New Platform - What do you think?

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by tulsajeff, May 24, 2010.

  1. It's ok

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  2. I love it

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  3. I don't like it at all

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  4. I'm not sure yet.. I'll let you know later

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  1. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I am interested in hearing your feedback on the new forum platform. Just keep it constructive instead of critical. If you vote, let us know why you voted the way you did.
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am just excited to see its back up on line. I think I am going to grab a few beers and do some clicking to see if I can get use to this platform.
     
  3. brokenwing

    brokenwing Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Jeff this new forum is great.  I like the fact that under your profile, you can see all the posts you have wrote, as well as the one you commented on.  On the old forum there was no way to do this.  Also I think the wiki is going to be great, once we get it going.  Only thing I have not found yet is the chat.  Thumbs up, so far so good.
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    IT will take a little time to learn how to get from one place to a other but looks like a WINNER!!!!
     
  6. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    Not too bad, but where's the list of who's online?
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Click on the HOME icon located on the top left side of your screen, once there you'll find it on the right hand side of the screen. You can also expand it by clicking on View All.
     
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  8. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Just to the right of the page when you are on the home page. The larger the name the more recent.
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Or go to the bottom area in the brown of each page and you will see "who's online" click on where it says "active members"
     
  10. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    As I mentioned in another thread that I started before I saw this one -- I LOVE IT!

    I especially like having a wiki...that will make it so much easier to search for a recipe or procedure.
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for your positive feedback. It's all good my friend.
     
  12. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Still poking around and exploring.  I had to code some in the source view to get my sig line to display the way I wanted it.  No big deal though.

    I really like the Smokers and More section.[​IMG]   And the spell check is a nice feature.

    I imagine it will take some time to get used to but it seems pretty cool.

    Dave

     
     
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like that when you reply to the threads you can use HTML to post. Just click source and put it in there.  Love it.
     
     
  14. douge

    douge Smoke Blower

    It'll take a little getting used to but looks like it's going to be a great platform.[​IMG]
     
  15. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I can honestly say that I really like it. It will take some getting used to, though. I just need to do a bit more exploring and reading the tutorials. Thanx to all that made this happen!
     
  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just for others who might not know, the Tutorials are listed in the FAQ's, the icon/link  is on the bottom of a page. It might help some get through the leqrning curve a little sooner.
     
  17. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I Likey! [​IMG]It has a more modern look and feel. Great job to Jeff and Mods!
     
  18. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I also like that it highlights the threads that I've posted in.  Typically, I won't subscribe to a thread, but I'll look for the ones that I've posted in to see if anyone has responded to me.
     
  19. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I like it so far...get through the learning curve and I'm sure I'll love it. wiki is a great addition.

    Thanks Jeff and all for moving us forward
     
  20. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I voted that it is OK.

    Need to spend a few days to check everything new out.

    I do enjoy the icon for the Monthly throwdown and the scroll when you reply to a post.

    Still think the adverts are a bit much, not that I don't understand about the bills and such for the site which of course need to be taken care of but in my past evaluations of sites I have noted that up to 3 adverts many folks are fine with but when it increases above that per page then the satisfactory numbers of users generally has a slight decrease. But again, completely understood, just my 2 pennies from past experiences evaluating different sites.

    Other than that I think the only downside I have noticed is that when clicking the MMB to open a thread in a new tab I need to log in each time to comment, if just clicking on it allows you but if you open several tabs at once it requires you to log in each time.

    Glad to see everything was down and back up in a short amount of time with no bugs or crashes to hinder the progress.

    Way to go Jeff [​IMG]
     

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