TheIronKnuckle wrote:EDIT: Don't know if I like that the posts don't alternate between light and dark anymore. It's definitely a change I can get used to, but not sure if it improves things or not. I guess that's a REALLY old relic from back in the USP1 days on hellscrag.net. I remember being very impressed with that back when I first signed up. Thought it was neat and elegant.
Well... yeah? Nothing changed there, the borders between single cells in the layout have just been defined a little more.
TheIronKnuckle wrote:1. Is it possible to make the background image on the forums rotate like on the main page?
We already had this talk and I remember saying that changing background images on the forums, a section of the site that people refresh very often, would be a performance problem, as every new page loaded by every new user would mean a ~150-200 kb download. I'd love to add this feature, but I seriously fear for performance, as our web hosting already slows down to a crawl frequently WITHOUT any of that.
TheIronKnuckle wrote:2. Can we put out another community call for new screenshots to bolster the existing library of backgrounds? I'm particularly interested in getting S3TC versions of the shots that we were using round about the 2006 period. (up until 2008/09 I believe) It was a great screenshot collection. Like, there were some cool Xidia and shamu quest ones that I haven't seen for a while. I'll see if I can dig up the archive...
That is definitely something I plan to do, however this time I would only accept uncompressed screenshots of 1920x1080 and above that have proper graphics settings (AA, AF etc.) I feel this would disqualify the majority of the community from contributing.
UBerserker wrote:Hmm the board's own black background (not the screenshot) is way too bright for me. It does some sort of flickering effect. Using Chrome here.
It's the same line pattern already in use across the whole site. It shouldn't cause flickering to anybody unless they screw around with the page zoom, and even if I do that on my Chrome, nothing of the sort happens. Is this an issue many people have?