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# 31
11-06-2012, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the answers. I wish the web team luck.

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2) Possibly, but when I look at it, it's the same width of the actual forum. Are you seeing something different?...
Not width no, I was referring more to the height, and technically not just the actual banner image, but rather the whole backdrop. It really seems to delay the start of every actual thread. Inducing scrolling. For example, viewing this thread (from the top) in fullscreen Chrome browser with default text size etc on a 1650x1080 monitor I can only read your opening post's first line "Hello Captains,".

It means that scrolling is required each time to even read the first post in a thread. Perhaps this just isn't an issue for the majority of people, but for more frequent forum users it translates into more and more and more scrolling. Its been so long since the forum change now that I've found I've adapted like the Borg and all the added scrolling is second nature. heh.. I'll stop yammering on about it as I'm starting to sound like the princess and the pea or should that be the forumite and the scroll wheel?


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Mr. Turtle fixed the avatar thing Thanks for pointing it out!
... aww and I was just about ready to post my new 82 x 8280 avatar to the NW forums...

Drat, double drat and triple drat! Foiled Again! =(
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# 32
11-06-2012, 06:03 PM
When I was back playing PWI I always hated the coreconnect as it took away from the stats of the vb board softwars.You have to google to find your old posts or threads instead of look in your user cp.

You can't use quick reply as well as the forum jump.Personally I like phpbb boards.
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# 33
11-07-2012, 10:22 AM
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When I was back playing PWI I always hated the coreconnect as it took away from the stats of the vb board softwars.You have to google to find your old posts or threads instead of look in your user cp.

You can't use quick reply as well as the forum jump.Personally I like phpbb boards.
+1 I miss this feature.
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# 34
11-07-2012, 10:34 AM
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Hello Captains,
  • You will need to re-upload your signature and avatar. VB4 uses a separate database, so you'll need to add these back in once the upgrade is complete.
  • You will want to bookmark any threads you are subscribed to as subscriptions may be lost in the upgrade.


These are pretty much it for the big changes. The other good news is what won't change. No posts should show as "Archived User" -- you should still be able to edit all your old posts. This is an upgrade, and functionality will remain intact, just make sure you get your signature, avatar and PMs are saved.
Well, thanks for the warning this time.

Does the second part I've quoted mean we will be able to edit ALL our old posts, even the ones that are currently by "Archived User"? Because that would be AWESOME! I'm just worried how it would work for people that had to change their forum name in the last debacle.

Unless, when you say "No posts should show as 'Archived User'" it means all those old posts will be deleted. That would be TERRIBLE! There's still plenty of good stuff in those threads, and it's good at least for historical purposes.




Additionally, I sent a report to CS, but the way subscribed threads work now is broken. Will it be fixed in the new forums? (The problem is noted here: http://techsupport.perfectworld.com/...1&postcount=37 Other people also have the issue.)
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# 35
11-07-2012, 10:35 AM
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Mail will not be available out of the game at the time of upgrade. It's something we'd like to do in the future but there is no ETA I can provide.

The UserCP should be revamped. Check it out on Neverwinter and leave your feedback here.

Try setting your title from a different browser -- some browsers are causing title changes to not stick for some strange reason. The Web Team is investigating.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
TYVM for the replies. Bummer on the mail, but at least it's on your radar. I will check out the Neverwinter site and post back if I see anything.

And - thanks for the suggestion for setting title. It Worked! This post was my test. I was trying from Chrome. Changed title in IE, and it finally stuck. Thanks!
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# 36
11-07-2012, 10:40 AM
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Well, thanks for the warning this time.

Does the second part I've quoted mean we will be able to edit ALL our old posts, even the ones that are currently by "Archived User"? Because that would be AWESOME! I'm just worried how it would work for people that had to change their forum name in the last debacle.

Unless, when you say "No posts should show as 'Archived User'" it means all those old posts will be deleted. That would be TERRIBLE! There's still plenty of good stuff in those threads, and it's good at least for historical purposes.




Additionally, I sent a report to CS, but the way subscribed threads work now is broken. Will it be fixed in the new forums? (The problem is noted here: http://techsupport.perfectworld.com/...1&postcount=37 Other people also have the issue.)
If you can not currently edit a post in question, you will still not have the option post upgrade. All old "Archived Posts" will remain "Archived Posts" -- what I mean is that posts you see now that are authored by you will remain authored by you.

We'll look into subscription to threads -- you might want to check out Neverwinter and see if you can subscribe to one there and then get notified about new posts.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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# 37
11-07-2012, 10:55 AM
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For example, the technical support forum is completely redundant given the official PW support forum.
I don't think so. How many people actually go to an entirely separate forum for their tech issues? At least with an STO Forum tech section, you know that any help you're getting is for STO specifically.

If anything, the PWE support forum is pointless, because players will post in their own forums first before going to a generic tech support forum.

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All old "Archived Posts" will remain "Archived Posts" -- what I mean is that posts you see now that are authored by you will remain authored by you.

We'll look into subscription to threads -- you might want to check out Neverwinter and see if you can subscribe to one there and then get notified about new posts.
Part 1: Oh. I thought that was sort of a "duh" thing this time around, but I guess you have to say that.

Part 2: It's not that I'm not notified - I AM notified, but after I've logged in and looked around the forums a bit, ALL of my subscribed threads are marked as read, even if I haven't looked at them specifically.
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# 38
11-07-2012, 10:58 AM
How about adding Tapatalk support!??!??!?!?! PLEASE???????
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Possibly -- you can check out the Neverwinter forums now to see what it will be like. The login box may still jump as the site and forums do not officially support mobile browsers. To get around that, hit the "Login" link that normally displays where it says (when logged out -- it will take you to a static log-in page):

Welcome, username.
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Cheers,

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Brandon, thanks for the tip, I've been avoiding the forums on my phone/tablet because of the same reason.

To clarify a bit since I had to hunt for it a little while...The standard top page of the forum, ( http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com ) has two ways to login, the one on the top right, and the one to the left of the ZEN ads, both use the popup. The method you describe above is not available on that top page.

However, if you select a thread ( http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh....php?p=6340261 ), THEN that Login option appears on the right hand side, below the ZEN ads. Could you make the Login options more consistent? It would be great if the Login to the left of the ZEN ads also went to the static login page, or if the other Login was always available.

Thanks.
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# 40
11-08-2012, 04:25 AM
Will we be able to click on to our profile and find a list of threads we have started or replied on in order to find them quickly?
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