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I was hoping spam management would be easier.
We manage to get plenty of spam. You want to make it easier?  smiley-cool
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Wow, you guys are doing a bang-up job keeping that from being noticed.  I had no idea.  Major props sirs.
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Well, if you need a new kitchen, or fake passports, we have lots of info about them*. smiley-wink


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Look, I know my eyesight is going a bit, but isn't this excessive?



http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/KeypadTutorial

It goes on:



If I'm having trouble reading I can also use the browser's "zoom in" facility. I don't need the default text to be in about 30 point type.
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Here's another page:

http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/Keypad



What sort of "design" decisions went into this? I feel like I am back in grade 1, being taught to read with really big letters.
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Look, I know my eyesight is going a bit, but isn't this excessive?

Very much so.  The whole playground seems to suffer similarly.
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It is a design fad. It has its roots in the Metro Interface (I believe it is called) which came out with the Microsoft 8 thingy (I still use XP) and was hailed by some as the new clean look. "Clean" because there are only 8 items-or-less on a page. For all I know there is a linage of the Metro UI from something else.

I wont cut-n-paste the major web news provider here in Denmark (dr.dk - see your self) but what used to be a web page with an overview of the major headlines has turned into the same headlines in VERY BIG lettering. You have to scroll through several meters to see the whole page.

Usefull? Who needs usefull - look at the clean design!   smiley-evil

So - IMHO - I agreed with those that think that large letters and large space serves NO USEFULL PURPOSE on a web page whose purpose is to contain information. I've got nothing against estethic minimalistic design (in fact I like it - also used in Danish deisgn a lot) and the examples in the previous pots are NOT that.

I agree that one can put too much information on a web page, too. That a documentation, FAQ, or tutorial page can be cluttered with information in a dense writing with too few breaks and headings is un-digestable or you can skim or peruse it easily. (I meant to write a lot of semi-nonse here to make a large massive paragraph as an example, but then I thought - why inflict more pain?)
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Oh, I see. Windows 8.

It's all clear now.

Arduino is going into a tablet?
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Also, this on the Products page:



It isn't obvious to me when looking at this if the product label belongs to the image above, or below it. The distance is so great it could be either. For example is the board on the left the Mega ADK or the Mega 2560?

Some kind of shading would help, or move the text much closer to the board to which it refers.

http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Products
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I'm happy to help you out: It is the mega 2560  smiley-cool

The adk has a additional label in the bottom right.
I know your eye sight is no longer what it used to be  smiley-twist

Seriously: I fully agree there is room for improvement when selecting fonts.

Best regards
Jantje

http://forum.arduino.cc//index.php?topic=191279.msg1413969#msg1413969
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Can't use Internet Explorer!

If I'm not logged in, everything works fine in IE. When I login, I can visit all webpages on Arduino.cc, except the forum. This is how it looks when I click the forum-link when being logged in (See attached image).

Any thoughts on why this happens?

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* Arduino forum.png (36.87 KB, 1280x1024 - viewed 55 times.)
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Can't use Internet Explorer!
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Any thoughts on why this happens?

Just tested IE 9 and it works fine ( for IE anyway ), what version is yours?

An old cache file may be causing the error, you can stop IE from caching old files while Arduino.cc is being updated.

click the menu item 'Tools > Internet Options'
Under the section 'Browsing history' click settings.
Where the dialog says 'Check for newer versions of stored pages:' select the option 'Every time a visit the website.'
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Can't use Internet Explorer!

If I'm not logged in, everything works fine in IE. When I login, I can visit all webpages on Arduino.cc, except the forum. This is how it looks when I click the forum-link when being logged in (See attached image).

Any thoughts on why this happens?

Thank you.

Press F12
Click 'cache' on the top bar of the window that opens
Click 'Clear session cookies'
refresh the page.
Continue on as normal.

Alternatively:
press F12. Then press Alt. Then c. Then down arrow. Then s. Then refresh the page.
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Can't use Internet Explorer!

If I'm not logged in, everything works fine in IE. When I login, I can visit all webpages on Arduino.cc, except the forum. This is how it looks when I click the forum-link when being logged in (See attached image).

Much as I might question why you - as a person of presumed technical competence - would be using Internet Explorer at all  smiley-lol, this blatant foul-up in the "forum" software is not unique to IE, and has on at least two occasions in the last two weeks, rendered the forum completely inoperable for periods of up to twelve hours or so.

The point is, it is triggered by various - and apparently random - events apparently relating to session cookies, such as but neither reliably or solely when I "sleep" my computer.

Notice the garbage "token" which has been appended to the URL to generate that blank window?  Usually, deleting that garbage will clear the fault but when the server encounters one of its psychotic "episodes", it generates these nuisance recursive redirects which Firefox detects and flags as unreachable.

It would seem that the forum is using seriously flaky software with this "token" redirect nonsense which should simply be removed wholesale from the code but of course, what are they to do?  Unless you have the expertise to repair it , the alternative of finding and migrating to a more reliable alternative is clearly simply too daunting.
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With the old forum Firefox spell-checker works well.

With the new forum :
- during first weeks spell-checker doesn't work.
- after first website modications  spell-checker  re works.
- after last modifications  spell-checker doesn't work.

With other website Firefox spell-checker works well.

Debian, Firefox (iceweasel), French.
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