The challange section has been launched. It functions much the same way it did before and while putting it in all the blah | blah | blah isn't required it is recommended to give users the best idea of what specs are of the game you are.
The challange forum part will function the exact same, nothing has been changed, but as far as the challange section that is at the top of every forum page now will be on a timer of 24 hours. So if you make a post and nobody replies then it will disappear from the challange section within 24 hours, but if somebody replies then the 24 hours restarts. The 24 hours is based on the last post of the thread.
The challange section at the top of each page will only show the 2 latest challanges. The first number is the number of replies to the thread there are, then the title, and then the date at the right indicates the time and date of the last post.
The one item that may be discussed and changed is the 24 hour time limit. I set it to 24 hours, because that way it gives enough time for people to see it. By now, most of you have learned your outcome of people coming to a server you indicate won't be very high unless you give enough warning in advance you are planning to do something. This 24 hour time limit gives you enough time to give people a heads up way before you are actually intending on playing on a specific server.
If you need more than a 24 hour warning you can always reply to your own thread and the 24 hour time limit will restart again.
I think it would be already to use the challange section to discuss upcoming events that you have planned so that people can discuss and set a time, but it should all take place within a single thread for each event. Because of the fact that there are only 2 spots for the challanges, we don't want to fill them up with everybody discussing that weeks or months server event.
The challange section has been added to increase the way we play together on servers. The old Game IP forum wasn't exactly doing it's job, but hopefully you guys (and gals) will take advantage of this new challange system and we will be able to play more often together in servers.
If you have questions or comments about the new Challange Section, please keep them within this thread. While each time somebody replies the 24 hour clock will be restarted for this thread, I think that's OK seeing how some people may have questions on how the system works.
Hope you like it and take advantage of it.
Suggestions are welcome.