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  • 01-05-2008 3:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 20,836 ✭✭✭✭


    Looks like the new vBulletin has social networking features, so commenting on user profiles etc. Good or bad idea for boards? :eek:

    VBULLETIN 3.7.0 RELEASED

    Following a very successful public pre-release testing phase, we are delighted to announce the release of vBulletin 3.7.0. This new version supersedes vBulletin 3.6 as our primary, stable and supported release.

    vBulletin 3.7.0 is now available for download from the vBulletin Members' Area by all customers with active vBulletin licenses.

    In this new release, we have concentrated on improving features for visitors to your vBulletin forum by implementing social networking tools such as extended user profile pages with visitor messaging, user picture albums, user-created social groups and reciprocal friendship creation. We have also taken steps to help forum staff deal with the growing problem of bulletin board spam by improving our human verification tools to prevent automated systems from registering and posting, and putting in place a one-stop-shop tool for dealing with spam and spammers in the inline moderation system.

    Here is a brief but far from comprehensive list of some of the new features making their debut in vBulletin 3.7.0:

    * Inline spam management & prevention
    * Thread tagging
    * Search cloud / tag cloud
    * Thread prefixes
    * Reciprocal friendships between users
    * Public visitor messaging on profile pages with 'conversation' feature
    * User picture galleries with user comment facility
    * User-created social groups with invite only and moderated membership options
    * Extended member profile pages
    * Customizable member profile pages with admin-controlled styling abilities
    * Inline editing of custom user profile fields

    * Lightbox viewer for attached images
    * Viewable and comparable history maintained for post edits
    * Extended re-authentication for inline moderation actions
    * Notices system for navigation bar
    * New human-verification tools including reCAPTCHA, and question/answer
    * User change history
    * Social bookmarking integration


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,094 ✭✭✭✭javaboy


    Boo to these new features. Myface/Bebo is over that way ->


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭Ron DMC


    There's already a 'friends' option (which no one really uses), but those features are taking it too far.

    Sure no one even uses social.ie anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,277 ✭✭✭✭Rb


    There's already a 'friends' option (which no one really uses), but those features are taking it too far.

    Sure no one even uses social.ie anyway.
    Exactly.

    I would sincerely hope that this crap isn't implemented here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,962 ✭✭✭GhostInTheRuins


    cormie wrote: »
    Looks like the new vBulletin has social networking features, so commenting on user profiles etc. Good or bad idea for boards? :eek:

    Dear god no.
    There's already a 'friends' option

    Speaking of which, why can I add myself to my buddy list but can't ignore myself? it makes no sense!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,396 ✭✭✭✭kaimera


    Jaysus..a thread on this already in Feedback and in Help Desk.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    Down with social bullshit!


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 35,064 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion


    What ever happens definitely limit the amount a user can customise their profile. I don't want to go into some one's profile and see a flashing pink background with green text.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,277 ✭✭✭✭Rb


    Just re-read it again and ugh, seriously, keep those horrid features off boards.

    The last thing boards needs is more things hogging the already limited resources.


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