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The new site layout- Not what I was promised
harkovast at 12:11AM, July 16, 2011
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I was told repeatedly that the new site layout would not affect the layout of my comic pages by removing my links, background image, adverts etc.
It would appear it has done all of these things.
I can't help but feel a little annoyed that I was basically just being fobbed off and my concerns were not really being listened to.

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Anubis at 12:34AM, July 16, 2011
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I am not very happy with how things were done either….. they ended up warning us on getsatisfaction  but still   the new system is very uhhhhh basic.  They promice us that they will be making it better  so it is up to us to make sure they keep their word
harkovast at 3:04AM, July 16, 2011
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I thought the point of the changes was to make things better?
Everything seems to be in a mess.
I havn't seen any improvements so far. The pages don't seem to load quicker (they are still snails pace slow) and I cant see any new features otehr than this whole “like” thing.
I wish they hadn't given me false expectations. If they were going to screw up my comic layout, they should have just told me so, rather then giving me false security.
Why promise the moon when you cant deliver?

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gene hole at 9:38AM, July 16, 2011
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didn't much care for the shrinkage my comic pages received, either.  now some of the text is nigh illegible. 
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zammap at 8:45PM, July 16, 2011
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I didn't get sny shrinking (I guess my comic pages are okay size for them) nor any loss in quility (I used png).
the page layout pisses me off. I want my homepage with the random info junk on the side
>:O
But things are loading faster for me. everything used to be so snail on the old one.
Also why are the forums hidden alll the way on the bottom of the page?
WinterLegend at 8:53PM, July 16, 2011
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I'm sure they will let us have more flexibility when they can.  Without even the ability to put our own stuff into sidebars, let alone design our whole page like most people are used to doing, they are going to have a huge uproar.   
What I'm more disappointed about myself is that so much stuff is not changed.  The site's navigational changes are purely cosmetic for the most part.  When I view my comic now I can go to “create a new comic” or “activate layout mode” which is nice, but not something I use except for rare occasions.  It's not every day I need to redesign my site or create a new comic all together.  But to complete a daily task like simply uploading a page, I still have to go control panel, find my comic, click edit, go to pages, add new page, blah blah.      
Salsa at 10:13PM, July 16, 2011
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WinterLegend wrote:
I'm sure they will let us have more flexibility when they can.  Without even the ability to put our own stuff into sidebars, let alone design our whole page like most people are used to doing, they are going to have a huge uproar.   
What I'm more disappointed about myself is that so much stuff is not changed.  The site's navigational changes are purely cosmetic for the most part.  When I view my comic now I can go to “create a new comic” or “activate layout mode” which is nice, but not something I use except for rare occasions.  It's not every day I need to redesign my site or create a new comic all together.  But to complete a daily task like simply uploading a page, I still have to go control panel, find my comic, click edit, go to pages, add new page, blah blah.      
Heh, Keep dreaming, They said they were going to be doing a Drag-and-Drop deal for the customization. Now, that is going to be much harder to implement than allowing us to upload an HTML file and a CSS file and just making sure it's secure.
I guess you could say the more things change the more they stay the same.
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abrahamlincoln at 6:42AM, July 17, 2011
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eventually something will be done, there's too many people peeved.
but if you want to see an example of how the current stuff works, take a peek at my (abraham's) comic, (just full of testing stuff right now)
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dcole at 7:27AM, July 17, 2011
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I'm fine with the loss of layout, personally. I was told and I didn't listen - my bad.
What does bug me, however, are the ads on our pages. They're in the prime spots that I would place my PW ads in. Now, once HTML editing comes back online, I have to find a way to squeeze my ad-space onto my page.
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Skullbie at 11:58AM, July 17, 2011
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I'm mostly shocked at the compression on the pages. I wasn't really keeping up so this took me by surprise. My files were not huge to begin with (like 320kb each)
I was promised ugly eyestrain abomination forums so they delivered on that front.
 
skoolmunkee at 12:07PM, July 17, 2011
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Skullbie wrote:
I'm mostly shocked at the compression on the pages. I wasn't really keeping up so this took me by surprise. My files were not huge to begin with (like 320kb each)
I was promised ugly eyestrain abomination forums so they delivered on that front.
    
The image compression was not supposed to happen and they are looking into it.
WinterLegendwrote:
But to complete a daily task like simply uploading a page, I still have to go control panel, find my comic, click edit, go to pages, add new page, blah blah.      
     
Well, not quite. If you're on a page like the forums, you can expand “my comics” in the sidebar on the right there, and click “edit” you'll go to your comic's control panel, so… that's not really any fewer clicks, is it?
 
Still, they're actively working on adding new features, and an “upload new page” button in the topbar if you're looking at your own comic is a good idea.
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MrHades at 12:38AM, July 18, 2011
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I was looking forward to bring able to reply directly to readers comments, but I think that feature is either yet to be implemented or it's not happening.
Hey, why not follow me on Twitter? User name: @THE_MrHades
JustNoPoint at 2:31AM, July 18, 2011
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You can do that at comicfury too. The only thing CF doesn't have that this one did/does are comic spedific forums which are planned to be implemented.
WinterLegend at 6:45PM, July 18, 2011
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Yeah, I don't really want to go to drunkduck's homepage instead of my comic just to get me one or two less clicks to get to uploading.
Threaded comments would be nice, yeah.  But I can understand if they don't have the manpower to put that through and moderate it yet, since it would be a really big thing.
skoolmunkee at 1:19AM, July 19, 2011
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MrHades wrote:
I was looking forward to bring able to reply directly to readers comments, but I think that feature is either yet to be implemented or it's not happening.
They've planned this since the very early days, but since it wasn't necessary for the site launch they haven't done it yet. So, it's one of their planned features.
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fukujinzuke at 9:40AM, July 19, 2011
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I can't use my “mouse hover-switch to animated gif-navigation button” trick… I'm a little disappointed. Oh well. 

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