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Nastharl
02-12-2007, 11:30 PM
Fonts are a bit small and the color scheme is hard to read. Edit is gone. The new post indicator has poofed (showing when there are new replies) Did the Upgrade™ of eq2players AKA Breaking it and removing lots of features, teach us nothing? Stop breaking working systems.

Grimwell
02-12-2007, 11:37 PM
<cite>Nastharl wrote:</cite><blockquote>Fonts are a bit small and the color scheme is hard to read. Edit is gone. The new post indicator has poofed (showing when there are new replies) Did the Upgrade™ of eq2players AKA Breaking it and removing lots of features, teach us nothing? Stop breaking working systems. </blockquote> Let's not be so cranky. There are going to be a number of kinks to work out and I'd appreciate a polite listing (I do appreciate that yours is concise).

Kasai
02-12-2007, 11:39 PM
<p>A few things I notice:</p><p> Whenver I open a new Internet explorer window and come to the fourms, the color scheme is set to the DoF one and all the threads in all the fourms are marked as having new posts.</p>

Zenith
02-12-2007, 11:40 PM
<p>There appears to be no bookmark feature or display of bookmarked items</p><p>Not getting notification of reply emails</p><p>Avatars are not working for non admins</p><p>Edit, where did it go?</p><p>If the thread starter has their guild info shown it overrides everyone elses. See : <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=346615" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=346615</a></p><p>Eh, why orange?</p>

Nastharl
02-12-2007, 11:41 PM
Sorry Grim, A lot of things i liked about eq2players went away during the upgrade, and i absolutly love the forum community here. <--- Kneejerked some. A post somewhere saying whats new and cool would be nice though <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Josgar
02-12-2007, 11:43 PM
Post counts = gone :O

Nastharl
02-12-2007, 11:44 PM
Sorry for multiposting, reason obvious though. Fonts are ok once you're on the boards. The announcement saying let dust settle had dark text on a dark backround. DOF skinned forums makes things pretty easy to read again. Only small part is guild info on profiles.

Zenith
02-12-2007, 11:46 PM
Oh! Grim the posts you're making now are not showing up when you click Developer (the link that lists all the dev posts).

Hollywood
02-12-2007, 11:48 PM
<cite>Josgar wrote:</cite><blockquote>Post counts = gone :O</blockquote>Confirmed, had to change my forum name, appear to have lost my post count.

ZeyGnome
02-12-2007, 11:53 PM
<p>I'm gonna have to agree on the color schemes.  They are bit bit harsh on the eyes.  Maybe have a forum theme contest?</p><p> The banners are all nice, just the fonts themselves are the problem.  All this bright orange, and the reds, I swear, glow!</p>

Fringe
02-12-2007, 11:57 PM
<p>1. Where can I change the time displayed to my local time? I've looked but couldn't find anywhere to do so.</p><p>2. Where did the Spell Checker go? This was too good of a feature to take a step backwards from.</p><p>3. Post Preview?</p><p>4. Just a note that the Announcement section has Black Text on a dark background so it's nearly impossible to read.</p><p>Otherwise it looks rather nice. I'm sure with most changes in life it will just take a bit of getting used to. Once everyones settled in and the dust has cleared I would guess that the majority will find this to be a better setup than before.</p>

ZeyGnome
02-13-2007, 12:00 AM
You know, I see the Standard EQ2, DoF, and KoS forum themes.  Maybe the EoF forum theme can be done in a more sedate color scheme?  Options are good. <img src="/smilies/49869fe8223507d7223db3451e5321aa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Fringe
02-13-2007, 12:04 AM
<p>Additions:</p><p>5. Just to stress the point, not having the ability to Edit our posts kinda stinks.</p><p>6. Where did the following information come from?</p><p>Server: Antonia Bayle (Wrong) Guild: Shadow Guard (Wrong) Rank: Officer (Wrong) Joined: Feb 12, 2007 (Please tell me this isn't going to stay this way) Messages: 13 (I know that it's being looked into but after my first post shouldn't it show 1 instead of 13?) </p><p>7. Weirdness with backspace in message typing. If you hit the space bar more than once for each line you backspace to there is an empty leading character for that line.</p><p>Thanks for everything.</p>

Nuhus
02-13-2007, 12:05 AM
<p>Check out the profile of the replies from this post: <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=346623" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=346623</a> </p><p>imo editing would be cool</p>

Fringe
02-13-2007, 12:09 AM
<p>I've now tried all 3 skins and can say that they all look nice but there's just way too many instances of Black Text on dark backgrounds. Unless I Highlight everything on a page there's always some text that I just can't see. This is a big bummer in my book.</p><p>Also, my email address as listed in my profile is: 1168636531169</p><p>I don't want my email address visable to others but it would be nice if it was at least correct.</p>

Cusashorn
02-13-2007, 12:09 AM
<p>Yeah are we gonna get our post counts restored back to what they were?</p><p>And are you working on better forum designs?</p>

Whysprr_Wyrd
02-13-2007, 12:11 AM
<p>Also missing -- a preview button.  And i'm just completely human and not at all godlike, so the loss of edit is just, just, owie.  </p><p>Whysprr</p>

Zenith
02-13-2007, 12:11 AM
<p>It came from me, I was the first person in the thread with the info filed out.</p><p>* We need an EoF theme, with greens and blues.</p><p>* Developer new posts are not registering</p>

Zenith
02-13-2007, 12:12 AM
EDIT: The guild/rank thing seems page based. Once someone with it posts on a page everyone that follows gets it.

KerowynnKaotic
02-13-2007, 12:20 AM
<p>Curiouser and Curiouser ... </p><ol><li>I still haven't figured out what the link for " Member listing " up at the very top of the forum is for .. </li><li>There is no direct route to get to "MY" posts.   The only current method is to hope you see your name somewhere at the bottom (who's online) or remember the last place you posted and click on your forum name.   </li><li>There is no Stalk .. err .. Friend's List .. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></li><li>Mods in ... ORANGE .. ???   eh <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </li><li>I miss my "preview" button.   </li><li>The font is very, very, very tiny on my stretched Widescreen and this White Edit Screen is making my eyes water.   </li><li>I thought our mailboxes weren't going to be transferred?  I have my Inbox intact.  Except for those profiles (ie Owlchick) that didn't transfer over from the old forums.  </li><li>*sigh* everything from the Look & Feel Section was deemed unworthy?  *sigh*</li><li>Is there only going to be ONE Tradeskill Forum?  No Subclass (outfitter/craftsman/scholars/etc) </li></ol><p>I'm sure I'll find more things to nitpick later .. </p>

KerowynnKaotic
02-13-2007, 12:25 AM
<p>Ok found something sooner than later ... </p><p>10.  The info on the side is so Freaking wrong!!</p><p>KerowynnKaotic Server: Antonia Bayle Guild: Shadow Guard Rank: Officer Forum User Joined: Feb 12, 2007 Messages: 15 Online </p><p>W-T-Freak?  </p><p>11.   Duplicate Post Submission Denied!   More Annoying than accidently spamming the thread with 4 empty posts IMHO.   </p><p>12.  EDIT .. where oh where has my Edit button gone!!!  *glares*</p>

Aanak
02-13-2007, 12:31 AM
found issue: Quick Reply button at bottom posts with your "user name" not your selected handle. (PS: super nice feature though!!) Nihyn - Guk

Fringe
02-13-2007, 12:34 AM
Quoted posts should have some type of seperation between the quote and the new info. As it currently stands it can look as if it's all one post, or quote for that matter.

DobyMT
02-13-2007, 12:35 AM
Hmm, is there going to be a Zones forum?

Coccinea_Maga
02-13-2007, 12:48 AM
Few things I noticed that I would like to have back: <ol><li>When reading a post, you are not automatically taken to the first new message --  Nice so you don't have to dig through 5+ pages to get to the end of a discussion</li><li>No way to bookmark/float frequently read forums/threads -- A few of the forums I read are buried in the class and server areas </li><li>Cannot change the number of posts that show on a page -- I prefer to have 50 posts to a page - it is easier for me, plus I don't have to dig to page 25 all the time. </li></ol>

DobyMT
02-13-2007, 12:50 AM
Also, not sure if everyone else liked this, but I did, there is no indicator of what posts you yourself have replied to. I do that for easy tracking.

Coccinea_Maga
02-13-2007, 12:52 AM
Two more things: <ol><li>No indication to what posts you have responded to -- helpful when there are several subjects dealing on similar issues.  </li><li>If possible, a work-friendly skin for the forums.  Something similar to what they have over at the EverQuest forums. </li></ol>

Lunani
02-13-2007, 12:53 AM
<p>bookmarking threads/forums is gone.</p><p>floating forums to the top is gone.</p><p>in the profile no characters from testserver are showing</p><p>lurker stats (messages read) gone.</p><p>veteran's lounge gone? maybe just have no longer access as a lurker =(</p><p>WellGet tries to download the pages everytime I click a link</p><p>RSS feeds gone</p><p>no quoting in PMs</p>

Priestbane
02-13-2007, 12:58 AM
<p>Side/info text is wrong, and only happens when someone picks a character handle (as I did).</p><p>Post count is tied to user name and not handle/whole account, so I show up as a forum noob today!</p><p>Having changed my posting handle today, I am stuck with that handle for a day.  Annoying, since I want to fix it right now.  =)</p><p>No filtering option for the "new posts since last session", since I cannot possibly muster time to keep up on the entire forums.</p><p>As mentioned before, no ability to float topics, also no ability to float forums.  As my primary hangout is my class forum, I'd like to not have to click through two layers before arriving where I want to be.</p><p><strike>Cusashorn is still posting.</strike>  (Just kidding)</p><p>Private message Inbox/Sent items is filtered backwards from the rest of the board; that is, decending order of date instead of ascending.  This should match the boards (or have an option).</p>

Priestbane
02-13-2007, 01:02 AM
<p>Oh yes, and since we don't auto skip to new messages or have any other kind indicator, can we maybe please get the nifty [NEW] marker on unread topic replies?</p><p>Thanks!</p>

SapphireSnip
02-13-2007, 01:08 AM
Top issues for me are 1. Edit Button 2. [NEW] marker on replies Glad to be back though <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I'm sure you guys will work out the kinks <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Priestbane
02-13-2007, 01:09 AM
<p>And custom Avatars...  I've noticed some have 'em, some don't.  How?</p><p>See the need for an edit button yet?  =)</p>

Priestbane
02-13-2007, 01:13 AM
Also, replies since last session link also pulls up a list that uses the base forum handle rather than the user selected handle.  For example, I am currently posting as Sorschae, but my forum handle is Priestbane.  It shows my post there as priestbane, but not if I go and look at these posts in any other view.

Kitsune
02-13-2007, 01:16 AM
Fringe has it right about Server info - I Posted in the Live Events forum and found the Avatar I chose might be a Guild on?? yet was identical to one above called Base?? My post also listed me identically to the Poster above as on a Server I am not, (on Splitpaw) in a Guild I am not (Elysium is my Guild) and as that Guild Leader? With no Edit button I can't say sorry for this to him - if he is indeed the Guild leader of the Furry somethings... So a few confusing items here - and as one of those who had to change their Forum Name, there wasn't quite enough notice of that there till I had used the other name first. On the Plus side, I LIKE this new color scheme, I am using the default one with the sand-colored lettering on black. I get a lot of migraines and my eye appreciate subtle and restful colors, and this time, the Forum is just right for me. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

SapphireSnip
02-13-2007, 01:16 AM
Mine is not a custom avatar.. I reselected the wizard one from the profile. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

SapphireSnip
02-13-2007, 01:17 AM
And yes, I do see the need for the edit button already. I had saved some of the info from the sig forums and when I reposted it, the formatting is off making it hard to read.

Koehianna
02-13-2007, 01:17 AM
Where's my post count?!  <--- my main issue I don't get what everyone's saying about the color scheme.  It's not hard to read at all.  Sure, it's ugly, but it's not hard to read.  <img src="/smilies/0320a00cb4bb5629ab9fc2bc1fcc4e9e.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Ozymundas
02-13-2007, 01:19 AM
When I log in, Update Notes, Test Update Notes, and On Test Discussion boards are all missing from the list.  They are visible when I log out.  I've yet to find a setting to fix this.

Koehianna
02-13-2007, 01:23 AM
Oh!  And our join date under our name is all wrong.  <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> This makes me sad.

KerowynnKaotic
02-13-2007, 01:28 AM
<cite>KerowynnKaotic wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Ok found something sooner than later ... </p><p>*snipped* </p></blockquote><p> Just wanting to find out what the quoting feature looked like .. </p><p>#13 - There is no Moderator Listing at the top.   </p><p>#14 - (<i>As someone else noted:</i>)  Grimwell doesn't show up in the Dev Posts.   </p><p>#15 - The Game Masters look awfully "French" and the International posts look awfully "Asian" mixed with a bit of "German" .. </p><p>#16 - If you click on someone's name and view their profile .. </p><p>Visually the info contained in that area is awfully "squashed".   The current yellow linkage for (all posts) and (all topics) tend to blur together.   I would prefer a bit of spacing. </p><p><img src="http://www.grimwell.com/staffimgs/grimwell/sigs/avatar32.jpg" border="0"> </p><p>Ranking: Administrator Registration date: <b>01/04/2007 01:22:50</b> Last Online: <b>02/09/2007 18:46:38</b> Number of messages posted: <b><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/listByUser.m?user_id=286025" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">[264] Messages posted by Grimwell_SOE</a></b> Created topics: <b><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/recentTopics/showTopicsByUser.m?user_id=286025" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">[79] Topics created by Grimwell_SOE</a></b> Website: <b><a href="http://www.everquest2.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.everquest2.com/</a></b> From: <b>San Diego, CA</b> Occupation: <b>Community Manager</b> Private Message: <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/transp.gif" border="0"></p><p>#17 - There is no link from the profile's messages/topics listings back to the Forums.  You have to use the back button on the browser.   Or click on a topic.   </p><p>#18 - I hope eventually there will be able for us to organize the threads we are monitoring.  (for repeat referencing/posting/etc).  (bookmarks/subscriptions/etc). </p><p>#19 - Can we get a User Search Function?   </p><p>  </p>

Coccinea_Maga
02-13-2007, 01:36 AM
-- No ability to change forum time from Pacific time zone.  As much as I love ya'll over there on the West Coast, my brain doesn't always want/remember to convert it to the local time.

Tooky_G
02-13-2007, 01:37 AM
<p>Oh, no spaces?  Yay, I'm stuck with an underscore.<img src="/smilies/e78feac27fa924c4d0ad6cf5819f3554.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Tooky_G
02-13-2007, 01:40 AM
Oh and since I can't edit; I don't have just 3 posts, and I'm not in the Harbingers guild as the forum says.

Obann
02-13-2007, 02:25 AM
Skipping the big obvious *cough* where's the edit button hiding*cough*. 1.) Link to eq2 players has taken a vacation. 2.) Not obvious where to go to log in. 3.) Radio buttons when chosing a handle to post under are confusingly located.  (yep, I chose the wrong one with a 24 hour lock out on change) 4.) Default font size is a little small. 5.) Preview post button has gone out to lunch.

Zephanor
02-13-2007, 02:28 AM
If we can't edit (and I've heard it's a ranking thing so once you read a certain level you can edit... which stinks since post count is reset when you change persona... lol!)  Then I would at least like to be able to preview my posts! Oh well, I'm not too worried about it.  As all forum transitions go there will be kinks to work out.  We'll see how things are down the road.

Nuhus
02-13-2007, 03:16 AM
My handle seems to be changing back between Nolus/Nuhus when posting. strange

Irr
02-13-2007, 03:50 AM
<p>Try clicking my signature for another issue.</p><p>Is there a different html code I need to open it in a new page?</p>

Irr
02-13-2007, 03:53 AM
<p>I'm also not Irras from the Antonia Bayle server, nor am I an Explorer of Explorers of Norrath.</p><p>Kinda weird. Looks like it's pulling info straight from EQ2Players based on your name.</p>

Mirander_1
02-13-2007, 03:57 AM
I've found around six problems with the forums: 1) I can't post as any of my characters (although I have a separate thread going to figure out if I'm just doing something wrong, or if I'm bugged). 2) No Mod Tracker. 3) I seem to lack the priviledges to view the Testing Feedback and Update Note pages. 4) If I reply to someone who is posting under a character's name, their server and guild info will appear under my name 5) No edit (this is very bad) 6) No preview post (and this is a thousand times worse)

Kethaera
02-13-2007, 04:23 AM
Can't post as any of your Test characters, although that's probably Working As Intended [tm]. Snubbed again. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Also, is it just me, or are some of the smilies in the pop-up selection box duplicated?

Levatino
02-13-2007, 04:45 AM
Thing i miss most is the floating feature. Also the possibility to edit your posts is handy and should return.

gm9
02-13-2007, 05:07 AM
Wow, made a lengthy post, clicked on post, and it ate my post saying something about duplicate post submission - hello? I didn't post anything here yet! So forgive me if I'm not going to retype my constructive reply - I'll just join the OP in saying that the eq2player s debacle should have told you something and give  you a big /boggle!

gm9
02-13-2007, 05:08 AM
ever funnier is that you*can* apparently double post...

Chefren
02-13-2007, 05:19 AM
I'm missing the ability to get a list of my own previously posted messages - there is no longer any such function in my profile. This used to allow me to quickly see if there had been activity in any of the threads I had posted in. Actually remembering the threads is too hard for my little brain <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Badaxe Ba
02-13-2007, 06:03 AM
<p>missing or not available, the link to our latest posted threads. Also,</p><p><<<<side sigs are somewhat confusing, they seem to be showing the same for the latest posters.</p><p>Same for post count.</p><p>Lots looking good too!</p>

Palleon
02-13-2007, 06:31 AM
<p>Yuck, I saw this design on the Vanguard forums last week and thought "oh dear, they need a proffesional looking forum like our beloved EQ2 ones, maybe I should suggest it" and then.. you go and copy theres?! </p><p> This one looks cheap, badly designed, the fonts are bad, the graphics horrid and it feels a million miles away from EQ2. EQ2 is such a decent quality game it deserves better, and did have it till today.</p><p>Big shame guys, you should have used the template from the EQ2 forums and used that on the new games, not the other way around. Very very sad indeed.</p><p>This looks like it cost.. a few dollars? Even the free forums you get from places like Guildportal are better than this lol.</p>

Palleon
02-13-2007, 06:33 AM
<p>And huh?</p><p><--- ive never played on Runnyeye! </p>

gi
02-13-2007, 06:49 AM
I have chosen a forum handle instead of using my station name as I did before. Now I do not get my old post count I must start again <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  anyone else get this?

gi
02-13-2007, 06:51 AM
also when I chose my new handle Gith. It showed someone elses server and guild. Quite worrying. I am now using my character name, and this seems to be ok.

gi
02-13-2007, 06:51 AM
Also, How come I cannot edit my own posts....

ElnAckom
02-13-2007, 08:09 AM
Without rehashing the entire "where's my edit button?" discussion that's been successfully beaten to death for four pages above this, I'm curious as to whether it was a conscious or unconscious omission. It seems to be too ubiquitous of a feature to "forget." I suppose there is a certain theoretical benefit to forcing a "Think Before You Post" situation by eliminating the ability to edit. I know that from the instructional standpoint (from which I so often write) that it does serve to encourage more thoughtful asynchronous communication. From that point of view, it would be a good thing. However, as I so often tell those who work in education, there's a massive and substantive difference between the public and private sectors. In the public sector, the priority must always be the good of the service, the good of the people. Anything in a school that stands squarely in the way of student learning and quality instruction must be moved or eliminated without hesitation and with the greatest swiftness. Conversely, anything that serves the populous must be considered and implemented wherever possible as part of a cohesive and thoughtful plan of action. In this case, the question becomes "What purpose do the EQ2 forums serve?" If they are a vehicle by which EQ2 users can communicate with each other, collaborate with each other, share and disseminate information, and build community, then letting someone alter the contents of what they say has serious benefit. Yes, there are those that will spout off from time to time and do inappropriate things. That's what moderators are for. <b>But the more important function of editing is to promote the removal of bad information and the inclusion of good information</b>. Therefore, most certainly there is a philosophical discussion to be had about whether editing is or is not important, is or is not a good thing... However, if eliminating or omitting the edit feature was a conscious decision, then I believe further examination of the purpose of the forums, from SOE's point of view, must be undertaken by the community leadership, because the mission of the forums is fundamentally aided by the use of this feature. (That is, of course, my humble opinion, and open to interpretation.) If the edit feature is simply forthcoming, then we wait patiently (some more patiently than others) and I look forward to cleaning up bits of my "Shipwrecks of Norrath" thread and adding the ever-evolving information flow to my betrayal guide. For the record, Grim, the new forums seem quite reliable, user friendly, and familiar with an air of freshness. Thus far, I'm pleased, and look forward to continued good things from your team!

CyraDUS
02-13-2007, 08:24 AM
<p>Random, I know...but I must say I like the fact that I don't have to log in everytime I visit the boards. Very nice!</p>

gm9
02-13-2007, 09:56 AM
It's a shame that all post/thread/forum management features are gone, making this very un-user friendly in my view. Although SOE "forgot" to give proper credit, the new forums seem to be based on the JForum open-source forums software. That never had all of Lithium's features to begin with, but looking at their <a href="http://www.jforum.net/features.jsp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">feature page</a> some of the features were apparently deliberately left out (like post preview/edit, bookmarks, etc.). Could we at least get the default JForum style as an option, much easier on the eyes than what is currently here... Thank you.

Laeal
02-13-2007, 10:06 AM
<p>2 additional issues to those already mentioned above:</p><p> - No option to not see signatures on posts</p><p> - Opening the forums from EQ2Players opens a new instance of IE and not just a new tab in the current open IE window.</p>

Bramwe
02-13-2007, 11:45 AM
They need a "<span style="color: #ff6600">Show new replies to your posts</span>"  link.  Sorry I typed this in another thread but this thread is more on topic and I cannot edit my other thread to reflect the change  <img src="/smilies/1cfd6e2a9a2c0cf8e74b49b35e2e46c7.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

KBern
02-13-2007, 11:51 AM
<p>My main issue is the lack of the SHOW MY RECENT POSTS in a very clear easy to access place as was on the previous boards.</p><p>We should not have to locate a post, or post a quick new post to access this information.  </p><p>It needs its own link at the top showing on all forums, how the old version was:</p><p>Click name</p><p>Click show recent posts</p><p>Please</p>

BK613
02-13-2007, 12:13 PM
<span style="font-size: large">ability to edit existing post floating posts to top no font size control in menus frames etc (come on devs 1600x1200, 1680x1050 etc., are common resolutions for gamers now.  how about some fonts that are readable at those resolutions) spellchecker (way too many people here, including myself, that need this puppy) preview post  (essential if I cannot edit my post after posting) dashboard </span>

Mafdet
02-13-2007, 12:33 PM
<cite>gm9 wrote:</cite><blockquote>... but looking at their <a href="http://www.jforum.net/features.jsp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">feature page</a> some of the features were apparently deliberately left out (like post preview/edit, bookmarks, etc.)... </blockquote> <p>Hmm, hope the inflexibility you're suggesting is unfounded. I was assuming the lack of editing capability was temporary. Forums with no editing features are useless to me. I value the forums as a resource of user provided information that is usually handily kept up to date and as concise as the originator of the thread has the talent for... by the EDIT feature.</p><p>I can jabber with folks in game. No editing reduces the forums to jabbering. No editing means you have to read every post of every thread that relates to your inquiry and then somehow merge the bits and pieces you find and feel confident that the authors deem current to get the full story. Not worth my time.</p><p>Hopefully, I'm getting "skert" for no reason, my first assumption was correct and we will log in soon to find functioning edit keys. Tags, graphics, etc. are all really trivial annoyances to me. Info is my addiction and I look forward to eq2players forums remaining a valuable source <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Many thanks to Grimwell for listening and, I'm sure, working his little toushie off to get us all fixed up and comfy again in our new home.</p>

DerDrac
02-13-2007, 12:40 PM
Id say give it at least a week before fearing the worst. Ill bet the database transfer gave them enough of a headache and im sure thats why a lot of feature are probably turned off. You don't usually want to do the full thing in one fell swoop with a community this big. You want to make sure all the little things work, stress test it, then start bringing the goodness online. If this is how the new forums are going to be permanently then thats a whole different story. Heres hoping.

Birn
02-13-2007, 12:41 PM
I find the new forums hard to read, maybe it's the small font. Or maybe it's the yellow frame around the forums that are distracting me. Another concern is that, at least for it's actually slower, both access and loading times than the old forums. Both the trackers and search function seems not to be working really well.

Seagoat
02-13-2007, 12:52 PM
<p>This may not be a hugely popular request, but the ability the old forums had to allow us to edit our posts as HTML came in very handy sometimes.  For instance, these new forums always double-space when you press "Enter," and I sometimes just want a single linebreak.  I can't get that unless I can edit the HTML of my post, and there are no formatting buttons in the WYSIWYG editor to achieve this apart from the unordered & ordered list buttons.</p><p>To add my 2c to the ever-growing stack, yes, the Edit, Preview, Float, Subscribe, and Bookmark features are sorely, sorely missed -- particularly by us residents of the Sigs forum.  <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  We rely <b>heavily</b> on being able to edit the original posts in our sig request threads to add current information, preview our other posts, float noteworthy threads to the top and/or bookmark them so they're easy to find, and subscribe to other artists' threads (without cluttering them with fluff posts) so that we can [Removed for Content] duplicate requests in the bud.</p><p>Even if you <i>can</i> eventually subscribe to a thread you haven't replied to, I have yet to received a single email notification of any replies to topics I've posted in, even though I specified that I'd like this to happen and new posts have been made.</p><p>I'm also terribly frustrated by this "Duplicate Post Submission" thing.  What a PITA, especially when you've finally gotten a big, long post ready to go, then you click the "Submit" button (only once!) only to find out that the forum decided it was snack time.  I think a "Preview" button would get rid of this annoyance, but there's something fundamental broken in the forum software if it has an issue with every other post someone tries to make because it sees it as a "duplicate."  (Maybe "Duplicate Post Submission" is a generic error, and it tosses that back every time it doesn't like something about a post?  [I have yet to see any other error message, FWIW.]  In that case, the error messages need to be intensely scrutinized, and we should be given an option to return to editing our post without losing it so that we can at least C&P it into a new post form.)</p>

Roriondesexiest
02-13-2007, 12:53 PM
<p>Well not even sure if this post will work or not but I have to hit Shift+refresh after I click on every link because I get sent to a this page.</p><p>An Error Has Occurred -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please use your browser's back button and try again. Reason: Your session has expired.</p><p>When I refresh the page comes up.</p>

Falcor1
02-13-2007, 12:59 PM
Agree with most that has been said.  I gotta stress the no bookmarks.  That really stinks.  What's the watch post button do anyway.  Thanks for listening.

Pins
02-13-2007, 01:01 PM
There's no ability to change to a pure textual posting interface.

Daramm
02-13-2007, 01:03 PM
<cite>Seagoat wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>This may not be a hugely popular request, but the ability the old forums had to allow us to edit our posts as HTML came in very handy sometimes.  For instance, these new forums always double-space when you press "Enter," and I sometimes just want a single linebreak.  I can't get that unless I can edit the HTML of my post, and there are no formatting buttons in the WYSIWYG editor to achieve this apart from the unordered & ordered list buttons.</p></blockquote><hr /> Big ol' QFE; I hate WYSIWYG editors.  Please please bring back an HTML editor

Runewind
02-13-2007, 01:23 PM
Okay. Well just to kill the negativity a bit I thought I'd post the things I do like about the new forums. I like that your profile links to all the forums you are registered for. I like the ability to post as your character. (Although there are issues that need to be worked out there.) I like the fact that there is a choice of skins for the forums. (I don't really like any of the ones we can choose from but hopefully this means we get some good choices in the future or the ability to create our own.) Okay things that I really don't like. 1.) We lost our forum titles. <img src="/smilies/e78feac27fa924c4d0ad6cf5819f3554.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I'm hoping this is just a transition thing and once all the major issues get fixed they'll work on getting them back. 2.) We really need a more obvious way to log in. 3.) No way to view your profile to find your post list short of finding where you last posted. 4.) We need a user search. "Member List" may do this. But I can't tell because it won't load. In short I think the new forums have a lot of potential but there are definitely some issues that need to be addressed. We really could use a post explaining what is intended and what is in fact a bug. I'm not too impatient. I know that SOE is busy fixing problems. But I think a lot of people would feel a lot better if we could get some word as to the intended features of the new forums.

EQBetaman
02-13-2007, 01:27 PM
Please, please, please bring back the option to <b>hide signatures</b>.

Runewind
02-13-2007, 01:28 PM
Okay, once again edit would be nice. But here's something I just realized by looking at a long post on the ranger forums. We need a "last" button again. So we can skip to the last page on the topic.

Ashlian
02-13-2007, 01:30 PM
<p><span style="color: #ff9900"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial black,avant garde">I'm going to go with everyone else who thinks that ORANGE IS A LITTLE TOO BRIGHT.</span></span></p><p>Please subdue your color scheme in any EoF theme. I can hardly stand to look at the forums anymore. I'm not trying to be mean here, honestly, but the Lithium color scheme was a very cool tone and I cannot find one here that doesn't hurt my eyes. The oranges and reds are just glaring. You could go with nice cool Greater Fay for your color scheme for EoF. Those wood elves know what they're doing! </p><p>And obviously, from my sig, I don't have a great aversion to orange. Really!</p>

AbuMonkey
02-13-2007, 01:35 PM
<p>I have a query about the forum search feature.  </p><p> Is there now a way to order the results of a search by date, as there used to be?  When searching for information about a subject i found this very useful but i can't see how to do it now?  Or am i just blind...?</p><p> Abu  </p>

gm9
02-13-2007, 02:10 PM
<cite>Darammer wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Seagoat wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>This may not be a hugely popular request, but the ability the old forums had to allow us to edit our posts as HTML came in very handy sometimes.  For instance, these new forums always double-space when you press "Enter," and I sometimes just want a single linebreak.  I can't get that unless I can edit the HTML of my post, and there are no formatting buttons in the WYSIWYG editor to achieve this apart from the unordered & ordered list buttons.</p></blockquote><hr /> Big ol' QFE; I hate WYSIWYG editors.  Please please bring back an HTML editor </blockquote> I had already requested that in a post that got eaten by the forums (double post message). You can access the source code by disabling JavaScript in your browser (as easy as pushing one button in Opera, may be more difficult in other browsers).

Fringe
02-13-2007, 02:17 PM
<p>Wow. I went to bed for a couple of hours and this thread tripled in size. I have no idea if these have been mentioned yet but even if they have it wouldn't hurt to mention them again:</p><p>1. Some sort of separation between sticky threads and normal threads would be nice. The old boards had a nice thick line and now they just blend together. Makes it slightly more difficult to jump into a board and start reading the newest active threads. Obviously a quality of life issue and not life or death.</p><p>2. Better visual differences between newly replied to threads and inactive ones. Currently all threads have Bold titles making it more difficult to tell the difference. There are other visual indicators but the title is probable the first place someone is going to look for this sort of thing.</p><p>3. Please add the ability to Copy to either the context menu or the top menu bar of the message body section. I know that you can use the browser menu but wouldn't it be easier to have it as part of the edit process. We can "Paste from Word" but we can simply Copy or "Copy to Word" for archiving or spell checking.</p><p>Thank you for changing the font color in the Announcement box. Two other sections that have the Black text are:</p><p>1. Next to board titles that have multiple boards inside. Such as International (78 Boards). Currently you can only see the International part as the (78 Boards) is in black up against a dark background.</p><p>2. When you click on the Profile button under someone's post and they have multiple characters listed the character names are in black text with a dark background. Such as Characters: [email protected] Bazaar where [email protected] Bazaar is in black text and unreadable.</p><p>Lastly, any chance that we can get an update on these issues in the form of a list that we could keep track of? This would cut down on duplicate posts and allow us to know where the boards stand in regards to upcoming features. For instance, spell check was mentioned and kind of hinted at by Grim but not necessarily confirmed as something that was coming and when that might happen. It would also help others to help others that make comments such as "where is the EDIT button" so that they could be informed of the status of such a feature. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thank you kindly.</p>

JadzeaDax
02-13-2007, 02:19 PM
So... is there no more in testing feedback forum?

interstellarmatter
02-13-2007, 02:22 PM
Is it just me or in the old forums if you used the back button, it refreshed the thread responses.  Now, you have to go back and refresh the page to get an updated view.  I could be wrong but it seemed to refresh just backing out of a thread. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Toredorf
02-13-2007, 02:26 PM
<p>No zone and population forum <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Wingrider01
02-13-2007, 02:29 PM
Having all my information reset across multiple forums, the post count is being reset, the information under the poster shws me on servers I do not play on and in guilds that I do not belong to.

Mirander_1
02-13-2007, 02:30 PM
Ok, here's another wierd problem I've noticed, this time regarding using colored text.  <span style="color: #ffff33"><span style="color: #ff3333">I was making a post recently, and I had a four-sentence block of text that I wanted to make a different color.  First, I made the whole block of text yellow, but I changed my mind on the color, and changed it again to make the text red.  When I posted it, something wierd happened; the first sentence was red, like I wanted, but the second one was yellow, and the third and fourth one were just the regular color.  Actually, I'm going to try this again on this post, and see if it will happen again.</span> </span>

Fringe
02-13-2007, 02:30 PM
<cite>JadzeaDax wrote:</cite><blockquote>So... is there no more in testing feedback forum?</blockquote><hr />Testing board, Game Updates & Test Updates were all here yesterday but have become missing. I would think that they needed to make some changes and will get them back soon, hopefully.

Wingrider01
02-13-2007, 02:33 PM
<cite>Wingrider01 wrote:</cite><blockquote>Having all my information reset across multiple forums, the post count is being reset, the information under the poster shws me on servers I do not play on and in guilds that I do not belong to.</blockquote> rofl the information here is different then the answer I posted over in the tech forum.....

Fringe
02-13-2007, 02:52 PM
<cite>interstellarmatter wrote:</cite><blockquote>Is it just me or in the old forums if you used the back button, it refreshed the thread responses.  Now, you have to go back and refresh the page to get an updated view.  I could be wrong but it seemed to refresh just backing out of a thread. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></blockquote><hr /><p>I knew something was wrong and that's exactly it. The old boards would "Auto Refresh" when using the Back button but these boards require you to hit Refresh (F5) every time. A minor inconveniance but a step backwards none-the-less.</p>

Nahlis
02-13-2007, 03:14 PM
<p>I originally posted this as a seperate topic before I spotted this thread, so sorry for the repeat.  Just wanted to get it here so the Dev's have all the bugs in one place: </p><p>Everytime I try to Navigate to any page or do anything in the forums I get the following: An Error Has Occurred </p><hr /> Please use your browser's back button and try again. Reason: Your session has expired. If I do what it says and go back the rrror just repeats over and over again.  If I instead hit Refresh the page I want comes up.  This happens contantly.  Every post I click, topic I enter, everytime I go to the next page ina  topic, etc, etc...  I've also noticed the same error appears on a white box in place of some peoples signatures. Incredibly irritating, any advise?

Illmarr
02-13-2007, 03:36 PM
Maybe I missed it previously, but when I hit the reply button, I post under my selected character name. When I hit quote or quick reply I post with my forum name.

Ruben
02-13-2007, 03:42 PM
<p>Main Issues I see</p><p>No quick way to find previous post I have made.</p><p>No edit button to correct the opps typos</p><p>doesnt appear to a difference in color between post I have read and ones I havent. plus dont see a way to skip ahead to the next new post on a thread where i have read.</p><p>the loss of messages read, written or viewed</p><p>The colors are a bit harsh also but i can adjust to that. All in all though i think after we get use to it, bugs get worked out and some more tweaks get added, this will be a much better forum.</p>

colonel75thr
02-13-2007, 03:42 PM
I cannot choose a persona in my profile. The only thing that shows up is my station name.

Matia
02-13-2007, 04:02 PM
One of the things that helped this community grow was it's members. Many put time and effort into areas they felt passionate about or were knowledgable in. For example, many maintained threads that covered a topic of interest to others. Some helped out covering questions in a given forum, like the Tech Support forum. Now, that help is much more difficult to give in many ways. To maintain a thread, for example, one has to be able to find it and to keep track of what is new in it. Neither of those are easy or necessarily possible. Finding one's own posts requires finding one's own posts to find them. Bookmarking is not supported by the forums themselves. Determining which posts in a thread are new is a matter of hoping to remember which ones you have seen before. Tracking a forum is possible, but again determining what is new is nigh on impossible. Even the icons for the different threads are not differentiated enough (IMO) to offer a quick gaze at what is new. Those in the community that have done this before will likely want to continue, but my concern is that the difficulties may end some of it. These new forums may in the future indeed offer "nifty new features" as Grim put it elsewhere, but the delay may cost the community itself. But, that's just my take on it.

chrystolr
02-13-2007, 04:07 PM
Anyone know how I create a new thread? I can only reply? I dont have any new post buttons around. Is there some kind of safefail system that requires me to view, post or have a account for a certain amount of time before I can make my own thread? Also I cant even make one in the newbie zone. Or am I just suffering from a bug on the forum?

Matia
02-13-2007, 04:13 PM
When in a thread (like here) Reply is the only option. To make a new thread, got to the forum you want and there should be a button near the forum title up in the upper left part of the page that says New Topic.

Delpha
02-13-2007, 04:17 PM
<cite>Grimwell_SOE wrote:</cite><blockquote>Let's not be so cranky. There are going to be a number of kinks to work out and I'd appreciate a polite listing (I do appreciate that yours is concise). </blockquote><p> Heh.  Also, let's change the 'offline' font color to something that blends closer to the background (light grey?).  I don't need to be special-alert-aware that people are not logged into the forum, and it's impacting my ability to easily notice Dev-Posts. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> when browsing.</p>

chrystolr
02-13-2007, 04:18 PM
<cite>Matia wrote:</cite><blockquote>When in a thread (like here) Reply is the only option. To make a new thread, got to the forum you want and there should be a button near the forum title up in the upper left part of the page that says New Topic. </blockquote>Yeah thats what I thought but there isn't. I've looked all around and there isnt one, ive check inmy profile to see if I have something checked or what not but cant find anything. But im capable of posting replies? Doesnt make sense to me. And with all the current issues I dont think anyone has gotten my PM about it.

Nilgiris
02-13-2007, 04:24 PM
The main issue I am having at the moment is that practically every link I click tells me that my Session has expired and to hit Back and try again. While that does cause the page to load, the session time out thing is way too short or there is an error...

Nilgiris
02-13-2007, 04:25 PM
<cite>Nilgiris wrote:</cite><blockquote>The main issue I am having at the moment is that practically every link I click tells me that my Session has expired and to hit Back and try again. While that does cause the page to load, the session time out thing is way too short or there is an error...</blockquote><p>Oh, and my information isn't correct either (GRR, enable in post editing!):</p><p>Server: Lucan DLere Guild: Lioncourt Rank: Leader</p><p> Should be: Server: Unrest, Guild: Oblivious, Rank: Webmaster</p>

Kaleyen
02-13-2007, 04:33 PM
Biggest issue... It's extremely slow, like the EQ2Players site is now.

Fromingo
02-13-2007, 05:08 PM
main issue is it's sooo <b>slow</b> I can't even stand using it long enough to see if there are other issues that need work.

Badaxe Ba
02-13-2007, 05:16 PM
WTB How To Forum For Dummies!

mortem
02-13-2007, 05:17 PM
the eq2players site has been slow (or down) for me since they changed it to the new format.  I wish they didnt do away with titles and post counts. Now I having a hard time telling between people who know what they are talking about and complete [Removed for Content] lol.

Bramwe
02-13-2007, 05:33 PM
Cool we can edit now. Edit - cool I did it again.

tkia
02-13-2007, 05:35 PM
I'd like a way to turn off the link underlines.  As almost every bit of text on a forum is a link that mass of underlining makes things very hard to read.

Fringe
02-13-2007, 05:46 PM
Probably already mentions but it would be nice to have the ability back to "Mark all Boards as Read" from the forum main page.

Ishnar
02-13-2007, 06:47 PM
I'd like the ability to change the number of messages in our page-view again. People naturally will only read through so many pages of stuff before posting.  I always kept mine maxed at 50 messages per page.  It was much easier to scan through the old messages before posting a new one.  This thread is already 7 pages long, well past the point where many people feel their message will get better visibility starting a new thread. 

Matia
02-13-2007, 06:56 PM
Go to the link at the top of the page that says My Profile. On that page is one selection labeled "Preferred Page Size". Try adjusting that. I believe it maxes out at 100.

DynamicPerforman
02-13-2007, 07:00 PM
These new forums are horrible.  When I make posts, I am sometimes unable to add new lines at all, sometimes it deletes spaces, links.The colour scheme is bad, no options for choice.The webadmin for a group i'm a part of recently changed our forums to a similar format to these ones. Its a complete downgrade of serviceability and functionality.Might I recommend <a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.simplemachines.org/</a>Its free and easy to install. And the best part is that each user can customize the forum to display in the way THEY want.ARGGGH it just deleted my newlines again. [Removed for Content] this [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content] FuckFuck [Removed for Content] FuckFuck [Removed for Content] FuckFuck [Removed for Content] FuckFuck [Removed for Content] [Removed for Content]

Ishnar
02-13-2007, 07:38 PM
<cite>Matia wrote:</cite><blockquote>Go to the link at the top of the page that says My Profile. On that page is one selection labeled "Preferred Page Size". Try adjusting that. I believe it maxes out at 100. </blockquote> Wow Matia, that's twice now.  I looked for it myself on that page and didn't see it.  I went again just now and didn't see it again.  I thought you wouldn't send me there looking if it wasn't really there and looked<i> really</i> hard at the page and finally found it. Maybe I'll just start IMing you when I have problems <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Birn
02-13-2007, 07:42 PM
Remove the underlines from the links, there is absolutly no need to enchance the already too bright yellowish links, it just hurt my eyes.

Ishnar
02-13-2007, 09:07 PM
<cite>Birn wrote:</cite><blockquote>Remove the underlines from the links, there is absolutly no need to enchance the already too bright yellowish links, it just hurt my eyes. </blockquote> Have you tried changing the skin?  I like the KoS skin.

Shonshazzitt
02-13-2007, 10:37 PM
<p>Oh the one thing i find this is missing, is the last poster in a Forum, it is missing the Thread to which they last replied too. I kinda liked that functionality in the old forums.</p><p>Example</p><p>Created by    Last Poster</p><p>Billy bob         Uncle Buck</p><p>                      Thread: Why I Love SOE !!!</p><p>Just so you could see what thread was the last replied too, when you refreshed the page when in the forums listings.</p><p> Forgot this, and the counter, as to how many times this thread has been viewed.   (my bad)</p>

Fringe
02-13-2007, 10:49 PM
<p>"Paste from Word" doesn't actually paste what is written in an open Word Document but rather what is currently Copied to the Clipboard.</p><p>Since we don't have a Spell Checker yet I copy a message over to word for spelling checks. If I use the Paste from Word feature it doesn't copy the corrected message but rather the original message that was copied so as to be pasted into word for the spelling check.</p>

Silverpaws
02-14-2007, 04:28 AM
You cant post new topics in the test feedback forum.  If we arent allowed to give feedback, maybe shut down test?  Isnt that the point of the test server?  Feedback and all <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

TheSummoned
02-14-2007, 04:57 AM
Okey, there is no [New Topic] button for me on the In Testing Feedback forums.

Birn
02-14-2007, 09:51 AM
<cite>Ishnar wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Birn wrote:</cite><blockquote>Remove the underlines from the links, there is absolutly no need to enchance the already too bright yellowish links, it just hurt my eyes. </blockquote> Have you tried changing the skin?  I like the KoS skin. </blockquote> Ah, much better, thank you <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Obann
02-14-2007, 02:00 PM
New issue for me is not having the ability to sort search results by heading ie., sorting by date of post.

chily
02-14-2007, 02:46 PM
nice of you that you didn't locked the testserver update notes <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

DerDrac
02-14-2007, 03:25 PM
Here's an interesting one. Change the way the posts in update notes and news are ordered. instead of filtering the ones with the latests posts to the top, filter them by time of original posting and not by time of replies. This would make much more sense as they are time related posts, ie updates and news. Just a thought.

Vy
02-14-2007, 04:59 PM
<p><span style="font-size: small"><span style="color: #00ff00">If you would like to know about the weird stuff that happens to me then listen up.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small"><span style="color: #00ff00">The last thing I did before posting this was to try and fix the color of the Hunter/Slayer etc kill info at the bottom of the post. I changed the text to a light pink for the time being, and when I saved it, In the middle there is now an error that wasn't there before, IE.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small"><span style="color: #00ff00"><span style="color: #ffff00"><span [I cannot control my vocabulary] font:size.    OR [/face; font-family: courier new,courier">[/size">  Both of these keep coming up...   </span></span>[size="small"]<span style="color: #00ff00">anyway the forum seems to be filtering out the html it converts. (The odd thing is I had not done anything at all to that section) Also I the entire post changed to light pink (execpt the titles I personally colored)</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small"><span style="color: #00ff00">And to top it off, the bottom turned from black to white (not even the color I picked) And the text shrunk in size!</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small"><span style="color: #00ff00">Hopefully these things get fixed.  (I will be coping this info to another forum in hopes it gets looked at)</span></span></p><p><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=0&topic_id=346698�" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><span style="font-size: x-small"><span style="color: #ff99ff">ht...</span></span></a> <span style="font-size: x-small"><span style="color: #ff99ff">This is the Lore and Legends Guide I am working on, and every time i save it, something else somewhere else goes wrong <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: x-small"]<span style="color: #cccc33">Edit:  Copied from another thread, to get some attention...</span></span></p>

Vy
02-14-2007, 05:06 PM
<p>Whoa, ok after I sumbitted that last bit there is a perfect thing to show! The html converter (or whatever) inserted [size="small']   which I did not put in. Also right before the edit in now says...   <span [I can't control my vocabulary]"font-size: x-small"]  LOL</p><p>The only things that I have done was to change font color this time.  Apparently changing color seems to insert some funky coding!  It seems that somewhere the coding is filtering a word (I do not know much about the span function in html, so I can't guess what it is) out and its messing up...</p>

Fringe
02-14-2007, 05:13 PM
<p>Has anyone figured out how to insert a URL into a string of text so that it would appear such as LINK as opposed to something like <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums</a> ?</p>

Vy
02-14-2007, 05:48 PM
<cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Has anyone figured out how to insert a URL into a string of text so that it would appear such as LINK as opposed to something like <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums</a> ?</p></blockquote> Unfortunatly this is not yet possible.  Once we can edit our posts in HTML it will be possible, or the link function may eventually have that option. Also I think the posts need to remain default size and color, as that is most likely the main reason my post has been messing up.

Ishnar
02-14-2007, 07:39 PM
I'm still randomly posting as Ishnar or Naexahnya.  It's driving me nuts <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  I don't know who I am anymore! edit- NM on second point.  I got Sebelis confused with another server.

Kaleyen
02-14-2007, 11:26 PM
Sometimes it will post me as Liluk (what I have it set to) and othertimes it will post me as Kaleyen, which was my forum handle under the old boards. Anyone else getting that?

Seagoat
02-14-2007, 11:54 PM
<cite>Vy wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Has anyone figured out how to insert a URL into a string of text so that it would appear such as LINK as opposed to something like <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums</a> ?</p></blockquote> Unfortunatly this is not yet possible.  Once we can edit our posts in HTML it will be possible, or the link function may eventually have that option. Also I think the posts need to remain default size and color, as that is most likely the main reason my post has been messing up.</blockquote><p> This is very possible...at least, <i>I've</i> been <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=346776" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">using it like crazy</a>.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Highlight the text you want to link, then click the chain icon next to the pallette:</p><p><img src="http://eq2.lunaclick.net/misc/forumlink01.jpg" border="0"></p><p>You should get a scripted popup box that looks like this:</p><p><img src="http://eq2.lunaclick.net/misc/forumlink02.jpg" border="0"></p><p>Click "Insert" or press "Enter" to close the window and apply the URL to the text you highlighted.  (The text will lose its highlight when you start typing the URL in the popup box...don't worry, the link will be applied correctly.)</p><p>If you don't see the HTML editor and/or the popup box, you may need to check that you're running the latest version of your chosen browser and/or that you've got Java enabled (since the WYSIWYG buttons seem to be JavaScript-based).</p><p>Hope this helps!  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Priestbane
02-15-2007, 02:29 PM
<p>More issues:</p><p>No cookie at all for the authentication page:  I have to retype both my username and password if I don't have the page simply automatically logged in.  Please cookie the username.</p><p>The quoted text box border doesn't show up in at least two of the EQ2 themes, making quoted text look simply indented.  It loses clarity.  This is probably the box matching the background black, but I am not sure.</p><p>Quoted posts, using the "Quote" button (this is what's happening to poor Ishnar) come out as posted by the base user, rather than the user's selected persona.</p><p>New posts markers/icons are not consistent.  Sometimes they work (and show me new stuff), sometimes they do not.  If the new posts is being measured by a server-side session cookie that expires after I've left, then perhaps a different marker system is necessary.  =)  This is one thing the Lithium boards have done better than any other boards I've yet used, and was perhaps the best feature aside from self-administered float/sticky.  Also, consider bolding unread/new thread titles for a better standout, unbold read/old thread titles.</p><p>I liked the automatic page refresh that the lithium boards also did every time I hit the "back" button on my browser.  I noticed the autorefresh capacity only worked in IE6 and 7, not Firefox or other versions of IE.  This would be great functionality to emulate, as it made reading the boards with browser-based controls (rather than internal links) a much more seamless experience.</p><p>EDIT: spelling/typos</p>

Seagoat
02-15-2007, 02:45 PM
<p>I've noticed before that using "Quick Reply" doesn't insert my sig, even though I opted in my profile to have it always included.</p><p>EDIT:  When I edit the "Quick Reply"-posted message, the "Append Signature" box has magically become unticked.  Is there any way to fix/change that?  It may be working as intended, but I find it easier to find a post by a particular person if I can see their sig in every post they've made.  It makes scanning the page much less tedious.</p>

Fringe
02-15-2007, 03:17 PM
<blockquote><p><b><i>Fringe wrote:</i> "Has anyone figured out how to insert a URL into a string of text so that it would appear such as LINK as opposed to something like <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums</a> ?"</b></p><hr /> <p><b><i>Seagoat wrote:</i></b></p><p><b>This is very possible...at least, <i>I've</i> been </b><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=346776" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><b>using it like crazy</b></a><b>.</b>  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p><b>Highlight the text you want to link, then click the chain icon next to the pallette:</b></p><p><b>Click "Insert" or press "Enter" to close the window and apply the URL to the text you highlighted.  (The text will lose its highlight when you start typing the URL in the popup box...don't worry, the link will be applied correctly.)</b></p><p><b>If you don't see the HTML editor and/or the popup box, you may need to check that you're running the latest version of your chosen browser and/or that you've got Java enabled (since the WYSIWYG buttons seem to be JavaScript-based).</b></p><p><b>Hope this helps!</b>  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p></blockquote><hr /><p>I just figured this out and came here to post my finding but I must say that not only did you beat me to it you did a much better job of explaining how-to than I ever would have. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Thank you kindly.</p><p>On another note: I know that there's still a lot left to accomplish with so many requests coming in on an hourly basis but I must say that I've been rather impressed with how many features the forum devs keep sneaking in. Hopefully they'll continue to work as hard as they have so that this board can finally become something better than it's predecessor. In other words, good job, thank you and please keep up the hard work.</p>

Thoral
02-15-2007, 03:21 PM
Its very hard to see what's new using the dev tracker because the icons change if anyone in that thread has posted anything new.  For the dev tracker, we should only see new message icons if the DEV post itself is new. I love the button to "Remove Formatting".  If my post goes all wonky, I can just click that and start reformatting it.

Ildarus
02-15-2007, 03:29 PM
<p>Hmm, I haven't had a chance to read all the posts in the forum issues thread, but is there an issue with a post sometimes showing your Forum Name and in other Posts it will show the Persona name you selected. I just posted in two different threads, and I did it the same way on both. One had my forum name of Ildarus and the other had my Persona, my main toon of [email protected]</p>

Thoral
02-15-2007, 03:35 PM
Can you change the color of the "Offline" tag on the left side of each post to something besides red?  It is much easier to scan for dev's posts if the only things in that column that are red are the dev's names.  Thanks!

Astrlidia
02-15-2007, 04:06 PM
I loathed the spamming from IE security warning window. i get this every time I visit the new forums os soe.com, and i never gotten them before. It make breezing through the forums, and extremely boring chore. I don't know if this cuased by the transition, but I don't see any of my characters on launchpad anymore. This is on both launchpads.<img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Fringe
02-16-2007, 02:17 PM
Along with the ability to Float topics & boards I would really like to see the ability to Expand / Collapse individual boards as well. For example, I never visit any of the boards in the Tavern section so it would be nice if I could collapse that particular board so that it never showed me the individual sections on the main forum page. Another example would be that I like to visit certain Fighter boards but not other class boards so it would be nice to expand the Class Discussion section while leaving all but the Fighter's Arena collapsed.

erin
02-16-2007, 06:30 PM
Am I the only one with this problem?  Only the main forum index shows both number of replies to a post and number I haven't seen (so you can click on the second and go to the first new reply since you read the thread).  Once I go into the gameplay forum, I can only see the number of replies to a post.  Very aggravating.

valkry
02-16-2007, 06:42 PM
Aside from the other issues mentioned, I haven't seen these two: 1) Now that I have the edit option, when I try to edit posts on my Traveler's Tale thread, I get a crazy amount of 'messy code' inserted in the post. The 'cleanup messy code' button is useless.  You can follow the link to a thread that has examples of the code attack. <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=347708" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=347708</a> 2) The count on the side of the forum indicating how many people have read each post of the thread is missing. I figure when I post a chapter of the story, I should get one or two comments for every hundred or so 'lurkers' who visit the thread. At this point I can't tell if A) people have made it back from the forum swap B) if anyone is reading the story or C) they think current chapters stink enough they aren't worth commenting on. Please bring back the 'read by ###' count and figure out how to get rid of the code slop (preview function would be nice here too).

Nacoa
02-16-2007, 06:44 PM
<span style="color: #ff00ff">Colored text works in new posts, but does not work when <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=30&topic_id=302804�" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">editing old posts</a>. </span>

Allora
02-16-2007, 08:18 PM
<p>I have no idea what time zone the forums are on, but it certainly isn't mine. Which means I have no way of telling how recently a post was made. </p><p>And please, don't anyone post telling me they're on "pacific time" or "mountain time", not everyone who plays lives in the US or knows anything about US time zones.</p><p>The ability to set the forums to the time zone we live in would be nice.</p>

LyricDawnhag
02-16-2007, 09:24 PM
<p>I miss the Float option so I could put my various character class forums and server forums at the top of the list.  Bookmarking, and an easier way to see which forums have new messages.  My older eyes can have issues seeing slight color differences in a little folder icon.  It was much easier with a column on the main screen that showed how many new posts are in the different forums.  Also being able to lock a message thread to the top of the forum (user sticky).</p><p>I would also like to be able to turn off graphic signatures.  It would make things a bit faster when I am trolling from work.</p>

TipzyThumbelina
02-16-2007, 09:32 PM
<p><span style="font-size: medium">The new forums are TERRIBLE... hard to find anything and lost all out links formerly set.  Just cannot find them again</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium"> </span><span style="font-size: medium">Also the HELP menu in-game is crappy too.... cannot do a search for question</span>.  </p><p><span style="font-size: medium">And lastly,,, the GAME PETITION IS WORTHLESS.. HATE IT... ABSOULTELY HATE IT...</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium"> </span><span style="font-size: medium">IT WAS NOT BROKE BEFORE,,, AND NOW SOE YOU HAVE BROKEN IT....</span></p>

Fringe
02-17-2007, 06:15 AM
Has anyone mentioned PM Notification yet. Before there used to be a visual indication along with an email. Now there's neither.

Whysprr_Wyrd
02-17-2007, 01:06 PM
<cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote>Has anyone mentioned PM Notification yet. Before there used to be a visual indication along with an email. Now there's neither.</blockquote><p>Amen, amen, to both this and the 'messy code' thing.  I'm going nuts trying to clean up old stuff with colored text.  Please, please fix.  </p><p>Whysprr </p>

Seagoat
02-17-2007, 01:24 PM
<cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote>Has anyone mentioned PM Notification yet. Before there used to be a visual indication along with an email. Now there's neither.</blockquote><p> Same here...but I'm not getting "new reply" post notification emails, either, and I know my address is good because it's how I got notifications on the old forum.  <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  I don't hear many people complaining about it, though, so I'm beginning to wonder if it's just me...</p>

Fringe
02-17-2007, 05:11 PM
<cite>Seagoat wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote>Has anyone mentioned PM Notification yet. Before there used to be a visual indication along with an email. Now there's neither.</blockquote><p> Same here...but I'm not getting "new reply" post notification emails, either, and I know my address is good because it's how I got notifications on the old forum.  <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  I don't hear many people complaining about it, though, so I'm beginning to wonder if it's just me...</p></blockquote><p>Not just you, I haven't recieved any New Post emails yet.</p><p>I had noticed the first day that my email listed in my Profile was a bunch of numbers. I just clicked the Change Account Information link next to it and saw the same thing so I changed it. I had to exit the boards and come back before the changes showed in my Profile but my email is now listed correctly. Hopefully that will resolve this issue.</p><p>Although a visual cue about new PMs would still be nice. And they could improve on the current system for showing new Posts / Threads as well. </p>

Fringe
02-17-2007, 05:15 PM
<p>Normal disclaimer: "I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but"</p><p>I would like to see the return of the visual indications for threads that I've posted in. Sometimes I like to check a board out but only to see if the specific threads that I've posted in have any replies. It was much easier to figure this out on the old boards.</p>

Katsi
02-17-2007, 11:37 PM
I also am having problems with the 'messy code' As far as I have found this only bothers the posts from before the overhaul. Effectively, with the exceptions of links and sometimes smilies, any html coding in the post, such as colors, bolding, italicizing, etc. shows up as the code and not what it was supposed to display. Please fix this, I would really like to make the divisions in my post more clear. Also a character limit has once again been imposed.  This is awkward for posts where info gathering is being constantly added.  (For example, see my housing wish list post on the Norathian Homeshow board.) - Katsi

Fringe
02-18-2007, 03:55 PM
<p>Here's another one that has already been mentioned but with each passing day it's climbing up my "Most Important" list of things to do:</p><p>Administrator / Forum Moderator Tracking</p><p>It's extremely difficult to see new posts by Grimwell, Echgar & Scarrlette (sorry if I missed anyone) as there's currently no way to track them. Considering that they are the ones commenting on the forum issues / changes / improvements it would be really helpful if everyone posting forum feedback could quickly see responses from the powers that be.</p><p>Please </p><p>BTW, on the main forum board the Tracking section is misaligned to the EQ2 Header. It's pretty much the only thing not aligned properly so it sticks out. Also, to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing you might want to get rid of the "Tracking:" precursor as nothing else on the page has an explanation marker except that one section.</p><p>Lastly, you guys are doing a good job. Please keep up the hard work as many of us really appreciate the changes that are continually coming with each passing day. Thank you for the Edit button and the new Quote structure works well and looks nice. <img src="/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>If it would help to have someone go through this board and make a definitive listing of all suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me as I have the next week off and wouldn't mind lending a hand.</p>

KerowynnKaotic
02-19-2007, 04:53 PM
<p>Anyone else having issues with the amount of time it takes for the Forum / Thread / Page to load up? </p><p>Seems to me like I am stalling out on loading up everything about every other day.  </p><p>It's a bit fustrating.   I can load up Wilki faster than this thing ... </p><p><img src="/smilies/c30b4198e0907b23b8246bdd52aa1c3c.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>And, not knowing what I have read verse what posts I haven't read yet is getting extremely annoying. </p><p>I feel sorry for the Mods & Devs trying to keep track of what we actually have to say. </p><p>I don't like the way I have to jump through hoops to be able to get back to my posts.   </p><p>I also don't like the way My Posts are displayed.   I miss having just the Title of my posts & seeing if there are any replies in thread/off or in reference to mine.   </p><p>Being able to read the entire post might be easier when it comes to dev stalking or stalking a particular person (and ignoring all other entries) but it's rather annoying when you want to try and figure out the "trend" of the thread. </p><p>And, in closing .. the Overused <span style="color: #ffcc33"><b>Gold Bold</b> </span>is giving me a headache.</p><p><img src="/smilies/e78feac27fa924c4d0ad6cf5819f3554.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>(edit:  I fixed my "Overused <b><span style="color: #ffcc33">Gold Bold</span></b>"  by changing to the KoS theme - though I am sure I will get a Overused <span style="color: #ff9999"><b>Orange</b></span> Headache eventually .. prob not as fast seeing as it's Grey Background instead of the Black one)</p>

idyikit
02-19-2007, 05:27 PM
I cant post a new topic anywhere. Is this because Im [Removed for Content] and cant find the button or is it a newbie thing ?

Aanak
02-19-2007, 11:04 PM
<p>Issue: </p><p>When editing a post it says "Edited by: (wrong char name here)" instead of the char you've selected to post with.</p><p>Nihyn - Guk</p><p>(edit: see?)</p>

dawy
02-19-2007, 11:43 PM
<cite>Seagoat wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Fringe wrote:</cite><blockquote>Has anyone mentioned PM Notification yet. Before there used to be a visual indication along with an email. Now there's neither.</blockquote><p> Same here...but I'm not getting "new reply" post notification emails, either, and I know my address is good because it's how I got notifications on the old forum.  <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  I don't hear many people complaining about it, though, so I'm beginning to wonder if it's just me...</p></blockquote> No your not alone with the no email problem its really getting annoying now i like the look and feel of the forums but i do really miss the email notification of new posts just hope they get it sorted sharpish

Suite
02-21-2007, 05:48 PM
<p>I can't get replies or new posts to "hold" their formatting--whether font type or size, color, or even a simple line between paragraphs.</p><p>If I bullet or number a list, the formatting does not show up, or it shows up wonky... as in one bullet aligned left, the next aligned center, etc.</p><p>Very frustrating!</p><p>Suite</p>