AUT v3 & vBDonate Open Beta, DBGallery Closed Beta, vBET 1.1, xF Skin, vBarcade, 4.2
by, 2nd June 2012 at 01:56 (1021 Views)
LOTS of releases and news for you this week!
Jumping straight in with the release of Advanced @user Tagging v3 Beta. v3 Completely overhauls the hashtag system. We listened to what you guys had to say about the existing system and totally remastered it to work more like twitters hashtag system. Now any time a word is #hashtagged in a post, it becomes a tag and has the potential to start trending. We have also added a new widget for tracking recent & trending hashtags, as well as other features such as email notifications. You can read about all of the new features here. Please note that next week there will be a small price increase to Advanced user tagging to account for these new features, so if you've been holding out, now is the time to buy!
Also available this week is vBDonate v1 Beta. The highly anticipated mod which has had an extended closed beta period that saw many new features being added is now available for purchase. It has some great features like automatic paypal verification - no more checking to see if someone really did ACTUALLY donate, it's completely automated. You can read all about vBDonate here. Thanks to @IcEWoLF, @GoodApples, @Freekoid, @Valcav, @Mokonzi, @bszopi and @KristerSwe for their dedication & help with the closed beta testing.
The closed beta for DragonByte Gallery is also launching tonight. Those who applied and have been accepted should have a personal PM from @Dylan with instructions on how to participate.
vBEditorTabs v1.1 has been released bringing a huge new feature - custom BBCodes, as well as some other changes. You can read about them here.
vBArcade v 1.3 has also been released, bringing improvements to the statistics page, and various improvements to the importing and scoring systems. You can read more about that here.
We have also released our first skin for xenForo - the extremely popular DragonByte MMO skin. You can take a look at how it looks on vBulletin by using the skin selector here on DBTech, or check for screenshots & info for the xenForo version here.
Lastly a number of mods were updated for vB 4.2 compatibility - vBQuiz, vBDownloads, vBSignatures, APTL, AUT & vBShop.
Whats Going On
@Belazor is putting the finishing touches to his Questions & Answers mod.
@Dylan is preparing his gallery mod for Open Beta
@Darkwaltz4 is preparing vBArcade v2 for a closed beta period thanks to the huge new Tournaments feature
@Ozzy47 is working on turning vBDonate gold
@bszopi is working on a new major version of vBSlider
@Pandemikk will be working on his new mod when he returns from vacation
@Mokonzi will be continuing work on HIS new mod when he returns from holiday
@the-danzor is working on a new skin.
DragonByte Gallery Open Beta in the next few weeks
vBDonate Gold in the next few weeks
vBArcade v2 Closed Beta in the next couple of weeks
Questions & Answers mod from @Belazor in the next 1-2 weeks
How terrible was the Diablo 3 launch? If you're in the US you're lucky - the uptime in the EU has been roughly 60%. That's not an exagerration. There has been a minimum of 8 hours of downtime every day for the past 3-4 days on EU servers. It's sad because the game really IS fun - any of you playing it (on EU servers especially?)
Big week this week as you can tell, lots of big things going on. It's going to be interesting to see how the xF skin sells - skins aren't sometihng we're known for/people will come looking for, and xF is somewhere we're not known very well - not to mention us not having an xF public board set up yet. If you're on xF please do spread the word to your xF using friends and such
DragonByte Gallery by @Dylan is really looking quite incredible and I do believe vBDonate is the single best donation-type mod i've ever seen for ANY system, not just vB. I'm also super excited for the plans @bszopi has for vBslider as well.
Looking forward to your comments and feedback as always!
Thanks for reading,
Iain & The DBTech Team
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