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Circle or Square

  • Circle

    Votes: 7 21.9%
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    Votes: 25 78.1%

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LostArtist

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Why not change the "like system" into just emoji responses (of course, KH themed)? Smile emoji can be Sora, Grumpy emoji can be Riku, Sad emoji can be Roxas/Xion etc.
that's kinda like the same thing, but that's cute
 
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Recon

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Whoa, I did not see this coming. I welcome the change. Cool to see you guys finally switch from vBulletin to Xen.

Here are some recommendations:

1) Change avatars back to square instead of circle.
2) It looks like apostrophes (') didn't transfer over well and render a weird code.
3) Pressing home now takes you to the actual home page instead of the forum home. I know you can press forums to bring you back, but perhaps this will take some time getting used too.
4) I couldn't find a way to cancel a reply. And when I leave the thread and come back, the quoted reply is still there just not submitted. Not sure how to fix.

That's all I got for now.
 
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LostArtist

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3) Pressing home now takes you to the actual home page instead of the forum home. I know you can press forums to bring you back, but perhaps this will take some time getting used too.
I actually like this, I remember wanting to go back to the 'news' page and having to retype khinsider because I didn't know to click on 'news,' and it took me a while to figure out how to get to that page
I feel like 'home' taking you to that page is much much clearer/that page fits better with the button 'home'

plus forums is highlighted
4) I couldn't find a way to cancel a reply. And when I leave the thread and come back, the quoted reply is still there just not submitted. Not sure how to fix.
does refreshing the page work?



I see a certain someone is using the like feature :unsure:
 

LostArtist

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Links are broken for videos. :'(
just paste the video url and it embeds it for you
it'll probably work for your sig too


edit, I tested it out on sigs, it works too, just past the vid url directly and it will automatically embed it
 

Phantom

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Wow, the site looks great! I noticed there was an update going on yesterday, but I didn't expect it to be this big.

I especially like the new alert system, it's really handy.
 

Chaser

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Wow, the site looks great! I noticed there was an update going on yesterday, but I didn't expect it to be this big.

I especially like the new alert system, it's really handy.
It’s been something requested for years that wasn’t possible on the old forums. Knowing this type of forum allows for that function was a big part of the decision to move here! I’m glad you like it :D
 

Sephiroth0812

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Wow, the site looks great! I noticed there was an update going on yesterday, but I didn't expect it to be this big.

I especially like the new alert system, it's really handy.
It’s been something requested for years that wasn’t possible on the old forums. Knowing this type of forum allows for that function was a big part of the decision to move here! I’m glad you like it :D
Just testing the "new" multi-quote system.
Works, but it's a little hassle that it always jumps down to the end of the page for each one and what about wanting to quote stuff from multiple pages in long discussions?

The new system surely looks shiny and I'm positive that there are still many things that right now are pointed out as missing just need to be tweaked and set accordingly in the settings.
Have to agree with several others though about the tiny round avatars. It's jarring to see it this small.
Also, my bookmarks for certain specific threads do not seem to work anymore as I'm redirected only to a general forum page.
Pinned threads seem also to be gone/not pinned anymore.
 

Chaser

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Just testing the "new" multi-quote system.
Works, but it's a little hassle that it always jumps down to the end of the page for each one and what about wanting to quote stuff from multiple pages in long discussions?

The new system surely looks shiny and I'm positive that there are still many things that right now are pointed out as missing just need to be tweaked and set accordingly in the settings.
Have to agree with several others though about the tiny round avatars. It's jarring to see it this small.
Also, my bookmarks for certain specific threads do not seem to work anymore as I'm redirected only to a general forum page.
Pinned threads seem also to be gone/not pinned anymore.
Are there any specific pinned threads you noticed that aren’t there?

As far as I am aware, pinned threads are still there. They have a little pin next to them. There just isn’t any separation flare between them and regular threads so it looks like there aren’t any pinned threads. It’s certainly something flagged because we would like the visual separation flare to be back.

And on the topic of the links not working, we are no longer forums.khinsider.com so any url with that redirects to the main forum page which is now khinsider.com/forums. You just have to update your bookmarks, sorry!
 

Sephiroth0812

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Are there any specific pinned threads you noticed that aren’t there?

As far as I am aware, pinned threads are still there. They have a little pin next to them. There just isn’t any separation flare between them and regular threads so it looks like there aren’t any pinned threads. It’s certainly something flagged because we would like the visual separation flare to be back.

And on the topic of the links not working, we are no longer forums.khinsider.com so any url with that redirects to the main forum page which is now khinsider.com/forums. You just have to update your bookmarks, sorry!

Jeez, I didn't notice that small pin on the far right side at all.
I'm so used to pinned threads being more visually separated from regular ones that I simply didn't register them as still pinned.
So it's just a thing of appearance after all.

As for the bookmarks, oh well, Ctrl+H is your friend. :rolleyes:
 

Alpha Baymax

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This is a surprise to be sure but a welcome one. I'm liking it so far.

Quick question, are you guys able to bring back signatures? It just wouldn't feel the same without them.
 

Sephiroth0812

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This is a surprise to be sure but a welcome one. I'm liking it so far.

Quick question, are you guys able to bring back signatures? It just wouldn't feel the same without them.
Eh?

I still have my signature and I see yours too, what do you mean?
 

Chaser

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Eh?

I still have my signature and I see yours too, what do you mean?
They don’t show on mobile. I’ll check if it’s a setting users have to enable themselves or if it’s something we have to put into the software.
 

Max

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Despite me liking all of Spock's posts just to be a butt (haha, sorry 😂), I do agree that we should ditch the "like" system.

Rep was a neat idea back in the day, but definitely went south. I remember being given negative rep at one point simply for stating an anime was overrated. Rep was highly used by certain groups and it messed with the more casual forumgoers for sure.

In regards to likes, I dislike them for a different reason than rep, but still a reason Spock mentioned. It discourages conversation and in-depth replies. It's so easy to decide just to smack like when you like something and not reply. That is NOT me saying that nobody would reply, I know some of you chit-chatters would be fine. But there are definitely those who would maybe 80% of the time just be liking or laugh reaction or whatever as they scroll and leave it at that. We see it on facebook all the time. People post statuses, and they'll have 52 reactions with maybe 1 or 2 comments sometimes. I personally would rather someone try to initiate conversation about whatever it is than just "like" it.

I don't know, for the purpose of our forums, for bringing people together with similar interests to have meaningful and fun/goofy conversations, I think we benefit more from not having the like system than we would from having it. We've went without it this long.

ALSO THIS IS MY FIRST POST ON THE SHINY NEW FORUM AND I HAVEN'T SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT YET INSERT OWEN WILSON WOW! For real, this is great! Was sad at first that sigs were gone but then I saw that it was a mobile version thing. The mobile version is easier on the eyes for reading, but I like the desktop version feeling more akin to what I'm used to with the old site haha. I'll probably go back and forth then just land on the mobile version.
 

maryadavies

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Woa. Shiny shiny.

I did notice that when I got up this morning that we have trophies now for posting (got a few when I came on). And yeah, the avatars are kinda jarring, but I guess if you can't change it we'll get used to it. ^^

[Edit] Also if you're like me and have a link to a thread in your sig, I found out you have to update it, but considering on RPGamer I've been though 3 (!!) forum software changes before they settled on Vanilla Forums, I think that's just a small issue.
 
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Harmonie

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Gah, another forum lost to XenForo. =( I always loved vBulletin. Guess I'm old-fashioned. But I don't like XenForo and the fact that minimizing sections never sticks (or is non-existent altogether on this forum), the avatars being slightly blurred, etc.
 

Chaser

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Gah, another forum lost to XenForo. =( I always loved vBulletin. Guess I'm old-fashioned. But I don't like XenForo and the fact that minimizing sections never sticks (or is non-existent altogether on this forum), the avatars being slightly blurred, etc.
There were just too many advances for XenForo over our old vBulletin. That was so old we couldn’t change a single thing without seven things breaking.

But now we can embed tweets, people are notified of replies and quotes, moderators can send messages to people when merging posts instead of posting reminders to not double post etc. Ultimately this change was all for the best. We will miss vBulletin but we are so happy with the change.
 
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