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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 12:15:15 pm »
Hi, a JPEG should work fine - could you attach the file here so I can take a look?

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Well good day to all!
I tried to update my avatar in the profile and it just said Avatar not of the acceptable type, or some such. What file types are appropriate ~ it won't accept a jpeg from my hard drive and it won't accept a photobucket file, so where do I go please?

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Re: Just Chat...
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 12:17:26 pm »
Some avatars seem to be different - Paddy's seems to be stretched a bit from top to bottom.
I see what you mean, mine's 65 by 63 pixels which was tuned to the old forum's maximum dimensions. It's now being stretched to 65 x 65 pixels which tends to blur it somewhat.

Also, my avatar does not appear in the zooniverse account settings, instead I see some boring default there.

As an aside, attempting to view my settings from the forum brought me to the zooniverse site. It may be just me, but I couldn't find a way to get me back to the forum from there. Shouldn't there be a "forum" button there or something?
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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 12:18:59 pm »
Well I would, thank you, but I seem to be having a problem with ctl-paste.

wait, here we go:

Oh let me just a moment stay
where time is not and angels play the paeans of the galaxies;
then speed the stardust on its flight
to change dread darkness into light, cold chaos into ecstasy!

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2010, 12:19:27 pm »
Hey, Weez, he's gone from purple to green :o

Hi Arfon, welcome to the fray! ;D

. . . . Is it just me or are smileys now slightly below the rest of the text??

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2010, 12:23:17 pm »
Don't panic Alice, the new outfit is intentional and not a fault like the others are reporting with their avatars :D
Oh let me just a moment stay
where time is not and angels play the paeans of the galaxies;
then speed the stardust on its flight
to change dread darkness into light, cold chaos into ecstasy!

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2010, 12:23:33 pm »
Hmm, I'm not sure.  Could just be a minor CSS tweak if they are.  I tried to make sure that we had the old smileys - they are correct right?

Hey, Weez, he's gone from purple to green :o

Hi Arfon, welcome to the fray! ;D

. . . . Is it just me or are smileys now slightly below the rest of the text??

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2010, 12:26:56 pm »
OK, thanks.  Could you try again with the same image?  I've just changed the code a little...

Well I would, thank you, but I seem to be having a problem with ctl-paste.

wait, here we go:



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Re: Re: Just Chat...
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2010, 12:29:22 pm »
I just saw this error message "last search was less than 5 seconds ago, try again later" ... wtf!?  ???
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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2010, 12:30:37 pm »
I copied my post from chat.
sorry its so long winded.

I like the new site.
Just a couple of things that I am not to keen on.
1. the scroll bar on the right.
2. the colour squares on the left.
They are very distracting for me.
I may get used to it, or is it just me.
None the less, great work.
8/10.

I never noticed the separations in the posts.
Until you mention it pluk.
Now I knew there was something else that didn’t look right.
Its also hard to know which quote button to use.
Quoted Geoff’s twice, before I realised it wasn’t Stellar`s.
and the text box still jumps.
7/10

I was just going to say that my avatar of Mars looks egg shaped.


I still like most of the new format though. ;)



« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 12:37:26 pm by PaddyD »

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2010, 12:37:43 pm »
The smileys themselves are just right. Very, very many thanks for all your hard work Arfon!! :) :) :)

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2010, 12:38:51 pm »
It's probably helpful to note which browser you are using. I use Safari which has more issues than if I try using Firefox and I guess many of you are using IE.

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2010, 12:45:08 pm »
At the bottom Users Online .. it is hard to read the zookeepers names in blue.

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Re: Re: Just Chat...
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2010, 12:45:13 pm »
There seems to be extra space around a lot of things, presumably in an attemp to make things stand out more or make them clearer.  But it achieves quite the opposite effect.  The results are disturbing to the eye.

For one thing there's extra space below quoted text which wasn't there before.  It doesn't look as neat

Example:

Quote
some quoted text.
In the post-form this text is entered to be flushed straight against the bottom of the [/quote] tag with no lines inbetween, but when posted it looks as though an extra line was inserted..

I've grown into a habit of entering that extra space when I want it, which means that al lot of old postst will now look like this:

Quote
some quoted text.

In the post-form this text is entered with one extra line of space between it and the bottom of the [/quote] tag, but when posted, you see two, which looks quite ugly....

Other things I encountered while making this post:

The color menu doesn't work quite right: The first time I drag-select (with my mouse) a piece of text and give it a color it works, then why I try to give another piece of text the same color, it doesn't do anything. A different color from the previous one does work.

The same is true for selecting the font size, and I presume, also for the font face.

Text between [tt]..[/tt] tags now appears smaller than the surrounding text: see?
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 12:49:20 pm by pluk »
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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2010, 12:47:13 pm »
The smileys themselves are just right. Very, very many thanks for all your hard work Arfon!! :) :) :)

I second that Alice. :)

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Re: Outage Monday or Tuesday morning for upgrade - Post comments here
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2010, 12:49:37 pm »
That is how it was before Budgieye.
And you are right, its hard to read in blue.