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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Bart, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    1,486
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    Bart
    As with anything new, it will take some time for me to get used to it.

    :cool:
     
  2. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    2,108
    SC USA
    Me too. I guess it takes me a long time to get used to something and then when I am comfortable with it, it is changed ( for the better I am sure) and it takes that much longer to get used to it again. :p ;) ;)
     
  3. ferrarist

    ferrarist Formula Junior

    Mar 16, 2001
    455
    Istanbul / TURKEY
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    I.K.
    First of all "Thank you" Rob for everything you've done!
    New software has nice options but it's a little bit difficult to find out "who is who?" though i can only see nicknames with the messages posted.
     
  4. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    2,108
    SC USA
    how do you click on someone's nickname and look at their profile?
     
  5. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
    2,108
    SC USA
    never mind...just look stupid. Just getting used to it... :(
     
  6. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    2,641
    Kent
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    Joe J
    This is so kool, great job Rob so much more available, take a tour to get familiar.

    Good Job

    Joe :D :D
     
  7. F SPIDER

    F SPIDER F1 Rookie
    Owner

    Jan 30, 2002
    2,873
    NYC, A'dam, W'stock
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    rijk rietveld
    Coachi

    Your input is needed in the "vintage section"

    Rijk
     
  8. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
    2,220
    TN
    I think it is nice. It will take some getting used to.
     
  9. branko

    branko F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Mar 17, 2003
    3,710
    Birmingham, Alabama
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    Branko Medenica
    The site looks great. I have one small glitch. My Ferrarichat header is to long for the screen. Is that normal? All the threads fit nicely on the page, just the Ferrarichat header goes off the page.
     
  10. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
    2,220
    TN
    It is like that on mine too. The FC banner doesn't fit on the screen.
     
  11. fanatic1

    fanatic1 Guest

    Nov 1, 2003
    553
    columbus
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    philip
    Whenever I click on a thumbnail picture, or on someones profile, it completely locks up my system........I mean, I have to use CtrlAltDel, to exit FChat completely then come back in.........any suggestions.
     
  12. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
    Advising Moderator

    Jul 20, 2003
    41,963
    SFPD
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    Dirty Harry
    For what it's worth, here's the coding for that section of the page:
    ___________

    <td align="right" style="background-image: url(images/menu_background.gif);" nowrap="nowrap">


    <p style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0" align="right">
    <img border="0" src="http://www.ferrarichat.com/images/FerrariChat5.gif" width="450" height="75"></p>
    _____________

    (Both align right, successively - then are followed by the coding for):
    Home | User CP | Calendar | Members | FAQ | Search etc. etc. through Contact Us (before the table breaks.)

    _____________

    I'm guessing that at the least, maybe the advertisements table should be coded as rowspan="2". Don't know if the first .gif shown should also be rowspan="2" or if the pair of .gifs both should align right or not.

    However, </tr> should follow the second .gif coding, and <tr> should precede the Home through Contact Us codings. Not an expert, but the tables just seem to be not quite right yet - when a table is not quite right - a page gets whacked, and can ruin your appetite for making tables.
     
  13. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

    Mar 17, 2001
    2,327
    Southlake, TX
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    BobD
    --->
    Looks great!!!
    I just need
    to figure out
    how to use it !!!​
    ;)
     
  14. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

    Sep 29, 2003
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    Stephen
    Have you got pop-ups enabled in your browser? Profiles appear in a separate window (although this is not new).

    Pics are now viewed in your picture editing/viewing software of choice (this is new). Have you configured this with your browser?
     
  15. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jan 5, 2002
    18,503
    Portland, Oregon
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    Don
    I find the picture thing to be annoying, IMO. I usually want to see the pictures and then be done with it, not download all these image files that I then have to delete later on.

    Oh well, I'll get used to it.

    Otherwise, it's a nice upgrade. Good job, Rob!
     
  16. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 24, 2003
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    Just posting a reply to test and look at it
     
  17. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 24, 2003
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    PeterS
    So the posts will read from TOP to BOTTOM?
     
  18. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Mar 16, 2003
    5,179
    The new Board invites a sort of nouveau riche "how's my hair" poseur, whereas the old Board was designed for and used by enthusiasts. The old Board had a spare elegance, reached for art and was never derivative. The new Board is indistinguishable from other Boards, and in fact arguably provides less value in terms of style and features than those other Boards. The old Board was more visceral, required more skill to command - the user felt direct feedback from cyberspace, that there was nothing between him and the server. When the old Board first appeared, anyone remotely conscious of cyberchat bookmarked it. The new Board draws yawns, people don't even recognize it. Even those who want the fat, full featured Board experience may be disappointed, will want more customization and padding than the new Board provides - numbness that other Boards offer at a lower price. Someday - I hope in my lifetime - someone will design a new, stripped down Board, beautiful to look at, elegant, passionate, with state of the art performance.
     
  19. maranelloman

    maranelloman Guest

    I know Rob means well with this "upgrade"...but so far, I like the old system ALOT more.
     
  20. Lawrence Coppari

    Lawrence Coppari Formula 3

    Apr 29, 2002
    1,849
    Kingsport, TN
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    Lawrence A. Coppari
    Previously, I would enter the list by searching for the latest posts by designation how far to go back in time. I don't see that here. Any ideas or am I overlooking it.
     
  21. Ronald Steinhoff

    Sep 17, 2002
    222
    Toronto
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    Ronald Steinhoff
    Yeah, I liked the old board where you could see the real names. Gave it a much more personal feel...
     
  22. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    3,603
    Dallas, TX, USA
    LOL, WCH. We need to make that a template that you can fill in any new Ferrari model and get all the standard objections out of the way! ;)

    Rob, do you feel proud... you're getting the same reaction that Ferrari and Pinninfarina have been getting, model after model!

    However, as you might guess, I too look forward to the Stradale version (of anything, this board included). :D
     
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  23. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    3,603
    Dallas, TX, USA
    Rob's working on it... the field has already been added to the profile screen... but you still can't fill it out due to the birthday validation failing... which Rob is already working on. Poor guy, having to work on all this while we just have fun!

    But, then, he's gonna eat a lot better than I get to tonight! :mad: ;)
     
  24. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
    Staff Member Admin Owner Miami 2018

    Dec 1, 2000
    49,112
    Southlake, TX
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    Rob Lay
    Statements like that are useless to me. You have to give specific feedback. They need to be in the Bugs & Enhancements section too so that I can track it. I'm not noting any comments from GFD. I want this section back to Ferrari discussion.
     
  25. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Dale Juan
    well done rob looks good
    Dale
     

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