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Today I've updated the forums to the latest version. Along with that, I've added 3 new things.

- New avatar/profile looks at the left side of each post.
I've done this to make the looks better than the previous style. It's blue to match with the main forum style of the forums.


- Default avatar for everyone user who has no avatar.
A default avatar:



Has been given to everyone who has no avatar set. This has been also done to solve a few no-avatar issues within the chatbox.

- A "Thank you" system:
A thank you system to thank people's post had been added as well. I saw that quite a few
people wanted such a system. You thank people by clicking the
icon at the bottom left of each post.

I'd appreciate it if you guys would give your input on these changes. :)
 
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All good except for the new style of status indicator. I don't like how it just a red strip and how it goes over the avatar. Are there other options?
 
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The 'Thank you' system is pretty awesome, but a 'thumbs up/thumbs down' with user anonymity would work better.
As for the profile sidebar they don't really blend with the ESF Default look. I think it would look better without any background and borders.

Edit: Oh and you might want to move the online status thingy under the avatar.
Edit: Damn you CapJ!
 
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I'll see what I can do regarding the thank you system with thumbs down.

As for the profile sidebar they don't really blend with the ESF Default look. I think it would look better without any background and borders.
Do you prefer the older look or you do mean it should have different colors?

All good except for the new style of status indicator. I don't like how it just a red strip and how it goes over the avatar. Are there other options?
I'll try to lower it to see if it looks better that way.
 
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I mean no colors at all. Just leave the icons and text.

Here's an example of what I'd want:


And yes, please add support for PNG transparency in avatars.
 
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I see none of the changes on the Blue Theme, and probably the vb4 Theme as well. I had to change back to default to see what you did. Is that intentional?
 
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i like the new style for the avatar and info.thanks sky
 
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I see none of the changes on the Blue Theme, and probably the vb4 Theme as well. I had to change back to default to see what you did. Is that intentional?
The changes have been only made on the default style (ESF - Default Theme)
 
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Not bad at all, although Viper's changes would be pretty good.
 
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I totally hate the new profile on the left side. Any way to disable it?
 
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There is no way to disable it at the moment. I'm currently sick, but I'll try to adjust the changes within the next few days.
 
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Change the theme hleV.
 
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I'll make a duplicate theme of this one and undo the changes to those who dislike it. So you have the choice :)
 
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Something new! I like it, thank you skydiver
 
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I rather enjoy it SR. Good job.
 
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I actually like it. Looks spiffy.
 
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The new profile thing on the left will take some getting used too, but I do prefer it over the old way.
The "Thank you" system should be anonymous, so people won't feel held back by it. The current lay out were it creates a new row to list people doesn't improve the overall feel of the forum. Feels like an advertisement bar that hasn't loaded yet. Annoying.
The thank you system probably should just be a basic counter on the profile on the left imo. Maybe something along the lines of thanks this post: *number* total thanks *number*
 
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The new profile thing on the left will take some getting used too, but I do prefer it over the old way.
The "Thank you" system should be anonymous, so people won't feel held back by it. The current lay out were it creates a new row to list people doesn't improve the overall feel of the forum. Feels like an advertisement bar that hasn't loaded yet. Annoying.
The thank you system probably should just be a basic counter on the profile on the left imo. Maybe something along the lines of thanks this post: *number* total thanks *number*
Didnt you want a like button. And that thing is all but anonymous ^^
 
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It does work kind of oddly :)
 
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I've removed the thanks system and replaced it with a like/dislike system! :p. The system isn't entirely done, but it gives you a general idea how the new system works. It currently only works within this section (news section). I do believe some of you are already familiar with this one.

JUST TO MAKE THINGS CLEAR TO EVERYONE!


The system still needs work ;)
 
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