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Offline geoff

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New Forum Index
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:18 am »
In response to feedback from some die-hard fans of the old forums, I've revamped the forum index page. Now we can see the top 10 posts under each board.  Unread posts Topics you've participated in that have new posts will be highlighted that familiar purple color.

Since General and all the main conversation categories are pushed down, you may wish to collapse the announcements category.The announcements category will not expand to show posts, as well as the Management category. Most of the announcements are shown on the hub page anyway. The collapse button is right next to the "Unread Posts" link.

Let me know what you think. Once we get it all ironed out, I'll probably copy the styles over to the individual board pages so we get the purple highlight there, too.

UPDATE: I've changed the "collapse" feature to do the following:

1. not collapsed shows the top 10 topics
2. collapsed still shows all boards in the category, but "the old way" with no subtopics.

So, everyone can be happy. If you collapse all the categories, it will be just like it was before.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 05:12 pm by geoff »
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 04:27 am »
A....MA....ZING!!
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 04:29 am »
ZOMFG I LOVE THIS FORUM
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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 04:37 am »
Fantastic, thanks Geoff :D
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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 04:40 am »
I think we have found out why the vanilla forums where slow :P I also notice that the forums have slowed down a bit.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 04:46 am »
I've changed the "collapse" feature to do the following:

1. not collapsed shows the top 10 topics
2. collapsed still shows all boards in the category, but "the old way" with no subtopics.

So, everyone can be happy. If you collapse all the categories, it will be just like it was before.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 04:53 am »
I actually prefer it the way it was before. :/
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 04:56 am »
Too bad.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 04:57 am »
P.S. I've changed it so that only the last 2000 posts show up on the index. So, even if a topic is sticky, if it's not active in a while, then it will not appear on the index.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 04:58 am »
P.S. I've changed it so that only the last 2000 posts show up on the index. So, even if a topic is sticky, if it's not active in a while, then it will not appear on the index.

Thanks, now I love it xD Even though I loved it before I love it even more :) You've really made it look to please the haters, and I hope they don't complain as much any more. :) For your sake :P
I think the forum change has brought you closer to all of us members  :-*
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 05:06 am »
A little hiccup on the ordering. it should look right now.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 05:08 am »
A little hiccup on the ordering. it should look right now.

It seems to be looking good on my end, and I think on behalf of the forums thank you very much for literally doing as we ask, even when there were the few that spoke badly of what you did you still did what they requested :) AWESOME :D
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 05:10 am »
Fantastic
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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2012, 05:34 am »
Really nice, thanks! :)
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2012, 05:39 am »
Geoff, I don't really understand this, Im new to the forums. I really need to someone to explain this update... ;D

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2012, 07:24 am »
The forums look has been changed
300th thank~ Alonnesix
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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 07:27 am »
Geoff, you seem to have put the missing nail in the timber sucssfully.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 07:27 am »
Thanks geoff.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2012, 12:04 pm »
Geoff, how can you be so awesome.

Even if lots of people hated these new forums (i'm not on this list)
You can make 'em like it
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 01:12 pm »
Acceptable.
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2012, 01:13 pm »
You're a genius geoff.


 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2012, 03:00 pm »
Geoff, I don't really understand this, Im new to the forums. I really need to someone to explain this update... ;D
Welcome to the forum. What Geoff means is the forum used to run on Vanilla (http://vanillaforums.org/) and we switched because the forum began to lag a lot. So we switched to this new forum, run by Simple Machines. People are complaining they want Vanilla back, so Geoff is making it as much as Vanilla as possible.



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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2012, 03:20 pm »
I just want to see the posts. :P
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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2012, 05:36 pm »
Oh  ??? I'm Confused.  :o
 

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Re: New Forum Index
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2012, 01:31 am »
wats an index.