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Re: The new forums are here!

Sun May 13, 2012 4:43 pm

Can we please have tapatalk enabled? That's the feature I've been wanting most with the move to phpbb. :)

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Re: The new forums are here!

Sun May 13, 2012 5:03 pm

I'm not getting this white hatred. Looks fine to me. But then, I read books, which are black on white, so perhaps I am biased.
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Sun May 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Seems like with the new forum, unless you use multiple browser tabs, you can't see the thread you're replying to when composing your reply :(

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Re: The new forums are here!

Sun May 13, 2012 6:24 pm

AndrewS wrote:Seems like with the new forum, unless you use multiple browser tabs, you can't see the thread you're replying to when composing your reply :(
Scroll down the Reply page - the thread is below the "Options"/"Upload attachment" tabbed area.

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Sun May 13, 2012 6:34 pm

Rockin! Cheers, Eben. And, of course, congratulations on a successful migration.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Sun May 13, 2012 7:02 pm

jamesh wrote:I'm not getting this white hatred. Looks fine to me. But then, I read books, which are black on white, so perhaps I am biased.
Books are not printed on bright white paper for exactly this reason.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Sun May 13, 2012 7:28 pm

At least to me there seems to be no link back to the topic list from the topic view, which is really annoying.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 3:29 am

milhouse wrote:
AndrewS wrote:Seems like with the new forum, unless you use multiple browser tabs, you can't see the thread you're replying to when composing your reply :(
Scroll down the Reply page - the thread is below the "Options"/"Upload attachment" tabbed area.
Oh yeah - a tiny scrolling view that I hadn't noticed :oops:
Toad King wrote:At least to me there seems to be no link back to the topic list from the topic view, which is really annoying.
There's an e.g. "Return to General discussion" button at the bottom of the page. But I think it'd be useful to have a duplicate of that button at the top of the page too!

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Mon May 14, 2012 4:43 am

tufty wrote:Ace. However, can I be the first to suggest allowing users to select the good old subsilver theme? Not that I don't like the new one, but - well, actually, I don't like the new one :)

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:lol: Yes I really miss some old theme.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 6:15 am

AndrewS wrote: by AndrewS » 14 May 2012 13:29
Oh yeah - a tiny scrolling view that I hadn't noticed
Try hitting the expand button.
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The only change I'm going to be making is making the the poster info column fixed-width (gets too big in widescreen).

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 6:52 am

sporez wrote:Can we please have tapatalk enabled? That's the feature I've been wanting most with the move to phpbb. :)
+1 from me. I tend to read forums during my free time at work on my phone... or down the pub. Tapatalk helps, though I do admit those popups for people who don't use it are deeply irritating.
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Mon May 14, 2012 7:03 am

error404 wrote:
jamesh wrote:I'm not getting this white hatred. Looks fine to me. But then, I read books, which are black on white, so perhaps I am biased.
Books are not printed on bright white paper for exactly this reason.
Perhaps I should have put a sarcasm icon on my post.....
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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 7:17 am

One bug - now, with the old forums gone, there's no place to signin into WordPress to comment on the blog on the 1st page using your WordPress account and not having to fight with the malfunctioning captcha.

Please add a small Login to WordPress box on the left side of the main page !

Thanks.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 7:18 am

Just wanted to say.... It's so fast! Thank you.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 7:39 am

praest76 wrote:
sporez wrote:Can we please have tapatalk enabled? That's the feature I've been wanting most with the move to phpbb. :)
+1 from me. I tend to read forums during my free time at work on my phone... or down the pub. Tapatalk helps, though I do admit those popups for people who don't use it are deeply irritating.
+1 from me. Tapatalk is the way I keep up with most forums now.

LIke the look and feel BTW.

Thanks

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Mon May 14, 2012 7:58 am

I like the alternative style better but looking good
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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 8:29 am

Do like the new forum theme!

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 8:32 am

Great work on the migration.

Theme is excellent and you get used to it after a while.

Tapatalk support would be great, Just sign up and copy the folder to the forum root.

The 6kb avatar limit is hugely restrictive though. I needed to use GIF :) 50kb would be a more reasonable limit.
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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 8:56 am

Liking the new forums, good work guys! =)

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 9:41 am

Generally like the new forums. I especially like the clean look of the theme. Too much over-design reduces clarity. One small gripe is that when I get to bottom of thread I seem to have to go back to the top of it to find "Unread Posts" button.
Can we either have that at bottom of posts or a quick button to go to top of page.

Thanks for all tour work.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 11:06 am

As mentioned above, Firefox users can change the format as much as they like using Stylish and their own CSS.

Here's a very quick 1 minute hack to get to 100% screen width, and a Raspberry-fool-pink themed background. Obviously a little more thought would be needed for a comprehensive skin change, but it should give you the idea:

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@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("www.raspberrypi.org") {
html, body, td, div, li { background: #F7D2E1 !important; font-size: 15px !important;}
.odd { background: #D2F7E8 !important;}
.even { background: #D5D2F7 !important;}
.row-fluid:after {display: none !important}
.container {width: 98% !important; margin-left: 2% !important; }
.span9 {width: 100% !important;}
dl {margin-bottom: 0 !important;}
}
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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 2:48 pm

Back to browse and another minute or two spent, url underlined, only affects forum, signatures differentiated, user information at the right. Set up for my 1024 width screen with yet another wish that CSS percentages were a whole lot smarter than they are:

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@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document url-prefix("http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3") {
html, body, td, div, li { background: #F7D2E1 !important; font-size: 15px !important;}
.odd { background: #D2F7E8 !important; padding-bottom: 0 !important;}
.even { background: #D5D2F7 !important; padding-bottom: 0 !important;}
.row-fluid:after {display: none !important}
.container {width: 98% !important; margin-left: 2% !important; }
dl {margin-bottom: 0 !important;} 
.span9 {display:block !important; width: 80% !important; float: right; margin-right:0 !important;}
.span3 {width: 18% !important; display:block !important; float: left; padding-left: 10px; margin-left: 0 !important;}
a {text-decoration: underline !important;}
.signature {background: #F9E0EA !important; color: grey !important;}
}
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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 3:19 pm

For me it's a shame that images don't display correctly and it seems to be quite tricky to include an image in a new post now.

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 3:32 pm

morphy_richards wrote:For me it's a shame that images don't display correctly and it seems to be quite tricky to include an image in a new post now.

In what way? Image - seems fine to me, either as uploaded image in post above or linked as in this one...Image

*edit: I see now - the way they look "squashed". Just use Stylish to override the poor forum resize. Add this to the definition above:

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img {width: auto !important;  }

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Re: The new forums are here!

Mon May 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Another vote her for prosilver - brings a huge improvement to usability.

One small change that I'd like to see (maybe it's not easily possible, but let me suggest it) would be to move the 'jump to' list box from bottom right to top right somewhere. That way I wouldn't have to scroll right down each forum EVERY time when I'd like to, well, jump to another forum.

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