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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluvinel View Post
    Ditto....Using Firefox here and the ads take up about 1/3 of my screen on the right hand side.
    I think this is intentional - larger ads and narrower text space. I've viewed on three different browsers and the columns seem the same to me.



  2. #82
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    When I read the forums on my iPhone, often times the ads in the right hand border overlap the posts. So the ads cover the right have side of the text-rendering it unreadable.

    Other things that are just aesthetic that are difficult are:

    -red text (too harsh)
    -border line between post text and signature too light. Signatures seem to take up more room now. Don't know if that is actually true.



  3. #83
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    Thumbs down PLEASE get rid of the red!

    It hurts my eyes! Can't it just be black? Why do there have to be colors at all? SO painful!
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


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  4. #84
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    Why did you run a beta test forum if you were just going to ignore most of the commentary there? Most of these issues were discussed as problems previously.

    I see very little positive improvement with this new format. I hope the back end improvements are more impressive.


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  5. #85
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    Default Privacy violations

    I have a problem with a privacy violation issue in this as currently implemented and hope you will turn that aspect off.

    Discovered when I clicked on the profile link to some COTH user who posted and was new to me, that not only did that person's public profile page note that it had been visited, but that my username as a visitor was added to their public profile page!

    I do not wish others to see who has visited my public profile page nor do I wish to have my visits logged either for the public or for whomever I might be curious to learn more about.

    It is a public profile page supposedly there to facilitate communication and sharing to be seen by anyone without creating the raft of questions that having visitor names on display can raise.

    The privacy abuse issue that sank MySpace was the sharing of whoever was visiting another member's public profile. One of the few things FB has managed to get right and keep right was making visits to public information like that not subject to second or third party scrutiny. I believe the same is true for G+ but it has no critical mass so I've not used my G+ account enough to know for sure.

    This 'feature' really needs to go away.

    Separately, while FB and G+ allow friend lists to be displayed, they also allows users to choose not to display them to anyone. It appears there's no choice here. Which means I don't plan to have any COTH "friends" as long as there's no apparent choice about displaying them. What was wrong with the old Buddy List implementation? COTH isn't supposed to be a FB/G+ social network clone, it's a horse and riding forum.




    What's on the Public Profile Page?

    The public profile lists information about the member under the 'About Me' tab. It also includes statistical information, such as the number of posts they have made and their registration date. This information is shown under the 'Statistics' tab.


    Other information includes a list of Friends (?), their profile picture (if set by the member), and a list of members who have recently visited the profile page.[/I]
    If I knew what I were doing, why would I take lessons?

    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein


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  6. #86
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    ^ Interesting
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggle Mom View Post
    I think this is intentional - larger ads and narrower text space. I've viewed on three different browsers and the columns seem the same to me.
    I tend to think it's not intentional. Once I'm in a thread, the single column is not squashed. It's as if the multiple columns on forum pages are set to limited width, but no word wrap so words and dates/times cut off to the right.



  8. #88
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    LOL, the Public Profile page now works like other forums that I am on, COTH used to kind of stand out as being one that didn't show who had been looking at your profile. For me it is a non issue, I presume that people are just trying to get some back ground on a poster. No one is going to see anything riveting on mine, but it is very useful when trying to determine if we are dealing with a troll, or a genuine novice asking odd questions
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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  9. #89
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    Hate the colors. Really, really hate them.

    Don't like the fact that Menagerie & Off Topic are included in "today's posts"

    How does Today's Posts work? Is it really today's or most recent? If I visit at 1 am are only posts since midnight listed.

    REALLY don't like the privacy issues other mentioned & especially don't like that it changed without notice. I am not on Facebook for a reason.


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  10. #90
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    div id content-area to 125% fixes the navigation-by-page-id issue but overruns the ad blocks on the right. If you can increase the Forum block and shift it left a couple hundred pixels, it'll look a lot cleaner :=)
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com



  11. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippolyta View Post
    How does Today's Posts work? Is it really today's or most recent? If I visit at 1 am are only posts since midnight listed.
    I asked this in the beta test and never got an answer.
    From this morning's experience I believe it is just like the old 'new posts'.



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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    I asked this in the beta test and never got an answer.
    From this morning's experience I believe it is just like the old 'new posts'.
    Beta tests? People have been using this? Who? How long? Did they not have these issues??


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    "Views" definitely doesn't work. There is one more "view" than there is "post." So it's not recording the actual number of times a thread gets viewed.



  14. #94
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmmyByNature View Post
    Beta tests? People have been using this? Who? How long? Did they not have these issues??
    There was a post right here in this forum telling people about the beta test and come try it. So I did.

    Like someone else posted (not sure if it was in this thread or one of other many threads about the new format), these things were discussed and it appears most of what was discussed was not addressed.



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    I am seeing overwriting at the top of the page. The Search is overwriting the Post reply and on the next line by the View First Unread the right side where it shows x of y posts and tools, they
    are overwriting as well. My sys admin (husband) says this is likely because he reconfigured my home system to display larger print to accomodate my aging eyesight. I am running Iceweasel on a debian version of Linux here.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



  16. #96
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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    There was a post right here in this forum telling people about the beta test and come try it. So I did.

    Like someone else posted (not sure if it was in this thread or one of other many threads about the new format), these things were discussed and it appears most of what was discussed was not addressed.
    Wow. I really have to hang out in the Help forum more often... I miss all the news!



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    please tell me there is a way to not have to see the OT day and the menagerie posts...
    please.
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    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.


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  18. #98
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    Back button now working.


    But the font size is too small for enjoyable reading.

    The red has to go.

    And where are the PM's?

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    It's so much slower on dial-up it isn't funny. It's taken me 8 minutes to load the first time, come here, login, and click to post this post. I came directly because I wanted to time it.

    It took 2 minutes for the post to appear--total 10 minutes.

    I want to know who in the COTH management hates beige/tan.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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  20. #100
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    When I read the forums on my iPhone, often times the ads in the right hand border overlap the posts. So the ads cover the right have side of the text-rendering it unreadable.

    Other things that are just aesthetic that are difficult are:

    -red text (too harsh)
    -border line between post text and signature too light. Signatures seem to take up more room now. Don't know if that is actually true.



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