This thread is for site issues and technical problems. While you can certainly create a new thread for an issue, if you post here, it is more likely to get reviewed in a timely manner.
-Will we ever have formatting tags for things like [highlight] or? [color] and [font] seem to have vanished as well, and broken some of my nice formatting.
-Dark theme? (UI/color style that a lot of the older members will remember. ~pre 2010?)
-Can we make the Facebook integration a bit...less? It already bothers me. Maybe have a [Share] drop-down panel or something, and hide it there. It just doesn't quite fit the current style/layout the way it is.
You're correct - the forum defaults to 100x150pixels for accepted avatar sizes. For some reason, the Sysop/Site Admin avatar seems to be an exception to this rule at 200x200pixels. It does appear to be breaking the margins in the Profile section of the forums, though I might suggest bringing the margins in the forum itself to the right to reflect the smaller avatar size and give the main post body slightly more space.(EDIT2: I have come reached a further conclusion that this issue is due to your avatar. When looking at your profile, the recent activity stream is having issues with the width of your avatar. But unlike the forum threads, it would seem as though your profile is the only one experiencing that issue)
We have disabled color and font bbcode. We primarily do this because it has been our experience that these are often be used in ways (sometimes intentionally, sometimes not) that may make it difficult to read content especially on mobile devices, so we tend to disable by default.#1 - New Issue
"Go Advanced" or rather adding/editing posts with all the post editing tools has lost the ability to create colored text.
Let me look at this as it is not a setting we made. If I am not mistaken, the settings allow for a 200px avatar (which is insanely huge, but which is also what I made mine since that was the allowable size) and that is what is causing the width issue. We need to knock it down to around 130.
#2 - New Issue
I have also noticed that the vertical column on the left side of each thread, which displays the avatar and information of each individual who creates a post has become significantly wider, and there is also some wasted space in the column along the right edge due to this. Also because of this, it has reduced the amount of space in the right column, causing posts to be longer, which (in short) sucks.
Personally, I would prefer that the Right column have the maximum amount of space as possible.
There is a minimum width needed. Right now it is hovering around 1063. If you are scaling smaller than that, you will definitely have overlap issues.
#3 - New Issue
Scaling the page In-Browser on a PC to a value less than 100% (ie. 90%, 80%, ...) causes the text "Advanced Search" and the Magnifying Glass next to the Search field in the top-right of each page to fall off the line they are on and they jump to the next line. Strangely enough, when setting the page at 100% view size, the "Blogs" button/tab at the top and next to the Search field becomes halfway overlaid by the Search field.
These are all EXCELLENT and valid suggestions, but would all be part of a style redesign. When that time comes, we will certainly revisit these ideas.WandererTJ;704061 [B said:#4 - Old Issue[/B]
This could just be a personal preference, so I would hope others might pitch in and share what they think, but at the very top, the forum displays:
"Welcome: WandererTJ | Notifications v | My Profile | Settings | Log Out"
Both the Username and "My Profile" link to the same page, meaning that one of them is redundant. I think that "My Profile" could be removed, or it could be placed into a dropdown below your Username. If a dropdown is implemented, I think that it would be nice to have:
"[Your Username] ↓" ← links to your Profile
- "My Profile"
- "My Blogs"
- "User Control Panel" (or "Settings")
- "Subscribed Threads" ← Full list, not just ones with new posts
I would keep the dropdown for Notifications/Inbox and I would keep Log Out separate at the end like it is.
Additionally, I think it would be an improvement to make all of these inline with the page header image, currently it seems like they might be in a row above it. Doing this will decrease excessive/unnecessary vertical head space.
If you do this, I think that moving the "Like" button over to the right side and placing it in the header space underneath your user info (maybe aligned to the bottom rather than at the top right below the user info) would be a nice way to eliminate the extra space it takes up on each page.
Plus, it's not like each thread gets its own individual "Like" button, they are all the same.
I DO like how small the "Like" button is though
As an alternative for the "Like" button, I would place it into the Thread Tools/SearchTools/RateThisThread box, rather than just above it. There is a lot of wasted space on the left side of the bar/box those tools are in that the "Like" button could make use of.
I am not sure I follow you. Do you mean the Size of the area when you go to create a new post?WandererTJ;704061 [B said:#5 - Old Issue[/B]
This could just be another personal preference, so I would hope others might pitch in and share what they think...
In terms of the Posting Window, we can change the height of the window, but not the width.
I kind've like that the height stays at what you set it at, and I think I would prefer it if the width reset itself each time, but I would kind've like to be able to stretch the text field horizontally while making long posts.
I think we addressed most of this already, but let me go back through it....WandererTJ;704061 [B said:#6 - Some thoughts[/B]
I figured that this thread (or rather, this post) would be a great way to share ideas for improvement, at least, I figured it would be better for me to add to this list rather than posting in 2 separate locations.
From the other thread:
Out of all of these, I would REALLY love to have the option to highlight text, not just as in like a glow affect, but entire lines if I wanted. I would also really love to have the option to make spoiler dropdowns.
On the topic of Spoiler dropdowns, it would be phenominal if we were allowed to create custom names for the dropdowns rather than the typical "Spoiler:"
And relating to that topic, it would also be nice to create a custom name for text field "Code" boxes.
They always say "Code" at the top and it would be awesome if you could give it a custom name instead of just "Code".
Dark theme, I'm for it, but I would prefer the other items to be addressed first.
I like having the option for alternate color themes, but I do like the current one and I hope we can keep it as an option even if it isn't the default
Database integration/assimilation - I think he is referring to the files for the pepakura models and how they are all on 4shared and it would be nice to host them here instead... at least, I think that's what he means.
As for the facebook integration, I've already shared my opinion on it.
To add to this list, I think a few more smiley options would be nice. Not too many though.
I vote for the Table Flipping Emoji to be added too......
Lastly, it would be nice to be able to say "Like" or "Thanks" to particular posts (and I'm not referring to the facebook "Like" button)
There is now no limit on characters per post. There is also no limit on images.WandererTJ;704061 [B said:#7 - Request/Inquiry[/B]
Is it possible to request that the character limit for posts (and blogs) be raised from 10,000 characters to something higher?
Also, I can't remember what the limit was for linked images, but it would be nice if that limit was raised as well.
There are no backups. Sadly, we have all there is.WandererTJ;704061 [B said:#8 - Request/Inquiry[/B]
A long while back, we could add attachments rather than linking urls to images (or whatever), and at one point this ability was lost, and with it, all the pictures in the threads as well.
Is there any chance that you have access to backups of the forums for a time before the images were lost or at least might you have backups of those attachments themselves?
It's a sad shame that there are many threads, especially in the case of the Elite Forums, where the threads have completely lost all their wonderful images. Being able to get those back would be great. At least a master collection of images, I'm sure someone here might remember what thread they might have belonged to.
This is what I get for making assumptions. I saw that my limit was 200X250 and assumed that was the standard.... but it isn't. Only admins had that huge size. I have now updated all sizes to a max of 130X130, the standard for all of our sites.You're correct - the forum defaults to 100x150pixels for accepted avatar sizes. For some reason, the Sysop/Site Admin avatar seems to be an exception to this rule at 200x200pixels. It does appear to be breaking the margins in the Profile section of the forums, though I might suggest bringing the margins in the forum itself to the right to reflect the smaller avatar size and give the main post body slightly more space.
Not thread-jacking at all.Also: as I'm aware, during the last hack a lot of information was lost, including attached images to posts - which won't be coming back. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Attaching images to posts is risky in and of itself, given that any technical issues can cause those images to break - it's far, far better to have those images linked to an off-site account for permanence.
Sorry if this is considered thread-jacking, I just figured I'd throw my knowledge in and help where I can.
I do what I can to not be a pain in the ass while I do my best to be a pain in your ass by making large lists of things for you to address. :coolFirst, I have got to say; I LOVE the way you lay things out! Makes it very very easy to address them!
Hmm, the column width issue still seems to be present.This is what I get for making assumptions. I saw that my limit was 200X250 and assumed that was the standard.... but it isn't. Only admins had that huge size. I have now updated all sizes to a max of 130X130, the standard for all of our sites.
How long do you think it'll be before we can upload images here?In terms of performance... well... it is just not an issue. We use very powerful servers, so hosting images here shouldn't be an issue at all.
I think I love you.There is now no limit on characters per post. There is also no limit on images.
OS: Windows 8.1There is a minimum width needed. Right now it is hovering around 1063. If you are scaling smaller than that, you will definitely have overlap issues.
Sorry, I should have thought to ask about raising this limit wen I asked for the character limit to be lifted.You have included a total of 6 images in your message. The maximum number that you may include is 4. Please correct the problem and then continue again.
1. My login button didn't work. Had to press the "Enter" key to login. Not a huge issue, but just wanted to say something.
2. I don't have a "View friends" option anymore on my main profile.