kettenseger wrote:is it possible that links open in a new window or new tab, when i press the left mouse button.
This will probably be changed in the next few days.
kettenseger wrote:in the signature are only 400 characters allowed, is it possible to add an character-counter?
Sorry, such feature requests should probably be routed to the phpBB people
. If such a counter appears in the next versions of phpBB, it'll end up here on the EBTF as well.
androl wrote:if I write some words and click on one word, that word together with the space between it and the next word is marked blue.
You're probably on Windows, right? All the browsers on my Mac select only the word, not the space following the word. Opera and Safari on Windows also only select the word. MSIE and Firefox select the word and the space by default. If you're using Firefox, change the layout.word_select.eat_space_to_next_word preference
setting to false to select only the word. Failing that, please file a bug to phpBB's bug tracker
so they can figure out a workaround.
Crazy Bob wrote:I can't update my statistics anymore on the forum, because the message is too long! Forum now allows maximum of 60.000 (apparently), but my statistics are (again apparently) 115.000-something characters.
androl wrote:have you removed the size limit? I can post huge messages, bigger than before
There is still a limit, of course. It has just been increased a bit from the default phpBB3 value.
Yes, I'll try to add the missing 'p' to the forum posts. Unfortunately MySQL doesn't appear to support regexp search&replace, I'll have to write some PHP code to handle the conversion.
some topics in the list have now "shot" icons
are these the topics where I have posted?
Yes, the icons with dots (or stars, depending on the style you use) do indeed indicate the topics where you have posted. It's likely that you'll be more interested in those topics, thus the "highlight" in the topic list.
eddydevries wrote:I now also notice, the size of the text in the signatures are smaller as in the old forum.
joergb30 wrote:I changed to subsilver2 style but it seems that I cannot the change the *very small* font size now.
Is'nt it possible to change the font size manually? (eg. font size=8 font size= 9 font size=10 =10 )???
Yes, for some reason the nice guys at phpBB decided to use relative sizes instead of pixel sizes in the [size] tag from now on. The previous [size] value of 10 (which was slightly smaller than normal text) is now automatically converted to 84 (%). I suppose some of the signatures may indeed look a bit smaller, but you can fix the signatures by yourself to suitable sizes.
BogPoet wrote:I believe it's a bit harder to go back to forum index (the link is smaller)
also takes you back to the forum index, isn't that big enough?
Ralf et al. wrote:But personally I like more the user ''profile'' on the left than on the right side of the post.
Well, actually, I prefer the new layout
Mind you, the new layout (with the user information on the right) was the default style that came with phpBB 3, I didn't specifically enable it from the configuration. It was there right from the beginning. I think the philosophy behind moving things around was that this change would emphasize the discussion aspect of the forums. I don't think that is a particularly bad goal. If you prefer to use the old style, go ahead and change the style from your settings, as mentioned elsewhere
in this topic.
androl wrote:those subject lines of every message "Re: phpBB3" look very big, they are useless anyway, no one has used them to communicate in the past
If you leave the subject lines blank, they won't eat up your precious screen space.
I prefer the old Subsilver2 as well. Does anyone know how to hide that annoying
status bar from user profile windows?
Switch back to Prosilver style, its online status indicator is probably much less annoying.
androl wrote:and is it a bad idea to put the edit button to the top of a message instead of the bottom? If I have a huge message and I want to edit it, I would rather look for the edit button at the top of the message, where I can also see that I have posted it
Good idea. Perhaps that's the reason why the Prosilver style indeed has those buttons on the top. Try using that style.
magpie wrote:I think the new design is really uncomfortable to look at because there so many moving icons in the forum indices. Maybe one should assign a different icon to "hot" topics
I changed the "hot topic" threshold a bit, so that less icons will be moving now. Hope that helps a bit.
androl wrote:why do we need this "upgrade"?
Because phpBB v3 comes with some nice goodies, such as..
- vastly improved PM system, it's now like a proper email client with folders, reply status indicators, forwarding, sorting rules, carbon copies etc.
- supports subforums (which may be handy later on, although not activated yet)
- better spam prevention
- more moderator options, such as changing post author (I had to change those manually into the forum database until now), topic merging, post merging ..
- more comprehensive user control panel
- better search options (search within topic, for example)
- password protected forums
- forum subscriptions -- you can get a notification whenever someone writes a message to a particular forum (more useful in specialized subforums for smaller groups of people)
- and more, read all about it from http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/