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Hey, please make the forum wide again

Discussion in 'UHall' started by FrejaSP, May 13, 2008.

  1. FrejaSP

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    Some of us do have a wide screen. Now I have 5 cm unused space of each side of the forum :eek:
     
  2. Kiminality

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    I have 4.4cm on either side, and I don't see the problem.
    1.) I don't have a problem with space on either side.
    2.) These are temporary forums. They don't have to be perfect...
     
  3. FrejaSP

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    It was perfect 10 min before my post, then it changed and and become smaller.
    I like it better wide, special if screen shots in the threads or alot of text.:)

    Edited: I can see a post with a large pic fo get wide to fit the pic so maybe it's not all bad.
     
  4. Garaba

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    The people behind the curtain are still tweaking. But I will make a few inquires for you.
     
  5. FrejaSP

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    Agreed. It was fine how it was before they put it in this thin configuration. Threads look really odd when someone posts a picture in them now.
     
  7. Basara

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    5cm - lucky you...

    I have about TEN CM to each side, on this monitor....
     
  8. Orvago

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    10cm - lucky you... :eek:

    I have a few inches on each side! LOL

    Yeah, I'd like to see it fit the width of one's monitor/resolution settings also. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Kiminality

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    [​IMG]
    :p

    That is to say, attachments are a problem...

    Perhaps a stylesheet for different resolution widths?
    800, 1204, 1280, 1600 and beyond. Defaulting to 1024?
     
  10. Orvago

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    Whoops, nah, I think I just forgot to include the attachment in the post. Try now :)

    (Have to hit the paperclip icon, then select the attachment to input it into the post, if that is how I think it works).
     
  11. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    I'm working within 2 inch margins on each side... 4in of wasted space!
     
  12. Kiminality

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    Still not having permissions to get the attachment:(
     
  13. Orvago

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    :( Yeah, just found out that only admins can view attachments atm for some reason..

    Uploaded to PB, try that (although now it makes my post up there reallywide! lol)
     
  14. Kiminality

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    You could have promoted me to admin, instead of making your post wide...
    *Whistles innocently*
     
  15. Orvago

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    I'll keep that in mind for next time... ;)
     
  16. Lord Chaos

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    Hey Orvago, 10 cm = 4 inches :p

    Unless you mean he's lucky for having such a wide monitor.

    Personally I have 1920x1200 resolution + second monitor.

    Fixed width FTL.
     
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    I have over 4 inches on both sides
     
  18. Kebet

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    But what about people who dont have a wide screen? cant they make the columns variable so people can adjust it to fit their own screen? Scrolling sideways is sooooooooooooooo annoying :( .
     
  19. Basara

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    What's funny, Orvago, is if I use the horizontal scrollbar to move over to center your part of the thread with the pic of my post in it, it (from left side line in the handle area, to the far right border, is EXACTLY the right size (a few pixels on either side visible at best).
     
  20. Flutter

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    Ummm... aren't these forums just temporary?
     
  21. Kebet

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    If this format is only temporary then I can deal with the dreaded sidescroll but I am seeing posts that people like it and asking about making it permanent so who knows. Just want to get 2 cents in now for small screen peoples everywhere! :)
     
  22. FrejaSP

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    It say so but I wish to keep them :cool:
     
  23. Orvago

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    There is the possibility of merging the old forum data into VBB, this similar setup, so feedback on setups, layouts, functionality, ect. for these forums now is great! :)
     
  24. couple of general Template changes ... such as adding a "Re:" reference without needing to continually quote whom your replying to ...

    a "deeper" threaded veiw ... (some already "get lost" in the hyper veiw and are only marked "More replies below current depth..." just checked ... threaded too )

    Either a template change OR an ability to put windows in a different (more logical per user) order ... (Re:
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    Import alll the old smilies back in ...[wink]

    Absolutely Positively without hesitation MAKE SUBSCRIBING TO PLUS FEATURES AVAILABLE AGAIN

    and I'll give it a nod ...

    Save UO - Save the cheerleaders ... (AesSedai 10/31/07)
     
  25. Cogniac

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    Make it so we can delete our own damn posts, and I am in.
     
  26. DarkChronus

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    You can make dynamically wide pages, yes... quite easily in fact ;)

    I second the motion to make forums more widescreen friendly. Even though my laptop is busted (which is widescreen) and am using a "square" monitor at the moment, I feel for those who have to deal with the itty bitty column ;)
     
  27. Nok

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    Actually with some tweaks to the template... forum width and font sizes could easily be a user option (and saved in the cookie).

    +1 vote for vB. :)
     
  28. Mith

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    In the quick style selector there is a UO wide screen, A version of the the rest of the sites in both fixed and fluid will appear over the next few days.
     
  29. Nok

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    Thanks Mith! :)
     
  30. Gallahan

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    Question for you guys - should the default template here be the fixed width (i.e. what was here before -- may leave some vacant space to the right/left of the forums) or variable width (the way it is now -- will always fit your entire screen but can seem "stretched out" some times)?

    Thoughts?
     
  31. Halister Marner

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    Variable, in my honest opinion.

    People will want the forums to look like the old ones as much as possible, the more they change the less people will feel inclined to visit unfortunately.
     
  32. Kebet

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    I dont really care if it looks the same as the old forum or is something completely new. I actually like the new look as long as it fits or I can make it fit on my puny 15 inch screen without scrolling sideways :)..so I guess my vote would be for variable.
     
  33. FrejaSP

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    Think you meant to say some people will want....

    I like the look of this one [​IMG]
     
  34. Halister Marner

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    Certainly people have different opinions on what looks better, it's a general rule of thumb though forums lose activity for quite awhile after a drastic style/layout change. Keeping it as close as possible to the old forums while still using VB as the back end will be a good middle ground path that should satisfy the different tastes.
     
  35. Raina

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    Variable Width is, pretty much always my personal preference. I don't usually have my browser full screen so having to scroll left and right is always awkward.

    Because with a fixed width style you can only have it for 1 size fits all, and I bet most people aren't going to be using the exact same window size.

    My Two Cents

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  36. FrejaSP

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    Why, we are still the same UO community, mostly with same posting names.
    I think the community mean more than the look of the forum.
    Second, sometimes it can be a good thing with a new look
     
  37. Nok

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    Variable.

    And oversized images scroll within the posts. Orvago, buddy... you're killing me here. :D
     
  38. Wisty

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    Well, fix it for the bigger screens (in case I ever have one - lol), but don't forget us 19" inchers with very tired eyesight who don't want the usual tedium of scrolling to the right when someone posts something that throws everything askew as with the former software. The way I have mine set up right now, I have only 1" on either side. Yeah, larger print. Sooooo much easier on my eyes than the other software was. I'm growing fond of this new one.
     
  39. I would suggest a fixed width as a default - many folks still have non-wide monitors and the fixed is better. If someone wants a wide format, then the CP can be used to change the option. <shrug>
     
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