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Reply #234 - 09/01/16 at 10:25:19
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That's a useful link; thanks. I never knew it existed.
  

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Reply #233 - 08/31/16 at 23:01:59
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Dink Heckler wrote on 08/31/16 at 11:13:04:
I don't understand the reason for all these sub-fora.


The basic idea was to make it easier for the members to find the topics that interest them, and to avoid starting new threads when old ones already existed on the same subject.
Personally speaking, everyday I read the 10 or 15 most recent posts (http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?action=recenttopics;display=10) to see what's 'trending', and click on the threads that interest me the most, so it hasn't made much difference to me, one way or the other.
  
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Reply #232 - 08/31/16 at 22:57:25
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 08/31/16 at 22:51:27:
OK, I'll give it a go. Smiley


OK, the board is smaller, is it better?
  
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Reply #231 - 08/31/16 at 22:51:27
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Jesse Gersenson wrote on 08/30/16 at 13:16:58:
Tony, try changing lines 1009, 604 and 599


OK, I'll give it a go. Smiley
  
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Reply #230 - 08/31/16 at 11:13:04
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I don't understand the reason for all these sub-fora. If there was massive traffic, I could understand it, but as things stand, I have the feeling that this Balkanisation suppresses discussion, if anything.

For example, in the old days, I might have clicked on the Nimzo and Benoni forum and be moved to comment on a Tango post, but now, I might never specifically click on the Tango subforum and see the post in the first instance.

I might be completely off-base here; maybe traffic numbers tell the completely opposite story. But my impression is that this fragmentation has been to the clear detriment of the forum.
  

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Reply #229 - 08/30/16 at 13:16:58
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 12/23/15 at 10:08:09:
The FEN diagrams remain a typographical horror:

* * * * * * * *
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* * * * * * * *
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A typical ratio between square size and piece size is
0.8 to 1. The above pieces are 0.67 to 1.

Tony, try changing lines 1009, 604 and 599 in http://www.chesspub.com/yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default.css

to read as follows, changes are highlighted in green:

table.pad_4px td, .padd_4px { padding: 0; }

.message table td {
    border: none;
}

.message table {
    width: auto;
    margin-left: 1em;
    border: 4px solid #000;
}

That yields a 0.77 to 1 ratio.

To change pieces you could start by picking something here:

http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/fonteng.htm

  
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Reply #228 - 03/07/16 at 11:28:11
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Stefan Buecker wrote on 03/05/16 at 15:08:47:
it changes the size of the (main) text font.


Yes, it just alters the message text size, I can change other things too if necessary, but I guess this is the important one.

Stefan Buecker wrote on 03/05/16 at 15:08:47:
I've tried them out and then went back to the default version, which still looks best to me


Yes, me, too, but it's good to have the choice.
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Reply #227 - 03/06/16 at 15:48:41
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Thank you Tony!  Kiss It is working just fine. It's really a reliefe for me.
  

What kind of proof is that?
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Reply #226 - 03/05/16 at 15:08:47
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I see, it changes the size of the (main) text font. I've tried them out and then went back to the default version, which still looks best to me.
  
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Reply #225 - 03/05/16 at 12:31:06
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 03/05/16 at 11:51:26:
it looks too big to me!


... so I've added a medium size one too. Any feedback would be welcome! Smiley
  
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Reply #224 - 03/05/16 at 11:51:26
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 03/05/16 at 11:28:08:
I will see if I can add a bigger template


Done!! Please try the Forumbig template in your User CP, Options, and then tell me if the size is OK (it looks too big to me!) Shocked
  
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Reply #223 - 03/05/16 at 11:28:08
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 03/05/16 at 11:15:26:
I'll have a look on the YaBB site to see if I can find an answer.


There is a Mod I can add which gives users the option of what size they want, but it would be quite a bit of hassle adding it (!) The good news is that it will be integrated into the next major version. In the meantime you can try changing the font you use in your browser, and I will see if I can add a bigger template.
  
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Reply #222 - 03/05/16 at 11:15:26
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Göran wrote on 03/02/16 at 15:51:31:
In the "old" Forum there was an option to get a bigger font. I can't find it now. Is it possible to ge it back or is it only me who just can't find it?


That's a good question, I'll have a look on the YaBB site to see if I can find an answer.
  
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Reply #221 - 03/02/16 at 15:51:31
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In the "old" Forum there was an option to get a bigger font. I can't find it now. Is it possible to ge it back or is it only me who just can't find it?
  

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Reply #220 - 02/13/16 at 23:43:55
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 02/13/16 at 11:37:49:
Anyway, just to warn everyone that the Forum will be in 'maintenance mode' for half an hour or so.


OK, it's finished. Everything looks OK to me, but if anyone notices anything strange please let me know! Sad
  
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