Forum Update - October 5, 2010 - Many Changes/Tweaks

By on October 5, 2010 12:42:43 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

GunslingerBara

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Hey everyone!

I just pushed an update to the forums.  This update is a big one, made up of a lot of small changes and tweaks.  The most significant change is that we now show which site posts, PM's, and karma are coming from.  This is to help avoid confusion and to spread the word of the other forums and sites.  Please take a look at the change log below for more info:

Change Log:

  1. In posts, we now show which site the posts and each reply came from.
  2. In each user's karma page there is now an icon to show which site the karma came from.
  3. In your Private Messages page, we show which site the PM was sent from.
  4. In the My Replies page (or any user's replies page, see #6 below), you can change a dropdown to show the replies from all sites.
  5. In a user's a profile, the Karma, Posts, and Replies numbers can be clicked for more information.
  6. You can now view the replies for all users by clicking on the Replies # in a user's profile.
  7. The "Reason for Editing" box for editing posts has been removed.
  8. iPad/iPhone/iPods can now send PM's.
  9. In posts, we now hide the buttons (Quote, Edit, etc.) for each reply until you mouseover the reply.  This is to help keep the forums cleaner and to reduce confusion as to which set of buttons belongs to which reply.  The original posts' buttons appear by default.
  10. The "Last Reply Info" column in forums, my posts, my replies, and recent posts has been updated visually.
  11. In each forum, you can now see the number of views each post has.
  12. My Posts page (and any user's posts page) is now paginated, so you can more than 1 page of posts.
  13. Lots of changes to the styles and icons to make them more consistent.
  14. Lots of bug fixes.
  15. Better error messages.

Please let me know if you find any issues with the above or in general.

Bara

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October 5, 2010 12:48:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Last reply button is missing

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October 5, 2010 12:51:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The only "general issue" I have is one of forum layout.

Please move the  "Go To Last Read Reply"  button   to the LEFT of the thread subject...

A copy of the button / function would work just as well, provided it's close to the subject and not way off screen somewhere to the right.
The "post type" icon looks like a good spot for that. It doesn't seem to do anything useful anyway. It just... exists.

I can't reduce the browser's zoom factor far enough to reach that button without having to scroll the screen sideways every time.
Sorry, but my eyes aren't 13 any more. =P

And even though I like this forum, it seems excessive to buy a widescreen monitor just for that...

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October 5, 2010 12:54:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like seeing the Forum where the original post is coming from. 

Fuzzy Logic if you click on the arrow that shows up on the left had side it takes you to the last post in the thread.

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October 5, 2010 12:56:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oops, no edit button.  Fuzzy, make that the right hand side.

EDIT:  Oh sure, now the edit button is there.

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October 5, 2010 1:01:25 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Me like.

(Testing from xp themes forum, does anyone know that this forum still exists?)

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October 5, 2010 1:03:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Excellent! These changes will make things a bit less confusing now that we know where people are posting from. Thank you!

I was suprised how much of a difference the 'last reply info' formatting changed the look of the whole page. Such a small change with a big impact.

Well done guys!

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October 5, 2010 1:04:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I can't upload an image to my profile now

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October 5, 2010 1:06:12 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
Last reply button is missing
Quoting Philly0381,
Oops, no edit button.  Fuzzy, make that the right hand side.

EDIT:  Oh sure, now the edit button is there.
It seems you need to mouseover the reply before you see the Karma, Report, View Edits, Reply and Quote buttons on someone else's reply or the View Edits, Edit, Reply and Quote buttons one your own replies.

(Perhaps I should have read item 9 before mentioning)

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October 5, 2010 1:13:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Mumblefratz,
Me like.

(Testing from xp themes forum, does anyone know that this forum still exists?)

It will probably outlive the OS.

It's even skinned in Luna Blue for all you nostalgia freaks.

I should add that I like what I see so far, great updates!

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October 5, 2010 1:14:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nope, no button...

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October 5, 2010 1:15:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

most excellent

 

got them on mine Fuzzy...FF 3.6.10

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October 5, 2010 1:15:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In jumping between forums and galleries, I constantly have to login to each place. Just started today.

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October 5, 2010 1:16:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

try clearing out your cookies, history & cache

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October 5, 2010 1:21:01 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Nope, no button...
Must be site specific as there is a button on GalCiv2 and a handful of other sites I checked.

However I now notice that the recent posts (on a handful of sites) list is limited to a single page. Was this intentional?

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October 5, 2010 1:27:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Fuzzy I'm running IE 8 and the arrow is there.

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October 5, 2010 1:28:01 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I like the changes. Looks good on my phone's browser too!

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October 5, 2010 1:53:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ok, in IE8 now. Just made a post here in FF and the site logged me out and now I can't log back in again...  Oh, and the post didn't post...

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October 5, 2010 1:54:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Posting from Elemental in FF - button is there

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October 5, 2010 1:55:27 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Sins has a button too...

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October 5, 2010 1:57:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Back in WC in FF, button is there and I'm logged in but I can't see (yet) any of the posts that have just been made (they are there in the other sites)

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October 5, 2010 1:58:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Weird, it's working now. You can all go back to sleep...

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October 5, 2010 2:04:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Trojasmic,
I can't upload an image to my profile now

JoeUser is still working for uploading an avatar. I  just checked.

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October 5, 2010 2:09:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
Weird, it's working now. You can all go back to sleep...

It's 1:05 PM here and some people .... (RedneckDude).... are just getting up by now.

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October 5, 2010 2:19:51 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
Nope, no button...

Reduced 59%Original 1011 x 510

Please try doing a hard refresh (Ctrl + F5).  I've changed the CSS quite a bit, and I suspect the CSS has not updated for you yet.

Quoting Mumblefratz,

Nope, no button...Must be site specific as there is a button on GalCiv2 and a handful of other sites I checked.

However I now notice that the recent posts (on a handful of sites) list is limited to a single page. Was this intentional?

No, someone else has already mentioned this to me.  I'll fix it soon.

Quoting Trojasmic,
I can't upload an image to my profile now

I'll look into it.  We had this problem before but the fix we used is already applied.

EDIT: Can you also try doing a hard refresh?  I am unable to recreate the issue.

Bara

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October 5, 2010 2:21:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So thats why I had to login again.

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