Forum facelifts (in General)
Overall, very nice.
I'd suggest switching the creator and last poster columns, as your eyes tend to see the creator first, and think that it's the last poster (ok, my eyes). It seems more logical to put the information that will change closest to where your eyes are after reading the thread title.
I noticed the time stamps are gone from most posts. I'm not sure I like that. Is that a toggle-able option?
The "Thread Created" banner is nice... Haven't seen a banner like that since I was a NUB two years ago.
While you're adding things, how about a "Quick reply" box that's now de facto standard on most forum platforms?
Another suggestion -- you could use that banner for all screens that show nothing but a confirmation (like after adding a rental or an auction, or inking a tattoo, which has a broken error page and a very un-good confirmation page.)
Forum stats seem to be gone. Are they accessible somewhere?
Is there any way to make the 'Post Collapse' thing an option? I hate trying to copy something and have it close. Highly annoying.
April 24 2007 3:16 AM EDT
the Collapsing thing is part of Fex's Script.
Red -- Yes. I forget how, but Verifex put in an option.
Silly question, but how do you create new threads now? :/
The link is in the title:
Recent messages (New Thread)
It's the horizontal line with a red backgorund.
April 24 2007 3:29 AM EDT
That's a bit inconspicuous.
April 24 2007 3:47 AM EDT
I like it better that the original post is at the top. It does it's best to remind people what the topic is suppose to be. Otherwise people would almost never read the original post for a thread that has been up for a while. As it is we have enough problems staying on topic.
"I like it better that the original post is at the top."
That hasn't changed.
April 24 2007 3:51 AM EDT
Nevermind. I've apparently misunderstood.
When you look at a post list, the columns are Title, Author, Date, Last Poster... I was suggesting switching columns 2 and 4.
April 24 2007 3:58 AM EDT
I want to see Forum stats again.
Looks like they're still there if you know the link...
(And this would appear to be my 100th post.... I should stop, methinks)
Okay, my bad on the collapsing. I apologize. I'd appreciate a CM on how to turn it off. No more posts about it in this thread for topics sake. Thanks in advance.
April 24 2007 4:29 AM EDT
I agree with NS, it does seem more easy on the eye to have the last poster before the creator, oh Creator ;)
April 24 2007 4:44 AM EDT
Mmm, posting a reply....I used to like going back to my home page when I confirmed a post. Staying in the thread is good for arguments IMO but not the cheerful posting!
April 24 2007 12:24 PM EDT
stats are linked from the main Forums index page now
Can you put line breaks in between threads on the active threads list, there's alot there to see who the last poster was in the respective thread. Or maybe it's just me, =P
April 24 2007 2:43 PM EDT
Just a suggestion....
The border size around the user images should be reduced to 0. This way, images with transparent backgrounds (like mine...) would look MUCH better.
Overall though, the new design is a big improvement. Congrats!
It looks like the border scales to the size of your post.
April 24 2007 2:48 PM EDT
My suggestion is to remove the border around the image completely.
Talion, that may be a themeable option, no?
I think it'd look korneh not having a border around it. It'd just float there, but to each his own.
April 24 2007 4:45 PM EDT
NS: I don't know. I only use existing themes. It might be a border style or something. I will try other themes to see what it looks like.
April 24 2007 4:58 PM EDT
I third NS suggestion of moving the thread creator to the far right. Having the creator show up on the left is driving me nuts.
April 24 2007 9:39 PM EDT
I agree with the switching of the creator/last reply columns, as well.
thats what i was thinking as an alternative to the line breaks.
April 24 2007 9:46 PM EDT
Maybe even make "Last reply by _______" and "Last reply at #:##" two separate columns, but I don't want to push things ;-)
April 25 2007 1:23 AM EDT
"stats are linked from the main Forums index page now"
I'm not seeing this.
April 25 2007 4:44 AM EDT
found it, with help from JW :)
You had to click on the number of posts to see the stats, I wasn't aware of that.
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