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LoneStarStangs imported from vb4

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by bandit, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. bandit

    bandit Member

  2. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Saw your "We're back" thread. Tapatalk for XF on Android doesn't support conversations, FWIW.

    Supposed to come in their 2.0 release, though.
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  3. bandit

    bandit Member

    Thanks for the heads up shawn. That's what I figured but hadn't confirmed it.
  4. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Another nicely done forum, well done. The only changes really for me are to replace the default ? avatar, because some of your forums have loads of ? as the avatars, eg...

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    If you change it to something on the theme of your site, it will look a lot nicer for those who can't be bothered to upload a user image. Maybe a greyed out star or a star inside a Texas shape?

    The forum home page has a nicely populated side bar with lots in and lots to see.

    I'm not keen on lots of stats under the avatar. If you look at this page http://www.lonestarstangs.com/threads/12second5-0-in-the-house.71306/ each user has only posted one or two lines, but there is a huge amount of dead white space between each post. But as I said in other feedback posts, I do understand some communities prefer that arrangement.

    Good use of the header space on the right to insert a banner.

    Runs nice and fast and easy to navigate.
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  5. bandit

    bandit Member

    Thanks for the great feedback Ingenious.

    I agree with everything you said. Changing the default avatar to something that flows better with the site would look much better than the grayed out question mark. And I agree with the "less is more" mentality of the stats under the avatar, however since I just migrated this forum from vbulletin, I didn't want to change too much at the same time. And vbulletin showed that info in each post. I'll probably ween the members off of some of the stats. :)
  6. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. I had a bit of resistance to the loss of stats too, but it all boiled down to people not liking change. You're right to do it in steps. My members were happy when they realised you can get all the stats anyway just by clicking on the avatar, and by having it that way, the page is less cluttered.
  7. bandit

    bandit Member

    So true. Much like everyone complaining after Facebook makes changes. People love to complain about a service they receive for free. :)

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