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Feb 2, 2007, 05:35 AM
 
looks good to me, but will take some getting used to

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Feb 2, 2007, 05:35 AM
 
I don't like it.

The border is too dark, everything else is too light. It's also too big, no longer fits on my screen.

The old design may have looked dated, but it was more user-friendly, in my opinion.

And right-aligning the sigs wasn't a good idea, either. Because there are no avatars on this board, the signatures help in identifying members. Now, there's a vast gulf of separation between the user name and the signature, it's like signatures don't fit in with the new theme, at all.

As a matter of fact, this forum should now ban signatures altogether, and replace them with avatars. Pod knows, the user info area is big enough for it.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 05:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
Giving one person 4 full stars and another person 4 plus an empty one seems like a weird way to say 4.5 stars.
That seems to be it.

Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
pfffftt....I see post counts by default!
Brat.

Originally Posted by iREZ View Post
boooo....professional poster!? wtf is that?

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Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
no offence, but it SUCKS BALLS.

i guess the style is something i could get used to, but post counts have been disabled, WHICH SUCKS and there is no way to see if you have posted on a thread before, with/out replies.
Post counts aren't disabled. They just aren't immediately visible, which is nice cause really, does it matter that much?

Originally Posted by Kenneth View Post
The sig is now on the right, way too much spacing, and harder to follow.
I think effgee covered this, check on the first page.
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Feb 2, 2007, 05:54 AM
 
Niiiiice! but it used to be easier to find my own posts or the ones I posted in as they would be marked with a red spot. I thought that was very useful. Anyway of bringing this back? Other than that veryrhing looks great!
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:02 AM
 
I really like it .. Nice Job guys .. More professional looking and easier on the eyes ...
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by zign View Post
Niiiiice! but it used to be easier to find my own posts or the ones I posted in as they would be marked with a red spot. I thought that was very useful. Anyway of bringing this back? Other than that veryrhing looks great!


It's pretty easy actually.

Dark Green means there has been a new post after you last post.

Light Green means there hasn't.

Yellow you haven't posted in or there has been more post since the last time you looked.

The envelope without a dot has been read but no new post since.
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:08 AM
 
Great design, great colours and great to look at which means the old peepers are not working overtime!
Congratulations and well done - in fact it's a pleasure to post; welcome to the 21st century!

On the other hand, I too seem to have lost a star ....... boohoo!!
Although, not now being described as a 'Senior Member' does have it's compensations
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:20 AM
 
awesome!!!!

My 2 gripes: I want post counts back and the sigs need to go to the left. Right seems icky.

I'd also want to know the new ranks, please

Otherwise it looks nice. A in my book.

Now you need to update the MacNN homepage to include the nnforums and iPodNN link
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:28 AM
 
The new stars look awesome implemented, though perhaps the blue mod stars should be slightly darker, closer to the colour used for user names? It seems a bit... off, with its current colour.

Other than that, it’s still awesome.

(And it’s nice to finally see that quick-format bar in the quick-reply box!)

For those who’ve requested it, these are the user rankings (unless there’ve been any last-minute changes; only Demonhood and gorgonzola would know about those, I’m guessing):

Fresh-Faced Recruit 0-49
Junior Member 49-99
Regular Member 100-199
Dedicated MacNNer 200-349
Mac Veteran 350-499
Senior User 500-749
Grizzled User 750-999
Mac Elite 1000-2499
Professional Poster 2500-4999
Addicted to MacNN 5000-9999
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:38 AM
 
I like it!

Great work guys!

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Feb 2, 2007, 06:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
The new stars look awesome implemented, though perhaps the blue mod stars should be slightly darker, closer to the colour used for user names? It seems a bit... off, with its current colour.

Other than that, it’s still awesome.

(And it’s nice to finally see that quick-format bar in the quick-reply box!)

For those who’ve requested it, these are the user rankings (unless there’ve been any last-minute changes; only Demonhood and gorgonzola would know about those, I’m guessing):

Fresh-Faced Recruit 0-49
Junior Member 49-99
Regular Member 100-199
Dedicated MacNNer 200-349
Mac Veteran 350-499
Senior User 500-749
Grizzled User 750-999
Mac Elite 1000-2499
Professional Poster 2500-4999
Addicted to MacNN 5000-9999
Posting Junkie 10000-14999
Clinically Insane 15000-?
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edit: what happened to 1337 MacNN G33k?

Edit 2: why are the 'Posting Junkie' and 'Addicted to MacNN' stars the same? Wouldn't it be better if they were different? Like the 2nd and 4th star blanked out for 'Posting Junkie'?
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post


It's pretty easy actually.

Dark Green means there has been a new post after you last post.

Light Green means there hasn't.

Yellow you haven't posted in or there has been more post since the last time you looked.

The envelope without a dot has been read but no new post since.
OK! I stand corrected. I guess I'll just have to get used to this Thanks!
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:44 AM
 
I don't like it! All of the sudden I have been demoted from 5 stars to 3 stars

Can we have a setting option to display the numbers of posts each user have within the thread like what we have before?
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 06:47 AM
 
I like it
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:03 AM
 
It looks good but I liked more the other (old) style... anyway... I'll be here forever! LOL
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:14 AM
 
I wish you hadn't merged Developer with Web Developer. I don't think the two topics are related enough for them to share a forum.

Otherwise, good job guys
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:17 AM
 
I prefer the sigs on the left.
It makes reading short replies
easier since that's where you
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On a wide screen
it means
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See?

Otherwise, I like it.

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Feb 2, 2007, 07:24 AM
 
The "Political Forum" messes up the user area because of how it was jammed in with the Lounge.



Also the "unsubscribe" text should be gone. This has been requested to be removed since the LAST forum.

To subscribe to a forum you have to go through a few pages of clicking to get it on your user page. To unsubscribe you simply click that link. Which is a GUI nightmare because many times it's clicked on accident and doesn't give you any extra chances to not unsubscribe.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:24 AM
 
It's quite a change. Clearly a lot of work went into it, and it shows. Thanks!

The new forums are so spiffy now that my sig looks even worse (if that's possible!)
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:27 AM
 
As far as the look goes, effegee did a good job.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
As far as the look goes, effegee did a good job.
Amen.
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:31 AM
 
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
i just hope you allow us to switch between different themes, or i'm outa here.
Wow, that's tough!
I think it's time to say goodbye!
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:54 AM
 
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:03 AM
 
Please put the post counts back. I don't want to look in the profiles for it. Why do I need the extra click?

No, they're not important, but they're fun. I'm not here for business, I'm here for fun. Looking through the thread, it looks like I'm not the only one that misses them.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Yes, it came out after Vista....
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:18 AM
 
howz about re-organizing the laptops? Make a PowerBook & iBook forum for the PowerPC laptop folks and a MacBook & MacBook Pro forum for the Intel Mac laptop folks?
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
no offence, but it SUCKS BALLS.
no offense, but your posts SUCK BALLS

Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
i guess the style is something i could get used to, but post counts have been disabled, WHICH SUCKS and there is no way to see if you have posted on a thread before, with/out replies.
Huh? Use the icons to the left to know whether you've posted in a thread, just like before.

Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
well there is, but WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO SEE A TINY GREY BLOB, nearly THE SAME colour AS THE BACKGROUND. NO-ONE, scrolling thorugh the new posts or whatever is going to see that.
By tiny grey blob, do you mean bright green dot?

Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
so, while it might be a proffessional design, it IS THE WORST at usability. (for me)
That seems odd, effgee claimed to be kick52 compatible. This will be investigated.

Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
i just hope you allow us to switch between different themes, or i'm outa here.
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by wilsonng View Post
howz about re-organizing the laptops? Make a PowerBook & iBook forum for the PowerPC laptop folks and a MacBook & MacBook Pro forum for the Intel Mac laptop folks?
not a bad idea, but i don't think they will change it for that
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
By tiny grey blob, do you mean bright green dot?
He means the 'no new posts in thread' dot
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:34 AM
 
To chime in on the post counts issue...

How about making whether or not post counts are displayed in the main area an option? That way people who want to see all the post counts can turn the setting on if they want, and those people who never want to see post counts don't see them, and those who occasionally want to see them can click on the user profiles if they want.

The setting would default to post counts off.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:35 AM
 
Did you take mobile devices into account this time? The old site displayed poorly on my Blackberry. Will this design look nice on the iPhone?
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
He means the 'no new posts in thread' dot
Oh, the not bright green dot.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:39 AM
 
i think it is beautiful. i also think it is rather funny to see all the people that have problems with change. it is 10x better than the old theme in many respects. readability is at the top of the list. good job to all of you involved.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
Edit 2: why are the 'Posting Junkie' and 'Addicted to MacNN' stars the same? Wouldn't it be better if they were different? Like the 2nd and 4th star blanked out for 'Posting Junkie'?
...Or making Addicted to MacNN green again...or something.

I'll chime in on the sigs issue to say that I agree they should be on the left (or, it should be an option). I use the sigs to identify the poster, and having them on the right breaks the flow of the page when they're used for that purpose. Also, if someone's sig is text-only, the "-------" divider should be used to separate their post from their sig, just to eliminate any possibility of confusion.
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
Holy friggin cow it might have been worth the 7 year wait!
Heh. He jests, but I agree. It's very nice.

I was also going to ask if you were going to allow pix of least 500 pixels wide, but this is an even better solution:
- There is an image resizer which will shrink any image posted that is over 480 pixels wide and allow you to view the zoomed image.

Also, the new spoiler tag is very slick.
 


One minor issue is the spacing between quotes and non-quoted text has changed a bit.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:43 AM
 
If they put them back on the left, you'd need some type of dividing line like before. So, no go.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
If they put them back on the left, you'd need some type of dividing line like before. So, no go.
Only if the sig is text-only. There ought to be a way to check for that and only use the dividing line if there's no [img] or something.
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:47 AM
 
That spoiler feature is cool. But of course it will be overused for everything.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 08:47 AM
 
Its a new toy. People will settle down after a while.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Suddenly, everyone's sigs look very nice
It's nice they are on the right side. Threads seem less "cluttered" now.
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:01 AM
 
it's too narrow
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:04 AM
 
It's the size of a magazine page. How it should be.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:04 AM
 
Well, three pages in and only two people have threatened to stomp off in a huff. I'd call that a raging success. Now that I look at it, the User column on the left could be made 10 or 20 pixels narrower at some point. People with long-ish locations will see them wrap, no biggie, though.

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Originally Posted by chris v View Post
Well, three pages in and only two people have threatened to stomp off in a huff. I'd call that a raging success. Now that I look at it, the User column on the left could be made 10 or 20 pixels narrower at some point. People with long-ish locations will see them wrap, no biggie, though.
This is almost twice as impressive considering its almost a year late. People tend to be more cynical when they wait so long.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:22 AM
 
I too prefer the sig on the right, with no dividing line. It's much less cluttered looking.

I'm also glad I chose white as the background for my sig.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:27 AM
 
I used to be an addict. :-(
     
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Looks like rehab worked.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:33 AM
 
Oh, I forgot to mention to all of those involved (including gorickey)....

Proud of you.®

Nobody has even mentioned the "url" button! That is huge and many people have missed that from the past. You can now direct link to posts again.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 09:37 AM
 
I had 3 stars now I only have 2

It's more pleasing but harder to see quickly which are your own posts.
     
 
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