Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

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Weetabix
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Weetabix » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:05 pm

Precision wrote:active topics button would be greatly appreciated.

The color sucks but I can live with that, but having to dig through all the sub cats to find the current topics is gonna suck. Or did I miss that button?
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Weetabix » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:11 pm

Scrolling icons to the left of thread titles - does that mean [# responses >= 25]?

A star means you've posted to it or are subscribed?

Red means unread and blue means read?
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Re: Does not follow...

Post by Termite » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:47 am

I can't decide if I like the new Forum format or not.

What was the reason for the change?
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by Cobar » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:05 am

The underlying software needed to be upgraded. The old theme isn't compatible with the new software.

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:34 pm

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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:36 pm

Yeah, not liking the new look, tough on my eyes but what-evah... Change happens. We adapt or die.

I am thankful for the time and effort that went into making the upgrade run so smoothly.

I reckon having spent so much time here that any change of this scale would probably be tough. The thing I miss most is the simplicity of clicking "active topics" and then seeing flag on the left by threads that have posts I have not read yet.

The new unread posts isn't as intuitive for this old dog. Maybe it's that it throws up a lot of old non-active topics into my view that have some unread portion by me. That's a bit of an OCD-ish stressor -- feel like there's a bunch of unfinished business I need to go revisit all those dead threads. I passed on reading the final parts of those threads for some reason but don't recollect why and triggers a sense that I need to churn back thru them to remember why. I don't have the time for that, so I've been stayinig away a bit and not staying up on active topics as much.
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Re: Forum upgrade - SATURDAY 09JAN16 - 1200Z

Post by kracman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:10 pm

I think the latte theme looked like a good one to use as a starting point for a custom theme.

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