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Feb 2, 2007, 10:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by jbleisure View Post
I had 3 stars now I only have 2
There are new user levels now, please read the previous pages of this thread.

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Feb 2, 2007, 10:40 AM
 
Me likey very much a lot.

Now for some feedback -

Line spacing is a bit big, and the text sizes could be one step smaller (I've switched to small, but it could go smaller again, default size is what I would call large.

The user panel on the left side of a post is a bit wide, unless there is a funny line in the location, most of the users have the right hand side of this box empty.

I like sigs on the right, somehow, they look nicer over there.

Jury is out on the new post marker icons and green dots. They look nice, but are harder to understand. The old system of white or yellow envelopes, with red dots for where you have posted, was much easier to understand, and see the difference between them.

Vista did come out first, but only just!

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 10:40 AM
 
Holy snap! This is sexy!
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 10:43 AM
 
Err... just posting to see how many stars I've got!

Overall, I like it. Good work guys. Never thought I'd live to see the day!
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:01 AM
 
We need new, glossy smilies to go with this new, glossy theme. Other than that, looks great.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
You can now direct link to posts again.
You could before. Atleast I could.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:04 AM
 
Crowd is lovin' it! Well if I'm the crowd anyway, I'm lovin' it. Great work as always! I feel as if my addiction has been re-upped for another 130 years. (Don't ask what that means, simply that I like the new look).
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thinine View Post
We need new, glossy smilies to go with this new, glossy theme. Other than that, looks great.
Yes I agree... they look out of place.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:06 AM
 
Just looking through another thread, and tooki has mushrooms and stars, lol

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I also dislike the new thread indicators. Not very visible is correct.
Yeah, I think the contrast could be bumped up a few degrees between the indicators.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:25 AM
 
alternating colors in the lists, just a subtle shift would be good to differentiate between posts and threads
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:27 AM
 
also the thread indicators - little circle with a red dot thingy was quite useful

overall just too new and shiny for me to get used to just yet

needs time to sink in...
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Just looking through another thread, and tooki has mushrooms and stars, lol
OMG THAT IS SOO FUNNY LAWL
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by moodymonster View Post
overall just too new and shiny for me to get used to just yet

needs time to sink in...
Don't worry, we'll have another 7-8 years to adjust to this theme.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:34 AM
 
I *love* the new thing. The only thing I'm missing is the icons next to new posts, so you know which ones you haven't read yet. With the new theme we see threads with new posts, but once we go in those threads there's no indication of which posts are actually new. That sucks, especially for really long threads.

Also, could we get a link from the forum to take us directly to new unread posts? Every other forum I use has this feature - most get there by clicking on the thread icon.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
IThe only thing I'm missing is the icons next to new posts, so you know which ones you haven't read yet.
It's there.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
It's there.
Got a picture of what it looks like? Because I just came into this thread and your post has nothing to indicate that it's new.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oneota View Post
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.
I think it has something to do with the forum software not being very friendly.

Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
It's the size of a magazine page. How it should be.
Your sig is killing me.
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
You could before. Atleast I could.
Huh? It's been broken for a very long time.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
Your sig is killing me.
No kidding. I don't know what they actually are, but they're pretty cool.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:59 AM
 
Wow, it finally happened! It looks great. Thanks for all of the effort everyone put in.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:06 PM
 
New Hotness!
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:19 PM
 
There should be a rank for a postcount of 1-10 called "Potential Spammer" and all links they post should be disabled.

Just a thought.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
By tiny grey blob, do you mean bright green dot?

oh sorry, i didnt see any green blobs on the ones with new posts in, in just must be the forums screwing up again for me, like they always did.
i also would like to say hiding the post count SUCKS BALLS again.

also, i liked the old rating stars for people, as you could help distinguish more about who was talking (eg, if it was a high post count guy like dakar, etc)
now, the only things you can help distinguish between are sig and name, which means looking around.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:35 PM
 
I like the overall design, except for two things that have already been mentioned
-User info area is too wide. I have a 20" iMac so I'm fine, but I feel for those still on a small screen
-I can't staaaaand the sigs on the right. Can this be made into an option? Due to my aforementioned widescreen, I have to move all the way across the page to see who's who. I know people better by their sigs than their names, so I'm really missing out. More options ARE better.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post
I like the overall design, except for two things that have already been mentioned
-User info area is too wide. I have a 20" iMac so I'm fine, but I feel for those still on a small screen
-I can't staaaaand the sigs on the right. Can this be made into an option? Due to my aforementioned widescreen, I have to move all the way across the page to see who's who. I know people better by their sigs than their names, so I'm really missing out. More options ARE better.
The forum software only allows for so much customization. I don't think the ability for users to change sig alignment is possible. Though I may be wrong, effgee will know for sure.
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
oh sorry, i didnt see any green blobs on the ones with new posts in, in just must be the forums screwing up again for me, like they always did.
i also would like to say hiding the post count SUCKS BALLS again.

also, i liked the old rating stars for people, as you could help distinguish more about who was talking (eg, if it was a high post count guy like dakar, etc)
now, the only things you can help distinguish between are sig and name, which means looking around.
Try dropping your browser cache.

Again, the actually post count number is not that important.

There is still a star rating in place, just like the old one except more have been added. Which means you can still tell if the person is a high poster.
( Last edited by Rumor; Feb 2, 2007 at 12:53 PM. )
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:54 PM
 
I hope people are looking through this thread to see if thier questions have already been answered.

 
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I hope people are looking through this thread to see if thier questions have already been answered.

 
 
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:03 PM
 
fabulous. I like the sigs on the right, I like the cleaner look.

I heard rumors of new smilies... I think the testers couldn't decide which they liked best, new or old. Perhaps a poll is in order... mmm... poll....
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:04 PM
 
Um, is there somewhere in the usercp where I can change my settings so I can view the forum using the old theme?

( Unfortunately my combination of large monitor and big resolution make the new version of the forum hard going on worn out eyes )
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
No kidding. I don't know what they actually are,
You wouldn't.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:08 PM
 
oh crap
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
 
One use isn't abuse.
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
It's there.
This is becoming quite annoying. You can't jump right to new posts and now there is no indication of what the new posts are...

Is everyone else fine with this? Cuz if it's just me I'll shut up.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
One use isn't abuse.
Chastising someone by doing the very thing you're condemning isn't exactly a serious comment, either.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Chastising someone by doing the very thing you're condemning isn't exactly a serious comment, either.
Maybe there should be a sarcasm tag along with the spoiler one.
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
This is becoming quite annoying. You can't jump right to new posts and now there is no indication of what the new posts are...

Is everyone else fine with this? Cuz if it's just me I'll shut up.
IE6 at work doesn't have a problem. However, Camino at home does have that problem.

Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Chastising someone by doing the very thing you're condemning isn't exactly a serious comment, either.
Huh? I chastised someone about using the spoiler tag?
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:37 PM
 
No, me, silly.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
fabulous. I like the sigs on the right, I like the cleaner look.

I heard rumors of new smilies... I think the testers couldn't decide which they liked best, new or old. Perhaps a poll is in order... mmm... poll....
There was talk of adopting the AI Forum smilies (if given the permission), but there wasn't overwhelming responses to make the switch. So for now at least, they are staying the same.

Oh, here are some of the AI Forum smilies in caes you were wondering...



I find them to be a little fuzzy myself.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
No, me, silly.
Oh! Duh! *smacks forehead*

I've only slept about 2 1/2 hours, so I'm a little slower than usual.
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thinine View Post
We need new, glossy smilies to go with this new, glossy theme. Other than that, looks great.
effgee had a bunch (like a set of 100) to replace our current ones, but we weren't sure if people would riot. so we left things alone. we can always revisit this down the road.

everyone will get used to the sigs on the right (and come to love it).

you'll grow accustomed to the green dots instead of the red ones. i also like how no one noticed that we completely did away with the concept of a "hot thread."

and no, we can't make it so that sig alignment varies based on whether it is text or an image. sorry.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
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):
Clinically Insane 15000-?
There is nothing after 15000. The Zimphire account has 30k+ posts and has the clinically insane stars.

I say demonhood add the 30k posts to this account and give me....



And give me my "King of Nothingness" title back.
     
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Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
Oh! Duh! *smacks forehead*

I've only slept about 2 1/2 hours, so I'm a little slower than usual.
That's quite understandable, then.
     
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Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
There was talk of adopting the AI Forum smilies (if given the permission), but there wasn't overwhelming responses to make the switch. So for now at least, they are staying the same.

Oh, here are some of the AI Forum smilies in caes you were wondering...



I find them to be a little fuzzy myself.
I did a few initial mock-ups but I found I couldn't improve. As I've mentioned before working on that small a scale is a skill, and I don't possess it.
     
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Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
IE6 at work doesn't have a problem. However, Camino at home does have that problem.
Weird. Safari has the same problem. I'll give IE7 a try in parallels, but it seems odd to me that there are features at MacNN only available on IE...
     
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
There is nothing after 15000. The Zimphire account has 30k+ posts and has the clinically insane stars.

I say demonhood add the 30k posts to this account and give me....



And give me my "King of Nothingness" title back.
Fixed by rickey939.®
     
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Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
Fixed by rickey939.®
Why would *I* want baseballs?

     
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Mods, please update the "Forum Links" collapsable menu to reflect the pull-down menu list and the re-org of forum sections.

Remember, those links aren't dymanic, so it manually has to be done each time a forum section is changed.
     
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Why would *I* want baseballs?

Oh, I guess it's me that wants those.

     
 
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