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Old 02-02-22, 01:57 AM
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New Bike Forums Appearance..?

What happened to the appearance or look of Bike Forums. I do not like what I am seeing now and hope the moderators go back to the original appearance of the website. This new format is confusing, annoying and not user friendly.

Perhaps my computer is at fault. If there is a setting to get back to normal, I would appreciate knowing how to use it. Thanks for any help offered.
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Old 02-02-22, 02:10 AM
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Could you elaborate? I can't detect anything different about the format.

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Old 02-02-22, 02:42 AM
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You may be viewing the mobile site. If you go to the menu in the top left corner there should be a ‘view full site’ option.

If that’s not it, post screen shots, preferably from the drive side.
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Old 02-02-22, 02:43 AM
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Everything looks the same as it's been from what I can see, too
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Old 02-02-22, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
You may be viewing the mobile site. If you go to the menu in the top left corner there should be a ‘view full site’ option.
On my screen here in Pennsylvania there is a menu box way down at the bottom left. Currently says BikeforumsNG. If I select the wee pointer thing on the right of the box I get to choose to remain on BikeforumsNG or change to Bikeforms Mobile. Randy, check that. You may have changed the selection by accident or the Ghosts in the Machine did it to you. Go back to Bikeforms.NG.

No change in appearance nor format here on Classic lately, nor for years, thankfully. The last time was quite troublesome.
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Old 02-02-22, 07:04 AM
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Same old, same old for me.
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Old 02-02-22, 07:25 AM
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Old 02-02-22, 07:33 AM
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I am with @randyjawa : for me on both the mobile site and the PC based forum, several months ago the format changed to something "more modern" and slightly less functional. I figured, oh well get used to it. Suddenly about a week ago on my PC it went back to "classic" format but remained "modern" on my phone browser.

For reference this is "classic" on my PC:




and this is “modern” on my phone:

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Old 02-02-22, 07:42 AM
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randyjawa and makk900 are both in Canada. Oddly, the internet sometimes does different things in different countries. Yesterday it was just plain wacked here in Mexico, for example. I couldn't do anything in a normal fashion.
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Old 02-02-22, 07:48 AM
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Moved here from classic and vintage. Complaining about it there will get no attention at all from the people that control page styles, whereas someone from IB watches this forum occasionally.

Just as a note, moderators and admins have almost no influence over things like the page style. That's IB. There is a style selector at the bottom of every page, but all I see is the ability to switch from desktop to mobile
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Old 02-02-22, 08:03 AM
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Moved here from classic and vintage. Complaining about it there will get no attention at all from the people that control page styles, whereas someone from IB watches this forum occasionally.

Just as a note, moderators and admins have almost no influence over things like the page style. That's IB. There is a style selector at the bottom of every page, but all I see is the ability to switch from desktop to mobile
Just to add two cents. The site was down on Feb 2 in the afternoon and displayed a database error. When it came back later, the Subforums don't load on FireFox unless you use Privacy mode, which is a pain. Everytime I try to load C&V into a tab, it bumps upone level to the directory above with the list of sub forums. Methinks someone messed with code that won't play with Firefox. Epic Browser works too but I don't use Microsoft browsers or Google Chrome.

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Old 02-02-22, 08:26 AM
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clubman I use Firefox exclusively on the PC so I am not having the same issue as you. I will say that I cleared my cache and cookies, and that made a difference too.
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clubman I use Firefox exclusively on the PC so I am not having the same issue as you. I will say that I cleared my cache and cookies, and that made a difference too.
Thanks, I should have done that earlier...worked for me.
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Randy, any chance your desktop defaulted to the https://m.bikeforums.net mobile domain? It happens to me when I bring up some - not all - threads from Google.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
randyjawa and makk900 are both in Canada. Oddly, the internet sometimes does different things in different countries. Yesterday it was just plain wacked here in Mexico, for example. I couldn't do anything in a normal fashion.
Changes for mobile vs desktop, or browsers, or computer desktops / operating systems can effect the look and feel of the GUI I do not see how countries could change the UI unless its like China where they are forcing ISP to filter / block certain content.
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Old 02-02-22, 11:16 AM
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If you have the "modern" (AKA mobile skin), click the the lines in the top left and select "View Full Site"
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Old 02-02-22, 12:46 PM
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If you have the "modern" (AKA mobile skin), click the the lines in the top left and select "View Full Site"
Thanks Joel! The mobile skin does work better on the phone so I will leave it there; not sure how I (for several months) ended up with the mobile skin on my PC, nor do I know how I went back to the "full site" skin. No matter it is the way I want to use it now.
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Old 02-02-22, 01:16 PM
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When it came back later, the Subforums don't load on FireFox unless you use Privacy mode, which is a pain.
Things not working except in privacy mode always means some kind of bad site data. That's because privacy/incognito mode doesn't use cookies. Clearing site data fixes it, as you found out.
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