General Discussion: Welcome to the new fuk, feedback here pls


ben
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751 posts since 11/12/13

posted 11 Dec 2013 13:51, edited 11 Dec 2013 13:51
We've taken the opportunity to strip a lot of the cruft out and focus on the main things that people use on the site. Here's a summary of the changes:

Exclusive GJ forum, Classifieds restrictions

There are more controls over who can post where. Although anyone can read the Classifieds, posting is limited to GJs.

There is also a completely separate GJ category where only GJs can view or post. This is the place for anything you want hidden from lurkers.

The cost of a GJ for NEW subscribers will be £15 per year. Existing GJs can stay on the £10 plan provided their subscription doesn't lapse. Lifetime GJs will of course continue to have that access.

Moderation

To clamp down on the spam we have introduced a better moderation system. New users will have their first few posts held in a moderation queue, and need to have each explicitly approved by a mod before it will appear on the site.

Watch list

If you post in a thread, it will be automatically added to your Watch list. The Watch list gives you quick access to the threads you are most interested in, without having to dig around in the different categories to find them. You can manually add (and remove) individual threads from the list by clicking the Watch (or Stop Watching) button whilst viewing the thread.

By default, you will receive a daily digest email of threads you are watching that have been updated, you can switch this to immediate or no notifications at all.

Embeds

The new board is designed to make it easier than ever to embed stuff from elsewhere around the web, without having to mess around with BBCode. If you want to display an image in a post, just drop the link straight in to the page, no need to use \[img\] tags. If the image is hosted on a supported service, you can drop in a link to the page on which it appears, and it will all be nicely formatted with a link through to the original.

Same goes for YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify - just drop the link to the video or whatever and the embeds will automatically be coded for you.

This means that you can no longer do a manual embed, so if you are trying to copy anything with HTML code and paste it in, it won't work. Just use the page URL instead.

Supported services include all the common image sharing platforms: Flickr, Imgur, Photobucket, SmugMug plus Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Spotify etc etc. We will publish (and continue to add to) a full list.

BBCode

Lets face it, BBCode is rubbish and we'd like to ditch it. However, we need it for quotes and stuff so for the time being it's going to stay. We have minimal editing controls for bold and italic on the post editor at the moment, but these may go.

Private messages

The private message system has changed to be less like an email system and more like mobile messaging. You have one single page of conversation with any given user, with your messages threaded on the page, newest ones at the top. Old messages are imported, but may look a bit weird, to begin with, if you have a lot of embedded quotes.

There are options for email notifications on PMs, by default they are set to daily digest.

Misc stuff

Animated GIFs for avatars don't work at the moment. Sorry.
The page layout will become a bit more mobile friendly once we've bedded it down.

Coming soon

There are a few things we need to sort - Search is the main one, and decent mobile views as well - but we wanted to get the site out there. With the site on a totally new platform, we should be able to add new features a lot quicker than in the past.

I know you won't be shy with your feedback, and we will do what we can to plug the functionality gaps as quickly as possible. Thanks to you all for your continued support of the site, hope you enjoy the new stuff!
Mookie_blaylock
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1582 posts since 19/7/06

11 Dec 2013 16:48
Good work Brad and Ben
skream
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983 posts since 23/10/11

posted 11 Dec 2013 16:49, edited 11 Dec 2013 16:49
agreed with carl, and white colour scheme makes it feel like sufu.
i miss the OG post sticky, makes it a right pain on classifieds when you click the thread and it takes you to the last page. EDIT: missed the toggle for original post in threads, oops.
like it otherwise though Cool
saint nicholegs
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4354 posts since 13/10/08

11 Dec 2013 16:50
I quite like it.
CrunK
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1083 posts since 15/12/10

11 Dec 2013 16:51
it all looks fine, doesnt seem that different really. default avatar is going to annoy me after a while though
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

11 Dec 2013 16:53
Preferred the colours of old site it was easier on the eyes for computer simpletons like me, this is too…white and grey. Quote and search not working for me. Suppose its better to judge when its been up a couple weeks.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 16:56
I like it, much cleaner.

Agree it not too much of a change.. couldnt we have just had a 1 month re-deisgn rather than a 4 year re-develop?

I'm kidding I know its a very big job and most of the stuff that gets developed is behind the scenes Eye-wink

Good work Smiling
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 16:59
It was good when you could click a username and have the option the PM them once on there account page.
Razorlight123
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4486 posts since 13/1/10

posted 11 Dec 2013 17:01, edited 11 Dec 2013 17:01
PHiL wrote: It was good when you could click a username and have the option the PM them once on there account page.

^^ yeah this needs to be included if we go about adding things. Also we no longer know if a fuker has read the message we sent to them.

The Active thread seems so out of place, needs to be placed close to the username profile area.

But like it, very clean.
Brad
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5019 posts since 20/6/01

11 Dec 2013 17:09
PHiL wrote: It was good when you could click a username and have the option the PM them once on there account page.

Yep, on the list.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

posted 11 Dec 2013 17:10, edited 11 Dec 2013 17:10
PHiL wrote: It was good when you could click a username and have the option the PM them once on there account page.

Cosign on this - * Brad beat me too it!
berk
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2117 posts since 24/3/08

11 Dec 2013 17:13
really wanted it to be pony , but i like it
berk
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2117 posts since 24/3/08

11 Dec 2013 17:15
still says joined date 08 when I have been here since 03 tho
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 17:17
Thats cos you changed your account and started a new one in 08 aint it.
berk
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2117 posts since 24/3/08

11 Dec 2013 17:19
no got banned the second time and had to sneak back in , place is like crack
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 17:21
There is nonedit post option showing for me anywhere. I cant actually do anything anymore. Cant quote, delete or edit any posts my own or otherwise. Cry
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

11 Dec 2013 17:23
Should be a little speech bubble with a pencil in it, top right? Might be fucked for mods..
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Dec 2013 17:26
Got the speech bubble and a flag, but both go to a blank page that says false in little letters in the top left.
diederik
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3191 posts since 16/8/11

11 Dec 2013 17:27
Also can not edit posts apart from my own (as mod)
diederik
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3191 posts since 16/8/11

11 Dec 2013 17:39
Also (external) links are not opening in new tab/window
antonio_pt
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361 posts since 22/12/11

11 Dec 2013 17:50
nice work brad!