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Postby charlesp » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:14 pm

OK guys, just a quick note on the update. The front page will be changing a bit over the next few days. Right now you'll see that we've moved the topics from the Coffee Shop and Bar into their own scrolling "Recent Topics" type box on the right hand side of the screen. You can also see what forum a topic is posted to. Further updates to come.

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Postby xcheck24 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:14 pm

hey, charles, i like it! but now it's bumped down the "who's online" box!!!
(wonder if anyone will be happy where you put it, tho)
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Postby charlesp » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:50 pm

well... things will keep moving around a bit as we test them out... so... we'll see :D

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Postby royal_blueyes » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:31 pm

Nice ideas Charles, like the idea of showing where a post was located.

The only thing i question is having the offtopic threads scroll. I end up looking at the list and not knowing which someone might have just replied to. Seems more natural to just refresh and see the most recent posts at the top of the box.

Great job with the site :clap:
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Postby Anblick » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:43 pm

CP, just sent you the updated story points files...
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Postby charlesp » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:59 pm

royal_blueyes wrote:The only thing i question is having the offtopic threads scroll. I end up looking at the list and not knowing which someone might have just replied to. Seems more natural to just refresh and see the most recent posts at the top of the box.

Great job with the site :clap:


Thank ye, thank ye... the thinking behind the scrolling is mainly so it takes up less space on the page (you can fit 10 recent topics in that box with it scrolling and only 1-3 without it...). BUT we're looking at how it's working and we'll make adjustments accordingly (took me for-freaking-EVER to get it to split it off into two boxes... the rest is the "easy" part).

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Postby royal_blueyes » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:04 pm

yeah, a forum i used to visit had done the same thing splitting the offtopic posts into a seperate box below the main box. Worked great once everyone got used to it.
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Postby Delaney » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:12 pm

Oooh Charlie I like when the right side is bigger and the middle columns are small and still.
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Postby Erin Lemley » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:25 pm

I like! I like!
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Postby Debangel » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:56 pm

I'm getting adjusted
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Postby Anblick » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:03 pm

Charles, is there a way to "reverse" the scroll direction (for if you "just miss" the one you want)? It's not too long a wait for it to return, but kind of frustrating when you "just" miss it...
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Postby Hyker » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:40 pm

I like it
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Postby charlesp » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:03 pm

Anblick wrote:Charles, is there a way to "reverse" the scroll direction (for if you "just miss" the one you want)? It's not too long a wait for it to return, but kind of frustrating when you "just" miss it...


Well... if you mouse over the link to the thread it stops the scrolling... and tonight I discovered that something I did made it where my scroll wheel on my mouse controlled it... but I'm not sure what I did :D I'll look into it.

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Postby Anblick » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:24 pm

Well, I'm just thinkning of direction arrows you can click in case you can't "get there in time" to stop the scrolling. And I can't get the scroll mouse to affect it at all...

Just an idea, I'm happy either way...
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Postby Hyker » Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:15 am

I still like it
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Postby charlesp » Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:21 am

thanks hyker... :D

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Postby Hyker » Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:23 am

I didn't see a problem with the scrolling. All you have to do is move the cursor over it and it stops for you. Nice.
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Postby charlesp » Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:01 am

well... you'll now see a new background and such for the logo and quick reply area... I'm not sure if we'll keep them... but we'll test them out for a couple days and see what people think :D

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