So, how does the new forum compare with the old forum? What do you like, what do you miss etc?

  • Now that we've had the time to familiarize ourselves with the new forum, what are your impressions of it?


    Sameish as the old forum? Stuff in it that are pleasant surprises, that you like, or that you miss or dislike?


    After learning how to mute the alerts I don't want, it starts to feel like the old forum (besides a lot less threads, of course), with a few differences:


    - what I like is that it looks like DP's/avatars can be dynamic gif's again, that option had been broken for a while on the old forum (only noticeable when you'd change your avatar)


    - what I miss is that videos (and pics too? Haven't checked yet) can't be embedded anymore in posts, but are only links.


    No bigger stuff yet, for me.


    How about you, what are your experiences with the new forum so far?

  • To be honest, everything is very complicated and tiring right now. The format of the old forum was really good and we were used to it. Here, even the threads look complex. I am having a hard time finding what I am looking for now that everything is intertwined. For example, in the old forum there was a separate section for achievements, but here it goes the News & Gossip section which is irrelevant to me. I miss old format ;(

    "Don’t judge a book by its cover. Everybody has a reason and everybody has a story. I hope people don’t judge a person based on what they see." Kim Taehyung


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  • A few things I'd like to mention in response to a couple of OP's points:


    1) I don't think DP allows gif. I tried it, but the function is broken. It'll let me add a link to a gif but when I saved it, the gif doesn't move. It's a still frame. Which is highly disappointing. If someone knows a way that will display the gif properly, please let me know!


    2) Videos actually can be embedded. All you gotta do is directly copy and paste the link into your post as regular text (instead of using the link feature they provide). As for images, instead of pasting a link, just right click on the image you want to post, then click on "copy image" (not "copy link address" or "copy image address") and then directly paste it on here.


    PS: I use chrome so I don't know whether or not the right click would display different terminologies/wording for other web browsers such as safari, firefox etc. But basically, you just gotta directly copy and paste the image, instead of using a link.


    Now to answer the question about what I like and dislike:


    1) I like that there are more emoji options (we were limited to only few emojis previously. I hope they continue to expand their emoji and sticker options in the future).


    2) I don't like the overly white and bright color they've used for the background. It kind of is uneasy on the eyes. They actually changed it to a dark mode with a dark gray for like a day or two and then switched right back to white. Ugh, I prefer something less sharp to the eyes. Maybe something customizable would be nice?


    3) I hate how they erased all of the old threads!!! The lack of threads on here makes me bored. And honestly, I occasionally like revisiting old posts, sigh. They've completely erased all of our existence and started new again.


    4) I'm not understanding how akorns work, and just by reading their explanation gives me a headache. And honestly, I don't know what's the purpose of the akorn system. Why can't we just be a normal forum where the main focus is on socializing and discussing? Instead of this system they're trying to push.


    So far these are the only complaints I have. I haven't been on here long enough since they've rebooted the forum to provide any more feedback.

  • 1) I don't think DP allows gif. I tried it, but the function is broken. It'll let me add a link to a gif but when I saved it, the gif doesn't move. It's a still frame. Which is highly disappointing. If someone knows a way that will display the gif properly, please let me know!

    Resize and optimize the gif you'll use. There's a limit size and pixels that are allowed

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  • As far as your DP, as long as your Gif's dimension is 128x128, it will be animated.

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