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Re: Forum refresh

Post by 71whitewesty » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:07 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Yes, took me a couple days to find the quick links. Ok on an iPad but still small.

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Re: Forum refresh

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:13 pm

Who here is also disrupted by having to find the username of the person posting over on the right side of the screen?

Is there a reason for putting people's username/avatars over on the right side of the screen?

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Re: Forum refresh

Post by Westy78 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Who here is also disrupted by having to find the username of the person posting over on the right side of the screen?

Is there a reason for putting people's username/avatars over on the right side of the screen?

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Me. It's opposite of every forum I've been on and it seems distracting to me for some reason. I think it's that whole reading left to right thing.
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Re: Forum refresh

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Westy78 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Who here is also disrupted by having to find the username of the person posting over on the right side of the screen?

Is there a reason for putting people's username/avatars over on the right side of the screen?

Will the Republic still be standing in the morning?
Colin
Me. It's opposite of every forum I've been on and it seems distracting to me for some reason. I think it's that whole reading left to right thing.

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Forum refresh

Post by zabo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 pm

well i switched it-
I actually disagree and think its easier to read the forum with all tht info on the right.....once you get used to it.
You get to avoid all tht noise
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Re: Forum refresh

Post by SlowLane » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:52 am

zabo, in reply wrote:
Amskeptic petulantly wrote:Who here is also disrupted by having to find the username of the person posting over on the right side of the screen?
I actually disagree and think its easier to read the forum with all tht info on the right
In an ideal world this kind of thing would fall under the aegis of "user preferences" and would be something the user could select for him/herself from a configuration widget or somesuch.

However, I'm sure there are good technical reasons for not opening that Pandora's box. Giving the users a morsel of control over the presentation layer is somewhat akin to putting out a small plate of food for feral cats.

Props to you for taking on and keeping up with this thankless task, zabo. My own brief foray into UI design back in the days of Windows 3.1 warned me off that path for good. You just can't keep everybody happy, and I wasn't about to spend my career making endless ephemeral tweaks trying to keep up with the latest fashion in look and feel. I have a lot of respect/sympathy for someone who decides to put up with that headache.

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Re: Forum refresh

Post by tommu » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:44 pm

I would like the info in the middle please.

I do like the new forum look.

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Re: Forum refresh

Post by zabo » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:27 am

thanks guys. and tommu if you can help with the https tht would be great
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Re: Forum refresh

Post by kreemoweet » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:46 pm

This might be an appropriate place to impart a tip to those who are annoyed by websites which squish all the content into the center of the monitor screen, leaving large blank spaces to either side:
if you use a browser such as Firefox which gives the user the ability to apply their own custom CSS rules to webpages, you can fix such brokenness. Specifically, in your Firefox user profile, in the "chrome" folder, in
the "userContent.css" file [folder/file to be created if necessary], just type in the following line (without the quotes!):

"@-moz-document domain("itinerant-air-cooled.com") {.wrap {max-width: none !important; }}"

This same line (with substitution of the appropriate domain name), seems to also work on a great many phpBB forum websites. With this, and setting page zoom to 90%, the IAC forum looks much nicer. IMO, of course.

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Re: Forum refresh

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:26 pm

I need to take a class.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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