Since the new-look forum went live a few days ago, the staff have received a few queries regarding visual anomalies. On testing, it seems that these are down to browser-specific problems and slow connections.
To achieve the best possible visual experience while viewing the site, please ensure you are using the latest version of your web browser. At time of writing, these are are as follows:
- Internet Explorer 8
- Firefox 3.5
- Chrome 3
- Safari 4
The above browsers have all been tested and confirmed to work with the site.
If you are accessing the website through a mobile browser, such as an iPhone, some elements may not load correctly. This is most likely because of limitations in mobile software and slow connection speeds.
If you are experiencing problems with images not displaying correctly, try turning off image visibility in your browser. You will not be able to see any graphics, such as the header, avatars or smilies etc, but you should notice a significant improvement in forum load times.
Alternatively, in any topic there is the option to view a screen-friendly text-only format. Simply click the “Print View” link in the navbar near the top of the page.
If any members still continue to have problems after reviewing these tips, please don’t hesitate to let the staff know, or share a comment on this post. Please give us as much detail about the issue as possible, including browser version, operating system and internet connection method.