1. Metals choppy this am with downward pressure, while stocks are mixed
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Good Thu Morning! Gold is down 4.3 to 1244 while Silver is flat at 1673. Crude is up 46 to 4520. The USD is down 5 to 9568
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Week of 6/24/2017 Closing prices & Chg Over Last Wk---- Gold $1256.40 Silver $16.64 Oil $43.01 USD $96.94
  4. "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"
    Dismiss Notice

New Forum, New Server

Discussion in 'Site Activity/Suggestions' started by Scorpio, Jan 3, 2016.



?

What do you think of the new forum?

  1. It is a good move

    19 vote(s)
    57.6%
  2. It was a stupid move

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. Don't know yet

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  4. Too many buttons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Hey up guys, now that the storms are past, and we are in final stages of setup and getting ready to hit the cruise control,

    Moved the last 2 threads on the conversion down to the site activity area.

    Let's use this thread for any suggestions, setup issues, missing thread issues and other?

    To start,

    Avatars resized to larger format
    New media albums
    added smilies
    etc.


    For those who have still not changed their bookmark or just trying to get in:

    PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

    goldismoney2.com


    The old server has been taken down, and is no longer there.
     
  2. the_shootist

    the_shootist I self identify as a black '69 Camaro Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    12,476
    Likes Received:
    12,105
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Architect
    Location:
    Cow Hampshire
    I've been getting a lot of positive feedback since you made my avatar larger Scorp. I think the members like her eyes :)
     
    Bigjon, pre-64', argentos and 2 others like this.
  3. pitw

    pitw Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,782
    Likes Received:
    2,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Custom pesticide applicator.
    Location:
    Eastern Alberta.
    Being electronically challenged I find new to be bothersome. Guess I'll just stick with old, boring and being able to look after myself in the real world. Thanks for the ride.
     
    glockngold likes this.
  4. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    114,470
    Likes Received:
    35,509
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Pitw

    I found the following video helpful. Hopefully you will too.

    Search

    Tutorial: Xenforo Forum Software



    Published on Nov 12, 2014
    A comprehensive tutorial on how to use and navigate a forum running Xenforo Forum Software.
     
    pitw, Goldhedge and Scorpio like this.
  5. Carl

    Carl Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    2,817
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Depends upon the time of day the question is asked
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm not gonna vote one way or the other, I'll just say that the default colors hurt my eyes to the point I can't stay too long and the only other color option is unreadable.
     
  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    There are 3 options,

    Base brown
    Blue reverse
    Default forum colors
     
  7. Carl

    Carl Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    2,817
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Depends upon the time of day the question is asked
    Location:
    Texas
    Base brown makes my right eye throb something fierce.
    Default blue makes my eyes feel like they're burning.
    And the blue reverse is unreadable.
    but that's just me.
     
  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I have to be honest, that is a new one for me,

    So the question then becomes, how did you view the other forum?

    TIA?
     
  9. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    12,478
    Likes Received:
    12,055
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    GIM2 server bay #5
    "thou doth protest too much". Maybe that time of the year for the yearly eye checkup?
     
  10. Carl

    Carl Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    2,817
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Depends upon the time of day the question is asked
    Location:
    Texas
    I can't go to any doctor, I have no insurance. I'll just have to shorten my visits here until that get a color combination that works for me....
     
  11. Carl

    Carl Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    2,817
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Depends upon the time of day the question is asked
    Location:
    Texas
    Sorry, missed your question, I used the Black one on the old forum.
     
  12. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks,

    That simple black was a good skin,
     
    ctrl-z and Goldhedge like this.
  13. Someone_else

    Someone_else Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,659
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If I could customize my viewing preferences, I would try to make it easier to see the line between messages. The thin line just doesn't make it easy. I would make the line much thicker or alternate background colors between messages. I would also change the quoted text so it is not so small and not italics. I did get some relief by changing my browser's minimum text size.

    Thanks for asking.
     
    ctrl-z likes this.
  14. nickndfl

    nickndfl Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    10,034
    Likes Received:
    7,243
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Florida
    I like the new format, but would put the New Posts hyperlink on the front instead of going to Forums or using the drop down. I always go to New Posts first, but Alerts might be a better starting point.
     
    skyvike likes this.
  15. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    good points someone, as I had to add that line in there to get some differentiation

    That I can make more pronounced,

    The text issues is a larger animal to deal with, as you must change it across many different areas. I had already upsized the text in the msg boxes to the current, and just hadn't tackled any of the others yet.

    Almost like these forum software programs are wrote by young studs with great eyes, and for the old bums like me, need to up the size some

    As The_Shootist avatar shows, size matters :panda:
     
    argentos and Cigarlover like this.
  16. Ensoniq

    Ensoniq Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    5,731
    Likes Received:
    7,948
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Free Marketeer
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Try
    control shift A
    When going to any new thread

    It will highlight the background on the entire page which may be easier on the eyes
     
  17. Ensoniq

    Ensoniq Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    5,731
    Likes Received:
    7,948
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Free Marketeer
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I saved my bookmark on the forums tab and the new posts are always on my start page (see below)

    image.jpeg
     
  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    changed the line sizes some to add some definition,
    try that, if no likey, I try to remember where I was to change those back.......

    :Sure that:
     
  19. Alton

    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,911
    Likes Received:
    2,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michiana
    Enlarging text to a useful size is easy in the Firefox and related browsers... Simply use Ctrl+ multiple times until you reach the text size that works best for you. Firefox will then remember that size for future visits.

    For Windows users, well, you have to find answers elsewhere.

    As to the forum colors, the Default style works best for me. The brown made me sleepy and unfocused while the blue invert is just too difficult for me to see.
     
    Scorpio likes this.
  20. Someone_else

    Someone_else Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,659
    Likes Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That helps a lot, thanks. Now I can clearly make out the messages.

    Before, the line separating the message text and signature area looked a lot like the line between messages.
     
  21. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ok guys, added 1 more style/skin to try out

    GIM Black

    Here is a sample:

    GIM Black.jpg
     
    SongSungAU, Alton and Carl like this.
  22. the_shootist

    the_shootist I self identify as a black '69 Camaro Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    12,476
    Likes Received:
    12,105
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Architect
    Location:
    Cow Hampshire
    I like it Scorp!
     
    mayhem likes this.
  23. Carl

    Carl Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    2,817
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Depends upon the time of day the question is asked
    Location:
    Texas
    Yes! I like it! Now I see!
     
    Cigarlover and Goldhedge like this.
  24. Ensoniq

    Ensoniq Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    5,731
    Likes Received:
    7,948
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Free Marketeer
    Location:
    North Carolina
    That's the best of the four - good call
     
  25. Alton

    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,911
    Likes Received:
    2,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michiana
    Cool! Using the GIM Black now. Looks good! I think I still like the Default Style a bit better. Thanks for the extra choice though!
     
  26. Goldhedge

    Goldhedge Modal Operator/Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    26,607
    Likes Received:
    28,943
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Tech
    Yep, I just switched to black an I ain't never goin back!

    Much easier to see AND the line separating posts is 4x as big!

    As for the new digs, I like the simplicity. Don't have to reconfigure anything I post, other than to remove the FB Tweet stuff that gets tossed into the mix. It's a distraction to me.

    This place is scary quick too! Don't have to wait for reloading.

    Sometimes 'change' is a good thing!
     
  27. Cigarlover

    Cigarlover Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,274
    Likes Received:
    2,617
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I like the GIM forum style but have to admit the black is pretty good. too. I may keep it.. I just tried the blue invert and I think my eyes twisted sideways and were trying to come out of their sockets.. :).
     
  28. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,508
    Likes Received:
    2,247
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Energy Extraction
    Location:
    Coal Country
    Is it just me or does it seem like some members didn't make it through the other side? Otherwise, I understand why it needed to be done, but like others I liked the old familiar style.
     
  29. Weatherman

    Weatherman In GIM since 2006 Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    2,151
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't see the problem other people have with the Blue reverse skin. A dark background (that doesn't flood my eyes with too much light) and white letters is easiest for me. I have two adjustments to Chrome that may make the Blue reverse better. I set the zoom to 125%:

    Zoom.jpg

    And I increase the font (settings, then scroll down to advanced settings, then scroll down to Web content) from medium to large:

    Font size.jpg

    That combination makes everything easier to read on my computer. Here is what Blue reverse looks like with my settings:

    Blue reverse.jpg

    When Scorpio gets bored from having nothing else to work on, I hope he will build a Brown inverse.
     
  30. pitw

    pitw Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,782
    Likes Received:
    2,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Custom pesticide applicator.
    Location:
    Eastern Alberta.
    Thanks Search. That tutorial talks about stuff I ain't got a clue about. Seems like people are trying to reinvent the wheel with a reinvented hammer.
     
    searcher likes this.
  31. MrLucky

    MrLucky Silver Member Silver Miner

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    457
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Gambling man
    Location:
    On the Fortuna II
    I like the GIM Forum style better as the background for text is white. The GIM Black would win if the text background was white not light gray. But really any background would work, I'll adjust to what ever it is.
     
  32. argentos

    argentos Former Boat Owner Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    1,395
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Essex, England
    GIM Black does the business for me!
    Enhanced avatars are much better.
    Well done Scorp! !0001.jpg
     
    Hystckndle likes this.
  33. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks, getting better by the day

    No members should be hung up any longer, as that was now fixed.

    Been working on going thru the member list page by page and fixing profiles. Got 50 done and only 200 to go...........

    Good grief
     
    Hystckndle, argentos and searcher like this.
  34. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The reason for the soft grey message box in Black skin was because many persons had trouble with the light message box,

    So it gives a choice
     
    argentos likes this.
  35. Usury

    Usury Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    3,675
    Likes Received:
    2,690
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I've noticed the past couple of days that when I view it on my phone, that it's PAINFUL to read. The text of the posts only fill the right 1/3 of the screen and so you have to either view in landscape mode or scroll constantly down a couple of pages to actually read anything.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

    Perhaps making the avatar pics larger had this side-effect?
     
    Son of Gloin likes this.
  36. ErrosionOfAccord

    ErrosionOfAccord #1 Global Warmer Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,508
    Likes Received:
    2,247
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Energy Extraction
    Location:
    Coal Country
    Double tap the text and the text should fill the screen. Does on an Iphone anyway.
     
  37. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks for that EA because the av size is certainly going to affect the whole page, computer or device,
     
  38. Hystckndle

    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    5,000
    Likes Received:
    3,893
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Slave, but a little less every day
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Works on Android at about 30 % larger for text.
    Cool tip EA !

    @ Usury, I hear ya.
    I almost always resort to landscape anyways.
    Just " feels " better to me no matter what the site.
    Im old school though, just like " landscape " everything better.
    Regards U,
    Haystack
     
  39. Son of Gloin

    Son of Gloin Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,016
    Likes Received:
    2,993
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Delivery boy.
    Location:
    USA
    I've got the same problem Usury has. I'ts unbelievably annoying. Tapping the screen dies not help. The problem has been keeping me off the forum, which is disappointing. I like all the other changes.
     
  40. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,514
    Likes Received:
    24,715
    Trophy Points:
    113
    re the mobile users, I do have an idea re the avs, bear with me as I might be able to create a mobile version that has small avs, while leaving up the large ones for those accessing off large screen.

    Give me a bit on it though, as I really want to get thru the whole member list first checking all the profiles to make sure they are accurate. 2/3 of the way thru and have found a large number that had to receive banners and that type of stuff.

    S
     
    Goldhedge, Son of Gloin and searcher like this.

Share This Page