Forum Problems and Feature Requests

Discussion in 'Skullheart Forum Inquiries' started by Vadsamoht, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    As it says in the title. Naturally things that affect the running of the site will be done before smaller things like adding icons, etc., but list anything you want to see here so I don't forget!
     
  2. TailsWorld1

    TailsWorld1 Active Member

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    A little high brow perhaps but is there any way to have options of what colors view the site in? (For example, this color scheme, Old SH colors or even character color themes)
    Also, if possible, it would be pretty cool to have a weekly/monthly banner or such.
     
  3. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Themes will be available, but they take a little time to make.

    Monthly banner would be cool - i'll look into that once the site is public.
     
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  4. Vote4Pedro

    Vote4Pedro Forever hungrier

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    Minor as it is, any word on bringing any of the old site-specific emoticons back? (Ms. Fortune pun heads, guitalex sig, etc.)
     
  5. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    It's definitely going to happen at some point.
     
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  6. mcpeanuts

    mcpeanuts Anchor Peacock is the future

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    How do you make events now? I thought there used to be a "New Event" button somewhere, but I'm having trouble finding it.
     
  7. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    In 'Tournaments, Events and Local Gatherings', look at the top right, next to the button for creating a new thread.
    The icon seems to keep dissapearing, so it's probably best to click 'Events' in the navbar, and then 'create event' from there.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
  8. mcpeanuts

    mcpeanuts Anchor Peacock is the future

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    Ah, there it is. Thank you.
     
  9. DARKNESSxEAGLE

    DARKNESSxEAGLE Master of Disguise

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    Are these trophy things gonna stick around this time?
     
  10. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I don't really mind either way. The ones that are there are simply the forum defaults, but I can add more or disable them completely if people want.
     
  11. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

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    Just get the foundations back up again and the fluff can come afterwards.
     
  12. Camail

    Camail Well-Known Member

    The local community threads would be nice to add back in, or at least a "locals" section.
     
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  13. shoryusatsu999

    shoryusatsu999 Nothing but footdive!

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    For some reason, the icon for a watched thread looks like a garbled version of this emoticon: :). Is this intentional, or some kind of problem?
     
  14. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

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    Most likely a placeholder.
     
  15. WaterMystic277

    WaterMystic277 Anime Fucker

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    Where's the streaming/videos stuff?
     
  16. NCV

    NCV Community Person

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    Yeah new section will be helpful for regional threads to not get lost within the tournament section
     
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  17. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    So, would you rather have it as a subsection of the tournaments, threads etc. forum, or a new section on the main page entirely?
     
  18. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Completely forgot about that. Coming soon.
     
  19. KaboomKid

    KaboomKid Sure would be nice. ...TUNA FISH!

    That blue bar at the top of the site is very adventurous. I dunno if it's because I'm viewing the forum in Opera or not, but sometimes it likes to detach itself from the search bar and just hover at the top of the page while I scroll up and down.

    It's not a big deal, but I've also noticed that it likes to pop down and cover up my formatting options when I work on a new post. If I click around it goes away for a minute, but eventually it comes back as I type. Kinda reminds me of the new Gmail Compose, only less annoying.
     
  20. NCV

    NCV Community Person

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    Within the "tournaments & matchmaking" would work just fine.
     
  21. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I've tested the site in FF and Chrome without much probelm, so it probably is a browser issue. I've passed on the info, but a fix could take some time because it would be a problem with the compatibility of the forum software rather than my modifications.
     
  22. evilben

    evilben Patron Saint #1

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    i dont care where it is, just somewhere to advertise local groups would be nice. to talk about non tournament stuff.

    ~thanks for all your work!~
     
  23. Pobega

    Pobega New Member

    Please add a mobile view this time instead of Tapatalk. Or if you do get Tapatalk support at least disable the annoying popup everytime I load a page in my Android browser.
     
  24. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    What annoying popup are you talking about? I don't personally use a smartphone, so I'll need a little more info before I can fix it.
     
  25. Pobega

    Pobega New Member

    On the old forum you had the Tapatalk plugin installed; every time you visit the forum from a mobile browser is does one of those annoying Javascript system() popups (like the Alert! boxes that you can make popup on Windows) that says to install Tapatalk. Tapatalk is a $4 app that is updated pretty frequently, and the updates aren't free; every time they decide to upgrade version numbers (from Tapatalk 2 to 3, 3 to 4, etc) they publish it as a new app with a $4 pricetag.

    And on top of it all the app isn't very good.

    Basically, what I'm trying to say is a regular mobile site would be much appreciated. I (and I'm sure many others) browse the web on my phone and tablet a majority of the time, and it'd just make it easier to be able to view the website in a browser with a mobile-optimized layout.
     
  26. Slappy

    Slappy New Member

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    Tapatalk? please bring it back.
     
  27. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    The unfortunate truth is that for now it's either Tapatalk or nothing. The forum software this site currently uses doesn't natively support smartphones*, and so having a 'mobile version' would entail either a massive code rewrite or moving to a new set of software. I'm not going to do either because it would take a huge amount of work and would just make the site more unstable while it is being implemented.

    * This isn't exactly true - responsive design is implemented with XenForo's default theme, which you are welcome to switch to by clicking in the bottom-left corner of the page. The problem is that it is diifficult to customize and does not offer many of the features we need, which is why were are using the current theme. Though the current one does not offer Responsive as it was made for an older version of XenForo, it seems likely that an update will appear eventually.
     
  28. Pobega

    Pobega New Member

    Oh hey look at that, you're right. The default theme has a mobile view, sweet. I didn't mean to sound daft in asking for mobile, I'm a sysadmin by trade so I understand your pain :P I just thought maybe there was an easy way to do it (via a plugin system) or something less tedious than rewriting the entire forum software.

    Oh well, I guess the default view is perfect. All I can complain about now is the color scheme.
     
  29. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Tapatalk should be working. I've disabled anything that should give a popup, so if you still get one let me know.
     
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  30. Have you increased the limit on how long posts can be yet?
     
  31. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I've completely removed it - No matter what limit I set, I can see people writing long guides or essays in the lore section that will go over it.
     
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  32. Denizen

    Denizen Retired Member

    A longer 'Recent Threads' bar.
    I don't care how much longer it is I just feel that 4 is too short. 5-7 sounds good to me.
     
  33. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I've increased it to 5. There are still a few more blocks to be added there, so I don't want to take up too much more room before I know how much is available.
     
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  34. DARKNESSxEAGLE

    DARKNESSxEAGLE Master of Disguise

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    Is it possible to have the recent threads' thumbnails be the profile pic of the latest poster, and not the OP?
    Also a link to the IRC would be useful in the navigation bar would be useful.
     
  35. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I'm not linking from here to the IRC at least until the number of idlers goes down a bit. As for the recent threads block, I agree that the avatars are misleading. I'll look into it.
     
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  36. Lavama

    Lavama Bearer of the Late

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    Any word as to why we can't use images in sigs? Did I miss something in Skullhearts history?
     
  37. Vadsamoht

    Vadsamoht Well-Known Member Administrator

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    A few people either put massive images or distracting, rapidly-changing .gifs there. Instead of having to come up with a long set of rules about what images are ok and what aren't (rules which people won't read half of the time anyway), we decided to just disallow them instead.
     
  38. Lavama

    Lavama Bearer of the Late

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    Ah, that makes sense it does.
     
  39. NCV

    NCV Community Person

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    Not sure where else to put this but can we please have the link at the top of Skullgirls.com that says "Community" link to this forum?
     
  40. Jim

    Jim Ooarai Sensha-Do fan

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    I found myself curious if the username "Jim" was available on this forum. I tried to register again with it, not expecting to get it, and I actually did. Is it possible to have this account's name changed to "Jim" instead so I can keep my forum activity, (there isn't much, but it would still be nice to keep it) or should I just start fresh as "Jim"?
     

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