MI6 Community 2011 Upgrade - Changes & Fixes

MI6MI6 Administrator
edited November 2011 in MI6 Headlines & Feedback Posts: 677
Comment entry now has easy buttons for fonts, marking spoilers, inserting images and links. BB Code is now standard.

Real-time pop up notifications of activity related to you, which are fully customisable. These are off by default. You will need to click 'My Preferences' on your profile page to enable them.

Email notifications have been improved and you can select individual preferences on which ones you receive.

Choose which style page you are greeted with (click the 'Default Index Settings' link on your profile page to make a selection).

Create your 00-Info mini bio with your birthday, location and favourite Bond elements.

The Activity, Discussions and Comments notification area on your Profile page are now fully operational.

BB Code is now supported in Conversations (private messages) for embedding images and videos.

Inbox has been improved to count notifications more accurately and members of a conversation can be added and removed.

Back To Top links added to all pages.

Added additional sub-categories for Movies: Actors, Music, Trivia & Games

Default timezone is now London GMT. If your browser does not support Javascript timezone, you will see GMT times on discussions.

The "Skyfall" news and spoilers category is now hidden until you log-in.
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  • Posts: 1,894
    Do we have a swear filter?
  • Posts: 5,745
    Some of us were in the middle of extensive posts -_-

    All is forgiven, though :)
    Awesome update, guys.
  • JamesPageJamesPage Administrator, Moderator, Director
    edited November 2011 Posts: 1,380
    Do we have a swear filter?

    Do you see it in the list above? ;)

    That didn't make the cut this time. It's near the top of the heap for next time.
  • gt007gt007 Station G
    Posts: 1,181
    Great work guys. A much needed upgrade. Thank you.
  • Posts: 7,653
    Thank you for the improvements.
  • Posts: 2,488
    Good job.I came back too see this changes.Nice job :)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,651
    Should make the site that much better. I love the new fixes and I haven't even checked out my profile page yet! Nice work to all involved! =D>
  • Posts: 4,619
    JamesPage wrote:
    Do we have a swear filter?

    Do you see it in the list above? ;)

    That didn't make the cut this time. It's near the top of the heap for next time.

    No swear filter, please! Not that I like swearing but I hate political correctness.
  • Posts: 1,894
    It has nothing to do with political correctness, and everything to do with people abusing the system simply because they can. Swearing is also a sign of a poor vocabulary.
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 5,745
    It has nothing to do with political correctness, and everything to do with people abusing the system simply because they can. Swearing is also a sign of a poor vocabulary.

    Sometimes its appropriate for a good joke, though.

    And it would mess up quotes. Especially Tarantino quotes.
  • Posts: 1,894
    Swearing is never necessary. It's appropriate if you just kicked your foot against the doorjamb, as I did the other night, but it's never necessary.
  • Posts: 4,619
    It has nothing to do with political correctness, and everything to do with people abusing the system simply because they can. Swearing is also a sign of a poor vocabulary.

    I think swearing is completely fine as long as it is not used for personal attack.
  • MI6MI6 Administrator
    Posts: 677
    The forum rules will remain the same with or without a swear filter. There is some language not appropriate for a community wherein members are sometimes as young as 13. The presence of some code that converts offensive language to "bleeps" should make very little difference to conduct, and indeed what the moderators will expect of your posts.

    A filter will be initiated when we have the time to create one.
  • If someone swears should we just flag it to a mod?
  • Posts: 1,817
    And there he is... once again: the man who knows everything and assumes everyone has to share his opinions!
  • Nice update, MI6! Wish I was more involved in the forum these days : /
  • Great upgrades, many thanks for your time.
  • DiscoVolanteDiscoVolante Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts: 1,347
    Very nice update indeed :)
  • Posts: 1,894
    0013 wrote:
    And there he is... once again: the man who knows everything and assumes everyone has to share his opinions!
    Calm down. As has rightly been pointed out, there are some members of these forums who are as young as 13. Is it too much to ask that they don't be needlessly exposed to bad language?
  • DiscoVolanteDiscoVolante Stockholm, Sweden
    edited November 2011 Posts: 1,347
    "Category Management
    You are currently only viewing categories that you follow.
    Show unfollowed categories"

    I noticed this in the right column. Can you decide which categories to follow/unfollow? If so, I can't seem to find out how. If working, it's a great way for people to stay away from the Skyfall spoilers section for instance.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,340
    From the looks of things this is mightly fine and has been well worth the wait. A big thank you from me, to all involved.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 13,104
    Great upgrades and additions to make the worlds best Bond forum even better!
  • Posts: 2,560
    Huh, I was just thinking about how I liked the forums but would love them if one received topic reply notifications. Thirty seconds later I went onto the Mi6 page and there was the article!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 13,030
    Excellent work, guys! ;)
  • nick_007nick_007 Ville Marie
    Posts: 443
    Yay Spoilerstags are back and i don't have to try to explain the spoilerstart and spoilerend crap to newbies anymore :)

    Thanks MI6!
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    edited November 2011 Posts: 2,629
    Much more user friendly. Kudos.

    Here's a picture of an adorable puppy and kitty that is much easier to post the image.

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  • Posts: 1,894
    nick_007 wrote:
    Yay Spoilerstags are back and i don't have to try to explain the spoilerstart and spoilerend crap to newbies anymore :)
    And they're simple BBCode ones!
  • Monsieur_AubergineMonsieur_Aubergine Top of the Eiffel Tower with a fly in my soup!
    edited November 2011 Posts: 642
    I understand the mods position on swearing and the need for rules and regs but I can quite honestly say that I find posts like "your wrong" and the implication of idiocy if a member disagrees with your viewpoint far more offensive than any swearing I have come across on here.


    Let the Mods mod and I'd rather stamp out disrespect as opposed to playful banter.

    Cracking update by the way guys!!

    Still have issues when viewing on IPod touch though, always loads to the first page of the thread with no 'jump to page' option as per the PC view.
  • edited November 2011 Posts: 5,343
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    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Sometimes its appropriate for a good joke, though.

    And it would mess up quotes. Especially Tarantino quotes.

    Or even Ian Fleming's quotes. Remember Casino Royale ?

    Anyway, good additions to the forum. Thanks a lot.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 21,988
    I love these new functions, guys. It certainly makes the forum more user friendly and comfortable. :)
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