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Best Answer real maverick, 20 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

If you guys can give the website a good thrashing, we'd very much appreciate it. Via both desktop and mobile.

The new reviews section is really awesome, be sure to check that out.

Looking forward to all your feedback. Go to the full post


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#1 Dan

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Hey Everybody. We just launched the new Acne.org which works on desktop or mobile and has a cleaner layout, new information on a bunch of pages, more streamlined reviews, etc. etc. Enjoy it and if you find any bugs, please let us know by replying in this thread. But be nice, we have been working day and night for months on this! Posted Image

Thanks!

Edit Paul

Just for reference guys, this is how it should look. If you see anything majorly different, please post and let us know. Please include the issue, your browser and a screenshot if you're able to.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

Sweetness!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

I think it'll grow on me. :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:00 PM   Best Answer

If you guys can give the website a good thrashing, we'd very much appreciate it. Via both desktop and mobile.

The new reviews section is really awesome, be sure to check that out.

Looking forward to all your feedback.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Maybe I am just an idiot (most likely), but how does one log out?

Edited by TheAssassin, 20 December 2012 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

you can't ant. You're in this shit for life.


and at the risk of furthering the perception that I am a bitch; seriously?? ANOTHER reformatting? Perhaps the last 5 vets will finally leave.

also: If you click "change theme" on the bottom left, then select "IP Board" you will revert to the prior formatting, log out button intact.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

I like the new layout for the webpage, it has a more of a cleaner, slick look to it. Question: is there a way to still check your notifications? I really liked that feature.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Where's the "New Content" button that was on the top toolbar? =S

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

You're all making some great points. We will be working on getting back any lost functionality over the next few days. Great job guys, thanks.

Maybe I am just an idiot (most likely), but how does one log out?


Logout button added.

you can't ant. You're in this shit for life.


and at the risk of furthering the perception that I am a bitch; seriously?? ANOTHER reformatting? Perhaps the last 5 vets will finally leave.

also: If you click "change theme" on the bottom left, then select "IP Board" you will revert to the prior formatting, log out button intact.


Surprising you should say that. As Acne.org has been the same design for many, many years. The only exception is upgrading the message boards to the latest version, to ensure they're secure.

When you look at websites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter etc, that change almost daily, Acne.org hasn't changed much at all over the years.

The inspiration for us to redesign the website, was due to the huge number of mobile visitors we get. It was important to cater for them.

If there's something specific you don't like, please let us know and we can look in to it.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

You're all making some great points. We will be working on getting back any lost functionality over the next few days. Great job guys, thanks.


Maybe I am just an idiot (most likely), but how does one log out?


Logout button added.

you can't ant. You're in this shit for life.


and at the risk of furthering the perception that I am a bitch; seriously?? ANOTHER reformatting? Perhaps the last 5 vets will finally leave.

also: If you click "change theme" on the bottom left, then select "IP Board" you will revert to the prior formatting, log out button intact.


Surprising you should say that. As Acne.org has been the same design for many, many years. The only exception is upgrading the message boards to the latest version, to ensure they're secure.

When you look at websites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter etc, that change almost daily, Acne.org hasn't changed much at all over the years.

The inspiration for us to redesign the website, was due to the huge number of mobile visitors we get. It was important to cater for them.

If there's something specific you don't like, please let us know and we can look in to it.


What? We must be on different orgs. Acne dot org is vastly different from the other social networks because, well, it's not a social network. The longevity of the users here drops with every new board change.

You and I both know the security patches have zilch to do with the appearance. Hence my being able to post from the old version as I type this.

Whatever, ain't my board, I ain't care.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

Where are notifications? Is that still a feature?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

You and I both know the security patches have zilch to do with the appearance. Hence my being able to post from the old version as I type this.


It's not as simple as security patches.

Invision power board, the forum software that Acne.org uses, sometimes has minor updates and other times major. Major upgrades often introduce new features and alter visuals. If we don't keep up with the latest versions, we're vulnerable.

Invision don't continue to support old versions forever.

Our aim with this current version, is to improve the user experience on both desktop and mobile and thus increase activity on the forum. I'm confident we'll achieve that. We just have a few early issues to resolve.

If you could be so kind as to elaborate on what you hate so much, it would certainly help.

You and I both know the security patches have zilch to do with the appearance. Hence my being able to post from the old version as I type this.


Well spotted. Fixed :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

I'm liking what the update as done for mobile - i think it's easier to navigate the whole site now and get to things like the review section. Yet to see the full/computer version but so far, so good :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Why not make the bars that are now black, blue? Or change the text in them to white...or something? As now it doesn't work. I'm referring to the black bars that indicate the different sections. They don't work visually, if you ask me.

and at the risk of furthering the perception that I am a bitch; seriously?? ANOTHER reformatting? Perhaps the last 5 vets will finally leave.


I don't think you are a bitch. =]

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

Lapis, that was a bug in internet explorer. Sorry about that. It should be fixed now. It was supposed to be light grey.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:49 AM

Yes, I can see them as light grey now. Looks so much better!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:20 AM

Maybe im just not seeing it but is there a way to log in on mobile directly from the home page? Before i logged in after going through the message board

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

I access the site from my iPad and am having a little trouble with the new site. It's possible it's my iPad, but it kicks me out periodically when trying to load pages. Additionally I no longer can see the main menu to access reviews and other pages (seem to only see the message board).

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Where are notifications? Is that still a feature?


Yes, i too am wondering where they went

Surprising you should say that. As Acne.org has been the same design for many, many years. The only exception is upgrading the message boards to the latest version, to ensure they're secure.


I believe it was a year ago, or maybe two when the org got a facelift. There were very noticeable changes made. Such as the 'like' option, notifications, and the general design appearance.

Also would love to know when the notifications icon at the top is coming back

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

I access the site from my iPad and am having a little trouble with the new site. It's possible it's my iPad, but it kicks me out periodically when trying to load pages. Additionally I no longer can see the main menu to access reviews and other pages (seem to only see the message board).


When you say kicks you out, could you explain what happens?

Via iPad, depending on which version, you might see a little icon in top right, which will expand the menu.

Maybe im just not seeing it but is there a way to log in on mobile directly from the home page? Before i logged in after going through the message board


Click signup and you'll be presented with extra options, such as login.


Where are notifications? Is that still a feature?


Yes, i too am wondering where they went

Surprising you should say that. As Acne.org has been the same design for many, many years. The only exception is upgrading the message boards to the latest version, to ensure they're secure.


I believe it was a year ago, or maybe two when the org got a facelift. There were very noticeable changes made. Such as the 'like' option, notifications, and the general design appearance.

Also would love to know when the notifications icon at the top is coming back


Notifications will be back ASAP! I too am missing them.