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Re: forum upgrade

Post by jps » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:14 am

I tried again a couple times this morning....no worky. No biggie....I can still read the forums.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Rik-Blades » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:52 am

jps wrote:I tried again a couple times this morning....no worky. No biggie....I can still read the forums.
The upgrade has probably messed up the cookies on your phones browser. Google a way to clear the cache and cookies for your phone.
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Re: forum upgrade

Post by robt-aus » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:20 am

I suspect i'm not the only person who has noticed additional animated advertisements in the forum template. I understand the purpose and revenue potential for these, and if they support the operation of the site, so be it. I support well placed non-intrusive advertisements. I've only made one contribution to the support of exrx.net - It may be a little longer before i can make another.

Could or would it be possible to place multiple ads aligned horizontally in the header, and if necessary a similar 'bar' arrangement in the footer.

Currently my view displays an ad: in the header, below the last visited stats, below the forum title, between the reply buttons and quick reply tool, beneath the search bar, beneath the phpBB tag.

The additional single ads do cause a pretty substantial increase in the 'height' of forum pages. I'm an active person but sometimes too much scrolling tires me out.

Is it possible to consider a more compact or condensed display of ads. I'm sad to say the template i'm looking at currently has a number and placement of ads that approach being highly intrusive if not disruptive. Positively, i'm sure that the newer software makes these types of modifications much easier.

My 10 cents, for consideration.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Ironman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:56 pm

Well lucky for you James, just wants them all to rotate in one place. So I just it that way. The other way was just an experiment so he could see the possibilities.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by robt-aus » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:21 pm

ah, understood - an experiment. science. i like it.
the rotating centred ad is cool. thank you(s).

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:18 am

Arrg
Hate how it logs me out during a post and does not save the text.

Oh.. wait, you all use wordpad/word/notepad/somethingelsethatdoesn'tdateme to write your posts? Alright. :)

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by wilburburns » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:34 am

Oscar,

How long are you taking to write your posts? And are you using the Quick Reply option or the Full Editor?

Do you get normally get logged of from the forum if you are just browsing/reading?

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:41 am

Quick reply... ah... ok.
And normally it will log me out after some inactivity while browsing.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by wilburburns » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:02 pm

OK, Try this...


Click the link below to delete your Forum Cookies.
Delete all Board Cookies

Then Log OUT and then Back in, making sure you click the option to keep you logged in and Remember your Password.

I have been logged in since before I replied to your post earlier and haven't had any issues with the Forum logging me out.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Ironman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:44 am

forum inactivity timeout was the same as the previous version, 1 hour. I have now set it to 2 hours. That should be plenty of time.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Jungledoc » Sun May 01, 2011 12:34 am

IM--I have noticed that, whereas before the upgrade, only the OP could post on the journals, now I can post on anyone's journal thread. Don't know that it matters much, but I noticed, so I thought I'd mention it.
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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Ironman » Mon May 02, 2011 1:01 am

Jungledoc wrote:IM--I have noticed that, whereas before the upgrade, only the OP could post on the journals, now I can post on anyone's journal thread. Don't know that it matters much, but I noticed, so I thought I'd mention it.
Yea, I knew about that from the beginning. This version just doesn't have a journal MOD. I was unable to find a work-around too. So I am just hoping people leave other people's journals alone.

I did make it so people can lock their own topics in the journal forum. You just have to unlock it to post in it again. So that is something you can do, but I am hoping people will leave it alone.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Stefan 93 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:47 am

What do you think about making default theme blue?
Blue is the best colour, it calms us... You don't want us breaking our monitors or something, do you?
I apologize to everyone I've enraged. I'll try to correct myself.

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Re: forum upgrade

Post by stuward » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:05 am

Mine is blue. (grey/blue really) I like it. What color is yours?
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Re: forum upgrade

Post by Stefan 93 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:41 pm

Well, it's grey/bluish... There are some blue smilies and some stripes...
But it could be much bluer!
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