MacRumors Forum Upgrade and Redesign

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by arn, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

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    MacRumors Forums have been upgraded to the latest version of vBulletin (3.0).

    The new version has a lot of new features... so explore a bit. Feedback and Suggestions may be posted in this forum (Site and Forum Feedback).

    If you would like to test out new features, post them in the Testing Forum.

    Style and Graphics

    The new forum has a new look, which is more inline with the MacRumors front-page style. The new style is not set in stone, and is a work in progress. The old styles (Mac OS X and the purple default style) are no longer available for use.

    Many of the graphics (buttons, smilies) are not ideal and will hopefully be updated in the near future.

    Features

    Lots of new features, so look around. A few notes:

    - Avatars are still only available to users with 500 posts or more
    - Use these icons: [​IMG] to collapse views/forum listings you are not interested in
    - New threaded/hybrid views for threads allow you to see discussions in a hierarchical structure. This will only be useful for new threads, as the old vbulletin did not keep track of which posts were replied to.

    Searching

    Searching will be broken for now while the search index rebuilds.

    arn
     
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    applemacdude

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    #2
    All this is so cool Arn! Thanks for making MR better

    oh cool post count is back on :)
     
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    scem0

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    #4
    This is my first post since the upgrade. Very nice work arn.

    Lots of​
    cool options :)



    scem0
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    This is going to take some getting used to.

    I like the old forums because they looked different from all the other forum pages I have found on the internet. It set Mac Rumors apart, so-to-speak.

    Suggestion: is it possible to make the smilies more "colorful"? I don't like this all blue style of things, everything seems to much like monochrome. More color would be very nice. It just all seems too bright.

    I know this probably took some effort on your part, arn, so good job, but I still think things are just too.....blue.

    Anyway, nice work.

    Edit: Ahh! My 'macrumors 6502" status is gone! I miss that!
     
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    Grimace

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    looks fantastic to me. Keep up the good work!
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Hehehe

    Really nice, I have to get used to this, happy with the constant updates! :) ;)
     
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    StudioGuy

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    Main Page problem

    Tried logging out (which said cookies were cleared) and logging back in again, and still can't get the main macrumors.com page to come up. Instead I get redirectly to the /members/ directory like normal, but there is a text message saying:
    --
    MacRumors.com - No Ad Member Area

    You have been redirected to the no-ads Member area of MacRumors.com. If this was a mistake, return to Mac Rumors. The no-ad area is for MacRumors users who have contributed to the site
    --
    and so on. Tried the instructions, still to no avail. I know you're just getting it on line, but thought I'd mention it.

    at least that's what i'm seeing.

    looking forward to looking around later,
    StudioGuy.
     
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    stoid

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    Yeah, hopefully we'll get a new design option in a few weeks or so, as it smacks of Windows XP :eek: Best part of the change: the new thread and new post buttons are NOT right next to each other!! It will take a bit of getting used to, but hey OS X took a little while to get used to from 9, and I like the new way MUCH better :p
     
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    DreaminDirector

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    Looks great!

    As usual, Macrumors is always getting better. Great work Arn!
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    awww

    I've worked so hard to post over 100! and im just a registered user now :( lol
     
  12. arn
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    arn

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    Yeah... the members area is not working at the moment... am working on it.

    arn
     
  13. arn
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    arn

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    Graphics are not final. See the original post.

    arn
     
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    Wonder Boy

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    i 100% disagree. they all look the same, besides colors.

    anyway, i think the new look is great. it doesn't hurt my eyes anymore.
     
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    I know, I know, I just wanted to "voice" my suggesstion.
    Question: are the old Mac Rumors status lines coming back? I wasn't clear on that.
     
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  17. macrumors 68000

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    I meant different as meaning better, that's all. The Mac Rumors forums looked very, very different from every other forum I've been too.
     
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    Mmm, arn, I love the drop down menu's when you click on a person's name. Nice!
     
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    latergator116

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    #19
    Im not bashing the new design, but I personally like the older one better with the darker interface. Though I do think the post count number in the top right corner is nifty.
     
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    pivo6

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    #20
    I like it so far. It will just take a little while to get used to.
     
  21. macrumors member

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    This is so much better than the old design if you ask me. - Very nice work.

    I think it is much more functional. :eek:
     
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    pyrotoaster

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    Nice to see new features in the forums, arn. The new User CP is great.
    The new look will take a bit of getting used to, but I think it looks fine.

    Fonts?! Now that, I like. :D
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    Well done. A nice upgrade.

    Can the text field be expanded horizontally and/or vertically? That's the only change I'd recommend at this point.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Got fed up waiting for Gold I presume ;)

    VB3 is a vast improvement on 2; glad you made the jump :)

    O.
     

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