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Mar 25th, 2007 at 12:41pm
 
Rad, thanks for the forum update!  It looks snazzy.   Cool

I was getting ready to compliment you on the brighter (white) background look, but see you're reverted back to black.  I can live with that.

But, I wondered if you can make the font-size just slightly larger?  Not necessarily as large as the old board, but it would make it easier to read, if that is possible.  I can't seem to adjust it myself with the IE text size option.

Secondly, as a cleanup suggestion:  Why not move/fold the last "General Discussion Board" as the 4th topic in the Radified Community Boards?  It could be renamed as "Non-Ghost Related General Discussion Board" or something similar.  That way when you get the first page you clearly see the four forums in a logical order.
 

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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 1:05pm
 
This new forum software gives you the option of getting back the white (original default) board by eiting you profile. Somewhere in there is the option:

"Which template would you like to use?"

Click the drop down and select the other, which is *not* blk_gry3d"

I'm still figuring out this new software. I'll see what can be done with text size.
 
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Reply #2 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 1:13pm
 
OK.  Found the template option, and thanks for your work and the great forum!
 

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Reply #3 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 3:00pm
 
Thanks for the BiggerText template in options.
 

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Reply #4 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 3:29pm
 
Ghost4me + Rad

I played around with the text size/template setting--I added the BiggerText template (Just so you know it's not a *Ghost* in the system  Wink ! )
 

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Reply #5 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 5:36pm
 
haha!

I saw that and was scratching my head for the longest time .. wondering where it came from.

Shoulda known NightOwl was at work behind the scenes.

I am scared to movd that last board up into the group with the other three, feeling I might LOSE all those posts if I do, cuz they are contained under that hierarchy.

But I agree, it would look slicker if they were all together.

Back when I first installed the boards, I was adding different options just to see how they worked. Now, years later, we may be locked into various formats. Hindsight is always 20-20.
 
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Reply #6 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 8:03pm
 
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I am scared to movd that last board up into the group with the other three, feeling I might LOSE all those posts if I do, cuz they are contained under that hierarchy.

Backup and give it a go!  Restore if it tanks on you!  That's my *Ghosting* motto (or should that *Model*?!

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Back when I first installed the boards, I was adding different options just to see how they worked. Now, years later, we may be locked into various formats. Hindsight is alwasy 20-20.

I wondered if that was going to be an issue!

I plan on tweaking the sizes a little more soon--so stay tuned!
 

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Reply #7 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 12:05am
 
I'm not sure the back-up would be valid if the overall *structure* of the boards, are/were affected.

For example, you can see by the address of the old threads in that board:

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.cgi?board=Extra_Rad_Forum;action=display;n...

how I named the board the *Extra*_Rad_Forum.

I feel that the risk/reward structure for trying a change sucks.

If it works, it's just a minor cosmetic improvement, but if it tanks, we lose ~1,000 killer posts.
 
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Reply #8 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 9:29am
 
Rad wrote on Mar 26th, 2007 at 12:05am:
I'm not sure the back-up would be valid if the overall *structure* of the boards, are/were affected.


It was just a minor suggestion.  Obviously more complicated than I thought.  (I had envisoned it was like Windows Explorer where you can drag/drop a subfolder up to a folder.)
 

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Reply #9 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 10:55am
 
Thanks Rad... and crew!
The new boards look great.
Thanks NightOwl... the larger text option helped alot.
 

If anything can go wrong, it already did, and you just now noticed it.
 
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Reply #10 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 11:20am
 
768 PIXELS WIDE


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Rad -

In dealing with digitized images to display online, I use pixels for units of measure and increments of 64, i.e, 64, 128, 256, 512, et cetera.  Prior to updating the forum format, the dimension of 768 pixels [512+256] (see above) was the maximum width for an image that would not throw the stock view out of whack.  Under the current framework, 704 pixels [512+128+64] (see below) is now the maximum width before compensation is required.

Even without counting other contributors, I alone have 251 online images currently stored at photobucket.com, all set at 768 pixels maximum dimension (most often width) and a very high proportion of them are available for display in the Radified Community Forums.  Is there an adjustment to slightly increase the width of the "matting" (border of the background) to accommodate the images onhand?

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Reply #11 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 1:27pm
 
A few observations on Pesky's post...
I like that if a large image is posted for whatever reason, that post gets its own set of scroll bars and doesn't throw off all other posts but...
in order to read the text to the far right, I had to scroll down past the second image to scroll right then back up again to read the text whick now I could not read the left side Undecided
 

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Reply #12 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 1:30pm
 
Every time I try to save a post, I get an IE7 Message:  "Do you want to allow this webpage to access to your clipboard?"

Any idea why that is?
 

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Reply #13 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 1:42pm
 
regarding pesky's post .. what do you mean by "compensation"?

do mean side-to-side scrolling?

i need no side-to-side scrolling with those images. in fact, i have plenty of space left over.

i use screen resolution 1280x800. what are you using?? 1024X768? (800x600)??

i'll see what can be done, but don't think it should be a problem for most users with current screen resolutions.
 
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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2007 at 1:53pm
 
john,

still investigating, but some info/work-arounds so far:

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1155527412

Go to "Internet Options". Click on the "Security" tab. Select the zone in which you access YaBB (most likely Internet). Click "Custom Level". Scroll down to "Allow Programmatic Clipboard Access", and click Enable. Then click OK.

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As the security settings for my 'Internet' and 'Trusted' zones are the same, I've added this site and our site as a 'trusted' site and then enabled "Allow Programmatic Clipboard Access" as mentioned by Brett above.

It's not perfect but it'll do as didn't really want to enable it for the 'Internet' zone as I like to know what's being sent/received to the best of my knowledge and this IE7 addition may come in handy for this.

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Added a check-box on the Post reply page to enable/disable the auto-copy message before Post/Preview. By default the check-box is checked (enable auto-copy) if the browser is IE 6.0 or older and un-checked (disable auto-copy) if the browser is IE 7.0
 
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