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Doc
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:33:44 PM permalink
Yesterday, I posted in this thread that I was traveling and that my Android phone was my only access to the web. My first experience with the revised site was a notice that I had a new PM, but I couldn't read it. I couldn't even see the list of messages available to me. I didn't bother checking back with the forum until I got on my computer today.


I WANTED TO USE BOLD TO HIGHLIGHT THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH, BUT BOLD STILL ISN'T WORKING!



Now I can't locate private messages at all. Where are they now? I can't see any link from the home page. They used to be under forums, but I can't find a link on the forums page either. They aren't in the pull-down menu either. Maybe I still have that new PM, but I don't know where to go to read it. Hope it wasn't too important.



My other comments were about format problems when viewing the site on my phone. Maybe those have been fixed, but I haven't tried to access the site with my phone again.

On my computer, the site looks a bit like an enlarged version of a phone screen -- mobile friendly maybe, but not very computer friendly. While editing, posts look as if they are double spaced. The Post, Preview, Cancel buttons while entering a post and the Quote, Reply, Flag Post buttons while reading a post all look absolutely HUGE! Having them that big on the computer screen detracts from the post. Of course, on a phone screen, the large buttons are necessary in order to be able to touch just one of them. Can't this kind of thing be configured based on the kind of device that the user is on at the time?
EvenBob
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:39:52 PM permalink
My biggest complaint is the snow white BRIGHT
background and the font. I'm on a 23" monitor
and it's blinding, I can't spend much time here.
And if I can't, there will be many others who
choose not to also. I'm sorry to be blunt,
Zuga, but the twotone page has no appeal
at all. That shade of blue is awful.
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Doc
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:41:18 PM permalink
OK, now I found the private messages -- it seems I have to click on my own name in the upper right corner then look for the "messages" link. Was that supposed to be obvious to the user? It wasn't obvious at all to me.

So what happens when I do that and click on messages? Just like on my phone yesterday, I get a list of pages of messages that I might go to, but none of those pages show the messages. I still can't find a way to access my "new" message, which might turn out to be rather old by the time I dig my way through to it.
kenarman
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:41:50 PM permalink
I tried to play the craps game and the Ad banner covers half the table and I couldn't find a way to close it???????????
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Doc
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July 24th, 2015 at 12:52:34 PM permalink
If I haven't been clear about my PM problem, here is what my inbox looks like:




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July 24th, 2015 at 12:58:25 PM permalink
Quote: pew

I have trouble with the all white background. How about blue copy on red?



Since there is talk about changing font and/or colors combined with comments like this, I thought it prudent to remind you (Zuga) that about 8% of the male pop is colorblind. Make it blue on red (or green on red, or blue on green, or....) and I won't be able to read the page =p

Quote: EvenBob

I'm on a 23" monitor...



I couldn't understand the problem with font until this comment. Not everyone uses a 42"? =p
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Mission146
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July 24th, 2015 at 1:40:55 PM permalink
Thanks for the catches, everyone!

I took a look at it before it rolled out, but if you quantify everything I know about tech and add it to zero, unfortunately, the result is still zero.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
RaleighCraps
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July 24th, 2015 at 2:08:49 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My biggest complaint is the snow white BRIGHT
background and the font. I'm on a 23" monitor
and it's blinding, I can't spend much time here.
And if I can't, there will be many others who
choose not to also. I'm sorry to be blunt,
Zuga, but the twotone page has no appeal
at all. That shade of blue is awful.



I don't like the white background either, but now I have at least found out it could be useful. ;-)
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TwoFeathersATL
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July 24th, 2015 at 2:25:17 PM permalink
Jhit!
I mentioned some of this earlier, but still see comments that apply.
Recents Threads' banner (in blue) is a button. I know below shows just 5. But it is a button.
Hit button, and a VERY long list of recent threads shows, from most recent to 'infinity'.
And the ones that have been updated since you read last are BOLD, not real bold but look carefully.
And that is cool, I will call it an improvement, a big one. ( OK, maybe I never really understood the old format ;-(
Now all this is on an IPad, anyone else, you're on your own...

When I clicked on this thread, it did take me to right where I had left off reading earlier today.
That is not an improvement, did that two days ago, but didn't do that yesterday or even this morning.
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thecesspit
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July 24th, 2015 at 2:30:34 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Cesspit, what's with the giving us the finger
avatar? I find it very offensive. Are there no
avatar rules?



Seems not, eh?

Changed it, as it seems some people have their panties in a twist about a former POTUS flickin' the bird.
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