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Harry Jan 19, 2006

I'm only relatively new here, but the new design is great! Good job!

POPOBOT5000 Jan 19, 2006

I love the old, simple look and think it integrates with the rest of the site well. Hopefully that will make those reluctant to the change a little more acceptant.

It's been a long time coming, and it looks great!

Jay Jan 19, 2006

Nice! I like that the look of the old boards has been retained. It has a nice feeling of simplicity.

Datschge Jan 19, 2006 (edited Jan 19, 2006)

jb wrote:

I think readability on this one is more awkward.  I liked the usenet style forum posts of the old one, that way I could ignore subthreads that were going in a direction I didn't care about.

Yes, the lack of threads as well as the splitting into pages makes this one a lesser experience than the former board for me.

Edit: Ah, just looked into the display option. No threading, but I disabled everything except images in posts, and raised the numbers of posts per page to the max possible 75, I guess that will help me a little...

Stephen Jan 19, 2006 (edited Jan 19, 2006)

Finally, a welcome change.  Thanks for making the switch.  While the threading of the old forums was nice, the rampant spamming really ruined the experience.  punBB is a nice forum software to use for this site.  It's not as overly complex as Vbulletin or phpBB.

Flexar Jan 19, 2006

Wow. Now this was a surprise.

Looking good, but it's just gonna take time to get used to this.

Yuvraj Jan 19, 2006

Like Xana and Amber I was also thinking of changing my name, but eventually didnt do it. Still don't understand why I began posting here under my real name, while everywhere else on the internet I've always used one nick (except for SlightlyDark).

Oh, bout the new forums. Well, change is inevitable. One thing I might miss is the quick 'n effective (nt) posts ^_^

GoldfishX Jan 19, 2006

Yay, I can edit posts on STC!

Looks great...Simple, but effective.

I would propose one thing: To have a seperate Polls forum. It's one of the really unique things these forums have had over the years. Plus, it'll keep the monthly "What are your <insert month here> purchases" threads from getting bounced around.

Timt99 Jan 19, 2006

I almost put my usual username when I register to forums, but for good 'ol STC, I'll stick with the exclusive Timt99. smile And nice change, it should work out great!

Schala Jan 19, 2006 (edited Jan 19, 2006)

Adam Corn wrote:

If you notice any quirks in the design or functionality please post here and I will look into them.

Whoops, should have checked THIS forum first, hehe...As others were saying, old habits die hard: I visit the Open forum first and the Game forum last. ^_~

Anyway, I'm having some quirks with the forum. I can't see posters' names on the left side. I can see the bottom of avatar pics, but absolutely no names -- not even if I highlight all the text on the page. I'm using IE 5.1 on Mac OS 9.2.

Oh, another suggestion: Would it be possible to put a description of what each forum is at the top of each page? I know the descriptions are on the main forum index, but I usually use the right-side links to switch between forums and so I rarely ever see the main page.

Adam Corn Jan 20, 2006

Schala wrote:

Anyway, I'm having some quirks with the forum. I can't see posters' names on the left side. I can see the bottom of avatar pics, but absolutely no names -- not even if I highlight all the text on the page. I'm using IE 5.1 on Mac OS 9.2.

Oh no, IE Mac hmm  I have read it has some pretty crap rendering of CSS and it's gonna be hard to troubleshoot with my Windows systems.   I will fiddle around with some settings to see if I can fix it.  Any chance you could do a quick screen capture and link to it from the forum or mail it to me?

Sorry but I really have to ask - why are you using IE on Mac??  What with Firefox and Safari both available.  Plus I thought I read Microsoft will be shortly ending support for the Mac version. But yeah I'll try to fix it smile

Schala wrote:

Oh, another suggestion: Would it be possible to put a description of what each forum is at the top of each page? I know the descriptions are on the main forum index, but I usually use the right-side links to switch between forums and so I rarely ever see the main page.

I really think the forum descriptions are going to stay where they are.  Everyone at some point is going to see the index page and if they jump the gun and post before doing so (*cough cough* wink) I can always just move the post.  Plus putting the descriptions at the top of each page would be taking excess space for something that only needs to be seen once or twice, not all the time.

BTW those of you who are really keen on a separate Polls forum like GoldfishX, be sure to chime in.

Dais Jan 20, 2006

Adam Corn wrote:

- Registration (including an e-mail address) is now required to post.

Well, there goes the ability to suggest Soundtrack Central as a friendly place for those who don't know much about VGM, yet would like to be able to ask certain questions about it.

On the plus side, user profiles means I can now stalk people!

Razakin Jan 20, 2006

Dais wrote:

Well, there goes the ability to suggest Soundtrack Central as a friendly place for those who don't know much about VGM, yet would like to be able to ask certain questions about it.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't get this. How can something like required registration make a place unfriendly to people who don't know much about VGM?

If someone really wants to ask some questions about VGM, required registration won't hold him asking them. Atleast now we won't have to suffer from "Uematsu"-user and other users who just want to mess other people's day.

To Adam, thanks for the new forums. This looks good, and it's not so big leap from the older forum. More like version 2.0.

BAMAToNE Jan 20, 2006

Tim, you gotta be kidding me! An Auburn icon!?   >.<

tongue

Timt99 wrote:

I almost put my usual username when I register to forums, but for good 'ol STC, I'll stick with the exclusive Timt99. smile And nice change, it should work out great!

Adam Corn Jan 20, 2006

BAMAToNE wrote:

Tim, you gotta be kidding me! An Auburn icon!?

Amazing... I escape from football-obsessed Alabama all the way to Tokyo, Japan, only to see the Auburn-Alabama rivalry played out on my soundtrack web site.

That said, Roll Tide big_smile

raynebc Jan 20, 2006

The forum's very nice.  The only thing that I'd add so far is a "new posts" function.

Carl Jan 20, 2006 (edited Jan 20, 2006)

raynebc wrote:

The forum's very nice.  The only thing that I'd add so far is a "new posts" function.

The "new posts" function is listed on the very bottom left of the main index page.

Yeah that's the feature I use to quickly find each day's updates, without manually hunting around.

Schala Jan 20, 2006

Adam Corn wrote:

Any chance you could do a quick screen capture and link to it from the forum or mail it to me?

Okee, will do so. I'll just email it to you, and if anyone else is really curious to see it also, they can respond or PM me...wait, *is* there an option for PMs? Hehe, I'm so used to boards like this having a PM option. ^_~

Adam Corn wrote:

Sorry but I really have to ask - why are you using IE on Mac??  What with Firefox and Safari both available.  Plus I thought I read Microsoft will be shortly ending support for the Mac version. But yeah I'll try to fix it smile

Firefox isn't available for OS 9.x, and Opera runs reeeeeeeeallllly slowwwwwwlly on OS9. I will give Opera another shot, though. As for Microsoft, I believe they said they'd be re-starting IE for the Mac, but I can't be sure anymore. Actually, the only time I use 9.x  and IE is at work (and I do visit the forums quite a lot while at work ^_~ ). Otherwise, I'm using Firefox. (And the forums look just dandy on FF. ^_^ )

But thanks for looking into it. ^_^

Adam Corn wrote:

if they jump the gun and post before doing so (*cough cough* wink)

*innocent grin*

Adam Corn wrote:

BTW those of you who are really keen on a separate Polls forum like GoldfishX, be sure to chime in.

I would like a Polls forum as well. ^_^

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