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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby [violet] » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:30 pm

Quintessence of Dust wrote:The large green text acts as a link.

As does the little page icon. I am tempted to scrap the post titles; they seem redundant.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Zwangzug » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:17 pm

I suppose this is the opposite of a problem on my end, but the "latest threads" includes "So when do we start inviting players for a live trial?" Alas, when I click on it in an effort to see the eighteen posts I've utterly missed, I am told that I am "not authorised to read this forum."

Tantalizing for me, but a possible security breach for the moderators--might want to look into that.
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Adihan wrote:As you can see from my flag avatar to the left, it's currently stretched to fit certain dimensions. Can this stretching be turned off and the default dimensions of each individual flag just be used (maybe put in a max limit for large flags)?

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Zwangzug » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:55 pm

Also, even when every topic in a subforum (correctly) displays as being read, when I navigate to the parent forum, the subforum will still be the unread color.

(Which is, um, red...)
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby [violet] » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:14 pm

Zwangzug wrote:I suppose this is the opposite of a problem on my end, but the "latest threads" includes "So when do we start inviting players for a live trial?" Alas, when I click on it in an effort to see the eighteen posts I've utterly missed, I am told that I am "not authorised to read this forum."

Tantalizing for me, but a possible security breach for the moderators--might want to look into that.

Fixed, thanks.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby [violet] » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Zwangzug wrote:Also, even when every topic in a subforum (correctly) displays as being read, when I navigate to the parent forum, the subforum will still be the unread color.

Maybe-fixed now. Although I'm tempted to just turn it off; our forum is so high-traffic that every forum will be unread for every user almost all the time.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Reploid Productions » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:52 pm

While I managed to find the subscribe to topic thingie at the bottom of the page, I don't think this board will auto-subscribe you to a thread you start/post in... which was really a handy thing over on Jolt. Don't suppose there's a tweak that'll do that for us here, too? (Though there was a certain simplicity of tagging a thread and then just doing an egosearch to track all your 'subcribed' threads down in yon pre-Jolt days.)
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Ardchoille » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:44 am

Quintessence of Dust wrote:Ardchoille, the imported WA sticky has a metric buttload of broken formatting, mostly [indent] and [center] that needs to be switched to [align=] and [blcoktext].


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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Omigodtheykilledkenny » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:05 pm

[violet] wrote: I am tempted to scrap the post titles; they seem redundant.

Oh no, please don't. Then I'll have to go back and manually enter the resolution numbers to all the posts in my sticky. :evil:

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^^ Also, are we going to be fixing the apparent ban on multi-quoting?

actually strike that, it only wasn't working because I wasn't entering the code correctly
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Unibot » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:49 pm

I am tempted to scrap the post titles; they seem redundant.


Bearing in mind Kenny's post, possibly a good compromise could be to make the post titles a little smaller so they aren't as noticeable. They are redundant.

The forum looks great, one thing I'd like to see cosmetically would be extra fonts available to use, like on Jolt.

Also, the ability to show who said a quote would be nice, like [quote=violet]blahblahblah[/quote].

Now that we have a forum to ourselves, I've got some CrAzY ideas coming. :lol:
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Northrop-Grumman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:54 pm

Unibot wrote:Also, the ability to show who said a quote would be nice, like <taken out because it was conflicting with other code>


Actually, that's taken care of.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Unibot » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:59 pm

Northrop-Grumman wrote:Actually, that's taken care of.


Oh I see, the quotations threw me off because everything else lacks the quotations.
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Northrop-Grumman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:22 pm

There's one thing that I've had an issue with while posting in a few threads, that thankfully wasn't all that frequent. Basically I'd hit submit and the page would simply pop back to the main thread without submitting the post or giving any confirmation of such. There'd be no errors though.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Automagfreek » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:34 pm

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:So...

there's no chance of importing existing/saved threads from Jolt, and if so, what does this mean for existing, long-running threads/RPs, like Silly Proposals and Strangers' Bar? [/WA-centric] Will we just have to start them all over again? (That's somewhat annoying.)


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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Northrop-Grumman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:37 pm

Automagfreek wrote:
Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:So...

there's no chance of importing existing/saved threads from Jolt, and if so, what does this mean for existing, long-running threads/RPs, like Silly Proposals and Strangers' Bar? [/WA-centric] Will we just have to start them all over again? (That's somewhat annoying.)


It's going to suck losing all that history in both NS and II, that much is certain. ..
Well, from what I understand, Jolt isn't going away any time soon and will pretty much be an archive for all the old RPs. But if you feel personal close to several threads or like some others, you could just save all them onto your computer (and transfer them over into the subforums like others have done ), or hell, save and fashion some sort of file archive out of them. That's really the best way to go about things.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Greal » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:52 pm

Wow, I'm a bit surprised.

I have to say, the new forum is faster, and I kinda like it.

Jolt is still around, gives me time to save more threads.
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Naivetry » Fri May 01, 2009 8:25 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
Naivetry wrote:I know there's some way with InvisionPro to automatically resize images for display in each thread - not to thumbnail size, but just so that they don't break the page. You then click on the image to see the full-size version. Might be a good compromise? (I'm afraid I haven't the slightest idea where to find code for something like that.)

That sounds more like a programming type hurdle than a BBCode thing. Might be worth mentioning in one of the improvements threads.


Mentioning as recommended. I was also going to provide an example of what this looks like from Equilism's forums, but I got distracted by the hosting account and caused our server to freak out by attempting to download a backup copy of our database over dial-up... I'll post a link once we've got it working again.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Unibot » Fri May 01, 2009 9:18 pm

One thing I'd like to see is for the titles of the latest posts to be displayed on the Board Index - not just the poster name and a link. This is a feature that Jolt offers that I like, along with a quick reply box.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Bolshikstan » Fri May 01, 2009 11:39 pm

Unibot wrote:One thing I'd like to see is for the titles of the latest posts to be displayed on the Board Index - not just the poster name and a link. This is a feature that Jolt offers that I like, along with a quick reply box.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Hryvatia » Sat May 02, 2009 6:17 am

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Somewhereistonia » Sat May 02, 2009 6:21 am

The posts do seem to merge into each other a bit, and I'm not the only one to notice this, perhaps a black outline to the grey boxes would help? something like this: http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t38/ ... 1241270360

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Nurmiland » Sat May 02, 2009 7:13 am

I agree with Somewhereistonia, it is hard to tell where one post ends and the other begins. Also, the new forum looks a lot more organized than the other one. It is easier for me to find things. I like that.
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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Bolshikstan » Sat May 02, 2009 12:26 pm

Somewhereistonia wrote:The posts do seem to merge into each other a bit, and I'm not the only one to notice this, perhaps a black outline to the grey boxes would help? something like this: http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t38/ ... 1241270360


This should do the trick assuming this theme is prosilver or prosilver based.

OPEN:
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FIND:
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BEFORE, ADD(add to the number before px until the desired height is reached) :
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after that refresh your template ( acp -> styles -> templates -> refresh ) .

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby [violet] » Sat May 02, 2009 4:42 pm

Nurmiland wrote:I agree with Somewhereistonia, it is hard to tell where one post ends and the other begins.

A few people have reported this -- on which browser & OS? Could somebody post a pic of what you're seeing? The posts look quite clearly separated to me.

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Re: New Forum Thoughts, Suggestions, and Problems

Postby Unibot » Sat May 02, 2009 4:54 pm

It's not Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox 2 (at least from my end).

The site looks the best in Firefox (no scrollbar!) except the ad is cutting off the latest threads with a bit of white.
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