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The New Look Forums

Post by StalinSays » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:35 pm

It wasn't me, I didn't do it. In fact, the newer bluer boards are too much change, too much. My autism is flaring up, I'm desperately searching for the cached version somewhere. Oh god, long breaths, long breaths.

Kidding aside, I don't mind this phpBB upgrade. It's very clean. I'm going to see if we can't get the logo back in place. Anyone here freaking out facebook revamp style? Any petitions started?
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by strawman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:48 pm

Cap'n it remains to be seen if all sectors survived the jump.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:59 pm

I don't like it. It's more stuff for the sake of more stuff, which is generally bad design, but it's not a game-killer.
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:33 pm

While I generally agree with the adage, "If it aint broke, don't fix it." I do think the PM button below the avatar might be handy.

And I think I can make good use of the advanced polling options.
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by Phenopath » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:35 pm

I am sure I will have forgotten the old design in about 38 minutes time.

I miss the panel at the top which let me knwon when ROU has posted a new drabble. I guess that I will have to rely upon the law of probabilities ;)
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:48 pm

Hmm.. It appears that a side effect of the skin change is that we can no longer upload/define avatar images. That's no good. Whoever it is that can do stuff about that needs to do something about that, as, due to user info now appearing on the right instead of the left side, my image is facing the wrong directions. And that just won't do.
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Post by StalinSays » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:49 pm

Norm has I believe changed his password, so my ability to impersonate an admin is on ice. We need a hero!
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Post by StalinSays » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:51 pm

One thing I see as a massive benefit - with the new look page top advertising only appears if you aren't logged in. Not that I had a huge aversion to needlessly sexualized online RPG characters or anything. But it cuts down on distraction.
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Post by alhilton » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:53 pm

The panel showing most recently updated threads was very useful. There also used to be a button for threads updated since last visit, although I'm thinking it's probably still around, and I just haven't found it.

The new boards look cluttered to me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I think I'm going to start pressing buttons just to see what they do...
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:57 pm

alhilton wrote:The panel showing most recently updated threads was very useful. There also used to be a button for threads updated since last visit, although I'm thinking it's probably still around, and I just haven't found it.

The new boards look cluttered to me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I think I'm going to start pressing buttons just to see what they do...
It's above the forums on the left instead of the right where it used ta be.

My shamless sell-promotion link is broken now though. :(
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Post by alhilton » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:03 pm

Oh, thanks, ROU. Found it. I wonder why it doesn't love your link. It's still displaying mine OK.
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Post by alhilton » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:07 pm

Upon reflection, this really has some nice features, but I miss the coiled tentacle. The soulless corporate-looking logo across the top needs to be replaced by something with more suction cups. Also less of the color blue.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:09 pm

StalinSays wrote:One thing I see as a massive benefit - with the new look page top advertising only appears if you aren't logged in. Not that I had a huge aversion to needlessly sexualized online RPG characters or anything. But it cuts down on distraction.
It is evident that all female game characters are, literally, heartless, since the heart area is the only part of their bodies that is universally unarmored, obviously implying that there are no vital organs within. I therefore conclude that these chicks are, in fact, all Japanese robots, which would handily explain both their hyper-sexualized appearance and the fact that they are always in the act of killing something. Beware, horny young males! There may be more silicon in there than is immediately evident!

Ah, yes, the topic: Norm, fix the avatars!
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by StalinSays » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:46 pm

They definitely expanded moderator options, I really want to get in to the back end. Maybe we can finally realize the dream of decluttering the topics!
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:47 pm

alhilton wrote:Oh, thanks, ROU. Found it. I wonder why it doesn't love your link. It's still displaying mine OK.
Mine was one of those complex ones where the link is hiden behind with text with that HREF mumbo jumbo.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:50 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Beware, horny young males! There may be more silicon in there than is immediately evident!
Nominated for Quote of the Week. (however as a representative of American Association of Relic Pharts, I have to say that the word "young" is unnecessary and shows blatant age-ism...)
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by Phenopath » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:52 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:
alhilton wrote:Oh, thanks, ROU. Found it. I wonder why it doesn't love your link. It's still displaying mine OK.
Mine was one of those complex ones where the link is hiden behind with text with that HREF mumbo jumbo.
ROU your linky-thing was always broken.
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:54 pm

Phenopath wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
alhilton wrote:Oh, thanks, ROU. Found it. I wonder why it doesn't love your link. It's still displaying mine OK.
Mine was one of those complex ones where the link is hiden behind with text with that HREF mumbo jumbo.
ROU your linky-thing was always broken.
Unless I'm missing an obvious joke (probably) it always used to work on my browsers.
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by StalinSays » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:17 pm

Sorry sir, it was broke in mine. I didn't want to say anything. I also e-mailed a kick me sign to your back.
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Re: The New Look Forums

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:31 pm

I've just gone generic anyway. At this point people are probably already aware of my presence on the drabble forum :P
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