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Reply 420 of 718, by appiah4

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dada wrote on 2020-01-10, 13:36:

Sorry for being a little too flippant there. That's not cool of me and I shouldn't have said that. It's just a bit of a shock. I'll need to get used to it. It's not bad, it's just...everything is so big now. I liked how neat and compact everything used to be. Nos there's so many frills around everything. Everything looks so complicated.

Try going into your settings and under Display changing font size to small and line spacing to small. It really helps. I also feel Old Skool theme really helps with the look as well.

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Reply 421 of 718, by Drifter82

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dada wrote on 2020-01-10, 13:36:

SIt's just a bit of a shock. I'll need to get used to it. It's not bad, it's just...everything is so big now. I liked how neat and compact everything used to be. Nos there's so many frills around everything. Everything looks so complicated.

But what of the semi-encapsulated text boxes, replete with dotted line shadowing? There is some sort of devilish genius in it.

Hang on, I need to look off in this distance for a moment.

Reply 422 of 718, by pshipkov

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Hi there.
I notice some issues with pictures in a thread that i post from time to time.
3 (+3 more) retro battle stations
Basically the pictures are available, but the [img] tag is not showing them.
At the same time i see others posting images successfully.

Is this a bug with the new forums template, or new rule that i am not aware of ?

Please let me know.

Thank you.

Reply 424 of 718, by andreja6

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I don't mean to be rude, but I really hate the site,
The text is too giant, and the colors are just way too absurd, it burns the eyes and there is absolutely no shape, buttons just look like boxes with text and not like actual buttons
You can't even sort like you used to be able to

Reply 426 of 718, by franpa

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I'm sure this was already asked but... why did you decide to go to a totally new forum software instead of just updating to the latest PHPBB which'd presumably addresses most/all of the issues while keeping things much more familiar?

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Reply 427 of 718, by Pierre32

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Wow! What a surprise to log into after a couple of weeks away. Stoked with the usability on mobile now.

Facelifts like this always generate a little controversy but it's often just a case of getting used to it. Like some others I'm finding it a little 'big' on the desktop, but that's the case with many sites these days. Couple of clicks of zoom-out and it's sweet.

Reply 428 of 718, by jaZz_KCS

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Heads up: Set all settings to "small" in the visual settings in your preferences. Together with the oldskool colour theme things get visually as close to what it once was.

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Reply 429 of 718, by Bruninho

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Did anyone even bothered to do a side by side comparison between the current Old Skool theme and the previous (2019) forum theme?

I’m pretty sure there is very little difference and people is just moaning for nothing...

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Reply 430 of 718, by imi

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yes, and there are a few massive differences that made the old design so much easier to use.
I already mentioned the font issue, and even at small size it is less compact than before, same for UI elements
background seperation is bad on the new design, it is hard to glance over pages and the design elements flow in a way that also makes it hard to glance over topics in the overview.

Reply 432 of 718, by dann86

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bfcastello wrote on 2020-01-13, 10:38:

Did anyone even bothered to do a side by side comparison between the current Old Skool theme and the previous (2019) forum theme?

I’m pretty sure there is very little difference and people is just moaning for nothing...

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Also ware is the BB code/smileys box?

Reply 433 of 718, by Bruninho

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Very little difference between the 2019 VOGONS and actual VOGONS. Same pink style, except the background is even more pink now...

dann86 wrote on 2020-01-14, 18:18:

Also ware is the BB code/smileys box?

Snover mentioned that you can now use the emojis available on your OS (for starters, smartphones offer them, and macOS do have them) but dunno about Windows and Linux.

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Reply 434 of 718, by dann86

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bfcastello wrote on 2020-01-14, 18:24:

Very little difference between the 2019 VOGONS and actual VOGONS. Same pink style, except the background is even more pink now...

dann86 wrote on 2020-01-14, 18:18:

Also ware is the BB code/smileys box?

Snover mentioned that you can now use the emojis available on your OS (for starters, smartphones offer them, and macOS do have them) but dunno about Windows and Linux.

I tried that the other day and it did not work and I'm betting that most of us are on windows/Linux.

Reply 435 of 718, by schmatzler

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bfcastello wrote on 2020-01-14, 18:24:

Snover mentioned that you can now use the emojis available on your OS (for starters, smartphones offer them, and macOS do have them) but dunno about Windows and Linux.

Windows 10 comes with an Emoji keyboard. Can be enabled with WIN + .

Reply 437 of 718, by imi

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bfcastello wrote on 2020-01-14, 18:24:

Snover mentioned that you can now use the emojis available on your OS (for starters, smartphones offer them, and macOS do have them) but dunno about Windows and Linux.

well, the old ones had a nice pixel style, whatever windows is using by default looks like the outcome of some horrible experiment that went totally wrong.

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dann86 wrote on 2020-01-14, 18:18:
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I miss you old vogons

Reply 438 of 718, by Bruninho

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Someone suggested a like button for the posts like the one that exists on MSFN forums. I dunno in which thread it was suggested here.

To be fair, I think that the like button is better than doing just a post to show your "like", unless you have something more to say other than "amazing!".

I thought about this right now after I was reading the thread about retro activity of the day, where some forum members were discussing about the C64. I was going to say "i like it, great idea!" but I thought that a post just for it was too much and a like button would be better...

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Reply 439 of 718, by Dominus

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IMO, think of it like participating in a real discussion. Even if you just stand there listening to them, it's nicer to say "Great idea, I like it" than just putting your thumbs up 😀

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