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PF Upgrade: Next week

by Greg Bernhardt
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Greg Bernhardt
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Mar25-04, 09:02 PM
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Quote Quote by Kerrie
the site looks great! the only thing i sorta wish we had is a shout box, similar to what philosophyforums has...it's a small chat box in real time, and it's kinda neat.

A shoutbox can be added, maybe for contributing members?
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Mar25-04, 09:19 PM
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It'd be great if the boards were password protected.

Like, you can't see inside the board without a membership. Once you click on General Physics, General Discussion, Software it'll say, "Membership required"
That would suck. Whenever I see a forum like that, it tells me they are desperate for members. The last 3 or 4 forums like that I have joined only had like 20 members and had very little activity.
Dagenais
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Mar25-04, 10:07 PM
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That would suck. Whenever I see a forum like that, it tells me they are desperate for members. The last 3 or 4 forums like that I have joined only had like 20 members and had very little activity.
Why would keeping your forums safe(r) and private give you that impression?

There are close to no disadvantages to it.
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Mar25-04, 10:11 PM
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Greg, I found a little problem. Something went wrong with the cookie system after I did an advanced reply. Got the following message:
Don't worry, I'm pretty sure you just happened to load a page right as I was modifying the bbcode parser for LaTeX. Shouldn't happen again.

- Warren
Loren Booda
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Mar25-04, 11:16 PM
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(from "Cheap Sunglasses" by Z Z Top)

When you sign on Physics Forums and the light is hurt your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses
Monique
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Mar25-04, 11:54 PM
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Very nice, Greg...easy on the eyes, too!
You think so??? I just woke up and I am scrabling to find some sunglasses! :S
Monique
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Mar25-04, 11:58 PM
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mm... really.. the page is so busy it hurts my eyes :( I liked the other layout better..
ShawnD
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Mar26-04, 12:00 AM
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Funny you should say that. I really am wearing sunglasses as I view the board.
Greg Bernhardt
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Mar26-04, 12:21 AM
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I changed the white background, that should help a little bit for now.
Ivan Seeking
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Mar26-04, 12:24 AM
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I'm not invisible and I should be.

Now they all know where I am!
Monique
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Mar26-04, 12:27 AM
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Oh, that sure helps a lot! Thanks Greg :)
I hope the page is going to be compacted (like getting rid of the big blue bar between the posts), but that can be discussed later.
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Mar26-04, 12:46 AM
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Hmmm...
What was wrong with the old look?

Aside from being much more comfortable to view, it was easier to see at a glance the thread title, thread starter and last poster. It was also convenient to see who was at each forum, and to be able to jump directly from one forum to another.
ahrkron
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Mar26-04, 01:29 AM
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I really like the new color scheme and the general look better, but I agree some features were more practical before the upgrade.
Anyway, great job!
FZ+
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Mar26-04, 02:47 AM
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Go greg! Go greg!

Much better, thanks!
Gara
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Mar26-04, 06:01 AM
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if there isnt, how about a user side custom theme colour settings?

i also had to readd my avatar. and omg wheres my sig message gone!?!?

and i like the blue bar. it helps to know when one post ends and another starts.
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Mar26-04, 09:07 AM
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Monique
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Mar26-04, 09:14 AM
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and i like the blue bar. it helps to know when one post ends and another starts.
You actually LIKE the blue bar? I think it is too much scrolling, too chaotic and too contrasting (not very easy on the eyes)..
Evo
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Mar26-04, 09:23 AM
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The option to be invisible is gone.

We can't customize avatars anymore either? I didn't see an option for it.


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