Recent update - SoFurry 2.2: New frontpage, livestreams, events, achievements, oh my!
Credited to: MJTF
It has been several months in the making, but now it is here: SoFurry v2.2 "FireFeather"!
The list of updates is quite extensive and there is a ton to cover, so lets get right to it:
First and foremost, the lively news tiles are a breath of fresh air, and we will continually update them with new articles, interviews, and other fun things! We are also bringing back the wildly popular artist and author spotlight interviews, and we have two interviews online right now - with more to follow!
Do you have a suggestion as to someone we should interview? Just speak up in the forums
and let us know!
The new frontpage allows you to sort your favorite submission types as you like. Prefer to have photos and artwork on top? Just click on the edit link on the top right and drag the blocks around!
You can also conveniently switch between latest and popular uploads without any extra load times, and the site will remember your preference.
Perhaps one of the most anticipated features to date, the new event system allows you to elegantly and effectively announce and see upcoming livestreams, furry cons, or other events. Best of all, you can post your own events and draw attention to your streams in a prominent manner now!
Also new are Achievements on SoFurry! This new feature will notify you each time you hit a major milestone. You will be rewarded with a nice trophy email everytime this happens, and you can track your achievement stats on your profile page. It is important to note that achievements do not influence how your submissions appear on the site, we feel this would be unfair towards lesser-known talent.
Instead we are focusing on the positive kick you folks deserve for sharing your creativity and participating in our community here.
Groups are all new!
As a surprise to you all, Jasonblake has spent a good deal of time completely reworking the group layouts. Not only do groups now feature gorgeous customizable megabanners, but their entire appearance has been redesigned.
Group favorites have been renamed to Pools to more accurately reflect the fact that they are a collection of submissions around a certain topic or theme.
Starting with v2.2 SoFurry will exclusively support the beautiful large megabanners for both user profiles and groups. This allows you to more effectively make your profile "your own", and look so much better than the old, tiny banners.
Dont like the news tiles, or the event bar, or the achievement notifications? As always, we are giving you customization options that allow you to disable individual features, so you can make the site look the way you want it to.
What is planned for v2.3?
We are doing a feature freeze for 2.3, and will concentrate on bugfixes, speed improvements, layout consolidation and of course, the dark theme. We have a cool idea for what will most likely be our new default theme, and we can't wait to show you - but for now, all we can tell you is that we are working on it, and it's most likely going to be in 2.3!
Phew, that has been a lot! Let us know what you think, check out the new toys and if you spot problems please don't hesitate to open a trouble ticket.