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Poll: Like or Hate (523 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like the new update?

  1. Yes (199 votes [38.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.05%

  2. No (210 votes [40.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.15%

  3. Undecided (42 votes [8.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.03%

  4. Indifferent (19 votes [3.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.63%

  5. Waiting Until Bugs are fixed (53 votes [10.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.13%

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yojo2
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#541

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:41 PM

The left sidebar is still there, if you don't see it click on the small arrow that's floating on the left side of the forum.

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#542

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

Anything in your warn log has turned into a "warning", including commendations. It's not counted towards your warn points so you're fine.

I'm pretty sure it's nothing, but my warn log was empty before. I didn't have any entries (positive or negative).


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#543

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:45 PM

I'm pretty sure it's nothing, but my warn log was empty before. I didn't have any entries (positive or negative).

Do you have any history on the forums, like, for example, a previous account or something alike?


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#544

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:50 PM Edited by damian001, 06 September 2013 - 05:52 PM.

I've been part of various message boards for 15 years. I noticed they all die off heavily after a major interface change like this one. 

 

This is how you kill a forum guys.


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#545

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:52 PM

One of the things I liked about the old forum was being able to view your last 10 posts at the top of the forum.

 

I have no idea where to go to view my posts atm.


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#546

Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:54 PM

I'm pretty sure it's nothing, but my warn log was empty before. I didn't have any entries (positive or negative).

 

I've just had a look. Turns out those warnings are actually Moderator Notes. In the old forum, we could make notes in member logs that not even you could see, only fellow mods, and it looks as though they have been transferred as warnings since the whole member log system isn't properly ironed out yet.

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#547

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

 

I've just had a look. Turns out those warnings are actually Moderator Notes. In the old forum, we could make notes in member logs that not even you could see, only fellow mods, and it looks as though they have been transferred as warnings since the whole member log system isn't properly ironed out yet.

 

I was wondering why I had a note from you.. I didn't see it before. It didn't say much, it just said "Verbal Warning only."


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#548

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:02 PM

If you guys have any questions, I've created an FAQ guide here, so you might want to check it out.

 

http://gtaforums.com...the-new-layout/

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#549

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

Personally, the old one was wau better, this one feels very, very weird.

 

Of course it's going to feel weird. The forums hasn't been updated since 2002. How do you think people that have been around since that time feel? We all have to get use to it.


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#550

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:04 PM Edited by GTA 360, 06 September 2013 - 06:04 PM.

One of the things I liked about the old forum was being able to view your last 10 posts at the top of the forum.

 

I have no idea where to go to view my posts atm.

If you hover over your username on the left hand side in this topic you should see a box come up that has some things in it, click on the tab that says find content and there's a list of topics you've posted in, hope that helps. It's as far as I've looked into that for now.

 

Another thing I've noticed is the boxes that used to go around the quotes so you knew where the quote ended and the reply started, they seam to be working in this topic but I can't find them in the V section, all the quotes there don't seam to be in the boxes for some reason.


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#551

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

I've been part of various message boards for 15 years. I noticed they all die off heavily after a major interface change like this one. 

 

This is how you kill a forum guys.

Oh no, please stay, we need your experience!

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#552

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

I've been part of various message boards for 15 years. I noticed they all die off heavily after a major interface change like this one. 

 

This is how you kill a forum guys.

May I ask what kind of forums? And how large were they? Doubt any of them were the size of this one. Plus it helps that we are based around one of the largest video game franchises out there, so new members are going to join.

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#553

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:21 PM Edited by Otter, 06 September 2013 - 06:24 PM.

Look at you, TG, being all accepting of change and sh*t. ;) I'm proud.

 

I have a quick question - there used to be a little marker on the topics "envelope" icon that indicated whther or not you'd posted in there before. Kind of a big deal for a guy with my terrible short term memory. Any way to indicate that now? I may just be missing it.

 

 

Edit - I think I figured it out - it's the stars vs the dots?


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#554

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

Look at you, TG, being all accepting of change and sh*t. ;) I'm proud.

 

I have a quick question - there used to be a little marker on the topics "envelope" icon that indicated whther or not you'd posted in there before. Kind of a big deal for a guy with my terrible short term memory. Any way to indicate that now? I may just be missing it.

 

 

Edit - I think I figured it out - it's the stars vs the dots?

Close. Stars indicate topics in which you've posted. Dots just indicate thread in which there are new replies. Faded versions of either indicate that all replies have been read.


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#555

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:43 PM Edited by Raavi, 06 September 2013 - 06:44 PM.

Quotes could use some tweaking. it looks relatively fine for short posts, but horrendous for longer posts, which makes answering to posts whilst debating a hellish task. 

 

Example: http://gtaforums.com...a/?p=1063183898


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#556

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

I have no idea how to use the new profile n stuff, any help with that?


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#557

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

I have no idea how to use the new profile n stuff, any help with that?

What exactly do you need help with? I will try and help, if others don't beforehand.


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#558

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Quotes could use some tweaking. it looks relatively fine for short posts, but horrendous for longer posts, which makes answering to posts whilst debating a hellish task. 
 
Example: http://gtaforums.com...a/?p=1063183898

That's just the problem with posts made before the upgrade, the quotes were not properly converted. Any new posts with quotes will look fine.

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#559

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

Quotes could use some tweaking. it looks relatively fine for short posts, but horrendous for longer posts, which makes answering to posts whilst debating a hellish task. 

 

Example: http://gtaforums.com...a/?p=1063183898

Thats because The Quote System has changed so that you can only quote one post at a time rather than having quote trains. This has obviously messed up older posts but admins will probably fix it when they have a chance.


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#560

Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:58 PM Edited by ˸, 06 September 2013 - 06:58 PM.

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, looks so lush now!

 

I like how you went for "gender" in profile, in line with the new equality requirements :lol:

 

For some reason, my gender was set to "not disclosed" in my profile page until I went in and re-saved my settings (though it was set to "Male" in my profile settings).

PS Oh yeah, my avatar dissapeared... Can't be bothered to change it now, Claude is cool too.


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#561

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:08 PM Edited by Alwintheboy, 06 September 2013 - 07:09 PM.

Would like to have the forum selection bar on the left,

or have everything aligned to the center of the screen  :^:

 

edit: still prefer the old one


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#562

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

Would like to have the forum selection bar on the left,

or have everything aligned to the center of the screen  :^:

 

edit: still prefer the old one

 

I believe you can bring back the selection bar by clicking the arrows on the left side.


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#563

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

Would like to have the forum selection bar on the left,

or have everything aligned to the center of the screen  :^:

 

edit: still prefer the old one

You still can as Hameer says, the sidebar has not gone, just hidden click the double > arrows to bring it back :^:

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#564

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Sorry, this sucks. Everything is too big, hard to find link. Slow and clunky, especially in mobile devices. Bring back the old layout!

 

I hate to say it... but I agree. :(


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#565

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:45 PM

 

I hate to say it... but I agree. :(

The layout is not too bad when you get used to it. It will obviously take some getting used to but thats because ever since you signed up you were used to the old skin. This is not the admins fault anyway, IPB has this as the default.


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#566

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

I've been part of various message boards for 15 years. I noticed they all die off heavily after a major interface change like this one. 

 

This is how you kill a forum guys.

I've been on a major forum which had a re-haul and its definitely not dead.


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#567

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Text wrappers?


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#568

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:52 PM

One thing I would like to ask is why does the banner at the top only have GTA V images? Yes, GTA V is only 10 days away but there are plenty of other games in the series, when GTA V comes out and there is a GTA Next forum it wouldn't seem right to me personally to have the current banner :/


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#569

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

I like it a lot. IMO would like to see the rep system taken out (it's stupid and will lead to nonsense) and join dates put back on the profile.


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#570

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

I have no idea how to use the new profile n stuff, any help with that?

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  • Avatar - No need to explain
  • User name - No need to explain
  • Join Date - No need to explain
  • Activity - It shows what topics or profiles are you viewing
  • User Reputation/Rating - You can rate mamber profiles from 1 star (bad) to 5 stars (excellent)
  • Warnings - Here are all warnings from Moderators or Admins. I believe that if you get a certain amount of warning points, you will get automatically banned.
  • Edit Profile - No need to explain
  • Find Content - Here you can find ALL posts or topics started or both made by you
  • Respect - If someone likes your post, they can respect it (Respect + button). This will show how much people respect your posts (That's why some people have numbers)
  • Display name history - Since Name Changes are possible, I believe that this is a log which shows all name changes
  • Friends - You friends on forum.
  • Latest Visitors - People who visited your profile recently.
  • User Info - Your information.

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  • Profile Feed - Here you can write and update your status. You can write anything, what you do, what you like, etc.

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  • Respect - Here it shows posts that people respect.

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  • General Account settings - No need to explain
  • Photo - Your avatar
  • Time Zone - You can set your time zone. Below there is a check box if you have Daylight Saving
  • Comments & Visitors - Check boxes if you want members to comment on your profile, if you want to approve messages that people write or if you want to see last 5 visitors on your profile.
  • Friends - Check boxes if you want to show friends in your profile or if you want to approve all friend requests.
  • Profile Info - No need to explain
  • Member Title - Member title shown under your avatar when posting. You can set a custome one (like mine) or leave it blank to have default forum ones.
  • Birthday - Here you can set your birthday. On your profile it will display both Day/Month/Year and your age
  • Contact Methods - Here you can write your contact info. Email, Websites, Usernames, etc.
  • Profile Info - No need to explain
  • Gender - No need to explain. Set to "Not Telling" if you don't want to say what is your gender.
  • Location - Write where you currenly are. You can write whatever you want so your location can even be Heaven
  • Interests - What you like, etc.
  • Favorite GTA - No need to explain.
  • Respect List - Here you can write what members you respect.

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  • Notification Preferences - Too much crap to list. Here you can set when, why, where, how, by who you want to get notifications.

This is pretty obvious but I hope that helps. (To new people at least)
PS: If anyone is planning to quote this post, Remove images because it's a damn page stretch.
PPS: I finally found my way around the new forum. Still don't like it though.

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