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Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:29 pm

Hey y'all,

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I will be introducing a new theme to the board soon-ish, hopefully within the next week. There are a few big reasons why, but the main one is the fact that this current theme is no longer being updated by its original developers and is preventing me from performing some critical updates to the forum. I've held off these updates for long enough, but now it's time. We don't like change, but sometimes it's necessary. Rest assured I will do my best to keep the change minimal and keep all the features that you're used to.

Thanks for understanding,
Stephen


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Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:12 pm

The theme been updated and the forum software and our server have both been upgraded. I'm still in the process of tweaking some things style-wise (colors, logo), but all functionality should be in place.
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Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm

tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm

Oh, Gawd, must we really have to CHANGE again! This is BRUTAL!!!!
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:53 pm

Steve you can delete this anytime. I just wanted to see how my avy and sig came out and if this new thread would rise to the top.
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This does suck
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:50 pm

i'm not a fan of this theme
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:51 pm

You know, I'd appreciate legitimate feedback vs. saying this sucks. I can't make everyone happy, but you're literally no help with posts like that. Use the site for a few days, tell me what works and doesn't work for you, and I'll see what I can do. The old theme was no longer an option for us.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks for all you do Steve to keep the site viable.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm

NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 pm

tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
As a non logged in guest and as a regular user, I can see the Recent Topics by default, without having to do anything. Are you sure there isn’t a setting or something you’re missing? Maybe try logging out and back in?
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Steve,

I too thank you for all you do for this great forum. I sell software for a living, and virtually every change, regardless of how many improvements are in the update, a bunch of people complain that it's different. It's human nature to resist change.

That being said here's my feedback: The old theme, when implemented, was a little bright/bold for me and had glare and washout issues with particular fonts. The new theme makes those issues worse, not better. For example, Steve, it's REALLY difficult to read your signature, as well as some others. My Troy Dannen quote (in my signature) is the same, very difficult to read.

That being said, I can deal with it, and won't freak out about a format change. Thanks again for all you do.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 pm

NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
As a non logged in guest and as a regular user, I can see the Recent Topics by default, without having to do anything. Are you sure there isn’t a setting or something you’re missing? Maybe try logging out and back in?
Strange. I logout and look as a guest I can see it. But logged in it doesnt show up for me.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:05 pm

Thanks for the feedback. A couple of things I am going to play with:

- Make signatures easier to read (I agree with you on this one)
- Make icons next to Unread Topics pop better
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:05 pm

tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
As a non logged in guest and as a regular user, I can see the Recent Topics by default, without having to do anything. Are you sure there isn’t a setting or something you’re missing? Maybe try logging out and back in?
Strange. I logout and look as a guest I can see it. But logged in it doesnt show up for me.
Ok let me take a look.
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Restore icon for "most recent post" for each thread !
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:22 pm

nawlinspete wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Restore icon for "most recent post" for each thread !
I never lost it. It's at the top of the page (if you have unread posts) over on the right hand side, before the right margin.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:30 pm

being and old guy any change on a computer scares me but playing around a little to figure it out I'm good to go. Thank you for bringing TU sports to all of us fans.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 pm

tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
As a non logged in guest and as a regular user, I can see the Recent Topics by default, without having to do anything. Are you sure there isn’t a setting or something you’re missing? Maybe try logging out and back in?
Strange. I logout and look as a guest I can see it. But logged in it doesnt show up for me.
Go to:

User Control Panel -> Board Preferences -> Edit display options

Scroll down to the bottom and check out Display recent topics. What is it set to?
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:04 pm

NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
As a non logged in guest and as a regular user, I can see the Recent Topics by default, without having to do anything. Are you sure there isn’t a setting or something you’re missing? Maybe try logging out and back in?
Strange. I logout and look as a guest I can see it. But logged in it doesnt show up for me.
Go to:

User Control Panel -> Board Preferences -> Edit display options

Scroll down to the bottom and check out Display recent topics. What is it set to?
I don’t see Display recent topics.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:10 pm

I’m not seeing Recent Posts
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 pm

tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:04 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Hopefully you can set it up so the most recent posts show up at the top like we had before
Hmmm, I wonder if that's a setting. I can see the Most Recent when I'm logged in.
Well I found it sort of. You can click
on the menu (top left) and get “New Posts” and they show up there.
As a non logged in guest and as a regular user, I can see the Recent Topics by default, without having to do anything. Are you sure there isn’t a setting or something you’re missing? Maybe try logging out and back in?
Strange. I logout and look as a guest I can see it. But logged in it doesnt show up for me.
Go to:

User Control Panel -> Board Preferences -> Edit display options

Scroll down to the bottom and check out Display recent topics. What is it set to?
I don’t see Display recent topics.
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Ok, you should be good to go.
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:30 pm

Yea! I’m good!
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