If you're a member who always stays in one specific sub-forum, I also encourage you to branch out and head to other places. (I'm trying to break out of my bubble as well.)
Well, this might be a random suggestion, but I was wondering why you guys did not upgrade to vBulettin 4. As I noticed this forum is still using version 3, and as far as I know version 4 has a better layout and customization. I might be wrong, though. :3
We are actually working on upgrading to vB4.1 right now. It's in beta right now, I'm not sure when we will be ready to go live, but it will be coming eventually. I'm really looking forward to it myself
Ah, I see. I'm glad to hear that! I've been in some vBulettin 4 forums and I found them awesome. Look forward to the day it's released! Good luck with the upgrading.
Is there some place we can read about new features brought by the v4 or is it just esthetics changes ?
I don't know if I find it better or not... I guess I have to be used to have quote in italic and post that take the place of a complete screen on my eepc.
A lot of kinks are still being worked out. Bear with us.
ok try your best.
But maybe we can have some discussion/poll about how it should look in the end.
As you already noticed by now, Mangahelpers has been upgraded. This thread is for reporting any bugs, problems, or just posting question related to the upgrade.
You are the main users of the site, so help is welcome into making it better.
this upgraded version has some cool new effects and sleeker gfx but it confuses the hell out of me. i don't know why. any1 else get that feeling?
Please read my whole suggestion:
Would it be possibile to change the theme?
Many members, really like the previous black one.
So I'm suggesting that members "logged in" would be able to go in settings menu where they would be able to change it in other colours (among them there would also be the black one like before). All that changes would be the "apperance/colour" but not the "functions" of the site !!!
Also job well done with some functions wich did not exist in previous versions or they didn't work. Remember that even if you have "almost" half members complaining about the new design and bugs, I must tell you that there are "more" than half who are still happy.
For future inconveniences, I also suggest that if "a lot of people" are uncomfortable with some particilar setting, than you should just offer them a setting to change that particular issue.
For exemple: Like "quote in italic" someone(k-dom) before me mentioned.
You should just include in "Settings" menu "a sub menu for setting a theme" and "a sub menu for setting all shown words". With this members would be able to adjust everything to their own wishes but you would still place some limits on how much they can change things, although this would still be only the advantage of those members who are registered and "logged in".
Yay , only a few hours have passed and I already have no idea what a bug is...
Thanks to all developers "mangahelpers" is still one of my favorite, and keep up with good work everybody.
PS: But of course, everything can also be solved with good "skins" !!!
Would they be available?
I would be interested how to install them and where to find them, when and "IF" they would come out?
Last edited by Monsterguy; May 29, 2011 at 09:47 PM.
Is it possible to change the theme as it was before? I have been searching and I still can't find a way to do it.
I would have to double check with the techs, but I believe the coding for the dark themes was not compatible with vB4. Otherwise they would have been available. All of our themes were coded in house, not from templates. Hopefully we will have some new themes in the future.
We do try give members control over settings, but keep in mind not everything is optional. Certain things, for example quotes in italics, are standard vB4 templates, new code would have to be written to override.
merged the vB4.1 thread with this thread. /Kaiten
Last edited by Kaiten; May 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM.
Like Monsterguy said no real bug but rather some cosmetic uneasiness.
The feeling that sometime, the text is too small wrt the rest. That is particular visible in the thanks part. The thanker are smaller than the buttons to thank. Also the view first unread button, it took me a while to find it :-)
I'm using firefox, and it seems the default size of the post is not really well adapted. If you just have a few line, there is a huge gap between the text and the signature. It appears better on my ipod.
Good job anyway