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  • Utah Utes Fan Board

    add General Conversation or Off Topic Forum?

    As much as I love all the Utah chat, some of the best conversations and laughs come from off topic subjects. Can that be added?

  • Well Utefans needs conversation still keep that over on the other board in my opinion.

    • Tacoma Ute

      That gives me an idea. Have an “other topics” category that sends you to a link to UFN. Let’s keep both boards hopping.

      • mokus

        If you are going to go that route, then the BYU/TDS should send you directly to cougarboard.

  • Stradlater

    Forum look and feel.

    Love the new forum. Less small red text on the index page would be nice.

  • oc_ute

    test post

  • Dugway

    The actual text of the messages seems small to me, is there a way to make it larger? I couldn’t find anything in the settings.

    • Summit Ute

      Ctrl + in chrome works, but no other solutions right now that I’m aware of.

  • Tony

    Yes as soon as this new user registration sh*tstorm subsides I’ll try to make the index look better.

  • Red Dawn

    I love it! Feels like a legitimate forum. Thanks again Tony!

  • Utahute72

    Is there any reason we are using GMT as a time stamp?

    • Tony

      HA. Because I never set a time zone! I’ll change it to MDT if I can!

  • Stradlater

    The larger, bolder, darker red subject lines on the index page look great! Much easier to read now.

  • SouthJordanUte

    How do you insert pics if they are saved on your desktop?

    Not sure if this is possible, but a drag and drop for pictures would change my life for the better.

    • Wilson's Mustache

      I’m not sure you can upload directly from your computer, Its probably a feature that can be added, however I recommend just uploading your picture to imagur and then using the img button to post it from there.

  • SouthJordanUte

    Love the sight by the way. Thanks for putting this together.

  • RUUTES

    would it be possible to have the Home › Forums › 1 – Ute Sports › Football › Forum look and feel

    List duplicated at the bottom of the thread as well? Just a minor tweak I think but I’m not sure don’t do websites.

  • Testing out a LIKE button

    I just installed a LIKE BUTTON for the forum posts. Try it out and let me know if you…. um… LIKE it.

  • Hockeybeard

    I think it is doing a ‘Like the Topic’ function, not just that post.

  • Tony

    Oh you seem to be right. I will see if I can find a different one.

  • Tony

    Okay just installed a different one. It puts the thumb in the header of the comment. Let’s try that.

    • Hockeybeard

      Works perfectly. Though I have to refresh the thread to see the increment in #oflikes.

    • 89ute

      when I hit the like, it reduced your total from 2 to 1. ?????

      • Hockeybeard

        Bold hand = you haven’t liked yet; faded hand = you’ve liked it already.

      • BioUte

        It did that for me too but then I refreshed and it showed the correct #.

  • Tony

    Yeah maybe I can muck the thumb icon so it is more obvious.

  • Tony

    OH, there was an option to add text…

    • mokus

      Is there a way you can un-like something if you accidentally click it? I hate giving credit where not due! 😀

      • Tony

        It’s a pretty basic, no-frills feature. I tried to click it to unlike but it was a no-go. Perhaps that can be down the road.

        • 89ute

          Any way to see who like you?

  • Mr Robot

    Testing testing.

  • Jumpmasterute

    Just testing

  • Jumpmasterute

    Text
    test
    Text

  • leftyjace

    Successful test, over.

  • Tony

    Here you go… Just use the img button and put your image URL in there.

  • UTE98

    New UTE HUB logo

    I like the new UTE Hub logo, it looks better than the UH.

    Nice improvement.

  • GiantUte

    Testing the reply function. I like the new Ute Hub logo, too. However, I would prefer that “te Hub” be all in white. That would make the red Block U pop. Does that make sense?

  • UTE98

    GiantUte that is a good suggestion. I feel bad for so many recommendations so fast but it will improve the site quicker.

  • Some "quality of life" ideas

    Hey Mr. Tony(admin) – props on the site. Huge improvement over the other non-subscription boards I have frequented. I’m excited for the many possibilities this can make for the online Ute community.

    I just have a couple suggestions I’d like to put out there I haven’t seen mentioned yet – mostly common ones I like to have for forum navigation:

    1) A button on the bottom that either takes you to the top of the page or allows you to navigate back out to the sub-forum or to the next thread.

    2) Perhaps bolding new posts in a thread, or fading out old posts that have been ‘read’ so that you can quickly find the new discussions if you’ve missed a hot topic for a few hours or so (I know there is the new activity, but that just takes you to the newest post). With the indented replies (which I love) it can sometimes be hard to follow conversations if you don’t scroll through the entire thread again.

    3) The “like” or “upvote” button – I know some are scared this will lead to a mob mentality, or a swarming/circle jerk for unpopular opinions, but I think if you leave it as a “like” or “report” feature, versus a true “upvote/downvote” then you end up getting a better response and have that positive feedback people are looking for.

    4) keep kickin’ ass on this site.

  • Born-A-Ute-PDX

    I definitely agree with #2! That would be ideal.

    I will also throw out one additional question/suggestion for those of us who occasionally lurk from work… Is there a way to see the forum without the graphic of the stadium/fans in the left and right margins? It looks good, but would be cool to make it a bit more discrete when needed.

    So far, great site!

  • UteSteve

    Love the new site! I think it would be nice on the home page to contain a plethora of information about the upcoming game front and center (opponent, time, channel, etc). Also, maybe a Twitter/Instagram feed of all official Utah Athletics accounts for quick hitting updates.

  • joefan

    Another suggestion I have is to put an option in email settings to notify me of follow up-replies via emails instead of having to check it each time you post a reply on a thread.

  • joefan

    One more suggestion: providing a way for the “notify me of follow-up replies via email” to be auto checked in settings so I don’t have to click it every time I post.

    Thanks.

  • joefan

    One more suggestion. Setting for auto-checking the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email” box so I don’t have to do it every time.

    Thanks.

  • Tony

    Thanks for the comments. After one day I think it is amazing so far and it will get better over time. Thanks for the suggestions. I think a “like” button is good, and positive.

    I have yet to address the look and feel of the forum it is totally an out of the box setup right now. It will certainly improve.

    • Hockeybeard

      LIKE

    • Hockeybeard

      Look at you so quick with the “Like” button! Wish I could hit it multiple times!

  • execUTEioner

    It looks like the forum user names aren’t unique. Moose will have a field day with this.

    • AZswayze

      Is there a way to limit it to one user per IP to try to cut down on users having multiple accounts. I know some will use proxies and whatever, but at least it would be somewhat of a deterrent. I hate having to try to figure out who I’m dealing with constantly. The whole multiple account thing is just weird to me.

      • Hockeybeard

        @Hockeybeard @executeioner Man, you’re playing with my mind right now. I wasn’t sure how I was posting without posting…

        • execUTEioner

          @Hockeybeard Sorry to pick on you, just playing around. This could get generate confusion. Usernames or the display name, since it’s not actually displaying the username, should be unique and tied to an account, IMO.

          • AZswayze

            My god am I confused right now.

            • Hockeybeard

              Should I switch my handle executioner? would that help?

            • execUTEioner

              Confused about what? @480ute

              • AZswayze

                Dude, my head is about to explode.

              • AZswayze

                Now, can you please change yours back before we get stuck this way.

  • Tony

    Woa true security issue. And thanks for pointing out that we can hashtag users. That’s SO COOL! @hockeybeard

    • Hockeybeard

      @admin Just found it out – would be nice if there was an auto-fill feature for it, so you could just type the “@” and a couple letters and have a drop down to choose the user (incase you don’t remember precise spelling or something). Also, it tags the Username, not the display name – so some confusion potential there as well.

  • Crimson Clover

    I especially like #2, the ability to quickly find the new posts in a thread. Utezone takes you straight to the next unread post, which is great.

    You should probably add a donate feature at some point. I’d love to donate towards your efforts, but I realize that’s not your focus.

    • Tony

      Yes the username versus display name is very confusing, even for me. I’d like to get rid of the displayname and just go username.

      • Hockeybeard

        Seems like that would work a lot better and be more intuitive for signups.

  • GadValleyUte

    It would be nice if the top menu (Home/Forum/Members/Activity) was always visible instead of having to scroll back up to it to navigate from page to page. And if Recent Posts was its own button instead of in the drop down that would be nice.
    Thanks again for doing this. I’m sure you’re totally swamped, but so far I’m enjoying what you’ve got.

  • joefan

    Right now, posts are getting cut off on the right side of the browser on my phone.

    • Tony

      Yes the vertical mobile view needs some work. What kind of phone is it?

    • GadValleyUte

      This was happening on my iPhone 6 yesterday in both Safari and Chrome. It was kinds crummy. Landscape mode looked fine, but you couldn’t type anything so I had to constantly switch from landscape to portrait. Hopefully that will get fixed.

      • UteSteve

        Same here. Fixing this would be really helpful as I spend about 90% of my time browsing on my phone and I’m not a fan of landscape.

  • joefan

    Also, another suggestion would be to be able to upload images to the site. Easier to upload a picture from the file on your computer than to upload to imgur and copy the link, especially on mobile. Thanks for your hard work on the site so far.

    • Tony

      That one would be nice and I will be considering that. However, that one could REALLY eat up server resources and space, adding to the infrastructure needs and hosting costs. We’ll see.

      • Hockeybeard

        Perhaps an integrated feature with an imgur upload? Have imgur host the images, but a direct functionality from this site to imgur – not familiar enough with PHP to know if that is possible or not, but I have seen it on other sites.