Alex
Not really feeling the style of the site. I think a more minimalistic, professional look would be better. Thoughts?
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box92
Agree with that, the background is doing too much atm, and makes it feel cheapish. Something more minimal would be great
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'trane
sorry guys.  we're open to suggestion about the way this place works, but we really like the background, so that ain't going nowhere.  
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Macho Man Randy Savage
I think the background is fine and I definitely prefer this site over the other one by a wide margin. I'm just happy we got a new site that won't crash every week. Thanks to everyone involved that made this site possible.
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Acie

Thanks for the comments.

The place is very much still a work in progress.

The great thing about it is we now have the ability to tweak, upgrade and customize it to our liking. [smile]

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box92
IMO it will look a lot better if you reduce the space between the banner and "Toronto raptors Message Board" and the control panel section
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MikeToronto
So, I happen to like the background too. My major props so far go to the mobile version - this software was actually created taking into account people who access the site from their phones! Props to the owners of this place for picking the right stuff!
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'trane
thanks Mike.  right now we don't have much control over the mobile site - it is not very flexible.  but it works well as-is, and our development partners have told us that they are working on developing it further.  we hope to be able to get our hands deeper into that some time down the road.  but it sure is a nice asset to have.
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shadowfax
MikeToronto wrote:
So, I happen to like the background too. My major props so far go to the mobile version - this software was actually created taking into account people who access the site from their phones! Props to the owners of this place for picking the right stuff!

thanks Mike
the mobile doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but it loads fast, is very efficient and is very easy to navigate in
fyi...we have sent out an email to the hosts about changing the color (of the top bar) from blue to red (we'd like to match the Rap's color [smile])..they are working on it
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box92
I like the mobile site, its very fast. My favorite feature on trf is by far the "latest topics" section. So useful
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MikeToronto
Excellent news. By the by, are the private messages supposed to be operational? I don't see Outbox or Sent anywhere and can't figure out if the one I've sent worked.
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shadowfax
MikeToronto wrote:
Excellent news. By the by, are the private messages supposed to be operational? I don't see Outbox or Sent anywhere and can't figure out if the one I've sent worked.

you should see your inbox list when you open up your private messages
look for "folders" (in red) at top left corner...open for sent messages

i've noticed a problem with the sent folder being empty...was going to bring it to the attention of the staff today
sorry for any inconvenience...we're still working on all the little quirks that we find

hope that helps...pm me if you need anything more [smile]

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'trane
it doesn't seem to save pm's to sent.  This is on my list of things to get fixed as well.
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MikeToronto
shadowfax wrote:
MikeToronto wrote:
Excellent news. By the by, are the private messages supposed to be operational? I don't see Outbox or Sent anywhere and can't figure out if the one I've sent worked.

you should see your inbox list when you open up your private messages
look for "folders" (in red) at top left corner...open for sent messages

i've noticed a problem with the sent folder being empty...was going to bring it to the attention of the staff today
sorry for any inconvenience...we're still working on all the little quirks that we find

hope that helps...pm me if you need anything more [smile]



I see... and also see why I didn't see it before... red is not very contrasting against a busy background... again, not a big deal and can absolutely wait.

I hope you guys realize that all this "criticism" is not a call to action, but rather professional habit.
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MikeToronto
Also, while playing with PMs, I've figured out how to make the outgoing ones appear in the Sent folder. Before sending a message, one'd have to check "Save..." checkbox under the text area, since it's unchecked by default.

Admins, if that's an option, could make a decision to check that by default.
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