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Re: Forum upgrade!

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Some nitpicks:

Quick Links doesn't expand if JavaScript is disabled, and I'd rather not add an exception to my NoScript whitelist since JavaScript tends to trip up my screen reader.

several links(top, contact username, unread post, viewfirstunread, viwe last post) are being presented as text links with one or two characters per line. On a thread's page, I can skip the offending links fairly easily(3 to jump to the heading on the Re: line, arrow down to put cursor on the u in unread post, tab to the link of the Username in the by line, and then read normally until I reach the t in top), but I'm still figuring out an efficient workaround for the thread lists. Also means I can't easily read threads one-handed since the arrow keys are on the opposite side of the keyboard from tab and 3.
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So uh, I like it and all, but will the original theme be accessable?

I've used it for the past 8 years, seeing this new one is just difficult for me.

Although, I do enjoy a lot of the changes. The notifications are pretty cool.
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retrolinkx wrote:So uh, I like it and all, but will the original theme be accessable?
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Mooncow wrote:
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Project X? I hope you don't mean that Project X!
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Jokes aside, it's cool to see changes being made on the site again. Notifications are a welcome addition. Is the chat gone forever though?
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I like it on my laptop!

...Phone not so much. Somethings wrong there and half of the screen is just grey space
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Something has changed... not good
What is it? Is it the new theme?
No that's okay... what could it be?
IT'S THE MOBILE LAYOUT
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now, maybe this is just because of my display, but:
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you see how much space there is to the right of the avatars? perhaps it'd be nice to increase the horizontal size limit of avatars so you could have them be banners instead, unless you would be agreeable to increasing the vertical size limit by just as much. i don't know, i feel like there shouldn't be that much blank space
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Post by Nano »

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this change. Classic theme was pretty much the best layout for any forum I've ever been on. I'm sure I'll adjust, but dang am I having trouble liking things being all flipped turned upside down...

I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MINUTE JUST SIT RIGHT THERE, I'LL TELL YA HOW I BECAME THE PRINCE OF A TOWN CALLED BEL-AIR.

Jokes aside, hope you get the bugs fixed soon.
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Mooncow wrote:
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Vaporwave wrote:now, maybe this is just because of my display, but:
Nope. On my screen, there's a bit more space.

I personally would make the line between someone's post and their signature a little darker, blends in a little too much. Otherwise, this is all fine to me.

EDIT: And the "Re:"s on replied topics in the index. But this has been said before.
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Chaos the Light Chao wrote:So quoting people gives them a notification. Wonder if that can be used to summon people to a topic.
These notifications bring all the boys to the yard. o;
But having literally just logged back in for the first time since the updates, I'm still trying to get used to the changes; especially since I used the "classic" themes before and never got used to the more modernized look after the last major update. It does look a little bit like The Kirby Club forum's interface (which I'm familiar with), so it probably won't take a long while. My eyes are pretty sensitive to brightness and the bright blue-and-white colors, especially since I mostly browse at night and during times where I can't have my room's light on while everyone else is asleep, so the [current?] lack of the Dark theme is actually a bit of an inconvenience... I gotta agree that the empty space next to everyone's avatar is a bit awkward-looking, unless our avatar dimensions get an upgrade/expansion. The default theme isn't terrible at all, and I'm sure that a lot of work was put into it, but imo the boards look a bit empty and generic compared to the Classic appearance. :c
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Okay, spoke too soon on a view things. Don't have much prior esperience navigating pages by lists, but I think I'm getting the hang of doing so on the View New Posts page, letting me skip over the troubling bits.

Also, disabling the style puts the offedning links mentioned above on a single line and expands quick links, but that comes with everything on screen going white(doesn't really change usability, but since I can't turn off my laptop's monitor and can't tell my browser to override default colors, white pages mean my monitor is way too bright. Wasn't so bad when I only had to disable page style to read long spoilers(which also won't expand without Javascript, but that's an issue that been around since I went blind if not longer).

Is there a way to access the mobile view without tricking the site into thinking I'm on an iPhone?
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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:Is there a way to access the mobile view without tricking the site into thinking I'm on an iPhone?
I believe the mobile (compact) view on phones is the same as if you were to resize your browser. It's all done with CSS
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Found a bug. Sometimes the "who is online" section of the forum index doesn't show everyone who is online.

So occasionally, even if I'm logged in, I can't see myself.
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When checking back to the main site for something, I noticed this:
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It still states the forum is under maintenance, and the links to the left are not displayed properly. In addition, the link to the forums also does not work, as it doesn't actually lead to anything.
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Gonna reserve judgement until I can see the site on a regular computer, but everything looks extremely strange on my phone. The pages are super thin and narrow, to the point that I have to zoom in whenever I navigate to a new page. The avatars are also really tiny and hard to see.
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Is there any way I can access the standard site on mobile? It's a bit of a pain to use
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Crash32 wrote:Is there any way I can access the standard site on mobile? It's a bit of a pain to use
Yike's, i'll get on that.

And also retro, the image resizing thing finally allows me to lift the posting image size restriction :cool:
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Ok so I was messing around and I found out why my Youtube Channel thing isn't working here in my profile.
My username is 'DragonTamer Shadria', with a space! The profile spot for Youtube names prevent you from putting a space, thus it leads users to a 'Channel does not exist' when they try to click on it as 'DragonTamerShadria'. Any idea how I'm supposed to get past that 'no spaces' thing?
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ShadriaFan wrote:My username is 'DragonTamer Shadria', with a space!
Are you sure? Looks like you don't have a custom youtube URL. That's, if this is you:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskpKP ... 2F1N7wtC8w
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Mooncow wrote:
ShadriaFan wrote:My username is 'DragonTamer Shadria', with a space!
Are you sure? Looks like you don't have a custom youtube URL. That's, if this is you:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskpKP ... 2F1N7wtC8w
um..yeah, that's me. 'custom youtube URL'?
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ok.
so how am I supposed to get the youtube bit of my profile to work? :x
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ShadriaFan wrote:ok.
so how am I supposed to get the youtube bit of my profile to work? :x
Right now you have the wrong URL.
The URL you have linked that goes to your youtube page says "user" in it. This means youtube looks for the person named "UCskpKPdZaqH6m2F1N7wtC8w", which does not exist.
You need your channel URL, which is the following:

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskpKPdZaqH6m2F1N7wtC8w
Just copy and paste that URL in, and you're golden.
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