What are the best features of CHB? What are the worst?

Jun 4, 2012
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I think one of the biggest things now is spam promoting shit supplements. Right now, on the Boxing forum, of the first 15 threads, 7 are spam promoting pills. The top 4 threads are all spam.

There needs to be either a better system to weed out bots, or assuming it is actually people posting it, more Mods to clear it up as soon as it comes.
 
Jul 29, 2012
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I'm not going to say that @Jay is the worst feature of this website. I won't say it. What I will say, is that he wanted to start a thread about The Dresden Files, upon being reminded that this website has a wonderful chatroom feature, he decided NOT TO FUCKING USE IT. pretty bad.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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A few things.

Please, those prefixes... why? They just don't seem to have a use for me, and when I create threads, they're fucking annoying. I like simple and ease-of-use. Simple is always better for me, and even if it takes 5 seconds to scroll back up and select a prefix, that's still wasted time when it's not a necessity. I mean this is unless it has some use on the moderator-side of things.

The chat-box looks perfect to me, but I use a ~55" TV to browse this site now. If people with phones are having trouble, I'd say to prioritize that to get the most amount of people. I mean it's not really necessary since not many use it anyways. I'm not sure if it's even be missed if it was removed.

I love the background and color scheme, though. It's the best thing about this site, and what will keep me active and happy for years to come.

Not too crazy about all the prediction league notifications, but I don't mind them if others really like that. I'm a bit disappointed about the prediction league, though. It's difficult for me to navigate and use it. I really, really like simple but it's not anything essential for me to post here. I just use the BoxingProphet site and leave this one alone. Reason why I didn't really like that Rook boxing game. I see a lot of buttons, bars, etc., and my mind just becomes mush. Just let me pick someone, bet money, pick the means, and that's it. Seems a bit too much like a legit gambling site for me, but as I said, take my criticism with an enormous grain of salt because I'm sure several others like it.
 
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Jun 10, 2013
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Please, those prefixes... why? They just don't seem to have a use for me, and when I create threads, they're fucking annoying. I like simple and ease-of-use. Simple is always better for me, and even if it takes 5 seconds to scroll back up and select a prefix, that's still wasted time when it's not a necessity. I mean this is unless it has some use on the moderator-side of things.
I think this may be one of the bigger deterrents to people using the forum right now - it's confusing and attempts to fix something that was never really broken in the first place.
 
Jul 18, 2012
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my other other benz
Has there been some sort of security update or something? Im usually permanently logged in on my laptop but had to do it manually the other day and now I cant log in on my phone at all
 

Jay

May 31, 2012
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Has there been some sort of security update or something? Im usually permanently logged in on my laptop but had to do it manually the other day and now I cant log in on my phone at all
There';s been some backend changes and stuff done recently. We've had some technical issues for the last two weeks (I'm going to address it properly soon, but it's been really sporadic in who it affects/when affected) with http error 500. That should as of this afternoon have been fixed.

What problems are you getting?
 

mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
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How do I change my theme back?

On phone.

Had it white but the outage seems to have reset to black and orange and I keep vomiting everywhere.
 
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Jay

May 31, 2012
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How do I change my theme back?

On phone.

Had it white but the outage seems to have reset to black and orange and I keep vomiting everywhere.
Weird glitch with the light theme after the upgrade. I've tried to fix but no go. I'm raising a support ticket for it, but their opening hours are Monday-Friday. Unfortunately it'll have to be the dark theme until then. Or I can bring back the XF default theme until then which is a light colour scheme if you prefer that.
 
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mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
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Weird glitch with the light theme after the upgrade. I've tried to fix but no go. I'm raising a support ticket for it, but their opening hours are Monday-Friday. Unfortunately it'll have to be the dark theme until then. Or I can bring back the XF default theme until then which is a light colour scheme if you prefer that.
S'cool, mate.

I'll take another one for team CHB.
 
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McGrain

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Jul 6, 2012
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The threads on the front page are now all the same colour. They used to be orange when they were unread and white when they weren't. Now they're all white. HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHAT I'VE READ. FROM MEMORIES?
 
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Jay

May 31, 2012
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Hi @Jay, I've noticed that if somebody posts in a thread they started it shows an icon 'original poster' on their avatar. Why?
It's just a new feature with the theme, I kinda like it but I can probably turn it off if people hate it. Most sites have an identifier for the OP of a thread/topic.

The threads on the front page are now all the same colour. They used to be orange when they were unread and white when they weren't. Now they're all white. HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHAT I'VE READ. FROM MEMORIES?
Some annoying change in the colour scheme post updates. I spent about an hour trying to fix that and couldn't, I think @dkos will have a look at some point as well. Unread are BOLD whereas Read aren't. Otherwise I'll be able to get it fixed next week.