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Old 11-18-09, 10:47 PM
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I'm confused
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i dont' like it, hurts my eyes
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Old 11-18-09, 10:50 PM
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i dont' like it, hurts my eyes
No kidding!
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There is much less real "content" on a given page now since so much space is taken up by the design elements, the big font sizes on the index pages, the extra "icon" type images, etc.
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How do I go to the last page of the (What bike do you have) thread?
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Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post
There is much less real "content" on a given page now since so much space is taken up by the design elements, the big font sizes on the index pages, the extra "icon" type images, etc.
Found your problem. You're looking for real content on BF
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I don't mind added features but why the new look? It's hideous, and I just can't grasp the need to change something that works...the damn type font is so small I can barely see it. Real bummer.
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Change scares me!
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crap, I almost had the old forum worked out, now I gotta start all over.
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reminds me of vista,

everything looks bigger but it looks like it took a plunge, speed-wise

ps. buttons are too big
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Red, Blue, Grey thread icons, bold and regular fonts ...

Its like switching from 2009 Apple to Windows 95

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Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post
There is much less real "content" on a given page now since so much space is taken up by the design elements, the big font sizes on the index pages, the extra "icon" type images, etc.
Totally agree with this, also it's slower now.
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bunch of freakin retro grouch guys
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How do I go to the last page of the (What bike do you have) thread?
Click the time under where it says last post by ____
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post
There is much less real "content" on a given page now since so much space is taken up by the design elements, the big font sizes on the index pages, the extra "icon" type images, etc.
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Totally agree with this, also it's slower now.
Also totally, completely, and emphatically agree.

It can be condensed to a single word: yuck!
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Nice Work. I like It.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Click the time under where it says last post by ____
Thanks for the tip!

Would you believe that I do websites for living?

We are currently redoing our current company website and this is a good warning sign.

Maybe we have to slow down with some of our upcoming "upgrades" and new "features"

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i fear change
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Too much white space and without the bold text, I have a hard time finding the start and end content. Can I have the old view back?

PS. You need to change the "Post Quick Reply" to "Post Medium Latency Reply"
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Avatars and pictures are smaller. Prefer the old set-up.
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I'm not so sure about the new format either, but I bet that a month from now we will all be used to it, and many of the complaints will disappear.
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Wow, that was my first post on the new forum. You guys weren't kidding about the "Quick Reply" being not so quick!
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Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
Too much white space and without the bold text, I have a hard time finding the start and end content. Can I have the old view back?

PS. You need to change the "Post Quick Reply" to "Post Medium Latency Reply"
Perhaps the DB server is nowhere near the www server. It may improve over time if they moved to a new host/server.

Or perhaps the PHP code is just a big mess

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There's a Quick Style Chooser at the bottom. If they care at all about the visitors, they'll create an old school style we can choose to apply. Currently there is no choice, so that feature is wasted.

Way too much "design" here in the default style, makes the content slower to take in.

I CAN'T SCAN CONTENT EASILY.
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We're still getting things settled in. Give it a little time, all. Also, clear the old cookies. vB4 uses a diferent cookie architecture, apparently.
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