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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2021, 09:57:55 PM »

If you Google "who is rush limbaugh" most of the results mention his political ideology in the first two sentences. If that's what someone is best known for, they're not a subject of discussion for this forum.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #101 on: March 05, 2021, 10:16:29 PM »

I couldn't tell you one thing about the guy's personal life, but I damn sure know who he voted for President.

Isn't that political?   :poke:

Everything is political
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #102 on: March 15, 2021, 08:02:00 PM »

If you Google "who is rush limbaugh" most of the results mention his political ideology in the first two sentences. If that's what someone is best known for, they're not a subject of discussion for this forum.
Agree. No politics. It should apply to everyone, regardless of political ideology.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #103 on: March 15, 2021, 08:04:00 PM »

If you Google "who is rush limbaugh" most of the results mention his political ideology in the first two sentences. If that's what someone is best known for, they're not a subject of discussion for this forum.
Agree. No politics. It should apply to everyone, regardless of political ideology.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #104 on: March 25, 2021, 11:05:16 PM »

https://ball-pythons.net/forums/showthread.php?184584-What-are-your-TOP-3-BIGGEST-ONLINE-PET-PEEVES/page5&s=d185581c2dae592dd9975ae56f9dd623

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This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated. Seems like you can only quote one (like City-data i think) post at a time.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #105 on: March 26, 2021, 12:54:19 AM »

This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated.

If you want to update it for us, let us know.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #106 on: March 26, 2021, 01:01:07 AM »

Only being able to quote one post at a time is sometimes a blessing. It takes time to scroll through quote chains on a mobile device.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #107 on: March 26, 2021, 01:09:42 AM »

This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated.

If you want to update it for us, let us know.
Na. I'm just saying that forum layout looks like it's from the mid 2000s.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #108 on: March 26, 2021, 01:17:10 AM »

This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated.

If you want to update it for us, let us know.
Na. I'm just saying that forum layout looks like it's from the mid 2000s.

It looks like a road sign, what more do you want?
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #109 on: March 26, 2021, 07:45:47 AM »

This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated.

If you want to update it for us, let us know.
Na. I'm just saying that forum layout looks like it's from the mid 2000s.

It looks like a road sign, what more do you want?

I think he's referring to the forum in the link, not this one...

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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2021, 01:34:15 PM »

This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated.

If you want to update it for us, let us know.
Na. I'm just saying that forum layout looks like it's from the mid 2000s.

Why does it matter? If it works, why change it just for the sake of change? Too many things in the world get changed "just because."
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2021, 05:01:47 PM »

Too many things in the world get changed "just because."

This is true, but also, sometimes an update is still just nice to look at.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2021, 10:28:39 PM »

Too many things in the world get changed "just because."

This is true, but also, sometimes an update is still just nice to look at.

That's how we got Clearview
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2021, 10:40:04 PM »

Too many things in the world get changed "just because."

This is true, but also, sometimes an update is still just nice to look at.

That's how we got Clearview
Don't really like it on a computer though.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #114 on: March 27, 2021, 09:56:25 PM »

Too many things in the world get changed "just because."

This is true, but also, sometimes an update is still just nice to look at.

That's how we got Clearview

No, we got Clearview because some people with money pushed studies with questionable methodology.

I'm all for appearance updates that improve functionality. That was the supposed rationale behind Clearview -- older drivers had issues with halation at night with reflective signs. I orchestrated a redesign of a newspaper in the 1990s because the owner/publisher decided it was time for a change. We changed practically everything except the font of the flag/banner and the font/size/leading of the body copy. We changed byline styles, headline fonts, cutline/caption fonts and layouts -- the works. The finished product looked good, but it took quite a bit of work and I'm not convinced it was an improvement, nor that it improved readability. The publisher's eyesight was failing due to diabetes, though, so he may have been looking for something that was easier for him to read.

But changing something just because it looks dated but is still functional -- that's illogical to me. Why rip up a bathroom and change the colors of the fixtures and the tiles simply because it was built in the 70s and still has the colors that were popular then? If the sink and commode work, they don't need to be replaced.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #115 on: March 30, 2021, 09:57:51 AM »

And, besides, highway signs are not bathroom linoleum.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #116 on: March 30, 2021, 12:17:20 PM »

I have always loved the design of this forum. Visually, it is certainly a treat for roadgeeks, from the button copy logo to the black asphalt textures, to having physical components of signs to the traffic signals beside each board, and much more. It doesn't seem dated at all to me, but rather timeless, and a perfect layout for roadgeekery.

But theoretically if it did look "old-school" or dated, there's nothing wrong with that. As they say, don't fix what ain't broke. I echo the dislike for when products undergo constant and unnecessary changes that sometimes have a negative rather than positive effect. It's better to have more infrequent updates than to have frequent updates that constantly screw up stuff.

Then again,

This forum looks old school. I wonder that if it will get updated.

If you want to update it for us, let us know.
Na. I'm just saying that forum layout looks like it's from the mid 2000s.

It looks like a road sign, what more do you want?

I think he's referring to the forum in the link, not this one...

If he's actually referring to another forum, then this discussion was partly moot, but the point still stands.  :biggrin:
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #117 on: March 31, 2021, 11:19:16 PM »

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php

I have an account on this forum and it looks very basic. Although it looks pretty nice
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #118 on: March 31, 2021, 11:32:42 PM »

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php

I have an account on this forum and it looks very basic. Although it looks pretty nice
Change your theme to "SMF Default Theme - Curve" and you will get a very similar look on this forum.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #119 on: March 31, 2021, 11:33:20 PM »

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php

I have an account on this forum and it looks very basic. Although it looks pretty nice
Change your theme to "SMF Default Theme - Curve" and you will get a very similar look on this forum.
It's neat, however, it's not so night mode friendly.
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Re: How to make your own forum
« Reply #120 on: May 04, 2021, 02:45:13 PM »

Also, I notice that City-Data is stricter with the personal attacks. Check out PJSaturn. She gets irritated and has to edit the posts constantly.
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