The RedFlagDeals.com forums are being upgraded and as a result, the site will be down from 6-10 AM ET on Thursday, August 4. During the site outage, you can find updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
If you're curious about the new forums, here's what Tom, our Community Manager, had to say about the new features we'll be getting:
Responsive design Our forums will now automatically scale to whatever device you use to provide the optimal experience for that screen size. The biggest upgrade here is the experience on mobile devices.
Image uploads within the forumsWant to add an image to your post? You won’t have to use an external image host as you can now upload up to 20 images per post directly to our forum. You have your choice of adding these inline in your post or use a gallery. Images may be up to 10mb in size.
Thread Summary It’s like a mini Wikipedia entry located under each original post. This new feature will allow most users to start or edit an entry to help bring useful information to the top of every thread. Users are able to access the edit history of this as well to see what was previously contained here.
Trending topics A new way to look at the Hot Deals forum. There is a new tab within the Hot Deals forum called “Trending”. The system uses a fancy algorithm based off of replies, votes, views and time to identify the most popular threads at the moment and showcases them here. Hot Deals often moves very quickly and it’s easy to miss a great deal. This new tab should help with that.
Search that works
For regular users of our forum, you’d know that search did not always return the best results. Title search was especially bad. Now you should have a much easier time finding the threads and posts you’re looking for.
Video and Social Media embedding
Just paste a URL from Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, Vimeo, Vine or YouTube into your post and it’ll automatically embed into your post. There’s no need for tags. All you need is the URL.
And much more!