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Old 02 March 2009, 10:21 PM
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Welcome to the new version of Scoobynet. [Stu Update version 2.3a LOL]


This thread will give you an overview of the robust new features of vBulletin® Version 3.7+ and will be tackled a piece at a time to make reading more palatable.

First of all: Speed.
Most members should be experiencing a speed improvement over the old system. Unfortunately we are all logged in making changes most of the night so this may not be apparent tonight, but should be ok tomorrow.

Forum Search:
Search is back and is now enabled for ALL users. Sorry it was off so long.


View last post:
This feature is fixed. I know many of you missed it.


Scooby Avatars:
We lost them for a while, but they are back...


Post rating system.
Ive removed it as it seemed to create negativity. It's a trial period.


Quick edit:
Fixed.

Multi Quote:
Fixed


Home Page.
Fixed. Well, sort of. We replaced it with this more functional one.
www.scoobynet.com


New quick access menus:
We have added new menus at top to allow you to access all your favourite parts of the forum faster. ScoobyGeneral, NSR etc , all just one click away now. See attachment if your not sure what I mean.


Instaban:
Removed. If you see a spammer, just press RTM. We have a great webteam now more than capable of dealing with spammers.


Avatars:
Available to all paying members and back online right now.


Membership Schemes:
These are all under review witha view to streamling them. Please await further info.



Please understand that we know we still have issues to fix and we are going to be trying all night. Forum width, advertising placement, menu issues, firefox issues, they are all par for the course during an upgrade like this, so for now, just enjoy what DOES work, and keep reporting what doesn't in the right place.


Thanks to Mike, Adrian and the team at IB for all their hard work...
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New Garage Feature for all members.

We have installed a new feature for all SN members called "The Garage"
Please click on the garage at the top for more info.

It should all be pretty much self explanatory and its a great improvement over the system you had before.

I am sorry for any data you have lost in the change over, but Im sure you will agree that this new system is much improved and worth an hours typing it all back in.


Please Note:
SN+ members can add up to 500 pictures!
Full and Full member + can add up to 20 pictures.
All other members will have a maximum allowance of 3 pictures.

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New member feedback system:
iTrader


A great many of you have quite rightly requested that we install a system that allows you to rate a user on his ability to buy and sell.

A system that works in many ways just like the eBay feedback system so that potential purchasers get an idea of a users past transactions before placing trust in them.

Well we did just that. ScoobyNet iTrader. [Click]

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To further social cohesion between users and to encourage people to make friends, Scoobynet now includes a facility to allow all users to create their own social/interest groups. You can access the various Social Groups by clicking on your account, and then clicking on "social groups." This feature is available to all users.




These groups are enhanced by having their own public messaging system, and the ability to add pictures to the group from the user albums.

Go create some usergroups.

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Scoobynet now has its own user picture gallery and allows members access as follows:
SN-Plus member can upload up to 500 pictures in their album.
Full and Full + members can add up to 20 pictures
Non paying members are allowed 3 to be used with garage feature.

Maximum file size is explained at upload time. If you try to upload pics larger then the maximum sizes, your pics will be automatically resized. For better quality, it is best you resize yourself, THEN upload.







All users can view these albums and pictures. Users can limit the viewers to just board staff and people on their buddy list if they want privacy.




I hope you enjoy this great new feature.

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In order to accommodate all the new features in vBulletin 3.7+, the member profile page has been completely redesigned from the ground up for all members. The new page presents information in a far cleaner and more logical manner, while dividing up information into manageable chunks using a tabbed interface. Individual profile field categories can be displayed alone in blocks in the right column, in addition to appearing by default in the 'About Me' tab.




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Attachment Viewing Lightbox

Clicking on an attached image will now open a lightbox rather than open a new window, with the image scaled to fit the browser viewport. A click on the image in the lightbox will open it in a new window as before.



This is a great feature.



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Click on 'your account' to access your control panel. This section allows you to manipulate various features such as;
Have a good look around folks, I'm sure you will find it much better than the old. Its going to take us some time to get everything working just how it was so bear with us, but any major issues please report as normal in the correct forum. (Bugs...)
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Thanks for making the garage available for everyone
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Read and absorbed (as much as an old girl can take in in one go anyway)
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i havnt got the avatar available in my user cp it wont allow me to have one
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read all.................
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Not so sure I like the sound bites when each page opens mind you? All other features are cool btw
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Seriously impressed with the additions and look of the 'New Scoobynet'

Well done for all your hard work.
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Wow! Some very good features in that list. I shall look tomorrow to see if the speed is any better! lol. I want 400bhp of page loading as well ya know
The ability to view a picture in a "lightbox", superb addition in my view, suits me a lot better than new pages or tabs for sure.
Guess all the work was more than i ever knew! Well done all
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Stu,
You say InstantBan has gone and to use RTM. Just one little issue with that. Unless I'm going blind, the RTM button isn't currently visible in the postbit, thus you can't use it to report a post.

** edit **
Seems RTM is back now

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You say InstantBan has gone and to use RTM. Just one little issue with that. Unless I'm going blind, the RTM button isn't currently visible in the postbit, thus you can't use it to report a post.
Its possibly lost in IB cache server, apparently if you keep browing it will just re-appear as if by magic. A Ctrl F5 should help.
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ctrl +F5? What's that? Oh, it's a Windows thing, how quaint Just kidding. It's visible now.
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Any chance we can have full page width again

it looks kinda blergh! with a widescreen monitor

(i hate borders )

Oh and can we change the pastel blue colour scheme please , I have to put up with windows 2007 at work for 8 hrs a day, and thats bad enough lol



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Why is it soooo slow ???
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Why is it soooo slow ???
Please see here:
https://www.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-...oby-model.html
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Stu; for the 'Full Members' itd be nice to see some distinction between us and the poor people. I dont expect all of the features that the Plus+ menbers get obviously, but a couple of extra garage pictures would be nice. If the Scooby avatars go then therell be little to show for our support.

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What's happened to "greyed out" text that we used to be able to auto add to all posts? I liked that

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Edit - LiveFeed was a great SN+ feature! Where's it gone?

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Originally Posted by GC8 View Post
Stu; for the 'Full Members' itd be nice to see some distinction between us and the poor people. I dont expect all of the features that the Plus+ menbers get obviously, but a couple of extra garage pictures would be nice. If the Scooby avatars go then therell be little to show for our support.

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You are absolutely right GC8 and I wanted to check everything was fine before messing with settings any further but the relevant parts have now been edited to read as follows:

SN-Plus member can upload up to 500 pictures in their album.
Full and Full + members can add up to 20 pictures
Non paying members are allowed 3 to be used with garage feature.


That is active as of right now.
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Originally Posted by mart360 View Post
Any chance we can have full page width again

it looks kinda blergh! with a widescreen monitor

(i hate borders )

Oh and can we change the pastel blue colour scheme please , I have to put up with windows 2007 at work for 8 hrs a day, and thats bad enough lol



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Windows 2007 ?

Is that the secret Microsoft OS that has never been released
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Originally Posted by Stu @ Internet Brands View Post
You are absolutely right GC8 and I wanted to check everything was fine before messing with settings any further but the relevant parts have now been edited to read as follows:

SN-Plus member can upload up to 500 pictures in their album.
Full and Full + members can add up to 20 pictures
Non paying members are allowed 3 to be used with garage feature.


That is active as of right now.
Stu,
It may seem a little petty, but as an ORANGE member, I spent twice as much on membership than a BLUE member has. Bearing that in mind, how about increasing the number of pics available for ORANGE members.

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Windows 2007 ?

Is that the secret Microsoft OS that has never been released
Win7 beta, used for work = askin for troubles
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LOL, yes Windows 7 is asking for trouble, have they got any more NIC drivers yet
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Stu - really enjoying the software upgrade - job well done
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Originally Posted by mart360 View Post
Any chance we can have full page width again

it looks kinda blergh! with a widescreen monitor

(i hate borders )

Oh and can we change the pastel blue colour scheme please , I have to put up with windows 2007 at work for 8 hrs a day, and thats bad enough lol



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No idea what's causing this The window is full screen but the posts are only 1/2 width and on the left, very odd
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