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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,431

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Photos load great…like 2 seconds each! Love the click-to-enlarge feature on photos.
  2. Ulu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 1,767

    from CenCal

    Man the photos are loading well for me. EDDIE.jpg
  3. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,243


    Well, thanks! I would never have figured that one out!
  4. elba
    Joined: Feb 9, 2013
    Posts: 623


    I didn't like it at first. But Ike it now that I have used it. THE WHITE BACKGROUND NEEDS A DIMMER SWITCH !
  5. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    It's fuckin great, and it keeps gettin greater. Keep doin what you're doin, boss. And THANKS!
  6. I dunno. Everything seems tip top to me. A couple of features work a little differently but it's not hard to adjust to the changes and from a functional standpoint everything seems to be an improvement. The look and feel, everything is a step forward.

    Technology and how we use it has to evolve. Can you imagine sitting here looking at a version of the HAMB and still using 1991 technology? Few people would be posting user images. My Windows 3.1 286 with four whopping megs of RAM and my dial up modem wouldn't be up to the task. Yep, the HAMB with a big spinning GIF of the logo at the top.

    It's strange. People have gotten so used to experiencing miracles I guess it's no big deal anymore. Frankly, I'm amazed that we have this at our fingertips. A few short years ago none of this would have been possible.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
  7. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Well I read everything in this thread. I guess this is where I'm supposed to either brag or grip. Even though I don't know crap about computers or this new format I sorta like it already. No I don't understand a lot of it but that's partly because I haven't been on as much or done as much.
    I really hadn't noticed but I do agree with things appearing too white and bright. The font actually seems to fade at times. But in all fairness about three years ago I messed up my right eye and mostly only see with one. I'm among those old farts and change ain't easy anymore.
    Thanks Ryan for giving us these threads to gripe and thanks for making the HAMB such a great place.
  8. Its bloody further comment needed:D
  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,511

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I think I've fielded enough gripes about it being too white. Totally bums me out to do it, but I'll try some alternatives.

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  10. roundvalley
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 1,773


    99% all good after I started to learn the new format. Put my vote in the PM column.
  11. I'm learning. Slowly, but surely. I did like the PM feature better than the conversation thing I think. I had a problem and sent a message to Ryan and got a response quickly. Good service for this old fart.
  12. That's a bummer. I like the contrast and the colors. You folks know you can adjust your monitors, right?
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  13. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,816


    working great as far as i'm concerned!
  14. Then I'll have to make my first complaint.
    I will miss the white :p

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  15. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,792


    I don't mind the white too much, but the font on messages shows up kind of funky. windows 7 running firefox. The weighting of the vertical lines of some letters is weird. Maybe it looks right on some other kind of computer?

  16. I like the white....................................
  17. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,253


    The old deal just seemed homier. How about a 'change background' feature for those of us who can't handle the 'deer in the headlights' bright white. That's my only bitch, seems to run fine here.
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  18. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Well, for one thing, with the old pm system, when you had an unread pm, it would tell you in the upper right hand corner as soon as you logged in. Now, it doesnt even alert you on forum, it just sends something to your email, assuming you have that feature enabled. And I spend more time on the HAMB than I do logged into my email. So, uh yea, it is different..
  19. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    from Earth

    The new design is artistically brilliant -- and it is not working for me as a forum. There is too much white space, to much mixing of large and small font sizes, wasted space - huge avatars, for example, like who cares when that much less 'paydirt' (post content) is available on each screen. The information density per page has taken a nosedive, and I find that to be a huge negative. Again, the graphic design is striking -- just not very useful.
  20. bartmcneill
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 386

    from Ada, OK

    I like the new format just fine. It took me a while to get the hang of it but once I did then no problem.
    Change is good, otherwise we would not have hot rods, just stockers like mine. (I got a hot rod too.)
  21. I agree with you on this Jim. HRP
  22. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Ditto here. Yesterday, it suddenly re-appeared in the body of another post, and I didnt notice till I clicked on "post reply". Not as big a thing as the PM's in my opinion (I use PM's a LOT now), and all in all, I like most of the new changes.
  23. The tab at the top of the page with the envelope on it turns red when you have a message. Seems like a pretty simple indicator to me.
  24. 40 VC
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 9

    40 VC
    from Minnesota

    The white background is fine, just like a word processing or email background.

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  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,806


    I must be the only guy who likes the Conversations instead of PMs, with a Conversation, you can read through all the replies from the top instead of clicking back onto a bunch of email-like messages to re-read what you've already wrote. It's actually one of the features I really like.

    I also like the new photo uploader, way, way easier than running everything through Photobucket, although it'd be nice if it would automatically resize pictures that are too big when you try to upload them. Don't know how hard that would be to set up, but if I post a pic on Facebook or something, it just automatically resizes it for me, I don't have to reduce the file size myself.

    That, and the big size of everything, even when I reduce it down on my computer, I liked being able to read more than a couple paragraphs or thread titles before having to scroll down. I'm not a big fan of the huge-ness.

    As far as speed goes, everything seems to work nice, I haven't had issues there.
  26. careyohio
    Joined: Jun 6, 2008
    Posts: 410


    You changed something ???? I'm 73 years old ....and every day is a new day to me.........Been on here since 2008 ......Hell , after two weeks I couldn't even remember how the "OLD" H.A.M.B. worked.......Good job Ryan !!!!
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  27. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,038


    Am I doing something wrong? I haven't figured out how to see what anything in the classified costs when using the app on the iPhone.

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  28. Overall, I love the new format. In fact, I have trouble remembering how the old one was. Progress :)
    Pages are loading quicker. Uploading pictures is a breeze. Everything feels more streamlined.

    I have no real complains, only minor tweaks that I can see. The main ones...
    - As others have said, getting the picture links fixed should be a priority. Makes it real tough to reference tech without them

    - Albums. I like the albums. They're pretty easy to get to from the 'Profile' drop down tag. However, when you're in an album, there's no quick way to go back to your albums:
    Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 10.58.32 PM.png
    Clicking on the "Albums" button right above the Album title takes you back to the general screen of Albums uploaded by all users. From there, you either have to click "Your Albums on the left hand side" or go to the Profile drop down again.

    - Social forums. It doesn't seem like there's any way to have a picture gallery like there used to be? Is there something I'm missing for that?

    - Subscribed threads. I know I've mentioned this before, but getting the different folders back would be a real bonus. I don't know if that's possible under the new format.

    Keep it up @Ryan! You're on a great track. From my seat, just tweaks on your end, and adjusting to the new layout on our end.
  29. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    Posting pics now could not be easier.

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