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fred79
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posted October 13, 2014 03:38 AM

fred79 said:
question, val: if i can only see unanimated ads here at hc, does that mean you're still getting the revenue you need? or does it only work for animated ads?



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Salamandre
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posted October 14, 2014 04:53 PM

Btw, would be nice if the problem with having apostrophes in bb-coded links could be fixed.
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Valeriy
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posted December 01, 2014 10:48 PM

Forum View Update

To earlier posts:

- Requests for minor improvements and bug fixes not related to the layout update should be posted in appropriate threads in Turban Tribunal. Putting them in front of my face while I'm working on something else is annoying, and this way I won't find your reports when I'm actually wanting to fix bugs and looking at the appropriate bug reporting thread.

- The whole advertising / adblock discussion resumed somewhat in the Community Banners thread, and I think a big part of the issue was addressed with the introduction of the HC Supporter feature. Let's get back on subject of the layout update.

Now the news:

The forum view layout has been upgraded to be consistent with the new homepage layout. I realize that some people may get quite upset about the loss of "spaciousness" inside the table, just like they did with the homepage update - but this will again be the case of getting used to the new design. (Don't worry, I'm not planning on making thread reading pages narrow because full width is useful there.)

For detail-curious folks, these are the improvements under the hood:
- pages generate even faster (although forum view pages were pretty fast already)
- around 25% reduction in HTML size for faster page downloads
- several small visual improvements to make the table easier to scan
- big improvement to forum page navigation: instead of links to all pages there is a new adaptable function and PREV / NEXT buttons (this improvement will make its way onto thread reading pages in the future)

There are also a couple of neat features that were there before but some folks may not realize:
- there is a useful thread filtering feature at the top middle of the table
- you can click red stars to go to the specific QP post

Let's avoid a whine fest and keep this thread constructive. The forum view will remain standardised with the homepage. However if you have some minor improvements to suggest, please do so. If there are any glitches or bugs introduced by the design update, report them here.
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Storm-Giant
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posted December 01, 2014 10:53 PM

Looks great
Valeriy said:
- big improvement to forum page navigation: instead of links to all pages there is a new adaptable function and PREV / NEXT buttons (this improvement will make its way onto thread reading pages in the future)

Yes please.
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JoonasTo
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posted December 01, 2014 10:57 PM

How about three filtering boxes instead of one?

Filter by age
Filter by replies
Filter by rating

Would make it easier to use. Currently it's very crowded in there.

You could also make it allow filtering by multiple categories also.
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Maurice
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posted December 01, 2014 11:22 PM
Edited by Maurice at 23:22, 01 Dec 2014.

Valeriy said:
- big improvement to forum page navigation: instead of links to all pages there is a new adaptable function and PREV / NEXT buttons (this improvement will make its way onto thread reading pages in the future)


If I may make a suggestion: how about a button to jump to the first unread post? Already the forum indicates whether or not a thread has a new post since your last visit, would it be able to jump to the first new one in that thread?

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Doomhammer
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posted December 02, 2014 09:50 AM

Looks good

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Valeriy
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posted December 02, 2014 08:20 PM
Edited by Valeriy at 20:23, 02 Dec 2014.

Thanks for the feedback.

I've improved the Thread Filter menu by making it more visible with yellow text in front, and by adding category headings inside the drop-down menu.

I've made the original filtering options when the forum was much younger, so I think they need to be reviewed. For ACTIVE heading I've added a "last 3 years" filter. What options do you think we should have for REPLIES and VIEWS? I don't want to make too many options to avoid making the drop-down too long, so I want 4 or 5 options (each) for REPLIES and VIEWS headings that would be the most useful. What filtering ranges should we have?

Related question: what are your thoughts on the best order for ACTIVE, RATING, REPLIES, VIEWS? I want to order the categories by usefulness.

Also improved the forum jump box that appears at the bottom of forum view and thread view pages. Previously it was a mash of different forums in a strange order. Now the box has a clear title, category sub-headings and everything is ordered exactly the same as on HC homepage.

Jumping to unread posts - not at this stage, as I haven't looked into the mechanics of the legacy feature that determines what is unread.
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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 02, 2014 08:56 PM

I would arque that active category is not needed in thread filtering, the forums are already arranged with the activity so you could drop them all together.
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bloodsucker
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posted December 02, 2014 09:39 PM

Valeriy said:
Also improved the forum jump box that appears at the bottom of forum view and thread view pages. Previously it was a mash of different forums in a strange order. Now the box has a clear title, category sub-headings and everything is ordered exactly the same as on HC homepage.


Thank you, this sounds very usefull.

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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted December 02, 2014 10:25 PM

For some reason the glade does not have the option to go the next page of threads.
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Valeriy
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posted December 02, 2014 11:19 PM

JoonasTo said:
For some reason the glade does not have the option to go the next page of threads.


Ahh, I missed one spot where division by zero could occur in my uber page navigator math logic. Fixed
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Valeriy
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posted December 04, 2014 05:35 AM

After a bit of tinkering I've added a significant new feature - thread title search. This search works for thread titles only and does not search post contents, however it is lightning fast.

I imagine that title search will be very useful for finding topics in a specific forum by a keyword, for example "creatures" or "music" or "HotA" or "ICTC 8". This feature will add extra emphasis on naming your threads well.

Also added a sorting selector which offers 3 new alternatives to default "last reply" sorting. This made REPLIES and VIEWS categories in thread filter drop-down menu obsolete, so I've removed them.

You can even copy & paste the URL of the page with all of your search, sorting and filtering parameters. So you could for example make a link that shows the most active threads for your mod or the most viewed entries for your contest.

There are acronyms throughout - hold your mouse pointer over underlined words for info.

That was quite a bit of new stuff to put in, so let me know if you come across any bugs.
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Valeriy
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posted January 27, 2015 02:23 AM

I will be removing the old homepage soon as it is incompatible with some of the new developments and it is inconvenient for me to maintain and upgrade two separate versions of the homepage. It has been almost five months and I hope that everyone had enough time to readjust to the new look.
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LizardWarrior
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posted February 21, 2015 10:55 AM
Edited by LizardWarrior at 11:00, 21 Feb 2015.

As I promised I have made/changed the new HC homepage in html. I made it via "view page source" and firebug because I had no access to the original source-code so it may have some incompatibilities with the php scripts and database, as well as most links point to nothing. I have decided to go with a mixed theme with elements from both h3 and h4, also I have used only textures/images that come from these games so there won't be copyright problems. I have sent the page to Valeriy via HCM already and I'm waiting for his response.


If you want to make some changes to it or just to see how it looks in the browser, you can download the offline html page from here(WARNING: link expires in 7days)

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posted February 21, 2015 11:02 AM


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artu
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posted February 21, 2015 11:10 AM

Something is wrong with the Random Thoughts thread, it opens up extremely zoomed out all the time despite any settings. This only happens on a tablet and on that specific thread.
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Valeriy
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posted January 21, 2016 09:21 PM
Edited by Valeriy at 21:23, 21 Jan 2016.

Updated the navigation links on thread view pages:

- Instead of links to every single page of the thread there is now a short list of page links generated by a dynamic formula that scales to the size of the thread. Basically showing the most relevant start, end and middle page numbers instead of all the page numbers.
- PREV and NEXT page links added for ease of navigation, especially handy for touch screens.
- Moved PREV / NEXT thread links on the bottom of the page to the left side for consistency and made them more visible.
- Added four thread size ratings just for fun

This improvement was especially targeted at huge threads like the Heroes 7 discussion thread (over 1300 pages at the moment). Aside from much tidier appearance there is also a significant download size reduction - HTML of the pages in Heroes 7 discussion thread is now approx 3.5 times smaller. All the page links were adding about 230KB to every page load in that thread, compared to less than 100KB of actual page content!

In combination with finally fixing the slow loading / posting times issue two days ago, this change should make HC more pleasant to use. Happy New Year to everyone and thanks to all the contributors, moderators and HC supporters.
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Pawek_13
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posted January 21, 2016 09:25 PM
Edited by Pawek_13 at 00:07, 22 Jan 2016.

Thanks for these changes, it makes threads look much more clear.

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Stevie
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posted January 21, 2016 10:02 PM

Bravo
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