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    Matt got a reaction from Ryan Ashbrook in Links in forum descriptions pointing to old domain   
    That's a @Charles thing. I'm not allowed near servers, right @TSP?
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    Matt got a reaction from TSP in Links in forum descriptions pointing to old domain   
    That's a @Charles thing. I'm not allowed near servers, right @TSP?
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    Matt got a reaction from Runar in Links in forum descriptions pointing to old domain   
    That's a @Charles thing. I'm not allowed near servers, right @TSP?
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    Matt got a reaction from AutoMinded in Spanner passed away   
    I’m really saddened to hear this. 

    I’d like to put something together to honour his memory. Sadly, I didn’t get to know him outside of our ticket and topic conversations. If you’d like to share a thought or memory in this topic, I’ll include them.
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    Matt got a reaction from G17 Media in Invision devs forgot # of views in Topic Summary?   
    I don't think that number of views is a particularly useful metric and doesn't reflect how beneficial the topic may be.

    Also, which guest page caching, the topic view isn't entirely accurate and will only accurately count member (logged in) views.
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius in Dynamic Promotions/Our Picks   
    Nice idea, I like it. I'm all for automation.

    Although I do wonder if promotion it is the best way - or another widget that takes high rep content and shows it.

    I'll ponder it.

    Facebook prohibits automatic publishing, so we couldn't do that.
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    Matt got a reaction from Askancy in Invision devs forgot # of views in Topic Summary?   
    I don't think that number of views is a particularly useful metric and doesn't reflect how beneficial the topic may be.

    Also, which guest page caching, the topic view isn't entirely accurate and will only accurately count member (logged in) views.
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    Matt got a reaction from BankFodder in Invision devs forgot # of views in Topic Summary?   
    I don't think that number of views is a particularly useful metric and doesn't reflect how beneficial the topic may be.

    Also, which guest page caching, the topic view isn't entirely accurate and will only accurately count member (logged in) views.
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    Matt got a reaction from bearback in Invision devs forgot # of views in Topic Summary?   
    I don't think that number of views is a particularly useful metric and doesn't reflect how beneficial the topic may be.

    Also, which guest page caching, the topic view isn't entirely accurate and will only accurately count member (logged in) views.
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    Matt got a reaction from Makoto in Invision devs forgot # of views in Topic Summary?   
    I don't think that number of views is a particularly useful metric and doesn't reflect how beneficial the topic may be.

    Also, which guest page caching, the topic view isn't entirely accurate and will only accurately count member (logged in) views.
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    Matt got a reaction from Joey Prettyman in We need more options for widget containers   
    Invision Super Groups v5.3 is the version we have this penciled in for.
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    Matt got a reaction from Morgin in We need more options for widget containers   
    Invision Super Groups v5.3 is the version we have this penciled in for.
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    Matt got a reaction from DesignzShop in So much empty space...   
    We were in beta for months, alpha for about a month before that. We've been talking about 4.5 since last year, and announced the new front end theme in April. We've been running a beta version on our own community here for months.

    I understand your point that you can't be expected to obsessively follow every bit of news we release, but with a major upgrade you should take a short time to investigate the changes before pressing the button.

    I appreciate the feedback but I think it's a little unfair to state that you didn't know what was coming and now regret it.
    We also have to design for a wide variety of screen sizes, so the layout has to be consistent and modular.

    It's easy to see a lot of whitespace on a single screen with a short topic title and few logged in actions at full screen on a 24" monitor, but when you consider this:


    I don't feel that there's much space to save here without cramming it into two lines and accepting some buttons will overflow.
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    Matt got a reaction from Fast Lane! 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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    Matt reacted to christopher-w in So much empty space...   
    Come on guys, Invision is never going to please us all. And even if they adopted granular ACP theme adjustment tools same as Xenforo has, we'd still need to sit back and adjust dozens and dozens of margin, padding, line height and similar parameters to suit all of our individual tastes. And then you have the menu, which in my view should be docked in an object that can be bound to the DOM either on the server or in a CSOM. But, even if Invision did that, we'd still need to position it ourselves, and move it around depending on the app currently in use. So I say, be careful what you wish for as even though I'd like to see pages that are rendered a little more tightly and menus that break from the current paradigm, you can bet if Invision did that, we'd still be back with another set of demands next month.
    So how about we get together, put our hands in our pockets and see if we can find a designer come dev to create a configurable theme for us - and I mean a theme, not a (wanit in green, blue, red?) skinning exercise. It could include all sorts of presets including spacing, fonts, menu positions and so on, including specifics for desktop and mobile. Won't be cheap, but at least at the end of it we will have something we can use to give us what we want, rather than assuming Invision can pull a theme styling rabbit out of the hat which is going to miraculously please us all. I just don't see it.
    Of course, Invision are more than capable of doing this themselves. But a bit a string only goes so far, and if they do this, then all the other stuff we need like video transcoding (ok I need that 🙂 ) will get pushed to the back of the queue.
    So how how about it? Put our energies into something creative?
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    Matt got a reaction from breatheheavy 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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    Matt got a reaction from bearback 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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    Matt reacted to FZ 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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    Matt got a reaction from Runar in So much empty space...   
    We were in beta for months, alpha for about a month before that. We've been talking about 4.5 since last year, and announced the new front end theme in April. We've been running a beta version on our own community here for months.

    I understand your point that you can't be expected to obsessively follow every bit of news we release, but with a major upgrade you should take a short time to investigate the changes before pressing the button.

    I appreciate the feedback but I think it's a little unfair to state that you didn't know what was coming and now regret it.
    We also have to design for a wide variety of screen sizes, so the layout has to be consistent and modular.

    It's easy to see a lot of whitespace on a single screen with a short topic title and few logged in actions at full screen on a 24" monitor, but when you consider this:


    I don't feel that there's much space to save here without cramming it into two lines and accepting some buttons will overflow.
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    Matt got a reaction from Runar in We need more options for widget containers   
    Invision Super Groups v5.3 is the version we have this penciled in for.
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    Matt got a reaction from Runar 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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    Matt reacted to Allegheny in Login Anonymously Feature Missing in v4.5   
    Yeah... I've done a complete reversal on this after thinking on it for several hours.
    I should have paused and given it some more thought before only seeing it as a negative.  This new change will work just fine.
    Thanks for the positive reinforcement, it's appreciated.
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    Matt got a reaction from Maxxius 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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    Matt got a reaction from FZ 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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    Matt reacted to Rikki in So much empty space...   
    In 4.5 we've tried to keep headers consistent, so that buttons are where you expect them to be, there's space for additional buttons as each page/app might require, and so that each page/app can extend the data shown in the header without the whole thing breaking down. In 4.4, this was a problem - sure, on perfect example pages, the follow button worked well in the top right. But using a different app where more buttons need to be shown, or even just having a long topic title, suddenly it wasn't so pretty and usable. The new header is designed to be flexible and extensible according to requirements.
    It's pretty easy to take one particular page and find criticisms - but remember we are designing a suite where each page might have some shared functionality and some unique functionality. We have to design components that can work well in more than one perfect scenario. 
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