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    New vBulletin format

    Congrats Admin I like the look of the new format, I had to sign in on my first visit but no prob, lots of things to explore Well done:grin:

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    Thanks, Colin :tiphat:

    I knew this was coming and what it was going to look like as we had upgraded our sister forum, Talk Classical, in early April.

    Soon, everyone can now have their own personal blog page, and after we get another hack installed for spam, we will be able to turn on access to edit your own profiles, too.
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    Suddenly everything has gone weird.
    Do you have to log in everytime you return to the forum?
    I must say that I was used to the previous format and preferred it.

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    John if you are referring to me, no just log in once same as any new forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    Suddenly everything has gone weird.
    Do you have to log in everytime you return to the forum?
    I must say that I was used to the previous format and preferred it.
    Are you meaning when you are returning to the main page after visiting another thread?

    Or ... is this happening now when first pulling up the site from within your browser?

    I was able to solve the 'refresh' rate problems for my Win 7 with Firefox ...

    With the site open in your browser, type "about:config" (without the quotes) into the browser bar. Click go or hit enter ... another blurb will appear about warrant stuff ... just click ok. The go down to the line which reads:

    browser.cache.check_doc_frequency

    double click and change the number to a 0 (zero). Presto, solved my refresh rate for this forum.
    Before doing that, every time I logged in, I had to hit F5 before the screen would show me as being logged in.
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    When I try to load 'unread posts' it takes quite a while to appear? everything else seems as/normal

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    Hi Colin,

    Have you tried dumping your browser 'cache'? Sometimes when there are too many cookies to sort through, it slows down the process some.

    I just tried the loading of 'unread posts' and it took about 1.5 seconds.
    Win 7 - 64 bit / Firefox 4.0.1
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    Lars, I have got it down to between 4 to 8 sec, it must be me.

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    Colin,

    What kind of internet connection there ... Cable ... DSL ... Dialup ... Satellite ...
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    Broad Band through copper, speed = 1500kbps +

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    Hmmm ... 1.4 MB, kind of slow for broadband ... I have aDSL and consistently get 12 MB on download.
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    It depends where you live and how many people are on line the best I have had is 3500 approx, to day it is as shown below, on a week day when school gets out it drops to about 1500 but in general I do find the new format slower

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    Interesting ...

    I did check the average server loads for the forum and they were well within acceptable levels. The average server loads are calculated in three time intervals

    1. the last minute
    2. the last five minutes
    3. the last fifteen minutes

    They were reading (respectively)

    1. 0.12
    2. 0.29
    3. 0.30

    Anything at 1.00 or below is fine. These readings are in seconds ... so for the last fifteen minute segment, it took 1/3rd of a second for a process to wait for CPU time ... or in this case, on average it took the forum software 0.3 seconds to process your request to show the unread posts.

    Now then, this average reading is at the server ... the forum server located somewhere in Denmark - how efficient the various ISP's are at handling the data sent from the forum server is another matter.

    Even though we get perturbed at having to wait a few seconds for the requested data to show on our screens, it still amazes the socks off me how I can access this forum from nearly 8,000 miles away, and all within a few seconds.

    But to fully answer Colin's query, the only explanation that I can arrive at is that the new software is a much much larger package overall ... there are hords more 'tables' and lots of new features that we never had before.

    I'm surprised that nobody yet has discovered that they can create their own "Blog" ... :)

    Oh ... and for everyone ... we know about the Gallery not showing up ... that was one of those things that were incompatible with the upgraded software. Frederik is looking into purchasing an upgrade for the Gallery.
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    Re blogs, I saw World Violinist's blog on TC and it was interesting, I am not sure what we should put on our blogs I think if it is just a diary type thing us oldies would not provide much of interest or would we? I have opened mine ha ha, also the many new features now available to us is great but we must find our way round them.
    re our signatures what are we limited to? I do like the new "add picture" it allows for a full sized one as in my post above. will you eventually have to add more capacity? also how to delete post and how long do you have? The speed is not an issue but I do find it slower, as you say more features.
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    I have difficulty changing the colour, size or font when compiling message if you highlight the text then try to select the change you want it un-highlights the selected text ?

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