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Well, if you are reading this, the new site is on now.  It's totally different from the old one so everything is going to work differently.  Many thanks to Homer for his many hours of hard work on this setup.  It was a great team effort!

One thing that most users will have to do is to reload their signature image.  I don't think the old ones carried over correctly, at least mine did not.

 

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Looks pretty good!

Well done one and all.

Looks like my aged Defence copy of IE 8 can't use it but luckily they now use Chrome as well.

Here's to another ten years or so until the next "refresh"! :)

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Very nice. I like the Hanover map background and the perpetual color motion. Feels more mobile-friendly too. Well done, folks, and thanks again!

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9 minutes ago, Zaphod said:

yeah ... kinda slaps your face with colors here now :ph34r:

Just FYI for everyone, if you dislike the background colors then press the black and white background button at the top.

 

Anyway, nice site with powerful tools I see. Awesome show, great job!

 

 

 

 

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Just now, TSe419E said:

Is there going to be a "First Unread Topic" button?

Top right corner: "Unread Content".

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Just now, Lt DeFault said:

Top right corner: "Unread Content".

...takes you to a list of every unread topic in the forum.  I was thinking something that would take you to the first unread post in the topic you were actually in.

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In the topic list, look at the round or star-shaped speck. Unfortunately the sensitive area for the click is rather finicky, only a few pixels wide. I hope that can be adjusted to a more click error tolerant size.
 

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5 hours ago, Sean said:

Well, if you are reading this, the new site is on now.  It's totally different from the old one so everything is going to work differently.  Many thanks to Homer for his many hours of hard work on this setup.  It was a great team effort!

One thing that most users will have to do is to reload their signature image.  I don't think the old ones carried over correctly, at least mine did not.

 


Good job guys!!!!

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I appreciate the work! I wonder though.. is there a way to customize the display? Because..

 

  • there's so much whitespace everywhere (just look at the line spacing!). So much wasted space between buttons, between posts, at the top of the forum..
  • dark gray text on gray background?
  • the text is super small, making it super hard to read (plus, the color!)
  • for topics, user names etc, only the (tiny) text is clickable, it's pixel hunting..
  • Yes I guess I'm old and antisocial, but what's with all these notifications and 'follow' stuff (come on there's buttons for twitter, digg, g+, facebook, delicious, reddit, stumbleupon, linkedin(!!!))

In general I'm afraid right now I'm really not happy about the usability of this new forum :/

Edited by Retro
because i can

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Ah change, well it keeps everyone on their toes :)

And pop-ups too, when someone replies to the topic you are reading

Well done people

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  ( RETRO ) TOP LEFT OF THE SCREEN SOME CONTROLS THERE THAT YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE YOUR BACKGROUND SOME WHAT 

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2 hours ago, Rotareneg said:

Looks like there's no way to embed videos currently?

Just paste the URL of the video and it will show up. :)

 

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1 hour ago, Retro said:

I appreciate the work! I wonder though.. is there a way to customize the display? Because..

 

  • there's so much whitespace everywhere (just look at the line spacing!). So much wasted space between buttons, between posts, at the top of the forum..
  • dark gray text on gray background?
  • the text is super small, making it super hard to read (plus, the color!)
  • for topics, user names etc, only the (tiny) text is clickable, it's pixel hunting..
  • Yes I guess I'm old and antisocial, but what's with all these notifications and 'follow' stuff (come on there's buttons for twitter, digg, g+, facebook, delicious, reddit, stumbleupon, linkedin(!!!))

In general I'm afraid right now I'm really not happy about the usability of this new forum :/

Bottom of the page > Theme > Default

Completely changes the look of the site. Although it doesn't resolve all of the issues you mentioned.

(Personally, I like the new look.)

Edited by Lt DeFault
Added my opinion. :)

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