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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 26th, 2014, 10:51 am
by paultakeda
Well, now the SEARCH menu item is a dropdown and you can select it there.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 1st, 2014, 6:54 pm
by sear
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.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 1st, 2014, 6:56 pm
by Zombra
The Torment one is pretty! Not seeing a background for W2 (or inXile, unless solid grey counts).

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 1st, 2014, 7:05 pm
by sear
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. :)

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 1st, 2014, 7:08 pm
by Zombra
There it is! Nice!

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 5:33 am
by MrMoe
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

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 1:44 pm
by Gazz
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.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 1:50 pm
by Tets
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 :)

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: October 12th, 2014, 3:16 pm
by Tets
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)

Posted: October 14th, 2014, 3:32 am
by Gazz
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.