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Looks like 12 months have flown past since the big forum move, so I guess I should make a thread about it. At some point I was planning on some song and dance to mark the occasion, if we got this far, but honestly it just kinda slipped my mind until now.
So uh... Yay! 12 months. I guess it's a good time to ask 'What do you want from us?'
Is there anything you particularly like
? How about dislike
? What would you like to see more of? What features would you like to see? Is there something that would totally make you visit more often? Is there something keeping you from visiting more often? Did you know we have a Discord and that it's actually pretty good? Do you want challenges? Video content? Live streaming? Podcasts? Reviews? Tutorials? Articles? More models? More Star Trek? Less Star Trek? Better Star Wars? Should we just move to TikTok?
Basically, once again, let us know how we're doing, and what we should be doing instead.
Or, you know, just post GIFs...
Someone (I think it was @McC
originally) suggested a more compact main index, so you wouldn't have to scroll down to see the whole forum. We're not changing the main theme, but there's a compact theme available now, for those that prefer a more compressed view. It probably won't be any faster, since it's mainly just hiding things in the CSS, but the main index should pretty much fit on a single 1080p screen.
You can change your theme in Edit Profile
. The new theme is available in the same swanky colors (Blue, Gold and Red) as the main one.
Let me know, what you think.
As usual, you can report any bugs you find here
Another feature request from Discord, this time from @Comco
I just added the option to filter WIP and Gallery forums by prefixes, so if only feel like looking at Practical
models in progress right now, you can.
You can find the filters in the Forum descriptions:
The plugin is pretty powerful and can filter all sorts of parameters, so if you have any suggestions for cool ones you would like to see on the forums, let me know.
Get posts from the last:
is pretty neat, right?
We've actually had some form of Sketchfab embed since the forum migration, but I just got around to adding a profile fields as well. So, if you have a Sketchfab profile, just add your username in the field (just the username, no need for the rest of the URL, similar to most other profile fields). I also re-sorted the profile fields, because they were in a weird order and were bugging me.
The embed is a little temperamental, since they changed the URL format slightly but basically, what you need is the embed
URL so, hit the embed
button and grab this bit:
and ignore the stuff after the slash following the long number, and it should embed fine. I'm looking for a better implementation, like a bbcode or something.
You can now export your SFM user data from your profile in convenient CSV format
Your privacy is very important to us...
This isn't a generic GDPR or CCPA message announcing that we'll continue sending you newsletters or processing your data pretty much just as before, but with a little more necessary ass covering due to legislation. Actually, I suppose in a way it is... I added functionality for you to download most (I'll get back to that in a moment) of the information associated with your account here on SFM in convenient CSV format to do with what you please. You can access the functionality in Edit Profile
There are a couple of fields that are omitted for security reasons (I don't want to give out password hashes for people to figure out, or detailed information on the database structure) or simply because they're not human readable in the database (IPs for example), but with those caveats in mind, generally everything you input you should be able to download and review, if you want. This has been possible ever since the migration, but until now required pretty significant manual effort. Deletion and alteration request still need to be mailed to [email protected]
or just messaged to me on the forums.
I realize none of this is probably exciting or even particularly interesting, but I guess in the end I kind of do
, if you haven't in a while.
Vanilla 3.2 is out, and seems to be working for most people, so I'll try to get us updated next weekend. As usual, forum will be unavailable during the update, but it should take less than an hour.
No new features, a couple of security patches.
So, this is the new site. What do you think?