New Features and Changes

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements' started by bios, Sep 15, 2007.

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What do you think of the website's overall performance in terms of speed and connectivity?

Poll closed Nov 7, 2010.
  1. Better and Speedy Indeed.

    85.7%
  2. Worse and Slow!?

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    0.0%
  3. No Change / Can't Determine.

    14.3%
  1. Jarhead57

    Jarhead57 New Member
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    I personally really enjoy this look, and for me the width makes it so much easier to look at and read.

    This is a very good idea

    You are doing an awesome job and this place just continues to get better and better as time goes on.
     
  2. RAK

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    I am glad to see the old background back. Pretty and totally functional!

    I have posted (too) often regarding my views on any award system, so nothing there.
    Mostly, the other items are not normally used by me so have no comments.(downloads: free software.etc)
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Any suggestions you have, now is the time to list... :)
     
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  4. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    A pop up to show a posters system specs would be useful :cool:

    Oo and a thumbsup smilie :thumbsup:

    seems to be a problem with your email
     
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  5. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    I have to agree with Jarhead57, I really don't have anything to add.
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Suggestion or two.. :)

    Mike, let me start off by saying you're doing a superb job with the site!
    I definitely think a better rewards system is in order.
    Also, as listed above, a drop down system specs box.

    Only other problem: I no longer have compatibility with Chrome.
    The content of all posts is hidden. (V. 4 and 5 beta)

    CHEERS! :D

     
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  7. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Scratch that.. my stupidity lead me to finding the quick fix. :)
     
  8. RAK

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    "Todays posts" as a top bar item, but I am aware, from previous posts, that you are working on that.
    Only one comment on awards.etc. A "rank" system, similarly displayed as signatures/Avatars, could be helpful to those seeking help but, as I have said before, 1. Post counts only encourages useless comment and, 2. any other system of award, initiated from an op or other user, is too easily abused and worthless.

    Finding my way around now, and would suggest that the old attachment system was simpler and superior, and also the new system for deleting/moving etc, PM's is far too complcated, the old system had all that anyone could need.

    Later.. Also, is there a way to remove the old attachment pictures, from within the attachment window?
     
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  9. RAK

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    That is a very interesting observation, icky. I have had this problem, whenever I have had a reason to email the Admin in the past. I commented to a couple of moderators in the past and feeback was that it as OK. I wonder if it is not a curious problem with some of the ISP's?
     
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  10. RAK

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    Now I am finding, on every third or so post, I am getting this message:

    The following errors occurred with your submission
    The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.


    This is my fourth attempt to post this, for example.
     
  11. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I think all the changes so far have been positive.

    I also noticed the new Thank you button and as you type spell-checker and like the wide-screen view.

    For the Remove Spyware link, I think if you contacted PC Tools and stated it was a permanent feature on the site, they may give members a discounted price.

    I believe you would contact the Affiliate link here:
    PC Tools - Contact Us

    One strange anomaly with one of my posts............

    It seems to be left in a void with nowhere to go and it states Printable view under the title.

    Check it out here:
    http://windows7forums.com/security-zone/35934-eff-demonstrates-browsers-finger-print-print.html

    All I can say is keep up the good work.
     
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  12. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I have seen the above message myself but only once..
     
  13. lloydkuhnle

    lloydkuhnle New Member

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    In my opinion, all in all, this is a great site. There are a large number of people using it, and most of the posts are responded to in a reasonable amount of time.

    If I were to make any suggestions, I would try to improve the "SEARCH" function. Sometimes when I search the forums, too many unrelated posts are sent back, some of them having nothing to do with the requested search.

    The updates you are making sound great. Keep up the good work. This is a great forum.
     
  14. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Agreed.

    This forum is a huge store of information, some of which we repeat on a regular basis, if we could come up with a easy way of searching the forum archives I think it would be a huge hit. This new fangled search though would have to be something else, something that perhaps we haven't seen before? Who knows.. I'm not sure if it's even possible to do something like that but I guess one can 'pipedream'.
     
  15. RAK

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    I have, during my last two psts, been extra careful, but still got the message in one of the submits. I wonder if it is a particular key combination, or somehow connected with attachments?

    Later. Ok. I have spotted my mistake! It is possible to start writing in the reply window (I don't think you could do this accidently in the old format) If you do, it is not recorded and you get that message that it is too short. You must select (I think) post quick reply and reply to this thread
     
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  16. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I see... If you write in the box below a post before hitting reply it won't see it and think your trying to post nothing.
     
  17. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    First I must say I like most of the new changes. Secondly; my PC has been down for almost 3 months, when I got my new rig built, up and running and returned to this site, it was culture shock for me. Like I just joined the site for the first time. I cant really remember much from the old site format. I really like what was done in the reply to posts fields, clean and modern with nice icon package. I give it an A overall.
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    This is an old and well known bug... its because print is at the end of the name. I'll look into it.
     
  19. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    Is the private message system working ?

    how do i check if my message has been successful and been sent ?
     
  20. ickymay

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    heya well I got this private message from you RAK

    I have also sent two private messages to Mike but I have no idea if they have been sent successfully and nowhere to check if they worked :eek:

    Email to admin still getting refused as non existent :(
     

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