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Thoughts about the new site

So, I will give some quick impressions about the new layout. First of all, I felt kind of heartbroken when the site went haywire and everything was lost. My comments, picture, everything got erased and probably wont come back. But I will get over it soon. 

Now, this new page, I got to say, it's a lot better and convenient than the previous one. The web designers put on a lot of thoughts about features and QoL changes. We finally have notifications when someone replies our comments, and everything looks cleaner. I may not need to use the email again to suggest an article, and that's great. 

Now, for some suggestions. First. I don't know if it's intended, but the website icon is way too dark. I often mistake the icon for another website and close the tabs unintendedly. If you could make it brighter and more reddish, I'll appreciate it. Second, the comments textbox is harder to make it, you know, write. I have to click several times on the upper left side to see if the blinking line thingy is there. Would be best if I can click anywhere on the text box to start writing. Also, more categories for the forums will be great to.

That's all for now. Keep up the good job!

blade_master
Fri Dec 02 16 12:22am
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

Back with another request.

I clicked on the my discussions area of this website to find a story I commented on earlier, and it was kind of a mess. Is there any way to present the information differently? Rather than show every single new post in one discussion thread like it currently does (which for popular posts ends up being quite a few pages), would it be possible to sort it kind of like the discussion pane where you see the story title and just a few new posts? It would lessen the clutter on that page imo.

I don't know if that makes sense or if it is possible, but it would be something I'm interested in.

I honestly have no idea what you're referring to. What did you click on in "My Discussions"? What is a mess? Sort what like the discussion pane? The clutter on what page?

Yeah sorry, as I was writing it up I noticed it sounded kind of confusing. When I get some time tonight, I'll try and describe what I mean better.

yes please :D

i'm also totally confused.

blade_master
Sun Dec 04 16 10:03pm
(Updated 1 time)

Let's try that again.

So what I was trying to talk about was the page you are redirected to when you click "View All" under "My Discussions" in the right side bar. (This page: http://gonintendo.com/discussions )

As it is set up currently, every single response in a thread is listed separately. If I comment in a popular thread (something with 40+ replies for example) it makes it quite difficult to find less popular posts.

What I was wondering was if sorting discussions in a different way was possible. I was thinking you have each story title listed just once, and you could click on the title to see all new comments to that story. That way, instead of being blasted will every comment from every story you comment on, you can pick and choose which story's comments you want to be presented with.

Does that make sense?

I'll see what I can do. Issue is the way the page is setup, it's not trivial to only get distinct stories out of it.

Can't really promise much, but I'll try to mull over it and if I can come up with a solution, I'll let y'all know.

It's not a major thing, so if it ends up being a lot of work don't even worry about it.

QoL request. Can we get a "Mark All Notifications as Read" option?

t27duck
Fri Jan 20 17 05:56am
(Updated 1 time)

In the drop down in the main navigation there is a link to do so, however I can see if I can remember to also add it to the main notification page as well.

Oh yeah, I see it on the mobile form of the site, but not the desktop version.

This isn't showing up when viewing the site on the desktop with unread notifications?

It wasn't for me at least. I was using Google chrome if it matters.

it doesn't show up for me...when all notifications are already read. if there are new ones it reappears.

I see it now...I don't know why I couldn't see it yesterday. Probably user error...

Like the small touch you added to featured comments. Makes things a lot more clear.

blade_master
Sat Apr 01 17 12:03am
Rating: 2

Found a tiny bug in posting comments.

When I put something in a spoiler tag, and then go to preview it, I can't. Clicking on "SPOILER" to expand the box just moves me to the top of the page and not expanding the spoiler section. Makes it tough to do any formatting within spoiler tags as one can't see how their formatting will look in advance.

Should be fixed now.

blade_master
Sat Apr 29 17 05:59pm
Rating: 1

Wow, that's a marvelous banner. I'd even go so far as to say it's a deluxe banner.

What banner?!? I'm on kindle silk browser and its still the red one.

My guess is whoever sent cort the custom banner only submitted the "large" version and not a "mini" version for tablets.

Yep...Chastix only provided a full banner for the desktop site. If I get a chance later today, I'll try refitting as much of it into the smaller banner format.

Is Chastix the same person as Armored Frog, or is there supposed to be another banner?

cortjezter
Wed May 03 17 02:58pm
(Updated 1 time)

Different user, same banner. Original announcement somehow got wrongly linked.

PS...this should be in another thread.

Since one of the recent updates, the [youtube] tag seems to have stopped working. I cannot embed videos anymore, and videos that were embedded in previous posts less than a month ago no longer seem to show up. Would it be possible to fix it (or replace it with another tag)?

Looks like the player's being blocked due to a recent change I did. I'll get it updated and fixed no later than Thursday night.

t27duck
Wed Jul 12 17 04:43pm
Rating: 1

Should be fixed now!

Awesome, thanks!

Is there a setting somewhere to make the site have a "dark" or "night" theme?

For now, no. But it is something we've at least worked through some designs that it could potentially be a future feature...

I support this idea as well!

cortjezter
Thu Jan 25 18 01:38am
Rating: 2

Proof that designs do exist Smile

blade_master
Thu Jan 25 18 10:53pm
Rating: 1

It was definitely worth zooming in on the image to see what the text said for the dark theme.

At least our concepts cannot be described as slapdash. 😇

Pity that most of it goes so widely unseen.

In the old iteration of the site, we had the ability to edit our PMs if the recipient had not read them yet. Would it be possible to get that feature (or something like it) back?

Perhaps, I'll have to check with T27.

Knowing that you can preview before sending, and send another message in the thread to share any updates in the time elapsed, what would be the use case for editing something you've already previewed, sent, and could just write a follow-up?

"what would be the use case for editing something you've already previewed"

Much like the previous issue with things like greater-than-signs or ampersands, the message displayed by the preview is not 100% reflective of what the final PM ultimately looks like.

(The most recent difference I have noticed is that nothing inside a spoiler tag seems to show up in a PM's preview.)

Private message preview for the spoiler tag should be fixed now.

Thanks.

I also noticed a couple weeks ago that emoticons do not display in PM preview either.

Those should be fixed now.

hamr
Tue Mar 13 18 05:08am
(Updated 1 time)

Putting an ampersand in the subject line of a PM causes "&​a​m​p​;" gibberish to appear in the PM's title once sent.

Thanks for the heads up. I will work on that quick fix when I get home tonight.

It should be fixed now! Thanks again for the head's up.

Quick question on blocking users.
I know when I block a user I no longer see their comments but just curious what the result is on their end? Do they still see my comments?

t27duck
Sat Apr 07 18 04:56pm
Rating: 1

Yes, the user you block will still see your comments, but they won't be able to reply to them.

Cool, thanks for the reply.

Just to note, the blocking feature is not meant to passively taunt people, by saying something to/at someone, then block them so they can't reply.

Blocking and unblocking people repeatedly is considered abusive, and will be met with moderator intervention.

Also, we are likely to be tweaking the blocking feature soon due to "enough" people abusing this feature as described above.

It wasn’t my intention. I was blocking/unblocking to try and figure out what exactly it does. Now I know. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

That's fine, I wasn't pointing anything at you passively, just saying it out loud. 👍

I'm not sure the best place to ask this so appologies if this shouldn't be here. I'm just wondering how the 'Foes' list works? Is that what you're talking about here? If I add someone to the Foes list does that just mean I stop seeing their comments? I'm not looking to report anyone or anything formal like that but there is someone who's quite active on the site that I find to be overly critical/negative in their comments and I'd rather not see that every time I read a story.

t27duck
Thu Jun 21 18 02:47pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 2 times)

That is correct. Your "Foes" list hides their comments and prevents them from being able to respond to you. This applies to comments in both discussion topics (which is what you're viewing now), and comments in stories. It also prevents the user from sending you a PM.

I guess it's more of a "hide user" feature than a "foe"... just stole the wording from the old, old forums.

Note that this does not hide stories written by users on this list and you cannot make foes out of cortjezter, a moderator, or any of the story writers.

Quick note: My user is 100% foe-able as well. While I have admin access, my user account is not one of those above.

Thanks T27! That's really helpful and exactly what I'm looking for. And it's definitely not you that I want to add to the Foes list!!! Smile

Recently loading several user profiles including mine throws me an 500 error, but on some profiles it loads just fine. Has it been happening to others as well?

I'll look into it when I get home from work today

I've actually had the same issue a couple of times in the last few days. I do love that error screen though!

t27duck
Wed May 02 18 05:33pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

That bug was way too convoluted than it needed to be. Was so low level I wasn't getting notifications about it. Hence, why I only started looking at it today.

Anyway, should be fixed now (as in, your profile renders now). Sorry about that.

I don't mind having a banner on the top of the site that links to Ikaruga, or any other advertisement. However, I always use the top banner to return to the front page to view the most recent posts. Right now, I don't see any way to link back to the front page. Instead, I have to set the URL in the browser window back to gonintendo.com instead of simply following a convenient link on the website.

t27duck
Mon May 28 18 09:05am
(Updated 1 time)

Your best bet is to bring that up with RMC directly. I just implement what he asks.

t27duck
Mon May 28 18 09:34am
Rating: 2

FWIW, when viewing the "large version" of the site (with the big banner visible), I added a new link to the navigation bar at the top to link back to the home page.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

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