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Subject: New PM Format?
Date Posted: 2/16/2011 3:25 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
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Is it just my computer, or have they changed the PM Format where the message box is formatted right while the header is formatted left with blank space below?

Can't really see the sense of it.

-RD

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 3:41 PM ET
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Seems they are working on it, although I cannot believe it's the final version. I agree with you that it looks a little funky to say the least. cheeky

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 4:31 PM ET
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Oh my, I hope that's not the final version. If I had an iPhone or Blackberry I'd be used to it ... doesn't work well when it's showing up on a 17 or 19" screen and there's all that unused space.

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 6:04 PM ET
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Yeah, Let's hope that isn't the final version! I thought the book details page looked different too, and when I entered an ISBN to go to the book details page, it was taking me to the search page first and then I had to click on there to get to the book details page...at least it was earlier this afternoon, haven't tried it lately. Tinkering, tinkering...at least the site is up and running.

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 6:36 PM ET
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Adding a book to your BIR list is wonky, too.

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 6:54 PM ET
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Yup, looks like the team is tinkering a bit.  The star ratings are bigger now too. 

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 7:29 PM ET
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Yup, I saw that in the PM window today, too. Lots of wasted space! Hope they fix it back or similar to the way it was soon.

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 7:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I'm seeing it too. At least they don't shut down the site while they're implementing programming changes!  I'd rather deal with an odd-looking PM box for a few hours than go through PBS withdrawal...  It would not be pretty.

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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What ever happened to  If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It??  LOL

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 9:41 PM ET
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TPTB usually do upgrades only in the middle of the night and only once quarterly--that's what they told me when I offered a suggestion for improvement.  But it is true that you see other things going wacky while the upgrades are going on.

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 10:25 PM ET
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Also, search function isn't working right now under "search by genre".  When the system gave me a list of books, I tried clicking on about 6 of them and then the reply comes back "can't be found".

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 10:31 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Oh good, it isn't me *whew*  The Cutie has been using our computer today and I feared he'd messed up a setting somewhere crying

Date Posted: 2/17/2011 4:05 PM ET
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yessmiley Looks like they've restored the PM formatting back to normal.

-RD

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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Glad to know I wasn't the only one noticing changes.  The bigger stars really got me.   Just got contacts for the first time and thought HOLY COW these things work TOO good.  LOL!