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Welcome to the New CNET forums!

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 20, 2015 4:48 PM PDT

Hello CNET members and forum readers!

Welcome everyone to the new forums platform. I am excited to announce that the CNET forums have now finally been fully migrated to our new forum platform! Woo hoo!! (Lee is doing the happy dance!) Grin

With this platform change, we have also put on a fresh coat of paint. As you may have noticed here, the forum’s design is finally and I mean FINALLY inline with CNET’s current site design! In the new design we have streamlined and simplified things a bit--allowing it to be brighter and made the text larger for the ease of reading. As for functionality, we have relatively kept things the same except for a few minor things (you can read about them in the Forum FAQ). Note that the main goal of this forum project was to move to a newer platform and bring the design up-to-date, and it was NOT a project to enhance or add forum features. Feature enhancement will come in the future. Happy

So without further ado, I invite you all to go to the Test forum and give the new forum platform a test run. Bang on it, create new discussions, and post to your hearts content! We want you to try it out and get familiar with it. (NOTE: The Test forum is for testing purposes only, so please don’t post anything of importance--as the forum name suggests, it’s a “test” forum.)

Just for fun, here are a couple of discussions to get you started:

-- What is your favorite type of pizza?
-- What's in your pockets or purse for EDC (everyday carry)?

If you have any questions, or would like to report something that is broken (functionality, cosmetic quirkiness, etc.), or have any feedback for us, please let us know about it by posting it here in this discussion thread.

My team has worked extremely hard on this project and we really hope you enjoy it and like love it! Grin

Thank you for your time and your feedback!


-Lee Koo
CNET community manager

Post was last edited on March 24, 2016 8:48 AM PDT

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(NT) Congratulations!
by kaichristiansen CNET staff/forum admin / May 20, 2015 4:54 PM PDT
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(NT) Thanks Kai!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 21, 2015 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Congratulations!
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good to go
by James Denison / May 20, 2015 6:37 PM PDT

hope it all runs smoothly.

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Thanks James!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 21, 2015 7:49 AM PDT
In reply to: good to go

I have my fingers crossed! Happy

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Too big a font.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 22, 2015 1:07 AM PDT

The font is so much bigger than the old forums, that I'm zooming out one or two ticks with the mouse to feel comfortable on a normal 4:3 monitor. Might be different on a 4" phone, however. Isn't this a 'responsive' site, adapting itself to the screen size? That's a missed chance, with so many people going mobile.

PS. Where's the visual editor? I couldn't add a smiley ...

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Hey Kees...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 22, 2015 2:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Too big a font.

The font size is standard font size.

The new forums are currently not mobile adaptive. However, it is one of the next tasks on our list of "To dos" You are absolutely right many people are already on mobile and.or shifting towards mobile usage. Again this is definitely a high priority for us.

As for the visual editor, another thing on our "to do list", but this implementation is not trivial and will take up some time. For the time being, for emoticons or text edits for bold, italic, etc... you can use these here:
BBS codes:

and for emoticons: Happy

Thanks for the feedback!

Post was last edited on June 8, 2015 9:43 AM PDT

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Thank you.
by Hartiq / May 22, 2015 8:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Hey Kees...

> For the time being, for emoticons or text edits for bold, italic, etc... you can use these here:
> BBS codes:

> and for emoticons: Happy

That seem to work. Thank you. But quoting doesn't seem to be on the list of BBS codes.
Unless I'm too tired to see it and just missed it?

I know I've been posting lots of rubbish to the new fora this morning, sorry for that but I'm playing with it.

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I did a colon-curved-bracket.
by Hartiq / May 22, 2015 8:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Too big a font.

I did a colon-curved bracket and that added a smiley for me. I never thought to look for the VE because I'm so used to typing Happy manually.
But you're right, I don't see it.

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Looking Good
by Larryt50 / May 22, 2015 7:37 PM PDT

This really looks good. It seems to be far easier to find the type of things I am interested in.

Go for it!!!

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thanku for your tips
by shubhamtyagimzn / May 23, 2015 3:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Looking Good

Great tips and I’m short on quite a few

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by dlmadm / May 23, 2015 5:53 AM PDT

This is good for me. Love the larger font!

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Glad that you like the larger font!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 26, 2015 4:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Good

Thanks for the feedback!


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by angelinapari / July 15, 2015 6:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Good

m angelina from india

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by Ex_Brit / May 24, 2015 4:21 AM PDT

Congrats and good luck Wink

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(NT) Thank you for the kind words!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 26, 2015 4:55 PM PDT
In reply to: well....
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UPDATE: Speakeasy forum now on new platform
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 26, 2015 5:07 PM PDT
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How to creat a post
by Sunshinegirls / May 27, 2015 12:20 AM PDT

But how to creat a post??

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Seems too white for a backgrd.
by Willy / May 28, 2015 9:44 AM PDT

Maybe as someone already posted this maybe geared for mobile appearances. I find the white backgrd. too stark compared to the older format. On a laptop(or larger display) its very noticable, on my netbook not so bad, IMHO.

Otherwise, I find doing anything to improve or update the forums is welcomed, just don't go bonkers in the process.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Thanks for the feedback Willy!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 28, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

The design of the new Forums is to match's overall site design. So if you look at some CNET pages for example:

The new forums are just following the current look and feel of CNET which is greatly needed because the old forums are 4-5 designs behind and we are now just catching up finally.

Thanks again Willy for your feedback!

Post was last edited on May 28, 2015 2:20 PM PDT

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C|net, The Best New Format
by kileyk82 / June 1, 2015 3:06 AM PDT

I love it. Especially the larger fonts. It makes reading and leaving a reply so much better. I will most certainly be on cnet a lot more now in looking for answers and leaving posts and for an all around knowledge base. Thanks for the best pages I have seen on most forums. For us older folks out here, its a real eye opener, no pun intended. I would be curious how other members of this site feel about the new pages. Thanks Guys and Girls.

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Thank you kileyk82!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 8, 2015 9:42 AM PDT

You just made my day! And it just started Happy

Have a great week!

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I am enjoying the new forums
by kaichristiansen CNET staff/forum admin / June 3, 2015 8:08 PM PDT

Thanks for all the hard work!

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Lee,Thanks for the updating
by John A Fizelle / June 6, 2015 7:44 AM PDT

The clearer, larger font & spacing is quite an improvement !
Congratulations from a regular 'ould fella' and keep moving on or we lapse into oblivion !!
Nature takes no rest !!!


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Thank you John!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 8, 2015 9:41 AM PDT

I appreciate the feedback, I'm glad you like the larger font!


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Samsung forum search
by cww2616 / June 4, 2015 3:07 PM PDT

I want to search the Samsung forum for items related to USB drive on smart TV but there is NO search option. Do I have to look through every post to find one about USB? Seems like a BIG error in design.

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samsung forum search
by kaichristiansen CNET staff/forum admin / June 4, 2015 3:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Samsung forum search

The samsung forum has not been migrated to the new platform yet. When it has been migrated, you will be able to search it for any given term.

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They can still use the old forum search for Samsung terms.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 4, 2015 3:29 PM PDT
In reply to: samsung forum search
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don't lose the Samsung forums!

Seems half the traffic lately has been to it!! Wink

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Go here...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / June 4, 2015 3:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Samsung forum search

look at the top of the page to the right of the CNET logo. You should see a "Search Forums" box. Enter your search terms there, and you should get some results. Samsung forum is still in the old forums platform and will be migrated sometime next week. But search should work as I described to you.

Good luck!
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Functioning "see all comments" button required
by DAS1951 / June 7, 2015 6:17 AM PDT

New UI ok but we need a working "See all comments" or "See whole thread" button. Does not work now when getting to a conversation via emailed link.

I posted this point in your feedback window as well just now.

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