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Reply 360 of 727, by Mr.Blade

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xjas wrote on 2020-01-04, 04:28:

Knock it off with this shit already. Cancer is a slow and painful death sentence caused by a near-incurable medical condition. This is a WEB FORUM REDESIGN with some fonts and colors you don't like. Grow up.

If you have something CONSTRUCTIVE to offer the feedback thread, feel free to do so. Otherwise piss off.

Tells to grow up. Uses "piss off". You sir are a genius!

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Reply 361 of 727, by Dominus

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As Snover already wrote, please all calm down...

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Reply 362 of 727, by Plasma

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I'm simply pointing out the irony in doing a modern redesign, telling everyone who complains to "get with the times", and then whacking in the Win95 mouse cursor. If that offends you, feel free to ignore me.

Reply 363 of 727, by Dominus

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A) no one was offended by your irony
B) your timeline is off, the cursor hijacking came with the redesign
C) Snover is not telling everyone who complains to get with the times
D) the level of offense this cursor hijacking causes is astounding
E) not a fan of it either

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Reply 365 of 727, by Dominus

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A) my post was not a reply to yours or anything about the cursor
C) is the one who did the design, also the cursor thing. And he hasn't told people to get with the times. And people who said that didn't change the cursor... hmmm

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Reply 367 of 727, by _UV_

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stamasd wrote on 2019-12-27, 22:36:

My eyes! My eyes!

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on HP ZR30w - both themes poor tuned, new to agressive, old - "poor contrast" (S-IPS, GTX 980)
on Samsung 245T - both looks ok (S-PVA, Quadro 2000)

Reply 368 of 727, by OmegaUltima

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Certainly wasn't expecting this. It was a surprise when I logged in just now. I certainly can appreciate see the creativity in how this design's come about with the merging of different retro gui's while getting along with the very simplistic/minimalistic aesthetic.

No comment on colour, I think Flux has destroyed how my monitor shows reds. Doesn't help it's pretty old.

Reply 369 of 727, by appiah4

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Um.. I hadn't noticed the pointer change to be honest, but then the linux boxes I use have mostly simplistic WMs and simple pointers so it wasn't all that noticeable in the first place..

By the way, after switching to Old Skool theme I am OK with the site layout aside from the font, which is still pretty terrible, especially for numbers and capitalized text.

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Reply 370 of 727, by Daniël Oosterhuis

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I'm still not fully sure what to think of the new theme. I wasn't partial to the old one, but I can't say yet whether this is better or not, I will have to give it more time. At least the site's better to browse on phones, but I'm not sure whether a large portion of the user base necessarily was waiting for that or not.

That said, I will agree that changing the cursor is not very user friendly. I have my cursor set as I like on my computer, why does this site think it knows better what I want? That it isn't an opt-in feature is a bit ridiculous. It gives me similar feelings as forums having snow effects on during the holidays, it's cute for about five seconds, then it becomes an annoying, stupid gimmick that hampers user experience.

EDIT: And the fact everything is CC. I now know this already was a thing before the redesign, and at least it's clear now, but I'd very much like to be able to disable that for at least photos. Otherwise I'm going to pull all my photos from the site, and do external image linking as to preserve my copyrights on those photos.

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Reply 371 of 727, by leileilol

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I haven't noticed any cursor changing on my end, which is odd because i've had other sites change the cursor (like exotica) so I don't think it's my browser and I do use Win95 stock theme cursors anyway

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Reply 372 of 727, by keenmaster486

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I noticed the cursor change immediately. I don't mind it, although it's not a perfect reproduction of the classic Windows cursor.

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Reply 373 of 727, by WinSxS

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Bad, bad changes. Very uncomfortable, I can't find now what I want. Are we retro forum, or not?

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Reply 374 of 727, by xjas

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Daniël Oosterhuis wrote on 2020-01-06, 12:07:

EDIT: And the fact everything is CC. I now know this already was a thing before the redesign, and at least it's clear now, but I'd very much like to be able to disable that for at least photos. Otherwise I'm going to pull all my photos from the site, and do external image linking as to preserve my copyrights on those photos.

You can pick "fair use" when you upload an attachment. AFAIK attacments were always considered CC along with the post content on the old board. I think this had to be made more explicit due to some "I'm leaving the board forever and I'm deleting every post I ever made! I own my posts and you can't stop me!!!1"-meltdowns in the last couple years.

Putting the license out front and center is a bit uglier, but IMHO it's good to make sure everyone's on the same page. Maybe the "CC-BY-4.0" caption (& now-visible image filename for pictures) could be done in the 'small' or 'tiny' font size?

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Reply 376 of 727, by jamesp15

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Switching to Old School color scheme made it so I dont get headaches when viewing the forums anymore at least.

Not a fan of the theme in general, and I find myself browsing the site a lot less recently because of the theme, but I am but a low post count introvert so not much will be lost.

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Reply 377 of 727, by SquallStrife

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I'm a fan! Well done, admin team!!

Now I'm thinking the vogonsdrivers CSS could do with a bit of a spruce-up! 🤣

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Reply 378 of 727, by Kisai

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gordon-creAtive.com wrote on 2019-12-27, 22:03:

I'm sorry, I don't want to complain, but I find the new design makes it rather difficult to read the pages. I feel like there's too much 'noise', too great contrast and not enough alignment of the different elements of the page.

I find the front page is difficult to read and see the difference between read and unread. They're both white.

The threads aren't that bad. However the entire color theme feels like the designer might be colorblind.

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