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Dev blog: Upcoming Forum changes - Phase 1 of 2

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Rivr Luzade
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#121 - 2014-10-21 15:26:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Rivr Luzade
How can I change the background image of the forum? I used to be able to do this via the EVE Gate personalization settings. I don't like the Sansha image (the city lights on the left cause me eye cancer) and want to change it back to Amarr.

Edit:

CCP Avalon wrote:
One background to rule them all, one bg to find them, one bg to bring them all and in the forums bind them.

The team reached the conclusion to remove the custom background option from the EVE forums. All settings relating to the forums now reside in the 'Forum settings' link under your character name. Therefore settings in EVE Gate should no longer apply to the forums.


Ok, then please select a proper looking background. The current BG is horrible, not even complaining on high standards. Let the Art team decide what background to chose, not coders. Coders have no taste.

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How can I click on the user who liked me, the post which he liked and the topic the liked post is in in the new notification drop-down? I use(d) this a lot in the old forum settings and would appreciate if I could still do it.

Please make the search box a proper rectangle. Nothing on any EVE forum has rounded corners, so the search box should not either. (actually the light gray frame around the search field on the actual search page has. >.<) Rounded corners are horrible! They make everything look like lollipop child-toys.

All the icons on the posts (new posts, no new posts, etc.) in the thread list are gone.

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A thing that is bothering me for ages now: How do I use the "EVE Universe" drop down menu, where all the EVE sites are listed on a mobile (except for not at all)? When I tap on it, nothing happens; it erratically extends when I hover over it but collapses as soon as my finger moves.

  • In UC Browser V 4.0.0.455, when I tap and hold my finger on it, the drop down opens but at the same time the browser context menu with options like copy link appears and covers the list (this is in UC Browser on WP 8.1) and as soon as I move my finger, the list disappears;
  • In IE 10 a sort of long tap on the EVE Online either opens the context menu and when I tap on empty space, the list opens.

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Dwissi
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#122 - 2014-10-21 16:48:31 UTC
I do like the new design a lot more - generally great job.

Buuuut - you knew this was coming, right? Big smile

In notifications we used to be able to select the posters/likers name and check the profile of that individual. That is gone now - can we please have that back?

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Rain6637
NulzSec
#123 - 2014-10-21 17:16:05 UTC
the uneven light of the background is causing a headache and eye strain. irl. for real eye strain.
CCP Avalon
C C P
C C P Alliance
#124 - 2014-10-21 17:47:06 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Avalon
Due to popular demand we'll be reinstating the background selection from EVE Gate. The background visible now will become the default option.

This will now become the known-issues page!

Known issues

  • RSS feed for the search fails when looking for Dev/GM posts
  • Initial scale of viewport causes undesired zoom for mobile users
  • Background images can no longer be selected from EVE Gate


Changes 2014-10-22 12:45

  • EVE Background options returned, these can still be set in the EVE Gate settings.
  • Initial (automated) zoom on mobile devices deactivated
  • RSS feed on search for dev/GM posts fixed
  • Link to DEV Blogs added to drop-down under forum settings

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CCP Avalon
C C P
C C P Alliance
#125 - 2014-10-21 17:47:44 UTC
Rivr Luzade wrote:
All the icons on the posts (new posts, no new posts, etc.) in the thread list are gone.

A thing that is bothering me for ages now: How do I use the "EVE Universe" drop down menu, where all the EVE sites are listed on a mobile (except for not at all)? When I tap on it, nothing happens; it erratically extends when I hover over it but collapses as soon as my finger moves.

  • In UC Browser V 4.0.0.455, when I tap and hold my finger on it, the drop down opens but at the same time the browser context menu with options like copy link appears and covers the list (this is in UC Browser on WP 8.1) and as soon as I move my finger, the list disappears;
  • In IE 10 a sort of long tap on the EVE Online either opens the context menu and when I tap on empty space, the list opens.

The icon for "no new posts" (folder) was removed, however the remaining should still be displayed (star, flag and lock) when appropriate.

As for the issue you've been encountering in your mobile device. When attempting to expand the menu, does your link on the page add a '#' character to it's end?

CCP Avalon // Web Developer // Team Webster // @ccp_avalon

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Turelus
Utassi Security
#126 - 2014-10-21 17:55:03 UTC
CCP Avalon wrote:
Due to popular demand we'll be reinstating the background selection from EVE Gate. The background visible now will become the default option.

This will now become the known-issues page!

Known issues

  • RSS feed for the search fails when looking for Dev/GM posts
  • Initial scale of viewport causes undesired zoom for mobile users

Fantastic news, thank you! Big smile

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#127 - 2014-10-21 18:04:10 UTC
the notifications area lost the links to character profiles when that character likes your posts or posts in a bookmarked thread, which was useful to me

someone said something about separating eve gate and eve forums but i think it's a shame to lose this functionality

i can't highlight the character name to google search it or paste it in evewho, either

i like that clicking anywhere on a notification takes you to the post (this is what i usually clicked on anyway), and that the notifications pop up when i move the cursor to the flag icon instead of having to click
Marsha Mallow
#128 - 2014-10-21 19:15:42 UTC
Apologies, I'm crossposting feedback here. Thanks for reinstating the personal backgrounds :)

I know it's a small thing, but the tags for ISD & CSM are quite similar. Given that the feature will really be useful ongoing it might be worth making them distinct. PLEASE MAKE THE CSM PINK. You can have all my Fedos, not a shameless bribe at all P

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Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#129 - 2014-10-21 19:45:16 UTC
Just noticed that the tab in my profile where my latest forums posts could be found has disappeared. Is this intentional or a bug? Or has it just been moved to some other place?

For me it was the most useful feature of the profile page and it really pains me to see it gone.

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Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#130 - 2014-10-21 19:48:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Mara Pahrdi
CCP Avalon wrote:
Due to popular demand we'll be reinstating the background selection from EVE Gate. The background visible now will become the default option.

This will now become the known-issues page!

Known issues

  • RSS feed for the search fails when looking for Dev/GM posts
  • Initial scale of viewport causes undesired zoom for mobile users

This is good news. Tyvm for listening! +2 to CCP Avalon.

I'm still missing the list with my last posts though.

Remove standings and insurance.

Phoenix Jones
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#131 - 2014-10-21 19:56:12 UTC
Following bug when using iPhone and chrome

http://imgur.com/y9eci9u

Link warning is easy to the left, and half offscreen

Yaay!!!!

Rivr Luzade
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#132 - 2014-10-21 20:33:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Rivr Luzade
CCP Avalon wrote:
The icon for "no new posts" (folder) was removed, however the remaining should still be displayed (star, flag and lock) when appropriate.

As for the issue you've been encountering in your mobile device. When attempting to expand the menu, does your link on the page add a '#' character to it's end?


[1]
They do indeed show up after some time. Guess I was just a bit too impatient.

[2]
It does add the # to the url when i short tap on the menu in the IE (standard browser on my Lumia) as well as the mentioned UC Browser version.
When I long tap on it, the mentioned context menu (copy link, share link, etc.) opens, which disappears when I tap in empty space around it and the list with all the sub pages opens. Then no # is added to the url.

Also, thanks a lot for reinstating the background personalization setting. Very much appreciated. Big smile

UI Improvement Collective

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Winthorp
#133 - 2014-10-21 20:47:57 UTC
ISD LackOfFaith wrote:
Winthorp wrote:
I only await the day we can elect a forum specific CSM to help us battle the tyrannical ISD plague. Lol

Sad


Your kind may have won this battle with your own "Jump to first ISD port" tag, but the war will continue. Twisted
Rain6637
NulzSec
#134 - 2014-10-21 20:58:43 UTC
I'm using adblock to remove the background image for now. is it possible to make "none" an option for backgrounds?

also, a chrome addon used for reducing the brightness of web pages shows me colors that are similar to the Dust forums. I don't think EVE has any lore attachment to these yellow/gray colors, so... is it possible to give the EVE forum a Dust style color scheme? perhaps more customizable color options?

thank you.
Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#135 - 2014-10-21 21:02:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Salpun
Can we get the notification logic moved over the the rest of the EVE Gate Notifications work great while in the forum but revert back to the old style when any where else.

My last posts is suppose to be visible where now?

Works fine if you locate a post of your own but can we get the character drop down options accessible some where else besides a already submitted post.

If i dont know something about EVE. I check https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/ISK_The_Guide

See you around the universe.

Rain6637
NulzSec
#136 - 2014-10-21 21:19:36 UTC
oh wow. are imgur links whitelisted? I'm getting clickthroughs to imgur without the "leaving EVE-O" warning

imgur pic
ISD LackOfFaith
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#137 - 2014-10-21 21:24:04 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
oh wow. are imgur links whitelisted? I'm getting clickthroughs to imgur without the "leaving EVE-O" warning

imgur pic

Yes, they are.

ISD LackOfFaith

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Rain6637
NulzSec
#138 - 2014-10-21 21:32:21 UTC
Zifrian
The Pannion Domin
#139 - 2014-10-21 23:31:48 UTC
Nice work. Really like the changes.

One thing I miss though is the box for dev blogs. I would always hit that when looking at the forums. Am I missing its new location? There were some other links there I also liked that are gone.

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DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#140 - 2014-10-22 02:22:21 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
Gawd, you Dev's must really be bored or scared to think up new stuff to work on. Don't know why you have to constantly mess around with stuff that works. Forums were fine before, sure they could have used a little polish but doing a major overhaul wasn't necessary.

I'm Minmatar and I want my Minmatar screen back again. I definitely don't like looking at Sansha ships.

Don't know why you reduced the amount of letter/character count in the forum signature. Forum signature stats were fine before, now it's almost useless since it won't contain very much. Please roll back the forum signature to how it was before.

ISD and CSM buttons? Really? OK, maybe a useful addition but they definitely need to be different colors.

Seems the thread notification icons for 'New Post' and 'Previously Read' is missing. Of course the 'Locked' icon still shows.

Also what happened to the link for the old Forum? Don't know why it was removed before. I think it should be added again.



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