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Website skins and view problems - was: Gallery created

Postby EMS » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm

Terry wrote:How do we find your gallery, or anyone's gallery for that matter?


Provided you see the word "Gallery" right between "FAQ" and "Members" in the light blue part of the header on the right side, clicking on this word will take you to all galleries. Public as well as private. If you don't see that, once again your PC screen may be set up different and may require a little tweaking.
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Re: Gallery created

Postby Terry » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:37 pm

This is what I see,

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And I have to change something on my computer?
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Re: Gallery created

Postby NobleHops » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:42 pm

Terry wrote:This is what I see,

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And I have to change something on my computer?


You are using the skin SubSilver2. I am about to delete it as I am not going to support two skins. If you revert to Prosilver you will see the site as it is intended. Not all the modifications we have added work in the other skins, including Gallery.

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Re: Gallery created

Postby EMS » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:59 pm

NilsMenten wrote:[ You are using the skin SubSilver2. N.



I remember somebody recommended that in order to improve the view. I was just curious then and tried to find how I could change to that and never was able to. Not that I want to change, but how do you?
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Re: Gallery created

Postby Terry » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:17 pm

Change it back please. I'll make do seeing pics in the threads and not the gallery. Without sub silver 2 most all my pics are cropped.
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Re: Gallery created

Postby NobleHops » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:42 pm

Terry wrote:Change it back please. I'll make do seeing pics in the threads and not the gallery. Without sub silver 2 most all my pics are cropped.


Sorry Terry, as I PMed you, it introduces a big variable for me in how things work and so then supporting folks that report difficulty gets more complicated. Not all plug-ins or site modifications work in all site 'skins'. I have my hands full as it is, I don't want to maintain an alternate version of the site for the benefit of the 5 people that were using it (out of ~1500). I hope you think that's reasonable of me.

If a user creates a personal gallery, you can find it within the 'galleries' link at the upper right, or if you look below the user's avatar to the right, a little camera icon appears, Click that in any user's avatar where you see it to be taken directly to their personal gallery.

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Re: Gallery created

Postby Don » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:44 pm

NilsMenten wrote: . . . . I don't want to maintain an alternate version of the site for the benefit of the 5 people that were using it (out of ~1500). I hope you think that's reasonable of me.
Make that 6 (at least) Nils - I much preferred what I had yesterday to what I'm stuck with today

But . . . . I understand your limitations (we certainly have no right to ask for any more of your time than you're already putting in now) so if we can't have the 'pretty, easy to use one' we'll have to learn to adapt ;)

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Re: Gallery created

Postby bigfish_Oh » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:42 pm

I guess I am missing something, I been here less than week and at 51 years, I created and edited my gallery !!?? I haven't figured out how to reorder them yet by individual choice, not asc,des,etc.

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Re: Gallery created

Postby NobleHops » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:47 pm

Don wrote:
NilsMenten wrote: . . . . I don't want to maintain an alternate version of the site for the benefit of the 5 people that were using it (out of ~1500). I hope you think that's reasonable of me.
Make that 6 (at least) Nils - I much preferred what I had yesterday to what I'm stuck with today

But . . . . I understand your limitations (we certainly have no right to ask for any more of your time than you're already putting in now) so if we can't have the 'pretty, easy to use one' we'll have to learn to adapt ;)

Don


There were a total of 5 using that skin Don, including you and Terry. I hear you regarding your preference, and I wish it were easier (or that I had help), but it's just a matter of priorities. I can't maintain a separate instance of the site for 5 people when I am concentrating on 1500. I appreciate your understanding.

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Re: Gallery created

Postby EMS » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:29 am

We appreciate all that you are doing, Nils and I wish we - or someone - could help you more. I also sympathize with those who do have problems with the site and obviously would prefer something different to make it easier for them. What other than the picture issue is different with the other skin?

Maybe we should split this thread and move the discussion to the "Help Desk" section :? :?
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Re: Gallery created

Postby NobleHops » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:16 am

EMS wrote:We appreciate all that you are doing, Nils and I wish we - or someone - could help you more. I also sympathize with those who do have problems with the site and obviously would prefer something different to make it easier for them. What other than the picture issue is different with the other skin?

Maybe we should split this thread and move the discussion to the "Help Desk" section :? :?


It's a substantially different 'view' of the site, different layout, different graphics, the user avatars are on the left, etc. It also requires a totally different graphics set to be loaded on the back end. As a result the header and footer aren't 'branded' with the club logo, and all the little graphics that are needed to access the add-ons, bb scripts, and other customizations that have been done (and will be done in the future) all have to be duplicated or created anew. Then when a user using that skin says "Hey, how do I <foo>" and me or another user replies "Oh, you just click <bar> and then you'll see <foobar>", the user and everyone else reading it get confused because nobody thinks to mention that they are one of the 5 people out of 1500 that are using the other skin.

It's a nice idea, and if you ran a totally vanilla instance of the board software, then in theory these skins would be 'plug and play', but even then they are not - they still require tweaking. Remember the 2 months after the cutover and all the bugfixes I had to chase down? Multiply that 2x to maintain a separate skin.

I don't want to do it. I'm in the middle of scanning and PDFing 70+ old printed copies of the CBXPress, and then I want to get back to finishing the construction of the club website, and a few more little projects and by then I will have been working on the club web stuff for about a year straight.

Is everyone OK with my selection of my priorities and the use of my time?

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Re: Gallery created

Postby SteveG » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:50 am

NilsMenten wrote:
Is everyone OK with my selection of my priorities and the use of my time?



Yes.

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Re: Gallery created

Postby EMS » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:01 am

NilsMenten wrote: Is everyone OK with my selection of my priorities and the use of my time?

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