bit-tech 2017 refresh feedback: Forum usability questions (Please go here first!)

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Dogbert666, 27 Jun 2017.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    Hi, everybody. Welcome to the new bit-tech website and forums!

    We're sure many of you have questions, comments, concerns, and feedback regarding the new website launch and forum migration, and we have three dedicated, stickied threads now set up to manage these that are being constantly monitored. Please read them before posting so we can avoid repeats and keep things efficient.

    This thread is for forum and website usability questions. Given that we are now using an entirely now forum platform (bye bye, crusty old vBulletin!; hello, shiny new XenForo!), certain features you are used to may now be in a different place. If something appears missing, it may not be a bug or something that needs adding, it may just have changed location. For questions related to general forum usability (e.g. 'How do I do X?', 'Why is there no more Y?', and so on), please read and post here first.

    Once you receive a reply, if you are still convinced that there is a bug or missing feature, please post in the relevant threads:
    Bugs and errors
    Feedback and requests

    We know there is still work to be done, and that's why we're doing this, but please recognise that a lot of work has gone into making this transition happen. Please also keep all discussions civil, constructive, and polite. Let's all work together making bit-tech even better for all of us.
     
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  2. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    How do I change the text under my name? Can't find the option in the CP.
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I can change mine in the admin section but can't find out how to in the normal forum. In the admin settings it was on the same page as the signature changes stuff - I can't see how to change sigs on the main forum either
     
  4. Mankz

    Mankz 5318008

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    ^^ Signature on the 'Your Account' Tab
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Grand Vizier.

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    Under Opera Developer 48.0.2636.0 , Opera Stable 46.0.2597.32 and Edge, the style chooser is not working. Selecting Bit Tech Wide or Narrow makes no difference, the forum remains full width.
     
  6. MLyons

    MLyons Half doge/ half dev Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm 99% sure this is due to an error we made when importing styles from our dev environment. I'll be fixing it in a bit
     
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  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Grand Vizier.

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    Fixed, thank-you.
     
  8. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Is it just me or is there no link to the forums on the bit tech home page?
     
  9. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    No, you are correct.

    Tell you what, it's a bit confusing having these three threads because there are a number of posts that could go in any of the three.
     
  10. Mojo

    Mojo Well-Known Member

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    Yes! bit-tech in narrow is now starting to feel more like the original forums.. i don't feel as though my eyes are burning now :)

    Thank you for fixing it :D
     
  11. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    still far too much white on screen tho for my tastes, makes tracking threads a little more awkward.
     
  12. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm trying to adjust but the white is too much for my useless work screens
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...is it me or is the highlighting of new posts... well... non-existent?
     
  14. Mojo

    Mojo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying its perfect but from this mornings first impression.. its 100x better :D
     
  15. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    It might be me being blind, but how do we change the number of posts we see per page? I used to set mine to 100 so I didn't have to keep clicking through pages but can't seem to find the option now.
     
  16. Mankz

    Mankz 5318008

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    We can't yet. Already brought up by yours truly.
     
  17. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Ahh ok. Didn't know someone had already mentioned it. And I reckoned to have the threads properly! lol

    Edit:
    Found it. Must read all the threads first.
     
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  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Aside from the almost Apple-Store level whiteness, this is my only gripe! Pages? What're pages?
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    Neither can I. I is confuse.

    But I found out how multi-quote works at least. You just click "reply" on consecutive posts and they all add up in the reply window at the bottom. :)
     
  20. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Finally sorted it - click your username on the top menu (not in the drop-down bit)
     

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