Discussion in 'Drama Llama Holding Pen' started by OrfBC, Dec 10, 2012.
I like this too. :)
And so it was done. Of course it still requires OH NO SCROLLING but well deal with it.
I don't think everyone will deal with it given that some folks here have scroll-fingers that bruise easily. But as they're clearly the weak, sickly members of our herd, it's only fitting that they are culled, to maintain the strength of the group.
I HATE CHANGE EVEN WHEN IT RETURNS THINGS TO HOW THEY WERE BEFORE
The only change I would suggest now is to make the Dark Souls subforum a full subforum under the Games banner instead of having it be a child forum to PC Games/Console Discussion, mostly because child forums look all awkward and such.
Oh God that's so much better. It'd be nice if I could hide sub-forums, or at least move them to the bottom of the page, but this is better than the last layout.
Nonsense, my snark is fully aggressive. No passivity here, no sir.
And besides, Lum making changes is not eliciting any snark at all.
Yeah I agree with this. Same for Bridge Over the River Kawaii. The secret subforum thing makes it harder to see if there are any new posts.
I don't think we need to un-child-forum the subforums, just have a way to permanently show them nested under their parents if we want instead of just being a popover at all times, it will become really easy to forget they exist that way. Granted, I don't know what this particular forum software can handle in that respect.
Eh, I felt my own snark was unwarranted, so I edited my post.
I will reserve it for a different time!
It's okay, I wasn't offended or anything. And your snark was totally warranted! But I look forward to you unveiling it once more at a future date.
WHAT THE FUCK! QUIT CHANGING THE FORUM LAYOUT!
But seriously, grrrrr.
I for one support the introduction of a Perpetual Forum Motion Drive that juggles the forums and subforums at random each time the index is reloaded.
I like this new layout a lot, that's definitely an improvement from before.
So when you have to spend half a second ignoring threads you don't want to read it's reasonable to change that, but when others have to spend half a second scrolling to find the forum they want to navigate to they're bad at the internet. Got it.
Edit: Okay, let me be more direct and less sarcastic. Nobody fucking said they have "trouble scrolling a webpage". It's amazing how condescending people get over this. Can't we disagree without insulting each others' intelligence?
I like the layout change, though I will admit that I sorta wish subforums were more obvious.
New layout is nice.
If you remove the big bold white "Broken Forum" at the top and the padding associated with it all your funky foruming will fit on one page.
I checked btw, pulling it out fits everything but social on one page. You could probably reduce padding in a few other areas to improve things further.
I like this very much.
I liked it so much better before.
It's an improvement. Thumbs up!
Damnit Lum, now it feels like my birthday, you lovable bastard.
Daddy's got a brand new homepage!
The current popup subforums on the home page are too hard to see, and don't work on my mobile browser (it simply doesn't support most dynamic web functions), making them effectively hidden subforums. I find it better to just list them under the parent forums.
And it makes no sense to put Bridge over River Kawaii under the LP forum. It's a general-purpose forum dedicated to wider topics than LP, and unlike game-specific subforums which as has been said, tend to have certain lifecycles, it'll probably remain active for the long term. The question is which category to put it in.
I present my humble opinion in picture form.
This is ugly:
And this is not:
My only issue with the baby subforum thing being displayed like that is having it at the top of the page will get sort of yuck fast if you have more than one or two.
I think Dark Souls is appropriate as a baby subforum, since it's a very specific topic, but the Bridge is a general-purpose forum, as cuc said:
So I'd rather see it as a full blown subforum. Since it's mainly talk about visual novels and dating sims (and stuff surrounding those things), it might make more sense to put it under the "Games" category, right under the LP subforum.
Unless you don't think visual novels are games, in which case the "Other" category might be more appropriate.
Dark Souls may be more appropriate as a baby forum but the way baby forums are presented is ugly, so if I'm choosing between optimal categorization vs. aesthetics, I will go for the aesthetics.
Also I secretly hate baby forums.
i don't know what's going on anymore
we are going from like a suburban house to a beach condo to a mansion to an apartment and we just keep moving mom why do i keep having to change schools.
Not that I'm complaining, mind you, it's just a touch jarring. Haha.
Noooo, baby forums are the best. <3
The problems with baby forums can be seen here:
1. At a glance, no way to tell if there are new posts in the baby forum.
2. Also no way to tell what the actual latest post in the main games forum is, or if there are any new ones.
3. The down arrow that links to the baby forum displays the name in bold if there are new posts once you click on it, but it's hard to tell sometimes because the font is small (especially on mobile devices).
I'm going to write a xenforo plugin to randomize forum order once per hour.
We have that plugin already. It's called Lum.
Lum, please don't ban me.
Today's semi-random change: "Bridge over Kawaii" changed from baby forum to adolescent forum in We Do Other Things category since it's not specifically about games.
Cain't git fooled again
I will also say after initially objecting to specific game subforums, I have grown to actually like the idea. If demand warrants a subforum, it's good to meet that demand rather than have it spill all over everywhere and leave a big 'ol mess.
I still hate baby forums, though. Sorry, Sjofn!
Lum - if it's true that you like doing this, can you make the Dark Souls forum an adolescent forum too? It's lonely and kind of weird being the only one at the kids' table. :/
If you could have wine at the kids table I'd never stop eating chicken nuggets.
It's alright, I still like you. And I have enough love for baby forums for the two of us, probably.
Adolescent forums can go fuck themselves, though. They're jerks and think they know so much better than the grown up ones.
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