[hl=lavender]~* New Board Features : FAQ and Requests *~[/hl] This thread is being created due to the large amounts of threads regarding new possible features on the JC. This thread is intended for you to submit your ideas for new board features. But, please keep in mind the information below about the likelyhood of any additions to new features. 1) What is the chance of getting a new feature on the JC?[blockquote]Due to the fact that [link=http://www.ign.com/]IGN[/link] owns the source code for these forums, JC administrators themselves cannot add features to the source code themselves. The only person who has the ability to do so is [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=240896][hl=black]zerosleep[/hl][/link]. Unfortunately, he does not work for IGN anymore as a full time programmer. He only does work on a consultant basis -- whenever IGN feels that they need a new feature, they call upon zerosleep and he adds them. But this has only happened a few times (such as the addition of titles and sticky threads this past summer). IGN is very sparing about what features are added and what aren't -- while JC administrators may suggest features, there is absolutely no guarantee that they will be added. Therefore, the only real power JC administrators and members alike have at having a feature added to the JC is suggesting a feature to them. Again, no JC administrator has access to edit the board coding, so the JC administration cannot add whatever features they would like.[/blockquote]2) I've been to IGN and the board layout is different. What's going on?[blockquote]To put it simply, JC adminsitrators have the ability to change the HTML that surrounds the forums. Whereas the [link=http://boards.ign.com/]IGN Boards[/link] have no banners surrounding there forums, we do. They also have a different advertisement system. As for the contact a moderator bars and the link bars on top of certain forums on the JC, those are added through header coding. Only an administrator can do those, and for JC forums, the moderator(s) of those forums can request things to be taken away and added to them. If you have questions about the contact links for FanForce, [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=7562110&replies=19]see this thread[/link].[/blockquote]3) I have an idea for a new feature.. what do I do?[blockquote]Well, that's what this thread is for. Submit your ideas here. Remember, though, the likelyhood of any additions happening is slim to none. This is just due to the fact that the JC administrators must send all requests to IGN (and from there, additions are only made if IGN feels they're needed). [/blockquote] If you have any other questions regarding this, feel free to post them here. Thanks to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=423901][hl=white]DarthSapient[/hl][/link] for giving me permission to post this here.