Well, this’ll take some getting used to…

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Ho
Aug 16, 2003
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I’ve looked at this for awhile now. So far, I don’t like it.

Anyone else?
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Eric Purkalitis
Aug 16, 2003
What’s with the cartoon look on the forum?!!!
TM
Tom McDanel
Aug 17, 2003
Silly and hard to read…
BC
bart.cross
Aug 17, 2003
:chagrin: Well it didn’t post my comments. This style of forum is pretty common now (at least where I hang out), so this is a little old looking to me. :sealed: Well, I don’t know about using these! Hopefully the slowness of these forums is just because of the changeover. Drather have speed than spiffy good looks in most things.
MR
Mark Reynolds
Aug 17, 2003
Hopefully – seems to vary, in my part of the world the speed is comarable with most other "kids" forums – but much slower than it used to be unfortunately. All the "designer" baggage like background GIFs add to the overhead.

Tom change your fonts and their sizes in preferences – I like the new design, with some tweaking its much more readable than it was before
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Enrique Ivern
Aug 18, 2003
What I like is the ‘all’ option…lets you see all the thread at once. Should be the standard option, I think.
Speed issues it’s reasonable we wait some days to judge.
EB
ellie brown
Aug 18, 2003
I thought the Adobe Forums looked much more professional before.

I miss being able to see how many new messages there are. All the emoticons just take extra time to load.
DM
dave milbut
Aug 18, 2003
HOLEY MOLEY! This is the first time I’m looking at this through IE (5.5 – WinNTsp6a & Win2k SP4). At home I use XP Pro and Mozilla 1.4, The type is TINY!!! How is anyone supposed to read that?!!!

I’m assuming it’s a style sheet problem. I hope. Man. The borders, etc are contracting as I type. This is weird!!!
TM
Trevor Morris
Aug 18, 2003
This will definately take some getting used to…
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bart.cross
Aug 18, 2003
The forum front page still works using ‘Ctrl-scroll wheel’ to increase and decrease font font size, the individual forums do not allow for this. :frown:
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YrbkMgr
Aug 18, 2003
You can set your font sizes under preferences…
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Lan Kizuna
Aug 18, 2003
On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 01:26:22 -0700, "Roseanne Minasian" wrote:

What I noticed right away is how long it took to scroll down the first page to look at new messages.

my hint:
get usenet -> adobe.photoshop.windows
get pure text information, without crappy webforums 🙂

cheers
Lan
Ps: at least i post here via usenet and not via a forum
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YrbkMgr
Aug 18, 2003
Dave,

I agree that changing the browser preferences is a PITA, but that’s not what I meant. I just went into the forum preferences and changed it. I can always change it back later if I need to, in the meantime, it’s not hard to read <shrug>.

Now if they could only do something about the slowness of the forum. Sigh… improvements – dontcha just love ’em?
CW
Colin Walls
Aug 18, 2003
All this discussion about the fonts, the graphics etc. seems entirely moot to me.

The speed of the site is now sooooooooo fantastically slow that I have no choice but to go off and do something else. Life is too short …
TM
Trevor Morris
Aug 18, 2003
Agreed, the load time is now abysmal!
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Phosphor
Aug 18, 2003
Do ya’ll think that, just possibly, the speed issue might have something to do with the fact that they’re working to change things over? That page requests have been shunted to a different, slower server? That there are more things going on than meets the visitors’ eyes?

Try exercising a little patience. Speed will return.

Now, you dang kids go on outside and play!!!
DJ
dennis johnson
Aug 18, 2003
And this forum is supposed to be better….how, exactly?

(And emoticons? How lame is that?)
CW
Colin Walls
Aug 18, 2003
Phos:

You are right. We should be patient. My excuse was that I went away for a week and, on my return, this was one of the first Web sites I visited. I didn’t really realise how "fresh" it was.

I notice the look seems to be changing from minute to minute …
AW
Allen Wicks
Aug 18, 2003
This is awful! There are so many things wrong with this new layout I will not waste my time enumerating problems, because it is not about fixing this less good new layout. It is simply about going back to our previous excellent forum layout that was not broken. And fixing the speed is not the only problem, even though it is a critical one. The whole approach is many steps backwards.

[Cross post from the Mac side because I feel strongly about this and want to do whatever I can in the hopes that Adobe gets the message]
DB
Dennis Brody
Aug 19, 2003
Since I am probably older than most Forum users, I hate to sound like a silly curmudgeon when I say, let’s go back to the "good ol’ days." The new design looks extremely amateurish, especially in light of the fact that Adobe prides itself in "state of the art" graphics and design. Quite disappointing…I was actually looking forward to this face-lift, but now complete reconstructive surgery seems like the only vialble option!
DB~
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dave milbut
Aug 19, 2003
opinions can be voiced in the forums comments forum:

<http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14@@.ee6b30e>
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bart.cross
Aug 19, 2003
Dennis: Adobe was never known for having great designers. I think this is a perfect example of having all the software, a little knowledge of design and not much else.

I know the forum hosts all had input on this design, so I will have to think twice about any opinions they have, other than technical ones.
BC
bart.cross
Aug 20, 2003
Actually, I already know they were consulted, but whether they were heeded is another matter.

I did suggest that the sticky’s be distinctly separated from the threads and this is on John’s "To Do" list. Hopefully they will get around to that.
DM
dave milbut
Aug 22, 2003
just a reminder… they’re asking for feedback and suggestions in the comments forum. we’ve (ps windows) been disparaged as not caring because there’s no thread here about the temporary reverting back to the old look.

Please voice your opinions and concerns in the forum comments forum. They DO take the time to consider well written, thoughful suggestions. No rants please! (TDO, THIS MEANS YOU! 🙂 <kidding brudda!>)

dave
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dave milbut
Aug 22, 2003
no edit function, anymore! that’s one of mine on the wish list….

here’s the link to the forum comments forum:

<http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?14@@.ee6b30e>
CW
Colin Walls
Aug 22, 2003
I am interested in the great stress on this being a moderated forum in the message saying that you can no longer edit later. Were people using edit to slip in naughty things later?
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viol8ion
Aug 22, 2003
In the case of the late, lamented Adobe Magazine, though, the people who created that knew quite well how to put together a good-looking, easy-to-read, content-heavy piece of work. Sure wish they’d resurrect it.

I have half of the 1996 issues, and a couple from 97. Wish I hadn’t let go of the others. I still refer to them for inspiration and ideas.
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graffiti
Aug 22, 2003
they also added a cussing filter so that questionable posts will go to a moderator.

It doesn’t work very well. It let me use the words "Marketing Department".
DM
dave milbut
Aug 22, 2003
and microsoft windows!
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YrbkMgr
Aug 22, 2003
Yeah it originally flagged the word _riggin with an "f" in front, and then used those funky characters to imply I was really cursing. Then a few days later it was returned to normal.

Sigh. Every attempt at control has its downside.
JC
Jay Chevako
Aug 22, 2003
YrbkMgr wrote:

Yeah it originally flagged the word _riggin with an "f" in front,

sounds like a sex pistols song…

Jay
BC
bart.cross
Aug 22, 2003
Tony: A rose is a rose…
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Phosphor
Aug 22, 2003
Frigate
Frighten
Frigid
Frigg (Goddess of the heavens, wife of Odin)
Frigidaire
Frigorific
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YrbkMgr
Aug 22, 2003
ID,

It’s not profanity, and a FAR FAR cry from "LMAO" which is okay to use.

Let’s not put words into my mouth, because that’s not sanitary.

<shrug>
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Phosphor
Aug 23, 2003
Please make sure that you register your opinions here:

Buko "I vote we keep the "Classic Forum"" 8/23/03 10:02am </cgi-bin/webx?13>
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dave milbut
Aug 23, 2003
Buko "I vote we keep the "Classic Forum"" 8/23/03 8:42am </cgi-bin/webx?14/0>

link to first topic. no edit. bad user. bad!

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