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Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby Qbix » 2019-12-04 @ 17:28

Hello fellow VOGONS members,

This month (but probably this weekend), VOGONS will be updated to a new version.
So don't be alarmed if the board is in maintenance mode or locked down.

To ease the shock: it will look different.

More information will be provided on the launch of the new board.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby kolderman » 2019-12-04 @ 17:50

It would be nice if the "last post" button on each thread was much larger. Not mobile friendly.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby imi » 2019-12-04 @ 17:56

Qbix wrote:To ease the shock: it will look different.


oh no :D

I haven't been here long, but I already got used to how it looks and I like it.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby DosFreak » 2019-12-04 @ 18:09

kolderman wrote:It would be nice if the "last post" button on each thread was much larger. Not mobile friendly.


Buttons are larger on the upgraded ver.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-12-04 @ 18:28

Is there an API so we could build a client for it?
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby PCBONEZ » 2019-12-04 @ 18:34

Being at that place in life were eyesight becomes an issue I sometimes have trouble reading post content.
A wee bit more contrast between the font and the background would be helpful.

Thanks for asking.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-12-04 @ 20:34

Qbix wrote:To ease the shock: it will look different.

But hopefully still kinda the same. Please don't go completely "Web 2.0" on us!
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-12-04 @ 20:40

PCBONEZ wrote:Being at that place in life were eyesight becomes an issue I sometimes have trouble reading post content.
A wee bit more contrast between the font and the background would be helpful.

Thanks for asking.

That would be a nice feature to go along with text resizing, but the beauty of stylesheets is that they can also be overridden by the user.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby xjas » 2019-12-04 @ 20:42

Here's hoping we keep the blue! (Or at least have some skin options. ;) ) It's part of this place's character IMHO.

(Also, I don't need any more eyebleed from trying to read tiny black text on a blaring white background on an actively-lit display, because a cohort of inept gen-Xers decided all websites should look like "paper" back in 2005.)
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby Beegle » 2019-12-04 @ 21:19

Seconding to keep the soothing color palette (at the amount of time I spend reading the forum, it helps)
Otherwise, any need for us to backup anything?
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby Dominus » 2019-12-04 @ 21:37

Blue?
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby xjas » 2019-12-04 @ 21:48

Violet? Purple? Green?

I don't see that many colors, so whatever this is just registers as blue to me.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby maxtherabbit » 2019-12-04 @ 22:48

I don't really care about cosmetic changes one way or the other but PLEASE don't break intrasite linking!
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby DosFreak » 2019-12-05 @ 00:38

gdjacobs wrote:
Qbix wrote:To ease the shock: it will look different.

But hopefully still kinda the same. Please don't go completely "Web 2.0" on us!


Web 2.0 is fine, sneak peek:
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby krcroft » 2019-12-05 @ 01:04

@DosFreak.. that 2.0 screenshot gets me everytime. :lol:
Looking forward to the refresh!

Happy vogons deferred long enough to have completely skipped over those gross years of asp, flash, and IE-required extensions.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-12-05 @ 01:47

DosFreak wrote:Web 2.0 is fine, sneak peek:

Needs more mobile friendly crowd engagement, links to synergistic partner websites, and blockchain enabled design!
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby keropi » 2019-12-05 @ 07:28

as long as we have the purple color all will be good :)
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby Joseph_Joestar » 2019-12-05 @ 09:16

Please don't go with that modern "blindingly white" color scheme.

My poor eyes hurt just thinking about it.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby appiah4 » 2019-12-05 @ 09:20

Better mobile is all I ask. Thanks to all who contributed, much appreciated.
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Re: Heads up: Vogons will be updated

Postby Dominus » 2019-12-05 @ 09:31

Just relax and wait for it :)
It's not going to be the same old but it's not going to be horrible.
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