Because the PPCW.Net Forum and its community is heavily growing (if you haven't joined so far - you definitely do) if decided to update the Forum software to the latest version to fulfill your needs in a better, faster and smoother way. So here it's here, all 13982 lines of the Forum software got upgraded. Most of the changes have been made "under the hood", but quite a few new features have been added as well. Some of the more important changes and additions are:
- New and cleaner syntax for the BBCode quote tag.
- Completely rewritten user list.
- Form E-Mail which lets you send E-Mails to other users via a simple form, right out of the forum (This needs to be enabled by every user!).
- Stronger encryption because it utilizes the SHA-1 algorithm for password hashes (if available) now.
- HTML posting is disabled permanently.
- New subscription system.
- "Go to first new post" feature.
- A simple announcement system (as you can see above).
Don't let me use the following too much ;-):
- More powerful banning options including expiry date and ban message.
- Information about last visit and last action is now saved in the database instead of in cookies.
- Move/delete/open/close multiple topics at once.
- Delete multiple posts at once.
- RSS feeds for recent discussions!
As you can see I also made some changes in the layout. It's (unfortunately) not that deeply integrated into the overall PPCW.Net look and feel but this makes it easier for me for further updates and upgrades because the previous version was heavily tweaked!
Cheers ~ Arne
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