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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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TESTING NEW BBS SOFTWARE

Folks,

We have converted the BBS to a new BBS application and I would like to have you try it out and comment.

It's a lot faster and has more features. The color theme has not been editied but will match what you see here if adopted.

There are a few bugs and a few config items that do not match well. We will fix these.

The new app is at http://bbstemp.off-road.com/ff

Your present login and password should work fine.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 11:57 AM
 
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Re: TESTING NEW BBS SOFTWARE

It wont let me login...Also I veiwed it without being logged in and I didnt like that you had to hit the Flat Veiw everytime.
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I didn't like it. I couldn't view it in tree mode in Netscape 4.7 and it went wide,
(no wordwrap) in flat mode, so its a pain to read the posts.

In IE I could see the tree mode but it was no help.

The real issue though is you can't see a thread, only one message at a time. How you
are expected to have a sense of a conversation, I can't tell. The purpose of a forum
like this is communication. I don't see this format helping to get information and dialog
moving.

I looked a bit for some display button, but found none, other than the flat or tree mode.

tree mode is useless. you can't see anything but who posted. an open forum, not one
split by thread and counter threa, is better.

Flat mode is OK for the list of current threads, but once entered a thread should be
visable in its entirety, or at least significant portions therof.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 09:43 AM
 
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Re: TESTING NEW BBS SOFTWARE

Please dont change the board . The one we currently have is easy to use . I didnt care for the way you view messages on the new one . It almost seems to be a step backwards .
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I don't like that I have to select "flat view" for every message. I would rather be able to select the view type and have it stay that way until I want to change it.
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I vote to keep the current format, also. I found the new format annoying and hard to use. I like to be able to see the threads ascending and be able to read them all without a lot of work to switch around to them. This current format seems much cleaner, and that is one major reason I like this bbs so much. I can't stand the format all others use.
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You also cant see peoples signatures...it still wont let me log in
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Ill probably stop coming here if it switches. the new one is irritates my eyes.It seems cheap.
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Sorry to say it but the new on blows.. yes it does have a little more of a annoying bling bling look to it. Please don't go and jack up what is working great. I realize some one proby spent some time gett'n er to work but do go fix'n somet'n that work'n smoothly as is.....well less it your truck but thats a nother story for another day.

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Put me down as a test board hater.
I can't login with my current username on the test board. I don't want to change my username to be on it. (I'm already on my 2nd username due to system flakiness) When I view my old posts from the current board on the test board, MY AVATAR IS HUGE! I don't like having the poster's info at the top, I prefer it at the side like the current board.
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