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Title: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 07, 2015, 04:33:51 am
What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?

Tell us what you think so we can make it better.

So far I thing font need to be a little bigger. The Quote font is real small for me.

Wow lots of font colors and the GLOW is Cool
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Hardhead on August 07, 2015, 04:37:14 am
I'm just guessing that the resolution is set for higher resolutions for later OSs and you're still running 98.right?
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Tarnak on August 07, 2015, 04:41:43 am
 98?  I thought was the odd one out running XP...still.  ;D
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Hardhead on August 07, 2015, 05:05:32 am
98?  I thought was the odd one out running XP...still.  ;D
I'm running XP Pro desktop, Vista Ultimate 64 bit that needs the charge adapter taken out and replaced and a new charger cord too and Windows 8.1. Oh and I forgot I also have a desktop that I dual boot with XP Pro and Vista Ultimate 32 but that needs a power supply where the lighting burnt up almost everything I had that was plugged up even on the surge protector. It went straight into the cable line. It got my router, two LG tvs, cable box, modem, network card, and power supply. That was almost 3 years ago.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 07, 2015, 05:10:10 am
So far I thing font need to be a little bigger. The Quote font is real small for me.

Which quote font?
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Tarnak on August 07, 2015, 05:11:24 am
I just have the one custom desktop that I got in 2007, and installed XP Pro.  Not much choice, for me. ;)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hayc59 on August 07, 2015, 08:24:04 am
Its good on my end..windows xp pro
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 07, 2015, 02:28:16 pm
I got XP Pro here.

All the post are hard to read because the text is too small and the Quotes in the replies are even harder to read.
They are very close to the right size.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Triple Helix on August 07, 2015, 04:58:14 pm
I got XP Pro here.

All the post are hard to read because the text is too small and the Quotes in the replies are even harder to read.
They are very close to the right size.
It's normal to me if need be use the Zoom function within the Browser.

Daniel
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Tarnak on August 08, 2015, 01:05:09 am
I got XP Pro here.

All the post are hard to read because the text is too small and the Quotes in the replies are even harder to read.
They are very close to the right size.
It's normal to me if need be use the Zoom function within the Browser.

Daniel

Exactly, what I do if needed.  ;)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 08, 2015, 03:37:59 am
Yea I will adjust.
See what happens when you get old.  :o
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 09, 2015, 07:05:39 pm
Bug: The small icon (with the arrow) to the right which links to the "Last Post", doesn´t work.
It links to the first post on the last page, not the last.

Suggestion: enable BB-Code.
It would make it a lot easier to use bold, underline and indent.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Corrine on August 09, 2015, 08:17:45 pm
Hi, hackerman1!  I haven't seen you in a while. 

The standard BBCode quick links are available in the full reply option, just not in Quick Reply.  SMF forum software does operate differently from IPB and phpbb.

Regarding the "arrow", if there is only one post in the thread, it will appear as though you aren't taken to the last post.  However, when I went to the "Welcome Members" topic, clicked the arrow, it went directly to your post:  http://calendarofupdates.org/index.php?topic=6.msg236#new

BTW, nice post at Windows Server to Workstation • View topic - Calendar of Updates is alive again ! (http://www.win2008workstation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&p=12372&sid=f1a561112a9dc5895a03986025693c82#p12372).  The powers that be are working to get a proper calendar set up again too but since the new site was just set up, it may take some time to work out a satisfactory solution.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 09, 2015, 09:08:26 pm
Hi, hackerman1!  I haven't seen you in a while. 

The standard BBCode quick links are available in the full reply option, just not in Quick Reply.  SMF forum software does operate differently from IPB and phpbb.

Regarding the "arrow", if there is only one post in the thread, it will appear as though you aren't taken to the last post.  However, when I went to the "Welcome Members" topic, clicked the arrow, it went directly to your post:  http://calendarofupdates.org/index.php?topic=6.msg236#new

BTW, nice post at Windows Server to Workstation • View topic - Calendar of Updates is alive again ! (http://www.win2008workstation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&p=12372&sid=f1a561112a9dc5895a03986025693c82#p12372).  The powers that be are working to get a proper calendar set up again too but since the new site was just set up, it may take some time to work out a satisfactory solution.

Hi Corrine !

Well, if you haven´t seen me then you haven´t visited the right forums then.... ;)
I have been very busy lately on The Windows Club-Forum (http://forum.thewindowsclub.com)
Posting, hunting spammers, and working "undercover" as Admin, restricting permissions for some members (remember our email-conversation...? ) and investigating & fixing errors.... ;)

Yes, the "Last Post" works now.
But it didn´t when i posted above.
Weird...

"Nice post at... (WS-forum)
Thank you.
I´ve also posted the same on the Windows Club-forum: http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-security/37071-calendar-updates-alive-again.html, the post on WS-forum is actually a copy of that post...

After reading your reply regarding BB-code i started investigating.
I´m using NoScript and it was blocking it-mate.co.uk, after allowing scripts i get the advanced editor when clicking on the reply-button.
Problem solved.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Corrine on August 09, 2015, 09:41:14 pm
I've been keeping up with all the great Windows 10 blog posts at TWC but just haven't had time to spend at the forums there these days.

Glad you figured out the problem with the editor & NoScript.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 10, 2015, 02:56:16 am
I think the Favorites icon needs changed to show up better.
Right now it has the Calendar but it looks too washed out and hard to know what it is.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Hardhead on August 10, 2015, 03:47:36 am
Yes hewee, I see what you mean. It's a pixel issue from what I see.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 10, 2015, 07:35:09 am
I´m using NoScript and it was blocking it-mate.co.uk, after allowing scripts i get the advanced editor when clicking on the reply-button.
Problem solved.

I've corrected the boards config URLs (were still pointing to the sub-domain I created for initial testing (minor change in the SMF ACP thankfully)), cheers for the heads up :)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 10, 2015, 07:40:43 am
I think the Favorites icon needs changed to show up better.
Right now it has the Calendar but it looks too washed out and hard to know what it is.

May be my fault for doing a direct resize conversion to .ico (kept the transparency), will get it fixed, cheers :)

/edit

Let me know if it's any better now (I've never been much of a graphics person :( )
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 11, 2015, 12:28:45 am
Maybe I can can do it because it looks like you have it to show this image here.
http://calendarofupdates.org/images/imgcoucalendar.png
But you're seeing a smaller version for the Favorites icon.

OK it was at 58% Transparency.

Here is an icon and .png version. They are not adjust to size so let me know if you can use them.

The one you had at 58% Transparency you would never be able to do much with to be able to see it so at 100% you can see more.

I can help on the banner too.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: WiltedShoots on August 11, 2015, 12:39:55 am
I would prefer Security News be changed to Technology News, otherwise I wont be able to post as many stories there.

Otherwise everything is working just fine for me so far.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 11, 2015, 01:15:04 am
I would prefer Security News be changed to Technology News, otherwise I wont be able to post as many stories there.

Otherwise everything is working just fine for me so far.

That is not a good idea.
"Security News" and "Technology News" are two different things and need to be separated.
A section for "Technology News" might be a good idea, but then it should be created elsewhere in the forum.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 11, 2015, 12:30:25 pm
Maybe I can can do it because it looks like you have it to show this image here.
http://calendarofupdates.org/images/imgcoucalendar.png
But you're seeing a smaller version for the Favorites icon.

OK it was at 58% Transparency.

Here is an icon and .png version. They are not adjust to size so let me know if you can use them.

The one you had at 58% Transparency you would never be able to do much with to be able to see it so at 100% you can see more.

I can help on the banner too.


Files switched, cheers :)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 11, 2015, 04:29:34 pm
Maybe I can can do it because it looks like you have it to show this image here.
http://calendarofupdates.org/images/imgcoucalendar.png
But you're seeing a smaller version for the Favorites icon.

OK it was at 58% Transparency.

Here is an icon and .png version. They are not adjust to size so let me know if you can use them.

The one you had at 58% Transparency you would never be able to do much with to be able to see it so at 100% you can see more.

I can help on the banner too.


Files switched, cheers :)

You know maybe we need something else. I remember we played around trying to come up with something when Donna change to that floppy disk.

What font is the C in Calendarofupdates?

I will play around when I get time to see what I can do.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 11, 2015, 04:42:09 pm
The font is Verdana (always had a soft spot for it, not sure why (just looks good))
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 12, 2015, 01:25:10 am
That is also a font I like.

The Calendar of Updates in the banner before I liked too but do not know what it is. I give the banner and did changes but the  Calendar of Updates font I never knew what it was or did I get the Font of it. I got an image of the text. Or I never seen it because I was given a psd file but all the work I did was in PhotoImpact and saved as .ufo and some .psd. So if I had the text as a font I don't know but all the font is now an image.

I did more icons and banners. If they look the same then take another look because I don't think any are the same. Some the Calendar image is 100% and others at 58%
Then banner or logo 7 and 8 is just the Calendar and text. So you could use or would see the site page background and you can leave out or still add the tile http://calendarofupdates.org/images/imglogotile.jpg to it. May look better and make it match with the site better.
Was going to do more but I start to get mixed up on what was done and what effect so your need to check each to see how they show up.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 14, 2015, 06:14:14 pm
Nice one cheers :)

Sorry for the delay, have just got back.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 14, 2015, 07:06:38 pm
Nice one cheers :)

Sorry for the delay, have just got back.

You're welcome and welcome back.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 14, 2015, 07:34:14 pm
Cheers :) (frustratingly, I now have a whole world of catching up to do, lol)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Hardhead on August 14, 2015, 11:38:04 pm
Cheers :) (frustratingly, I now have a whole world of catching up to do, lol)
That is what happens when you have fun.  :P
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 14, 2015, 11:42:22 pm
;)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Data on August 15, 2015, 01:48:25 am
I would prefer Security News be changed to Technology News, otherwise I wont be able to post as many stories there.

Otherwise everything is working just fine for me so far.

That is not a good idea.
"Security News" and "Technology News" are two different things and need to be separated.
A section for "Technology News" might be a good idea, but then it should be created elsewhere in the forum.

Why? Security and technology as was posted on the original board overlapped almost transparently. For the greater part, both merged into the one aspect. Deciding which one to use led to duplicate postings.
To have two, will again raise a confusion about where to post a topic relating to problems that are based in hardware that could have security consequences.

You either want as much input as you can get, or you don't. No two ways about it tbh.....
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 15, 2015, 05:20:26 am
Nice one cheers :)

Sorry for the delay, have just got back.

You're welcome and welcome back.

Header and favicon has been changed :)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 16, 2015, 12:17:59 pm
I would prefer Security News be changed to Technology News, otherwise I wont be able to post as many stories there.

That is not a good idea.
"Security News" and "Technology News" are two different things and need to be separated.
A section for "Technology News" might be a good idea, but then it should be created elsewhere in the forum.

Why? Security and technology as was posted on the original board overlapped almost transparently.
For the greater part, both merged into the one aspect.
Deciding which one to use led to duplicate postings.
To have two, will again raise a confusion about where to post a topic relating to problems that are based in hardware that could have security consequences.

You either want as much input as you can get, or you don't. No two ways about it tbh.....

Well, there were some misplaced posts in the old forum... ;) :)

I think you missed my point, i meant that renaming "Security News" to "Technology News" would be a bad idea.
If we need a section for "Technology News" we should create it.

I agree, sometimes (but not always...) technology news might be related to security, but then you post under "Security News".
If it has nothing to do with security then you post under "Technology News",
like fx. about a new ultralight laptop, a superfast CPU, or a superfast harddisk form company X etc.

I´m sorry, I don´t understand your mumbling about "input".....
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 16, 2015, 12:44:21 pm
The pagenumber-icons at the lower left corner are to small.
It´s hard to click on the right icon.
I suggest big numbered icons, like what we have on TWCF, as an example take a look at this page:
http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/technology-news/index2.html

But we should have 2 icons for "Next" and "Previous" instead of "First" and "Last".
Because if you want to switch page it´s probably the next or previous page you want to see, not the first or last...

With such a menu it´s still easy to get to the first or last page.
If you look carefully you will see a dropdown-menu where it says "Page 2 of 28", so it´s easy to input 1 or 28 to get to the first or last page.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 16, 2015, 01:29:34 pm
Which resolution are you using? (not seeing an issue here)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 16, 2015, 01:46:16 pm
Which resolution are you using? (not seeing an issue here)
1366x768.
They are not to small to see, just difficult to hit....
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 17, 2015, 02:26:31 am
Nice one cheers :)

Sorry for the delay, have just got back.

You're welcome and welcome back.

Header and favicon has been changed :)

I see the change.

The new favicon  I see in address bar but is not changing in my bookmarks.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: nate302 on August 18, 2015, 05:14:44 pm
What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?

Tell us what you think so we can make it better.

So far I thing font need to be a little bigger. The Quote font is real small for me.

Wow lots of font colors and the GLOW is Cool

I may be ignorant for this question, but shouldn't this website be setup with https to help secure user's data in the transmission of things?

I got XP Pro here.

All the post are hard to read because the text is too small and the Quotes in the replies are even harder to read.
They are very close to the right size.

The problem here is using XP! While I loved XP, Windows 7 is a far superior OS and is supported until 2020. Furthermore, if your hardware can support Windows 7, Windows 10 is shaping up to be the next big leap that will ultimately replace Windows 7 as the current "King" of Microsoft's OS.

I've already done a lot of testing with compatibility and a lot of older software works without issue on Windows 10. This is mostly because it supports IE11 with the same level of support that Windows 7, 8.1 did. As far as security and privacy is concerned, there's a lot of excess hype around Windows 10's privacy that I'd deem over inflated. Windows 10 has a lot of mobility features you'd expect to see on a cell phone or a tablet but people haven't realized it's Microsoft's goal to have a united OS going forward for all devices including the internet of things. All of these options can be disabled and the system doesn't opt you into anything sensitive automatically.

As far as an enterprise level is concerned, I think this will be a big win for Microsoft as 10 builds upon the controls people are familiar with Group Policy, Active Directory Domain Services, etc.

Alternatively, you could always install Chrome if you're using IE, and do check your display properties for your screen fonts, but I don't see this as a bug CoU has to worry about ;)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hewee on August 18, 2015, 07:35:42 pm
Steven is one to know if site should be https.

Will I got Dell Vostro 410

2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready

ATI Radeon HD 3650

I use Firefox or Pale Moon

I made fonts bigger on my screen and they are okay here but the fonts in the Quotes are hard to see right for me.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: MysteryFCM on August 19, 2015, 07:24:22 am
I may be ignorant for this question, but shouldn't this website be setup with https to help secure user's data in the transmission of things?

On my to-do list. :)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 19, 2015, 09:44:03 am
There are several "Child Boards" listed on CoU, fx. under Malware Removal & Help Centers :
"Child Boards: Malware Removal - Malware Removal Forums, Sysnative Forums - Microsoft Support | BSOD | Malware Removal | Windows Update, LandzDown - Analysis and Malware Removal, Malwarebytes - Malware Removal, Bleeping Computer - Security Forum, Wilders Security Forums"

But, those "boards" are not forum-sections on CoU, they are links to external forums (and to Microsoft).
Of course it´s nothing wrong with that, it´s an excellent idea, but we should not use the term "Child Boards",
because that implies that it´s sections on CoU.

If you click on one of those links, suddenly you are on another forum / webbsite !?  ???

I suggest using another terminology that clearly shows that this is links to external forums and webbsites.
Maybe "Other Forums" or "External Webbsites" etc.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Corrine on August 19, 2015, 04:41:31 pm
The terminology "Child Boards" is built in to the SMF software.  I added a forum description, which may make it clearer:  "Referrals to Malware Removal and Microsoft Help Forums".
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: nate302 on August 19, 2015, 07:21:20 pm
I may be ignorant for this question, but shouldn't this website be setup with https to help secure user's data in the transmission of things?

On my to-do list. :)

 ;D
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 19, 2015, 09:33:05 pm
The terminology "Child Boards" is built in to the SMF software.  I added a forum description, which may make it clearer:  "Referrals to Malware Removal and Microsoft Help Forums".

A bit better, but it´s still not clear that it means external webbsites.
It can still be (mis)-interpreted as sections on CoU....

Perhaps "Referrals to external webbsites, Malware Removal and Microsoft Help Forums"

or "Referrals to other webbsites, Malware Removal and Microsoft Help Forums" would be better ?
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Corrine on August 19, 2015, 11:22:58 pm
Changed it to "Referrals to external Malware Removal and Microsoft Help Forums"
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 19, 2015, 11:35:08 pm
Changed it to "Referrals to external Malware Removal and Microsoft Help Forums"

Excellent.
I´m sorry for being a PITA.... ;)
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Corrine on August 20, 2015, 01:15:22 am
No you aren't.   ;D

The differences are more apparent to you because you're accustomed to different forum software. 
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 20, 2015, 10:25:23 pm
No you aren't.   ;D
Thanks.... :)

The differences are more apparent to you because you're accustomed to different forum software.

Yes, i have not been a member of any forum that uses SMF before, so the terminology is a bit different.
I have phpbb on WS-forum, and VBulletin (which is based on phpbb) on TWC...
It´s weird that SMF uses the term "Child Board" when it´s links to external webbsites.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 20, 2015, 10:37:26 pm
There have been a lot of changes lately, new forumsections have been added, sections have been renamed etc.
It´s not easy to follow all the changes....

There is a section "News & Announcements", but it´s empty.
I suggest that you use that section to announce important changes to the forum: sections added, moved, or renamed etc,
like a "changelog".
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: Corrine on August 24, 2015, 07:51:24 pm
Good suggestion.  At this point though, a basic framework was built as a starting point.  Although CoU is definitely "open for business", it is still in the development stage.  Once things settle down, and it is determined what fits best and where, the News & Announcements forum will be a good place to provide that type of information.
Title: Re: What is Good and Bad or Buggy at new CoU?
Post by: hackerman1 on August 24, 2015, 08:38:24 pm
Once things settle down, and it is determined what fits best and where, the News & Announcements forum will be a good place to provide that type of information.

On the contrary, it´s now when sections are being added, moved, and renamed etc. that we need that information.
Later, when the work is finished, then we will not have problems finding sections and posts... ;)