Updated Forum Feedback

If you have any feedback on the web site or any problems let us know and we'll try and sort them out ASAP.

Moderators: Slitherine Core, Slitherine Core

Kerensky
Content Designer
Content Designer
Posts: 7251
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:12 am

Updated Forum Feedback

Post by Kerensky » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:53 am

iainmcneil wrote:You'll start to see the benfits pretty soon. If there are things you don't like let us know. The look and feel and relatively easy to change. It is the core functionality that this one adds that we needed.

It is much faster, allows you to attach files, allows nested forums etc etc. The list is huge. The old forum was really really out of date.
iainmcneil wrote:Can you put all feedback here - http://slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=31

Oh well in THAT case...

1. Avatars and the like would be better under the old system, pushed to the left instead of being on the right.
2. Large, embedded images are simply being chopped off.
3. Quick reply box is missing.
4. Under my board style in User Control Panel there is currently only one option. Expanding this area would be great, especially to add options that have much more muted colors (light and dark greys for example). All this white everywhere at 1 or 2 AM really is quite bothersome.
5. What are the rules and guidelines for attaching files to posts? What kinda size limit, how long do they last, et cetera.
6. Someone mentioned more private message capacity. I personally don't need it, but I can understand why some people might like to have it.
7. Improved sticky visibility. Announcements are really nice now, but stickies could use a little more.
8. Warning page when someone is providing a link that leaves the Slitherine webpage.
An example of this feature looks like this:
http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoin ... 31&t=31984

That's off the top of my head, if I think of more or anyone else has more, feel free to add to it.

As a bonus, ability to embed more than just pictures into forum posts. Youtube videos for example. The template would look something like this
Last edited by Kerensky on Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

ferokapo
Senior Corporal - Destroyer
Senior Corporal - Destroyer
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:09 am

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by ferokapo » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:05 pm

I would especially support Kerensky's point #1. All other fora I visit have the poster's info left of the actual post. I see no reason why you would want to deviate from this quasi-standard. It makes reading the forum less intuitive.

ivanov
Sergeant Major - Armoured Train
Sergeant Major - Armoured Train
Posts: 574
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:57 am
Location: Spain

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by ivanov » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Appart from the avatars on the right side, I'd also sharpen the contrast between the quote and the proper post content. In general it is hard for me to distinguish now one post from another. There should be some clear border lines between them.
Mickey Mouse

\m/ \m/

VPaulus
Slitherine
Slitherine
Posts: 8167
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:33 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by VPaulus » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:09 pm

All the 9 points pointed by Kerensky.
The most important are:
  • - Extend Search for older posts. This one is very important......
    - Avatars on the left
    - Create different profiles with different colour sets (I don't like this green)
    - Stickies aren't visible
    - Large images should resize automatically
    - Message storage (the mod community need it) needs to be raised.
Also erase the word "view forum - " from the tabs. This way we don't see the topic on the tab.

ivanov
Sergeant Major - Armoured Train
Sergeant Major - Armoured Train
Posts: 574
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:57 am
Location: Spain

Foes feature

Post by ivanov » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:52 pm

I am also against the CP feature allowing to mark other users as foes, vie the control panel. I am not sure if it's something new, or this feature was present on the older version of the forum. The abusive, rude and simply unconstructive posts are always a problem of each form due to the anonymity of the users. Dividing other members of the board into friends ansd foes could greately encourage that kind of confrontational attitudes. The constructive discussions are always welcomed but aggressive comments lead to nowhere.
Mickey Mouse

\m/ \m/

airbornemongo101
Lieutenant Colonel - Fw 190A
Lieutenant Colonel - Fw 190A
Posts: 1175
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:16 am
Location: Quakertown,PA. THE US OF A

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by airbornemongo101 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:09 pm

I actually like the friend or foe thingie

I can think of a certain mod maker ,that belittles everybody elses's work while touting his own, that I would like to mark as foe. That way I don't have to see his posts at all,,which leads to less aggravation and thus less confrantations.

However there is one major,,major problem that still has not been rectified :cry: .


THERE IS STILL A DESPERATE NEED FOR MORE SMILIES :x :evil: :twisted:


I don't wanna have to go to another sight for my smilies :roll:

Except for that one glaring :shock: weakness ,,that I think I pointed out in a very subtle way and subdued way :P .....I might add :wink: . I like the new site.


P.S.,,,I do have Chuck Norris on speed dail............. 8)
....that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.......and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.


Always remember, Never Forget:

Box 8087

5 - 5 - 5 - 5

ivanov
Sergeant Major - Armoured Train
Sergeant Major - Armoured Train
Posts: 574
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:57 am
Location: Spain

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by ivanov » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:28 pm

airbornemongo101 wrote:I actually like the friend or foe thingie

I can think of a certain mod maker ,that belittles everybody elses's work while touting his own, that I would like to mark as foe. That way I don't have to see his posts at all,,which leads to less aggravation and thus less confrantations.
However I'm new here,I already know who you are talking about :wink: Come on - how can you not like this guy? His angry posts are simply hilarious :mrgreen:
Mickey Mouse

\m/ \m/

VPaulus
Slitherine
Slitherine
Posts: 8167
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:33 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by VPaulus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:03 am

We should have a ignore user button.
And a multi quote button.

Juno
Corporal - 5 cm Pak 38
Corporal - 5 cm Pak 38
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:20 pm
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by Juno » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:13 am

How about a spell check? workign on teh. Hey it work's in this window. Just need it for the administrator.

OmegaMan1
Captain - Bf 110D
Captain - Bf 110D
Posts: 892
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:42 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by OmegaMan1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:21 am

Overall I like the direction of the new forum format. Looks cleaner and more "modern." My top three suggestions for change would be:

1. Ability to switch avatars from right back to left.
2. Better differentiation between posts -- right now all these shades of green look so close it's hard to tell different posts apart.
3. Ability to change font used in messages, headers, etc.

Obviously the forum upgrade is a work in progress. Like I said, it seems to be going in a good direction, just some tweak on appearance. Otherwise thanks for listening to our suggestions/gripes LOL! :)

Wings
Senior Corporal - Destroyer
Senior Corporal - Destroyer
Posts: 100
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:18 am

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by Wings » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:17 am

eisenkopf wrote:I would especially support Kerensky's point #1. All other fora I visit have the poster's info left of the actual post. I see no reason why you would want to deviate from this quasi-standard. It makes reading the forum less intuitive.
Exactly! Doing something different just for the sake of being different should be avoided.

Wings
Senior Corporal - Destroyer
Senior Corporal - Destroyer
Posts: 100
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:18 am

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by Wings » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:20 am

Btw, please fix the search, it's broken in a lot of areas. A lot of important knowledge is not covered by the manual, that's why search is extremely important. I should be able to find everything based on topic. I tested with several threads, by searching with a keyword that was part of the topic's title and no results showed up after the search.

VPaulus
Slitherine
Slitherine
Posts: 8167
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:33 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by VPaulus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:14 pm

Wings wrote:Btw, please fix the search, it's broken in a lot of areas. A lot of important knowledge is not covered by the manual, that's why search is extremely important. I should be able to find everything based on topic. I tested with several threads, by searching with a keyword that was part of the topic's title and no results showed up after the search.
I've already stated that and I fully agree. The forum needs a full working search. That's very important

DrkCon
Senior Corporal - Ju 87G
Senior Corporal - Ju 87G
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:14 am

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by DrkCon » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:42 pm

+1 for more contrast between posts and quoted and original texts. Maybe its my eyes or my monitor but it seems all very similar in color to me and its more difficult to see. In a dark room, this screen is like the sun. =)

VPaulus
Slitherine
Slitherine
Posts: 8167
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:33 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by VPaulus » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:43 pm

Our PM storage was increased, today. Thanks. :D
Now the rest. :mrgreen:

airbornemongo101
Lieutenant Colonel - Fw 190A
Lieutenant Colonel - Fw 190A
Posts: 1175
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:16 am
Location: Quakertown,PA. THE US OF A

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by airbornemongo101 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:04 pm

And now for something completly different


SMILIES

SMILIES

SMILIES

WONDERFULL SMILIES


Another subdued hint.

...nudge.. nudge...wink..wink
....that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.......and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.


Always remember, Never Forget:

Box 8087

5 - 5 - 5 - 5

jaggy
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 349
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:12 pm

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by jaggy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:46 am

iainmcneil wrote:You'll start to see the benefits pretty soon. The old forum was really really out of date.
Ian, the old forum may have been out of date but visually, its much better than this new incarnation. Gripes:

1) As mentioned by dshaw, better differentiation between posts (like the old forum). It is difficult to tell one post from another; :roll:
2) Avatars to the left please (like the old forum); :roll:
3) Fix the Search Engine so could you can search in the different sub-forums eg. Open Beta, AARs, Scenario Design, etc (like the old forum). :roll:

A lot of information for Panzer Corps game mechanics, scenarios, etc are available only via the Search Engine. There's no point incorporating a new forum design, if it doesn't even have the basic functionality like the Search Engine. How in the world are we supposed to find the necessary threads? :roll:

Bring back the visual look of the old forum over this new one and you'll get less complaints, not to mention sore eyes, straining to make out the words. Maybe, next time before a forum GUI face-lift, it might help to check whether the new forum meets the basic standard of the old forum visually, before making the change? Sorry, this new forum is getting on my nerves as its hard trying read the posts.

IainMcNeil
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 13551
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:19 am

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by IainMcNeil » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:26 am

The forum was updated because the old forum was so slow it locked up the site so it was either this or no forum ;)

Kerensky
Content Designer
Content Designer
Posts: 7251
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:12 am

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by Kerensky » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:47 am

Found an issue with the Moderator Control Panel, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Note the threads in this image.
Click on Moderator Control Panel.
Image

After you click on Moderator Control Panel, note the threads that seem to be showing up improperly.
Image

Aloo
Sergeant - 7.5 cm FK 16 nA
Sergeant - 7.5 cm FK 16 nA
Posts: 217
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: Poland
Contact:

Re: Updated Forum Feedback

Post by Aloo » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Im not sure if this is the right place but since the forum change the main page (slitherine.com) can remember me and I have to log on each time (marking remember me). Not a big problem and not directly linked to the forums but it happened at the same time.

Post Reply

Return to “Site Feedback”