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Offline Johnny

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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #150 on: May 17, 2006, 08:49:05 PM »
Why is this new forum so slow? I feel myself growing old, waiting for a page too load.
Is there anything that could be done to eleviate this problem, please? :'(
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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #151 on: June 12, 2006, 07:20:49 PM »
Can you explain to me please, why so many threads have [an error has occurred: unable to be opened]?
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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #152 on: June 12, 2006, 07:35:47 PM »
Why has the site  acquired "hiccups"? It is most annoying and makes it difficult to read, at least those posts that are worth reading.
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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2006, 10:00:27 PM »
Do you mean the way the screen jumps up and down, Robert?

That has to do with the little news item at the top of the screen that reads, We are saddened to annouce the death on June 7 of Nancy Leeds Wynkoop, Granddaughter of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich. The text is too wide and/or deep for some screens, which forces the banner to accomodate it by expanding every time the message pops up -- hence, the "hiccup".

I have trouble with this at work, where the screen is a standard size. On my wide-screen laptop, though, there's no problem.
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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #154 on: June 12, 2006, 10:52:04 PM »
Exactly, Sara. So, how do we rid ourselves of the nuissance, short of buying a new, larger screen ?
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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #155 on: June 13, 2006, 08:24:57 AM »
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Exactly, Sara. So, how do we rid ourselves of the nuissance, short of buying a new, larger screen ?
Well, there's not a lot to be done. If it's really bothersome, you might ask FA to remove the "Welcome to the new and improved Alexander Palace Discussion Forum!" message, since it's the switching between the two items actually that causes the jolt.
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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #156 on: June 15, 2006, 11:13:51 PM »
The reason the forum is so slow is that it is a pearl-based forum and with 230,000 messages and so many users that programming language just can't handle the load.  In the next few days Walt is planning to move us to a PHP forum that should solve the problem.  He is already testing it.  It looks like it has lots of new features that we haven't had before.

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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #157 on: July 01, 2006, 03:35:43 PM »
The new place looks great!
I have to admitt that for several weeks I was trying to log into the old forum with no success because I did not pay attention to the line, right in front of me, saying to go to the new location!   ::)
Today I was able to log back in and the new revamped Alexander Palace is one beautiful forum to look at!

Now I have to catch up with a lot of reading... :)

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Re: Welcome to the IMPROVED Forum!
« Reply #158 on: August 22, 2006, 06:01:18 PM »
It seems to me that the new forum does not register post count anymore, am I right?

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« Reply #159 on: August 23, 2006, 12:45:13 AM »
Yeah that's what I've noticed! I've stayed on 594 for ages!!

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« Reply #160 on: August 23, 2006, 01:50:39 AM »
 ;D I just noticed that yesterday and was about to post something about it! Yes, it seems so.
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« Reply #161 on: August 23, 2006, 08:16:43 AM »
That is interesting. I guess people can no longer just post to run up a post count, although they should not do that anyway.