Tarawa Forum is excited to announce the launch of several new features designed to make our forum easier to use.
Consistant Post Status
The read or unread status of forum posts will now be tracked consistently across devices. For example, you can use your laptop and mobile phone to read the forum without some posts appearing read on one device and unread on the other.
The read/unread status of posts is saved in your forum account, so signing in on any device will automatically display the correct status of posts. Guest users that aren't signed into an account will see all posts marked as read. (Hint: Always sign in!)
Note: After this feature launches on February 25, the post read/unread status for all users will be reset since the status information will now be stored in the user's account rather than in their browser. All posts will initially appear as unread for users. Reading a topic will automatically mark it as read. Users can also use the Mark Forum Read button if necessary.
Forget about remembering which page you were on, Tarawa Forum will now automatically put you right where you stopped reading the last time you were in a topic.
The topic preview text, which currently shows a preview of the first post, will now show a much more relevant preview of the first unread post within a topic. Clicking the topic's link will take you directly to the first unread post. If the entire topic has already been read, the last post in the topic is used instead.
Note that the topic preview text is shown under the topic title in the mobile version and as a tooltip upon putting your mouse on the title in the desktop version.
This feature will be launched on February 25. This feature is not available for guest users. (Hint: Always sign in!)
You must have already noticed that accessing Tarawa Forum from a mobile browser now displays a mobile-optimized version of our forum. It allows you to get involved in the discussion anytime and anywhere, without the hassle of pinching and zooming! Over the next few months, IT will be completing full mobile integration for any remaining pages of the forum (Private Messages, Calendar, Albums, etc).
Private Message Attachments
You can now attach files and embed images into private messages.
Embed Uploaded Images
Here's some SUPER news for those of you accessing Tarawa Forum with only your smartphone or tablet! You can now embed uploaded images within your post, private message, or event. While composing a message, simply select the Insert Image icon in the toolbar.
Email Address Login
Let's face it... We all forget our username once in a while. Luckily Tarawa Forum now include the ability to login with your email address, making lost usernames a thing of the past!
Pretty neat, huh? Tarawa Forum is getting better and better. (Hint: Always sign in!)