Features and Benefits of the New Forums
Features and BenefitsWhether you're a current Planetoid Community member, a returning member, or a brand new one, I have listed below the neat features that are part of the Vanilla Forums software. Besides the best feature of all, which is recent discussions being the default landing page, here is a list of improvements over the old community.
Vanilla Forums works well on desktop and mobile screens. Resize your window now to see the dynamic changes.
Easily see who is online
Current users with last active time are neatly displayed at the bottom right of the site.
No need to refresh anymore, or find out that you've been ninja posted: notifications of new posts, PMs, and more all appear in the bottom left corner.
Now you can see the important things you missed during your absence, whether it be a few hours or a few weeks.
Not enough time to finish typing that discussion topic? No problem! Just save it as a draft.
No need to worry about 150 different boards. Only a few categories now exist for simple yet sufficient organization in addition to the recent discussions cascade.
By clicking the orange star next to a topic, you can bookmark it for future reference and to receive notifications of new posts.
A small yet simple feature, works very similarly to a simplified Facebook poster or Skype status system.
Now you can see exactly what's been happening. New members, posts, comments, status updates, badges awarded, and more can be seen on the global activity feed.
Multiperson PM Conversations
PMs between multiple people are now so much simpler! Just add members to the discussion.
No longer are we limited to one poll question per topic.
Just for you, gravybatter. NOTICE: There is not a spoiler button. You must use [*spoiler*]text[*/spoiler*] to use the spoiler tags, minus the asterisks.