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 Some things look different
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 23:55 on 20 July 2014.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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Some of you may have noticed the inclusion of avatars in forum thread listings today. This is part of a small visual upgrade I am doing around the place and the current design may well not be final - I am just playing around with things at the moment.

You may see other small alterations and additions over the next few weeks.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 17:32 on 21 July 2014.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW.
 Member since 28 January 2011.
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The addition of avatars in the thread listings has made page loading slower for me. Some avatars seem to load faster than others. Frankly, I could do without them.

While you're making cosmetic type changes, I would ask that you use the full screen width. I don't see why we need 35mm borders on each side, and the extra width should allow more posts per page, thus less vertical scrolling. None of the other forums that I'm a member of has such wide margins.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 19:21 on 21 July 2014.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW.
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Some avatars seem to load faster than others.

The ones that load slowly are hosted by Gravatar, an external avatar hosting service which most forums support. The ones that load straight away are those that are hosted locally.

I don't see why we need 35mm borders on each side...

Are you running your browser fully maximised? The reason I ask is that a while back (a couple of years I think) I conducted a survey here to establish what screen resolution members were using. There was a popular request during that exercise to widen the website though a few members were still using 4:3 screens which have a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Perhaps its time to ask that question again. It is easy enough to widen the site's template if it doesn't obstruct anyone's view. I'll do this in a separate thread.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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