Fix the Forum, please!

Having problems with the forum software, or suggestions for improvements

Fix the Forum, please!

Postby pgranzeau » Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:20 pm

Reading messages is difficult because I have to scroll left and right. You have set the messages so wide that they exceed the width of a 1024 x 769 screen.

Simple solution: Get rid of that frame to the left with the navigation on it.
pgranzeau
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 20 August 2006

Postby ronk » Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:41 pm

ronk
2012 Supporter
 
Posts: 4764
Joined: 02 November 2005
Location: Southeastern USA

Postby udosuk » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:26 pm

From the home page of http://www.sudoku.com, when you want to open the "forums" link, try "Shift+left click", you'll open it in a new window, without the frame...
udosuk
 
Posts: 2698
Joined: 17 July 2005

Postby Smythe Dakota » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:36 pm

Most of the topics are fine, but there is ONE thread somewhere (I forget which one right now) that, for some reason, is too wide for the screen. If I see again I'll let everybody know which one.

Bill Smythe
Smythe Dakota
 
Posts: 534
Joined: 11 February 2006

Postby daj95376 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:06 pm

Smythe Dakota wrote:Most of the topics are fine, but there is ONE thread somewhere (I forget which one right now) that, for some reason, is too wide for the screen. If I see again I'll let everybody know which one.

Bill Smythe


I bet you are using Netscape or some other browser that doesn't break long chains w/o spaces into multiple lines. Most posters are now inserting spaces after commas in long chains for the benefit of those using Netscape and a coupla other browsers. Unfortunately, only a few posters have gone back and corrected older posts.
daj95376
2014 Supporter
 
Posts: 2624
Joined: 15 May 2006

Postby udosuk » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:04 am

If somebody post an image which is too wide, the horizontal scroll bar is bound to appear...
udosuk
 
Posts: 2698
Joined: 17 July 2005

Postby Smythe Dakota » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:42 am

daj95376 wrote:.... I bet you are using Netscape ....

I'm using IE (version 6, I think).

Somewhere I heard that, if ONE post in the thread has an extremely long URL (or, I suppose, an extremely wide picture), the entire thread widens to accommodate it. That may be what's happening here.

Bill Smythe
Smythe Dakota
 
Posts: 534
Joined: 11 February 2006

Postby MCC » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:37 am

This post relating to Steve Irwin in Off-Topic

http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/viewtopic.php?t=4797&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

Needs scrolling in the original window but if opened in a new window is ok.
Clicking on the above will open it in a new window.

Bill, if you click on 'Help' then 'About Internet Explorer' it'll show which version of IE you have.


MCC
Last edited by MCC on Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
MCC
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: 08 June 2005

Postby udosuk » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:18 am

MCC wrote:This post relating to Steve Irwin in Off-Topic

http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/viewtopic.php?t=4797&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

Needs scrolling in the original window but if opened in a new window is ok.
Clicking on the above will open it in a new window.

With a 1024x768 resolution, I got a horizontal scrolling bar even opening that thread in a new window... I suppose it'd be alright if you use a 1280x1024 resolution...
udosuk
 
Posts: 2698
Joined: 17 July 2005

Postby Smythe Dakota » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:46 pm

MCC wrote:.... Bill, if you click on 'Help' then 'About Internet Explorer' it'll show which version of IE you have. ....

Thanks. It says 6.0.2900.2180 and some other gibberish.

Bill Smythe
Smythe Dakota
 
Posts: 534
Joined: 11 February 2006

Postby Son of Pappocom » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:54 am

Long line in the Irwin post fixed, at any rate...
Son of Pappocom
 
Posts: 217
Joined: 10 October 2005

Postby pgranzeau » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:03 am

udosuk wrote:From the home page of http://www.sudoku.com, when you want to open the "forums" link, try "Shift+left click", you'll open it in a new window, without the frame...
The things I don't know about are many and manifold, it appears.

Next time, I buy a 20" screen so I can see at 1280 x 1024.
pgranzeau
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 20 August 2006


Return to Forum questions and feedback