posted on May, 14 2015 @ 11:56 AM
An update and preview of some of the additional changes coming.
The new hardware is running well, and "Thor's Hammer" is being prepared to host ATS now. Since there are many changes in the core hosting tech, it
may take some (unknown amount of) time to make sure all runs well. While this is going on, there will be no code updates to ATS… however, much is in
the planning stages.
New Global Forums
Several new forums will be added for a more global flavor to ATS, including Canadian Politics, UK Politics, EU Politics, Australian Politics, and
New Social Log-in
Yeah, we can't avoid it any more. We're going to be allowing new ATS accounts to be created using authorization via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,
Google+, LinkedIn, and OpenID. Accounts created in this manner will also be able to log-in via authorization through the social network they used to
There's currently no plans to allow existing members to switch to this option, as the additional work is surprisingly complex, but it might be
something to consider if there's a demand for it.
New WYSIWYG Post Editor
The rest of the web, both desktop and mobile, has evolved to a more simplified means of posting content than what we have here on ATS. As a result,
we've been seeing increasing formatting issues in posts and opening posts.
I've been working on modifications to a popular WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor to use the many unique BBcode options we have here on
ATS. When finished, creating new posts will be much more streamlined, and there will be no need for a preview function as the post you're authoring
will look exactly as it will (smilies, formatting, etc.) when posted.
Yeah, okay. Looking at some better options.