So far have only been using them on iphone… if this is better than what it’ll look like on desktop I should probably not even look.
just kidding, this is pretty cool for avoiding page reloads in the same thread. While the forum received a much deserved makeover I hope your hair stays just the way it is
now remove your iphone from your safe walls and wifi - move out into the wilderness with a 50 mbyte per month data-volume - and imagine loading one of the larger threads here … you will INSTANTLY want a page style back to keep your iphone from wasting the entire monthly volume on a single thread loaded with images and embedded video content …
criticism vs feedback. Say the same thing but not the same way.
(+ if only the title didn’t have that hor r ible typo)
@Drizzd : don’t get a 50mb/month data volume and iphone, that’ll solve the issue ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But tbh, since it doesn’t load everything unless you scroll, you’re fine, and you’ll have the same data as if this were pages
“Don’t get an iphone”
I just fixed it for you
Oh … did I hit a soft spot ? … OK … I’m using Android 7 here and have a gbyte monthly volume. Still I dont want to waste great parts of my data-volume because this forum software only knows 1 page for a whole thread and has to load it somehow …
And what great sense do you see in “dont scroll” … incidentally most people will want to scroll down and read the messages while doing so - to see the last message and possibly post their answer to the thread or to one of the messages.
You could turn off image loading. i don’t see your problem; there are choices you can make that help you.
if you scroll to see the answers, you’ll actually use less data than a “per page” forum.
- because you only load text (at most, the replies images the post contains)
- you’ll not load each time the whole website (which you do with “pages”)
- you can jump to the end / any part of the thread (using “end” key or the “thing” on the right) and it’ll load only part of the thread, not everything to this jump.
Didn’t made the comparison with the old forum, but pretty sure you’ll use less data here than there. (considering a thread without pictures, because that’ll obviously increase load size)
Well, was curious so I made the test.
I cleared all my cache, so full load on first page each time
First load is heavy (around 700ko-1Mo), because all JS and other stuff (i’m not taking images / emojies into accout). You won’t redownload these, thanks browser cache.
If you scroll down, you’ll see in the network load of your browser json pages, containing the posts you’ll load: ~2-10ko each time.
- loading the first 200 posts used 2Mo (because of cache was empty and some images)
- loading new answers will do in less than 10ko
- closing and opening again and loading the same 200 posts (without clearing cache): ~122ko
Now compared to the current forum, with a thread like this : https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=369477
- first page ~700ko (cache was clean before)
- every page, once cache is used is around 50-150ko, depending on the content
So yes, heavier load the first page, but after it’ll use less data here with longer use.
What’s ko and mo? don’t you mean kb and mb ?
ko/mo = kB/mB = 8 kb/mb
octet / bytes / bits
ah, thanks! but why would you call it like this instead of how everyone understands it?
Because it depends on where you live: in France you commonly use octets, not bytes for example.
It’s the same, most people knows it, some don’t. It’s mostly a matter of habit i’d say
ah. france. yes. these special snowflakes…
anyhow, that makes sense.
While i’m totally agree with OP, i’ll try to make a constructive feedback.
This forum design is uncomfortable - at least for non-mobile users. It’s overloaded with info and options, while a lot of space is just wasted.
New “compact” forum sections is probably good for mobile screens, but it’s harder to read them now. Uncomfortable again.
No char selection “on-fly”. It was a good feature, some people would miss it.
User ranks. It’s childish.
Images, GIFs and videos in posts. It seems to be a good idea. But now CCP personnel answer to users with memes and funny pics - what can we expect from others? Old forums were not a kindergarten.
New forums are mobile and kids oriented.
By CCP’s policy “No turn back” we can’t expect these new forums to be cancelled, so users can olny adapt or go away. Don’t be surprised to see some of 'em really go away.
The only involvement was a little feedback when it was being tested, before it reached everyone else
There are solid technical reasons for replacing the old forums.
You do know the only ranks which are applicable for players are none and basic? The higher levels are for management purposes (like ISD and CCP devs) They control who has what privileges, like who can merge posts and so on.
I’m sure there was no reason to use such ugly design for it.
ya know, that sounds like a missed opportunity!
“Shitposter of the week”, in good faith, does sound like it could be a fun thing! i bet there’s lots of Ranks that’d be fun to have!
And this forum seems to be much more open about actually having a community, at least compared to the old one!
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