Important Info! Welcome to the New & Improved BladeForums. Software changes & FAQ info inside!

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Apr 16, 2017.

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  1. Herlock

    Herlock

    841
    May 13, 2015
    Hi! Overall I like the new lay-out better :). Good job! On the other hand, I am a bit overwhelmed by the new functionalities and I feel a bit clumsy :D.

    One thing: am I doing something wrong or really I have to upload one pic at time? before I just copied the list from the image hosting site with the URL in the beginning and in the end and was done. Now it's long process...

    Also, are signatures gone forever? Not that I had something super important or funny to say there but it was nice.

    Where's the thumb-up icon?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Herlock

    Herlock

    841
    May 13, 2015
    Signatures I now see... :D
     
  3. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I'll second this request. It's helpful to see how long someone has been a member, how active they are (number of posts) and where they're from when they post.

    The stickies could use highlighting in dark mode like they are in the regular mode. It's hard to tell where they end and regular threads begin. Even just like a slightly lighter color gray would be good; something to differentiate them.

    Any news on using desktop/full site on mobile? On the old system, I just used the "Request Desktop Site" function in my browser, but that doesn't seem to work here. I've also seen other sites (including one other forum) where there's a "Full Site" button at the bottom of the page when you're on the mobile site, but I don't know which would be easier/supported by this software. Either way, I hope one of those is achievable. Thanks!
     
  4. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

    532
    Feb 4, 2007
    I see that with the (white) default format... Sticky threads have now been changed to a different color to help delineate them from regular threads but when I switched to the dark format I noticed that it hasn't been implemented there yet?

    Maybe changing out with the lighter charcoal color like what is used with quotes and in the top "Welcome to the New & Improved BladeForums. More information here" banner would also work for this mode as well?


    edit: btb01 beat me to it...
     
  5. guitarguy1

    guitarguy1

    95
    Apr 14, 2009
    This site looks amazing. Takes some getting used to but I think it's the right way to go. Thank you for keeping this site fresh and alive unlike other forums
     
  6. Spark

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

    Oct 2, 1998
    Are you sure anyone had voted? I voted and it showed up.

    Post was from before the software changeover. New software uses different bbcode format.

    Noted. Not a feature in this software, investigating third party solution.

    Which ellipsis specifically?

    Scheduled backups are at 0400 Eastern.

    When you click on the thread title in a forum, it automatically takes you to the first unread post.

    Requires custom CSS, I'll see what I can do.

    Click on thread, select page number? If you mean a box to type in a specific page, I'm not sure if that is a feature available.

    Tapatalk is currently disabled, read the first post in the thread. You don't have to have a paid subscription to post photos, you can use a free photo hosting service like Imgur and copy their bbcode.
     
  7. KnuckleDownKnives

    KnuckleDownKnives Time to make the doughnuts..

    Feb 12, 2015
    @lineman475 @btb01 Just click on someone avatar to the left and a popup opens withthe info you are looking for. Not quite as easy seeing it on the forum comments as before, but till then or if not you can find it there.

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  8. lineman475

    lineman475 Gold Member Gold Member

    302
    Oct 6, 2011
    @lineman475 @btb01 Just click on someone avatar to the left and a popup opens will the info you are looking for. Not quite as easy seeng it on the forum comments as before, but till then or if not you can find it there.

    Cool, thanks man!
     
  9. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Clicking on the Date under the username in the Last Message column takes you to the last post in the thread.

    Clicking on the thread title will take you to the first unread post, or if you've read them all, takes you to the first post.
     
  10. KnuckleDownKnives

    KnuckleDownKnives Time to make the doughnuts..

    Feb 12, 2015
    @Falling_rain If you look at the address bar in your browser you can see the tail end of the URL for any current forum post you're reading if you need to jump somewhere to the middle of an 8000 comment thread just change the page number in the URL till they figure something out. This will save you from having to click and click and click to get to the page you want to go to. Just something to help out till they figure something out.

    The URL for this page is http://www.bladeforums.com/index.php?threads/welcome-to-the-new-improved-bladeforums.1485665/page-13 Just change the page number. Looks like this on all threads.
     
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  11. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    I thought about going through the thread and "liking" all the posts that talked about removing the like button.
    The button is pretty easy to ignore for me..

    Everything looks good to me so far Spark...Great work!
    I will wait a few weeks to snivel :)o_O
     
  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Thanks John..."I love you man"



    You sir, are have just been "BUSSE BOMBED!!!" .... NO REGRETS!
     
  13. Knife freaky

    Knife freaky

    474
    Dec 1, 2016
    Don't get what's wrong with the "like" button. If you don't like it don't click it.

    Daniel.
     
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  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Spark, just a simple thanks! here sir.
     
  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    If you want to multiquote, just click reply on each post you want to quote and it will add them one at a time to your reply box. No need to go back and 'turn off' the checkmarks any more which is great :thumbup:

    ETA: I didn't get it the first time either until someone gave me the heads up. Good luck!
     
  16. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Site is remarkably stable for being up about 24hrs. Great job Spark!
    Dark theme +1000! Really easy to look at and the compressed group listing is very reminiscent of the old site.
     
  17. Spark

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

    Oct 2, 1998
    Don't use it :)

    Such as?

    Noted, will see what I can do.

    Double edged sword.

    Double edged sword again. Seller implies selling.

    That's a "phrase" setting in xenforo, I should be able to change it.

    Permissions were incorrectly set to allow a user group to feature their own threads. That's been removed.

    That's weird. Can you go to the media gallery and see your attachments?

    There's a light version I just rolled out too.

    Yeah, I'm aware, see my other thread on this.

    I'll post specific size & dimension limits when I redo the FAQ

    Unsure, this deserves it's own thread.

    PMs are now "Conversations" - click on other persons avatar, start conversation.

    Investigating, probably will need an add-on or customization.

    Copying from third party hosting sites is something I'll need more information from you on.

    Sigs are there

    Smilies are down the list of things to do

    Put it back on.

    On the list.

    The site is responsive so all the "full" features are available on any device.
     
  18. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I clicked on my user name (upper right of page), clicked preferences, and next to style chose Flat Awsome (Beta) and it made a real difference for me. Adds a little color and keeps the print black against a white background while adding a teal bar with post # to separate posts.
     
  19. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    This is my favorite so far too. Makes the exchange threads that much better too.

    Ray
     
  20. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    There should be a blue circle to the left of a thread title that serves that function.
     
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