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

  1. ComputerKing

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

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    no I need more to Express my feelings!
     
  2. cool_dude

    cool_dude Active Member

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    QFT. Can you guys un-clutter it to its original state? I guess the actual new upgrade can have getting used to but I mean its so cluttered I find it hard to read anything now. And it looks like its not just me.
     
  3. oddball walking

    oddball walking ...!

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    I'm with Ck need more smiley's.:) ;) :)
     
  4. Gman22

    Gman22 New Member

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    Just a slight bug...

    I'm using the dark theme right now. I clicked a link that opened a new window of a single post, and the color scheme was suddenly the light color scheme.

    Gman22
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Im very grateful that scan are providing this to us, its just a shame, i dont use them.

    Sam
     
  6. hobbs

    hobbs New Member

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    Can you put it up on a vote? because it is the people who visit this site who look at it the most, just not the admins. Im not the only one who finds this harder to dead the forums.
     
  7. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Sorry guys but I can't say I like it too much.

    The new colour schemes I find very hard to read. The "light" is far too bright and gives me eye strain after about 5 mins of reading and the Dark.. well.. The black text blends into the background too much. Obviously that's an eye sight thing but I would really appreciate bit-retro dark coming back as that's the only colour scheme I could read.
    I think I remember having to ask for this last time the forums were changed too.

    Also I would have to say that I think the forum navigation is much harder. It just feels far more cluttered, specifically the for sale sections.

    Also when replying to threads the text box isn't centralised to the frame it's in, it's aligned left (though this may only be after "switching to advanced" editing mode)
    The additional options below also feels a little too forced, there's a stack of dead space to the right of them, imo due to the text width they should be stacked side by side.

    Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate what you guys are doing and understand what you are tying to achieve.
    Just trying to give a different point of view on it is all :)
     
  8. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Im sure as I learn how to actually find threads it will get better, but change is scary :p

    I also miss the entertainment forum :(

    edit: oh ok its all worked out now. Suggestion of mine would be being able to select multiple filters and having the forum remember or something so its always easy to get a "custom forum" you like :)
     
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  9. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Is there any way to get the filter thing at the top to always stay up instead of having to expand it all the time?
     
  10. Lorquis

    Lorquis lorquisSpamCount++;

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    .... I don't like it... I don't like it.... I don't like it.



    *sniff*
     
  11. The cheapskate

    The cheapskate One custom title before Matty

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    Sorry guys I agree with lorquis, Im not persuaded.
     
  12. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Give it a chance guys, my first impression was the same, but after less than an hour of browsing I'm quite used to it. There are some minor tweaks here an there that I think could improve it (mainly splitting the hardware/software down into two or three seperate sections), but thats it.

    I think overall it will encourage a lot more participation in areas of the forums which were previously quite quiet. If this upsets the odd few "old-shcool" users, oh well.
     
  13. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I'm a little concerned it will achieve the opposite, posts that would remain visible in the quieter forums will be lost in the new system with the deluge of popular topics.
     
  14. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Following a post by Tim in General, why not implement a subscriber system, where us subscribers pay and get certain features in return (delete posts, fewer ads, etc.).
    Hell, I'd gladly pay.

    Also, if it hurts your eyes, put it on the dark theme, I'm finding it a lot easier to read now (kinda getting used to it too).
    Plus, the serious discussions are getting more views and posts now.
     
  15. Fatboy

    Fatboy Bored

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    Im not eligible for the Scan thing.

    Obviously 6 years of membership arent enough.

    Im assuming its only available for people who spam or spend ages posting on here all of the time!
     
  16. Lorquis

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    I can see all sides, one thing I have noticed is it gets you looking at topics that previously were in other sections. but again it just looks like a complete mess, and also what's the point in bunching the for sale/wanted forums, I'm in the UK, why do I need to look at the US stuff, and if I wanted to filter it then I have to read the sale, the wanted etc separately

    Plus I know that even though all the topic icons are meant to be all "of the community" but, it's as if I've been caught in a interweb-time-warp and gone back to 1998 and a whole world of random naff looking animated gifs etc, whilst at the same time there's this really cool quick reply thing that works apparently entirely on pixie dust and blue smoke!

    Personally I'd like the option of having cascaded forum display or like this. There's too much change going on in the England as it is... Brown? Smokefree? Bit-Tech? I cannae take eet cap'n I CANNAE TAKE EET!!!
     
  17. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    This is why I would like to see the hardware/software seciton split down a little bit

    The eligibility requirements are detailed in a thread in the Scan forum, you have to be a regular participant in the forums.
     
  18. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Neither in fact, we're asking you to post 10 times in the 30 days before placing an order that qualifies for free delivery. How is one post every three days spamming? There are thousands of threads created in this forum every month, so I can't see how picking ten to post in is very hard.

    This isn't directed at anyone in particular, but in order for a community to be a good community, you have to give as well as take. We're merely asking you to give a bit back in return for free delivery on orders you're placing at Scan.
     
  19. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Lol. Agreed. The grouping of topics doesn't seem right, and topics disappear off the page way too quick! Separate the electronics forum please!!

    The 'reply to thread' page also doesn't fill the screen properly.
     
  20. Gravemind123

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    I have to agree with the above comments on the groupings. Hardware and Software together is a bit much, maybe make seperate software and hardware forums? Just my current opinion though, I'm sure I'll get used to it in time. The Scan thing is cool, too bad I'm not in the UK.
     
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