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sorry, non-political. Is anyone else noticing this site ...sacheson
May 15, 2003 10:22 AM
... has some odd formatting lately? I logged on a couple of weeks ago and the cell that holds the paid links at the top of the page had grown in size. This forced me to scroll down to read the discussions, a little annoying but not that big of a deal. Now when I log on, the paid links not only take up an absurd amount of real-estate on the page, but the discussions are re-located to the right side of the paid links. Now everytime I click on a link, I have to scroll right, then down.

There's also a bunch of raw javascript code at the bottom of the page ...

I don't think this is due to preferences set on my browser, but I'd like to check with you all before I send in an email to see if it's happening to more than just me.

I'm using IE 6.0. Example attached. Sorry about the size.
normal here; try diff screen resolution or font size? nmDougSloan
May 15, 2003 10:32 AM
screen res ample, I don't specify fonts ...sacheson
May 15, 2003 10:43 AM
... in my browser. I allow the HTML being loaded to determine that.

what resolution are you using? nmDougSloan
May 15, 2003 10:49 AM
what resolution are you using? nmsacheson
May 15, 2003 12:10 PM
1280 X 1024 on a 19" monitor
try somethingDougSloan
May 15, 2003 12:19 PM
Try switching to 800x600 and see what happens. You can always go right back.

I can almost guarantee you it has nothing to do with ...sacheson
May 15, 2003 1:50 PM
... resolution, but just so I didn't get caught not covering all the bases, I tried anyway ... no luck.

I'm not a web developer, I'm more of a Winders guy, but I have dabbled in HTML and Javascript. I THINK it has something to do with the person developing the page expclicitly defining a content or style in the header of the document, but I don't know enough about HTML to say what needs to be defined for sure. I do know there is some formatting style that will place tables on the side of each other (and I think this is the default), or place subsequent tables below an existing one. In certain browsers, the developer has to state they want it to act in a different way.

Personally, I think it's me using IE6.0 and others still on 5.0, and there being some integrity on a formatting style that is enforced in v.6 of the browser, and not v.5 ... but again, I can't be certain.

I'm going to shoot something off to Gregg (that's his name, right?) and see if he's familiar with it. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't already something logged, or if others were experiencing the same thing.

Don' know 'bout that, but.Spoke Wrench
May 15, 2003 2:41 PM
When I got my DSL, I couldn't pull up any pictures on this site and the "reply" button was camoflaged. I couldn't figure out how to fix it, so I just lived with it.

Well, I didn't pay my ISP bill, so they cut off my internet access for about a week. When I got it back up, my Roadbikereview was back the way it's s'posed to be.
Norton web security does this.Sintesi
May 15, 2003 6:41 PM
I got the same screen after I installed their firewall and anti-virus software. Don't know why it did it but everything went back to normal when I uninstalled it. Maybe some security device is blocking the web page formatting instructions from reaching your computer.

Just a guess. I don't understand the kompooter very well.
I think you are on to somethingDougSloan
May 16, 2003 7:07 AM
I had that at home, and it wreaked havoc with my web browser. Turning it off didn't even help much -- I had to remove it entirely.

I agree ...sacheson
May 16, 2003 8:39 AM
... and I do run the Symantec Firewall on my computer. My only question is, I've had it since Oct. 2000 and it's only started impacting my browser in the last two weeks at most - and this is the only site I've noticed a change.