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    FZ got a reaction from TAMAN in Behemoth Theme [ support topic ]   
    Found another glitch.
    When using the sticky menu the flash message appears underneath that. 
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    FZ reacted to TAMAN in Behemoth Theme [ support topic ]   
    Please add the below css to custom.css until next theme update which will be fixed
    .ipsMenu.ipsMenu_bottomRight:after, .ipsMenu.ipsMenu_bottomLeft:after, .ipsMenu.ipsMenu_bottomCenter:after { border-color: transparent transparent rgb( var(--theme-ipsmenu_bg) ) transparent !important; }
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    FZ got a reaction from bearback in So much empty space...   
    I do receive the newsletters (I avoid corporate social media as far as possible). Nothing I had read thus far indicated such dramatic under the hood changes to me. 
    Bottom line for me right now is that I am stuck here on 4.5 and having to use a default theme that I personally think looks awful and I can't find an easy way to change it. Even my premium theme doesn't let me easily make the changes I was used to making. 
    Just really disappointed in the design aesthetic and the fact that it's so hard to change now. 
    I suggest that in future it might be advisable to split your communications into categories that deal with the aesthetics changes as well as the functional changes. But then again, we're being forced to upgrade, so even if we don't like what we see in new versions there's not much we can do about it if we want to keep support current. 
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    FZ got a reaction from Takohashi in So much empty space...   
    I do receive the newsletters (I avoid corporate social media as far as possible). Nothing I had read thus far indicated such dramatic under the hood changes to me. 
    Bottom line for me right now is that I am stuck here on 4.5 and having to use a default theme that I personally think looks awful and I can't find an easy way to change it. Even my premium theme doesn't let me easily make the changes I was used to making. 
    Just really disappointed in the design aesthetic and the fact that it's so hard to change now. 
    I suggest that in future it might be advisable to split your communications into categories that deal with the aesthetics changes as well as the functional changes. But then again, we're being forced to upgrade, so even if we don't like what we see in new versions there's not much we can do about it if we want to keep support current. 
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    FZ got a reaction from Takohashi in So much empty space...   
    It's good to know that people are listening, but this doesn't save those of us who don't follow every development move that IPS makes from wasting literal days when we update in good faith only to find that regression has occurred instead of progression. 
    I'm fighting with aesthetics now for 2 full days and it seems I'll be doing so for days to come still because tweaking custom CSS now seems to involve an entirely different approach to what I am used to (inspect element in Safari is not showing me things I am familiar with). 
    Honestly, this isn't good looking and I truly regret doing this upgrade, but those front end upgrade notices were really starting to annoy me. 😞 
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    FZ got a reaction from Takohashi in So much empty space...   
    Have to chip in here in agreement with the OP. 
    I've been using IPS since 2011 if memory serves me well and this update from an aesthetic stance is horrible. I don't even use the default theme but I can tell from 2 days of trying to get Taman's Behemoth back to where I had it at 4.4 that the changes that have been made to layout are not an improvement over 4.4. My opinion of course.
    I have had to use a coloured variation of the default theme while I get Behemoth working and so far user feedback hasn't been positive. 
    I'm not seeing anything I like about 4.5 aesthetically to be honest. 
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    FZ got a reaction from Matt in So much empty space...   
    I do receive the newsletters (I avoid corporate social media as far as possible). Nothing I had read thus far indicated such dramatic under the hood changes to me. 
    Bottom line for me right now is that I am stuck here on 4.5 and having to use a default theme that I personally think looks awful and I can't find an easy way to change it. Even my premium theme doesn't let me easily make the changes I was used to making. 
    Just really disappointed in the design aesthetic and the fact that it's so hard to change now. 
    I suggest that in future it might be advisable to split your communications into categories that deal with the aesthetics changes as well as the functional changes. But then again, we're being forced to upgrade, so even if we don't like what we see in new versions there's not much we can do about it if we want to keep support current. 
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    FZ reacted to Matt in So much empty space...   
    I appreciate the feedback here. We're listening as always.

    My only request is that we keep it polite. We don't need to scream in each other's faces to be heard. If we don't reply or action the feedback immediately, it isn't because we disagree, or are ignoring what you're saying; it's more likely that we need to consider every change as a team and this takes time.
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    FZ reacted to kmk in So much empty space...   
    +111
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    FZ reacted to Fast Lane! in So much empty space...   
    Except Google frowns on content being pushed so far dow below the fold.  Bad SEO.
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    FZ reacted to Takohashi in So much empty space...   
    It's Full HD. The main content is marked in green. More than half of the screen at the top is occupied by secondary useless information.

    And if we use a logo with a large header, then the main content will generally be at the very bottom of the page.
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    FZ reacted to marklcfc in So much empty space...   
    Its good apart from removing reply to this topic and start new topic. Also its still not as good as 4.4, too many white background separators 
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    FZ reacted to Interferon in So much empty space...   
    Yeah, that is what I am saying. I am a software developer, and I understand design decisions that are made for a whole have different ramifications from design decisions that are made on a case by case basis.
    But I also understand that your most core functionality needs to weigh heavily in those design decisions. Honestly, right now the system looks like it has a CSS file not loading or something.
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    FZ reacted to DesignzShop in So much empty space...   
    Rikki just answered you and dealt with it extremely well by answering your question and did listen and explained why. One reason I've been with IPB for this many years is because of their open design instead of bunching everything too close. this isn't the 1990's. 
    Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it needs fixed. Obviously by Rikkis answer it's WAI.
     
    Yes we do, and I think it's just fine and so do many many others.
    Have a nice day
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    FZ reacted to marklcfc in So much empty space...   
    I said most of this in beta stage but it meant nothing
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    FZ reacted to Quotes in So much empty space...   
    So standard installs of a forum only are not considered core business?
    Sorry but this isn't open source software, we have paid subscriptions, and having already been told by Invision they don't want to discuss it, and seeing people being asked to dial down "criticism" here only makes customers feel unloved. Maybe developers don't want to put as much weight behind design issues as they do functionality but seeing so much white space looks very amateur. Not forgetting a topic list relegated down near the fold is going to impact engagement.
    And if we are talking components (to cover multiple scenarios) then why can't we switch this section off?
    I hope you can appreciate that members posting here probably represent multiple installs, and have to explain this to their clients too. If you can't handle the negative feedback from us then try dealing with it when it comes from the front line.
    This isn't a political hot potato... just a straightforward design issue arising from an update... it can be fixed if someone is prepared to listen.
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    FZ reacted to Quotes in So much empty space...   
    I don't have a problem with calling this aspect of the design "terrible" because it is.
    The previous version had the follow button on the same level as the Forum title.
    Somebody made the "terrible" decision to move this button into acres of precious vertical space, all on its own. What was wrong with leaving it where it was? Why is this necessary? If it had to be moved below the title as an essential button then why not place it beside the start topic button?
    Or if a follow button is of such paramount importance to be a leading feature for the landing page, why not go full width?
    You've probably all heard of the "hero image" ... welcome to its successor, the "hero button"

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    FZ reacted to Interferon in So much empty space...   
    The problem is that every update breaks our customizations. I am tired of this never-ending cycle of chasing a moving target. The default skin is finally good enough I feel okay just replacing the header and footer with our own. So in spite of my criticism, things actually are moving in the right direction.
    I don't think it is possible to ever get the skin perfect:
    Google is forcing everyone to use "responsive design" which massively complicates everything. If we had a free-market economic system the government would shut down monopolistic practices like this, but I digress. IPB is a collection of applications with some shared functionality, and that modularity of features will always lead to some tricky design choices. So I think we can reasonably expect to see some awkward spacing in various parts of the design. However, I think some more effort should be put into improving the most common parts of the most commonly used functionality, and the forum topics list is probably one of the top three pages that get viewed most frequently in the software.
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    FZ got a reaction from Tripp★ in Member's Country   
    Not your plugin at all (although it would be nice if things don't change so dramatically with a point upgrade that it causes us webmasters to lose 2 days figuring stuff out). 
    I just think that the overall aesthetic of 4.5 is horrible enough to abandon it. Honestly, it reminds me of Windows 3.1. 
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    FZ reacted to Takohashi in So much empty space...   
    I totally agree. The default skin in 4.5 is absolutely terrible. Huge elements, padding, empty space, thin and faded text, low contrast, and more. It's no surprise why more and more people are choosing to use XenForo, Discord, etc., over IPB. I don't know who made the new skin, but it feels like a beginner freelancer from Dribble made it.
    But why did they need to move the follow button one line down? If the follow button was positioned on the same line as the title, as before, there would be no useless empty space.
    One more example:

    It takes up a lot of space, but none of it is needed there.
    You just entered a topic and want to reply right away? Not! You just entered a topic and want to create a new topic right away? Of course not!  Who cares who is the author of the topic and when it was created? Nobody! For example, I have active topics on my forum that are already 12 years old. Why should I constantly show who is the author of these topics if they have not visited the forum for 10 years and everyone has already forgotten about them?? Nobody cares who is the author of the topic. This information is completely meaningless and useless. One more example:

    Am I exactly in a place for people to communicate? Because on my screen I see only a white space and a couple of lines of text. 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    FZ got a reaction from ahc in Member Shops Possible?   
    Thanks for the input. I wouldn't want to run it as a classifieds thing, but as a proper online store for the members where they can upload product photos, deal with pricing and shipping and get their notifications of sales, reports, etc. 
    Hopefully we might see this in future versions of the product. 
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    FZ reacted to InvisionHQ in Improved Clubs Enhancements   
    What's New in Version 1.3.5 
    Released Just now
    fixed a permission issue with blocks creation fixed an issue on auto add members in clubs
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    FZ reacted to Adriano Faria in Improved Clubs Enhancements   
    It seems InvisionHQ is back as he replied in other topics so I will wait. He’s probably trying to figure this out.
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    FZ got a reaction from GTAPoliceMods in Improved Clubs Enhancements   
    I think I will go and have a look at the table structure using phpmyadmin - see if I can manually re-flag those clubs. Anybody have an idea as to which table this stuff is stored in? 
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    FZ reacted to Adriano Faria in Improved Clubs Enhancements   
    @FZ and @GTAPoliceMods, I'll take a look for you while @InvisionHQ is out.
    I should provide a fix today or tomorrow. 👍
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