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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Supersaw Hoover » 23 Jan 2014 00:06

Hey, for people like me who prefer the old board theme, can you at least make sure Xand_Pony isn't broken? I can't view or reply to threads anymore in Xand_Pony because there's some missing end bracket.

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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Acsii » 23 Jan 2014 00:24

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It's like this everywhere and it doesn't sound like it's supposed to be this way. The only color is from the "unread message" or "Site Admin" signifiers. Can you post a screenshot of how it looks to you?

Avatars are magically on the left now, though. So at least there's that.

Also, none of the buttons to alter your post, like Quote or Img, are working. Good thing they aren't hard to remember.


The buttons are broken at the moment, and that's what it's meant to look like
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby ExoBassTix » 23 Jan 2014 00:54

Is the 'taskbar' (for lack of a better name) supposed to be more empty than before, or do the other links (events, IRC, those things) get added back at a later time?
I personally never liked this 'version' of a PHPBB board. When I want to go to a certain page, I have those ugly (imo) boxes to click on.
I also noticed that the color option in reply mode have been hidden? Or at least they don't show up on mobile.
The BBCodes could be put in two rows imo.
And just a thing that has been bothering me for quite some time, however small a thing, I really, [i]really[/b] don't like our current set of emoticons. I don't know exactly how you select them, but I believe there are a few standard sets, and if necessary I'd copy some direct emoticon images from another board so others can see for themselves what they prefer. Again, just a small point, I suggest a low priority.

I do like that we're having a complete overhaul.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Callenby » 23 Jan 2014 02:18

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Callenby wrote:Image
It's like this everywhere and it doesn't sound like it's supposed to be this way. The only color is from the "unread message" or "Site Admin" signifiers. Can you post a screenshot of how it looks to you?

Avatars are magically on the left now, though. So at least there's that.

Also, none of the buttons to alter your post, like Quote or Img, are working. Good thing they aren't hard to remember.


The buttons are broken at the moment, and that's what it's meant to look like

Then it seems like we're talking about different things. I mentioned that I wasn't digging the new layout/color scheme and "these color scheme is light blue and magenta, exactly like before, with the addition of cool grey" is not how I would describe this new one at all, hence the mix-up.

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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Motivfs » 23 Jan 2014 02:53

I logged in to say I love the newer look to the forum. I don't know what's transpired in the last couple of days. Obviously something has, but good job guys on the new attitude.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby simonli2575 » 23 Jan 2014 03:22

Damn son, where'd you find this new forum scheme?
Everything looks so much slicker than the previous overly-pink stuff, except it seems the board is big again (I prefer it small because I can look at more with my small laptop screen).

Edit: ... And none of the BBCode buttons are working. When will this be fixed?
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Gray Ham » 23 Jan 2014 03:33

Lovin' it. There'll be some teething problems but a new coat of paint is always cool. :)
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby itroitnyah » 23 Jan 2014 06:34

I quite like it. It'll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it looks a bit more appealing.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Nine Volt » 23 Jan 2014 06:47

Please fix the old layout. When I try to look at a thread this happens:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /home/content/61/8047561/html/cache/tpl_Xand-Pony_viewtopic_body.html.php on line 92


And I'm seeing the same thing as Callenby. It's definitely not the same color scheme.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Gray Ham » 23 Jan 2014 07:09

Just adding to the list of positives: I love how PMs are so much more noticeable now.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Mundius » 23 Jan 2014 08:12

What the hell, how am I supposed to get onto IRC from a distance away from my PC on this style?

Also, ew, modern styles. I'd rather go back to the eye-searing pink... oh wait but I can't.

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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Makkon » 23 Jan 2014 09:01

Thanks for the feedback, we're working on those issues. Sorry to those who prefer the old style but can't get it to work. We'll be adding buttons for the IRC and others soon, and fixing some of the issues with the board.

If so many of you are against the new style, I'm open to suggestions. I'm not a coder so I can't help you with specifics.

Here's some sites to check out that have various board style we can start from.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby JSynth » 23 Jan 2014 10:14

Callenby wrote:Image
It's like this everywhere and it doesn't sound like it's supposed to be this way. The only color is from the "unread message" or "Site Admin" signifiers. Can you post a screenshot of how it looks to you?

Avatars are magically on the left now, though. So at least there's that.

Also, none of the buttons to alter your post, like Quote or Img, are working. Good thing they aren't hard to remember.


So, its not supposed to look like this?
This is what I see [and I kind of like it(minus the buttons not working)]
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby ClaviSound » 23 Jan 2014 10:30

See, one of the things I liked about the old format is the fact that the site was unique. While I don't have anything against the current style on a layout basis, the background being that mottled gray just makes the site look sort of generic; it doesn't pop the way it used to. Maybe the colors were a bit garish, but they at least made it easy to follow the format. Now, everything sort of gets lost in the gray and black. Monochrome looks cool, but it makes following threads a good deal harder.

New format: http://puu.sh/6vi22.png

Old format: http://puu.sh/6vi2K.png

See how with the new format it kind of just looks like one big section (maybe two if the header is counted, even though the color there is sparse as well)? Whereas the old format is clearly divided by brightly contrasting bars and headers to let you know where one block ends and another begins. If we could add more color to the scheme, the new site format would be a lot more vibrant, inviting, and easy to use.

It's the same problem I have with Everfree Network; There's too little color besides black, white, and gray to see where things are clearly.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Fimbulin » 23 Jan 2014 11:07

Honestly, I liked the layout of the old forum more than this, but I like the color scheme of this new one better. I liked the silly pink logo we had originally.

Here's my opinion as what I'd like to see happen. I kinda want the forum to be set up the same way it used to be, except maybe use the new Search drop-down links because it's organized better~ But I use the View your posts and View active topic buttons alot, so I'd probably like to see those without going through a drop down to get to them. I also don't mind the lack of crayon colors. :) Except for the old logo. For some reason that thing brought me a bit of joy.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby ExoBassTix » 23 Jan 2014 11:38

Also another small detail; it is either my eyes or because of the forum that it doesn't tell in my friends list who's online and who isn't (which is a small and pointless feature, that I'd still want back for the sake of convenience).
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Nine Volt » 23 Jan 2014 12:59

Honestly I still don't like the new layout. Obviously there are some kinks which you should definitely work out (like the quick reply feature necessitating an extra click or whatever), but it's still just unappealing to me.

First off, it's generic. I've seen probably dozens of forums with similar layouts and appearances as this, while the old MLR was the only one I'd seen with that kind of layout. Yeah, the colors were kinda in your face but I liked it. The new color scheme is unappealing.

It's quite hard to follow a thread on here (especially on mobile if you're zoomed in so you can't see the avatars on the side). It's more difficult to see where one post ends and another begins than it needs to be.

The page number buttons are too small. This was a problem on the old layout too, but it's worse now. On mobile I constantly misclick and end up on the wrong page. Also I don't like how the edit post buttons and all of those are on top of the posts now.

I also don't like how you have to mouse over a dropdown menu (or click on mobile) to access the "view your posts" feature. I use that feature a lot and it's just kind of irritating.

It's not all bad though. I do like how the "mark all forums as read" button seems to have been removed. I've accidentally clicked that and couldn't tell where new posts were more times than I'd care to admit. I also like how the logout button and view your posts button are now far enough away from each other to avoid logging out by accident when on mobile.

You should really work on fixing the old layout. I know absolutely nothing about coding but it just looks like you either are missing a } or have an unnecessary } on line 92, whatever that is.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby senntenial » 23 Jan 2014 13:43

So hopefully if Makkon and the guys give me a heads up, I can work out some more appealing CSS styles for the website. Once I start to understand the file structure, my first order of business is to make a mobile friendly style for small screens. This theme looks a ton better than the other on mobile, but it doesn't scale well and text is very small. Should be easy enough to modify once I understand what files actually modify the css. I changed one thing in the inspector and got it to scale nicely. http://puu.sh/6vtTR.png
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby ganondox » 23 Jan 2014 14:20

Huh, what happened? All I noticed is once again the forum has Asploded, and apparently so sort of drama happened. Are they related?
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby simonli2575 » 23 Jan 2014 14:31

ganondox wrote:Huh, what happened? All I noticed is once again the forum has Asploded, and apparently so sort of drama happened. Are they related?

Don't think so, it's just that Circuitfry has left the forum for good and the skin designers updated the forum scheme, which still has some minor problems.
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Facade » 23 Jan 2014 14:35

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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Injustrial » 23 Jan 2014 15:54

The new layout is a mixed bag for me. I like the clean lines, but don't like the overall design. I'm missing the "mark topics as read" function a lot...
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby Acsii » 23 Jan 2014 16:06

Injustrial wrote:The new layout is a mixed bag for me. I like the clean lines, but don't like the overall design. I'm missing the "mark topics as read" function a lot...

It's down the bottom
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby simonli2575 » 23 Jan 2014 16:08

Injustrial wrote:I'm missing the "mark topics as read" function a lot...

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This button is very easy to miss, it took me a while to find out its location.

Also, why is the warning still there?
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Re: The Shape of Things to Come

Postby senntenial » 23 Jan 2014 16:42

I'm rather displeased with the theme. It's understandably difficult to develop something clean and elegant when there is so much content, but I still think it's somewhat ugly e.g. the giant buttons at the top of the screen.
At least we can make it better now.
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