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Weird background effect

Post by GuyBarry » 24 May 2017, 07:53

I visited the site a few days ago and a strange little icon appeared repeatedly all over the background of the home page, making it almost impossible to read. I managed to get rid of it by switching my board preference from "prosilver2" to "subsilver". However, this is only effective while I'm logged into the forum. If I look at the home page while I'm not logged in, I get the same weird effect.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by tubeguru » 24 May 2017, 07:56

Yes, I've been made aware of this. I think this is something that only Moley can fix, given that he has access to the files.

I'll let him know we may have an interesting problem. :)
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by GuyBarry » 24 May 2017, 08:05

Thanks. I was worried that I'd contracted some strange virus!
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by DrainBrain » 24 May 2017, 15:27

I had the same happen once, but when I refreshed the page it went away.

However, I've noticed that the graphics for various small icons has changed throughout the boards. This isn't a problem though. The icons are just different rather than wrong or weird.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by al » 24 May 2017, 17:41

The weird effect that I get is all the drop down boxes appear expanded when I open any new page!
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by roblo97 » 24 May 2017, 22:06

I think it is only on desktop as all is fine on he mobile version.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by GuyBarry » 25 May 2017, 10:17

al wrote:
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The weird effect that I get is all the drop down boxes appear expanded when I open any new page!
Oh yes, I'm getting that as well...
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by greatkingrat » 25 May 2017, 10:23

Try pressing Ctrl + f5 to force the page to refresh any cached files that have been saved on your computer.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by tubeguru » 25 May 2017, 11:17

CTRL - F5 has fixed it for me. I wonder what caused this issue in the first place ...
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by dstock17 » 25 May 2017, 12:54

tubeguru wrote:
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CTRL - F5 has fixed it for me. I wonder what caused this issue in the first place ...
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by GuyBarry » 25 May 2017, 17:28

Hurrah! Yes, all back to normal. Didn't know about that fix, so thanks to greatkingrat.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by greatkingrat » 25 May 2017, 19:08

See https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2406671 for more details. Seems to be caused by an update of the forum software.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by Tube Geek » 25 May 2017, 22:28

Yes, this is from the update. I seem to remember the same happened in c4c forum when they did the update too.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by tubeguru » 26 May 2017, 07:52

greatkingrat wrote:
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See https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2406671 for more details. Seems to be caused by an update of the forum software.
I had a suspicion is was the update. At least we know the cause now.
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Re: Weird background effect

Post by moley » 26 May 2017, 17:44

Sorry - not been around most of the week.

Yes, it was the update that has caused this as the new version handles image files differently. I think it, and the lack of forum logo at present are the only bugs I couldn't iron out. The latter I can do when I have a moment.
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