This New Board Format SUCKS!

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Ironman » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:33 pm

I fixed the link back to the main site, in the logo at the top. So it opens in a new tab now.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Stefan 93 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:06 am

What do you think about changing colors of those icons for stickies with negative? They would be more visible if they were blackish.
Their text would be prettier if it was in dark blue. Black is only for funerals, but please just don't go too close to rainbow colors Image

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Ironman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:47 pm

The sticky icons are actual gif files. So I don't have control of the color. I would have to download them, alter the color in paint or other software and put them back up again. The purpose of the text being black is to make it different. Dark blue wouldn't be quite different enough.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Rik-Blades » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Cool! it's getting there.....thanks for the changes Ironman.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Rik-Blades » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:30 pm

:lol: just took a look at the registration page

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Ironman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:11 pm

Oh yea, there's all kinds of amusing goodness on the registration page. I made custom fields as an anti-spam tactic. So of course I couldn't resist the 3 part Monty Python and The Holy Grail reference. As well as a few other things.....

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by wilburburns » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:23 am

What happened to the other "Running Man" logo at the top? The current one with the white background is tacky and needs a transparant background.

Also, I fully understand the need for Ads and stuff, but WOW, did they increase about 5 fold in the last day or so? They are typically more effective if centered on the page also, and not way over on the left. And my last complaint with the ads for the moment... Why do the images scroll so fast, they are almost too fast to read and are very reminiscent of OLD Porn ads and Banners from earlier days of the internet, Not something this site wants to be associated with (I don't think).

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by wilburburns » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:26 am

The light green for the sticky posts are really hard to read..

Looks like I'm on a roll today..

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by robt-aus » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:31 am

Hi Cliff

I also have just posted about the positioning of the new advertisements in a separate thread. I hadn't considered the usability and style of the ads, which I typically mentally 'block out', except at the moment the site feels like it's carrying more advertisements than an F1 racecar and they consume most of the screen on my puny 1440x900 res computer when a new page loads.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Stephen Johnson » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:06 am

The ads are a little disconcerting at first, but somebody has to pay the freight for this site staying up. Better them than me.

And I agree about the text of the stickies - it's almost impossible to read from a distance. Green over blue isn't enough of a contrast.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by wilburburns » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:10 am

For the record, I'm not against the ads at all, I just think the ads need a facelift, both in Forum Presentation and Overall Design.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Travis » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:35 pm

Glad its not just me having trouble with the stickies color.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by JoeB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:48 pm

The green is definitively hurting my eyes

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Jebus » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:55 pm

Ya bright green on white isn't the best.... What was wrong with the blue? I liked it.

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Re: This New Board Format SUCKS!

Post by Ironman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:02 pm

The green is still too light? I'll darken it later. Ads are changing. Transparent background would work. Someone can edit that gif, or I can ask James about a transparent background.

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