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Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:49 pm
by Kevin
As new functionality for the site comes online, I will post detailed information here.  Here's the first round:

1) There is a new tag in the posting interface: the youtube tag.  This will allow you to easily embed youtube video in your post.  Click on it then insert the video ID between the tags.  For example, if the url to the page with the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipZDG6__Zfc# then the text between your tags should be: ipZDG6__Zfc

Your result should look like this:
[youtube:2un1c4kq]ipZDG6__Zfc[/youtube:2un1c4kq]

Feel free to watch the whole video.  You know you love Right Said Fred.  ;)

If you have any questions or problems, never hesitate to PM myself or Nick.

More functionality to come...

Thanks,
Marco

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:44 pm
by Kevin
As a number of people have already discovered, avatars are now available. Avatars must be no less than 20x20 pixels and no more than 125x125 pixels. Your avatar can be no more than 7.5KB in size. You may upload your avatar directly to themountaineernation.com or link to an image hosting site like tinypic. To add/modify/delete your avatar, go to the User Control Panel.

Thanks,
Marco

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:47 pm
by Luke
I'd suggest hosting an image if it's heavy on kb's. Animated gifs for example

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:59 pm
by Kevin
"thEEoRy" wrote:I'd suggest hosting an image if it's heavy on kb's. Animated gifs for example


Excellent point. If you link to a hosted image it cuts down on the expenses for our hosting. If at all possible that is the way to go.

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:11 am
by Kevin
A note about Private Messages (PM)s:

If you write a PM and hit send you will notice it might sit in your outbox and there is no way to get it to leave. This is by design. Your message will sit in your outbox until the person you sent it to logs in the next time. This is a sort of "delivery confirmation" method for your PMs. If your recipient has logged in and the PM is still in the outbox please let me know and I'll take a look at it.

Also, the email notification of a new PM is turned on by default. To disable this, go to the User Control Panel, click on the Board Settings tab and set "Notify me on new Private Message" to off.

As always, thanks for being part of the Mountaineer Nation!

Marco.

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:52 pm
by Kevin
Big changes are in store this weekend. Here's the list of things that will hopefully be added by Monday morning:

1) A completely new look and feel. We are going to go with a bold blue and gold color scheme with some incredible new graphics courtesy of our Graphic Designer, pyro.

2) Spel Chek

3) Countdown timer to kickoff of the 2009 West Virginia University Mountaineers Football Season.

4) We are going to add a Mountaineer Trading Post. This will be were you can post if you are looking to buy tickets or trying to sell tickets. There will also be an area for buying, selling and trading WVU related mechandise. We might expand this later if there is demand, but this will start out being ONLY for WVU tickets and merchandise. Don't try to sell that autographed picture of Wanny and if you're looking to buy an autographed picture of Wanny, well, that's just sick. :D

5) We are going to add an article section.

I want to thank everyone who has made suggestions for changes and improvements, either via PM or in the forums. Please keep them coming. This is your nation.

Thanks,
Marco

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:03 pm
by Tito
So Marco, If I put a WVU decal on my old exercise bike that's ok right?? Trading Post!! Hells Yeah!!!

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:04 pm
by tussrock
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Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:05 pm
by LilTostito
"afoot" wrote:OK... so no used underwear or anything, then. Check. :lol: :lol:


So that means no stained guestroom sheets either, foot!

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:16 pm
by Kevin
"tussrock" wrote:Marco and Nick, Is there any way that y'all can fix the web links so when someone lists a webpage in their post it will open another tab when you click on it and not take you away from this site?


I've noticed the same thing tuss and I don't like it at all. Expect a fix for it soon, possibly even tonight.

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:19 pm
by Nick
"marcolian" wrote:
"tussrock" wrote:Marco and Nick, Is there any way that y'all can fix the web links so when someone lists a webpage in their post it will open another tab when you click on it and not take you away from this site?


I've noticed the same thing tuss and I don't like it at all. Expect a fix for it soon, possibly even tonight.


A re-direct for web links shouldn't be a problem Tuss

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:23 pm
by Kevin
[quote=""LilTostito""][quote=""afoot""]OK... so no used underwear or anything, then. Check. :lol: :lol: I had forgotten about that.

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:24 pm
by Nick
damn oil based lube... :lol:

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:43 pm
by MountainMama
Ohhhh....how about when you come onto the site you hear the marching band play and the crowd shout "W-V-U"!!! That would be sooooo cool. I guess it would be cool for a while but then get kinda annoying after the 100th time...

Re: Functionality and System Maintenance Announcements

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:06 pm
by Luke
test post.