Some minor forum improvements

1) The main page of the forum now has a special section called "Important topics", which would have links to the topics that can be important for any forum user.

2) Improved the links to the forum topics, now the URLs include a slug, which makes it more readable and optimized for SEO

CoC update

The Code of Conduct has been updated!

New feature

We now have a new feature -> profile questions!

It's a rather raw implementation and will be significantly improved in time but I didn't want you guys to wait for new things even more so here it is :)

Minor changes

1) All debates votes by judges are now marked as unrated, which doesn't change any behaviour, since those debates were unrated from the beginning.

2) Added a button to share stuff on Reddit

3) Improved debate statuses on the office -> debates list page

4) Some minor server improvements

Minor name changes

Renamed the recently introduced debate setting "Moderation" to "Rating mode" to make it more clear what it does and how it works.

Also improved some notification logic for the edited and deleted debates.

Unmoderated debates and debates editing

1) We now have another debate setting called "Moderation". The main difference of moderated debates vs unmoderated debates, from the technical point of view, is that the unmoderated debates do not affect the rating after getting finished.

2) It is not possible to update debates after the initial creation, but not all fields can be changed. If debate has not involved any other participants, then it's allowed to change most of the settings, BUT, if debates does involve other participants, say a contender or a judge, then it's allowed to change only very few settings, mostly topic and descriptions.

Win percentage calculation logic change

I have fixed the logic for calculating win percentage, now it works just like it's described in the Wiki page -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winningpercentage

New minor features

1) Added forum post likes

2) Added 2 additional options for the debates "time for argument" setting: 1 week and 2 weeks

3) Moved help center implementation to the external service which provides a better UI/UX

4) Added "already seen" indicator for the forum topics list, which makes the topics, that have not been updated since the last visit, stand out by being a bit more opaque

New permissions system and small fixes

1) Replaced permissions system with a new one, which allows moderators to granularly control access to the features of the website.

2) Added a new block indicator on the profile pages. Now it's much easier to check whether you have been blocked by some specific user.

3) Improved some error messages.

4) Added a mechanism to prevent debate challenges if the challenged participate is blocking the challenger.

New minor changes

1) Added position indicators to the leaderboards

2) Refactored medals functionality

3) Other small bug fixes

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