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pwebranflakes 11-06-2012 11:39 AM

Future STO Forum Upgrade [Update: On hold for now]
 
Hello Captains,

You may have noticed that Neverwinter has recently upgraded to a newer version of vBulletin (our forum software) -- STO will be making the upgrade in the future. We know that your forum persona is important to you, so we want to make sure you know everything that you should do before the change, as well as what some of the new features are:

  • You will need to re-upload your signature and avatar. VB4 uses a separate database, so you'll need to add these back in once the upgrade is complete.
  • You will want to save your private messages as they may be lost in the upgrade.
  • You will want to bookmark any threads you are subscribed to as subscriptions may be lost in the upgrade.
  • You will be able to report posts for breaking the community rules. This system worked well in the past, and with VB4, this feature will return.
  • Threads that contain Dev Posts will be marked.
  • Other improvements to the forum system, including some that are listed as outstanding in this thread: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=276161


These are pretty much it for the big changes. The other good news is what won't change. No posts should show as "Archived User" -- you should still be able to edit all your old posts. This is an upgrade, and functionality will remain intact, just make sure you get your signature, avatar and PMs are saved.

We don't yet have a timeline for when this will go live for STO but I will let you all know when we've locked in a date. We are still a ways out, and other games will upgrade first. I'll keep you all updated as we learn more.

In the meantime, feel free to check out the Neverwinter forums and let us know what you think of the changes -- your feedback can be left in this thread so we can make sure to consider it for STO's and other games' forum upgrade.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=

P.S. I will sticky this thread once it's gains some traction -- some users end up missing stickied threads.

temp3rus 11-06-2012 11:48 AM

Does this mean we get our "old" forum names back?

anazonda 11-06-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by temp3rus (Post 6428171)
Does this mean we get our "old" forum names back?

it dosen't say that anywhere, does it? Thoose forum names are gone for most, except for a few, like myself, who were lucky enough that no one had taken their names yet.

No, it merely means they are upgrading the forums to a newer version, and giving us features back, that should have been in during the conversions.

timelord79 11-06-2012 11:53 AM

Does that mean the Dev Tracker Forum returns? :)

creamyzombie 11-06-2012 11:56 AM

Whoa, grand news. Good step in the right direction.

malkarris 11-06-2012 11:59 AM

You menction PMs, but what about thread subscriptions? Will they be saved, or will we have to book mark everything?

dontdrunkimshoot 11-06-2012 12:03 PM

as long as theres no archive post nonsense

latinumbar 11-06-2012 12:04 PM

May be a dumb question, but how do I 'save' my private messages?. Or do you mean save them somewhere else?

pwebranflakes 11-06-2012 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by temp3rus (Post 6428171)
Does this mean we get our "old" forum names back?

Not at this time, but we're working on a way to let you post as your character@handle -- it's a ways off, though, and there is no ETA I can provide. Know that it is a goal of ours, though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by latinumbar (Post 6428391)
May be a dumb question, but how do I 'save' my private messages?. Or do you mean save them somewhere else?

Copy and paste them into a text file if you'd like -- this does not affect in-game messages; just those on the forums.

Quote:

Originally Posted by timelord79 (Post 6428211)
Does that mean the Dev Tracker Forum returns? :)

It's been around the whole time :) Here: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=64

Quote:

Originally Posted by malkarris (Post 6428321)
You menction PMs, but what about thread subscriptions? Will they be saved, or will we have to book mark everything?

Yes, bookmark any subscribed threads as you *may* have to re-sub. I'll add that to the OP.

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Keep the questions coming and I'll answer what I can, or seek out more information.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=

temp3rus 11-06-2012 12:17 PM

Brilliant news Brandon! Keep up the good work :D


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