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Author:  Ju Ju Master [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:22 am ]
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Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:
...Then what about a "Recent Posts" thing?

If I'm not mistaken, we already have that. Check the top left corner of the page, maybe 150px down.

Author:  Shadowfox [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:00 am ]
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I like how if someone posts something the second you do, it shows you the message and lets you edit yours.

That just happened to me in countdown from 100,000 :)

Author:  MooKoo [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:05 am ]
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Shadowfox wrote:
I like how if someone posts something the second you do, it shows you the message and lets you edit yours.

That just happened to me in countdown from 100,000 :)

Also known as the Anti-Moron feature.

Which is also Anit-MooKoo because it doesn't like to work for me. Talk about bad luck.

Author:  Shadowfox [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:06 am ]
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MooKoo wrote:
Shadowfox wrote:
I like how if someone posts something the second you do, it shows you the message and lets you edit yours.

That just happened to me in countdown from 100,000 :)

Also known as the Anti-Moron feature.

Which is also Anit-MooKoo because it doesn't like to work for me. Talk about bad luck.

Really? how?

Author:  furrykef [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:20 am ]
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Is it just me or is the font size just a tad too small?

Author:  Chekt [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:21 am ]
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Just you, the usernames are kinda small though…

Author:  Shadowfox [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:22 am ]
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Chekt wrote:
Just you, the usernames are kinda small though…

Agreed, I think the names need to be bigger and stand out more.

Author:  Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:25 am ]
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Shadowfox wrote:
Chekt wrote:
Just you, the usernames are kinda small though…

Agreed, I think the names need to be bigger and stand out more.

No, then it defeats the purpose of Avatars and Banners.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:29 am ]
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furrykef wrote:
Is it just me or is the font size just a tad too small?

The font size seems pretty fine to me. Are you sure you didn't try and scroll up or down a page while holding the Control key?

Author:  furrykef [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:51 am ]
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Positive. I'm talking about very, very slightly, though... like, one point or something.

The text seems fine in the edit box, but it seems a little odd everywhere else, I think. I dunno, maybe I be trippin'...

EDIT: I know what it is. The old forum used Verdana, not Trebuchet MS as Magna Carta thought. Trebuchet MS is what we're using now (for those of us who have it but not Lucida Grande installed), and it usually looks smaller than Verdana does when at the same point size.

We should probably change it to Verdana if our goal is to make it look like the old forum as much as possible.

- Kef

Author:  iKipapa [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:30 am ]
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furrykef wrote:
We should probably change it to Verdana if our goal is to make it look like the old forum as much as possible.

Honestly, I like this new font. If it is new. I thought the font on the phpBB2 forum was Trebuchet...
I prefer this better than whatever the old forum used. Though, it did take a while to grow accustomed to.

Author:  extremejon09 [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:30 am ]
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God this is so awful

It's like squint-o-vision

And I know I can CTRL+mousewheel, but it's annoying to have to do that all the time.

Author:  Capt. Ido Nos [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:32 am ]
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To be honest, I didn't notice a difference with the fonts, what with the change in appearance of everything else.

Author:  iKipapa [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:38 am ]
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extremejon09 wrote:
God this is so awful

It's like squint-o-vision

And I know I can CTRL+mousewheel, but it's annoying to have to do that all the time.

If you have Firefox (or probably any browser, I only know on Firefox for sure), you can try setting the default text size a notch higher in the preferences...though I guess that would hinder your other frequently viewed sites.
Personally, I can't see a problem, it all looks fine for me.
Image Image
1.) Index Page
2.) A regular topic

Author:  Somm-1 [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:51 am ]
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I like the new features and all, but...

Image

Author:  Magna Carta [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:02 am ]
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Magna Carta wrote:
Is there a possibility that the source code to the meter will be released?

Yeah, I know, I'm a nerd...

Author:  furrykef [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:14 am ]
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What's a source code?

Author:  It's dot com [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:27 am ]
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Magna Carta wrote:
Is there a possibility that the source code to the meter will be released?

Not presently, no. Sorry. But I will get you started:

Begin with: header ("Content-type: image/png");

Then use:
  • imagecreatetruecolor() to initialize the image,
  • imagecolorallocate() to define the colors (this is the tedious part if you want it fancy),
  • imagesetpixel() to actually paint the image,
  • imagepng() to send it to the browser, and
  • imagedestroy() to finish.

See php.net for help on the various functions.

Author:  this-guy [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:27 am ]
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this-guy wrote:
Does it have to stretch my avatar?
I have an avatar that ranges in size from about 15 pixels to 100 pixels.

Author:  Biscuithead [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:14 am ]
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yeah, the avatar stretching is annoying. Just look at mine!
But some people have smaller avatars still, how do you do that?

Also, this font doesn't seem to have a capital y....

Author:  furrykef [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:49 am ]
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It probably has to do with whether or not your avatar is offsite. It may have to do with whether it's a dynamic image, too... your avatar always changes, so if phpBB caches the wrong size, it will display your avatar with the wrong size. I don't know how phpBB determines what the size should be, but it probably looks at the image when you first give it the URL and keeps using the size of whatever image it got until you update your avatar in the options or something.

Biscuithead wrote:
Also, this font doesn't seem to have a capital y....


O RLY?

- Kef

Author:  extremejon09 [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:37 pm ]
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Hey Kef

Do you not know that you have a signature or something?

Author:  MooKoo [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:55 pm ]
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Shadowfox wrote:
MooKoo wrote:
Shadowfox wrote:
I like how if someone posts something the second you do, it shows you the message and lets you edit yours.

That just happened to me in countdown from 100,000 :)

Also known as the Anti-Moron feature.

Which is also Anit-MooKoo because it doesn't like to work for me. Talk about bad luck.

Really? how?

Well, because I still simul-posted like 3 times in a row yesterday. I'm used to this though, if I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all.

Author:  STupendous7 [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:02 pm ]
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Very snazzy guys. Thanks for putting lots of work into this. It might take me a while to get used to it though. :-|

Author:  furrykef [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:15 pm ]
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extremejon09 wrote:
Do you not know that you have a signature or something?


Are you blind? Of course I don't have a signature! It says "404 sig not found"! :mrgreen:

Author:  DS_Kid [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:47 pm ]
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Did anybody even notice the addition of the Wiki link at the top of the Forum yesterday? :P

I'm liking that 12x13 Homestar icon that goes along with it. Cool stuffs.

Author:  iKipapa [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:07 pm ]
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DS_Kid wrote:
Did anybody even notice the addition of the Wiki link at the top of the Forum yesterday? :P

I'm liking that 12x13 Homestar icon that goes along with it. Cool stuffs.

I noticed it too. Pretty snazzy.
At first, I couldn't figure out what it was. Then finally it dawned on me.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:20 pm ]
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Here's something else that I noticed: unlike before the upgrade, contact buttons for instant messaging programs no longer appear below the posts. It would be nice if these buttons were placed underneath posts again, but it may clutter up the area a bit. Either way, it's just a bit more convenient.

Author:  Chekt [ Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:13 am ]
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DS_Kid wrote:
Here's something else that I noticed: unlike before the upgrade, contact buttons for instant messaging programs no longer appear below the posts. It would be nice if these buttons were placed underneath posts again, but it may clutter up the area a bit. Either way, it's just a bit more convenient.
This, it is easier to scroll around the pages and see who has the IMing service that you have, than to look at everyone's profile.

Author:  netzen [ Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:29 am ]
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SUGGESTION

Please make the new post indicators reset after you log off/go away from the forum then come back.

I'm getting tired of seeing that there are new posts from yesterday from pages I really don't care about.

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