As many of you know, TT-Forums has been around for quite some time now - 12 years, and in that time, the forums haven't changed that much. All this will change from this afternoon though, when I will be replacing the forums with a new, more social communication system.
That is much needed, this forum should go with the times, and not stick in some ancient era, before it ends up just like Windows XP, some kind of relic from long gone times that people desperately clamp on to.
- All posts to be limited to 140 characters
Why that many characters? If you need that many characters to express your opinion, you're doing something wrong. You only need 3 characters to say Yes or No. And will old posts be cut off at 140 characters? That would clean up tremendously.
- "Hashtags" will be automatically detected and can be used to find similar posts
#You could #reduce your #number of #characters by replacing "Hashtags" by #, seems you're not ready for the big #change.
- You'll be able to "like" posts and repost them for all your friends to see
So then everyone can see the stupid things I post?
- Trending topics will be displayed to enable you to see what's hot
You mean there will be a permanent link to this topic
- Advertising will be inserted into every 10th or so post
Only every 10 posts? What about topics with less posts? They also deserve a decent amount of ads. Every post should be an ad, with some useful things in between.
- A new mobile app will be released
A mobile app? Will that app run on the old Nokia 3310, or only the redesigned one
I'm sure you'll agree this has the potential to revolutionise the way you chat. No longer will you have to wade through long, boring posts with actual content in them. Join the social revolution, with TT-Forums!
Finally, those long boring posts with something representing content, we can miss those. It needs to be more simple.
The existing forums will be closed at noon UTC+1 to be replaced with our new social experience.
Do you have an estimate on when the new one will be live? I can't wait for this experience.
Any comments, queries, suggestions, feel free to post them here. Maybe start practicing and keep your posts under 140 characters while you're at it!
I failed, guess this is more than 140 characters, but luckily I still have some hours before the change is made.