Yes, that seems to be a positive side effect
As promised, here i’ll explain the new functions that have been uploaded today.
Group chat functionality
From now on you are able to have group conversations. For that, klick on the chat icon on the upper right, choose a chat or go to the chat overview and search for a user to chat with, then click the gear to see the settings. You are now able to add users to your conversation and also rename the chat. From now on you are having a group chat. The inviter will be the moderator and has the right to remove users from the chat. Invitations can be made by every chat member. If you’re having a group chat, all older conversation won’t be visible to the joiners. If you want to go private with the initial chat user you can go to the chat menu and open a new conversation with him. you won’t have the chatlog in that new conversation then. this stays at the group chat since it has been altered from private to group chat. Hope that’s not too confusing at all. Try it and see for yourself. Can be handy in some situations
Another thing to mention for the chat is the possibility to edit or delete posts
Third thing to mention is the chat overview with a comprehension of your latest chat messages.
Don’t have a picture but you will see when you get there.
New category design
If you are browsing the categories, you will see a new column to the right. There you will find the forum stats, top 10 tags, last recent posts, past 7 days popular topics and active users to that category.
Since you are able to set tags to your threads we kindly ask you to use this. If you are tagging your threads there will be a better categorisation. The tagging is no new feature, but the tag overview but has not been attended in the past.
Custom user profile picture
You now have the possibility to upload your own user picture that will be shown on your profile page.
For that go to the user settings (click on your avatar then username to the upper right). Here you are now having the possibility to upload your custom profile picture and move it into the right direction.
If you are ready it will look something like that
New topic tools
When reading threads you are now having new topic tools below the threat.
You are able to mark the thread as unread, watch the threat for any update and reply as new topic. The reply function will create a new thread in the category, so you won’t answer to the initial thread anymore!
Associate SSO credentials
When using google or github you are able to connect your forum account to these. You are able to login with git or google then.
That should be the main changings. Maybe we add some additional functions within the next days. I will add explanations here then.
Last thing that I must not forget : we have a new button in the header
This button will lead you to the forum guidelines . Please read carefully! Thx!