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The New Look

Postby cave rat » Dec 30, 2007 11:15 pm

The new look of the DB is out of this world, Wayne. You out did yourself. Keep up the good work.
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Re: The New Look

Postby VACaver » Dec 31, 2007 7:33 pm

Overall, I like it. But I don't like the avatars being over on the right side...it's backwards from most boards. It's easy to look on the left side, see who's poting, then look to the right to read the post.
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Re: The New Look

Postby ian mckenzie » Dec 31, 2007 7:36 pm

Nice, but I miss the pulldown menu on the main page for viewing recent posts before loggin in.
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Re: The New Look

Postby Wayne Harrison » Dec 31, 2007 8:50 pm

That was a modification I added (added, not wrote). There is a pulldown at the bottom of any thread you read -- like this one -- that allows you to read posts from a certain period.

The new phpBB3 software was just released on Dec. 13 so it's going to be a little while before modifications are available for it.
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Re: The New Look

Postby David Grimes » Dec 31, 2007 9:38 pm

I miss the counter on the new messages that told you how many new posts there were since your last visit.
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Re: The New Look

Postby Wayne Harrison » Dec 31, 2007 9:58 pm

If you click "View New Posts" it will tell you how many there are on the right side of the list.

The way posts were handled before, it counted new posts since your last log-in.. If you logged in and logged out, it would assume you read them and not count them anymore. That was a pain if you logged in then had a leave before reading the posts. If you logged back in, they wouldn't show up as new because it only counted new posts since your log in.

Under the new system, if you log in and read only 3 of 9 posts, it will keep track and show the remaining six as new posts even if you log out and log back in. In other words, it tracks the posts you read and if you don't read a new post... it keeps it as new until you do, or mark your posts as read.
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Re: The New Look

Postby Kevin Bruff » Jan 1, 2008 9:32 pm

overall im still getting used to it. it does look real nice though. congrats wayne on the hard work to update this. one thing i miss is the chat box at the top of the page of the index. i know its still there, you just have to click the link to it.
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Re: The New Look

Postby Teresa » Jan 1, 2008 11:06 pm

Is there a key to the little icons on the left side? I don't quite understand why some scroll text and some don't. (Ok, I'm a net moron about some "intuitive" things, I'll admit.)
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Re: The New Look

Postby Wayne Harrison » Jan 2, 2008 8:33 am

I'm still trying to figure that out myself.

I know red means it's unread and black means read.

I think the scrolling icons are the "hot topics" or most active.

The ones with the small round circle on the bottom right of the main circle (circle in a circle) mean that forum has a subforum(s).
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Re: The New Look

Postby mgmills » Jan 2, 2008 10:44 am

Wayne Harrison wrote:I'm still trying to figure that out myself.

I know red means it's unread and black means read.

I think the scrolling icons are the "hot topics" or most active.

The ones with the small round circle on the bottom right of the main circle (circle in a circle) mean that forum has a subforum(s).


I'd figured all that out except the scrolling icons. Sounds like a reasonable explanation.
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Re: The New Look

Postby fuzzy-hair-man » Jan 3, 2008 10:17 pm

Hey Wayne,

Is there any possibility of getting a shrugging smiley ie one that says "i don't know" if you know what I mean....

It's one of the smileys I seem to miss and one I think I'd use pretty often :oops: (along with this --> :oops: one it seems)

I like the new look :kewl: and especially that the smileys are now inserted at your cursor instead of at the end of your post.
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Re: The New Look

Postby Wayne Harrison » Jan 4, 2008 8:06 am

:thanks: I'll look for it.

(You know there are more than those shown? Click on "View more smilies" at the bottom of the smilies.)
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Re: The New Look

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jan 4, 2008 8:26 am

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Re: The New Look

Postby Scott McCrea » Jan 4, 2008 8:56 am

Here's a bunch: http://www.fencingforum.com/forum/misc. ... howsmilies

Just for SG, two with a whip.
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Re: The New Look

Postby Wayne Harrison » Jan 4, 2008 9:38 am

Great. Now I have to find the place to upload them in the new system. :shocked:
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