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Forum update heads-up

Postby Alena Rybik » March 5th, 2015, 6:14 am

Hi everyone,

I've been managing these forums in my role as a community manager for over a year now and during all this time I have been feeling that we all would benefit from a serious overhaul, mostly when it comes to the functionality but also the look and feel. We're now in the process of moving the forum to the virtual server and I wanted to implement those changes at the the same time to improve the overall theHunter forum experience.

We are working on the new forum theme and functions right now, and I am interested to hear your thoughts. How do you experience theHunter forum at the moment and how would you like to improve it? Which new functions would you like to see and which ones seem redundant or unnecessary?
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby ballistics Hunter » March 5th, 2015, 6:17 am

I like it it will make a nice change to give the forums a new face :)
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby gas56 » March 5th, 2015, 6:39 am

How about if we have a complaints only section? :lol:
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby BucksNBuffalo » March 5th, 2015, 6:39 am

For one, bring back the the [img] use and drop the [imgur] tags. Just feels weird. And I'm all for keeping a neat and tidy forum, so I'd also say to either up the max picture requirements (960 pixels currently, raise that number) or have an automatic resize upon posting.
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby gas56 » March 5th, 2015, 6:43 am

BucksNBuffalo wrote:For one, bring back the the [img] use and drop the [imgur] tags. Just feels weird. And I'm all for keeping a neat and tidy forum, so I'd also say to either up the max picture requirements (960 pixels currently, raise that number) or have an automatic resize upon posting.


Hey..... I like the [imgur] tags. Maybe just have both :D
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby Flanker305 » March 5th, 2015, 6:48 am

I was just about to say something about the pictures as well.
How about this: auto resize to 960, but expanding to original poster's size after clicking on it. Not sure how that technically works, but would be great if we were able to post our original pics, without having to resize them all the time.

Also, next to the 'center', 'imgur', signature=' and 'spoiler' buttons on the post editor, could we have a YouTube button?

After all I like the forum as it is, technically. Not saying we can't use a layout overhaul, like other buttons and colors, but that might not have your priority right now.

I think it is a great move to ask for the opinions of the community btw.
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby Alena Rybik » March 5th, 2015, 6:49 am

I can say right away that the [imgur] tag will go, because of the security reasons. I've decided to keep it for now, because we don't have another convenient solution for you to share your trophy shots. It will be implemented in the new forum and will replace the [imgur] tag which has a totally different purpose. We'll get an image resizer in place too.
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby james990 » March 5th, 2015, 6:51 am

Don't usually like change that much but i think this could use an update after all we still do have the colors from the old website before MP ;) Just don't stuff it up is all i can say :D

The one big thing i hope they fix are the profile pictures, took me a very long time to make/find a picture that fitted in the pixels needed!
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby EclipseStar » March 5th, 2015, 6:56 am

Automatic resizing would be nice, I don't like having to make pictures smaller manually. Also a way to imbed youtube videos in a post would be cool.
For the rest I think it's fine.
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Re: Forum update heads-up

Postby gas56 » March 5th, 2015, 6:57 am

@ Alena

So what happens to the data we have in the present forum we have now?
Will it be transferred.... or start from scratch?

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