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Atlas upgrade, not just a new theme

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Steven P.    14,131

Since we upgraded at the end of January to Atlas and IPB3 we have changed the following to make it easier for everyone to contribute to Neowin:

For members:

- Reduced flood control (for posting) from 30 to 10 secs

- Reduced flood control (for searches) from 30 to 10 secs

- Enabled first post editing for everyone (no time restriction)

- Edit any replies for 30mins (instead of 5mins)

- Full Spy, keep track of all content being posted on Neowin

For unregistered:

- No restrictions to view images

- Able to Connect with Facebook rather than having to fill in the Registration form. (this also applies to news comments).

For Subscribers:

- Both Tiers updated, mainly no edit time restriction anywhere.

The Mini Spy is being recoded, we have to remove a lot of the IPB code that we used, because its just too heavy to operate in real time for everyone. Hopefully that will be back real soon as staff are testing this atm.

Hopefully this shows that we are giving more than we ever have in the past, as well as the new theme updates with all its glorious colours!

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Damo R.    29,658

Nice to see a summary! (Y)

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Steve B.    467

Ah this is great, still having a restriction but making it more lenient is great news! :)

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Subject Delta    108

The reduction in flood control is helpful, flood control is really annoying

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SimplySchizo    130

Great news all around! Thanks!

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Lee G.    234

Really good news. Thank you.

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Dance.    21

Great. Thanks for the update.

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Pheee    2

I like the First edit is now unlimited :D

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Richard Hammond    119

I miss the mini spy but thanks for the update.

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Dance.    21

You should add some more benefits to be a subscriber :p. Like a laser-pointed rocket launcher :rofl:!

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carmatic    54

yay for edit times! so its final now? i remember there was an announcement saying it was 45 minutes but i still could only edit for 5 minutes...

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Dance.    21

The reduction in flood control is helpful, flood control is really annoying

Become a subscriber. No flood control :p. Best perk EVER.

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RoomKid    15

I wish I was a subber too but damn PayPal!

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

(Y)

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master2k27    9

i still want my mini spy :(

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Crazysah    7

This is really good. Nice movie Neowin!

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PixilEyes    128

Search flood control is a bit annoying. But I guess its another perk of becoming a sub.

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TonyLock    26

Can you make external links open in new windows/tabs?

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qdave    159

Nice to see a list of changes. Great stuff.

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shockz    5,939

I miss the mini spy but thanks for the update.

i still want my mini spy :(

You guys both know that the mini spy is being worked on, as you've participated in threads discussing this. It's coming, but we need to get it working first. Neobond explained this in the first post.

Continuing to complain about it isn't going to make it happen any faster.

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carmatic    54

You guys both know that the mini spy is being worked on, as you've participated in threads discussing this. It's coming, but we need to get it working first. Neobond explained this in the first post.

Continuing to complain about it isn't going to make it happen any faster.

but we WANT it to happen faster!

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Piggy    199

I miss the MiniSpy so much. :(

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Gravitas    23

It's really nice to see a report on the changes. :)

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Wannes    38

Small but pleasing changes.

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MikeChipshop    3,458

The reduction in flood control is helpful, flood control is really annoying

Amen!

Especially in searching where you might have mis-typed or though of a better query and then had to wait.

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