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Title: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Nomad on February 19, 2007, 06:18:47 PM
I didn't see any other threads about this, so I thought I'd make one.

So dispense with your OH EM GEE's here.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Pyrochimp on February 19, 2007, 06:27:26 PM
I don't mind the new smilies, I just can't stand how...spaced out everything is.  It's like I have to scroll for 10 minutes to get to the next post :(
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: GeoGuy on February 19, 2007, 06:51:12 PM
Oh Em Eff Gee Bee Bee Que! Pretty slick!  ;D
Title: Now we need a subject for our replies? LAME
Post by: rustyslacker on February 19, 2007, 07:08:27 PM
It's all right. It looks like the first character of everyone's signature got deleted though. That's a litte odd.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Jie on February 19, 2007, 07:12:46 PM
Worst smileys ever!  >:(
Edit: Cool! Now we're all "Newbies"!
Edit #2: Had to go and fix my sig.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: EnragedPenguin on February 19, 2007, 07:19:17 PM
The smilies are a little ugly, but I think all the new features make up for it.
This software has much more advanced moderating options, so hopefully it will help us control the spam.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Jie on February 19, 2007, 07:21:44 PM
The smilies are a little ugly, but I think all the new features make up for it.
This software has much more advanced moderating options, so hopefully it will help us control the spam.
Cool! I'll gladly endure the stupid smileys if it helps eliminate the porn bots!
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tom Bishop on February 19, 2007, 07:32:02 PM
Hey Penguin, the smilies can be added and changed in the Admin menu. Feel free to change them since you're an Admin.

I don't think Daniel will mind.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: EnragedPenguin on February 19, 2007, 07:38:14 PM
Hey Penguin, the smilies can be added and changed in the Admin menu. Feel free to change them since you're an Admin.


I just found that out. PHPB only let Daniel change stuff like that, so I hadn't realized I could until just a minute ago.

I'm still trying to figure out how everything works, so if anyone finds out that their account has been deleted, or all their posts are missing or something, it's... uhhh... Erasmus' fault!
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tom Bishop on February 19, 2007, 07:43:09 PM
When Daniel comes back onto IRC tomorrow I plan to help him change around the layout of threads so that things are less spaced out and there is no blue bar over every post.

After that I think things should be readable on the forums, at least.

Also Penguin, if you can, either fix the member ranks or turn them off completely. Daniel has a backup of the forum in case you mess anything up.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: EnragedPenguin on February 19, 2007, 07:52:52 PM
When Daniel comes back onto IRC tomorrow I plan to help him change around the layout of threads so that things are less spaced out and there is no blue bar over every post.


It's set to allow users to select which layout they want. I switched mine to "Babylon Theme", which got rid of the blue bars, but I don't think I like the way it looks now.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tom Bishop on February 19, 2007, 07:58:21 PM
When Daniel comes back onto IRC tomorrow I plan to help him change around the layout of threads so that things are less spaced out and there is no blue bar over every post.


It's set to allow users to select which layout they want. I switched mine to "Babylon Theme", which got rid of the blue bars, but I don't think I like the way it looks now.

Check out http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/ to see a big listing of custom themes available. I'm pretty sure you can download ones you like and upload them via the admin section. For example, I found this theme here I found pleasant on the eyes: http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=131

Also, just a minor nitpick, but I think the threads are too short. It used to be 20 posts per page. Now it's 15. What do you think?

Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Dioptimus Drime on February 19, 2007, 09:42:49 PM
Woo! Fancy. New bot-protection = chouette, man. Plus, the quotes are real sexy-fine-looking (it's got two quotey thingies over in the left corner :o ) Anyways. Coolio. Me likey. I also like that I can do this:


I am the MMASSSTEEEEER of the UNDERWORLD!!!



HAY GUYS LOL  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Rick_James on February 19, 2007, 10:43:36 PM





LAWL D DRAW UR FUNNEE  :D
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Nomad on February 19, 2007, 11:11:19 PM
I just noticed that it shows who is a Flat Earth Proponent.  Maybe now those of us who aren't won't get harassed by the noobs.  :P

[Edit]Oh, I guess that's just Tom's custom title.  Whatever.  That would be a good idea if it did, though.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: beast on February 20, 2007, 12:11:52 AM
Yeah I don't mind the new forums, looks a bit different but I'm sure we'll get used to it.

I HATE being called a newbie though.  Can an admin change that for me to "I own religion" or something?

Also can we get those funky reputation things?
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Rick_James on February 20, 2007, 01:39:12 AM
I think they're planning on working on it further - but at least the spam seems to be cut right down.  ;)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 01:42:37 AM
Worst smileys ever!  >:(

People who agree with me are automatically sent a free fruit basket. i hope you like kiwi and grapes.
Grapes please! They're easier to insert.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: midgard on February 20, 2007, 02:16:11 AM
Looks like I'm going to have to find a new avatar.   :'(
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 02:20:04 AM
Hmmm, your balloon is looking a wee bit fuzzy around the edges.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 02:22:31 AM
AND I OBJECT TO ALL OF US BEING "NEWBIES"!!! (http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/mad/mad0002.gif)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: midgard on February 20, 2007, 02:28:08 AM
I fixed it!!!  ;D
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 02:32:41 AM
I think they're planning on working on it further - but at least the spam seems to be cut right down.  ;)
Yeah! for no spam!!!

Not everyone likes spam, although it can spice up an otherwise ordinary meatloaf.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 02:34:08 AM
I fixed it!!!  ;D
Much better.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Rick_James on February 20, 2007, 02:56:14 AM
I think they're planning on working on it further - but at least the spam seems to be cut right down.  ;)
Yeah! for no spam!!!

Not everyone likes spam, although it can spice up an otherwise ordinary meatloaf.


Eeew spam in meatloaf!!!  ;D
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 03:15:40 AM
I think they're planning on working on it further - but at least the spam seems to be cut right down.  ;)
Yeah! for no spam!!!

Not everyone likes spam, although it can spice up an otherwise ordinary meatloaf.


Eeew spam in meatloaf!!!  ;D
Don't be so provencial!  ::)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Northrider5 on February 20, 2007, 04:42:30 AM
I hate being called a n00b.....
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: EnragedPenguin on February 20, 2007, 05:25:25 AM
I hate being called a n00b.....

What do you guys want the ranks to be called? So far all there is is "Newbie" for 0-499 posts, and then "Regular" for 500+.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: beast on February 20, 2007, 05:27:56 AM
0-200  Round Earth n00b

200-500 n00b

500-1000 regular

1000-2000 Pwner

2000-4000 Round Earth Pwner

4000+ Atheist
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 05:41:15 AM
I hate being called a n00b.....

What do you guys want the ranks to be called? So far all there is is "Newbie" for 0-499 posts, and then "Regular" for 500+.
Can one of them be like...Dragonslayer? That would be cool.

I don't think it's fair to call a n00b a round earther just 'cause they don't have bunches of posties.
And I don't wanna be called an atheist  :'( please.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 05:43:52 AM
Worst smileys ever!  >:(

People who agree with me are automatically sent a free fruit basket. i hope you like kiwi and grapes.
Grapes please! They're easier to insert.

Insert? Into the mouith? i hope i hope...
I ain't saying...
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Red Skull on February 20, 2007, 07:48:45 AM
Looks good. =)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 20, 2007, 07:52:49 AM
Worst smileys ever!  >:(

Just whisper it...

People who agree with me are automatically sent a free fruit basket. i hope you like kiwi and grapes.
Grapes please! They're easier to insert.

Insert? Into the mouith? i hope i hope...
I ain't saying...
Just whisper it...
Oh, too bad I saw this post right before I have to leave...work almost over, no time to reply.

Sorry...  :(
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: cadmium_blimp on February 20, 2007, 08:31:49 AM
I notice that there is now a counter that shows us our total time logged in.  Is this to remind us that we have no lives?
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Nomad on February 20, 2007, 09:57:06 AM
I hate being called a n00b.....

What do you guys want the ranks to be called? So far all there is is "Newbie" for 0-499 posts, and then "Regular" for 500+.

I'm strongly against ranks of any kind that aren't custom to the user.  Otherwise people just spam to get them.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Masterchef on February 20, 2007, 10:24:03 AM
I'm having a hard time getting used to the new layout. I change to babylon, but I still don't like the look of it...
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Nomad on February 20, 2007, 11:24:13 AM
I'm having a hard time getting used to the new layout. I change to babylon, but I still don't like the look of it...

Good idea, I didn't think to try to see if there were other skins available.  I'm used to Babylon from another forum, so this is a little more familiar.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Ubuntu on February 20, 2007, 02:28:17 PM
I hate the new fracking look of things around here.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Daniel on February 20, 2007, 02:33:54 PM
I'm switching the smilies over to the old phpBB-style smilies.  The default SMF ones are weird looking and bad.

I'm also willing to consider a new theme/skin if everyone hates this one.  What, specifically, do people not like about it?  Too blocky?  Too much scrolling?  Bad colours?
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Northrider5 on February 20, 2007, 02:35:54 PM
Too blocky and the colours are too flashy and contrast too much with the background, I actually really like this shade of blue, but too much contrast with it and the background.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Rick_James on February 20, 2007, 02:46:54 PM
Don't be so provencial!  ::)

Fair call - I won't knock it 'till I try it ;)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Rick_James on February 20, 2007, 02:50:06 PM
I'm using the "core" theme - it's nice and clean and sharp.
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Daniel on February 20, 2007, 03:47:10 PM
Ok, I added the FES logo to the SMF Core theme, so it doesn't look like a generic template anymore.  I've also installed English Steel, which a few people seem to like.  I'm still quite fond of the current theme, so I'm going to leave that as the default.  People are free to change their own theme to any of the available ones, though, by going into your profile and changing the "Look and Layout Preferences". 
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Dioptimus Drime on February 20, 2007, 03:58:24 PM
Just wondering, how do you switch styles? :?


Also, I kind of like the "While you were reading, n replies were made..." That's pretty neat-o.


~D-Draw
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 21, 2007, 12:22:03 AM
I notice that there is now a counter that shows us our total time logged in.
Yeah, and I just noticed it's carrying over the time. Oy!

Quote
Is this to remind us that we have no lives?
Hey, I only come here 'cause I'm stuck @ work and have internet access  :P
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Tao of Pooh on February 21, 2007, 12:24:06 AM
Worst smileys ever!  >:(

Just whisper it...

People who agree with me are automatically sent a free fruit basket. i hope you like kiwi and grapes.
Grapes please! They're easier to insert.

Insert? Into the mouith? i hope i hope...
I ain't saying...
Just whisper it...
Oh, too bad I saw this post right before I have to leave...work almost over, no time to reply.

Sorry...  :(

BUT YOU JUST REPLIED!!!
Huh? Sorry but I don't remember what we were talking about (http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/confused/confused0024.gif)
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: rustyslacker on February 21, 2007, 04:18:29 PM
When I try to post it says "The last post from your IP was more than 30 seconds ago. Please try again later." And I haven't posted at all today. D:
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: Masterchef on February 21, 2007, 04:22:26 PM
When I try to post it says "The last post from your IP was more than 30 seconds ago. Please try again later." And I haven't posted at all today. D:
Do you have a shared IP?
Title: Re: New forums apparently D;
Post by: rustyslacker on February 21, 2007, 04:34:36 PM
I'm fairly sure I don't. Even so, I'm the only one in my house who posts here.