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  1. Bill Stuntz

    Scheduled? Server Upgrades on 5 January 2023

    Thanks for the info!
  2. Bill Stuntz

    Scheduled? Server Upgrades on 5 January 2023

    Tom McIntyre Can we get some more details? IP has changed, tracert no longer shows comcast. Pings from my tmobile home gateway are running at about 150. Uptimerobot ping times have dropped from 45ish to 19, but its http response times seem to be essentially unchanged at around 1500, but dipped...
  3. Bill Stuntz

    Why oh Why?

    That calls attention to the fact that there's more than one way to skin a cat. The problem isn't necessarily that one of them is too short. If you have a thumbnail that's too tall for an adjacent one, shrink the tall one rather than stretching the short one to maintain the image quality.
  4. Bill Stuntz

    Why oh Why?

    John, I can't say whether it's any different now than it's ever been because I'd never tried to do it previous to my experiments over in the practice forum - which showed exactly the results I was expecting. https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/testing.192911/ Your post#16 has clarified my...
  5. Bill Stuntz

    Hamilton Serial number lookup problems

    I suspect that the fact that it's Christmas has something to do with it. And the winter storms. Much of the US has been pretty much paralyzed. AFAIK, Tom McIntyre probably has the most contact with the main web site. I know that they've been trying to implement a single logon for all the...
  6. Bill Stuntz

    Hamilton Serial number lookup problems

    The only things the admins here on the MB can do is report problems to whoever it is who gets things done on the main NAWCC web site - which is completely independent of the MB. They have about as much power over the main NAWCC web site as the barista at your local StarBucks has over SB's...
  7. Bill Stuntz

    Hamilton Serial number lookup problems

    I expect to be flamed for this, but here goes: Has anyone noticed that it's a holiday week? And that thousands of people are stranded trying to get back home due to the storms & Southwest's meltdown with >60% cancelled flights? How many staff members and/or consultants are stuck somewhere...
  8. Bill Stuntz

    Mods: The web page is not displaying my thread correctly.

    Yeah. And I couldn't do that because I'm not an admin anymore. And I was afraid that the blown formatting would prevent editing. But I tried to help as much as I could.
  9. Bill Stuntz

    Mods: The web page is not displaying my thread correctly.

    I'm assuming it was a copy/paste problem. But the other surprise is that the commands were visible in the preview in his profile but not in the "live" post. Why didn't it screw up the preview? Tom, I don't really expect an answer... it's just food for thought. I didn't actually expect...
  10. Bill Stuntz

    Mods: The web page is not displaying my thread correctly.

    Thanks Steven. I'm glad you were able to fix it. I found it interesting that those style commands were visible in the preview on the user's profile page, but totally screwed up the view of the thread.
  11. Bill Stuntz

    Mods: The web page is not displaying my thread correctly.

    Me neither. I know just about enough to be dangerous. But I think I've identified the source of the problem - see post#5.
  12. Bill Stuntz

    Mods: The web page is not displaying my thread correctly.

    I just looked at HB's user info by clicking on his name. Under his postings, I see this: It looks like there's a "style" command in (or preceding) the quote from Bulova that's being interpreted as a command to XF's display routine, not as text that he's trying to quote. Note that there is...
  13. Bill Stuntz

    Mods: The web page is not displaying my thread correctly.

    Just for the halibut, I copied& pasted his title into a reply in that odd narrow edit window. Actually I fiddled around and did it again, and then actually typed another reply. My posts show up in the thread. But somehow the page formatting is all messed up, with odd frame widths, etc. I...
  14. Bill Stuntz

    Testing

    As I said, I've never tried it before, so I don't know whether it's changed or not. What I DO know is that we designed it to be as easy as possible for unsophisticated users to post useful photos. And before Tom & I worked on it, it was nearly impossible for casual users to post decent photos...
  15. Bill Stuntz

    Why oh Why?

    I used a .jpg screen save of an on-screen text file by cropping the image to a known size. I've never done it this way before, so I don't know how it "used to work." https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/testing.192911/ Conclusion: Don't use the resize function in the editor if you need to enlarge the...
  16. Bill Stuntz

    Testing

    Notes: Default thumbnail size is 250x250 Manipulating the thumbnail size in the editor keeps the same 250x250 visual information & simply magnifies it to fill a different sized "frame" Reducing the thumbnail size gives a sharp resized image. Enlarging the thumbnail gives a progressively blurrier...
  17. Bill Stuntz

    Testing

    This image is 1000x1000 Default thumbnail: Resized thumbnail to 100x100 Resized thumbnail to 500x500: Resized thumbnail to 1000x1000
  18. Bill Stuntz

    Why oh Why?

    I have no way of knowing since I'm not an admin any more. I don't know any more than you do. Maybe it's a bug that's been introduced in the process of preparing to upgrade to the new XF & new hardware? The thumbnail size is configurable in the software. Maybe it's been changed? But AFAIK...
  19. Bill Stuntz

    Why oh Why?

    John, as the one who worked with Tom implementing the photo handling, I think you are mis-interpreting the process, or I'm misinterpreting your process. Since we fixed the original 800x600 max upload resolution problem before XenForo, the process has always been: user uploads a full size image...
  20. Bill Stuntz

    Edit

    There has always been a time limit, or at least there was the whole time I was an Admin. For a long time it was 30 minutes, but I think it's longer now. My understanding is that it was set up that way because a couple users got into a big fight, and were changing their posts to make themselves...

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