OK here's the fun stuff upgrade...
Some of this will need to be finished in some aspects to make it easier to use and fully integrated into the site, but for now it will be up and running and usable!!! (I'll try to merge them completely before the upgrade or tomorrow!!!)
- Will now sit in a holding pen until a staff member can approve or deny a new account.
- This should help keeping trouble out and should only be a small delay as staff isn't checking every 5 minutes.
2) Ad Engine Upgrade
- Nothing of note... but should help free up system resources and make improvements for the long haul! (Bite me this was important!!!)
- Updated to the requested 150 character limit.
4) Forum Polls
- Ability for users to create and attach a poll to their topics.
- Registered and logged in users will be able to vote ONCE for each poll.
- Polls will allow up to 5 possible answers to be defined as well as allowing the author to select SINGLE or MULTIPLE answer polls.
- Poll results are real-time. (Obviously!)
5) Instant Messaging
- Cross site IM engine will be added.
- Allows for IM, buddy lists, and ignore lists. (Can't ignore Staff!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA!)
- TEAM AR15.Com Members will be allowed a 50 message repository (saved messages) while normal Members will be allowed a maximum of 10 saved messages. Abuse of services will result in a ban obviously... so don't SPAM!!!
- A message notification button may not make it in with the update, but will be placed where you will notice very clearly if you have any new msgs. Also the messaging system will be more integrated into the site and may not make it in right away. (This is key so I will TRY to get it in there ASAP!!!)
- This system will be constant across all AR15.Com sites, so if you're surfing the handgun site, and jo shmo who is on the AK site wants to get a hold of ya to getcha into chat, you'll get the message.
As always, fixes, upgrades, updates are going in... nothing else major... If anything else DOES manage to make it in, then I will let everyone know!