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Title: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: jthiel86 on October 18, 2012, 12:31:58 AM
Great job LMG!  Good stuff and this format works much better on slower computers.......(I spend a lot of time on PC at work  ;D)
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: 68MD on October 18, 2012, 05:05:51 PM
SMF is outstanding software. Great choice !
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: BrianShetty on October 18, 2012, 05:06:37 PM
I like this layout too it doesn't have a lot of extras and it's nice and clean
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: Yuletide on October 18, 2012, 06:53:51 PM
Thanks, LMG and marklawrence, for getting things back up and running.

Would be nice to take this opportunity to consolidate the Packers News, Packers Players, and MM, TT, & AR forums.  There really is no use whatsoever to have separate forums for those topics.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: Pugger on October 19, 2012, 07:26:53 AM
Thanks so much for this!  I truly missed my favorite Packer site/forum these past few days.   :D
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: diesel on October 19, 2012, 10:47:59 AM
Whats the Karma, applaude of smite thing under the poster's name?
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: mzahn on October 19, 2012, 11:15:59 AM
Whats the Karma, applaude of smite thing under the poster's name?
Just a guess but I think you can basically do like a plus or minus on a post.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: LMG on October 19, 2012, 11:35:36 AM
Whats the Karma, applaude of smite thing under the poster's name?
Just a guess but I think you can basically do like a plus or minus on a post.


Correct.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: JimATX on October 19, 2012, 11:41:22 AM
I like the SMF software (use it on other forums), but I still think there are too many sub-forums here. Fortunately, the Show unread posts since last visit is a feature with SMF

Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: LMG on October 19, 2012, 06:26:18 PM
New 'theme' in the works so we won't look so 'generic'.

 :)
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: Yuletide on October 19, 2012, 06:34:27 PM
I like the SMF software (use it on other forums), but I still think there are too many sub-forums here. Fortunately, the Show unread posts since last visit is a feature with SMF

I suspect pretty much everybody uses "show unread posts", rather than manually browsing through the 3 different forums dedicated to discussing the Packers.

Using "Show unread posts" completely undermines the usefulness of different sub-forums, flattening the whole board into a single forum, which contains discussions about the Packers, the NFL, Draft, Gameday, etc.

Basically the only thing all the sub-forums do is create work for mods, moving threads around in an effort to categorize threads "correctly".
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: mzahn on October 19, 2012, 07:05:10 PM
I like the SMF software (use it on other forums), but I still think there are too many sub-forums here. Fortunately, the Show unread posts since last visit is a feature with SMF

I suspect pretty much everybody uses "show unread posts", rather than manually browsing through the 3 different forums dedicated to discussing the Packers.

Using "Show unread posts" completely undermines the usefulness of different sub-forums, flattening the whole board into a single forum, which contains discussions about the Packers, the NFL, Draft, Gameday, etc.

Basically the only thing all the sub-forums do is create work for mods, moving threads around in an effort to categorize threads "correctly".


I must be one of the few. I think it's fine the way it is.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: Yuletide on October 19, 2012, 07:17:24 PM
I like the SMF software (use it on other forums), but I still think there are too many sub-forums here. Fortunately, the Show unread posts since last visit is a feature with SMF

I suspect pretty much everybody uses "show unread posts", rather than manually browsing through the 3 different forums dedicated to discussing the Packers.

Using "Show unread posts" completely undermines the usefulness of different sub-forums, flattening the whole board into a single forum, which contains discussions about the Packers, the NFL, Draft, Gameday, etc.

Basically the only thing all the sub-forums do is create work for mods, moving threads around in an effort to categorize threads "correctly".


I must be one of the few. I think it's fine the way it is.

Sure. It would also be fine if we had a dedicated forum for offense and one for defense. And one for special teams.  But it would serve no useful purpose.  Categories for the sake of categories make no sense when they detract from simplicity and ease of use.

I would love to see someone claim to really appreciate that Aaron Rodgers is discussed in one sub-forum while his 52 teammates are discussed in a different sub-forum.

These are categories for the sake of categories.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: realitybytes on October 20, 2012, 08:12:13 AM
i'm happy with the new forum, but i do agree that all the subforums are unnecessary. even in the old forum, all i ever did was look at the unread posts feature. most of the time i was blissfully unaware of what forum or subforum any given topic was in.
if there is one feature that i truly miss from the old forum, it is the way the old forum would automagically take you to the oldest unread post within a topic when you clicked on the topic. if you've got a ten page thread that you haven't looked at since yesterday, you have to wade through seven and a half pages of posts that you've already read looking for the place where you left off.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: mzahn on October 20, 2012, 08:42:51 AM
On the far right where it shows the time of post you can click on new posts. Only thing is it doesn't seem to change color or anything to show if it is a new post.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: realitybytes on October 20, 2012, 09:10:14 AM
On the far right where it shows the time of post you can click on new posts. Only thing is it doesn't seem to change color or anything to show if it is a new post.
yes i know, but if the new post is halfway down on page 7 of a 10-page thread, and you click on the thread, it just takes you to the first page of the thread. the old forum took you right to the first unread post in the thread - i.e. page seven, halfway down the page in my example. that's a huge timesaver over having to page through the thread trying to find the place where the new posts start.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: LMG on October 20, 2012, 09:20:22 AM
When entering a Forum you will see a 'New' button by any thread that has new posts.

Just click on that button.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: realitybytes on October 20, 2012, 09:33:40 AM
When entering a Forum you will see a 'New' button by any thread that has new posts.

Just click on that button.

aaahhhh!!! thanks. i'm like a flourescent light.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: R MaN on October 26, 2012, 07:53:22 AM
I like the look..
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: Heatseeker on October 28, 2012, 08:57:09 PM
New 'theme' in the works so we won't look so 'generic'.

 :)

Any ETA on when you expect it to be implemented? As it is, I can't stand the look. Hurts the hell out of my eyes. I thought the old look was nice and simple, but had nice readability, etc.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: LMG on October 28, 2012, 09:08:32 PM
Waiting for the new theme to be finished...should be any day.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: ARPackFan on October 31, 2012, 05:58:03 PM
I really like the look and layout of the new site. 
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: LMG on October 31, 2012, 06:11:38 PM
Waiting for the new theme to be finished...should be any day.

Been informed it will be late next week.
Title: Re: Really enjoying the new forum layout!
Post by: 68MD on November 02, 2012, 12:40:57 PM
Waiting for the new theme to be finished...should be any day.

Been informed it will be late next week.

About 75% of the way.... have to install on a test site and look for bugs and other issues.