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Forum topic by Rick M posted 01-21-2014 04:42 AM 680 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick M

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01-21-2014 04:42 AM

I did not have any display issues when the forum changed but unfortunately it was broken for many people. I suspect the fixed width was too wide for older or smaller monitors, but I liked the wider format and longer post previews. Please bring that back but test it first.

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 05:49 AM

I liked it only from the perspective that it provided more information without going to the forum directly.

Being an old programmer … I mean a former experienced programmer, I do not see why either format could not be selectable by the user.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 08:11 AM

Not sure if it was intended or an unintended side effect but the text was slightly larger too, a bit easier to read.

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 12:21 PM

Wide was fine but I hated the longer post preview. I went through after reading that it allowed some to get a better idea of what was in the thread but it looks like from the title and the first few blurb very easy to know what the topic is about. I always (maybe as I get older won’t) like to have as much information on the screen as possible to speed things. Seeing as many thread titles and the introductory sentence is a big time saver in my book. If they would give the option that would be fine.

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 05:06 PM

Options would be great.

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 05:09 PM

I also prefer the larger format for the same reasons that oldnovice does

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 05:13 PM

It was easier to use the other way!

I could just scroll down and open what interested me. I believe many others will feel the same way!

-- just rjR

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 05:34 PM

I know that other browsers seemed also to be effective but according to our morning paper Google is taking some of the responsibility and apologized for the “over zealous” ad additions and, has removed the offending extensions from one of their partners.

Details in San Jose Mercury News article.

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 05:41 PM

Doubt those Google extensions are related to what happened on LJ. I suspect the developers set the fixed width wider than many monitors could accommodate.

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 05:45 PM

A lot of people are passionate about LJ’s and thus complained when the site experienced troubles. I for one was upset that the zoom feature wasn’t available in the project photos. I enjoy looking through all the photos of projects posted by the skilled craftsman from this site. That feature seems to be back on track and most of everything else. IMO the larger format has it’s perks as well as some negatives, but really doesn’t matter as long as everything functions when you “click” on them

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 07:25 PM

Rick, just hunting witches!

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 10:49 PM

I am not for sure what way was what any more.

I like thread titles and a start of a sentence, I might be clairvoyant but I think it usually describes 99.999% of the what the first few replies will be. After that it turns into some sort of ” Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with a twist as everything actually relates back to Obama or Republicans.

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#12 posted 01-22-2014 12:20 AM

I agree with oldnovice.

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