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Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/20 23:19:08 (permalink)
If you have City, State, then you have more white-space on the forums.

You can't please everyone!
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 00:19:42 (permalink)
 Stephen, you can please everyone. Just, go back to the old format!
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 10:11:47 (permalink)
Twinwillow

Stephen, you can please everyone. Just, go back to the old format!


 
Not sure about that. Look at this statistic (from bottom of forum index page...)

Most users ever online was 4001 at Thu, 12/18/08 9:03 AM

4001 users can't all be unhappy! 
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 10:16:32 (permalink)
the old format was clunky and uninspired. Why the mass lament
I'm not sure. This forum is much better and faster.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 10:24:09 (permalink)
bill voss

the old format was clunky and uninspired. Why the mass lament
I'm not sure. This forum is much better and faster.


The old format was the windows 95 of forum software...it was a decade behind the time. If you can find no other reason to like this new software, try the search function....especially the FULL search version, which you get by clicking on the "search forum" button, not just typing into the box that drops down. 

I have been finding things I never was able to locate with old search. For that alone I love this new set up! 
post edited by Tony Bad - 2008/12/21 10:38:52
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 11:05:07 (permalink)
My first look at the new format.  Is there a "Help" option?  Couldn't find one, but perhaps its hiding somewhere in the new format.  If not, would you consider it?  Having an online resource for the many questions would seem to make sense, rather than trying to figure things out by trial and error.  Also, I like the idea of some background color rather than white.  Easier on the eyes I think.  Thanks, Stephen, for your work on this.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 11:08:19 (permalink)
I want SIGGIES!

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That is not my true post count.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 13:38:07 (permalink)
I am one that is happy with the new forum. It is a major improvement.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 15:56:31 (permalink)
Hello all ,

I do not particulary care for this new set up but if it is considered an improvement by the powers that be , so be it .
It may take awhile but we'll figure this darn thing out

Benzee
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/21 16:13:47 (permalink)
Before I retired, I was part of a huge company that employed 400K people.  They constantly made changes in their system and the latest was SAP.  I am sorta getting old and it was very difficult for me but I made the transition.  To me the most difficult change I ever made was SAP.
 
Even though this transition to the new forum was somewhat difficult, it was nowhere near as difficult as SAP.
 
Even Al and I are getting use to it and it will definately be an improvment to this site and as time goes on, all of you will learn to use it.
 
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 07:11:00 (permalink)
I think Stephen has done a fantastic job in transitioning to the new forum. BRAVO!!
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:03:42 (permalink)
Tumbleweed365... I find myself  with my nose just about on the screen.... But thanks for bringing us old farts into the modern age, abet kicking and screaming.

 
Tumbleweed365; Dearfolk,
  You took the words right out of my fingers! Thanks, I couldn't'a said it better!
   My father always said that it was better to learn by doing, so now apparently I have learned how, in this new system, to reply to a message by quoting part of it instead of making a whole new post without any of the relevant words I wanted to mention. Let's see if it works now. I'm hoping.
      Slowly But Surely, Ort. Carlton in Surfer-Free (the Oconee River is not known for its curls) Athens, Georgia.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:06:12 (permalink)
douginvirginia I think Stephen has done a fantastic job in transitioning to the new forum. BRAVO!!

 
Doug; Dearfolk,
   Or, as Lou Reed put it so succinctly lo those many years ago, "I'm beginning to see the light." -- Hey, I heard that on WGOE, Progressive Radio Richmond, 1590 on the AM dial!
      Goeing Along, Ort. Carlton in Reasonably Progressive Athens, Georgia.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:11:47 (permalink)
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Davydd
Ah, so I'd have to go out in these economic times and purchase a new monitor in order to be able to read posts on Roadfood. What a great idea.

 
Mr. Hoffman,
   Not a bad idea. But my trouble is, I can't see the whole screen at once as it is because I've only got complete function in one eye... the bad one works (I can use it in driving because cars are bigger than print!), but I can't read type with it.
   Well, as Phil Spector said, "Back to mono."
      All-But-Cycloptically, Ort. Carlton in Multi-Channel Athens, Georgia.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:17:44 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman Thanks for the offer, but I'm not interested in a new monitor. The one I have is only 11 years old.

 
Mr. Hoffman,
   I'm with you. And, as for Monitors, the one on NBC is just fine with me. Oh, where's Lawrence E. Spivak now that we need him?
      Tri-Chimingly, Ort. Carlton in that Ding-Dong School for late adolescents that Athens, Georgia sometimes seems to be.
P. S. The NBC triple chime actually came from WSB in Atlanta. "Welcome South, Brother!"


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:22:46 (permalink)
Stephen Rushmore Jr. Hoffman, I might have some 8-track cartridges to compliment your computer monitor.

 
Stephen,
   Are they blank, or do they have intelligence (?) on them?
   My recollection of Led Zeppelin IV on 8-track was that they chopped "Stairway To Heaven" in half, where it would fade down, change track with a mighty CLACK, then fade back up. Perfect. WGOE in Richmond used to play that version to assuage all the "lovers of top 40," as they called such folks. -- I have "Stairway To Heaven" on a promo-only 45 (there were two issues), but by now I am savagely off topic.
      Always On Track, Ort. Carlton in Often 78 R. P. M. Athens, Georgia.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:28:42 (permalink)
leethebard Wow...one of the improvements...and it's gone!!!!What happened and why???????

 
Leethebard,
   Maybe someone forgot to pay the power bill (insert frown smiley face).
      Living Better Through Electricity, Ort. Carlton in Utterly Wired Athens, Georgia.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:31:52 (permalink)
Louis Ort, just remember to always use to use the Size 2 font when you post (like this one).  I always enjoy reading your individualistic, literate hand.

 
Louis,
   Many thanks!
   But if I use larger type, won't it make me gain weight?
      Getting The Skinny, Ort. Carlton in Middle-Aged Spread Out Athens, Georgia.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:40:01 (permalink)
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Dearfolk,
   Looks like a Western Electric to me.
   Y'know, those things just keep on running....
      Vacuuming My Tubes, Ort. Carlton in Solid State Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Western Electric AM radio transmitters put out bass, never wear out, and are easy to work on... wonder why they quit making them sometime along about 1948? There's one still online in New York City that was installed in October, 1937... I want one for my future radio station!


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 19:59:58 (permalink)
One of the issues I've noticed on older threads is that the "Change Page" option isn't appearing.  It shows here, on this thread, but it's not showing on older ones, and -- since the earliest messages are the ones that appear when you open the thread -- it means I can't see the more recent postings AND I can't find any links or buttons that will get me to other pages.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 20:02:19 (permalink)
 Seems small, bland, and too spread out. Easier to read before.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 20:10:45 (permalink)
I've taken my time to learn the new format and let some of the more obvious bugs get corrected and i find that the more i use it, the more i like it. it is better than many other formats i see used. however, the previous format was  the most user friendly format i ever saw, so i do miss it. but, if it had to be done, it had to be done.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 20:19:51 (permalink)
catosaurus

One of the issues I've noticed on older threads is that the "Change Page" option isn't appearing.  It shows here, on this thread, but it's not showing on older ones, and -- since the earliest messages are the ones that appear when you open the thread -- it means I can't see the more recent postings AND I can't find any links or buttons that will get me to other pages.


Cat...Is it possible that the threads you were looking at were only one page long to begin with?
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 20:25:04 (permalink)
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In a while you'll all be used to the new and forget the old.  How many of you still remember a few versions ago of internet explorer? 


Not a good analogy because I, as well as others, use a Mac which uses Safari or Mozilla for our OS. We can't use Internet Explorer with a Mac. Thankfully.
But, that said, I do agree with what was in your mind when you compared IE with the new RF format.
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/22 20:25:36 (permalink)
Jeepguy, that's about the only thing I don't like about this new setup.  Way too much open landscape..  Be nice if they could tighten it up a little (or a lot for that matter.). That and if you misspell a word, you cant right click to correct it.  Given time I'm sure all these little bugs will be worked out, but for now, I'm very limited on my postings... More of a lurker again.


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Re:New forum format 2008/12/23 06:06:19 (permalink)


It all seems to be working out quite well. I lost some of my post count numbers but I'll chalk that up to some of my dumber posts that I should never have sent to begin with. I would not mind a side of fries to replace the loss.

I think that I'll get the ball rolling with this thought.  My only complaint is how the Home Page is set up.  I have thought of this for some time.
There is a bit of white space between the 'Restaurant of the Day' and the RoadFood poll on the bottom.  It is a waste of space.  I propose that we move the 'Where Should We eat in...?' questions over there.
These questions usually appear with a good percentage of drive-by posters asking but not using the search feature which with my proposal, would be right above it.

Its just that these questions come in and override decent topics. Sometimes you will see three 'Where should we eat?' questions and regular folks here become regulated to the back pages in the forum topics. I have missed threads because people want to find a restaurant in Bumfugg, Idaho.

Or you could use that space to link trip reports sent in by forum folks who know how to use the 'Search' above.

mark
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/23 07:57:46 (permalink)
IMHO, this new format sucks! I for one do NOT see this being an improvement at all! When you click on "active topics" it takes you to the main page, etc......This used to be my "go to" site every day......due to the new format I have been traveling to Chow.com more frequently.......bring back the old format.....or change the new format so it is more user friendly!!  
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/23 07:59:52 (permalink)
Prime example....I just posted the above message, and after posting it, I was taken back to the first page of this discussion...i.e. page 1 of 5 pages.....instead of bringing me to page 5.....this is what I am talking about............Grrrrrr...............
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/23 08:07:47 (permalink)
where do you find an "active topics" button?
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Re:New forum format 2008/12/23 08:51:54 (permalink)
Lindseyup67

Prime example....I just posted the above message, and after posting it, I was taken back to the first page of this discussion...i.e. page 1 of 5 pages.....instead of bringing me to page 5.....this is what I am talking about............Grrrrrr...............


I am confused by people having such vastly different experiences from mine. When I post something, using quick reply, full reply, or by hitting reply within a prior post...after hitting send I am taken to my post, which is at the end of the posts.

Before you think this is because I have some special conntrols as a moderator, I created a non-admin user identity to test, and got same results.

I am also wondering where the "active topics" button you refer to is located. There is a link to "posts since last visit", which is similar to old active topics link, but when I click the link, it always takes me right where I ask.

Not sure how to explain why things are working so differently for others. I am not saying all is perfect, but some of these issues are impossible to "fix" when they can't be reproduced.
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