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Commas after subforum titles look awful!

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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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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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i agree with both of you 100%

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

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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:

subforums-1.png

Or smaller if you wish:

subforums-2.png

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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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I agree no comas.

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[quote name='Chito' timestamp='1307403505' post='2118753']
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:

subforums-1.png

Or smaller if you wish:

subforums-2.png


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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* <-- that would be a better divider.

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[quote name='Chito' timestamp='1307403505' post='2118753']
subforums-2.png


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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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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[quote name='Matt' timestamp='1307432032' post='2118867']
You know you're about done when commas end up being a hot discussion.

Or your customer base is spoiled.

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

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[quote name='chilihead' timestamp='1307494412' post='2119297']
Looks like a list of tags or keywords, not sub-forums.


After you mention it, it does look like tags.

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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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[quote name='TheMusicMan' timestamp='1307498075' post='2119312']
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. blink.png

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

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[quote name='Chito' timestamp='1307498773' post='2119315']Lots of members have suggested to unbold them

That would be a good start, IMHO.

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[quote name='U2 Fan' timestamp='1307537430' post='2119480']

That would be a good start, IMHO.

They are unbolded when they are read:

hcD6n.png

Really, I can't believe the fact there are commas there is drawing this much ire. Using words like "awful" and "terrifying" to describe commas, seriously?

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As I wrote in the other topic about this I think it would be better to use a dot to show that it have unread content and remove the bold.

Actually it might be a good idea to use the same in front of all forums, not just sub forums. A dot or another simple symbol to show that it has unread content just as in topics.

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Bold and coma looks very ugly. Practically on busy forums around 99% it will show you bold because there will be always unread content.

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Very ugly, really! At least remove all those extra spaces between comma and next link.

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