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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 19:22

guest3456 wrote:Only thing: I think expand/collapse is broken
Fixed. I replaced a 'div' with 'code' to make the forum styles apply to it (.codebox code), and hadn't updated the expand/collapse code.

The collapsed size isn't quite right yet; I'll fix it after I finish work.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 21:22

Ive noticed there waa already a male and female version of a default avatar... so i set the default to male.
so which is perffered?
the one from ahk.com or the other?
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 21:30

I'd say the one from ahk.com, or the male one from here as long as the colors are changed to fit in. Personally, I just added the rule

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.no-avatar .avatar-container
{
    background-image: none;
    width: 0; height: 0;
}
and called it a day.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 21:36

I think the point was to make it less colourful/distracting.

Currently the "Online" banner overlaps the post's author's name if you remove the no-avatar placeholder. I plan to change this later, and remove the placeholder.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 21:39

ok, ill leave it as it is for now...
@Randy31416 what are your system specs? is that windows 2000?
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 21:52

joedf wrote:Ive noticed there waa already a male and female version of a default avatar... so i set the default to male.
so which is perffered?
the one from ahk.com or the other?
http://autohotkey-dequeue.netdna-ssl.co ... _large.png
or
http://ahkscript.org/boards/styles/simp ... r_male.png
obviously the one from ahk.com
lexikos wrote:I think the point was to make it less colourful/distracting.
exactly. the point is to get rid of the green. thats whats "distracting"

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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 22:01

Unless I'm mistaken, Randy31416's system specs are irrelevant. The tooltip and popup forum description are standard parts of the Simplicity style.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 22:08

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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.online-ribbon {
    width: 160px;
}

.online-ribbon span {
    transform: rotate(45deg);
    top: 10px; left: 92px;
}
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Edit: It may still clip people with long names like Bruttosozialprodukt
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 22:12

Another example of "distraction".

The focus of a post should be the content of the post. The current [quote] box uses bright white background and hugely distracts from reading the post IMO

Suggestion (before/after):
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Changes:

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blockquote {
  background-color: #EAEAEA;   /* was #fff */
}

blockquote cite {
  font-size: 10px;      /* was 12px */
}

blockquote blockquote {
  background-color: rgba(196, 196, 196, 0.3)   /* last param was previously 0.1 */
}

blockquote blockquote blockquote {
  background-color: #EAEAEA;                /* was #fff */
}
Included changes fix the nested quotes too:
http://i.imgur.com/gUzRI0g.png

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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 22:14

GeekDude wrote:¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Very nice. I'm in favor of removing avatars altogether if none is chosen. Your hack is perfect

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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

10 May 2015, 22:22

changed it. ;)
@GeekDude haha nice try
@Lexikos I thought he was talking about flickering, i must have mixed up the cases.. :P not sure...
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 03:07

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How about clickable like on Main-Forum => Mark Topic as read?
+ The green icon is from the green theme before... How about to change it to blue like too? maybe like (unreaded #799ebd | readed #cad8e4) or something?
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Delete the 2 double entries on bottom?
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 03:21

Though the upgrade process was somewhat mismanaged initially, I appreciate it now. So I want to thank all working on the necessary fixes. Good job!
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 06:20

Overall I appreciate the upgrade.

But I'm missing a mobile theme. The current themes work on a mobile, but are not very touch friendly nor compact, see screenshots.
The simplicity theme is difficult to navigate, since to go to the unread portion I have to try to touch the small arrow infront of the topics title.
In the pro silver theme I can at least also touch the icon.

In the pre-upgrade mobile theme, I could touch the topic title (and the 'new post' button) and it would bring me to the unread portion of the topic. And since less information had to be loaded it felt fast enough.

To load a topic in the current themes takes a pretty long time. It seems that after the pages builds up the first time, it adjusts quite a lot and then the screen adjusts to the new styles or scrolls. This is specially annoying then going to the unread portion, because the page shows first the top most post on that page and then takes several seconds before it scrolls to the unread post. In the mean time every unintended scroll stops the automatic scroll to the unread post.

Is there any way to enhance the simplicity theme in regards to allow clicks/touches on the icons?

Will there be a specific mobile theme that is more compact? Please see last screenshot it shows this thread and the relevant information/reply is only 4 lines of text, the rest of the screen is just avatars, topic titles and signatures.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 07:02

I've applied some of the suggestions and more fixes to the code boxes (e.g. in post preview).

I support these suggestions:
  • Make the speech bubbles on the board index perform 'mark topic read'.
  • Remove the redundant Facebook and Google+ profile fields.
  • Remove the 'Unread posts' or 'No unread posts' tooltips from the board index and viewforum.
  • Proper mobile theme, although it doesn't matter to me personally.
For viewforum, the speech bubbles could go to latest/unread post - they should be much easier to click than the little arrow.

I'm done for now and don't intend to implement any of these myself, but I might change my mind.

I disagree with:
  • Making the green speech bubble blue. I don't see why we need to reduce the number of colours used on the page. That said, I'd be fine with it being blue.
  • Removing the black popout for the forum descriptions. If you don't want it to pop out, don't point the mouse at the forum link. I like that it grabs attention; maybe more people will actually read the descriptions.
  • guest3456's suggestions for quote boxes. I do not think the grey background is any less distracting; but it is uglier.
joedf wrote:Done, added the line.
change overall_header.html
I have moved it to the stylesheet (by editing the appropriate files and compiling it with SASS).
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 07:04

How about a Topic about "Forum Change Wishes" with an "actual open state list" opend by an admin?
So we can better see whats open and whats closed successful or request rejected (w or w/o reason/s)
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Open wishes:
- asdf

Wishes closed successful:
- blabla

Wishes rejected:
- meow (because cat)

Can we disable this? I think its useless.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 07:18

joedf wrote:ok, ill leave it as it is for now...
@Randy31416 what are your system specs? is that windows 2000?
Windows 7 Ult 64-bit; Firefox 35.0.2. BTW, seeing all the real work going on in this thread, I'd withdraw my observation to a much later time, and change things to a simple question: is there a way for me, a user, to tell this forum software to not use popups? I don't find user options, and clearly some know how to add chrome particular to a website. If so, I'll do it; if not, I will continue to use this best-of-all-possible-forums as it is with pleasure and interest. There is no other forum I know as useful and as well maintained as this.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 08:26

Can the main board page please show all the forums for each board like they used to? Or, at the very least put in an accordion. Other than that, it looks pretty good so far. Infinitely better than the first implementation with those aqua colors.

EDIT: I'm an idiot. I didn't see the "plus" on the right. My bad.

EDIT: Oooooo... it even saves to a cookie. Fancy. :)
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 09:29

Also, seems to be some minor display issues on the smaller media query.
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Re: Forum upgraded to phpBB v3.1.x

11 May 2015, 09:30

@lexikos couldn't have done better myself :)
@Randy31416 hmm, have you tried the Prosilver theme? I could put another theme. I'll check it out this wednesday
@fischgeek lol and oh poop! :0 Ill see what can be done
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