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Gleevec

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Its very graphics rich, then again, it might just take getting some used to.

The karma system is interesting to say the least, but the binary system it uses is not so much what I had in mind.
 
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Gleevec

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The only thing that bothers me are the relatively huge images being put in sigs, I have ethernet here so its not a problem for me, but it seems as if some dialup users might have problems with it?

Also it can make the browser slow down if there are a lot of animated images in a single thread.
 

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Gleevec said:
The only thing that bothers me are the relatively huge images being put in sigs, I have ethernet here so its not a problem for me, but it seems as if some dialup users might have problems with it?

Also it can make the browser slow down if there are a lot of animated images in a single thread.
There is an option in the user CP to not view sigs if you have a slower modem or don't want to see them.


The sharks are temporary I was just trying out the pictures in sig thing.
 

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MY laptop's at a relatively high resolution (1680X1050), so things actually look better now because I dont' have to be super close to the screen to read things.

The way that things are organized now make more sense, especially the User Control Panel.
 
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what's w/ the 'quick reply box"? seems like it's taking up random space? what's the karma system everyone's talking about?

-i'd say move the avators to the left column like before
-stop bolding all of the new threads.
 

Gleevec

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Yogi Bear said:
what's w/ the 'quick reply box"? seems like it's taking up random space? what's the karma system everyone's talking about?

-i'd say move the avators to the left column like before
-stop bolding all of the new threads.

To engage quick reply press that icon next to reply.

If you click on the scales, you can rate a post + or -, ie a "karma" system. The better or worse your karma is the more green squares you have.
 

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DrBodacious said:
Thanks Mom!

Er, wait, I still don't see anything there, its just signature stuff??? Am I that stupid??


I'm sorry. For some reason when I read your post I was thinking signature.

Same basic thing for your custom user text: go to user cp, click on edit profile, make your changes in custom user text. :)
 
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Yeah, that karma thing is a little weird. So we're encouraged to rate other users' posts? Every single one of them?!

Also, how come you have to click a "quick reply" button after someone's post, in order to post a quick reply? Doesn't that kinda make it a "not-so-quick" reply?
 
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good, the username and user info is back on the left side. :thumbup:

the cool new feature that i just discovered (yes, i'm slow) is the ability to "preview" the thread - by holding your mouse over the thread title, you can see the first post without actually clicking on the thread. only seems to apply to threads that were started after the change.
 

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DrMom said:
I'm sorry. For some reason when I read your post I was thinking signature.

Same basic thing for your custom user text: go to user cp, click on edit profile, make your changes in custom user text. :)

Hmmm... I went to the area but I could not find the Custom User Text field under my profile edit window. Does the Administrator need to enable me to edit it? Thanks in advance to the moderators for the forum.

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DrMom said:
I'm sorry. For some reason when I read your post I was thinking signature.

Same basic thing for your custom user text: go to user cp, click on edit profile, make your changes in custom user text. :)

Where exactly is the "custom user text" field? I don't see it in my edit profile page. I have location, biography, a few other fields, but no custom user text.

Thanks.
 

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You get good Karma for knowing that!

What goes around comes around.

CalBeE said:
It seems like Buddha's Birthday almost coincide with Jesus' resurrection day this year...well not that I'm religious or anything

Hanamatsuri is celebrated April 8th every year. I would think that Good Friday/Easter and Passover are the second weekends of April every year. It's not that uncommon for the major world religions (especially the Abrahamic ones--Islam is a little different b/c it's on a lunar calendar) to have holidays falling around the same dates.

Not that I'm hijacking this thread is for discussing religion...

New layout looks more modern. Will take some time adapting from the old "ugly but functional" layout.
 
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