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post #106 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Could you guys help us compile a list of "must haves" to make the thing workable?

Really the three things I mentioned are the only issues. The "please wait" box is the deal breaker, because once that comes on, your page is pretty much dunzo.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post


120 x 120 pixels might be a good compromise

You just wanted to show off your fish again.
post #107 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post



The deal is that that Huddler Tapatalk interface sucks. The other deal is, it may be possible to ask them for some more core functions while a mobile platform percolates. Could you guys help us compile a list of "must haves" to make the thing workable? I don't use a Smartphone (it's more like, a "special" phone), but J does, and so does my wife, and I will bug them mercilessly as well.


A 'hard' new post button would be nice. Like the 'hard' my post button that was implemented. The hover menu only comes up for a very (too) short time when the forum button is pressed and then it goes to the forum page. There is no hovering one's mouse with smart phones. (I have a HTC Desire HD with Android 2.3)

 

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post #109 of 546
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You just wanted to show off your fish again.

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post #110 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


The smilies may be doable. How many do we need? Infinity, I imagine.

The deal with the smaller avatar size is that we did that as part of the "whitespace take it away please" deal. Most people don't mind. Apparently, for you, it's a Satan sandwich. I'll talk and see what can be done without sacrificing "information density."

Cheers,

Fok.

I remember what you said before Fok. Still, I don't understand how its such a massive improvement over the old 120x120 system. What are we gaining here? Some intangible speed benefit?

As for the smilies, a complete 21st century update would be welcome. I think moving beyond the first VBulletin smiley list would be a good start.
post #111 of 546
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post


I remember what you said before Fok. Still, I don't understand how its such a massive improvement over the old 120x120 system. What are we gaining here? Some intangible speed benefit?

As for the smilies, a complete 21st century update would be welcome. I think moving beyond the first VBulletin smiley list would be a good start.

The advantage of smaller avatars is less vertical space lost, a tradeoff most users would prefer. There is also some whitespace within the postbit that we may be able to tweak a bit, but decreasing or disabling the size of the avatars was by far the fastest, easiest, way to get more posts on the screen. The old (vb) system had 100x100 avatars.
post #112 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


The advantage of smaller avatars is less vertical space lost, a tradeoff most users would prefer. There is also some whitespace within the postbit that we may be able to tweak a bit, but decreasing or disabling the size of the avatars was by far the fastest, easiest, way to get more posts on the screen. The old (vb) system had 100x100 avatars.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post


Yes please.




120 x 120 pixels might be a good compromise (in stead of 80 x 80):

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See, this is what I don't get. These pics wouldn't take up any more room than is already set out in the background blue space. If its not going to be filled, why not use it?
post #113 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post



The advantage of smaller avatars is less vertical space lost, a tradeoff most users would prefer. There is also some whitespace within the postbit that we may be able to tweak a bit, but decreasing or disabling the size of the avatars was by far the fastest, easiest, way to get more posts on the screen. The old (vb) system had 100x100 avatars.


I'm almost completely 120% sure it was 120*120.

 

post #114 of 546
On searching:

If you advanced search by post, the view full post button doesn't take you to the post.

Close, usually. But sometimes not even on the same page.

I suspect this is something to do with # posts/page setting, but mine is at default.

A constructive idea for improving the forum is tracking down this bug...
post #115 of 546
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post




I'm almost completely 120% sure it was 120*120.

 


So am I. I'm pretty sure the new forum started out with 175*175, which was rather big.


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@ Rambo: I think the word vertical is crucial in LA Guy's reply. In small posts (one line) a lot of vertical space was used for the post, because of the avatar section (avatar + text beneath it), so it made sense to decrease the avatar size and change some things in the title/location/etc part as well.

A simple way—though I'm not sure it's technically simple—to decrease the vertical space would be to remove the online/offline line and put the "online radio button" in the same line as the username or the SENIOR MEMBER (or other title) line. Then the avatar could be increased a bit again.
post #116 of 546
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post


So am I. I'm pretty sure the new forum started out with 175*175, which was rather big.


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@ Rambo: I think the word vertical is crucial in LA Guy's reply. In small posts (one line) a lot of vertical space was used for the post, because of the avatar section (avatar + text beneath it), so it made sense to decrease the avatar size and change some things in the title/location/etc part as well.

A simple way—though I'm not sure it's technically simple—to decrease the vertical space would be to remove the online/offline line and put the "online radio button" in the same line as the username or the SENIOR MEMBER (or other title) line. Then the avatar could be increased a bit again.

We could look into the last suggestion. Re. Avatar sizes, you'll are buggin'. I know that the new forum started out with 120x120, and was considerably larger than those of the old forum. I know it in the same way that I know that I was drivin' at no more than 65 miles an hour, officer.
post #117 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

We could look into the last suggestion. Re. Avatar sizes, you'll are buggin'. I know that the new forum started out with 120x120, and was considerably larger than those of the old forum. I know it in the same way that I know that I was drivin' at no more than 65 miles an hour, officer.

smile.gif I made an adjusted avatar for the new forum, size 175*175, on July 14...


Here's an illustration of what I meant::

avatarvergelijking1.jpg


It's a bit bigger vertically, but not much. (I did also decrease the space between avatar and nickname though).


Or this one, which I prefer, with the name above the avatar:

avatarvergelijking2.jpg
post #118 of 546
See Fok, that is what I'm talking about. Even at double the size, it still doesn't fill up all that damn blue space.
post #119 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I know that the new forum started out with 120x120, and was considerably larger than those of the old forum.
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Originally Posted by j View Post

You have to resize it to maximum 120x120 pixels in another program that will retain the animation. The auto resize script the forum software has won't keep the animation.

Also...

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I always knew it as 120x120 in the old vB SF, I remember searching for icons that size for hours when I started.
post #120 of 546
Used to visit this site every now and again. But it is far too slow and clunky. Are you trying to stop people looking at this site?
It used to be a good site to have a quick browse or search for advise. Not anymore.

I hope you sort it out.

Bye.
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