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  • #5887

    Downgraded286 (foq)
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    So, I’m here. Otherwise known as foq (the registration process wouldn’t let me be foq because names must be at least 4 characters long). Seems like there’s a serious lack of give a shit over at QuakeOne. This is disappointing, because QuakeOne and its predecessors (Singed, and TLTQ before that) used to be something of a central hub for the Quake community. Pretty sure that started to die out, even sometime before the “upgrade” happened over there that broke all the things, including everyone’s eyes when they looked at the site.

    It seems like this place tries to recover some of that. I remember a comment somewhere about putting stuff here, because anything left at QuakeOne is likely doomed to eventually fade away with the site. I haven’t really made anything, but there’s a few mods and whatnot I know about that I could go digging for and put them here somewhere so they’re not lost to time.

    That’s weird… my name, that is, the name that appears on the site under my avatar in this post, and in the “recent topics” list on the right side of the page shows up as “no”. That’s what I put in for the “name” field when I signed up. I thought that was for my real name? Unless only I see that, and everyone else sees Downgraded286.

    http://www.nextgenquake.com/forum/other/small-talk/
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  • #6044

    Downgraded286 (foq)
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    • topics: 2
    • replies: 17

    Yeah, that’s what I set it to. I’m glad you like the truck avatar, I was able to find it again pretty quick with a simple image search πŸ˜‰

    #5937

    Monty Burns
    Participant
    • topics: 4
    • replies: 41

    Hi Foq,

    If it is of any help, underneath your notorious truck avatar I see the following…

    “Downgraded 286

    (foq)”

    Oh and of course welcome to NGQ. It’s good to see old Quakers trying something new πŸ™‚Β  Hope to see you on the servers at some point.

    Kind regards

    Monty

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    #5931

    Elite Penmanship
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    • topics: 0
    • replies: 3

    I don’t have a “jump to new” button. There is a new version of bbpress and it may solve some of these issues but, I am afraid to install it. If it broke a bunch of the forum causing me hours and days of REwork this site could easily go the way of quakeone. I am not in a frame of mind to deal with that right now.

    It’s bad enough that I updated the theme last night and it broke the site. I spent 2 hours sifting through 1700 lines of CSS and digging around in the page inspector trying to figure out what the theme update changed. These assholes changed the .hentry class to .sq-hentry. Once I figure that out it was an easy find-all-and-replace situation but, finding it in the first place was a nightmare. I’m just waiting to see what the response to my “nice and sweet” (ie MEAN AND NASTY) email to them will be. I shouldn’t have to spend 2 hours trying to fix my site due to THEIR theme update.

    I wonder how many emails they got from people with custom css complaining that they broke their site. .hentry is not some little class you can just change willy nilly. I personally have over 300 lines of code relying on that class. Changing that is immediate breakage of the guts of almost every page. This is the equivalent of your favorite quake engine deciding from now on it will only open FROGS.dat and simultaneously not telling you.

    To give you some idea of how much this was a nightmare. I go to inspect broken elements and the class attributes look like this

    “loop-item-1 even status-category bbp-has-subforums bbp-forum-status-open bbp-forum-visibility-publish post-197 forum type-forum status-publish sq-hentry”

    I do not have a map in my head of every css rule I ever wrote so, I have to look at all that mess and try and figure out which one and where. Here’s the real kicker. They changed .hentry to .sq-hentry so, that means ALL of my .hentry code is NOT showing up in the properties inspector ON TOP OF THE FACT that I don’t know it’s an .hentry situation to begin with. NIGHTMARE.

    At this current time in my life, if a bbpress upgrade broke this site I would 100% feel like “FUCK IT!”. I already built this shit and spent 100’s of hours doing so recently. Rebuilding everything not even 6 months later is grounds for “Fuck it!”

    #5929

    Admer
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    • topics: 2
    • replies: 51

    hehe see gypsy, im not the only one who’d prefer the order of posts to be oldest-to-newest instead of the other way around”

    HAH, so I was not the only one either. It’s just thatΒ I didn’t mind, so I never probably said anything about it.

    #5898

    Downgraded286 (foq)
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    • topics: 2
    • replies: 17

    The other forum I frequent has a “jump to new” button, which takes you to the first unread post of the thread you’re in. It’s quite handy. Though, most forums I’ve been to are set up the way I described, and I was a little confused until I figured out I was reading everything backwards… at least I know now there’s not a simple option somewhere that I missed. If that’s the way it has to be, I can live with it, but it’s just… backwards and weird! And you’re a weirdo!

    #5897

    OneMadGypsy
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    • topics: 39
    • replies: 306

    If I set the replies as oldest to newest it would take more than one click for you to read the latest post. You would click once to get to this page, then have to click the pagination number for the last page and if the pagination number for the last page blew out the allowed numbers in the widget you would have to keep clicking until you eventually got to it.

    Newest replies belong first. I understand that some of you are used to it being the other way around but that way is backwards. Why would you want to scroll, click, scroll, scroll, scroll (or even more) just to read the last thing? That’s not a friendly system.

    If a plug-in existed to where I could give y’all a choice I would definitely install it. Unfortunately, I have searched numerous times for hours (combined) and no such plug-in exists. Switching to a scroll/click all the time system as the default method is never gonna happen. There are threads on this forum that I won’t even go to because you have to scroll for a month to get to the first reply even with the current system.

    Scrolling forever and having to click constantly just to get where you want will turn most people away from the entire thing. I’ve read web design books about this and regardless of the small percentage of exceptions, most people hate having to manually navigate to things. This fact is amplified if the navigation becomes more and more complex. This site is still in it’s infancy. I have to think about EVERYBODY that may come here. Making new users click and scroll a bunch is a terrible idea.

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    #5894

    talisa
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    • topics: 23
    • replies: 73

    hehe see gypsy, im not the only one who’d prefer the order of posts to be oldest-to-newest instead of the other way around πŸ˜›

    also hai foq. its nice to see more members of the quake community coming over here πŸ˜€

    #5891

    Downgraded286 (foq)
    Participant
    • topics: 2
    • replies: 17

    I just changed the name field, this’ll be fine. πŸ™‚

    Is there some way I can reverse the order of replies in threads? Seems like it’s set to show comments from newest to oldest, while I’m used to reading oldest to newest. I haven’t seen anything obvious in the settings.

    #5890

    OneMadGypsy
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    • topics: 39
    • replies: 306

    Whatever you put in the name field is how you will be displayed on this site. The name you signed up with cannot be changed. To change your name visibly go to profile/edit. You didn’t need to sign up for a new account. Just like you just made your name “no” which is only 2 letters, you could have made your name “foq”.

    What do you want me to do with your other account…or this one?

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    #5888

    Admer
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    • topics: 2
    • replies: 51

    I also see a “no”.

    Welcome to NGQ, by the way. πŸ™‚

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