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September 10, 2012
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lots of changes on the new website, a major one being the boards, just making sure this works

Use this thread to let me know if you find any bugs or inconsistencies.

Also feel free to make suggestions and comments

and give it a couple days before you tell me how much you hate it. Everyone hates change, eventually accepts it, and moves on. Let's save the vitrol for something that really matters, like my job performance

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September 10, 2012
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Everything seems to work for me.

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September 10, 2012
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Any idea when you'll have the SML fall schedule sent out? Why does it always ask you to solve a math problem? Are you no longer able to bold and change text type? Some people will be mad that they lost all their previous post counts, doesn't bother me though.

A couple of other things I noticed which hopefully will be updated. When a new message is posted on the message board the website doesn't update to show that and it should. How are you gonna have Maurice hitting a jumper in O'Cal's face but then not have my team listed under the champs? I also noticed that Meta World War wasn't listed but this is a good thing. I assume some of the minor details will be updated such as team records from previous season's later on.

Lastly I'm assuming you'll send out an email or something on how to update stats cause I didn't see where/how to do it on the site.

September 10, 2012
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SML update sent - math problem issue being looked at, that should be taken down soon - and text editing capabilities will be added as well.

Post counts start over for some, but not for everyone it seems like. Msg Board updates on the main page will also go live shortly.

4v4 Champs from last season will be added to the main page this week, 5v5 draft just needs to be added to the drop down. Yes, the team records error is being caused by the auto standings and we'll fix that as well.

New staff section is being integrated this morning, staff email to follow

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September 10, 2012
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It's annoying to have to resize pictures to make these tiny little avatars.. Make them bigger..!!

 

Overall, I hate change, and I don't like the new website or forum, it's confusing..

 

Also, how does the staff stuff work for stats and writeups and whatnot..?

 

This sucks change it back..!!

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September 10, 2012
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the video of Sam and Jared training is great, tho..

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September 11, 2012
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I, not surprisingly, also resist change, but in this case I think I have good reasons. I think the new sites look slick, but I'm struggling with usability. The biggest complaint about the message boards so far is how to tell when a post is new or not. I like to mark posts as "read" as I see them, so I can track the new stuff. I don't yet see how to do that on the new boards. I consider this a critical feature to how I use the boards. Without it, much will be ignored or missed. This text editor for new posts is also very annoying. One can't arrow up or down consistently at all.

I have some comments about the new main site too. In general, I find it to be incomplete, and that REALLY bothers me. If it isn't ready, don't ship it. Meanwhile social media stuff is plastered everywhere, and I have no use for that ("Bah, humbug!" says the fogie). I can't find what used to be the "statistics" page. When I want to look at a team I don't want to see career numbers for every player, I want to see a condensed version of the team and what they're doing this year. I always liked the "statistics" page.

The "League" menu is coming up UNDER the videos. I have to perform various acrobatics to get at the league menus. Once I'm in there, it seems like other useful things are missing from the main site too. For example, how do I get to writeups/boxscores? What about player search? I'm lost.

September 11, 2012
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I think I've found the "unread posts" indicator, an icon over toward the right.

September 11, 2012
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I found a writeup link, but will historical writeups also be accessible?

September 11, 2012
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I would have to agree with cheese. Generally speaking it seems a little rushed to production and could have spent more time testing and trial an error rather than throw it active week one of the season and see how it goes. This whole gray bar at the top that says normal on the left and howdy Jumpman and normal 5 more times takes up too much space. I like that you can minimize the social media crap at the bottom but it comes back up everytime you go to a new page. Most people probably dont have it as a full screen and with this new site you pretty much have to in order to be able to see everything. This will cause me to use it a hell of a lot less. I understasnd the need for the change, but it could have been done a lot better.

September 11, 2012
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Some issues:

 

1. I feel like there should be a floating menu option that follows along the left side as you scroll down. There's just too much blank space on the sides, even on a normal monitor. On my widescreen it looks absurd as only the middle third of the screen has content. Why not throw up the other categories (blocks, steals) to fill some space on the league pages?

2. The default message board styling (colors, font, etc.) is too washed out and makes it difficult to read.

3. I think the dropdowns up top are fine, but not the best organization. People don't browse the site based on category, they browse based on league. When I want to look at stuff on the site I'm not thinking "I wish I had a dropdown of all the league leaders" because I don't care about 90% of them. I'm wishing I had quick access to all the info for the league I'm in. 

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I just thought of a suggestion, but Noah already alluded to it. The washed out look makes everything blend together. I was thinking that some of the icons (like the unread posts icon) could be a different color. If this message board is like others I've worked with, that could be a pretty easy fix. It doesn't completely address Noah's general comment though. I agree with Noah's other comments as well.

I agree with Terry too (mutual back-scratching). The message board header needs to go, and the social media footer should stay away until I ask it to come back. All the "Normal"s (I count 26) make me feel like I'm in an asylum being convinced I'm not insane, even though I know I am.

September 11, 2012
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For whatever this is worth, the message board feels a little sluggish to me. It's hard to quantify though.

September 11, 2012
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I'm not sure what you're seeing about the 'Normals' - let me know so I can look into it.

Also, will look into adjusting the message board settings and keeping the social media tab closed

Team Stats page is being added as we type!

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September 11, 2012
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When we're on a message board page, across the top is some sort of header structure about an inch or so high that extends across the entire top of browser. There's a greeting in the upper right that say (in my case) "Howdy cheese." There's also a search box in the upper right. Surrounding all of that is the word "normal" four times. When I mouseover my greeting, there more "normal"s surrounding things like "Edit My Profile" and "Log Out". On the upper left, the word "normal" appears 4 more times surrounding what appears to be 2 menus, one with (I think) a Wordpress logo, and the other saying "CAC Basketball". Mousing over those menus brings up submenu items that are surrounded by the word "normal" several more times in the same way my greeting menu is. I'm using IE9.

September 11, 2012
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Love the Sam and Jared video.  Hilarious.

September 11, 2012
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social toolbar now stays minimized 

 

the 'normal' situation is an issue with wordpress unfortunately. Personally i tell everyone not to use IE under any circumstances, there are so many better browsers out there! We'll keep looking into it but I dont think there's anything we can do about that.  

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September 11, 2012
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frankmals said

Love the Sam video.  Hilarious.

All that hard work to still suck at basketball must be tough though. Can't speak on Jared cause I don't know him.

September 11, 2012
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Website issue!!!  When you go to "Champs" section, the champs who beat your team are NOT there.  Fix that!!! 

5x champ 

September 11, 2012
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Thanks for fixing the social media bar.

Tell Hinks to try this:
http://2slick.com/web/wordpres...../tutorials

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