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(@the-dali)
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Man, this is gonna take me a while to get used to it...

The forum's new layout seems to make sense, and appears to have better features, but I'm clicking around like a newbie right now...

I miss the BRIGHT ORANGE baby!

-=- Steve

"If the moon were made of ribs, would you eat it?"


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(@kevin72790)
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I don't really like it to be completely honest. >__> It'll take a lot of getting used to.


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(@twistedlefty)
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like anything new, it'll take a bit of getting used to. a few tweaks here and there and i think it'll be fine.
the only thing that throws me is the avatars being on the other side.
that and maybe we could beef up the color differences a bit to distinguish between the posts.

#4491....


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(@the-dali)
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Ok, this site was designed by a left-handed person. All the stuff is on the RIGHT side.. including the "Submit" button. I've clicked "save" three times already.

-=- Steve

"If the moon were made of ribs, would you eat it?"


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(@the-dali)
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Also - I couldn't figure out why the left-hand side of the main board has icons with different colors... three different icons looked different, but the hover details all just said "no new posts"? Like, the one that has the text cycling in the circle, what is that for?

I just like complaining...

-=- Steve

"If the moon were made of ribs, would you eat it?"


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(@kent_eh)
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Also - I couldn't figure out why the left-hand side of the main board has icons with different colors... three different icons looked different, but the hover details all just said "no new posts"? Like, the one that has the text cycling in the circle, what is that for?

I just like complaining...

That's got me confused too.
The old layout had a "legend" for the icons at the bottom. It appears that feature isn't part of the skin that is currently in use.

I did a bit of research, and this layout is a standard PHPBB skin called "sub blue".
Here's what some of the index page icons mean:

Forum contains unread messages
Forum contains no unread messages
My colourblind eyes have a lot of trouble telling the difference. The bright yellow (I think that's what it was) that the old "unread stuff in this forum" icon used was visible to me.

The scrolling one (can't see it at the moment) is for busy topics.

The old forum had the ability for users to choose their preferred skin, and once this new forum software matures, I suspect that may become available as well.
If Paul wants to do the extra work to make it available. I'm not going to bug him to do it, though. He doesn't need me piling extra work on his plate.

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my head
So I looked like I was deep


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(@ksac32)
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That avatar on the wrong side is freaking me out

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(@rparker)
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The first thing I did was search for a way to change the, um, skin as it's called. It's pretty, I guess, but these old eyes can't take these low contrast, soft color designs.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@smokindog)
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Hmmm....
New city....
new job.......
selling the house.....
living in a apartment...
Looking for a new house......
Getting up at 5am to walk the dog....

Logging on this afternoon after my first day at new job to find the forums changed

I CANT TAKE IT....TO MUCH STRESS :?

Oh thats Much better :D Nice Job Paul 8) Hopefully this will help with the spam.

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(@coleclark)
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yeah its trippy hey!

look pretty swish though but i do agree about the whole left handed person back-the-front-ness :S


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(@kevin72790)
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Also factor in that this is only good for 1028x728 resolution. 800x600 you have to scroll over to see the avatar.

Bring the old layout back. :(


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 Nuno
(@nuno)
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I'm really having problems with the new interface. I guess all of you did read this thread. Really I don't know where is the important info because there are a lot of extra info such as signatures and pictures which are bigger than each post.

I liked the old interface because it was easy to read them. Probably the new one has a lot of new features, fonts and images but it is hard to me read the text. It is not a friendly nor accesible interface.

It would be very interesting a "just text" option. I'll need time to review all the options... but I'd prefer play my guitar.


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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It's just.....different. After about a week, you won't remember what the old forums looked like!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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 Nuno
(@nuno)
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It would be very interesting a "just text" option.
Ok, it exists (more or less). I lose some funny signatures but there is an option for deactivate them. Now it is more readable to me.


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(@smokindog)
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It's just.....different. After about a week, you won't remember what the old forums looked like!

:D :D :D

Vic

Yea, we do this about every year or two Its not bad, just need to get used to it. Could use a bit more contrast...But the eyes ain't what they used to be

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