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CGI_Ram

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To all -

Over the next 7-days we will be applying software updates to RamsOnDemand and the introduction of exciting new features!

To take these features live, RamsOnDemand will be offline 1-2hrs and an announcement posted in advance when this will occur. Likely mid week, Wednesday/Thursday, but keep an eye on this sticky for final timeline.

So… what’s new?

The appearance of the site and general navigation will remain mostly unchanged. So, don’t worry about getting lost.

The biggest change will be the introduction of "thread types", which I’ll cover later. But, this one looks like a great addition to ROD.

In addition, there are improvements to the mobile experience, including an “app” for your phone desktop.

There are additional integrations making it easier to add gifs and audio.

The posting box (what you type in) has several enhancements making it easier to add your content.

We are also adding a new currency system (ROD credits and Sportsbook) offering additional uses and concepts there. Credits will be reset at this time and an announcement on the new system made later.

There are other smaller changes that will be expanded upon at launch.

But… the meat and potatoes is the new Thread Types. So let’s expand on that a little;

There will be 4 different thread types; Topics, Articles, Questions, and Polls.

Simply put; when you post "a new topic" you will be prompted to select your Thread Type.

Each type does something different.

Topics: This is what we have today. When you select "new post" you are posting a New Topic. So… things are unchanged when posting a topic.

Articles: This is new post type. When posting an article, this new post type will keep the article (or a link to it) at the top of every page. So if the topic gets long… you can still see the article at the top of your page, regardless if page 1 or page 50.

Questions: This looks like something we could have fun with. Depending how we set it up, we can set that if you post a Question Thread… members can vote up or vote down answers. This has some neat potential to explore.

Poll: Also similar to today, but a more tailored Poll Thread.

So, there you have it. Excited? We are! And… getting this done before the draft should give everything a good workout over draft weekend.

As we get closer, look for messages and screenshots to help explain any changes prior and at launch. Your patience is appreciated as settings are configured uniquely for RamsOnDemand and we figure our way through that.

In closing, a big thank you to our membership for ongoing support through donations. 100% of what we collect goes back to the site for server fees and software renewals. It is through the support of many, ROD remains up to date and ad-free. If you are able, please consider a sponsorship down the road. “Many hands make for small work.“

Let’s have some fun!

GO RAMS!

CGI and your Admin Team
 

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Thanks for the reminder to donate. Sent you $20. Appreciate you guys and the work you do giving me a place to come chat nonsense.
 

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UPDATE: We are testing things now and we have a few things to resolve. It’s not much so appears we will be ready for switchover tomorrow or Friday. TBD.

Additionally it appears we will need to take some format and features live in phases. Which means... applied after the switchover and site live.

We hope to keep these to a minimum but my guess is we will have a few days of this and applying the desired background settings. Again, hopefully very few.

One I can think of will be the “Sportsbook and cash systems”. We need the site live to apply some things there.

When switchover occurs; there will not be much notice. Our apologies for that... when the time comes, we need to sync a few things up. Which means, when the decision is made to go, we have support on standby and go. It’s the worse part... hoping it all works. You guys are in great hands. :D

During the switchover... the site will have a message to check back later, or may not respond at certain points during the update.

The downtime should be 2hrs. So... check back. We will return!

You may need to log back in. So have your passwords ready.

CGI
 

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Okay... here’s the deal. Looks like Tuesday / Wednesday.

Still a few things to work through for switch over. So, need a few more days to get it ROD right.

(y)
 

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TRAINING / SNEAK PEAK... (NOT LIVE YET... COMING...)

When posting a new topic, the blue arrows point to where you select your thread type.

Discussions (our current default) remains the default choice.

The red arrow points to the new post box, and drop downs that are nested there. The blank space eventually fills in with the most popular commands you use. Like Smilies.

You will need to click and play around.

The black arrow points toward a more powerful and better Gif engine. Applying gifs is easier, easier to search, better selection.

(The layout of this image may change slightly at Go Live):

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Example of a Question Thread. (By selecting Question Thread see post above)

Ask question in post #1.

Members can vote up or down any responses.

Thread starter can mark winning answer, if desired to do so.

Lots of ways we can play and have fun with this. Members can sort responses by top vote getter, if desired.

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Example of an Article Thread. (By selecting Article Thread in post above).

Articles are tailored to be visible at the top of every page.

This change is nice for iPad users, the article fills your screen making it easier to read.

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No GIF accessibility for my iPad. I read the thread. Is it me?
 

CGI_Ram

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No GIF accessibility for my iPad. I read the thread. Is it me?

Thank you @Neil039... this was an example of a post live setting. And... I missed it. (y)

Giphy wasn't enabled. It is turned on now.
 
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I'm disappointed that I didn't really have 596 notifications from earlier today.

But the gif feature. That was made for me.

loki laufeyson GIF
 
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App? How?

What do I need to do? Is it on IOS or just Android?
 

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App? How?

What do I need to do? Is it on IOS or just Android?

Ooops. I forgot I mentioned that. Thanks for asking.

It is not enabled at this time. I am going to need a few days on that. (y)

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Valentina Shevchenko Dancing GIF by UFC
Valentina Shevchenko Dancing GIF by UFC
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Valentina Shevchenko Dancing GIF by UFC
Valentina Shevchenko Dancing GIF by UFC
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Valentina Shevchenko Dancing GIF by UFC
Wtf am I doing wrong!? It keeps posting 5 of these! Lol

ps @CGI_Ram I like it! Is it the same to post your own gifs?

My girl Bullet about to win me some more money this weekend

edit: it is never mind CGI
 

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To all -

Over the next 7-days we will be applying software updates to RamsOnDemand and the introduction of exciting new features!

To take these features live, RamsOnDemand will be offline 1-2hrs and an announcement posted in advance when this will occur. Likely mid week, Wednesday/Thursday, but keep an eye on this sticky for final timeline.

So… what’s new?

The appearance of the site and general navigation will remain mostly unchanged. So, don’t worry about getting lost.

The biggest change will be the introduction of "thread types", which I’ll cover later. But, this one looks like a great addition to ROD.

In addition, there are improvements to the mobile experience, including an “app” for your phone desktop.

There are additional integrations making it easier to add gifs and audio.

The posting box (what you type in) has several enhancements making it easier to add your content.

We are also adding a new currency system (ROD credits and Sportsbook) offering additional uses and concepts there. Credits will be reset at this time and an announcement on the new system made later.

There are other smaller changes that will be expanded upon at launch.

But… the meat and potatoes is the new Thread Types. So let’s expand on that a little;

There will be 4 different thread types; Topics, Articles, Questions, and Polls.

Simply put; when you post "a new topic" you will be prompted to select your Thread Type.

Each type does something different.

Topics: This is what we have today. When you select "new post" you are posting a New Topic. So… things are unchanged when posting a topic.

Articles: This is new post type. When posting an article, this new post type will keep the article (or a link to it) at the top of every page. So if the topic gets long… you can still see the article at the top of your page, regardless if page 1 or page 50.

Questions: This looks like something we could have fun with. Depending how we set it up, we can set that if you post a Question Thread… members can vote up or vote down answers. This has some neat potential to explore.

Poll: Also similar to today, but a more tailored Poll Thread.

So, there you have it. Excited? We are! And… getting this done before the draft should give everything a good workout over draft weekend.

As we get closer, look for messages and screenshots to help explain any changes prior and at launch. Your patience is appreciated as settings are configured uniquely for RamsOnDemand and we figure our way through that.

In closing, a big thank you to our membership for ongoing support through donations. 100% of what we collect goes back to the site for server fees and software renewals. It is through the support of many, ROD remains up to date and ad-free. If you are able, please consider a sponsorship down the road. “Many hands make for small work.“

Let’s have some fun!

GO RAMS!

CGI and your Admin Team
I’ve had the phone app on my desktop for several months.
On the phone app the back arrow is gone. Very inconvenient.

The rest is great