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Acorn Arcade forums: Site Comments: Redesign issues
 
  Redesign issues
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Michael Drake Message #94350, posted by tlsa at 23:13, 26/11/2006

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I'm starting a thread here, so as not to fill up the "Icon Bar and Acorn Arcade relaunch" news article comments with minor problems.

The links on http://www.acornarcade.com/news/tagsoup.php give errors.

I think it would be nicer if the front page side bar sections like "Sites we like" used unordered lists, because bullets look prettier than "-"s, NetSurf supports lists well now and when the items are forced to wrap lists look more tidy because all the text is indented to the same level, beyond the bullet.
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Michael Drake Message #94360, posted by tlsa at 23:36, 26/11/2006, in reply to message #94350

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When you try to edit a posting at AA, there is a section of the page in TIB colours.
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Michael Drake Message #94361, posted by tlsa at 23:46, 26/11/2006, in reply to message #94360

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The little information icons in AA articles use the TIB icon, which does not fit with the AA colour scheme. It only affects articles on the front page. The "Is that a chainsaw in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?" article has one such icon.

[Edited by tlsa at 23:48, 26/11/2006]
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VinceH Message #94362, posted by VincceH at 23:52, 26/11/2006, in reply to message #94350
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I'm starting a thread here, so as not to fill up the "Icon Bar and Acorn Arcade relaunch" news article comments with minor problems.
Good plan.

The open/closed envelopes which are used to indicate new posts in a thread are misbehaving, the naughty little tykes.

Each time I visit the forums, they indicate new posts in threads where I've already read everything on a previous visit. Posts from before the update are unaffected - it's only posts made since which keep getting flagged as unread.
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Michael Drake Message #94363, posted by tlsa at 23:53, 26/11/2006, in reply to message #94362

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Clicking on attachements like the one above give an error and the image is sent as text/plain.
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Michael Drake Message #94364, posted by tlsa at 23:56, 26/11/2006, in reply to message #94362

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The open/closed envelopes which are used to indicate new posts in a thread are misbehaving, the naughty little tykes.
I noticed it too. I'm not sure if it is because I read some at AcornArcade and some at TIB.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94367, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:04, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94364
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You lot like to keep us busy, don't you? :)

But the good news is - the thumbnails for the attachments are now working in netsurf :)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94368, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:06, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94367
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Actually, it looks like it's still only PNGs that work :(
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Michael Drake Message #94370, posted by tlsa at 00:08, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94367

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You lot like to keep us busy, don't you? :)
:) I think the new layout is great.

But the good news is - the thumbnails for the attachments are now working in NetSurf :)
Hmm, not working in NetSurf here yet.
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Michael Drake Message #94371, posted by tlsa at 00:10, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94368

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I really like the "Recent discussions" bit on the front page. It would be great to have that on the left bar of all the forum pages too. :)
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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #94392, posted by [mentat] at 10:40, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94350
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I don't like it!
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Phil Mellor Message #94399, posted by monkeyson2 at 10:51, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94392
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I don't like it!
Why?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94401, posted by Phlamethrower at 10:55, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94399
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I don't think we gave him his staffonly access back :o

Plus he's just a cun
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Michael Drake Message #94483, posted by tlsa at 19:41, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94361

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At the AA forum, the little ^ icons at the bottom right of each post use the white TIB triangle.

At http://www.iconbar.com/articles/Free_games/index879.html the graphics with the Archive file icon have the dark AA background.

[Edited by tlsa at 19:41, 27/11/2006]
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Steve C Message #94500, posted by Steve at 20:55, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94401
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I don't think we gave him his staffonly access back :o

Plus he's just a cun
If I say I do like it, can I have mine back? :P
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Michael Drake Message #94502, posted by tlsa at 20:56, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94500

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Could you make the "Recent discussions" links link to the last page of the thread?
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Michael Drake Message #94504, posted by tlsa at 21:04, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94502

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Some recent change has made it so that the AA and TIB frontpages are always slightly wider than the window with NetSurf. Even when you make the window wider, the page stays wider than the window.

[Edited by tlsa at 21:05, 27/11/2006]
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Phil Mellor Message #94506, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:07, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94504
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Some recent change has made it so that the AA and TIB frontpages are always slightly wider than the window with NetSurf. Even when you make the window wider, the page stays wider than the window.

[Edited by tlsa at 21:05, 27/11/2006]
Is that ever since the relaunch, or in the last hour or so?
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Michael Drake Message #94507, posted by tlsa at 21:07, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94506

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Just in the last hour.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94510, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:12, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94483
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At the AA forum, the little ^ icons at the bottom right of each post use the white TIB triangle.
Fixed, along with the wrong colours when editing posts on AA
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94513, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:24, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94350
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The links on http://www.acornarcade.com/news/tagsoup.php give errors.
Fixed.
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Phil Mellor Message #94515, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:36, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94507
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Just in the last hour.
Hmm, maybe a new article or spotlight item on there has messed things up.
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Phil Mellor Message #94516, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:36, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94502
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Could you make the "Recent discussions" links link to the last page of the thread?
Fixed.
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Michael Drake Message #94518, posted by tlsa at 21:40, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94515

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Just in the last hour.
Hmm, maybe a new article or spotlight item on there has messed things up.
I get the same problem when viewing only "RISC OS" and "The Vigay", so I don't think it's a new article.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94528, posted by Phlamethrower at 22:38, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94361
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The little information icons in AA articles use the TIB icon, which does not fit with the AA colour scheme. It only affects articles on the front page. The "Is that a chainsaw in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?" article has one such icon.
Fixed.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94529, posted by Phlamethrower at 22:41, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94362
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The open/closed envelopes which are used to indicate new posts in a thread are misbehaving, the naughty little tykes.

Each time I visit the forums, they indicate new posts in threads where I've already read everything on a previous visit. Posts from before the update are unaffected - it's only posts made since which keep getting flagged as unread.
I think they've always been a bit buggy like that :o
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Jeffrey Lee Message #94532, posted by Phlamethrower at 23:09, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94500
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I don't think we gave him his staffonly access back :o

Plus he's just a cun
If I say I do like it, can I have mine back? :P
We'll be sorting it out soon :)
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Michael Drake Message #94533, posted by tlsa at 23:19, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94515

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Just in the last hour.
Hmm, maybe a new article or spotlight item on there has messed things up.
Actually, I think it must always have been like that. It's got something to do with the poll graph.
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VinceH Message #94534, posted by VincceH at 23:19, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94529
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Each time I visit the forums, they indicate new posts in threads where I've already read everything on a previous visit. Posts from before the update are unaffected - it's only posts made since which keep getting flagged as unread.
I think they've always been a bit buggy like that :o
There is a bit of a bug I'd noticed previously, but it's not quite the same - and not nearly as bad.

IIRC, it was that if someone posted to a thread while you were already reading it (including if you posted to it yourself). Specifically, something like this... <cue wavey visual effect>

If there was a thread with new posts, you'd see the closed envelope to indicate it. Read the thread and it would become the open envelope. All good and proper.

If, however, while you had the thread open someone posted to it (as I said, including yourself), when you returned to the index, the closed envelope would be displayed. This makes sense - there's a new post.

However, opening the thread and reading that new post didn't change the envelope to an open one - the only way to do it was to leave the site, come back afresh and read it again. Then the envelope would open. Unless some other bugger posted again...

However, the problem now is that it even forgets across sessions - and it doesn't seem that new posts appearing while you're reading are the cause. On the face of it, it's a different bug - though that doesn't mean to say it's unrelated.

The important thing is that it's more broken that it was before.
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VinceH Message #94536, posted by VincceH at 23:26, 27/11/2006, in reply to message #94534
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Interestingly, though, when I popped along to the forums a second ago and posted the above the whole lot was showing as unread again - but when I shut the browser down and then re-visited to try to see if I could see a pattern, what happened?

Sods Law kicked in, and everything worked as it used to.

Bah.
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