More New Things

I just put up a couple of new features. First, comment notifications. If you'll notice, the comment forms now have a new option at the bottom labeled "Notify me of follow-up comments posted here." You can choose to be notified when any new comment is posted, or only ones that are replies to your comment, or you can choose not to be notified at all. If you do choose to be notified, an email will be sent to you when the event you select happens. This applies to any content type that has comments (tabs, recordings, forum topics, articles, etc). Note that there is also a new setting in your user account settings that will let you set the default notification setting. There you can also choose to be notified when comments are posted on nodes (fancy word for 'posts') that you've created, such as forum topics or recordings. Think of this as like a subscriptions system.

Also, I've added 'mark topics read' functionality that's seen often on most forums. Just click the link and a certain amount of posts will be marked as read depending on which page you're looking at. If you're looking at the forum home page (, all topics in all forums will be marked as read. If you're looking at a 'container' of forums ( for example), all forums in that container will be marked as read. If you're looking at a specific forum ( for example), all topics in that particular forum will be marked as read.

Hope you all like the new features, and before I forget:


Interface Changes

In response to people using low screen resolutions have trouble reading tabs, I've killed off the right sidebar completely. I moved everything to the left sidebar, accept for user account specific stuff like the 'My Profile' and 'My Favorites' links. Those links I've put in a new drop down list on the top navigation bar (with some snazzy effects). I hope this makes things easier for you guys, and if not I really want to hear your feedback. Let me know if anything is confusing.

I also killed off the Latest Transcriptions and Latest Arrangements lists in favor of the more classic lists which you should see above this post. I think most people like these lists the way they are now, so I will most likely keep them like that. As always, I await your feedback.

Private Messages, and such

What's up everybody? I know I haven't been very active on the site lately, and I'm sorry for the neglect but my life has just been very hectic lately. I'm currently working my butt off at university, and having a part time job at the same time and trying to squeeze in a social life somewhere inbetween. On top of that I've been sick for the past week, and hardly have had any energy to work on anything at all. I just got done taking my final exams for the fall semester though, and now I'll have a lot of free time for the next few weeks to work on some of the long awaited issues plaguing the site. To everyone who has been helping to add tabs to the site, thank you so much. I really, really appreciate your help.

One thing you guys have been asking for since I changed the forum system is private messages. And well, they're finally here. You should notice a link under 'My Favorites' that says 'Private Messages'. From there you can view and send private messages to any registered user on the site. It's a very simple system, and I don't think there needs to be any explanation on how it works. But if you have any questions, you're welcome to ask.

One issue that has been coming up a lot since I put up the new layout is that in some screen resolutions the tabs don't fit within the content area. To resolve this I'm going to move some things around the screen a bit. I'm going to kill off the right sidebar completely and all the user navigation links (My Profile, My Favorites, etc) to the top navigation bar, and everything else over to the left sidebar. This should free up more than enough room for things to look fine in any screen resolution.

Also, a lot of you have been complaining about the forum. I know its not perfect, but I think in the long run it will be the best solution. I need you guys to tell me exactly what it is you don't like about the forum. Be specific, and I will be glad to come up with a solution. If there are any other issues for that matter, please feel free to specify what it is so I can work on it while I have the free time.

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