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Dev blog: Upcoming Forum changes - Phase 1 of 2

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Greygal
Redemption Road
Affirmative.
#221 - 2014-10-29 00:22:22 UTC
CCP Avalon wrote:

The character limit was decreased by half, as the Markdown code takes significantly less characters for styling than BBCode, or 4 characters instead of 12 to form a link. If the markdown helper is taking up too many characters for your taste, please try the following format.

[EVE](http://eveonline.com)

Expected result: EVE


The problem I was having getting my existing signature (which was under 250 characters) to fit was caused by how the new system counts characters. Since you now have to use two returns for a line break, that was adding four characters, plus something else weird going on that I've not figured out yet with how it counts characters.

I got it to link by doing a bit of rewording.

250 characters including counting for formatting/linking/etc code, line breaks, etc., is too small. While I totally understand not wanting huge signatures, the inability for existing signatures to fit without hassle is somewhat irritating.

I do hope you consider raising the limit back up, if not to 500, at least to 350.

Just my two bytes, thanks for all that you do!

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Rain6637
NulzSec
#222 - 2014-10-29 01:14:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Rain6637
CCP raRaRa wrote:
Forum profiles are now available on SISI. Profiles show character's date of birth, last 20 posts, etc.

Feel free to try out on SISI: https://forums.testeveonline.com/
Here's my profile: https://forums.testeveonline.com/profile/ccp%20rarara

We also removed timeago on posts, however timeago is now shown when hovering the mouse over timestamps.

This will be deployed tomorrow if everything goes as planned.

interesting thing about the date of birth, it brings some value back to 2003 characters who failed to join NPC corps.

(there's debate when those characters are sold, regarding their value, as their employment history shows nothing)



This is a bit outside of the box, but you're reducing the usefulness of the forums as an intel tool (by removing employment history). again, outside of the box, but a move the other way would include bounties or war dec functionality in the forum interface.

The notifications are simplified a bit much, imo, but I feel you. The new interface is easier to grope with a smartphone touch screen, and that's just getting with the times.

[totally neutral comment, but this burden is shifted to evewho.com/pilot/CCP_Rarara and logging in to the client.]



totally should add a tweet button esp. for dev posts. but also for general spammery because exposure
CCP raRaRa
C C P
C C P Alliance
#223 - 2014-10-29 09:39:07 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:

interesting thing about the date of birth, it brings some value back to 2003 characters who failed to join NPC corps.

(there's debate when those characters are sold, regarding their value, as their employment history shows nothing)



This is a bit outside of the box, but you're reducing the usefulness of the forums as an intel tool (by removing employment history). again, outside of the box, but a move the other way would include bounties or war dec functionality in the forum interface.

The notifications are simplified a bit much, imo, but I feel you. The new interface is easier to grope with a smartphone touch screen, and that's just getting with the times.

[totally neutral comment, but this burden is shifted to evewho.com/pilot/CCP_Rarara and logging in to the client.]



totally should add a tweet button esp. for dev posts. but also for general spammery because exposure


Hi,

I believe you're mixing up EVE Gate profiles and EVE Forum profiles. The EVE Gate profile still shows employment history while the EVE Forum profile shows more forum related information. Previously you were always taken straight to the EVE Gate profile.

I'll see if we can do something about notifications for phase 2.

CCP raRaRa // Web Developer // Team Webster

Oraac Ensor
#224 - 2014-10-29 18:28:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Oraac Ensor
Oraac Ensor wrote:
DeMichael Crimson wrote:
Anyway, just wanna say it's great having option to choose forum background again.

One step at a time, right?


DMC

Yep, I'm grateful for that - just keeping my fingers crossed that I no longer have to reset it every few days like before!

Oh, dear! No such luck, then.

Please, CCP, make it so that our chosen background persists until such time as we choose to alter it.

Having to reset it evrey few days is a real PITA.

[Edit] Ah, it seems that I need to rephrase my request:

Please, CCP, give us back the ability to choose our own background that you appeared to have reinstated but have apparently just withdrawn again after only a few days.
CCP Avalon
C C P
C C P Alliance
#225 - 2014-10-29 19:18:14 UTC
Oraac Ensor wrote:
Oraac Ensor wrote:
DeMichael Crimson wrote:
Anyway, just wanna say it's great having option to choose forum background again.

One step at a time, right?


DMC

Yep, I'm grateful for that - just keeping my fingers crossed that I no longer have to reset it every few days like before!

Oh, dear! No such luck, then.

Please, CCP, make it so that our chosen background persists until such time as we choose to alter it.

Having to reset it evrey few days is a real PITA.

[Edit] Ah, it seems that I need to rephrase my request:

Please, CCP, give us back the ability to choose our own background that you appeared to have reinstated but have apparently just withdrawn again after only a few days.

The option to set your background is still available, on your EVE Gate profile (as it has been before). You refer to the background resetting after a few days. Which background have you been using and are you finding/moving the option back to 'Default' at some point before the reset occurs?

Direct link: https://gate.eveonline.com/Account/SettingsCustomization

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

Twitch: CCP_Avalon

Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#226 - 2014-10-29 19:20:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Salpun
CCP Avalon wrote:
Oraac Ensor wrote:
Oraac Ensor wrote:
DeMichael Crimson wrote:
Anyway, just wanna say it's great having option to choose forum background again.

One step at a time, right?


DMC

Yep, I'm grateful for that - just keeping my fingers crossed that I no longer have to reset it every few days like before!

Oh, dear! No such luck, then.

Please, CCP, make it so that our chosen background persists until such time as we choose to alter it.

Having to reset it evrey few days is a real PITA.

[Edit] Ah, it seems that I need to rephrase my request:

Please, CCP, give us back the ability to choose our own background that you appeared to have reinstated but have apparently just withdrawn again after only a few days.

The option to set your background is still available, on your EVE Gate profile (as it has been before). You refer to the background resetting after a few days. Which background have you been using and are you finding/moving the option back to 'Default' at some point before the reset occurs?

Direct link: https://gate.eveonline.com/Account/SettingsCustomization

Switched back from gallente to default for me some time in the last day. When you update the server it resets. Where did the Dev blog link go? Like the new profile gateBig smile

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Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#227 - 2014-10-29 19:45:17 UTC
What's up with the old forums? All the links go 404. Are they all gone?
Fonac
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#228 - 2014-10-29 19:57:39 UTC
Is there a way, to fitler out non-english dev posts?
I find it hugely annoying to read german and french. While i do speak german, and can read it fine, i do not understand a word of french.
Oraac Ensor
#229 - 2014-10-29 19:58:18 UTC
CCP Avalon wrote:
Oraac Ensor wrote:
Oraac Ensor wrote:
DeMichael Crimson wrote:
Anyway, just wanna say it's great having option to choose forum background again.

One step at a time, right?


DMC

Yep, I'm grateful for that - just keeping my fingers crossed that I no longer have to reset it every few days like before!

Oh, dear! No such luck, then.

Please, CCP, make it so that our chosen background persists until such time as we choose to alter it.

Having to reset it evrey few days is a real PITA.

[Edit] Ah, it seems that I need to rephrase my request:

Please, CCP, give us back the ability to choose our own background that you appeared to have reinstated but have apparently just withdrawn again after only a few days.

The option to set your background is still available, on your EVE Gate profile (as it has been before). You refer to the background resetting after a few days. Which background have you been using and are you finding/moving the option back to 'Default' at some point before the reset occurs?

Direct link: https://gate.eveonline.com/Account/SettingsCustomization

How do I get to the screen you have linked other than by using your link?

In the old system all I had to do was click my profile link at the top of the page. Now I can't find it anywhere (except via your link). It certainly doesn't appear on my Evegate profile page.

I have been using the Gallente background, like Salpun, and, just like Salpun, it has switched back to default at some point during the past 18 hours (without any action by me). It has always behaved like this since I first started using the forums.
Oraac Ensor
#230 - 2014-10-29 20:05:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Oraac Ensor
Also, why has the Dev Blogs link been removed again?

[Edit] Forgetting my manners:

Thanks very much for reinstating the timestamp.
CCP Avalon
C C P
C C P Alliance
#231 - 2014-10-29 20:52:50 UTC
Abrazzar wrote:
What's up with the old forums? All the links go 404. Are they all gone?

If you're referring to external links / links that should provide warning on oldforums.eveonline.com resulting in a 404, we're aware of this issue.

Fonac wrote:
Is there a way, to fitler out non-english dev posts?
I find it hugely annoying to read german and french. While i do speak german, and can read it fine, i do not understand a word of french.

Only if you specify which forums you wish to receive Dev posts from, regrettably there are no exclusion rules for this search.

Oraac Ensor wrote:
How do I get to the screen you have linked other than by using your link?

In the old system all I had to do was click my profile link at the top of the page. Now I can't find it anywhere (except via your link). It certainly doesn't appear on my Evegate profile page.

I have been using the Gallente background, like Salpun, and, just like Salpun, it has switched back to default at some point during the past 18 hours (without any action by me). It has always behaved like this since I first started using the forums.

Please allow us to clarify, the background settings are in the same location that they have been up to this point, in EVE Gate. They have at no point been moved from your EVE Gate profile settings. What you're experiencing however is that we've decoupled the forums mostly from EVE Gate with the only setting remaining there, that can affect the forums, is the custom background.

Current route to change background:
1.
    a) Hover over EVE Universe
    b) Visit your or any forum profile
2.
    a) Click on EVE Gate
    b) Click on "View EVE Gate Profile"
3. Hover over your character name ( EVE Gate header )
4. Click on Profile Settings
5. Click on Personalize
6. Choose a background
7. Save settings

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

Twitch: CCP_Avalon

Oraac Ensor
#232 - 2014-10-29 21:19:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Oraac Ensor
CCP Avalon wrote:
Oraac Ensor wrote:
How do I get to the screen you have linked other than by using your link?

In the old system all I had to do was click my profile link at the top of the page. Now I can't find it anywhere (except via your link). It certainly doesn't appear on my Evegate profile page.

I have been using the Gallente background, like Salpun, and, just like Salpun, it has switched back to default at some point during the past 18 hours (without any action by me). It has always behaved like this since I first started using the forums.

Please allow us to clarify, the background settings are in the same location that they have been up to this point, in EVE Gate. They have at no point been moved from your EVE Gate profile settings. What you're experiencing however is that we've decoupled the forums mostly from EVE Gate with the only setting remaining there, that can affect the forums, is the custom background.

Current route to change background:
1.
    a) Hover over EVE Universe
    b) Visit your or any forum profile
2.
    a) Click on EVE Gate
    b) Click on "View EVE Gate Profile"
3. Hover over your character name ( EVE Gate header )
4. Click on Profile Settings
5. Click on Personalize
6. Choose a background
7. Save settings

Ok, thanks. That isn't quite how I remember it, and considering I've been doing it on an almost weekly basis I'm sure my memory isn't faulty.

Anyways - setting it is one thing, keeping it is another thing entirely. Could you please fix it so that the background persists until any future adjustment?


P.S.

And as mentioned above, please put back the Dev Blog link.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#233 - 2014-10-30 01:48:53 UTC
Oraac Ensor wrote:
Forgetting my manners:

Thanks very much for reinstating the timestamp.

Yes, thanks for doing that.

Much appreciated.


DMC
RoAnnon
Eternity INC.
Goonswarm Federation
#234 - 2014-10-30 01:59:32 UTC
Thank you for putting the timestamp back to actual time.

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Kaaeliaa
Tyrannos Sunset
#235 - 2014-10-30 02:00:06 UTC
Thank you very much for switching the UTC timestamp and timeago timestamp, CCP! I know it may seem trivial to some, but as a person who enjoys precision with the kind of glee typical of STEM, I appreciate it.

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Pepper Swift
Perkone
Caldari State
#236 - 2014-10-30 02:08:39 UTC
wooo actual time.. yus

What I need most.. is a day between Saturday and Sunday...

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mr ed thehouseofed
Wrought iron Industries
#237 - 2014-10-30 02:09:55 UTC
cheers for fixing the time stamp Smile i'm still having issues with the back ground changing logged in this morning and the sanshas one was displaying Ugh, i changed it to the incursion one will see if it stays that way

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Leucy Kerastase
650BN
#238 - 2014-10-30 10:33:35 UTC
CCP raRaRa wrote:
We also removed timeago on posts, however timeago is now shown when hovering the mouse over timestamps.


Thank you so much <3
Gizznitt Malikite
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
#239 - 2014-10-30 15:41:35 UTC

Where did the links to "Dev Blogs" go?

Uhg.... I really loath having to hunt for the dev blog page!

Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#240 - 2014-10-31 17:29:36 UTC
CCP raRaRa wrote:
We also removed timeago on posts


Thank you.

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Thank you very much

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