Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Recent LeetBoard Updates

Lately, I have been working quite diligently on LeetBoard. As a result, four new features and fixes have been implemented today.

The first is the moderator macro feature. This allows administrators to set up shortcut operations, or macros, for board moderators. The macros can pin, lock, move, and reply to topics. Macros can be limited to a specific forum or forums, usergroup, or a combination of the two. In the future, the power of the mod macros will be expanded to allow actions to be taken on the posters themselves.

Second, we have polls ready for use in topics. Polls can be appended to regular topics where they are allowed. You can read more about this feature in the previous post title LeetBoard Tech: Polls.

Next up is the post title/description issue. It turns out there was an error with how the title and description of new topics were being processed, causing them to display strangely if certain reserved characters were used. This also lead to both fields being cleared automatically upon previewing the new topic before posting.

Finally, another fix for the smiley system. This issue involved the "Show All Smilies" link missing from the Editing Topic form.

I will continue to work on the LeetBoard software. Each day it gets closer to completion. A special thanks to the Myishi Corp community for their continued help in beta testing the software and feedback. For additional feature updates, check the todo list.

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