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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Welcome to the new 3reef.com! Everything has been upgraded to the latest and greatest just for you. The goal was leave no stone unturned, yet retain navigation where you think it would be so you are not lost. But please take a moment to read through this thread to be aware of some changes and new features.

    Lets start with new features:

    3REEF AQUARIUM SHOWCASE

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    The 3reef Aquarium Showcase extends on our Show Off Your Fishtank! board. We will begin to regularly highlight aquariums from that board within the 3reef Aquarium Showcase. The highlight will have an overview of the featured member’s aquarium, tank specs and image gallery. Members can rate and review the aquarium setup. Additionally, a discussion thread will automatically be started on the new Showcase board.

    If you would like your aquarium showcased, contact us for more information. If your tank is featured, your account will be upgraded to the 3reef Supporter level.

    I like the layout of the Aquarium Showcase a lot. I hope you like it too.


    3REEF GALLERY

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    Ok the 3reef gallery is not a new feature in itself, but it is all new with all new features. I love it. We went from a 2003 buggy photo gallery to something that reminds me of Pinterest. It blows my mind.

    OH YEAH - you can upload videos now too.

    So if you have tank videos on your phone, you can upload them directly on 3reef and embed them in your threads :)

    And we have streaming now.

    If you don’t know what that is (I didn’t), ask a kid. It’s a big thing on sites like Twitch.


    FULL SIZE IMAGE DISPLAY

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    Images always display as large as possible on your screen now. 8) And if you need to, you can click to see full-size. Yay!


    EMBED VIDEOS FROM SOCIAL SITES

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    Another great thing, you can now simply paste the URL to a video from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and more!


    BETTER NAVIGATION

    Scrolling is tedious, so now we have a ‘Go To Top’ at the bottom right of the screen on desktops and the very bottom of mobile phones.

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    Did someone mention mobile phones?


    3REEF IS MOBILIZED

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    3reef is now completely mobilized and will display correctly on any device. It’s about time. You will now have access to all 3reef features on your phone.

    No more Tapatalk

    I know this will be an adjustment for some of you that use Tapatalk. Please take a couple days to try it out and then help me optimize this site further with any suggestions you may have. Tapatalk had its time and place here and is great for private forums, but it’s pretty lousy for commercial sites. We lost our brand with Tapatalk. We could not control template layouts and we had limited ability to display sponsor banners. With many on phones now, we could not afford that anymore. I hope in time you will understand. There are further refinements to mobile in the works, please help me make them better.


    Tapatalk is back for now:
    http://www.3reef.com/threads/tapatalk-is-back.153951/

    KARMA IS NOW 'LIKE'

    First let me say that all positive karma has migrated over. However, it is now called a 'like' as it is on social media sites. You can view your likes on your profile page or see top members by clicking on the 'members' tab in the top nav. I like that the crazy karma calculus is gone because now it is a more accurate relationship with the member. In my opinion, the only thing left to do is see if we can get associated comments back. To 'like' a post by a member, look for the like button at the bottom right of the post.

    ODDS AND ENDS

    Messages = Threads

    Conversations = Private Messages

    Multi-quotes - use the + sign as usual, then hit 'insert quotes' button on editor. You can now re-order quotes with drag and drop.

    3reef Classic Smilies will return. 6/7 - DONE - http://www.3reef.com/threads/3reef-classic-smilies-are-back.153929/

    More styles including 'dark skin' will be available.


    This was a massive undertaking. We completely switched all softwares, migrated databases, images, posts, you name it. Please report any bugs on the site bug list thread.

    THANK YOUS

    This was a bit much for yours truly. I’ve been going for 7 days straight and I’m exhausted. Before I forget I would like to thank a couple people that helped me out. Russ for getting me in the ballpark with the new look and feel. You are a CSS guru. Thank you. Antonio for creating the new logo. I showed it to some of my AI friends and they said they couldn’t do better. It’s awesome. You rock.



    Even more new features soon!

    I hope you like the new site. :)


    matt
     
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  3. SaltyClown

    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    Very cool! Glad 3reef is back up! Congrats on the new site! We can tell you worked hard on it!
     
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  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks Matt for alll your hard work.Now go to bed sleepy head!!!!
     
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  5. BoBo65

    BoBo65 Torch Coral

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    3reef is back up!!! Looks good Matt can't wait to check out all the new things!!
     
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  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Everything looks so shiny and new! Great job Matt!

    Oh, and I believe you owe me a picture :)
     
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  7. DustyE

    DustyE Fire Worm

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    It looks great Matt! Thanks for all of your hard work.
     
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  9. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Woo.... Not quite first but close! Thanks Matt.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
  12. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Thanks Matt. Looks good.
     
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