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#1 U2 Fan

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:07 PM

I know there's been previous discussion about how best to separate subforum titles on the index page to aid readibility, but, are, commas, the, best, solution,?

What was so wrong with the little image files in 3.1? They can also have different colours to indicate whether or not the subforums have unread content. Don't tell me they've been deemed to be "clutter"?

Striving for a "clean skin" is all very well and good but it appears as if this is being taken a litle too far in places.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:17 PM

Something I havent really noticed, but I agree that does not look nice.

In my opinion Sub Forums should be displayed like seen at http://www.nookboards.com/forum/
Indented, spaced properly, and with an icon.
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#3 Brian Guerra

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:32 PM

i agree with both of you 100%

They do look somewhat non attracting, hopefully they change this in the future

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:38 PM

I was going to get around and bring this very subject up, but totally forgot, but yes, I too feel it doesn't look right, not to mention that it doesn't look consistent with everything else on the index page. Here's my suggestion screeshot below:

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Or smaller if you wish:

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Should not be commas, it is not a sentence. Icon with notifier like 3.1 was perfect. Unbolded by default is better as well.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:31 PM

I agree no comas.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:47 PM

I was going to get around and bring this very subject up, but totally forgot, but yes, I too feel it doesn't look right, not to mention that it doesn't look consistent with everything else on the index page. Here's my suggestion screeshot below:

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Or smaller if you wish:

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These two samples actually do look better than the commas out there. But yea, the commas don't look too hot IMHO.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:49 PM

* <-- that would be a better divider.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:56 AM

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I'm definitely liking that a whole lot better than commas.

Like I said, though. I'd like to know what's so wrong with the status quo.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:07 AM

Posted Imagefor unread and Posted Image for read sub-forums.
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#12 Matt

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:33 AM

You know you're about done when commas end up being a hot discussion.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:43 AM

Haha. Yeah, it's a fairly trivial topic I've started here... and a bloody good sign that there's not much else to complain about! It's looking damn good overall, Matt. :)
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:29 AM

You know you're about done when commas end up being a hot discussion.

Or your customer base is spoiled.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:03 AM

lol

Well, we use commas in the online list to separate out names, so I don't think it's a big deal.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

Looks like a list of tags or keywords, not sub-forums.
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#18 Amy T

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:55 PM

Looks like a list of tags or keywords, not sub-forums.


After you mention it, it does look like tags.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:54 PM

My forum makes extensive use of subforums (we have one forum that has around thirty subforums, for example), and while the current method of displaying them is by no means beautiful, this new style would make my forums look absolutely terrifying. Any of the alternatives suggested here would be fine (I personally like the way the forum nookboards that the first person who replied linked to does it), but please, don't leave it the way it is.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

My forum makes extensive use of subforums (we have one forum that has around thirty subforums, for example), and while the current method of displaying them is by no means beautiful, this new style would make my forums look absolutely terrifying. Any of the alternatives suggested here would be fine (I personally like the way the forum nookboards that the first person who replied linked to does it), but please, don't leave it the way it is.


Wow, if you have that many sub-forums for a forum and they keep them bold and set up this way, that will definitely look awkward. Posted Image

Lots of members have suggested to unbold them, but no such luck.




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