Public Campaign Forum Topics Beta Information

Kallak
Kallak
edited February 15 in Campaign Portal Building

Hey guys,

Making a quick post to let folks know about a feature update currently in the beta stages. We've added the option to make campaign forum topics visible to the general public. This can be really good for play by post campaigns, letting users have journal entries outside of the adventure log, bluebooking, keeping meta information publicly visible but separate from the wiki, and so on. It's another way for you to make use of your campaign forum. Since it involves the campaign forum, this does require an Ascendant subscription, so be aware.

To publicize a post, one need only check the visibility checkbox and then save the topic. Publicly visible posts will display a "[PUBLIC]" label in front of the post's title.

At present, this is being tested on a "by request" format. If you'd like to be able to test this out, please post here or send me a PM and I'll have you added to the beta tester's list. In terms of seeing it from the public perspective, you can check out the To Buy a Fat Pig campaign. This is a play by post game that Jynx001 and I are playing which is being run by our good friend thaen.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll check our game out and give this feature a try.

EDIT:

Please be aware that the Forum tab which is displayed when you elect to have public forum topics is NOT the default Forum tab, but a different tab with viewing permissions situated for viewers not associated with the campaign that is also lapeled as Forum. This means that if you have custom CSS to style your tabs, you will need to style both the normal "Forum" tab (class name forum), and also the public "Forum" tab (class name public-forum). You'll need to keep a close eye on your classes, particularly if/when you are styling the dashboard version of the navigation as well as the campaign facing navigation.

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All the best,
- Kallak

Inner Council Member
CotM Selection Committee
Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

Comments

  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,778

    I am not in a play by post game currently- but this would have been awesome when I had been- this is great

    Just trying to help out.

  • Conan_Lybarian
    Conan_Lybarian
    Posts: 166

    I'm digging it so far. Although, maybe it's just my code, does my forum tab appear as a blank space to anyone else? It is when I view it logged out

  • Jynx001
    Jynx001
    Posts: 34

    @Conan_Lybarian Yes, your "Forum" tab text is blank, for me. I'll show it to the team today on our call and find a fix. Thanks for testing it for us!

  • Conan_Lybarian
    Conan_Lybarian
    Posts: 166

    Thanks @Jynx001 !

  • Conan_Lybarian
    Conan_Lybarian
    Posts: 166

    It's fixed! Thanks to @Jynx001 and @Kallak

  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 931

    I've updated the main post with some additional details to avoid this "blank" forum tab problem.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

    Inner Council Member
    CotM Selection Committee
    Writer/Editor - Words In The Dark
    Obsidian Portal Community and Content Manager
    GameMaster - Crucible of the Blacksoul (CotM for Jan. 2013)

  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,622

    Our campaign group is probably going to run a Play by Post campaign soon.  I think I will keep it private for now, but it is good to see development, and I may view "To Buy a Fat Pig" just to see.  Will update on this thread if anything comes to mind.

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  • Conan_Lybarian
    Conan_Lybarian
    Posts: 166

    I'll be really interested to see it! I've been finding more to read, and it really does seem more apprealing the more I've looked into it

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