TF2Maps.net New Site Information Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by Fr0Z3nR, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. radarhead

    aa radarhead Level 20 "Mapper"

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    This... is definitely a problem for many people, myself included.
     
  2. Pocket

    aa Pocket Ya like Jazz?

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    You know, given that the Thanks button is used as a Like button some of the time anyway, maybe "appreciate" would be a more fitting verb, since it could basically mean either but would be clear from the context. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. So maybe the button (oh yeah, can we get the Thank and Reply links rethemed to look like buttons? The way they are makes them look almost like non-interactive text) would say "I Appreciate This".
     
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  3. tyler

    aa tyler

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    It's the "resource icon" check box when creating a new resource and to the side after it is created:

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  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    We're going to be migrating things over by hand :<
     
  5. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    Why does it say people you follow instead of friends?
     
  6. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    [​IMG]
    RIP
     
  7. CommodoreKong

    aa CommodoreKong

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    Looks nice but for some reason I can't post any replies in the TF2 news forum, it just says "(You have insufficient privileges to reply here.)" at the bottom of any of the posts there.
     
  8. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    Also why do I have orange text and it says well known member?
     
  9. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    Even more how do I see a thread id?
     
  10. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Look at the URL. You'll see tf2maps.net/threads/<title-of-thread-or-something>.1234

    ... the number after the dot, is what you want for thread id.
     
  11. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    Is this the "new" or the "old"?
     
  12. tyler

    aa tyler

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    The thread ID is the same across the new forum and old. You can use either.
     
  13. Pocket

    aa Pocket Ya like Jazz?

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    Other things that bug me, in no particular order:
    • Switching to the BBCode editor removes the buttons, including the one that toggles between the two types of editors, compensating by awkwardly dumping a link at the bottom. I don't suppose there's any way to just make it toggle how posts appear in the text area without changing anything else?
    • All avatars are forced into the same size. We have quite a few users with tiny avatars thanks to a former restriction on non-veteran, non-donators, and I don't really see a point to such a procrustean approach.
    • On a related note, the whitespace to the left and right of avatars is part of the link. I realize that's because the HTML for the link encompasses the entire avatar/username zone and you'd have to break it into two separate ones to fix this, but... could you? Please?
     
  14. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    The "Thanked by" bar on the bottom of a post should be bigger. The letters are puny.

    Also, no more "Thanks given" stat? But why? Why would you not allow people to show how thankful they are?
     
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  15. Dr. Orange

    Dr. Orange L6: Sharp Member

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    So, I followed the instructions on how to make my map work on the new forum. But the original thread that allready existed for my map wasn't updated even though I put the thread ID on the first line of the description. Instead, it created a new thread for my map? Is this intentional, or am I just missunderstanding something? I usually have a hard time understanding information that isn't overly clear and that realie/relie/relly on common sense to be understood. I'm pretty sure I did follow the instructions, but...
    Original thread ID: 25292
    The thread that was created in addition to the original: 151
     
  16. Freyja

    aa Freyja It hurt itself in it's confusion!

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    You need to upload your map into the "Import Queue" categeory to suppress the creation of a new thread if one already exists. Us staff are going through the input queue assigning maps to their old threads this way.
     
  17. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    I believe you did it correctly. #151 was the resource ID, which is completely separate. I attached the previous discussion and put your map in it's correct category: http://tf2maps.net/resources/rivermelt.151/
     
  18. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    I imagine the avatar resizing was a feature of the import. I'm in favour of the uniform dimensions, and don't think the resized images look ugly. I think the idea of uneven avatar sizes throughout a thread is a little odd.

    I'm in favour of changing Thanks to Likes or an equivalent, as it's used for showing appreciation the same amount as it is used in cases where thanks could be considered genuine. We have adopted Followers, it's time to move with the times and copy everyone else.

    Thanks for switching out the forum software. Please provide ample Resource categories so that the new database of resources is as best organised as it can be.
     
  19. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    I'm off to bed now. Before anyone asks, I'll be adding the extra categories for the resources section (Textures/Models etc) tomorrow.
     
  20. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    Well gee, I hope they're cute.
     
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