General forum facelift/revamp

We’ve performed some spring cleaning on the Conan Exiles forum! We now have an extra layer of subcategories to play with, which allows us to organize sections more neatly and comprehensively - the aim of the update is to reduce clutter on the Exiles forum frontpage and (hopefully) allow for easier tracking, reporting, and discussing of various things for each respective platform (PC, PS, Xbox).

Changelog:

Conan Exiles General

  • Forum logo updated with brighter, blue-tinted logo from Isle of Siptah.
  • Forum background updated to Isle of Siptah key art (no more brown sand!).
  • Category boxes now show nested subforums instead of topics.
  • Category boxes now shift into a column on narrow browser windows.
  • Category box styling adjusted: darker box, more transparent, now has a 1px grey border to help with contrast

Conan Exiles Categories

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Quick update: Changed the Patch Notes icon from the magnifying glass to a parchment & quill, and added console brand logos to their respective console forum icons.

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General

  • Added a little visual feedback when mousing over categories on all forums. Hopefully not too distracting!
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Conan Exiles Forums:

  • Updated Clan & Server icons
  • Condensed PC categories into a row
  • Updated Feedback icon
  • Increased spacing and font size on “boxes with featured topics” display (PC, PS, Xbox Discussion) to hopefully make those boxes look less crammed and make the text more readable

General changes:

  • Added additional details and outlines to most buttons with the hope they stand out better against a darker background
  • Made category banners in category boxes uniform lengths (also affects all other forums when I eventually get to them all)
  • Aligned category icons
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General (Mobile)

  • Added floating ‘New Topic’ button for mobile users (see bottom-right of screen) that stays with you as you browse a category, so you don’t have to scroll all the way back to the top to post.

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General (Desktop)

  • Breadcrumb trails for 2 layers of categories now fully show at the top of a topic when scrolling down, instead of requiring you to go back to the top to see the full trail.

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Conan Exiles Forums (and eventually the rest)

  • ‘Dev Tracker’ button at the top of each category now only displays posts from Funcom staff within the category you’re currently in. So if you click the button while viewing #conan-exiles:exiles-playstation it’ll show posts in that category. If you click the button in #exiles-playstation:playstation-bugs then it’ll only show posts in the PS Bug Reports category, and so on for all other categories in the Conan Exiles section. I’ll work on expanding this function for the other games later tonight.

Edit: Done for Secret World Legends. Will do the other trackers another time, it’s late :stuck_out_tongue:

  • Fixed category box display in General Discussion on mobile

General

  • Added little speech bubble icon next to reply count, so you can more easily tell what the numbers mean in each column without looking at the top. Desktop only right now
  • Fixed margins at top of category on narrow browser windows (including mobile), should result in way less dead space between the black bar at the top and the body
  • Removed category logos at the top of page when viewing a category on mobile, this along with the above point should conserve a ton of space at the top of each page
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General

  • Mostly finished new developer comment badge for threads!
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General

  • Funcom staff posts now have an updated appearance

  • New thread tag #Report-Received for staff allow us to mark a bug report that has been seen and reported without necessarily leaving a response to the topic. This tag should be highly visible compared to regular thread tags.

  • Solution color scheme changed from green to blue, highlighted checkbox so it’s more visible on topic list

    • Before:
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    • After:
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  • Also made my #adnyplz tag hideous and garish, as nature intended

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Minor update October 26 2021:

  • Moved topic navigation bar down to a consistent position and added a background to it so…
    • …the text is more visible against light backgrounds,
    • it shows in a consistent position on all category pages, which means…
    • …the New Topic button remains in a consistent position as well

  • Added highlight to New Topic button on desktop
  • On narrow browser windows, New Topic button now gets big and moves to fixed position on the bottom right of your window (similar functionality to what’s already on the mobile version)

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Minor update October 27 2021

Pardon our dust! You may have seen some flickering on the forurms tonight.

  • Performed some cleanup/optimization on the above logic, should now behave more consistently across all categories.

    • There may be a few cases where the tool buttons overlap with the navigation bar, it’s to such a minor degree that it’s not a high-priority fix right now, but I’m aware of it
    • extremely narrow browsers may see some oddities with the category breadcrumb, but unless you, for some reason, browse at 20% width, you probably won’t encounter it
  • Removed category logo and description on narrow browser windows and reclaimed some vertical space (similar to current Mobile version)

  • Removed gap at top of topic when browsing threads on narrow browsers

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