Some Updates

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We've added some updates. Most noticeably we've made the Featured Threads list our landing page now. We're going to continuously work on this page to improve it to try and showcase as much content from the forum as we can. I'm sure of you would rather skip this page, please update your bookmarks to http://www.thecoli.com/forums/ to do so.

Some other small improvements:

More Detailed User Activity Options
If you want to show your online status but not exactly what you're doing, you will now be able to.


Online Status Indicator
We had this awhile ago, but it was an addon that also slowed down the board. It should work fine now and display a green dot in the upper right corner of avatars if someone is online.

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Selection Quoting
You'll now be able to select part of a post, and directly insert the text you selected as a quote or add it to a multi-quote.

Poll Improvements
There are a number of new options and controls when you create a new poll:
  1. Polls are no longer limited to one or multiple choices. The creator can now control exactly how many responses a user can select. If they select the maximum amount, the other options will automatically disable to indicate this.
  2. Voters can now change their votes, if the option is selected. This is useful to handle cases where people make mistakes, a response is missing, or if people just change their mind.
  3. Poll results can be limited to only be viewed by people that have voted. This can help to limit gaming of polls or "groupthink".



Profile Post Sidebar
There's a new sidebar widget that shows profile posts and allows easy interaction with them.

**This feature is on hold for a few days**


Author Alerts
When you have one of your posts or threads moderated (moved, deleted, merged..etc) there is now an option for the staff to send you a message with an explanation. This should help posters with understanding the rules of the forum without us having to take a more official action such as a warning or a ban. This should be especially helpful for new members who might be posting in the wrong forum or something of that nature.



Help Pages


Added some guides to the help page. Explains how to use most of our features.

http://www.thecoli.com/help/


There have also been some updates behind the scenes to help make the board run smoother and there will be a few other things added soon as well. If anyone has any questions, comments or suggestions...let us know. :cook:
 
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