Author Topic: Suggestions and Issues  (Read 59961 times)

Offline jcf

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2012, 08:25:35 AM »
Hi Robert,
there is an 'Ignore Boards' option in your profile, and as we re-vamp the forum and get its format
worked out, you will end up with more options.

Profile->Modify Profile->Ignore Boards Options

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2012, 09:29:54 AM »
That's what I had in mind, thanks Jon for the heads up

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2012, 10:10:22 AM »
Help I can't PM anyone here !!

on every try at posting, I always get the "timed out" message but by hitting "back" & "post" again I can sometimes post on the forum itself.

Site is very slow or un-responsive in the A.M. (6am to midday Oz Daylight-saving time).

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2012, 05:09:43 PM »
Help I can't PM anyone here !!

on every try at posting, I always get the "timed out" message but by hitting "back" & "post" again I can sometimes post on the forum itself.

Site is very slow or un-responsive in the A.M. (6am to midday Oz Daylight-saving time).

cheers Raafif


See here.  That might help for the meantime.  We are working to remove the timeout problem once and for all though.
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2012, 12:03:17 AM »
An issue that keeps recurring for me, is when trying to access threads which have very large photos attached (pixels wise) and lots of them (F-35 thread for example), my computer just won't open the thread. It just freezes up --

any suggestions ?

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2012, 02:15:30 AM »
It sounds as though the problem might be on your end.  Is anyone else experiencing similar?

I will have a look at the F-35 thread to see about trimming/compressing some of the images.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2012, 02:38:28 AM »
It's not just the F-35 thread Greg, some images which are posted are way bigger than what my monitor displays and it's a 22" one.  Then when there's a lot of them it's possible that the ISP I use just slows or stops the connection.  Even the Hughes Hercules thread where I posted a bunch of photos does it now (I tried to down size the pics by using PhotoBucket as all of them are in the 5 mg size originally)

 Anyway, I can only get out of the freeze by doing the CTrL, Alt, Delete procedure.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2012, 02:51:48 AM »
It still sounds as though it might be a issue on your end though..unless of course others here report the same problem.  Either way though, I will endeavour to go through the threads to compress/trim some of the larger images.  This might take a while though so please be patient with me.  To help me, just PM me any particular threads (such as the F-35 one you refer to) that you do note problems with.  This will speed up the process. ;)
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2012, 06:53:24 AM »
While my PC doesn't have problems loading threads with big pics, I'd also welcome a solution to that. Don't get me wrong, big pics are great, but in some cases they're just far too big to be of any actual use. Take the F-35 thread, for instance. Of the recent bomb drop pic, I can only see the F-35's forward fuselage. Anything aft of the pilot needs to be scrolled sideways.
Over on ARC, the software automatically resizes pics that exceed a certain size (to be determined by the admin, AFAIK) to that size. Clicking them will toggle the full size view. Clicking them again will revert them to their reduced size. The maximum width is 1024 pixels, I think. Anything larger will be reduced to a width of 1024 pixels. Personally, I think that's a good solution. I don't know whether our forum software has a similar feature, though.
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Offline jcf

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2012, 12:25:48 PM »
I set the max width to 1024, if this isn't large enough I'll bump it up.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2012, 03:58:07 PM »
Thanks Jon.

Quote
Take the F-35 thread, for instance. Of the recent bomb drop pic, I can only see the F-35's forward fuselage. Anything aft of the pilot needs to be scrolled sideways.

Corrected.
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2012, 09:44:58 PM »
Tester!



EDIT:
Works!  :) Brilliant! Clicking the image will now toggle the original size, clicking it again will go back to the reduced size.
Good work, Jon!  :)
« Last Edit: August 15, 2012, 09:48:57 PM by ChernayaAkula »
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2012, 10:13:31 PM »
That's loverly.  This has been my biggest pet peeve on the forum since we got the speed issues resolved.

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Logan

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2012, 12:05:41 AM »
Well done guys, for the first time I could open the F-35 thread in an instant, no freeze up now (--keeps fingers crossed--)

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2012, 05:49:24 AM »
if anyone has any particular threads causing issues just let me know.
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2012, 12:06:59 AM »
Hey guys, I'm having a very minor issue lately in regards to new posts.  I always check the forum by going to "unread since last visit" and then go through them all.  Lately after I do that and get that list down to zero if I go back to the "forum index" it will say that there is a new post in the "physical models" section yet if I go there via any of the links to that section (including the "new" button) there is NOTHING.  I have to click "mark all messages read" to get it to clear and even that doesn't work until the 4th or 5th time.   Just wanted to let you know.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2012, 01:50:01 AM »
Hey guys, I'm having a very minor issue lately in regards to new posts.  I always check the forum by going to "unread since last visit" and then go through them all.  Lately after I do that and get that list down to zero if I go back to the "forum index" it will say that there is a new post in the "physical models" section yet if I go there via any of the links to that section (including the "new" button) there is NOTHING.  I have to click "mark all messages read" to get it to clear and even that doesn't work until the 4th or 5th time.   Just wanted to let you know.

Same thing I am experiencing and sometimes the refresh option works and sometimes not.  Figured it was just a delay brought on by the server but there may be more to it. 
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2012, 02:08:41 AM »
Yes, I have noticed that.  Am looking into.  Although a minor annoyance, I don't see it as a major issue though.
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Offline Diamondback

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2012, 03:26:39 AM »
Idea as an adjunct to Buy-Sell-Trade, and I'm willing to do the work on keeping it updated if people keep me informed... on a collectibles board I'm a member of, we have a Who Wants What spreadsheet on Google Documents so we can either check others' wants against our stashes or more commonly keep an eye out (the war between Transformers collectors and scalpers is pretty cutthroat, so we try to help each other out when we can so nobody gets fleeced.). I'd be glad to set something similar up for here...

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2012, 03:29:33 AM »
Yes, I have noticed that.  Am looking into.  Although a minor annoyance, I don't see it as a major issue though.

Me either but the thing that got me was its always in "physical models" even if no one has posted in there since my last visit.  Just seemed rather odd.  Thanks for taking a look man.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
It is obviously a side effect of the recent change to that area - just need to work out what specifically.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2012, 05:43:56 PM »
Idea as an adjunct to Buy-Sell-Trade, and I'm willing to do the work on keeping it updated if people keep me informed... on a collectibles board I'm a member of, we have a Who Wants What spreadsheet on Google Documents so we can either check others' wants against our stashes or more commonly keep an eye out (the war between Transformers collectors and scalpers is pretty cutthroat, so we try to help each other out when we can so nobody gets fleeced.). I'd be glad to set something similar up for here...

Can you send me or even point me to an appropriate link showing an example of what you are suggesting?
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Offline Diamondback

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2012, 04:54:40 AM »
Greg, here's the doc that inspired my suggestion:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai_584BXHuGrdHNMTXlkQ3pOWWstQTRaYmRTRnl0Y3c#gid=0

Don't know if non-members can view it, but it's worth a try. Failing that, I'll screencap and post that.

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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2012, 03:53:06 PM »
Looks good.  I will put it to the membership to see if members are interested.
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Re: Suggestions and Issues
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2012, 05:02:20 AM »
Looks good.  I will put it to the membership to see if members are interested.


I am slack at times I know...but I have finally put the poll for this suggestion up - see here.
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