Tamriel Foundry Theme Updated

We're working on making Tamriel Foundry better!

We’re working on making Tamriel Foundry better!

I’m extremely excited to share with the Tamriel Foundry community a project which I have been working on for the past several months. I’ve been slowly updating the Tamriel Foundry theme to improve it’s aesthetic charm, functionality, and general usefulness in promoting discussion relevant for fans of The Elder Scrolls Online. Today (October 13) we were able to move a huge number of changes to the live site to share with you all. I hope everyone enjoys the new feel of the site, and I request your patience with any bugs you may encounter in the next several weeks. The new theme has been tested extensively, but it’s almost impossible to eliminate all buggy-ness, especially across a wide variety of browsers and platforms. The notes below briefly outline some of the main changes which you can now enjoy on Tamriel Foundry.

Update Notes

General Changes

  • Site-wide aesthetic changes and re-stylings to provide a sleeker and more consistent browsing experience.
  • Extensive backend code re-write targeting better efficiency and ability to handle traffic volume.
  • Extensive implementation of AJAX throughout the site to provide a load-free experience.
  • Sitewide Advanced Search allows you to browse through multiple types of Tamriel Foundry content to find just what you are looking for!
  • The admin and navigation menus have been updated with a more useful structure.
  • A litany of bugfixes and minor functionality improvements to numerous areas of the site.

Forum Changes

  • Forum discussion is now powered by AJAX, allowing you to browse through pages of a topic and post replies with a more user-friendly experience.
  • New topic favoriting system promotes the best new topics that are created this week on the Best Weekly Topics page.
  • Vote for topics that you think are especially good by clicking the “This Thread Rocks” button at the top of each post. These tools provide a framework for the community to collectively endorse great discussion.
  • Added special rule notifications to parent forums which have additional posting requirements.
  • Improved moderator tools.

User Profile Changes

  • New user profile design.
  • Users may now fill out an “In-Game Character” sheet which suggests what their main character in ESO will be.
  • Users can set their preferred gameplay role. In the future, fields for megaserver/platform choice will also be added.
  • Users can publicly represent one of the guilds which they belong to in their nameplate by selecting it on the edit profile page.
  • Biographies and Signatures now support direct HTML input so you can more easily achieve a desired stylistic effect. Be aware, there are limitations on this ability, and some html elements are not allowed in either location.
  • Default avatars for users who have not yet uploaded a custom avatar now are selected depending on your alliance and racial selections. These avatars use the wonderful flags created by Tamriel Foundry member @Okiir, to whom I express my sincere thanks!
  • You can now unlock a variety of profile badges by participating in various ways around the site. These badges will be automatically unlocked when you complete certain objectives! This system is very flexible and will continue to expand to incorporate in-game achievements as we move closer to launch.

Community Tools

  • New guild profile design.
  • Improved guild administration tools.
  • Private messaging improved, you may now mark messages as read or unread. A report post button has been added to private message conversations in order to report harassment or spamming.
  • Guild forums and calendars framework implemented (but disabled until further notice).

Content Updates

  • Class pages replaced with a better structural placeholder.
  • Welcome to Tamriel Foundry post updated with extensive documentation providing an overview of site features. Definitely useful for new members, and maybe even helpful for veterans.

 

Known Bugs

With any update of this size there are going to be a number of bugs and issues that are not easy to identify until after the new code is live. I appreciate your patience and helpfulness in reporting these issues as they arise, and I’ll be working throughout the next several weeks on fixing all of these new annoyances! I have opened a new feedback post which is a great place to leave a note about any bugs you find, alternatively feel free to use the Contact Form to send details on any bugs you encounter.

  • Advance Search Form pagination is missing and/or broken (this one is fairly high priority).
  • Topic subscriptions and favorites not working in private group/guild forums.

103 responses to “Tamriel Foundry Theme Updated”

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    Folklore

    Adept

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    Altmer Templar

    I think it’s quite clever to have a vodcast coincide with the website’s down time.  Instead of a halftime show, we get a downtime show!

    @Folklorist

    Will craft to order.  See my profile for researched trait details per item.

    60% of all traits researched.

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    Plethora

    Apprentice

    Total Posts: 32

    Argonian Templar

    I don’t know if you guys are taking questions for the Vodcast but I hope you might discuss this. The Templar’s abilities are all light based. How will that affect choosing to become a Vampire/Werewolf, or joining shadow organizations like the thieves guild or Dark Brotherhood? It seems a little inconsistent. As if WoW allowed UD to be Palladins.

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    schnoffle

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    Breton Sorcerer

    Cross

    @atropos looking forward to the changes!  this way I can watch some NFL football without distracting myself.  Phew.

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    Xeen

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    Altmer Dragonknight

    For the rest of the german fellowers, we are in GMT+1 ;)

    Will be a funny vodcast again Iguess.

    Vollendet in Wahnfried, ich sage nichts weiter.

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    Dracane

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    Altmer Sorcerer

    Hey Xeen :) It’s Romi from your country.

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    Adur

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    Nord Templar

    Draugen

    No more Smith sniffing his armpit? ;)

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    Marsh-Shadow

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    Argonian Sorcerer

    An-Xileel

    Can’t wait to see the new update!

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    playerdestroyer

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    Total Posts: 82

    Nord Dragonknight

    Maintence, no problem. Take your time to improve TF

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    The Gray Watcher

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    Nord Dragonknight

    I’m looking forward to the changes on here! I will say though that I don’t want our smith sniffing his armpit to go away. How will we know we are on the right site without him working so hard he stinks so bad?

      Now going by The Gray Watcher, TGW, Gray, The Gray Tank, and The Gray Warden. Pick a name or invent a new one people!

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    Esuna Khojin

    Adept

    Total Posts: 198

    Redguard Templar

    Miner’s Union

    Did I miss the Vod?

    Cunning over Strength

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    Matwok

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    Khajiit Dragonknight

    Va Khaj Dar

    I think it’s supposed to be airing now, right?

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    Black Arrow

    Apprentice

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    Breton Templar

    Sanguine Extremists

    no you have not

     

    Live in the shadow’s

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    Matwok

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 57

    Khajiit Dragonknight

    Va Khaj Dar

    have I miscalculated the airing time, or wasn’t 21 GMT almost an hour ago? – just wondering if I’ve miscalculated Denmark in the GMT

     

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    Phazius

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    Total Posts: 833

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    Entropy Rising

    starts in an hour and a half

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    Black Arrow

    Apprentice

    Total Posts: 40

    Breton Templar

    Sanguine Extremists

    So it will be on about 11:15pm England time yes?

     

    Live in the shadow’s

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    Auldjohn

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    Imperial Templar

    The Elder Sages Guild (TESG)

    Feeling a “Senior Moment”. What is the downtime for U.S. Pacific time zone? (PDT).

     
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    Atropos

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    Imperial Sorcerer

    Entropy Rising

    Wow….people are really bad with time. I’m impressed in a /facepalm kind of way.

    Auldjohn said on October 13, 2013 :

    Feeling a “Senior Moment”. What is the downtime for U.S. Pacific time zone? (PDT).

    Did you read the article?

    Founder, creator, and developer of Tamriel Foundry.

    Guildmaster of Entropy Rising.

    Occasional Twitch Streamer.

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    Nybling

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    Altmer Sorcerer

    Entropy Rising

    Auldjohn said on October 13, 2013 :

    What is the downtime for U.S. Pacific time zone? (PDT).

    someone didn’t read the post, lol

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    Matwok

    Journeyman

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    Khajiit Dragonknight

    Va Khaj Dar

    if what phazius said is correct, yes. But I don’t know if I got the time-differences all correct, but it seems like 7pm EST, 4pm PST and 21:00 GMT doesn’t match? – can anyone clarify if I’m right or not?

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    Atropos

    Administrator

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    Imperial Sorcerer

    Entropy Rising

    Matwok said on October 13, 2013 :

    if what phazius said is correct, yes. But I don’t know if I got the time-differences all correct, but it seems like 7pm EST, 4pm PST and 21:00 GMT doesn’t match? – can anyone clarify if I’m right or not?

    You are not right. I don’t live in Denmark, so I don’t know what time zone you are relative to GMT…but I would think someone who lives in Europe would be used to seeing times in GMT format?

    Founder, creator, and developer of Tamriel Foundry.

    Guildmaster of Entropy Rising.

    Occasional Twitch Streamer.

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