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This newly-launched version of the boards features a number of visual and functional changes, including incorporation of our new avatars.
This change is (currently) only on the IMDb.com website -- mobile apps and the mobile-optimized version of the site (m.imdb.com) are not affected.
Although this change will be eventually be permanent, it is currently offered as an opt-in/opt-out for a brief period while we are testing it and evaluate performance and your feedback.
What's new from a visual standpoint:
- Incorporation of avatars on all views and posts
- Visual style has been updated to match the main site
- Switch between view styles (nest, flat, etc) on client (fast!) rather than the server
- Original poster is highlighted in posts
- IMDb staff are highlighted in posts.
- More information in the header of the post.
To improve performance we removed some little-used features:
- Themes (user selectable color backgrounds)
- Publicly facing "website" and "email" fields
To opt-in and test the new boards, please look for the announcement at the top of page in any of the boards and click on 'Try it Now' (see image below). During this testing phase you'll be able to return to the old board style if you click on 'Switch Back'.
(from I Need to Know)
Teens/kids battle vampires inside a high school. PLEASE HE...
Young guy and a senior playing chess (probably a 90s mo...
mid 90s movie scene with a creepy guy offering a kid an ...
Old b/w film. Female stoaway. Ship sank. Scream of the s...
SOLVED: Cello/ piano music used in Jimmy Kimmel Hands...
Teens/kids battle vampires inside a high school. PLEASE HELP.
Young guy and a senior playing chess (probably a 90s movie)
mid 90s movie scene with a creepy guy offering a kid an apple
Old b/w film. Female stoaway. Ship sank. Scream of the shipSOLVED
SOLVED: Cello/ piano music used in Jimmy Kimmel Handsome Men Club sketch
do i have to put @ in every reply i do ugh
Switching between the new and old versions of the boards shows the difference.
And I only just noticed you missed the YEAR off the dates.
The movies I watch are years old and not currently the most popular. I could be replying to a post, without knowing it was posted several YEARS ago! It's stupid to miss off the year - Please put the year back!
God why do you have to MESS with it, when it was fine to begin with?
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Example 1: Marking text in a board, old design vs. proposed new.
My take: well, this really speaks for itself. In the old design, when marking text, the markup stayed within the borders of the board system. It looks uniform and professional, as it should. In the new, the markup covers the screen, far beyond the borders of the board, and it looks REALLY bad!
Example 2: Header of a thread, old vs. new.
My take: the old design has less spacing, and goes straight to business. What is the use of having the thread title above the first post in the new design, when the title is already there at the top of the first post as well? What's worse, the title at the top is even shortened, which makes it look REALLY unprofessional, by my standards.
Example 3: A board's thread list, old vs. new.
My take: The avatars of the OP screws up the spacing of the board list, and makes the list look bad. The shortened names of long thread names does really not look more professional than the old way either. Especially considering there is a LOT of spacing between the "Started by", "Replies" and "Latest posting" columns in the new design. Tighten the columns, and use the freed up space for more characters in the thread title column. That column should allow as long names as a thread name is allowed to be.
All of these things makes the new look look and feel far LESS professional than before, although I'll grant you that they do look slightly more modern. But a modern look should now come at the behest of a professional look, when it all that is needed to get both are just a few small alterations. Please fix these things before you go live with it.
I'm trying to comprehend the rationale for omitting the year in the dates for posts. I use the nested format, and generally do quick eye scans for years when looking at dates. When they're consistent, that works fine, but with no years, the continuity of the eye scan is broken.
I can't explain, for example, why a message posted today gets a year, one posted 2 days prior gets a year, and one posted a month prior does not.
Here's a timely example:
Since the dates will likely have changed by the time most read it, I'll copy below the date portions of 3 messages as they appear, in ascending order:
Sun Jun 2 10:21
Fri Jul 5 2013 00:12
Sun Jul 7 2013 11:30
or make it a different font colour?
The downside of this is that the boards system doesn't know where the post body ends and the signature begins -- they're stored internally in the same post field.
You can use markup in your signature, so it should be pretty easy to change the color of your signature to whatever you want.
the problem isn't with me/my signature - it's with reading 80% of imdb and their awful not separated signatures lol
but yes dividers like that should be what separates the signature from the post - or have it in a completely separate box in bold font or a different colour
but yes dividers like that should be what separates the signature from the post
Ah but this way you get to add whatever divider you want - the choice is endless (OK not endless, but if you factor in a variable number of characters it is pretty wide - all before we delve into the more unusual characters)
hence i said the easiest way might be to just have it in a completely separate box
i don't have a problem with my own signature
it's everyone else's
The current message board software properly links to the sender of the message.
The new message board software links to the receiver's account instead of the sender of the message.
This bug only occurs for private messages. It does not occur on the message boards.
[quote][/quote] [url][/url] [b][/b] [i][/i] [spoiler][/spoiler] etc....
Also, when can we expect INTERNAL LINKINGS on message boards? such as
[link=nm0000123] appearing as George Clooney and a link to his IMDb page like we have for swiki pages and IMDb Lists?
THE LONE RANGER sucked! I almost went to the box offi
ce and got a refund! Johnny Derp needs a new schtick pro
It splits up the words instead of starting the next line with the next word or what follows the hyphen. I have tried different browsers but it is the same with all of them.
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