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fxm
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Postby fxm » Dec 22, 2011 23:18

fxm wrote:
fxm wrote:
fxm wrote:For about one week, there are often problems with connection to the website FreeBasic (and phatcode), with failure time of about one hour or more.

TJF wrote:I second that (connecting from Europe).
I tried to send a post. I had to store the text local and send it 1 hour later.

I would think this is the website phatcode (hosting freeBbsic) which has big problems for a week.

I still have problems connecting to the freebasic.net website (and at the same time to phatcode.net). The failure of connection occurs less often and has shorter duration than before, but it's always annoying!

For some weeks, this problem has reappeared but only with much shorter disconnections (or very long response times).
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Postby fxm » Dec 28, 2011 7:41

fxm wrote:
fxm wrote:
fxm wrote:
fxm wrote:For about one week, there are often problems with connection to the website FreeBasic (and phatcode), with failure time of about one hour or more.

TJF wrote:I second that (connecting from Europe).
I tried to send a post. I had to store the text local and send it 1 hour later.

I would think this is the website phatcode (hosting freeBbsic) which has big problems for a week.

I still have problems connecting to the freebasic.net website (and at the same time to phatcode.net). The failure of connection occurs less often and has shorter duration than before, but it's always annoying!

For some weeks, this problem has reappeared but only with much shorter disconnections (or very long response times).

And here we go again, like last summer, for long disconnections (very long last night, and shorter this morning)!
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Re: The new website

Postby mathwizard44 » Dec 30, 2011 3:50

I like the redesign of the site and the forum. I can see more stuff, especially code.

Is there a way to get the syntax highlighting for the code back? Thanks.
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Re: The new website

Postby marcov » Dec 30, 2011 10:50

Looks fine, I would just tone down the white background a bit. It is too bright for my tastes
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Re: The new website

Postby roook_ph » Dec 30, 2011 11:29

I agree it is too bright. Well it is free so we do not have any option but look at the bright
white screen.
Merick
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Re: The new website

Postby Merick » Dec 30, 2011 12:52

It's good that the board software is finally being upgraded, but the new design is definitely hard on the eyes
Coolman
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Re: The new website

Postby Coolman » Dec 30, 2011 14:37

I like the new graphical interface of this forum. it is more professional, congratulations ...
Erik1984
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Re: The new website

Postby Erik1984 » Dec 30, 2011 14:54

Hi all. Have not visited the forums for a while. Anyway I like the new layout, good job.
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Re: The new website

Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Dec 30, 2011 15:02

Did some posts got lost?
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Re: The new website

Postby TJF » Dec 30, 2011 15:08

I also like the new interface. It's more exploratory. And the report button may be helpful.

I miss
  • The expand button for 'code' context.
  • Syntax highlighting in 'code' context.
  • A hint for reported posts (to omit multiple reports on one post).
Some ideas for improvement:
  • Long threads are broken in to several pages of 15 posts each. So the 16th post is on a new page and we have to turn page to read the post before. Is it possible to show the last 15th post instead (no paging)?
  • I would like to have the topic of a thread on top of the page above the scrol area, so I need not scrol up to read it in long threads.
  • Add a feature to adjust background color (and maybe other issues like syntax highlighting) in the members preferences (ie like at the german site).

Anyway, good work so far. Thanks for your efforts.
darkhog
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Re: The new website

Postby darkhog » Dec 30, 2011 20:22

Can you enable private messaging? Some things are better to kept private either because it applies only to two guys/girls or to not make offtopic.
agamemnus
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Re: The new website

Postby agamemnus » Dec 30, 2011 21:19

...the names should be on the left side. :(

Also, please remove "save draft"...
Merick
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Re: The new website

Postby Merick » Dec 31, 2011 3:12

agamemnus, you can get the user names back on the left side by selecting the subsilver2 board style in the board preferences in your user control panel
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Re: The new website

Postby roook_ph » Dec 31, 2011 7:08

The new website exposes an anomaly on my profile . The website refers to my geocities site , Geocities is a dead site a long time ago must find a way to edit that part on my profile , Help anyone?
Theunis Jansen
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Re: The new website

Postby Theunis Jansen » Dec 31, 2011 10:21

It is a bit bright but I have some auto settings on my Flatron L1718S screen which by pressing a button includes Day Text, Night Text. These settings give me a darker background. Night Text gives me a gray background and I use it.

What I would have liked to see is that the ISO standards for Time and Date be used.

Sometimes I have to try two or three times to log In and sometimes after I log In and wish to post a reply I must then again Log In. This is nothing new since it happened with the old "face" as well but I don't have to try so many times as before.

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