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Added User Fields: Latest 10 Threads, Custom Date and Time Display

Hey Everyone,

I just added a few custom fields to the UCP which can be found here: http://www.vbnova.com/profile.php?do=editoptions. The date and time options allow you to change the how the date and time get’s displayed – handy if you dislike english date format .

There is also a latest 10 theads module which can be shown on the forum home by changing the field to yes.



A Warm Welcome to Mike & Anthony

Mike & Anthony have just joined the moderation team at vB Nova. Mike has been coding PHP and MySQL for 7 years and been using vBulletin for 3 so hopefully he can answer your questions. Anthony is learning PHP and MySQL but will be helpful around the site

Enough of that anyway, Congratulation Mike & Anthony!

vBulletin 3.6.1 Data Loss Issue (With Patch)

A bug has been discovered in vBulletin 3.6.1 that can result in data loss when the automatic thread redirect deletion system is used.

If you use this feature, we recommend that you download and install the patch provided here or in the members’ area to prevent any possible data loss. See the end of this post for more patch information.

The members’ area has been updated. If you download vBulletin 3.6.1 after the time of this announcement, you will not be affected and need not apply the patch.

Note that only versions of vBulletin 3.6.1 downloaded prior to the posting of this announcement are affected by this problem. vBulletin 3.0.x, 3.5.x and 3.6.0 are not affected.

vBulletin 3.6.2 will be released in the next few days and will contain a full fix for this problem along with fixes for some other less serious bugs found in vBulletin 3.6.1.

Patch Information
You may download the patch directly from the members’ area here.

All you need to do is overwrite the functions_forumdisplay.php file in the includes/ directory of any vBulletin 3.6.1 installation. Details are also included within the patch zip file.

How to get 1000+ guests

By Toonmaster:
If your site is graphics orientated or even if its not, here a good tip to get some visitors to your site.
Put a graphics tutorial thread in your forum, explaining how to do something in photoshop.It can be anything form how you made a fancy sig to how to add shadow.
then goto http://www.good-tutorials.com and post it there in the right section.
I did a simple tutorial, and received 1000+ visitors to the thread in 1 day. So far the thread has had over 5000 views…..
I probably didnt get many members joining as my site is not about graphics but it sure livened up the forum when it was just starting…
make sure the forum is accessible to guests when you submit it to good tutorials.
Another good tip is to change your sig to an advert for photoshop stuff or something as you may get some revenue too…Wish i had at the time…