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Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby The » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:43 am

How do you guys feel about the new forum changes? Me personally, it looks and feels like shit...

Yeah its faster, but it feels so uncomfortable using it....

Your thoughts? :oops:
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby Paloaltoguy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:09 am

The wrote:How do you guys feel about the new forum changes? Me personally, it looks and feels like shit...

Yeah its faster, but it feels so uncomfortable using it....

Your thoughts? :oops:


Yeah, dude is too cheap to hired someone to design a proper theme. So what you have is low quality crap that looks like it was hacked together by a 4 year old. I had to increase the size of everything with Google zoom. Good thing I have my social website coming soon.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby Winston » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:25 pm

What are you guys talking about? This forum was put together by teams of experts and developers. What is so uncomfortable about it? It has a lot of new features too and looks a lot more modern.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby publicduende » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:47 pm

Winston,

Technical opinion, the website had a huge after switching to phpBB3, and possibly after rebuilding the database and/or upgrading MySQL to a later version. The system is appreciably faster and the theme is not too bad.

I appreciate that you're ironing out all the remaining glitches. As it stands, HA is back to being a pleasure to use.

Well done! :o
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby publicduende » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:49 pm

The wrote:Yeah its faster, but it feels so uncomfortable using it....


I don't think the theme is so bad per se. I think the discomfort has more to do with the fact that we have been spending hundreds (if not thousands :? ) of hours eyeing the same set of colours, buttons, for years, and suddenly they all look different. The impact on the eye/brain is non-negligible.

It will get better over time.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby Winston » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:03 pm

publicduende wrote:Winston,

Technical opinion, the website had a huge after switching to phpBB3, and possibly after rebuilding the database and/or upgrading MySQL to a later version. The system is appreciably faster and the theme is not too bad.

I appreciate that you're ironing out all the remaining glitches. As it stands, HA is back to being a pleasure to use.

Well done! :o


Thanks. The website had a "huge" what?

Btw, this forum does seem more complicated. That's why I was reluctant to switch for years. I explained that to you all many times over the last few years. I'm glad we finally did it though. It's a burden off my shoulders. lol
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby publicduende » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:11 pm

Winston wrote:
publicduende wrote:Winston,

Technical opinion, the website had a huge after switching to phpBB3, and possibly after rebuilding the database and/or upgrading MySQL to a later version. The system is appreciably faster and the theme is not too bad.

I appreciate that you're ironing out all the remaining glitches. As it stands, HA is back to being a pleasure to use.

Well done! :o


Thanks. The website had a "huge" what?

Btw, this forum does seem more complicated. That's why I was reluctant to switch for years. I explained that to you all many times over the last few years. I'm glad we finally did it though. It's a burden off my shoulders. lol


LOL sorry, huge improvement, of course :) Posting from the office between build cycles, so my attention isn't exactly 100%...

The site does look more feature-rich, but everything that a typical HA user was familiar with is still there and in pretty much the same position. I am not an expert in forum systems, but this does look to me as an improvement and upgrade at many levels.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby jamesbond » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:38 pm

The wrote:How do you guys feel about the new forum changes? Me personally, it looks and feels like shit...

Yeah its faster, but it feels so uncomfortable using it....

Your thoughts? :oops:

I agree, it's hard on the eyes with the blue background especially in the posting area.

It does look cheap the old forum looked much more modern and professional.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby Winston » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:10 pm

jamesbond wrote:
The wrote:How do you guys feel about the new forum changes? Me personally, it looks and feels like shit...

Yeah its faster, but it feels so uncomfortable using it....

Your thoughts? :oops:

I agree, it's hard on the eyes with the blue background especially in the posting area.

It does look cheap the old forum looked much more modern and professional.


How do the colors look now? They should look close to the colors in the old forum. I used the same html color codes to create a new theme.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby chanta76 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:28 am

I prefer the old style forum. THis newer setup hurts my eyes looking at the forum but it's much faster than the older forum. Not sure why it was slow. Perhaps lots of bugs.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby Winston » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:39 am

chanta76 wrote:I prefer the old style forum. THis newer setup hurts my eyes looking at the forum but it's much faster than the older forum. Not sure why it was slow. Perhaps lots of bugs.


How so? I just installed the colors from the old forum here. So the theme should have the same colors now. Haven't you noticed that the colors have been changed to the ones from the old forum?
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby WorldTraveler » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:11 am

In your personal messages. How do you now delete multiple messages? I couldn't find the delete button.
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Re: Opinions on New Forum Changes

Postby Winston » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:16 am

WorldTraveler wrote:In your personal messages. How do you now delete multiple messages? I couldn't find the delete button.


You check mark the messages you want to delete by clicking the box to the right of them. And then at the bottom, you click on the submenu and select "delete marked" and then click Go.
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