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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #220 on: June 20, 2008, 11:36:07 PM »
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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #221 on: June 21, 2008, 10:42:15 AM »
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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #222 on: June 21, 2008, 11:15:55 AM »
Anyone using IE runs a higher risk of being hacked and especially if its not the latest version.The evidence is on the net it is the most insecure browser ever and never log onto a bank or account using it if possible.If your using an old version then upgrade at least or you are a fool.

Even better dump it and get firefox since this is a lot more secure than bill gates targeted attack browser.It is also a lot more functional than IE and can have lots of nifty addons like SMF can to suit how you want to use it.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #223 on: June 21, 2008, 01:08:10 PM »
Why is it that no one understands the bleedin' obvious? I don't care what's best, what's more secure, why Bill Gates is a **** - it is not the point! The default theme fails in one of the most widely used browsers, and has done for 18 months. The theme should to accommodate this reality - simple.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #224 on: June 21, 2008, 01:17:03 PM »
i've reported it in our site stuff board, i'll stick it in the bug tracker if nobody looks at it.

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Ignoring the bleedin' obvious yourself? It's being looked at, but in the meantime, some people have offered their own opinions. Please respect them as we've respected yours.
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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #225 on: June 21, 2008, 01:41:12 PM »
i've reported it in our site stuff board, i'll stick it in the bug tracker if nobody looks at it.

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Ignoring the bleedin' obvious yourself? It's being looked at, but in the meantime, some people have offered their own opinions. Please respect them as we've respected yours.

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Sorry, but I, and others, have brought up this issue many times over the past 18 months, and it is nearly always met with comments along the lines of 'use a different browser'. Such comments are not solutions. I can change browser (and I do), but I cannot change the browser that everyone else uses visiting the SMF forum.
 
I appreciate that this being looked at, but 18 months before even looking at it? The three most important questions someone might ask themselves when considering which forum software to go for are: does it work well; how much does it cost; and does it look good? The default template used by the forum software's support forum is bound to influence the answer to two of these fundamental questions.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #226 on: June 21, 2008, 04:29:02 PM »
I appreciate that the problem is long standing,  and its regrettable that it took that long to address, however i feel i should mention that this is the first time i've seen this particular problem brought up (even in the bug tracker.)  I've seen other issues that have thusfar not been addressed (and put some of them into the bugtracker as well.)

Again, thanks for your concern, bloc is now looking into it.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #227 on: June 21, 2008, 04:58:15 PM »
Hi,
 
Again, sorry if I came across too strong. I just didn't want to see this slip again for similar reasons to the past.
 
Most of the team here will be, of course, viewing the forum with FF, Opera, etc., or IE7 at least, so I guess you never see it. The majority of active members will, likewise, use more standards compliant browsers. I view aesthetics as very important too, especially if they imply a coding weakness with the developers. I don't mean to imply that there is such a weakness, just that it might appear this way to the more casual visitor looking for forum software.
 
Anyway, thanks.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #228 on: June 21, 2008, 05:36:53 PM »
Oh, and you really do need to look at the search results page. If there are posts returned with large code blocks, the right side of the forum is completely broken.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #229 on: June 21, 2008, 05:39:09 PM »
please start a topic in Site Comments for easier tracking on the issue.

In that, please also provide an example search which causes this.  I'm assuming the same browser and resolution?
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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #230 on: June 22, 2008, 10:05:52 AM »
Just use 'code' as your search word, and check the 'show results as messages' box.
 
In IE6, when the code boxes are wider than the screen, scroll bars are not introduced to the code boxes themselves, necessitating scrolling of the browser window instead. It is a pain, and ugly.
 
When viewing a thread, the quote buttons, etc., are cropped at the right side. I know this already has been mentioned many times.
 
Why not split off the posts you think appropriate for a new thread? I misremembered what this thread was about. It is a related issue, I guess, but distinct and separate at the same time. I am largely indefferent to this theme. I would say though, indifference is probably a good thing when designing a theme for this environment. When people love a theme, often just as many hate it. Of course, I am pointing out aspects of the layout that were never intended, not discussing the merits or otherwise of a particular design or layout.
 
Again, thanks for looking at these problems with IE6.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #231 on: September 03, 2008, 06:46:39 AM »
Anyone using IE runs a higher risk of being hacked and especially if its not the latest version.The evidence is on the net it is the most insecure browser ever and never log onto a bank or account using it if possible.If your using an old version then upgrade at least or you are a fool.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #232 on: September 11, 2008, 12:47:45 AM »
Nice post,

SMF is already successful, it is very customizable and there are many very nice themes for it. As it current stands the SMF Team consists of only a few members. As a consequence of limited outside assistance the Documentation Team bears the responsibility of documenting the SMF software by themselves. Occasionally the Documentation Team receives help from other Team Members of SMF, however usually they have their own duties that they need to fulfill so they cannot concentrate extensively on working on SMF documentation. To expand your knowledge of SMF, as well as providing a good opportunity to get to meet and become friends with many of the members of the SMF Team.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #233 on: December 18, 2008, 07:57:44 AM »
...I believe we'll have a public Sphinx plugin for search when 2.0 is released as final.

Is this going to happen?

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #234 on: December 18, 2008, 08:39:26 AM »
SMF 2.0 isn't released as final yet.
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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #235 on: December 18, 2008, 08:44:58 AM »
SMF 2.0 isn't released as final yet.

Yup, but feature list is probably done.

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Re: If SMF wants to be successful
« Reply #236 on: December 18, 2008, 09:56:53 AM »
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                         Quote from: nightbre on June 21, 2008, 04:15:55 PMAnyone using IE runs a higher risk of being hacked and especially if its not the latest version.The evidence is on the net it is the most insecure browser ever and never log onto a bank or account using it if possible.If your using an old version then upgrade at least or you are a fool.
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LMAO you read the news lately?...

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