I'm creating this thread for everyone to discuss the new and old features of the forum. As you guys find new features, please feel free to share here, and ask questions. The forum is still being customized.
Option 1) Portal: http://yunaforum.com....php?app=portal
The portal is currently available on the top bar.
The portal lists the following: 15 most recent individual posts with an excerpt from each (even if multiple posts are from the same thread), and the 5 newest discussion threads started.
Option 2) Forum Index: http://yunaforum.com...dex.php?act=idx
The most recently updated discussions are also available on the forum index page. Top right, there is a box (also called a "hook") called "Latest Discussions." This box lists the ten most recently updated unique discussions (unlike the portal, it will only list a discussion once even if there have been multiple posts from this thread). The "Recent Topics" box below it lists the 5 most recently started discussions. (Note: until a new discussion has at least one response, it will not appear in the "Latest Discussions" box but it will appear in the "Recent Topics" box.)
Option 3) If you don't like how either of those listings look, you can search for new content and this listing will bring up newest content. This link is available at the upper right hand area of every page, "View New Content." If you have been away from the forum for a while, you can just adjust the setting to find content within the last day, or 2 days, etc.
Search for new content: http://yunaforum.com...arch_app=forums
Click the dark circle with the "minus" (-) sign in it and it will minimize the box.
You can also eliminate the entire right column of boxes. Next to the dark circle of the top box, there should be a floating X in a gray box. Click on that, and the column of boxes will disappear. Once it's gone, there will now be a floating arrow in a gray box. Click on that and the boxes will return.
When you are within any subforum or thread, there is a button that says "Watch forum" or "Watch topic". You will then get a number of options on how to receive any updates to that forum or topic.
For example, I am using this for certain topics that I like, and then I am choosing "No Notification." It is then added to my subscriptions. On the forum index, there is a box "Watched Content," with one tab for watched forums and one for threads. Any threads I have subscribed to will appear in this box when new content has been added.
The chat is currently limited to 5 users at a time. For Yu-Na competitions and/or shows, we'll use a larger chat room as we did for Worlds.
Simply paste the URL of a Youtube video and voila, it is magically embedded within the forum thread.