New disgusting look of our forum

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New disgusting look of our forum

Post by kondi754 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:56 pm

The new look of the forum is awful. Nothing can be found, it's not very user-friendly.
It drives me crazy that you have changed something that was good.
You must restore the possibility of using the old version!

Recently, my former bank did something similar with the appearance of an online accounts, so I changed the bank :evil:

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Cataphract88 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:37 am

The new look is awful! :evil:
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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Mojko » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:04 am

kondi754 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:56 pm
It drives me crazy that you have changed something that was good.
It wasn't good. In fact, it was terrible. You couldn't really use it on phones or tablets at all. It wasn't also conforming to accessibility guidelines. Font size was often too small and color combinations were poor.

TLDR: more people can use this forum now so now it's better. Yes, it takes some time to get used to it as some functionality is located in different places but that's something that is easily overcome.
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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 am

Mojko wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:04 am
kondi754 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:56 pm
It drives me crazy that you have changed something that was good.
It wasn't good. In fact, it was terrible. You couldn't really use it on phones or tablets at all. It wasn't also conforming to accessibility guidelines. Font size was often too small and color combinations were poor.

TLDR: more people can use this forum now so now it's better. Yes, it takes some time to get used to it as some functionality is located in different places but that's something that is easily overcome.
How old are you? 16?

The new forum looks like diarrhea in the toilet

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:48 am

Keep it civil please. Clearly there are going to be different opinions.

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Erik2 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 am

I have an eye condition and the new forum look is unfortunately much harder on my eyes.

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by CoolDTA » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:00 am

I'm with Kondi. Definitely preferred the old version which btw. worked perfectly well with my tablet. But this it will be, so I guess have to learn the differences. :|

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Yogi the Great » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:04 am

I always preferred the Matrix Forum to the Slitherene format. Now even more so.

Will probably adjust but just find it confusing so far. Also with new posts not going to the top of threads or for that matter to the top in a thread it takes a lot of scrolling down to see if there are any new posts. The one thing that is somewhat helpful is for threads with a new post to be colored Red.

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Generalisimo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:25 am

Yogi the Great wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:04 am
Also with new posts not going to the top of threads or for that matter to the top in a thread it takes a lot of scrolling down to see if there are any new posts.
You can change the display order by going to USER CONTROL PANEL> BOARD PREFERENCES > EDIT DISPLAY OPTIONS
:wink:

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Shards » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:46 am

Or the convenient clicky buttons at the bottom of the page:

https://imgur.com/a/gQAz4Mv

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Erik2 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:03 pm

I am confused.
If a new posting does not go to the top, but keeps it place in the thread. What if you reply to a post on page 2 etc?
WIll the reply stay buried somewhere down under? :wink:
It sounds like this will be denpendent on the individual user settings... :roll:

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Generalisimo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:16 pm

Erik2 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:03 pm
I am confused.
If a new posting does not go to the top, but keeps it place in the thread. What if you reply to a post on page 2 etc?
WIll the reply stay buried somewhere down under? :wink:
It sounds like this will be denpendent on the individual user settings... :roll:
You can order the posts in ascending or descending order on your configuration, or in each thread if you want.
Check those options... you have many available to set them to your liking. :D

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:29 pm

I see some changes when I log in again.
Now the forum is starting to look much better.
It's perfect that you changed the colors :!: and modified the layout of the threads, it resemble the earlier version now, thank you ...
I have a question - where to find a list of my own posts?

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Mojko » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:05 am

kondi754 wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 am

How old are you? 16?
Not sure how age factors into this, but I'm well above 30. My point is that the forum software can be tweaked further but the main thing is that it's now accessible to much larger audience as more than 50% of internet users are now using mobile devices. Your point of view is a very narrow one. Try to look at it from broader perspective.
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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Shards » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:38 am

Also, the old version was falling apart at the seams (you'll have seen the regular errors it was throwing). Upgrading was necessary.

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by zakblood » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:30 am

like anything new, it will take time to get used to, and tbh as soon as some other skins and looks come out, most imo won't know the difference, for me, it's good, it works and is easy to alter, so once i get used it, like everything now days in life, in time i won't even notice, so thanks admin

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by bebro » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:12 am

The earlier version with avatars on the other side and no divisions between sticky and normal threads was a bit confusing indeed...but with the recent changes it's fine to me overall.

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by CoolDTA » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:38 am

Looks good now. Thanks for the people who made some changes after users' feedback. Great work! :)

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by Erik2 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:28 pm

The board is looking better now.
But I tried to turn off Notifications since I usually visit this forum daily anyway.
You can select all notifications and set them to 'read', but you can't delete them or turn the function off.
At least I could not find a way to do this.

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Re: New disgusting look of our forum

Post by bru888 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:37 pm

Erik2 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:28 pm
But I tried to turn off Notifications since I usually visit this forum daily anyway.
You can select all notifications and set them to 'read', but you can't delete them or turn the function off.
At least I could not find a way to do this.
Are you looking only here? Because yes, apparently you cannot do anything but mark things as "Read," not even delete:

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Instead, you can control and shut off Notifications here, I believe:

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I was hoping the format improvement over the past 24 hours would now be easier on your eye condition.
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