getting used to the new smf2 look

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getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by gil3591 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:09 am

i'm having a little trouble getting used to the new look of smf. the old website made it easy to tell if a new comment was added to an existing post. i am having trouble seeing if a new comment has been added to a post. am i missing something? thanks
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by gil3591 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:10 am

problem solved. everything changed after i logged in :roll:
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:30 am

for me, looking 'right' for poster info takes time to get used to

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by rsp1202 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:55 am

The only small detail I wish had been added is maybe color-coding the sticky posts so they're visually set apart from the daily posts. It takes a whole extra second of eyeball searching 'cause they all blend in. No big deal. The new site is sharp.
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:12 pm

Yes, I wish the stickies could be up with the Announcements. We'll have to keep the stickies pruned, as it does take some eyeballing to find the first current post.

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by marsos52 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:26 pm

glad to know I'm not the only one that needs to get used to the differences

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by rsp1202 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:37 pm

I recognize everyone's voices, but you all look different.
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by jww » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:16 pm

Vive la difference. :wink:
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by jtpca » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:57 am

rsp1202 wrote:I recognize everyone's voices, but you all look different.
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by Ken » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:05 pm

What are the circles for next to each topic? Also, why do some of them have a vertical motion and others are still?

I find the vertical motion distracting. Is there some way to show the same information without the motion?

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:15 am

I believe it represents a scrolling page and indicates the topic is hot. phpBB 2 in the old site used to make them blink at you. The only way to change it to use a different skin.

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by VinceFX » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:11 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:I believe it represents a scrolling page and indicates the topic is hot. phpBB 2 in the old site used to make them blink at you. The only way to change it to use a different skin.

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by VinceFX » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:12 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Yes, I wish the stickies could be up with the Announcements. We'll have to keep the stickies pruned, as it does take some eyeballing to find the first current post.

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This has been resolved.

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:39 pm

Dammit, Vince, you're a clever lad!

Thank you, again,

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by Craig_From_Cincy » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Thanks Vince!!
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by rsp1202 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Great! I can now pick out the new posts even without my glasses. Thanks, Vince.
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by JarmoP » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:26 am

The new site looks pretty good. What i am a little missing is having only white backround on posts.

It is no biggie and I remember when badger@blade changed, there was some option to have the old style as an option for viewing messages. Anyways thank you Vinnie for updating the forum and hope this makes the site more easier and safe for the admins to handle.
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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by Blue As A Jewel » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:44 am

fallingwickets wrote:for me, looking 'right' for poster info takes time to get used to

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by Ken » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:26 pm

Chris,

Ok, I figured out what the circles signify. It does not signify that the topic is hot. The lines scroll with any topic that has 14 or more replies. It doesn't matter how recent or how long ago the last reply was. It is simply the number of replies.

Still would be nice to figure out a way to stop the scrolling.

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Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:07 pm

Ken,
Vince has changed the threshold for a scrolling icon to 41, from 15. This means you will no longer be annoyed, but a casual visitor will assume the place is dead! We know better, of course!

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