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  • DebateArt.com
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    Hi guys, so I have released a new sign up page that is supposed to look good both on desktops and mobiles, so I'd really appreciate if you could take a look at it from your device and see if everything is okay because I could test it only on so many devices :/ And of course, let me know what you think :) In the meantime, I will quickly replace the other authentication related pages.
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    We can't test it without breaking CoC
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    It seems to be the same as before to me.
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    No no, the functionality is exactly the same, only the design has changed. And that's what I am concerned about, because I have only one mobile phone and one laptop on which I tested that design, so there is still a chance that something can be displayed improperly on other devices. And since I cannot afford those services for this kind of testing, I am asking you guys to give me heads up if something is off on that page :)

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    tested on iphone.  looked good to me- filled the screen with nice big buttons, signed in no problem
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    That's very good to hear, thank you!

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    We can't test it without breaking CoC
    I think it goes without saying that if the creator of the website is asking for help, you aren't going to be banned for helping. But I am also pretty sure you know this and are just attempting to be provocative as usual.

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    no, if you create another account you will be banned according to the CoC.
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    Don’t, just log out then click sign up and then log in without creating an account. Or just DM Virtuoso
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    I understand, that is what I did. I am saying to test its functionality.
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    I've updated the main forum page, how do you guys like it?
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    Looks nice!
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    Sexy. Very sexy. The decrease in provided information, not sure how I feel about that yet. But visually it looks nice.
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    I like the "hot tags" idea...


    Yeah. Sounds about right.
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    What do you mean decrease in provided information? And glad you liked it :)
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    Also I've updated the topics list page, now it's completely responsive.
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    What do you mean decrease in provided information?

    The previous version listed the last bumped thread for each forum as well as who bumped it and when. Like I said I was largely undecided on how I felt about it at the time but have since decided that info is largely irrelevant in light of the 'hot topics' and 'new topics' features. I would like to see those two features bumped to the top though.

    Please note all feedback from me regarding this is specifically about the mobile version. I have not accessed the site on a computer since the big change.

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    Oh I see your point. It's still there on the desktop version but I am afraid it's a bit tricky to put there on the mobile version since the space is rather limited. I tried to do it at first but then it was either impossible to fit or just too ugly. I am sure there is a way but I think it would take too much time to implement it properly :/ I'll probably get back to it once I am finished making the other pages responsive as well.

    And please let me know if you stumble upon any issues on the pages that already have mobile support :)
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    No issues encountered yet and like I said honestly the hot topics and recent topics are a fine replacement for that extra crap anyway (at least in my opinion).
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    Yeah I agree
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    Looks and functions cleaner on mobile
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    Yeah, hopefully at some point we will have the whole forum optimized for mobile devices.

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    The mobile version has far less info per page and requires me to employ several more clicks to get to the same info.

    Now it takes me longer and sometimes I go into the forum only to find there has been no activity, and that time spent going in has been wasted.

    The end result for me will be that I will only go into the religion and DART boards and ignore the other boards unless I get a notification from one of them.

    I figure the change to less information was to force members to stay longer on the site, and require them to check other boards than their usual to see if there are new posts?

    The new design looks fresher and cleaner, but it's less functional, at least on the mobile version. I got my phone browser set to display only the desktop version.

    I'm going to bump those tiny buttons by accident more often, but the greater information at a glance is a worthwhile trade off.
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    The end result for me will be that I will only go into the religion and DART boards and ignore the other boards unless I get a notification from one of them.

    Don't worry about this, this is Ethangs normal behavior anyway. Do consider putting the hot topics and recent topics at the top of the page though.
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    Don't worry about this, this is Ethangs normal behavior anyway. 
    Untrue. Most of my recent threads have been outside the religion board. But again you have let your petty emotion blind you to the disservice to the board.

    If the new design encourages such behavior, it will be a detriment to the board as a whole.

    And as we can see, participation has already begun to fall off. How come the people with the least participation are often the most strident on what could be better?