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Milfacts
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2016 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I literally just joined this forum so I hope I'm not out of turn here ... but seriously, what is up with all the different font sizes on the forum??? I about had a seizure after logging in.
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Anonymous
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2016 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I hate when people post really large pictures. This causes the text to get really small and you have to zoom in and scroll just to read it. Just make you pictures 480x480 and be done with it. I'm not even sure how they do it because they are skirting around the predefined size limits. \<rant>
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Jim2
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2016 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I did not mean to post that as anonymous. That was me and I stand by my rant!
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Blake
Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for your suggestions and observations.

Ben (Milfacts), One of Buell's vintage ad campaigns was entitled "different in every sense." Seizures are different I guess. LOL We've employed different fonts and sizes on the main forum index to facilitate topic recognition. Once inside a thread, it's mostly all the same, unless a contributor changes the fonts in his/her post(s).

Jim, I share your frustration concerning super huge images wrecking page readability. But I do enjoy some of the photos too. My solution is to cut and paste the entire page into a text only screen, like notepad for instance. Ideally we'll get some funding to have the forum upgraded to where it will downsize images as desired, while maintaining a link to the original size image.
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Reepicheep
Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 09:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I try and resize for 1024x768. Keeps the right aspect ratio, and won't cause the screen to blow out to the scroll bars on most monitors.

The really big pictures come when somebody does an imagelink instead of a picture upload. Those aren't size limited (bytes), so thy are more likely to be too wide, especially if it is the raw output from the camera.
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If someone posts a hotlinked photo (using the imagelink or [IMG] command) that is hosted on Photobucket, Imgur, or similar 3rd party site, it will get around the size restrictions. As long as people don't abuse at and post ridiculously huge pictures, I leave them as is, but sometimes I'll edit a post to fix it should it be needed.

Everyone uses different devices to get online these days, everything from 4" phones to 70" TVs, plain boring desktops to convertible laptops, tablets, and holographic projectors. What looks great on one thing might not look great on others, I know from experience that Android browser and iOS Safari seem to do a terrible job with keeping the formatting on Badweb correct once pictures on introduced. That seems to include the ones that are within our size restrictions, they will render correctly on my desktops, windows tablets, and windows phones but then on my Android tablet and iPad they get all screwey.
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would like a section up for Badwebbers who have passed. Something we can quickly see does not even have to allow posts just their name and story and a date.
There has been some great people on here that have left us. I missed that Buellistic passed because I did not catch it on the quick board I have been to busy for my own good!
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Dave
Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

^Great idea.

DAve
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2wadv
Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just a request to the Mods... Please bring this BB into the 21st century. I'm trying to post pictures and it's a nightmare... Upgrade to something similar to other forums like ADVrider... Please!!
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Zombie_jim2
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 07:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Help Mods!

I am locked out of my normal account (jim2). I sent two request for help through a contact administrators link but have heard nothing so I created this new account in hopes I can contact someone who can help. I was just trying to change my primary email to a new Gmail account I prefer to use. Before I completed typing my Gmail address I fat fingered the keyboard and so now my jim2 account is not linked to a valid email and I can't log into it. I prefer to keep my jim2 account if possible.

Thanks,
JiM2
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Froggy
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jim2, I fixed you up. I see what you did, I corrected the email address to be your gmail account and manually activated it. You should be able to post with your old password again!
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Froggy
Could you help me set up a Buellistic spot for all his how too pdfs
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Froggy
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is something I've been meaning to do for a while, I got a dump of his PDFs years ago (I think from Frank Skinner), and I need to organize and post them here somehow.
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Jim2
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Awesome! Thanks Froggy: )
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would do all the organizing and labeling the pdfs if you can make a space for them
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Blake
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Frank,

Let me know if you need any admin help.

Thanks guys!
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 02:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll let you know depending on how I go about it. I recently fixed my personal website, so my old hot linked images and PDFs should work again. I haven't even looked at how Lafayette's files are even done, I may be able to just upload them to my site and link here, and possibly just embed them in a post or two as a backup.
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 07:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sounds good Froggy.
I converted all his emails to adobe pdfs if that helps at all
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58mike
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wondering where government Issues and Concerns about motorcycling can be vented and discussed?? Is there a Forum for that?
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58mike
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Please read up and Sign to stop the Federal trade agency proposal for higher import fees on certain motorcycles, for the next generation of Motorcyclist;
https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/act-on-a-regul ation?2&engagementId=275833


(Message edited by 58mike on January 15, 2017)
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Reepicheep
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 09:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It would probably be best as a seperate quick board topic.

And this is more of a community than a press release destination, so if your goal is to just air drop in and rant about a pet topic, meh, that's not really what we are about.

But if you are a general contributor on many topics, and thoughtful about it (not just pushing a relentless agenda), then this kind of topic would be normal and welcome. Just keep it in the quick board and label it clearly so those not interested aren't ambushed.
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58mike
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

my post above is what I was want to get out.. I think it's important for motorcyclist across the board and wide spread.. so that's why I'm looking for better place to share the info
 

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