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Old 02-13-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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10.  It now remembers my login - I don't have to login everytime I visit anymore!
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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9. I can post as my in-game characters! SMILEY
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #3
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8.   I can easily switch between Game Forums

ie:  EQ2 to EQ1 and soon SWG and then back to EQ2 without having to login over & over again ..

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Old 02-13-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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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
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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7. They can only get better from here....
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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Hooray for that!!  SMILEY EDIT: although now it's posting as my "old me" again...SMILEY Hammerfel wrote:
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:34 PM   #7
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Hopefully everyone will notice how bad they are and go back to the old ones? So many missing functions.
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:45 AM   #8
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6. The new forums are not managed by a third-party outfit that doesn't fix problems.
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:26 PM   #9
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5. You can see all previous posts in a thread while writing your reply. (cmon i was struggling for something i liked lol)
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:31 PM   #10
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4. Trolls don't get inflated titles.  It's age that matters, not witty banter.

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Old 02-15-2007, 12:11 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:46 PM   #12
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1. Corporate triumph for freeware/shareware.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:44 PM   #13
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CoLD MeTaL wrote:
1. Corporate triumph for freeware/shareware.
That one just flew right over my head. SMILEY
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #14
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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.

While the lithium forums had some issues, they were very very feature rich.  Most of those perks I used a lot.

Basically it looks to me like they took a 'free' software package, added their images, imported the old stuff and slapped it up.

 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.

floating forums to the top

floating msgs to the top

search could be sorted

you could tell the difference between read and unread (unless i just got old over the last 10 days)

you could /gasp edit msgs (fixed)

there was a mark all msgs in all forums read

The new colors are horrid on the eyes

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.)

email when someone responds worked.

you could see at a glance how many unread posts were in a forum/thread.

 etc. etc.

But they are indeed using them anyway.

you will notice eq2flames.com forums look very similar (same shareware style), but actually they work better. :

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:43 PM   #15
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CoLD MeTaL wrote:

you will notice eq2flames.com forums look very similar (same shareware style), but actually they work better. :

Omg, you are like a celebrity over there~~~~~

Actually most of my complaints with the old system was the tie-in with the guild forums, or lack thereof...

ie., the infamous login loop bug that never got completely fixed.

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Old 02-18-2007, 07:19 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:27 PM   #17
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The best thing for me was it forced me to find another EQ2 forum to lurk in that I, now, enjoy much more.

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:50 PM   #18
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Putting my laundry list of dislikes aside, there is one thing I really like about this new forum setup...

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 hotlinking 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.

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

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