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Welcome to the new home of the Vigilant Forums!

PostSun Mar 17, 2013 2:33 am

Welcome to the new home of the Vigilant Forums!

As above, welcome to your new permanent home. Yes, I'm sure we were all getting a little tired of the 'Unofficial temporary' moniker however I hope the wait has been worth it. It's been a tough few weeks for myself and the other founding members to lead a community through what were uncertain times and looking back at I believe we have come out of the otherside stronger than ever. Yes, it will take a little while to gain the momentum we once had, however I trust with the arrival of the new boards the element of uncertainty with regards to any new posts will be gone.

I have spent the last week or so diligently working on these forums. It's been tough, and there's been much headbanging on my part, however I am more than pleased with the final outcome, and I sincerely hope you guys are as well. It is all about you as a community when it does come down to it, so please do work with us and make this a fantastic as community it can be.

(Please excuse any rambling, it's 3am here).

Right, new features/additions are as follows:

Chat Mod Addition

- Ability to talk to any members online quick and easily.
- No separate login required. Simply log into the boards as usual and you will automatically be signed in.
- Public chat room which all can see.
- Ability to create new rooms via the 'New Chat' tab.
- Invite users by dragging their username from the chat list to the chat window.
- You can turn the Sound off by clicking the drop down spanner on the main chat window.
- Ability to turn off chat completely (There is slight lag with chat enabled).

Guests cannot use chat. Will need to register and become a member first.

New video tag

This video tag is 10 times better than a standard Youtube tag.

- Allows embedding from over 30 different video sites.
- Simply paste video url and the tag will recognize.
- Example supported sites include Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe etc.

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[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f7l-Z4NF70[/video]

phpBB [video]


Spoiler Tag

- Spoiler tag allows for hidden information to only be views upon clicking 'Show'.
- Typically use for movie/tv spoilers and anything else related.

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[spoiler=Title Goes Here]You found me![/spoiler]
Title Goes Here | Show Quote
You found me!

Strike tag

- Strike through tag. Self explanatory.

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[s]Sample text[/s]
Sample text

Thanks Mod

This one was a royal pain in the proverbial to install.

Please do make use of it where required but also don't turn this into a clique fest.

- Ability to 'Thank' a user for a post via the 'Thumbs up' icon next to the Quote button.
- Thanks can be removed if desired.
- Users who thanked will show beneath a post by clicking 'Display'. Much cleaner.
- Can view total thanks received and given in profile list.

You can try the first one out on my post here. A little virtual appreciation never hurt anyone! :D.

Similar Topics

- List of similar threads now show below a thread page.

Custom User Titles

This one is a nice feature, hand coded by yours truly.

- Allows for custom titles beneath avatar.
- Instead of the standard 'Contributor' you can have whatever you like.
- Can be entered via control panel here: ucp.php?i=173

Note: No expletives, vulgar language, attacks or impersonation of Moderator user titles.

In short, use your common sense! I do not want to be placed in the situation where it must be removed.

Gender Mod

Ever get sick of people mistaking you for the opposite gender? Well now no more.

Select your gender via control panel here: ucp.php?i=173

Gender shows in Profile. See mine as an example.

PM Search

A personal favorite of mine. Search your PM'S!

Self explanatory really, however again it was a pain to do. Hope the effort isn't wasted.

You can do this in the PM view by simply typing in the search term in the search box on top.

ucp.php?i=pm&folder=inbox

Note: Also included a handy graphical % indicator showing how many PM's are remaining.

Top 5 Latest topics on the main home page

Now included is an area beneath the main forum page showing the last 5 threads posted in.

Latest Topic Title posted in on main home page

Another one I wish we had on the previous boards.

Instead of going into the forum itself to view the last thread posted in it now shows on the main page!

Contact Board Administration

Now there is a dedicated page for account, technical, forum, moderation queries here;

contact.php

Once you do this a post will be made for only the Administrators to view and take action on.

New Forum Categories

As you can see the forums have been reworked.

- Social and off topic split into 'Social Lounge' and 'The Misellaneous' for everything else.

- 'Theories' has been removed for now as we felt Conspiracy Theories itself was more than enough of a distinction.

Mobile Optimized theme!

This forum has a mobile optimized theme. Try viewing the site from your smartphone!

Can switch back to full easily.

Tapatalk integration coming soon!

Custom Banner/Logo/Favicon Courtesy of Lux!

A big round of applause for or resident Graphics designer Lux/Miguel.

He did a stellar job with the banner as I'm sure you will all agree.

Still To do

- Forum Rules. We have a dedicated rules page which will be up soon.
- Automatic image resizer. Posting large images are automatically resized however we experienced some lag.
- Rank Stars/Post ratio. Still working on that.
- Ads. Sorry, it's a necessity. This site (whilst not much) is being paid out of my pocket right now.

Alright I'm beat. I'm going to bed. Please don't break anything until I get back in the morning.

(Please test the thanks feature. I haven't tested multiple users yet. This post is a good a place as any! :lol: :mrgreen: :angel:.)
"When I became," said he, "the becoming became.
I have become the becoming.
I am one seeing myself, divided.
I am two and four and eight.
I am the universe in diversity.
I am my transformations.
This is my coming together.
Here are my selves become one."


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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 2:57 am

Thank you, Hexa... it's lovely- :D
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 2:59 am

You're welcome!

Woops, just realised thanks was disabled for this forum. Have enabled. Will need to monitor it's usage.
"When I became," said he, "the becoming became.
I have become the becoming.
I am one seeing myself, divided.
I am two and four and eight.
I am the universe in diversity.
I am my transformations.
This is my coming together.
Here are my selves become one."


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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 3:20 am

Looks great! Will thank as soon as I figure out how.



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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 3:27 am

The thanks button looks like a Mickey Mouse hand, it's so cute!!!
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 3:46 am

Looks awesome! Thanks so much for all the hard work.
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 4:01 am

youve been real busy huh? looks great hex
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 5:24 am

Whoop Whoop, it' the migration :D ya know what? this is an e-exodus looool...

...Oh I'm so pleased you went with "Educate your opinion" Hex. Now I actually do feel like I've contributed something *polishes shoes* :D

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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 6:04 am

Ooh, I like.

Now I can lurk in a stylish forum. Yeah buddy!

Thank you all for your hard work, for sure.
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PostSun Mar 17, 2013 8:45 am

luuuuub you hexyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!


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