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What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 1:02 pm
by Zombra
I fear change! What's with this clean new board skin? How do I switch it baaaaack :)

Re: What the Shiny?

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 1:08 pm
by ZonkerBrainless
Did we break the old skin????

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 1:56 pm
by Sxerks
I'm actually finding it hard to read threads, the slight difference in post BG color isn't really helping.

Also, since the forum is being worked on, add spoiler tags.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 2:09 pm
by McDougle
Can't say I like the new skin either... the old one was ugly... but we got used to it. :lol:

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 2:34 pm
by dorkboy
Nice upgrayydd, but the previous one was easier to read. So much foreground/background contrast going on in this one... (I mean the white foreground versus the dark grey background. A bit intense on the ol' retinas.)

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 3:15 pm
by Zombra
A lot of forum software nowadays has plugins available to let users pick color schemes from site-provided templates. If that's the case here, inXile, you know what to do! :)

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 4:04 pm
by Brother None
New *is* scary, it's true.
Sxerks wrote:Also, since the forum is being worked on, add spoiler tags.
Working on it

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 4:05 pm
by Lucius
Is there a way to show new topics/most recent topics?

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 4:28 pm
by sear
Under "Search" dropdown.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 5:29 pm
by Woolfe
Don't forget the Image resizing issue.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 6:25 pm
by Gizmo
Lucius wrote:Is there a way to show new topics/most recent topics?
Bookmark the link as a toolbar button.
search.php?search_id=newposts

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 12:21 am
by MrMoe
Brother None wrote:New *is* scary, it's true.
BB-forums are nothing NEW, but this layout is just shitty compared to the original. Bad contrasts and I can't find any features the old one hadn't had

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 1:13 am
by paradox-fi
I, for one, welcome the new style. I like it.

Edited to add: the 'Sticky' icon (as well as the 'Announcement' icon) could be a bit more prominent, though.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 2:17 am
by Gazz
sea wrote:Under "Search" dropdown.
I found it but in the previous version you didn't have to find it in a menu.
"show unread posts" is kind of a core feature that shouldn't be hidden.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 1:53 pm
by sear
We're looking at doing the following in the coming days:

1. New/prettier theme art
2. More accessible "show new posts" link
3. Fix image resizing (requires plugin)

We've also already:

1. Changed the quote box colors
2. Added spoiler tags

We'll see if we can bring back the old theme for those who want it, but we ran into some issues with the per-forum themes overriding the user selection that would have to be sorted...

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 1:57 pm
by Zombra
Still no Brofist (or "Like Post") though. Weirdly that's a feature I really miss on boards that don't have it. I wanted to Brofist you just now but couldn't :D

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 10:00 pm
by dorkboy
Eh, I can do without a "Like" button.. The world in general could do without those, imo.

@Sea
What about making posts/signatures/quotes not bleed into on another. Half of the time I can't tell who said what and where one post begins and another ends.

Would also appreciate some kind of tweak to the foreground/background contrast. Giving me slight headaches (I'm somewhat photosensitive.).

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 25th, 2014, 10:11 pm
by Gazz
I see that there is now a "View New Posts" link in the top bar.

Does anyone actually use this? "View Unread Posts" is so much more useful... but that one is still tucked away in the menu.

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 26th, 2014, 7:33 am
by paultakeda
Gazz wrote:I see that there is now a "View New Posts" link in the top bar.

Does anyone actually use this? "View Unread Posts" is so much more useful... but that one is still tucked away in the menu.
There's not much difference between them except when you hit it more than once during a visit. But if you really want it, just bookmark this URL: /search.php?search_id=unreadposts

Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Posted: September 26th, 2014, 8:23 am
by Gazz
Oh, I know Book Mark Fu but for a lot of forums it isn't necessary. =)