But, here's some peaks (with pics) for how it's going to look like.
First, there will be 2 skins (on top of IP.Board - Default).
The new default for our website will be "Deluxe" by Tom Christian
Deluxe_comic.jpg 153.46K 284 downloads Deluxe_forums.jpg 261.73K 458 downloads
And for those who want it dark, "Blood" by SkinBox
Blood_comic.jpg 221.16K 444 downloads Blood_forums.jpg 309.67K 270 downloads
I might or might not bring back Sylo (current theme) depending on if the new version is ever released (or if I ever bother to check).
There are couple features that comes with IPB 3.3 that were often requested.
- Comment modification/deletion/report. You can do that yourself now. No more asking the mods for help on that.
- And for the admins, comic/group searches are actually there in the admin panel. XD No more brushing through 50 pages.
And by me!!
- Site-wide language filter. Yep, this is probably THE most requested feature. And it'll roll in with the next upgrade. While it looks pretty simple, when the front page alone gets over 200 req in less than a minute with 2 tiers of caching, nothing's simple anymore to modify.
- Follows Bugs. To be honest, this was fixed like months ago... But it was never implemented because I never had a good chance to get a scheduled down time with all the mess that's been happening.
I've already mentioned pretty much everything regarding to it in the Contributors forum (details of schedule) last month as well as the edit in the Emergency announcement (details of method) previously. Simply adding here to give a date of when. I'm assuming most people who care about this has already read it. If not, you know where to look.
For those with custom ad share setups (grandfathered methods from long long ago), from the moment the above system is set in place, they will ALL be discontinued. Why? Between problematic ads arising and security concerns, I don't think I can afford to have less control in this sector.
I'm hoping to get the above items sometime next week. I'll post further details when I'm fully ready and tested for.
Edit: Sorry, due to timing conflicts, this has been delayed. See latter posts for more details.
The Next Big Milestone
This has been one of Batoto's goals. But I guess everything slowed down. But, I'm happy to finally say: Webcomics in English.
No, we're not just going to rip them and put it here. Batoto would like to welcome all web comic, self published artists to join us.
The author/artists will retain all rights. No more iron-fist ruled publishing terms. We simply ask for a license to publish and to promote your comics. You can even advertise your other goods and merchandise on our website free of charge as well as ask for donations. We'll, of course, share ad revenue with the author/artists as well. The entire process won't cost the you anything with a lot to gain.
Interested? Mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org