I understand that it would be a huge server burden to save custom avatars, but could the possibility of linking to an off-site avatar be entertained? I hate having to choose from such a limited range of avatars, especially when I use the same one of every other forum I am a member on.
thanks anthony for the hard work...best of luck.
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Huge feature request: On ZF, you were able to click on the username of the last person responded, and it would take you to the last post. Now it is a little arrow icon, and the name takes you to the profile.
Maybe not so huge, but it is one of those oh crap clicks that tick me off.
And everything needs to be shrunk down. its like going from legos to duplo. But I think you already know that.
Is the motive mag portal gonna be canned? I preferred the look of that skin the best.
While the format and general boxiness of everything still makes my eyes hurt, the absolute most important thing
is that the old URL format be retained (or at least backwards compatible) so that links to old posts both from within VWV threads,
and from elsewhere on the web continue to function. If the link format changes, then VWV history will disappear from the
search engines, break every FAQ etc... That includes the search URL format as sometimes people posted
links to searches with keywords in the URL
In terms of look and feel, I'd suggest striving to make everything look as absolute close to the old format initially, just to
get people back into the comfort zone,before adding new features. For instance, don't need stuff like "Blog this Post" right now
especially when it's constantly in transition.
On a positive note, maybe I can hold out hope that the new forum search will be less idiotic than the old one.
Old one would search for a given keyword across all forums, grab the first 1000 rows of the results,
then filter that result set by forum id, which would then throw away the vast majority (if not all) of
those 1000 rows, leaving you with virtually nothing. Ironically, it meant the more popular a topic was
(like "intakes") the harder it was to find anything about them, specific to your model of car, forcing
people to post the same topic again, making the search problem worse.
BTW, is there some place to change the general display font size? The new format
seems to have gone for a small, smaller, smallest font theme. Noticed I'm having to
sit a foot closer to the monitor to read anything. If it can't be changed, I'd suggest defaults
that are a little more readable. Not everyone has young eyes any more.
Last edited by Daemon42; 05-05-2010 at 02:08 PM. Reason: more griping
I know Jamie (or jebglx) said the forums will be changed back from vb.forums.vwvortex.com to just forums.vwvortex.com, but right now the link on the www.vwvortex.com page to the vortex forums is broken and very annoying (since I don't have the new forum bookmarked).
I'm just going to suggest that this new forum look exactly like the old one, and not suck to use. It went from A+++ to a Z, at best.. Sorry, just not digging this setup. The PM's are too weird and hidden, they don't pop up and alert you like the old system.
I am glad however that it is still around. But it's also a bitch to find. I had to have someone link me.
My only suggestion would be buyer/seller feedback for the classifieds (like NASIOC). I know if anything it will be further down the road, but just throwing it out there. So far things are looking good, keep up the great work!
I think forums.vwvortex.com (and the other VMG sites) needs to be remedied soon. I'm hearing a lot of people complaining that they can't get on the forum... I told them to go in through the front door (vwvortex.com) to get to the new stuff.
a lot of people use bookmarks and history to get here (myself included)