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#1 Dustin

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:09 AM

Currently the threads look somewhat unusual, in a manner that suggests it's not simply an experiment with a new colour scheme and graphics design (i.e. white background, graphics only partially loaded, content aligned left; in one word: scary).

Am I the only one with that problem? The main page and board index seem unaffected by this.

#2 The Admiral

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:25 AM

Should be working again now - thanks for the heads up.

#3 Dustin

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:29 AM

It does - thanks for fixing it!

#4 The Admiral

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

Apologies for the downtime on the forums - we had to do a new upgrade, and it broke our existing skin - that's why things look a little nasty at the moment! They're no easy thing to put together, so it's taking a while.

I figured it'd be best to re-enable the forums, in a 'readable' state, rather than have no forum at all.

#5 Double-0-7

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

Glad to see it back, but you are correct - this is nasty looking! :)

#6 The Admiral

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:54 PM

It frustrates me a lot that with most of the InvisionBoard updates I've done recently, they've changed the skin template HTML and CSS, which means a lot of work each upgrade!

#7 Dustin

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

It's definitely... different.

Anyway, glad you're back!

#8 Dustin

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:04 PM

That said I note a lot of new features and an overall better operability for the mobile version.

#9 tdalton

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:17 PM

Glad to see it back, but you are correct - this is nasty looking! :)


Agreed. The default skin for the forum (grey text on a black background) does look a bit rough, but that's a very minor issue IMO, but a big thanks goes out to those who have worked on this for the past few days, as I can't imagine it being a very easy task at all.

I will say, though, that I LOVE the IP Board skin for the forum. Having the option of a lighter theme for the forum, with black text against a white background, is something I've long wanted to see on this site, so a big thanks for this option. :)

#10 DamnCoffee

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:39 PM

Good lordy, this will take some getting used too.

Nice to see the forums back, though!

I trust the site issues will be resolved in time.

Edited by Mharkin, 20 December 2011 - 11:39 PM.


#11 Pussfeller

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:52 PM

Everything seems fine to me, except for the charcoal-on-pitch text color scheme.

#12 007jamesbond

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:55 PM

nice to see it back but the background is so different? why the change....dont like it

#13 Chief of SIS

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

It seems it's is trying to be more social-media friendly but it's failing miserably, otherwise, I can deal.

#14 007jamesbond

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:57 PM

this is like what happen to Mi6 forums when they decide to change too...now cbm.net is doing the same thing....it hard to see the post

#15 The Admiral

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:58 PM

Just to reassure you, this is nothing like what the skin will look like when complete.

#16 007jamesbond

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

I hope that is true...so when will the skin be complete?

#17 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:01 AM

I will say, though, that I LOVE the IP Board skin for the forum. Having the option of a lighter theme for the forum, with black text against a white background, is something I've long wanted to see on this site, so a big thanks for this option. :)

+1 to you, sir. I switched to the IP skin as soon as I read your comment, and it is very good.

this is like what happen to Mi6 forums when they decide to change too...now cbm.net is doing the same thing....it hard to see the post

The difference is that MI6 fundamentally altered its forum mechanics, and became awkward to use. CBn hasn't done that.

#18 Mr. Blofeld

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:06 AM

I'm disappointed that my avatar is gone; are all the forum-set ones gone with the upgrade? I'd like to recover it, somehow... :-S

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:40 AM

My problem is that the text in posts is barely lighter than the background, making it very difficult to read. The only way I can read it is to highlight the text in each post, which gets old after a while. Is there any way for me to lighten the text?

#20 killkenny kid

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:49 AM

Indeed, right now the posts are very hard to see.

#21 DamnCoffee

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:54 AM

The best thing to do is just to switch to the IP.Board skin until it's sorted out. Simple and effective. I haven't had any trouble on this skin,

#22 killkenny kid

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:14 AM

Thanks, works for me.

#23 Marketto007

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:15 AM

Glad the board is back. My day is not the same without visitin CB.n. Good luck on the returning issues Dave.

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#24 Mr Teddy Bear

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:23 AM

Thanks for bringing them back up. I'm glad it's at least accessible even if the styles are messed up at the moment.

On the other hand CBn has provided a great service to the Bond community for years, so I think people will understand it can't be available 100% of the time. Don't bust a nut during the holiday season fixing up something that can wait.

#25 Dustin

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:40 AM

I'm mostly using my iPhone and the mobile version of CBn doesn't look bad at all. The controls now are even a bit easier to handle. Plus an alternative to the light-against-dark-background colour scheme was something many people wanted to see.

Many thanks to your team for sorting this all out!

#26 jaguar007

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:30 AM

Glad to see the forums back, I'm looking forward to further upgrades

#27 Simon

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:24 AM

Yeah - same viewing problems.

Also, it all looks a bit bloated now - it was all so much more sleek and efficient in the previous guise. Not given to so much wasted space.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

I´m sure it´ll all be great and easily readable once it´s done.

#29 The Shark

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:03 AM

Finally a skin that doesn't make my astigmatism even worse.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

Thanks, Team for bringing us back online! It's already a good work-in-progress, so I guess the end product will be just fine.
I switched to the IP.Board skin, and it's all good. I even appreciate it much more than the previous one.

... and with the number of posts now appearing clearly just below the member's ID, I just realised how little I have written so far!




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