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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #150 on: December 26, 2013, 11:05:53 AM »
@John, the 1st three open in the same window (on the page) but enlarge and are not cut off.  The last 2 open in a separate pane.

Dennis, that answers that one question. I just opened that link on my laptop (has a wider screen). The first 3 enlarged in the topic window but less was cut off (just lost far right side of the base instead of half the base as seen on my notebook) and the last 2 opened up normally in a new window. So, it is a function of screen size, along with whatever parameters are being adjusted in the software.
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #151 on: December 26, 2013, 03:15:43 PM »
@ Dave Zemens:

Has any of all this telephone collecting stuff caught on yet?  It is contagious, you know!
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #152 on: December 26, 2013, 03:20:22 PM »
@John, the 1st three open in the same window (on the page) but enlarge and are not cut off.  The last 2 open in a separate pane.

Dennis,

Just opened up that link on my desktop with a wide screen display. The 1st 3 enlarged in the topic window and the full picture was seen, nothing was cut off. The last 2 opened up in another window. Screen size is a factor.
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #153 on: December 26, 2013, 03:22:31 PM »
@Bill:  I briefly collected some Western Electric phones about five years ago. I've still got five or six in the basement, fully restored, even one that was restored by none other than Dennis Markham.

I'm afraid they're not living as good a life down in the basement as many of the phones I see displayed much more prominently in their homes.  :(
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #154 on: December 26, 2013, 03:55:09 PM »
dave -
i think the dennis phone should be put on at least the ground floor..........
....the more time you spend tweaking crpf, the more you'll know that you want at least one rotary for daily use.

every change yr implementing is making it better........the new blue topic headings on the home page are a big improvement on the grey.

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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #155 on: December 26, 2013, 04:56:14 PM »
every change yr implementing is making it better........the new blue topic headings on the home page are a big improvement on the grey.

You noticed!
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #156 on: December 26, 2013, 05:55:42 PM »
Dave...outstanding effort!! We are extremely happy with all your hard work....Doug
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #157 on: December 26, 2013, 09:54:31 PM »
Great work Dave ;D The more you "tweak" the better it gets! Thanks!
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #158 on: December 30, 2013, 12:45:42 AM »
Apparently the new software is not configured properly to accept PNG images. I had to convert an image to JPEG format.


TEST1:
Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator.

TEST2, different image:  OK

Reducing the image in test 1 to 1000 pixels width was successful.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 12:51:40 AM by unbeldi »

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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #159 on: December 30, 2013, 01:41:08 AM »
Apparently the new software is not configured properly to accept PNG images. I had to convert an image to JPEG format.

I'm not sure of what's been going on with this issue which was discovered by a few members just before Christmas. Several posts were made about it starting about here in the update topic:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=10803.msg115671#msg115671

It seemed to have been an intermittent problem with several variables including which browser was being used. I do not know if it has been completely resolved or not as of this point in time.
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #160 on: December 30, 2013, 04:07:36 PM »
The new update looks pretty good, so far. I do have one question: is there a way to change the order in which posts are displayed within a thread? The current setting seems to be latest post first, unlike the previous version of software used by the forum (and, indeed, just about every other forum I'm on) where the view is oldest post first. Sorry if this has been answered already, but I find it difficult to view threads this way, and wasn't able to find any options related to it in my user profile.
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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #161 on: December 30, 2013, 04:32:06 PM »
I do have one question: is there a way to change the order in which posts are displayed within a thread?

adam -

login....... go to profile. 

modify profile > look and layout > scroll down + uncheck box marked 'show most recent posts at the top' ........scroll down + click 'change profile' box.

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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #162 on: December 30, 2013, 04:33:19 PM »
Adam,

Hover the cursor over "Profile" in the blue strip below the banner area.

From the drop-down box select "Forum Profile"

Hover the cursor over the red "Modify Profile"

From that drop-down box select "Look and Layout"

Uncheck the box that reads "show most recent posts at the top"

Got the lower right hand side of the page and select "Change Profile".

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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #163 on: December 30, 2013, 04:33:56 PM »
David, looks like we both posted at the same time.  That ought to do it.

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Re: Forum Software Update
« Reply #164 on: December 30, 2013, 08:53:00 PM »
Thanks, David and Dennis! That did the trick. Now I have to figure out how I managed to miss the "Look and Layout" menu..........  :-[
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