Who hates the new forums?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Dizzy Man, May 14, 2004.

  1. Dizzy Man

    Dizzy Man Member

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    I hate it for two main reasons:

    1. The text fills the entire screen width, making it extremely difficult to read for people like me who view at high resolutions. It also places the start of every line over on the left of the screen, meaning I have to lean over to read through the subject titles for example, whereas before they were right in the middle.

    2. I had to turn javascripting on just to write this! I have no objection to javascript for frills and effects, but I don't like sites that force you to turn it on.

    On the plus side:

    1. The graphics are a lot better now.
    2. The pages are much neater.
    3. The coding is better.
    4. The colours are better, too!
    5. Oh, and better options.

    In summary, I'm probably glad it changed. Just annoyed about having to turn on javascript to make posts, and not being able to read things very easily.
     
  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

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    I prefer the new format much more.
     
  3. TARABELLE

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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    I'm just trying out posting on the new forum and I didn't have to turn on JavaScript to write this. I'm glad it's enough of a learning curve.;)
     
  4. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

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    Well, I wasn't sure at first, but I'm getting used to things around here, and improvements are being made all the time. :)
     
  5. olhippie54

    olhippie54 Touch Of Grey Lifetime Supporter

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    The only problems I've had with the new site is figuring out how everything works. I'm computer stupid, so it took awhile. But, I've come to really like the new forum.
     
  6. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

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    I am also computer dumb, so I had a hard time figuring everything out. And the only regret that I have is that I miss my forum. But someday we will get those back (hopefully) and then all will be well. Overall, I like the new ones better and they are so much faster.
     
  7. xaosflux

    xaosflux Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    Good news, you dont have to use JS....go to USER CP and pick your options, change your editor from WYSIWYG to the standard editor, and poof, no more js requirement.
     
  8. DiscoDawn

    DiscoDawn Members

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    Eh, Im gettin used to it.

    But its cute, I dig it.
     
  9. Epiphany

    Epiphany Copacetic

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    I think it's much better than the old one
     
  10. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

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    like a lot of things, it has its ups and downs.
     
  11. Dizzy Man

    Dizzy Man Member

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    Excellent! Thanks xaosflux! :)

    Don't suppose there's any way to limit the width of the text column in the user prefs? And is there any way to display all the forums in a line of text, like before? The new style is very confusing when you're trying to find a particular forum.

    Oh, by the way, if there are any admin reading this, I'm a graphic/web designer and always happy to supply graphics (like, if you need anything on the new forum hippie-fying).
     
  12. Jennifer19

    Jennifer19 Senior Member

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    I like the old one better;)
     
  13. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

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    I wasn't crazy about the new forums at first but I don't mind them now...
     

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