New Forum software thread. . .

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Rat Finkenstein, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. DallasSTB

    DallasSTB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    I found one small, yet annoying, little bug. When viewing topic threads in Safari 5.0.4, the little Facebook Icon thingy at the top that says "Sign Up to see what your friends like" doesn't quite fit in the designated field. The result is that the brower switches the text from one line to two lines about every 1/2 second or so, thereby causing the screen to jump up and down a few pixels continually. Here are two screenshots of the field I'm referring to, with each condition shown.

    One line field....


    Two line field....


    This issue doesn't occur in MS Explorer, but I don't really want to have to default to that browser just to hang out here. I know you guys (especially Spark) are really busy, but it would be great if someone could look into this.

  2. joshuabl


    Jan 24, 2007
    I'm getting the same thing in chrome and its terribly annoying.
  3. SecSpyral

    SecSpyral Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    This new software rules. That is all.
  4. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    I would suggest blocking that frame with adblock plus or whatever other method works on your browser.
  5. joshuabl


    Jan 24, 2007
    Thanks Rat. I wasn't able to block the frame with adblock for some reason, but i was able to manually add to the block list and that worked. I don't use facebook so no loss.
  6. VictGerbSogCamill


    Feb 19, 2010


    I know you've got your hands full Spark, but is this something that could be changed (the envelope colors) more contrast between the two, for people with color deficiencies? If it's low priority I understand, but is it something your even considering?
  7. Gollnick

    Gollnick Musical Director

    Mar 22, 1999
    I can't figure out how add something to my block list. This [email protected]#%@ facebook thing is driving me CRAZY! Perhaps someone can give me more detailed instructions before I go postal or something.
  8. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Gonna need to know what browser you're using.
  9. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Is the facebook jitter fixed yet?
  10. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    Are you using adblock plus? Right click and block. Or hit ctrl shift v to open the list of blockable items and do it that way.

    If you are not using adblock, you should, makes the internet much less annoying.
  11. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Just another request to do something about the cluttered look of the subforum view. Contrast....


    ... with ...


    The top view is much easier to scan, read, digest, etc.
  12. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    To each his own. I prefer the current version: more information. Also, I find it easier to read across without that huge empty expanse.
  13. cziv


    Nov 24, 2005
    They won't listen Guyon there's no comparison as far as I'm concerned. :(
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  14. giant1


    May 9, 2007
    Just adding my voice.........

    1. The new layout is too busy
    2. There is not enough difference between read and unread threads when viewing a sub forum.
    3. I think it would make a big difference if we could get rid of all the background colours, it looks like a dogs breakfast at the moment.
    4. Can we hide the announcements at the top of each page
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    The big orange announcements?
    Click on the x in the upper right corner.
  16. giant1


    May 9, 2007
    Thanks Esav.

    Maybe my settings are different to yours?? I see the announcements as dark text over a light grey back ground and there is no x? Also, the number of announcements varies depending on which sub forum I am in.
  17. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Ah, those announcements! I was thinking of the temporary announcements Spark put up about the ongoing changes to the new software.

    The ones you are looking at are instructions, and too few people pay attention to them. Which is why mods give out so many warnings and infractions.
  18. Troy H

    Troy H I'm always like this. Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    I agree with this one. Right now it's showing orange for "hot" threads, which is distracting and not very informative. Maybe the colored graphics could be used for "read" and "unread" instead?
  19. Troy H

    Troy H I'm always like this. Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    I'm using Firefox 3 and BFC Style 1. The color picker is all over the place for me. Can this one make your list, Spark?

    Thanks again. I'm getting used to this style.

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