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  • Exedore.6320Exedore.6320 Member ✭✭✭

    I liked the old forums better. Desktop view btw.

    • Thin grey text on very light background hurts my eyes. Please use a bigger font or give us customization options.
    • Auto-format in reply box is getting annoying. I can add my own bullet points, TYVM.
    • "Draft Saved" keeps popping up on top of my post while I'm trying to proofread.
  • Exedore.6320Exedore.6320 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    @Miss Lana.5276 said:
    From what I've seen the posts don't show the date that they were posted, only the time. This could affect the amount of necro'd posts in the future, and will be irritating all around. I'm always checking the patch notes and if I can't see that there was a new post yesterday/today I will be unlikely to read it.

    You have to hover over the post time and it will display the date. I'd much rather have both listed without the hover, though.

  • Senritsu.9271Senritsu.9271 Member ✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    I don't believe there was any "trying to be too fancy" you all must remember even if you give these suggestions, Arenanet may or may not give the changes, it's ultimately their call. Also to properly read through posts so we are not trying to post duplicate issues or concerns in the forums need to be done, otherwise the minor issues will be lost within the cluster of major ones.

  • Can I get an option to disable that warning that it's going to show an external image. I accept the responsibility when I use the forums. You don't need to keep checking with me.

    • Having a time limit on forum posts or comments at all for that matter is a bit ridiculous. I don't understand why that has become the "in" thing to have on discussions, whether we're referring to comments on articles or on a discussion board.
    • Having a ranking system and gating "privileges" behind the various ranks does nothing to promote a good gaming community. The point of forums for games is to discuss the game not require already paying customers to have to earn ranks just to unlock basic features.
    • Please provide a dark theme.
    • My last thought, is why not allow users to chose a face shot of their character as an avatar. Could you not make use of an internal API to allow this function?
  • Neural.1824Neural.1824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Removing the avatars that have liked/disliked is a huge boon to the readability of the forum. This is not to say that it was a bad idea, but there needs to be another way to do that.
    I'd like to see markers on threads that let the user know it's a thread they've replied to. So far I'm not seeing this.
    The "privilege" system for unlocking forum features is absurd. JustTrogdor nailed it right on the head. Leave the mastery system in the game.
    We need a dark theme, or, at the very least, drop the overall color of the background to an off-white.
    Would love to see more avatar options, or the ability to choose a character portrait from in game as the avatar (the character select/party icons).

    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.

  • Mobile - iOS 10 Safari

    Two factor doesn't work. It would not accept my code. Tried on another mobile browser (Opera) and works like a gem! Just throwing that out there.

  • So.... uhm.... where does one find a list of the badges and how to get them? I'm not asking for the completionist in me.. nooooo... it's for a friend. Well, more of an acquaintance. I hardly know him. In fact, he's a stranger to me. He's... uh... stranger who wants to know what badges there are.. yup.. weird, but that's him. Sooo... about those badges?

  • I have nothing to say other than the fact that I am glad I have the opportunity to tell you all that I have nothing to say!

  • @Zoltar MacRoth.7146 said:
    So.... uhm.... where does one find a list of the badges and how to get them? I'm not asking for the completionist in me.. nooooo... it's for a friend. Well, more of an acquaintance. I hardly know him. In fact, he's a stranger to me. He's... uh... stranger who wants to know what badges there are.. yup.. weird, but that's him. Sooo... about those badges?

    Currently, a decent way to see some of them is to click on Gaile Gray's profile (https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/profile/discussions/Gaile Gray.6029) and just look through the badges she has. They give a short description of what you need to get them. So far, it mainly seems like just getting lots of Helpfuls/Thumbs Ups on your posts.

  • Zoltar MacRoth.7146Zoltar MacRoth.7146 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    @Pittcrew.6592 said:

    @Zoltar MacRoth.7146 said:
    So.... uhm.... where does one find a list of the badges and how to get them? I'm not asking for the completionist in me.. nooooo... it's for a friend. Well, more of an acquaintance. I hardly know him. In fact, he's a stranger to me. He's... uh... stranger who wants to know what badges there are.. yup.. weird, but that's him. Sooo... about those badges?

    Currently, a decent way to see some of them is to click on Gaile Gray's profile (https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/profile/discussions/Gaile Gray.6029) and just look through the badges she has. They give a short description of what you need to get them. So far, it mainly seems like just getting lots of Helpfuls/Thumbs Ups on your posts.

    Clever. You're right - it's mostly those, although.. photogenic? Hmmm.. must be for putting in your own piccie or something. Thanks for the help.

    EDIT: Yup. It's for choosing an icon for your profile in Preferences.

  • As mentioned, the Draft Saved popup needs to be in the usual notification positions. Maybe add an account setting for Desktop Notifications? They are native and easy to implement in modern browsers these days.

    Hmm my Scrollbar Anywhere addon isn't working either - it's used to right-click drag scroll the page up/down. I haven't checked yet, but is there a right-click handler in the forum pages that is taking control instead? Works fine on the main site pages (and pretty much all other pages I go to).

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    Being automatically signed out of the forums/website due to "inactivity" after about a half hour or so doesn't seem right.

    It would be nice if there was an option in preferences to turn off automatic draft saving. When going to 'My Drafts' by clicking the gear icon at the top of the page, it isn't obvious you can delete saved drafts you decided not to post. You need to hover your mouse over the saved draft to get a black 'X' to appear on the right of the draft. Clicking this 'X' will delete the draft. It would be nice if each saved draft would have a red lettered link that says 'Discard' or 'Delete' and then give a prompt asking if you're sure you want to discard/delete the draft. As it is right now there is no prompt. So if you have multiple drafts you could end up deleting one you meant to keep to finish later.

    I don't understand the need for a rank up system for "behaving" ourselves on the forums. Do we actually earn anything for the game, like a special title to display on our characters? It seems rather pointless, other then to encourage players to have nothing but happy polite opinions. Trolling is one thing, but players should be allowed to give their honest opinions when they feel strongly about something. It could discourage players from giving negative feedback when they disagree with changes to the game, or giving their honest response to another posted. In my honest opinion, it's just thought control. Personally I think forum moderation was adequate before. You can't force people to agree on everything and be polite all the time.

    Edited for typos.

  • OriOri.8724OriOri.8724 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Some more feedback (sorry that its coming in piecemeal style, been pretty busy all day). While I do think that the excessive whitepsace is a big problem, to me these are bigger problems

    • When you quote someone, it includes a link to their user profile instead of the comment you are quoting (what the old forums did). Can you possibly change this back or is that not possible? I imagine it should be if you are using the "quote" button underneath a post.
    • When you are on a subforum, there is this tiny, grey text underneath a thread title that says "XX new" if there are unread messages in that thread. This is actually great! What is missing is that the thread title actually changes colors (goes to grey if there are no unread messages, back to red if there are). This was much easier to determine at a glance which threads had new messages.
    • There is no indication in threads that you have posted in them that I have found yet. I like the old arrow that showed up to the left of a post if you had a made a comment in it. Made it significantly easier to track certain posts, especially when combined with the above mentioned feedback
    • There is a working Dev Tracker page, so the top of the main page that includes humongous links to the most recent comments made by ArenaNet employees is not only redundant, its now just a waste of space, a large one at that. Please remove that and just let us use the dev tracker.

    Eyyyy I unlocked signatures

  • Boogiepop Void.6473Boogiepop Void.6473 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    The new forums don't track topics you have commented on. Unless you start the topic, you get 0 notice, even if the person is responding to you, unless you are quoted. This makes tracking conversations virtually impossible. We need to get a notice, as on the old forums, for when there are new things on topics we have commented on, not to mention a graphical callout so we can easily spot it in a list of topics.

    Before anyone mentions that technically there is a setting for "Notify me when people comment on discussions I've participated in", yes there is. But instead of telling you once "there is new stuff in this topic", it generates a notification for EVERY RESPONSE INDIVIDUALLY. On popular threads this can quickly add up to hundreds of notifications in only a few hours. I know, because I set that and it notified me nearly a hundred times about this topic right here.

    Those are currently your only options: no notice or flooded by notices.

  • The Dev tracker doesn't seem to be tracking DEV comments, just comments in threads that have EVER had a dev comment. For example, this comment has just moved this thread to the top of the dev tracker, even though I am not a dev ad there have been no dev comments in several pages. This is not how a dev tracker should work.

  • After browsing a bit these are my main reactions

    • Avatars are nifty, but pretty much pointless clutter if they aren't unique. Either give us access to something like the character portraits from the in-game character select screen so avatars can all be different, or get rid of them completely (or make them super tiny if you really want them).
    • The posts are way too wide. It requires you to move your eyes across the entire screen, and with things like the colored avatars to the side and bright red buttons below, you basically get eye fatigue and give up halfway across the screen in favor of looking at the other bright aspects around the text. I've had to zoom way out to condense the text in a more central location, but then everything is really small so that's not so great either. And is it just me or is the text color sort of grey? Not so great for readability
    • In typing this up I've added "the [Draft saved] popup is super annoying" to my reactions
    • I've also spent forever rereading this a million times because being locked out of editing after 15 minutes is too much pressure lol

    Definitely think there's potential here, but it absolutely needs tweaking. I'm not sure how I feel about the rank and rating systems, but I'm willing to give them a shot. The forum just needs to be easier to read.

  • Cronos.6532Cronos.6532 Member ✭✭✭

    Please don't keep the low-resolution, up-scaled avatars on the side of posts. They're great, but use images that are large enough so they aren't blurry.

    If you're not going to redo the assets, use waifu2x to upscale the art and make it still look pretty or something. It's a pain to use userstyles to fix this.

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  • Cronos.6532Cronos.6532 Member ✭✭✭

    @LucianDK.8615 said:
    Not a fan of the new forum style. The posts looks -extremely- cluttered together and it feels hard to catch individual posts with a glance, because there is not enough distance between them, or missing much more visible divide between them so you clearly can tell each post apart.. I feel i have to squint to focus on indivual posts now, i am thinking my forum use is going to go drastically down now.

    Compactness is good.

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    Oh dear, there's no automerge. That's not good.

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  • Darlgon.9273Darlgon.9273 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey again,

    Taking your feedback on board, we've disabled avatars related to reactions. The reaction system remains, and we appreciate your sharing thoughts on various posts, but we no longer will see the wave of images across the bottom of a post.

    You know it's going to be a problem when a single post shows three rows of images in just 6 hours! =) And this is something that was not readily apparent in our testing, it only became noticeable when you guys dove in and reacted, reviewed, and shared your thoughts. So thanks for that feedback!

    We'll continue to review and make decisions on other input and suggestions over time.

    Thanks for making the icons go bye-bye.

    Two more things.

    For some reason, when a player quotes a Dev post, it shows up in the Dev tracker. When I hit the ANet on the thread, it takes me to that players post, not the Anet comment. That is just silly.

    Also, how do players track multiple ANet posts in one thread? I dont see a way. Right now, its all in or nothing, with each time I hit ANet, it goes to the last comment, either an original ANet post or a player quoting a post earlier in the thread.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    We could really use an option to reduce the line spacing and maximum line length.

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  • nottsgman.8206nottsgman.8206 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    I haven't read all the thread (that would be insane), but I do have to agree with others saying that there is too much white space. also not sure if it is the font, the white, or the almost black colour, but reading here hurts my eyes after a while.

    would be nice to have a way to see when you've clicked boards (like the bold on the old forums), or have the boards tell you when there are new posts in those areas. right now it all looks like a bunch of red text, and I have no idea where I've been, or if there is even anything new there since the last time I clicked (not just the last post posted in).

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  • Kumion.7580Kumion.7580 Member ✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    I'm having a very hard time reading so much red text on bright white. Night mode, PLEASE. I can hardly imagine how rough this colour scheme is on folks with eye issues or dyslexia; red text is about the worst choice. From Learning Disabilities Association: http://www.ldau.org/ld-facts/guidelines-for-font-size-color/

    Can we get a longer timer on that "draft saved" pop-up? It feels like it's coming up every 10 seconds or so and it blocks my typing. Better yet, nix the pop-up entirely.

    The segmenting of comments is messy. The broken lines mostly serve to highlight a username and feature a very large, non-personalized icon. Furthermore, the icons are offset from those highlighting lines, which bugs the gremlin inside me that wants smooth linear alignments. I would prefer solid lines that go across the entire page or boxes surrounding individual comments and user names in order to make a clearer deliniation.

  • Went to the new forums, and lost all my discussions? And started threads? Oh well. :(

  • Me looking at the page numbers for longer threads:

    Perhaps they could be made a little bigger?

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  • @Gandalf.1537 said:
    Went to the new forums, and lost all my discussions? And started threads? Oh well. :(

    Gaile stated that you can move the thread yourself by re-starting the discussion(s) on this new forums; they won't delete any threads that are duplicate on this forum and the prior forum.

  • Couldn't change avatar from mobile mode.

    Now that I switch to desktop, can't switch it back to mobile..

  • mbhalo.1547mbhalo.1547 Member ✭✭✭
    1. The color of the font - its only 75% brightness of the black, makes harder to read and puts strain on the eyes.
    2. Lots of empty space everywhere and lack of visual structure makes the forums hard to navigate.
    3. Icons of people that gave reaction under the post - JUST NO.
  • Cronos.6532Cronos.6532 Member ✭✭✭

    Oh yeah, why isn't the text of every post/"comment" black? That's incredibly stupid.

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  • Cronos.6532Cronos.6532 Member ✭✭✭

    A big positive bit of feedback is how fast the pages load though. It's very fast.

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  • Ok, this is truly annoying. I started a post a few pages back, did some research before posting it to the forums, changed my mind, and deleted all the text. While reading the next page of posts, I got a 'Draft Saved' message, and thought, "Hmm. That's odd, I'm not preparing a post.". Got to the bottom of that next page, and found my (I thought)previously deleted post, just sitting there, waiting for me. Sigh. Deleted the text. Went to the next page, and the next, and lo and behold, there's the post again...and again.

    I'm guessing one must track down the last page of a thread, locate your non-posted post, and erase the text there. Though, I can't be sure, as I'm now using the 'post' I deleted to type this. Evidently, there is no 'Delete' function like we had before. I had (silly me) thought just not posting it would make it magically disappear when changing pages. (Just to note, it was long after the 15 minute edit window.)

  • @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Ok, this is truly annoying. I started a post a few pages back, did some research before posting it to the forums, changed my mind, and deleted all the text. While reading the next page of posts, I got a 'Draft Saved' message, and thought, "Hmm. That's odd, I'm not preparing a post.". Got to the bottom of that next page, and found my (I thought)previously deleted post, just sitting there, waiting for me. Sigh. Deleted the text. Went to the next page, and the next, and lo and behold, there's the post again...and again.

    I'm guessing one must track down the last page of a thread, locate your non-posted post, and erase the text there. Though, I can't be sure, as I'm now using the 'post' I deleted to type this. Evidently, there is no 'Delete' function like we had before. I had (silly me) thought just not posting it would make it magically disappear when changing pages. (Just to note, it was long after the 15 minute edit window.)

    deleting the text, even in the original post, doesn't remove the draft (found this out in this thread). the only way I have found for it to not do as you said is to either begin a new reply (I'm guessing in the original thread), or manually delete the draft from the drafts page.

    70 'mains' and waiting for more slots
    | 62 Asura | 5 Charr | 1 Norn | 1 Human | 1 Sylvari |

  • It is more complicated to integrate a link into your post
    [guildwars2.com]( http://www. guildwars2.com " guildwars2.com " )

    It is not clear where you can label your own link and why you must write the real link two times. In addition it is two long in editor mode, so you cant easy read and correct your post

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    It's not the draft I'm referring to, unless it's automatically adding drafts to threads. It is starting a post, and then deciding not to post it into the thread. There doesn't seem to be a way to get rid of it. One should only have to remove the text. If one must go look up drafts in your personal account page, and then delete those, well...that just seems silly and a lot more work than needed.

    Edit: Oh, yes. I didn't properly read your post. This is just so irritating. This forum really needs some work. I'm enjoying it less as time goes by, rather than more as I learn how it works. Sigh.

  • The mobile version (though very black and white and gray) is nice but one thing that irks me is that subforums and threads are navigated to by clicking the text rather than clicking the full gray box. It's just a UX request that I should be able to click the same location on all threads and subforums to navigate too them. As it stands, a topic with the name "Hi" needs to be clicked more carefully than one that is significantly longer. I only noticed this because I kept tapping to bring a post up and having nothing happen.

  • Zephyra.4709Zephyra.4709 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the update to the forums; I was actually in doubt they would ever be updated seeing as the old search function was a complete dud. Here's my 2 cents regarding physical appearance;

    Good:

    • Lots of room for text/paragraphs
    • Avatars are a nice addition and add flavor to profiles/user's posts
    • Report/Quote features are orderly
    • Enjoying the auto 'bold' and 'italic' selections etc instead of manually having to type it all out

    Bad:

    • Too much white space; please take a look at Oldschool Runescape forums for a nice boxed/tight knit appearance which is easier on the eyes
    • Way too many 'underscore lines' which give a mottled/rag-tag appearance to posts
    • Enlarge the 'view next page' section considering posts are now very wide
    • Add text overlay to explain what certain features do, e.g; search function should state "search" when hovering over it after a brief period
    • Include full date/month/year when post was made instead of merely hover over feature considering the new sheer width of posts - there's plenty o' space!
    • Add some color!

    Overall look forward to zipping through how things actually work... keep up the great work ANet!

  • Just want to give a huge huge thumbs up for the new look and dynamic scaling. The forms look gorgeous on the phone and in a small browser window. Clean layouts are always a win!

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  • Juba.8406Juba.8406 Member ✭✭✭

    Hard to navigate, Hard on the eye.

  • Winderly.2718Winderly.2718 Member ✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    Yesterday i hated the auto sign out for inactivity feature. i signed back in and was sent to the forum index. Who wants that ? Seriously ?
    That's just Grawl wrongdoing.
    Today i found another reason to hate this. As i was reading (page after page) i suddenly realized that i couldn't thumb up or mark as helpful anymore.
    Turned out that i was auto signed out.
    So reading the forum is inactivity ?
    What's wrong with you ?

    So now to work around this issue, i have to keep an extra useless tab of the forum open.
    When i get auto signed out, i use said useless tab to sign back in.
    And after that i refresh the pages i was using.

    Nobody should have to do all this to use a forum.

  • Slaywright.4807Slaywright.4807 Member ✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    I'd appreciate if the forum font size respected my browser's text size setting. Due to my eyesight being just that little bit worse I have to strain my eyes quite a bit to read the forums. I know I can zoom in, but I really don't need the phone version when I have mouse and keyboard control. I know it's as simple as switching from pixel-perfect font sizes to relative size in a number of places in the CSS, and I imagine I am not alone with text size issues in either direction. The font size option's in browsers for a reason :)

  • i may have found an explanation for the inactivity auto sign out feature existence.
    i cannot find the sign out button. Does it exist ?

  • @Winderly.2718 said:
    i may have found an explanation for the inactivity auto sign out feature existence.
    i cannot find the sign out button. Does it exist ?

    little gear icon at the very top of the page (account options) >> Sign Out. it's obscure, but it is there :)

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    | 62 Asura | 5 Charr | 1 Norn | 1 Human | 1 Sylvari |

  • Probably already been suggested, but it would be nice if the "Draft Saved" and other notifications didn't crop up right in the text reply box as I'm typing (or that notifications didn't interfere with the Post Comment function).

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  • Overall pretty decent. It will take a little getting use to, but I like the new forums so far.

  • Winderly.2718Winderly.2718 Member ✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    @nottsgman.8206 said:
    little gear icon at the very top of the page (account options) >> Sign Out. it's obscure, but it is there :)

    Thank you.
    It would make more sense to me if that gear was used only for actual options.
    The sign out button should be near the user name (as is in any normal forum).

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    Would be nice to add screenshots to our posts like the old forums. I don't like the idea of having to use a third-party website for that.

    I used Imageshack for a few years but then they decided to go subscription only. Then I switched to Photobucket. After a couple years or so of using them, they decided to go subscription only a few months ago and I closed my account. (this was for the forums of another MMO I play)

    Most of the time I share screenshots related to bug reports. I don't see a reason to pay a monthly subscription for posting an image once in a while. :/

  • Norbe.7630Norbe.7630 Member ✭✭✭

    im also getting dizzy after reading a few lines :s

    Why So Serious?

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Welcome to our new official forums! We're glad you're here, and hope you enjoy all the improvements these forums offer you.

    Please post your input about the forums here. If you encounter a forum bug, please share the details in this thread. If you find a graphical or visual bug, please host a screenshot on a photo-sharing site and provide a link.

    We will be gathering your input and will address issues as soon as we are able to do so.

    It' s working very well !! I like hat you did with this.
    Keeo going on this way !!

    Thank you