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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 01:14
by Thrice Xandvii
My initial impression is "blaaaagh!" However, that'll likely change as I get used to it. I am most definitely not a fan of the Active Thread link needing two clicks to get to now, though.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 02:02
by qwed117
EWWEWWEWWEWWEWWEWWEWWEWWEWWEWWEWW

I liked the sectioning in the previous CBB (the mediaeval CBB? Middle CBB?). This does away with it for the worse imo.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 02:08
by Ahzoh
The spoiler buttons won't work:
Spoiler:
These don't do anything when you click on show.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 02:11
by Salmoneus
Oh bugger, this terrible design has caught up with me again. It seems to be spreading through the internet, returning us all to 'things that looked cool twenty years ago'...

I can only assume it was originally intended for small children? Kind of looks like if the teletubbies had become webdesigners.

[no offence!]

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 02:17
by qwed117
Ahzoh wrote:
11 Nov 2017 02:08
The spoiler buttons won't work:
Spoiler:
These don't do anything when you click on show.
Indeed that seems to be the case
Spoiler:
Indeed that seems to be the case

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 04:03
by DesEsseintes
Should I go back to sleep and see if this just turns out to be a bad dream? [:P]

On a more constructive note, preliminary browsing seems to indicate that [ code ]-tables do not display properly in the mobile version. It may just be that I haven’t figured them out but a lot of content seems to be simply cut out as it doesn’t fit on the screen.
Edit: Ah, there’s a scrolling function, but I’m not appeased.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 04:23
by Lao Kou
DesEsseintes wrote:
11 Nov 2017 04:03
Should I go back to sleep and see if this just turns out to be a bad dream? [:P]
I know my pillow beckons.

Man, snooze - you lose.

I'm not categorically opposed to change, but why? What prompted this? What is to be gained/lost? And why weren't paisleys involved? [B)]

What's the point of a "Contact" feature if everyone, reasonably, leaves it blank?

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 10:47
by Ossicone
The forum was updated from a very old version of phpbb to the latest version.

Because the old version was so old, the theme was no longer compatible with the new version.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 14:52
by OTʜᴇB
I think with some adjustments, it could look pretty good. What I think are the immediate issues are that the spoilers don't work, and it's blindingly bright. We need a dark theme that we can swap to from the user control panel.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 16:35
by Aszev
OTʜᴇB wrote:
11 Nov 2017 14:52
I think with some adjustments, it could look pretty good. What I think are the immediate issues are that the spoilers don't work, and it's blindingly bright. We need a dark theme that we can swap to from the user control panel.
We're looking at the spoiler function—it should be back soon enough!

As for the brightness, I'm wondering if this isn't just a question of habit, or perhaps what site you've just been looking at just before? The current background color for forum posts isn't brighter than say, Facebook or Wikipedia.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 16:50
by OTʜᴇB
Aszev wrote:
11 Nov 2017 16:35
As for the brightness, I'm wondering if this isn't just a question of habit, or perhaps what site you've just been looking at just before? The current background color for forum posts isn't brighter than say, Facebook or Wikipedia.
It's a combination of that and a dislike for the bright themes. I always have Discord open on my left monitor and that's nice and dark. Facebook and Wikipedia are both still pretty bright though. Besides, even if it wasn't blinding, dark themes look so much nicer anyway, and having the option to switch to one would be really cool.
Edit: I also like the new thing where you get a notification if you're quoted (unless that's been here from the start and I managed to turn it off ages ago when I joined)
Edit: The Edit boxes haven't been re-styled yet. I'm looking forward to seeing how they look once everything's nice and polished!

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 16:52
by Tanni
OTʜᴇB wrote:
11 Nov 2017 14:52
I think with some adjustments, it could look pretty good. What I think are the immediate issues are that the spoilers don't work, and it's blindingly bright. We need a dark theme that we can swap to from the user control panel.
Yes, it's way to bright or the characters are too thin.

Could there be a butten that would give

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in reverse:

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?

This would make it easier to answer to a quoted text.

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What is now (inserting a quote-element):

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=> You have to reverse the tags by yourself.

What schould be (inserting a reverse quote-element):

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That results more easily in:

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 17:35
by Thrice Xandvii
That's actually a super good suggestion!

What I do now is sort of a workaround in which I delete all but the first quote tag, and then select the blocks i want to refer to and just re-quote them. I still have to manually add the end quote on the first one though.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 18:53
by opipik
It'd be nice if there was some kind of theme selector now that we've updated.

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 19:11
by OTʜᴇB
As much as I wouldn't want the mods and everything to be flooded with questions and suggestions and feedback and everything, I imagine they were prepared in part for it considering the severity of the changes made, so I'll put all the feedback I can see in this thread so far in a nice list for them to read:
  • The whites are very bright [Ahzoh, OTʜᴇB, Tanni]
  • It's now harder to use this site on a mobile device [Auvon]
  • The "Active Thread" link now requires more clicks to access [Thrice Xandvii]
  • The sectioning from the previous CBB was better than the current setup [qwed117]
  • Spoilers don't work. None of the content can be viewed [Ahzoh]
  • The "Contact" button seems unnecessary [Lao Kou]
  • A Dark theme option would be well-received [OTʜᴇB]
  • Edit boxes in posts are yet to be re-styled [OTʜᴇB]
  • There is a need for a button that will print tags for a quote in reverse order [Tanni]
  • A theme selector would be nice [opipik]
Edit: I've just noticed that the bar at the top loses the rounded corners when it sticks to the top of the screen. Now everyone can see it [}:D]

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 19:39
by Ossicone
so I'll put all the feedback I can see in this thread so far in a nice list for them to read:
Guys you're gonna have to start paying me if you want those sorts of changes. [xD]

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 20:07
by elemtilas
I have a couple of tabs open to interesting posts that still show the previous CBB iteration.
OTʜᴇB wrote:
11 Nov 2017 19:11
  • The whites are very bright [Ahzoh, OTʜᴇB, Tanni]
  • The letters are thinner [Someone?]
Actually, the colour scheme is almost the same. The white is the same, the greyblue of the bar is the same, the grey of the background is now much lighter. That may be making the white appear brighter?
The font appears to be identical, and the letters are no thinner now than before as near as I can tell.


I'll add the following:
  • The buttons and bars are now all 2D in appearance. Like Salmoneus said, like something straight out of 20 years ago. The previous iteration's buttons had gradations of shading and depth that gave the appearance of 3D. The buttons now lack colour.
Re Ossicone's cry for reasonable pay, I think the CBB Benevolent Society for Underpaid Moderators could arrange for a modest income adjustment (to be paid in Zimbabwean dollars) as a token of the Highest Esteem and Gratitude!

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 20:09
by Axiem
Hm. The button for moving to the next page in a thread is now a much smaller hit target than it used to be. That's a little annoying.

I can't say that I'm all that fond of this design, though I also wasn't exactly all that fond of the previous design, either. So, my opinion in that matter is pretty moot :shrug:

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 20:20
by KaiTheHomoSapien
The buttons appearing 2D and minimal is what’s in right now. Look at iOS for a parallel example. It used to have “3D” buttons with detailed shading and coloring, but it’s much more simplistic and minimal now (compare iOS 6 vs. iOS 7). So while it may appear dated, it’s actually quite modern and what’s in vogue in terms of software and web design. I’m sure it will be out soon enough. Styles go in cycles. Just like how brass faucets are back in… [xD]

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2017 20:25
by Ahzoh
If this kind of minimalism is "in-style", then I'm a member of a society with poor tastes.
Well, a dark theme would be nice.