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Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:21 pm

A list of notable forum changes will be kept here. This way you can stay up to date with SONM and don't miss out on anything exciting and new!

Feedback and suggestions can be made in this thread.

[06/03/2017] - Switch Friend Code profile field has been added.
[02/03/2017] - We're ready for the Switch! New site banner is live.
[01/03/2017] - A Switch topic icon has been added.
[27/02/2017] - The Super Blue style is now re-available.
[24/02/2017] - The Super ONM style is now fully widescreen.
[22/02/2017] - Further style tweaks to improve usability.
[22/02/2017] - Major site update to phpBB 3.2.
[31/12/2016] - An early happy new year! 2017 banners are live.
[20/12/2016] - Christmas banners are live.
[20/12/2016] - The home page has been retired.
[31/10/2016] - Halloween and Bonfire Night Banner Competition winner announced and the banners gone live.
[20/10/2016] - The Halloween and Bonfire Night 2016 Banner Competition is open to entries.
[20/10/2016] - New partnership launched with ScreenGurus.
[20/10/2016] - It's Super ONM's Two Year Anniversary!
[12/08/2016] - Suspected newly registered spam users deleted and new anti-spam measures in effect.
[08/08/2016] - The link to our affiliate GNamer has been updated.
[27/06/2016] - The E3 2016 subforum has been archived.
[20/06/2015] - E3 2016 Game of the Show revealed and banners gone live.
[01/06/2016] - E3 2016 subforum has opened and banners gone live.
[21/04/2016] - Star Fox Zero banners have gone live across the forum.
[15/04/2016] - Changes to permissions for newly registered users and warned users.
[04/03/2016] - Zelda 30th Anniversary banners gone live.
[18/02/2016] - Introducing topic icons! Usable in General Nintendo Chat and General Gaming.
[27/01/2016] - More changes to the team as Casplen, JenovaPX and Kesskuron are added as moderators.
[05/01/2016] - The Christmas 2015 subforum has been archived.
[01/01/2016] - Happy New Year! New Year 2016 banners have gone live along with the 2015 Year in Review.
[25/12/2015] - It's Christmas! The GAAW Christmas Project 2015 has concluded.
[01/12/2015] - Christmas 2015 subforum has been added. Christmas banner has gone live across the forum.
[31/10/2015] - Halloween and Bonfire Night Banner Competition winner announced and the banners gone live.
[20/10/2015] - It's Super ONM's One Year Anniversary! Join in the celebrations!
[30/09/2015] - The official SONM Twitter @SONMods has undergone a facelift - check it out!
[10/09/2015] - Super Mario Maker banners gone live.
[13/08/2015] - There have been some changes to the team as ChainedTeapot, LFF, LightSamus and Wrathy have stepped down as moderators.
[12/08/2015] - The SONM Summer Awards 2015 Results have been announced!
[31/07/2015] - The SONM Summer Awards 2015 are live.
[06/07/2015] - The E3 2015 subforum has been archived.
[29/06/2015] - Private message limit has been upped to 10 folders/1000 total PMs.
[26/06/2015] - E3 2015 Game of the Show revealed and banner gone live.
[21/06/2015] - New affiliate GNamer!
[12/06/2015] - E3 2015 banners have gone live.
[08/06/2015] - Super Smash Bros. profile badges added to coincide with the Summer Tournament.
[29/05/2015] - Splatoon Banner Competition winner announced and banners gone live.
[14/05/2015] - E3 2015 subforum has opened.
[30/04/2015] - New profile badges for SONM Network contributors added.
[29/04/2015] - New About Us page.
[25/04/2015] - New site favicon and profile badges added.
[13/04/2015] - Some Easter eggs added to the forum - keep an eye out for more!
[10/04/2015] - Minor layout update to improve site navigation
[02/04/2015] - Easter Update - Easter banner has gone live.
[01/04/2015] - We have rebranded as SOSM - Super Online Sega Messageboards!
[20/03/2015] - Tweets are now embeddable in posts with bbcode.
[20/03/2015] - Social banners for Youtube and Twitter added to the front page.
[15/03/2015] - New profile fields added, including Banner Creators.
[14/02/2015] - SONM Network launched and footer links updated to include Youtube.
[13/02/2015] - Share the New 3DS Love Banner Competition winners announced and banners gone live.
[11/02/2015] - Affiliation program launched with GRcade as our first affiliate.
[09/02/2015] - Front page updated with extra links to permanent forum topics.
[24/01/2015] - Front page made live - Super ONM Home Page
[11/01/2015] - Affiliates and external links bar added to page footer.
[07/01/2015] - You can now create up to 6 folders for private messages.
[01/01/2015] - Console Gaming and PC Gaming subforums merged into General Gaming.
[31/12/2014] - New Year's Update - Christmas subforum archived, New Year's banner added.
[10/12/2014] - SONM Twitter account linked from forum footer.
[30/11/2014] - Christmas 2014 subforum has been added. Christmas banner has gone live across the forum.
[20/11/2014] - Archives subforum has been added under Welcome.
[20/11/2014] - Forum Updates thread created.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:10 pm

Update 30/11/2014

- Christmas 2014 subforum has been added. Check it out here.
- Christmas banner has gone live across the forum. Read more about where the design came from here.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:40 pm

Update 10/12/2014

- A link to the SONM Mods twitter account has been added to the forum footer. Follow us on twitter here!

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:55 am

Update 31/12/2014

- It's New Year's Eve! New Year's 2015 banner has gone live across the forum.
- The Christmas 2014 subforum has been archived - you can no longer post in the subforum, but you can still view it over in Archives.
- Look out for some more New Year's events across the forum!

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:18 pm

Update 01/01/2015

- Console Gaming and PC Gaming subforums have been merged together into a new subforum called General Gaming.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:20 pm

Update 07/01/2015

- You can now create up to 6 folders for private messages, up from 4. Each folder can hold 50 messages maximum.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:59 pm

Update 11/01/2015

- An affiliates and external links bar has been added to the page footer. This holds links to both external sites for cross-promotion, and to Super ONM's social media and related profiles. This is still a work in progress, so expect more to come!

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Update 24/01/2015

- A brand new, custom built front page has gone live on the site! The new home page is now the default page that loads when accessing www.sonm.uk, and can be seen here! You can get your own threads from the forum featured on the home page by posting in the Front Page Features thread.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:41 pm

Update 09/02/2015

- The front page has been updated to include an extra row of links to permanent forum topics, such as the welcome thread and the rules. Remember that you can get your own threads from the forum featured on the home page by posting in the Front Page Features thread!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:50 pm

Update 11/02/2015

- The SONM Affiliation program has been launched with GRcade as our first affiliate. Go check them out!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:03 am

Update 13/02/2015

- The "Share the New 3DS Love" banner competition has had the winners announced, and the winning banners have gone live on their respective forum themes!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:05 pm

Update 14/02/2015

- The community Youtube channel, SONM Network, has been launched, and the forum footer links have been updated to include a link to Youtube

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:54 pm

Update 15/03/2015

- New profile fields have been added, including Banner Creator tags for the recent SONM Banner Competition and the long overdue Xmas 2014 Contributor tags for the GAAW Countdown to Christmas.

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:31 am

Update 20/03/2015

- Social banner links have been added to the front page for the SONM Network Youtube Channel and the SONMods Twitter Account.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:08 pm

Update 20/03/2015

- Tweets are now able to be embedded directly into posts with the "tweet" BBCode, and additional BBCode shortcut buttons have been added to the posting page for youtube, censor and tweet tags.

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:30 am

Update 01/04/2015

- Big news as we have rebranded as SOSM - Super Online Sega Messageboards! To celebrate this change, General Nintendo Chat has been replaced with General Sega Chat, and the Pokemon has been replaced with a Digimon forum. Enjoy! April Fool's!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:40 pm

Update 02/04/2015

- It's Easter! We're celebrating the double bank holiday with an Easter-themed banner across the forum. Remember that you can check out all of our previous special banners in the Banner Archive. Enjoy the chocolate!

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:36 pm

Update 10/04/2015

- Minor update to layout to improve navigation around the site. Most notably if you are used to checking the home page or returning to the forum index from the links at the top of the page, their location has switched, to better make sense when showing nested forum location.

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:14 pm

Update 13/04/2015

- Have a look around the home page and you might find an easter egg or two! Keep an eye out for more similar changes - they won't all be documented here!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:11 pm

Update 25/04/2015

- There is now support for profile badges, which replace custom text profile fields, to display any achievements that users have gained on their mini-profile when they post! Currently there are existing badges for banner creators (users who have created site banners in competitions that have been used on the site) and for contributors to our Christmas 2014 events - just mouseover the badges to see what they are for. Look out for more coming soon!
- The site favicon (that little icon that appears in the tab) has been updated to a new version of our logo!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:35 am

Update 29/04/2015

- We now have a new About Us page in Welcome.

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:32 pm

Update 30/04/2015

- New profile badges have been added for SONM Network video creators. Gain bronze, silver and gold badges as you contribute more videos to the channel!

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Thu May 14, 2015 8:04 pm

Update 14/05/2015

- The E3 2015 subforum has been added to kick off the build up for E3 2015 in just over a month's time! Come join the discussion and hype building now!

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Post by OrangeRakoon » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:13 pm

Update 08/06/2015

- Super Smash Bros. Tournament badges have been added to coincide with the results of the Sm4sh Wii U/3DS Singles Summer Tournament. Watch out for more profile badges to go along with the upcoming Mario Kart 8 200cc Tournament!

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Re: Forum Updates

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:00 pm

Update 12/06/2015

- The E3 2015 site banners have gone live ahead of this year's E3. Remember you can check out past banners in the SONM Banner Archive!

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