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Surprisingly enough, I actually like these new forums ... alot

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kojak, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Kojak

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    usually when people "upgrade" something, it sux (EC client is a prime example) - but the laws of the universe have actually been defied in this case because it's an actual improvement (I wasn't a huge fan of the last forums though to be honest - the one before the last one was better but this new one is faster and better optionwise so far and it's easier to read too - i'm impressed)
     
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  2. Ludes

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    So far I agree..

    Well except for being made into a "Visitor"
     
  3. Kojak

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    well ... speaking as a "seasoned veteran", all I can tell ya is to keep tryin' kid - :)
     
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  4. Kojak

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    is there any setting for increasing the default number of threads/posts to display on the main page of the uhall? - seems like it's only about 20/25 right now - I'd like to bump that up a little
     
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    I also am enjoying the new forums. It seems like a step in the right direction at least.
     
  6. Taylor

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    There's not yet, but I think I'll start a network-wide poll to get a sense for how many the default should be.
     
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    Me too, signed. Thanks for all the hard work folks, this is great so far!
     
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  8. Heartseeker

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    Looks great and easy to use. The darker themes are awesome, and it seems speedier to me......
     
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  9. Anvira

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    Yeah, not sure why it's like that, did I miss something here? Not a huge deal, was just curious :)

    So far though, love the changes!

    Thanks for all the hard work guys and gals!!!! :D
     
  10. Taylor

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    Fixed your title. :)
     
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  11. Anvira

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    Awww, thanks! :)
     
  12. PJay

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    Forums a forum dosnt matter what it looks like its the people on them.

    allthough i will admit it seems to work better.
     
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  13. The Scandinavian

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    Deleted non useful post.

    Regards
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  14. The Scandinavian

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    And ofcourse all old posts are gone.
    And I can't find anything including where the hell my pm:s are.
    Wow black is really ugly.

    Regards
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  15. The Scandinavian

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    Aha,posts is still there but no title.

    Regards
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  16. Taylor

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    Your posts are here. Your title will be corrected next time the user cache is rebuilt.

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    Your PMs are here:

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    You can change the theme here:

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    You may receive additional support here. Please allow me to suggest that your requests for support be accompanied by a new attitude, as your current one is incompatible with our fora.
     
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  17. MalagAste

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    Somehow I too became a visitor. How odd. For sure this seems much faster.
     
  18. Theo_GL

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    Whoa! We CANNOT have positivity here! This is a negativety only zone!!!

    I'm on the fence. I don't mind change, don't think the forums are too much better and dont' seem worse. I like the 'like' option because half the time I reply just to put my weight behind someone's comments. I wish thought it had Thumbs Up/Down so you can see the like/dislike for a post.

    Other than that - I think I can roll with it....

    And yes, my near 6k post count has been reduced to visitor as well....
     
  19. The Scandinavian

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    Hi Syrus,
    by the look of your pics I should see inbox ,alerts and log out in the top of the screen below search.
    Right?

    I have nothing between search and the button bar where Home ,forums ,stratics forum bar is.
    And no animate below Home either.

    Regards
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  20. Taylor

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    What theme are you using? The black with the scrolling background? I just used a handy feature to test your specific permissions and I was able to see it. Can you upload a screen shot of the search bar area?

    The style changer is located all the way at the bottom of every page. It's the bottom "home" breadcrum, rather than the top one. See if you can change it. If so, look again for the inbox up top.

    [​IMG] <--bottom of the page
     
  21. The Scandinavian

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    Aha,
    I changed animate to classic and suddenly I got a new bar at the top with my name and pm:s and so on.
    Great.
    Thank you Syrus.


    Regards
    The Scandinavian
     
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  22. Taylor

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    Sweet! Please don't hesitate to post or PM me if I can do anything to make the forums better. I'll do my best!
     
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  23. funkymonkey

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    this there a way of getting rid of peoples avatars? in the threads are ok, but on the main page i find them annoying.
     
  24. Taylor

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    On like the thread list? I'm afraid not. Not at the moment, anyway. That's how XF shows who started the thread and whether you've posted in it.
     
  25. funkymonkey

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    yep on the thread list, maybe add an option to blank them out?
    Also could we have the trade threads under the shards again?

    Apart from them annoying things, i really like it! Good job
     
  26. Taylor

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    Still there and there are a couple of ways to access them.

    1. From the index page, hover over the subforum dropdown on Shard Forums

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    2. From any page, click the quick navigation button (circled in red) and scroll to the desired forum

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  27. funkymonkey

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    ok cool, one last thing turn alerts be turned off?
     
  28. funkymonkey

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    nvm i just found it.
     
  29. Ludes

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    Dang bro.. are you fixing peoples titles one by one? what a job.. I applaud your diligence.
     
  30. Taylor

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    Yep! Straight from your little dropdown dashboard:

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  31. Ludes

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    Am I the only one comparing the Stratics migration with the EA Account migration? Granted EA deals with subscription money so I'm sure that makes a difference..

    But still, sounds like this was a lot of work on the admin end and still it was seamless on this end.
     
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  32. Taylor

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    It'll take some tweaking as the staff (myself, included) try to learn their way around. Once that's done, though, we should be able to set cruise control again.

    We're definitely more open to suggestions for improvements now, though. No new plugins were being made for the old forums and nobody on staff can code them, so we were limited.
     
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  33. Petra Fyde

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    I had my posts per page on vbulletin set to 40, which I believe was the default on UBB boards
     
  34. Kojak

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    I pick "sort threads by thread creation time" and then click set options but it doesn't seem to be remembering it when i close the browser and restart it - plz tell me i don't have to redo that setting each and every time i fire up the uhall - that would suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
     
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    I have to add as well that this update is welcome, even aesthetically. It looks wonderful.
     
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    *pats the team on the back* so far this has been a welcome change! As a novice, I've had very little trouble figuring out how to fix, contact and find what I'm trying to watch. And I can ajust my settings so I can actually see what is written in a more comfortable color pallette.
     
  38. Taylor

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    To watch a thread, you can scroll to the very top of a thread and click "Watch Thread." You can manage your watch list via the dropdown menu attached to your name, near the search bar. To adjust the color pallet, click the style chooser at the bottom of every page (shown below):

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  39. MalagAste

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    The only down side I've found so far is on the main forums page you used to be able to "hide" all the forums you didn't give one iota about... now I have to scroll WAY down to get to the UOStratics forums.
     
  40. Taylor

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    I hope we can add this functionality in time. Meanwhile, if you'd like, you can bookmark just UO Stratics Forums: http://community.stratics.com/index.php?categories/uo-stratics-forums.3/. Alternatively, you can use the quick navigation (shown below).

    [​IMG]
     
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  42. Chrille

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    Just to see if my correct info will be alive after this but then kojaks new avatar is to much for me!
     
  43. Kojak

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    what new avatar? it's the same one I've been using for 10 years?
     
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    Ok sorry, it looks much better here now then in the old forums.
     
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  45. Woodsman

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    And the performance has been great. I like it a lot.