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Old 01-04-19, 08:31 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I'd like the forum jump option at the bottom of the page to act like the old version of the site. If you're in the other forum reading a thread and you get to the end of it and want to go back to the other forum, you pull the drop down and if you select other forum, it doesn't go back. You can jump to any other forum, but not the one in which you are reading a thread. There used to be a "Go" button that would allow you to go back to the forum you were in when you clicked the thread you were reading.

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Old 01-04-19, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Agreed; however there is a difference between upgrading the forum software and plastering adds everywhere for logged in members. I haven't tried yet but does logging out show even more? Or is member/non member experience the same now?
I don't see the ads plastered everywhere when I'm logged into my account and ready to post. I do see them everywhere if I'm not logged in. I mean everywhere. It's actually slowing my chrome browser down significantly. So you're still seeing ads if you're logged in?
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Old 01-04-19, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
I don't see the ads plastered everywhere when I'm logged into my account and ready to post. I do see them everywhere if I'm not logged in. I mean everywhere. It's actually slowing my chrome browser down significantly. So you're still seeing ads if you're logged in?
Oh yeah. It's basically like it was before if you're not logged in. The right side is a giant banner ad and there are box ads between posts in every thread I enter. Maybe the setup is different for Admins?


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Old 01-04-19, 08:37 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Used the mobile site a little bit last night. When I clicked on a thread it does not take me back to the first new replay/unread post. I have to click the last page link and find the where I left off.



Bad forum redesigns can kill a sites community. I've seen it happen before.

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Old 01-04-19, 09:29 AM
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I don't care for the infinite scrolling in long threads.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:44 AM
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I'm not a fan of the huge ass ads.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:48 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

For the most part, for me, doesn't seem as bad as others see. I'm using a Chromebook, for reference. I like having forum jump menus at the top and bottom.

Lately, when I finished a thread, it would not "mark it as read" (i.e. unbold thread title). I was hoping the upgrade would fix it, but still the same. Maybe just me?
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Old 01-04-19, 09:59 AM
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I don't use the mobile version and am not cool with the increased number of ads making browsing and posting so tedious.
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Old 01-04-19, 10:01 AM
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There needs to be a quick jump at the top of the forum page. I hate having to scroll to the bottom or using that forum selector at the top.
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Old 01-04-19, 10:07 AM
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Suggestion on formatting. Maybe reduce the column sizes for Replies, Last Post, and Views to allow for more room for Thread title so it doesn't drop to a 2nd line?

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Old 01-04-19, 10:07 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Goonies85 View Post
Many reviews don't seem to show up. You get the menus and the top of the screen but the reviews themselves are blank. Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed this for the DePalma & DeNiro review and the old Waterworld review and several others listed under Latest/Newest Reviews...
Working on it. I handle the reviews as well and we knew the backend would mess up (I talked to the reviewers about it), but the text disappearing was a surprise.
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Old 01-04-19, 10:10 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Lots of justified negativity in this thread. With that said, I'll throw in a couple of positive comments:
  • I like the somewhat cleaner/flatter aesthetic.
  • I like the clearer division of sticky threads and normal threads.

That's about all I can say that's very positive.
  • Registered users should see significantly fewer and less intrusively-placed ads than unregistered users. Registered users are the ones providing content in the forums that may drive unregistered users here. Let the lurkers pay the higher advertisement tax.
  • Registered users should have the option to pay a fee for an ad-free site that doesn't have jacked up formatting.

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Old 01-04-19, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson View Post
Do you mean this? This screenshot is from Google Chrome on iOS.

It appears that you are using the desktop version on your mobile device. While this is technically usable, it is not optimized or supported and it's encouraged you use the mobile view (scroll to the bottom of the main forum index)
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Old 01-04-19, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Some of the sections like Streaming Talk and Video Game Talk only go halfway across the screen.

Reported and being worked on. Is this on a desk/laptop or mobile device?
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Old 01-04-19, 10:19 AM
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FYI This thread alone is now blocking 17 ads when I enter it. Trump thread blocks 19
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Old 01-04-19, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
On a 17" LCD monitor, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 3" of white space at the right and everything all scrunched over to the left SUCKS ASS. You're going to lose members you leave that shit like it is. Another site I used to frequent did that, but at least they gave you the option of closing that space once you're logged in. Just having it there without the ability to do anything about it is the worst possible thing you could've done for DVD Talk. WTF is 3" of white space? Just leave the ads at the top where they used to be, this just looks dumb as shit.
Tech is working on fixing that. In the meantime, try bypassing your cache. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...ass_your_cache
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Old 01-04-19, 10:22 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
It's unusable on Mozilla as well. Opera seems fine so far.
Edge/IE are not supported. What's the issue with FireFox? Please post screenshots.
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Old 01-04-19, 10:23 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
I just tried editing a post and none of the buttons work once you get into it. I edited and then tried to save and the button does nothing. Same with cancel, go advanced, or delete.
I had no problems with this. Try bypassing your cache and let me know if that fixes it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...ass_your_cache

Is anyone else having this problem?
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Old 01-04-19, 10:25 AM
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Any way to get rid of the footer bar at the bottom of the page (the thing that allows you to navigate pages, jump, etc)?
My notebooks resolution is 1366 x 768, and that footer takes away from my limited screen real estate and with the white-space on the right - it really makes me feel even more claustrophobic.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
It's not broken for me on Chrome. But, I'm not a fan of making the pages scroll all the way back to the 1st page. If it's a really long thread, it makes posting tedious.
See my first post for Infinite Scroll.
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Old 01-04-19, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
This is too drastically different all at once. I prefer the old desktop version. On my end the desktop version now looks like the mobile version. I would prefer it the way it used to look.

Also the font looks too big.
Please post a screenshot.
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Old 01-04-19, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
And wheres the quick navigation to another sub forum?

it used to be in the bottom right of every page.
It's still there. Do you have Infinite Scroll enabled?
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Old 01-04-19, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by b2net View Post
I mostly use mobile. I can barely read a reply (small font). Can't tell which sections have new content. If it takes me longer to find content or view content, I will come here less. Most times I only have a few minutes to browse and this new format takes longer and is more difficult to find what I want to read.
Are you using the desktop or mobile version of the site?
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Old 01-04-19, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Get rid of the ads on the right! Wow, they're annoying...I thought after I logged in they would disappear, but no. It makes reading/posting in the forums annoying. I'd almost rather have them on the LEFT if they "Must" be there.
That is the standard layout for all VB sites. They have always been on the right.What's your device, browser, and are you in desktop or mobile skin?
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Old 01-04-19, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
On my laptop, 15.4" WS LCD, 1366 x 768, 2.5" of white space over to the right with everything scrunched over to the left, the header looks ridiculous.

A lot of people use their home computers to access this site, you CAN'T leave them behind, they'll just stop coming here.

Still looks dumb as shit, you're already losing users.
This issue has been reported to tech and they're working on it. In the meantime, try bypassing your cache: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...ass_your_cache
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