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Re: New Forum Comments

#281 Postby bigboppercole » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:21 pm

Adrian wrote:I think admin edits if they don't submit reason don't show. For regular users I think there's a grace period (on other PHP3 forums I've noticed that "edited by..." appears only after the grace period or if somebody posted after your post).

richb wrote:This from the phpBBB website.

It will only be marked as edited when there was already a reply on the original post, or when a moderator/admin edit the post and give a reason for the edit.


From that I read the grace period is until someone else posts. I think I like that.
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Re: New Forum Comments

#282 Postby Adrian » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:22 pm

I like it too, it makes sense.

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#283 Postby richb » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:29 pm

Adrian wrote:I like it too, it makes sense.

make that 3. Now that I understand it. :p
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#284 Postby Utopia » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:31 am

Is it possible to use a white background for "site announcements"? To brighten up the blue-gray of the Board index. The welcome headline could also be made much larger. Anything to get more color. See attached example.
This is a place where administrators could play a little to give the page a friendly first impression. Add images or short news.
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#285 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:17 am

I like the suggestion, though I don't see any simple way to do it through the Administrative Control Panel.
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#286 Postby richb » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:20 am

Utopia wrote:Is it possible to use a white background for "site announcements"? To brighten up the blue-gray of the Board index. The welcome headline could also be made much larger. Anything to get more color. See attached example.
This is a place where administrators could play a little to give the page a friendly first impression. Add images or short news.
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:hmm: I have been pushing for less color and a more subdued look. I think it would have a more professional look. I definitely do not like the large read text. I do not want to be hit over the head. Users come here by volition, they do not need what I view as an over the top verification.
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#287 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:49 am

I definitely do not like the large read text.
Like in the current Site Announcement?
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#288 Postby richb » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:01 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
I definitely do not like the large read text.
Like in the current Site Announcement?


I was referring to Utopia's suggestion. The current one is OK, although I would prefer only bold. But with all preferences it is only my opinion.

Two thoughts.

1. We already have MEPIS Users Forum in the header, so why repeat it with gusto.
2. Looking at other popular Linux forums, they have no additional announcement stating who they are, or they are very subdued. Just because they are that way does not mean we have to be. But I like the more subtle approach they take.
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Re: New Forum Comments

#289 Postby peregrine » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:06 am

I can make the background white by editing the css. I prefer the Red welcome line to be no larger than it is on the site at this time. The larger we make it the further down the page we push the content. I am not a fan of welcome messages.

When the first beta is released:
I would also put out for consideration that we replace the welcome message in red and the regulars message with the Release of the first beta and put that in red - but not too large.
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Re: New Forum Comments

#290 Postby Utopia » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:12 am

I have been pushing for less color and a more subdued look

Didn't realize how much you have thought about this, to me it was more the default look of a phpBB forum with some details added. Was afraid new users could be scared off by to much of "business attitude".
As I always improve things forever, without ever being finished, I'm glad that someone can make a choice and keep to it. Otherwise this forum should still have been in testing.

1. We already have MEPIS Users Forum in the header, so why repeat it with gusto.
2. Looking at other popular Linux forums, they have no additional announcement stating who they are, or they are very subdued. Just because they are that way does not mean we have to be. But I like the more subtle approach they take.

1. To get more red paint, balancing the blue-gray. This could be achieved in many other ways, not just by a red headline.
2. To look very friendly. The Mepislovers had Silverbears old, half amateurish logo that gave such an impression.
This can be made in many different ways, keeping business look, but adding white somewhere to let in more light.
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