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    kmk reacted to Mr 13 in So much empty space...   
    Some related problems:
     
     
     
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    kmk 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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    kmk reacted to christopher-w in So much empty space...   
    Really?

     
    Google Material Design Guidelines: Applying Density
     
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    kmk reacted to breatheheavy in So much empty space...   
    I do like this....
    But I still find it a little odd the user has to scroll all the way to the bottom to reply. That's not very intuitive imo. I wish there was an "easier" way to reply
    Also, would love to see nested replies, but that's a whole other topic 😆 


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    kmk reacted to christopher-w in So much empty space...   
    We've recently implemented a toggle button directly into the editor. It helps us keep above the line content as short as possible. It can be used anywhere where text is added via the rich text editor. We could keep the text even shorter in the example below - it's a case of deciding how much is shown by default. All it takes is a custom button in  ACP > Toolbars and a touch of CSS. The same can be used in posts too I guess, although we've never tried it.
    This is all still in development and we've now got to decide where to put all the buttons. Probably going to dock them in a custom toolbar control and position it with CSS. I think we will end up with everything in the page header, bar the title, in a collapsible section.
     

     
    Expanded

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    kmk reacted to Takohashi in So much empty space...   
    Maybe a toggle button to enable compact view in all categories / topics of the forum?




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    kmk 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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    kmk reacted to sobrenome in Record video and voice   
    About 90% of my community access come from mobile. Would be nice to have at least voice DM.
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    kmk got a reaction from sobrenome in Wiki-like-editing is useless at this moment   
    +1
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    kmk got a reaction from sobrenome in Record video and voice   
    How about if by now, integrate jitsis into ips? At least for exploring purpose... At the same time we can take this advantage before you confirm the voice and video feature implementation. 
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    kmk got a reaction from sobrenome in Record video and voice   
    1. I suggest this by the real community communications need. This is one of big element that make others platforms whatsapp, wechat, telegram etc.... Success. Try to fit the real human need that help us improve, innovative and maybe let us stay ahead of the game. 
    2. It should be feature option for each website, because it mean storage cost. 
    3. In other hand, if this feature implementation provide powerful to admin to give more valuable community services and products, I think most of us will believe that mean so many business opportunities. If admin get powerful tool to generate income serving to their community's members, the storage cost will not the problem. Unless admin think in their community service will not generate income as well, in this case the admin can decide disable this feature. 
    4. In my case, this will a feature key that let me implement online education program to my community's members. 
    Right now I have rumble talk, but it still doesn't work as well as I imagine if our IPS community have our own feature implemented. Rumbletalk
    While I finish this post, I found this project, who know about it? www.mumble.info
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    kmk got a reaction from sobrenome in Record video and voice   
    The text style communication is already developed so much, I would like to see the feature of record video and voice build in our ips platform. Enrich our community with this ability...
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    kmk 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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    kmk 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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    kmk got a reaction from Haku2 in Record video and voice   
    The text style communication is already developed so much, I would like to see the feature of record video and voice build in our ips platform. Enrich our community with this ability...
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    kmk reacted to Morgin in So much empty space...   
    If you ever want to share any of this back (appreciating for strategic reasons you may not want to) it would be welcomed by many. Love seeing the small adjustments others make. 
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    kmk got a reaction from L4D2Noob in Wiki-like-editing is useless at this moment   
    +1
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    kmk reacted to Interferon in So much empty space...   
    I understand the design is made up of rows, and some of the stuff like "follow this content" is probably a global row that gets added across all types of content. And then you have to have a "responsive" design thanks to Google's mandates, which makes it more complicated. So I understand it can never be "perfect".
    Still, I think for the most commonly viewed parts of the forum, having three inches of white space below the forum title, something needs to be done about that.
    The only reason I am pointing this out is because we are moving away from our heavily customized skin in order to make updates easier, and because the default IPB skin is now good enough that I feel it's okay to use. (We just replaced the header and footer with out own.)
    Ideally, this is what it should look like:

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    kmk reacted to MMXII in [4.5] Improvements for badges   
    With 4.5 we got those nice and shiny badges:

    However there is not much we can do with these. No way to edit the icon (I know it can be done manually, I am talking about AdminCP options...), to way to change the inverval for how long a "recently joined" member is getting a badge, no option to display badges based on usergroups (not just if someone has moderator permissions) etc.
    Also the "hand icon" for recently joined members has received quite some negative feedback. It is misinterpreted for restrictions being in place instead of a waving hand (what I suppose it should be taken for).
    Suggestions:
    Please add a usergroup-based options: Display profile badge YES|NO (If YES, then 2nd option:) Edit profile badge: Background color (color picker) Icon Remove badge from moderator permissions (not needed anymore with the above option based on usergroups) For recently joined members, please add an option to choose for how many days the joined-recently-badge will be displayed.
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    kmk reacted to Interferon in So much empty space...   
    This is really excessive.

    It looks even worse if your forum background is set to white.

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    kmk 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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    kmk reacted to LoPoSt in So much empty space...   
    @Takohashi I completely agree with you that there is indeed a lot of free space. The articles also contain a lot

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    kmk got a reaction from AlexJ in Wiki-like-editing is useless at this moment   
    +1
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    kmk got a reaction from sobrenome in Google Calendar API Integration/Feed Import   
    I have to import each time when I add new event? 
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    kmk got a reaction from Markus Jung in Wiki-like-editing is useless at this moment   
    +1
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