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What do you think of the changes?

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Offline Mike Bobbitt

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Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« on: May 30, 2004, 00:39:11 »
Ok, this is partly to test out the poll feature, and partly to get feedback on the new layout. Feel free to reply if you want to rant discuss any specific points.


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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004, 01:51:44 »
I Really Love the New Layout High Speed Low Drag

Kinda Brings a New High tech Feel A Superb facelift

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2004, 07:42:58 »
My only gripe (a small one at that) is that I think these icons need to be contrasted more, maybe a darker green.

http://army.ca/forums/Themes/Armyca/images/english/search.gif

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2004, 08:43:01 »
Good point, the text is white on light green... I'll see what I can do about that, and thanks... that's exactly the kind of feedback I'm looking for. There are definitely going to be some "ugly" things that will need fixing, especially initially.


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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2004, 14:57:46 »
Using the MS Internet Explorer browser, When I hit "Submit Vote" on the poll on the main page, nothing happens, but other polls work fine. Also, when using a Mozilla broswer, the poll on the main page does not show up.

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2004, 15:05:27 »
Yeah, there are some issues there... It *does* register your vote, but just doesn't acknowledge it...

I'll see what I can do about the other issues...


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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2004, 15:09:06 »
As a side note, if you voted "Hate it" please consider posting your complaints... I may be able to address them...

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2004, 20:27:25 »
Mike, great work!   It looks good and thank you for all your hard work.   There are some some minor things that I'm not liking though so please see this as constructive. :)   When I come to the site, I usually go directly to the new posts but I couldn't find them from the main page.. I was a little lost and then I eventually found them at the bottom.   I think this is a feature that should be visible upon entry.   I have a 15" monitor so that might be the case.   I also think the space used for articles on the main entry page could be smaller and that would bring up the new posts section somewhere at the top.   I liked the old style where you had a legend that showed topics with a new post rather than listing every new post and in this case several for just one topic.     I hope I'm making sense?     Anyway, just my 2 cents.   What do you think?
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2004, 20:34:59 »
Makes sense... Maybe I'll move the "Recent Posts" above the News section...

As for checking new posts when you visit the forums, just click on the "Show unread posts since last visit" link at the top... that'll show every new post since your last visit.

There are still going to be some areas for improvement, so don't worry, it's all taken as constructive. ;)

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2004, 21:04:35 »
Thanks for the reply Mike but I just spent 5 minutes navigating through the site trying to find the button "show unread posts since last visit".   I had another member do the same thing and he wasnt able to find it either.   Grrrrrrrr... :D
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2004, 21:06:52 »
It's under the "User Info" block at the top... Mine looks like this:

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Hey, Mike Bobbitt, you have 9 messages, 0 are new.
Total time logged in: 8 hours and 56 minutes.
Show unread posts since last visit.
Show new replies to your posts.
May 30, 2004, 21:05:08

If you don't see it, there's a little triangle next to the Home, Help, Search... buttons that shows/hides it, maybe yours is hidden...

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2004, 21:13:20 »
Aha, so that's what that little arrow thingy does.   Mine was hidden.   Perhaps you may want to add an alt tag description to the arrow icon.  But all is good.  Thanks!   I'm happy now. :)   :salute:
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2004, 21:58:27 »
I like the new layout, only problem I have is not being able to edit posts anymore.

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2004, 22:12:23 »
Its there......On your post it should say MODIFY(upper right I believe), this is the same as edit.
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2004, 22:17:34 »
I'm starting to really miss the "Recent Posts" on the main page.

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2004, 23:35:52 »
Under "User Info" at the top left of the page is a link -"Show unread posts since last visit". It works the same. ;D or pretty close to it.
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2004, 23:36:33 »
Its there......On your post it should say MODIFY(upper right I believe), this is the same as edit.

Ah, yea, I didn't notice it before  :-[

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2004, 03:37:59 »
I can't tell which posts i've read and which i have not.
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2004, 07:54:31 »
Seriously? The ones that you haven't read should have a "New" icon next to them when you're browsing that forum... Or you can just click on the Show unread posts since last visit link near the top to see them all.

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2004, 12:11:42 »
Now its starting to work. Yesterday for some reason no matter how many times i read a topic it still showed up as new (i figured thats what it was for int he first place). Good stuff thanks
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2004, 12:51:54 »
Mike-

Thanks for all of your hard work.  The new features look great, especially the spell checker.  If only we could now force people to use it... ;)  I don't know how much control you have over the content of the dictionary, but it would be nice if you could add some commonly-posted military related words like  Pte, MCpl, Bloggins, LMG, etc.
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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2004, 13:22:26 »
Good point, I'll check that out. :)


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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2004, 14:13:53 »
Mike,

Great job on the new software update and on keeping the site up and running! The only thing that I miss so far is a section for personal interests in the member profile section. It can be especially useful for civvies like me who don't have any military experience (yet).

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2004, 14:24:49 »
Yeah, unfortunately that field was one of the only ones not converted. :(

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Re: Poll: What do you think of the changes?
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2004, 16:27:26 »
Mike,

I wouldn't mind filling out the personal interests info again if we could have that field back. Would it be much work to add it back into the member profile?

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