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Signature Ads & Avatar related problems on new site

Discussion in 'BHW Beta Testers' started by srb888, Jul 4, 2015.

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  1. srb888

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    1. Avatar related problem:

    I have an animated gif of dimensions 63 x 100 px, and it looks perfect on our current BHW, but on the new site, it is deformed. The new site says that we must have an Avatar of minimum 200 x 200 px. Well, won't it be a bigger problem fitting the bigger size (of 200 sq px min.) because my present Avatar is far less in size (63 x 100 px), yet it still overflows the Avatar space, and is not animated any more. OR, (imo) is the Avatar program auto-adjusting the smaller dimension of the uploaded file to make it 200px, and then the avatar overall dimension becomes a lot bigger and then doesn't fit the available space?

    Here is the image to make it clearer, and also in the next image, the ill-fitting Avatar is displayed in the post:

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    2nd Problem: About the Signature space advertisement (text-links) font distortion:

    In the new BHW site, the Signature text-linked adverts (at Font-size=2) are looking too small compared to the body-text (of the post), and are almost unreadable at that size, depending on the boldness of the font and / or color used. The advertisements look much better at size Font-size=3, the text is readable, but the auto line height(space between the 2 text lines) becomes unnaturally more. Please compare the sizes of the body-text and the advertisement texts in both the images to see why the advertisement text-size imho needs to be bigger.

    Both sample images are shown below:

    A. At font-size=2 (BHW standard): Readability is bad imo:

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    B. At font-size=3 (BHW standard): Readability is better but the line-height is a problem:

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    Please look into these 2 problems...

    Thanks!

    P.S.:
    Btw, please see the Signature space at the bottom of this post to notice how really nice the text looks on our existing old BHW site. :). I would very much love to have the same existing and overall attractive AND effective text effect (font, size, color, etc.) for both the post's body text as well as the Signature space advertisement text to continue on our new site. They both seem to complement each other in looks! lol

    Thanks!

    P.P.S.:

    Well, if you see both the above images of the Signature space, the new site is displaying my older Advertisements (please compare the last lines of both the images). Why so? !! That should not happen, because the latest advertisements are only to be displayed, or it would be quite confusing and a sense of injustice to all concerned, the advertisers the most!

    Another thing about the Signature advertisements:
    I have noticed that on the old forum (current), the members who had been previously Blue Donor members but for whatever reasons they have turned back to the regular members (yellow color), their previous signature space advertisements are still being displayed under their posts on the new site, whereas those advertisements (Sig space) are hidden in the old site (current BHW site)! That would be a definite problem for them too and for the site, IMHO. Please look into this. I will find some samples of the above concern, and will PM them to the Site Owner, Diamond Damien, about this as I think this matter should be kept private only.

    On second thoughts:
    May be the test data used for the new site is limited to a certain last date, for example: May 27, 2015, and at that time, the said member was still a Blue Donor member, and therefore his Signature space displays the advertisements on the new site which is using a limited-end-date test-data, BUT as I view his post now (on July 04, 2015) on both the new an the old sites, he has stopped being a Blue Donor member and therefore his Sig space advertisements are being still displayed in the new site (which is using the older data), but those ads are hidden now on the old site which uses the current time and data because he is not a Blue Donor member at this time.

    That should explain the seemingly problem situation.

    Thanks again...
     
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  2. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Hey srb888

    You appear to have answered your own question, yes as per the invitation email, the data on the beta forum is a data dump from the end of may it's not synced.

    Re your avatar questions it's a template issue that I'll take a look into.

    Cheers
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    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Many thanks to all Jr. VIP beta testers - this release is now closed. Full beta going live soon acknowledging feedback that has been provided here.
     
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