What do you want fixed on WinCustomize?

By on November 16, 2015 9:40:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

T-Man

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Hi All,

For those of you who do not know me, I'm a developer here at Stardock.  Actually one of the original developers of WinCustomize.com.  

As you have seen, WinCustomize has not had many updates recently.  So, I'm looking to try and clean things up a little bit here. Starting out by fixing a few things.  So, I'm asking you, what issues on WinCustomize have really been bugging you that you would like to have fixed?

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November 17, 2015 2:38:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The search. I have never found it to be very effective. Needs to be more intuitive or at least give more general results. One word searches seem to work best but many skins have more than one word which seems to confuse the search engine. I have typed a name in the search box many times only to have it come up empty. It really needs to be improved because the way it is now is not even worth using.

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November 17, 2015 6:15:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The general Graphic Design / Looks, but maybe that's not on your table...

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November 17, 2015 6:19:43 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Maybe not so much a fix as bringing the home page and forum pages, i.e. background colors, more in line with the other forums. I've seen the same thing since 2006. Be nice if the site had a bolder look. I think our new members would really like it. But that's just me.

Andy posted at the same time I did but the sentiments the same.

*you cheated...you said it 'fore I did*

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November 17, 2015 7:26:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


For those of you who do not know me, I'm a developer here at Stardock.  Actually one of the original developers of WinCustomize.com.

Never heard of you mate!!

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November 17, 2015 8:15:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is that T as in CompuThor Man.... hehe   

And yeah, maybe a choice of colors or patterns for our background forums would be nice. 

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November 17, 2015 8:20:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would like to see a more robust search feature. It seems, to me at least, that searches currently only return exact matches. Thanks!

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November 17, 2015 8:29:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You might want to fix the Top Skins and Top Skinners list on the home page. For instance, if you open the Top Skinners area and select All Time, and then View More, the list that comes up says Page 1 of 0. This type issue occurs in all 3 sub-areas (Yesterday, Last 30 Days and All Time). Also, in the Top Skins area, when you click View More, the skins that come up do not match the list that was shown.

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November 17, 2015 10:56:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

edit- Nevermind, it's already there, sorry.

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November 17, 2015 11:37:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm in line with replies one and two, also, make the site use the entire window when maximized on a widescreen monitor instead of all that wasted space on the sides.

Another thing, the taskbar button and IE Tab When on the home page says ".......Your home for Windows 7, Vista, XP themes,.......... etc". When in the forums Recent Posts, it is even worse, mentioning XP only. That should be brought up to date.

 Please eliminate that automatic checkmark in the Subscribe box in the forums.

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November 17, 2015 12:16:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,

Please eliminate that automatic checkmark in the Subscribe box in the forums.

 

Definitely!

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November 17, 2015 2:45:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All good suggestions!  Keep'm coming.  However, at this time I do not see any major changes to the design or look of the site.  But I can definitely look at fixing or tweaking some of those issues.

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November 17, 2015 2:54:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

1> I think this thread should be pined on the left side as it can get lost before the weekend even gets here. 

2. You don't see any major changes to the look. Ok. However a bit of a wow factor would be nice for all the new people that find WC and sure there must be many in a months time. A full page view of at least the main page would go a long way.

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November 17, 2015 4:02:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Agreed. Something to give it some pizzazz!

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November 17, 2015 4:32:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting T-Man,

at this time I do not see any major changes to the design or look of the site.
But Brad said..... nevermind.

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November 17, 2015 5:27:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Fix the Captcha in Private Messages.  It ALWAYS reports the first attempt as wrong, even when it is correct.

 

Pain in the ass. Big time.

 

 

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November 17, 2015 6:59:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Fix subscriptions. I've never subscribed to anything and the auto subscribe box is unticked, yet I'm subscribed to zillions of the little bleeders...

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November 17, 2015 7:22:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,

Fix subscriptions. I've never subscribed to anything and the auto subscribe box is unticked, yet I'm subscribed to zillions of the little bleeders...

Same here.

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November 17, 2015 8:11:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

x the Captcha in Private Messages.  It ALWAYS reports the first attempt as wrong, even when it is correct.
   and here I thought it was just me!!  Yes it is a pain in the butt!

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November 17, 2015 9:47:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting teddybearcholla,


Quoting RedneckDude,

x the Captcha in Private Messages.  It ALWAYS reports the first attempt as wrong, even when it is correct.

   and here I thought it was just me!!  Yes it is a pain in the butt!

It isn't a fix and hopefully they will fix it. But it can be done fast. After you are done writing just click "Send message without putting in the Captcha, it will go right to the next Captcha. Put in the letters, numbers hit send and goes right through. At least that stops you from having to put in the captcha twice.

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November 18, 2015 12:56:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

add SOME buttons sow we can customize   the page  our self's ,it is  win customize  after all

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November 18, 2015 2:42:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

...and add a spell checker

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November 18, 2015 4:16:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,

...and add a spell checker

They did that...

In 2001 ...

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November 18, 2015 6:27:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree that the search and other things are important and should be a priority but....bland is not good, unless you like bland. 

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November 18, 2015 7:17:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

I agree that the search and other things are important and should be a priority but....bland is not good, unless you like bland. 

I agree with your statement however I will take function over form any day. A pig with makeup is still a pig. That being said we should be able to have both.

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November 18, 2015 10:18:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting T-Man,

All good suggestions!  Keep'm coming.  However, at this time I do not see any major changes to the design or look of the site.  But I can definitely look at fixing or tweaking some of those issues.

I, like JC, would love to see both...but it's just not in the cards.

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