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New design
« on: March 19, 2019, 11:01:18 AM »
Please can you change the colour of the sixangle (benzene) buttons, it is difficult to see if somebody post or changes took place. Black and white or green and red would be nicer.

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Re: New design
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 11:12:37 AM »
The talk bubbles will be filled in when there is a new post. They will only be an outline of talk bubbles where there aren't any new posts. Does that help?
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Re: New design
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 12:10:55 PM »
I understand how it works, but the contrast now is very bad, with my eyes I cannot see clearly if it is changed. My suggestion is to ues a more contrast colour for it.

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Re: New design
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 12:22:42 PM »
Ok chenbeier. I'll work on designing more contrasted icons. Any other issues you'd like fixed?
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Re: New design
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 12:50:43 PM »
So far no, it takes time probably to find others. But the Buttons were directly eye catched.

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Re: New design
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 03:39:02 PM »
I agree with chenbeier. Something that pops more for forums/threads with new posts would be helpful.
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Re: New design
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 05:08:31 PM »
I've worked in the icon a bit so there is more contrast.

Black benzene rings = no new posts.
White hexagon with chat bubble = new posts.
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Re: New design
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 09:50:46 AM »
I've worked in the icon a bit so there is more contrast.

Black benzene rings = no new posts.
White hexagon with chat bubble = new posts.
I guess for me the problem isn't the contrast, but that without context it's not clear which signifies new posts. I.e., it could just as easily be black benzene rings = new posts, and white hexagon with chat bubble could = no new posts. For frequent users eventually we'd figure it out and become accustomed, but for new users it can be needlessly nonintuitive.
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Re: New design
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 10:03:47 AM »
I've worked in the icon a bit so there is more contrast.

Black benzene rings = no new posts.
White hexagon with chat bubble = new posts.
I guess for me the problem isn't the contrast, but that without context it's not clear which signifies new posts. I.e., it could just as easily be black benzene rings = new posts, and white hexagon with chat bubble could = no new posts. For frequent users eventually we'd figure it out and become accustomed, but for new users it can be needlessly nonintuitive.

I agree. If you hover over the icon it'll tell you whether there is a new post or not, so hopefully, new users won't struggle for too long

I'll continue to think of better ways to show it. I was tossing around the idea of using a chelator, but it just didn't seem practical or that intuitive either. .
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Re: New design
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 10:35:12 AM »
Can you do something like what it is now: same icons more or less, but the "no new post" version is kind of faded out and the "new post" version is bold.
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Re: New design
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 11:26:05 AM »
I can take a stab at it.
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Re: New design
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2019, 06:56:59 AM »
Not exactly the design, but previously I used the option to stay logged in for one day, which I preferred to the options "X minutes" or "always" available presently.
And while I'm here: I'd prefer the "return to this topic" box under the typing window to be checked by default.

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Re: New design
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2019, 09:36:50 AM »
Not exactly the design, but previously I used the option to stay logged in for one day, which I preferred to the options "X minutes" or "always" available presently.
And while I'm here: I'd prefer the "return to this topic" box under the typing window to be checked by default.

It should be checked by default now in both themes, let me know if that's not the case. Would you want it to say stay logged in for 1440  minutes instead?
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Re: New design
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2019, 10:41:10 AM »
Not exactly the design, but previously I used the option to stay logged in for one day, which I preferred to the options "X minutes" or "always" available presently.

I've set the default cookie time to 1440 minutes. I've also made the cookie https compliant, so let me know if that causes any additional problems.
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Re: New design
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2019, 03:40:00 PM »
I've set the default cookie time to 1440 minutes.
To my taste it's better.
"Return to this topic" is also checked by default now.
Thanks!

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