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Author & date info (read all options before selecting)
I like it the way it is, do not change it
16%
 16%  [ 4 ]
Leave it, but add an enable/disable feature in profile
24%
 24%  [ 6 ]
Different implementation, with enable/disable feature
32%
 32%  [ 8 ]
I like the idea, not the implementation (make suggestions)
20%
 20%  [ 5 ]
I do not like change, and will complain about anything
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Other
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 25

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: anyone else bugged by the new layout of the forums? Reply with quote

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<pjp>
This poll is to gauge how to make changes. Once we've got ideas, I'll create full page mockups (or arrange for testing on our test forum) to go along with another poll on what to change it to.

The feature is helpful for moderation, so it won't go away entirely. Eventually, I want to add a profile enable/disable option, but that will done after the 'final' version is chosen and in place.

For those that find it truly unlikeable, I apologize for the inconvenience, and will work to get it resolved as quickly as I'm able.

Thanks,
</pjp>



It was a lot easier to skim through posts and locate ones hat you were interested in before they added the starter and timestamp to the same box as the tittle and page links?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would right justifying the author and time alleviate the issue?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really nice to see who created a thread and when, so less dead threads are woken up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Would right justifying the author and time alleviate the issue?


I think that left aligning the author and right aligning the time would make it easier to read.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Would right justifying the author and time alleviate the issue?


definantly would do it for me. :)

Krolden's version would also help and probably look a little nicer, keeping the links grouped together

jebus that was a fast response 8O
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Would right justifying the author and time alleviate the issue?


That'd be very nice for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I acctually like the new (left) alignment. :D

But I do find it disturbing, that when a thread is longer than one page, the [Goto page: 1, 2, 3] suddenly is located where I would expect author and timestamp. :?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not like this at all :evil:
but, as some prefer this, I checked for an enable/disable feature
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added a poll.

Different implementation ideas so far:
  • Right align author and date
  • Left align the author and right align the time
  • Switch pagination info with author and date
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info


loki99: I had a similar impression when I first saw the page info and author next to each other. I've added some possibilities to the list above.

I'll add options to the list as people make them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's quite awesome. :0
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info

My vote goes to this one, but also adding the "greyification" of author/date as shown here (found in this french topic).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the grey look... hadn't thought of that. Could possibly do it for page info as well.

Different implementation ideas so far:
  • Right align author and date
  • Left align the author and right align the time
  • Switch pagination info with author and date
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info
  • Greyification (author date info, maybe page info too)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TGL wrote:
pjp wrote:
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info

My vote goes to this one, but also adding the "greyification" of author/date as shown here (found in this french topic).


Same here! Greyification (what a word! :lol: ) makes it better readable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loki99 wrote:
But I do find it disturbing, that when a thread is longer than one page, the [Goto page: 1, 2, 3] suddenly is located where I would expect author and timestamp. :?
I fully agree.

My proposal is to add the timestamp inside the column "Author" as here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TGL wrote:
pjp wrote:
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info

My vote goes to this one, but also adding the "greyification" of author/date as shown here (found in this french topic).

I really like this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

truz wrote:
loki99 wrote:
But I do find it disturbing, that when a thread is longer than one page, the [Goto page: 1, 2, 3] suddenly is located where I would expect author and timestamp. :?
I fully agree.

My proposal is to add the timestamp inside the column "Author" as here.



I also like the idea of an author column would look great @ 1600x1200 :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's plain evil, I want the old thing back!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TGL wrote:
pjp wrote:
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info

My vote goes to this one, but also adding the "greyification" of author/date as shown here (found in this french topic).


For now I've implemented the "greyification" as it's easier on the eye.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomk wrote:
TGL wrote:
pjp wrote:
  • Left justify author/date, right justify page info

My vote goes to this one, but also adding the "greyification" of author/date as shown here (found in this french topic).


For now I've implemented the "greyification" as it's easier on the eye.

New thread so old opinions don't get mixed up with new ones...

forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-425192.html
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