Forum settings (in General)


bartjan April 21 2007 3:18 AM EDT

Can I *please* have my forum settings back? Without the images and borders, please. As it is now it takes much more time to read the posts...

[RX3]Cotillion April 21 2007 3:27 AM EDT

NEVER!!!1!(Capslock FTW) Jon is purging the dial-up users. Our time has come, we shall devote hours of our lives working to afford cable. Seriously though, I wouldn't mind an option.

Flamey April 21 2007 4:29 AM EDT

Did Jon change it? I looked now and can't seem to find it to put it on the old forum style.

[RX3]Cotillion April 21 2007 4:54 AM EDT

I think so Flamey. I always used the setting with no pics and no borders. Loads faster on my psp, and helps with the "Not Enough Memory" bullcrap. I just logged on today and it was preset. It looks a little tweaked and cleaner to me for some reason. I think I'll leave it like this until I start having problems. :D

DiabloSpawn April 21 2007 8:14 AM EDT

bart, just turn off images in your browser settings ;) use another browser to surf while CB is loaded...

bartjan April 21 2007 10:13 AM EDT

It's not (only) about the images. I find that the abundant use of borders makes it much harder to scan the messages. Please, give me the old forum style back!

Karn [Hell Blenders] April 21 2007 10:15 AM EDT

I have to agree with Bartjan, I like the old look of the forums much better than this one and would really like the old one back.

AdminJonathan April 21 2007 12:09 PM EDT

Well, give it a couple days and see if it grows on you. If not I will bring the old style back.

Relic April 21 2007 12:11 PM EDT

I love the new style. Death to the old. :)

[RX3]Cotillion April 21 2007 12:20 PM EDT

As I said, it looks different than before. I dont find it harder to use, although I understand AOL user concerns.

th00p April 21 2007 1:45 PM EDT

I agree partially with bartjan -- please set the borders back to have an old style borders, none, but leave the pictures up.

QBOddBird April 21 2007 1:48 PM EDT

This should definitely be default, I'm thinking, but I'd also like the option to change it back to old forum settings when my dialup feels like being slow and cranky.

Adminedyit April 21 2007 1:55 PM EDT

OB, when doesn't it feel slow and cranky? Mine always seems slow, but its better than nothing. Personaly I like this setting a lot better.

AdminLamuness April 21 2007 2:38 PM EDT

Aside from being on dial-up myself, speed issue aside, I never did like this style. Isn't that why there was the option to switch styles in the first place? I too would like the old style back.

AdminJonathan April 24 2007 12:22 AM EDT

For those who gave the new style a fair try: verdict?

horseguy001 [Battle Royale] April 24 2007 12:26 AM EDT

I never had any problems with how the new style looked. I thought it looked kind of sleek myself with the black and blue theme I have going. Easy on the eyes :D

[RX3]Cotillion April 24 2007 12:28 AM EDT

I vote option, but ONLY because I <3 OB and don't want him to suffer due to the pics he'd have to load up. If everyone had cable I'd vote permanent. GJ on the 'Creator' column in the main pages of the forum too.

Tyriel [123456789] April 24 2007 12:28 AM EDT

I prefer the old style. Much easier to read, and I don't really care much for user portraits crowding up the side.

It did manage to persuade me to upload one, though, so I wouldn't feel left out. :)

Lumpy Koala April 24 2007 1:13 AM EDT

I like the new look, but I also want to be able to turn off images, I can live with borders, not the images. Malaysia is a place where ADSL = dial up.

DiabloSpawn April 24 2007 4:25 AM EDT

I grew up with the new style so am used to it and quite like it. However, I think that the dark border after the persons name should be between each post though...otherwise the eyes tend to make breaks at the wrong place, making the poster's name appear disjointed.

QBJohnnywas April 24 2007 4:43 AM EDT

I had it without frames and user pics back when I started because I had a very very slow machine, and was on dial up. But now broadband everywhere it's user pics all the way. I like it personally.

Adminedyit April 24 2007 5:34 AM EDT

I like it a lot. Maybe it's just the theme I'm using but i think the borders "clean" up the posts. That and there are some really cool user pics out there you get to see now.

Flamey April 24 2007 6:04 AM EDT

... like mine, I mean what?

AdminJonathan April 24 2007 12:55 PM EDT

okay, I added back the old option

Talion April 24 2007 3:08 PM EDT

I posted this in another thread, but maybe here is a better place.

Would it be possible to remove the border around the user images? It would make everything look a lot nicer.. imop.

Vicious Cat April 24 2007 3:26 PM EDT

I don't know exactly what I'm supposed to be seeing, but everything looks peachy to me.
However
The 'Active Threads' link on the toolbar is broken - can I have it back please?

th00p April 24 2007 6:43 PM EDT

See other post; that's a problem with 'fex's script interface.
Try changing it from Sort: Y to Sort: N

AdminNightStrike April 24 2007 7:15 PM EDT

Wow.. so basically, the "old" style was the style that you'd see if you were browsing the forums without logging in. Interesting.

Mikel April 24 2007 8:51 PM EDT

I like the new style.

Lumpy Koala April 24 2007 10:04 PM EDT

Thanks Jon :)
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