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The Town Bulletin - Forum Updates & News

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The Town Bulletin Forum Updates & News  
Hi all!

A big welcome to the town bulletin! As moderators, it is our goal to keep members updated about everything that goes on and keep communication open to all of you on what we have been doing.

We used to threads on the old sapling forum, but sometimes a month will pass and there won't be much physical changes to the forum, so we're keeping it contained to this thread! We really hope you all grow to love chatting here and in the future invite your friends!
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New Layout
So as alot of you know, we've recently overhauled the site as well as the forums! The forum is alot easier to navigate, cleaner and the site will now have fun sections, guides and general animal crossing wikia for you to enjoy besides just reading news articles. For those who didn't know, the old site looked like:Image

Whilst this layout was good for news, it wasn't great for as a full animal crossing site with sections for guides, art, and general on site related things to do. The homepage now looks like:


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Sporting our unique logo and custom made banner by an amazing artist on artstation. The new layout currently has sections for each of the most recent animal crossing games: new leaf, pocket camp and new horizons and will become an animal crossing wikia with helpful guides and fun things to do! (Please bare with us whilst we populate the site, it is very new!)


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Of course, the forum got a facelift as well! You're looking at it now!  Better Posting
We've recently made a change to the posting builder in phpbb to be a visual builder! No more fishing through on screen code, you can now see your changes without having to click preview.

Before:

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After:

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We'll be updating the forum and site as we go. As it's only recently launched, you may find some bugs/errors here and there. We super appreciate it when you find any if you could let us know here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I've deleted the 'villager trading section' in the new leaf category and moved all threads to the train station forum as now the game won't be as active anymore, we don't need a full section for it.

I've also renamed a few sections and added a few new ones to cater for new horizons!:

new horizons:
acnh general discussion -> plaza
dodo airlines [new for playing online]
nook stop [new for item trading]

new leaf:
acnl general discussion -> brewster's cafe
nooks cranny -> train station
retail -> main street

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We've updated the forum to be a bit more accessible. Minor changes have been made such as reducing the banner size on desktop/mobile, removing the website nav bar and adding a link instead. The forum will be a part of Animal Crossing Portal but act as a stand alone site in it's own right! We also updated the colour scheme to make it a bit more 'animal crossingy'.

Here's a before picture for those who never saw it!

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The other major change is regarding the bells system. The old plugin we used unfortunately didn't support a shop so we've moved to a new one, this means dropping some extra features such as the ABD Bank & Nook Lottery for now. You will still get bells for posting, but with the new plugin it means we can implement a shop! We'll be working on this next to bring unlockables such as username changes, we can't say too much on this at the moment though!

As there's no ABD Bank anymore, your bells have been merged with your 'on hand' amounts so don't worry about that. To access your new bells, click your username top right -> bells -> overview. More will be to come on this so stay tuned!

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Brief update:

Our Forum Shop is now live! We will be adding more items soon. For those unaware, you can earn Bells whenever you post on our forum.

The Bells are a forum only currency which you'll be able to use to purchase items from our forum shop. We've just added the ability to change your username on the fly, more to follow. Making a thread earns 50 Bells & posting 30 Bells.

The forum is also mobile-friendly. You can access the shop via the link in the main nav bar or: profile name -> bells -> shop or if you're on mobile via quick links.

Lastly, we added a new custom profile field for your Nintendo Switch Code! To add it, click your username -> user control panel and edit your profile.
 

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Cool!
Sincerely, an Italian Rosabella

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