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Posted by Charles Capps (Member # 9) on :
 
I hope you all are enjoying the eye candy - here's to hoping the newness doesn't wear off.

We're now being powered by UBB 5.38. Is this a good thing? Yes and no.
Good things: Long threads no longer have to be closed! Every 35 posts, a new page is made. I'm sure many of you will enjoy that.
Good thing: Closed threads may now be reopened
Good thing: See those little Next Newer Post | Next Older Post items? Use them.
Good thing: Searching is now easier and less intense on the server
Good thing: We now have the option of allowing unregistered users to post - though I don't think I'll allow it yet
Good thing: Archives!!!
Good thing: We can now move threads!

Now, bad things.
Bad thing: No more table splitting due to the border system... Netscape users will notice delays
Bad thing: Thusly, one overly-wide post will mess up the rest of the posts on that page
Bad thing: Ted, in a fit of stupididy (apparently) decided to remove the function that lets you view a thread on the reply pages, and I couldn't get the old function to work... This means you'd better know what you're gonna say before hitting the reply button! If all else fails, open the reply link in a new window.

Now, let's move on to the next topic at hand...
- The Gadgets forum is currently not available - the board will be down tonight sometime for some maintainence. All posts from the old Gadgets forum will be moved into the appropriate Archive. All old posts from various other forums will also be Archived. This is a manual process. I'd do it now if I wasn't in a hurry to get this place open again.
- I want your reccomendations for more Science Fiction forums! We have two slots available, so get suggesting!
- You MIGHT notice that a description or two has dissapeared - that's my mistake, I uploaded the wrong file a bit back, and can't find the original... I'll ask the forum Moderators to decide on new forum descriptions
- A very good one... Senior Members may now change their own status lines! On their own! WITHOUT MY HELP. Check out your profile.

Now that you're done reading this, PLEASE CLICK THE PROFILE LINK ABOVE! There is a new option allowing me to mass mail all of you at your selected email address, and I HIGHLY suggest you go fill it out.

Happy Foruming.

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Posted by The First One (Member # 35) on :
 
*ROTFLMAO* You can't spell 'Chief. . .' )

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Posted by Charles Capps (Member # 9) on :
 
Oh shut up. *L*

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
Ok, this blue strobelight thing we got goin on over on the right's gonna take some getting used to.

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Posted by deadcujo (Member # 13) on :
 
Damn, now I have to change the address in my solarflare button

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
Yeah, its kind of like a kid who's gone by Joey all his life suddenly being called Joe.

"Hey, SolarFlare's back up!!"

"Oh, you mean Flare"

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"So where are the nuggets on a chicken anyway?"
 


Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Back is good!

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Posted by Sol System (Member # 30) on :
 
Very nice. But, uh...what's with all that dead space to the right?

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
*looks at CC* Told you that looked dumb... :-

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Posted by deadcujo (Member # 13) on :
 
the side bar flickers when I scroll down :P

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Posted by Charles Capps (Member # 9) on :
 
It's meant to show consistency in design - you'll all see what I'm talkin' about in a few hours.

Oh, and the flickering... Get a better graphics card and/or browser. :P

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Posted by PsyLiam (Member # 73) on :
 
Isn't having the entire right third of the screen as just a flickering blue thing a bit of a waste?

And I'm using the same graphics card as you, in 1024 x 768

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
Ah, feel the anticipation....

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Posted by Charles Capps (Member # 9) on :
 
Well, the entire point of the design is for everything to be flush left. Would you rather the entire right side be just blank?

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Person Two: "Quick, call a doctor!"
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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Well, I'd rather it be centered, but you already know that...

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
Yeah, it does seemed to be crammed up against the left wall, but hey--it aint my forum.

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Posted by Adam Bauer on :
 
Cool design... Left alignment might take a bit of getting used to but it looks pretty good - I like it.

Nice to have the alt text again too

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Posted by bryce (Member # 42) on :
 
On IE 4 if you make your window small enough you get rid of that.

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
Yeah, or cut on the search, favorites, or history windows.

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Posted by Jeff Raven (Member # 20) on :
 
Personally, I like it.

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Posted by Orion Syndicate (Member # 25) on :
 
*enters forums after a two week layoff*

WTF is this?

I like it.

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Posted by Elim Garak (Member # 14) on :
 
Loevly, lovely.

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Posted by Jubilee (Member # 99) on :
 
I think it's cool.. but I miss the huge button on the bottom that said "reply". *L*

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Posted by deadcujo (Member # 13) on :
 
I like it too. However, the top and bottom images aren't alligning correctly in opera and netscape
Looks fine in IE though :-)

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Posted by Michael Dracon (Member # 4) on :
 
No problems with alignments here!!
And I use Netscape.

Which version did you use??

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
My only problem is that the word Network at the top is crooked in the middle.

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Posted by Deep6 on :
 
Oh, and my eclipse at the bottom is split with a good quarter inch gap in it.

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Actually, that part about the word "network" at the top happened to me at one point, too. But it's mostly been fine. I assumed it was just a fluke...

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Pinky: "I think so, Brain, but, if you get a long little doggie, wouldn't you just call it a 'dachshund'?"
 


Posted by RW (Member # 27) on :
 

1)nobody told me it was back up.. So that's why TNO posting went down..

2)It's all to the left! AAAARGH!

3)The reply button is too high up

4)The rest is good as ever..
 


Posted by Michael Dracon (Member # 4) on :
 
There is a small 'post reply' below too.

And I have no problem with everything being set to the left side. (I have ICQ on the right side, and that covers the flickering side )

*closes ICQ to check what everyone is talking about anyway*

I see no flickering when I scoll, even if I use the scoll-wheel.

*putts his Trackman+ in 'scroll-with-trackball-mode' in another SolarFlare window with a long tread*
*gives a fast swing backwards on the trackball*

No flickering at all
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Posted by Diane (Member # 53) on :
 
AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! Where's that little red arrow that takes you to the top?? I used that thing constantly, it's Goddamn CRIPPLING without them!

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Posted by Elim Garak (Member # 14) on :
 
Wasn't it blue?

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Posted by Charles Capps (Member # 9) on :
 
I knew I forgot something...

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
So that's what those did... *never even bothered to click on one* :-)

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Posted by Jubilee (Member # 99) on :
 
Oh..... I didn't know that was there before. *LOL* It would have saved me some scroll work. Ah well.

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Posted by Baloo (Member # 5) on :
 
If you ask me, you ought to make the forums logo at the bottom the "home button".

--Baloo

P.S.: Yeah, I know ya didn't ask, but I didn't wanna wait. :P

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Posted by deadcujo (Member # 13) on :
 
oooh neat, split pages :-)

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Posted by Kosh (Member # 167) on :
 
After a quick investigation, I have decided to follow Saleel, and return to these forums. I was only gone for a couple of weeks, but I missed you all. I have some personal issues to resolve here, but I'll work them out.

(poster formerly known as The Excalibur/Kruge/ET)

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Posted by Elim Garak (Member # 14) on :
 
Oh! In that case, welcome back!

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Posted by Michael Dracon (Member # 4) on :
 
About the background:

I saw that it is 'only' 1200 wide.
There are people that come to these forums that have there screens at a resolution of 1280x1024 or even higher.

Just a friendly hint

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Posted by Charles Capps (Member # 9) on :
 
Eh? I thought I made it 1600...

Then again, I made it over two months ago, what would I remember? *L*

Will expand.

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