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Ixnay
02-13-2007, 04:25 PM
10.  It now remembers my login - I don't have to login everytime I visit anymore!

Hammerfel
02-13-2007, 04:48 PM
9. I can post as my in-game characters! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

KerowynnKaotic
02-13-2007, 05:02 PM
<p>8.   I can easily switch between Game Forums </p><p>ie:  EQ2 to EQ1 and soon SWG and then back to EQ2 without having to login over & over again .. </p>

Maroger
02-13-2007, 06:08 PM
Hmm - I would rather have the old forums -- some good threads got wiped. Not really sure why SOE felt this was necessary. I don't see any improvement but a lot missing from the old forum.s

DerDrac
02-13-2007, 06:12 PM
7. They can only get better from here....

Fasci
02-13-2007, 06:29 PM
Hooray for that!!  <img src="/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> EDIT: although now it's posting as my "old me" again...<img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> <cite>Hammerfel wrote:</cite><blockquote>9. I can post as my in-game characters! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </blockquote>

Nastharl
02-13-2007, 06:34 PM
Hopefully everyone will notice how bad they are and go back to the old ones? So many missing functions.

Xadius
02-14-2007, 10:45 AM
6. The new forums are not managed by a third-party outfit that doesn't fix problems.

DerDrac
02-14-2007, 03:26 PM
5. You can see all previous posts in a thread while writing your reply. (cmon i was struggling for something i liked lol)

OneEyedJack
02-14-2007, 07:31 PM
<p>4. Trolls don't get inflated titles.  It's age that matters, not <sarcasm>witty banter</sarcasm off>.</p>

DerDrac
02-15-2007, 12:11 PM
3. Breadcrumb links at top and BOTTOM of threads now. Definitely like not having to scroll. 2. Home link on each post for a quick run to the top. Someone come up with number 1. These forums aren't all bad lol.

CoLD MeTaL
02-15-2007, 12:46 PM
1. Corporate triumph for freeware/shareware.

Xadius
02-16-2007, 12:44 PM
CoLD MeTaL wrote: <blockquote>1. Corporate triumph for freeware/shareware.</blockquote>That one just flew right over my head. <img src="/smilies/8f7fb9dd46fb8ef86f81154a4feaada9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

CoLD MeTaL
02-16-2007, 01:59 PM
<p>He he these forums look exactly like the 'free' software you can download and set up your own forums, and are just as crappy.  They look just like DotNekNuke generic forums.</p><p>While the lithium forums had some issues, they were very very feature rich.  Most of those perks I used a lot.</p><p>Basically it looks to me like they took a 'free' software package, added their images, imported the old stuff and slapped it up.</p><p> So far the only thing for me personally to celebrate about these forums is that it made it so difficult to find anything, it's easier to go back to work.</p><p>floating forums to the top</p><p>floating msgs to the top</p><p>search could be sorted</p><p>you could tell the difference between read and unread (unless i just got old over the last 10 days)</p><p>you could /gasp edit msgs (fixed)</p><p>there was a mark all msgs in all forums read</p><p>The new colors are horrid on the eyes </p><p>when you entered a thread it skipped to the 'newest msg in the thread, now it always go thte first msg (I am sure i am just missing how to make the new ones do this, but my post for help got eaten.)</p><p>email when someone responds worked.</p><p>you could see at a glance how many unread posts were in a forum/thread.</p><p> etc. etc.</p><p>But they are indeed using them anyway.</p><p>you will notice eq2flames.com forums look very similar (same shareware style), but actually they work better. :</p>

Xadius
02-17-2007, 03:43 PM
CoLD MeTaL wrote: <blockquote><p>you will notice eq2flames.com forums look very similar (same shareware style), but actually they work better. :</p></blockquote><p>Omg, you are like a celebrity over there~~~~~</p><p>Actually most of my complaints with the old system was the tie-in with the guild forums, or lack thereof...</p><p>ie., the infamous login loop bug that never got completely fixed.</p>

ObsidianNightmare
02-18-2007, 07:19 AM
I think you should rename this.. top 10 worst things. The NON-functionality of these forums astounds me from what you could do with the old software they had running.

Kosh
02-18-2007, 03:27 PM
<p>The best thing for me was it forced me to find another EQ2 forum to lurk in that I, now, enjoy much more.</p><p> kosh  </p>

Seagoat
02-20-2007, 12:50 PM
<p>Putting my laundry list of dislikes aside, there is one thing I <i>really</i> like about this new forum setup...</p><p>Signatures are displayed in an iframe at the bottom of a user's post, and the source page for that iframe is always the same URL.  This makes it SOOOO much easier to block people who are <a href="http://www.free-webhosts.com/definition/hotlinking.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">hotlinking</a> the sigs I made for them.  All I have to worry about is that user's sig URL, rather than adding a list to my .htaccess file as long as my arm of every thread or board that user posts in.</p><p>I was very pleasantly surprised when I discovered this change.  It's by far the most sig-artist-friendly feature I've come across since the switch.  /thumbsup</p>