Hello hello hello, and welcome to VCC 2.0!
The forum uses an entirely new core tool - we're now powered by Flarum!
There's a few changes to features that we can/can't have now, but the main thing is that the interface is completely new - it should be a lot smoother and the loading times should be massively reduced. It'll take a while to get used to, because it works differently to any previous incarnation of the forum, but once you've had a little time to get used to it, we promise it's all pretty easy.
For guides on how to use the new forum tools, check out these guides, prepared by @sweetjacky !
You'll notice a few other differences while you play around. First, your post count might be a little higher. This is because, unfortunately, post counts for Forum Games are turned on. If we can work out how to turn them off again, we will. Promise. You might also notice your user rank is different - the thresholds for each rank are a bit lower. We'll see if we can fix this, or even add more ranks beyond the previous highest, which was Joy Boy.
We've got a brand new Rankings tab on the forum now too - this is sorted by number of likes. There's some other cool things going on with rankings too - you'll have to discover those by being active…
You'll also notice there isn't a shop or VCCash system yet - this is because Flarum doesn't support one yet. When we can implement it again we will. For those of you that support the forum via Patreon, we'll work on an alternative reward system - for now we have the same orange "Donor" rank, but as we think of more things to do we'll announce them.
This new version of the forum is very much a work in progress, so feel free to make suggestions for features you'd like to see! And if you need any help getting around, feel free to ask an admin!
We hope you'll enjoy this new, improved VCC as much as we've enjoyed putting it all together for you 😍
The VCC Team 💚❤🖤