So who likes the new format?

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So who likes the new format?

Post by aristide1 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:09 pm

I used to like that it looked different from Stanford's board, made it easier to differentiate.
Upon logging on the new doesn't return you to where you left off.
I do save some clicks when I want to use Mr Green.

So it's about the same, only different.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by NeilBlanchard » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:24 pm

I'm still getting used to it, and have not drawn any overall conclusions yet. I like that this format is wider; fitting the screen (I've got 1920 pixels), so that part is fine. Then color bands are quite visible, as well -- if you can't see them, may tweak your contrast and/or brightness settings?

Oh, the one thing I would like is a way to go directly back to New Posts after posting...

Wait and see is where I'm at.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by josephclemente » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:48 pm

I still need to get used to it.

When viewing new posts, I don't like the animated scrolling text icon that appears next to some threads. I just have to train my eyes to ignore that distraction.

Also, I had to write this message twice. I hit "Save" which is some sort of "Save Draft" feature. I just assumed it was the "Submit" button. So I hit "back" and found I had to retype this. Now I see there is "Save", "Preview" and "Submit". I don't think I'll ever use the "Save" button unless by accident again.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by colm » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:32 pm

I like. seems light.
I run old sir prescott, it likes it.


cpu is one hundred years old and still kicking.

I do get confused with the draft button and post. sent me on a whirl finding what just happened.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Fayd » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:14 pm

it works *okay*. i prefer names and avatars and such to be over on the left side, not the right side. on a wide-screen display at fullscreen, forums are a little hard to keep track of who's making what comments if the names are so far from the comments.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by KayDat » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:04 pm

I don't see what the fuss is about having user details on the right. I mean, SPCR doesn't have avatars anyway, and user names are double listed on the left, just above the post anyway.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by frenchie » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:03 am

Playing with my contrast helped a lot for me. I guess it's been off for a while :)

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Just an ordinary rabbit » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:18 am

I have also just accidentally fallen victim to the save button :(

Maybe put a bigger gap between the Save button and the other 2?

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Vicotnik » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:27 am

I've not gotten used to the new style yet. I dislike the color scheme.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Pierre » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:38 pm

I'm a fan of Subsilver2 and subsilver2-based styles myself...the board you on this looks kind of ugly...also I don't like uppercase on "last post" etc...

I like this better than the former (although that had become "classic" for silentpcreview), and there are many prosilver based styles that can be more pleasing (like prosilver Second Edition)

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by tay » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:47 pm

I'm sorry but you have to limit the width at some point. Coming to your site, if I have my browser window maximized, it is hard to read. My monitor is 2048 pixels wide. Limit to 1200 or so pixels if you want a wide layout. Most people limit to 974 or 960.

Sentences are easier to read in narrower or multi-column layouts. This is why journal and newspaper sentences don't go across the page. Please change it to a narrower width.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Pierre » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:19 pm

I am happy the board finally went with Subsilver2...

It's clearer, more easy to the eyes
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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Tephras » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:39 am

Me too. Quite a difference, it feels as if someone suddenly changed the monitor resolution from non-native back to native and cleaned the screen.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by NeilBlanchard » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:46 am

I like this newest look.

If the width is too much, then narrow your browser window? I like the width myself (1920 or 1600 pixels on the second monitor in my case).

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by judge56988 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:49 am

Much better now.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by KayDat » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:10 am

Yep, vnice. Only irk I have is the unread post icon for each post (that is, the yellow page icon) is now on the right hand side. Other than that, it's a nice improvement. =]

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by rpsgc » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:55 pm

The "Report post" button is oddly placed. Seems like it's "floating". It should be placed besides the "Quote" button.


I have to say, unenthusiastic as I was about the new theme, I'm really disliking the layout of this one more (position of buttons, icons, etc). Sorry.

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by Das_Saunamies » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:07 am

Found a feature today I like: the board lets you know if someone posted while you were posting. No need for ninja edits!

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Re: So who likes the new format?

Post by srbliss » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:43 pm

tay wrote:I'm sorry but you have to limit the width at some point. Coming to your site, if I have my browser window maximized, it is hard to read. My monitor is 2048 pixels wide. Limit to 1200 or so pixels if you want a wide layout. Most people limit to 974 or 960.

Sentences are easier to read in narrower or multi-column layouts. This is why journal and newspaper sentences don't go across the page. Please change it to a narrower width.
Your are so correct - I am on a 30" Samsung @ 2560 x 1600 and I can tell you full screen on any forum on this beast will give you tired eyes in a hurry. Great for picture editing and such but I like my browser set to about 1200 or so pixels wide and full height for forums. I think the new format is fine - but so was the old one.
I say go for what ever is easier for the owners and moderators to keep up and running.
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