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Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 19:20:01

Why have I had to log in virtually every time I come to Roadfood's forums? Yes, I check the box to be kept logged in. No, I've not changed anything. All I know is that I have to log in almost every single time.
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 19:30:21
Alright already...I did admit the emperor has underwear, anyway in Firefox. It is clean underwear at that.
Then again, there is the color clash between the new logo and the color scheme of the site. It looks like a color blind mother dressed her kid funny and he has to go out into the world that way.
 
The new logo does have possibilities, but I don't think it is ready for prime time.
 
I suppose the main issue I have with the new format is that it violates my first rule of web development. It seems to have been posted on the fly and haphazardly over a long period of time.
 
Anytime I have developed a site I always tested every change...over and over before it was presented to the public. I would never think of doing such a thing piecemeal over such a long period of time. It is ready when it is completely ready and that's when you go for it. 
 
GG's Law: make sure the fledgling is ready to fly...then let it go into the world.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 20:09:55
Greyghost

Alright already...I did admit the emperor has underwear, anyway in Firefox. It is clean underwear at that.
Then again, there is the color clash between the new logo and the color scheme of the site. It looks like a color blind mother dressed her kid funny and he has to go out into the world that way.
 
The new logo does have possibilities, but I don't think it is ready for prime time.
 
I suppose the main issue I have with the new format is that it violates my first rule of web development. It seems to have been posted on the fly and haphazardly over a long period of time.
 
Anytime I have developed a site I always tested every change...over and over before it was presented to the public. I would never think of doing such a thing piecemeal over such a long period of time. It is ready when it is completely ready and that's when you go for it. 
 
GG's Law: make sure the fledgling is ready to fly...then let it go into the world.



I still think there are some issues on your end, as I am not seeing the things you describe in firefox or safari. I am having a hard time equating your report of having developed web sites and your not knowing to clear your system before loading a new version of an old, previously viewed site. 
 
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 20:19:45
Michael Hoffman

Why have I had to log in virtually every time I come to Roadfood's forums? Yes, I check the box to be kept logged in. No, I've not changed anything. All I know is that I have to log in almost every single time.


It could be a few things. You may have your security settings set to delete temporary files when you close the browser or you may have an anti-virus or spyware program that deletes cookies when you shut down your browser. Either of these things could cause your computer to not remember you.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 20:23:54
Greyghost

Alright already...I did admit the emperor has underwear, anyway in Firefox. It is clean underwear at that.
Then again, there is the color clash between the new logo and the color scheme of the site. It looks like a color blind mother dressed her kid funny and he has to go out into the world that way.
 
The new logo does have possibilities, but I don't think it is ready for prime time.
 
I suppose the main issue I have with the new format is that it violates my first rule of web development. It seems to have been posted on the fly and haphazardly over a long period of time.
 
Anytime I have developed a site I always tested every change...over and over before it was presented to the public. I would never think of doing such a thing piecemeal over such a long period of time. It is ready when it is completely ready and that's when you go for it. 
 
GG's Law: make sure the fledgling is ready to fly...then let it go into the world.

GG
 
I've been involved with ramp ups, startups, major upgrades, systems changes etc etc and I have yet to se one that goes up with no problems or gritches or refinements.  If you're such an expert on all things computer, Quit your bitchin' & Monday Morning Quarterbacking; Get off your pulpit and make a positive contribution like offering to solve all Steve's problems ovenight and THEN we'll declare you an expert.
 
What we have right now is a vast improvement over the previous site, glitches and all

Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 20:27:28
Greyghost

Alright already...I did admit the emperor has underwear, anyway in Firefox. It is clean underwear at that.
Then again, there is the color clash between the new logo and the color scheme of the site. It looks like a color blind mother dressed her kid funny and he has to go out into the world that way.
 
The new logo does have possibilities, but I don't think it is ready for prime time.
 
I suppose the main issue I have with the new format is that it violates my first rule of web development. It seems to have been posted on the fly and haphazardly over a long period of time.
 
Anytime I have developed a site I always tested every change...over and over before it was presented to the public. I would never think of doing such a thing piecemeal over such a long period of time. It is ready when it is completely ready and that's when you go for it. 
 
GG's Law: make sure the fledgling is ready to fly...then let it go into the world.

Greyghost, it sounds like you are much more qualified than me.  Perhaps you should build your own Roadfood web site in your spare time and then I can assist in migrating all the content to you?  Judging by the number of posts, you probably have more free time than me to accomplish this task.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 20:50:57
Tony Bad

Michael Hoffman

Why have I had to log in virtually every time I come to Roadfood's forums? Yes, I check the box to be kept logged in. No, I've not changed anything. All I know is that I have to log in almost every single time.


It could be a few things. You may have your security settings set to delete temporary files when you close the browser or you may have an anti-virus or spyware program that deletes cookies when you shut down your browser. Either of these things could cause your computer to not remember you.

Considering the fact that this is the only website where this is happening, I doubt either of those things could be the cause.
 
By the way, I had to log in again to see yourpost.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 21:04:56
I just left Roadfood and then came back.This time I did not have to log in. Thanks for fixing whatever was wrong.
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 21:07:23
I've the same issue as MH. I have to log in every time, regardless of which computer I'm using (2 at home, 1 at work). I'm using Vista with Firefox 3.0.5.

I love the new look, though.
jeepguy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 05:22:08
Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle

I don't understand, Greyghost.  Could you give an example of where the front page is a mess?  I'm not seeing it.


I think the layout of the front page should be wider to fill up the screen.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 09:11:41
And once again I had to log on. This is getting old.
Nancypalooza
Filet Mignon
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 09:53:02
MH it's happening to me too.  And I can't discern a pattern either.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 10:04:39
Try clicking the signout button in the upper-right hand corner and then close your browser.  Afterwards, clear your browser cache and Roadfood cookies.  Let me know if that works.
brickie
Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 10:28:41
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Try clicking the signout button in the upper-right hand corner and then close your browser.  Afterwards, clear your browser cache and Roadfood cookies.  Let me know if that works.


AH HAA! Now it works perfectly!
Thanks!
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 10:41:35
jeepguy

Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle

I don't understand, Greyghost.  Could you give an example of where the front page is a mess?  I'm not seeing it.


I think the layout of the front page should be wider to fill up the screen.


jeepguy, do you have a widescreen monitor?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 11:11:13
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Try clicking the signout button in the upper-right hand corner and then close your browser.  Afterwards, clear your browser cache and Roadfood cookies.  Let me know if that works.


First, the signout button says I'm not authorized because I'm not an insider. Second, I closed my browser and cleared my cache. Third, I just had to sign in again, for the second time since clearing my cache.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 11:26:15
I'm not a Roadfood insider and I was able to sign out. I cleared my history and I cleared my Roadfood.com cookies and now everything works.

BTW, Cntrl-F5 does not work on Macs to clear cookies. For everyone, unless you want to clear cookies to every site I would not recommend it. In Firefox you can go to Preferences, show cookies, do a search on "Roadfood.com" and clear just those cookies. You can do the same with History > Show all history > and search Roadfood.com.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 11:27:00
Love the layout. Still need help on how to edit posts .
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 11:33:01
Davydd

I'm not a Roadfood insider and I was able to sign out. I cleared my history and I cleared my Roadfood.com cookies and now everything works.


This is what I get when I click on the sign out button at the top right:
 
Sorry...This page is for subscribers of the Roadfood Insider


RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 11:38:37
I was trying to think of what the new Roadfood logo reminded me of, and then it hit me that it's the same color as the formica in the Airport Diner in Kutztown PA.

Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 11:53:30
Michael, clearing your cookies has the same effect as signing out.  After you do that, clear your browser cache and everything should work.  You browser is still stuck on the old authentication system.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 12:06:56
Ruby-
   You traced the secret! Congratulations. We had a secret meeting and selected the color from a bunch of tile samples from small city airport dinners around the country.
1st Runner-up was the Bison-Beige from the Lewiston Idaho Airport cafe
2nd Runner-up was Meerkat Magenta from the Laredo Texas Airport Taco stand
And Finally. The 3rd Runner-up was the Runny-Yolk Yellow from the Airport diner in Sunbury,Ohio.

  I think we selected he Best of the Bunch!
 
And Michael... I had the same trouble signing off and on until I cleared out the cookies in my IE cache file.  I had to re-enter them with each of the sites I had stuff stored for, but that has been fairly easy, even for me !!
post edited by Al-The Mayor-Bowen - 2009/01/17 12:09:47
AHR
Junior Burger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 12:57:34
A minor thing, but since the new logo appears everywhere:  Were two of the four screwholes in the license plate logo deliberately misplaced?
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 13:20:17
A minor thing, but since the new logo appears everywhere: Were two of the four screwholes in the license plate logo deliberately misplaced?

Huh?
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 17:20:48
mr chips

Love the layout. Still need help on how to edit posts .

I think this is how to do it. Once you post a message, you can go over to the top right of YOUR message and open the "Mesage Options" Box. Scroll to the "Edit Message" option and you're there!

brickie
Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 17:25:47
brickie

Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Try clicking the signout button in the upper-right hand corner and then close your browser.  Afterwards, clear your browser cache and Roadfood cookies.  Let me know if that works.


AH HAA! Now it works perfectly!
Thanks!


Check that, back to logging in every time!
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 17:40:41
Foodbme

mr chips

Love the layout. Still need help on how to edit posts .

I think this is how to do it. Once you post a message, you can go over to the top right of YOUR message and open the "Mesage Options" Box. Scroll to the "Edit Message" option and you're there!


There is more to it than that. I've noticed that when you first write your message and place a photo from say Photobucket.com you can see the HTML img tags and the URL reference but when you go back to edit all you see is the photo in your edit window. Some other HTML code is also that way in the edit window as well. I did an accidental strikeout because I used [] instead of () to enclose an "s".  Not knowing that I didn't close the HTML code with /s and everything after the initial s was struck out including the person following that quoted my message. So, some strange things are going on with editing.
AHR
Junior Burger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 17:58:07
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

A minor thing, but since the new logo appears everywhere: Were two of the four screwholes in the license plate logo deliberately misplaced?

Huh?
 

Look a little more carefully, and you'll see that the upper-left screwhole is too far to the right and the lower-right one is too low.  If this is to become the ubiquitous new Roadfood symbol, it might as well be correct.  It's the sort of thing that a professional designer would have noticed, which was why I asked whether it was intentional.
post edited by AHR - 2009/01/17 22:22:15
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:11:27
I too noticed something was out of kilter and at first I thought it might have just been an optical illusion. So, I grabbed an image of the Roadfood.com logo and examined it in Photoshop. The upper left, upper right and lower right are all in line with each other. The hole out of place is the lower left hole. It is too high and too far to the left. You only need to fix one hole.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:24:47
Well here we go again...who's fooling around...under my name,is "Quack Quack Quack"...can a moderator be doing this??? It's in bad taste,if they are????????? Explain please!
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:27:10
Hey I have company...wanderingjew, under your name is the "quack Quack Quack "too....what gives????
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:30:42
leethebard

Hey I have company...wanderingjew, under your name is the "quack Quack Quack "too....what gives????


Chewingthefat is in your club also
 
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:43:55
Yeah...I see that...last time a moderator said they were just experimenting,I think...what's the excuse this time...and who types this in?????? I think explanations are owed to the members!!!!!!!
jeepguy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:43:58
Quack, Quack, Quack!
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 20:48:57
leethebard

Yeah...I see that...last time a moderator said they were just experimenting,I think...what's the excuse this time...and who types this in?????? I think explanations are owed to the members!!!!!!!


No one types it in. When your "score" drops below -30 the name changes to quack-quack. I believe it is a setting in the software. 
post edited by Tony Bad - 2009/01/17 21:13:39
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 21:54:55
Davydd

I too noticed something was out of kilter and at first I thought it might have just been an optical illusion. So, I grabbed an image of the Roadfood.com logo and examined it in Photoshop. The upper left, upper right and lower right are all in line with each other. The hole out of place is the lower left hole. It is too high and too far to the left. You only need to fix one hole.


You guys are sharp!  I actually added those holes myself, and thought they were close enough that nobody else would notice.  My graphic artist is going to send me a cleaned up version next week along with another very, very minor change.  Boy, you can't let anything slip by you people!
AHR
Junior Burger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/17 22:27:42
Davydd-
 
Ah, but if you move only the lower-left hole, then the two bottom holes will be closer to the bottom of the license plate than the two upper holes are to the top of the license plate.
post edited by AHR - 2009/01/17 22:29:38
jeepguy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/18 04:35:52
Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle

jeepguy

Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle

I don't understand, Greyghost.  Could you give an example of where the front page is a mess?  I'm not seeing it.


I think the layout of the front page should be wider to fill up the screen.


jeepguy, do you have a widescreen monitor?
                                                                                            
No, just a 17" notebook. What i see on the home page is the picture of the day, or whatever, with a huge orange border around it. Doesn't look right to me. The page would look better if it were more filled in. Other than that, and not yet clearing my cookies, i love it! A big improvement! Quack Quack!


CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/10 13:24:42
Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Davydd

I too noticed something was out of kilter and at first I thought it might have just been an optical illusion. So, I grabbed an image of the Roadfood.com logo and examined it in Photoshop. The upper left, upper right and lower right are all in line with each other. The hole out of place is the lower left hole. It is too high and too far to the left. You only need to fix one hole.


You guys are sharp!  I actually added those holes myself, and thought they were close enough that nobody else would notice.  My graphic artist is going to send me a cleaned up version next week along with another very, very minor change.  Boy, you can't let anything slip by you people!


HEY
The holes are now stars!!
 
Did anyone else notice??

 
 

post edited by CajunKing - 2009/03/12 13:52:40
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 13:30:20
What no follow ups???

Did ANYONE notice the stars instead of holes in the roadfood logo??
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 13:33:06
CK-
You expect me to notice that?  I couldn't even tell you what color carpeting I have in my house.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 13:37:16
Saw the stars AFTER you pointed them out. Your sharp eyesight must be the result of clean living and making a good Roux!!
post edited by Foodbme - 2009/03/13 13:38:34
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 13:59:23
CK,

Did you not see the message Stephen posted saying he changed them to stars? I'm not sure why since it was supposed to be a license plate and I've never seen a license plate with star holes.

At first glance you might think the holes do not line up like was originally discussed. On close examination they do now.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 14:06:19
Nope, I saw the post where he said changes were coming (several posts up) but no mention of the changes.

TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 14:10:45
I think they should be changed to clovers for 24 hours next tuesday
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 14:47:19
We could also change the site name to Googlefood, if we are going to effect TJ's change!
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/13 15:10:55
CajunKing

Nope, I saw the post where he said changes were coming (several posts up) but no mention of the changes.


It may have been in another message thread, but I am not going to go hunt it down.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/18 11:18:04
BB
  You have C A R P E T  in your house?  Sheesch!
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/03/18 11:22:26
BB has a house?

I thought he just rotated between planes, rental cars, and hotel rooms!

Brad
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/04/07 14:08:28
Oops! I just cleared my cache and the problem went away. Is that what did it?

Anyway, sorry!

Some time ago there was a complaint about photos being covered up by advertising. Here's a link to an occurrence today:

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=6649&RefID=6450

post edited by Rick F. - 2009/04/07 14:11:08
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Roadfood.com Update 2011/01/10 14:51:30

The Travelin Man...I am sure that there are a few more things you are working on - and tweaks will continue, but if you are building a wish list for future enhancements, perhaps on each review, you can add a link to other reviews submitted by the same reviewer - or maybe something could be added to their profile page (with a direct link).  I don't want to belabor the oft-discussed point of people trusting/not trusting user-submitted reviews, but, perhaps readers might be able to make a more balanced decision on the value of the review if they can put things into perspective of other places the same reviewer enjoyed/didn't like?  

 
I don't know when this enhancement came online, but I like it.  I was just checking some reviews today and noticed that the writers names were hyperlinks and the link does take the viewer to a list of the reviews submitted submitted by the same user.  I think that this is valuable information to have - if someone has reviewed multiple places, we can now see what places were liked and/or not liked by the same reviewer at an easy click.  On the other hand, if someone just has one review and no other context of what they do like, whoever is reading that review can also take that into account.
 
There doesn't appear to be as many situations where people come along and post one negative review of a place and never contribute again - but, I do recall that being a problem some time ago.
 
Either way, thanks for the improvement!  
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