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Author Topic: variation in message displays  (Read 1341 times)
Mike

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« on: November 11, 2008, 05:41:49 PM »

Why is it that some of the messages (such as the 2-6-6-2 thread in the large scale section) display so wide. I order to read it, I have to scroll right and left for each line? Most of the other messages are just fine. How about it, computer guys?- Mike
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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 06:14:46 PM »

Mike,

Three reasons.  First, if someone posts a long link that can't be broken with an appropriate spacer and wrapped to the next line, the page has to go wide to make it fit. This is largely caused by those who leave spaces in filenames, and your browser replaces it with a "&20" code.

The second is caused by posters who don't know how to resize their images to reasonable dimensions.  It's very irritating as it requires readers to scroll back and forth.  I wish the webmaster would set the viewing pane to a maximum size to avoid the scrolling, then large content would be rejected.

Third, because many are on broadband and  have their screens set to such high resolution, that they don't realize the problems they cause to others, especially visually handicapped, who prefer lower resolution with larger print, and are on a dialup connection. 

Sometimes I can't even follow my own threads due to long links or extremely large pictures being added by others.  It's just something we have to live with.  Angry
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pdlethbridge
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 06:21:57 PM »

Bob, I don't remember seeing one picture of a monster. Huh?
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bevernie

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 10:29:38 PM »

Better read it again! He said "POSTERS", NOT "MONSTERS"!!!!LOL Grin
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