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  • DoctorOverlord.8620DoctorOverlord.8620 Member ✭✭
    edited January 27, 2018

    I have returned to the game after leaving for several years and I just have to say I am really very pleased to see these updated official forums. I vaguely recall having problems with the Search function and other issues with the old forums. These seem like a much needed upgrade, awesome!

    Just out of curiosity - what's the difference Helpful and Thumbs Up ratings? Do threads with a high Helpful rating show up more in searches and Thumbs Up ratings just boost one's forum rank?

  • @DoctorOverlord.8620 said:
    I have returned to the game after leaving for several years and I just have to say I am really very pleased to see these updated official forums. I vaguely recall having problems with the Search function and other issues with the old forums. These seem like a much needed upgrade, awesome!

    Just out of curiosity - what's the difference Helpful and Thumbs Up ratings? Do threads with a high Helpful rating show up more in searches and Thumbs Up ratings just boost one's forum rank?

    The 'Thumbs Up' and 'Helpful' features do nothing in regards to the forum, other than award 'medals' after such-and-such count. Said 'medals' are only seen on one's profile page.

    Welcome return.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if this is still being tracked for issues or not

    The Next Anet (red post) function seldom if at all works.

  • @TexZero.7910 said:
    Not sure if this is still being tracked for issues or not

    The Next Anet (red post) function seldom if at all works.

    For me, it's been working fine if there are two ANet posts by the same person on the same page. It works intermittently if there are multiple people with the tag. And so far this week, it hasn't worked for me at all to go from one page to the N+2 page, e.g. from /p2 to /p4.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • @TexZero.7910 said:
    Not sure if this is still being tracked for issues or not

    The Next Anet (red post) function seldom if at all works.

    It's been working for me, as far as I can tell, in the WvW changes thread. It's worked, as far as I can tell, in the previous threads I've used it in, as well. What doesn't work, at all, is anything on the Dev Posts page(s).

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @TexZero.7910 said:
    Not sure if this is still being tracked for issues or not

    The Next Anet (red post) function seldom if at all works.

    For me, it's been working fine if there are two ANet posts by the same person on the same page. It works intermittently if there are multiple people with the tag. And so far this week, it hasn't worked for me at all to go from one page to the N+2 page, e.g. from /p2 to /p4.

    I can say its not working for the following threads for me https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/26687/shattering-the-status-quo/p1 & https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/26685/alacrity-time-for-a-change/p1

  • @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @TexZero.7910 said:
    Not sure if this is still being tracked for issues or not

    The Next Anet (red post) function seldom if at all works.

    For me, it's been working fine if there are two ANet posts by the same person on the same page. It works intermittently if there are multiple people with the tag. And so far this week, it hasn't worked for me at all to go from one page to the N+2 page, e.g. from /p2 to /p4.

    I can say its not working for the following threads for me https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/26687/shattering-the-status-quo/p1 & https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/26685/alacrity-time-for-a-change/p1

    Yes, definitely not working there.

  • Neural.1824Neural.1824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The new forums have been out for quite a while now. They work well, and so on. Only change I'd like to see would be a night-time option.

    Soul-binding needs to be allowed to die gracefully. It has expired. It is long past it's time to become a footnote in the history of gaming.

  • It's HARD to see the "Next ArenaNet Post" button hiding in the ArenaNet banner. I'm very glad it's there (now that I found it), I had been looking for such a function for a couple days now. It may be a bit too subtle.

  • Mobile version on iPhone does t appear to have a go to next ArenaNet post :/

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Please revert the new ((more)) found in comments accessed via one's Profile. There's already a link to the post in the thread title. Thank you.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 11, 2018

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Please revert the new ((more)) found in comments accessed via one's Profile. There's already a link to the post in the thread title. Thank you.

    That ((more)) is visible on the 'Helpful' and 'Thumbs Up' page that shows posts that received those 'reactions'. It was always there, but it is now broken. It used to function to where clicking it would expand the post to show the contents of the comment in its entirety instead of just a short, 2-line preview of the comment contents.

    Now, however, it is bugged and clicking ((more)) takes you directly to the comment in the thread it was made in just as clicking the thread title does.

    So it isn't so much that it is a redundant link to the thread the comment was made in, but that it is currently bugged and clicking it is not performing the action it is intended to perform.


    • I request that this bug be corrected so clicking ((more)) once again expands the view of the comment to show its full view.
    • I also request that the user's comments displayed in the 'Comments' tab be altered to instead display just as they are on the 'Reactions' (helpful/thumbs up) tabs instead of being how it is currently, which is a 2-line snippet of the comment that has had all formatting removed just as how the dev tracker is/was.

    WOW - Done with forums for good now! - Someone creates a thread about Pharus's light on crit effect asking if it is a bug - I get warned for being "off topic" for commenting how to use the search and pointing out threads discussing Pharus and it being an intended effect... Goodbye all. Happy gaming.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Please revert the new ((more)) found in comments accessed via one's Profile. There's already a link to the post in the thread title. Thank you.

    That ((more)) is visible on the 'Helpful' and 'Thumbs Up' page that shows posts that received those 'reactions'. It was always there, but it is now broken. It used to function to where clicking it would expand the post to show the contents of the comment in its entirety instead of just a short, 2-line preview of the comment contents.

    Now, however, it is bugged and clicking ((more)) takes you directly to the comment in the thread it was made in just as clicking the thread title does.

    So it isn't so much that it is a redundant link to the thread the comment was made in, but that it is currently bugged and clicking it is not performing the action it is intended to perform.


    • I request that this bug be corrected so clicking ((more)) once again expands the view of the comment to show its full view.
    • I also request that the user's comments displayed in the 'Comments' tab be altered to instead display just as they are on the 'Reactions' (helpful/thumbs up) tabs instead of being how it is currently, which is a 2-line snippet of the comment that has had all formatting removed just as how the dev tracker is/was.

    I know it's changed (or bugged as you say), which is why I commented in this thread. I think it may be the addition of the extra set of parentheses. I never said it was redundant (though I suppose it is), only that there is already a way to 'jump' to the thread, so I, personally, would prefer the former feature of just expanding the comment in question.

    Thanks.

  • Annette.6278Annette.6278 Member ✭✭
    edited March 13, 2018

    It's a bit uncomfortable that between posts that I have and haven't read the difference is only a "New" marker indicating number of unread messages. The color of theme stay red. So if someone write a new message in post that I have read a "New" marker appears again and you have to read all themes again trying to remember what you have already seen.
    Also it would be nice to see a marker for dev's messages.
    An opportunity to edit messages without a limit in time and to write an answer in the beginning of the topic.

  • Cuddy.6247Cuddy.6247 Member ✭✭✭

    Haven't had to use the report function for years...but um. Maybe you guys can choose a better word choice than "complaint"? I guess it's also kind of a complaint, but it felt like an unprofessional choice of words.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I've noticed (a few weeks ago, and again today) that the Infraction-does-not-include-the-offending-post bug is back. Perhaps, someone could look into that, again.

    Thank you.

    @Gaile Gray.6029

  • mtpelion.4562mtpelion.4562 Member ✭✭✭

    I could have sworn that the forums up until very recently had a navigation link at the bottom of the thread (just below where you type your own post) which allowed you to jump back to the top. It appears that this has been removed which makes navigating the thread incredibly tedious.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 7, 2018

    @mtpelion.4562 said:
    I could have sworn that the forums up until very recently had a navigation link at the bottom of the thread (just below where you type your own post) which allowed you to jump back to the top. It appears that this has been removed which makes navigating the thread incredibly tedious.

    I was just coming in here to post this. What happened to that bottom of page nav link? It was one of my happiest things about the new forums, getting that sorely needed feature the old ones never had. I'm pretty sure it's not a change from Vanilla, since the ESO forums still have a similar nav link.

    @Gaile Gray.6029

  • Elva.6372Elva.6372 Member ✭✭✭

    We really need more Avatar Icons...there's more forum posters and not enough variety so we got a lot of duplication.

    I suggest using SKILL/ABILITY Icon Art from the game, this would offer up a bounty of new choices to choose from alleviating the lack of diversity in Avatars.

    Remembrance, fallen from heaven, and madness risen from hell...

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2018

    So...what's this new 'red flag' on posts in the Support sub-forums? What is it for, what does it do?
    I clicked it on one of my own posts, but I didn't see any result from doing so. I am reluctant to try it on somebody else's post before knowing what it entails.

    @Gaile Gray.6029

    Edit: Well, now I don't see it in the Support sub-forums; instead I see it in this thread. Very odd. The URL is https//en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/269/feedback-new-forum# (which, when followed, gives a 'This site can't be reached' message).

    Edit: Ok, I give up. It disappeared from my post, along with the 'Report' button, but stayed on all others.
    Now, it is gone from all the posts in this thread. Maybe Vanilla is working on the forum? It's very odd, but nevermind.

  • Castigator.3470Castigator.3470 Member ✭✭✭

    Feedback

    The new forum gives more options than the old one and that is a good thing. You can format your pots by using HTML, or markdown, which is automatically translated into it, though I prefer to do it manually. All this while keeping the old BB codes makes this forum a powerful tool to ariculate my thoughts on the game. The new forum seems more performant aswell, but maybe we'll just have to feed it properly? :)

    In any case, the new official forum looks and feels more serviceable. How is it on the moderator side? I hope all the needed tools are available. The most important being the magical filter, that turns all unneeded nasties into cute little kittens.

    Going forward do you guys think the forum is finally attractive enough to get more developer responses on here? IIRC most of that has been taking place on reddit, due to unfixable bugs, becuase the external forum provider defaulted. With a new forum and that out of the way will we get more red posts on here?

  • Magek.4718Magek.4718 Member ✭✭✭

    Good for mobile but bad for desktop.

    Not to mention visually unattractive/boring. Home can sometimes look like a cluttered mess, old forums were much more user-friendly.

  • Gecko.1962Gecko.1962 Member ✭✭

    Pretty neat! Could we have some custom markers and stuff for those of us that have been around here since the Alpha/Beta? A little legacy mark to show our support after all these years would be cool to have.

  • atheria.2837atheria.2837 Member ✭✭✭

    @Thoom.9653 said:
    The old forums had a great feature where there were arrows to navigate between ArenaNet posts in a thread. Any chance of that making a comeback?

    Sad to see that when one goes to look for vital information from the now closed forums, those posts are not available.

    Wrong decision.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Those posts are available from the archived 'old forums'.
    Also, this forum has the same navigation feature for ArenaNet posts.

  • @atheria.2837 said:

    @Thoom.9653 said:
    The old forums had a great feature where there were arrows to navigate between ArenaNet posts in a thread. Any chance of that making a comeback?

    Sad to see that when one goes to look for vital information from the now closed forums, those posts are not available.

    All your old posts: https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/members/atheria-2837/showposts

    Wrong decision.

    The old forums were broken, kept breaking, and the original provider isn't available any longer to fix them. There was no choice except to find a new vendor, which means: some better features, some worse ones, and no easy way to migrate the old forums.
    (I have no idea why ANet decided that they couldn't host the archives of the old forums, but maybe there was a legal reason relating to the original contract.)

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • atheria.2837atheria.2837 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @atheria.2837 said:

    @Thoom.9653 said:
    The old forums had a great feature where there were arrows to navigate between ArenaNet posts in a thread. Any chance of that making a comeback?

    Sad to see that when one goes to look for vital information from the now closed forums, those posts are not available.

    All your old posts: https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/members/atheria-2837/showposts

    Wrong decision.

    The old forums were broken, kept breaking, and the original provider isn't available any longer to fix them. There was no choice except to find a new vendor, which means: some better features, some worse ones, and no easy way to migrate the old forums.
    (I have no idea why ANet decided that they couldn't host the archives of the old forums, but maybe there was a legal reason relating to the original contract.)

    Broken? The new forums are just as broken. Bold doesn't work from the UI button, no search works EVER, and having access to older postings
    is a necessity in many cases - so porting the INFORMATION to the new forums would have been the smart thing to do.

    They didn't have to delete all the text, they just had to port it to the new forums... Not exactly rocket science.

  • @atheria.2837 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @atheria.2837 said:

    @Thoom.9653 said:
    The old forums had a great feature where there were arrows to navigate between ArenaNet posts in a thread. Any chance of that making a comeback?

    Sad to see that when one goes to look for vital information from the now closed forums, those posts are not available.

    All your old posts: https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/members/atheria-2837/showposts

    Wrong decision.

    The old forums were broken, kept breaking, and the original provider isn't available any longer to fix them. There was no choice except to find a new vendor, which means: some better features, some worse ones, and no easy way to migrate the old forums.
    (I have no idea why ANet decided that they couldn't host the archives of the old forums, but maybe there was a legal reason relating to the original contract.)

    Broken? The new forums are just as broken.

    Not really. The stuff that was wrong with the old forums was causing it to fail. But regardless of what was specifically wrong, there was no one to address any of the issues. The provider for the original forums was no longer available — regardless of how good or how poor Vanilla is, they are actually around.

    Bold doesn't work from the UI button,

    Just tried it; it works. (It's a little wonky, just as such formatting features are for many other forums using Markup language — you have to select only the word, not any spaces before or after.) (Admittedly that's an issue that was supposed to end after the demise of Word Perfect 5.0, but it pops up in all sorts of HTML/website situations.)

    no search works EVER,

    That's demonstrably untrue. Besides which, the old forums search literally failed. The new forums, at worst, suffer from two issues:

    • Search usually misses posts from people who were recently suspended (regardless of whether the suspension period is over).
    • Search also fails to do a good job filtering by certain types of keywords or tags. I haven't spotted a pattern.

    and having access to older postings

    That isn't an example of a broken or bugged aspect of the new forums. It was a business decision when contracting with the new provider. I admit, I don't understand why the decision was made. But that doesn't make these forums broken.

    is a necessity in many cases -

    Sorry, no, it's never a necessity. At worst, it's an inconvenience, a really annoying one.

    so porting the INFORMATION to the new forums would have been the smart thing to do.

    It would have been good, sure. But it might not have been cost effective or perhaps an option available to them for contractual reasons.
    For a business, "cost" is important; "benefit" is not the only consideration. "Smart" depends on comparing the two.

    They didn't have to delete all the text, they just had to port it to the new forums... Not exactly rocket science.

    Preserving it as an archive is easy. Ports are always problematic, since the formatting syntax & engines are different.


    tl;dr There's little doubt that ANet had to change forum providers. The new forums might be wonky for some things, but they work and are supported by an active provider. Like any tool, some stuff works easily and some doesn't.

    I'm sorry you don't like the forums but that doesn't mean it was a "wrong decision"; it just means you think you could have done better if you were working with the same set of circumstances as ANet was.

    PS you're welcome — I'm happy to have provided you with the link to the forum archives with your old posts.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • atheria.2837atheria.2837 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @atheria.2837 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @atheria.2837 said:

    @Thoom.9653 said:
    The old forums had a great feature where there were arrows to navigate between ArenaNet posts in a thread. Any chance of that making a comeback?

    Sad to see that when one goes to look for vital information from the now closed forums, those posts are not available.

    All your old posts: https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/members/atheria-2837/showposts

    Wrong decision.

    The old forums were broken, kept breaking, and the original provider isn't available any longer to fix them. There was no choice except to find a new vendor, which means: some better features, some worse ones, and no easy way to migrate the old forums.
    (I have no idea why ANet decided that they couldn't host the archives of the old forums, but maybe there was a legal reason relating to the original contract.)

    Broken? The new forums are just as broken.

    Not really. The stuff that was wrong with the old forums was causing it to fail. But regardless of what was specifically wrong, there was no one to address any of the issues. The provider for the original forums was no longer available — regardless of how good or how poor Vanilla is, they are actually around.

    Bold doesn't work from the UI button,

    Just tried it; it works. (It's a little wonky, just as such formatting features are for many other forums using Markup language — you have to select only the word, not any spaces before or after.) (Admittedly that's an issue that was supposed to end after the demise of Word Perfect 5.0, but it pops up in all sorts of HTML/website situations.)

    no search works EVER,

    That's demonstrably untrue. Besides which, the old forums search literally failed. The new forums, at worst, suffer from two issues:

    • Search usually misses posts from people who were recently suspended (regardless of whether the suspension period is over).
    • Search also fails to do a good job filtering by certain types of keywords or tags. I haven't spotted a pattern.

    and having access to older postings

    That isn't an example of a broken or bugged aspect of the new forums. It was a business decision when contracting with the new provider. I admit, I don't understand why the decision was made. But that doesn't make these forums broken.

    is a necessity in many cases -

    Sorry, no, it's never a necessity. At worst, it's an inconvenience, a really annoying one.

    so porting the INFORMATION to the new forums would have been the smart thing to do.

    It would have been good, sure. But it might not have been cost effective or perhaps an option available to them for contractual reasons.
    For a business, "cost" is important; "benefit" is not the only consideration. "Smart" depends on comparing the two.

    They didn't have to delete all the text, they just had to port it to the new forums... Not exactly rocket science.

    Preserving it as an archive is easy. Ports are always problematic, since the formatting syntax & engines are different.


    tl;dr There's little doubt that ANet had to change forum providers. The new forums might be wonky for some things, but they work and are supported by an active provider. Like any tool, some stuff works easily and some doesn't.

    I'm sorry you don't like the forums but that doesn't mean it was a "wrong decision"; it just means you think you could have done better if you were working with the same set of circumstances as ANet was.

    PS you're welcome — I'm happy to have provided you with the link to the forum archives with your old posts.

    Even your post didn't format properly.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Looks good to me; what are you seeing?

  • @atheria.2837 said:
    Even your post didn't format properly.

    That sounds like a browser problem. Maybe one of your plug-ins are preventing the proper display. Try using one of the others and see what that looks like.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Regarding the "Dismiss" option on announcement (sticky) discussions topic again:

    Vanilla Forums allow users to dismiss messages and announcements. Announcements (or sticky's as they are called in other forums) can be dismissed. This way a user can keep the page clean and only view announcements that are active. Announcements will reappear for a user if they are updated or new content is added.

    Dismissing announcement discussions does, indeed, cause them to no longer be sticky threads and they are instead listed with all of the other threads. However, the dismissed discussion being updated with a new comment does not cause it to become 're-stickied' and there is no way to 'undo' the dismissal to once again become stickied. I am not sure if someone leaving a new comment on the thread does not count as the thread being 'updated' or add 'new content', but it does not cause the thread to 'reappear' (get re-stickied) and instead stays in the discussion list with just a '# new' icon denoting a new comment made in it.

    Clearing cookies for the site may work for reinstating dismissed discussions as being sticky again, though I have not yet tried it to verify if this can be a workaround for this apparently broken behavior.

    WOW - Done with forums for good now! - Someone creates a thread about Pharus's light on crit effect asking if it is a bug - I get warned for being "off topic" for commenting how to use the search and pointing out threads discussing Pharus and it being an intended effect... Goodbye all. Happy gaming.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    At least, for me, the thread that had another thread inadvertently merged with it, and then subsequently 'un-merged', no longer shows the indicator that new posts have been added to it. The front page of the forum states there are new posts, but the 'New' or 'X number' no longer appears.

    (It's the 'alt-tab' thread in the Account Support sub-forum.)

  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Could we get a Chauncy von Snuffles avatar? I thought there used to be one but could be imagining it.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 1, 2018

    @cptaylor.2670 said:
    Could we get a Chauncy von Snuffles avatar? I thought there used to be one but could be imagining it.

    I do not believe you imagined it. There is a Dev with a custom avatar of Chauncy, if I am not mistaken (I will keep an eye out for who has it).

    If I recall correctly, their Chauncy avatar also appeared to be clipped from an actual in-game screenshot of him that they used, so it is unlikely that it would be made available for players as well considering player avatars are all that 'artsy' kind of drawing.

    I am not saying they will never make a Chauncy avatar available for players to use, but it will likely be an 'artsy' style drawing version and not the clear image of him that an in-game shot provides. Personally, I fear that an 'artsy' drawing of him will look too much like Cat-in-the-Hat for my taste - something I struggle to not see already on the in-game Chauncy. (I never had an issue with Seuss' Cat-in-the-Hat books, or the various cartoons over the many years, but that Mike Myers movie has forever destroyed hats on cats for me.)


    EDIT:
    I went to search the forums to see if another discussion was had on a Chauncy avatar to see if the aforementioned dev had commented or been referenced in any, but apparently the forum search has an issue with searches for the word "chauncy" and it returns no results...not even our comments that include the word "Chauncy" are shown.

    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/search?Search=chauncy
    (all categories, all checks enabled in what to search = 0 results)

    Perhaps sticky/announcement posts (which this thread is) are excluded from search results for some reason? I Even tried with capitalizing Chauncy to see if it was suddenly restricted to case-sensitive inquiries, but still had no results.

    WOW - Done with forums for good now! - Someone creates a thread about Pharus's light on crit effect asking if it is a bug - I get warned for being "off topic" for commenting how to use the search and pointing out threads discussing Pharus and it being an intended effect... Goodbye all. Happy gaming.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just me, or another change to the forums? Some kind of new graphics on our Display Names and larger font overall? New? or bigger 'Go To Top'?
    Rather not have the larger font...yet, again.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Just me, or another change to the forums? Some kind of new graphics on our Display Names and larger font overall? New? or bigger 'Go To Top'?
    Rather not have the larger font...yet, again.

    Not just you.

    • New headers for post names/topics
    • Return to top added
    • Base color changed slightly
    • navigation changed for black numbers to white numbers black boxes
    • Font for names is bigger
    • Also significant input delay when using quick reply to post comment
  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Just me, or another change to the forums? Some kind of new graphics on our Display Names and larger font overall? New? or bigger 'Go To Top'?
    Rather not have the larger font...yet, again.

    Not just you.

    • New headers for post names/topics
    • Return to top added
    • Base color changed slightly
    • navigation changed for black numbers to white numbers black boxes
    • Font for names is bigger
    • Also significant input delay when using quick reply to post comment

    Okay, thank you. I thought I'd just imagined the whole thing and was wondering how I was just now noticing all of this. :flushed: Good to know there actually was a change...whether or not I like this change, I'm not sure yet.

    fear not this night
    you will not go astray

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Just me, or another change to the forums? Some kind of new graphics on our Display Names and larger font overall? New? or bigger 'Go To Top'?
    Rather not have the larger font...yet, again.

    >

    • Also significant input delay when using quick reply to post comment

    I do not experience this, with Chrome on macOS; it may be browser or user specific. The rest is true, yeah.

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234, you should be able to use the "stylish" extension in pretty much any browser, or really, any similar tool, to inject custom CSS if you need to override the font sizes in the design.

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Just me, or another change to the forums? Some kind of new graphics on our Display Names and larger font overall? New? or bigger 'Go To Top'?
    Rather not have the larger font...yet, again.

    • Also significant input delay when using quick reply to post comment

    I do not experience this, with Chrome on macOS; it may be browser or user specific. The rest is true, yeah.

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234, you should be able to use the "stylish" extension in pretty much any browser, or really, any similar tool, to inject custom CSS if you need to override the font sizes in the design.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would suggest an editing tool for poll please, like if we want to change one of the poll option into another one and also adding the "remove my choice" to allow people re-picking the correct poll answer. Please :D

    +++In creative mood. New Engie Elite spec' DONE, Housing DONE, New asuran expansion DONE, Designing a new lounge "current", New GameMode DONE

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @SlippyCheeze.5483 said:
    I do not experience this, with Chrome on macOS; it may be browser or user specific. The rest is true, yeah.

    Might be....Im not on chrome. Im running FF 60.0.1 on Win10. The delay is roughly 1.5sec used to be less than that.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 1, 2018

    Lol, like I am literate enough to do such things.

    I noticed 'Option' Gears on all Stickies and front page Thread Titles now,...or if they were there before they didn't cover up the text like they do presently.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Lol, like I am literate enough to do such things.

    I noticed 'Option' Gears on all Stickies and front page Thread Titles now,...or if they were there before they didn't cover up the text like they do presently.

    They've come and gone before, usually whenever we get an update and yeah they're off alignment now.

  • Haishao.6851Haishao.6851 Member ✭✭✭

    The forums needed to be less cluttered, not more.
    The header on every posts are very annoying.

  • Gaile Gray.6029Gaile Gray.6029 Member  
    edited June 1, 2018

    Hey there,

    I'm happy to mention to you that we've made a few changes to the forums, many of which are a direct result of forum member feedback and suggestions. These changes help present a better appearance and also enhance functionality, as well. Here are a few...

    Forum Update Notes: June 1, 2018

    Index Page Spacing

    • Adjusted the index page to reduce white space and improve appearance and functionality.

    Headings

    • Adjusted two issues with Headings:

      • Spacing Issues: Corrected a bug with Headings where spacing was removed between each heading, resulting in clarity and heading valuation issues.
      • Text Sizes: Adjusted font sizes so Headings now vary visibly in size.
    • See the Update Notes page for a demonstration of the changes.

    Text Sizing

    • Adopted a consistent font size across all posts within a thread, so that the first message is no larger presented in a slightly larger font.

    Text Color

    • Increased saturation for readability.

    Thread Changes

    • Changed the design of the threads themselves, particularly by updating the user bar to add a background and change the font size. These changes allow the removal of extraneous lines within a thread and improve the visual flow.

    Gear or Cog Icon

    • Adopted a consistent icon across the forums.

    Change Image link

    • Increased the font size of the "Change Image" link on your profile page, to increase visibility.

    New Features

    • Added "Go to the Top" feature.
    • When a member reacts to a post (Thumbs Up, Helpful) the text now changes color (from black to red).

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like the new version ^^

    "Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never be able to injure you!"
    The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

  • @Zaraki.5784 said:
    I like the new version ^^

    Why thank you! Not everyone will agree, I know that already. Design is very, very subjective. But since many of the changes came directly from user requests, I'm thinking we've done pretty well. :)

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • @hugo.4705 said:
    I would suggest an editing tool for poll please, like if we want to change one of the poll option into another one and also adding the "remove my choice" to allow people re-picking the correct poll answer. Please :D

    While I understand the request, in truth enabling an editing tool that can be used on a public-facing poll is risky. In fact, such a tool can be used for pranks or even for malicious purposes. It would be as if the government mailed out ballots and then said, "Oh, all of you who voted for the candidate in the second field have now voted for Donald Duck. Surprise!" ;)

    Once a poll is public, it's essential that it not be alterable, so that those who voted do not find their initial choice altered, potentially to something entirely different than what they normally would choose.

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

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