1. White Elephant is back!
Hey it's that time of year again! Since last year's White Elephant went pretty smooth that Pon has decided to do it again! For those who don't know, White Elephant ( or Secret Santa) is an entertaining game where a group of people give gifts to each other anonymously. Although there were a few hiccups last time, we decided to try out some new things to make things easier this time around. Hurry and sign up! The Deadline to sign up is coming up pretty soon! (Unless Pon decides to extend the deadline) For more details, check out the the link below:
2. New Site Preview
The staff has been testing out the new site for about a week, and we would like to show you guys some of the new features you will be able to enjoy on the new site!
Spoiler for Forum page:
This will be our new snazzy forum page!
Some of the new things I would like to point out:
- New banner made by Len
- New Notification button that will make it easier to accept friend request, accept items, etc. ( in contrast to having to go into your messages to do those things)
- Don't worry too much about the Blog tab, we will end up making that a subforum
- Quick link to advance search
This should be very similar to our current site, but we changed a few things that makes it easier to navigate:
Spoiler for Thread pages:
- Bigger and more noticeable "Post New Thread"
- Hovering over a thread you haven't posted in let's you preview the text in the first post without having to click on it (As seen in the pic)
- Hovering over a thread you posted in will show you how many replies since your last post
- Being able to rate threads ( The stars you see in the picture) may be removed
The shop in vBulletin is a lot more functional than the shop we have here. We would be able to add items that we weren't able to do here. At the very least, we would be able to make some member group features less tedious.
Spoiler for Shop:
Some things to point out:
- Hovering over items will bring up info
- You will be able to buy multiple items at once
- Confirmation before finalizing purchases
- Easier access for lotteries
- Note: None of the items shown are finalized
Next time, We will be able to show you more about the...