A little later this year, you will get your first look at TWT 3.8 here on TheWrestlingTalk.com. TWT 3.8 is a new feature release, designed to extend and improve some of the functionality introduced in TWT 3.7 (our social networking update), while adding some additional goodies that we're sure people will appreciate while they wait for the arrival of TWT 4.
We will release more information about TWT 3.8 over the next few weeks, but here are a few enhancements:
Social Group Discussion Topics
This is probably the most-requested feature since the introduction of social groups in TWT 3.7. While the current 'social group messages' system allows messages to be posted to a social group, unlike forums it does not allow messages to be divided up into discussions. TWT 3.8 rectifies this, and social groups in 3.8 now have the ability to contain individual topics, each with reporting, inline moderation and many of the other tools one would expect from vBulletin.
Private Messaging Improvements
Since our initial release, the private messaging system has remained largely unchanged. TWT 3.8 sees a number of changes and improvements to make the system easier to use and manage.
We have added Quick Reply to the private message viewing page, removing the need for a visit to a separate interface.
Users now have the ability to change the sort order in private message folders from the existing date-newest-first default.
In order to find what you are looking for more quickly and easily, there's now an inline search system too.
Also, as an anti-spam measure, it's now possible to limit the number of private messages any user may send in a given period of time.
Most Recently-Updated Albums
Bringing users' album pictures out of the dark recesses of their profile, TWT 3.8 has a system to display the most recently-updated albums from all users in a unified interface. Now everyone will know when your members upload new pictures! *this feature is already active in part, it will be built out quite a bit more.
Moving Album Pictures
It's now possible to move pictures from one album to another, rather than having to delete and reupload.
Thread Prefix Permissions
For those who want to be able to limit the ability of their users to access thread prefixes and prefix sets, TWT 3.8 now gives you that ability.
Social Group Categories
To allow users to more easily find a social group that they'd like to join, the administrator can now create categories to which social groups can belong.
Social Group Avatars
A picture is worth a thousand words, so when users create a social group, they can now upload a picture to represent the group, which will be shown both on the group page, and on the list of groups.
We anticipate a Q4 release for TWT 3.8.