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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,471
# 10
11-06-2012, 01:22 PM
I have a few questions and observations Brandon.

1. I noticed from the NW forums that the "Additional Options" section can not be toggled closed (reduced in size). This section can be found under the advanced editing window for making a post. Having the option to set this section to 'closed' saves more precious screenspace (especially on mobile devices) that makes using the forums a little more quicker to use. We have a little green circle with upside down triangle at present to do this. The "Topic Review (Newest First)" section (NV forums) that is displayed immediately after that section has the close toggle correctly displayed and working.

2. Will we be seeing our forum header changed to take up less screenspace?

3. I noticed that while the "Quick Navigation" selection menu at the end of thread pages (NV forums) seems to be working fine, however, the "Top" redirect button next to it does not seem to work. If we are also inheriting this, will our button work?

4. I noticed that the "Reply to Post" button on the NV forums automatically prompts the "Quick reply" mode as opposed to here on STO were clicking it brings you directly to the advanced post editor mode. Will we be moving to quick reply mode as as a default? In a situation where you may have multi-quoted a lot, hitting Reply to Post makes the entire quick reply window naturally full up, and a user has to then go to the advanced editor. It seems to lack intuitiveness, but perhaps that is just me. An option to choose your own desired default would be better.

5. Will our existing forum in-post and signature permissions/rules be changed and/or reviewed? For example [img] code is set to Off on most STO forums, yet on NV it is set to On.

The situation at present:

Star Trek Online Posting Permissions/Rules:
Quote:
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Neverwinter Permissions/Rules:
Quote:
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
[VIDEO] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Star Trek Online Signature Permissions/Rules:
Quote:
Allow Basic BB Code Yes
Allow Color BB Code Yes
Allow Size BB Code No
Allow Font BB Code No
Allow Alignment BB Code Yes
Allow List BB Code No
Allow Link BB Code Yes
Allow HTML No
Allow Image BB Code No
Allow Code BB Code No
Allow PHP BB Code No
Allow HTML BB Code No
Allow Quote BB Code No
Allow Smilies Yes
Can Upload Images for Signature Yes
Can Upload Animated GIF for Signature No
Neverwinter Signature Permissions/Rules:
Quote:
Allow Basic BB Code Yes
Allow Color BB Code Yes
Allow Size BB Code Yes
Allow Font BB Code Yes
Allow Alignment BB Code Yes
Allow List BB Code Yes
Allow Link BB Code Yes
Allow HTML No
Allow Image BB Code No
Allow Video BB Code No
Allow Code BB Code Yes
Allow PHP BB Code No
Allow HTML BB Code No
Allow Quote BB Code Yes
Allow Smilies Yes
Can Upload Images for Signature Yes
Can Upload Animated GIF for Signature No
I think it is clear from our set of permissions/rules that STO forum users are being held in lower regard than that of other PW forum users. We're more red than green and that says it all, unfortunately. Surely the introduction of thread reporting for moderation can help safeguard against mis-use. It certainly did with the old forums.

6. I see that the NV forums also features an ignore list. For STO, will this be linked to ingame ignore lists?



Thanks.

p.s. It might be worth passing on to trailturtle that the avatar upload settings are a little odd, namely the following:

Quote:
Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 82 by 8280 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller).
I'll hazard a guess that "19.5 KB" will be the smaller of the two in that case.
nynik | Join Date: Dec 2009
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Last edited by nynik; 11-06-2012 at 01:34 PM.