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New site is up. New name. What do you think?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Sarge, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Just fix stuff. Staff Member

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    Thoughts input? Lets talk​
     
  2. MarineAvenger

    MarineAvenger Operator Staff Member

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    Honestly I don 't mind the new site. It is something fresh, Gray Lines will be missed. :(
     
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Just fix stuff. Staff Member

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    Honestly the goal was to bring the site up to 2015 standard with a new clean look and mascot. Which is the silly goat above. There will be much more of the goat coming soon..

    Also i am working on integrating a amazing post rating system that will work directly with your role plays. It will be really ground breaking for what you all do in xcom.
     
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  4. Frostlich1228

    Frostlich1228 Well-Known Member

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    I like it so far, but an option to change the color of the backround would be nice. Other that that it looks good. :)
     
  5. MarineAvenger

    MarineAvenger Operator Staff Member

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    Sounds interesting. Can't wait to see. Let's just hope that goat doesn't act the same as his gaming counter part in Goat Sim and blow us all to SPACE!
     
  6. Adrammalech

    Adrammalech Well-Known Member

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    I like the sound of that.

    Other than that, the design and palette change will take some getting used to (and probably break a few posts) but not worth freaking out about. I think from a neutral standpoint it looks good.

    I'm not sure whether I love the goat or am creeped out by it. He has that kind of GIR-in-dog-suit charm.
     
  7. BMPixy

    BMPixy Well-Known Member

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    While the sudden change came as a bit of a shock to both my retinas and my familiarity, I do find this new theme quite enjoyable. You've succeeded on that clean aesthetic, how the goat comes into play shall be seen.

    Also, I'm a bit wary of post ratings, but that's probably just me being cynical and jaded.
     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Just fix stuff. Staff Member

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    Here is a taste of rating system.
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  9. MissMetalyssa

    MissMetalyssa New Member

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    As a new member, I gotta say I love this. It's very simple and the goat is super adorable. Maybe has the outline around the posts a tiny bit darker? I'd like a little more contrast I suppose. Yay Gamigon!
     
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    Dahlexpert Well-Known Member

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    Well, this caught me off guard but I like the goat.
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Just fix stuff. Staff Member

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    The site has many more improvements incoming. Also you should start seeing much faster load times shortly, i am connecting site to MaxCDN, especially when we get the new server.
     
  12. MarineAvenger

    MarineAvenger Operator Staff Member

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    Welcome then
     
  13. Adrammalech

    Adrammalech Well-Known Member

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    A solution for color breaks, for any of the less technically inclined:
    • Go to the post you want to fix and click Edit
    • Click the page icon in the top right of the editting box (opposite side of the bold button)
    • Copy the entire post
    • Open Notepad or any decent word processor you use and paste it into an empty document
    • Go back to the editting box and get the BBCode for the color you want to change, and the color you want to change it to, i.e. for pure white text, it's:
      Code:
      [COLOR=#ffffff]
    • Go onto Notepad/etc. and press Control-H
    • Paste the BBCode into "Find what:"
    • Paste the color you want into "Replace what:" and then select "Replace All"
    • Copy the entire post and paste it back into the editting box
    It sounds tough step-by-step, but once you do it once you can do it 1000 times easily. This is what it would look like if you were changing white text to navy blue:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. DarkGemini24601

    DarkGemini24601 Well-Known Member

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    The problem is when its for a mass of posts, like the mission overviews being all messed up. That needs a general fix for white text, and maybe for the hard-to-read gray I've found.
     
  15. Sarge

    Sarge Just fix stuff. Staff Member

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    Just to be clear you guys manually set white color?
     
  16. DarkGemini24601

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    I remember that the default was a slightly gray white. Either the manual white was changed, or bolded default stayed white in the transition.
     
  17. Sarge

    Sarge Just fix stuff. Staff Member

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    I think it would have to be a manual white. Look at stylesheet i dont see any white text for discussion topics.
     
  18. BlueBead

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    I'm all for the goat, but I designed the goat, so I may be a bit biased. ;)

    I have to agree with MissMetalyssa. It's a bit hard to see where one post ends and another begins. Just something as simple as making the box where the poster's icon (and stats like number of messages and trophy points are) a slightly darker color would help ease the eye a lot.

    I'm still stupid happy that people like the goat.
     
  19. Grelite

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    A bad spelling rating? As much as I don't like negative feedback, it seems too hard to resist as a 'Grammar Nazi'.
     
  20. MissMetalyssa

    MissMetalyssa New Member

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    Exactly what BlueBead said. And that goat is perfect, great job!