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I Don't Like this New Format - Go Back to the Old One.
Free Republic ^ | 20 March 2002 | self

Posted on 03/20/2002 4:08:36 AM PST by SkyPilot

Sorry to complain, but for years, "Latest Posts" worked well to get around.

This is....icky.


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1 posted on 03/20/2002 4:08:36 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
Latest Posts is working for me.
2 posted on 03/20/2002 4:11:20 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: SkyPilot
also - self search has no way to move to other types of displays.
3 posted on 03/20/2002 4:12:16 AM PST by XBob
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To: SkyPilot
I've got no problem with it.
4 posted on 03/20/2002 4:13:03 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: SkyPilot
and what happened to the new articles? How do I get to them from here now? They disappeared.
6 posted on 03/20/2002 4:15:06 AM PST by XBob
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To: SkyPilot
I don't like it either, but if that's how it's gotta be. I would rather have it this way than not at all.
7 posted on 03/20/2002 4:15:12 AM PST by brazos.357
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To: XBob
"also - self search has no way to move to other types of displays."

Look for these words at the top of the page on the left: "Click here to view Articles Only. "

8 posted on 03/20/2002 4:15:17 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: SkyPilot
I'm conserative, is this change necessary?
9 posted on 03/20/2002 4:18:36 AM PST by Wagonmaster
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To: one_particular_harbour
You know, like a "Miss America" type statement from the Lead, Admin and Sidebar: "I believe in justice and freedom, and in the position of moderator, I will work tirelessly for world peace."

Perhaps we need a more detailed description: "Today's moderator is sporting a crimson Versace bikini, similar to the one worn by SI swimsuit models. Look at those rock-hard abs."

10 posted on 03/20/2002 4:21:02 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Wagonmaster
Before the Framers gave us the Constitution, we had the Articles of Confederation......of course, change is necessary
11 posted on 03/20/2002 4:22:43 AM PST by ken5050
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To: XBob
The problem with the self search page is that it shows the full message, like a thread, images and all (worts and all). As you can see, there is no sidebar here on the thread. The reason is, TABLES dont obey commands when, say an image is larger than the width of the table, thus pushing the sidebars off to the right out of view. I suggested to John to put the sidebars on the left. Of course that will throw all the old farts into a tizzy because they hate change.

I will say this, John and Jim work hard to program this forum and it aint an easy task. You have to make it cross browser compatible, cross OS compatible, speedy, useful and still keep a captive audience...They are running a remarkable show if you ask me.

12 posted on 03/20/2002 4:24:31 AM PST by smith288
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I'm getting used to the new format, and it is a necessary change, but I've got one thought that I'd like to toss out for others to opine on......It easy to fouget which forum you're on....so maybe they could be color coded.....the Reply/Private Reply..row...a diffeent color for each forum?
13 posted on 03/20/2002 4:25:17 AM PST by ken5050
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To: SkyPilot
I loved the old system.
15 posted on 03/20/2002 4:26:11 AM PST by Dante3
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To: SkyPilot
how do i get on the new format?
16 posted on 03/20/2002 4:26:30 AM PST by Rustynailww
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I don't have that - I only have - "[ Latest Posts | Search | Topics | Post | Members | Self-Search | Settings | Help! ] Click to scroll to commentary. "
17 posted on 03/20/2002 4:27:26 AM PST by XBob
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To: smith288
They are running a remarkable show if you ask me.

Greatest show on earth!
18 posted on 03/20/2002 4:28:01 AM PST by JennysCool
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To: smith288
I will say this, John and Jim work hard to program this forum and it aint an easy task.

I appreciate that.

But why does each thread suddenly come with a 'paragraph of intro' under the title? It didn't do that yesterday.

19 posted on 03/20/2002 4:29:18 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
I liked Latest Posts the way it was, because it was easier to track the most active threads--that's half the fun!!!

(So what's the easiest way to track the busiest threads now?)

20 posted on 03/20/2002 4:29:24 AM PST by RooRoobird14
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To: SkyPilot
I'd like to be able to turn this off. Does anybody know if we can?

Forums
Campaign 2002

General Interest

News/Activism*

VetsCoR

Bold titles, new posts
* forum member

21 posted on 03/20/2002 4:29:46 AM PST by McGruff
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To: SkyPilot
this is kind of like my morning's rubick cube
22 posted on 03/20/2002 4:30:37 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: McGruff
How does one become a Forum Member? What's up with that?
23 posted on 03/20/2002 4:31:32 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: one_particular_harbour
What's with that members thing? Are those the people who are currently logged onto the forum?

Bare with me, I'm blonde! *L*

24 posted on 03/20/2002 4:31:48 AM PST by Happygal
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To: SkyPilot
Opening the Post in a Dedicated window is Back!!!

I'll get used to it but you could have picked a better time.

IE 6 has pulled ahead of Netscape in the browser war on my computer for the first time since AlGore invented the internet. I thought I was doing something screwy.

25 posted on 03/20/2002 4:32:48 AM PST by Delta 21
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To: SkyPilot
I agree!
26 posted on 03/20/2002 4:33:47 AM PST by scouse
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To: Happygal;one_particular_harbour
Oops that should be 'bear with me', right? *L*
27 posted on 03/20/2002 4:34:21 AM PST by Happygal
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To: RooRoobird14
I liked Latest Posts the way it was, because it was easier to track the most active threads--that's half the fun!!! (So what's the easiest way to track the busiest threads now?)

Maybe I am a total dunce - - but I have the same problem. I have to read paragraphs of intro on all the threads now - and I can't view them quickly because of it.

28 posted on 03/20/2002 4:35:02 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Happygal
Bare with me, I'm blonde! *L*

You don't have to ask twice. Where are you now?

29 posted on 03/20/2002 4:35:12 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: SkyPilot
"Icky"? "Icky", you provincial putz?!?


30 posted on 03/20/2002 4:36:10 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: NittanyLion
Oops! Bear! I meant Bear with me! *ROFL*
31 posted on 03/20/2002 4:36:35 AM PST by Happygal
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To: SkyPilot; Jim Robinson
I prefer the old format as well. Jim, is there an option to allow us to use "New Free Republic" or "Old Free Republic"?

(Ohmigosh, I'm flashing back to the 1985 New Coke/Old Coke days!)

32 posted on 03/20/2002 4:37:14 AM PST by Jonah Hex
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To: SkyPilot
As me dear ol Da' always said: "You can try to please some of the people all of the time; or you can try to please all of the people some of the time. But if you try to please all the people all the time, all they'll do is BITCH, BITCH, BITCH!"
33 posted on 03/20/2002 4:37:20 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: SkyPilot; McGruff
Seriously, what does the asterisk beside "News/Activism" mean?

That there is a forum member presently there?

34 posted on 03/20/2002 4:37:41 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: smith288
"I suggested to John to put the sidebars on the left. Of course that will throw all the old farts into a tizzy because they hate change."

That's right! "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

35 posted on 03/20/2002 4:37:44 AM PST by blam
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To: Happygal; DogGone
I believe that if you have several forum windows open (denoted by an asterick) you are automatically a member of that forum.
36 posted on 03/20/2002 4:38:11 AM PST by Quilla
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To: one_particular_harbour; John Robinson
Is the members link a list of the people that are online here at a given time?
It doesn't appear to be a complete list of all the members.
37 posted on 03/20/2002 4:38:49 AM PST by michigander
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To: Happygal
Have we lost the ability to bookmark threads? Or am I just missing the option somewhere?
38 posted on 03/20/2002 4:39:09 AM PST by Tickle Me Pank
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To: SkyPilot
I like it! This is what I thought it should look like. The old format used up space redundantly and the articles gets bumped to the top when they are replied to. Don't go back!
39 posted on 03/20/2002 4:39:43 AM PST by AsYouAre
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To: SkyPilot; John Robinson
Many of the changes are kind of nice, but I miss the ability to look at all of the articles in one place. With all of John's expertise, I wonder if he could make that an option for those of us who prefer that way of reading Free Republic?
40 posted on 03/20/2002 4:39:46 AM PST by MizSterious
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To: Quilla
Okay, that makes sense. Thanks.

Now where is the instruction manual for this new contraption??

41 posted on 03/20/2002 4:41:55 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Tickle Me Pank
I haven't been able to bookmark a thread for weeks now.
42 posted on 03/20/2002 4:42:39 AM PST by Happygal
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To: RooRoobird14
Try clicking the link that says "Click here to view Articles and Comments"


You are viewing News/Activism
Showing Articles Only. Click here to view Articles and Comments.

43 posted on 03/20/2002 4:43:21 AM PST by tetelestai
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To: Happygal
Neither have I.
44 posted on 03/20/2002 4:43:47 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: golitely
Am I logged in?
45 posted on 03/20/2002 4:43:51 AM PST by cibco
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To: Constitution Day
Ooops, I've just bookmarked this thread 10 seconds ago. (Up underneath the initial post, it says 'bookmark' article')

Duh! Told ye I was blonde! *L*

46 posted on 03/20/2002 4:45:24 AM PST by Happygal
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To: Focault's Pendulum
This is all your fault, isn't it?
47 posted on 03/20/2002 4:46:07 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Tickle Me Pank
The [bookmark article] feature is at the bottom of the article posted. Get used to it!

I've had the same problem occasionally; finding the bookmark article link.

48 posted on 03/20/2002 4:46:19 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Tickle Me Pank; Happygal
The bookmark link is at the bottom of the original post of an article (above reply #1).
49 posted on 03/20/2002 4:46:56 AM PST by michigander
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To: Happygal
See #48 for bookmark tips.
50 posted on 03/20/2002 4:47:15 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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