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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Elodie » 08 Apr 2017, 09:11

Ok, good point. I will see with Mike next week if it's possible to change the green icon for a "solved" icon and change also the tick icon for posts. It should be easy to fix, but as i don't really touch the forum' structure any more, I cannot be 100% sure :)


I actually agree to change these icons, especially the green one (that appears on thread's title) because it is so small, you barely guess that you can click on it to get redirected to the best answer :)

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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Fabrice » 10 Apr 2017, 08:48

Hi There :
>> Adding "Solved" in the topic title : not possible (if it was, we would have done it already + not everyone read english).
>> Changing the size of the green button : maybe. done
>> Better green icon : we will test this one (there won't be any grey box around it) :
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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Elodie » 10 Apr 2017, 10:06

I like the new green check. I find it more obvious :)

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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Soom » 10 Apr 2017, 11:29

To me a green icon is absolutely clear that it means Solved, and not anything else. It is widely used also in other forums. For newcomers - hover info over the icon says it all, so you just need to learn it once, and that's it. However, to make things even clearer, I would add 2 more icons in use: a red question mark for an unsolved question and an orange question mark for an unsolved question but with helpful replies. A person then should have an option to mark his post as a question or not. If you are just sharing content, you obviously don't need any solving to do. This way people will quickly see who still might need help with a problem, find helpful replies, and who is just posting something else...
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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Fabrice » 10 Apr 2017, 12:07

a red question mark for an unsolved question and an orange question mark for an unsolved question but with helpful replies.
I agree, but the plug-in we have added to the forum doesn't handle several states (solved, unanswered, todo, etc.) within the same topic.
Maybe later we will have time to dig into its code to improve it.
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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Soom » 10 Apr 2017, 12:38

Fabrice wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 12:07
I agree, but the plug-in we have added to the forum doesn't handle several states (solved, unanswered, todo, etc.) within the same topic.
Maybe later we will have time to dig into its code to improve it.
thanks for considering
I didn't know it's more complicated, than just tweaking some options :)
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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by o0Ampy0o » 10 Apr 2017, 22:04

I know what a green check means here now and I like the large version.

Another approach could be to have a square for open topics and a checked square for solved topics. No need for color. But I like the green.

Curious, were any admins of the forum involved with the visual changes to the software?

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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Elodie » 11 Apr 2017, 04:08

Curious, were any admins of the forum involved with the visual changes to the software?
Yes, that is the case : since the release of TVPaint 11, we try our best to create a symbiosis between the software, the website and the forum.
Next one to be updated : the website ! (hush - I ain't saying nothing :wink: )

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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Elodie » 26 Jul 2017, 06:35

Just a little message to inform you that last week, I deleted "Other Products" forum and archived sub-forum like "Aura / Mirage support" and "CB Paint support", for most recent messages were respectively from 2014 and 2013.

"Plug in and Third Party" sub forum has been moved in "around TVPaint's Community forum".

"Off Topic Discussions" and "Links" have been merged.

I wish you a pleasant day !

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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by meslin » 12 Jul 2020, 19:24

Hi TVPaint community,

I really want to put this information in the right place; please tell me if there's a better place to put things like this.
It's hard to imagine that this has not been posted about before, so I wanted to look it up to verify that I'm not being redundant. But alas, that's the problem:
The forum.tvpaint.com's internal search function has major problems that I believe is costing TVPaint prospective users.
It prevents people from finding solutions to problems, and also from easily finding out if they're being redundant with their queries.
I think it's counting the landing page access as a "first use" of the engine, and then it asks me to wait X seconds before trying again. (Frustration starts to build...)
Then, loading additional pages of results seem to count against my "access limit," as well. ("Oh, forget it.")
Is there any interest in trying to improve this experience?

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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by Thierry » 27 Jul 2020, 15:01

Hi David,

Yeah, the forum seach function is not very ideal, but it is the same problems on most phpBB forums I've used (I'm not trying to find an excuse here, just stating the facts).
One of these days I'll try to update the forum version to see if it's been changed/updated on phpBB's side.
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Re: Forum : ideas and improvements

Post by D.T. Nethery » 27 Jul 2020, 21:59

meslin wrote:
12 Jul 2020, 19:24
The forum.tvpaint.com's internal search function has major problems that I believe is costing TVPaint prospective users.
It prevents people from finding solutions to problems, and also from easily finding out if they're being redundant with their queries.
I think it's counting the landing page access as a "first use" of the engine, and then it asks me to wait X seconds before trying again. (Frustration starts to build...)
Then, loading additional pages of results seem to count against my "access limit," as well. ("Oh, forget it.")
I agree with Meslin. The forum search function frustrates both new (or potential) TVPaint users and experienced TVPaint users. I hope it can be improved .

My workaround at this time is to use Google search. In Google search (or better, Advanced Search) type in : site:forum.tvpaint.com + the topic or the user name (or both) that I'm searching for. It's hit or miss, but at least it doesn't stop me dead in my tracks telling me : "Sorry but you cannot use search at this time . Try again in 27 seconds". :shock:


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