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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:24 pm 
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The website upgrade was completed this morning. I'm sure there are still a few bugs to squish, so if you notice any issues, post here and we will work them out.

I forgot to backup the message board database once more before the conversion, so we lost all posts to the message board after Aug 4th. Sorry about that!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Location: Fruit Cove, FL
What is the optimum screen resolution? I'm set up for 1024x768 but the font is quite large and I have to use a vertical & horizontal scroll bars just to see posts... Also, on the Message board page, there appears to be a menu superimposed in the center of the home web page; looks like it may be what was previously located on the far left.
Thanks.
BTW, Windows XP SP3 & IE 7 patched up to date.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:52 pm 
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The site should automatically rezise based on your resolution, so there is really no optimal resolution.

I tested with Firefox 3.6.8 and IE6 and it looked ok...but once I found a machine with IE7 and IE8, it didn't look right. I changed the site theme to a different theme that seems to be more compatible with IE. Let me know if it looks better now.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:32 am 
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Rick...looks good so far. Nice job.

BTW...I'm using Windows 7.0 and Firefox.

Mark K.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:45 am 
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Looks fine now from home. IE8 & Windows 7. Will check IE7 & XP from work tomorrow. Good job Rick!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:47 pm 
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From work is now fine also.
Good job Rick!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:37 am 
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Site looks great now. Congrats!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Good Job, Rick... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:39 am 
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Yes, looks great and works. Thank you Rick. It actually works and looks great with my old Win 98 computer as well as the Windows 7 laptop.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:02 am 
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Rick...any change in the type and size of attachments that can be posted? I searched for something with attachment details as before but could not find anything.

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:29 pm 
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The message board software is a new major release over what we were running, so I'm sure many things have changed.

The maximum attachment size is 8MB. This is limited by our hosting provider, I don't have any control over that. I have set up the board so that you may attach up to 30 files to a post, although you shouldn't ever need to attach that many files.

These are the types of files (and extensions) that the board will allow you to attach:

Image types: gif,jpeg,jpg,png,tga,tif

Archive types: ace,gtar,gz,rar,tar,zip

Plain Text: c,cpp,diz,h,hpp,txt

Document types: ai,doc,dot,pdf,ppt,ps,xls


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:33 pm 
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For your consideration. Maybe this is a configurable option that can be adjusted. One inconvience noted is that the "Previous" and "Next" options are only at the top of the thread. I like to read from the top down and then chose previous or next. This worked well with the prior version of the message board. I do like the new color scheme and look. Thanks for your efforts in providing this message board. Nice job.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:53 am 
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Rick...good work on the attachment list. That alone is worth the upgrade! Let the posting of attachments begin!!!

Mark


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:05 am 
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8 MB ! That is great. I have always had to adjust the size of my files and got tired of doing this. I would just email the interested party. Now everything can be shared. Super ***** job Rick.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:11 am 
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Uhhh....Rick. I just tried to post a 1 MG PDF file and it came back that pdf extensions were not allowed. Can you check into that?

Mark


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