I recently migrated the “old” forum software (sponsored by myBB) to our own custom solution and implemented lots of new features. This was a major upgrade to the core system and I kindly apologise for any interruption and the poor availability of labautoamtions.com in the past few days. But it`s done. We can enjoy a free and open community of interest for laboratory automation and robotics. Cheers! (Big Thank You: Darco, Martin!! )
New functions come with greater responsibilities. A little story:
I had to open the sites firewall temporarily and had a bleeding wound on the site for a couple of hours. I have no idea who could be interested in taking this website down, but I will find you and I will kill you! I lost a minimum of 3h to recover this failed takedown attempt, but I thank you for making this site even more stable. Now, beside from SSL encryption, we support a layered firewall, a hardened software, scheduled scans for malware and lots of settings to cover full integrity. If this fort knox is not a safe place now, I do not know… Happy surfing.
A few new features:
- Users can create and update profiles, including the use of profile photos. Site administrators can easily set up the parameters of the user profiles.
- Users can befriend one another. The site owner can decide what special abilities friends have with regard to one another.
- Users can send private messages. LabAutomations comes with a robust private messaging system, similar to that found on Facebook. Users can choose whether or not to receive an email notification when someone sends them a message.
- Users can form and join groups. Groups can be used for a wide range of functions within the website. Administrators can choose to let their users create and join groups of common interest.
- Users can follow activity streams. LabAutomations activity streams provide a quick digest of the recent activity going on within a site or with regard to a particular user.
- Users can create blogs. LabAutomations gives administrators and users a full-featured online publishing platform.
- Users can participate in forum discussions. BuddyPress is fully integrated with bbPress, a slick forum system.