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Oct 25, 2017
4,695
So... Has the mobile scrolling issue with the text box buttons been acknowledged yet?

Didn't we have a refresh button at the bottom of the page too? Where'd that go?
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,654
I've mentioned previously that only video-game threads are showing up in my Watched Threads list, all the ones I'm folling from the Etcetera Hangouts section don't (but behave as watched when going to them manually).
Since today new threads I start watching also don't appear there, but still behave as if they're watched everywhere else.
This makes the Watched Threads list basically useless for me right now.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,083
Glasgow, Scotland
I just find it really depressing that when I load up the site this is what I see. I don't even see any actual threads. So much expanded wasted space. I wish I had a screenshot of the sight beforehand. It looks vastly superior. It honestly feels dated visually and far far less usable. I'm finding it frustrating just browsing around and interacting with the site now. I hate the purple text thread titles as well in the dark theme. There's too much going on and it's not as clear as it used to be. The old design (classic dark theme) felt contemporary. This feels dated.

 
Oct 25, 2017
2,880
The sidebar seemed to fix itself yesterday and stay closed, but that isn't happening now.

Clicking the burger refuses to respond.

How long before the thing is finally removed for good?
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,083
Glasgow, Scotland
A bug on mobile I've noticed. If you're scrolling around the page where the reply box is some of the posting elements are triggered immediately. Seems to be some of the media elements to post links. There's no "scroll rejection", for want of a better term.. if you try to move the page and happen to touch on those elements they open up. It's very buggy feeling when it happens as well. This is on a Pixel 2 Chrome Beta app if that helps.
 
Oct 25, 2017
569
Belgium
The sentiment itself is not the issue, but due to this user's past interactions with staff, we are quite sure that the intent there was not to be helpful.
If you have questions about moderation feel free to PM us.
Okay, so what I'm getting from this is, if you have issues with moderation or the site in general, you're meant to PM a mod or admin. However, if you do, then you'll be banned for harassment or "causing trouble" later on whenever the mood strikes, especially if your post is the tiniest bit critical (even though there are other posts in this very thread that are much more snarky towards staff). That's cool.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,207
So when you disable the avatars on thread list on mobile, the thread title starts legitimately as far to the left as possible. Shouldn’t there be a bit of buffer space? It’s kinda weird looking.

Also I️ want to disable avatars and photos in the threads but still don’t see that option anywhere

Also I️ don’t see why edit is hidden in the menu. With “other options”.

And the blocks on the home screen wiggling is really annoying when you’re on desktop. You go to click on something and it enlarges or whatever and you have to move to click again

It would also be nice if the gaming, OT and hangouts were just there at the bottom of the threads. Maybe make the subscribe thing way smaller. Just makes the forum look cheap and creepy
 
Oct 31, 2017
5,553
I’m curious- do you just regularly browse Hangouts? I guess I don’t really see the point of looking at a list of communities I’m not a part of most of. Like, I definitely hang out in certain OTs a lot (I mainly post in the GB OT), but it makes more sense to me to go to the ones I’m already posting in via Watched.



I’m seeing those share icons on iOS (well, iOS 11) Safari.



(I hope this still works?)
NBA and Footy boards is 75% of what I look at :P

By the way, when I write resetera, it says maintenance. But if I type a url on resetera that I've already been in, the website works.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Oct 29, 2017
346
A minor bug and I don't know if it is related to the update, but I found a page with with two posts with the post number 54 and I'd like to share this curiosity. All other post numbers are present, so there is that page that has 51 instead of 50 posts. I also checked the number of total posts seems thus to be missing that one post.
 
Oct 25, 2017
23,123
Watched threads showing up when there's no new posts is annoying. No idea if it's a bug but the old theme didn't do it, and it's doing my tits in.
 
Nov 21, 2017
3,483
This is kinda inconvenience but the watched thread feature doesnt provide all my watched threads but half of them. I dont know how to track the invisible ones
 
Temporary solution to Watched Threads issues
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Cerium

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
803
Watched threads showing up when there's no new posts is annoying. No idea if it's a bug but the old theme didn't do it, and it's doing my tits in.
This is kinda inconvenience but the watched thread feature doesnt provide all my watched threads but half of them. I dont know how to track the invisible ones
We're working on a fix for this. One way to resolve for now: Navigate to Trending and disable all node filters.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,990
If this can be added with a userscript how hard is it to be implemented in the site? And also reducing the search bar size and adding hangout links. I'm genuinely asking. Why have a sidebar and a quickjump menu when this is so much better?

Ugh, yes please. They could collapse to be just icons on mobile. This would fix all navigation issues, really.

On another note, the site seems to be performing better now. Hopefully it wasn't the Similar Threads feature that was mostly to blame for the poor performance before, because I actually really liked that feature. It's not worth enabling if it cripples performance, though.

Also, will custom cover images for threads be enabled anytime soon? I've been wanting to try it out.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,822
Lmao Search bar takes up half the screen but not bothered to put the site navigation in the other half, has to be through "Quick Jump"

Hilarious how the community is improving the site better than the admins through scripts and other work around and shit. Really disappointing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,182
Hamburg/Germany
Thanks to the staff for the good work.

I can't wait until the sidebar starts remembering I want it closed so that I don't gotta do so each time I load a new page or reload one.
Are you experiencing this on desktop or mobile?
Dun got a mobile so desktop for me!
Okay then use an addon like Stylus and add a new script for Era with this:

Code:
body .uix_sidebarNav {
    display: none !important;
}
Thanks! I'm not versed in fancy stuffs like this but I'll hang onto it! Will wait alil while longer to let the staff work stuff out on the site. Then afterwards if needed look into it!
Same.
But thanks, I'll have to give this a try in case the sidebar stays and disabling it doesn't work for me.

We're making progress! No more "similar threads" at the bottom, but there still is that gigantic ass remove ads. Even though I get no ads on mobile and don't have any ad blockers.
Regardless of the performance, can we pretty please add similar threads to the list as a candidate for an option to disable? If the users will have no voice in it being brought back, it would nice to be able to opt out without having to install a script. I'm far from the only person who's expressed this opinion, and I'd be happy to enumerate reasons if needed.
Similar Threads needs to stay gone.
Agreed, hope that "similar threads" are at least made an option that you can disable.

Hi all,

I've added the option to show or hide avatars in thread listings throughout the site. This option, if disabled, will hide avatars that normally show to the left of a thread title in any thread listing (e.g. inside a forum, watched threads, trending, etc.).

You can access it by going to https://www.resetera.com/account/preferences and changing the "Show Avatars in Thread List" option.



Enjoy!
Thank you.
Probably too much to ask to also add the option to only disable avatars of certain users, but I thought mentioning it wouldn't hurt.

The sidebar seemed to fix itself yesterday and stay closed, but that isn't happening now.

Clicking the burger refuses to respond.

How long before the thing is finally removed for good?
Yeah, hasn't worked today for me either.
Hopefully it's not a browser version thing, since I'm not using the newest Firefox version due to a couple of plugins not working on the newest one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,644
Just wanted to say everything's looking good a few days in.

As one developer to another, be patient with the adjustment period. If you're watching metrics or collecting data/feedback, there's a phenomenon that whenever any service introduces major new features engagement initially drops, metrics perform poorly, and qualitative negative feedback overwhelms qualitative positive feedback, but then over time, the metrics recover as familiarity with new features, design, etc. increases. It's always disheartening as a developer to spend a lot of time on something, and then have it received with mixed opinions or see data that suggests that something is not performing as well with the improved version vs. the old. It's just human nature.

As a user, whenever a major service changes I usually wait several weeks and use it before providing feedback. I find that otherwise my initial difficulty doing routine tasks is overblown and it shrouds my entire reaction.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,313
The sentiment itself is not the issue, but due to this user's past interactions with staff, we are quite sure that the intent there was not to be helpful.
If you have questions about moderation feel free to PM us.


Many of the features we have included, like the Quick Jump navigation, the per-user ability to toggle buttons and disable avatars on the thread list, the Non-Binary Gender Option, the fact that gender displays on profile pop-ups at all, etc are features that are neither native to XF2.0 nor available via plugin. These we spent considerable hours and effort and other resources developing ourselves, based on community feedback.

With regard to the legacy themes, what was proposed there was not a port of an XF1.5 theme but a completely new theme, built from scratch, and made to look in some ways like it belongs in XF1.5. A systems administrator will be able to elaborate when they are available.
I don’t doubt that they could have been bad in PMs, but I do want to say that:

1. This is certainly not the first time I’ve seen someone post harsh but agreed upon criticism in a thread like this and be hit by a sudden ban of “they’ve had issues with staff before and it was mainly in PMs”, with absolutely no post by staff to explain what just happened or how the criticism was off in any way until questioned. It is a bad look 100% of the time and always makes me wonder if they were actually that bad or if they were just critical a lot. Bans like this should really get a post in the thread explaining (as you did here) how they actually differed from the criticism others were making.

2. Banning people for stuff they said in PMs to staff, and then asking people to PM you about moderation issues is a bit laughable. It certainly does not encourage me to question decisions in any capacity beyond the report button if it’s possibly going to end up being seen as an infraction.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,751
UK
With the watched thread temp quick fix, the ability to hide avatars in the thread list, and the similar threads section being removed, I'm starting to not mind this redesign. I'm getting used to it.
Yeah it's getting better

Just need to make the mobile version fit for purpose now, and revert everything that takes 2 clicks back to 1
 
Oct 25, 2017
390
NYC
Thanks for adding avatar hiding on the thread list. Enabling this option (on mobile) makes it so there is zero spacing/padding though. It looks bad visually, but hopefully it will be fixed at some point.
 
Can we get an ultra simple alternative? Like a flat version of the site with a black and grey, or white and baby blue. No gradients, no avatars. Simplified text input. Big buttons.

Right now, it feels over engineered on mobile. Like you're cramming the desktop mode into mobile by simply shuffling elements around. It's garish and unweildy
 
Dec 18, 2017
2,849
Is user post highlighting a bug or intended?

When I went into a topic before, my posts would be highlighted purple. It was easy to tell which were my posts on a page even when scrolling.

Now my posts are not highlighted. I notice a very fine purple edge highlight on the top border of my post, so maybe that's supposed to be the new style.

However that fine purple highlight is way too subtle to notice. Even when I'm staring at my post, it takes a moment to see it. While scrolling through an entire page of posts, which has lots of purple highlights, it's impossible to immediately differentiate my posts.

Anyway, feature or bug, I think the design should be reconsidered.
 

digitalrelic

Weight Loss Champion 2018: Biggest Change
Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,442
Just want to chime in and say that now that the backend issues seem to be ironed out, I'm LOVING the new UI. There's always going to be a ton of people that are super critical of change, but they'll adapt. I'm very pleased! Thank you for your hard work!
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,881
is there any chance of getting the old read/unread icon back and having so that the icon takes you to the first unread post and the thread title takes you to the first post like before?
Please please please PLEASE don't do this. This functionality was the sole reason I used 1.5 over Legacy and I would probably stop using this forum entirely if this regression was brought forward.
 

jett

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
14,089
Your own threads no longer stand out with a different shade of color, do you plan on changing that? What about your own posts?
 
Oct 25, 2017
682
Thanks for adding avatar hiding on the thread list. Enabling this option (on mobile) makes it so there is zero spacing/padding though. It looks bad visually, but hopefully it will be fixed at some point.
It's like they just cropped the avatars out. Back to the extention hunt and scripts.
 

Aigis

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
5,773
is there any chance of getting the old read/unread icon back and having so that the icon takes you to the first unread post and the thread title takes you to the first post like before?
Yes please, among a lot of other things.

There should be a thread for just updates when they happen, im not noticing much outside of stability
 
Not all bugs per say, but I'll treat this thread as a general feeback thread for usability cuz I can't find another thread more apt.

1) On mobile, the ads at the top load slowly. And when they're done, they push everything down. There are so many times I misclick just as they load. Many times I have to wait for them to load so I don't misclick. This happens again when the report ads button is slow to load. Can we have placeholder space for the ads so elements don't move?

2) OP tag and "my posts" tags are too subtle.

3) Back button (on android), with a picture/ attachment enlarged, goes back to a previous page instead of closing the attachment/ picture overlay. When I click forward to go back to that page, the overlay stays, but I'll be at the top of the page instead of at the post I clicked to enlarge.

4) Like others mentioned, the scroll arrows jump to a point too low on the page and we have to scroll up for the last post.

5) sometimes on chrome mobile, clicking on a link sends you to a blank page with huge purple arrows pointing up (probably incomplete load). Need to reload the page to fix that.

6) On Desktop, the search bar loads a little bit too high up? I can only see half the search bar but if i click it it pops back in place.

7) The top/bottom scroll arrows need to be on top of each other, they wast too much space when placed horizontally, especially in mobile.
 
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piratepwnsninja

Lead Game Designer
Verified
Oct 25, 2017
1,297
Something that seems to be missing that I found to be a great convenience feature was the arrows to take you to the top or bottom of a thread, along with the reload thread button that was on the same sidebar for that. Is that gone forever?

Edit: Ok, I found the scroll arrows, but no refresh thread.
 

BronsonLee

it me
Member
Oct 24, 2017
13,213
Something that seems to be missing that I found to be a great convenience feature was the arrows to take you to the top or bottom of a thread, along with the reload thread button that was on the same sidebar for that. Is that gone forever?
Check preferences for the top/bottom buttons. No reload button yet.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,262
My cursor just stops working fairly often, and i have to click back into my text box - didn't happen once typing this of course - happened like 10 times typing my post I started in etc a second ago - may have to do with the ads, I can't see an add right now.