Today marks a huge change of direction for iClan Websites.
Our primary goal has always been to provide an epic community hosting platform for gamers, allowing us to collaborate with our gamer friends with ease. But, if you think about it, what is the most important aspect of running a community? It's not a really an awesome website. It's the members. Without members, there is no community, clan, guild or whatever you wish to call it.
Today's update is all about members. Gamers who are involved in clans and guilds typically fall in one of two categories:
In order to make a community successful, we need to find a way to connect these two groups of people. The first step to accomplish this is a universal login. This provides every user with a unified login account they can use for any community they join.
The second step is to make it easy for members to find communities, vice versa. Our new connect portal can be used to help you find new members for your community, or to help you find new interesting communities to join.
However, this, like with any big change, does come with some drawbacks:
Looking through our logs we noticed it is very rarely that admins edit other member profiles. The main things leaders usually change are ranks, so, the first problem shouldn't be too much of an issue for the majority of you. And don't worry, you can still edit your custom profile fields and ranks for your members.
We understand many leaders are only looking for people who will be dedicated to their group. The new setup allows members to float from community to community with ease. This is why we added the "Primary Community" profile field. Members can specify which primary community they are most dedicated too. You may wish to enforce this upon your members. Leaders are also concerned with moderating member registrations. Not to worry, you'll still be able to approve or deny access to anyone who joins your website.
The best thing about gaming is gaming with other people. We're confident todays update will better serve the gaming community as a whole by providing you with a platform you use to connect with other gamers, as well as having a powerful website for your community.
We'd love to hear your thoughts about this update, please feel free to leave your comments below.
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