NEW SITE FORMAT? WHAT THE **&^%!!

  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:02 AM GMT
    what is with the new format and posting messages. i'm not that old, but why is the typeface so small when writing messages? is there a trick that i am not seeing? does the site admin need to readjust things? is it just me? HELP!!
  • GWriter

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:07 AM GMT
    I just refreshed and realized the site has been completely redesigned. I will withhold judgement.
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:09 AM GMT
    GWriter saidI just refreshed and realized the site has been completely redesigned. I will withhold judgement.


    then it's not just me.............. have you seen how SMALL the type is when responding to threads? good lord. i need a magnifying glass to type this. and i HATE the color of the site. very hard on the eyes.
  • GWriter

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:11 AM GMT
    I agree. Why is grey an improvement over black? It's just harder to see...
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:14 AM GMT
    Most people don't know how to type anyway, so it doesn't matter whether or not you can see the letters. icon_lol.gif
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidMost people don't know how to type anyway, so it doesn't matter whether or not you can see the letters. icon_lol.gif


    well, i totally agree with that, however, that being said, i still like to see what i'm typing. i've never seen a typeface this small. i've tried everything to adjust it upward, but i've had no success. and i cannot get an answer from the site administrator. personally, new site design is an epic fail.
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:27 AM GMT
    hebrewman said
    paulflexes saidMost people don't know how to type anyway, so it doesn't matter whether or not you can see the letters. icon_lol.gif


    well, i totally agree with that, however, that being said, i still like to see what i'm typing. i've never seen a typeface this small. i've tried everything to adjust it upward, but i've had no success. and i cannot get an answer from the site administrator. personally, new site design is an epic fail.
    It's not quite an epic fail. All it needs are a few tweaks and it'll be way better than the old design. Personally, I love the wider screen. That'll come in handy when people post large pics (of hot shirtless guys).
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    hebrewman said
    paulflexes saidMost people don't know how to type anyway, so it doesn't matter whether or not you can see the letters. icon_lol.gif


    well, i totally agree with that, however, that being said, i still like to see what i'm typing. i've never seen a typeface this small. i've tried everything to adjust it upward, but i've had no success. and i cannot get an answer from the site administrator. personally, new site design is an epic fail.
    It's not quite an epic fail. All it needs are a few tweaks and it'll be way better than the old design. Personally, I love the wider screen. That'll come in handy when people post large pics (of hot shirtless guys).


    i just think the over all color is really hard on the eyes, as is the micro type face. maybe today the administrator will get some of the tweaks up and running. fingers crossed.
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:31 AM GMT
    It's irritating as hell, but using ctrl and + (the zoom function in browsers) makes the font larger in the entry window. Ctrl and 0 then reset the page to normal.
    Again, far from optimal, but until fixes are implemented, it's the best I personally can offer icon_razz.gif
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:40 AM GMT
    silent_weapon saidIt's irritating as hell, but using ctrl and + (the zoom function in browsers) makes the font larger in the entry window. Ctrl and 0 then reset the page to normal.
    Again, far from optimal, but until fixes are implemented, it's the best I personally can offer icon_razz.gif


    thanks man, just tried the ctrl + and that makes it somewhat easier to see. MUCH appreciated.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:53 AM GMT
    hebrewman saidwhat is with the new format and posting messages. i'm not that old, but why is the typeface so small when writing messages? is there a trick that i am not seeing? does the site admin need to readjust things? is it just me? HELP!!


    The font size is the same size as before, just a different font type.
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:56 AM GMT
    For a moment, I thought there is something went wrong with my mobile.
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:01 AM GMT
    It looks all cosmetic so far. The main result of the drab color scheme is to make the ads pop more - maybe that was the intention.

    They signaled this was coming, when the site was down a few weeks ago the new logo was posted on the splash page.
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:06 AM GMT
    If you have a hard time seeing the text, change your zoom settings. It's what I have been doing lately - because my old eyes are getting weak.

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    I think we should give them a chance. We have been asking for changes and if we start griping right out of the box without giving them a chance to implement them all, then all that will do is piss the admin off.


    I like the new logo.

    The bluish gray is different. Maybe there will be some more upgrades as we go.
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:11 AM GMT
    I kinda like it



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    Jun 11, 2013 11:23 AM GMT
    It was a surprise....and definitely very small type! LOL
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 11:29 AM GMT
    TheQuest saidIf you have a hard time seeing the text, change your zoom settings. It's what I have been doing lately - because my old eyes are getting weak.

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    I think we should give them a chance. We have been asking for changes and if we start griping right out of the box without giving them a chance to implement them all, then all that will do is piss the admin off.


    I like the new logo.

    The bluish gray is different. Maybe there will be some more upgrades as we go.


    i did not want to come off as a whiner. i was just taken aback when i went to type a response to a thread, such as this very one, and in the message box the type face was/is extremely small. i just now learned of the zoom function. never too old to learn. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:32 AM GMT
    Hebrewman, I wasn't trying to attack you. Please know that. I think there will be some bugs to work out.

    We have been asking the admin to make changes and clearly he has been working on some things.

    The logo posted a few weeks ago was Red and Gold. Personally, I liked that color scheme better, but I am going to trust for right now that he has things under control and when it's all rolled out it will make sense.

    Hope you are feeling well today.

    Have a great day.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 11, 2013 11:52 AM GMT
    I wondered when we'd have a "remake". We had the old format since the beginning of the site. It will be fine, no major thing.

    Congrats to Chris and the administration... Good job and thanks for all your continued efforts!

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  • hebrewman

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    Jun 11, 2013 11:56 AM GMT
    TheQuest saidHebrewman, I wasn't trying to attack you. Please know that. I think there will be some bugs to work out.

    We have been asking the admin to make changes and clearly he has been working on some things.

    The logo posted a few weeks ago was Red and Gold. Personally, I liked that color scheme better, but I am going to trust for right now that he has things under control and when it's all rolled out it will make sense.

    Hope you are feeling well today.

    Have a great day.


    no attack taken my friend. was just a tad gobsmacked. not adverse to change at all. after all, my airline is the one swallowing up AA, so there are a whole host of new changes coming down the pike. and, of course, let's not forget the permanent changes chemo/radiation have done to my body. i know it takes time. and i'm glad you all have been patient enough to nursemaid me this morning, especially the zoom feature.
    i'm determined to have an 'okay day' today. the suns out, the dog is happy, and i'm going to spend most of the afternoon tinkering around on ENTERPRISE, my vintage 36' trojan tri cabin. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 11, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    Important to keep in mind that this may not be permanent. Maybe he's adding more to the site, or hoping for some feedback.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 11, 2013 12:33 PM GMT
    Well clearly the changes are still ongoing. I'm sure it will be fine when completed.
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    Jun 11, 2013 12:36 PM GMT
    In Safari you can also add a font sizing button to the toolbar, change the view up or down using mouse clicks. And for the message input box you can do a 2-finger spread on your trackpad to enlarge the box and its contents.

    And is it imagination, or do the profile pics seem a bit higher res, and maybe higher color saturation?
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:01 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell clearly the changes are still ongoing. I'm sure it will be fine when completed.


    A mass deletion of the sock accounts would improve the site. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:06 PM GMT
    The new format is ageist. They are trying to run off the old guys by making the site harder to read.icon_lol.gif