What the Shiny? (new forum)

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by paultakeda » September 26th, 2014, 10:51 am

Well, now the SEARCH menu item is a dropdown and you can select it there.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by sear » October 1st, 2014, 6:54 pm

We have some new backgrounds in for different games (main forum, Wasteland 2 and Torment), will be tweaking further and adding to the missing ones as time goes on. I would like to thank Jason for tolerating my constant begging for this feature as I think it adds a ton of visual appeal to the site.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Zombra » October 1st, 2014, 6:56 pm

The Torment one is pretty! Not seeing a background for W2 (or inXile, unless solid grey counts).
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by sear » October 1st, 2014, 7:05 pm

Zombra wrote:The Torment one is pretty! Not seeing a background for W2 (or inXile, unless solid grey counts).
Try refreshing!

Right now inXile/main just has another Torment background and Wasteland 1's missing since I didn't have the art on hand but we'll figure out something more appropriate for them. :)

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Zombra » October 1st, 2014, 7:08 pm

There it is! Nice!
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by MrMoe » October 2nd, 2014, 5:33 am

My first impression for the new style was a bit harsh, now as I got used to it and with the new background, I quite like it :o

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Gazz » October 2nd, 2014, 1:44 pm

It's still more awkward to use than the old forum. Too much needless clicking and scrolling around.

1. Enter forum
2. Pick "view unread posts" from a menu
3. Open interesting topics in new tabs
4. Back
5. Scroll all the way down
6. Mark forums read


Steps 2, 4, 5 could be improved by

- replacing "View New Posts" (does anyone use this?) by "View Unread Posts"
- putting a "Mark forums read" link at the top and bottom of the search results page.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Tets » October 2nd, 2014, 1:50 pm

Gazz wrote:"View New Posts" (does anyone use this?)
yes i do.

in general im happy with the new forum, nice background pictures... and there is a spoiler tag :)

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Tets » October 12th, 2014, 3:16 pm

the forum has no favicon.ico. the website however does. Would appreciate a favicon, so you can easier find the tab youre looking for, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Gazz » October 14th, 2014, 3:32 am

Could you at least move the " Mark Forums Read" link to the top of the main page, where the back button takes you when you're done opening all the topics you want to see?

All the way down is about the worst place it could be.

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