What the Shiny? (new forum)

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What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Zombra » September 23rd, 2014, 1:02 pm

I fear change! What's with this clean new board skin? How do I switch it baaaaack :)
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Re: What the Shiny?

Post by ZonkerBrainless » September 23rd, 2014, 1:08 pm

Did we break the old skin????

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Sxerks » September 23rd, 2014, 1:56 pm

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.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by McDougle » September 23rd, 2014, 2:09 pm

Can't say I like the new skin either... the old one was ugly... but we got used to it. :lol:
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by dorkboy » September 23rd, 2014, 2:34 pm

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.)
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Zombra » September 23rd, 2014, 3:15 pm

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! :)
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Brother None » September 23rd, 2014, 4:04 pm

New *is* scary, it's true.
Sxerks wrote:Also, since the forum is being worked on, add spoiler tags.
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Lucius » September 23rd, 2014, 4:05 pm

Is there a way to show new topics/most recent topics?

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by sear » September 23rd, 2014, 4:28 pm

Under "Search" dropdown.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Woolfe » September 23rd, 2014, 5:29 pm

Don't forget the Image resizing issue.
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Gizmo » September 23rd, 2014, 6:25 pm

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

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by MrMoe » September 24th, 2014, 12:21 am

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

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by paradox-fi » September 24th, 2014, 1:13 am

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.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Gazz » September 24th, 2014, 2:17 am

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.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by sear » September 24th, 2014, 1:53 pm

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...

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Zombra » September 24th, 2014, 1:57 pm

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
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by dorkboy » September 24th, 2014, 10:00 pm

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.).
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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Gazz » September 25th, 2014, 10:11 pm

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.

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by paultakeda » September 26th, 2014, 7:33 am

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

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Re: What the Shiny? (new forum)

Post by Gazz » September 26th, 2014, 8:23 am

Oh, I know Book Mark Fu but for a lot of forums it isn't necessary. =)

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