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djvenom



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:42 am Reply with quote
i not a fan of the new theme myself i like the old theme i hope we can go back to it or have it where the ones who would like to go back to the old theme can go back to it this one sucks lol sorry but it does
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:24 am Reply with quote
errinundra & st_owly wrote:
Any chance of being able to opt out of the "Around the web" feature?

It's gratuitous, of absolutely no interest to me, has no relevance to anime and sometimes has images I don't want appearing on my screen at work, however briefly.


We're going to give subscribers the ability to turn it off.
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:32 am Reply with quote
xstylus wrote:
I know ads are a necessary evil, but can they please NOT take up well over 40% of the entire screen? Not exaggerating either, I measured. Aniplex must be paying you guys bank or something.


What resolution is your screen? It shouldn't look like that. You should have a third column of content, filling the page. That white space on each site of the skin should not be there.

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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:34 am Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
I've just discovered that your co.uk has gone and now only your .com site comes up where I have to select [UK & Ireland] to get on UK site. Was this on purpose then?


You no longer get auto-redirected to .co.uk, but the locale should be automatically set to UK & Ireland the moment you visit.

Going to http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk will automatically set the locale to Ireland & UK.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:36 am Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
xstylus wrote:
I know ads are a necessary evil, but can they please NOT take up well over 40% of the entire screen? Not exaggerating either, I measured. Aniplex must be paying you guys bank or something.


What resolution is your screen? It shouldn't look like that. You should have a third column of content, filling the page. That white space on each site of the skin should not be there.

At the time he wrote that there was a bug causing the homepage to be narrower than it was supposed to be.
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:37 am Reply with quote
BinBouGami1234 wrote:
Could some of the old skins be brought back. I like that we can make our own skins now, but I miss my Summer Wars one.


I'll see if we can open up access to the image files from the old skins so that people can re-create them. Unfortunately we can't just give you access because they won't work without being modified (the layout is different).

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lem
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:27 pm Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
errinundra & st_owly wrote:
Any chance of being able to opt out of the "Around the web" feature?..


We're going to give subscribers the ability to turn it off.


Anything to get rid of that gawdawful National Enquirer/Yahoo vibe would be much appreciated.

Would it also be possible to bring back the "random" review feature?
Thanks in advance.
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thenextday



Joined: 08 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:40 pm Reply with quote
I was chatting with a friend yesterday and this happens.
Quote:
<F> did u see the new ANN design
<F> its so awful
<F> i changed some of the settings to make it tolerable
<F> but even then its too much
<F> looks a lot less professional i think too
<F> like they downgraded

This isn't someone who would normally bring up something like this so I was a bit surprised. I'm sure now that there are many others that don't agree with the new design that haven't even thought to post here.
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ShaunHastings



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:27 pm Reply with quote
Are you guys at ANN serious?? Last week the layout was all squashed up so I only get one column of news alongside your regular articles column, but towards the end of the week it was back to 2 news items + regular columns, so I assumed it was some error.

And now I come back today and it's all squashed up again to 1 news article column + regular article column. This is ridiculous, I can not even see the headlines of the first articles without scrolling down.
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TsunaReborn!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:40 pm Reply with quote
lem wrote:
Would it also be possible to bring back the "random" review feature?
Thanks in advance.


I brought this up during the Beta period (I can't find my actual post). Hopefully if enough people show interest it could be brought back? I used it a hell of a lot.

Edit - Found the post:

Dan42 wrote:
TsunaReborn! wrote:
Is the "Random Fun" box going to be kept? I couldn’t see it anywhere on the beta (I haven’t had a thorough look as of yet).

Ah, it looks like we overlooked that feature. But I don't think we'll be able to bring it back. The new layout uses landscape images for all articles, and we need to select an appropriate image for each article, as littlegreenwolf pointed out. But it's not going to be feasible to go through our reviews archive and adjust the image for each one.

Unless someone knows of software that can automatically find the point of interest in a picture?


Edit 2 - I just noticed that 0 users are shown in the forum:



(Sorry image blends in with the background.)
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thecritter



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:55 pm Reply with quote
PLEASE get rid of the bold on the article or headline titles. Upping the size and coloring them are fine, but the bolding on top of it makes them harder to read and makes them take up unnecessary space. It's too much emphasis.
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marie-antoinette



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:15 pm Reply with quote
Another potential issue: when I loaded the site just now, my view reverted back to Grid View with Images and I couldn't change it to my preferred List View with Images.

Upon refresh, things went back to normal, so I don't know what caused it to happen and it could be a one-time thing. But I figured I would mention it, just in case it's not.
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errinundra
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:33 pm Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
errinundra & st_owly wrote:
Any chance of being able to opt out of the "Around the web" feature?

It's gratuitous, of absolutely no interest to me, has no relevance to anime and sometimes has images I don't want appearing on my screen at work, however briefly.


We're going to give subscribers the ability to turn it off.


Thanks ever so much.

And... I'm getting used to the new layout. Good luck with it.

(I also miss the random review feature.)
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marie-antoinette



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:01 pm Reply with quote
marie-antoinette wrote:
Another potential issue: when I loaded the site just now, my view reverted back to Grid View with Images and I couldn't change it to my preferred List View with Images.

Upon refresh, things went back to normal, so I don't know what caused it to happen and it could be a one-time thing. But I figured I would mention it, just in case it's not.


This just happened to me again Sad
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bglassbrook



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:13 pm Reply with quote
Front page layout is still sticking like a greased-up Teflon pan on wet ice.

Latest skin itself is fixed but still requires scroll side-to-side to read and is now affecting the thread list as well. Think I'm going to count that as a solid two-steps backwards.
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