Yesterday, the Renderosity Forums were converted from the old Bondware EZ platform, to the new Bondware 3.0 PHP software.
One of the most requested forum features arrived Tuesday, April 4th. The Renderosity forums now has Artist Avatars!
On Tuesday, the forums were down for a few hours as we coverted to the new Bondware 3.0 software, which is on a PHP based platform.
In addition to the new Avatars, there will be several new features available with the PHP forums:
- Subscribe to a Thread - Allows you to keep track of when someone has posted to the thread without having to post to the thread.
- Quotes- Can be used to post a witty saying or to copy a post of another person then answer them so people can know what you are talking about.
- We will now have Stickies
- Announcements - Used by the Renderosity Team to post Special Announcements and news of interest
- Faster Performance
The look and feel of the new Bondware 3.0 forums are considerably different than the old EZ forums that we have all grown accustomed to. They may take some getting used to. However, we know that in the long run, the new PHP based forums will provide greater flexibility, more features and overall faster site performance than the old Bondware EZ platform we have been using for the past 7 years.
We are all in this together and are thankful that you are here to share this important event with us. We are eager to hear your feedback and suggestions surrounding the new forums after you have had a chance to try them out.
We are looking forward to seeing what wonderful fun we can all have with the new Avatars!
Your Dedicated Renderosity Team!!!
- New PHP Galleries
- New PHP Free Stuff
- New PHP Tutorials
Looking forward to this change-over, Clint. It'll enhance things, no doubt. Personally, I like avatars. They help to give a flavor of personality to a forum. As for the quotations: "It's a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." - Winston Churchill Or lots of 'em in a forum.
I'll miss the old format...it is like a comfortable shoe...but even comfortable shoes need to be traded in occassionally. I look forward to the new features and better performance. Hooray for subscribing...no more unwanted Ebots! =o] What will happen to the content of the old EZ forums?
I spent over 130 hours writing this forums module completely from scratch. As a 'fiddler' of PHP myself I can see that you now have no tan (lack of going outside), no hair (pulled it all out), spit all over the monitor (from yelling at it all the time), empty coffee cups lined up along your desk (once you're in the groove you don't stop for anything!) and notepad stickies everything (to help remember those annoying little code snippets. LMAO Looking forward to the new forum :)