Forum News discussion/feedback thread

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by ixals » 11 Nov 2017 20:34

I was in a bit of a shock as well, when I saw the new design for the first time. I'll need to get used to it as well, but I actually like it so far. It's very simple and modern. While I do think a theme selector would be nice just to have the option to choose from different style, I don't think it's necessary to implement - especially if no one is being paid for it. [:P]

My only complain - yes, I do have one as well [}:D] - would be, that it is very empty. At least on my computer because my screen is very wide in my opinion. Here is an example. The sections' names and the last post display are about ~ 40cm/16" apart.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by gach » 11 Nov 2017 20:50

Flat 2D themes have been in fashion for some time now but for once it's a fashion that I can fully get behind (writing as someone who's been using flat themes on my computers for several years). I think that they remove a lot of the visual clutter that a generous use of shading and glossy icons can introduce.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by elemtilas » 11 Nov 2017 21:04

gach wrote:
11 Nov 2017 20:50
Flat 2D themes have been in fashion for some time now but for once it's a fashion that I can fully get behind (writing as someone who's been using flat themes on my computers for several years). I think that they remove a lot of the visual clutter that a generous use of shading and glossy icons can introduce.
Myeh. I'm with Ahzoh on this one. 2D themes are so passé, even when the seem to be so top.

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by gestaltist » 11 Nov 2017 21:21

Wow, that's quite a change... I hope you find a better forum skin, TBH.

Also: where's my link to "read unread posts"? It was my primary way of interacting with the forum.

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Frislander » 11 Nov 2017 21:46

If I'm honest I kinda like the change to the 2D, maybe I just haven't been on the internet long enough but for me the 3D designs are the less appealing ones, though I will agree there's changes I'd make even to this.

Like for example I'm not sure the new style really goes with the old font and smilies, was there an option to pick something which is closer to those while still being up to date?

Also good to see you're still active by the way Ossicone!

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by LinguistCat » 11 Nov 2017 22:32

I don't know if it's something to do with the new setup, but I was thinking of changing my username (and had over on the ZBB), but found that function is disabled here. At least through the user page. Nothing big if it was never allowed or if I have to go through someone to get it ok'ed, but if that was an option before the update, I hope that'll be fixed soon too.


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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Frislander » 11 Nov 2017 23:11

Also the the in-post hyperlinks are now totally the wrong colour when marked "already visited", this new grey is too much like the colour of the background which is just so unhelpful, I suggest changing it to say purple perhaps.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Xonen » 11 Nov 2017 23:25

doomie wrote:
11 Nov 2017 22:32
I don't know if it's something to do with the new setup, but I was thinking of changing my username (and had over on the ZBB), but found that function is disabled here. At least through the user page. Nothing big if it was never allowed or if I have to go through someone to get it ok'ed, but if that was an option before the update, I hope that'll be fixed soon too.
See here.

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by LinguistCat » 11 Nov 2017 23:41

Xonen wrote:
11 Nov 2017 23:25
See here.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 11 Nov 2017 23:47

gestaltist wrote:
11 Nov 2017 21:21
Wow, that's quite a change... I hope you find a better forum skin, TBH.

Also: where's my link to "read unread posts"? It was my primary way of interacting with the forum.
Click the 3 lines in the upper left. It's in the menu that drops down.

I am not a fan of the extra click either since it makes it just a little harder to find.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by lsd » 11 Nov 2017 23:52

in other hand, your post, new post, unread post, unanswered post, and active topic (my favorite) is accessible without going back to the beginning of the page...
(some silver lining...)

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Reyzadren » 12 Nov 2017 00:43

> Updated to the newer phpBB forum version
> Still no [font] and [centre]

...How do y'all live here without some style? :/ [B)]
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 12 Nov 2017 01:13

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Shemtov » 12 Nov 2017 02:22

Aszev wrote:
11 Nov 2017 16:35
The current background color for forum posts isn't brighter than say, Facebook or Wikipedia.
With all due respect, FB has that dark blue theme at the top, as opposed to the sky-blue the current CBB has, which works better contrast-wise. Also, all posters to your wall are in blue, allowing for more contrast, plus FB users are more likely to post images then CBB posters.Wiki has the heading size commonly used throughout the site, and has constant links and pictures, again, adding more contrast. I don't think the problem is the brightness, but the lack of contrast strains the eyes.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by qwed117 » 12 Nov 2017 03:30

Eventually, we'll all be wondering how we lived prior to the change. I remember hating Wikipedia's switch from Monobook to Modern. Old days
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Lao Kou » 12 Nov 2017 06:44

OTʜᴇB wrote:
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 12 Nov 2017 10:27

What contact button?

Also, no more post counts?

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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by Ahzoh » 12 Nov 2017 11:16

qwed117 wrote:
12 Nov 2017 03:30
Eventually, we'll all be wondering how we lived prior to the change. I remember hating Wikipedia's switch from Monobook to Modern. Old days
I wish Frathwiki updated to Modern version. The text is large and easier to read. And it has some other interesting features like making popups to other pages when going over a hyperlink or allowing you to go to a footnote by clicking on the number.
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Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Post by kiwikami » 12 Nov 2017 22:13

Shemtov wrote:
12 Nov 2017 02:22
With all due respect, FB has that dark blue theme at the top, as opposed to the sky-blue the current CBB has, which works better contrast-wise. Also, all posters to your wall are in blue, allowing for more contrast, plus FB users are more likely to post images then CBB posters.Wiki has the heading size commonly used throughout the site, and has constant links and pictures, again, adding more contrast. I don't think the problem is the brightness, but the lack of contrast strains the eyes.
Agreed re: the lack of contrast. I don't use FB, and use Stylish to make Wikipedia (and several other sites) "dark mode", with white-on-black writing and higher contrast. The pale blue on white/gray is difficult to read; a darker blue would be much easier...

But, c'est la vie, I suppose. :roll:
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