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.
LabAutomations 2.0 Beta