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MAJINDIEGO
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:13 pm    Post subject: New Forum Layout Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Well, it sucks!
it´s just like Blind Guardian´s...

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Cristiane
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:19 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Hum... it's jusk like every other forum... course I rather the previous one, but let's wait...

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MAJINDIEGO
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

What about avatars?
Crying or Very sad
Mine sure was the coolest!
Twisted Evil
And you´re right, now it turned into a common fórum...right when the previous were anything but that...
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StragOvariuS
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:52 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

seems so happy the forum now... Confused like a baby-forum ahahhaha Very Happy

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Twilightsymphony
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:54 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I dont like it that much Confused

I would prefer the old style, perhaps it can be adapted to this forum? Anyway i have selected the Soft Blue design which is ok, nothing special though.

I havent seen a topic with improvement ideas yet, so i will post it here, i hope someone important may read it Wink

• Avatars are needed! I mainly recognize people by their avatar, its too much work to look at their names Wink
With this forum style it should be very easy to arrange for administrative users. So please Smile

• Some people may like it. i dont:
There are too much categories i think. Why splitting the metal section from the offtopic section? It just needs more time to take a look. And i think that forum related categories like news and guidelines could be merged together.

The old board was more easy to overview...

Anyway, for the first hours it is running quite fast and stable, so this is ok.
I would like to know what happened with all the killfile and statistic stuff? Is it going to be renewed or no longer necessary?

EDIT: And my post count decreased, is this because old topics were deleted or some kind of bug? Not that important though Cool

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Cristiane
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:02 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I agree for the avatar stuff, though I never used mine here... I recognize people by their avatars...

I don't know about the killfile and so on, but I lost all my pms... not that important, but I lost it anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:17 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Yes, it sucks... the old forum was unique, a little bit dark, and this new completely average... there are millions of forums like this on the web.

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Reaper
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:29 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I hate the new layout... From the baby blue color to the missing features (like the avatar), I just hate it. phpBB sucks!

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Cristiane
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:40 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

StratoHeart wrote:
Yes, it sucks... the old forum was unique, a little bit dark, and this new completely average... there are millions of forums like this on the web.


That's my point too... every forum I see nowadays are like this one. I chose the black layout, I think it's better than that ridiculous baby blue...
if you don't know how to choose the layout, go to Profile and see Board Layout.

Anyway I think we'll have to wait, maybe they can bring the previous layout here...

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NordicStorm
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

What's more important, the looks of the forum or the textual content of the forum? Wink

That said, please do turn on avatars and the old color scheme would be nice....

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Laaka
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:25 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

No avatars, that sucks, But I like the layout, It's like Sonatas.

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MAJINDIEGO
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:41 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

But to think about it, this "type" of forum is better, as it is updated and is from a younger generator...i guess the old dark-blue skin would be enough for our spectations...

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streakchic
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:10 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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I chose the black layout, I think it's better than that ridiculous baby blue...


That's what I just did. I guess I'm not too fond of light colors.

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Damien Thorn
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Hello there,

The good thing is I can post again with this new layout. It must have something to do with the cookies or I don't know what, but at least it works. Now, let's post up a cool avatar, and we're in business...

Cheers,

Damien

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

You will have your dark blue theme hopefully soon. And hopefully we can get you something even more than just dark blue theme.

It was a conscious choice from my part to make the default theme this color. I for one also know that light blue definately ain't no heavy metal color but since the past few months have been so depressing in Stratocamp I thoughted that let's go for the light this time.

There should be few dark themes (like few of you have already chosen) available in your own profile so perhaps you should change to one of them until we get the proper themes out.

Thank you for the understanding.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Administrator wrote:
You will have your dark blue theme hopefully soon. And hopefully we can get you something even more than just dark blue theme.

It was a conscious choice from my part to make the default theme this color. I for one also know that light blue definately ain't no heavy metal color but since the past few months have been so depressing in Stratocamp I thoughted that let's go for the light this time.

There should be few dark themes (like few of you have already chosen) available in your own profile so perhaps you should change to one of them until we get the proper themes out.

Thank you for the understanding.


Don't worry about it too much. I think it looks great and it works just fine. It looks... what's the proper term... "translucent".

Cheers,

Damien

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cliff
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:52 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Administrator wrote:

light blue definately ain't no heavy metal color but since the past few months have been so depressing in Stratocamp I thoughted that let's go for the light this time.
Sad but true about the Stratocamp thing Crying or Very sad
It was a great idea from You to choose this light blue color for this reason.
Keep the faith in the new forum Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:56 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

cliff wrote:
Administrator wrote:

light blue definately ain't no heavy metal color but since the past few months have been so depressing in Stratocamp I thoughted that let's go for the light this time.
Sad but true about the Stratocamp thing Crying or Very sad
It was a great idea from You to choose this light blue color for this reason.
Keep the faith in the new forum Wink


Yes, and it is much more legible, too.

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HymnToLife
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

test test
Unbelivibrou!!!!!!!!!!! hehehehhe

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Reaper
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:25 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

One good thing however, now you can upload images/files directly from your PC. A nice touch.

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Cristiane
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:33 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Reaper wrote:
One good thing however, now you can upload images/files directly from your PC. A nice touch.


Agreed... much better now... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:57 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I write everything i dont like in here, so here is my next suggestion:

I tried to do it and didnt see a possibility, my error if i was just too blind. I think the possibility of opening polls in other sections/by users may be useful.
Perhaps not in the StratoDiscussion, as there are already enough Best Of Topics, but i think its sometimes quite useful... Wink

About the avatars which are linked from other pages: Those seem to be free of size restrictions. I dont want to spoil anyones sense of appearance. But i think modem users wont really enjoy this, Perhaps limiting to 10kb and 64x64 (save the layout!) would be enough for most avatars.. Worried

And thanks for saving my favourite smiley " Worried " Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:39 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Twilightsymphony wrote:
But i think modem users wont really enjoy this, Perhaps limiting to 10kb and 64x64 (save the layout!) would be enough for most avatars.. Worried

I have a modem connection myself and I do agree that big avatars can be a problem.
I think 10Kb and 100x100 would be a great maximum. I suggested the idea to Fred.

One problem in my opinion is that there will always be some users who would add huge pictures in their signatures (isn't it, Browneyedgirl ? Laughing)
I don't think that PhpBB can limit the size of these pictures. I don't even think you can disabled pictures (or HTML) in signature... maybe ?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I absolutely love phpbb forums and it's about time Stratoforum uses one ... It's the best forum platform available.

Edit: I have a problem with signature, for some reason it is not shown and it is less than 150 letters ...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:03 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Few questions/suggestions:

1) What is the reason for not allowing polls in all sections and why can't we post anything in polls forum, even replies to topic with poll?

2) Are cyrillic or any other non latin fonts allowed on "Discussions in other languages" forum?

3) The aforementioned forum says that it is not moderated, but administrator and Liina are listed as mods Smile Since the majority of that forum posters speaks either Spanish or Portuguese, wouldn't it be nicer to appoint one Spanish and one Portuguese speaking persons as mods there?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

OK, new forum sucks.
It's too bright, and layout is plainly BAD.

There are too many categories or I just get lost because of layout.
I'm loosing intrest even more now.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Taim wrote:
OK, new forum sucks.
It's too bright, and layout is plainly BAD.

There are too many categories or I just get lost because of layout.
I'm loosing intrest even more now.


Bye bye then. You know your are free to leave whenever you want Wink No seriously of course I don't want you to leave.

But if you would take the time to read Forum News, you would see that you can change your forum theme from your own Profile and there are for instance one pitch black theme also.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:35 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Administrator wrote:

Bye bye then. You know your are free to leave whenever you want Wink No seriously of course I don't want you to leave.

But if you would take the time to read Forum News, you would see that you can change your forum theme from your own Profile and there are for instance one pitch black theme also.


There is still the problem with the categories Wink
Would be cool to have the same like on the old board, i always liked the strato board because it was small and easy to overview Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:39 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Twilightsymphony wrote:
There is still the problem with the categories Wink Would be cool to have the same like on the old board, i always liked the strato board because it was small and easy to overview Smile


Ok I will do this. I will put a poll concerning this issue now to the Poll Board. It will remain there for 3 days and if the majority feel that we have too many categories, I will shrink the forum.

Fair enough?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:49 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Yeah thats cool. Thanks Very Happy

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