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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:25:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 10/04/2011 01:05:57

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As some of you probably noticed, the new forums are online... and these forums here will be closed (made read-only) very soon.

I have only two minor regrets... one, that I will be forever in second place after Dark Shikari (unless Chribba somehow managed to merge posts from both forums in a single statistic) and two, that the new forum format is still the ridiculous "fixed max width" one that several people complained about.

So...

Goodbye, old forums... long live the new forums !

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EDIT : YES ! VICTORY !
Even if just briefly, the old forums are back, while the new ones... well... you probably know that story.


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EDIT 2:

Now, to be honest, this move is actually quite nice.
Given how things were moving these past few days, I almost fully expected CCP to keep clamoring over the new forums and keep getting them broken and emergency-patched and so on and so forth.

However, it seems they finally saw reason and did the right thing.
It probably took quite a bit of ego restraining to make this move back, but it was the right thing to do.
So, in a way, some kudos are in order.
It could have been much worse.


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EDIT 3: from the new sticky about the forums...

Originally by: CCP Wrangler
Originally by: Calathea Sata
Originally by: CCP Wrangler
It has been an interesting weekend so far. Our shiny new forums havenít worked quite as expected and they have been going up and down a few times. We have opened up our trusted old forums for your posting pleasure and we will be keeping the new forums down until they can be sorted out. There will be more information on this on Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

CCP needs to apologize for throwing out untested unfinished unpolished rubbish at customers as well, to a community that is so dedicated to your company's product and expecting nothing but excellence and deliverance, this is an insult.
You have my sincere and personal apology and I also apologize on behalf of CCP.

Security holes aside, how about an assurance that user feedback will be actually USED next time you ask us to test the forums ?
Or what about making the new forums not just barely functional and somewhat secure, but actually a clear improvement over the current ones in every single way ?

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EDIT 4 :


Can anybody think of something good to say about the (temp suspended) new forums ?
OTHER THAN an actually functional search function ?
I mean, a feature which actually WAS a noteworthy improvement over these forums right here ?
One that really worked as it should, not buggy as hell.
And it would have to be an OBJECTIVE improvement, not just a stylistic personal taste choice.

I can honestly think of none other than the search that was useful to me personally.
And even that wasn't such a big deal considering eve-search is around, and google works reasonably well too.

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:28:00 - [2]
 

and you did miss out on the #1 spot...
though you will be good placed for the new ones Wink

Crucis Cassiopeiae
Amarr
PORSCHE AG
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:28:00 - [3]
 

RIP

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:28:00 - [4]
 


I don't like the new ones at all Mad
I will most likely ramp down my posting habits noticeably.

Sidrat Flush
Caldari
Eve Industrial Corp
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:29:00 - [5]
 

I'll miss these forums, having too many options and features isn't always a good thing (see my spreadsheet for great example).

Hopefully the new forums will be fixed by the time they make this read only.

Remember it's the quality that counts not the quantity (oer!)

Chaos Incarnate
Faceless Logistics
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:30:00 - [6]
 

only managed #378, myself

farewell old forums, we shall miss thee (a little bit, probably not that much)

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:31:00 - [7]
 

27k of useless database records. What a waste Smile

Nyla Skin
Unknown Soldiers
B O R G
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:32:00 - [8]
 

The new forums look seriously ugly and bland, and apparently aren't working yet.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:37:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 07/04/2011 14:37:32
Originally by: Nyla Skin
The new forums look seriously ugly and bland, and apparently aren't working yet.

Well, the "non-working" part will probably be sorted out sooner rather than later...
...but the "ugly" part, I somehow doubt it.

Even on these forums I was mildly miffed by the fact that the sides are "cut" by the nav-panel in the left and the nigh-useless search button on the right, but on the new forums, they're cut thinner than here and for absolutely no good reason whatsoever.
Plus, the alignment/spacing choices, they also suck. Whose bright idea was it to align text on top of the cell instead of center ?

CCP Shiny

Posted - 2011.04.07 14:39:00 - [10]
 

Bye old forums ... you were a fine mistress.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:41:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: CCP Shiny
Bye old forums ... you were a fine mistress.

I still don't get it, what was so damn hard to migrate all old threads and posts to the new forum.
Or why that can't be done later.

Captain Tavius
Picon Fleet
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:43:00 - [12]
 

I hardly ever use smilies so I guess now is as good a time as any to use them, goodbye old forumz!

SmileVery HappySadSurprisedShockedConfusedCoolLaughingMadRazzEmbarassedCrying or Very sadEvil or Very MadTwisted EvilRolling EyesWinkExclamationQuestionIdeaArrowNeutralYARRRR!!ughugh


RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:45:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Originally by: CCP Shiny
Bye old forums ... you were a fine mistress.

I still don't get it, what was so damn hard to migrate all old threads and posts to the new forum.
Or why that can't be done later.

^THIS

Di Mulle
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:45:00 - [14]
 

Yeah, goodbye.

As for the new ones, ugly and sloooow.

For those who are familiar with greasemonkey, css or some other kind of forum magic. I will gladly pay you some ISK if you can provide some make-up for that ugly newborn.

Lubomir Penev
Dark Nexxus
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:46:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Originally by: CCP Shiny
Bye old forums ... you were a fine mistress.

I still don't get it, what was so damn hard to migrate all old threads and posts to the new forum.
Or why that can't be done later.


:effort: and :ccp: don't mix, Plank bubble and everything...

Gnulpie
Minmatar
Miner Tech
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:46:00 - [16]
 

Farewell good ol' forums. You were a great pleasure!

I will miss you most certainly. Already dislike the new forums - they look like being designed for idiots and complete ******s.

And they are far less readable... oh well ... one can always hope for improvements ... soon (tm)


Farewell!

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:48:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Sarmatiko on 07/04/2011 14:51:46
Originally by: Akita T
was so damn hard to migrate all old threads

Why migrate old outdated trolling trash? Majority of threads is full of stupid whine or "no content" or "OP is idiot".
Nobody will miss this junkyard.

I really miss normal infraction rules on this forum. Current policy "dont hurt the feelings of idiot troll and dont ban the subscriber" sucks.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:50:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Barakkus on 07/04/2011 14:50:01
Can you do colors in your posts on the new forums? And if so how? I have a sell thread that's easier to read if I color some sections...

How can I do regular [ url ] codes in sigs? Doesn't seem to work right...

Balsak
Minmatar
Friends of Bigfoot
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:51:00 - [19]
 

I too will miss the old forums. While I was never a big poster as such I have always been lurking and reading what people had to say.

Akita please don't slow your posting down because you don't like the new ones. I always enjoy reading your posts along with a couple of other select people. Your posts always make the ****ty troll posts worth sifting through.

Gnulpie
Minmatar
Miner Tech
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:55:00 - [20]
 

Byebye

StarScream Xion
Caldari
Xion Limited
Posted - 2011.04.07 14:59:00 - [21]
 

Posting as It's probably my last opportunity to do so on these forums as they exist now.

Now I'm off to lurk and not post on the new forums much like I have done on these forums for the last 2 years or so ^^;

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:05:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Sarmatiko
Why migrate old outdated trolling trash? Majority of threads is full of stupid whine or "no content" or "OP is idiot".

Really ? Then why have forums at all ? You don't think the new ones will contain mostly the same things ?

Laya Rale
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:08:00 - [23]
 

They should import all 90 day and less threads. I don't see why it should be impossible.

Lost Hamster
Hamster Holding Corp
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:11:00 - [24]
 

I will miss you. Crying or Very sadCrying or Very sad
I think the new forum needs some more serious development. Confused

Metalcali
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:16:00 - [25]
 

Will truly miss you old forums, good timesSmile

Nyla Skin
Unknown Soldiers
B O R G
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:17:00 - [26]
 

Akita, your links in the topic post don't seem to work.

Holy One
SniggWaffe
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:17:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Akita T

I don't like the new ones at all Mad
I will most likely ramp down my posting habits noticeably.


ditto. now I know nobody is going to miss your ****poasting.

but an artist such as myself .. its a travesty. Neutral

Palovana
Caldari
Inner Fire Inc.
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:29:00 - [28]
 

New Forum Search is giving a Planck Bubble Stabilizer error, looks like they're in beta still.

They were working a few minutes ago.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:30:00 - [29]
 

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=4314&find=unread
"A few reasons these new forums suck (...and here's hoping for some quick fixes)"
Twisted Evil

Natalia Kovac
Minmatar
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2011.04.07 15:34:00 - [30]
 

Bye old forums. You were terrible and useless, but i'll miss you! Very HappyVery Happy


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