Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Thunderfall, Oct 1, 2016.
Now my searching on old Civ4 mods can continue.
The white and grey has got to change, if one spends more than 20 minutes on here then one gets a headache, also it would be cool to have the "who's online" back again IMO anyways.
Yes, between that and postcount, there's now not a lot to use for 'sizing up' people - although making us talk to each other as equals might not be a bad thing...
Way better on mobile which is almost all I've used in the past couple months.
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Any way to change signature below avatar now?
I really want to have more creative signature than just a 'Member'
Something I noticed: the five chars limit for posts is gone. To be honest, I don't mind losing it, I don't know how many times the ability to just answer a question with a quick "no." would have been helpful.
Two issues with that:
First, a bug: while composing this post, I first quoted yours and then Lanzelot's below. Then I moved forward to the next page. Only your post remained quoted.
Second, currently selecting reply the page scrolls don't to the quick reply box with the assumption that I want to compose my post now. This is sensible behaviour for a button labeled "reply". However, my usual procedure when reading a thread was to select all posts I want to reply to using multiquote, then composing the entire post at once. Jumping to the reply box disrupts my reading process, and I don't want to write my posts in piecemeal considering posts I haven't yet read might already say what I have in mind or add further context to the discussion.
Obviously not a priority, just to illustrate that the previous multiquote behaviour had value and should return.
Same, I would really miss the join date in particular.
Downloads database will come back. Within the next day or two hopefully.
We also plan to add all old smilies back this week.
I also plan to add a darker forum style this week. Right now we have just one style so I don't expect it to please everyone, especially for users who were using the darker themes.
Will also add a civ6 forum style.
have to say the time limits to edit posts is very annoying..i hope that feature is removed
also, the quote symbols in the main forum menu are an eyesore
I hope the breadcrumbs at the bottom of each page, especially the Previous< >Next buttons, are coming back...
Yes, I noticed that, too.
I know the issue from another forum, XenForo doesn't support tables with built-in BB codes. But there's a plugin to add table support: https://xenforo.com/community/attachments/cta-table-bb-code-help-page-png.67031/
Don't know if it's compatible with the current board version. Then again, the markup is all different, so older tables need manual fixing anyways.
It was certainly a bit of a shock logging in on Sunday to see the change. After the first millisecond my eyeballs were burnt out and it all went dark again, but now I'm having trouble avoiding walking into walls.
I run a couple of sites myself, along with self-managing the servers they're hosted on so I appreciate the effort that goes into a change like this and hope the naysayers don't drag you down.
The VBulletin 3.x line is about 100 years old and hasn't been actively developed in forever, also, with the PHP requirement for other ~things~ creeping upward I think only 3.8.9 still works with a fairly recent PHP 5.x (which itself is about to be obsoleted by PHP 7 (skipping a number seems to be a thing these days)). Even the VBulletin 4.x line is pretty old at this point and VB5 is kinda rubbish if you use much in the way of add-ons (it's not designed for them).
Just to provide some extra feedback on the layout and color scheme, I notice that the background color I consider too bright is actually about the same as the old theme I used (maybe just slightly brighter), and judging by the color scheme of other elements this might be considered to be the new version of that scheme. I really hope we can get another version that is closer to the old one, with only the contents of the post in the brightest off-white, darker color around profile and avatar, and stronger breaks between posts to reduce the eye-strain. I would hate having to change to dark-cfc or other equivalent as this is the color scheme I've known CFC for since ancient cfc days.
Now that I see it again I am convinced we need to ape the profile configuration of CFC classic as closely as possible. That means username and title above the avatar, no shading, location shown, and everything resized. How do you tamper with perfection?
I would really like to see a way to increase the # of posts per page although I realise there is unlikely to be an immediate fix.
And I see join date and postcount are back, great!
I also agree with the above post: the bright grey is fine, we simply need more contrast and separation from other interface elements.
TrekBBS changed from vBulletin to Xenforo earlier this year. They managed to have a multiquote feature, so there's no reason why we don't have one. That is a basic and necessary feature, and without it, I predict numerous instances of serial posting.
It would be nice to have collapsible forums. I really don't care about anything between Site Feedback and Civ II and between Civ II and the Colosseum.
Given the length of this thread perhaps it might be worth having a stickied and locked 'Reported Issues' thread with a brief description of the issue and its status e.g. 'Under investigation', 'Workaround is..', 'As designed' and 'Fixed'?
Multiquote is a feature we can enable.
I agree that there needs to be a little more contrast between the different interface elements (although, those might come once we get interface options). I'm constantly overlooking the page x of y buttons. The only other critique I can think of that is bugging me is I wish the time/date stamp and post # were at the top of each post rather than the bottom. Otherwise, I'm adapting pretty well so far. Keep up the good work!
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