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New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 01:52
by admin
The new forum is now live, as you can now tell (unless it's all gone horribly wrong, but then you won't be reading this :) ).

Use this thread to post any issues you have, or general observations about the new layout. It's entirely possible we've missed something in the switchover that might be causing you some issues. Or there may be good reasons for other "issues" you see. Either way, let us know what you think!

Cheers,
Andy, Ean & Kris

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 07:26
by Owen
All look to be working well, good work :D

When i first opened the forum my iPhone said this forum works with an app called 'tapatalk' - £1.79. Has anybody tried this app? I am tempted to buy as it looks like it will make reading the forum much easier on my phone


Edit: there is a free 'view only' version, and it looks very good, makes viewing the forum from iPhone very easy

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 09:27
by Ilsa
Ooh fancy!! It's all over the place on my phone too, but seems to load quicker than the old forum.
The old forum wouldn't let me post from my phone, so this is a test run of sorts too!

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 10:50
by blackdeathcrew
Like the new forum, looks real good, but the allowed avatar size (6kib) is a bit small isn't it?

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 11:34
by bucks
looking good guys nice work :P

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 11:50
by Ilsa
blackdeathcrew wrote:Like the new forum, looks real good, but the allowed avatar size (6kib) is a bit small isn't it?


I've compressed and cropped my pic so much that I'm actually starting to get a complex about the size of my head, but I guess it's nice just to have the extra functionality :)

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 12:12
by andy_b
Owen wrote:All look to be working well, good work :D

When i first opened the forum my iPhone said this forum works with an app called 'tapatalk' - £1.79. Has anybody tried this app? I am tempted to buy as it looks like it will make reading the forum much easier on my phone


Edit: there is a free 'view only' version, and it looks very good, makes viewing the forum from iPhone very easy

Hi Owen,

I was wondering who would be the first to notice that :)

The forum is now registered with http://www.tapatalk.com, which is a service/application for iPhone and Android-powered phones (so the new Google phone, G1, HTC Hero, Droid, etc). There's an app for iPhone (from the app store thingy I assume) and for Android (from the marketplace), which once installed you can search for The Wildhearts, and it will show you this forum.

The Android app is still in development, so it can be a bit buggy, but it might be worth trying (those of you who have an iPhone or Android phone).

Andy

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 12:13
by Benny Hiroshima
Looks really good - well done on the revamp guys!

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 13:51
by Pudu
It's not a major issue but its a bit frustrating that clicking on any links open that link within the same window (well in IE8 anyway). Is there anyway that they can be opened in another window at all?

Oh and love the 'view unread posts' function!

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 14:49
by Ean
Ilsa wrote:
blackdeathcrew wrote:Like the new forum, looks real good, but the allowed avatar size (6kib) is a bit small isn't it?


I've compressed and cropped my pic so much that I'm actually starting to get a complex about the size of my head, but I guess it's nice just to have the extra functionality :)

External hosting is switched on, so you could always host it somewhere else - the limit only applies to images hosted on our server.

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 15:00
by kriscoverdale
Pudu wrote:It's not a major issue but its a bit frustrating that clicking on any links open that link within the same window (well in IE8 anyway). Is there anyway that they can be opened in another window at all?


If your mouse has a middle button / scroll wheel button, clicking on links with the middle button should open them in a new tab - hopefully that helps?

Cheers
Kris

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 15:08
by vickyp
Looking good guys! Well done on getting the WH smilies integrated too, I love the little buggers :clap:

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 15:26
by Chris Davies
WOW, I'm impressed. This looks the part fair play.

Thanks for doing this guys, it has been worth the wait. :D

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 15:44
by andy_b
Ean wrote:
Ilsa wrote:
blackdeathcrew wrote:Like the new forum, looks real good, but the allowed avatar size (6kib) is a bit small isn't it?


I've compressed and cropped my pic so much that I'm actually starting to get a complex about the size of my head, but I guess it's nice just to have the extra functionality :)

External hosting is switched on, so you could always host it somewhere else - the limit only applies to images hosted on our server.

I've increased the avatar file size to 10kB, which should give you a little extra room should you need it.
Or Ean's comment on external hosting still stands :)

Andy B

Re: New Forum Information

PostPosted: 10th Jan 10, 15:46
by andy_b
kriscoverdale wrote:
Pudu wrote:It's not a major issue but its a bit frustrating that clicking on any links open that link within the same window (well in IE8 anyway). Is there anyway that they can be opened in another window at all?


If your mouse has a middle button / scroll wheel button, clicking on links with the middle button should open them in a new tab - hopefully that helps?

Cheers
Kris

Or depending on the browser (but this works with at least Firefox, Chrome and IE), hold down Ctrl when clicking the link, and it will open it up into a new window.

Andy