This format is horrible

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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,216
    edited March 27
    I’m really disappointed in the format. But that may be more that I need time to get acquainted to the new functionality. From what I have seen some of you wouldn’t be happy no matter what.

    I’m glad that they brought it back. I have visited this site everyday for 5 years. Part of what I do. For the short time let’s just be happy we have a platform.
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  • westmassguy
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    I could do surgery with much illumination...
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,290
    It's really hard to navigate, the all white makes it very hard to figure out what's what. They need a dark mode at least. I had to turn my brightness down
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,225
    edited March 27
    Don't you think they'll add some background (Reference Series cheesecake photo)... eventually?

    Yeah, the font size(s) are kind of borked, aren't they?
    The grey background hearkens back to the early days of the www :)

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,225
    Sez I have PMs but clicking on the envelope yields the swirling maelstrom of lock-up :(

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,225
    It's the "Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021".
    Like makeup foundation, I suppose...

    I am havin' real trouble with the "post comment" button being on the far right. Maybe it always was.. but I am still havin' trouble with it...
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,826
    My biggest gripe is that on mobile there is no hamburger menu, you have to scroll all the way to bottom to quick links to find the menu,
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,477
    Somebody needs to be fired… Or at least put in the penalty box ‘til they learn their craft
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  • Joey_V
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    Lol
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  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,455
    Glad the place is back but this will take some getting used to.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,563
    Please don't make an all black background. Really hard on old eyes!

    I would imagine this is a new updated Vanilla that is more efficient behind the scenes.

    Let's be happy we are still here.


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  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 2,465
    OTOH, if you make an all black background people won't have to
    read my posts. B)
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    Good thing they make decent speakers because I would hate to see them try to earn a living in the field of web design...

    LOL...agreed with all. The white is just horrid.
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  • I got a firefox plugin that'll invert the colors by pressing (alt + r).
    "Invert colors" by max
    You have to press again to see pictures normally, but it may make reading more pleasant for you.
    Here's a screenshot.
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,245
    I turned off signatures since the new format has the text of a post the same size as the signature lines. A one line post followed by several lines of "signature" material with the same size text for every post just clutters everything up.

    The white background doesn't bother me and appears to be a trend with web design lately.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,692
    Somehow I stumbled across this new Forum. How long has it been back up?
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,245
    The forum was reactivated on Friday evening.
  • JayDog
    JayDog Posts: 260
    edited March 27
    I agree WOW, I am using the Firefox Add-on called Darker Background Brighter Font by zero0evolution. It lets me set the background, how I like the page and only works by page or website, it just like my You Tube enhancer add-on, try it out, if your using Firefox or I am sure Chrome has a similar add-on also guys..
  • 55SLA70
    55SLA70 Posts: 23
    Hey, at least it's back. I would have missed it if it would have fallen to the wayside. But, with that said, I do agree that something could be done with the bright background. My eyes are very light sensitive and after about 15 minutes of looking at this, it gave me a pretty good headache.
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,692
    How do you access the site without signing in?
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,698
    edited March 27
    I agree, I'm glad it's back, too. Crazy how muscle-memory-ingrained my visits had become. During the time it was down, I kept catching myself going to open a tab on a computer or phone, and then remembering it was down and falling into the fetal position in the back corner of a closet with my woobie and rocking myself to sleep.

    I first saw the new format on a mobile device. I usually use the Opera browser for Android with Dark Mode on, so I didn't see all the white and thought it was redesigned in black at first, ha.

    The operation and presentation are pretty rough for mobile, though, yes, I agree. Inconvenient font sizing, missing information, and lacking the navigation and cleaner presentation of the previous mobile Vanilla.

    On a computer browser, it's not bad at all. I'm not one for change without improvement - hate it in most cases, in fact, but it does seem more modern and looks cleaner. I agree though, wouldn't mind a bit more contrast, or, more importantly, user preference options.

    Wouldn't mind a nice background, too, maybe the Legend or Reserve line. Even better if there's a way to provide the user an option to set the preferred theme like most other forums allow for. Just poked around a little on Vanilla's own discussion forums and strangely it doesn't seem like this is a typical option without some extra work on the back end. Figured there'd be a plug-in or something. Maybe there is, I only looked briefly, considering we don't have control over that anyway.

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,698
    edited March 27
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    How do you access the site without signing in?
    You mean browse without signing in?

    Wow, that's actually a good question - looks like you can't access the forum without an account.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,698
    edited March 27
    mantis wrote: »
    It's really hard to navigate, the all white makes it very hard to figure out what's what. They need a dark mode at least. I had to turn my brightness down
    Dan, mobile or computer? If mobile, maybe try a browser that offers a dark or night mode option. I like Opera for Android.

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,698
    edited March 27
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Sez I have PMs but clicking on the envelope yields the swirling maelstrom of lock-up :(
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    Mark, have you tried clicking on the All Messages link at the bottom of the menu there?
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  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,360
    Doesn’t look like there is a link to the forum from the main website.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,698
    Hmm, you're right, Paul. Wonder if they just wanted to loose it on us first to test out before launching to the public?
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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,451
    edited March 27
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Sez I have PMs but clicking on the envelope yields the swirling maelstrom of lock-up :(
    Not having maelstrom lockup when receiving PM's... YMMV. 🤔
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