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Easy on the Eye - feedback

Old 1st Jan 2006, 18:31
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Easy on the Eye - feedback

Very smart Danny. Thanks for all the efforts and happy new year.
FC

PS I get a wrong date read out at present
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 15:55
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

I had to look in my crystal ball to decide what the he was on about. Then I twigged it was the new forum look. It would be nice if I didn't have to use any brain cells though. I'm undecided,I keep thinking I'm on the wrong forum!
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 16:39
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

nice colour scheme

I thought that the older system of having the name of the poster at the side and in smaller font made for easier reading.

just a small suggestion!
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 17:41
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I like the fact that you can have the site Remember your user name or login if needed. Best not to check this while on a
"public" computer e.g. while at work.
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 17:53
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Afraid I think the older layout was much easier to use. But maybe it's just me - RTC factor, and all that!
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 17:59
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Well, I like it! The WSYWIG editor is much nicer to use, although the addition of a spelling checker would cut down on bandwidth, especially in JB Forum!
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 18:19
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Not sure about the functionality, as I haven't really used anything much yet, but the appearance is no improvement at all.

The displayed default font size is MUCH TOO BIG! If it's possible to alter it, I haven't yet spotted how.

There didn't seem to much wrong with the preceding user interface of PPRuNe imho - and I speak as someone who has spent more than a decade testing software for a living.

First reaction?

"My First Bulletin Board"
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 19:42
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

The displayed default font size is MUCH TOO BIG! If it's possible to alter it, I haven't yet spotted how.
Well, if you're using a standards-compliant browser, try holding one of the Ctrl keys and then hitting - (or + for the short-sighted). Hey presto, everything's proportionally smaller (or bigger).

You can't please all of the people all of the time but fortunately, in this case, they can please themselves

Cheers,

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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 21:16
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Not bad. I suppose we'll get used to the format. However, I seem to be getting an awful lot of this......

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

etc....
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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 21:48
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Right, so what is "Rep Power" and why is everybody "off the scale"?
Love the "Onlin" indicators, BTW

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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 21:55
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Click on your user name, try to add a sig and you get:

"vBulletin Message
Sorry, the administrator has disabled signatures."


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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 00:30
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

I think it is an improvement overall but there is a glitch when you click on a user name. It offers you the opportunity to search for all posts by a particular individual but then says they have 'no matches' or something similar. I am not sure what the deal is but clearly it would be desirable to search for lists of posts by a particular individual and this facility does not appear to be working.
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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 00:39
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Still doing a lot of testing and debugging. We thought it would be better that you at least can use the forums to read and post. Featurs such as search will be fixed or brought on-line as and when we have time.

however, please continue to post about what you think may be right or wrong. We do read the replies but cannot always respond immediately. Too much work going on in thebacjground.

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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 11:06
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Hi Danny & all,

Happy New Year, and many many thanks for the present Danny, we all really do appreciate the tremendous time, effort and organizational talent that goes into PPRuNe.

As with anything new - it takes a few minutes (hours) to assimilate all the new and different things. Still don't find it as intuitive as the old, but that is just inflexible grey matter. This editor is way better - highlight and format is great.

Wraparound didn't always work in the past - I haven't found anywhere where it doesn't so far on this new edition, so that is a plus and this Quick reply is just 2 million % better than before, so that alone gets an overall thumbs up.

Not yet sure whether the "Instant e-Mail notification should be the default - think probably not as I suspect it will overload the system unnecessarily - just a suggestion.

Ripline - spell checker is now there try to reply to something with the Quick editor and then flip to the advanced editor (great feature) and then look in the top right for the abctick. Download did not kick off automatically (but manual also works), but that is just a detail....

Norman pointed out the strange navigation when you try looking up a "person" via their ID.

Have a good year out there, and thanks Danny, you are a real trouper. Gofer

Last edited by gofer; 3rd Jan 2006 at 11:18. Reason: Ran the spell checker after downloading & installing - great
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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 11:19
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

The name bar clear across the page at the top of each reply is a distraction to speed reading the real meat of the forum which is the reply text.

I much prefer that the posters details be miniatureized off to the left hand corner. so as to let the real reading material stand out in an unborken field down the full height of my screen.
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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 11:31
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

To be honest, I much prefer this more standard vBulletin layout than the old one. I probably would look better with the user name and info to the left of the posts, rather than on top though.
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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 11:58
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Yep agree, poster details on the left as before would be much easier on the eye, esp when reading a long series of posts.

If vBulletin is anything like Php BB then the whole interface can be custom designed to get away from the 'my first board' look but I know this is a lot of work!!

Keep up the good work guys
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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 11:58
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

Great job Danny

Light blue tint is nice and easy to look at, especially after an hour or so of Ppruning!

Thanks to you and whoever else was involved in working on this over the New Year whilst some of us on JB were probably face down in some unknown sidestreet in Winnipeg, or Oxford....

Cheers and have a great 2006

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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 15:49
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Re: Easy on the Eye - feedback

but where have the 'hot topics' gone?

I agree that avatars etc were better on the LHS but the removal of the large PPRuNe logos on the header make it easier to 'stealth-prune'

I did like my 'hot topics' though.

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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 21:09
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The old set up was easier to use, this is too much in your face, well that's my opinion
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