Milforum Upgraded to vBulletin 3.7.2 Today!




 
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Milforum Upgraded to vBulletin 3.7.2 Today!
 
July 9th, 2008  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Milforum Upgraded to vBulletin 3.7.2 Today!


Milforum Upgraded to vBulletin 3.7.2 Today!
I've finally found some time to upgrade the forums to the latest version of vBulletin (from 3.6 to 3.7.2)

Many new features have been added and many more will follow real soon...

Here's a short overview of some of them:

Thread tagging
Tags are a useful way to search for threads with similar subject matter and content. This compliments the normal search system, which searches only for certain words or phrases and/or posts by specific users.
To use tags, you add words or phrases to threads to help describe the content.
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...e#faq_vb3_tags

Vbulletin's info about tags
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...65&postcount=3

you can see the tags for this thread at the bottom (for logged in members)

A "tag cloud" is also available if you click the "Search" button on the top menu and choose "Thread Tags".
There aren't too many tags in there yet since this system is new, but I'll try to add tags to as many threads as possible soon, and a tag cloud will also be added on the index page (for logged in members)

Public Messaging
While private messages between users have been in vBulletin since version 2.0, vBulletin 3.7 introduces the public messaging system, allowing users to communicate publicly via their profile pages.
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...68&postcount=6
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...public_profile

User Picture Galleries
vBulletin users can now create albums and upload pictures to their account (through your profiles).
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...faq_vb3_albums
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...69&postcount=7

User-Created Social Groups
To further social cohesion between users and to encourage people to make friends, vBulletin now includes a facility to allow users to create their own social/interest groups.
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum..._social_groups
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...70&postcount=8

New Member Profile Page
In order to accommodate all the new features in vBulletin 3.7, the member profile page has been completely redesigned from the ground up.

The new page presents information in a far cleaner and more logical manner, while dividing up information into manageable chunks using a tabbed interface.

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...71&postcount=9

Member Customization of Profile Page
You'll be able to (almost) fully customize the look/style of your profile page by choosing background images, font style and colors, border types etc..

An example of a customized profile page on another forum
http://www.datalk.com/members/-hal--1.html

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...2&postcount=10
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...profile_custom

Inline Editing of Profile Field Values
The 'About Me' tab of each member's profile page has edit controls, allowing them to quickly change values without leaving their profile page.
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...3&postcount=11

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.
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showp...4&postcount=12

And several more really nice features that you can read more about here:
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=249460

And you can also check out our FAQ
to learn more on how to use the new features:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...=vb3_board_faq

And some other requested features like multiquotes and forum jump-boxes have also been added now..

I haven't updated all of the scripts/mods/addons in here yet so please report any bugs you may encounter, and feel free to post any questions you may have to these new features, or suggestions to new ones/changes in our Suggestions and Feedback Forum
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...estion-box-25/

Hope you like the "new and improved" Milforum!
Stay tuned for even more upgrades and new features
 


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