It is now possible to "like" content, simply by clicking the "Like This" button found in the bottom right corner of a post or other likeable content (such as calendar events). This has been a demanded feature for a long time now, we hope everyone enjoys it. Additionally, content that a user has liked will appear under the "likes" tab of their profile.
Users of the Members group can now post status updates on their profiles. These can be used to tell your friends what you're doing or to make announcements on your profile! Keep in mind that BBCode and Smiley codes do not work in statuses.
I'm sure most of you have noticed the new userbar at the top of the site. It contains two new icons, the first is your messenger icon and the second is the notification icon. The notification icon is helpful in many ways as it allows you to keep track of various of happenings around the site. If you click your notifications icon to reveal the menu and then click the "options" link, you'll be able to completely customize your notifications to alert you to any of the following events:
- Posts you've made that other users have liked.
- New posts that have quoted your post.
- New replies to your own topics, followed topics and followed forums.
- New comments on your profile.
- Replies to comments you've made on another user's page or status.
- Friend status updates.
- Replies to personal conversations.
- Alerts for when a user adds you as a friend or approves a friend request.
- Follow the calendar for events or updates to events you're following, as well as notifications to comments on followed events.
The Private Messaging system is now in the form of Personal Conversations, what this means is that a PM is basically a private topic between yourself and your recipient. Users of the member status, may also add up to 5 participants when creating a personal conversation. Keep in mind that additional participants cannot be added after creating a conversation.
A field Skype field has been added, as well as fields for inputting Mario game and Nintendo console friend codes. But don't limit yourself to just Mario games, feel free to list other game codes, usernames and gametags for other games in your About Me. We also have another highly requested feature, display name history, which can be found under the User Tools section when viewing a user's profile. Lastly, the Profile Feed tab is for viewing a user's status updates and comments from other users.
Due to the way avatars work now, most of you will have to re-add your avatars. Very few of them actually converted over and some didn't because they were too large.
.::Board Index Updates::.
In addition to profile updates, the board index has also received some updates. As you may or may not have noticed, there is now a bar to the right of the forum categories on the board index. There you will find the recent status updates, topics and item additions to the marketplace. There are also blocks for upcoming calendar events and birthdays that are only present when relevant.
The Calendar has received a few minor updates, such as the ability to follow and comment on events. You may also follow the calendar itself which will give you a notification when a new event is posted. We highly recommend following the calendar so you can instantly receive these updates!
.::YouTube and Other Media::.
It is now possible to post a variety of different media on the boards simply by posting the url. The list of supported links include:
- YouTube (YouTu.be links included)
- Google Video
- MySpace Video
- Flicker Image Set
Some new Emblems have been added, some which are automatically awarded for reaching a certain number of posts. Those of you that registered before today may find that you have enough posts but are missing emblem(s). Don't worry, they'll be awarded when you make your next post.
.::Marketplace Item Pop-ups::.
Items in the marketplace now have pop-ups that make viewing items such as BMTCG much easier and more convenient. Simply click the "Copy BBCode" button found next to an item in the marketplace or your inventory to copy it's BBCode required to link the item within a post. Here's two quick examples, give them a click! (Note: Doesn't work for guests.)
The lottery system has returned! Purchase tickets here in the Marketplace.
Now regarding the BMTCG... Since the market system we were using was absolutely terrible, we have since moved on to a newer and better market system. Unfortunately this means that we are unable to transfer your BMTCG cards and other items. However, we were able to transfer everybody's coins. But rest assured, we will do our best to work swiftly in adding BMTCG cards and other items!
Due to the upgrade, we've had to disable all but the default skin. But no need to worry, we'll make them available again as soon as we're finished updating them. For now though, please enjoy all of the new features and don't forget to leave a comment below and hit that like button! =D