All The Little Things (Part 1)

  • We have shown a lot of new features in our upcoming version Burning Board 4.1 in the previous threads and we feel that it is time to take a look at the smaller improvements:



    Inheriting user group colors in threads


    Every user group can be set to display their members with a custom formatting including colorization, this setting will now be inherited in the message sidebars, e.g. posts and conversations.





    Notice on cookie usage


    According to the EU directive 2009/136/EG websites are required to inform visitors on their cookie usage. Once a visitor accesses your site on the first time, they will be presented a notice leading to an information page shipped with Burning Board 4.1. We have added an option to disable this notice in case your website is not affected by the aforementioned directive.





    Compact display for code bbcode boxes


    Code bbcode boxes are pretty handy in terms of visualization and syntax highlighting but often tend to be rather huge. Their default behavior has been changed to automatically hide potions once the contained code exceeds 10 lines, clicking on the "Show All" will expand the box to its full height.





    Improved recent activity dashboard box


    The dashboard box for recent activities automatically applies a filter for followed users, hiding activities from unrelated users. Starting with Burning Board 4.1 users can toggle this filter at any time, the selection will be remembered.





    Improved display of profiles with limited access


    Limiting access to your own profile is part of your privacy, but in the past this resulted in a (rather ugly) generic "Access Denied" error message. We have changed this behavior to display the normal profile page with the exception that all data which falls under your privacy will be hidden.





    Visual marking for banned users


    We have reintroduced the well-known lock icon in Burning Board 4.1 to visually indicate banned users.





    Privacy Policy


    We have included a full privacy policy with Burning Board 4.1 which covers most cases, but depending on your jurisdiction it may require manual adjustments.





    Simplified filtering threads by language


    Being able to run content languages side by side is one of the greatest abilities of Burning Board. Threads are always marked with a flag to indicate the content language and can now be clicked on to filter the thread list by that language.





    Message numbers


    Message numbers can be useful to quickly reference a post and Burning Board 4.1 reintroduces them in the upper right corner of a message.





    Configure all the share buttons


    The share buttons now offer user-based settings for each social media provider, enabling users to enable/disable the specific share ability. Turning them off will also prevent any communication with the remote service.



  • @lycra The English version of the privacy policy is even longer than the German one, the screenshot is for illustration purposes and shows only a potion. The German privacy policy is targeting Germany (should apply for Austria as well), whereas the English version is based upon the US law which is a lot different, while some things don't apply, others need to be taken care of.

  • Improved display of profiles with limited access


    Limiting access to your own profile is part of your privacy, but in the past this resulted in a (rather ugly) generic "Access Denied" error message. We have changed this behavior to display the normal profile page with the exception that all data which falls under your privacy will be hidden.


    And it even uses the phrasing that I suggested, sweet!