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It's the Final Countdown

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#1 Offline Black Six

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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 11:46 AM

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As you can see above, we've added another new feature to BZPower - event countdowns. You may see the formatting change a little bit over the next couple of days, but the feature at its core is going to remain as is.Countdowns can be created by admins and added to the sidebar and other locations as deemed appropriate. We don't want to overload people, so there will only be a handful of countdowns at any one time. You can expect to see them for currently-running contests, upcoming fan conventions, and BZPower's Anniversary. We may add additional ones if we think of something or someone suggests a good idea.Anyone can add an existing countdown to their post by clicking the "My Media" button in the Rich Text Editor and selecting Countdowns from the side and then selecting the appropriate countdown.I hope you all enjoy this new feature on BZPower!

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#2 Offline Meiko

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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 11:58 AM

Hah, that's pretty cool. I don't guess you can customize the design/colors of it though. Personally, I don't see much use for this for regular members outside of posts by admins or in blogs, since we cannot make our own countdowns yet. I'll look forward to the advances with this, whether custom countdowns become a premier perk someday or whatever else you staffers have up your sleeves. :P
 
Either way, thanks for the new feature. I'll try to find a use for it at some point. :)

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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 12:04 PM

 

 

Ow yeey it works

 

Pretty neat feature here, this'll come handy so people won't forget the entry period closures for contests, and of course BZPowers aniversairy.

The disign and stuff still needs a bit work but the rest is fine, I wonder what will happen to a posted countdown once it ended, let's hope it won't give errors or change to another countdown. 

The seconds, why? :) they could be better left out.

 

You might note it takes a reload of the page for a newly posted countdown to load properly, before the tracker will be filled with issues conserning this.

 

And really the BBcode of a countdown is called "finalCountdown" really? :)


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 12:38 PM

"It's the final countdown..."  well, this sounds like a really neat feature. I logged on today and saw it, and wondered what mischief you admins were up to :P


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 12:58 PM

This is neat. It will definitely be helpful for the next BZP contest that I enter.


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 01:33 PM

Great add, especially for those who are entering BBC. :P And love the title of the topic, btw.


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 02:42 PM

That's really nice! It'll really become a handy feature in the future.
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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 03:08 PM

That's a pretty cool feature, but I don't get the "final" part.
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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 04:04 PM

That's a pretty cool feature, but I don't get the "final" part.
There's a song that most people have heard of by a band called Europe - it's called The Final Countdown. This add-on was named after it so I continued the joke.

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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 05:38 PM

IT"S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, yeah. I, can't wait, till we turn 12.


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 05:41 PM

[color=#00ffff;]I actually  just scrolled past it on my way to click on this in the new topics list. Priorities. Another cool  new feature joins the ranks of BZPower.[/color]


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 07:26 PM

I didn't know BZP was missing something of this ilk, but now I feel it would be incomplete should it ever be removed.


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 08:03 PM

Happy to see this new feature in place. Reminds me how I'm not going to have time to enter the BBC contest :P


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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 10:03 PM

Nice! (Aand of course it doesn't work on mobile. typical.) I like seeing how long I have for things like contests.
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Posted Feb 04 2013 - 10:11 PM

Nice. doesn't do me much good at the moment, as I have more important things to worry about than a contest (Gotta love high school...). But I'ts still nice to do, and I can't say I would know about the contest otherwise. :thumbsup:

 

And I understood the reference ;)


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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 12:46 AM

But are we leaving together (and is it still farewell)?

 

(Also: Yay! New features!)


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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 02:35 AM

I like it! It's definitely not something I was missing, but it's appreciated nonetheless.


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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 03:49 AM

It is rather usefull!

 

I have one suggestion however: Could the amount of seconds (and possibly minutes) until the start of the event be removed? I find that they are extremely distracting when browsing the forums. It makes the events listed seem more urgent then they actually are.


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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 05:53 AM

Well, this seems like a neat little addition to the site.

 

Unfortunately, I was reminded of the Yu-Gi-Oh Card I sometimes used instead. :)


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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 05:36 PM

I thought of something. Would it be possible to make it so that you could insert your own custom countdowns into your post? (Obviously they wouldn't be in the forum sidebar, but it could be useful for other things.)


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Posted Feb 05 2013 - 05:54 PM

I thought of something. Would it be possible to make it so that you could insert your own custom countdowns into your post? (Obviously they wouldn't be in the forum sidebar, but it could be useful for other things.)

Probably not, since it's done through the My Media feature. Allowing us to make custom ones in our posts would probably have to be done with a custom IP.Board add-on or hook.


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Posted Feb 09 2013 - 05:36 AM

It's nice to see work is still being done on adding new features to BZP. :)


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Posted Feb 09 2013 - 03:09 PM

Wow, I like this feature. 


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