The SDG Forum has updated its forum software!
And everything it broke should now be fixed.
- Menus are bigger.
- Improved staff & user tools.
- New user preferences & tools (hide your public profile, log out of other devices you’ve used, change text size…)
- Language options should be updated/improved.
- The site broke multiple things.
- You guys broke the site multiple times.
(All of the broken things should be fixed now. The favicon is showing again, the header buttons are visible, and you don’t need 20 characters in a post anymore.)
Changes to your Contributions
Posts (that the original poster had blanked) will now auto-delete in 8 hours (instead of 12). Fair warning – constantly derailing a thread to tell people to stop deleting their posts is spam. The general idea is that, if it’s going to derail the post, then it’s usually not a great idea to constantly do it.
You can add up to 30 options to your polls now (instead of the previous limit of 25).
Some of the educational messages new users receive when trying to contribute have been slightly updated to better reflect the SDG Forum, and the tools provided with it.
A “+ New Topic” button will always be visible, even when viewing a post. If you are viewing a thread when you use this button, it will automatically select that category to post in.
I’m still interested in adding new badges to the site, and while these still aren’t anything super unique or even Forum-related, there’s two more Curator achievements. If you have had a skin curated, or a cosmetic curated, there’s now a corresponding badge.
These badges have not been distributed yet. They will be manually distributed soon.
Latest Requirements for Trust Level 3
Changes to your Experience
I cleaned up a lot of the logo assets, and added some new ones (ie: splash screen logo for the Android mobile app shortcut).
Random avatars should stop randomly choosing to permanently not exist.
You can choose your theme from the Hamburger (menu) button [ ≡ ], and you do not have to go to your User preferences.
Staff flair now uses a system that would allow for avatar flairs on a per-Trust level basis (not implemented), rather than just being an SDG Wiki group flair.
“SDG Wiki account” profile field can be filled in from your user preferences, and shows up under the existing fields.
I’ve created some custom color palettes and theme components to improve the themes currently available to you guys. While I have not added or created any new themes, they’ve all been updated.
Light Theme and Sam’s Simple Theme use a custom “Light+” color palette, which makes the header properly visible and adds a bit better contrast throughout the site. The backgrounds are no longer solid white.
Nyx Theme has a custom color palette now, although it is essentially just a “darker” Dark Theme.
Sam’s Simple Theme and Vincent now have bevels around numerous site assets/buttons/fields.
A custom theme component for Vincent improves the background design, making it “darker” like a “dark theme” should be. Light Theme has a custom theme component for “tiger striped” topic lists, instead of having every topic listed on the same background color.
User cards will now also appear on mobile, rather than just for desktop users. Clicking on a username/avatar on a post will open the user card, just like on desktop.
At the bottom of your mobile view, all themes will give you a navigational “tab bar”, for more quickly navigating the site.