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#21 benryves   Members   -  Reputation: 1998

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:15 AM

Looks very spiffy, but will certainly take a bit of getting used to. :)


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#22 cowsarenotevil   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2103

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

Interesting; the topics have been merged but I seem to have commandeered this one, which was originally started by SteveDeFacto. It makes some sense since my post was made earlier, but since it was originally a reply to the other thread it's a bit weird to have this thread "started by" me.
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#23 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:26 AM

yea I noticed that. I'm not sure there's anything I can do about it though. Interesting....

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#24 SteveDeFacto   Banned   -  Reputation: 109

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

I'm very confused... Why does it say cowsarenotevil started this thread?! Posted Image

Either I'm going crazy or something strange is going on here... I'm pretty sure I rememder starting this thread... lol

#25 SiCrane   Moderators   -  Reputation: 9670

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:36 AM

There were two new site design threads in the lounge and they got merged into a single thread. It looks like what happened is that cowsarenotevil started his first thread first so he got credit for starting the combined thread.

#26 SteveDeFacto   Banned   -  Reputation: 109

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

There were two new site design threads in the lounge and they got merged into a single thread. It looks like what happened is that cowsarenotevil started his first thread first so he got credit for starting the combined thread.



That's very confusing there needs to be some type of automatic notice... Also why did they close his thread and make him the OP of mine?

#27 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:41 AM

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#28 speciesUnknown   Members   -  Reputation: 527

Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:43 AM

I Don't like change *crosses arms and makes a puffing sound*

Actually I kid, I like the new layout; I've yet to take stock of the new features but this is long overdue!
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#29 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5274

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:06 PM

That's very confusing there needs to be some type of automatic notice... Also why did they close his thread and make him the OP of mine?

The forum software made him the OP of this thread because the posts I moved over from the other thread were made before yours. As of right now I'm not sure if this is something we can control - I certainly did not see any option to maintain thread timeline or anything when doing the post merging. It's simply something we'll have to take into consideration when merging posts in the future.

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#30 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2185

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:06 PM

Hmmm. I miss the rating system, I was here for the points!
I liked the simple and professional looks of the old better, but I'm a simple minded caveman. But these features are pretty cool. Attaching files and stuff...

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#31 davepermen   Members   -  Reputation: 1022

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:10 PM

rating system is there, but focused on posts now. bottom right of each post. should stop the downrating-orgies we had.
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#32 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2185

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:13 PM

rating system is there, but focused on posts now. bottom right of each post. should stop the downrating-orgies we had.


Yup, I found that my rating is there (the part 1000 is trimmed away).

#33 Nytegard   Members   -  Reputation: 823

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:15 PM

rating system is there, but focused on posts now. bottom right of each post. should stop the downrating-orgies we had.



Definitely prefer a more post oriented ratings system than the previous one.

Anyway, like other people, I'm afraid of change. I'll get use to it, and all things considered, the new site looks a lot better. I guess it's more about learning the layout and everything. (Although I guess I do prefer more simple sites purely for interfacing reasons, and would be nice to have the Add Reply and Preview Post buttons a little higher up so I didn't have to scroll down to post things.

#34 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 21022

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

Anyhoo, what does "advanced member" mean? And what makes me advanced?

How do you get added to a Group? Also, how do you get your Title? Or change it?


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#35 cowsarenotevil   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2103

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

Anyhoo, what does "advanced member" mean? And what makes me advanced?


My guess is that it applies to anyone with more than 100 posts?
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#36 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

Very slick. Everything is so brand spanking new!

My two questions are:

  • Where did my Rating Points go?
  • Will we get the Black Theme back?


I would also like to know about a black theme. Or at least a darker one than mostly white. I don't like white forums just because after a while they are a little abrasive on the eyes.

Do like the rating system now. I didn't like how many people thought disagreeing with someone's opinion related to them being unhelpful or immature.

And yay multiquote! That's going to really make it easier to understand some of these threads.

#37 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 21022

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:21 PM

And yay multiquote! That's going to really make it easier to understand some of these threads.

I still don't understand multiquote. It seems to function 100% the same as regular quote - at least for me on Internet Explorer 9.
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#38 medevilenemy   Members   -  Reputation: 326

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:24 PM

I do kind of wish there was a dark/blue theme like we used to have (if that is coming, then great :)). Visually, the site seems very... big. All this padding and spacing makes everything look far apart. Will definitely take some getting used to.

gasp! We can attach files! Ok, thats new!
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#39 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2185

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:26 PM

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#40 Nytegard   Members   -  Reputation: 823

Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

I still don't understand multiquote. It seems to function 100% the same as regular quote - at least for me on Internet Explorer 9.



It pretty much functions the same as a quote, but now you don't have to have multiple windows open, if you need to quote multiple posts, or have to manually enter things.

That being said, there still do seem to be a few layout issues with IE9. I'm having a very difficult time going back to the lounge because my nametag in the upper left of the screen overlaps most of the links that I use to use, so I have to hit the community button now (which seems to also have it's own issues).




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