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by Evergreen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 22:23

hoodedice wrote:
onpon4 wrote:
Jordach wrote:There are entire Sub-Forum RSS feeds, you just have to collect them all.


Like I said... they only show new topics, not new posts in existing topics.


Nevermind onpon4, at least you are getting the feature you want.

Also, who the zwiz uses RSS?!
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by Jordach » Fri Mar 28, 2014 23:10

Evergreen wrote:
hoodedice wrote:
onpon4 wrote:
Like I said... they only show new topics, not new posts in existing topics.


Nevermind onpon4, at least you are getting the feature you want.

Also, who the zwiz uses RSS?!
Me. :P
Such old skool

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by onpon4 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 02:34

People not using feeds don't know what they're missing. Ever since I started using them, the time I've saved has been tremendous, and I'm able to follow more sites.
 

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by Sokomine » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:34

onpon4 wrote:People not using feeds don't know what they're missing. Ever since I started using them, the time I've saved has been tremendous, and I'm able to follow more sites.

I'd love to have a program that gathers all those forum news and makes them available as news which could be read by a program like tin (of course images won't work well). THAT would safe time. And annoying clicks.
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Re: Forum software switch

by ShadowNinja » Sat Apr 19, 2014 21:35

The forum is now converted to phpBB with a theme by BlockMen.
The best way to contact me is usually IRC (InchraNet, freenode).
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by SegFault22 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 22:11

Well, I don't like this theme, mainly because the posts overlap the posters' name and information on the left side, the header is messed up, and much more. Can you ask BlockMen to fix it, please?
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by stormchaser3000 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 22:18

um the new softwere design (no offense blockmen) is terrible the links on google and on youtube are all broken (exept the ones to minetest.net
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by rubenwardy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 22:42

All the links are broken. I am not happy. It was promised that the links would stay the same on IRC.
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by Sokomine » Sat Apr 19, 2014 22:47

The broken links are a serious problem. All my bookmarks to mods and other relevant topics now no longer work :-(

ShadowNinja wrote:< ShadowNinja> Sokomine: I made some compatability code. I don't knwo if it's been added though.

I really hope that gets added soon.
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by SegFault22 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 00:06

We should just switch back to the old software. Everything was fine until this big change.
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by hoodedice » Sun Apr 20, 2014 00:45

Now that we have been switched, I think this is just epic =D

Now I only need to find my place around here....
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by Enke » Sun Apr 20, 2014 03:03

Whoa dude. The white.... and stuff. And all new not-colors. /me is confuzzled again.

Guess I better double check to find my place in this new forum order.

I for one, fully welcome our new PHP overlords!

[Edit] Hang on! Hang the !#^@ on! What is the point with the usergroups and the friends and foes thing? Is that necessary? If so, how the heck does it work? I gave the friends thing a go, but what's the point?
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by LazyJ » Sun Apr 20, 2014 04:22

Progressing forward is a good thing.

Broken links, eh... not so good.

Like Sokomine, I have a lot bookmarked forum posts and topics that are now non-functional. This also means that all links that reference the forums and promote Minetest out there on the web are also broken.

This is just the first day or so of a work-in-progress; bound to be some bugs and glitches. ;)
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by veriaqa » Sun Apr 20, 2014 05:34

I think the new theme is nice and simple. A little bit a green taste would do though.
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by ZachyGames » Sun Apr 20, 2014 06:52

The Style is awesome....
But I miss spoilers! now i cant save spaces
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by CraigyDavi » Sun Apr 20, 2014 08:07

It would be nice if you were allowed more than 5 links in the signature.
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Re: Forum software switch

by rubenwardy » Sun Apr 20, 2014 08:18

Do I have a signature? I can't see one on the post by me above.
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by CraigyDavi » Sun Apr 20, 2014 08:39

rubenwardy wrote:Do I have a signature? I can't see one on the post by me above.

You have to set it to show by default:
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Re: Forum software switch

by pandaro » Sun Apr 20, 2014 09:29

problem:
"View active topics"
do not work
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by onpon4 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:18

I've noticed that some people's replies (mostly those from when the old forum software was used) have blank titles and replies to those are being titled just "Re:", which makes it difficult to tell what topic they're in from a feed reader. Looks like an artifact from the transition. I don't suppose there's anything that can be done about this in software, is there (like, renaming all of the ones titled "" or "Re:" with whatever the default title would be)? It would be great if there is because the problem proliferates every time someone hits the "quote" button rather than the "post reply" button.

If there isn't a way to solve this in software, maybe the "quote" button should be disabled (if that's possible, I don't know if it is) for a couple months so the forum gets filled up with normally-titled posts?
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by Morn76 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:49

pandaro wrote:problem:
"View active topics"
do not work


+1

I want the active topics page back too.

Also, better visual distinction between sticky and normal topics please, as it was in the old forum software.
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by DeepGaze » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:35

I also miss the old green and brown theme, but I don't mind the new software
there's no place like 127.0.0.1
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Re: Forum software switch

by pandaro » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:50

Morn76 wrote:
Also, better visual distinction between sticky and normal topics please, as it was in the old forum software.


+1

In any case I like the overall style of the new forum;I find it very clear and readable.
If I may suggest ...
-I would make a little darker the decoration of the stone along the sides to put a bit 'more evident
-I would make clearer the distinction between the sticky and the normal topic
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by Linxx » Sun Apr 20, 2014 13:12

there needs to be more contrast between the bg image and the forum posts it makes my eyes hurt D:
 

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Re: Forum software switch

by Casimir » Sun Apr 20, 2014 14:28

+ There now is a "mark forums read" button.
- I don't see where you can jump to the last unread posts.
- It is not as clear as it used to be. It is hard to get an overview.
- When you disable images you can not see which threads are unread/read. Almost all buttons are invisible (e.g. quote and edit).
- The icons indicating the tread status are much bigger than a normal font. This looks ugly and causes the three points of critic above.
- ...

It is mostly style issues, meaning the can easily be fixed within the current software.

(I also don't like the fast reply, as this encourages a more chat like discussion and less longer thought of posts.)
 

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