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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Jamie, 29 Jun 2007.

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    ermmm, Image sigs seem to have been enabled.
    Error or intentional?
     
  2. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    :( no Image sigs is the best :(

    color tags are the best too

    EDIT : no Sig Images :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::waah::waah::waah: I want them:waah::waah::waah::waah::waah::waah:
     
  3. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    It's got My vote.

    Would be the end of years of saying no to them that's for sure! Phew they're off now.

    Hell no! Ugh.
     
  4. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Rahter than the current tags, why not colour the topic banner a different colour (not too heavy) for different topics.
    OR, offer some kind of sorting service for those that like the multiple forums where posts based on tags automatically get sorted into some kind of virtual forum.

    Please keep images in sigs OFF.
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Don't worry, they're staying off - they were on by default in the new forum install and the option was moved from where it was previously. We've located the rogue and eliminated him ;)
     
  6. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Hate you Tim :waah::waah::waah: why they off? what the reson !:waah::waah:
     
  7. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I wasn't referring to you - I was referring to the rogue option in the admin control panel.

    Images in signatures have been off for as long as this forum has existed because the community (collectively speaking here) has always felt that they do nothing but clutter up the forum/posts. It also means pages take longer to load, and there are many many more reasons to leave them off too. It's one thing that we won't be changing, because it's something that has been a fixture on bit since before bit's forum existed.
     
  8. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Are you on Crack?

    Oh and: YAY, My internet penis is back!

    (I am of course referring to my post count...)
     
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  9. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    How about... and I'm going out on a limb here - this might not be to everybody's taste... how about text? Quite radical, but I reckon it would catch on.

    And as someone else has suggested, [persistent] multiple tag selection would just about make it useful.

    Things like multi-quotes are brilliant, but these tags and combined forums are a solution to a problem that didn't exist. I mean the guy who does PC Gaming but also has an Xbox, a PS3 and a Wii is laughing his socks off. He's got all his posts rolled into one forum - it's great. The rest of us have to take the extra step to filter out all but our one area of interest.

    But hang on a minute... Mr I-play-all-formats has got a little confused and is responding to a post on BF2 Modern Combat think he's talking about the PC version of BF2..!

    I know many people are resistant to change, and I know that you guys have invested a lot of time and effort to make an improvement, but personally, I think you've made a big mistake. And this should have run as public BETA first - this issues could have been address before go-live.
     
  10. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Ahh get you Mr Tim :thumb::thumb: :rock::rock::rock::rock::rock: Damit on Sig Photos :rock::rock:

    EDIT : I want more similes!!!
     
  11. Renoir

    Renoir New Member

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    Virtual forum idea is awesome!!!!! Create a custom forum made up of all the subforums that interest you. I imagine this would be a huge undertaking but it would most likely be the holy grail. Who agrees?
     
  12. eek

    eek CAMRA ***.

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    I'm not sure I like the new forum structure, it is going to take a bit of getting used to.

    Having to go into a forum topic and then use filters seems a lot more convoluted and time consuming than just selecting the required topic in the first place, even if there were 37 of them!!

    I do like the new colour scheme though :)

    Awesome, I remember entering a comp to create a wallpaper using that logo. It was the first time I had ever won a competition!!
     
  13. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I suggested plain text when I edited my post. If I'm honest, I'm not a codie and I'm not fluent in vBulletin so I couldn't tell you if it's possible.

    BUT, I would like to think it is possible, but it's up to the codies to say "yes" or "no" it is/is not possible.

    Again, multiple tagging is definitely a "cool" feature and one that I think would be very useful, but I cannot give you an answer on whether it is or isn't possible. Of course, everything is possible (in an ideal world), but it's a question of how much mess needs to be made to get it running.
     
  14. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    if i recall correctly here..

    when these tags were being created, there was a movement by forum members to make them all one color-style (i.e. same colors as bit-tech's website). However, that movement was tossed out by admins because they felt the same-color tags would be harder to easily differentiate. I think the tagging idea was modeled after another website that did something similiar, yes?
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Forum breaks using Mobile Opera on Windows Mobile 2003.
    Clicking on a forum such as general gives the error
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    http://forums.bit-tech.net/forumdisplay.php?f=20
    Edit, might have been at my end, seems to be working fine now.
     
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  16. imkeller

    imkeller New Member

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    It looks better but it's not great to navigate imo. It would be so much easier if the filter pictures were all similarly styled instead of random pictures that are not really related to the section
     
  17. cool_dude

    cool_dude Active Member

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    Oh my god, I acutally hate this layout. Can you provide members an option to switch back? Hate how its structured, too hard to navigate around and it just IMO looks out of place.... I mean whats with the little images by the side saying "poll" "serious" etc... man just looks awful in my honest opinion.

    Bring back the old ! or at least provide it as an option please!!

    Hexus's upgrade is sweet, cant you do it how they have, this is a NIGHTMARE to navigate its actually driving me loop the loop. How the hell could you have crammed ALL of them sections into such a small space, cant you space them out again as they were laid out originally?! Please!!!
     
  18. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    I think SomethingAwful have been doing it for a while.
     
  19. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Yes, we felt it would be harder to differentiate, but I think it is possible for us to implement another theme with much plainer tags if that is what people would like. I think we (as in the guys working in the office) reached the concensus that multi-colour tagging would be the right way, but we're here to listen to feedback and adapt to what the community wants to see.

    I can certainly understand why the community went down the "samey" route and listening to the feedback here, I am fairly sure that we can either offer a plain text version or a more uniform version. :thumb:

    Of course, if you want to start creating new tags for a "new" theme, you are more than welcome to submit your suggestions in this thread: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=132766
     
  20. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    First impression is a bit bad, but i won't give it thumbs down before i have gotten used to it. (You know, afraid of everything new... ;) )


    I like the new colors. The new layout seems a bit...cluttered. (pretty many threads to scroll trough). I guess i will get used to it, though.

    I agree with the others here that the filter images could be better, though :)

    Edit: colors in tags are ok, but they should be uniform in their style. (at least the text should be in the same place on all of them )

    Don't you have enough of those?..
     
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