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Yes!
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 80%
No!
1 votes
 
 10%
Undecided!
1 votes
 
 10%
Total: 10 voters.  Total votes: 10.  Max items per vote allowed: 1.
 
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Image preview of prominent WIPs


I was thinking about some layout ideas that we had in the past that included image thumbnails just below the banner that linked directly to a thread of a current WIP.

I was wondering if people wanted to implement that again to add some navigational flair to the forum.

let me know what you think.

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Re: Image preview of prominent WIPs


I understand that the poll is binary, but it would be nice if you don't want a series of equal sized thumbnails that when clicked open the wip thread of the project in question, why you think it's a bad idea.

Ultimately, my thinking is that it streamlines access to prominent WIPs that people are most interested in, and we can put those WIPs up as a thumbnail based on a number of factors, so that people don't feel left out of the selection process.

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Re: Image preview of prominent WIPs


Where exactly would the thumbnail go?
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Re: Image preview of prominent WIPs


Good question. I have been doing some tests with either text or thumbnails. Text is obviously easier, but I was thinking that the clickable 'boxes' would be below the discord and drive icons.
I guess we just need to decide how big and how many to allow in a row as a banner.

I guess as a follow up to this poll, I can create a subsequent poll to determine what people like better in terms of how to implement it in terms of aesthetics.

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Re: Image preview of prominent WIPs


I'd like a small thumbnail. I remember things visually, and while it's hard sometimes to remember a ship's manufacturer's number (i.e. YV-666, YT1300, etc.) if I see a picture of it I immediately know what it is I'm looking at.
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I was actually thinking of a row of thumbnails like a navbar. no taller than 120 pixels (like the avatars) and about 130 to 210 pixels across (or 5 to 8 thumbnails)

Where to place the navbar will be the subject of a new poll after this one has concluded, and then of course, I will have to make a flashy thumbnail for each of the WIPs of course. emoticon

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Well, with 8 votes for yes, 1 for no and 1 comedian, I have decided to close the polling and institute the change to include WIP thumbnails to prominent and active threads.

If anyone has any suggestions or ideas for this process in the future, feel free to comment.

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