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I really love the ability to now read on mobile devices. Kudos to it. I often read GameDev website on the go. The only nitpick that I would say is to have a faster way to get to the forums especially on a mobile device, because it does take awhile to load pages on the iphone4 But it is just a small issue
and you can learn more about the mobile aspects of the website.
Yes, thank you very much but I also see 'external' blogs being replicated here. Such as Leadwerk's. Was it there before? Maybe I didn't pay attention and maybe it always have been there but... perhaps there should be some sort of separation? I don't know.
Submit that as a Feedback ticket so we don't forget this, it would be a good idea to differentiate group/company blogs until we can get them properly segregated as we plan to do to give companies their own portals here on the site.
The feedback tab on the right needs to go.... its pretty lame.
Also, I do not need to know how many post a user has (located under group). If I wanted to know this, I could look it up. I'd rather save the vertical space.
Can we move the 'vote this post up' botton to the 'footer' of the comment/post? Again, less white space in the vertical would be a good thing. Though, there is a chance if this is changed that it may not look as good as I think it would.
Edit: One more thing. With some people, the 'joined' date under their name in the forums doesn't have enough space and gets kicked down to the next line. You may need to abbreviate Months to make this fit correctly, or widen the right column/div and push everything left.
Feedback tab can't go yet - it needs to be visible and obvious for people to see and use. That said, it won't be there forever - once we clean up bugs and the submissions start to trickle down we will remove it. We also understand it can slightly overlap content in smaller resolutions and will be adjusting that as well.
I've been taking a little time to look into replacing post count with user rating but haven't found out how to do that - yet. We still have lots of style sheet tweaking to do but I agree if we can get info back up into the horizontal bars like the old site we will.
Let's just deal with the date thing for now as we'll have more space if we can get it up into the horizontal area.
Well, whatever my quota is for upvotes, it appears I'm still maxed out, even though today is ostensibly a new day. As for how many it was, well, my best guess is around a dozen, but I'm entirely sure.
I still haven't located a setting that adjusts this quota. Will continue to hunt it down as I handle other things as well.
I don't like that i have to click the drop-downs to activate them (Safari 5.0.3, OS X 10.6.6). Drop downs on the web should drop on hover, close on mouse-out.
I think the social tools were chosen a little indiscriminately (throw everything in). I think Twitter and Facebook were all that were needed; what use is a StumbleUpon badge on a GDNet forum thread?
I hate the quote boxes. They're hideous.
I dislike the new smiley tags. They complicate programmer-y stuff like enumerated lists or parenthetical expressions.
Formatting is problematic for me. Newlines in the edit box aren't properly converted into paragraphs plus vertical margin, so I have to append additional newlines.
Drop downs are broken in IE and hover-down menus are severely
broken in IE, so we need to wait for IPS to release a fix before we can go back to hover-down menus.
I'm not really interested in deciding what's useful to other people or not in regards to the social buttons. I know the fact that I see them everywhere else I go doesn't mean we have to have them too, but the fact is I see them everywhere else I go and I barely notice them anymore. But that's just me.
We can definitely modify the styles of the quote boxes at some point. At least make them match the skin better - that purple is indeed pretty hideous. Since you still have your staff status, might as well dig around in the ACP and help out if you have time.
As I mentioned in my journal post, we can't turn them off globally, and they will need to be disabled on a per-post basis. I'm not saying every
post you make obviously - if you notice a smiley that you didn't mean to make, you can edit the post to disable them. We'll have to put in a request for global control of this from IPS.
The newline thing is a known issue logged in our tracking system.
Silly question. Rating up a single post doesn't do anything does it? I read over the small little numbers in the bottom right corner. I recommend adding a glow filter. As a post is rated up higher and higher have it begin to glow and overshadow anyone else's post.
Actually there is
supposed to be some kind of content highlighting for highly-rated posts. I've just lowered the minimum to 5 up-votes so you should notice some things now - we'll no doubt need to keep adjusting this value upwards slightly every so often as more people start up-voting things to maintain quality
Wow here's one
. I liked your idea waaaaay better Sirisian
Definitely some more work we need to do her.
Actually it was so useless I raised the threshold again to stave off more complaints from people until we get a better handle on highlighting highly up-voted posts. Here's a pic tho: