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Postposted on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:28 pm

AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE

It sucks!

But I will still visit 100 times a day.

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Postposted on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:35 pm

Related items everywhere kicks ass.

Is it just me, or is the site wicked fast now?
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Postposted on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:39 pm

I don't know if this was mentioned in either the Back room, or the Back Porch. It's too much to read through now.

Since the BP one was diverted here...

I was reading a PM and wanted to jump directly back to the forum index. The text, "TR Forums Forum Index" is showing to the left of the "Reply" button, but the link is inactive. I tried it a few times, with new tabs and windows, and it remains plain text.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:44 pm

Looking for Knowledge wrote:I was reading a PM and wanted to jump directly back to the forum index. The text, "TR Forums Forum Index" is showing to the left of the "Reply" button, but the link is inactive. I tried it a few times, with new tabs and windows, and it remains plain text.

Confirmed in the subSky theme.

For anyone with forum issues, it's good to list which theme you are using. Browser is probably a good idea as well for layout issues.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:15 pm

This issue was mentioned in the comments for the site change article:

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/13087

In subSky, when looking at a user's profile page, the "find all posts by <user>" doesn't work.
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Postposted on Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:16 pm

Posting here since the other(s) got locked and they want to keep it all together:

Me, Grimlock, wrote:Also when I post a comment as a reply, it doesn't re-load the page to show the comment, it scrolls back down to the typing area. Posted this elsewhere, but decided to post it publicly so others could verify if it happens to them.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:49 am

Yeah, everything is really quick and responsive now. Very nice.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:02 am

HEY! Where's the blue theme for the forums? :(
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:15 am

The fluid layout has left us forever. :cry:
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:54 am

Vrock wrote:HEY! Where's the blue theme for the forums? :(

go to your profile and choose subsky. Links don't have underlines, though, and the spacing is...f00ked.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:57 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Links don't have underlines

Actually, it looks like it is fixed now. You might need to reload the CSS.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:45 am

Oh, you're right. Wasn't working earlier this morning but now it is.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:13 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
Vrock wrote:HEY! Where's the blue theme for the forums? :(

go to your profile and choose subsky. Links don't have underlines, though, and the spacing is...f00ked.
Argh no, the BLUE theme. Where is the BLUE theme??
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:28 am

Where . . . .is . . . the . . . . short . . . .bread?????

I thought the "bread" was still going to be displayed on the home page. . . what a bummer. . . . i'll just get used to it, but what a shocker. That's my sneak-peak while I'm at work.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:37 am

lex-ington wrote:Where . . . .is . . . the . . . . short . . . .bread?????

I thought the "bread" was still going to be displayed on the home page. . . what a bummer. . . . i'll just get used to it, but what a shocker. That's my sneak-peak while I'm at work.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:30 pm

Vrock wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Vrock wrote:HEY! Where's the blue theme for the forums? :(

go to your profile and choose subsky. Links don't have underlines, though, and the spacing is...f00ked.
Argh no, the BLUE theme. Where is the BLUE theme??

Oh, you mean that dark blue one? I quit using it when I discovered it looked awful in Firefox...I think they dumped it. I just said subsky because it doesn't have any beige...
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:33 pm

Tthey dumped the dark blue theme????!!!

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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:36 pm

This is NOT HAPPENING. NOT HAPPENING. I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!! /covers ears
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:48 pm

Vrock: We'll be moving to phpBB3 soon, so I recommend trying to find a blue theme that you like for that. The sooner you get a nomination on the table, the more likely it would be seriously considered. ;)
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:52 pm

Kevin wrote:Vrock: We'll be moving to phpBB3 soon, so I recommend trying to find a blue theme that you like for that. The sooner you get a nomination on the table, the more likely it would be seriously considered. ;)
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:06 pm

I just noticed the "Back to top" links do not work.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:02 pm

Kevin wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:Links don't have underlines

Actually, it looks like it is fixed now. You might need to reload the CSS.

Well, upon further inspection (and it crossing my mind) it's true of posts, but not of the rest of the forum...makes sense, I suppose, since you expect all those others to be links, and it helps expose inline links in posts, but just wanted to be sure that's on purpose.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:57 pm

there's also an issue in the new post and article comments on the front page where if you middle-click a comment in Firefox, you get the neat scrolly icon where you can wave your mouse to scroll up and down, but doing so does nothing. I'm guessing each comment is an iframe or something similar, though, so there might be nothing you can do about that.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:00 pm

Yeah, I think that got mentioned at some point and it's a complication arising from the use of ja.zz. It was hoped that a new system could be in place in time for the new site to go live, but it had to be pushed back.

EDIT: Heh, that link to a single ja.zz post also illustrates another bug.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:23 pm

Kevin wrote:Vrock: We'll be moving to phpBB3 soon, so I recommend trying to find a blue theme that you like for that. The sooner you get a nomination on the table, the more likely it would be seriously considered. ;)
There's probably a non-greenish version of Aqua Glass around somewhere.

The eTech Blue theme may be a suitable replacement for subSilver. I haven't seen one that adequately replaces subSky.

Although hyperlinks delineated with [ url=] [ /url] are now showing as underlined when using subSky, auto-links for addresses like http://www.techreport.com are not. Some of the links on the main web page and for forum navigation (e.g.: "Click here to view your message.") are also difficult to distinguish. They may be just a bit bluer than the true black text, but it's hard to tell.

EDIT: The URL above is now underlined in subSky. Thanks.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:48 pm

I keep seeing the vPro article, and the "Welcome to the new TR" article switching places one the front page.
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Postposted on Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:52 pm

That is the way it is suppose to work. As more newer articles come out they will be added to the mix. I dont know at what point an article will drop from the rotation though.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:10 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Kevin wrote:Vrock: We'll be moving to phpBB3 soon, so I recommend trying to find a blue theme that you like for that. The sooner you get a nomination on the table, the more likely it would be seriously considered. ;)
There's probably a non-greenish version of Aqua Glass around somewhere.

The eTech Blue theme may be a suitable replacement for subSilver. I haven't seen one that adequately replaces subSky.

Although hyperlinks delineated with [ url=] [ /url] are now showing as underlined when using subSky, auto-links for addresses like http://www.techreport.com are not. Some of the links on the main web page and for forum navigation (e.g.: "Click here to view your message.") are also difficult to distinguish. They may be just a bit bluer than the true black text, but it's hard to tell.

EDIT: The URL above is now underlined in subSky. Thanks.
Here's a couple I found that I like. Sadly, none of them look anything close to the old dark blue theme we had.

http://www.sarkis-webdesign.com/free-ph ... yles.html# (blue 2.0)
http://www.phpbb3styles.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=122
http://www.phpbb3styles.com/download.ph ... &mode=view
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Postposted on Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:35 am

Greetings!

Kevin directed me to this thread, so I'll just quote myself. ;)


I like the new format, but there's one small thing that's missing.

On the main "home" page, the article synopsis' don't have the publication date. They do carry the date of the last "comment", but not the date of the original writing/publication, which is what I use to determine the relevance and/or whether or not I may have already read that article.

Additionally, when pressed for time, I don't want to click on an article only to find that I've already read it.

Other than that, so far, so good!
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Postposted on Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:06 am

Hance wrote:That is the way it is suppose to work. As more newer articles come out they will be added to the mix. I dont know at what point an article will drop from the rotation though.


The headline rotation is controlled by the editors, not by the code. I think the plan is to have 2-4 items in the rotation all the time with our own reviews being the main focus and news items/blog posts that the editors consider noteworthy filling it out.
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