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Do you zoom in when reading the Codex?

  • Yes, I usually or regularly zoom in (increasing the font size) in order to read the Codex.

    Votes: 82 27.0%
  • On the odd occasion, I have had to zoom in. Maybe on a particular device.

    Votes: 36 11.8%
  • No. Never.

    Votes: 148 48.7%
  • Bitch, I zoom out.

    Votes: 21 6.9%
  • Oh Comrade of Kings, lament not our sins.

    Votes: 17 5.6%

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Well I'd say his theme has a nicer look but why is there a foot of unused screen real estate? (especially grevious with the forum chat box is so squished)

Also make the forum title column smaller and give that space to the newest thread column.
 

LostHisMarbles

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Many thanks to our resident techno-dwarf and Aussie mafia accountant for (am shocked) actually indulging me; the newly introduced post breaks are awesome :cool:

As to my opinion in general?
One last thing and i'd honestly say the new site's better than the current one. I know, i know.. What last one thing? You're wasting too much space for nothing.

Current:

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New:

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Already an improvement, you can see how a third post's visible now, but why all that wasted space left and right?
(and as always, excuse my autism i mean filters)
 
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Jack Of Owls

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I rarely post in this subforum and didn't want to start a new topic but I just wanted to say something about the new 12-sided D&D dice graphic at the top of the forum pages. I like it. It's a statement.
 

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A fixed full width version of the Xenforo theme would be kinda nice, right now if you want fixed width you have to use the new theme.
 

Twiglard

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View attachment 24693

Nu-Box is 70% wasted space, good job

If it can't be configured any better, the redundant elements (i.e. the timestamp and the horizontal line) can be removed via CSS.

I'm going to do that now, in case I lose template editing privileges after the move.
 

Twiglard

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add this to Ublock Origin under 'My Filters'
Code:
rpgcodex.net##.siropuChatMessageContentRight
rpgcodex.net##.siropuChatReactions

I disabled it like that, only for the sidebar:

Code:
#siropuChat.siropuChatSidebar .siropuChatMessages > li > .siropuChatMessageContentRight {
   visibility: hidden !important;
   display: none !important;
}

Thanks to uBlock Origin's new cloud functionality I was able to push the changes onto your device as well.
 

Twiglard

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List of reactions under each post is definitely missing. How else are we going to update our Books of Grudges? It definitely exists for XF2, as it's present on Kiwi Farms.
 

Tacgnol

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No join dates on the xenforo theme is heresy.

How else are we supposed to prejudge people without bothering to read their posts?

Edit: Twiglard has sorted this now. Much obliged.
 
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Grimlorn

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Nu-Box is 70% wasted space
Not that different from the old box

Yes, but it was user created waste

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View attachment 24694
Fits when you use 150% zoom. This is fine for the regular theme. There can be a fixed width one like we have now, that would fix your issue and will work at 100%.

The theme is looking a lot better now. Not sure I like the hover over the brofist icon below a post to show other buttons thing though, but it's a 100 times better than before. Is there going to be a button to click on next to the thread title that takes you to the first new post like here? The yellow button. Right now clicking on a thread just takes you to the first page.
 

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Ok some minor nitpicks. The search function should have the same options it has here. Also the Search and Filter function, when you click on them and the popup box for them comes up it's too far over to the right. It will hang off the edge of the screen, so it needs to move over to the left be in line with the right edge of the forum line. You probably already know this but the Codex troll doesn't fit in the upper left corner. The yellow/white message box next to each subforum is kind of bland, but that's very minor though.
 

Lord of Riva

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I think we are nearing something decent. I would add my voice to those though who point out that there is a lot of wasted space left and right, other than that it's fine, i guess.
 

Grimlorn

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The brofist button seems like it's ok. It does save space to scroll through. Just maybe put it in the lower left corner where report is and move that somewhere else. Next to date of post or to the right of the reply button in bottom right corner. I like the smilies button on the post section. You can just scroll through all the options in 3 scrolls instead of having to go through full size images and tabs. It might be a bit too small. Even at 150% it's difficult to make them out. So maybe they could be a bit bigger 50% or whatever people who are at 100% zoom think.
 
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Tacgnol

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I think we are nearing something decent. I would add my voice to those though who point out that there is a lot of wasted space left and right, other than that it's fine, i guess.

Worst case, if Twiglard doesn't add a full width version of the design, it's very easy to fix by just removing the max-width from p-body-inner.

Twiglard seemingly pushed an update this morning and added back more info below the avatar. I think it's looking pretty good now overall.
 

Twiglard

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The brofist button seems like it's ok. It does save space to scroll through.

Too bad it's misaligned with other elements of the right footer, i.e. 'Edit', 'Reply'. Having it in text form saying literally 'Brofist' would make it stand out less.

List of things that only DarkUnderlord and Taluntain can do:

- add reaction list
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- add more fields to the quick search popup

Grimlorn, post a screenshot for quick search being too far to the right.

Should ratings on the thread list be disabled? I think it's distracting.
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Should there be a horizontal line between shitbox messages on the main page? Removing it will make long text misalign with the username.

What should happen to the timestamp on the full shitbox page?

Colors are totally arbitrary. I first picked Codex colors but then adjusted them to better fit the general layout. Feel free to complain about the worst colored elements.

Should the user info box (username, avatar, location etc.) be made larger to fit longer location fields? It was originally 120px but I made it 150px.

Is the report button better-positioned now? I should also mess around with ratings to put them in line with the quote/reply/brofist buttons on the right (DONE).

Quoted message colors for the caption (User said) and the message body could probably be improved.
 
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