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Message 7060 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008 | 7:13:46 UTC

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KSMarksPsych wrote:
Oh yes, and the turk page (as well as the whole site) looks normal in FF2 but pretty bad in IE6 (but that's a different issue)

Try View-> Text Size-> Smaller (or a larger screen resolution) for a better look to webpages in IE.



Other pages look fairly normal in IE6 on this computer. Even other BOINC forum pages. But the Pirates pages are huge.

It doesn't seem to be limited to the front page either. The forums are pretty bad as well.

Here's the dxdiag output for the computer (luckily it saves it in English).

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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/9/2008, 16:06:39
Machine name: Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: Korean (Regional Setting: Korean)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD
System Model: DeskTop System
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 518MB used, 1946MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6200 LE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0163&SUBSYS_8041144D&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8478 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/27/2006 12:37:00, 3988480 byte



I wouldn't rule out viruses or trojans or other crap on this computer. I don't know the last time Windows update was run and the AV subscription has expired. A few months ago, I cleaned off a ton of stuff from my thumb drive after putting it in here. It's so bad that I either bring a Ubuntu Live CD or my laptop to do my work.


If it would help I could screen shot the forums here and the forums at Einstein for comparison because obvious the front page here has been extensively modified or completely rewritten.
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Message 7062 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008 | 2:37:47 UTC - in response to Message 7060.

KSMarksPsych wrote:
Other pages look fairly normal in IE6 on this computer. Even other BOINC forum pages. But the Pirates pages are huge.

I don't see anything unexpected with Pirates on IE6, so I'm still leaning towards this being a browser text size issue.
I have noticed that many modern sites, for reasons unclear to me, use a fixed text size that can't be altered by a browser. This is the case with most of the text on many BOINC project sites and forums, but not here. Maybe because of Pirates' custom css.

Is the option to change text size available to you in the IE6 you have there or is that option grayed out?

If you do have the option to change text size, try it here and then head over to Einstein for example, and you'll hopefully see much difference in text size here, but no change to most of the text there. I personally prefer the way it works on this site.

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Message 7064 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008 | 4:07:48 UTC

Honestly it would be hard for me to figure out. I'm not very familiar with IE6 and because it's a Korean XP install, IE is in Korean. When I installed FF I installed the English version on purpose.

As long as it's not showing up strange for everyone else, then I wouldn't worry about it. I just thought I'd log it for the record.
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