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#1 B Squared

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:46

My screen image has changed for some unknown reason. My font size changed, I no longer have the "search" option in the narrow, light blue band above the orange header. It only has "B Squared ( )" (on far left) and "..Mark All Forums Read.." (on far right). I've shut down my system and re-started three different times with no success. I can't find a way to log off, log on to see if that may work.

I'm a bit baffled, any help to help restore my regular screen format would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Brian

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#2 B Squared

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:48

I was going to edit that I no longer have any date stamp; only time - but the edit function is no longer working either.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:31

I was going to edit that I no longer have any date stamp; only time - but the edit function is no longer working either.

You are not alone with this problems.

#4 D.M.N.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:56

What's going on?

Posted Image

As far as I can spot:

- no date anywhere
- no option to log out
- no option to view PM's

There's probably a lot of other stuff, on the page where I type out a new post now, there's a lot of unusual blank space.

#5 dank

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:10

You need to reinstall the Internet to version 2.0

#6 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:13

It's Father's Day in the UK. The forum is having a lie-in and waiting for breakfast in bed.

#7 Tony Matthews

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:16

You need to reinstall the Internet to version 2.0

How?

#8 RedBaron

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:23

How?


Just go to your Internet and 'check for updates' I think you're still running version 1.8 of the Internet...

If you don't have a 'check for updates' icon on your Internet then call your ISP (BT, Virgin Media etc) and ask them to send you Internet 2.0 on CD... even easier they might have a link on their website you can download the Internet from.

#9 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:39

If you ask for Internet 2.0 they won't know what you're talking about. You need Web 2.0

#10 dau

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:45

Oh, good, it's not just me. Already blamed the beer.

#11 dank

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:00

If you ask for Internet 2.0 they won't know what you're talking about. You need Web 2.0


Oh sorry, I'm not really with it this morning.

Yeah, as Ross says, you need to phone your ISP and ask for a Web 2.0 CD or, failing that, floppy disk.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 15:07

Sorry folks, it found a creative new way to break. :|

Should be patched up now, apologies for the length of time it took but the amount of data involved means repairs are a slow process.

#13 D.M.N.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 15:59

I presume I don't need whatever Web 2.0. is then? (never heard of it until mentioned above)

#14 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 16:07

Seems to be an encoding problem affecting display? I'm on Firefox 5 and it's saying the encoding is Unicode UTF-8, meaning some punctuation and special letters like ü aren't displaying properly on the front page on TNF. Shouldn't it be ISO-8859-1?

Edit: also see the "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" thread in PC!

Edited by Vitesse2, 19 June 2011 - 16:13.


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 16:13

I presume I don't need whatever Web 2.0. is then? (never heard of it until mentioned above)


Oh, they were just taking a piss. :lol: You obviously can't download or install Web 2.0. :lol:

#16 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 16:19

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#17 D.M.N.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 16:25

Oh, they were just taking a piss. :lol: You obviously can't download or install Web 2.0. :lol:

Oh dear, ignore me for a sec.... :o :blush:

#18 B Squared

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 16:41

Thanks for the input and the fix. :up:

I had "fat fingers" and hit an unknown upper key at the very time that the screen changed and I was sure that this key stroke had sabotaged my system.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 16:43

Seems to be an encoding problem affecting display?


Yes, there is but fixing it was going to cause several hours more downtime so duct tape is applied at the moment and we'll tidy this up when time allows.


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 16:14

What was once the fastest-loading, smoothest-operating site has now become slow and cumbersome. Whatever has been done to the software really isn't working well, at all. For me, it really does suck.

But, hey, at least now I can choose to instantly "like" an article and share it with the world. :down: :down: :evil:




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Edited by CONOSUR, 25 June 2011 - 16:27.


#21 Vitesse2

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 16:48

What was once the fastest-loading, smoothest-operating site has now become slow and cumbersome. Whatever has been done to the software really isn't working well, at all. For me, it really does suck.

But, hey, at least now I can choose to instantly "like" an article and share it with the world. :down: :down: :evil:




:mad:

To be fair, Hack did say he'd applied duct tape to it ^. The encoding problem I mentioned hasn't been fixed yet and I've also noticed that some glitches in search which appeared and were previously fixed after the IP Board software was introduced have returned, so I suspect a lot of the customisation has been removed in order to make the damn thing run at all.

#22 dank

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 16:58

To be fair, Hack did say he'd applied duct tape to it ^. The encoding problem I mentioned hasn't been fixed yet and I've also noticed that some glitches in search which appeared and were previously fixed after the IP Board software was introduced have returned, so I suspect a lot of the customisation has been removed in order to make the damn thing run at all.


Think he's talking about the autosport.com website, rather than the forum itself.

#23 Vitesse2

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 17:39

I read it as both. There have also been complaints from some others on t'other side of the Pond about the whole site being sluggish:

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=4995327 et seq

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 14:16

Think he's talking about the autosport.com website, rather than the forum itself.

Both, actually. With my initial post coming 6 days after Hack's, I thought "several hours more downtime" would've been finished by then. Guess not. :well:




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#25 Vitesse2

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 16:12

I think his problem may be when to schedule the downtime ...

The site tends to be quietest when it's daytime in the middle of the Pacific, which is a rather unsocial hour in the UK.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 23:56

Something ..... tells ..... me ..... that .... the .... forum .... software ..... is ..... about ..... to ..... go ..... tits ..... up ..... again ..... it's ..... been ..... get..ting .....slo ... wer ...... and ...... slooooower .... all .... eeevening .....

Goood ... bye .... Dave ....

HAL 9000 ....

#27 wrighty

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 21:43

Daisy daisy, give me your answer do......

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 19:23

Seems to be an encoding problem affecting display? ..... special letters like ü aren't displaying properly on the front page on TNF.


Yes, there is but fixing it was going to cause several hours more downtime so duct tape is applied at the moment and we'll tidy this up when time allows.


5 months down the line... any chance of a fix soon Hack?

User Bjørn Kjer can't log in to TNF because the ø is not recognised by the login screen :|

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 22:59

Pardon my tardiness, as I've only just read this, but...

it found a creative new way to break. :well:


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Creative failures! Autosport stays at the cutting edge. :up:

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You're a saint.