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Forum Software Updated - Poll Editing, User Online Marker, Etc.

Discussion in 'Sufficient Self - News, Information & Feedback' started by Nifty, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Feb 19, 2015
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    We've updated the site to the newest software! There are a lof of changes behind the scenes (better spam and user management and other stuff), but here are some things that y'all will notice:


    Online status indicator on messages
    Another very common suggestion was to indicate if a user is online right now when you view a message. This can now be seen in the upper right corner of the user's avatar:
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    When the user is not online (or invisible), no indicator is shown.


    Bulk watch thread management

    End users can now quickly disable all email notifications or stop watching all threads from the watched threads list:

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    Nifty

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    New Poll Options
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    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".


    Editing a Poll
    These new options spill over into the existing system for editing a poll, but there are some important changes.
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    First, a poll can be added directly to an existing thread. This can be done by the thread creator or a moderator.

    The thread creator can also edit an existing poll with some limits. If there are no votes in the poll, they have full access to edit everything about it or to simply remove it. However, if there are votes on the poll, some options remain editable and new responses can be added; the question and existing responses cannot be changed. Moderator poll editing remains roughly unchanged.

    Moderators always have the option to entirely remove a poll. Additionally, they can also reset all votes in a poll without changing any other options.
     
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    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    A great new feature is in-line partial quoting! Highlight some text and you'll be able to just quote / reply with that bit!

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    Here's a video that shows how to use a COOL new feature:

     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    That will make it easier to quote just part of a long post.
     

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