OK we have upgraded to a new version of V Bulletin today. Aesthetically there really isn’t much change, but there is some neat behind the scenes changes.
Allot of it has to do with spam prevention tools and things like that. But a portion of it is user experience. Here are a hand full of the new changes:
A new way to facilitate searching and grouping of threads, it is now possible for users to add tags to threads they post or read.
Tags can be added when creating a new thread, or to an existing thread by any user (with appropriate permissions).
Any users who then click on these tags will not only find all thread that have the same tag as the one clicked, but will also contribute to the building of a search tag cloud, which gives users a quick guide as to what has been searched for recently and most frequently.
[B][SIZE=3]Reciprocal Friendships Between Users[/SIZE][/B]
As part of our new social networking system, users can now request that people on their buddy list confirm their friendship, after which time a person’s list of confirmed friends will be viewable to other users.
While private messages between users have been in vBulletin since version 2.0, vBulletin 3.7 introduces the public messaging system, allowing users to communicate publicly via their profile pages.
[B][SIZE=3]User Picture Galleries[/SIZE][/B]
vBulletin users can now create albums and upload pictures to their account.