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Old 7th Jul 2001, 18:42
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You may have noticed some changes to the software we are using. This is an updated version and contains some new features which I have yet to discover and implement.

One problem to begin with will be the apparent speed of the BB. For the first 48 hours or so the server will be building a cache of the pages and thsi will slow things down. As more and more people log into the new software we have been assured that the speed will return to normal and maybe even be faster than previously.

If you normally log into the forums by any route other than the entrance page please make sure you change the url in your favourites list. In the meantime though, please be patient while the server settles down to the new routine and builds its cache.
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 18:55
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Its great the way you continue to evolve this amazing site. Great work Capt'n!
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 18:59
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All very exciting Cap. Thanks for your efforts.
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Had a fright 'cos I thought Pprune had forgotten me!
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 19:28
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I think the 'Rate Member' stars will be interesting - particularly for 'Guvnor' or 'Ronncher' from Wannabes - or whatever he is calling himself these days.

The chappy who wrote the Why JMC Are Amazing thread might be in for a bit of stick too...


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Old 7th Jul 2001, 19:38
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Like the look of the new BB Danny .... top work!! I can hopefully also get these sodding graemlins to work with the new system!
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slooow as you like.....
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It looks it's gonna be lovely ... but it keeps crashing my normal browser (IE5 running under windows ME). The bug warning is 'valueversion undefined in line 4', whatever that means ...
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 20:15
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Yep I get the same thing - it's a JavaScript error and looks like a missing or misconfigured setting on the server. I'm running IE6 on Windows 2000.

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I am also getting the same problem, Line 4, 'ValueVersion' is undefined. Windows 98SE, IE5
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 20:28
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It sure looks super Danny

But it is

s....l.....o......w

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Old 7th Jul 2001, 20:55
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If you are getting a javascript error and you are using one of the later versions of browser software then I suggest you clear your browsers cache!

Also make sure you have in your browser options 'check for newer versions of stored pages' set to:

Every visit to the page
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 21:24
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Wow, Danny, really impressive. Congrats!

One tiny comment, if I may. I find the static site list on the left of the page is unnecessary and a tad annoying in that it is 'squashing' the rest of the page up. Is there an option to allow me to remove it?
 
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Yes there is... use this URL as your link to the forums:
http://www.pprune.org/ultimateb b.cgi

Hope you don't mind me fixing your link, Danny ... it was missing a small piece

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Old 7th Jul 2001, 21:30
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Emperor's new clothes time:

1. How do I get rid of that annoying 'navigation bar' on the left.

2. The new icons are almost meaningless on a laptop.

3. What's this 'log in, log out' business for?

4. Too many icons - I prefer text to multiple symbols.

5. Resetting all the bookmarks is evidently necessary - why?

6. Too many details in message headers and footers - e.g. 'rate member' etc add-ons.

7. But at least it isn't slower.

8. Was the previous version 'broken'...??

PS - Ah - that's how you edit a post. 'Edit' was easier...tried your link above and it didn't work.

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Old 7th Jul 2001, 22:16
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Good work indeed Danny

Now with over 30000 members as well ..... wow, did you really imagine it would become such a top site when you set it up????

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Old 7th Jul 2001, 22:59
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absolutely the best thing after sks and ofcourse landing at LCY and.... well great. I've tried my native toung versions (eg Dutch) but eventhough some on this BB think there is a thing called the continent of Brittain and a few islands. this is still the best BB any where!!!

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Old 7th Jul 2001, 23:24
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I could've sworn that didn't work the first time around
http://www.infohiway. com/javascript/misc/bkmrkfrm.htm )

Thanks McD!

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Old 7th Jul 2001, 23:53
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There is an easier way ... just use the link that Capt PPRuNe posted (right above BEagle's post).

or click here

That will take you to the front page of the forums without the navbar. Once you're on that page, simply bookmark it in your browser's normal way.

BEagle, even though you've probably addressed those questions to Danny and/or PPRuNe Towers, I can probably help you out a bit with your questions...

1) See the post just above yours (or see the instructions above here)

2) (I'm not sure what you mean here ..)

3) Good question .. perhaps to keep people out of here before they agree to some TOS?That's just a guess from me.... Capt PPRuNe - over to you on this one!

4) A case of "majority rules" most likely ... a majority of people like the icons, and a wide variety of them as well.

5) Because it's a new URL ... resetting your bookmarks means that you don't have to wait to be forwarded.

6) Again, probably relates to "majority rules", but I have to agree with your point about the "Member Rated" thing. Seems a bit like a popularity contest or something.

8) No, but all good BB creators continually look for ways to improve the service, and to meet or exceed the desires of the subscribers/readership.

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As with any change, there will be a time of adjustment. I'm sure that Danny, PPT, and others will be looking at all feedback regarding the new software. In the meantime, give it the benefit of the doubt and try out all the new stuff. If you run into problems, let someone know.
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Old 7th Jul 2001, 23:53
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Sorry - you lost me. Does anyone actually like the 'navbar'? Or the plethora of tacky icons?

(Edit) Thanks for your kind assistance- have now got rid of the damn navbar and re-bookmarked the sites I wanted. Now there are just the silly icons to junk - is there a way, anyone?? By the way, my point 2 meant that the new icons have such low resolution that their intended impact is lost on a small screen. Much as I don't like too many pointless symbols, the last series were at least legible.

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