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Re: Forum update!
Reply #219 - 02/13/16 at 11:37:49
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I'm going to update the Forum again, probably tonight (GMT). It's just a small upgrade, mostly bug fixes, so it shouldn't take too long, and shouldn't make any cosmetic difference.
Anyway, just to warn everyone that the Forum will be in 'maintenance mode' for half an hour or so.
  
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Re: Forum update!
Reply #218 - 01/21/16 at 11:38:00
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 01/08/16 at 10:48:04:
use another image format?


I suppose PNG would be best as it is a lossless image compression format - we just need to pick a nice chess piece design from somewhere. Does anyone have any ideas?
  
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Reply #217 - 01/08/16 at 10:48:04
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 01/05/16 at 07:50:03:
the pixelated pieces and the oversized squares,


It should be easy to change the pieces, they are just GIF files, maybe we could make them bigger or use another image format?
  
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Reply #216 - 01/05/16 at 19:49:15
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The pixelated pieces aren't here.

The size of the pieces is a matter of taste. As you are a publisher you surely remark things I don't see. I'm not the visual perception type.

This is not against finding something better.  Couldn't find an upload service without giving my email@, Else I would post the screenshot here.

  

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Reply #215 - 01/05/16 at 07:50:03
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Jupp53 wrote on 01/04/16 at 18:23:47:
None of my three pc's shows it this way. There's no problem here with two 4 yo graphic cards and one 6 month notebook.

It's not about the thicker lines between files h and g and ranks 2 and 3. That happened to the jpg only via the upload / scaling to the clout. As I explained above, what I didn't like were the pixelated pieces and the oversized squares, in relation to the pieces.
  
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Reply #214 - 01/04/16 at 18:23:47
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None of my three pc's shows it this way. There's no problem here with two 4 yo graphic cards and one 6 month notebook.
  

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Reply #213 - 01/04/16 at 16:58:16
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Maybe "dimension" is the key word. The FEN is displayed much larger on my screen than the PGN. I thought it was completely new (and worse) after the change.

  
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Reply #212 - 01/04/16 at 16:21:53
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 01/02/16 at 20:15:11:
If I remember it correctly, you had used other, nicer diagrams for "FEN" before the YaBB upgrade early in 2014. Was there a technical reason why the old ones had to go?


I haven't changed them, but maybe there is some html on the page that it altering them, or their relative dimensions. Can anyone post a screen capture where this is obvious?
  
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Reply #211 - 01/02/16 at 20:15:11
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 01/01/16 at 11:35:37:
It looks OK on my screen, but it's not very big. What is wrong with it exactly? I might be able to fix it, or maybe someone else can?

It's pixelated, and the pieces are too small in relation to the size of the squares. If I remember it correctly, you had used other, nicer diagrams for "FEN" before the YaBB upgrade early in 2014. Was there a technical reason why the old ones had to go?
  
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Reply #210 - 01/01/16 at 11:35:37
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 12/26/15 at 23:30:27:
o be fair, when I look at the diagrams at a small screen (tablet or phone), it's more or less OK. On the big screen it looks just bad.


It looks OK on my screen, but it's not very big. What is wrong with it exactly? I might be able to fix it, or maybe someone else can?
  
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Reply #209 - 12/26/15 at 23:30:27
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To be fair, when I look at the diagrams at a small screen (tablet or phone), it's more or less OK. On the big screen it looks just bad.
  
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Reply #208 - 12/23/15 at 10:08:09
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The FEN diagrams remain a typographical horror:

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There is a work-around with the PGN thingy:

But it is a sub-optimal solution.
  
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Re: Forum update!
Reply #207 - 09/27/15 at 12:34:47
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Wow, I've been reading the forums only through RSS forever. Time to see what I've missed. Thanks for the fix!
  
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Re: Forum update!
Reply #206 - 09/26/15 at 18:31:40
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 09/26/15 at 15:07:41:
Fixed!! At least I hope it is! Undecided


I can see them now in my RSS feed, thanks!
  

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Re: Forum update!
Reply #205 - 09/26/15 at 15:07:41
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 09/26/15 at 14:42:03:
I'll check that out.


Fixed!! At least I hope it is! Undecided
  
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