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CAG 3.0 Upgrade - News, Updates And Progress - Dark Theme, Feedback are Live - EVERYTHING is Coming Back Soon!

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#1 John   Illusive Programmer CAGiversary!   2328 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
3DS

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:25 AM

Update: User galleries live. 

Update: User blogs live.

Update: Front page live. 

Update: an early version of the Dark Theme is now live.  Click "Change Theme" at the bottom of the page.

 

Original post:

It's been a long time coming, but the switchover to CAG 3.0 is finally underway. Even though it looks pretty different around here, we've only just completed the first step of the switch - moving from our old forum software (vBulletin 3) over to a new, more capable platform (Invision Power Board). We've still got a lot of data to convert (blogs, user galleries, collections, games, price data, the marketplace, our new front page), as well a bunch of new unannounced features, but by switching to this new system we've got the most painful bit out of the way
 
While the conversion continues and we get the other site features online, we want to make sure that the forums are as stable as possible - so play around with the site and see if you can find any issues, especially related to the data conversion. (Any missing posts, content display issues, etc.) For those of you not keen on the new brighter style, a dark version of the style using similar colours to the old CAG will be available, once all the main site features are converted and online.

 

 

 

Here is a user guide for the forums.

You can find this link at the bottom of every page under "Help"



#2 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

First!

 

Just wanted to add that obviously there will be issues along the way, but we will work hard to make sure everything is up to snuff (soon).  Obviously your feedback is essential.

 

Thanks!

 



#3 Erad30   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2320 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'm not digging the white background so much, the previous board was much easier to read.


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#4 ryuugi11   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   7 Posts   Joined 2.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

THAT LOOKS SEXY <3! I love it, good job guys!



#5 John   Illusive Programmer CAGiversary!   2328 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
3DS

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

I'm not digging the white background so much, the previous board was much easier to read.

 

Don't worry, we've got you covered. Or will have, shortly.  



#6 JP   Member of the Ravens Nation! Trade-in Value Team   7766 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

Don't worry, we've got you covered. Or will have, shortly.  

Ah, good. I'll hold off on possible changes of thread coloring/formatting.

 

EDIT: Trade in Value Team tag? I'll take it. Just now saw that.


Edited by JP, 05 June 2013 - 02:04 PM.

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#7 ckehvin   ckehvin CAGiversary!   304 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Great job, guys!  Will let you know if any problems arise!  


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#8 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2844 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Strider 2
PS1

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

The new site looks great so far, guys.



#9 Syranth   Formerly WormFOODx CAGiversary!   1835 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

Site looks great! Will be looking forward to seeing objects come online. I know this will be like moving a mountain. Good job guys!



#10 dubldave   mmm, savingsss... CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

When I tried to get on this morning and it said "check back later" I was wondering if you guys crossed your fingers before you "flipped the switch" last night.  Makes me curious as to how many smooth launches to new or updated sites there actually are.  Looking forward to seeing what pops back in the next few days.  I ditto the white background comment and I like the pop up about new reply to the topic I'm replying to.  :)



#11 Izod   CheepLikeASpoder CAGiversary!   2279 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

 a dark version of the style using similar colours to the old CAG will be available, once all the main site features are converted and online.

Came to find this, was not disappointed.   Thank goodness. 



#12 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1919 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection
XONE

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:09 PM

When I tried to "like" a post, it said I had reached my maximum quota for liked posts for the day.  Just a heads up.

 

Site looks fantastic overall!


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#13 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22316 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
N64

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

Glad to hear that a dark background is coming.  This is going to take some getting used to.


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#14 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2844 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Strider 2
PS1

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

Quick question: is there still a way to disable signatures in all posts?

 

Edit: Found it, it's under Manage Ignore Preferences.


Edited by Thrinn, 05 June 2013 - 02:12 PM.


#15 needler420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1982 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

I'm not digging the white background so much, the previous board was much easier to read.

This. So hard to read. Bad choice with light color backgrounds.


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#16 LordVila   Casterly Rock! CAGiversary!   2236 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
PS4

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Any way to change the background? I really really dislike the white background.


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#17 hoofrog   Game Whore CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

My company usually blocks sites that are associated with games. CAG is no exception. However, I was able to access the old forums by hitting the URL www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11 directly. The new URLs do not work for me from work. Not sure there is anything you can do on your end to help a brother out but I do not want to lose CAG for eight hours a day. Thanks.



#18 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7073 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

willardhaven

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Gray text is not displaying correctly in Firefox 21.0 on Windows 8.


Edited by willardhaven, 05 June 2013 - 03:14 PM.

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#19 ScottsUSERID   G.I. Jew CAGiversary!   3678 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

I miss the old recent topics tab on the right side :\ 



#20 nervousxtian   proofisindeepudding CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

Not sure if has something to do with my resolution or what not, but the text/font used looks like crap.

 

See here, lowered size a bit, but that's how it looks on my laptop running native 1280x800.

 

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#21 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22316 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
N64

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

I'm curious, on the front page of CAG 2.0 it would say next to each thread the last time a person posted in that thread, and who posted it.

 

Any chance this is coming back?  I personally found it very useful.


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#22 Dark Rider   Looks Dashing CAGiversary!   2512 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Hey,

 

Any chance we get custom spoilers working? They are pretty essential in the Reduced Price Strategy Guide thread.



#23 needler420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1982 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Do we lose all our trading feedback?


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#24 StoneNinja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

StoneNinja

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

I like the change as well, interested to see what new additions are going to be added. 



#25 louiedog   20 minutes into the future CAGiversary!   5634 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

Is there a way for thread creators to edit the title? I can't find it and that was always a pretty well used feature for ongoing threads with updating deals.



#26 LordVila   Casterly Rock! CAGiversary!   2236 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
PS4

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

I actually swapped to using the mobile version of the site by clicking on Change Theme at the bottom of the page. It looks ALOT better but it disables signatures etc.

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#27 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22316 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:15 PM

Not sure if has something to do with my resolution or what not, but the text/font used looks like crap.

 

See here, lowered size a bit, but that's how it looks on my laptop running native 1280x800.

 

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I'm having this same issue, a lot of the font looks like crap/is half cut off or something.

 

Sorry, not trying to rag.  Just mentioning things I notice.


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#28 Sgt Barone   CAG 4 Life CAGiversary!   1919 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:17 PM

Not sure if has something to do with my resolution or what not, but the text/font used looks like crap.

 

See here, lowered size a bit, but that's how it looks on my laptop running native 1280x800.

 

cag8puss.png

 

I agree.  It seems like bits and pieces are missing.


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#29 ssjmichael   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:17 PM

Is there a darker theme available? I don't like this bright white one. 



#30 eXiON   CAG Grandmaster CAGiversary!   1218 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

Like the sleeker forum design, reminds me of the SRK forums. Just really ooking forward to the dark theme since white CAG theme is hard on the eyes in the morning haha  ;)