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New forum software

Postby Kevin Solway » Tue May 22, 2007 10:19 pm

You will notice that the forum is now running on some new software.

If you are using the "prosilver" style, you can change the font size slightly by clicking on the link below the search button at top right of the screen.

If you find that the new forum layout takes too long to load, or if the font is too small, then click on "User Control Panel", then click on the "Board preferences" tab, and change "My board style" to "subsilver2". This will change the appearance back to a design similar to what it was before, but a bit better.

Another way to change the font size is to change the font size in your browser (View - text size). This works better on the subsilver2 style.

Warning: When editing a new post, if you press the "Save" button, your post will be saved as a draft, and will not be posted to the forum...
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Re: New forum software

Postby BMcGilly07 » Wed May 23, 2007 7:06 am

Also, if you're using Firefox, a quick way to enlarge text size on a webpage is to press the 'Alt' key and the '=' key. To reduce font size, press 'Alt' key and the '-' key. Or, using your mouse go to the View menu, then text size, etc.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Katy » Wed May 23, 2007 8:02 am

BMcGilly07 wrote:Also, if you're using Firefox, a quick way to enlarge text size on a webpage is to press the 'Alt' key and the '=' key. To reduce font size, press 'Alt' key and the '-' key. Or, using your mouse go to the View menu, then text size, etc.


ctrl not alt...
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Re: New forum software

Postby BMcGilly07 » Wed May 23, 2007 12:45 pm

Thanks for the correction, Katy.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed May 23, 2007 1:10 pm

What the hell is a "Majestic-12 [Bot]"?
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Re: New forum software

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Wed May 23, 2007 1:22 pm

Majestic-12

Well, there are a lot of posts talking about Islam, there is an anti-American sentiment, we're talking about nuclear weapons - you didn't think the American government wouldn't be looking in on us, did you?
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Re: New forum software

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed May 23, 2007 1:27 pm

OMG!! Run for the hills (preferably the ones without eyes)! Homeland Insecurity is watching!
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Re: New forum software

Postby Katy » Wed May 23, 2007 1:42 pm

Dan Rowden wrote:OMG!! Run for the hills (preferably the ones without eyes)! Homeland Insecurity is watching!


oh dear, what showed up? :D
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Re: New forum software

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Wed May 23, 2007 1:44 pm

This is one of the problems with enabling "ignore user." You can look like a total idiot because you didn't see a relevant part of the conversation.
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Re: New forum software

Postby BMcGilly07 » Wed May 23, 2007 1:57 pm

Dan, there was also a 'Google [bot]' logged in before. My guess is that it's a data miner looking for e-mail addresses or some other type of spam bot. The new forum might not thwart these types of things, or the updated software attracted them. Oh yeah, and Majestic 12 was supposedly a board of authorities in the US during the 50's or so dedicated to UFO research and covering up UFOs. Supposedly founded shortly after the Roswell incident.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed May 23, 2007 2:08 pm

Hey Bryan. Yes, they're search engine bots; I've just never heard of Majestic 12.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Wed May 23, 2007 2:09 pm

Well, looks like 2 people who put me on their list...
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Re: New forum software

Postby Dan Rowden » Wed May 23, 2007 2:19 pm

Haha. I'd say Bryan just missed it. I think this feature is going make people paranoid.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Katy » Wed May 23, 2007 3:05 pm

Dan Rowden wrote:Haha. I'd say Bryan just missed it. I think this feature is going make people paranoid.


Actually, it's kinda confusing either way...
I wonder what happens if you foe the whole board? It would just be Dan, David and Kevin (who you can't ignore... hmph)


Also, we've always had the bots, they just haven't shown up for us I think (show up as guests) I mean, that day we had 113 users here, do you really think 1/5 people who have ever signed up were here at one time? :p
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Re: New forum software

Postby BMcGilly07 » Thu May 24, 2007 5:05 am

Yeah, I haven't yet found a single person I would put on an 'ignore' list- at least not one I wouldn't first sue the mods for bannination.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Rhett » Thu May 24, 2007 11:33 am

I edited one of my posts and it worked fine but i couldn't see anything saying that it had been edited. Is this right?

To improve the new look it may be better for there to be slightly greater differentiation between posts, just a tad is often enough in these instances. Plus the posters names on the left side could be slightly larger. But it may be just a matter of adjustment, it would be better to wait.

I have noticed that if my connection fails or there is some other kind of glitch i lose data where previously i may not have, but it's too early to really tell at this stage. I tend to copy my posts before i submit them in case they don't make it.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Kevin Solway » Thu May 24, 2007 11:59 am

Rhett wrote:I edited one of my posts and it worked fine but i couldn't see anything saying that it had been edited. Is this right?

If you edit your post within a few minutes of posting it doesn't show up as an edit.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Kelly Jones » Thu May 24, 2007 2:14 pm

I thought having member details in a column at right makes the posts easier to read. That's how one reads English. Less important stuff in the right hand column.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Rhett » Fri May 25, 2007 10:02 am

Rhett wrote:To improve the new look it may be better for there to be slightly greater differentiation between posts, just a tad is often enough in these instances. Plus the posters names on the left side could be slightly larger. But it may be just a matter of adjustment, it would be better to wait.

Where each post is prefaced by the topic (e.g. "Re: New forum software") the differentiation is fine for me. Spot on. Where it does not appear it can require attention, at least at first use.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Leyla Shen » Fri May 25, 2007 2:11 pm

I definitely prefer personal details to the right.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Dan Rowden » Sat May 26, 2007 1:03 am

I dress on the left.
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Re: New forum software

Postby Animus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:42 am

Zoom in, Zoom out ("ctrl" + mousewheel)
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