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New Board Design! #1
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:00am
With big thanks to our dev team, we're all excited here today to unveil a long-overdue visual and back-end update to the message boards which should now be prettier, more mobile/iPad friendly and speedier...

Hopefully it's kink-free, but if you hit any problems, please drop me a line.
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New Board Design! #2
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:02am
Any chance you could get them to work updating my back end?
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New Board Design! #2
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:04am
If I go into a thread with many replies, the print in each reply gets smaller.
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New Board Design! #3
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:08am
For some reason, and maybe it's just me because I'm older, I find this new design a lot harder to read overall.
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New Board Design! #4
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:10am
It's harder to read when most of the thread headings are not in bold.
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New Board Design! #5
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:11am
I think the slightly grayer background made it easier on the eyes, too.

The lighter color (almost white now) makes it tough to browse for too long.

(says the old guy)
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New Board Design! #6
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:16am
This is ridiculous. I can't read anything past the third or fourth post on a page.
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New Board Design! #7
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:16am
Sorry Rob (and Dev team) but it is extremely tough to read, and the bright white does not help at all.
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Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:18am
Am I going blind?
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New Board Design! #9
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:19am
Titles of threads don't appear to change color when one has read them.
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New Board Design! #10
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:19am
I am also unable to read the messages as the page progresses. I'm having to copy, cut and paste into another document to see the message after three or four entries.
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New Board Design! #11
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:27am
I'm not having any problem reading longer threads. I appreciate the lighter background. I don't think I'm "old" but I don't count as "young" either. I think it looks a little more "dramatic" - but the "latest headlines" look awkward.

BTW, the change happened while I was reading and going "back to the message board" - For a minute, I thought there was a problem with my browser until I realized it was a site redesign.
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New Board Design! #12
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:28am
The small print problem has been fixed. Thanks, Rob!
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"unleash the girly"

Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch.

Puppies are babies in fur coats.

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New Board Design! #13
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:28am
DISLIKE
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New Board Design! #14
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:31am
The small print problem should now be fixed for those IE users it was affecting... The color change on threads you've read is coming in a few min too.
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New Board Design! #15
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:33am
I am not having any trouble with reading it or font size, but I do miss the thread titles being bold so that I knew at a glance whether or not there was a new post in a thread I was following.
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New Board Design! #16
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:36am
Rob - how do you read back through posts on previous pages of a thread? If a thread opens on page 3 and I want to see what was posted on page 2, there's no page numbers on the top of the thread. I'm stuck reading only the posts on page 3.
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New Board Design! #17
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:46am
Sorry, didn't see your post, Rob, before I posted about the thread titles. Thanks!
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New Board Design! #18
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:48am
BlueMoon, I came in to post about the same thing. There are page numbers when you're on the first page of a thread, but once you go to any other page, you have no way to navigate except going back to the first page again and navigating from there.
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New Board Design! #19
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:50am
The young guy can't read it either. This hurts my head and eyes. Let's go back please.
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New Board Design! #20
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:51am
Scratch what I said earlier -- it's only on the last page of a thread that the navigation options disappear.
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New Board Design! #21
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:53am
Sure wish there were like buttons like facebook! lol
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New Board Design! #22
Posted: 4/12/12 at 11:56am
Hm, not bad...
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New Board Design! #23
Posted: 4/12/12 at 12:00pm
Would it be at all possible to add a "mark forum read" option/button?
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New Board Design! #24
Posted: 4/12/12 at 12:01pm
I'm with iluvtheatretrash, this young guy can't read this either. The white is really headache inducing.
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