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Old 06-12-2014, 09:54 PM   #101
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It's great to have the board back. Thanks, Briv.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:06 PM   #102
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Anyone else come to the board today and see the underlines all scrunched up on the text?



Obviously this isn't a big deal but it's kinda weird looking. Also FWIW my browser is Chrome.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #103
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Not I. What browser are you using?
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:21 AM   #104
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Chrome.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:52 AM   #105
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Check your zoom level. It looks like it might be at 110% which would distort it. Holding down Ctrl (Windows) and scrolling up or down on the mouse changes it and you might have done that by accident.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:16 PM   #106
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I'm on chrome, and the text looks odd to me since yesterday too. It's not the zoom level. At 100% the vB stuff looks normal (aka, the box I'm typing into right now, headers/footers, but the site's text (thread titles, "Welcome, davem" etc is slightly too small. At 110% the site's text looks fine (no scrunched underlines), but the vB stuff is obviously enlarged.

Anyone else?
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:04 PM   #107
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It's Chrome. Chrome v37 (auto-updated yesterday) FINALLY supports Microsoft's DirectWrite. You will notice all fonts on all pages on the web will look much crisper. This has been something developers have been asking Google for for aaaaaages. Windows can finally have smooth web fonts. 37.0 also finally adds correct OSX retina support.

More info on DirectWrite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectWrite
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:34 PM   #108
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Thanks, I've noticed this as well both here and on other sites.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:03 PM   #109
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Dang, mine's updated to v37 and things still look off.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #110
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Dang, mine's updated to v37 and things still look off.
The point is that v37 is the reason things look "off." This is a side-effect of DirectWrite.

It is font-specific. With Verdana (what this board uses) the underline padding is really close (with small font size), with Arial the padding is less of a problem.

Chromium issue: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...tail?id=384265

Comparison: https://chromium.googlecode.com/issu...35212&inline=1
(Notice how choppy fonts used to be in the older Windows versions of Chrome)

Google is aware of the underline situation and is working to address it.
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:58 PM   #111
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Ohhhhh I see, gotcha.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:45 PM   #112
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Been having issues with the forum & Facebook lately.



Threads show up fine, as does the main page, but this pops up in every sub-forum.

And for what it's worth, here's what Facebook looks like to me:



Only two websites I'm having an issue with. Using Google Chrome (up to date) on Windows 7. Any ideas what's causing it?
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:25 PM   #113
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aB in general has been running very slowly lately, poor page load times. Seems like the webhost's server is experiencing slowdown.

Try clearing your cache though then restart your computer. It will force your computer to recache all the images.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:18 AM   #114
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aB in general has been running very slowly lately, poor page load times. Seems like the webhost's server is experiencing slowdown.

Try clearing your cache though then restart your computer. It will force your computer to recache all the images.
That fixed it. Thanks Data!
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:08 PM   #115
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So people still haven't figured out how to shrink images before posting them, eh?
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:41 PM   #116
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I try to PM people about that when they first do it. I don't mind if you post large scans from a development packet but if you are posting 20 high res shots from your iPhone then we've got a problem. This is an image heavy website and large photos slow everything down.
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:14 PM   #117
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Hello, fellow netters.

I know I am guilty of a lot of things, being rude at times and using cuss words at others. I was away for a couple months from this board b/c I felt there wasn't enough traffic (read: comments) to keep things interesting.

Having come back this past week, I'm kind of feeling the same way. Have "we" lost a lot of people? I think that's a natural progression but unfortunately it doesn't seem as though we've had a lot of new arrivals (at least, people who comment).

Do you feel the same way?
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:20 PM   #118
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Hello, fellow netters.

I know I am guilty of a lot of things, being rude at times and using cuss words at others. I was away for a couple months from this board b/c I felt there wasn't enough traffic (read: comments) to keep things interesting.

Having come back this past week, I'm kind of feeling the same way. Have "we" lost a lot of people? I think that's a natural progression but unfortunately it doesn't seem as though we've had a lot of new arrivals (at least, people who comment).

Do you feel the same way?
Does seem that way but perhaps also it is winter and there maybe is some complacency as well since the past 2 years have seen such an enormous number of new projects...
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:31 PM   #119
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Its the same on WiredNY and a few other city Urbanist sites... The Bigger Urbanist sites like SSC & SSP have seen a healthy increase the last few months while regional sites have struggled...
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:50 PM   #120
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Maybe but we always have had these ups and downs especially around holidays. I check the amount of users online sometimes and it's been running higher than ever. Usually up around 100 or greater even well into the night. We definitely have lost a lot of photographers, though. All you have to do is look in the huge dropoff in the "photo of the day" threads over the last couple years. 634 posts in 2012, 640 posts in 2013 then down to 345 in 2014, 183 in 2015 and so far this year we are at 8 posts. A lot of activity has gone into the Transit section and the Architecture section has slowed to a trickle of posts.

I don't post on SSC but I've had an account at SSP for many years and it still feels like a graveyard over there to me compared to 10 + years ago.

Also, there's less to complain about here these days, so there's that too ...
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