New forum, new player bid page and more!
If you are a daily user of [url=/forums/int]Virtual Manager's forums[/url] you have already noticed the change: Today we uploaded a new version of Virtual Manager with a new forum system. The forum has always been a popular place for our most enthusiastic users who use it to discuss ideas, problems, player deals and even subject not related to Virtual Manager at all.
The forum has not been updated at all since 2007. Therefore, we thought it was about time it got some love.
The most notable change is the new navigation: it is now found on the left (instead of on the top). We've primarily done this for these reasons. [list] The top menu (My club, Trade, Office...) is horizontal. By making the forum menu vertical they are easier to split apart for the eye. The widths of texts in the forum have decreased. This makes it easier to read long texts. [/list] On top of this, we have made a lot of small navigation and layout optimizations. This is just the beginning however. With this forum we are able to integrate it to our notifications system. This means that you will be able to subscribe to a certain topic and the get notified whenever someone replies.
Besides this, the player bid page has also been optimized. The reason we made this change was primarily as good idea we got from a Danish user. He suggested there should be a warning whenever you tried to make a very high bid on a player, to prevent you from making a mistake. We have implemented that idea. In addition we also gave the layout a makeover by emphasizing the most important elements. Overall, the page should be much easier to use now.
During the last months, we have seen some stability issues with the site around 11pm because many managers trained at once. With the new version this problem should now be solved. However, it will not work until tomorrow; we have to do some database maintenance work first.
We have to close the site while doing this work. Virtual Manager will therefore be unavailable tonight between 12:15am og 2:15am.
We know the new forum can take some time getting used to, but we hope you will give it a fair chance. We know there are still a few bugs, they will be fixed tomorrow morning!
As always, we'd love to hear your feedback :)