141w ago - Just a quick heads-up to everyone, starting this weekend (not an April 1st joke) we will begin upgrading the vB3 Forums we currently use to vBulletin 4, and through the transition there will be some scheduled downtime while our server cat works his magic!
Once the vB4 upgrade itself is complete, we will undergo another few weeks of work with some minor downtime while porting the remaining modules to vB4, followed by implementing some of your 2011 suggestions to our site. If you have any feel free to contribute them to the thread and we will do our best to make it happen.
Additionally, we are currently seeking a new site logo- if you are a graphic artist and would like to share some design concepts check out this ongoing thread... if we end up selecting one posted we will send the artist a $100 PayPal gift to express our appreciation.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their PS3 News site suggestions and logo designs to date, and we look forward to checking out new ones as time permits!
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Personally - I'm not a huge fan of signatures and I prefer it this feature is enabled on particular forum to have a user selectable option to NOT show all the signatures - it really clutters the normal read of forums and this one is quite technically oriented so it would distract from continues reading trough IMO. So - if you gona allow this (and I also like the idea have this only for higher user groups) then please (if new systems offers such option) let us select individually if we want to have signatures displayed or not. Just my two pennies (keep the change).
Nice to see we are going upgrade now, there is nothing I hold on vB3 since the Activity and Longevity are vanished. For the graphic artist : Not only that you get the honor to create a logo for one of the biggest PS3 communities worldwide, no, you also get 100$ via PayPal. This will be a great day for the winner !
Nope, it's not part of April 1st hehe... also I forgot to mention but when we come back online with the new vB4 Forum while it will have some new features like PMs and Last Read it also will lose a few things.
Specifically, the bit that currently shows all the user names logged in will be gone (although the totals will still be present) as that is coded differently in vB4 and when there are hundreds on at one time it adds on like 5 seconds for the main forum section to load. The online/offline status of users show in their profile pages and in their Forum posts though so it shouldn't be a big issue really.
Finally, we are debating on whether to allow signatures in posts on the Forum once everything is up and running. On the minus side, it will add clutter and some spam to the Forums but on the plus side it may encourage some users to post if they know their sig will be seen in each post they make.
Anyone have feedback on this idea... Perhaps if we added sigs it could be based on UserGroup as more of a perk than something anyone can register to use?