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What do you think of the new forum?
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:00:49 pm »
Unfortunately, we had to move from our vBulletin forum.  Sonika, who has been hosting our forum until now, is no longer in a position to keep hosting it, so I needed to start my own forum on this server.  I decided to just go with a free forum, and that means I wasn't able to transfer over the old database, or any of the discussions from that forum.  Sorry about that!

So this forum will be a new start!  Please register for this forum soon, as the old one will be disappearing shortly!

Any comments about the new forum?  Please feel free to share them here.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 03:21:08 pm »
At first glace it does seem a little more user friendly... Plus a change in scenery is always nice

Edit: quick thought are the forum titles going to remain the same?
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 03:37:10 pm »
Looks good.
Just a random thought: Maybe you could change some Icons (New post, no new post, hot topic, and so on) to something mor flipsidean.

For converters, if you want to convert the old forum, have a look here: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=134.0

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 03:42:00 pm »
Yeah, the user titles have already been changed to reflect the ones from the vBulletin forum.

Yeah, I should probably change the icons.

Sorry... those converters seem like a big headache to me!  I don't know if I want to mess with them...



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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 04:10:03 pm »
Heck, are you happy with the layout of the areas?

This is a chance to start our fresh and cut out certain areas or include new ones if you want.

Not that I can think of a different layout, just mentioning it.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 04:14:00 pm »
Pretty much.  Most of the areas from the old forum are used.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 04:31:42 pm »
Can we rely on Dragon The Huik and/or Draco to admin the RP area and/or fight the Legion of the SPAMMED?

...Actually, better start moving the RP stuff over before the old site vanishes.

...Damn! There's a lot of great discussions in the old site but understandable that you can't move it over.  Such is life.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 05:39:45 pm »
I'm worried that some of the folks who don't post every day will miss out.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 05:42:12 pm »
this is sort of like the other forums I post in so feels like home all ready.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 07:03:41 pm »
Moving again already? ;P
With the forum moves/my posts ratio, I'll be a virgin forever. Hahahaha.

This new forum doesn't have that nice familiar feel, but that's hardly something to complain about.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 08:35:45 pm »
Whats with the stars next to peoples names? (well Under the name but...)
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 08:36:09 pm »
There's a lot of settings you can set in your profile to give some of it back. Such as the quick reply box at the bottom of threads.

I guess Brion will still be setting up a few defaults around the place but considering this is a free hosted setup, it's unlikely he'll have the same level of control to create custom layouts and the like, as he wishes.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 12:35:03 am »
I'm worried that some of the folks who don't post every day will miss out.

That problem can likely be fairly easily remedied by simply changing which forum the main Flipside homepage links to when the appropriate time comes. Users who do not regularly post on the forums almost certainly reach it by going through the main site page - and if they don't then odds are it will occur to them to try the link from the Flipside homepage when they discover that their bookmarks no longer take them to the proper place. :)
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009, 12:48:37 am »
Not a huge fan of the skin. I'll miss the old intermission Maytag with the cards. This picture makes me feel like I have to hide the window whenever anyone walks into the room.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 03:04:37 am »
Not a huge fan of the skin. I'll miss the old intermission Maytag with the cards. This picture makes me feel like I have to hide the window whenever anyone walks into the room.

I agree. I don't want to step on the toes of the people who like it but would it be possible to work in an alternative for those of us who'd rather have a more neutral skin?
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2009, 04:22:56 am »
I guess Brion will still be setting up a few defaults around the place but considering this is a free hosted setup, it's unlikely he'll have the same level of control to create custom layouts and the like, as he wishes.
SMF is very customizeable. And there's a lot of free stuff around. Just the question if Brion has/wants to invest the time to get every layout detail exactly as he likes it.

Just one question Brion: Is thera a reason, that you use 1.1.4 instead of the current stable 1.1.8 for a new setup? There are some security glitches for 1.1.4.
http://search.securityfocus.com/swsearch?query=SMF+1.1.4&sbm=%2F&submit=Search%21&metaname=alldoc&sort=swishrank

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2009, 06:11:26 am »
Yeah, I can work on making a new skin with a different header image.

Yeah, the reason I am using 1.1.4 is because I set this forum up over a year ago... I guess I should upgrade it, but not exactly sure how.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2009, 11:11:49 am »
I like everything about it except the new smiles. (And the semi-emberessing picture of a miosend maytag at the top of the page, but that's already been adressed, so whatever).
They kinda suck. Any way we can get the old smiles? Or turn them off so we can just use text for them? 
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2009, 11:44:13 am »
I actually very much like the look of this new forum  - header and all. But I understand those who'd prefer it changed. It's a bit kinky after all.

And yes, the smileys are horrible :D
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2009, 01:36:17 pm »
I think the emoticons are kind of cute.  ::) D'aww. Look at 'im.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2009, 03:39:18 pm »
Yeah, I can work on making a new skin with a different header image.

Yeah, the reason I am using 1.1.4 is because I set this forum up over a year ago... I guess I should upgrade it, but not exactly sure how.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2009, 10:42:05 pm »
I like that we can delete our own posts.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2009, 12:35:57 am »
But you can delete them in the old one.  You go to modify then and it gives you a delete option.

Why? What posts would you delete if you could?
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2009, 01:02:21 am »
None specific ones.  I just think we should be able to.  And I didn't know that about the old one...but I also like that the quick reply isn't sacrificing anything, and that you can preview from here.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2009, 08:20:04 am »
Was that back when you thought Sonika had gone MIA?

Yep.

As you wished, I brought the old smileys back!  How do you like that?

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2009, 08:21:07 am »
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2009, 08:26:39 am »
found some new ones as well
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2009, 09:04:18 am »
How's the new banner?  I took the one from the old forum and modified it a bit.  Like this one better?

Also, there are some new themes available now, which you can check out if you look under "profile," and then "Look and Layout Preferences."  The sexy Maytag header is still available on a different theme.

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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2009, 02:13:13 pm »
This banner is great, too, even if I did like the old coloured one.
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Re: What do you think of the new forum?
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2009, 07:31:26 pm »
OH NO, MY PALTRY POST COUNT!!! D:
I like it a lot. New forum postin~  8)

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