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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703348
Fri Jan 26 2018 08:48 AM
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I'm working with the software developer on the image processing. He admits there is a bug to be resolved.
I reconfigured to use a backup image processor, GD2, that doesn't appear to have that bug. The resize/compress results are much better. Give the new setup another try.

Comparison of different settings here:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=703343&#Post703343

Let's see how this one looks

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Last edited by Oldgas; Fri Jan 26 2018 08:54 AM. Reason: add 2nd picture

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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703351
Fri Jan 26 2018 09:07 AM
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I just reposted my button pics in that thread, much better quality Jim.
Thanks,
Darin


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: keithia] #703360
Fri Jan 26 2018 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by keithia
Couple of issues I am having is in the forums the folders on the left hand side use to turn yellow if there was a new post I had not seen in a topic. Now they are all white and I can't tell if there is a new post in a topic. Other issue is all the new pictures I see are pixalated but the old post pictures are fine. I guess I will adapt over time. Otherwise updates are great!!


The new post/old post folder color notification is still supposed to work. It does for me. Could be a "cookie" issue. Cookies can be helpful by keeping you logged in and showing what topics you've seen. Do this:

* Login and click on your user name at that upper right login spot. Choose "Cookies" from the bottom of the drop-down menu.
* On the cookies page, click on the "Expire Cookies" button. That will log you out and refresh your computer's "cookie" memory of what topics you've seen and which you haven't yet.

Let me know if that doesn't work out.


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: DWSheffer] #703385
Fri Jan 26 2018 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DWSheffer
I just reposted my button pics in that thread, much better quality Jim.
Thanks,
Darin



I reposted some pics in the test area as well. No more pixilation issue - great job Jim. No more issues.

Now it's easy for others to upload pics AND they look great. Website looks great.

Keep up the good work,
Steve


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703388
Fri Jan 26 2018 06:52 PM
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Great job! I did the same!

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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703396
Fri Jan 26 2018 08:27 PM
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I dunno , still nothing when I'm trying to up load ....


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: eshaver] #703398
Fri Jan 26 2018 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by eshaver
I dunno , still nothing when I'm trying to up load ....


You don't see the popup window when you click on the Attachment Manager?

If so, you may have JavaScript blocked in your browser's security settings.


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703407
Sat Jan 27 2018 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldgas
Originally Posted by keithia
Couple of issues I am having is in the forums the folders on the left hand side use to turn yellow if there was a new post I had not seen in a topic. Now they are all white and I can't tell if there is a new post in a topic. Other issue is all the new pictures I see are pixalated but the old post pictures are fine. I guess I will adapt over time. Otherwise updates are great!!


The new post/old post folder color notification is still supposed to work. It does for me. Could be a "cookie" issue. Cookies can be helpful by keeping you logged in and showing what topics you've seen. Do this:

* Login and click on your user name at that upper right login spot. Choose "Cookies" from the bottom of the drop-down menu.
* On the cookies page, click on the "Expire Cookies" button. That will log you out and refresh your computer's "cookie" memory of what topics you've seen and which you haven't yet.

Let me know if that doesn't work out.


Just to let you know. The whole look and feel of the site is completely different depending on the browser you are using. I see a completely different look in edge than I do in IE. It looks like all the features are there, they just look different. Don't know if this helps any.


Randy
Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: RandyM] #703409
Sat Jan 27 2018 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by RandyM
Just to let you know. The whole look and feel of the site is completely different depending on the browser you are using. I see a completely different look in edge than I do in IE. It looks like all the features are there, they just look different. Don't know if this helps any.


You are absolutely right, Randy. The old software still used some 1990's technology, while the new is closer to current tech. One of the big differences is all the different ways that users view Web content. Some are on phones and all they way up to wide screen TV sets. The content now is fluid rather than defined. It is as if we used to serve you beverages in cans and now you bring your own container and we just pour into it. Different devices and browsers are going to show content with some differences.

Internet Explorer and now Edge browsers have always had their own way of dealing with new Web technology, not using the Web standards. I try to check everything with different devices and browser software, but there is no way I can replicate everything. We now offer different themes that users can change to their own taste. Click on the menu near the bottom of the page to change style themes. Right now it says, "UBBCentral - Zen"

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The image processing function has greatly improved since the upgrade, with pixilation blotchy patches now almost gone. A new bug fix is on the way from the software developer to bump uploaded image quality up a step.

Thanks for the patience from all our users during this upgrade process. We're now using current century technology with a few bumps along the way.

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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703410
Sat Jan 27 2018 09:28 AM
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Jim, thanks for ALL OF THE TIME you're devoting and THE EXPENSE you're incurring to make these improvements to Old Gas. Things are really looking good, especially with the new photo upload system. It's great to see the good-sized photos being posted, and in some cases, by guys who never mastered the old photo system!

A question: With regard to the "theme-style" selection found at the bottom of each page (what you referred to in your post above). Is there a way to lock in a change in the theme-style? For example, if I feel my viewing experience is better with one of the style choices other than "UBBCentral Zone-Zen", can I do something to make another theme-style MY default? I did select another style, but then it went back to UBBCentral Zone-Zen, when I opened a different page on Old Gas.

THANK YOU, again. John.

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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Jolly-John] #703422
Sat Jan 27 2018 02:47 PM
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John, thanks for the kind words.

The theme selection you make should stay with you after your current user session. Take a look in your Preferences.

* Click on your user name in the upper right of this page. Choose "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.
* Scroll down a little to: "Your Preferred Forum Style (aka Skin/Theme)"
* The theme you chose should show there. Clicking the menu will show all available themes.
* Click the "Preview" button to try out the look of themes in a new window
* Go back to your original window with the Preferences and click "Save Changes" at the bottom of that page

If the theme doesn't stay with you in future sessions, let me know. There may be another issue.


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703439
Sat Jan 27 2018 07:14 PM
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Refreshed my cookies and holy smokes it looks totally different now!! Lots of new features showing now that did not before. I really like it now!!


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703508
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Phone view still not cool imo. Column view okay, but reverts back every time you refresh page.
Also, doesn't view same as desktop page. In the past, when viewed on my phone, the site looked identicle to my desktop computer at home. Is it possible to view same as desktop instead of phone mode??

I messed around with color pallets, thrilled that I was able to return colors to the way they used to be. That was cool!!
I feel like I'm back home again. cool

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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: Oldgas] #703510
Mon Jan 29 2018 09:28 AM
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Steve, The new software senses what device is being used and it automatically adjusts the display to the screen size of that device. Right now, I don't see a way to override that. There is still much to learn on my end.

For now, I recommend holding a phone horizontally to view the Portal page because the content there is so wide in 3 column mode. I'll continue to look for a way to improve the Portal page layout on phones.


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Re: Forum Offline Tonight at 8 pm central, big upgrade [Re: keithia] #703549
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Keithia,

I agree!! Wow this is great!! I love it, its so easy to navigate! Thank you Jim!


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