How do you mess up the forums so badly?



  • The forum UI is almost as buggy as Catan Universe game itself. How do you not notice things like this? Wow.

    Look at the user profile. Scroll down a bit. The cover photo always stays in place, taking half of the screen. A useless picture always staying in vision. Also as you scroll, some of the text is going to be seen through the cover photo. Do you even test what you put into production?

    The users are regularly automatically logged out of the forums. About once a month. I have not seen any other system do it like that. Especially if you are using it several times a week.

    Sometimes you are able to post in locked topics. I guess it was a one-time glitch but still.

    When you have a notification - someone upvoting your post or mentioning you... When you click on it, the topic is openend but the screen does not jump to the post which was mentioned in the notification.

    When using the "infinite scroll", very often the most recent posts are never displayed.

    When using the pages instead of infinite scroll, when clicking on a post you go to the first page. The page numbers are not displayed in the menu. Would make much more sense to see page numbers as it is done in any other forum. Otherwise you just have to make more extra clicks.

    I'm sure there are more things but I will leave you with this at the moment...

    And they still think they are ready to end the early access when they can't even get their forums working correctly.



  • I don't experience any of those issues. Are you using Netscape Navigator to view the forums?



  • I experience everything Stroom mentioned. As well, when I click on the red icon that lists the number of unread emails, it never opens up completely...it's always looks like it's loading. I have to right click on the icon and open it as a separate window in order for it to display the list of unread messages. Same thing for notifications.



  • Oh, another bug I found yesterday. Usually when you press the Reply button, a small window appears on the bottom so you can see the topic while you write a reply. You can also press a button to make the text area fill the whole screen. You can press it again to minimize the window back to normal.

    Now, whenever I reply, the window is always max size. Clicking minimize button does not do much to minimize it.

    Who is in charge of the development of this stuff? College students? How do you even break the forums so badly?



  • @Stroom I can´t even see all the whole page of the Forum:exclamation:
    The forum has become quite useless to me, I can only read the first posts. The lower part of the page is invisible ever since the confounded picture has been introduced. I cannot scroll anymore! If I want to view the lower part of the page, I need to minimize so much, the text becomes unreadable. Complaining had as much effect as the complains I made about the tech problems in the game: No help whatsoever. :rage: I had really given up on this project for a while, not bothering anymore. But now you want to submit this for release? Why not fix it first?



  • I also dislike the forum. Why not switch over to a better forum service, like Vanilla Forums?


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