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The New Look for this site is horrible

Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Jun 30, 2013.

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  1. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    why can't things ever stay the same?? And all this for what???
  2. sunbum

    sunbum Active Member

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    I'm fine with the new look and like many of the new features. I expect it will grow on you to where you appreciate as well. My thought for the reason behind the change is the old board was running on an antiquated software platform that prevented leveraging the may new web features available.
  3. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    yeah the old board was Bulletin Style which I loved about the site for the past 6 years
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Sunburn said it correctly... The old software didn't have the oomph needed to stay current.

    Under your preferences settings you can adjust some things that make it more palatable for you.

    Personally I think the Newsfeed section by itself is a good enough reason to use the new software.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I would have been fine with the old system

    one thing I hate about this new one is the stupid question that keeps being asked at the top of the page - do you have an avatar? Everyone else has one why not you?

    That is EXACTLY the kind of thing that makes me do the exact opposite of what the little Nazi's that run things want.
  6. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    It's like it is trying to look like...............FACEBOOK
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Try clicking the little X off to the far right of that banner to "dismiss" the question. I dunno if they stay gone but goes away at the time.
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I think the question mark is actually fitting.;)
  9. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I was not sure at first but I really like the changes now.

    I'm glad they changed it up.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    tried that and it keeps changing and then coming back. Its things like that - annoying like things- that really irritate me. Like I said; I do JUST the opposite to what the little napoleons want
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    First of all, there are NO Nazis and little napoleons running the site, and on behalf of the staff and specifically Reality who worked REALLY hard to convert the site to give you guys the best environment to post whatever inane ramblings that may pop in your mind, I take offense to that. I get that a lot of people don't like change, but c'mon the shots at the staff are NOT warranted.

    Click X to remove the notices...and if another notice comes back. Click X again. If that's too much work, then log out entirely and make sure you REALLY won't see it again.
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  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah, I disagree with the OP. I think it's aesthetically an improvement. The forum features are a slam-dunk improvement. I think it just takes some getting used to new things for some.
  13. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    At least you showed that Notice who's boss! :D

    /reality
  14. proline

    proline Active Member

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    I don't think the new format works well on a phone at all, and there is no mobile version. On my iPhone, the fonts are small and the width of the posts is too wide. This means I have to zoom way in to read it easily, and then slide back and forth to read the entire width.

    XenForo supports Tapatalk, and I sent the mods a message about possibly allowing Tapatalk, but I haven't heard back on this. I guess I'll add a thread here, too, to make sure it isn't unnoticed. As it stands, I don't even bother trying to use the forum anymore on my phone.
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    This has been addressed several times in various threads. The site has a responsive theme which when turned on, people had a hard time viewing the site vertically on their mobile device, so Reality turned off the feature due to all the complaints.

    Updates are still being made to the site and when certain bug fixes are completed, then that feature will be turned back on.
  16. proline

    proline Active Member

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    So is Tapatalk not an option? I really like that for other forums I'm on. I don't know the technical aspects of it, such as whether it costs $ or just requires installing a plugin, but if it's no cost it would be great to have it enabled.
  17. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    No, third party apps are not an option. As WG pointed out, the site supports a responsive theme, but I need to make it optional for some users who prefer the full site on their mobile devices.

    /reality
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  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Per @Reality Tapatalk is not an option for CZ. Once the bug fix is complete, then the mobile feature will be turned on and everyone's mobile experience will be better.
  19. proline

    proline Active Member

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    OK, thanks.
  20. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with you. I really can't stand the new format at all. Maybe I am a dinosaur, but I REALLY loved the old style. Why couldn't they made a newer version with the same look and feel? Why does it have to be SOOO different?
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