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Board Modernization Coming - Preview

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by mhAdmin, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. mhAdmin

    mhAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Gentlemen and Ladies,

    I'm proud to announce some upgrades are around the corner! We'll wait until the college hoops season is over, but soon after, we'll pick a date and migrate the old boards' posts over to the new boards.

    This change will give us new features:
    • Security, in-browser encryption (https)
    • Full scrolling within a topic (no clicking to read the next page of posts)
    • Dynamic notifications for replies to your posts
    • Mobile-ready interface - no need for helper apps
    • Community moderation - you can flag a message as inappropriate
    • Spam blocking - much harder for spammers to spam
    • New badges and emojis
    Here is the preview of the new message boards, provided so that you can poke around and get familiar with it. Please let me know if you have feedback!

    ---> https://boards.masonhoops.com/
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  2. mason89

    mason89 Starter

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    Very cool. Look forward to the change over. Thank you for all you do for this ragtag, sometimes obnoxious, yet passionate community!
  3. GreenLantern

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    Do I get special OT emojis?
  4. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 All-American

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    Damn. I'm screwed. As an old fart it will take me forever to adjust. ;) Just when I thought I had my act together!
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  5. gmubrian

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    Will this include existing accounts and passwords?
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    Looking great!
  7. mhAdmin

    mhAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, all user accounts will be migrated over. You will be asked to reset your password upon login on the new system - which will probably require making sure that your email address is correct in your profile on the old boards.
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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
  9. mhAdmin

    mhAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    New boards have all of the Apple standard emojis.
  10. Walter

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    Will new site work with Tapatalk?
  11. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Can we have legit active moderation moving forward?

    Otherwise thanks for everything you do.:D
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  12. JDK

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    I nominate Mr. Met to be a forum mod. He knows Mason basketball and would be a fair and even handed forum mod.
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  13. mhAdmin

    mhAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    We can have legit active mods whenever one steps up to help out!
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  14. mhAdmin

    mhAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    The new site is built to be responsive to mobile and currently there is no integration with Tapatalk supported. However, there is an app called "Discourse Hub" downloadable from the Apple App Store, or "Discourse" from Google Play. Ultimately, it sounds like viewing through a browser is the best experience.
  15. GMUgemini

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    I actually don’t use Tapatalk anymore, because I got annoyed at all the notifications on my phone and wanted to be left alone, so I only use our current platform on a browser already.
  16. Mason32

    Mason32 Sixth Man

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    Can I get posted approved on the new site!
  17. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’d be willing if someone wants to join me.
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  18. mhAdmin

    mhAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Me too. Tapatalk interjects lots of ads when you use the free version and Masonhoops doesn't see any of that revenue. :(
  19. mhAdmin

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    I'd be happy to. Just understand that this is just a temporary user account until we fully migrate all users from the old boards to the new.
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    I’ll do it as long as I have clear rules and a list of escalations I can follow.
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