SciForums Update

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    I just noticed that my profile pic is all 'fuzzy'.
    Was there some change to how the site handles images?
    I'm thinking I'll have to load a new profile pic.... anyone know what the max resolution and file sizes are?
     
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  3. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I noticed the emoticons look a bit fuzzy too
     
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  5. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    The forum should have a black background with white type...easier on the eyes, like bloomberg.com

    And bigger avatars!
     
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  7. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Which browser you use?
     
  8. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Just wanted to say that I don't experience that.
    I use FireFox by the way.
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I too use firefox and it got fuzzy only after the update
     
  10. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    What about my avatar ?
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I've switched off avatars/

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  12. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    It's possibly down to a compression library that is used between the server and browser to increase the speed at which images and the page itself can load on Sciforums. Since this is a "filter Compression" the effects are only viewed by the end-user, of course there are other stages within the images being viewed like:

    • What compression was used when it was uploaded
    • Whether the internal GD+ library has been configured to compress an image further
    • Then eventually the Filter used for compression to save on bandwidth.

    Running uncompressed would increase bandwidth usage by at least 20%, although it would lessen CPU overhead. I guess it's a toss up between the occasional "Sciforum's is busy message" or finding the bandwidth restricted.
     
  13. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    FireFox here as well.
     
  14. Roman Banned Banned

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    Can we stop with the updates soon? My browser window is starting to get more & more cluttered with information. I feel like I'm watching CNN or MSNBC.


    [edit]
    Oh cool, I can see who is spying on me- ashura, James R, and Orleander.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  15. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I made 2 albums called Movie Buffs and Dog Lovers. I made them public, but Mikenostic said he searched everywhere for the Dog one and can't find it. He said he looked under Social Groups and nothing. :shrug:

    Did I do something wrong setting it up?
     
  16. John99 Banned Banned

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    hi shorty, maybe it was too soon. they are both showing now.
     
  17. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Hmmm thanks John. Mike sent me the PM today so I don't know what's going on.
    So the way I set it up anybody can just join right?
     
  18. John99 Banned Banned

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    yep. i just joined the movie buffs group.
     
  19. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks, maybe Mike is just blind..

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