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Re: updated message board

Postby zach » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:28 am

sour29 wrote:What's the Friend/Foe thing all about?


"You can use these lists to organise other members of the board. Members added to your friends list will be listed within your User Control Panel for quick access to see their online status and to send them private messages. Subject to template support, posts from these users may also be highlighted. If you add a user to your foes list, any posts they make will be hidden by default."

I can't really see myself using the feature, but maybe some people will.

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Re: updated message board

Postby zach » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:29 am

grant wrote: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.


Uh, or that.

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Re: updated message board

Postby A Brutaful Smile » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:02 am

John wrote:Maybe now we can all have icons again. Still no signatures, though, as those are super-goofus. And no smilies, either. Bleah.


it's all about you isn't it? ;p

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Re: updated message board

Postby NatureBoy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:02 am

It may just be my slight colorblindness, but I'm having a hard time determining when a section of the board has been updated with a new post.

The red/blue distinction is more difficult to see than say, a bold/not bold or text icon/star icon differentiation.

But I like how it looks in all other regards. Good work!

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Re: updated message board

Postby Squid » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:12 am

grant wrote: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.


Will there be a side w/dwarves? I'd miss the sunlight a little, but they have all the precious metals.

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Re: updated message board

Postby Liesbeth » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:42 am

NatureBoy wrote:It may just be my slight colorblindness, but I'm having a hard time determining when a section of the board has been updated with a new post.

what i find excellent for this (not a new feature, but it's placed differently) is View new posts located just above the bright blue Fora & Fauna bar on the homepage. It will show all the new posts since you last visited. You have to log on, obviously.

I'm not sure which forum I would pick if I was forced to choose sides in board war. Although I guess for hiding Band Nerd would be the best one: hardly anyone ever comes there, and if they do, they generally have precious guitars with them which makes it harder for them to strike the first blow. Virtually speaking, of course.

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Re: updated message board

Postby No You Are » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:49 am

Not only intra-board war, but intra-nice, new, spiffy board war.

Aces.

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Re: updated message board

Postby Moni » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:53 pm

Another thing I noticed is that when you hover your mouse below the Search field, it shows the link to "advanced search". How meta is that? :)
The search function (still) does not seem to work tho:
No posts were found because the word waffles is not contained in any post.

No way! Seriously, I tried a couple of words I know must have bee used here, and I almost always get zero returns.

As for the ultimate fight between good and evil (or whatever) on this board, I'm gonna go side with grant, because as we know from Greek mythologie, the nerds always win!

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Re: updated message board

Postby John » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:58 pm

Actually, the Friend or Foe feature is part of a larger Adam and the Ants "theme" we'll be integrating over the coming weeks. Subtle innuendos follow...

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Re: updated message board

Postby leigh » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:01 pm

Is there a way to add an avatar now (for those of us who joined after avatars were removed)?

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Re: updated message board

Postby sour29 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:46 pm

Yeah, it's in the user control panel -- right under the Elec-Tronic Salon logo. :)

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Re: updated message board

Postby leigh » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:46 pm

sour29 wrote:Yeah, it's in the user control panel -- right under the Elec-Tronic Salon logo. :)

ahh...that's better. thanks!

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Re: updated message board

Postby longtimecoming » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:54 am

like my new avatar? courtney-love.org
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Re: updated message board

Postby Betty Felon » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:32 pm

So far, I haven't seen any bugs, but I've been away the past week. John's new avatar looks like Eric. It's a trick!

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Re: updated message board

Postby sour29 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:40 pm

Could we maybe get an upgrade to the size of our PM box as well? 50 just doesn't seem to be enough.

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Re: updated message board

Postby A Brutaful Smile » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:51 pm

sour29 wrote:Could we maybe get an upgrade to the size of our PM box as well? 50 just doesn't seem to be enough.


wow...somebody's popular. i've never had that many PMs. not even close!

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Re: updated message board

Postby sour29 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:07 am

I just don't like to delete them, so they go way back!

Also, when you click on the title of a thread, it takes you to the first page, even when you've read it a gazillion times because you keep clicking on it rather than the last page numeral beside it.

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Re: updated message board

Postby Liesbeth » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:52 am

did you know you can store an additional 50 in your savebox?
even I haven't filled all my space yet, although I do admit some regular deleting is needed

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Re: updated message board

Postby Liesbeth » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:54 am

sour29 wrote:Also, when you click on the title of a thread, it takes you to the first page, even when you've read it a gazillion times because you keep clicking on it rather than the last page numeral beside it.

I think the old board did that as well; but the new 'go to last unread post' link is very handy for that, I find

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Re: updated message board

Postby sour29 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:17 pm

The old board didn't do it, which is why it's bothering me. Force of habit means I'm always going to the initial page of 15 page long threads. :(

I don't see a "Go to last unread post" link... I see a "View unanswered posts" link -- is that what you mean? Doesn't appeal to me -- just because I didn't answer them doesn't mean I didn't read them.


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