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A new look for TFN Forums

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Panesar, Feb 22, 2005.

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  1. Panesar

    Panesar Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I don't ever post in TFN so don't flame me if this has not been covered.

    Why don't TFN get a brand new look for the forums? The existing look looks bloated and out of date. It looks rubbish in my humble opinion. A nice example of a better look is Killer Movies':
    SPOILERS http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f38/ SPOILERS

    This look just looks...rubbish. Some may agree, some may disagree.

    eXSBass
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You may want to try reading [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Communications/b10006/17681328/?274]this[/link] thread, along with a few others.
     
  3. Lord_NoONE

    Lord_NoONE Jedi Master star 5

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    I actually like the form and function of the Tfn boards; it's the other boards that seem bloated to me. I like the small, inanimate icons that all pertain to SW. I like the fact that there aren't any pictures in the signatures. I like the quoting mechanism that Firefox offers. I've posted on many a board and none are as nice as these. Just my $0.02. :)
     
  4. Panesar

    Panesar Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I hugely disagree with you. Follow the link in my first post and compare that to this. That offers a wide spread nice layout. This offers disgusting colours (not to mention some members ;)), small links and because TFN is popular it kind of seems crowded.
    About the sigs. I don't care about the sigs. I'm talking about the layout!
    But what I do like is the fact that forumers have contests to compete in the banner thingy.
     
  5. Darth-Dispicable

    Darth-Dispicable Jedi Master star 4

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    I would like to add my $0.02 to that which Lord_NoONE threw in, that makes it $0.04.

    Basically I am saying that I agree with Lord_NoONE.
     
  6. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't believe it; out of all the forums you decided to pick, you picked the most generic and template-look-alikey one out of all of them.

    Go you!
     
  7. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Eww, the site you linked to in the first post looks like one of the dime-a-dozen cookie-cutter sites that are all over the internet.

    As much as I'll agree that this look could be tweaked or improved upon, that isn't the direction I want to see it go in.
     
  8. C-3PX

    C-3PX Jedi Master star 6

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    That forum looks like hundreds of others out there, nothing special.

     
  9. MILK-HANDS

    MILK-HANDS Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=SoloCommand][hl=MidnightBlue] SoloCommand[/hl][/link] posted on 2/22/05 3:04pm

    Go you!
    [hr][/blockquote]

    [face_laugh] That's completely right. Sorry, but if you think Killer Movies has a great looking layout, then you have terrible taste. >
     
  10. Panesar

    Panesar Jedi Youngling star 1

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    [quoteThat forum looks like hundreds of others out there, nothing special.[/quote]


    With all due respect, perhaps you would like to point out what is so "contemporary" about this.
     
  11. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The JC's unique, clean and easy-on-the-eyes design is one of the main reasons I joined up to this place. I hope it never changes.
     
  12. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    By the way, it's "blockquote", not just "quote"
     
  13. odj_310388

    odj_310388 Jedi Knight star 5

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Panesar]Panesar[/link] posted on 2/22/05 2:49pm

    Why don't TFN get a brand new look for the forums? The existing look looks bloated and out of date. It looks rubbish in my humble opinion. A nice example of a better look is Killer Movies':
    http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f38/

    This look just looks...rubbish.
    [hr][/blockquote]

    Ha ha ha, a bit better than those killermovies forum then eh? I mean how bland can you get? Seriously.
    >
     
  14. MILK-HANDS

    MILK-HANDS Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Also, you might have wanted to post a warning to the non-spoiled for ROTS to not click on the link, since it the thread titles give key plot points away.
     
  15. PVS

    PVS Jedi Master star 1

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    i like kmc's layout, but then again im a sucker for simplicity...i find it easier on the eyes.

    but really, i dont see how tfn is so advanced compared to kmc. ive seen countless forums which resemble both.
     
  16. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    The JC's unique, clean and easy-on-the-eyes design is one of the main reasons I joined up to this place. I hope it never changes.

    I cannot stress how strongly I agree with this.
     
  17. Lord_NoONE

    Lord_NoONE Jedi Master star 5

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    If this forum started to lean towards becoming like killermovies.com or the MF boards, I'd probably stop coming here. There's an ergonomic simplicity that I love about the TF.n boards that I really hope never changes. It's nice, simple, well-organized, etc. It's much better than kmc and others. It may not be unique but it feels inviting.
     
  18. xie

    xie Jedi Knight star 5

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    That's pretty close to the default vB template, isn't it?

    Who wants to look like every other just-installed forum out there? I probably wouldn't register if I saw a fresh
    install/lame newbie type template on a forum.

    Not that what we have now is great, but it's pretty good, and serviceable. And who wants just a lame banner up top, when we get these cool wraparound banners?

    I mean, I think the JC's category layout is confusing and not very newbie-friendly, but with so many forums, it becomes necessary.
     
  19. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's pretty close to the default vB template, isn't it?

    Who wants to look like every other just-installed forum out there? I probably wouldn't register if I saw a fresh
    install/lame newbie type template on a forum.


    I agree, you picked a really lame example. There's no way that's better.
     
  20. NaboosPrincess

    NaboosPrincess Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The JC's unique, clean and easy-on-the-eyes design is one of the main reasons I joined up to this place. I hope it never changes.

    Amen to that.
     
  21. Jesina_Dreis

    Jesina_Dreis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The one you linked to has no character at all.

    tf.n uses space well, is easy to navigate, easy to read...

    Countless people in a couple of different Comms threads have said that they don't want tf.n to change the way it looks. Obviously, of the users who care enough to speak up, the vast majority like things the way they are.


    Jes
     
  22. Spike_Spiegel

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If this forum started to lean towards becoming like killermovies.com or the MF boards, I'd probably stop coming here. There's an ergonomic simplicity that I love about the TF.n boards that I really hope never changes. It's nice, simple, well-organized, etc. It's much better than kmc and others. It may not be unique but it feels inviting.

    TFN is the only forum where I've been a regular and it is simply because of that.
     
  23. Saberwielder315

    Saberwielder315 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sorry, but the KMC's are absolutly disgusting. I live on these baords and would not change a thing! As Yoda says, "My home this is!". Get real man, we like it here.
     
  24. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    TFN is the only forum where I've been a regular and it is simply because of that.

    Me too. Initially that was the reason I stayed. Finally a forum that revelled in it's simplicity. I post at lots of other forums, but the JC is the only one I 'spend time' on.
     
  25. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That's pretty close to the default vB template, isn't it?

    Actually, it's exactly vB's standard template, just with a couple of colours altered and a forum logo in the top corner (logo only, not banner).
     
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