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New theme: Rift

Postby [violet] » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:47 pm

Thank you for joining the Rift discussion thread! Please leave your bug reports and suggestions below.

Please be specific and descriptive, and say which web browser you're using, as problems often occur on only one browser (or phone). Also, for aesthetic feedback, be aware that people tend to have very different opinions, so be as specific as possible when describing what you do or don't like (and why), so we can tell what you're referring to. Screenshots are especially handy!

For an introduction to Rift, please see the News page.

Update #1: First Rift patch: details here.

Update #2: Quite a lot of banners weren't unlocking properly, sorry! This has now been fixed, but some nations will be missing banners that they qualified for in between now and when they first selected Rift. To correct this in your nation, change your theme from Rift to default and then back to Rift. This forces a banner re-check.

Update #3: Rift patch including new forum sidebar: details here.

FAQ

It looks wrong in the forums!
Right! As per the News page, Rift is not well-supported in the forums:
Now the major drawback: currently Rift doesn't translate well to the forums, especially if you use the forum sidebar (which is the default). If you turn off the forum sidebar by clicking the tiny X in its top-right, you'll get a topbar instead, which is somewhat more useful. In time, Rift support will extend to the forums, but for now it's not so great.

I.e. under Rift, unless you replace the forum sidebar with the topbar, you no longer have a direct link to your nation or can see how many new telegrams you have.

As a temporary solution, Rift now has a slightly different sidebar in the forums, which displays your nation name and links to your issues and telegrams.

What if I don't want to use Rift?
Carry on as usual! Today, Rift is an optional theme. In the future, it will be the site default, but the current look (Century) will be available as an optional theme.

What if I want some Rift features but not others?
Some Rift features, such as Notices and RMB Likes, may be back-ported to Century. Banners won't, since they are dependent on the new Rift look.

Can you add an option for ____?
This is a common suggestion when some people want things a bit different to everyone else. Please be aware that while it sounds like a no-brainer, adding an option for everything would leave us with a complicated, hard-to-use and hard-to-maintain interface.

I use NS++ and things look wrong!
Please see the NationStates++ thread. NS++ users should please not use this thread for NS++ issues. If you're unsure whether something is due to Rift or NS++, please try disabling NS++ first before posting a bug report here.

Will there be a Dark Rift?
Dark is a popular theme that turns the lights down on NS, going easy on your eyes. It was created and is maintained by Northrop-Grumman. The way themes work is they change things about the default theme, so it's not possible for Dark to change Rift. Once Rift becomes the site default, though, Dark Rift is possible. Thread for Dark theme is here. There is now a "Dark Rift (very experimental)" available.

Does my national motto have to be attributed to my nation's leader?
If your nation has addressed an Issue that led you to set a Leader, then on your Rift nation page, your National Motto gets attributed to that person. This isn't ideal for many nations, it seems, so we will look at removing that. This no longer happens unless you have set a National Leader and check the "Attribute motto to leader" option underneath it on your Settings page.

How do I get my (custom) banner to display just right?
When uploading a banner, a size of 1200x300 pixels is optimal. There's no problem using a different size, but aim for an image that's around 4 times as wide as it is tall, or much of your image may not be visible. Uploaded banners are automatically resized and compressed as necessary. Rift may get a better upload tool in the future that will allow you to crop and resize manually, but for now, if your image's aspect ratio is not close to 4:1, the uploader will just grab an appropriate slice from the middle.

Banners have to fill a variable-sized space, depending on the shape and size of the viewer's browser. This means you can't guarantee that a particular part of any banner will always be visible. Rather, the farther away from the center of the pic, the less likely that part will be seen.

Images work best as banners when they have a strong horizontal through-line: that is, the interesting part of the image is mostly laid out along the middle in a horizontal fashion.

I don't want to receive notices for new TGs/Issues/other.
It's planned that you'll be able to customize this, disabling notices for the things you don't care about (or find redundant, given the TG and Issues notifiers), and possibly enabling notifications by email for the things you really do. This may not occur before Rift goes out of beta, though.

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Postby JAGS » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:32 pm

This rift is awesome thanks to whoever made it

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Nation of Ceneria » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:33 pm

I am very impressed at the banners, especially the customizable options. Extremely well done. Congratulations to all the hard-working coders and, of course, [violet] herself! :clap:

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Postby Ainin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:33 pm

So this is what banners were for...
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Postby Rifty » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:38 pm

Ah - Finally decided I was your favorite player on NationStates and named an entire theme after me? Awwwwwwe, Violet you're too kind! I love you too <3 xxx

I do have to say though...Not happy about it as doing an RMB search of my nickname comes up with more results then i'm used too... Q.Q
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Postby Carsodonia » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:41 pm

Love it
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Postby MERIZoC » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:41 pm

I love this. Great addition.
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Postby New Zuborn » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:42 pm

I like it, I'm going to use it now, actually.
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Postby New Kvenland » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:42 pm

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Postby Saint Kitten » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:42 pm

Finally, now I can put kittehs in banners! Love this new theme :)
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Postby Beta Test » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm

The notices, the likes on RMBs, the new design...

We're turning into Facebook! :shock:
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Postby Herrebrugh » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Trippy...
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Postby Valaran » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Really awesome, thanks! :lol:
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Postby Zunkwentania » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm

I love this theme!

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Postby The Eastern Antarctic State » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:43 pm

You can't quote people on the RMB.
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Postby Second Blazing » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:44 pm

Get rid of the like buttons, this isn't facebook. Also, make the background black. Also, get rid of this stupid, review posts thing. I've tried 5 times now and still haven't been able to post this.
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Postby MERIZoC » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:45 pm

The Eastern Antarctic State wrote:You can't quote people on the RMB.

Just hover the cursor over the bottom right corner of the post.
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Postby The Eastern Antarctic State » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:46 pm

Also, when I go to post on the forum, this big white box covers a portion of the screen, so I can't see.
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Postby Reploid Productions » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:46 pm

Merizoc wrote:
The Eastern Antarctic State wrote:You can't quote people on the RMB.

Just hover the cursor over the bottom right corner of the post.
The Eastern Antarctic State wrote:You can't quote people on the RMB.

Beat me to it. :P
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Postby The United Remnants of America » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:47 pm

Oh my gods, so bright. I've been using Dark for so long... I forgot this place is originally so white...

Will there be a Dark Rift version available at some point? Possibly when Rift becomes the norm? Like, do all themes translate to Rift, or... what?
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Postby MERIZoC » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:47 pm

The Eastern Antarctic State wrote:Also, when I go to post on the forum, this big white box covers a portion of the screen, so I can't see.

I think Vi mentioned something like that in the news update. I'm not getting the problem though, so I'm not sure exactly whats up.
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Postby Ikania » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:48 pm

Well, I daresay it's pretty. I'll probably alternate both themes. You should get a Rift Liberal and Rift Conservative, and dare I say Rift Dark!
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:49 pm

Interesting. I think NS is attempting to become more mobile-friendly, ja? Also, it is pretty nifty.
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Postby Untaroicht » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:49 pm

AWSOME theme! Can other players see which custom banners you uploaded? :)
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Postby MERIZoC » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:49 pm

Second Blazing wrote:Get rid of the like buttons, this isn't facebook. Also, make the background black. Also, get rid of this stupid, review posts thing. I've tried 5 times now and still haven't been able to post this.

Gonna have to agree on both of these, especially the review posts one. Especially on faster forums like General or F7, this is gonna get really, really annoying.

Okay, yeah, it just got really annoying.
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