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Hermie
07-30-2005, 01:55 AM
It took some time, but it's finally here! ^^ I can't put in words how much better the new design is. I especially like the new banners.

Tiny little complaint though: Whats up with the smilies? all the "regular" ones seem to be missing...




Bah, it'll probably work out sooner or later. :)
So, what do you guys think of the design?

Lorden Darkblade
07-30-2005, 01:59 AM
I only think it's kinda slow so far.
I hope it's because it's new.
I liked, just wonder why they removed the glow. Or at least, I think they removed it for good.

IG-64
07-30-2005, 02:03 AM
Anyone have like, a list of everything thats new?

lukeiamyourdad
07-30-2005, 02:07 AM
The new look is awesome.
I think it will take some time for everyone to adapt, but we'll be fine eventually.

Things are a bit slow for now.

Jed
07-30-2005, 02:12 AM
The new look is awesome.
I think it will take some time for everyone to adapt, but we'll be fine eventually.

Things are a bit slow for now.

The server is re-indexing all the old posts, and that's what's making everything kind of slow.

Uh, enjoy! :D

Sabretooth
07-30-2005, 02:26 AM
Finally! vB3 is in da house!

*hip-hop beats fill the swamp*

TiE23
07-30-2005, 02:27 AM
Awesome! I'm gone one day for a camping trip, and this happens.

*Humps LF Net Staff in Luv*

I love this color scheme, too, much easier on the eyes! And FireFox displays the message window properly! YAY!

TiE

matt--
07-30-2005, 02:28 AM
The server is re-indexing all the old posts, and that's what's making everything kind of slow.

Uh, enjoy! :D
The decision to open the forums tonight, before the search re-indexing was finished was easy. It's probably going to take about a day longer to finish indexing, so it was better to start as soon as possible (about 3-4:00 this afternoon).

In the meantime, here's hoping the pretty design will distract you from the temporary slowness.

TiE23
07-30-2005, 02:34 AM
*Humps matt*
Thanks! :waive1:

But still no attachments? >_>
Well, we can't have everything, can we?

TiE

coupes.
07-30-2005, 02:45 AM
*Dies*

I'd like to thank everybody involved with the forums for making this place what it is. The new templates look really nice and I can't wait to discover all the new features. Keep up the good work guys! :thumbsup:

IG-64
07-30-2005, 02:57 AM
While I applaud the hard work of the admins, the change isn't excactly benefiting me personally so far. Basically, I had to scrap my changing sig (and the one I made for mike) because the forums don't alternate colors any more. Then I tried my other sig, which got me a pm from kurgan telling me it was too big. Then I had to optimise my old sig which I had for months to make it under 50k, which is what kurgan told me to have it as. Plus the slowness. >_>

... So yeah, maybe it'll take me awhile to get the full infuence of the switch to vb3.

Btw, are the avatars any bigger now? I can't tell, I don't see the avatar uploading thing.

Astrotoy7
07-30-2005, 03:36 AM
hmmm.... I enjoyed the rustic old skoolness of the vb2. Ah well, change is good :)

*rushes over to see whats happenned to his belove EU forum/Cantina*

Like IG, I also want to know about Av sizes. Ive been on 'change avatar' screen in teh cp but cant even see a prompt too upload a new custom one, just the option to delete it...

I guess there are other 'schemes' we can use too ??

*goes to find out*

mtfbwya

ET Warrior
07-30-2005, 03:45 AM
Oh God...the reply button moved...This will take me weeks to become used to...

I feel kinda like I'm on a foreign forum...very strange....but kind of neato.

Smells like new forum goodness....

Astrotoy7
07-30-2005, 03:58 AM
yes, the reply button ! do we need to scroll down to the bottom *every time*(even for quick reply) or am I missing it somewhere in the body of our posts..???

i'm old, plz help me ;)

mtfbwya

Black Knight of Keno
07-30-2005, 04:10 AM
Finally! vB3 is in da house!

*hip-hop beats fill the swamp*

Die *Stabs you 'till you bleed*

Niiice... And I always wondered why admin's don't have chicks

:D

Tyrion
07-30-2005, 04:13 AM
yes, the reply button ! do we need to scroll down to the bottom *every time*(even for quick reply) or am I missing it somewhere in the body of our posts..???

i'm old, plz help me ;)

mtfbwya

It's the "Reply to this thread" button. It's the second of the four horizontal buttons right above the quick reply box.

As to the new design...it's scary. :(

Mex
07-30-2005, 04:38 AM
I love the new look, but I deleted my avatar by accident, and no one can upload new ones so I'm not so keen right now. :xp:

matt--
07-30-2005, 04:42 AM
Try uploading your avatar now.

Jo
07-30-2005, 04:55 AM
Lookin great. Good Jobs LF Staff on bringin in the new stuff

Astrotoy7
07-30-2005, 04:56 AM
It's the "Reply to this thread" button. It's the second of the four horizontal buttons right above the quick reply box.

As to the new design...it's scary. :(

yeah, I know that, but it still means we have to scroll down to get there...

ah well...

*goes to try change his av* :D

[edit] nope, still cant see a way to upload a custom avvie

*sigh* the burdens of life :(

mtfbwya

Tyrion
07-30-2005, 05:22 AM
yeah, I know that, but it still means we have to scroll down to get there...

ah well...

*goes to try change his av* :D

[edit] nope, still cant see a way to upload a custom avvie

*sigh* the burdens of life :(

mtfbwya

Yeah, I don't think the custom avatars are added yet. They've done a pretty good job so far, so they'll probably fix it soon.

(Good thing I like my David Bowie avatar. :p)

ET Warrior
07-30-2005, 05:24 AM
@Astro: It's also an option at the very top of the page..and underneath every single post is the quick reply button...which brings you to the quick reply panel....

Astrotoy7
07-30-2005, 06:56 AM
@Astro: It's also an option at the very top of the page..and underneath every single post is the quick reply button...which brings you to the quick reply panel....

yes, my brain is slowly starting to get used to it :)

Did you notice poor SWforums has been turned poo brown...Im sure they did it on purpose to make me want to have a shower everytime after I go there to check on my areas :( :p

mtfbwya

Smilodon
07-30-2005, 07:17 AM
Nice color scheme you're having here ;D

I'm slowly getting used to this new look. The new functions of vb3 come handy, especially the quick reply. But the new smileys look ugly TT

Derc
07-30-2005, 07:41 AM
But the new smileys look ugly TT

Agreed. That's my ONLY complaint about the forum upgrade. Everything else is cool. But now, I already miss the old http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/Derc/Smilies/biggrin.gif. It's now been replaced by this thing: :D

Bon Solar
07-30-2005, 07:55 AM
nice colour scheme i think, good to have the quick post feature and the smilies aren't as good but 10/10 :D

Pie™
07-30-2005, 07:55 AM
Nice look, but yeah, the smilies aren't that great anymore... Plus, I get a white pixelly edge around them... :p

Anyways, good job! :)

Mex
07-30-2005, 08:06 AM
Try uploading your avatar now.

Nope, it still doesn't work. :(

Sabretooth
07-30-2005, 08:18 AM
Die *Stabs you 'till you bleed*

Niiice... And I always wondered why admin's don't have chicks

:D

I suppose that becomes one of the first double-posts since the great Advance. Congrats, ol' Tepe!

*the music now changes to rap so fast, that you can't tell what language it is*

jon_hill987
07-30-2005, 08:33 AM
Well I must say it is much better for your eyes now and the quick reply is a damn good idea.

*Music now changes to some banging trance*

Mex
07-30-2005, 09:08 AM
*Stops the music*

You'll have some of our forum neighbors complaining soon if you keep this racket up! Some of them are trying to get some sleep! Oh, and the layout is awesome. No more blinding white every time I come on here.

LightNinja
07-30-2005, 11:02 AM
wow really nice look, i like the new colors they wont hurt my eyes again!! and also i have my ninjonator status in the right place and all ^^, good job!!, and the add wont disturb me anymore!

IG-64
07-30-2005, 11:49 AM
Dang, avatars are still the same size. So far i'm not seeing any good changes here besides the look, which I could've stuck with the old look anyways. But maybe someone could enlighten me by telling me some more of the new features. >_>

I also heard that they'll be adding stuff over time, so maybe I just have to wait.

shukrallah
07-30-2005, 11:54 AM
Yeah, the old scheme would strain my eyes after a while.. or if I was tired. Now its all cool...

So what exactly can VB3 do, besides look cool and go fast?

Acrylic
07-30-2005, 11:55 AM
This shall be my first post in VB3.

This is just so grand. The front page looks awesome!

I LOVE IT! O_O

Mex
07-30-2005, 11:58 AM
Why can't avatars be increased to at least 100x100? The avatars seem very small compared to the space there is now.

Joetheeskimo
07-30-2005, 01:04 PM
Tiny little complaint though: Whats up with the smilies? all the "regular" ones seem to be missing...

Oh, please, no! No! What the hell? :eek: What has happened to the smilies?

I WANT THESE SMILIES BACK!!!! (http://www.eskimocreations.com/smilies/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://www.eskimocreations.com/smilies/icon_wink.gifhttp://www.eskimocreations.com/smilies/icon_surprised.gif)

*Cough*.

Otherwise, it looks awesome! *Applauds* http://www.eskimocreations.com/smilies/icon_smile.gif (Notice the smilie used http://www.eskimocreations.com/smilies/icon_razz.gif)

El Sitherino
07-30-2005, 01:47 PM
Wow, not much changed from the test stuff to to final version.

Digging the new banners.

Black Knight of Keno
07-30-2005, 03:09 PM
I suppose that becomes one of the first double-posts since the great Advance. Congrats, ol' Tepe!

*the music now changes to rap so fast, that you can't tell what language it is*

Yay! I'm in the history books!

*Giddy*

shukrallah
07-30-2005, 04:02 PM
I looked and I see the smilies.

TiE23
07-30-2005, 04:25 PM
One itty bitty proplem, I can't change my custom title! :cry6:

And please change the AV size, this isn't the age of 640x480 anymore!
You can probably keep the file size the same level, cause no one really uses Animated AVs anymore... well, some do.... :p

TiE

shukrallah
07-30-2005, 04:32 PM
Yeah, up the avatar size to like 100X100 or something... add name glows and allow the title change... please :D

ZBomber
07-30-2005, 04:38 PM
These JK Forums definetly look the best. ;)

El Sitherino
07-30-2005, 04:53 PM
These JK Forums definetly look the best. ;)
^ Quoted for truth.

coupes.
07-30-2005, 05:44 PM
*points to avatar* http://www.nefaste.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_happy.gif

IG-64
07-30-2005, 05:58 PM
YAY! ^_^

*runs around with sexy avatar* :P

El Sitherino
07-30-2005, 06:00 PM
Bigger Hunter for the win. \o/

Pie™
07-30-2005, 06:02 PM
W00t! This calls for random sex and butter! \o/

coupes.
07-30-2005, 06:10 PM
Don't all thank me at once for discovering this http://www.nefaste.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_snooty.gif


j/k... these new avatars are teh r0x0rs ! We can actually see what they are.

BongoBob
07-30-2005, 06:16 PM
YAY! MY EYES FEEL FINE!

It keeps fubaring aol :D

Now to get a new av and sig...

Mex
07-30-2005, 06:24 PM
Holy.. I'm off to change my av, I'm lucky I made a 100x100 version just incase.

ZBomber
07-30-2005, 06:26 PM
I'm using 100x100 for now. ;)

EDIT - On a side note, I just realized I've been at LF for over 3 years now! :)

TiE23
07-30-2005, 06:30 PM
Great, I'm a even bigger advertising whore.... oh well!
*Starts to think feverishly for a new AV/Sig setup*

TiE

Mex
07-30-2005, 06:33 PM
Oh, just to say the maximum size is 120x120 not 100x100.

TiE23
07-30-2005, 06:38 PM
Now I feel all... self absorbed now :(
Big AVs translate to bug egos. Oh well! They are nicer anyway! :D

This whole forum feels like new again! Its great!

TiE

Mex
07-30-2005, 06:39 PM
Now, we increase signitures to 1600x1200! To further and beyond my forumers! Muahahahahha!

TiE23
07-30-2005, 06:50 PM
Oh, I found out how to change my Title... was it there the whole time? Or was it just put in cause I bitched about it?

TiE

Tyrion
07-30-2005, 07:03 PM
Weee! David Bowie in 120x120 goodness.

RoxStar
07-30-2005, 07:06 PM
This new skin reminds me of Invision Power Board for some reason, maybe the big avatars?

Mex
07-30-2005, 08:21 PM
Oh, I found out how to change my Title... was it there the whole time? Or was it just put in cause I bitched about it?

TiE

It was put in there, I couldn't edit my custom title either earlier and now I can. Now we can quit bitchin', the forums perfect now. :xp:

LightNinja
07-30-2005, 08:31 PM
i just have a little problem..i check "remember me" but when i come back it doesnt remembers me and is a bit annoying to have to be loging in each time i come here :/

El Sitherino
07-30-2005, 08:41 PM
i just have a little problem..i check "remember me" but when i come back it doesnt remembers me and is a bit annoying to have to be loging in each time i come here :/
Before you sign on uncheck then recheck it. Hit sign on, should work. If not sign on with it unchecked then sign out, check and sign on.

Kjølen
07-30-2005, 11:38 PM
I'm scared.
Sith, hold me.

shukrallah
07-31-2005, 12:14 AM
I think im going to drop my Metal Gear stuff due to lack of twin snakes resources, and go to Escaflowne. I might do that tomorrow. :D Can't wait!

TiE23
07-31-2005, 12:36 AM
Kjølen, isn't the girl in your AV/Sig dead? Cause... you know... Tyco killed her with a Splinter Cell move :p
Muwahahahaha!
>_>

TiE

coupes.
07-31-2005, 01:12 AM
Let's not turn this thread into an avatar discussion... there's already a thread for that. This topic is mainly to discuss the things you like about the 'new forums'.

have a nice day ;)

Katarn07
07-31-2005, 01:24 AM
*pokes head into Swamp*

Heh, didn't ever plan on coming back here but what the hell? This newly redesigned LF is the sexiest site design I've seen! And believe me, EB is far sexier than the old LF. Can't wait until it's perfected as the admins and us users like. As mentioned, the smilies are my biggest concern now that the loading rates are short again. Anyhow, I just had to voice my thoughts on this place in yet another spot at LF.

Well that's the last you'll see of me here.
Or is it?
*runs away to EB for now*

Lorden Darkblade
07-31-2005, 01:52 AM
Bigger avatars :D :D :D
Now all we need is the glows back >_> <_<

TiE23
07-31-2005, 03:08 AM
Bigger avatars :D :D :D
Now all we need is the glows back >_> <_<
Yuck, I used them, but FireFox wouldn't display them so lots of people stopped using them... including me :p

TiE

SkinWalker
07-31-2005, 03:48 AM
One of my favorite things about v3 is the quick reply (which I'm using now). Another favorite feature is that the email notifications include the message text of the next unread post. Handy for previewing debates before clicking the site if you're posting in the Senate Chambers. (http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=445)

ET... I noticed your pseudoscience link in your sig. I'm shocked you didn't use one of my <<Linkies>> (http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/sci_v_pseudo.htm)! :cool:

SkinWalker
07-31-2005, 03:54 AM
I can use the features of vB3 that I have been doing for some of the forums I visit. Victory is ours!

You gotta love the "quote=" tag instead of the cumbersome way of v2 where you had to type "[ quote]" then "[ i]originally posted by screenname[ /i]" to quote multiple lines of a post or multiple posts in a single reply.

Jed
07-31-2005, 04:21 AM
:) :( :eek: :D

Old smilies are back. :p

Astrotoy7
07-31-2005, 04:31 AM
awesome, Jed's "Humping Stormie" in 120x120 Hi-Fidelity :D

even an old fella like me is starting to get use to these new fandangles features..

*walks off slowly with cane* :p

mtfbwya

Sabretooth
07-31-2005, 05:26 AM
Aah! New avvy with a better grievous! Isn't their some option available to change the colour scheme the way you like it? I had heard of it somewhere...

But don't take me wrong, it isn't bad.

Black Knight of Keno
07-31-2005, 05:49 AM
Now that all you have big avvies, small avvies are rare. And rare is sexeh. And sexeh is good ^.^

Tyrion
07-31-2005, 05:57 AM
Now that all you have big avvies, small avvies are rare. And rare is sexeh. And sexeh is good ^.^

Just because my avatar is big doesn't mean I'm compensating for my inadequacies...

...

:(

BawBag™
07-31-2005, 06:37 AM
:ball:

I thought I'd dropped into a different site.

Ach, it looks ok I suppose....

toms
08-01-2005, 08:27 AM
Did we figure out a way to get common smilies in the box on the right yet? Not sure i'm going to be using the "Sith Knight" and "shooting green goo" ones very often... *insert sad face*

Also, can we get some limit on the height of sigs? With some being 260 pixels high, plus several lines of text - it means tat half the posts have sigs that are much bigger than the actual posts.

Otherwise it looks nice. And at least it now looks right in firefox! *insert grinning smilie*

Black Knight of Keno
08-01-2005, 09:22 AM
toms, shut up. nobody asked you opinion *Muffles you and throws you out the window*

Let us enjoy signatures! We don't need whiners coming around and whine about our signatures just because somebody can't make their own signature as good looking as ours

Tyrion
08-01-2005, 09:27 AM
Let us enjoy signatures! We don't need whiners coming around and whine about our signatures just because somebody can't make their own signature as good looking as ours

Too bad you have to make your signature large in order to compensate for it's crappiness.

:D

Astrotoy7
08-01-2005, 09:57 AM
Too bad you have to make your signature large in order to compensate for it's crappiness.

:D

hehe.. "The Case of the Crap Sig" is obviously one Holmes was unable to unravel.... Professor Moriarty must be behind it !

* * *

as for vb3, great to have decent sized avs now :) Welcome to the 21st century!!

mtfbwya

Anthony
08-01-2005, 01:11 PM
I like, even though it'll take me a while to get used to *squints*

SkinWalker
08-01-2005, 01:18 PM
Everybody's signatures look fine to me...

Oh. Yeah. I have images turned off :cool:

ET Warrior
08-01-2005, 02:08 PM
toms, shut up. nobody asked you opinion *Muffles you and throws you out the window*

Let us enjoy signatures! We don't need whiners coming around and whine about our signatures just because somebody can't make their own signature as good looking as ours
Actually, this thread DID ask his opinion.

And what we DONT need is people who insult others for having an opinion.


One that I myself share by the way.

:dozey:

Kjølen
08-01-2005, 02:24 PM
Kjølen, isn't the girl in your AV/Sig dead?
You shut your mouth.
*Crams a book into TiE's mouth*
YOU SHUT YOUR FILTHY MOUTH

...

Clickie (http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php?date=2003-11-24&res=l)

El Sitherino
08-01-2005, 04:38 PM
toms, shut up. nobody asked you opinion *Muffles you and throws you out the window*

Let us enjoy signatures! We don't need whiners coming around and whine about our signatures just because somebody can't make their own signature as good looking as ours


Dude, shut the hell up. The entire point of this thread is about opinions.

He's got perfectly fine opinions and his opinion is just as valid as yours, if not superior because he's awesome.

Prime
08-02-2005, 12:35 AM
text sigs pwn. :)

Darth Groovy
08-02-2005, 01:15 AM
hehe.. "The Case of the Crap Sig" is obviously one Holmes was unable to unravel.... Professor Moriarty must be behind it !

* * *

as for vb3, great to have decent sized avs now :) Welcome to the 21st century!!

mtfbwya

I agree, the 120 x 120 pixel opens you up to a much broader area of possiblities. An avatar like the one I am sporting now, would be almost impossible to make out as a 70 x70.

toms
08-02-2005, 09:07 AM
I took Tepe's comments as tongue in cheek... so i'm... fine... *muffled sobs*

I've turned off images too now and i'm happy again... though it seems a shame to miss some of your nice work on the sigs... but a few of them were just getting WAY too big.
I wonder if this means i still get to see images in post bodies... *wanders off to experiment*