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Anybody else not like the new Bolt Talk layout???

Discussion in 'Forum Help and Feedback' started by Chargers-Superhero, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    I like the old style better. I especially don't like the light blue color on the font. Makes it harder to see. I don't know just wondering if anybody else kind of liked the old way better.

    Oh, and what happened to all the Bolt Talk cash??? I lost it all.
     
  2. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay Producer/Host of BoltTalk Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    That's why we need you feedback on what you like and don't like. This is just the beginning and will be doing more customizations and tweaks as we go forward. What this upgrade did for us is add more server resources and bandwidth to handle the upcoming season. Plus it tightly integrates the front page and forums. The color scheme and over all look is easily changed so please keep the feedback coming in on this thread, http://bolttalk.com/forum-help-feedback/25314-new-forum-layout-feedback.html
     
  3. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    O.K., but the light blue color font needs to be darker IMO. But what about all the Bolt Talk Cash??? I lost all mine???
     
  4. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    BoltCash will be coming back. The transition from vBulletin 3 to vBulletin 4 requires extra work to bring each feature across 1 at a time. However, removing features TEMPORARILY to get everything under 1 roof is better for the overall picture.

    I am going to be darken/lighten/tweaking fonts, borders, backgrounds to get a much more similar scheme to what was here before.

    I think once that is in place we will have a much happier bunch of individuals here.
     
  5. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious.... why it was decided the board needed to be changed?
     
  6. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind it, I am so accustom to the old style this is going to take some getting used to.
     
  7. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    Excellent question. Before the move, there were 2 sites, the .com and the .net. Even though these sites were supposed to be seen as 1 site, all search engines considered these sites completed different. So the thought was that instead of spreading valuable search engine rankings across 2 domains, why not maximize the value of the content and bring everything under 1 roof.

    The ultimate affect of moving everything under 1 roof should be an increase in traffic and a much more stead growth of the community as a whole. The growth will come from an increase in organic traffic (search engine traffic) from the newly optimized domain (the .com).

    The problem with the old software (vbulletin 3.7) was there wasn't a really effective way to merge a wordpress blog and a vbulletin forum. So we need to move the site to vbulletin 4.0 so we can use the CMS and forum feature to accommodate the content we had from both the .com and the .net.

    I hope I answered your question.
     
  8. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    If you have to change it... It would have been better to do in the off season not two weeks before the season starts...

    JMHI
     
  9. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    You are absolutely right. If I could do this in a perfect situation, the move would happen the day after the Superbowl. (in which the Chargers win) However, it would be sort of a waste to sit on a site such as this and not maximize its potential for the up coming football season. I would be doing you and the other members an injustice just to let the site remain as is.

    I understand it is crunch time before the season starts and everyone wants their fan site to be in tip top shape. And BoltTalk will be there. I am betting my sleep on it... ;)
     
  10. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    DARK font is the way to go. Much, Much, Much easier to see and read.
     
  11. SDChargers1982

    SDChargers1982 Well-Known Member

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    I didnt like one thing...the name of the thread is in the http address...for example...I love the thread "http://bolttalk.com/chargers-fan-forum/22498-charger-girls-halloween-pics-2009-a-11.html" but how I access most of the time at work the firewall block because of the word "girls" in the link...

    There is other words like: game, player, video...so a lot of thread will be blocked for me becasuse of the firewall of my work...

    If it could be fixed I appreciate.

    Thanks...
     
  12. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I found that the Bolt Talk LIQUID theme is best.
     
  13. Buck Blincoe

    Buck Blincoe BoltTalker

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    New site updates are always challenging...they do take some time getting used to...what I'm not seeing..but missing a great deal...is the "newest" or"most recent" posts. Am I missing something obvious?
     
  14. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    There is a "What's New" button on the main navbar. Let me know if that is what you are looking for.
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Trevor Phillips Enterprises

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    This?

    BoltTalkNewPosts.jpg
     
  16. Buck Blincoe

    Buck Blincoe BoltTalker

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    Excellent point.
     
  17. dtspecial

    dtspecial BoltTalker

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    new lay out is sweet!!

    :bolt2:
     

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