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#1: New Forum open for preview Author: Sixth VanguardLocation: Southern California PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:36 pm
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I have opened the site so people can take a look.
Registration is turned off so no new members can join.
Existing SAG member's have not been imported so no one's login will work. Only has two users at the moment, the Commander and a test user.

Take a look around, not a whole lot of content but some test stuff to get an idea of what is there.

- There is a new integrated photo hosting gallery (will need a new tutorial for that but it is MUCH easier than the current one Razz )

- A Video Directory for sharing videos (YouTube only at the moment) Kind of cool, not sure how much use it will get other than from Johnny Canuck Wink

- A "Links" forum for posting links to favorite sites

- A "Review" section where members can post reviews in an organized way if we like.

- A 'wiki' for gathering all our knowledge of things "one sixth". Not sure how that will turn out but it might be interesting.

- Awards for members for various reasons, Shows on the profile page and as a clickable ribbon under the avatar when people post. Something to recognize board participation efforts Exclamation



Still to add;

A "classifieds" system. Think "craigslist for one sixth" Mr. Green Had some issues with it so it won't be ready yet, but workin on it.

Member collection or "garage". Haven't found a great option for this but still looking. I think it could be a fun thing.


In the meantime, take a look and let me know what you think.

There are broken images and some text is not showing correctly, like light yellow on a white background, etc.

And if anyone has an issue with their pictures being used in the rotating header just drop me a line and I will remove them.

One last thing, you MUST use Internet Explorer 8 or higher, FireFox, Opera or Google Chrome (highly recommend Chrome, site looks great on it Exclamation)

Site will not look right or maybe even work on IE 6 or 7 and I am not going to support it anymore. If you just have to use IE 6 (maybe from work .. get back to work) then you can switch the style of the board to "Default style" by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page and selecting it from the drop down box on the bottom left of the page. This will set the screen to look like a plain vanilla board and it will work with IE6. If anything doesn't then sorry, but that is the only other option.

Use Chrome if you can.

Without further ado ....




Click Me for New Sixth Army Group Board


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#2:  Author: PolishandProudLocation: Danbury Connecticut, USA PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:00 pm
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my eyesight must be getting bad, cause I didn't see that you said login doesn't work. I've been trying for the last 15 minutes.LOL

#3:  Author: jbcatLocation: Granollers. Catalonia PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:11 pm
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I like it.

I like that changing background and colour combination.

A new SAG with all great things of old SAG.

#4:  Author: Tony BartonLocation: York PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:14 pm
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Only one complaint : harder on the eyes than the present white on green.
As a migraine victim I find the contrast of white on black too strong for prolonged viewing.

#5:  Author: Germanbilly1Location: High Desert ,CA PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:33 pm
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can't log in

#6:  Author: pzrwestLocation: Cardiff Ontario Canada PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:45 pm
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same here says invalid user id. I honesty I like the look of this forum the way it is over the new look

#7:  Author: PolishandProudLocation: Danbury Connecticut, USA PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:54 pm
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Sixth Vanguard wrote (View Post):

I have opened the site so people can take a look.
Registration is turned off so no new members can join.
Existing SAG member's have not been imported so no one's login will work. Only has two users at the moment, the Commander and a test user.

This explains why we all can't log in. However, I like the new look Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

#8:  Author: Sixth VanguardLocation: Southern California PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:21 pm
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Thanks for the input so far, keep it coming and ...

YOU CAN'T LOGIN SO DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING Razz

Some sections that might be harder to find for some folk

The Awards section

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/awards.php

The Videos section

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/video.php

The Gallery
http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/gallery/browseimages.php?c=3&userid=1

The wiki

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Reviews

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3

Links

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4

#9:  Author: Sixth VanguardLocation: Southern California PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:53 pm
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A tip about enlarging webpages to see them better.

Most browsers (IE, FireFox, Chrome) have the ability to "zoom" in and out of webpages. On a windows machine you press the CTRL key then the plus or minus key on the numeric keypad. Plus zooms in and minus zooms out.
I suspect on a a mac you press the some similar combination.

With the incredibly large screens some computer have these days this can really help bring a page into a viewable and readable state.

#10:  Author: k rationLocation: in a cardboard box. in back of walmart. PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:56 pm
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Like what I'm seeing so far. Exclamation but i agree with tony. well done guys.

#11:  Author: kendalljamieLocation: Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:12 pm
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Looks Great Exclamation

The wiki feature on the new board is what I'm most excited about. For those of us who don't keep as up-to-date on the world of 1/6 it will prove very useful as to what is offered/has been offered by manufacturers and will probably keep the discussions from being overloaded by multiple postings of the same questions.

Again, great job!

Jamie

#12:  Author: pzrwestLocation: Cardiff Ontario Canada PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:41 pm
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What is wiki is it like google?

#13:  Author: kendalljamieLocation: Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:57 pm
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A wiki is like an online encyclopedia. Topics and articles can be created and edited by users. I believe what they are trying to achieve with the wiki on the new board is a database of all things related to 1/6 WWII. For example one of the topics in the wiki on the new board is "MP40". If you navigate to that page, you will find an image of an MP40 and a list of 1/6 manufacturers who have produced them.

Jamie

#14:  Author: TigerAceLocation: Adelaide, Australia PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:43 pm
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I think the current board looks a little dated (sorry admins!) the new look is much more modern and clean, great stuff!

Only thing I'm not keen on so far is the wiki having a white B/G, it burns!

TigerAce

#15:  Author: Sixth VanguardLocation: Southern California PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:50 pm
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Jamie has the right idea about the wiki, but really it can be anything we want to make of it. There is no real limit to how in depth an article can be.

For example, the MP40 article lists a few of the examples of the MP40 that have been made. There could also be an article on the DML MP40s alone. The different versions that have been released, the different level of accuracy, etc...

Harold might be interested in writing an article on German medal placement, or proper insignia for a German NCO, or the time-line of how the collar litzen changed during the course of the war. These could then be linked to articles on what litzen or medals have been made available in the 1:6 world.

Sky is the limit.

Of course there should be some thought and etiquette in the writing of an article. I don't think we want to go too far and demand references and sources for every bit of info. And given the nature of it some things will have to be original research, unlike Wikipedia which is a collection of recognized research.

We'll figure it out, what works, what is useless, what is valuable. Exclamation

#16:  Author: amaralLocation: KY PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:13 am
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Hi,
By and large, I find the new layout much harder to parse: it is harder to read and understand.

Aesthetically, it is a very interesting experiment. The black background will work well for most images posted, but with the current text size it is very hard to read. The header random image is a bit distracting, too.

It is unpleasant to sound so critical and I typically avoid voicing my opinion when I dislike something. However as a frequent reader of SAG, I found the points above important.

ZP

#17:  Author: The_DutchmanLocation: Duh!....The Netherlands! PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:23 pm
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I like the look of the new forum, particularly the dynamically changing picture in the banner Exclamation

I have to agree thought with Tony: a white font on a black background is uncomfortable to read. I suggest to change the background color to a shade of green, different from the background color in the banner. This kind of keeps a familiar feeling with the present (soon to be old!) forum.

#18:  Author: Sixth VanguardLocation: Southern California PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:38 pm
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Thanks again, and thanks amaral for speaking up and going against your nature. I completely understand and really appreciate the effort.

I have a friend who owns a very successful restaurant and he has always said the best customers are the ones that tell you what they don't like :)

I am working on some alternatives to the white on black and will post to get feedback.

In a multi-million dollar study conducted by what was one of the biggest software companies in the world at the time, Novell, they found that the optimal colors on a computer screen for reading are

Yellow text on a blue background

Of course, that is designed for people reading computer text all day long. Hopefully you guys aren't reading SAG all day Confused

Agaon thanks for the input Exclamation

#19:  Author: SourdohLocation: Peoria, AZ, USA PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:49 pm
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Everything I tried work just fine. I like the look! I do agree with Tony to a certain extent as high contrast is harder on the eyes for prolonged viewing. But it is better for readability.

By the way, I use Safari (version 5.0.3) on my Mac and everything works great.


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#20:  Author: battlezoneLocation: ohio PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:01 pm
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Thought it looked great. The white on green is a little easier on the eyes, but wouldn't
stop me from viewing the board.

M.

#21:  Author: johkazLocation: West Sussex PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:35 pm
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Hi,

If i may say, i do like the layout of the new website especially the changing banner.

But like others i find the Black background is a little overpowering after a while, but then i have to have on my computer a Desktop of a country scene. As i cannot stand having a blank colour as the background, i have to have something that i can look into the distance with.

Plus with my website, i was told to use Grey's, as it can help most people to view the pages including the colour blind.

Gary

#22:  Author: TigerAceLocation: Adelaide, Australia PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:10 pm
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I think a grey would be more suited, you see alot of forums running a 80-90% grey which I think is fine on the eyes.

TigerAce



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