https://i.imgur.com/hDklG.jpg
Travis and I have been busy during our spare time coding up new features on Cheerful Ghost and today are launching a new way to look at comments, posts and profile pages. Once upon a time Cheerful Ghost had a Membership system and it was a pretty good way for people that love the site to contribute to it but I always felt like it wasn't the best it could be. Because of that we're rebuilding the Membership system from scratch and it's starting today.

Comments, Posts and Profiles oh My!

If you click open a comment stream or look at a post you will see a new thing we call badges. Badges are a cosmetic thing bestowed on certain users for things like post authorship, membership, site support and admin or mod status. These badges are shown on posts, comments and profile pages and can help give certain discussions some context. It's also a nice thank you to people that financially support the site or work closely with it.

If you have questions about what the user titles or roles mean, we have a handy page to explain it better linked below. If that doesn't work well for you drop your comments on this post.

Old Membership Is Dead, Long Live Memberships!

Since all former Cheerful Ghost site Members old memberships have lapsed they are now rolled over to supporters. We're still working on the new Membership system and process to become a Member again but the cosmetic enhancements were in place so we decided to roll those out now for comment. The new site Membership system should launch in the next bit the only real blocker here is me having enough time to come up with an interesting video about it. Right now we're thinking about using Paetron for site Memberships and we need to spend a bit more time to make that launch just right.

The Future

I don't want to talk too far in the future about what's coming but I do want to say that these changes are all in service of a larger goal that will become more clear later. When I think about what's the most fun about Cheerful Ghost for me trying to make that baked in to the DNA of this site sounds really interesting and hopefully these site updates get us there.

https://cheerfulghost.com/user/titles
https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/3655/introducing-the-ghost-scale

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/14/2018 at 03:46am

It’s been really fun over the past couple weeks making improvements to the site. And I’m excited about even more of it!

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 03/14/2018 at 04:25am

Cool!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/14/2018 at 05:25am

Super interested in seeing how the site evolves!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 03/14/2018 at 03:52pm

Cool! Let me know where to send my money! :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/14/2018 at 05:15pm

Check your private messages for my bank account info ;)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 03/14/2018 at 10:51pm

@Travis, are you the Nigerian Prince?

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/14/2018 at 10:59pm

Shhhhh. I don’t want everyone to know!

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