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We have a light mode!

This is something i have been working on for a little bit, and hopefully it'll come as a nice surprise for some of you.
Light mode will be easily switchable from a toggle next to the notification bell, it's still a beta version and might have some bugs here and there.
Please do not report the bugs in the feedback thread use this thread instead

p.s. big up for @Chaud and the lovely light version banner :super:


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We have a shop!

You have been farming VCCash for a while wondering "what on earth am i even gonna do with those?".
Well, from today you'll have a reason to keep farming as we have a new, shiny and entirely custom built shop.

Features
- Ability to purchase items (duhh)
- Ability to switch purchased items from: UCP -> Shop

Note: You'll notice you're able to re-buy ranks and nickname effects, this is a half-intentional bug for now as there were some issues with it. Try to avoid re-purchasing as it'll just be the same item twice, however if it does happen just let me know and i'll refund (Don't try to fool me, i can see everything :look: )

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For now it divides into three categories:

1 - User Groups
2 - User Ranks
3 - Nickname Effects

Let's break this down a little:

User Groups
This will give you a new user group which will automatically become your default group.
Leveling up will NOT override it, however you'll be able to easily switch between your available groups in UCP -> usergroup.
Imagine this as a bundle of: Group, Rank, Usercolour.

User Ranks
This will give you a lovely banner which will take priority over your already available ones. Most of them are animated and we left a cheap one in store to thank you all for your lovely enthusiasm and participation.
Note: This will be overridden when you level up, but you'll be able to switch back from UCP -> Shop. Also in case you want to go back to your previous banner, you can easily do so switching your user group to a different one and back to the one you've had previously (e.g. From Roger Pirate to Registered User back to Roger Pirate).

Nickname Effects
Simply enough, this will grant you the ability to get a nickname effect. As it's a very BETA feature, this might not apply EVERYWHERE in the site, please report it in case it doesn't and i'll make sure to sort it out.
You'll have a variety of choices between animated nicknames and static ones, make sure to save for the one you enjoy the most.


This is all folks, hopefully you'll enjoy the new shop.
For any issue with it, please use this topic to make my life easier: SHOP BUG REPORT


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Forum is now integrated with myanimelist.net :wavyyay:

Some of you knew i was working on this, and i finally found some time to make it happen!
Let's see how it works and the current features:

- Navigate to UCP -> Profile -> Myanimelist Nickname
- Enter your myanimelist nickname there
- Save
- Navigate to your profile
- Click on "Anime"
- If your username exists on myanimelist it will populate the tab with your user information.

You will see:

- Currently watching anime
- Completed anime
- On Hold anime
- Dropped anime

- Currently reading manga
- Completed manga
- On Hold manga
- Dropped manga

- User personal score on anime
- User current episode
- User personal score on manga
- User current chapter

Hopefully this is easy enough to make it work. For performance reason the content is cached , this means it won't be a live update, the content refreshes every 4 hours :)

In case you have any questions just use the general feedback thread.
For bugs use the bugs thread.


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Here Here!! New version of the shop.

First of all, i wanted to thank all of you for the incredible support you are giving to the community, none of this would be possible without all of you lovely chaps!
We have released a TONS of new banners and because of that the shop needed a little refactoring or it would have been super ( :super: ) chaotic.

What's new?

- The shop now uses credits, scroll down to find out more
- The shop has now tabs, to allow an easier navigation between sections, for now the Group and Nickname effect tabs are a bit empty but we are working on that, it's just a little more delicate than user banners.
- User banner sections has been entirely refactored to include categories. Click on the big image to show all the items within subcategories, or if you are like me and need order in your life just click on the subcategories.
- Some banners are more expensive than others, we figured we'd give a bit more weight on certain characters and keep the Straw Hat crew affordable as we are after all a one piece forum.
- We've added two new experimental nickname effects, if those work properly there'll be a tons coming soon. We are also working on adding a few new effects, some of which have been suggested by @Judgement , and we will include a static rainbow username as suggested by @Rohan , just please bear with us on those.
- Are you like @Chaud and hate those nickname effects? We got you cover, you can now disable them entirely from UCP -> Shop


SHOP CREDIT

Few of you "complained" that it's scary to withdrawal before buying in the shop as people might steal from you, so we've added a new functionality. You can now convert VCCash into Store Credits directly from the shop page.
This is connected to your bank account, so there won't be dodgy transactions in place and people won't be able to steal them.

At the moment the ratio VCC/SC is 1:1, so you won't lose any cash, but once you deposit it there, you won't be able to take it back, you'll only be able to use it for the store.

In the future we might do discount events and change the ratio of the Store Credits to be cheaper, so that every item in the store might be discounted for a limited amount of time. Neat uh?


I think i've covered everything for now,
- for any questions use the feedback thread
- for any shop related bugs use the shop bugs thread.

Stay tuned for some new nickname effects coming in the following days.
SUPER! :super:


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Too many banners? Don't fret!
I've added a nifty little extension and we are planning on allowing every user to keep the previous banners they've earned through leveling up. This means that you'll suddenly see tons of new banners appearing on your profiles.
This would of course be an issue if it weren't for the latest little addition to the forum.

I hereby present: Better Ranks!

This nifty extension i've built will allow you to control fully every single group banner you have been given, plus the GROUPS you'll buy from the shop.
Banners bought from the shop however will still take priority and be shown first.

To control this, navigate to UCP -> Profile -> Banners (or simply click Here)

It appears that few of you have been moved to different user groups, DON'T PANIC, please, you can switch back to the chosen group colour in UCP -> Usergroups (or simply click Here)

Hope this makes you happy, i know few of you REALLY wanted this to happen.
Enjoy :wavyyay:

SUPER :super:


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Quick update - posts per page / topics per page

As per @Scam Likely request, and because it has been mentioned a couple of times in the past, i've found an old extension and refactor it to work on our forum, so now every user will be able to choose how many posts per page / topics per page they want to see.

Switch your settings easily enough in ACP -> Board Preferences -> Edit display options (or Here )

Let me know if you have any issues in bug reports, but should be as straight forward as changing the numbers there.
Please note: Putting higher numbers will mean a slower page load, of course. I have tested it up to 100 posts per page and it doesn't slow TOO MUCH, however i noticed a slightly increase of time load.

SUPER :super:


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It's time for some little updates

Been a while since i've touched that mess of a code that's the store, so i've upgraded it a bit to improve performances (which is mostly for myself).
Regarding what you chaps will be able to see:

- Banner section has been moved to the first spot, as it's definitely the most inviting one to browse
- New shop feature added: signature backgrounds

This last one is heavily experimental, so we've decided to add a fairly cheap item for now, so our lovely users can be the official testers for it :brook:

Yes but.. What on earth is it?

Very good question dear and lovely user!
Signature backgrounds are what will give a beautiful sparkle to your posts! Your signature will literally have an image sitting in the background (for now it'll be on the far right on desktop and will take most of the space on mobile) and of course anything in your signature will sit on top of it.

For any bugs use the shop bug thread and if you have any ideas or image suggestion feel free to suggest them here.

SUPER :super:


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