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Old 04-19-19, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
Note how large the Bike Forums logo is at the top, and also how it butts up against the very top of the page. Looks terrible. There should be some space above the logo.
Also note the large grey box along the top row of dropdown items. Yes, I logged out, cleared cookies, and it still persists, both on my desktop and my iphone.

I vote against padding around the logo.

Full bleed is best, as it allows more actual content on the screen.
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Old 04-19-19, 11:17 AM
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IBRyan: JanMMIgotdibsdanburkhart please see the new announcement.

Where is this 'new announcement'?
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Old 04-19-19, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I have the same gray box that @hazetguy reports. I have a paid membership. I logged in with an unpaid membership and did not have the gray box. This information might help those who are working on fixing this.

Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Breadcrumbs are really nice too. I like what little I've seen of this update so far. Thanks guys.
Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
Note how large the Bike Forums logo is at the top, and also how it butts up against the very top of the page. Looks terrible. There should be some space above the logo.
Also note the large grey box along the top row of dropdown items. Yes, I logged out, cleared cookies, and it still persists, both on my desktop and my iphone.
@noglider @hazetguy I will look into this gray bar issue. As far as the logo issue, we have brought it up to tech and they are working on it.

@himespau thank you, we are just trying to make things easier and better for the bike forums community!
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Old 04-19-19, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
IBRyan: JanMMIgotdibsdanburkhart please see the new announcement.

Where is this 'new announcement'?
It is at the top of all of the forums. Here is a link: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sug...9-3-pm-pt.html
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Old 04-19-19, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
So what is the problem? I am just trying to best understand what the exact issues are so I can bring them up to tech and get on fixing that for the Bike Forums community.
I think his point is that the entire screen is taken up with essentially static content, Have to scroll to see even the first few active threads. And threads are the point of a forum.
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Old 04-19-19, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by IBRyan View Post
So what is the problem? I am just trying to best understand what the exact issues are so I can bring them up to tech and get on fixing that for the Bike Forums community.
The problem is that 95% of the "above the fold" screen real estate is of little to no value to the user.

This is like the front page of the NY Times being full of ads with a small article in the corner. Readers don't buy the NYT for ads. Users don't come to BF for ads or huge headers with the logo in it. They come here for the threads. Show that to them primarily and subtly show ads along the way.

Give them what they came here for first. Advertise to them second. This is how you create repeat users.

The ads are so out of control here that they get in the way of conveying information.

It's like "having a dash of coffee with your cream."

Having been a mod here in the past and a volunteer in the IRL cycling community, my account has the ad-free privilege, so it doesn't affect me. But, unauthenticated and normal users have to suffer through all of that.

It's fuggin painful. The inline text ads are especially painful. They even appear on IB's legal masthead info!

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Old 04-19-19, 11:33 AM
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@IBRyan, a website is like a racing bicycle. It doesn't matter how much carbon it has, how it shifts electronically, how light it is, and how much wind tunnel time was involved in its creation if if drops the chain every time you go up to the big ring.

This is what I mean about it being a bad idea to add new features before you fix current problems.

Having a new bike automagically upload your ride to Strava is neat...if you could actually ride without being afraid to eat pavement.

Adding more features to a poorly performing site just makes it a poorly performing site with more features.
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Old 04-19-19, 02:30 PM
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I got a quote notification but quotes are missing from my CP

I tried a mention, the text is there in the editor but in the post the name disappears.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I got a quote notification but quotes are missing from my CP

I tried a mention, the text is there in the editor but in the post the name disappears.
Are you trying to disable the quote notifications?

What version of the website, browser and device are you using?
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Old 04-19-19, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
Breadcrumbs beneath the last post on a page pretty pretty super awesome please. We had it before after I suggested it but it went away after the last major upgrade and itís still not back.
The whole "back to the subforum this thread is in" button isn't working for you?
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Old 04-19-19, 03:05 PM
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The Bike Forums logo at the top of the page looks considerably better, thanks.
Still have that weird grey bar.
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Old 04-19-19, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
The Bike Forums logo at the top of the page looks considerably better, thanks.
Still have that weird grey bar.
Awesome. We are still looking into the gray bar issue. Hang tight!
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Old 04-19-19, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
This is what the quotes from before the update look like now. Italics, no spaces, no box, nothing. Tough to follow.
Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Is there a spelling auto-correct that can't be disabled?

I tried to write "EPS", all caps in one response, and found it posted as all lower case. I then tried editing it, and the same, lower case was posted.

What gives?

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The quote box issue has been fixed and the uppercase letters is a no shouting feature. If the community prefers it off, please bring it to the attention of the mod/admin team and see if there is broad support for the change.
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Are you trying to disable the quote notifications?

What version of the website, browser and device are you using?
No. I like notifications. They salve my ego. It was on Chrome in Windows. But itís fine in Safari on IOS (full site view)
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
No. I like notifications. They salve my ego. It was on Chrome in Windows. But itís fine in Safari on IOS (full site view)
Is this on your computer or phone? I am on the same browser and it is working
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Is this on your computer or phone? I am on the same browser and it is working
Fixed changing from default skin to BikeforumsNG
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Sitting here on my iPad, the new mobile looks so so so much better than the version rolled out last year, I just had to mention it again, my eyes thank you!
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Do we no longer have an option to restore a damned lengthy post we weren't finished with when your site crashes?
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
The whole "back to the subforum this thread is in" button isn't working for you?
I hadn't noticed that too be honest. That's good but still not as good as full breadcrumbs. It only takes you back to the previous forum you're in. And the breadcrumbs should be above the quick reply box, directly under the last post of the page so no further scrolling is required.
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I have a question. When reading/scrolling down to the bottom of a thread, directly below the reply button, is a "Back to subforum" button that takes up an entire line of real estate. Then directly below the "View next unread" button, there is another button taking another entire line that does the same thing returning to top of the Sub forum. Just seems redundant?

This is on mobile Android.

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Ryan, you are kinda making my point

The stickies arenít the problem.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Fixed changing from default skin to BikeforumsNG
Originally Posted by jimincalif View Post
Sitting here on my iPad, the new mobile looks so so so much better than the version rolled out last year, I just had to mention it again, my eyes thank you!
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Do we no longer have an option to restore a damned lengthy post we weren't finished with when your site crashes?
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I hadn't noticed that too be honest. That's good but still not as good as full breadcrumbs. It only takes you back to the previous forum you're in. And the breadcrumbs should be above the quick reply box, directly under the last post of the page so no further scrolling is required.
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I have a question. When reading/scrolling down to the bottom of a thread, directly below the reply button, is a "Back to subforum" button that takes up an entire line of real estate. Then directly below the "View next unread" button, there is another button taking another entire line that does the same thing returning to top of the Sub forum. Just seems redundant?

This is on mobile Android.
@Darth Lefty - I am glad it is working for you now!

@jimincalif - Thank you! Happy to hear it is operating better!

@Zinger - I do not believe there is an option to do that, but it is something we can look into adding in the future!

@the sci guy - we can look into putting bread crumbs back in. At the moment, we are just trying to fix the immediate issues caused by the update.

@FBOATSB - we can look into how to use the space more efficiently.
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and the page cluttering begins. so sad.

AND a stupid "likes" counter under my avatar? geez, can I deactivate that**********
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The "Like" feature is now live! Please reply on this thread if you experience any issues!
I don't care if I'm liked. Obviously
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