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Waragainstsleep
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Jan 14, 2013, 09:25 AM
 
I wasn't particularly polarised one way or the other as far as the forum software goes either, but having vB back is like a familiar old friend and I too appreciate all the work the mods put into this place.

Thanks guys!
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
The Final Dakar
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Jan 14, 2013, 11:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
In the meantime, we can ban you from the News forums on request.
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Also, will bannings from the tech and mac news forums be possible again?
Ahead of the curve and sadly ignored. Come on, it's not like you guys are busy or anything.
     
reader50  (op)
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Jan 14, 2013, 01:54 PM
 
I was thinking Dakar was banned from News under Huddler, but wasn't certain.

Ban done.
     
The Final Dakar
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Jan 14, 2013, 02:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I was thinking Dakar was banned from News under Huddler, but wasn't certain.

Ban done.
Praise Allah, I can now see all the way back to when the forums came back online on the first page.
     
cgc
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Jan 14, 2013, 07:58 PM
 
Really wish the ability to mark everything as read weren't on a per-forum basis. I want to mark all forums as read... With the way the forums were a year ago it was ideal, I'd go to a forum and it'd automatically be marked as read the next time I went into, say "Mac Desktops". This is a couple steps back in my eyes...
"Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes." Frank Drebin, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
     
Spheric Harlot
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Jan 15, 2013, 06:21 AM
 
No, because it didn't mark things "read" -- it actually marked things "unchanged since last visit".

There was no way to see whether something had actually been READ at all.
     
cgc
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Jan 15, 2013, 08:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
No, because it didn't mark things "read" -- it actually marked things "unchanged since last visit".

There was no way to see whether something had actually been READ at all.
Same difference. Opening the subforum should mark all forums as read (obviously it doesn't know if I read them but that's not the point). Other wise it's a pain to sift through every forum looking for new posts or I have to go to every forum and click the wrench icon, then select the "Mark This forum ReadMark This Forum Read".
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reader50  (op)
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Jan 15, 2013, 01:04 PM
 
Blue nav bar -> quick links -> mark forums read
     
andi*pandi
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Jan 15, 2013, 01:38 PM
 
sweet!
     
Leonard
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Jan 15, 2013, 10:52 PM
 
Just like to thank all the moderators and people that did the hard work of bringing back the old MacNN. Home Sweet Home!
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cgc
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Jan 16, 2013, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Blue nav bar -> quick links -> mark forums read
Didn't think to look there...I'll leave a little something in the tip jar on my way out.
"Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes." Frank Drebin, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
     
mattyb
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Jan 16, 2013, 05:16 PM
 
Apologies if this has already been discussed, but would it be possible to have a "New Posts Minus the Mac/Tech News forums" button ?
     
Spheric Harlot
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Jan 16, 2013, 05:18 PM
 
Put NewsPoster on ignore? (Edit: this won't work, apparently?)

I'm reluctant to do so, though, because that's actually where a lot of the interesting discussion happens. It only ever happens in the Lounge or the other forums if somebody posts a link there, and then it's stupidly redundant, because it's already being discussed in the Tech News forum.

All you get on the remaining forums are the constant complaints how dead they are.
     
The Final Dakar
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Jan 16, 2013, 05:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Apologies if this has already been discussed, but would it be possible to have a "New Posts Minus the Mac/Tech News forums" button ?
Yep, ask them to ban you from those forums.
     
mattyb
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Jan 16, 2013, 05:40 PM
 
Banning is too ... drastic.

Guess that I'll just put up with the spam.
     
turtle777
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Jan 17, 2013, 09:46 PM
 
Getting banned from Newsposter has been my best ban evar at 'NN
Loving it every day.

-t
     
subego
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Jan 18, 2013, 12:47 AM
 
Moderators, now's the time to strike.

Unban his old nick but refuse to kill the newsposter for that account.
     
turtle777
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Jan 18, 2013, 09:52 AM
 
LOL

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effgee
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Sep 14, 2013, 10:22 PM
 
Whoa.

This is like coming back to what used to be one's home town decades later only to find out that nothing whatsoever has changed. Bit unreal that. Kickin' it old school. Very, very, very old school.
     
Laminar
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Sep 14, 2013, 11:00 PM
 
LOOK WHO IT IS. Your theme has staying power, that's for sure.
     
effgee
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Sep 15, 2013, 12:03 AM
 
Well, to be bluntly honest - it's reader50's coding prowess that provides the staying power. He just happened to have a bunch of old templates, graphics and CSS rules lying about that saved him and everybody else the hassle of having to come up with new crap.

It (teh design) did age quite well, though. Gray FTW!1!! It's the new black white gold!
     
reader50  (op)
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Sep 15, 2013, 12:08 AM
 
We tried gold buttons if you recall. Reception was underwhelming. The best UI seems to be minimal - things that don't distract the user. I'll take this style over the huddler version any day. btw, we are back on vB in case that wasn't obvious.
     
effgee
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Sep 15, 2013, 12:49 AM
 
^ It was. The page footer is a bit of a give-away

And this place looks all the better for it!
     
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Sep 15, 2013, 07:59 PM
 
@effgee
Welcome back. And you just missed a little adventure in theme/hostingland, although I'm sure this intermediate design would have made you cringe.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
effgee
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Sep 15, 2013, 09:25 PM
 
I remember seeing the Huddler implementation once. Briefly. Can't comment on the functionality (*), but the look & feel, errr... let's just say there was 'room for improvement'.


(* - couldn't really click around or log in with one hand covering my mouth and the other my eyes.)
     
The Final Dakar
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Sep 16, 2013, 09:24 AM
 
I heard effgee was busy helping design the new Yahoo! logo while he was gone.
     
effgee
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Sep 16, 2013, 10:51 AM
 
Nah, nothing that fancy. Marissa just asked me to create the print production file off of the Windows Paint mock-up she sent me.
     
andi*pandi
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Sep 16, 2013, 11:17 AM
 
Did you do it in Corel Draw, or MIcrosoft Publisher?
     
The Final Dakar
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Sep 16, 2013, 11:23 AM
 
MS Word
     
The Final Dakar
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Sep 16, 2013, 11:24 AM
 
I don't recall how old the redesign is, but compared to the few forums I browse, this still looks sleek. Most forums I see are usually more utilitarian in style (at best).
     
effgee
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Sep 16, 2013, 12:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Did you do it in Corel Draw, or MIcrosoft Publisher?
Hell no! Wort Art, of course!!

Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't recall how old the redesign is, but compared to the few forums I browse, this still looks sleek. Most forums I see are usually more utilitarian in style (at best).
That took some looking up.
     
Laminar
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Sep 16, 2013, 06:34 PM
 
It's the rounded corners. Somebody should patent that shit.
     
 
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