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You will probably have noticed that we have the new forum system back online. We are running it to see if it will hold up under the strain. If so, then we'll leave it up and running. If not, we'll immediately go back to the old forum system.

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Hey Tom. I don't know what to think about it just yet, will do some more surfing :). One question sir, my tag seems to be doubling itself and have no clue why except that since this forum change it has happend. I also cannot edit my profile, there is no user menu like before. Thanks....Well now it's gone :(

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Pulled a fast one on us eh? Looks great, sure hope the load isn't too much. Where has the little pulldown menu gone where you could quickly jump to other forums?

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HiFirstly i'd just like to say i think you've done an excellent job spicing up your website.The only suggestion that i would make is increasing the size of the font on the forums. Currently it's just too small and even by changing the font size in internet explorer itself, that doesn't seem to have much of an effect. I'm just trying to avoid having screwed up eyes for the future hehe.Will

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I'm with you Will. The old eyes here don't handle this new font very well. Anything you can do Tom?Trip

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Whew!!! :-eek This is AWESOME!! :-hahWell I actually don't know what some mean by a new font, looks like the ol' one to me, though.Any way, I damn love that new fresh look!! :-hahThanks a lot, and hopefully it'll stay up'n'running.Regards,Etienne :-waveEDITAhh, by the way. Where has the combp box at the bottom gone for fast accessing every forum?

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In Mozilla / Netscape:View | Text Zoom | 120%In IE:View | Text Size | Larger

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We will be checking this out Trip. When I did a cursory look at the fonts last time we had this version up, I wasn't too impressed with the ease of changing them (read - it is a heck of a lot of work and may give some pretty funny/ugly results). In the meantime, do as I did... get yourself a pair of $12.00 2X magnifying glasses. Work great! :-lol

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Matt,Just a couple of small details:(1) it would be nice if we could have the Topic Titles in a Bold font(2) Would it be possible to change the top-level menu item from "Top" to "AVSIM forums" or something similar? The word "top" isn't very intuitive - I had to click it to see whether it meant "top" of the forum I was currently in or if it took me back to the front page of the forums.

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Tom,The font is visibly smaller than in the prior format. Also, using the Edit/Text Size option in Internet Explorer only changes the static items on the page; it does not adjust the font size of the various posts.

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That's the first thing I tried Matt :-) . It has virtually no effect (IE6.0.2800.1106.xpsp1.020828-1920).Trip

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Tom and Matt,One more item; the time on either your server or the software is off by one hour. WHen I select the "U.S./Central" time option, the posts are time-stamped an hour earlier than they are actually made.So a post made at 8:00 a.m. Central Time is showing up as made as 7:00 a.m. Central time. I suspect this has to do witht the fact that Daylight Savings Time is now in effect.

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...and also one of the best things is, I can search thru all of the old topics again! Search (using the advanced search form) delivers all relevant topics even from months past within a just few SECONDS, Something I couldn't do before, WOW!! :-yellow1Great (new) functionality and real good performance, thanks again!Peter

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I'm sorry to jump into the wagon, guys, I appreciate the continuous effort of improving the site but the new forum is a real eyesore to the point of being painful (watering eyes). The font is way too small and thin and the enlarging function of IE 6.0 doesn't do anything but enlarging everything (including Tom'sig !) but the message texts.You're gonna be sued soon by all of us, visually challenged, :-lolDominique

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I like the new forum, but I think you guys need to go back to the old GUI, it was much better IMO :)

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After experimenting with all of the options, I find this GUI quite useable. Try collapsing all topics ("Collapse topics" in the top menu line). When viewing a thread, it'll expand by itself or when selecting "view all" if it has alot of posts. Gives you basically the same "feel" as with the old forum software, i think.I perceive the font size within the posts as being about the same as before. IMO it's just the topic listing, especially when all topics are expanded, that gives the sense of everything being smaller. The "preview" text (and the new hierarchy view when topics are expanded) are definitely of small font size. But then opening and reading a thread, everything seems OK for me.Just my 0.02, Peter

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I just found that out Peter. My problem now is the colors, I can't tell if I read a certain topic or not....very frusterating. And on the email notification of a post in a thread, you don't get the thread name in the email! That is frusterating.

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Congratulations looking good, thank you for all your efforts and all our enjoyment :-)Really appreciated thank you AVSIM :-)Andr

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Can't say that I like it. Too hard on these old, maturing eyes. Too difficult to navigate. Maybe with a little more experimentation I can become accustomed to it, but I liked the old format much better.Darrell

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