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Offline lindy

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Weeniepedia glitches
« on: March 30, 2008, 01:25:47 PM »

I figured it's OK to start a special topic for glitches related to Weeniepedia that's separate from the general "trouble reports" section. Tell me if it ain't so.

I'm using an ancient (v. 1.3.2) version of Safari. I have zero problems with the main forum, but the formatting for Weeniepedia is all messed up. The Weenie logo is superimposed on the frame that says "Welcome to Weeniepedia," and the Welcome to Weeniepedia page is superimposed on the frame that says "Create an account." The little bit of text I can see on the Create an account page is gigantic--36 point or larger, I'm sure much larger than intended.

Any other Mac users having similar problems?

Besides that, great idea! Thanks for all your efforts in the name of music that no one cares about.

Lindy

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 05:09:57 PM »
Hi Lindy,

Safari is a problem.  But a bigger problem is that you should be automatically logged in to weeniepedia if you are logged into the forum.  Have you considered upgrading your browser?

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 06:33:27 PM »
But a bigger problem is that you should be automatically logged in to weeniepedia if you are logged into the forum.  Have you considered upgrading your browser?

I checked again, and I am automatically logged in. Now I can see my user name where "Create an account" was last time, but still with the superimposed image/page problem.

The trouble with upgrading my browser is that it demands that I upgrade my OS to the current Apple OS--Cheetah, Lynx, Ocelot, Caracal, whatever. For my limited usage, I only upgrade my OS when I get a new machine.

I'll keep messin' with it and see what happens.

Lindy

Edited to add: It looks as though I can still access most of the Weeniepedia content via the links, so now it's just a minor annoyance that the link headings are all chopped down to two letters "We" "We" "Br" "Ce" etc. I can work around it.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 06:37:51 PM by lindy »

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 08:28:20 PM »
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I checked again, and I am automatically logged in.

That's good.  Got to: My Preferences->Skin and select "Classic" and you will be much happier.

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 08:54:06 PM »
Hi Lindy,

Have you tried Firefox for Mac? It's a drag to change your preferred browser I know but Firefox is preety good, under Windows anyway, and maybe (I have no idea really) may not demand that you upgrade your OS

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 04:29:02 PM »
I just downloaded Safari for Vista and the left menu is at the bottom of the page.  :-\

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 07:08:55 PM »
That's good.  Got to: My Preferences->Skin and select "Classic" and you will be much happier.

I did as instructed, and I am more happy than I was at this time last evening, but the menu on the left side of the screen on the main Weeniepedia page is still in a gigantic (48 point or larger) font that spills over to the Welcome to Weeniepedia box. However, once I get past the main page, everything looks as it should be, so it's easy to work around.

I also still use rabbit ears with my television, and listen to cassette tapes on occasion, but no longer drink coffee that comes in a can.

Lindy
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 07:16:15 PM by lindy »

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 07:43:37 PM »
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(48 point or larger) font that spills over to the Welcome to Weeniepedia box. However, once I get past the main page, everything looks as it should be, so it's easy to work around.

Yep, emptying your cache will probably get rid of the 48 pt font on the main page.

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I also still use rabbit ears with my television, and listen to cassette tapes on occasion, but no longer drink coffee that comes in a can.

I the to break this to you -- but your TV stations are going to disappear in less than a year.  ;D

what version of the Mac OS are you running?

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 07:13:16 PM »
That's good.  Got to: My Preferences->Skin and select "Classic" and you will be much happier.

I did as instructed, and I am more happy than I was at this time last evening, but the menu on the left side of the screen on the main Weeniepedia page is still in a gigantic (48 point or larger) font that spills over to the Welcome to Weeniepedia box. However, once I get past the main page, everything looks as it should be, so it's easy to work around.

I also still use rabbit ears with my television, and listen to cassette tapes on occasion, but no longer drink coffee that comes in a can.

Lindy

Ok, Lindy, I've got it fixed - go back to My Preferences->Skin and select "Monobook" and you will be much much happier.  :)


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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 07:47:02 PM »

Ok, Lindy, I've got it fixed - go back to My Preferences->Skin and select "Monobook" and you will be much much happier.  :)


Happiness is an elusive quality. I emptied every cache that I could lay my hands on, chose "Classic," and still couldn't get the menu on the left side of the Weeniepedia page to shrink. I decided to live with vague dissatisfaction, but you gave me new hope this evening. Sorry to say, after switching to "Monobook," Weeniepedia appeared as it did the first day I brought up this glitch--two pages superimposed on a third, the "Welcome to Weeniepedia" having normal fonts, but everything else with 48 pt or larger fonts. I think I'll stick with the vague dissatisfaction, it works well in many other aspects of my life.

Lindy

Forgot to answer your question: Mac OS 10.3.9
« Last Edit: April 02, 2008, 07:55:59 PM by lindy »

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Re: Weeniepedia glitches
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 08:27:56 PM »
Well shoot - I thought I had you covered.  Since several of us have it working on Safari, my only recommendation is to upgrade.

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