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    New format-Ups and Downs

    First off, I love the new format for it's visual content and easy-to-use tools. It makes static information more exciting and personalized, and allows one to customize their displays and preferences in an entirely different way.
    Unfortunately, it also has alot of collisions and my navigation rate is around 60%, and that's on a good day.
    I notice that it's CGI script. What was the previous version? I am on an NT4/Novel state system behind a firewall. Is this killing my connections? Is there anything I can do to improve them from my machine?

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    Re: New format-Ups and Downs

    It's a Perl frontend on a Mysql database, with Javascript here and there. The real Lounge has always been run like this - I don't know what the interim Ikonboard was.

    Firewalls can be a problem but I don't know the details - maybe somebody else will pop up with some info.
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    Re: New format-Ups and Downs

    So, basically...the Perl runs the client server stuff...brings up the records with mysql and the client formats text with Javascript.
    Interesting, because I never had any real probs with the past system...but as I said, I do like this better.

    If it helps any to know the details or in this case 'symptoms', it sometimes involves connection problems from the Main Index to other rooms and many times involves the "Preview/attach a file" button.

    Oh yeah, when I preview the file, the edit window only allows me to edit one character at a time.[img]/w3timages/icons/hairy.gif[/img]
    It's an additional challenge, but I don't want to go backward and risk losing everything.
    Yeah, I know select (Ctrl-C) would do wonders but I'm too undisciplined for that type of thing.

    BTW- Thanks for the quick response
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    Re: New format-Ups and Downs

    No, the Perl scripts do the bulk of everything. The bits of Javascript are not part of the main program.

    Are you using Netscape? It didn't like the stylesheets I am using but I've fixed that now, so you shouldn't have any display problems any more.

    This will sound lunatic but, if you are getting "page can't be displayed" and having to go back and try again a lot, it seems to work magic if you li-i-nger over the button you're clicking and squee-eeze it. It always works for me. [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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