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    View Thread We just updated the site. Let us know what you think and if you see any issues please tell us in this thread!

Site Changes Coming Tuesday!

Hey everyone, we have a big change coming to the site and we're really excited about it! The changes are coming on Tuesday, May 18th so expect the site to be down for a bit while we're working on the site. Here's a list of a TON of changes we're making and if you have any questions let us know!

The Big Change
The name of the site is being changed to Synner from Synyster Gates School. This name brings in both the educational part of the community through the school, as well as the lifestyle of learning guitar and the journey towards sharpening your skills.

Because we're changing the name of the site, we're also changing the domain, so please be aware that the domain for the site will now be synner.com, but if you do try to use the old domain, you'll be redirected to the new site so don't worry.

Home page
We've made the home page more useful so that it shows more of everything that Synner is offering by making:
  • lessons a more prominent part of the site.
  • adding a section for discussions in the community and riffs.
  • highlighting the shop where you can find the lifestyle part of Synner.
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School
The school is also getting an update!
  • Tracks will now be called classes.
  • You'll now be able to sort by your incomplete and complete lesson, but you also have the ability to view all lessons at once if you'd like.
  • When you view the discussion related to the lesson, you'll see a tab. at the top of the page so that you can easily return to the lesson.
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Community
This is where the biggest changes are happening. We've developed a system to make it easier to find the content you're looking for through "feeds."
  • Create many types of content through the "create" button at the top of the page.
  • Set your favorite feed as your default feed so that it will show up first when you log into the community.
  • Select from a large number of filter options to only see the content you want to see.
  • A dedicated questions feed to help any and all questions get answered.
  • Upvoting! You now have the ability to upvote as well as react to any content that you like.
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Media
  • We plan to simplify the media categories to make it easier for you all to decide where your riff should be uploaded.
  • We also created an overlay for the videos so that both the video and description/comments can be viewed at the same time!
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Achievements
With the new site design, we've also redesigned the achievements and plan to continue coming out with fun new badges for you all to earn! Here's a sneak peek :)

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Streaming & App
Streaming and the mobile app are in the works! If you didn't see the recent announcement we made showing part of the streaming system that's coming soon, check it out here!

Again, we're extremely excited for all of the changes coming and we really appreciate everyone's help in making this happen. Watch out for these changes on Tuesday and if you have any questions about what's coming let us know!
 
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    I like the looks of the new redesign! Definitely a refreshing new look! So far I'm looking forward to trying it out but there is one thing I am curious about currently. Does it have a "Dark Mode" as well? I tend to do a lot of my playing late into the evening/at night when bright white can be quite aggressive on the eyes haha.
     

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    I like the looks of the new redesign! Definitely a refreshing new look! So far I'm looking forward to trying it out but there is one thing I am curious about currently. Does it have a "Dark Mode" as well? I tend to do a lot of my playing late into the evening/at night when bright white can be quite aggressive on the eyes haha.
    Yes, dark mode is available. I also prefer this version, because my eyes get tired faster when looking at a white and bright screen.
     

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    There is a dark mode on this site too if you scroll to bottom. View attachment 1552
    Thanks but I know! I use dark mode across all sites including here since most of my internet browsing is in my dark bedroom/at night where white tends to be aggressive on the eyes. The reason I asked is due to not seeing any images of the new redesign set to dark mode which had me slightly worried for a split sec haha. Thanks for reaching out though Mike! I appreciate it.
     
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    what happened to the fullscreen option in the lessons ? theres not enough screen area to have both tabs and video playing without making one of them too small to work with.
    Hey ! The team is aware of this issue. A 3rd party is used for the lesson videos, but they are checking to see if there is anything that can be done on our end. Just hang tight, and thanks so much for reaching out !
     
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    Hey there! Could you clarify? You had a personal album where you were posting riffs and you know can't see the album you created?
    That's right. I could see it a couple of days ago (just after suite upgrade), now I can't. If I try to go there directly, it gives me a you need to upgrade your account message.