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December 2015
« on: December 01, 2015, 08:03:18 PM »
(FHC News, Dec. 15) New Sections, Emoticons and Junior Owsla in Fiver's Honeycomb

Dear members and visitors of Fiver's Honeycomb,

Not much longer until the year is over. It's December and we have interesting news for you. This time not just Watership Down related, but still very interesting and informative. So come and check out the mailing.

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List of Contents:

- Gentian's Field of Sonority
- New User Groups
- Short-URL for Blogs
- Soundtrack sections
- Revised Forum Look
- New Emoticons
- New Avatar-Size
- Welcome the Junior Owsla
- Introducing Campion's Computer Corner
- CCC: Secure Your Computer with Virtualization
- CCC: Get a New Smartphone Experience with Smart Launcher
- The Message Tree
- Hedge and the Trail of Time
- The Beech Tree Welcome & Support Center
- Comment-Function for Mailing Archive

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* Gentian's Field of Sonority
Let's start this mailing with this new section, hosted by Gentian. Here, you can discuss all kind of music (including concerts, bands, albums, and songs).

* New User Groups
To give you some incentive to participate into the board discussions and to raise the board activity, we've created new usergroups:

Outskirter: < 50 posts
Warren Rabbits < 500 posts
Methrahessi + 500 posts

Therefore, the following sections do not raise your post counter anymore:
- Snowdrop's Support Section
- Dandelion's Game Burrow
- Rabscuttle's Role Playing Tales
- Silverweed's Celebration Chamber

* Short-URL for Blogs
You know that you can have your own blog here at Fiver's Honeycomb. Now, it's also possible to have your own short-url to it: http://blog.highlonelyhills.com/user. This makes it easier for you to share your blog with other people.

* Soundtrack sections
We've created new discussion sections for both the movie and the tv-series soundtracks. Besides regular discussions, you can find topics for every song, including reviews by Hawkbit and Darkling Nocturnal.

* Revised Forum Look
We've reworked the whole top of the forum to save space and to make the board look clearer. This means revisions of the top menu, Kehaar's Zero Access Panel, (add comma) and Hannah's Topic Recommendations. Headings have been removed to save space. Because some things only worked with java-script, we've removed them and now the board is accessible for everyone.

* New Emoticons
Due to our member, admin and friend, Silverweed's Claws, you can now choose between 71 Watership Down emoticons to emphasize your postings. Other members like Darkling Nocturnal and Captain Holly also did also their duty and created emoticons for the forum, but Silverweed's Claws latests effort needs to be mentioned here.

And remember. If you want to see a special emoticon, you can suggest it here: http://s4.zetaboards.com/Fivers_Honeycomb?topic=10278390/ Or you simply create your own emoticons and post it in this thread. If your emoticons are suitable, we will publish them and credit you on this site: http://s4.zetaboards.com/Fivers_Honeycomb/pages/emoticon_info/.

* New Avatar-Size
We've increased the possible avatar height to 160 pixels. This allows you the usage of portrait-akin avatars.

* Welcome the Junior Owsla
We have appointed five members to look after the warren and work as normal mods, making sure that everything runs smoothly on the surface while we keep digging the burrows.

Please do gather around and give a warm welcome to your first generation of Junior Owsla officers! MeadowRabbit, Hyzenthlay69, Naytle, Bright Side and Crackers have been appointed to look after each of the five main burrows of the warren.
More information can be found here: http://s4.zetaboards.com/Fivers_Honeycomb?topic=10382484/1/

* Introducing Campion's Computer Corner
Everyone of us, who's visiting the forum or reading this mailing is using it: A computer! But the hardware won't always work as requested. Therefore, we've created Campion's Computer Corner. Here we're introducing interesting software and providing support for your computer problems.

* CCC: Secure Your Computer with Virtualization
Let's inaugurate the new section with the first of two topics that might change the way how you experience your computer and smartphone.

Let's begin with computer virtualization. But what is virtualization? It means that programs you start within Sandbox will run in a virtual environment (VE). When you close your Sandbox, everything within this VE will be deleted. You open a website and catch a virus. Close your browser and everything is gone. The virus wasn't on your computer, it was just in the VE.

More information can be found here: http://s4.zetaboards.com/Fivers_Honeycomb?topic=10383478

* CCC: Get a New Smartphone Experience with Smart Launcher
What is Smart Launcher?
Simple answer, Smart Launcher is a launcher for your android device. "What's a launcher" you ask? A launcher imposes itself on the original android system and replaces the usual user interface. Samsung devices e.g. are using their own launcher, called "Touchwizz". The problem with such pre-installed launchers: They are often slow, sluggish and they gorge a lot of resources.

More information can be found here: http://s4.zetaboards.com/Fivers_Honeycomb?topic=10386136

* The Message Tree
We've split up the Beech Tree Welcome Center. The first part is the Message Tree. Here, you'll find latest news of Fiver's Honeycomb as well as another new section: Hedge and the Trail of Time.

* Hedge and the Trail of Time
In this section, you find now the changelog as well as the mailing archive.

* The Beech Tree Welcome & Support Center
This section now hosts Pipkin's Welcoming Burrow as well as Snowdrop's Support section.

* Comment-Function for Mailing Archive
As you know, all our mailings are also available directly in Fiver's Honeycomb. Now, it is possible to comment on the mailings, if you have suggestions or criticism.

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Since our last mailing, 4 new members have registered to Fiver's Honeycomb. Let us welcome:

- taiga
- Cowslip
- WinterFrostDragon
- mistercynical

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Thank you for your attention. We hope we could arouse your interest and we're looking forward to see you around in Fiver's Honeycomb: http://honeycomb.highlonelyhills.com

Best Regards
Myrkin, Silverweed's Claws, Darkling Nocturnal and Hawkbit
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