Someone has broken in! Things aren't the way I left them! (New forum layout)

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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,121
Southern IN
Well, well, what have we here?? >> It's gonna take me a while to check out the changes, but we were certainly long overdue for a new home page. I would have been a member years earlier if I had been net-savvy enough to find the forums on the old one. :rolleyes:
My initial impression is that I'll like the changes. I like the font, and having the thread title and last reply columns more centered on the page. I don't have time right now to look around much but the first thing I'm gonna do is get a different skin color. I guess the 'pumpkin-pie-filling' orange-brown fits with Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, but.... ;lol
 
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DougA

Minister of Fire
Dec 13, 2012
1,938
S. ON
OMG. I woke up this morning and my best friend died ... well, changed to another skin color and format ... maybe got the flu ... what am I gonna do??
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,054
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Not liking the change so far . . . harder for me to find new, unread posts. There may be a learning curve here.
 

claydogg84

Minister of Fire
Sep 9, 2013
1,792
Salt Point, NY
I'm forced to use the mobile version on my phone. Don't like that for sure.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,153
Northern NH
what happened to "new posts"?
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
4,812
NE Ohio

Babaganoosh

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2014
713
NJ
I've never liked too bright and light backgrounds, it's not easy on the eyes and it kills mobile batteries quicker. The new setup looks very clinical and cold in my opinion where in the older format seemed to have a degree of warmth to it if that makes any sense to anyone. Haven't yet messed with the features yet so can't comment.
 
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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,121
Southern IN
Great idea putting stove, chimney, fuel and installation info on the home page. The pre-fab info must be important; It's posted twice. ;) Images there aren't displaying for me, and the "more" links are giving me an error...
 
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Warm_in_NH

Minister of Fire
Dec 17, 2013
1,193
central NH or N.E. CT.
I'm just happy to see the management did something constructive with all that monthly membership fee money they've been collecting! ;)

Typical knee jerk reaction, change is bad, but like a fungus, I'm sure it'll grow on everyone.
 
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sequoia

Member
Apr 10, 2015
130
Iowa
I love the new UI !
Very clean and modern. I would agree with the above comments. Please return locations of members in avatars.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,121
Southern IN
Where is the "tree" at the top and bottom of the page so you can go back in one click to a refreshed thread list in the forum? Does it refresh when I hit the back button in Firefox?
 
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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,121
Southern IN
I liked the quote "bubbles." What's the deal on this "XenPorta 2 Pro?" More of a mobile format?
 

jeff_t

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2008
4,202
SE MI
If there's anything you don't like, go to the bottom of the page, click on 'Hearth.com' and select 'default'. Should look a bit more familiar :p

At least with my iPhone. Haven't been on a computer yet today.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
4,812
NE Ohio
If there's anything you don't like, go to the bottom of the page, click on 'Hearth.com' and select 'default'. Should look a bit more familiar :p
Much better, thanks!
 

BrotherBart

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If there's anything you don't like, go to the bottom of the page, click on 'Hearth.com' and select 'default'. Should look a bit more familiar :p
The little symbol next to that toggles the page width of the new format which gives it a lot of the old look also.
 

Grateful11

Feeling the Heat
Jan 5, 2014
269
NC
Wow! Big change. Thought I had been taken to the wrong site for a second.

I've switched back and forth between Default and Hearth.com and I'm not sure which one I like better. The new font is a bit blocky and bold but easier to read on my tired old eye but I like the overall looks of the older format. If I stick with the new I'm sure in a week or two I won't think anything about it.
 
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