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Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:17 am
by jamesh
gordon77 wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:39 am
Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:01 am
Not gonna lie. I seriously dislike the change, but I'll get over it
Agreed. Can we have the original back ?
It will take some time to get used to it, if ever...
No, AUII, the upgrade to PHPBB means the old stuff doesn't work anymore.

But if you have specific reasons why RPI is not your cup of tea, let ups know, and we will try to make it more Darjeeling.

EDIT: No reason that UPS want to know, just tell us!! ;-)

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:57 pm
by rotwang
Body text of posts is very light grey in thin font, not very comfortable for me to read. Is there any way I can change the font?
I'm running Firefox ESR 52.2.0 (64 bit) on a Debian 8 box if that helps.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:50 pm
by grega
rotwang wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Body text of posts is very light grey in thin font, not very comfortable for me to read. Is there any way I can change the font?
I'm running Firefox ESR 52.2.0 (64 bit) on a Debian 8 box if that helps.
It's #555, so a pretty dark grey. Does the image below represent what you're seeing?

Screengrab:
Image

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:59 pm
by DirkS
grega wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Screengrab:
Image
Results in Evernote access denied....

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:17 pm
by grega
DirkS wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Results in Evernote access denied....
Wonderful, Evernote. Try this: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s153/sh/ ... 2fadaf473b

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:23 pm
by beta-tester
grega wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:50 pm
rotwang wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Body text of posts is very light grey in thin font, not very comfortable for me to read. Is there any way I can change the font?
I'm running Firefox ESR 52.2.0 (64 bit) on a Debian 8 box if that helps.
It's #555, so a pretty dark grey. Does the image below represent what you're seeing?
Screengrab:
skitch.png
skitch.png (55.86 KiB) Viewed 4325 times
why not using the attachement option of the forum, to post screenshots?
(to add attachements, go to the bottom below the [Save draft] / [Preview] / [Submit] area)

EDIT: i noticed, that the image appears in the browser (Microsoft Edge) different as in the Microsoft Photo viewer. in one the gray looks way lighter than in the other.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:32 pm
by beta-tester
i just realized,that a part of my signatur below my posts is missing (not shown up anymore) event it is still there in my profile.
the following part in the signature is missing:

Code: Select all

[I only give negative feedback]
it also will not appear, when i put it in a quote block:

edit: when you edit my post, you can see, the text is still there. but not shown up, when the post is normally displayed.

all skins RPI and ProSilver are affected. it was correctly shown up earlier, before the new skins came up.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:34 pm
by Ryarg
Don't like the new look for the forum, looks old, makes me think of windoze 98. It was a lot cleaner, easier to view and modern looking before the change.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:41 pm
by DougieLawson
beta-tester wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:32 pm
i just realized,that a part of my signatur below my posts is missing (not shown up anymore) event it is still there in my profile.
the following part in the signature is missing:

Code: Select all

[I only give negative feedback]
it also will not appear, when i put it in a quote block:

edit: when you edit my post, you can see, the text is still there. but not shown up, when the post is normally displayed.

all skins RPI and ProSilver are affected. it was correctly shown up earlier, before the new skins came up.
Ryarg wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Don't like the new look for the forum, looks old, makes me think of windoze 98. It was a lot cleaner, easier to view and modern looking before the change.


Try the slick and adult "RPI" theme rather than the exceedingly ugly "Raspberry_Pi" theme designed for short-sighted, five year olds.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:09 pm
by Ryarg
Didn't realise there were options to change the theme, thanks, "RPI" is the best option available, but still falls short of the previous forum design, just my opinion.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:15 pm
by mattmiller
I've been out and had a couple of drinks but the new forum skin seems a lot more "contrasty" than it did earlier on today - and I like it

if things look dull again tomorrow I'll be disapointed

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:22 pm
by jamesh
If anyone has had trouble posting, the message going missing for example, this should now be fixed, along with the "Permanently banned" issue. Both, in fact, symptoms of the same thing.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:54 pm
by Imperf3kt
I would like to try out the other themes, and people say the "spanner" at the top of the page sets the theme, but...

I don't see a spanner.
(nor do I see an edit post button anymore)

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:00 pm
by fruitoftheloom
Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:54 pm
I would like to try out the other themes, and people say the "spanner" at the top of the page sets the theme, but...

I don't see a spanner.
(nor do I see an edit post button anymore)
Click on your NAME at top of FORUM then choose USER CONTROL PANEL from drop down menu, then Board Preferences............

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:14 pm
by Imperf3kt
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:00 pm
Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:54 pm
I would like to try out the other themes, and people say the "spanner" at the top of the page sets the theme, but...

I don't see a spanner.
(nor do I see an edit post button anymore)
Click on your NAME at top of FORUM then choose USER CONTROL PANEL from drop down menu, then Board Preferences............
Oh hey, found the quote button. Yay.


Unfortunately, I see no such option in the control panel

USER CONTROL PANEL
Overview
Profile

Front page
Manage subscriptions
Manage bookmarks
Manage drafts
Manage attachments
FRONT PAGE

Welcome to the User Control Panel. From here you can monitor, view and update your profile, preferences, subscribed forums and topics. You can also send messages to other users (if permitted). Please ensure you read any announcements before continuing.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:43 pm
by davidcoton
User Control Panel as above
Board Preferences from the menu bar
Edit Global Settings
My board style

(That's on RPI. The other are very similar, albeit different visually)

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:47 pm
by Martin Frezman
Keep in mind that "spanner" is British-ese for "wrench".

I mention this because I think that the word "spanner" is also used in a more technical sense in web design to me, well, something that spans.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 pm
by Imperf3kt
davidcoton wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:43 pm
User Control Panel as above
Board Preferences from the menu bar
Edit Global Settings
My board style

(That's on RPI. The other are very similar, albeit different visually)
Ah, I found it I think. Thanks, the "menu bar" tip helped.
I never would have guessed this was a button:
http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2065/5DC5L8.jpg

If the forum isn't broken, upgrade it until it is. Makes sense.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - google search now!

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:40 pm
by jlowe
I used to browse the forums.. with this change, I'll just use google search site:www.raspberrypi.org and find what I am looking for.. I know I might miss new news. But it isn't worth the time to look for it.. BTW.. you asked for specifics about what is wrong.. never did I see specifics on the gonna be change before you made it! :cry:

ciao .. jay

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:06 am
by davidcoton
  1. Topic page indicator, top and bottom right of RPI themed page: shows ellipsis too soon (when only one number is removed), should wait to span two numbers.
  2. RPI theme, Page width still too narrow for wide screen monitors

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:15 am
by Zebu
I figure about half of my work PC's monitor is in use using RPI

The default non logged in theme seems to be not particularly mobile friendly as well, too spread out.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:45 am
by fruitoftheloom
Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 pm
davidcoton wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:43 pm
User Control Panel as above
Board Preferences from the menu bar
Edit Global Settings
My board style

(That's on RPI. The other are very similar, albeit different visually)
Ah, I found it I think. Thanks, the "menu bar" tip helped.
I never would have guessed this was a button:
http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2065/5DC5L8.jpg

If the forum isn't broken, upgrade it until it is. Makes sense.
phpBB was in serious need of updating, this was quite a big change, the RPF just took the opportunity to offer skins...............

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:54 am
by jamesh
Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 pm
If the forum isn't broken, upgrade it until it is. Makes sense.
It was broken. We were well behind in security upgrades. So that's what we have done, upgrade to fix the security issues.

Always worthwhile getting all the facts before posting.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - google search now!

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:58 am
by jamesh
jlowe wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:40 pm
I used to browse the forums.. with this change, I'll just use google search site:www.raspberrypi.org and find what I am looking for.. I know I might miss new news. But it isn't worth the time to look for it.. BTW.. you asked for specifics about what is wrong.. never did I see specifics on the gonna be change before you made it! :cry:

ciao .. jay
Er, what? I've been using the RPI skin, and can browse the forums fine. What EXACTLY is the problem, or is it simply "I cannot be bothered to learn something slightly different"?

There is a button top left, a three line icon, click it, press New Post. Gets a list of all new posts. Try it, it may change you life.

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:15 am
by piglet
Zebu wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:15 am
I figure about half of my work PC's monitor is in use using RPI
See here: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=189117&p=1191273#p1191273

( To install: https://userstyles.org/styles/145762/piglet-raspberry )

I'm not sure what browser your screen shot was from, but this should work for Firefox or Chrome until the people maintaining the CSS get round to fixing the width issues.