Some minor site changes.

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by drp, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. drp

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    Today the site was updated with the latest VBulletin software package. There are also a few more changes that have taken place.

    The front page has been restructured. The main column is now to the far left and both sidebars have now been placed next to each other. This, i feel, facilitates the browsing of the main page. Makes everything float a little better.

    Another minor thing is that in your profile page, you can now add your steam ID.

    This will give you a nifty status icon in your posts where users can see that you're online, what you're playing, add you to friends, etc.

    You DON'T have to use this if you don't want to. It's all optional.

    Have a nice day!

    -TF2Maps.net
     
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  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Not bad :thumbup1:
     
  3. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Feels a little wierd to have all the links on the right side of the screen when they usually are to the left. I like that they are placed together, that's much easier to browse.

    EDIT: can't get the little steam profile thing to work.

    EDIT2: looks like I had to put "ravidge" in the field, since thats what my "Custom URL" was set to. confusing stuff.
     
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  4. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Coolio :)
     
  5. Icarus

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    This is confusing.

    In game, IDs are in STEAM_1: format. For the profile plugin, IDs are in STEAM_0: format.
     
  6. HojoTheGreat

    HojoTheGreat L5: Dapper Member

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    After last nights tf2 update, EVERYONE'S steam id was updated to 1 from 0, thus it should be 1 (this was frustrating because I had to edit all of the admins on my servers, others should do the same!).
     
  7. drp

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    Yea the update broke a lot of stuff :(
     
  8. TotalMark

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    I just entered my handle into the "STEAM ID" box, and it worked.

    :mellow:
     
  9. drp

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    sweeet. ill edit my thread. thank you!
     
  10. FaTony

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    Looks bad.
     
  11. drp

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    ill take your suggestions on how to improve it and begin implementing it right away!
     
  12. Icarus

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    I think it looks good!

    A very neat idea.
     
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  13. HojoTheGreat

    HojoTheGreat L5: Dapper Member

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    Yeah you know what Icarus, you're right. I had to set my ID back to 0 to make it work for my profile. Wierd...
     
  14. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Steam plugin thing is nifty. I just wonder if it'd be possible to edit the images and make background match the forum beige (perhaps with a steam-gray border), since as it is it sticks out like a sore thumb.
    Or perhaps match the color/border scheme of the info boxes at the left of posts. Could it even be moved there? It would have to be able to be shortened in length to fit though... To keep the height the same over there it could replace the forum status (could that be an icon somewhere?) and join date as those aren't real important.

    (I hope I'm not getting annoying with all my pickyposts.)
     
  15. drp

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    funny you mention that. was actually working on it now :p
     
  16. GrimGriz

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    I like how the advertisement banner on teh front page is labeled now. I still wish sponsors didn't see it though.

    I don't like the new front page layout. I think if you're going to go with a main thing on the left, you should probably just do a single wider column on the right, as opposed to the 2 narrow columns that used to encase the main entries being crammed to one side.
     
  17. drp

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    you arent supposed to see it 0_0
     
  18. GrimGriz

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    gone now :)
     
  19. HeaH

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    I don't like the new thing with all links on the right side, it makes your head be unbalanced. Also, it's very hard to find the link you are looking for when it's such a big mess >_<

    Just change it back to normal, that's the easiest way actually...
     
  20. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    Green on Tan= NOT THAT NICE :(