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Poll Results: What do you think about the new platform?

 
  • 16% (20)
    It's ok
  • 33% (42)
    I love it
  • 19% (24)
    I don't like it at all
  • 31% (39)
    I'm not sure yet.. I'll let you know later
125 Total Votes  
post #141 of 159
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhankinsjr View Post

Another feature that would be nice would be an option in the CP to turn off all the snazzy scrolling.  If my post is at the top of the page followed by many replies and I click edit... instead of jumping down to the bottom instantly and letting me edit it and being done with it we have to sit thru the javascript(?) slowly scrolling down the page to the reply box.... then once the post is edited and you click submit you have to sit and wait again for it to slowly scroll all the way back to the top.

 

The ads don't bother me, every day I click on at least one of them since I am not a premier member.


Has anyone else noticed this slow scrolling problem? For me it is so fast that I really did not even notice it was even scrolling.

 

Interesting..

 

Thanks for letting me know.

post #142 of 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by TulsaJeff View Post




Has anyone else noticed this slow scrolling problem? For me it is so fast that I really did not even notice it was even scrolling.

 

Interesting..

 

Thanks for letting me know.

 

 

Works fast for me also....didn't pay any attention to it until I read the post.

post #143 of 159

Maybe it is a setting issue on my computers at work, since the switch I don't get on much at home.  Can't get highspeed out where I live.  I will give it a shot tonight and see if it still delays like it does on all the machines at work.

post #144 of 159

Hello All,

 

I took a look at the Wiki on posting pictures and if I am not mistaken, the site gives us a choice to upload from a site such as Photobucket or directly form my computer after I load my pictures onto my computer.

 

Has anyone here uploaded directly from thier files on their computer?  Any problems?   I'm at work so I cannot give it a try from here....

post #145 of 159

I have uploaded many pics from my PC, and they are in my default album. It was easy and without any problems. I found it to be easier than downloading from PhotoBucket. From now on, I won't use PhotoBucket for image storing for any future threads or replies. I've also uploaded from within a particualr album, form my PC. These are my experiences.

post #146 of 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by richoso1 View Post

I have uploaded many pics from my PC, and they are in my default album. It was easy and without any problems. I found it to be easier than downloading from PhotoBucket. From now on, I won't use PhotoBucket for image storing for any future threads or replies. I've also uploaded from within a particualr album, form my PC. These are my experiences.


Hi richoso1

 

Is there a size that you format your pictures from your PC so that when I upload here I don't get those GIANT SIZED pictures that necessitate using the horizontal/vertical scrolling bars?  Thanks in advance...

 

post #147 of 159
Thread Starter 

You folks that are having to scroll horizontally to see pictures.. what resolution is your screen set to?

 

800x600

1024x768

1280x960

etc.

 

also.. browser, operating system, monitor size would be very helpful

 

The software is supposed to resizing the pics to fit automatically with no scrolling required.. this may be a bug of some sort and if so I need to find out a little more information.

post #148 of 159



 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old poi dog View Post




Hi richoso1

 

Is there a size that you format your pictures from your PC so that when I upload here I don't get those GIANT SIZED pictures that necessitate using the horizontal/vertical scrolling bars?  Thanks in advance...

 



I haven't had to resize any pictures before uploading to the forum. Here is one pic that is 1.2 MB, and I uploaded it from within an album, then did a COPY & PASTE into this reply. Let's see if the pic looks Giant Sized.

 

80

 

From my screen, I don't need to use the scrolling bars to view the pics.

post #149 of 159



 

Quote:
Originally Posted by richoso1 View Post



 



I haven't had to resize any pictures before uploading to the forum. Here is one pic that is 1.2 MB, and I uploaded it from within an album, then did a COPY & PASTE into this reply. Let's see if the pic looks Giant Sized.

 

80

 

From my screen, I don't need to use the scrolling bars to view the pics.


Hmmmmm....on my screen its Giant sized, but when I copied your post to place it here, OK.  Maybe my computer ?

 

Hmmm.....again...it looks good in the message box but when I post its Giant sized....?
 

post #150 of 159

That is another example of the sized pics that I have to scroll across to see

 

I would tell you the monitor size and res I am using if my husband were here to tell me!

post #151 of 159

This is a little on the odd side folks. I see the first pic as full size taking up the exact space there is in my post. Second pic is also the same.

 

But even when I split my screen and shrink this page to half size, the pic gets smaller with the screen until I reach the half way point. So I do not scroll unless I have this page down to less then half my monitor.

 

MrsB, I bet this has to do with your res..... and also there should be a setting for font size. I have a zoom tab that will increase my screen size but here it has no effect on pics. As when I am on Miller forum I can zoom to say 120% and it will enlarge my pic as well as the text.

 

Good luck and I hope you figure it out soon, scrolling is a pain in the rear.

 

post #152 of 159

I'll echo whoever said that they are here for the content not the looks.  I'm in a lot of forums (only one smoking forum though, this meets my smoking-expert needs thanks everyone:)) and what makes a forum great is the members not the site.

 

I would say that overall the site looks prettier, but doesn't flow as well.  The old site had stuff at the bottom where you could go where you needed to after you got to the bottom of a thread without scrolling back up.    The search does seem to do a better job.  The quantity of ads seems a bit high, or at least the percentage of screen real estate they take up.  Some forums I'm on have a ridiculous amount of ads, almost like they are extorting you to their paid membership.  This site doesn't reach that threshold, but it certainly a lot more than the old site.

 

Bottom line, if the experts I've come to depend on stay here, I will too.  :)

post #153 of 159

I believe a the ability to shrink the images automatically may be a feature of the browser. Some browsers may not support this or older versions may not. I run a 1680x1050 res on my monitor and I set it down to 1024x750 and IE8 sized the images correctly as it should.

 

It is best to re-size images if you have the ability (IE software) as it will upload much faster, take up less disk and and be sized appropriately. 800x600 is a good size for uploads. Just my 2 pennies worth. You all have a great evening!   


Edited by Wingman - 6/1/10 at 11:23pm
post #154 of 159

but it isn't that way with all of the pics. Some fit the post box just right. weird, but its not going to deter me coming here and getting all the great info.

post #155 of 159

Still havent worked on the picture thing.  Maybe when I have some pics to post of my pig roast this weekend, maybe not.

 

Previously you could check a users, or even your own profile and see all their posts, or even all the threads they started.  I see you can still check all the posts, but not threads they started unless I am missing something.  I often go back and check recipes, etc on threads I have started.  That would be too bad if that ability is gone with the new software.

post #156 of 159

I just did some testing with browser versions. The images should resize and view normally in IE 7 and IE 8 and Mozzila (Firefox) 5.0+. Those running older versions will have the issue. I can for sure say IE 6 and lower have the issue where they will diplay the full size pic with scroll bars.

 

The other issue is pics of 1.2 MB in size can cause performance degradations to the web servers and their attached storage. if a user upload 5 pics at 1.2 MB thats 6 MB of data that will stream across the netwrok to a single user reading that post. You can imagin what happens if 100 people hit that post simultaneously.

 

It would be a good pratice to size pics 800x600 and compressed prior to uploading. IMHO

 

Hope this helps. HAve a great day folks!

post #157 of 159

I am digging it for the most part. I agree with TIm, It's the poeple that make a site a great place to be a part of not so much the looks. However, if a site is to confusing or hard to navigate through, then that could trump the people. Fortunately, This is not one of those places. There were a few things on the prior version that seemed to be a little more simplified and easier to get through but this one seems to offer more (i.e. the Wiki). I don't mind the ads as long as they don't get out of hand as I know this is means to keep the lights on. I like it all in all. I still have poking around to do.

post #158 of 159

Really like the new look, and the added functionality is a nice bonus.

 

FBG

post #159 of 159

I think it's great Jeff! Well done.

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