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Title: is it better or not???
Post by: DD on March 03, 2009, 05:11 PM
kool new toys to play with :P


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Kantaxel on March 03, 2009, 06:57 PM
YES!


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: moegeo on March 04, 2009, 12:55 PM
Yes, I like it!


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Dano on March 05, 2009, 09:07 PM
Definately!

I especially like the new homepage layout.


-dano


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: ainokea on March 05, 2009, 10:23 PM
It's different. ;D

Ian


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Andy S on March 06, 2009, 01:33 AM
What trolls?


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: RobB on March 06, 2009, 04:24 AM
Well, the new site has a nice fresh look, easy to use features. I don't know about keeping out trolls, I didn't see that as a huge problem on the old forum.
The 'no politics' rule should go far to keep discussions civil...

~Rob.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: rxburner on March 06, 2009, 07:10 AM
Looks great....
I always enjoyed Spring Cleaning..
Rx


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: kjdubuque on March 06, 2009, 11:02 AM
I dig it.

kris


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: kmac on March 06, 2009, 12:13 PM
Much nicer.  That blinking "new post" icon has gotta go though. ;)
Is the logo kite from the old KiteLife site, perchance?


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 12:20 PM
Okay, another vote for killing the blink.  That was an accommodation for a certain southern gentleman that couldn't tell if there were noew posts or not.

Well ... maybe I "archived it".  Do you think Mike would've minded?  We did, after all, share a life changing experience together in Clearwater many years ago.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Dano on March 06, 2009, 12:30 PM
Okay, another vote for killing the blink. 

I kinda like the blink, because i dont seem to find anywhere we have the view new posts since (xx/xx) option, that's there in the old forum.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: kmac on March 06, 2009, 12:32 PM
Well ... maybe I "archived it".  Do you think Mike would've minded?

Mojo lives!  I think he'd be honored.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 12:56 PM
Not exactly like the old forum but ...


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Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: streamhawk on March 06, 2009, 02:14 PM
so far so good, not sure it's better, but definitely different. Content will tell the tale, sure hope the pertinent and useful content is archived though.
Bill


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 02:52 PM
We are working on helping to get more content generated but I will point out that the responsibility for generating content falls to the users.
 
My hope, and part of the reason for the fresh start, is that if we create an environment more conducive to friendly exchanges of ideas then perhaps meaningful content will follow.  That sounds a bit more rainbows and unicorns than I intended, but I think you get my point.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: mikenchico on March 06, 2009, 08:51 PM
Okay, another vote for killing the blink.  That was an accommodation for a certain southern gentleman that couldn't tell if there were noew posts or not.


I would third that vote, I had kept quiet because I did agree that it needed to be more obvious then just the color shift and still haven't thought up a better suggestion to throw out.

Maybe somebody does? Steve is listening. Probably just as bad but the axeling kite cursor? I converted it to a 28 x28 .gif below but it looses some sharpness from the 32 x 32 original.



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Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 09:26 PM
Love those axeling gif's not sure where I'll use then but a saved them just in case.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 09:33 PM
can you shrink one down to 20x20? and I'll give them a try.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: mikenchico on March 06, 2009, 09:49 PM
I can, your current ones are 28 x 28

They are actually Windows Cursors, I've always used that one as my "Busy" Cursor. I thought I had a full set but can't find where I "archived" them. Anybody want that I'll post up the .ani file and instructions to set it up. Works through Windows XP, never tried it in Vista yet. I also didn't find the info on who to credit for them, they were freely shared when I got them.

*edit* They were made by Ernst Markus Kofler



Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: kitegirl on March 06, 2009, 09:54 PM
I like it


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: mikenchico on March 06, 2009, 09:55 PM
20 x 20, really looses sharpness and oddly the smaller I make it the bigger the file size????



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Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2009, 09:57 PM
the ones at the bottom of the forum page need to be 20x20.
Actually I liked the inverse non-blinking ones best.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: mikenchico on March 06, 2009, 10:23 PM
They didn't really stick out though, I had to agree with Frazer on that one.

I did a static, 1 frame reversing the Blue & Red but the blue got lost on the edge to my old eyes



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Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: MtnFlyer on March 07, 2009, 03:30 AM
Not exactly like the old forum but ...


Thanks for pointing that out, Steve! I've been looking but hadn't seen the link.

I think this will be ok. I agree with Kmac about the flashies... how about another color or something for threads with new posts? Maybe it's just the time and lack of sleep (seems like that's about when I got into the old forum ;) ) but I'm still clicking in the old spots on the screen.  ;D


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: MtnFlyer on March 07, 2009, 03:39 AM
Sorry, guys. I never saw this page until after I posted above.

The " < Previous Next > " links at the bottom of a page don't go to the next page but instead to the previous/next thread. Guess you have to use the little page numbers to navigate. Gee, that might be a bit challenging with a little too much coffee!  ;)

Nice gifs there, Mike! (I still prefer static icons, though)


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: kmac on March 07, 2009, 03:57 AM
I like that you can delete your own account.

Is there a function for entering a real name, or did I miss it?


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: browndude3649 on March 07, 2009, 07:42 AM
20 x 20, really looses sharpness and oddly the smaller I make it the bigger the file size????



Like it!


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Dano on March 08, 2009, 07:55 PM
All I know is that Mike needs a new picture!
Everything i read from him, seems like he's yelling.
I liked the bugs much more.

You need a picture more calming, like Steve's ..

 :-* :-*
edit: or like Browndudes, thats calming for me too :>)
 :)


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 08, 2009, 08:02 PM
Well I have decided that I am going with my original thought for the read/unread icons.  I think I need to have Garden Party playing all the time while I work on the new sites.  That and look at my new Rainbows and Unicorns poster i got from Mike and Rhonda.

That photo is a glimpse at my inner child ... plus I was such a damned cute kite (yeah, I knw ... what happened???)


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Watty on March 09, 2009, 05:41 PM
Well, the blinking new posts icon was very annoying. I think that the different color, and he reversed position is plenty to tell the difference.

As for the mouse cursers, I do have some rev cursers available for download at http://www.theflyingwatty.zoomshare.com/5.html (http://www.theflyingwatty.zoomshare.com/5.html). Any cursers that work on Windows XP should work on Vista as well. I have tried my rev ones on a Vista machine with no problems.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: WinterDaze on March 11, 2009, 07:53 PM
I like it Steve, and, I feel I shall be able to adapt to these new 'club rooms'  ;)


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: portley777 on March 12, 2009, 12:13 AM
   No worries- all good. Looking forward to seeing this beast come to life. No trolls? Let's see about that  ???

Cheers,
Mike


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: KiteLife on March 12, 2009, 03:07 PM
Cool, more in line with the other forum software I've used as of late.

One of the biggest things for me is the ability to be notified by email when replies have been posted to a topic of interest.  ;D

It's obviously different from the old forum, but the functionality is richer and more customizable once you get the hang of it... Thanks Steve, well done.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: TheherbPentagruel! on March 13, 2009, 11:55 AM
I tend to hate change...but the percieved drawbacks in the old format won out over the stay the course and STEVE RULES so....Its ALL good!!

Oscar,Miami


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: tpatter on March 13, 2009, 06:25 PM
MUCH better - It is far faster and I like the new style and features.



Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Kantaxel on March 13, 2009, 08:15 PM
Wow   !!   Friday the 13 th a day that will live in infamy.

Really cooking now!  Gotta go to work so can you shut it down so I don't miss anything?

Thanks,
Jim 8)


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: c2thew on March 13, 2009, 08:54 PM
I'm sure this website will feel a little bit better once i upgrade my 12 inch lcd flatscreen.  (5 years and still running like a champ)



Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: John Welden on March 13, 2009, 10:37 PM
Looking good.

I like what I see.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: sunsetflyers on March 14, 2009, 07:43 AM
I like the new look!!


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: spence602 on March 14, 2009, 12:04 PM
That photo is a glimpse at my inner child ... plus I was such a damned cute kite (yeah, I knw ... what happened???)

Who colorized that old Brownie photo for you?   :D

The new forum/layout/scheme will take a little getting used to - I can't tell if I like the new messages at the top (since I seem to have to scroll down to see the previous post to get a grasp of where the topic was going), or at the bottom and have to scroll anyway...  ::)

Thanks for allowing us to play in your sandbox  ;D


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2009, 12:32 PM
You are a funny guy Spence ... My father was well ahead of his time and had one of those newfangled color cameras.

And try this:
Click on profile tab in the menu bar at top of page.
Under Modify Profile open Look and Layout Preferences
Uncheck Show most recent posts at the top


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Thiebeau on March 14, 2009, 04:31 PM
I think the new site looks great!!


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: spence602 on March 14, 2009, 08:14 PM
Thanks Steve - I clicked it to try it out.  I'm not sure I like it, some others may.

Is there no way to search the member list by location?


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2009, 08:33 PM
That would be a handy feature Spence, I'll see what I can do.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2009, 09:28 AM
@Spence.  My search for a way to utilize the location in search, or even to show it in member listings has turned up only mods that appear to be unstable.  I'll keep it in mind and I am not quite ready to apply changes that may break our new toy.  Maybe when the next version is released we'll have something like that available.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: f86sabjf on March 15, 2009, 11:15 AM
Nice job Steve
 I really like the new forum. Thanks for putting in the time and money to do it.


  Jeff


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Jim McP on March 16, 2009, 07:11 AM
I was too late to vote but I definitely like the new format.  I'll miss reading the flame wars but there are plenty of other boards for that.


Title: Re: is it better or not???
Post by: Jannie on March 18, 2009, 01:15 PM
It is easier on the eyes and has a nice layout, and I love these guys  :D ::) :P :-* :-* :-* I'm getting used to the blue, I think it's easier to read in daylight than at night :o