• Welcome! The new FreeMathHelp.com forum is live. We've moved from VB4 to Xenforo 2.1 as our underlying software. Hopefully you find the upgrade to be a positive change. Please feel free to reach out as issues arise -- things will be a little different, and minor issues will no doubt crop up.

Server is back online now :)

Ted

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I'm pretty sure we're back up for good now. I ended up moving to a more powerful server, and then it took me forever to get the database back up and ready to go. All the posts until Friday night are up here I think, and I don't anticipate losing anything else. Please let me know if you have any problems related to the forums.

I got some of your suggestions before the old site went down, and I'll try to implement them when I get a chance. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I hope it won't happen again. Thanks so much for your understanding!

Ted


LaTeX test: \(\displaystyle 3x+6=9\)
ps I will be able to install the actual LaTeX on this server, so we will have much better looking formulas :D
 

Ted

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Re: Back up now :)

Real LaTeX test: \(\displaystyle (4x+7)/6y\)
 

Ted

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I can't tell if the "actual LaTeX" is generating better graphics or not... one of you guys with experience can probably let me know if its better now.

Also - forums/topics/search results are now clickable... as in the whole row is clickable, not just the link itself. Nice feature.

Ted
 

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Would it be possible (and this may only be me) to look into a theme that gives more contrast between every other post? The two very close shades of blue make it hard on my eyes..... but if I'm the only one, than nevermind.
 

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Hmm don't think you're the only one jwpaine. It took a while before I got a bit used to this theme. For me, the old one with the yellow and gray was more easier on the eyes.
 

Ted

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Better alternating colors now? I made one much darker.
 

jwpaine

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o_0, do you notice a difference now?

I actually don't myself - but it might just be me.... or it's 1:00 in the morning. I like the contrast between the freemathhelp header and the bar below it (visible on all forum pages). Would that be too much of a contrast to have on all posts?
 

Ted

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Are you not seeing it like this? Maybe try reloading the page a few times?

********************************************** Screen shot below *****************************
Yeah, this is going to look deceptively like the rest of this screen and confuse people... but this is what you should be seeing


 

jwpaine

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Hmm.... Firefox 2.0.0.9 is not displaying the colors which you have made an image of in your post: is that a web-safe color? If it is, I'll have to see what's wrong with my browser.

EDIT: now it works - I had to log out and log back in....that was odd

Looks good. Thanks!
 

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Ted said:
Better alternating colors now? I made one much darker.
It's not so much the contrast between the consecutive posts (though this is much better now); it's more a matter of the contrast between the font color and the background color. I don't think the default text in the text-entry boxes is black, and the overall font-face default seems to be a fairly "narrow" one.

I have to say that, for us oldsters, gray on blue is not very easy to read. (I wear bifocals, and my uncorrected vision is about 20-400. Long periods of squinting or straining tends to make my eyes cross.)

Thank you.

Eliz.
 

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Okay... thanks Stapel... I agree.
 

fred2028

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phpBB 3 =) Awesome. How come in Fire Fox I see the word Reply laid on top of the image that says Reply?
 

Ted

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I don't know. I see it too, and so do other people with phpBB3. I want to fix it, but nobody seems to know what's up! Annoying, i know......
 
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