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

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

  1. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

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    Thanks for making the dark skin available! And thanks for being good sports about all of this feedback, too - I appreciate that it can be a bit soul-destroying when you've put loads of hard work in and people come on here with complaints, but you've handled it all well and been very responsive to issues raised, so well done you guys!
     
  2. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    :lol: I enjoy working with the community. Another dark theme will be available in the traditional narrow width of bit-tech just like the normal(blinding) style. I'm also tempted to try and make a replica of the old forums style but that will be after i deem the site to be usable and 99% error free.
     
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  3. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    you said this and I heard: " I enjoy working with humans"
     
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  4. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Oh no I've been exposed :jawdrop:. For real tho this is a really cool community and I'm enjoying working with you all to try and get these forums in the best condition possible. At the moment my time at work is solely dedicated to getting them as close to perfection as possible. :blush:. I'll be making a general post tomorrow to sum up the progress that's been made and to say what I'll be doing going forward and asking the community for more feedback
     
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  5. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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  6. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I think this is due to me not managing to import all BB code into the site yesterday due to some higher priority things coming up. I'll be putting the rest in today so hopefully it fixes this.
     
  7. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    Looks like the signatures are back.
    Thanks for sorting that so quickly. :)
     
  8. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm gonna be honest here. I didn't actually do anything, I'm still at home. This is spooky
     
  9. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    :eek: The forum has become sentient!
     
  10. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    :jawdrop: :worried: I'll have a look in about an hour to see wtf happened
     
  11. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

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    dark theme working :thumb:
     
  12. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's also still being tweaked if you have any colour suggestions.
     
  13. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I've looked into this and to be honest I'm horrendous at custom BB code in our new forum software. I'll keep looking into it but I can't make any promises.
     
  14. Anfield

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    Loving the dark theme, much easier on the eyes:)
     
  15. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    And it only gets better from here
     
  16. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    The dark theme in the narrow format would hit the sweet spot. I find full width a bit of a pain to read stretched across a 32" monitor.
     
  17. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I don't know exactly how you'll managed the 'what's the general need for Tapatalk' comparability but I'd like to throw another yes please in the mix. Using forum in iOS safari and so far so good but would still not as easy as Tapatalk.
     
  18. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    So it's a usability issue. What exactly makes tapatalk easier? Ideally I'll just make edits to the website to make it easier to use on mobile. But if there's enough demand I'll take it to the powers that be and see what they say.
     
  19. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    I'd say is a mix of usability and what I'm use to. For me I use various forums so bit-tech is my computer / gaming fix, seatcurpa.net for my car etc so Tapatalk is great to have them all in once place, messages and notifications in same place. As far as the navigation around the site goes, again no matter the site Tapatalk looks the same, options are in same place etc so for me personally I find it's much easier to jump in and out of for a quick check what's heppening. I can't comment on any other platform but on iOS Tapatalk looks good, fonts nice size and layout so it maybe you could tweak the forum layout for mobile browsers but I'd still end up using Tapatalk for my other forums so it would be annoying to flip back to browser anytime I need my bit-tech fix :)
     
  20. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    These are good points. I'll ask if we can do it and I'll provide an update here on Monday if I haven't by 5 Msg me :grin:
     
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