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Dev blog: Upcoming Forum changes - Phase 1 of 2

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-10-09 17:07:43 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
We are going to improve the EVE forums and give the user experience on the forums a nice boost by making the forums responsive with as little resizing, panning, and scrolling on as many devices as possible.

While the web team already cleaned up the forum back-end code during the past months, it is now time to make more visible changes. In this first of two phases we will remove the EVE Gate header from the forums and move most links there to a nice menu in the navigation bar.

Please read about all the changes, bugfixes and details in CCP raRaRa's latest dev blog Upcoming Forum changes - Phase 1 of 2.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Promiscuous Female
GBS Logistics and Fives Support
Goonswarm Federation
#2 - 2014-10-09 17:11:51 UTC
this is the most important update to eve ever


because it affects our posting
Ripard Teg
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-10-09 17:27:08 UTC
Came looking for "We're going to make it possible/easy to see updated posts and threads". Left disappointed. Major pain point of EVE forums not mentioned, much less addressed.

Straight

aka Jester, who apparently was once Deemed Worthy To Wield The Banhammer to good effect.

Megarom
Fistful of Finns
#4 - 2014-10-09 17:28:24 UTC
I noticed RSS feeds mentioned so I'd like to grumble about something.

If you take for example the devpost rss feed here https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=rsstopic&pg=search&devbadge=1&gmbadge=1

If you add this to any RSS reader (I've really tried a free one for Chrome) and click the the items as they are listed you will always be taken to the top post of the thread instead of the post that the feed item is about.

This is because the link-tag points to the thread in general and not to the right post. The correct link is there in the content, but the reader I'm using doesn't even show the content so my only option is to click something that takes me to the wrong place.

Please please please take the time to fix this.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#5 - 2014-10-09 17:28:51 UTC
Wheee!

(I'm getting out of breath here)

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

Promiscuous Female
GBS Logistics and Fives Support
Goonswarm Federation
#6 - 2014-10-09 17:29:28 UTC
Ripard Teg wrote:
Came looking for "We're going to make it possible/easy to see updated posts and threads". Left disappointed. Major pain point of EVE forums not mentioned, much less addressed.

Straight

subscribe to a thread

it'll ping you when someone posts a post

unfortunately it cannot discern between good and bad posts

(actually it can since it alerts you to every post made)

(all posts on these forums are bad)
Miyammato Musashi
Freeport Exploration
Loosely Affiliated Pirates Alliance
#7 - 2014-10-09 17:29:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Miyammato Musashi
Please please please bring back image signatures like we had in the old forums. I think it really enhances the community in that it lets people inject a little style. We are the content, are we not? As for responsive considerations, well that's an easy fix, isn't it?

@media screen and (max-width: 500px) { {div.sig-image {display:none;} }

Really easy. Bring back forum sigs!!!

For the dissenter below, it would be nothing to place a control in the forums so people could disable all image sigs in their own view. We can accommodate everyone here. Conversely, you could "opt-in" to see people's forum sigs.

I am a meat popsicle. 

Promiscuous Female
GBS Logistics and Fives Support
Goonswarm Federation
#8 - 2014-10-09 17:30:26 UTC
Miyammato Musashi wrote:
Please please please bring back image signatures like we had in the old forums. I think it really enhances the community in that it lets people inject a little style. We are the content, are we not? As for responsive considerations, well that's an easy fix, isn't it?


yes please let us embed tracking pixels in every thread
Soldarius
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#9 - 2014-10-09 17:31:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Soldarius
Quote:
Adding links to GM, ISD and CSM badges bringing you to the next relevant post


http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lki5sil68h1qd2fwco1_250.jpg

http://youtu.be/YVkUvmDQ3HY

Cristl
#10 - 2014-10-09 17:32:53 UTC
Finally, an update to endgame content :)
Moraguth
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#11 - 2014-10-09 17:35:16 UTC
CCP raRaRa wrote:


  • Adding links to GM, ISD and CSM badges bringing you to the next relevant post
  • The forum login should now correctly redirect users to the page/topic they were viewing



These are the two most useful forum features in years. I have been asking for that first once since the very first dev blog. I don't care what the peanut gallery is saying in threadnaughts, i want to see what the "important" people who can actually answer questions and make changes are saying.

Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU. thank you. ThAnK yOu. tHaNk YoU. and so on, and so forth (typed like a tween at times to show you i didn't just copy/paste... i typed every single thank you out)

One question about that though, is there one button that takes you to the next "important" post, or is there a link for each type of "important person"? I'd much rather have 1 button that works for all of them at the same time (so i don't miss a CSM post in between GM posts for example).

And in the spirit of never being satisfied and always wanting more....
would it be possible to have a button (or add in to the button above) that takes you to the next post by a contact of yours? That would make it easier to see if my friends have posted in a thread, or even the people I don't like in game. Shenanigans for EVERYONE!

That second thing, the post-login return to forum page, is such a quality of life (on the forums) fix. Thanks for that too.

I got a Feature Added!

Stop calling an Abaddon "abba-dawn".  It is "uh-bad-in" dictionary.com/abaddon

Alundil
Rolled Out
#12 - 2014-10-09 17:35:24 UTC
A function to go to last read post in a thread would be most helpful. EveGold scripting helps with this but it is 3rd Party and doesn't recall last post across multiple devices/browsers.

I'm right behind you

Sir Constantin
#13 - 2014-10-09 17:35:55 UTC
What about a New Posts option where you can see in chronological order all the new posts since your last visit or login?
Sentient Blade
Crisis Atmosphere
Coalition of the Unfortunate
#14 - 2014-10-09 17:39:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Sentient Blade
I don't want to be dismissive... but I'm going to be anyway - this is probably not worthy of a dev blog... let alone two... =\

How about something smexy like... "only show dev posts" or something like that.
Milla Goodpussy
Garoun Investment Bank
#15 - 2014-10-09 17:44:38 UTC
wow this upcoming expansion is going to be awesome!.. forum fixes..

wow ccp you guys really put in a lot of work besides content patches you're fixing forums.

I assumed the post was regarding new code of conduct rules but hey that's just me. this forum patch will keep me playing for-ever despite the cruel rude trolling that runs rampant on it. thanks a lot ccp you took my suggestions seriously and avoided fixing the real problem... good day to you sir!
Retar Aveymone
DJ's Retirement Fund
Goonswarm Federation
#16 - 2014-10-09 17:45:48 UTC
i don't see a "hide posts by npc characters", could that get added?
Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#17 - 2014-10-09 17:46:37 UTC
All I'll say is I remember a number of posts saying how bad fixed width was, glad to see some of these updates finally coming. Also posting on my phone which sucks. Pretty sure the old forums worked better on my old awful phone

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
#18 - 2014-10-09 17:47:19 UTC
Can we get a clearer option to go to the post a notification is about instead of going to the first post in the thread or the authors page.

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

See you around the universe.

Retar Aveymone
DJ's Retirement Fund
Goonswarm Federation
#19 - 2014-10-09 17:47:44 UTC
Sentient Blade wrote:
I don't want to be dismissive... but I'm going to be anyway - this is probably not worthy of a dev blog... let alone two... =\

How about something smexy like... "only show dev posts" or something like that.

protip: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=search&devbadge=1&gmbadge=1
Pic'n dor
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2014-10-09 17:49:25 UTC
o/
Nice to see some work on the forum.
Here some ideas :
- IMG tag (feature must have been disable on purpose but why ?)
- Tapatalk support ?
- find "my post"
- unread thread from specific sections

COUCOU TOUCHE TOUCHE

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