Hello All!

The day we've been talking about for months now is finally here.

As we have said, there will definitely be some changes on the new platform and some things to get used to. And as lots of you have also astutely pointed out, websites are never really "done" since they always change and evolve. We will be rolling out new changes and plugins in the coming days, weeks and even months. So even after we start shifting entirely to the new platform, you will likely notice some changes here and there as we work to fine-tune the site.

Here are just a few of the new features we're completely stoked about:

  • Refine the Activity Feed on your home page like never before. Use the little drop down menu to see all activity, just group activity, forum activity, photos or video activity, updates from just your friends, or create your own custom filtering criteria.
  • Reply to Activity Feed items directly on the feed.
  • Notifications bar at the top of every page so that you can instantly see any new activity related to your content.
  • More control on page layout in blogs. Customize your blogs as you would your own profile. This feature is also coming soon to groups and forums!

To get everyone started, and so Admins, Hosts, and Members can more easily assist each other, we've also installed the chat client for now so that people can more quickly and easily help one another to navigate the site since we can't be on it 24/7 (much as we might like to! :D ).  

Right now we are in the process of adding the tag function to Group discussions, rolling out more customization options to Groups and Forums, and honing the Activity Feed. Social Engine allows us more overall room for customization, but as such that takes a lot of time for us to learn and figure out the details of how to configure what we want, so please bear with us. We fit this in as we are able to between balancing jobs, family, school, and other real life stuff! 

But we promised you all a new site by September 1, and a new site you all shall have. As, such I present to you all the current working version of the site:

Currently, you can use the address tamrielvault4.com to access the new site. We want people to have plenty of time to get used to the setup, some of the different functions, re-upload your photos, check and tweak your content formatting, learn the new profile customization, etc.. For the time being, we will be leaving the Ning site its current URL and you can access the new site at tamrielvault4.com. After a couple weeks, we will switch the Social Engine URL over to tamrielvault.com, the Ning site will become theskyrimblog.com once more until we cancel our Ning subscription. Please be sure to use this time to save your content and photos if you have not already done so!

Please remember that the first time you log into the site you'll need to reset your password using the "Forgot Password" link. If you joined the site after June 28th, you will likely need to re-register.

Newer members: if you have any questions about whether or not your content made it over, please get in touch with an Admin (Todd, Paul, Phil, or myself). 

So now that you know a little bit more about the new site, what are you waiting for?? Go log on!

Tags: No more Ning!, Site move

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Well, I might just be too quick on the update (classic DB) but I can't do anything over there. Is that common, or just because I was there beforehand and you had to block me.

Anyway, I'm totally 1000% down for it guys, it's looking great and I couldn't be more excited about the new site :D

We had to block those of you who went there early - can't have all of the fun spoiled now can we?! 

Your full membership will be restored shortly.

Ah yes, good catch DB. I'll take a look at that access now. :) And glad to hear it! :D

And if there was anyone else we had to temporarily bump down please shoot one of us a message and we'll bump you back up to regular member!

DB, Henson, Matt, Mirric... your access has been restored.

The new site looks awesome!  I finished Re-registering, I can't wait to play around with the new options.  ^_^

Thanks Valric! :D Great to hear!

Hi again, I was just curious if you guys are planning on get back to us tonight on the Re-registering?

I know you are all really busy with the new site, I'm not trying to rush anyone. ^_^

New site looks fresh! Was about time  I changed my username to AllSpark, but people who know me can still call me David or Dave. I just thought it was always odd to see my real name online because I never knew how to change it hahaha. 

*Sigh*, this is going to take some getting used to...

I'm hyped! :D

I think this is a good time to finally publish an actual build

There are a lot of things to be excited about on Social Engine. The blogs in particular are very intuitive to use. The picture albums are fun and allow more micro-management as you organise - or chose not to as the case may be.

The new activity feed will likely be a vibrant centre of discussion and community spirit. Yeah, I'm pretty pumped!

Hey, the new design is amazing! The feature I liked very much here is profile customizing I can't wait to do it again on the new site ^^

Just re-registered. Will I recieve a notification that my account has been approved or I need to check it from time to time?


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