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ATS 2010 Updates Thread - #(UPDATE Nov. 10)#

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:30 PM
September 23rd, an important update regarding the new menu system is in this post

After the launch of the new "top-tier" pages last week, we're going to begin phasing-in some of the new pages within the discussion board area.

Relatively soon, we'll be cutting-over the new Board Home and Recent Posts pages... together with the "convergence" of ATS and BTS to one domain under and BTS will heretofore be known as "Off Topic" discussion.

Stay tuned.


September 6, 5:30 PM EST
- new recent posts page added
- hew site home page added
- new breaking alternative news fire-hose added

September 6, 7:00 PM EST
- green on recent posts page toned down slightly

September 7, 12:45 AM
- ability to remove forums from recent posts added
- ability to restore removed forums on recent posts added

September 7, 11:55 AM EST
- refined menu system to tone down the blue and replace the green with gray

September 8, 12:15 PM EST
- added the new "post" form for creating threads and posting replies
- new form has an improved preview function, and faster overall performance

September 9, 12:05 PM EST
- added the new forum list page

September 10, 5:00 PM EST
- integrated the new member center with:
--- improved private message interface
--- improved member list
--- enhanced password change form
--- free color/background changes for your mini-profile

September 13, 12:25 PM EST
- the new MyATS page is integrated into the site

September 14, 12:30 PM EST
- revised MyATS page with four viewing options for favorite forums added into the site

September 16, 17:50 PM EST
- viewing recent posts in your MyATS Favorite Forums added
- tool tips are being added, on the MyATS page first

September 17, 12:00 PM EST
- recent posts thread display tightened up a little
- tool-tip help added to recent posts

September 21, 1:45 PM EST
- cleaned up the "forum overview" pages
- included opening post snippet in overview pages
- tightened the list of options in the drop-down menu
- increased drop-down menu contrast
- revised the menu: "TOPICS" is now "CONTENT," and "FORUMS" is now "TOPICS"
- provided logical demarcation in the new content drop-down menu
- font size and color improvements in the global CSS

September 22, 1:00 PM EST
- completed and launched "view by new threads" sorting option on forum indexes
- launched roll-over submenu on forum icons for the board home page

September 29, 6:00 PM EST
- new thread display code is integrated into the site

September 30, 11:30 AM EST
- persistent sidebar added for members in thread-view
- added show/hide pop-out for ATS Live headlines to persistent sidebar

September 30, 12:30 PM EST
- added top-topics in forum pop-out for the persistent sidebar in threads

September 30, 1:25 PM EST
- show/hide member avatars and backgrounds toggle added to the tools section of the member center

October 5, 4:30 PM EST
- new member profile page integrated

October 12, 6:00 PM EST
- profile pages now have the option to show threads started by a member's friends

October 12, 7:00 PM EST
- new left-side-bar menu added for quick access to your profile and private messages

October 15, 5:00 PM EST
- the "foe" function of the previous version of ATS has been revised to that of "rivals"
- the rival list is now displayed below the friend list
- a link to the threads created by a member's rivals is now available
5:30 PM EST
- your friends are now shown within threads

October 18, 11:00 AM EST
- new "create account" process integrated into ATS.2010
4:30 PM EST
- list of those who have friended and rivaled you now show on your friends and rival pages

October 21, 1:00 AM EST
- "Welcome Back" messaged integrated for returning members that summarizes recent activity

October 26, 4:30 PM EST
- New "KARMA" calculation/score added to mini-profiles

October 29, 1:00 AM EST
- New function found on the "recent posts" page allows historic look-backs at posts within any month in ATS history

November 10, 3:00 PM EST
- "Really Above Top Secret" forum subscription requirement removed, any member with more than 200 posts can read and post in the forum.
edit on 10-11-2010 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:32 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

Cool beans - great work so far...

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:37 PM
It's nice to have a specific thread for all of these updates. Hopefully people in this thread understand that the 2010 site is a work in progress.

Great work so far, I'm loving the new look, can't wait to have the thread pages set up with all the new features as well.

Any time frame on when that particular swap is going to occur? I assume the merger of BTS/ATS is taking precendence over everything else at this moment though.


posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:46 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

Hmm, I am curious if the whole trip with a separate PTS and then its reintegration into ATS when it didn't do enough traffic is prompting you to integrate ATS and BTS? To increase traffic to BTS? Or what? Easier to code under one domain with the same CSS's?

But what about speed and how that will affect the site? Your reason for removing the views column was an increase in speed, which to me never really happened. It might have for a bit right after, but it's slower now than at any time I can remember. Slower now than previously when we HAD the views column.

And how can an entire site or forum be considered off topic?

So if I post an off-topic remark in an already off-topic forum, will I be post-banned for being WAY too off topic? Will we then have a WAY ABOVE OFF TOPIC AWARD?

The big blue bar looks cartoonish and not pro to me.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:47 PM
well glad to see all the work going itno the site...and i have found it quite good in many ways...the drop down menus do save space and not sure if it is just me but everything seems to be a little quicker.....good work so far.

When i get to old and start to hate change i will let you know...but for now i am enjoting the new layout...but when you get time can you pleaase get rid of Obama he is just creepy.....i mean have you seen the size of his ears.

I have not been on here to long so i came in at the right time as i had not gotten to used to the old life is easy for me.

have not noticed any real hiccups yet but will let you know if i find any.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

Sounds great! This is going to be fun

By the way, like the post above me. I think it would be cool to integrate Above Politics into the 2010 build like BTS.

It would allow for more Politics forums, and more debate

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

double post, sorry

[edit on 6-9-2010 by NeutronAvenger]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

Just wondering..Is it because I use Opera that for some reason the Real-time Headlines and Fire hose don't "work" for me?

They show the same posts all day, and even show the same amount of time ago they were posted all day...
It's like it is just a screenshot that stays the same the whole time I am logged in.

[edit on 6/9/2010 by Chamberf=6]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:02 PM
Can I have the "top" button at the bottom of a thread back? Great to hear of the improvements.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:40 PM
The new pages are up, as well as a new Breaking Alternative News firehose page.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

My first reaction is that I hate losing the colour-coding of the different forums on the recent threads page.
Surely there were many people who valued being able to tell at a glance where there were threads in the areas of discussion that interested them most.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:48 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

I really like the Discussion Board page. The merge of ATS and BTS looks nice.
Cool stuff.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:50 PM
I can't read a damn thing on the recent posts page now. SO, please!!! You fixed it and it wasn't broke!

Usually I don't care about the changes around here. But this is bad. REAL BAD.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:54 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

I liked the specific colour coding of topics, the 'Recent Posts' page hurts my eyeballs :shk:

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:56 PM
I like the colour green..usually, can we get a scheme page to change that though? I was liking the dark version as before.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:58 PM
Now that I've pryed myself loose from the fetal ball I've been in for about twenty minutes... A minor suggestion about maybe adding a bit of contrast to the recent post section between the page color and the text color?!?

Seems that happend whilst I was typing!


[edit on 9/6/10 by Hefficide]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:58 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord

The way I can click between ATS and BTS, well that's sweet!!!

Now all those threads I start not deemed worthy of being on ATS are more readily available!!

As I said mate, nice one, was definitely worth the wait!

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 05:00 PM
The BTS/ATS merge is very good. The layout is excellent. Well done

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 05:01 PM
Oh my word.


Wish you would include a tab for old ATS...well not the old old version but the one before Sept 2010

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 05:02 PM
I agree with the posters above.

The recent list is too much on the eyes.

I personally liked the old look of it, maybe you can try to keep it in that format, maybe improving it just a little without taking away the feel of that page.

Also- the text is really big. Takes up too much space, too much scrolling.
Tell you the truth, I dont like it, at all.

[edit on 6-9-2010 by Common Good]

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