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    Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 5:40pm
new DSO site visuals coming up! comment and rate!
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 6:12pm
not sure how i feel about the pop up windows so far
 
seems to be an odd gray value to color of the buttons when highligted
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 6:53pm
We're working on it as we speak. Any feedback would be great!

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YEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! NEW UI!!!
now it finally matches the Workstation section's awesome UI :D
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 8:56pm

for the most part, its looking really good

im still seeing an odd gray value on the navigation bar... with and without highlight
its worse now since im at home and not on my terribad work computer
 
the center alignement is a welcome change
 
not sure if this is already your plan, but it think the pop out navigation would be a lot more effective if the whole thumbnail was the link, not just the words below it
 
the forum thumbnails look sharper, not sure if im imagining that, but they look good :)
 
more to come as you add/update =D
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 11:21pm
Originally posted by !ender_

not sure how i feel about the pop up windows so far seems to be an odd gray value to color of the buttons when highligted

Fixed now.

Originally posted by !ender_

not sure if this is already your plan, but it think the pop out navigation would be a lot more effective if the whole thumbnail was the link, not just the words below it

Fixed now.

We're practically done with the layout update, etc... Let us know what you all think!
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 11:47pm
you may know this already but you can not currently edit posts, or open the post options window at all
 
and because of that i had to triple post in configs, and i hit 1000 posts
wooo =D
 
oh and emoticons dont work either :(
 
(yes for anyone reading this who doesnt know me i just giving alex sh*t, im not actually upset that they didnt magically update everything in 10 seconds)
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2010 at 11:54pm
Thank you for the heads up! We're working on those bugs and they should be fixed by tomm.

If anyone finds any other issues anywhere on the website, please let us know.
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 12:30am
i think im either not explaining the tint or maybe my colors are off and its just me
 
this is what im seeing
(i cant embed, lol)
 
 
the saturation is off, in my opinion, makes it look sort of wierd
 
see what im talking about? im not going on some tirade saying change it now!!!!11111, its your site but thats what is currently standing out to me in the dislike column
 
just an idea
 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 12:48am
Looks fine to me? (Anyone else please comment)
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 12:55am
New site is looking sweet. I especially like the new forum background.

The Preview Post button under the posting area no longer seems to be working.

Configurations still take around 10 seconds to load. That may just be a limitation of the system and nothing that can be done about it, it's just something that has bugged me for awhile as someone who configures and loads a lot of tickets.
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  Quote SemperFuzz Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 4:31am
Hurts my eyes it is so bright?  What happened to the Black Ops forum selection so ican make the screen black background please
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 12:33pm
Originally posted by SemperFuzz

Hurts my eyes it is so bright?  What happened to the Black Ops forum selection so ican make the screen black background please
 
We'll have a Bkack|OPS theme back soon.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 12:34pm
Originally posted by Dragoonseal

The Preview Post button under the posting area no longer seems to be working.
We're working on a fix, thanks!

Originally posted by Dragoonseal

Configurations still take around 10 seconds to load. That may just be a limitation of the system and nothing that can be done about it, it's just something that has bugged me for awhile as someone who configures and loads a lot of tickets.
It's the limitation of the system and server load for now.
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  Quote Patrick_DS Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 12:43pm
Nice clean layout! I less than three it! but no smilies and post edit options are disabled?
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 1:12pm
Originally posted by Patrick_DS

Nice clean layout! I less than three it! but no smilies and post edit options are disabled?

We're working on fix this now.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 1:22pm
It works!
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  Quote Patrick_DS Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 1:29pm

Hoorah! Excited<--its back

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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2010 at 2:45pm
woot yea it does work
 
*disclaimer again, just suggestions, I like the makeover*
 
minor issue and i cant be as extensive as usual becuase of work, but i have some good ideas if anyone else agrees with this...
i feel like there are starting to be WAY to many categories
at first it seems cool like we have a really huge forum, but I think its just busy and somewhat difficult to use
few examples:
Product reviews / industry news could easily be one
everything under technical support guides should be posted in the category technical assistance. and in the main sticky, could be linked to (way less space needed)
pretty much everything under the gaming category could all be in one thread, maybe 3, seperated by action games, RPG/Stragtegy, and console
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2010 at 9:45am
i keep getting this wierd glitch about once per 4 posts where this text box goes black around all my text, only fix ive found is posting and editing and it goes away
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Jun 2010 at 9:56pm
I've gotten that several times today.
The first time was, I posted a config, and then at the bottom, where I wanted to add some comments, the text box was black and I couldn't see what I was typing, but it was being entered anyway.
A couple other times, I just started typing at the beginning, and the typing was solid black so I couldn't see it, like !ender_.
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2010 at 5:11am
I just remembered something I keep forgetting to suggest. Would it be possible to improve how quoted text shows up? Currently it is the same alignment and text style of normal text but with just a light dotted line around it, meaning it can be hard to distinguish from normal non-quoted text at a glance, especially if someone is quoting multiple parts of a post or people at a time in one reply. Perhaps just giving all the lines of quoted text a tab indent and italicizing it all? And/or perhaps the quote box could be made more prominent.

Also Dalthius brought up an odd price difference between something he configured a few days ago and any he configures now. I narrowed it down to the Assassin case, it is now priced at $100 more than it used to be. Is that intentional or an error?
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2010 at 2:02pm
Oh, and another weird oddity with the forums. If you make a post too long then after a certain point the text editor will become black and you can't see what you've typed unless you highlight it.

Just hold enter for a second or two for it to scroll down in the text editor and you'll see what I mean.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Jun 2010 at 2:09pm
Great feedback guys, I'll see what we can do to make these changes.
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  Quote profs77 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jun 2010 at 1:14pm

I think the Digital Storm Labs section should have a similar new menu as the rest of the site now.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jun 2010 at 4:18pm
We updated the quote styles. We're trying to fix the black text/box issue.

In regards to updating the menu for the labs section, I feel that it's good that way so it feels like a separate section and it focuses on the topics instead at the top?
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Jun 2010 at 5:39pm
Thanks for the quote style update Alex! I noticed it but forgot to come mention it and I seem to have missed your post about it. Which actually brings me to another issue I've been having with the forum.

Sometimes, actually very often, the cookies for the forum will always mark threads as being read on me, even though I haven't. For instance if I refresh the forum and see a number of the 'New Post' icons but then just leave the page there without checking them and then come back in a few hours and refresh the page again suddenly a number of them or even all of them will get marked as read for no reason. If I don't always keep on top of it and immediately read the threads with new posts they always get marked read automatically and I'll miss them and it's a pain in the rear to come back later on to look at time stamps and try to figure out which ones I've already read or not. Sometimes even the opposite will happen and I've ready up on all the new posts and bam suddenly I see New Post icons everywhere randomly even in threads I've read hours ago.

It's so frustrating that I don't even shut down Lilim anymore, I just put her in hibernate so that when I turn her back on it'll bring Firefox back up without automatically refreshing the forum page which will lead to threads getting marked read automatically if I don't sit there and read them all right then and there whether I wanted to or not. Any idea what causes this and if it can be fixed? I use Firefox 3.6.6 but the issue has been around for months and months even with older versions of Firefox.

Also another issue is that the bullet point "Unordered List" option isn't formatting right anymore, the bullet or bubble points don't show up.
  1. The numbered list
  2. shows up like this
  3. once posted.
  • But the bullet point list
  • shows up like this
  • once posted.
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2010 at 8:41am
lol thats some forum dedication if ive ever seen it
 
im still getting the black text box problem, thats pretty much my last complaint atm
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2010 at 6:39pm
Thank you to both of you for the feedback, I'll pass the info over.
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