I like the new look

Discussion in 'sffworld.com comments, feedback...' started by Andols, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Andols

    Andols I like stories

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    and spoilers are visible by default. may want to check on that.
     
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  2. chris777

    chris777 Registered User

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    Ah good, was trying to find out where to post that...I tried to private msg Hobbit:

    Two things I noticed immediately. Probably been posted, but just wanted to say if they haven't.

    1. On my screen spoiler content is viewable. It looks like it's grey text with black bg. I checked in IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I can see spoiler text in all 3.

    2. Still no multi quote button?!
     
  3. algernoninc

    algernoninc Now I'm an axolotl

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    I have the same issue with visible spoilers (IE 8 at my current location, Firefox 15 at home) . Good job on the smooth transition to the new look. I would like a darker theme, if it is possible, this one for some reason looks brighter than the previous one.
     
  4. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks all.

    It is a work-in-progress and not all elements are sorted properly yet: these might be part of it. I have passed on these issues to the cyber-elves.

    Mark
     
  5. daigoro

    daigoro I'm the law... Staff Member

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    I think the spoiler issue should be fixed now.
     
  6. Loerwyn

    Loerwyn Staff

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    Looks like we've got embeddable YouTube now.

    Is that feature staying or going? As Mark said to me last night, SFFW is more about the text (which is why we have small (*sniffle*) avatars and no signatures), so I'm guessing it'll go if it can?
     
  7. algernoninc

    algernoninc Now I'm an axolotl

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    I tested the new search engine, and it apparently works just as bad as the previous one: I tried to find information about Mary Gentle and her new book Black Opera, I tried different search combinations, including searching the specific thrread for new fantasy/horror publications in 2012, and got absolutely nothing. I searched manually in the thread and the two titles (book and author) are mentioned there alright, but the search button only uses one word of the two, either Mary or Opera instead of the combination of two words. even thwen it didn't flag the correct Mary or Opera.
     
  8. N. E. White

    N. E. White Moderator Staff Member

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    I love the "What's New?" button. Very nice. Are the smiley buttons working?
     
  9. Obtuse

    Obtuse ‪Ominous, I'm In Us

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    Diggin' the update. One minor thing I noticed is an issue with pagination. On the New Posts list screen there has, at least a couple times, appeared to be 2 pages of results, but when I click page 2 I just get "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms." I'm not sure if there really are additional new posts and I just can't get to them or if the 2nd page link is bogus.
     
  10. Action Avenue

    Action Avenue Artist, Cartoonist & Dude

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    New look is really incredible. I like it.
     
  11. Loerwyn

    Loerwyn Staff

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    I just got that, too.
     
  12. Gkarlives

    Gkarlives Mystic and Misfit

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    I am not sure if I like it or not yet, but I was wondering where the user control panel went? That is where I went to see recent posts in any of my subscribed theads.
     
  13. Evil Agent

    Evil Agent Saturn Comes Back Around

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    I FEAR CHANGE.

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  14. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    Have a look top right, under Quick Links. On the drop-down there's a link to subscribed threads that I think should allow you to do what you're trying to do.

    Mark
     
  15. Eventine

    Eventine Uh, Staff Member

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    "New posts" doesn't quite seem to work the way it used to. Previously, it would list all posts since last time I logged in. Now, well, I'm not sure what it does.
    The other change which has unsettled me is the thread icons. Previously, threads with new posts were coloured, those with no updates were grey. Now, colour indicates the thread is "hot" (!), and there's an open/closed envelope icon showing unread posts. It's broken the way I scan the forum (but hey, maybe no one else is bothered).
     
  16. Erfael

    Erfael Lemurs!!! Staff Member

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    No, the colors get me, too. I used to look for the different colors as a way to quickly pick out what's new, as it was very distinctive. Now, the visual cue is much more subtle. I may be getting used to it, but not sure yet...
     
  17. Laer Carroll

    Laer Carroll LaerCarroll.com

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    How do I increase the overall font size? The tiny new font is killing my eyes.

    I find myself spending more time in other forums and avoiding this one since it's painful to use.
     
  18. Steven L Jordan

    Steven L Jordan I like SF. SF is cool.

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    I'm kind of surprised you haven't updated the Profile pages with some of the more--ahem--commonly used SM types for contacting, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. I realize it's kind of a moving target, but your list looks like it needs updating.
     
  19. Chuffalump

    Chuffalump A chuffing heffalump

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    Testing smileys :eek:


    Nope doesn't work in Internet Explorer either. I usually use Chrome. Is it just me or is there another New Look thread where this has been mentioned a million times already? :)
     
  20. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    Tempted to say, "It's just you", Chuff, but no, it's not! :)

    One thing that's not there (yet).

    Mark