Author Topic: Suggestions and Issues  (Read 25592 times)

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2011, 02:32:13 AM »
I did activate it right at the start - unfortunately a server problem has appeared to disable it.

Will see what I can do.

In the meantime we won't make fun of your spelling prowess...well not too much!

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2011, 09:52:46 AM »
A thought, just my 2d... while I think these emoticons are cute, I also do think they're overpoweringly large...

Hi Xenia,
I agree and I'll be looking into options.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2011, 11:09:54 AM »
I chose the current smileys since they allowed us to have a different look.  I am happy to change if the majority want them changed.  What do people prefer?

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2011, 11:35:35 AM »
Personally, I'm not too sure about the new smilies. They seriously affect spacing of the lines . And some are rather ambiguous, I think (counteracting their intention of making things clearer). The "sad" one - :( -, for example, looks more sulky than sad. Or the"roll eyes" -  ::) -, which doesn't roll the eyes, but looks like someone who didn't get the joke.  :D

And a "thumbs-up" would be great to have. "Worship", too, but not as necessary.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2011, 12:35:35 PM »
Personally, I'm not too sure about the new smilies. They seriously affect spacing of the lines . And some are rather ambiguous, I think (counteracting their intention of making things clearer). The "sad" one - :( -, for example, looks more sulky than sad. Or the"roll eyes" -  ::) -, which doesn't roll the eyes, but looks like someone who didn't get the joke.  :D

And a "thumbs-up" would be great to have. "Worship", too, but not as necessary.

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A thought, just my 2d... while I think these emoticons are cute, I also do think they're overpoweringly large...

I am of the same opinion, while they are definitely different, the larger emoticons certainly do create problems for spacing.  I usually use the original :^) or ;^) in most cases and avoid the animated versions. 

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2011, 01:17:14 PM »
Is this just me?

In the other schemes, the Quick Reply box was just fine, but in this latest one, it doesn't wrap - it just keeps writing on a single very very long line, scrolling the window sideways as I type... rather annoying! :P
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2011, 08:51:38 PM »
Is this just me?

In the other schemes, the Quick Reply box was just fine, but in this latest one, it doesn't wrap - it just keeps writing on a single very very long line, scrolling the window sideways as I type... rather annoying! :P

I've just discovered what you mean, never noticed that feature before. Yeah, it doesn't wrap for me either at the moment.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2011, 03:46:48 AM »
Is this just me?

In the other schemes, the Quick Reply box was just fine, but in this latest one, it doesn't wrap - it just keeps writing on a single very very long line, scrolling the window sideways as I type... rather annoying! :P

I've just discovered what you mean, never noticed that feature before. Yeah, it doesn't wrap for me either at the moment.

I am seeing the same thing with quck reply activated and I suspect it has something to do with the script needing some tweaking to establish the box size.  Finding that particular script is the challenge. 
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 03:51:57 AM by jeffryfontaine »
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2011, 04:32:28 AM »
In regards to the Quick Reply box, it works fine in the Blue version of the theme,
so if one really needs to use QR, then, for the moment, changing their Theme
setting is the way to go.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2011, 04:34:51 AM »
In regards to the Quick Reply box, it works fine in the Blue version of the theme, so if one really needs to use QR, then, for the moment, changing their Theme
setting is the way to go.

So the glorius writers of the code are not organized enough to actually standardize settings?  Oy!  Where is the quality control and metrics to whip these guys into compliance? :^)
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2011, 04:52:46 AM »
So the glorius writers of the code are not organized enough to actually standardize settings?  Oy!  Where is the quality control and metrics to whip these guys into compliance? :^)

The Green version is a modification of the SMF Default-Curve Theme done by Tah Zonemaster, not
the SMF team. New theme variations can be created by anyone, so any standardization is up to the
individual creator. So, if one doesn't use a particular feature, they may not be aware of a problem.

The final solution is to turn off features like QR and limit language settings, like some forums,
which I personally prefer not to do, or we just accept the nitnoys that are part and parcel of
our wondrous Digital Age.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2011, 02:21:10 PM »
The only suggestion I have is to reduce the amount of blank space on either side in a window, to allow for more horizontal room with pictures on the forum.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2011, 01:16:18 AM »
Hi Folks, interesting forum....<thumbsup><yes there should be one> ;)

1. I got all the error messages when trying to register, plus it took agaes for the verification e-mail to come through, making me think it hadn't worked and causing me to go back to the registration process for more error messages. I got in eventually (obviously), but I can see less patient people giving up....


2. When trying to find the forum at work, without the benefit of the invitation e-mail (thanks, BTW), I tried a websearch for "beyond the sprues", and all I got was the following link, helpfully posted on Gekko Graphics' page:

www.beyondthesprues.com

The trouble is that all there is at that link is a page from Simple Machines saying "there's going to be something really cool here soon", but with no clue about how to find the already-running forum. Surely there should be something there, even if only one button saying "here be the forum"?

Best of luck, anyway!
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2011, 02:41:42 AM »
Yeah, we're experiencing a few technical issues but are gradually working through them.  The frontpage (i.e. that you see at www.beyondthesprues.com will be changed in the new year.

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Greg
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2012, 01:14:12 AM »
Think you need a new/better spam filter........ Sipbreemicibe is getting to be a bit of a pain (though he can probably sell you a medicine for it...)
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