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#1 The Admiral

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

The CBn forums have now been upgraded to the latest and greatest version of InvisionBoard - the software that runs our forum.

Please mind the wet paint! We've tried our best to get everything perfect for our members, but there may be the odd thing not working, or looking a bit off. Please let us know in the support forum, where we'll try and address the issue asap.

One of the major new features is Twitter and Facebook integration. You can now use these services to log into the forums, or post status update messages to these sites, or even sync your CBn forum status with them.

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There is now a host of thread sharing tools so that you can post links to your favourite sites at the click of a button.

Personal Conversations are now like your own private thread between invited members - a major improvement over personal messages. You can start a conversation and then reply to it to better keep track.

That's some of the changes that we've added. Not to mention the new theme and header image (thanks to our very own stromberg for that!)

Also, please note that our forum policy has been updated. By using the forums, you agree to abide by these. Please take a few minutes to read over this.

#2 zencat

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:10 PM

Well, what do people think?

Someone post so we know the forums are working for everybody.

#3 coco1997

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

Well, what do people think?

Someone post so we know the forums are working for everybody.


It looks awesome! To tell the truth, I was privy to a sneak peek (via a glitch, apparently) of what I thought would be the future skin for CBn a few months back, and I just assumed this is what all the downtime was for. But this one is WAAAAY cooler.

#4 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

I dunno; I rather think the original was subtler, in a way... :S

#5 tdalton

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:21 PM

The new look is very good. I'm still looking around getting used to it, but it looks very good so far.

#6 Righty007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

I dunno; I rather think the original was subtler, in a way... :S

Yes, well, it's called the future, so get used to it.

The new layout will take some getting used to but I like it. :tup:

#7 jaguar007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:43 PM

yep, it will take some getting used to.

#8 zencat

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:46 PM

Very easy to get used to. I've been poking around on it for about 24 hours and I've forgotten what the old forums looked like already.

#9 sthgilyadgnivileht

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

These new forums are looking good!

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:51 PM

What's this new feature about voting posts "up" or "down"? I'm referring to the + and - near the bottom of each post. Is this something we use if a post is really good (+) or really inappropriate/doesn't add anything to the discussion (-)?

#11 The Admiral

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:52 PM

What's this new feature about voting posts "up" or "down"? I'm referring to the + and - near the bottom of each post. Is this something we use if a post is really good (+) or really inappropriate/doesn't add anything to the discussion (-)


It's the new reputation system. If you like a post, you can + it. If you don't like it, you can - it.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:54 PM


What's this new feature about voting posts "up" or "down"? I'm referring to the + and - near the bottom of each post. Is this something we use if a post is really good (+) or really inappropriate/doesn't add anything to the discussion (-)


It's the new reputation system. If you like a post, you can + it. If you don't like it, you can - it.

Awesome! I've always wanted that Facebook feature on the CBn Forums. :tup: :tup:

#13 sthgilyadgnivileht

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:56 PM



What's this new feature about voting posts "up" or "down"? I'm referring to the + and - near the bottom of each post. Is this something we use if a post is really good (+) or really inappropriate/doesn't add anything to the discussion (-)


It's the new reputation system. If you like a post, you can + it. If you don't like it, you can - it.

Awesome! I've always wanted that Facebook feature on the CBn Forums. :tup: :tup:

Yes, it will at least save having to quote a post and saying 'i agree'

#14 Righty007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:10 PM




What's this new feature about voting posts "up" or "down"? I'm referring to the + and - near the bottom of each post. Is this something we use if a post is really good (+) or really inappropriate/doesn't add anything to the discussion (-)


It's the new reputation system. If you like a post, you can + it. If you don't like it, you can - it.

Awesome! I've always wanted that Facebook feature on the CBn Forums. :tup: :tup:

Yes, it will at least save having to quote a post and saying 'i agree'

I tried it out for the first time and it's telling me that I've met my positive vote quota of the day... :confused:

#15 The Admiral

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:14 PM

Reputation should now work. Can you try again?

#16 Righty007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

Reputation should now work. Can you try again?

Still not working for me. :(

#17 stromberg

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

Reputation should now work. Can you try again?

Works for me now.

#18 Professor Dent

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:18 PM

Very slick looking. Definitely need to do some poking around to check out all of the new features.

#19 jaguar007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

WOW, now this is cool. If I post something in a forum and return to that forum at a later time, it automatically takes me to the next post after my last one :tup: No more re-wading through already read posts

#20 The Admiral

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:20 PM


Reputation should now work. Can you try again?

Still not working for me. :(


Try once more?

#21 chriso

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

nice looking new layout!

#22 Righty007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:27 PM



Reputation should now work. Can you try again?

Still not working for me. :(


Try once more?

Working now. :tup:

#23 Double-0-7

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:46 PM

Definitely a different feel, and looks like the default font is changed as well. I am sure we'll all adapt, that is what spies do after all.

#24 Goodnight

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:56 PM

I hope I don't sound like a complete imbecile but, eeeeeeeeeee I love it!!!!



Well done :D

#25 Righty007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:19 PM

How come after about 10 minutes of surfing the forums, it automatically logs me out? It's happened to me multiples times already. Has this happened to anyone else?

#26 stromberg

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:24 PM

How come after about 10 minutes of surfing the forums, it automatically logs me out? It's happened to me multiples times already. Has this happened to anyone else?

Happened to me, too, but only once (but after more than 10 minutes). Admiral's currently looking into it. Can't be much more than minor teething troubles.

#27 The Admiral

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:11 PM

Is this after 10 minutes of inactivity?

#28 Righty007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:15 PM

Is this after 10 minutes of inactivity?

Nope, after continued regular browsing. 10 minutes may have been a low estimate but it has happened to me multiple times since the forums have been back online.

#29 jaguar007

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:14 PM

How come after about 10 minutes of surfing the forums, it automatically logs me out? It's happened to me multiples times already. Has this happened to anyone else?

not me. I can be inactive for hours and go back and am still logged on.

Maybe it does not like you :D

#30 Navy007Fan

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:16 PM

The new forum looks great guys!!!! But who's the young lady at the top? ;)




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