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    the mobile skin looks and behaves much better. it would be nice if it didn't hide all the info, but at least the UX is not offensive. I do hope somebody looks into the problems. I don't mind having issues of style discarded, i can use stylish or tampermonkey to fix it myself, but i won't tolerate unreliable operation.

    would it be possible for me to help with the client-end look and feel? I'm not a designer, but i know a lot about usability and perceptual; psychology. I am a client-side developer and have years of experince at tacking these sorts of problems, and i want to help. My expertise at work is in optimizing routine human computer interaction for user efficiency, and using this site hurts my ego. I will develop a small CSS append-only sheet to fix the usability and accessibility issues. I will share a link to this and a greasemonkey script to auto-apply it for anyone interested. If it looks better and helps users, what are the chances of me getting that added into the CSS stack for all users? If i know ahead of time it's going to be used, i'll put more effort into it...

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    Glad to see that at least the site is functioning again after a fashion - the last few days every time I've visited it's either just hung, or I've got a message saying 'this site will be down for maintenance for 40 minutes'.

    I'll second (or third) the 'fonts are too small' motion - similarly the 'view last post in this thread' icon seems tiny too.

    Is there anybody posting on this thread who's actually working through the comments, or are we all just wasting our breath? I don't mean that in a negative way, but if there were some sort of dialogue going on between users and developers that would probably be a good thing....

    EDIT:Although this posted correctly the page just hung when I clicked 'Save'...and then posted twice...and the Delete Post hung as well although the delete worked.
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    Use the W3C HTML Validator and CSS Validator to check your code and Firebug to see what css is applied to an element
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    Forum seems to be working better today. I'm able to post and see it reflected in reply count and position.
    I see the Thanks system has been reinstated (but not in this forum?) and we did not lose our count, that's very nice. I'd like to see a larger Thanks button so it's more obvious
    The green font is still pretty miserable, and the spam, but it's nice to see some progress.
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    What happened to those little arrows that marked the new posts? And could we have a "everything read" button to mark the BB as read.
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    I just discovered how to mark a forum as read: You double click on that funny looking icon at the left of the forum that’s either green or light gray.

    Also, there are little (tiny) arrows that mark new posts, in the thread overview to the left of the (boldened) titles.

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    OK the new post tiny arrows are back. They weren't this morning.
    The "You double click on that funny looking icon at the left of the forum that’s either green or light gray." mark a section as read not the whole forum. It would be nice to see that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunfighter View Post
    OK the new post tiny arrows are back. They weren't this morning.
    The "You double click on that funny looking icon at the left of the forum that’s either green or light gray." mark a section as read not the whole forum. It would be nice to see that.
    You mean like the one at the bottom of the page that says Mark Forums Read?
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    Ah, Thank you Spookster, that's the one. Good now just waiting for skins.
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    I see the read/unread forum icons have changed. To the better, I might add.

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    For what it's worth- upgrading to any new system is never without "bumps". While I think the feedback on what is wrong is needed (to know what to fix) the harshness reminds me of old QA testers. I would think that professionals experienced in industry have seen things like this before. Yes, frustrating. The end of the world? I think not. I think pointing out problems and guiding admins to fix them is more helpful than flaming them for their efforts.

    I do have a question- a little "Auto Saved" bubble just came up... How does one access that?

    I'm not saying everyone's frustration is unwarranted, just saying that a sys upgrade and it's hiccups should be expected. I don't think a rollback would be a bad idea if the admins have a separate environment to set up the new one and test. If that is done maybe they could allow certain users access to 'beta' test it and work through all the issues. I can see how issues could throw off a new user from joining our community. With that, I also know that when I am working on a project and need help- regardless of email notification or replied count, I cannot help but return and click on my thread over and over again hoping for a reply (because clicking on things makes it appear )

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    I like this newer version. Looks nice. Keep up the great work.

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    on mobile, the CF logo is gone, replaced by a vBullutin one at http://www.codingforums.com/images/m...letin-logo.png

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    If you dislike the green text and use Greasemonkey here's a script to make text black and a little more readable:
    // ==UserScript==
    // @name ChangeCodeForums
    // @namespace http://www.codingforums.com/
    //include http://www.codingforums.com/*
    // @version 1
    // @grant none
    // ==/UserScript==
    var elems = document.getElementsByClassName("title");
    for (var i=elems.length; i-- {
    elems[i].style.color = "black";
    elems[i].style.FontWeight = "900";
    }
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    I can’t access subsequent pages of a multi-page thread; I’m getting a redirection loop error.


 
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