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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:22 PM ( #35 )

It wasn't in the More menu... But it is now. :) Thanks for the reminder!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:43 PM ( #36 )

It wasn't in the More menu... But it is now. :) Thanks for the reminder!

Yay, awesome! Thank YOU! :)

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:52 PM ( #37 )

My childhood... IT'S RUINED!!!

Ah, well, I can't fix it. But there are some MAJOR flaws. For example, the image code is different. Instead of doing what we're SUPPOSED to do, like this:
[IMG]http://pearlsaurus.fc2web.com/elog/386/209.jpg[/IMG]
we've gotta copy the image, drag it on to the reply thing, and there: Posted Image Seems quite... Odd. And, the URL code doesn't work.

Edited by ルリリ, 15 November 2011 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:03 PM ( #38 )

just because you say ill get used to it, doesnt mean i will. i seriously do not like this, and i dont think i will get used to it. alot of it bothers me, enough for me to leave. i really really hate it.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:00 AM ( #39 )

I am really sorry to those who do not like the upgrade. Unfortunately we hav to change to stay current. The original software we ran (similar to InvisionFree but not the same) was ancient and VERY vulnerable to being hacked because it wasn't being updated for security. We had a lot of catching up to do and so we made one giant leap to the newer software. After that I told myself I wanted to stay more current to avoid that big of a change again. This change wasn't as big of a leap but I did have to redo the skin. In redoing the skin I decided to make things easier to stay current without months of work again. So there are all these changes you are seeing that are being done for a reason. This newest version of the software really is a more modern update for the forums. There are loads of things that make searching, browsing and posting easier and faster. Our mobile site is also improved (we are probably seeing 20% of our traffic on mobile these days).

Any upgrade or change is going to have people who love it as well as some who hate it. Of course I don't want people leaving because of these changes... What I would like is for people to give it a fair chance.


Would it help if we had a topic where people could ask "how can I do this thing like I used to?" and get answers from em or other members?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:32 PM ( #40 )

Thought I would post these pictures... Check out the "old" look of the TT main index page as well as the current. The main difference is with the top right corner of the screen. We used to have a bunch of stuff just crammed up there and in the new skin it is all combined into the navbar (which now also stays at the top for easy access). Just for the sake of having it, I am also attaching a picture of what the default skin looks like just so you know what I started at. :P

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:38 PM ( #41 )

I finally got to try out the mobile version of the site and I am LOVING it! I noticed the little icon in the top right corner that looks like 4 little tiles: amazing function! It makes it so much more intuitive to navigate around the site quickly without having to load pages and such. Especially the "New Content" selection. That's the highlight for me because that's one of the first things I go to when I log in to the site. I don't think the old mobile site had that. Oh, and I also noticed the "Chat" selection as well. Pretty cool! :)

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:23 PM ( #42 )

The three things I don't like about the upgrade is that the avatars are reduced in size and animated avatars are cut off and don't animate. The toolbar bugs me since it scrolls down with you.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:23 PM ( #43 )

I can work on the avatar sizing... Do others want the larger sizes back?

Are all animated gifs not animating?

The toolbar... I have received a number of comments about people liking it because it stays at top (because it makes everything easily accessible)... How many are bugged by this? How many like it?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:09 PM ( #44 )

It's really weird. My GIF is animated when viewing my profile page but not anywhere else. Is that supposed to happen? :huh:

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:08 PM ( #45 )

*Claps*:D good job

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:19 PM ( #46 )

The new tamatalk is okay, although a bit confusing. When I first back back from my 1 month absence, I was all, "Wut where's the logout button and wut where's the options".

Pros:
TT looks more modern.
Profiles look a bit more organized

Cons:
Status updating is harder. I miss the status update thingy right in the recent statuses.
It's gonna take me awhile to get used to looking underneath the topic to see who started it rather than looking at the next column.
No more linking links with words. Like the thingy in my sig, with the symbols. That's a link. I can still edit it luckily so I changed it to advertise another RP rather than the one I had there.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:15 AM ( #47 )

OK well I have to work out some coding kinks to make the avatars bigger. Making them bigger will also let me enable the animations in the topic views.

As far as linking with words goes, the update changed how you do it. Basically you can either type out the url bbcode manually or you highlight a word first and then click the Link button and enter the url.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:29 PM ( #48 )

Oh, so you can still do the word link thingy? Yay :D It'll take some getting used to, but I can adjust. *experiments*

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:25 PM ( #49 )

Love the update Admin! I have a question though, how do I add videos to my posts without putting in a link? I can't seem to figure that out.
(Edit: Never mind, I found it! :) )

Edited by kuromametchifan123, 20 November 2011 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:27 PM ( #50 )

Quick update... Both the larger avatar and animations in avatars are working again. If things look a little strange or are overlapping you should clear your web browsers cache first and then try to relaod the page. :)

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:12 PM ( #51 )

Everything has been running very smoothly for me and only now have I noticed just one little error. c:
Writing specifically, for some reason this post has no Edit option, yet all of my more recent posts do? :hanatchi:

I assume it is because I had posted it prior to the website's update? :newmametchi:




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