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    MR2 Mk1 Club Chairman tommundy's Avatar
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    Upgradings! :)

    Hi all,

    Just letting you know about a couple of updates to the forum.

    1. URLs are now blue! They've always been quite difficult to read, but this is now resolved and they appear blue with them becoming red when hovered over.

    2. I like using the "What's New?" feature on the forum, which if no results are found then it gives you the option to view posts in the last 24 hours. However, if you wanted to see posts from the last 24 hours manually, you couldn't. You now can, as seen in the diagram below:



    Simply click 'What's New?' and then 'Last 24 Hours'.

    3. An update on SPAM protection. The anti-spam plug-in I installed has blocked 58,000 (and counting) attempts to register phony accounts on the forum in the past 6 months or so. Before this I was having to manually process 50-100 accounts a day, which was a pain to say the least! So that's performing very well indeed.

    4. I've also made security and permissions changes to more accurately reflect the benefits that paid members get as per the front page - http://www.mr2mk1club.com/content.php

    5. Stuck a big REGISTER NOW button on the homepage to make it more obvious for people wanting to join the forums/club.

    6. Lots of other minor fixes in the background.

    ** COMING SOON **

    1. Identification of who are paid members with a user title underneath your username and your username will also become a specific colour; probably green.
    2. A committee information tab for seeing details of the club's committee members.
    3. Your subscription expiry date at the top of the forum to make it easier to see when you need to pay your subs. (This will only work for people that paid through the forum Upgrade Membership method.)
    4. Another upgrade to the forum software is due, but I'm well versed at it now so the forum should only be down for an hour or two. Advance notice will be given for this.
    5. The return of the club shop!

    Cheers,
    Tom

    Club Chairman & Webmaster

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    excellent! All good work Mr Chairman.
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    Good work!

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    ^this^ keep it up tom youre doing a great job

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    Lots of hard work there, thank you!

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    You are just showing off now Tom

    Seriously though well done mate.

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    Excellent

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    gotta say that i've found your website extremely easy to navigate thankyuo so much

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    MR2 Mk1 Club Chairman tommundy's Avatar
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    A few more updates:

    1) I've finally managed to find the setting for the username popup menu colour settings, which should now look like below:



    2) Usernames are now colour coordinated as follows:
    • Paid Member = Green
    • Non Member = Black
    • Banned User = Red


    3) Changed the visibility of the technical sections so that non members can see them, but can't post in them. Hopefully this will incentivise people to join up.

    ** COMING SOON **

    1. Identification of who are paid members with a user title underneath your username.
    2. A committee information tab for seeing details of the club's committee members.
    3. Your subscription expiry date at the top of the forum to make it easier to see when you need to pay your subs. (This will only work for people that paid through the forum Upgrade Membership method.)
    4. Another upgrade to the forum software is due, but I'm well versed at it now so the forum should only be down for an hour or two. Advance notice will be given for this.
    5. The return of the club shop! (Nearly there! )

    Cheers,
    Tom

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    MR2 Mk1 Club Chairman tommundy's Avatar
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    Woo, just got rid of the annoying grey bit around the header too!



    Cheers,
    Tom

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