Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Rudolphin » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:06 am

Chalk up another for the "everything is too big" crowd. This is the major issue for me at the moment, it feels like I see far less of the forum at any one time. Lots of whitespace between posts etc.

Also, as we are now the alternating background shades on the main page make it easier to discern individual threads/forums. In Discourse it's just a white (or dark) mass that is immediately harder to parse.

The "jump to latest post" function is small and I frequently mis-press it. The in-thread post scroller is similarly tiny and fiddly.

The "Suggested Topics" section is pointless and messy.

Dammit I just prefer pages to a continuous scroll.

EDIT: None of this is stuff I couldn't learn to live with though. It's all about preference

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Pedz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:10 am

Where's everyone seeing loads of colour and red on Discourse? I use the dark theme on it... So?

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by I Shot A Kid » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:16 am

Yeah please let's not move to that nasty new site.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:17 am

Vermilion wrote:
Winckle wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:When the forum dies :x

:P


:lol:

Seconded.

Better get used to the Discourse interface. :nod:


I hated it, for a start, the basic layout is horrible and confusing, while every time i clicked on a thread, i had to scroll down through hundreds of posts just to get to something more recent.

GRcade isn't broken (well, apart from yesterday ;) ), and does not need 'fixing'

Firstly, there's a side bar on desktop, and a post number bar at the bottom on mobile you can use to jump to any post/date of a thread rather than scrolling.

Secondly, once you've read part of a thread, Discourse will remember where you last read and take you there automatically next time.

Colour and size stuff I'm more sympathetic too, and we would have complete control over that sort of thing.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Minty14 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:32 am

I remember when we moved to the current phpbb theme and most people hated it :lol:

I don't think I've ever witnessed a big change to a site (including the likes of Facebook, Twitter etc) that people didn't hate at first because it's such a shock to the system.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Super Dragon 64 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:14 am

Pedz wrote:Where's everyone seeing loads of colour and red on Discourse? I use the dark theme on it... So?

How do you enable the dark theme? I couldn't find the settings option on my phone. I signed up last night.

My concerns after a brief view echo the others here, namely size of text and background colours.

I've always wondered if there's a way to download all of the unread posts (especially in a quick moving one like the Politics threads that I can't read regularly) so that I can read them on the underground. Is this possible with the continuous scrolling of posts instead of pages?

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Pedz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:58 am

GRcade normally.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Somebody Else's Presents » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:01 am

Pedz wrote:GRcade normally.

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GRcade Discourse

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Yes, but what about on a proper computer?

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Pedz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:01 am

Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Pedz wrote:Where's everyone seeing loads of colour and red on Discourse? I use the dark theme on it... So?

How do you enable the dark theme? I couldn't find the settings option on my phone. I signed up last night.

My concerns after a brief view echo the others here, namely size of text and background colours.

I've always wondered if there's a way to download all of the unread posts (especially in a quick moving one like the Politics threads that I can't read regularly) so that I can read them on the underground. Is this possible with the continuous scrolling of posts instead of pages?


Click your user image at the top right > click Username > Clcik Interface. There you can change the theme and the font size.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Somebody Else's Presents » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:04 am

GRcade now:
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GRcade Discourse:
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Look at all that white space! I spent good money on a widescreen monitor, I want to strawberry floating use it!

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by Pedz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:07 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Pedz wrote:GRcade normally.

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Yes, but what about on a proper computer?


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by Pedz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:08 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
GRcade now:
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GRcade Discourse:
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Look at all that white space! I spent good money on a widescreen monitor, I want to strawberry floating use it!


Maybe there will be a theme to use more space? Like the widescreen option here. The default theme I believe here is not Wide.

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Pedz » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:10 am

Pedz wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:GRcade now:
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GRcade Discourse:
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Look at all that white space! I spent good money on a widescreen monitor, I want to strawberry floating use it!


Maybe there will be a theme to use more space? Like the widescreen option here. The default theme I believe here is not Wide.

This is the default theme. The other themes were custom I think.

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On firefox I have the dark theme for GRcade also.
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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:15 am

Newspapers print their text in lined columns rather than going from one side of the page all the way to the other end.
It's harder to read things that way.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:21 am

I bounced off discourse hard initially but have grown to like it over time. There are some things it could do better but overall I think it's good. Just give it some time!

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Somebody Else's Presents » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:21 am

Winckle wrote:Newspapers print their text in lined columns rather than going from one side of the page all the way to the other end.
It's harder to read things that way.


Do they do one single column with strawberry float all either side?

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:22 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Winckle wrote:Newspapers print their text in lined columns rather than going from one side of the page all the way to the other end.
It's harder to read things that way.


Do they do one single column with strawberry float all either side?

Realtalk, what do you want there? Should it be filled for the sake of simply filling it?

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Dual » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:22 am

Who's viewing websites on wide-screen!?

BRB closing multiple windows to do anything

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:24 am

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omg, look at all the empty space, phpbb is gooseberry fool

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PostRe: Thing's that annoy. YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO MOAN.
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:24 am

Dual wrote:Who's viewing websites on wide-screen!?

BRB closing multiple windows to do anything

Dual gets it.


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