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When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:04 pm
by Dipendra Khanal
I'm new to linux form W10. I'm using LM since LM 19 'Cinnamon'. The LM community site (community.linuxmint.com) has been changed to modern Layout with new LM logo. which I find super easy and very glad to see modern UI. Now my Question is when this forum or even LM home page will be changed into Modern layout and new logo ??

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:48 pm
by absque fenestris
On the first of April at 11.11 PM. Hopefully not before 2031... :mrgreen:

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:00 pm
by Flemur
I hope they don't change this forum - I mostly don't even use Linux Mint but the forums for the distros I do use the most are too ugly and unwieldy to bother with.

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:20 pm
by AZgl1500
I agree,
I do not want this forum format to change.

It is exceptionally easy to use, and beats the socks off of the so called "Fancy GUIs" that I have seen thrown in our faces.

my home forum just experienced the modern facelift in spite of the moderators and users complaining vociferously "NO, we don't want it".... it is clutzy and it lost all of the nice little features that we have incorporated over the last 10 years.....

the users liked it the way it was, but alas, it is no more now.
It is now running on Xenforo which has caused us to loose a lot of users that used to be with us regularly.

If you even care about such, take a look..... the screen format has two options only, "Light" and "Dark" when we loved our old, staid Classic Yellow background which had the menu laid out across the top in a Command Bar, that is gone now .... sigh.... :(

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:24 pm
by cliffcoggin
I couldn't care less as long as it remains legible.

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:26 pm
by kc1di
I Guess I'm one of those that doesn't see the need for change. It's fine the way it is. Not everything needs to be newer all the time..
:mrgreen:

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:43 pm
by absque fenestris
Modern Designs are rather anorexic. I assume that a flat Icon is much more CO2 neutral than one of this fat and three-dimensional-touched icons. This also applies to light gray fonts, preferably Roboto Thin --- No waste of black!

I see the same thing in illustrations: I like it baroque and rich, craft in pure culture. Not possible! 25 years ago - > too much storage space! ... today somehow different suspicious --- Luxury and so on... as I said in this Forums:

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Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:31 pm
by lsemmens
If it ain't Broke
DON"T FIX IT!!

I like it as it is, and it works well. Who needs all the bells and whistles which generally use up bandwidth, take forever to load, and provide nothing in the process.

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:47 am
by bjmh46
I'll add my vote for keeping what we have--change for the sake of change is a waste!

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:07 am
by meToo
I've looked at aformentioned community.linuxmint.com - one word answer - AWFUL.

I vote NO CHANGE! (Apart from updating the logo, I think the current one is better though). This forum is great as-is.

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:07 am
by Moem
I think it would be good to update the looks a bit, to reflect the new logo. Maybe replace the font of the letters next to it, too. That's about all that I think needs doing.

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:30 am
by altair4
Judge not the mint forum by the appearance of it's web pages but by its contents.

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:44 am
by DAMIEN1307
I personally hate it when there is change only "for the sake of change"...email for example, always changing the looks of the login page as well as the email format and having to re-learn how to use it all over again with the new "features" etc...they are constantly changing things for the newest, OOOOOH, SHINEY...I am not a believer in "re-inventing the wheel" when the old one is working just fine...Too many techs with WAAAAAY too much time on their hands trying to justify their employment and/or existence...DAMIEN

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:39 pm
by AZgl1500
meToo wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:07 am
I've looked at aformentioned community.linuxmint.com - one word answer - AWFUL.

I vote NO CHANGE! (Apart from updating the logo, I think the current one is better though). This forum is great as-is.
just looked at community.linuxmint.com, had not been there in a long time.
Once glance and I will never go back. putrid

Re: When This forum site will get new modern design ??

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:50 pm
by jglen490
Agree ...

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:40 pm
by Hexeratops
I hope they don't. There's something just so nice and simple about a classic forum design you just can't beat. It's especially nice when you compare it to certain forums which have to do a boatload of client-side rendering every time you decide to switch boards or topics.

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:58 pm
by JerryF
Maybe easier way to mark threads as SOLVED would be a nice start.

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:11 pm
by catweazel
JerryF wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Maybe easier way to mark threads as SOLVED would be a nice start.
And automatic thread locking after n days.

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:17 pm
by JeremyB
JerryF wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Maybe easier way to mark threads as SOLVED would be a nice start.
They have that on ubuntuforums.org and still very few people use it. All the original poster has to do is click the Thread options menu near the top of the page and select mark topic as solved

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:33 pm
by AZgl1500
catweazel wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:11 pm
JerryF wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Maybe easier way to mark threads as SOLVED would be a nice start.
And automatic thread locking after n days.
I too, thought this should be implemented, and did so on my motorcycle forum..

the result was a lot of vehement talk that we had made the forum "unfriendly"...
but, the result was, that when someone had a problem, they HAD to START a new TOPIC of their own...

and this resulted in what we needed... the OP was the guy who had the problem,
not someone who had tagged onto an "almost similar" thread that is 12 years old.

We started out with 72 hours from the Last Active Post, and left it that way.

Sigh, we lost that feature when VerticalScope decided to just up and change our software from VBulletin over to Xenforo.... we now have a one can of Chicken Noodle Soup is all you get, for every one of their forums, and that is nearly a 1000 of them.

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