View Poll Results: So, old forum or a new one?

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  • New, of course! So many features!

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    New or old forum?

    Looks like an old forum is still functioning! So, the question, new forum or old one?

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    Thumbs up

    As long as its 100% Hacker Proof, I don't mind.

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    Question

    Strangely, but nobody uses avatar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    Strangely, but nobody uses avatar...
    Actually, I'm not able to set an avatar.
    It does not seem to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Actually, I'm not able to set an avatar.
    It does not seem to work.
    Do you see a error message?

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    Lightbulb

    Just for info how to setup an avatar:
    User CP -> Edit Avatar -> Option 2 - Upload Image From Your Computer

    Browse for picture on your computer

    Press 'Save Changes'


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    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    User CP -> Edit Avatar -> Option 2 - Upload Image From Your Computer
    It's odd, there is no option two, but only a single radiobutton. Maybe it's Opera - will try another browser when I feel the urge to add an avatar.

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    Cool

    Looks like custom avatars was disabled for users...

    FIXED!

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    Yes, avatars seem to work now. Back to topic: Even if the old forum
    wouldn't be read-only now, I'd still prefer the new one as it looks better
    and feels more familiar to me. Also, some features like previewing [1] and
    overview over the smilies are an improvement

    [1] Edit: and editing

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    As I'm used to previous all other forums I visit are different, I'm unfamiliar and uncomfortable in such forum But I guess it'll improve over time.
    I am... Black_Fox... my discontinued benchmark
    "No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time? I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again." -- Bill Gates

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    @ Black_Fox

    I'm sure you will love this forum when you have been using it for a while. I *MUCH* prefer it to the old one, and the forum poll seems to show that most members feel the same way.

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    ...waiting for Bulat Ziganshin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovePimple View Post
    I'm sure you will love this forum when you have been using it for a while. I *MUCH* prefer it to the old one, and the forum poll seems to show that most members feel the same way.
    I guess you're right. There are some new features I like and tons of features I will probably never use fully
    I am... Black_Fox... my discontinued benchmark
    "No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time? I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again." -- Bill Gates

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    Is it possible to make page less whitish? I prefer light colours. Black on white is hard for my eyes. And i'd like to see reduced page width to make reading more comfortable. Thanks.

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    Lightbulb

    Just working on colors/styles...

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    Question Dunno...

    The new forum is very nice, but there are small usability issues, especially when the poster information (and the avatar !) is placed above his post : there is much less information on-screen than with the old forum where the poster information was located on the left of the post .

    Anyway, good job
    Jérémie

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimdamsk View Post
    (...)i'd like to see reduced page width to make reading more comfortable. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arkanosis View Post
    (...)there are small usability issues, especially when the poster information (and the avatar !) is placed above his post : there is much less information on-screen
    (...)
    I'm not picky about this, but on many forums, for example
    http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php
    avatars show up on the left, which reduces page width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallon View Post
    I'm not picky about this, but on many forums, for example
    http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php
    avatars show up on the left, which reduces page width.
    Yes, this kind of layout makes a forum a bit more readable. In fact there are two factors there :
    - The fact that "meta"s (I mean, name, avatar and so on) take half of the vertical space (for example, at the beginning of this thread, I can only read two posts without scrolling down the page : Ilia's and LovePimple's)
    - The fact that human eyes get tired when constantly going from left to right and from right to left (that's why newspapers use a multi-column layout, btw)

    In fact, hydrogenaudio's forum is not perfect either, since when the "meta"s are longer than the message, there still is some space lost.
    When disabling avatars, it's similar to the old encode.su forums, ie. it's possible to read several threads without scrolling .

    Actually, it seems that there are lots of settings... Maybe I didn't see what I'm looking for

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    But I like such layout!

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    i dont care which forum it is

    but i really hate these big avaters.
    make it hard to read when people are only making single line post.

    the old forum was easier to fast read then this with all the avatars and signature in the same space areaas is the text i want to read.


    actually i think i preffer the old one



    and yes HA layouts is much better because the avatar is not in the same space areas as the text. also the colors indexing make i fast for the eyes to focus on the text.
    Last edited by SvenBent; 9th May 2008 at 22:39.

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    I tried to make a quick mashup of what could save some space... but it would have to be made in such a way that it would use space also under avatar (not an empty column as my mashup indicates). I also doubt that the message subject is useful in any way, but it'll be hard to persuade encode to change this all

    //edit: changed link from deprecated host to new one
    Last edited by Black_Fox; 22nd July 2009 at 01:33.
    I am... Black_Fox... my discontinued benchmark
    "No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time? I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough. There's never a citation; the quotation just floats like a rumor, repeated again and again." -- Bill Gates

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    Its unnecessary for Ilia to change the layout of the forum. If you don't like the avatars, turn them off.

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