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CommanderJake



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in mod, you mean it'll appear at the bottom of the index or something, and new users just type that in at a certain point of the registration process? I'm a member of a site that does something similar...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CommanderJake wrote:
As in mod, you mean it'll appear at the bottom of the index or something, and new users just type that in at a certain point of the registration process? I'm a member of a site that does something similar...


Yes.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A small question:
Will the avatars be on the right or left side of the page?(I've seen both in latest PHPBB versions..)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Say right! Gotta be right! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JT-77 wrote:
Will the avatars be on the right or left side of the page?
Yes.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
JT-77 wrote:
Will the avatars be on the right or left side of the page?
Yes.

Is that a yes to right, or yes to left?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JT-77 wrote:
DonSolo wrote:
JT-77 wrote:
Will the avatars be on the right or left side of the page?
Yes.

Is that a yes to right, or yes to left?


Don was being facetious. We don't have a final answer.
Here's what it currently looks like, with avatars on the right:


Again, this isn't final. We haven't installed a new theme or skin or anything.

Also, a bit of news (positive for some, negative for others) on one of the topic forums not making the cut over at the new board: "Hi My Name is..." will not be joining us. Let's all have a moment of silence for this *cough* beloved forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chief wrote:
Also, a bit of news (positive for some, negative for others) on one of the topic forums not making the cut over at the new board: "Hi My Name is..." will not be joining us. Let's all have a moment of silence for this *cough* beloved forum.


But how else will we warn new members about the ""I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle"-fest" that is FBTB?! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chief wrote:
Also, a bit of news (positive for some, negative for others) on one of the topic forums not making the cut over at the new board: "Hi My Name is..." will not be joining us. Let's all have a moment of silence for this *cough* beloved forum.


May I ask why it didn't make the cut?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just make one topic in the new forum where new members introduce themselves. Instead of having the whole topic forum.

A humble suggestion, if you please. As I am new here.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur; it works quite well in the CABG, plus, it'll ease off on spamming up on topic, as that often happens when one member decides to have a discussion with another. Plus, it removes stress from the admins who won't have to go dancing around locking topics. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will the URL be the same?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

H3D1 wrote:
Will the URL be the same?


Good point; if that happens a new link on the main site will have to be installed in the drop down box 'Forums'.

I think, though, the same thing happened with Eurobricks. If this is the case with FBTB you'll probably get a simple board message directing you to the other site. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firespray wrote:
But how else will we warn new members about the ""I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle"-fest" that is FBTB?! Razz
Oh, I think we'll manage...
Rogue13 wrote:
May I ask why it didn't make the cut?
Because it's crap. Seriously. Lots of meaningless redundant messages that we can easily thin out but canning it.
NIGHTMARE wrote:
Why not just make one topic in the new forum where new members introduce themselves. Instead of having the whole topic forum.

A humble suggestion, if you please. As I am new here.
Ding ding ding! That's exactly the plan. A simple log book thread for members to introduce themselves and ask the basic questions.

H3D1 wrote:
Will the URL be the same?
FBTB.net will be the same, but the forum directory will likely be different. We'll warn you when you'll need to update your bookmarks though, so don't fret. And this place won't vanish either, we'll just archive it.
CommandoEighty-Oh wrote:
Good point; if that happens a new link on the main site will have to be installed in the drop down box 'Forums'.
Since as we said - the entire site is getting updated - that's not quite the case.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will the quick-reply box return? I'm indifferent either way, but I thought some poeple might care...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sold on the quick reply, given how little thought get's put into regular replies at time. Yes, it's very convenient, but it's also easily abused. It may be something we look at on a trial basis, or it may not be there. Haven't decided at all.

As for the avatar placement people... can anyone give me a decent reason why they should be on a particular side? I've seen them both ways, and I'm not set on either. So just curious what drives people to be so obsessive about it...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like them on the left, because, well, that's the side I start reading on. I can see who posted, and then go right to the text without going all the way back to the other side of the screen. I know, that makes me sound lazy Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, people generally read from left to right, so to have it on the left seems logical to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It feels awkward and disjointed having the avatars on the right, to me at least. On the left with the text naturally justified against it seems so much cleaner. On BtB it's difficult to distinguish between actual replies and text based sigs since there isn't an obvious visual que when it jumps from one post to the next. I know the "old" style was on the right, but that doesn't mean it looked good.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about the left-to-right/reading argument (at least, that's assuming we're in countries that do that): placing the avatar and username on the left lets you ID the person posting and then read the message in a natural progression.

Having them on the right didn't bother me that much, but it makes less sense from a sensory input standpoint.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I humbly request a color scheme similar to the one we have now?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say, I based my avatar side decision entirely on nostalgia, and I admit that having avvys on the left is much more conveniant...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised nobody's even questioned the snippet of my question in that screencap...



Yep, we're hard at work on the new forum! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearly some earth-shattering discussions going on at FBTB II.

I think I would lose my mind if avatars went on the right again: even during the E-Z board days, I could hardly stand that for some reason. Anything noteworthy on some new, major operating features of the new forum system?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkBlue wrote:
Anything noteworthy on some new, major operating features of the new forum system?


Not really, no. It's just phpbb 3. It's like 2, but shinier.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Vista, then. I'm fine with that, shiny things captivate me. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkBlue wrote:
It's Vista, then. I'm fine with that, shiny things captivate me. Smile


Ummm, no it isn't, because PHPBB 3 actually works right Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Turkguy19"]I like them on the left, because, well, that's the side I start reading on. I can see who posted, and then go right to the text without going all the way back to the other side of the screen.quote]

ditto. Left is better than right, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phpBB3 doesn't mark every topic "read" when you visit the site, don't read anything, then leave abruptly. That's one of my biggest frustrations with this version of the boards.

Several forums of which I am a member have upgraded, and it's great.

Prepare for a whole new world.

Something earth-shatteringly important that nobody has mentioned as of this posting.... are we keeping the same smilies, or are we upgrading them, too?

We need a thumbs-up guy. Here's the guy from my fantasy baseball forum:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FBTB v2? More like v6 or so... we had about 6 different forums so far, including one that existed before I joined fbtb.
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