02-28-2017 05:09 PM
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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    We seem to be missing the badges (or other indicator) for Mods, Ambassadors, etc. And no Forum titles? Post count is only shown for the local (AC) site -- no Global Posts count?
    They come and go. They're supposed to be there (the badges) but with tweaks they break from time to time .

    As for Global Post count -- I am not sure if that is coming back? Help me stare @JamesFalconer really long and hard to see if he knows ^_^.
    12-29-2016 01:52 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    They come and go. They're supposed to be there (the badges) but with tweaks they break from time to time .

    As for Global Post count -- I am not sure if that is coming back? Help me stare @JamesFalconer really long and hard to see if he knows ^_^.

    I'm not 100% sure we need the global post count except for moderation purposes. Cross site Market place use for example. As long as the info still shows in the popup we should be golden.
    12-29-2016 03:43 PM
  3. David Lundblad's Avatar
    We are 100% going to give our Mods and Ambassadors the tools they are used to. It's very possible we've forgotten some!

    The stripped down version is for normal members and visitors that are not logged in (a LOT of these people!)

    Keep the feedback coming and we will ensure you have all your tools
    RumoredNow and pkcable like this.
    12-29-2016 05:02 PM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure if this caused by the slow wifi connection at my hotel or not, however I noticed when changes pages within the forum (going into a thread, changes pages in a thread, etc.), the dark theme has to load again each time. It happens in what I would call a timely manner, it's just that on this slower wifi it's quite noticeable.
    12-29-2016 08:31 PM
  5. iSRS's Avatar
    Love the new design. Can't wait until they come to the other sites!
    12-29-2016 08:42 PM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    @RumoredNow - would you be able to post some screenshots for us?
    12-29-2016 09:40 PM
  7. Ecm's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure we need the global post count except for moderation purposes. Cross site Market place use for example. As long as the info still shows in the popup we should be golden.
    Hmm... I have to disagree. I'm not moderating here on Android Central. And, I'm not nearly as familiar with the cast of characters here. I'd find it very useful to see post count/global post count without tapping for the Passport Profile pop up. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who would feel that way.
    pkcable, RumoredNow and John20212 like this.
    12-29-2016 10:11 PM
  8. Jude526's Avatar
    I can't get it to work. Very weird
    12-30-2016 12:19 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Hmm... I have to disagree. I'm not moderating here on Android Central. And, I'm not nearly as familiar with the cast of characters here. I'd find it very useful to see post count/global post count without tapping for the Passport Profile pop up. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who would feel that way.
    Fair point but please note the info IS still listed in the passport pop up.
    12-30-2016 01:02 AM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    The replies box (shows how many replies for a particular thread), and the avatar circle are huge in relation to other page content. Viewed with Chrome/Windows 10 (not mobile) and the AC 2012 style.
    12-30-2016 08:19 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    @RumoredNow - would you be able to post some screenshots for us?
    Sure... I already posted the "Similar Threads" box and the missing navigation handles in the post above.

    Here is an example of a bloated "Members who have read this thread" box. Note that when expanded it runs more than one screen height at 231 names.
    Capture02.png
    Not sure what the value is in surfacing this and it does take up a lot of real estate at the bottom of every page.

    Here are the posting permissions:
    posting permissions.png
    Looks like it belongs in the users Settings area rather than at the bottom of every page.

    Here is the "Tags" box. On most every thread it probably reads "none."
    Capture01.png
    It's also sort of weird that I can add tags when it isn't my thread. I added this, because I'm mischievous by nature.
    add tags.png
    Given the amount of untagged material in the forums and (in my experience) users unwillingness to tag their threads, it seems like more of just filling in the bottom to have something appear there.
    horseybob likes this.
    12-30-2016 07:52 PM
  12. horseybob's Avatar
    - Overall, it is a nicer look at first pass.
    - I completely agree with RumoredNow's assessment and would've added random tags such as acidophilus or bikini wax or... if he hadn't already got there first.
    - When you like a post, the heart goes from a light grey to a somewhat lighter grey. Consider making it a dark charcoal, or better yet, turn it red to positively identify that you've already liked something. Oh yeah, and it generates an error to like something, making me a sad panda through subliminal negative reinforcement from liking things. Or something.
    - The Your Menus is nice, but it was jarring to see that messages and settings were not under it; rather, they're on the opposite side from my menu

    And last but NOT least, on my HP Pavilion X2 convertible with Windows 10, build 14986, I had at LEAST 4 "androidcentral.com is not responding due to a long-running script" lock-ups, as well as an equal number of offers from Microsoft offering to "Recover the web page?". Presumably, a fair amount of this is due to the desire for ad-generated revenue. Consider that if the act of presenting an ad, or series of them, significantly detracts from the end user experience due to multiple halts, reloads, etc. I for one will refuse to even entertain looking at the ad or ads, and it makes me that much less likely to look upon the site favorably. It is clearly time to re-evaluate not just the manner in which they are presented, but more importantly the 'how'. Note that this is not a new gripe. The prior version is as frustrating.
    12-30-2016 09:30 PM
  13. horseybob's Avatar
    Ehhh... whut? when I post something the time stamp translates out to UTC + 1? As opposed to using the time zone that I've previously specified in my profile/passport and translating that, or using a commonly accepted standard, such as UTC/GMT or Eastern Time?
    12-30-2016 09:39 PM
  14. horseybob's Avatar
    Post count beneath the avatar is not working, as a) it is not incrementing for any of us that have more than one post in this thread, and b) it doesn't match with the number of posts on the profile. 607 is not equal to 8. Would seem to undermine the concept of the "Passport".

    On the topic of the "Passport", it would be a nice touch to be able to go from Windows to Android to... without having to log back in.

    and tack on 4 more "Androidcentral.com is not responding. 'recover webpage'?" errors.
    12-30-2016 10:08 PM
  15. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Loving the dark skin! However, in the thread list for each forum, the light gray font for the thread title needs to be darker. The darkness of the color used in the mouse rollover would be great.
    12-31-2016 01:08 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Bullet points not working... Example post: showthread.php?t=753036&p=5628177&viewfull=1#post5628177


    OK... Get link to post also borked. The above should read http://forums.androidcentral.com/alc...ml#post5628177
    01-01-2017 04:43 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    When you right click > highlight part of a post > it used to have a Quote popup. That is gone so now we can't quote only part of a post easily...

    This was very useful in past when selecting passages from long walls of text when you only wanted to address a certain point.
    01-02-2017 10:43 AM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    No Quote Plus function...

    I'm not meaning to sound like a complainer. I'm just listing stuff as it comes to my attention.
    David Lundblad likes this.
    01-02-2017 07:46 PM
  19. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    As crazy as it sounds, I kind of miss the old theme!

    The new layout is really nice though, brings a refresh to the desktop site and it's refreshing because apps like tapatalk have also changed their UI layout so this seems to be more in line with that design language as compared to the old layout.
    01-03-2017 11:26 PM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    ....snip....

    Here is the "Tags" box. On most every thread it probably reads "none."
    Capture01.png
    It's also sort of weird that I can add tags when it isn't my thread. I added this, because I'm mischievous by nature.
    add tags.png
    Given the amount of untagged material in the forums and (in my experience) users unwillingness to tag their threads, it seems like more of just filling in the bottom to have something appear there.
    Back in the day at CB we actually had an issue once with trolls using the tag function to well "troll". They would add nasty foul tags to other people threads and create havoc for the Mods who would have to then remove the tags, and the process was less than smooth as the tags could only be removed 1 by 1! I'm in favor of getting rid of it. HOWEVER we do current tag some threads NSFW, but we could start putting that in thread titles when needed.
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    01-04-2017 01:53 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    These navigation handles used to appear at the top and bottom of every page:
    Attachment 249197
    Now they appear only at the top. This is current across all MoNa forums so far as I can tell. Any chance we can bring them back to the page bottoms, just beneath the last post where they formerly appeared? It's killing my scroll wheel to read a thread, then have to scroll back to the top of a page to navigate the site.
    [Solved] And many thanks.
    pkcable likes this.
    01-04-2017 10:57 AM
  22. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Hmm, not really a fan of the new design for the following reasons:

    1. Pale blue background with white comment boxes over it is not very visually appealing. Ditto for the pale beige quote boxes.
    2. The quote, reply, and like buttons are now small icons without words. Also where did the multi-quote button go?
    3. Now have to click the green circle next to the heart icon to see who liked a post
    4. Rounded avatar icon reduces usable space cutting off parts of your avatar
    5. No more indicator whether someone is online/offline (currently to the right of username)
    6. New "Your menu" bar combines what was two separate areas (user account info and trending now/unanswered threads/etc.) in the process losing Top forums, Member Shoutouts, and forum search/advanced search options. It also now requires an extra click (ex. on down arrow next to it) to get to Participated, Subscribed, My Threads, etc.

    Hopefully there will be an option to stay/revert to the current design when the new one goes live as I think it has a cleaner more straightforward functional design.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-04-2017 02:59 PM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    When you right click > highlight part of a post > it used to have a Quote popup. That is gone so now we can't quote only part of a post easily...

    This was very useful in past when selecting passages from long walls of text when you only wanted to address a certain point.
    The handle to Quote a section is back...
    Capture01.png
    ...but when you click on Quote, all it does is take you to the top of the page...
    01-05-2017 02:06 PM
  24. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Hopefully there will be an option to stay/revert to the current design when the new one goes live as I think it has a cleaner more straightforward functional design.
    I just tried to revert via General Settings > Choose Forum Skin and it fails...
    01-05-2017 02:07 PM
  25. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    I just tried to revert via General Settings > Choose Forum Skin and it fails...
    You have to use the "Help us test our new forum design?"option (set to yes or no) under General settings to toggle between the existing and new design. It takes effect upon refreshing a forum webpage.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-05-2017 04:22 PM
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