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updated message board

Post by Liesbeth »

yay, welcome to the new updated message board.

If anyone finds anything strange or unusual, please post and we'll try to sort it out. For now I don't seem to be able to edit any posts, but perhaps I"m just missing something in this flashy new phpBB3 style.


[edited once, deleting the superfluous "Hopefully having to reapply for a password won't deter anyone to keep on frequenting this board!"]
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Oh no! So confused!

I'm a simple girl, who can't handle new things. :(
I only pretend to be all Web 2.0 savvy.
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don't worry, i've been using this new design for months on other boards and still am not quite used to it. But you're among friends and we'll all help each other through. Maybe we should start a new self-help topic for dumb-ass questions in the vein of 'where did xxx go?' I've spent 10 minutes examining the screen to make sure I wasn't missing an 'edit' icon staring me in the face.
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I didn't have to re-apply for my account. Weird. The REPLY option took me a few seconds to find, though...
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Maybe now we can all have icons again. Still no signatures, though, as those are super-goofus. And no smilies, either. Bleah.
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Yay avatars... but did we lose the quote option, as well?
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Things I'm missing/haven't found so far:
- edit button
- quote button
- link to hompage
- list members by # of posts

As for the no-smileys-policy: Image
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why the edit and quote buttons don't show up is somewhat of a mystery to me, since as far as I can tell they seem to be set to appear... but we'll get them back, i'm sure.

the member list works a bit different from the old one: click members on the top right for a list in order of joining. To have a different order, click on the header of the column you want to sort on (have patience, it can take a while). First you will get ascending, click again to get descending. The following link will give you: the member list in descending order of posts.

what I think is pretty cool is that you can now save a draft. Don't you know it: you're writing that long review of a live show and then it's dinner time, you're just in the middle of commenting on the latest cephalopod and your battery is nearly dead, you had finally mustered up the courage for your first post and your boss comes in: fret no more, click save and retrieve it from the User Control Panel later.

EDIT: hey, the links are there for the edit and quote buttons, but the icons are missing (hover left and right of the triangles top right and you'll get the handle and title of the links). Intriguing!
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Oh, so it is! Awkward. Are you sure the linked image is available on the server? Crazy.

But again, it's a very nice looking board. I enjoy it immensely. And how nice it is to see the ol' swinging light bulb back again!
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I am celebrating our moderne look with a new icon - Dr. Girlfriend has arrived!
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i've found there are more buttons missing, like the one for sending a pm. In an attempt to fix it, i've somehow deleted the empty images, so that even hovering didn't work anymore.
i've replaced the edit and quote buttons with a somewhat crude temp fix, and will wait for those who know what they're doing for the rest.

seeing all these old and new avatars makes me happy.
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i'm just weirded out in general. i'm not good with change. also, i find the fact that there is no outline to each post rather hard on the eyes in the way of determining the separation. everything kinda runs together for me.
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the icon thing is fixed, and the colour difference between alternating posts is being worked on, which should help in the unblurring of things. The link to the website should come back also, well spotted, Moni.
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It's all looking good to me from here.

Very exciting end to my Thanksgiving weekend...
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I think the board is looking great! Good work, all folks responsible!
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I didn't have to reapply for anything either, just logged in!
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AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! MADNESS!!!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOARD?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Patr!ck wrote:I didn't have to reapply for anything either, just logged in!

I suppose I was just verrry special...
will edit my first post so I won't confuse anyone
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What's the Friend/Foe thing all about?
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We're anticipating a schism possibly leading to a bloody civil war and fiercely defended sub-forums held by one or another faction. Choose your sides now.
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