Hi,
here are my comments.

Youtube videos
Good! That's a cool feature, embedded videos. The only problem is that you can also watch other videos in the same embedded player, not only the one the poster intended to show, because it shows (and plays) related videos at the end. So I just wanted to say that if I post something like "SoCal girl - Accent" to show Southern Cali's accent, I am not responsible for whatever shows as related videos, which might well be something like "SoCal girls going wild" or "Naughty hot Socal girls".

Original poster who started a thread

Someone else already pointed this out in another thread. When you read the list of threads, you can see "last post by..." but you don't know who started the thread unless you click on it and take a look inside. Is it possible to do something for this? I think it's useful info...

Avatar, PMs, etc.
Good! Now everyone has a lot of features available, even though I realize that will probably mean more work for admins if some problems occurs (especially because of PMs for everyone)

Search function
Good! Finally! Thank God! The old one really sucked... It wasn't possible to search someone's posts for a word, for example. Now I can search my own posts or anyone else's. Really, lot of features. But there's still a problem, like in the old one. In the old EF, if I tried to search for something that contained an apostrophe, like "I'm" or "you're", it got rid of the apostrophe and searched for "Im" or "youre". So it was no possible to search for those, for example.
Now... it's ok if you search someone's posts, but still not ok if you search the whole forum. I found a workaround: if you have to search for, say "I'd", you do an advanced search and you put an asterisk in the author field. So you have to search *'s posts for "I'd" in order to do a global search, otherwise you'll get a search for "Id" (no apostrophe).
Lemme know about this...

Community
This forum now looks like a real community of learners, not just simple a forum.I really like this, that's what learners need, a good community where they can learn, practice and have fun at the same time.The chat is still connected to TCP, so I still don't understand TCP's purpose, sorry... You could make that chat more powerful and part of EF... LOL, it doesn't matter, forget it Emotion: wink
Anyway, the only thing that doesn't make EF a real community, in my opinion, is the fact that anonymous users are still allowed to post in discussions sections like "topic of the moment" or "Word games", etc, for example. Anons have the right to ask questions and get help (grammar and pronunciation sections, for example), but I don't know why the should be allowed to post everywhere... It kind of bothers me to still see those anons in the middle of a well developed community.

Minor points, not important
Blue backgrounds are very nice, maybe a lighter shade of blue might look better and have a better contrast with the text. Maybe I noticed this because I think the old EF was a little bit lighter. And the site is sooo slow... I know it's because of indexing. I hope it'll be fast in the end! Emotion: wink

That's all. Bye.
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Thanks for the comments Kooyeen, very well put and exactly the kind of constructive critisism we need Emotion: smile
Related Youtube videos has been fixed and we've added the name of the original poster behind the title now too as many were missing this. We'll work on the rest! Thanks again.
I want to add something, when I want to change the colour of the words, instead of the chosen part,the color of the whole sentence changes. That is a bit dissappointing. Emotion: smile
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Yeah we know about this too, the editor itself is still a bit buggy. (Works fine in Firefox Emotion: stick out tongue )
Yes! Add it to the complaints... The editor is not ok. It seems I can't use colors. Will it be fixed?
And also, another thing... If i want to use the emoticons, it seems I need to put them in brackets, because if I just type the code Emotion: smile Emotion: big smile etc, it won't be replaced. It was easier to just type that way to insert the most common emoticons Emotion: wink Emotion: stick out tongue

That's all for now.
KooyeenSearch function
Good! Finally! Thank God! The old one really sucked... It wasn't possible to search someone's posts for a word, for example. Now I can search my own posts or anyone else's. Really, lot of features. But there's still a problem, like in the old one. In the old EF, if I tried to search for something that contained an apostrophe, like "I'm" or "you're", it got rid of the apostrophe and searched for "Im" or "youre". So it was no possible to search for those, for example.
Another update to this: V3 implemented a search system called 'Lucene', but I had disabled it until I finished testing our implementation. It's active now, you can check the new options on the main search page. (Click enter inside the empty search box to get there)
Search page
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Good! That Lucene seems pretty powerful. Perfect...
KooyeenThat Lucene seems pretty powerful.
Yes, in a way it's TOO powerful.
Who should I PM to report something about it? Punkybrewster? Hitchhiker?
Just pick one, PunkyBrewster or Hitchhicker Emotion: wink
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