and watch topics (click on the star symbol);
    - it has different customizable notifications, which lead you directly to the fresh posts.
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  • There are a few more design improvements (text editing areas now auto-resize, fixed some white backgrounds). Please, use CTRL+F5 to reload the site.
    Thanked by 3 Lilu Gally 0x42
  • I like that the old private conversations are deleted.
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