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8 July 2010
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Joe
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I'm pretty sure this should be another thread in the off-topic area, but for the record I use a PC running XP at work, and a Mac running OS X Leopard at home. I'm no stranger to either OS, though I've never used Linux on anything other than a server.

Songs tab – I removed this because it got far too long and disappeared off the bottom of the page. It was impossible to browse down to Y without using the arrow keys on a keyboard. I could probably have made each entry smaller so it fit on the page, but I still needed to make the menu go upwards when the mouse was towards the bottom of the screen, and my css skills aren't that great. Plus if people were browsing on a phone or some other gadget it still might not work properly. So it went.

JoB – I upgraded the site to a new version of WordPress (the blogging software that underpins all this) about a week ago, but I doubt it's incompatible with Vista. No idea though - I don't have access to that OS.

Every OS and every browser seems to have some kind of quirk, and it's a shame that things don't seem to work in them all. Unfortunately I only have limited access to all the options out there, so I'm afraid some things will probably stay unfixed unless someone else can help with debugging. Sorry.

8 July 2010
5.06pm
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About the thing of hitting F5 or Reload after logging-in.

 

Does this help Joe??

 

http://www.mydigitallife.info/.....n-firefox/

 

Check the feature to auto-load a webpage. I dunno if that can help....

 

BTW I havent' checked if there's a similar problem in Internet Explorer.

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16 July 2010
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Joe
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In a bid to be really annoying, I've created a new section for Beatles pics and a dozen or so threads for various years and subjects.

The photo gallery of the site has always proved really popular, but I don't nearly have time to trawl the web for pics. So I thought I'd ask for your help. Don't spend ages on it, but if you spot a really good pic of the group or their associates please put it in the right thread (or the miscellaneous/unidentified section if you're unsure).

Bigger pics are better - thumbnail ones aren't really very useful.

I know this might seem lazy, like I'm asking forum members to do work for me, but it would really help make the site better. It's an endless task, looking for Beatles pics, so if we can harvest them as we go along it'd make life a lot easier.

I thought a pictures section might also be a good place to put various animated gifs or Beatles joke jpegs too, but there's no thread for those yet. Feel free to create one if you want.

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18 July 2010
7.57pm
kadikas
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Hey Joe, i have a suggestion about the forum,why dont you make a offtopic tag like in this pic from a forum:

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19 July 2010
1.16pm
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Because I can't actually make tags myself. The forum software is an off-the-shelf plugin for WordPress. All the functionality is what's bundled with the plugin, plus a few things I can tailor myself (eg smileys).

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