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Site & Forum Update Announcements

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Eric. K, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. The forum will be down daily at 3 CET for maintenance and backup. The downtime shouldn't last more than 5mins.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    You have two new sidebar tools now.

    One is the "People You Follow Online Now" widget, which shows the general site member stats, but only the list of your "Followed" people, which are your forum friends.

    To Follow/Unfollow a person, click on his name or avatar and select Follow/Unfollow in the popup menu.

    The other one is a one-click access to all the clubs and leagues, for easier navigation.

    Hope you like them.
     
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  3. Leagues and Club are brought to the front page again!! Nice job Xose....
     
  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    We have implemented an online event planner in the website and forums. You can now quickly see which online races are scheduled and one click brings you to the forums to sign up for it.

    You can find it in the navigation bar of the site - called Online Racing - and in the right column of the website the next online races are scheduled.

    Club races = Blue
    League races = Red
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Xose is currently very busy creating webpages for our virtual racing leagues. The pages will include:
    • Information
    • Latest news
    • Latest forum threads
    • Standings
    • History
    • Previous winners
    • Screenshots
    • Movies
    • Live Streams
    • etc
    More to come soon. Keep a close eye on the website and the online racing tab in particular.
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    We have made a small modifcation to some of our forums that work with prefixes (e.g. racing clubs, some leagues, motorsport forums). With one click of your mouse you can now quickly filter the category that you wish to see.

    The prefix buttons are listed above the content (see screenshot) below. Should make navigation easier in some forums.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

  8. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Our news ticker is now implemented in the forums. Under the navigation bar youll find a custom styled bar bringing you the latest sim racing and motorsport news from our website.

    Clicking the links will bring you directly to the news article where you can leave your comments

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Still a lot of members don't use a custom avatar on the boards. Instead a default image is displayed (boring :)).

    If you wish to upload your own personal picture that displays next to every post you make please click this link
     
  10. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    We have rented a new HDD from our server company i3D, with a capacity of 1TB. It has already been installed and configured on the forum server.

    Now fingers crossed for the downloads software to be released. Hopefully soon!
     
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  11. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

  13. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    We have updated the design of our Youtube channel and tried to make it more a part of the RD website.

    Go to www.youtube.com/racedepartment and click subscribe to receive all our updates! The more subscribers we get the sooner we can start with our cool new project :) More information hopefully soon!
     
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  14. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    We have three tabs on the main articles now, one for the breaking news wich corresponds with the news we already had there, another one for the Online Racing, which covers the same news than the sidebar, and another one for Reviews, so everybody can find them easily.

    Hope you like them.
     
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  15. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Our XenForo forum has a build in notification system as you probably have seen. If your posts gets quoted you will receive a notification of that event. If you receive a "like" from another user for making a great post you will also be notified.

    However it was not possible to mention another user in your posts and let them know you are talking about him or her. Therefor a lot of discussions end because the users involved no longer keep track of the thread.

    Thats now fixed. We now have a system in place that allows you to tag another user by more or less using the Twitter & Facebook method. No longer do threads need to be poluted with unnecessary quotations, just tag like you do on your social media platforms.

    Simply ad an @ syntax symbol followed by the username and they will receive a notification. Of course only use this feature when needed and don't not abuse it.

    RaceDepartment.com <----- You've been tagged! :)

    We'll use it for now as test and when its proven to be successful we'll keep it.
     
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  16. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    We have added real life events to the calendar as well (in green) so you have a nice overview of all the leading motorsport series with their respective discussion threads / live streams

    Click here for the full calendar or visit the frontpage for the next 12 upcoming racing events
     
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  17. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Read and discuss the announcement here. A gazillion kudos to @Eric Kaczmarek for all the work he has done!
     
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  18. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    We have created a new livestreams page for our upcoming live (virtual) motorsport broadcasts. Still messing around with the code so it might change a bit here and there but lets see if it works :)

    Click here to open the livestream page (or click the livestreams link in the navigation bar of the forum)

    Enjoy!
     
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  19. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    We will need more room in the usual navbar in the near future so we have moved the Inbox, Alerts and Log Out links to the top bar.
     
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  20. Guys, there is sidebar "one-click access to all the clubs and leagues"? It's very useful thing. It disappeared two days ago.:(
     
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