New forum design poll

What do you think of the new forum?


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casperes1996

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So what does everyone think of the new forum? I must admit, I'm not a fan, but it may just be because I'm so familiar with the old look, and it takes a while to get used to. If there's a way to disable system detecting dark mode btw, let me know. I'd like to keep the forum light even if macOS is in Dark Mode. Though it's cool that the feature is there in general. I think overall the designers have done a good job, I just really liked the old style. Especially notifications and the new threads list. Used those two a lot.
 
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metalsiren

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Oct 28, 2017
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love the new one so far... like anything with something new it takes time to get used to . not to mention they also said its missing a few features that they will work to bring back
 
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eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I joined in 2011. Since I have been here this is the third update.

I am liking the fact that we finally got a dark mode.

Although I'm not sure that the update to the 'Like' button is a good thing. When I joined we had up and down vote buttons and there were wars. The management removed the down vote button and that stopped it. Then came the Like button and that was all you could do.

Now we have a frown button and an angry button. Not sure we aren't going to get into wars again.
 

casperes1996

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I joined in 2011. Since I have been here this is the third update.

I am liking the fact that we finally got a dark mode.

Although I'm not sure that the update to the 'Like' button is a good thing. When I joined we had up and down vote buttons and there were wars. The management removed the down vote button and that stopped it. Then came the Like button and that was all you could do.

Now we have a frown button and an angry button. Not sure we aren't going to get into wars again.

I've experienced the same updates. Impressive you got to the "Core" rank in that time btw.

I agree. I think negative feedback aside from reporting spam, just feeds more negativity. The carrot is better than the stick.
Especially in the bigger, front page threads, where negativity can at times be high already (smaller threads seem to be nice and friendly most the time)
 
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decafjava

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I joined in 2011. Since I have been here this is the third update.

I am liking the fact that we finally got a dark mode.

Although I'm not sure that the update to the 'Like' button is a good thing. When I joined we had up and down vote buttons and there were wars. The management removed the down vote button and that stopped it. Then came the Like button and that was all you could do.

Now we have a frown button and an angry button. Not sure we aren't going to get into wars again.
Yes that thought crossed my mind as well, otherwise - I very much like this update.
 

jbachandouris

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Aug 18, 2009
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Upstate NY
The thing I noticed was that the notification icon must be clicked instead of activating by hover. I guess the new way is better.

My only complaint is that they sprung the upgrade on us with no warning in the middle of the day. A heads up would've been nice.
 
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mi7chy

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Oct 24, 2014
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Seems like a lot of work and downtime for mobile dark mode when people can just use a dark mode browser.
 

velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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I'd been using the Dark Reader extension for quite a while. So, I'm already burned out on Dark Mode. For the most part black text on white is easier to read. I switched Macrumors settings back to light style.

The forum looks a little different. Just slightly more modern. I don't really notice much difference. I'm glad light style was left as a choice and there aren't any radical changes.

Now I would love it if we had retro mode. Black background with green text. Like a good ole Apple II green monochrome display. Using the Apple II font. Got Thunderbird setup for green monochrome:cool:. No Apple II style font though.

Do we have more emoticons now or did I just not notice all of them before? I never paid much attention.
 

casperes1996

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The thing I noticed was that the notification icon must be clicked instead of activating by hover. I guess the new way is better.

My only complaint is that they sprung the upgrade on us with no warning in the middle of the day. A heads up would've been nice.
Yes, agree. I tried clicking into the forums, had conversations going, and it was gone.

Seems like a lot of work and downtime for mobile dark mode when people can just use a dark mode browser.
Well, it's a web standard these days. Integrates with the system settings. Plus it's more than just inverting the colours. Look at the MacRumors logo for example. Very different in Dark Mode. The blue accent colours are also adaptive.

Now I would love it if we had retro mode. Black background with green text. Like a good ole Apple II green monochrome display. Using the Apple II font. Got Thunderbird setup for green monochrome:cool:. No Apple II style font though.
I run my Terminal like that; Well almost anyway. It supports more colours when the program asks for it, but the green text and font.


I just noticed when you insert multiple quotes at once, the forum no longer puts extra whitespace between end and start quote tags. Not a fan of that change.

Also my profile picture seems to have gotten a bit squished. Anyone else experiencing that one?
 

D.T.

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Sep 15, 2011
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Vilano Beach, FL
Although I'm not sure that the update to the 'Like' button is a good thing. When I joined we had up and down vote buttons and there were wars. The management removed the down vote button and that stopped it. Then came the Like button and that was all you could do.

Now we have a frown button and an angry button. Not sure we aren't going to get into wars again.
I'd say the intent with the different types of like responses are the same, they're all an "I am in agreement with your statement ... and my reaction/emotional response is this ...", for example, if the statement was about something sad, it lets you express, "I am sad, with you, about the content of your post, not sad at you".

Seems like a lot of work and downtime for mobile dark mode when people can just use a dark mode browser.
Well, it's a whole new underlying codebase, possibly new data structures, etc., it's like getting your car back with a supercharger installed, it may look the same on the outside, but when you step on the gas, wooo!
 

Hi Tek

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Sep 27, 2015
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I LOVE the new layout. Am I able to change back to Light Mode? other than that, perfect, love it.

Thanks for the hard work!

PS - EMOJI'S LETS GOOOOOO 🤩❗📣
 

casperes1996

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Jan 26, 2014
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I LOVE the new layout. Am I able to change back to Light Mode? other than that, perfect, love it.
I'd like to know that too. I'd prefer system in dark but MacRumors in light.

Thanks for the hard work!
Oh it was nothing. Just set up a poll. Only took a few clicks... Or maybe you didn't mean my post :p

I like it. It looks fresh and now the font seems cleaner and easier to read. More refined. The old look well seemed old.
The old one did look old but I sort of liked that. It was charming and very, very functional. This new look may be as well once I get used to it, but I thought the old design was super easy to navigate and felt so homely.
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The older version was more friendly but outdated. Bit early to decide on the new one but its bit confusing.
Agree entirely. I loved the friendliness of the old one. Like an auld Yorkshire dog who'd rush to the door whenever you came home and look so happy to see ya... I'm sure that's how we all saw it...
I liked the outdatedness a bit. Felt like the earlier days of the internet when it was a nicer place.
 

casperes1996

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The yellow highlighting of the Notifications also made it easier. The new grayscale differentiation is hard to make out.
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Hmmm. And it doesn't look like subsequent posts merge

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Apparently they do if they're in quick enough succession.
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
10,297
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Here(-ish)
The yellow highlighting of the Notifications also made it easier. The new grayscale differentiation is hard to make out.
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Hmmm. And it doesn't look like subsequent posts merge

EDIT:
Apparently they do if they're in quick enough succession.
Yes they do.
 

casperes1996

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We all now seem to have a "Reaction Score" in our profiles.
Seems to take posts from before the redesign into account. Wonder how it's calculated and if it can have side effects, like how post numbers increase your rank
 

willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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Here(-ish)
We all now seem to have a "Reaction Score" in our profiles.
Seems to take posts from before the redesign into account. Wonder how it's calculated and if it can have side effects, like how post numbers increase your rank
It simply took the place of “likes received” though, so little difference.
 

redheeler

macrumors 604
Oct 17, 2014
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We all now seem to have a "Reaction Score" in our profiles.
Seems to take posts from before the redesign into account. Wonder how it's calculated and if it can have side effects, like how post numbers increase your rank
It's the same as the "Likes Received" that was here before, but they're now called "reactions" because more than just "like" is possible (copying the change Facebook made a few years ago).
 
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casperes1996

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It simply took the place of “likes received” though, so little difference.
It's the same as the "Likes Received" that was here before, but they're now called "reactions" because more than just "like" is possible (copying the change Facebook made a few years ago).
I see. That makes sense and fits with the numbers. "Reaction Counter" would make it more obvious that it just increments and isn't some formula dependent on reaction types and all sorts. But makes sense now that I know :)