Post by Sammiie on Jul 30, 2018 16:58:49 GMT
New Layout & Features
And finally, Infidelis sees it’s new face lift! What beauty! What grace!
We’ve switched some things around a bit as well as added some new features with this layout, so sit tight and please read through so you know what to watch out for!
New Boards LayoutWith the intent on making things make more sense and become easier to find (we hope!), we switched some of our boards into new spots. Our Out of Character section is now at the top of the board, combined with our news section, member boards, advertising, and classifieds. All subboards are easy to see under each board, so there should be no issues with finding things!
Thread IconsWe’ve brought in some cool thread icons that we hope will make marking threads much clearer! And an added bonus, one that’ll keep your slow-moving threads from getting archived when the month’s up!
Our new icons below:
Private, used to depict closed or private threads.
Open / Anyone Welcome, used to depict an open thread.
Joining, used to depict a gang-joining thread. These help gang leaders see which threads they’re needed in!
Plot!, used to depict a sitewide plot thread.
Do Not Archive, used to let us know not to archive a thread, that it’s slow on replies, but you’re still working on it.
These icons replaced our District markers, but we think that listing the District in your Thread Descriptions is just as easy as listing the location of the thread itself! We shouldn't miss those too much!
Maintenance BoardWe’re working our Maintenance forums a bit differently, since we realize there are quite a few different things people might have to come to us for! When we’re finished revamping that part of the board over the next few days, there will be a few maintenance threads for different things!
Brand New Info Table
Featured AdoptableWe’ve got a shiny, new Featured Adoptables box in our Info Table! In this spot, we’ll feature a random Infidelis adoptable each month - unless you buy the slot for one of your adoptables! That’s right! There will be a new thing to buy in the Barc Shop: the option to buy an ad to showcase one of your Wanted Ad adoptables for one month!
Three Mods??Yesss cat’s outta the bag on that one. We’ve been looking into adding a few worthy members to our staff team! Please don’t bug us about being interested. If we think you’re the right fit for the job, we’ll reach out to you!
Current EventsThe Current Events tab boasts a more descriptive look into our current chapter, lists a few helpful links pertaining to said chapter, and provides the links to important gang threads just like before, but in a new place!
Gangs OverviewFor all you prospective joiners out there, the Gangs Overview tab provides a small synopsis of what each gang is about and a link to easily find each gang’s page! Bonus: High Ranks have been shrunk into funny little puppyheads now (feel free to use yours elsewhere, too!)
Monthly SpotlightsOur Monthly Spotlights finally have their own showcased area in our Info Table, complete with cool hovers! It’s a little plainer than before, but we hope it’ll be easier to access, notice, and appreciate in its new place.
Attached Information HeadersSome boards now feature a header table above, offering hints, information, and procedures for your reference. The in-character boards have a fun, little gossip chatboard - to be used to post in-character gossip / events only, please!
Snazzy New Discord Widget yesssWe’ve got a cool, new Discord Widget (yes, that little button to your right!). Hopefully, this one will be a little more reliant and easier to use! Just send your first message to set your nickname and you’re good to go! Please use the name you use on IF for the widget, given at the current time, it’s not as easy to change nicknames!
As with anything new, there’s bound to be some kinks in our design. If you find anything wonky, big or small, over the next few weeks, please let us know in the maintenance thread or in our Discord! If you feel awkward bringing it to our attention, please remember we have the anonymous channel on our Discord server! It’s there for this purpose!
Bugs & Feedback
And, as always, please let us know what you think! Is there anything you’d like to see different? Anything that’s really bugging you? Please let us know!