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Old 06-22-16, 04:43 PM
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Forum Site Changes?...

Since yesterday when the forum went down for maintenance...ever since, aside from a bit more legibility which is welcome for my aging eyes...the function of this site seems 'a lot' better. Typing was arduous previous...like something was really wrong with the site.


Whatever magic they worked...the forum is not only easier to read but typing responses is a lot easier.


I wonder if you other guys noticed the same thing?


Thanks to those responsible for these changes.
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Typing is typing... it's your keyboard after all. What do you mean?
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Originally Posted by Campag4life
Since yesterday when the forum went down for maintenance...ever since, aside from a bit more legibility which is welcome for my aging eyes...the function of this site seems 'a lot' better. Typing was arduous previous...like something was really wrong with the site.


Whatever magic they worked...the forum is not only easier to read but typing responses is a lot easier.


I wonder if you other guys noticed the same thing?


Thanks to those responsible for these changes.
I absolutely agree. Typing responses before was almost impossible for me. Would constantly be missing letters. Cursor would "blip" in and out like a flickering lightbulb. So frustrating.

Yes, thanks for the change!
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The new look is more like other forums I frequent.

Never noticed any issues with typing, however...
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Originally Posted by rmfnla
The new look is more like other forums I frequent.

Never noticed any issues with typing, however...
typing difficulty might have something to do with what browser is used. I use Internet Explorer. Believe this has been discussed previously.
Difference since the update yesterday is 'night and day' for me. I can type quickly and as noted by snidely...it took a lot of effort to type even a couple of sentences. Now, its like typing into a word document. Smooth as silk.
Huge improvement.
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Typing wasn't a problem for me after installing Ad Block Plus.

All the flash ads were killing the browser session.


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I haven't tried the typing yet (well, now I have I suppose).


I do miss being able to preview posts by hovering the cursor over the title.


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P.S. Typing is much better.


Edit - Seems the preview is back. Perhaps I needed to log in?
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I will say that the mobile version of the site is much easier to browse than the old one, despite the ads everywhere.
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Originally Posted by KenshiBiker
I haven't tried the typing yet (well, now I have I suppose).


I do miss being able to preview posts by hovering the cursor over the title.


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P.S. Typing is much better.
I seem to be able to still do this...
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Originally Posted by KenshiBiker
I do miss being able to preview posts by hovering the cursor over the title.
That still works the same for me.
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Me...haven't noticed any real changes.
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Originally Posted by Campag4life
..the forum is not only easier to read but typing responses is a lot easier.
Oh no. Does that mean posts will be wordier?
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I will say that the mobile version of the site is much easier to browse than the old one, despite the ads everywhere.

Agreed. Android usability is way up. Site scrolls faster and more smoothly, probably because the page loads incrementally as you scroll.

Haven't been glitched out by flash or video ads yet either.
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Oh no. Does that mean posts will be wordier?
Please elaborate by what you mean as wordier? Whether tis nobler in spirit to sling the barbs and arrows of outrageousness or weather the storm of merciless ridicule, we shall overcome the vagaries of mouthless cohorts who cannot assimilate the vagaries of a enraged consortium of pedaling enthusiasts.
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new version is better.

those *****ing about it can just live with it...
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Oh no. Does that mean posts will be wordier?
Shouldn't be. As the Voice of the Industry I will continue my high standard of communicating truth with usual signature brevity and resulting cult of respectful followers.
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seems to work much better for me. Loads faster, scrolls faster, and typing works much better.
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Is it possible to locally increase the font size? These old eyes are having a hard time with the tiny type!
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I suspect they are trying, but I find this software hideous. It looks like and functions like it's from the 70s.
I also find it interesting that IB bought vB. Immediately after, the developers were either dismissed or they left. vB continued along and developed a more modern version of the software. I don't think any of IB sites use the current version. I used to use it for a forum I run, but left after IB bought it and ruined it.
Why did IB decide to install such an outdated version of their own software?
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Originally Posted by Bob Pringle
Is it possible to locally increase the font size? These old eyes are having a hard time with the tiny type!
Just blow up the font on your browser. Should be a magnifier no matter what browser you run...like IE or Edge or others.
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Originally Posted by Square Wheels
I suspect they are trying, but I find this software hideous. It looks like and functions like it's from the 70s.
I also find it interesting that IB bought vB. Immediately after, the developers were either dismissed or they left. vB continued along and developed a more modern version of the software. I don't think any of IB sites use the current version. I used to use it for a forum I run, but left after IB bought it and ruined it.
Why did IB decide to install such an outdated version of their own software?
While I agree this forum software looks archaic, change of software a couple of days ago was transformative for me. Previous version was borderline illegible and ridiculously buggy to type on. So latest rev level is head and shoulders better and makes this site much more usable. Is there prettier software out there? Absolutely. We maybe in the 70's now...but two days ago the software moved out of the 50's.
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Originally Posted by Campag4life
While I agree this forum software looks archaic, change of software a couple of days ago was transformative for me. Previous version was borderline illegible and ridiculously buggy to type on. So latest rev level is head and shoulders better and makes this site much more usable. Is there prettier software out there? Absolutely. We maybe in the 70's now...but two days ago the software moved out of the 50's.
I would click Like, but we don't seem to have that here.
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Oh no. Does that mean posts will be wordier?
Maybe this forum should go to a Twitter type format to limit the number of characters. The short stories/replies some people write could often easily be After a paragraph all I start to see is blah, blah, blah anyway.
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Seems the same to me, except that I miss the "you've been quoted" feature. I know some frequent posters hated that, but I liked being able to follow a conversation without having to "follow" the thread.
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The new site is better on phones and typing, BUT IT'S PHENOMENALLY UGLY!!!
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