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Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 15:00
by sfan5
Casimir wrote:+ There now is a "mark forums read" button.
We've had that before.

Also:
- No 'quick quote' feature (selecting text in a post and quoting only that)

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 16:46
by PenguinDad
Linxx wrote:there needs to be more contrast between the bg image and the forum posts it makes my eyes hurt D:
I totally aggree with you.

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 16:48
by markveidemanis
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Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 17:27
by Casimir
@ sfan5
Oh, nice. You need to show it to me when we are back in the old forum software.

Also notify for replies should be turned of by default. Rule of Silence: Developers should design programs so that they do not print unnecessary output.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 18:00
by Sokomine
Linxx wrote: there needs to be more contrast between the bg image and the forum posts it makes my eyes hurt D:
Which background image? The background is white as it ought to be.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 19:18
by stu
topic tittle font is way too big and the name colours are making my eyes bleed.
Also needs to be a clearer distinction between sticky topics and current ones.

Just some observations.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 19:23
by pilcrow
I must say, the theme is rather ugly so far, compared to our old fonts and background, but I'd imagine it will be improved in time.

However, there is one major gripe I have with the new software itself: when you click on another user's name, you can search for their posts, but there is no link to search for their topics. This means if I want to check out what a specific modder has made lately, I have to spend my time weeding through replies and comments they have been making on their own and other peoples' topics.

Makes it much harder to find the interesting bits...

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 19:44
by Linxx
Sokomine wrote:
Linxx wrote: there needs to be more contrast between the bg image and the forum posts it makes my eyes hurt D:
Which background image? The background is white as it ought to be.
the one with the white stone and where you can read the post are white the only thing giving contrast is the bits of gray which is not much.Edit:props to who fixed the user information nice work :)

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 20:16
by PilzAdam
I don't like the new forum software.
  • There is no "New Posts"/"Unread Posts" link that links to the unread post next to the topic title anymore.
  • The search function is even worse than the on in the old forum (searching for "Mod" has 7 matches).
  • The posts aren't "seperated" enough, it just looks like one giant wall of text. Same goes for sticky vs. non-sticky topics.
  • The animated icons next to topics are really annyoing.
  • There is no link to mintest.net in the header
And the worst thing is: There is no benefit for me at all.
Also it might happen that none of this is fixed, since we already switched an nobody cares about fixing stuff now.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 20:33
by rommiekerova
I'm having real trouble seeing the forums properly now. It is very difficult for me to read everything and we really need the spoiler tag back. The images not scaling down is also a bit of a problem. My net decided to give out while trying to load all the images at once.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 20:59
by LazyJ
Thanks for getting the links and spoilers to work again. \o/

Spoilers really do help to make the information in long posts more organized and readable.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 21:05
by CraigyDavi
LazyJ wrote:Thanks for getting the links and spoilers to work again. \o/
Some spoilers still don't work: viewtopic.php?p=138511#p138511

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 22:08
by ak399g
pilcrow wrote:there is no link to search for their topics
This
Also, any ETC re:forum skin?

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 22:23
by Sokomine
PilzAdam wrote: There is no "New Posts"/"Unread Posts" link that links to the unread post next to the topic title anymore.
That puzzled me at first as well. Clicking on the date/time did solve the problem. You can also switch to the default/"prosilver" board style. That does have a symbol in front of the name of the thread indicating the new postings. Changing the style works through User control panel/Board preferences/My board style.
PilzAdam wrote: The search function is even worse than the on in the old forum (searching for "Mod" has 7 matches).
Perhaps we need a better solution for the search function. Some overview topic for all the mods in mod releases and modding general might be a good idea. A bit like the mod database, but simpler: Categories which contain the name of the mod, the author, the link to the right topic and a very short (1-2 sentences) description. Might be a lot of work now, but new readers do not really have a chance of finding anything at all.
This of course doesn't help with the search function.
PilzAdam wrote: The animated icons next to topics are really annyoing.
*Nod* That ought to be turned off.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 23:04
by PilzAdam
Sokomine wrote:
PilzAdam wrote: There is no "New Posts"/"Unread Posts" link that links to the unread post next to the topic title anymore.
That puzzled me at first as well. Clicking on the date/time did solve the problem. You can also switch to the default/"prosilver" board style. That does have a symbol in front of the name of the thread indicating the new postings. Changing the style works through User control panel/Board preferences/My board style.
The prosilver style has other issues, I don't want to use it. In the testforum the Minetest style had these icons too, I don't know why they are removed now (I asked BlockMen to make them bigger, since they are only 5x7 px).

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 02:13
by celeron55
I've been modifying the forum style tonight:
  • I made the font sizes in various places to be objectively 100 times better
  • I removed the incredibly stupid post status animations (I cannot believe someone decided that it was a good idea to include those in the default phpBB theme. Seriously what the fuck?)
  • I removed the annoying hover effects from post and section listings
  • I removed the huge-ass bold dark blue style from regular nicks and made administrators dark green instead of dark red
Now I am personally approximately satisfied with how this looks.

EDIT: There are still important issues:
  • The post title is way too far right in the page title. It should be first, like "Forum software switch - Minetest Forums" instead of "Minetest Forums Lorem Ipsum Blah Blah View Topic - Forum software switch" [EDIT2: This is now fixed, mostly]
  • There is no favicon

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 02:29
by BrunoMine
is unbearable! I am having many problems (some bugs)

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 02:31
by Enke
celeron55 wrote:I've been modifying the forum style tonight:
  • I made the font sizes in various places to be objectively 100 times better
  • I removed the incredibly stupid post status animations (I cannot believe someone decided that it was a good idea to include those in the default phpBB theme. Seriously what the fuck?)
  • I removed the annoying hover effects from post and section listings
  • I removed the huge-ass bold dark blue style from regular nicks and made administrators dark green instead of dark red
Now I am personally approximately satisfied with how this looks.

EDIT: There are still important issues:
  • The post title is way too far right in the page title. It should be first, like "Forum software switch - Minetest Forums" instead of "Minetest Forums Lorem Ipsum Blah Blah View Topic - Forum software switch"
Yay! The animations make the entire thing look cluttered. Glad they're gone.

You have my thanks, PHP overlord.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 07:36
by addi
the prosilver theme has a icon to view the last unread post:
forum.minetest.net_2014-04-21_09-32-07.png
click on that icon in the circle to go to the last unread post
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maybe somebody forgott it to add it in the minetest theme

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:54
by BlockMen
PilzAdam wrote: There is no "New Posts"/"Unread Posts" link that links to the unread post next to the topic title anymore.
PilzAdam wrote:(I asked BlockMen to make them bigger, since they are only 5x7 px).
addi wrote:the prosilver theme has a icon to view the last unread post:
forum.minetest.net_2014-04-21_09-32-07.png
maybe somebody forgott it to add it in the minetest theme
Instead making them bigger (what looked just ugly) i removed them and changed it to the old forum way (clicking the date of last post to read the last unread post). And since the topic icon has a different collor when there are no unread posts this small icon is useless at all.


@celeron55, i like the changes ;)

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:16
by addi
BlockMen wrote:
PilzAdam wrote: There is no "New Posts"/"Unread Posts" link that links to the unread post next to the topic title anymore.
PilzAdam wrote:(I asked BlockMen to make them bigger, since they are only 5x7 px).
addi wrote:the prosilver theme has a icon to view the last unread post:
forum.minetest.net_2014-04-21_09-32-07.png
maybe somebody forgott it to add it in the minetest theme
Instead making them bigger (what looked just ugly) i removed them and changed it to the old forum way (clicking the date of last post to read the last unread post). And since the topic icon has a different collor when there are no unread posts this small icon is useless at all.


@celeron55, i like the changes ;)
uhm im talking about the icon "first unread post" and not "last post". clicking on the date links to the "last post" not to the "first unread post"

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:55
by BlockMen
addi wrote:
BlockMen wrote:
PilzAdam wrote: There is no "New Posts"/"Unread Posts" link that links to the unread post next to the topic title anymore.
PilzAdam wrote:(I asked BlockMen to make them bigger, since they are only 5x7 px).
addi wrote:the prosilver theme has a icon to view the last unread post:
forum.minetest.net_2014-04-21_09-32-07.png
maybe somebody forgott it to add it in the minetest theme
Instead making them bigger (what looked just ugly) i removed them and changed it to the old forum way (clicking the date of last post to read the last unread post). And since the topic icon has a different collor when there are no unread posts this small icon is useless at all.


@celeron55, i like the changes ;)
uhm im talking about the icon "first unread post" and not "last post". clicking on the date links to the "last post" not to the "first unread post"
Oh, my mistake. I re-added it like in old forum: Image

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:58
by Evergreen
I don't really like the icons next to each topic. I kind of liked the old way of having the topic title styled in bold when there are new posts.

Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:58
by PilzAdam
BlockMen wrote:Oh, my mistake. I re-added it like in old forum: Image
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Re: Forum software switch

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 14:18
by celeron55
I now made it so that:
  • The topic listings have white background
  • Only the unread topics have bold text
Any comments? It took a few seconds to get used to for me, but I'm now fairly sure it's better. If nothing else, at least it now really has the "Minetest Forums" vibe to it.