New Forum software thread. . .

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Rat Finkenstein, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. beaverseat


    Aug 30, 2009
    I hate this
    The last one was better
    Most all of my surfing is on g2 and the names of everything are right next to eachother I liked them when they were stacked this is one of the reason I never went to the usual suspect forum and now u have made the same as them much harder to navigat just one complant from me tonight before I end up in the wtf thread that's ok though my membership is almost done anyway
  2. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    If you read previous posts you'd see that constructive criticism is being taken to make the forum more user friendly...instead of having a tantrum and threatening to not renew membership, tell Spark what is going on with how you browse the forum. Be very specific so he can tackle these things, have a little patience mate.
  3. Nedser


    Feb 1, 2011
    Some browsers have add-ons that will let a user tweak the appearance of pages. I use the NoSquint add-on for Firefox whenever I run into a forum whose color scheme or text size doesn't appeal to me.
  4. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    The text as it is now, is good contrast-wise at least in the body of the posts.
  5. beaverseat


    Aug 30, 2009
    Tantrum grrrrrr tantrum grrrrrrr tantrum grrrrrrrrrr aaaaaaaaaaagrrrrrrr
    It would be great if we had an option to use old styl
    And being very specific is hard with this stupid phone it takes to long that is why I liked the old forum
    And I will still stay a member I was planing to upgrade to platnum when mine ran out
    But I still hate the new set up
  6. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    For those who were wanting navigation at the top again, check out the new tabs I added in the Navbar - Forum Categories (which turns into a drop down with the main forum categories) and Exchange, which takes you straight to the Knife Exchange.
  7. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Much better - pretty much as easy as it was with the old site. :thumbup:
  8. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Lower breadcrumbs are back as well
  9. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006

    PM popup notifications lead to a 404 Not Found error if used to access the Private Message box.
    However, the PM Notifications tab up at the top is working fine. :)
  10. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Not getting it in ie or chrome. What browser?
  11. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2006
    IE8. Someone shoot me a PM and I'll see if it repeats.

    ETA: Dunno if it makes a difference... I usually click cancel on the open in new window option, then click view the message. If it happens again, I'll let you know.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011
  12. kozak6


    Dec 28, 2005
    Seems a bit slower than the old forum.
  13. TurboScooter

    TurboScooter Ask me about my formerly obnoxious title

    Nov 23, 2009
    I dunno if this bugs anyone else, but the gradient at the bottom of each line separating posts in a forum is bugging my eyes.


    Other than that the current color scheme works fine for me.

    Also, why is the latest posts list on the frontpage so short now? I *think* right after the upgrade it was longer like the old one was.

    Do super huge pics still break the entire thread table or do they just stretch out that single post now?
  14. Trent Rock

    Trent Rock

    Jun 29, 2007
    The RSS feeds are more accurate!!!:thumbup:
    +1 for improved RSS capabilities....
  15. Buffalohump


    Sep 7, 2006
    I have the brightness on my monitor turned way down. BF is by far the 'brightest' forum. JD and USN are both more muted. USN more so. Reversed out print is best for the eyes so this is the opposite of that. You could add a light grey or blue tint just to reduce the glare and then make the type bold. Just sayin....

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011
  16. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Reversed (light text, dark background) gives me headaches. I prefer as close to "words on paper" as possible
  17. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    Anyone work this out? normally there is a "mark as read" option but for some reason i'm not finding it.
  18. kozak6


    Dec 28, 2005
    Could the font size of user's names be increased, like it was before? Thanks.
  19. Liveitloud


    Jul 1, 2006
    Thanks a lot for that tip. This was the best thing I found all morning. It's hard to get old and blind haha. Like I had mentioned before...for all of those that do not like the color (white/black) of the page. Spark can add different views to the forum. The one I used to run had a tan page with black text, a light blue page with dark blue text, white page with black text and so on and so on.

    You can just pick the view you want your forum experience to be. I'll attach a screen shot to show you where you can find it. It's up to him if he wants to add different styles so don't shoot the messenger. Just a suggestion. :)

    I am really liking the new forum. I do agree with members names being bigger and more pronounced (bold) but these are all just tweaks. We'll get there. Thanks Spark for all your hard work on this. Much appreciated!

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  20. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    I asked about the site over in the Becker forum and got a number of similar responses about the "readability" of the forum. Several folks spoke to ideas about contrast. That idea is echoed in this thread as well.

    One of the matters I raised had to to with the crowded look of the forum. It just seems busy because lots of information is pressed together tightly. One person said something about that idea.

    On forum views, the text just kind of crowds in together. I wonder if enlarging the thread titles could help a bit here. There's thread title, started by, date and time all bunched together there. And there's that gaudy, huge envelope at the left of every thread. Those are eyesores in my opinion.

    Positives I see so far:
    • The added navigation links at the top are much better and lead to categorical views more like the old version.
    • The multiquote function absolutely rocks. So much easier to speak to multiple posters.
    • The blogs are going to be really cool once we get some good writers/posters putting up useful material.

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