Yay or Nay on new look GMHockey.com?

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    Yay or Nay on new look GMHockey.com?

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    Re: Yay or Nay on new look GMHockey.com?

    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:47 pm

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    wprager wrote:That Scanlan tweet was in response to Friedman's tweet about the NYR being close to signing Pirrir for $1.1M.

    Take this to the general hockey thread.

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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:13 pm

    Can we do something about the massive amounts of white space? Seems pointless and a bit distracting from the color scheme.

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    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:10 pm

    That white space is where the Latest Topics navigation pane goes. If we change the posts per page from 50 back to 20 there will be a lot less of it. They really should make the side navigation pane fixed in space and just allow the posts to scroll.
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    Post by rooneypoo on Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:21 pm

    Hoff-Machine wrote:Can we do something about the massive amounts of white space? Seems pointless and a bit distracting from the color scheme.

    I agree. Is there a way to take the side material (polls, latest topics) and place it at the top are of the page? Clearing that material off of the side of the page would allow for the posts to be bigger and more readable, and make for a less busy page. Plus, 15 'latest topics' seems excessive... maybe just put the latest 5?

    I also wonder if all that side material (polls, latest topics) is needed on each and every page. Maybe just have it display on the main page? Personally, I navigate the site by following the red tags that indicate there are new posts in a thread, and never use the 'latest topics' feature anyway.
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    Post by wprager on Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:50 pm

    I *always* use the Latest Topics. What red tags do you mean, what page? Also I wonder if the "white space" is where the ads would go if we didn't use ad blockers?


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    Post by spader on Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:46 pm

    rooneypoo wrote:
    Hoff-Machine wrote:Can we do something about the massive amounts of white space? Seems pointless and a bit distracting from the color scheme.

    I agree. Is there a way to take the side material (polls, latest topics) and place it at the top are of the page? Clearing that material off of the side of the page would allow for the posts to be bigger and more readable, and make for a less busy page. Plus, 15 'latest topics' seems excessive... maybe just put the latest 5?

    I also wonder if all that side material (polls, latest topics) is needed on each and every page. Maybe just have it display on the main page? Personally, I navigate the site by following the red tags that indicate there are new posts in a thread, and never use the 'latest topics' feature anyway.

    I need more info. I have to use the latest topics feature or I can't figure out how to navigate. I always select "classic view" when I'm on my phone because otherwise I don't know how to get to the latest topics.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:20 pm

    spader wrote:
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    Hoff-Machine wrote:Can we do something about the massive amounts of white space? Seems pointless and a bit distracting from the color scheme.

    I agree. Is there a way to take the side material (polls, latest topics) and place it at the top are of the page? Clearing that material off of the side of the page would allow for the posts to be bigger and more readable, and make for a less busy page. Plus, 15 'latest topics' seems excessive... maybe just put the latest 5?

    I also wonder if all that side material (polls, latest topics) is needed on each and every page. Maybe just have it display on the main page? Personally, I navigate the site by following the red tags that indicate there are new posts in a thread, and never use the 'latest topics' feature anyway.

    I need more info. I have to use the latest topics feature or I can't figure out how to navigate. I always select "classic view" when I'm on my phone because otherwise I don't know how to get to the latest topics.

    Same here. Thank goodness for classic view or you'd all have to go without my unique views on the Ottawa Senators and World events.
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    Post by rooneypoo on Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:18 pm

    wprager wrote:I *always* use the Latest Topics. What red tags do you mean, what page? Also I wonder if the "white space" is where the ads would go if we didn't use ad blockers?

    The red tags, on the main page, added to each thread everything a new post is added. They indicate 'a new post had been added,' and they're tied to each unique user, so when I click on them, I get brought to the post after the one I read the last time I visited. I just look to see which threads on the main page have new red tags and navigate from there.

    I should say I never, ever access this site on my phone. I can't even imagine how small the text would be. GMHockey is, for more, in the evenings and weekends, when I'm at home on my lappy.

    Anyway, for me, the issue is that right side is very cluttered. Look at Dobber's forums: http://forums.dobbersports.com/forum.php. There are 'latest topic' threads on the right, but they max out at 8~. Then, once you've click on one of the main forums, all the crap on the right side disappears and the threads have the full page. Much cleaner look.
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:52 am

    I'd love to be able to get rid of the latest topics list once you're inside the topic you've chosen. I have yet to figure out how or if it's even an option since we're bound by Forumotion.com. As for the red tags they're now just yellow quotes on the main page. You'll notice some are yellow and some are greyed out.


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    Post by wprager on Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:15 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:I'd love to be able to get rid of the latest topics list once you're inside the topic you've chosen. I have yet to figure out how or if it's even an option since we're bound by Forumotion.com. As for the red tags they're now just yellow quotes on the main page. You'll notice some are yellow and some are greyed out.

    If your quest takes you to some of the developers can you ask them if it would be possible to change the "Next/Previous Topic" button to navigate you to the next/previous in the most recent list?


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    Post by rooneypoo on Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:25 pm

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:I'd love to be able to get rid of the latest topics list once you're inside the topic you've chosen. I have yet to figure out how or if it's even an option since we're bound by Forumotion.com. As for the red tags they're now just yellow quotes on the main page. You'll notice some are yellow and some are greyed out.

    I'd say what you've already done -- shrink all the stuff on the right hand side, reduce the latest topic items -- is already a big improvement. Looks much better. Smile
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:13 pm

    It's a work in progress. Glad to see the majority of those voting seem to like the progression. Kinda nice to be tinkering around in the Admin panel again actually.


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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:02 am

    Another note, for those of you that haven't noticed, I set up the blogging section in a format more suited for blogs and all members are welcome to do write ups in there. Check it out if you haven't already. Write something. It was asked for and it's there now!


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    Post by spader on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:39 pm

    Now that we're down to 5 "Latest Topics," how would one find the 6th, if one was so inclined?
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    Post by wprager on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:57 am

    spader wrote:Now that we're down to 5 "Latest Topics," how would one find the 6th, if one was so inclined?

    Fial.


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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:21 am

    spader wrote:Now that we're down to 5 "Latest Topics," how would one find the 6th, if one was so inclined?

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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:37 pm

    Go back to the top 10 topics Dammit!

    White space is gone but still is that where the ads are supposed to be?

    Great work on revamping the site!
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    Post by wprager on Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:05 am

    I disabled ad block and the white space is still white (well, grey). I don't see *any* ads in when in an actual thread. Only on the home page (and I don't mean the "Home" button at the top, which brings you to /forums, but the gmhockey.com topmost level home page, or where you get to if you click the GMHockey button next to Home).


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