Opinions on new Forums

By Julio Franco
Feb 8, 2002
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  1. duku

    duku Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    The new forums are great indeed, that was a much awaited change! Terrific job, guys!!!

    Too bad you couldn't keep/import old topics and user accounts.

    Anyway, I'm thrilled!
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    A java chat feature would be a great idea. Kind of like a live problem solving thing. It would take a while to format though, and some people would be distressed to find out the post count would no longer be in action. Chat minutes? Who knows...Anyway, I'd love to have one, look into it?
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    They'll be no one to stop us this time

    I am getting into this.

    It was a bit weird at first.

    Like a regenerating Dr Who, the forums seems to change before my eyes last night, whilst I had beer in hand.

    Its a bit strange.

    But I think I like it.:)
  4. ss1

    ss1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 106

    The forums look great :p



    ss1.
  5. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    shocking reply page

    that reply page shocked me...
    got lost in the first time :eek:
    :jajaja:

    but could you change the icon code back to the old one? (like :giggle: , :thumbsup:, :suspect: )
    or at least change : jajaja : to : hahaha : ;)
  6. ptitterington

    ptitterington TechSpot Maniac Posts: 376

    The more I play with it the more I like it.
    :grinthumb

    Cant wait for the next one.....
    only kiddin
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Yeah, the icons (and codes) should definitely be the same as before. I always hate having to learn the same thing twice...
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    I want that ship, not excuses....

    Looks and runs great in Mozilla 0.9.5 in Red Hat Linux 7.2 with Ximian GNOME. Slick, fast, clean. I like it!
  9. ToRN

    ToRN Newcomer, in training Posts: 189

    Opera friendly

    Even Opera likes the forum, which wasn't the case with jawbreaker.
  10. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Looks good.
    Waves goodbye to Jawbreaker and welcomes vbulletin with open arms
  11. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    arris is here...

    so...next would be...Mic...
     
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Get back those old smilies! Bouncing guy...hammer guy...waving guy...please???:(
  13. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    It will take some time to get used to this. I'm still trying to figure out how these "avatars" work, all I got was a list of numbers.
  15. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Wait a minute, this is my 2nd post? Oh well..

    Ok, I posted my original count.. I guess I should read these forums before posting ;)

    vBulletin seems to be faster with Netscape 6.2.1 than JawBreaker!
  16. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Netscape?? You use Netscape?!?!?! Bah...
  17. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Yes, because he used Linux, and there's no internet explorer for that.
  18. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I could use Win4Lin or Wine to run IE :jajaja:
    I have to compile my own Mozilla again as it lacks some features.. Damn it'll take some time..
     
  19. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 829

    WHOA!

    Ok, I've been swamped here at work lately and it seemed every chance I've had to check the forums, I'd get SQL errors galore!

    Well, like I said I've been so busy that today was the first chance I've had to check the forums in over a week and I was really surprised to see everything so different.

    All in all, I think the forums look excellent, I'm still stumbling my way through them try'n to figure it all out, but I think the switch was a good idea. Particularly do to lack of support for Jawbreaker.

    Way to go Julio!
  20. cabrone

    cabrone Newcomer, in training Posts: 166

    ON the positive, it is cool because it seems more advanced and there are 20x more options. But the negative is (atleast for me) there are so many categories that i get lost in the main screen. Could just be me...
  21. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    i got a bit lost at the beginning too. but it's quite ok now. :grinthumb
  22. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    The best thing with this new forum is that PM's don't need JavaScript anymore! They even work with NetPositive :grinthumb:
    (Though I can't just click on smilies, I have to write the code)
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,419   +281

    At first I did like the new forums, the seemed to hold some potential.
    Recently though I have checked out the old forums, and I have to say this is much better. Really I didn't think vBulitin was much beter, sure it had more features but who needed them?, well now that we use it and I have seen what the features can do its like the upgrade between windows3.11 and windows95. Its a huge upgrade for the better.
  24. Whack0

    Whack0 Newcomer, in training Posts: 169

    the new forums are cool, but i miss that expandable jawbreaker navigation vertical scrolling bar.


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