mis Wrote:pls explain planned updates like i'm an underage loli
Alright, I'll go through the list and try to make things as simple as possible. :)
I think this one explains itself pretty well, but essentially I've asked a couple of theme designers for quotes on a responsive theme (fits on all screen sizes using the same theme), that is flat (doesn't have a million gradients) and is using a dark colour scheme.
Currently we're using free paid hosting, meaning I was pretty much given access to a VPS (Essentially a linux virtual machine running on a dedicated server); but I'd like to purchase similar hosting, as I dislike relying on others.
- A psuedo CDN; it'd be all our static files (CSS, JS, images, etc) hosted on another server running nginx with the
This one's a little trickier to explain; I guess it just means that all of the CSS, JS, images will be hosted separately on a server that's optimised for speed.
- Our forum software will likely be updated.
The main thing that's holding back the forum from getting updated to a newer version of MyBB is the theme, a lot of changes were made to 1.8 that mean the theme requires quite a lot of changes made to it.
I figured it'd be far easier to update the forum once we have a new theme.
Quote:There's one way I'm considering doing the CDN, but it completely relies on the response I get from the owner of an existing service when I ask how much he/she'd sell it for.
I do of course have plans in place for when/if I can't work out a decent deal with them.
Their service was actually an afterthought.
This part's a secret, as I don't want to give any false hopes or have any embarrassment if the plan flops. You'll know about it if everything goes according to plan though.
- Slack Integration
- Automatic invites
- Linking accounts
Currently the whole Slack setup is pretty clunky; getting people to message me their email address is hardly ideal and is a step that should probably be removed completely.
There's also the downside of having the Slack, which is that everyone spends far too much time in the slack while the forum is vaguely active; I'm hoping that alerts and announcements will bring attention back to the forum.
The announcement for new introduction threads seems to work pretty well; it'll go off pretty much instantly though with the new system.
There will of course be an imageboard integrated with Lewd eventually.
I'm currently thinking of the best way to do this.
Currently it's pretty clunky if you want to post an image on the forum; you have to first make sure the image is hosted elsewhere and then hope to god that they don't have hotlink protection.
The super secret planned update might coincide with this.
This was an idea that was suggested as a use for seks, you can see the idea in the suggestions category.
If you have any questions or want something explained further, don't hesitate to let me know.