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Old 01-04-19, 09:35 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

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?
Yeah, Admins are an "ads-free" usergroup, but we should have a few, still. The ad kinks are being worked out (the white space, banner ads, etc)
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Old 01-04-19, 09:37 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by B.A. View Post
I don't care for the infinite scrolling in long threads.
Read the OP.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
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?

Is that your entire screen? Are you running ad block?
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Old 01-04-19, 09:42 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Is that your entire screen?
That is the entire screen for New Posts minus the ad bar on the right.

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Old 01-04-19, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
  • Registered users should have the option to pay a fee for an ad-free site that doesn't have jacked up formatting.
I'll ask our business team what this would cost and if it's viable.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
FYI This thread alone is now blocking 17 ads when I enter it. Trump thread blocks 19
Nobody serves more ads than him. The best ads.

But in seriousness, Tech is working on ad delivery issues, which should address this.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Coral View Post
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.
See my OP.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:06 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I miss having the random new reviews pop up at the top. I read more reviews this way than actually searching for reviews or going to the review section.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:10 AM
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I miss having the random new reviews pop up at the top. I read more reviews this way than actually searching for reviews or going to the review section.
Same here.

The ads are are maddening...and infinite scroll was shut off immediately.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
I miss having the random new reviews pop up at the top. I read more reviews this way than actually searching for reviews or going to the review section.
That's on me. We've been down a person in the department and holidays actually have an increased workload. I should be starting up the newsletter (and thus the headlines up top) again this upcoming week.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:29 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I wish there were individual pages again. I hate scrolling forever.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
I wish there were individual pages again. I hate scrolling forever.
There is. Look at the OP for a link. You can disable infinite scroll in your CP.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Same here.

The ads are are maddening...and infinite scroll was shut off immediately.


Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
I wish there were individual pages again. I hate scrolling forever.
There are. Just look at the first post on this thread. Just take off the infinity scroll. In my opinion, having that turned off should be automatic and you have to turn it on instead of off.

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Old 01-04-19, 11:52 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Thanks for the heads up on the Infinite scroll off option. Turned it off. Helps with super long threads.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:54 AM
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Thanks for that infinite scroll tip!
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Old 01-04-19, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
I have been using an ad blocker for awhile and get zero ads on here now. But it leaves a ton of white space. No ads in between threads though which I can't stand.



There are. Just look at the first post on this thread. Just take off the infinity scroll. In my opinion, having that turned off should be automatic and you have to turn it on instead of off.
We are looking into the white space issue.

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Old 01-04-19, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Hood View Post
Honestly, the site looks like a mess and the reason is because the update made the forum more ad friendly instead of user friendly. I don't mind ads on the side, top and bottom of the screen but I do mind the ads between the posts. Made everything harder to read and follow. At the end of the day, I don't see how this "update" improves anything and brings more users to this site.
You seem to understand whatís going on perfectly. The site doesnít draw in nearly as much traffic as it used to, and thatís for a multitude of reasons, but IB at this point are clearly attempting to squeeze whatever juice is left before the site is completely dead.
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Old 01-04-19, 12:41 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
In some ways you can never win. How long were people complaining "Update your site, you are so behind the times!," then the site is updated and people are saying, "The old site was the best, why did you update it?!"

I'm going to let it grow on me a bit. If you're worried about the panic button, Alt-tab does just as good a job if you're going to get found out by the boss. I'd like the font to be a little bigger on the post typing screen. This old bastard has trouble seeing small things these days (no dick jokes please).
Yeah, I recall people complaining regularly about not upgrading the site for so long. I always liked the simplicity of the old site, and with IB adding/fixing things like embeds all the functionality I wanted was there.

Honestly, after using it for half a day it's not that bad. Maybe it's just the way I browse the site using back/forward mouse buttons to click around rather then drop downs and what not, but functionally there's not a major difference for me. If the formatting and white space was cleaned up, it would be just fine. I'd prefer less ads, or relocating them somehow, or maybe the forum being centered in some way rather then the right side ads making the site look skewed, but otherwise I don't completely hate it.
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Old 01-04-19, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
I don't claim to know how ad revenue works but I'd imagine there will be quite a bit fewer clicks from this site with the re-design because more people will be using adblockers than before (myself included).
Think of it like the video game industry. They’re always inventing new ways to separate you from the money your wallet… sometimes their ideas work, sometimes they don’t. When an idea DOESN’T work, does that mean they’ve learned a lesson? That they won’t come up with yet other ways to make you want to spend money above the initial $60 price point? No… it just makes them go back to the drawing board and find new means.

This isn’t a commentary about Joel or anything, but rather the company itself. I know his hands are tied on a lot of this stuff and he’s really just the mouthpiece and relay. But, man, this site is clearly fading away and it seems other users in this thread are noticing the same thing. It’s truly sad. I love DVDTalk, but everything that’s being going on as of late is just too much for my poor heart to handle.



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Old 01-04-19, 01:02 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Where are the thread wikis?
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Some of the sections like Streaming Talk and Video Game Talk only go halfway across the screen.

I get this now in the Video Games forum after going into the User CP to turn off the Infinite Scrolling. Turning it back on does not change it. I also noticed that the Jump button changed to the older version... not sure if that was something that was just changed or not, or if related.

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Old 01-04-19, 01:06 PM
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Where are the thread wikis?
You mean the wikiposts? Like when there's an expandable section at the top of a thread that can be edited? Do you have an example of where one used to be? I'll get tech on it.
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Old 01-04-19, 01:07 PM
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I get this now in the Video Games forum after going into the User CP to turn off the Infinite Scrolling. Turning it back on does not change it. I also noticed that the Jump button changed to the older version... not sure if that was something that was just changed or not, or if related.

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Thank you for the technical information. It's appreciated. We have alerted tech to this issue and they are working on the white space (I get it, too).
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Old 01-04-19, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Thank you for the technical information. It's appreciated. We have alerted tech to this issue and they are working on the white space (I get it, too).
It actually looks like only part of the update was applied to the VG section, as everything is the old style except for the white space on the right.

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Old 01-04-19, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Music View Post
It actually looks like only part of the update was applied to the VG section, as the header is the old style.
It doesn't look like that for me. VG matches the rest of the site with the new format (Windows/Chrome).
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