Choose your Language
Hey guys, just wanted to make all of you aware of a new setting. If you go to your settings, you can now choose the language that most of the interface text will appear in. Obviously, yes, this is an English-oriented site. However, a lot of our English-speaking users here do speak other languages, and this is a simple addition that should make the site a bit more enjoyable.
I did not do the translations. They are done by Discourse, and as of right now I don’t believe I have any way to expand/improve the localization. Some things may not be translated at all, or translated poorly. That being said, I hope some of you will have a better experience with this setting. If not, there’s not really a downside to having it around anyways.
“Map Curator” title
Some of you may have noticed people like @danaby2 and @Noobyfish with the “Map Curator” title next to their usernames. Sometime ago, I added a new badge to the site. This badge is manually given out to those who have had a map get curated.
If you have this badge, you can go to your settings and apply the “Map Curator” title to your account, similar to “Leader” and “Regular”. Not every map curator has an account on the SDG Forum, but everyone who does has received the badge.
When I made this badge, I had also considered creating one for skin curators, but I did not do so. This may happen in the future, but I’m weary of adding more badges due to how some people prioritize badge farming over productive content.
“This topic will close 14 days after the last reply.”
I’m sure most of you have seen this. This was implemented very shortly after the categories, sub categories, and tags were reworked/added to the SDG Forum.
In the weeks since then, I have also experimented with “7 days” and “21 days”.
This auto-close system has only been applied to certain categories. How do you guys feel about it? Obviously, people can always just ask to have a post reopened if they feel that there’s something constructive, unique, or new they could add to it, but I can understand that having to wait for staff to unlock a thread is an unwanted hassle.
The auto-closing system isn’t retroactive, so a majority of the older threads don’t have it. However, I’ve changed the “necropost warning” to a lower (sooner) number. Hopefully the warning it has isn’t too off-putting.
Steam & Twitter links on Profile
You can set these from your settings. They will appear publicly on your profile, and on your user card (the pop-up when clicking a name in a topic).
When blanking your post, it says that it’ll delete in 24 hours automatically. This has been changed to 12.
New users can now post slightly more images & links. I’d increase it more, but you really just need to raise your trust level.
How are the tags working out for you guys? I’d like to add more, but I’m not sure how you guys are enjoying them, and what you’d like to see.
Your muted tags will not appear in the “Latest” section of the site anymore.