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Old 01-05-19, 01:33 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Nick Danger
I've read that Internet Explorer is losing market share, but it's pretty funny that vBulletin can't even be bothered to support it. Take that, Microsoft! Bam!
IE is the one browser pretty much guaranteed to be on every Windows computer, and it's the one I use for the forum. I use many different computers and it's not feasible to install Chrome/Firefox on all of them.

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Old 01-05-19, 01:57 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by IBobi
Try posting a screen shot of your whole screen.

Mine looks like this



The space on the right is for ads that support the site. Sometimes the space is blank. This is how it is now.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

this site is really bumming me out. i even liked the reviews section and don't even see it anymore. i sad...
Old 01-05-19, 05:47 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Yeah, even with ads, I have a huge white border on the right.
How did this redesign pass testing?
Old 01-05-19, 06:02 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

And who tested it? No input from users? This nation is still a democracy, right?
Old 01-05-19, 07:30 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by slop101
Yeah, even with ads, I have a huge white border on the right.
How did this redesign pass testing?
Hmm, I don’t seem to have that. What browser are you using?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
And who tested it? No input from users? This nation is still a democracy, right?
They never use regular users to test except in betas. And I don’t see a need to do a beta for user feedback for a forum board such as this.

Old 01-05-19, 08:17 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

The site only work only works well for me on Microsoft Edge. It's super slow on firefox and chrome. This is the only site that has ever worked better on Edge than the other sites. It's usually the opposite and Edge is the worst.
Old 01-06-19, 01:31 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Just to give my 2 cents, I can personally live with the changes I've seen so far (not to negate anyone else's complaints about them), but the shifting of the forum text to the left reminds me of when Home Theater Forum changed its format a few years ago. That and this were my 2 main forums, but when free time became short I found I had to choose just one to keep up with on many days, and wouldn't you know it I chose this one. I think I eventually got used to Home Theater Forum's formatting as it doesn't bug me that much now, but just something to think about. Whatever the case I don't see any HUGE changes here, I'm of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mind but those more technically inclined might know what changes are really needed.
Old 01-06-19, 06:37 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Sad that we sacrifice responsiveness. The site doesn't load as quickly as it used to, even with Adblock and uBlock Origin installed.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I have not noticed any performance issues or increased loading times.
Old 01-06-19, 08:01 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by stingermck
Used the mobile site a little bit last night. When I clicked on a thread it does not take me back to the first new replay/unread post. I have to click the last page link and find the where I left off.
I had that problem as well. The infinite scroll (which I’m not a fan of anywhere) makes the board jumpy. I shut it off and have had no issues since.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

I love the new look. Unfortunately, I can't easily scroll up and down the page. I'm constantly fighting with it the page bopping back down or up without getting to where I want to be on the page, often just trying to get to the top to navigate. Awful.
Old 01-06-19, 09:42 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Pizza
I love the new look. Unfortunately, I can't easily scroll up and down the page. I'm constantly fighting with it the page bopping back down or up without getting to where I want to be on the page, often just trying to get to the top to navigate. Awful.
shut off infinity scroll
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by TGM
shut off infinity scroll
i think only Thanos can do that at this point...
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by TGM
shut off infinity scroll
This constant scrolling is super annoying. Where do I find the "shut off" button? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by hal9000
This constant scrolling is super annoying. Where do I find the "shut off" button? Thanks in advance.
In the first post of this thread or the sticky note at the top of every forum.
Old 01-06-19, 03:33 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Music
I have not noticed any performance issues or increased loading times.
To be fair, I have an older computer I originally built for Windows XP, then upgraded it just enough to install Windows 7, and slower internet speeds than most of you. Most people have computers that are WAY newer/more powerful then mine and you/they may not notice lag, but because my computer is not newer/more powerful, I notice any lag, and notice when said lag increases at all. DVD Talk was always pretty fast for me although the animated GIF thread took a ridiculous amount of time to load. I've always experienced a couple of seconds of lag with each navigation to a new thread, now it's 3 or 4 seconds.

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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

i think the white space grows by the day...

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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by MikahC
IE is the one browser pretty much guaranteed to be on every Windows computer, and it's the one I use for the forum. I use many different computers and it's not feasible to install Chrome/Firefox on all of them.
As I said earlier, IE is my default browser at work, and when i’m waiting for something to load, it was really easy to click over here and read new posts. Switching to a different browser is not ideal, so I’m doing more of a flyover approach on my tablet. I still post here and there, but nothing long or complicated.

i know IB doesn’t care who or who doesn’t post, as long as the overall traffic doesn’t drop.

I hate the the mobile version but have resorted to using it on my phone. Oddly I didn’t see the option to turn off infinite scroll on my phone but did on my tablet.
Old 01-06-19, 08:06 PM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

On Chrome, I get the message that "This page is unresponsive. Do you want to wait or exit this page?" a lot. If I click wait, the warning appears again every 20 seconds. When I click exit, it just go away.
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by OldBoy
this site is really bumming me out. i even liked the reviews section and don't even see it anymore. i sad...
Allow me to second this as I used the reviews frequently. Was it just moved to some place we haven't yet discovered within the new layout?
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by Bronkster
Allow me to second this as I used the reviews frequently. Was it just moved to some place we haven't yet discovered within the new layout?
There's a sticky about that in this feedback forum.

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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by kefrank
There's a sticky about that in this feedback forum.
What?! ... why so there is ...
Old 01-07-19, 06:22 AM
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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

Originally Posted by kefrank
There's a sticky about that in this feedback forum.
The sticky is about the text of reviews not showing up. It’s since been fixed, but you’d click into a review and see the title, byline, empty space where the Facebook “like” bar has been missing for a year-plus, etc., yet no actual review.

That’s a separate issue from there no longer being promos for individual reviews or a link to the Reviews section overall within the forum itself. I get the sense it’s more of a “gone for now” rather than “gone for good” situation, though.

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Re: Jan. 3rd 2019 Upgrade Master Thread

How do you go from the full version back to mobile? I don't see the 'hamburger' icon in the full version. Thanks

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