We have just migrated the everything you know and love to an even better platform called Hoop.la.
“What. What?!?” Said the forum users in unison.
“Don’t freak out! It’s great news!” Said Alex – Moderator.
What’s new and different with the new Hoop.la platform?
Everything, everything, everything! Did we say EVERYTHING? From the way you log in right down to the colors of the site itself. There will be more ways for you to use the boards than ever before, so get ready for lots of fun and the adventure of discovering all of the changes. Here are the big parts…
Login: That’s right, just logging in will be completely different. You’ll no longer use a username, you’ll be using your email address.
Editing your profile: Now that we're on Hoop.la, editing your profile is a little different. When you click to edit your profile, an email will be sent to your email address with a link. Once you click that email link you will be able to edit your profile. This is to make sure that it’s really you!
Ok, now the fun stuff!
Forums look different: Don’t worry, all of your posts, and topics, and RPs and FAQs and everything has come over to the new platform. Everything will be where it was, but it will look a lot different. Don’t be scared!
Drafts: Did you ever start writing an amazing story and then leave the page, only to lose your hard work? No more. Save your posts as a draft, and continue polishing it until it’s ready to go live!
Email notifications: You will be able to receive email notifications for everything you post to, or anything you want to subscribe to. Everything you post to will automatically subscribe you, and you can add as many subscriptions as you want. Getting too much email? You can adjust your notifications right in the new “Manage” area. It’s easy!
Pictures! That’s right, you can upload Fan Art now, right to the site. No more uploading to some outside photo site and figuring out how to link it. You will be able to upload it RIGHT HERE! All picture uploads will be moderated, so they will not go live immediately. Our super crack team of mega mods will need to review them, but once they have your drawings and pictures will display for everyone to see and comment on.
Chats: We will be scheduling chats with a lot of people. The Erins, book editors, you just never know who will be dropping by. When a chat is scheduled you will be able to post your questions in advance, then log in when the chats happen and see if they get answered. The chats will stay in place so that you can always go back later and read them again.
Blog/News: The new forums will have this new blog, you are reading it right now! This is a place for admins, mods, or Erins to post news, excerpts, fun ideas, and all sorts of things.
Siggys: We worked a little magic and your siggy will appear with every post, just like it did on the old site.
Badges: Instead of extra avatars which take up tons of space, you will be getting badges when you win something. That way you can have more than 2 or 3. You can have lots! The badges will not be ready immediately but don’t worry, it won’t take long!
Calendar: The new site has a calendar that will include new book releases, chats, Erin Hunter tour dates and appearances and lots of other interesting events.
Mobile friendly: The new site works great on your mobile device! Check it out!
We will continue to update this post with Hoop.la hints so leave a comment if you have questions or concerns!