Motto : Say what you mean.
Diamonds : 259
New & Improved:The new look is up and running for everyone to enjoy! The new and improved DS now has an updated grid style look, with things more simplified. The main features are still here but a few things have changed and new features in replacement for removed stuff. Everything is accessible from the home, I'll also be adding small excerpts so you can get a quicky look at stuff such as blog posts and trending fashions. We now have a simple system that basically offers designing, exploring/showcasing, shopping, and socializing. The studio and shop have stayed the same for now along with the features in them. Explore lets you look through and show off fashions, boutiques, and outfits. From those categories you can look at other members posts or show off your own stuff. Taking advantage of the new grid style, you can post an image right at the top of your post and it'll show up on the main grid. So overtime we will have grids full of fashions, boutiques, and outfits. Ingenious idea right? lol Thank you it was the best solution I could think of to simplify things! Society now offers contests, members, and talking. Talk just offers another grid style blog system so you can all chat about what you want. The Blogs are self explanatory and help showcase elite and my blog.
Diamonds: We have a new experience system finally! It makes things easier than worrying about awards. While they were fun to earn, they were really hard for our team to try to keep track of. Diamonds can be earned by getting likes when you post items in the explore section. Diamonds work as a 'like' system and no one loses them, ever. So all you have to do is post fashions, boutiques, and outfits then if members like them you'll get a diamond for each like. All of that is automatic(yay) and on the post you'll be able to see how many diamonds it has earned. Now it's a two way street here, you should explore and like other members posts and socialize with them. Then the more likely they are to return the favor! For this system to work it's essential that members use it. So all you have to do is look around and when you click on a post you'll see a big "Like Post" button with a diamond at the top and bottom of the original post. So if you really like their fashions, outfits, boutiques then you should like so they can earn a diamond! You can see your number of diamonds on the sidebar menu now as well as on your profile and posts. Diamonds will be used as experience to earn different ranks. I haven't worked that all out yet, but as soon as I do I'll update this post. Diamonds will also be used to earn you lots of perks like free fashions from society stores and more(basically like points but not spendable)!
Sum Up Diamonds:
-Like members posts so they get diamonds
-Get likes on your posts to earn diamonds
-Diamonds earn you new ranks
-Diamonds earn you extra perks and free stuff
-Diamonds can only go up like experience
Now to move onto the other new changes, I'll make a quick list.
-Explore pages refresh every 5minutes when you're on it
-Explore pages update automatically as soon as a new post is added
-New Diamond System!
-Changed overall site colors, adding sea foam green
-Post notification images changed to "!" when unread post
-Back to Top button changed to 2 arrows far to the right side
-Back to Top button added to explore pages
-Awards system removed
-New Rank system based off of Diamonds
One last note... Monthly featured items will be added to the home as the image for Fashions, Boutiques, and Outfits. No special entry needed, I'll choose them from the explore pages. So even more incentive to post your designs, they might be chosen for the home!
Any questions or comments on the new and improved, just leave them below!
Note: Here is a picture of how the website should appear. If there are any issues with yours please let me know so I can fix them!
Update: Diamond likes now have a counter that shows how many likes that post has gotten. This only appears after you like it, or if you're the poster it'll show right away.
I've also added a tagging system so you can tag users and they'll receive a notification! It's super easy just use an @ with their username. Example: @Leandra
If you have a username with a space or special characters, you must add " " After the @ and at the end of the name ( See Example Code Below )
Note: Usernames with hashtags won't work.
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