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#41 OFFLINE   sundude90

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:38 PM

Look good! Good Job Chris!

I am sorry, but I think it is way to bright. It hurts my eyes. Is this something that can be changed?

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#42 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:40 PM

Look good! Good Job Chris!

I am sorry, but I think it is way to bright. It hurts my eyes. Is this something that can be changed?

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As mentioned, new styles will come at a later date. The priority was to get the upgrade done as the old styles were not compatible with the new software version.

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#43 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:41 PM

The biggest thing I am having an issue with is the link colors.

The orange and blue/bold and non-bold get confusing looking in the forums to tell new from old since the orange is the clicked/unclicked which should be less important but is mostly all you see. It would be much better if the more standard web design idea was used of clicked/unclicked colors being much closer together (like different shades of blue or something).

Sorry if this is confusing, I hope you understand what I mean. The rest of the forum layout is pretty good besides the links IMO.

EDIT: Here is an example, it just looks confusing while browsing around the forum:
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#44 OFFLINE   FHSPSU67

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

Nice job!
I like it:)
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

Looks great, Chris!
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:45 PM

Not sure this is what you mean, but on the right side of the Forum name you will see a +. If you click that then that forum section will close down. Click again to open it back up.

I did click the + to close the topics but wish to 'em go away.

When I click on the forums tab at the top there are 3 Dish Network headers, I want to get rid of them by hiding or move them to the bottom of the stack since I am a DirecTV guy and have no interest in Dish Network stuff.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:46 PM

Hi...The only ad you will see is the top 728x90 ad. If you log out, you will see their are others that non-club member see. Hope you really do no mind much as it does not take any site space that would just be not used anyway. (unlike the other ads that are blocked because you are a club member.)

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Well, "I hope" this will be improved, so I'm not seeing it as a club member.
I really don't like seeing ads, as they do grab my attention and as a club member, they shouldn't.
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:46 PM

Nice job Chris ( and everyone else that contributed) I like it! Can't wait till there are skins available! ;)
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#49 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:47 PM

I did click the + to close the topics but wish to 'em go away.

When I click on the forums tab at the top there are 3 Dish Network headers, I want to get rid of them by hiding or move them to the bottom of the stack since I am a DirecTV guy and have no interest in Dish Network stuff.


Chris already mentioned he is going to work on finding it again and bringing it back. vBulletin uses third party mods to add many features like that and they need to find new ones that are compatible with the new version ;)


Chris, David: There used to be an option to "hide" forums from view (Display, new posts, etc.). Is that coming back? I can be patient... :)


Yes, hopefully that will come back. Give us some time. I have to look for a version that will work with this software.


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#50 OFFLINE   FHSPSU67

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:49 PM

Just noticed that the +'s and -'s to the right of the forum titles for expanding/collapsing them are backwards.
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#51 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:51 PM

I did click the + to close the topics but wish to 'em go away.

When I click on the forums tab at the top there are 3 Dish Network headers, I want to get rid of them by hiding or move them to the bottom of the stack since I am a DirecTV guy and have no interest in Dish Network stuff.


I am sorry, but this is currently how it it works. I do not see a change coming for this one any time soon as it does not seem to be a mod that is currently out their for this version. We will keep looking.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:53 PM

The biggest thing I am having an issue with is the link colors.

The orange and blue/bold and non-bold get confusing looking in the forums to tell new from old since the orange is the clicked/unclicked which should be less important but is mostly all you see. It would be much better if the more standard web design idea was used of clicked/unclicked colors being much closer together (like different shades of blue or something).

Sorry if this is confusing, I hope you understand what I mean. The rest of the forum layout is pretty good besides the links IMO.

EDIT: Here is an example, it just looks confusing while browsing around the forum:
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Hi...This is done to CLEARLY have the threads with new content stand out. If they were just dimmed out with the same color, some monitors can have issues with it as they can not show the shade difference very well.

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#53 OFFLINE   smiddy

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

So far no issues and it looks great, thanks guys for updating!
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:59 PM

Wow.. this is FANCY!

Good work gentlemen!
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:03 PM

This site now looks almost exactly the same as the AVS forum, BUT I'm not a member there. :(
If I wasn't a member here, "it sounds like" this site would look the same [similar] as Satguys now, which [IMO] can't be a "good thing". :(

Yes, I know I'm "old school" and change takes some effort to get used to, but I did pay not to have ads [any] on this site. [almost :mad:]
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:06 PM

David and Chris: Well done! When I tried logging on earlier today, I got a few error messages -- which I emailed to Chris, so don't know whether you got it or not. At any rate, it's fixed, and looks good so far! :biggthump

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#57 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:07 PM

Quicklinks > New posts(DirecTV Forums)

GONE! Where is it? I have no desire to view every new post across every forum, 90% of which I have absolutely no interest in.

IF it ain't broke.........don't fix it..........


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#58 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:08 PM

Hi...This is done to CLEARLY have the threads with new content stand out. If they were just dimmed out with the same color, some monitors can have issues with it as they can not show the shade difference very well.

Thanks


I dont want to sound harsh, but it's not, the orange is not for threads with new content. It is for threads/links you have already clicked on (visited links)! That is why I am saying it makes it extremely confusing to look at. It works for any links on the site, even the forum links and profile name links.

Bold is for threads with new content as it almost always is on vBulletin boards.

An example of this, I clicked on my name and did not click on Chris's name. So mine is orange and his is blue in my browser:
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If I click on his name, then go back. It is orange.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:09 PM

I am sorry, but this is currently how it it works. I do not see a change coming for this one any time soon as it does not seem to be a mod that is currently out their for this version. We will keep looking.

OK, I saw in a previous post there might be a way, it just has not been found yet. Will just have to live with it, no biggie.

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#60 OFFLINE   Inches

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:14 PM

Just noticed that the +'s and -'s to the right of the forum titles for expanding/collapsing them are backwards.

Are they?? The - is the topic is collapsed and the + is it is expanded, but what do I know.

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