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    The code tags should be fixed now--in my translation from JavaScript to PHP I decided to invert one of the conditions, but in doing so I got it completely messed up...the logic now is if the first [ code ] comes after the first open curly brace, or if the last [ / code ] comes before the last close curly brace, you get a warning. Once the code tag checker makes it through some more normal usage, I can also look into exempting long-time posters from it in order to make it easier to post curly braces...

    @hk_mp5kpdw That behavior sounds like it might be a vBulletin performance optimization (similar to what you sometimes see in Google results where it doesn't accurately display the total number of available pages for some searches--I assume to avoid returning large result sets)

    @Shakti One of my goals is to avoid having to deal with custom images that will be overwritten when upgrading vBulletin. If I can find a way to improve the images while meeting that goal, and I find better images, I will consider it, but no promises yet.

    @Yarin Thanks! This should now be fixed.

    @CommonTater Thanks for pointing out a workaround!

    @cpjust It looks a lot more like the forums used to look than it did right after upgrading... That said, I tend to agree that everything takes up too much vertical space, and that's something I will consider addressing once some of the other issues are addressed.

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    The cgi scripts are down (links directory and source directory)

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    @Phoenixy Thanks. The issue was that I updated the version of MySQL on the new server to keep things current, but I then had to rebuild DBD::mysql to work with the new version of MySQL.

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    @Shakti I've changed the color and weight of the "View first unread" link to make it stand out but also be readable. (I also purged the original CSS file from the CDN, so this should be available immediatley following a full browser refresh using Ctrl-F5.)

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    I've reduced the amount of padding that follows the end of a post from 3em to .5em, which should help with some of the vertical space issues that Quzah and cpjust mentioned.

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    Actually, the thing that bugs me the most is the list of threads in a forum. I used to be able to see about 3x as many threads/screen.
    If you can make the icon a lot smaller and move the "Started by..." line and all the other text on the 2nd line somewhere else horizontally it would definitely help compact things.
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    I would like an option in the User CP to opt out of receiving friendship requests.

    Since the upgrade, I seem to be regularly receiving friendship requests from members who I don't know in any way. Even worse, I keep getting notifications until I respond. I do not see the benefit of having my profile list a bunch of strangers as friends, so I therefore reject the requests. Given the nature of the thing, I anticipate that the next step will be some stranger taking offense at my rejecting their friendship request.

    It is a minor irritation, but it is an irritation.

    This doesn't mean I feel I am too cool for friendship. However, being nagged with childlike "Will you be my friend?" requests from strangers is not something I would tolerate in the real world from anyone over the age of ten, and I fail to see why I should tolerate it here.

    I assume it is possible for admins to turn this off globally. I would prefer the option through my User CP, as that would allow members who enjoy such things to partake.
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    @cpjust Let me look into doing some of those things. I think the easiest option is to probably going to be some kind of image resizing followed by tweaking the vertical space of fixed elements. To that end, I already removed one of the announcements that I think was no longer relevant (how to move things to the FAQ board). It might also make sense to move the code tag sticky into the announcements section and trim down the vertical space taken up by announcements.

    @grumpy Unfortunately, there's no option to do that per-user. However, from what I've read, it's possible to create a new usergroup that disables the friends system and then manually move people into it upon request. The other option is to disable friendship for users who haven't posted much (the people who are currently in our "registered" user group). Are most of the requests your getting from users with < 10 posts?

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    It might also make sense to move the code tag sticky into the announcements section and trim down the vertical space taken up by announcements.
    Yes... please do that... Maybe if it's outside the message list, people will actually read it!

    Is it possible to display the announcements horizontally as buttons?

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    Unfortunately, there's no option to do that per-user.
    It is amazing that after all these years they haven't figured out that users want fine grained control over stuff like that.

    Anyway, someone wrote a plugin for an older version of "vBulletin" (3.87?) that allowed users to disable notifications for "Friend Requests" by virtue of a loophole. It worked, if memory serves, by allowing "Friend Requests" only for members already marked as being friends. Perhaps something like that is still possible?

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    @CommonTater and @cpjust I've now switched from a sticky to an announcement for the code tags posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    @grumpy Unfortunately, there's no option to do that per-user. However, from what I've read, it's possible to create a new usergroup that disables the friends system and then manually move people into it upon request. The other option is to disable friendship for users who haven't posted much (the people who are currently in our "registered" user group). Are most of the requests your getting from users with < 10 posts?
    All of the requests I've received recently are from users with < 5 posts.

    If you do decide to create a new group with friendship disabled, I will be happy to be the inaugural member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    @CommonTater and @cpjust I've now switched from a sticky to an announcement for the code tags posts.
    Thank you.

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    The search results are still wrong. I believe it was mentioned before, though.
    First there are 5 pages.
    Then on the second page, there are 6 pages in total.
    On the third page, there are 7 pages in total.

    Also, there still seems to be a lot of wasted vertical space (see attached picture).
    Although it doesn't matter so much to be, I suppose it does matter to people who want to trim the vertical space used.
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    Must have a funky browser and or super old cached version of the stylesheet. Don't get that since the bottom padding was changed from 4 to 0.5em.

    Since we're complaining, does the facebook like bit have to be directly beside the thread title? The like button is bigger than the text size. Since the site seems to be doing a gamedev.net, can't you stick it with the Quick Navigation at the bottom of the posts? If digg and twitter are anything to go by, nobody's using the share doodads as it is. Having the like button be more prominent than the thread title doesn't seem right.

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