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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:ok I looked around but I couldn't find a thread for opinions on the current reincarnation of our beloved home...HoP V umpteen.twelvety...and if there is one just point it out to me I'm a bit blind in my old age!!

So whaddya all think? Personally...here's my IMO:

It's BRILLIANT!!! Big thanks to all who have been involved in the change!

except...

Most important this for me.....what's with that big list of stuff on the side?? It takes up valuable post/rading space and now everything goes off my screen and I have a bar at the bottom that has to go back and forth to read a post frown Also isn't itinformation that folks don't really read very often? More a Home Page info thing than a community thread thing. Could some of the popular links be moved to the top and the rest moved to the home page or an info page or something?

Also, ubbangel is no where near as cute as the old one and as Rossco said to me it actually looks stoned! this ubblove also doesn't look as lovely as the old love icon either. And the ubbrollsmile looks like it's been smacked around a bit and is recovering from it's injuries!


Apart from that TOP JOB GUYS! (AND GIRLS) Even my own special ice blue colour came up and I was suitably smiling when I saw that!! You really are darlings aren't you!!

TTFN!!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I agree! I love it! And the layout isn't really all that different; just a few new bells and whistles.

And a couple of bugs that will get ironed out, I'm sure, in the coming days.

And then there's a custom bug...he'll never get ironed out.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Kit


veteran
Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:i know cos he's custom made for this site.. he even spins fire! how many bugs do you get that do dat? my high school bug didn't

I am the only one here who will understand this post... ah well

ubbrollsmile


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:i agree about the menu on the side. a 'without frames button' or sommint would be perfect smile

other than that. cool wink


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:well i prefer more reading room, but at the same time, i really hope the side bar stops some of the "how do you....?" posts and make them actually look first.



i'm loving the new site. like lightning said, aside from the few bugs that i'm sure will get ironed out, it's fantabulous! i LOVE all the new features like the new gallery and the calendar and the threaded PMs again. i miss my old cheesy smilie tho frown this one biggrin just doesn't fit right for me.



oh, and most importantly......I CAN GET INTO MY INTRO THREAD AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:where's the spank emoticon gone? i just noticed! It comes out as this spank

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:oh...hang on it's working now!! Typical! Retract the last post with haste! rolleyes

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:uh, looks like a spank to me?

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:LOL

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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SteelWngs
BRONZE Member since Aug 2001

SteelWngs

member
Location: Malden, Massachusetts United S...

Total posts: 169
Posted:The new site looks amazing!

Blessings to all,
Peter
When you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an ill-tempered Dragon, remember, you do not have to outrun the Dragon ...you just have to outrun the halfling.

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:I agree with custom about the side navigation bar, I'd prefer those links to be on the home page and not using up my screen space (or possibly have them but with a movable edge so they can be shunted off).



I like the 'quick reply' box as we can now reply to the thread rather than only to individual posts.



---EDIT---

forget that last bit, the 'quick reply' actually seems to refer to the previous post confused frown

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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:that's probably just a bug Dave. No doubt will be sorted soon aswell as.......



.......if Mods/Admin are rading this BIG THANKS for the threaded PM's but they don't seem to show up once you hit the reply button...and could we have this quick reply thing on PM's too it's a very good idea.



And something else I've just noticed the threaded PM seem to be coming in the wrong order...ie they're all over the place!!



Phew we're giving you some work to do eh....but we do appreciate it so here's a cake and a cup of tea to give you lots of energy while programming all the stuff we want




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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe, USA

Total posts: 743
Posted:I like the 'Quick Reply' Op.

Great job HOP! beerchug


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:I don't see the quick reply button ^_^

Most browsers have the option to turn off frames. It does mess things up a little, but its somewhat easier than making a no frames version of the site, let alone linking too it.

The sidebar is a great idea, I totally respect it and want to see it (or something like it) continue to exist. A slightly less boxy version might help people... i.e. just using bold/underline or something to break up the catagories and making it one large frame. These are *relatively* small details tho... and there may even be a better way to deal with it that I am not aware of.

However, I have to say the overall page change I am not a huge fan of. The color scheme is fine... I adore it, altho I'm not sure I like the change from classic HoP. There is a lot to be said for the old campy style, and I'm not sure it should have been given up. However, in part its important to see what new visitors think, and they wont remmeber that. That is also very much a personal choice.

Something I think should be noted tho, is the general look. I mean no offense to whoever did the design, but it looks like a web design program was grabbed and a template was filled in. Whether or not this actually happened, anyone who is familiar with web design (either at a professional or amatuer level) is likely going to see this. Its a bit of a turn off :/

Even those who don't have this familiarity, it is not obvious whats different about this website. Its just... a face in a sea of faces :/

Best,

K.

PS the sigs continue onto the last line of the post in preview ^_^

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Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:quick reply is at the bottom of the page kyrian smile

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:ohhh....

I was looking for a button. so the window for text entry didn;t so much register.... :/

Me thinks me has been programing a touch to much today tongue


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:Wow - it'll take some getting used to - but good job folks

Can you tell me why I have to scroll across my screen to read everything - I can't see the whole page on the screen - I have to scross across to see who posted, then again to see what's written, and again across somemore....

Do I need to reconfigure something on my computer?


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

Intrepid Penguin
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 5635
Posted:Neat!!! I love the quick reply function it's very handy.



All looking rather schmick, but I'll add my voice to Ade's on the 'having to scroll accross to read' thingo... slightly a pain. I'm sure I'll get used to it tho.



EDIT: Just fixed it, by chaning number of text rows accross... Who knew? HANDY! xoxoxox Malcolm and Mods, you are all stars ubblove

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Vestia


Vestia

member
Location: San Diego,CA

Total posts: 47
Posted:i like it, im just seeing it now. it's denfintly different umm

*Vestia enters the world of poi not knowing what to do*

*smiles and than starting thinking i never know what i'm doing*

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mo-seph


mo-seph

enthusiast
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Total posts: 524
Posted:In general I quite like the new layout, but I do have some issues with it...

- I don't like the stuff at the side, but it doesn't really bother me. I don't ever use any of those links, though

- The picture at the top left looks a bit out of place
- In the dropdown menu bit under it, the words don't fit in the boxes (I guess that's cos I'm using mozilla)
- The dropdowns now work properly smile, but again the words don't fit in the boxes frown
- *something* on the page is grabbing keyboard input, so to close a window I have to hit Ctrl-W lots of times, instead of just once. Strange confused
- I can't read where it says "Community" in black on a dark background...

Most of these are just nitpicking/suggestions, and overall the new layout is nice.

The new *functionality* rocks, though, quick reply threaded PMs, dropdowns that work, nice one! The only thing I miss is the bit at the top where it said who's online...

Cheers for the good work!


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:I have no problem with the site I love it..!

The only thing I need to ask is about the pics that were in our old gallerys... I cant find mine... and um.. I dont have copys of some of them... confused


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

Total posts: 1433
Posted:I Love the new layout.

Absoltuely brilliant.

But I have two points in which I am not so happy with (not very big points mind you):
1. The boards don't fit on the screen properly.
2. Where are my photos???????????? My photo album has diappeared!


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Bender_the_Offender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

Bender_the_Offender

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:yum! tasty header!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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fraggle
SILVER Member since Apr 2004

fraggle

member
Location: denver, colorado, USA

Total posts: 94
Posted:it sure is purtty

dance your cares away
worries for another day
so let the music play
down in fragle rock

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thor

Flaming Lesbian
Location: Portland, Oregon

Total posts: 181
Posted:i just think having the side bar even on the forums makes the site a little difficult to read. perhaps if they shortened the left margin on the forums so that there wasn't 3 inches of blankness on the left side of the screen it would be better

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Jez


addict
Location: UK, London

Total posts: 642
Posted:I have found an error.

If you follow the menu from free lessons and choose videos, instead of taking you to the video page it dumps you into the gallery instead.


'Happiness is liking peeing on yourself. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.'

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BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:Hmmmm I'm not too keen on the loss of pictures or the page not fitting my screen. But other than that I think it looks a feels great (that's a compliment coming from a bird that's crap with pooters and stuff).

Ohh ohh ohh spell check ubbrollsmile

Tis all good.

Lisa
X ubbrollsmile


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Parafinfairy
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 845
Posted:I like it. I've found its a lot slower though and the little graemlins don't move anymore - they are frozen. I liked them! Apart from that it looks a lot better... clap clap

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I love how the calendar automatically puts up your birthday after you have selceted in in "my home"

That was subtle hint.

Actually...i like the new calendar in general.


What do you mean we didnt have a calender before? eek


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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:Written by: Jez

I have found an error.

If you follow the menu from free lessons and choose videos, instead of taking you to the video page it dumps you into the gallery instead.



actually i don't think that's an error. we can now upload videos into our gallery. and since it is kinda considered "free lessons" it makes sense to go there


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:ok this is bugging me now....when I'm at work I get the sweet old angel and love and rollsmile but when I'm at home I get the pants new ones?? How could this be?

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