Remove title from forum posts?

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22 May 2010 02:10

I'm thinking about removing the title of the forum posts. With signatures and the date it was written, and the author's name, etc… a lot of screen space is being taken up just for one post and I'd like to minimise that as much as possible.

So, here's the idea… the "Remove title from forum posts?" part just above this will disappear, and the "Re: Remove title from forum posts?" from any replies will disappear as well.

The title will still exist, it just won't be shown. You can still see the title on the homepage though… it'll be left there:

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And of course the title is mentioned just once at the top of every thread in huge black text, and a second time in the breadcrumbs:
Forum » Feedback » Remove title from forum posts?

Do you agree to this change? Or do you want the titles to stay there (and why)?

- leiger

Edit: Oh, and anything else that you think can or should be removed from forum posts, please suggest it. I'm thinking about turning the 'edit' link into a small tiny button on the top-right of the post, as well as adding a perma-link button.

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22 May 2010 02:33

i think it would also be good to remove the date and leave the hours or minutes ago in there

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22 May 2010 02:33

Actually now that I think about it… I don't really mind GateWorld.net's forum layout, and would like to do something similar here. They do have the title for each post, as well as a lot of other interesting information (e.g. the profile info)

What do you think of this? Try to imagine a maroon/dark/Revolution-themed version of the same thing instead of the blue… would you like that type of layout for this forum?

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22 May 2010 02:34

actually that seems better

"At first, this completely shocked me. Then I found a neat picture of a bunny and posted it at the top of the article. Hello there, bunny!"

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22 May 2010 02:35

titen96: i think it would also be good to remove the date and leave the hours or minutes ago in there

On the homepage? Or the forum posts?

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22 May 2010 02:37

home page
i think its better for it to say how many hours ago in there and to keep the date in the posts

"At first, this completely shocked me. Then I found a neat picture of a bunny and posted it at the top of the article. Hello there, bunny!"

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22 May 2010 10:52

It might help to clear things up a bit to remove titles, but as they are now, they aren't obtrusive, so I don't mind if they stay or not at the moment.

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22 May 2010 16:07

thanks for removing them but what about the cheats?

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22 May 2010 22:31

The cheats on the homepage? I decided to leave the dates there just as I did with the Announcements. It's a kind of news feed and dates are important in that case because things aren't updated so often.

In the case of the forum and chatroom… it'd be rare to ever see anything more than "2 days ago" on there. For the announcements/cheats… it could go as long as a week or two without an update and so I decided to keep dates for that reason.

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22 May 2010 22:37

ok and i think the nds icon in the reply button is too pixely

"At first, this completely shocked me. Then I found a neat picture of a bunny and posted it at the top of the article. Hello there, bunny!"

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22 May 2010 23:06

Yeah it is a bit. It's basically a huge picture that I resized down to that miniature height… and it didn't seem to like being resized ;-)

Quick question though — ignoring the fact that the image is such low quality… what do you think of the button itself (colours, and the picture being used)? Does it look good? Or do you have any suggestions to improve it (other than improving quality of the NDS picture)

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22 May 2010 23:07

yeah except that the border can be a little bigger

"At first, this completely shocked me. Then I found a neat picture of a bunny and posted it at the top of the article. Hello there, bunny!"

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23 May 2010 07:45

Okay, so 1px thicker? I'll see what I can do about improving the button soon…

ProtoKun7 wrote: It might help to clear things up a bit to remove titles, but as they are now, they aren't obtrusive, so I don't mind if they stay or not at the moment.

I didn't reply to this yet, so… thanks for the feedback :) What do you think about the overall design of the GateWorld forums (the second picture I posted)?

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23 May 2010 12:54

i think it would be good but i already said that before
EDIT: i also for got to say that i pixel would be good

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23 May 2010 22:05

i like the new post button! i also like the changes around here too. great job!

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27 May 2010 05:09

Okay, so I'm going to reject my own "request" to remove the forum post titles… because I changed my own mind :P

Locking thread too..

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