02-28-2017 05:09 PM
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  1. pkcable's Avatar
    I just tried to revert via General Settings > Choose Forum Skin and it fails...
    How do you not know this. ----- below ------

    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.
    Lol, you know this and our volunteer staff person does not! ROFL.

    I'm just teasing!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-05-2017 11:33 PM
  2. Trees's Avatar
    Why does the current design need to change?
    01-06-2017 06:05 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Why does the current design need to change?
    It doesn't HAVE to be changed, it could and should be. A fresh new design. I can't speak for our designer and programmer, BUT they are VERY hard at work on this trying to make a more functional, and modern design. I think they are doing a GREAT job. And we Android Central members who opt in to testing this have a unique opportunity to help shape the process.

    I have actually been testing this for a bit longer than most and I have already made many bug reports. The designer and programmer are probably getting sick of my videos!!!! LOL BUT I have seen them implement some of the changes I suggested. Be part of the solution guys! Help us make AC (and then hopefully the rest of Mobile Nations) the best web site it can be!

    OK hopping off the soapbox! lol
    01-06-2017 08:22 AM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    Thanks for the insights. I asked to better understand the motivations for change, and then perhaps that might help me or others provide suggestions, or ideas that are more in tune with the design goals and requirements. I do appreciate the opportunity to help test the new design, and understand that the redesign is a non-trivial, complex, and large effort.
    pkcable and David Lundblad like this.
    01-07-2017 08:13 AM
  5. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    The forum "tools" button seems to do nothing.
    I assume this is where I should be finding the command to "mark forum as read", but that command is nowhere to be found.
    Hey! What browser are you on and is this mobile or desktop? thanks!
    Desktop, win10.
    No popup menu: IE11, MS Edge, Firefox
    Works: Chrome
    Using a cached view of the site (normal open a forum from a bookmark), MS Edge does not show the "tools" popup menu when clicked on.
    If I do a forced refresh (shift-F5) to download all pages from the server again, the "tools" popup now works in MS Edge.
    Still no popup menu is IE11 or Firefox50.
    01-09-2017 07:46 PM
  6. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    The count of unread messages in a thread:
    A slightly bigger font size would be nice.
    A slightly darker red would be good as the current color glows so much against the dark background that it is not readable.
    01-09-2017 07:48 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The handle to Quote a section is back...
    ..but when you click on Quote, all it does is take you to the top of the page...
    [Solved] And many thanks.
    Rafandroid likes this.
    01-10-2017 12:40 PM
  8. James Falconer's Avatar
    Keep the feedback coming folks, we really appreciate it!!
    01-10-2017 09:17 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Loving the new look so far, much cleaner and more modern. Is "fresh" the word the cool kids use still?

    Anyways I also wanted to give a shout out to the process. Having the community work directly with the designers and programmers is an amazing process. As I said in my rant earlier I have submitted several bug reports, also suggestions, and seen them implemented. I have seen stuff mentioned on this thread by others implemented.

    Instead of simply designing something, then flipping the switch and shoving it down our throats, Mobile Nations is actually allowing US to be part of the process. If you have not signed up and/or opted in to this I encourage you to do so! If you ARE opted in, I encourage you to report your findings. Say what you love, BUT don't be afraid to say what's not working for you, cause you MIGHT just get it changed!
    David Lundblad and ManiacJoe like this.
    01-11-2017 08:33 AM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    If the site redesign focus includes mobile, tablets, etc, then the sites below may be helpful.


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    01-12-2017 06:47 AM
  11. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Are there any plans to bring https? Preferably for everyone, but at least for logged in users. I don't remember the details, but I think there was something called firesheep a few years ago which proved there wasn't really any point in using https on only the login page. Your session can be stolen anyways.
    I also find it hard to take any articles about mobile security seriously on a non secure site.

    As I'm writing this in Firefox on my BlackBerry Priv, I'm finding that the text is lagging.

    So I just tried to post this comment. For some reason I automatically pressed the big red x button. It took me a while to realize I hadn't really posted the comment.
    I guess it is a clear button. Why is the clear button more prominent than the post button? The post button is actually very hard to see. Fortunately the restore autosave feature worked really well.
    David Lundblad likes this.
    01-17-2017 08:49 PM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    First time I got to see and use these new features and designs is tonight. Working flawlessly for me so far (past 10 min). And yes the dark mode is fancy and works well. I'm on chrome/mobile BTW. I will keep using it more and more but it is definitely much faster. Thank you.
    David Lundblad likes this.
    01-17-2017 09:03 PM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    Can someone explain the purpose of the wifi symbol next to the forum listings?

    01-17-2017 09:04 PM
  14. nate0's Avatar
    Also, I am big on client access and don't use browsers for forums unless I have to. I dont see this as a yes, but would any changes affect client level access? (Windows Central Apps/Tapatalk/mTalk)
    01-17-2017 09:16 PM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I like the chat room look and feel. Don't care for the default color scheme.

    A few times, the page didn't render properly on my iPad Pro. Will keep testing and report back.
    01-17-2017 09:19 PM
  16. John20212's Avatar
    I've been looking over the new forum and it appears the new design does not work at all on Windows 7's Internet Explorer 11.
    forum issues 01.jpg

    Tried on latest version of Firefox and seems to work ok there.
    pkcable likes this.
    01-17-2017 09:28 PM
  17. John20212's Avatar
    One suggestion I would have it to try to scale it better to avoid the tons of dead space on both sides of the main column.

    forum issues 02.jpg

    This was on a 1080p screen.
    On both sides of the white main section there is a ton of blue space that is not used for anything, other then the bit for ads, but even keeping that in there is still a lot of empty.

    Another suggestion would be to have the profile pic square and not circular, but that is a personal design preference, I know others prefer their circles, it just reminds me of Apple rather then the tiles of a Windows Phone, since on Windows Central forum.
    01-17-2017 09:33 PM
  18. John20212's Avatar
    Can someone explain the purpose of the wifi symbol next to the forum listings?

    That's the RSS feed icon.
    HeyCori likes this.
    01-17-2017 09:39 PM
  19. John20212'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.
    I have to agree with above, I also find the global post count quite useful, especially when jumping around between several of Mobile Nations forums.
    pkcable likes this.
    01-17-2017 09:45 PM
  20. BriniaSona's Avatar
    I think it should be the full width of the page. Right now it only takes up half the width on my 1080p monitor. Otherwise, it is very pleasing to the eye. A dark mode would help AMOLED users as well, it could be a nice toggle. (I come from CrackBerry)
    01-17-2017 09:47 PM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    That's the RSS feed icon.
    01-17-2017 09:47 PM
  22. HeyCori's Avatar
    Is it possible to just eliminate the thread and post count icons entirely? Is it really important to know that a forum has 23k threads in it?
    01-17-2017 09:48 PM
  23. nate0's Avatar
    Or set it as a toggle so you have the option to view it or not.
    HeyCori and pkcable like this.
    01-17-2017 09:52 PM
  24. fred andrews1's Avatar
    I love the new look and it loads much faster. GREAT JOBS GUYS!!!!
    nate0 and David Lundblad like this.
    01-17-2017 10:20 PM
  25. xandros9's Avatar
    Here's what I got so far...

    I'd like easier access to New Posts and Participated but that's just how I personally roll.
    I like the new tools layout for us mods and stuff. But it could be better in one row instead of two. (which leads into the next line)
    It could be a lot more space-efficient in some cases though.
    I accidentally marked the best answer with the Checkmark which is somewhat ambiguous but will only be an issue once.
    I miss the global post count, but its no biggie. A bit less unimportant is the lost multi-quote button which I enjoyed every once in a while.
    I personally miss seeing who liked a post right off the bat, but if it's decided that the aesthetics are better than that, I have no issue with it.
    I would like to see instant moderation buttons on unapproved stuff so we don't have to root into a menu but I don't know if the process has changed.
    The pop-up details window was nice when hovering over a user, but only when PM'ing or hitting for spam.
    David Lundblad and Muessig like this.
    01-17-2017 10:34 PM
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