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Postby nwru » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:46 pm

This forum is for all of your questions/comments/criticisms/feature requests/etc. in regards to the forum itself.

The kind of posts that belong here:
"The forum looks a little messed up over here"
"This page/area isn't displaying properly on my configuration"
"I think a forum about (topic) would be a good idea because of (reason)"
"I think phpBB mod, called (name), would be helpful to the site because of (reason)"

And so on...

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Postby Scutch-Nukem » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:00 pm

We can change the theme of the forum back to the old one, right? I don't like this new look.
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Postby nwru » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:16 pm

Scutch-Nukem wrote:We can change the theme of the forum back to the old one, right? I don't like this new look.

Afraid not. What you see here (the "familiar" theme) is our best effort to clone the theme off the old forum. There's no way to convert an Ikonboard theme to a phpBB3 theme.

For the courageous, I'm open to accepting changes/recommendations in the CSS to make it look even more like the Ikonboard one.
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Re: About this forum

Postby Scutch-Nukem » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:17 pm

nwru wrote:
Scutch-Nukem wrote:We can change the theme of the forum back to the old one, right? I don't like this new look.

Afraid not. What you see here (the "familiar" theme) is our best effort to clone the theme off the old forum. There's no way to convert an Ikonboard theme to a phpBB3 theme.

For the courageous, I'm open to accepting changes/recommendations in the CSS to make it look even more like the Ikonboard one.


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Postby vedicardi » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:18 pm

Will there ever be new themes created that we can choose from?
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Re: About this forum

Postby jake2k3 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:45 pm

I would like to see an option to limit how many threads show up per page. 50 threads at a time is a little overwhelming, and can make finding the thread you're looking for a little bit hard. I see there's an option in User Settings to limit what threads show up, but it's by date, and just hides any thread after whatever time interval you put in. I don't find this very helpful, as for more active forums like Tune Posting or Off-Topic you're still going to have tons and tons of topics on page 1 even if you set it to one day.

I've seen this done on other boards as a self set per-user setting, where you could choose from options like 10, 15, 25, etc. to appear on a page.

Bringing back an old idea that is now plausible, I suggest a "Chilly" style. It should just be some hex code changes, right?
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EDIT: I just noticed that if you use the "Show posts from X previous days" feature, it also hides stickied topics. Big problem.
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Re: About this forum

Postby crazy.neo » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:51 pm

Can't we just mod the alternate theme to show red?
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Postby tibiazak » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:24 pm

@crazy: probably about as easily as we could make a chilly style. dunno what that entails, i don't know CSS.
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Postby nwru » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:58 pm

vedicardi wrote:Will there ever be new themes created that we can choose from?

Yes, check the "Board Preferences" tab in the User Control Panel. There is currently only one other: Rainbow Pearl.
jake2k3 wrote:I would like to see an option to limit how many threads show up per page. 50 threads at a time is a little overwhelming, and can make finding the thread you're looking for a little bit hard. I see there's an option in User Settings to limit what threads show up, but it's by date, and just hides any thread after whatever time interval you put in. I don't find this very helpful, as for more active forums like Tune Posting or Off-Topic you're still going to have tons and tons of topics on page 1 even if you set it to one day.

I've seen this done on other boards as a self set per-user setting, where you could choose from options like 10, 15, 25, etc. to appear on a page.

Bringing back an old idea that is now plausible, I suggest a "Chilly" style. It should just be some hex code changes, right?
~Jake2k3

Agreed that it is overwhelming. I scaled it back to 25 topics-per-page (the old board had 15). That's about the best I can do for now.

A chilly style would be cool (har, har). I believe it would be easier to implement if it has mostly darker backgrounds.
crazy.neo wrote:Can't we just mod the alternate theme to show red?

Possible. When I get time, I'll make a "Rainbow Pearl Red" theme and see how that looks. If someone wants to try this themselves (almost all of a style's colors are controlled by the CSS), go ahead and I'll add it to the site! =)
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Re: About this forum

Postby Divra » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:55 am

What bothers me the most is having the avatars to the right, but maybe I'll get used to it... Other than that it looks great!

Edit: Oh, and that the name of the topic isn't included in "Last post" on the index.
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Re: About this forum

Postby acrox999 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:49 am

To change the theme, we need to download it from phpbb.com And nwru, I've used phpBB before and I still don't know how to make the user field to the right. Divra, don't worry. If you don't like the user field at the right, ask nwru to change the user field to the left. :D
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Re: About this forum

Postby gebbss » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:27 am

I kinda wish we'd get it to look more like the old one.

Even though this is cool, atleast for now, I'm a bit confused and disoriented.. Maybe I'll get used to it. :)

EDIT: Oooh, this Rainbow Pearl thingy or what-the-hell-was-it-called is much better! AND the avatars are on the left side again! \o/
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Re: About this forum

Postby Kotti » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:54 am

Some suggestions/stuff that would come in handy:

- Quick reply
- Support for letters like A with dots, O with dots etc. whatever they are called (FAQ topic title, Finnish songs topic)
- Spoiler tag (or is there?)
- Name of the topic isn't included in "Last post" on the index, it would be good
- Bigger in all ways. Yeah, I think that's why it looks a bit weird now. Everything is smaller than in used to be.

And yay for no more Ikonboard errors.
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Re: About this forum

Postby Razlo77 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:24 am

The thing kinda wierdin me out is the fact that the avatars on are on the right side now :blink: idk its just different...
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Re: About this forum

Postby Puppetz » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:21 am

So where did a few houndred of my posts go? Deleted? As I now only have 4.9k...
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